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There’s Hope Around This Sunshine

The sun is shining oh so brightly

How many appreciate the rays from the sun?

There is joy when the sun is viewed at so many different angles

There is peace when being exposed the the sunny delights and the shadows beneath the Islands pace

My face is glowing knowing that I’ve been giving the ability to in take the views

I’m amused by what the sun has offered “thus” far and what will the sun generate tomorrow?

There is hope, there is prosperity, and abundance.

My prayers shall be answered and there will be more “looks” at the sunshine. Written by: Tanikka Paulk

 

The Joyfulness Incurred as a Poet

The wonderfully expression which are oh so deep

There are many words needing to gain the exposure

A poet’s dream and an expressive hidden team

What shall there be waiting at the end of the poetic’s journey?

Many may try to take a guess

There are some really appreciating what a poet has to say

The words flowing about and the scenes projected

There are many desires to being, becoming, and transforming the poetic vision

There is the pen to paper.

The exceptional wordy gifts within the poet is right here

How many enjoy poetry placed on the digital sheets with lots of sweets

 

My experiences as a Writer and Poet certainly has been an interesting one by: Tanikka Paulk 

There has been past focus on the poetic journey to be able to be expressive is such a joy. How many poets adore their gift or gifts? I’m so grateful that I’ve been given many opportunities to allow my poetic juices to shine. There will be continuous movements towards “being expressive.” There were awards generated because of having such a gift and I’m surely thankful for the ability to write on paper and to project the words on technology. (Tanikka Paulk)

Poet’s Journey Amen!

My poetic journey isn’t yet complete

There are many reasons to sing the songs of expressions

The grounded feelings and butterflies chasing the alphabet

There are so many avenues directed here my words can be encouraging’

Perhaps some refrain from viewing what talents arise

No matter how slumber the days may seem there will be poetics dreams

The findings in which I’ve founded so

There are many hills to climb which so many may not know

Where will the expressions travel?

Many hours in between and there will be the continued dreams

 

Here are words expressed so deeply and so many may not even appreciate what is stored. There should be allowing to be able to be expressive. There should be concentration on the abilities. I’m going to continue to write and jot down the words in which comfort me=Tanikka Paulk. There is progress within my poetry and there will be more words projected so that the entire world can see.

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Writing Interactive Fiction: The How and Why
April 30, 2018
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I’m a writer. I’ve been doing it forever. Raised on books and a love for fiction, I couldn’t imagine a life without writing. Profiting from my work can be hard, but it’s worth it. From romance to mystery to sci-fi adventure, I enjoy writing it all. Then there are my personal projects that are more about the fun and challenge than about anything else. Interactive fiction is one such project I play with often.

Inter Active Fiction

What is it?

It’s fiction that lets you decide what happens. You, the reader, get to make choices and see where they lead the characters. With multiple endings, these books are great for rereads!

Maybe it stems from my RPG playing or from the choose your own adventure books I was able to find. I’m not sure, but I love the excitement of adding so much more to a story. Readers get to choose which path the characters follow and that brings them in for a much fuller read.

My first interactive novel to go to print was Lost Relic. Through the writing of that story I discovered some hard truths about writing. I challenged myself to write and even though I managed to do it, it was a struggle. Connecting the plot lines and creating the choices for the readers to make was a fight, but one that I enjoyed.

Enjoyed so much in fact that I’ve started work on another one. Unlike Lost Relic, I’m not giving myself a strict deadline. Instead this one is more for me. It’s a paranormal interactive romance instead of a historical one and looks like it’s going to end up being much longer. I averaged up the chapter lengths and the math added up to over 90k. While that’s a nice round number for most books, it’s proving to be a bit tricky with an interactive novel.

If you’re interested in interactive fiction or want to try a new and different kind of read check out Lost Relic. It’s available at Amazon in both print and ebook. You can also find it in print at Barns and Noble.

Lost Relic

Years of working inside a museum have taken a toll on Lillian’s passion for history. Now two strangers, each a master of his field, have shown up offering her a chance to rekindle her love. The lost temple of the Golden King is hidden just beyond the horizon of the Amazon and now Lillian has the chance to be a part of its discovery.

Will she follow the prestigious historian or the roguish treasure hunter?

You decide.

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RELIGION IN NIGERIA: HISTORY OF ANGLICANISM
HISTORY OF ANGLICANISM

The growth of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) since the end of the Slave Trade has been a very rapid one.
It is interesting to know that within two centuries, Christianity and indeed Anglicanism, which started like child’s play in Badagry, and Abeokuta has spread like wild fire to all nooks and crannies of our country Nigeria.
Christianity came into Nigeria in the 15th century through the efforts of Augustinan and Capuchin monks from Portugal. However, it was not until 1842 that Henry Townsend of the Church Missionary Society sowed the seed of Anglicanism properly when he landed in Badagry from Freetown Sierra Leone.
After their ordination in England in 1842, the Revd. Henry Townsend and the Revd. Samuel Ajayi Crowther (a Yoruba ex-slave) returned to Abeokuta. With the untiring efforts of these evangelists, Nigerians began to believe in Jesus as the Lord and Saviour of the entire world. And so, on December 25, 1842 in Abeokuta, Nigerians were able to celebrate for the very first time, the glorious annunciation that the Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, was born.They gave glory to God Almighty, experiencing the peace and joy of the Lord; Anglicanism had been born in Nigeria.
In 1846 the Revd. Samuel Ajayi Crowther, the Revd. Henry Townsend, in company the Revd. Colmer and Mr. Phillips worked together to consolidate the CMS Yoruba Mission.
In 1857, the Revd. Samuel Ajayi Crowther led the CMS Niger Mission to Onitsha and environs to found a formidable native pastorate. He was elected Bishop (The Revd. Samuel Ajayi Crowther) in 1864 and posted to the see of the Niger.
Anglicanism soon had a secure base in Lagos, which became a Diocese on December 10, 1919 with F. Melville Jones as Bishop and Isaac Oluwole, Assistant Bishop. Retired Bishop H. Tugwell acted as the Bishop on the Niger before Bishop Lasbrey’s consecration in 1922.
When Leslie Gordon Vining succeeded Jones as Bishop of Lagos in 1940, the Anglican Church in Nigeria had a new vista opened. By 1955 when he died at sea, Vining, the last “white” Bishop of Lagos and the first Archbishop of the Province of West Africa (inaugurated in 1951) had taken giant strides to expand the frontiers of the Anglican church and training scores of young and dynamic Nigerian priests.
The Niger Delta Diocese was inaugurated on January 1st 1952. Lagos Diocese gave birth to the Dioceses of Ibadan on 25th January 1952, Ondo – Benin on 24th February 1952. Northern Diocese on 27th January 1959. Between 1962 and 1977, further dioceses were created as follows: Benin (3/1/62), Ekiti (29/10/66), Enugu (16/8/70), Aba (9/1/72), Kwara(1/11/74) Ilesa (2/11/74), Egba/Egbado (3/8/76), Ijebu (8/8/76) and Asaba (10/8/77).
Thus it was that after due process, the sixteen dioceses in Nigeria were constituted into the Province of Nigeria on the Feast of St. Mathias, February 24, 1979 with the Bishop of Ibadan, the Rt. Revd. Dr. Timothy O. Olufosoye as the Archbishop, Primate and Metropolitan.
Under Olufosoye, eight dioceses were created. These were Kano (8/1/80), Jos (10/1/80) Akoko (28/2/83), Owo (1/3/83), Akure (2/3/83), Orlu (6/11/84), Remo (4/3/86), Awka (6/3/86), and Osun (3/8/87).
With the election of the Rt. Revd. J. Abiodun Adetiloye, Bishop of Lagos, as the second Archbishop, Primate and Metropolitan of Nigeria on April 14, 1988 and his presentation in June, the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) was launched on the growth fast lane.
The Diocese of Abuja (covering the new Nigeria Federal Capital Territory) was inaugurated on November 26, 1989 with the Rt. Revd. Peter J. Akinola, erstwhile Missioner, as Bishop.

Decade of Evangelism

Then with unsurpassed missionary zeal, Archbishop Adetiloye initiated deft moves that culminated in the unprecedented consecration of eight missionary Bishops and the Diocesan Bishop of Kano on April 29, 1990 at St. Michael Anglican Cathedral, Kaduna. The missionary Bishops’ core remit was the fast evangelism of the predominantly Muslim Northern Nigeria.
To the glory of God, the eight missionary Dioceses were inaugurated in September 1990 as follows: Minna (3rd), Kafanchan (5th), Katsina (6th), Sokoto (9th), Makurdi (24th), Yola (26th), Maiduguri (28th), and Bauchi (29th).
The Diocese of Egbado (now Yewa) was inaugurated on November 2, 1990 and Ife two days later (4/11/90). Two more missionary Dioceses of Calabar (20/12/90), Uyo (27/11/92), followed.
By now the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) had been proclaimed by the Archbishop of Canterbury as “the fastest growing church in the Anglican Communion!”
Living up to its billing, Nigeria under Adetiloye created the Diocese of Oke-Osun (25/1/93), Sabongidda-Ora (27/5/93), Okigwe North (7/1/94), Okigwe South (8/1/94), Ikale-Ilaje (6/2/95), Kabba (12/2/96), Nnewi (14/2/96), Egbu (16/2/96), and Niger Delta North (16/5/96).
Then in December 1996, five more missionary Dioceses were inaugurated in the North: Kebbi (4th), Dutse (6th), Damaturu (8th) Jalingo (10th) and Oturkpo (11th). The Diocese of Wusasa and Abakaliki followed on (2/12/97) and (4/12/97) respectively. The autonomous Diocese of Ughelli was inaugurated on January 8, 1998 and Ibadan North (14/12/98).
Definitely the golden year which produced the largest number of Dioceses was 1999 when in the month of July four dioceses were inaugurated, namely; Oji River (11th), Ideato (12th), Ibadan south (13th), and Offa (14th), and then November bore eight Dioceses! … Lagos West (29th), Ekiti West (22nd), Gusau (24th). Gombe (25th), Niger Delta West (25th), Gwagwalada (26th), Lafia (29th), and Bida (30th). The year ended with Oleh on December 21.

Three Provinces One Church

Considering the sheer vastness of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), it was split into three Provinces on 20th September 1997 for effective management.
Province One, consisting of the Dioceses in the West, was headed by Archbishop Adetiloye who remained Primate of All Nigeria; Province Two consisting of the Eastern Dioceses had the Rt. Revd. Ben. Nwankiti of Owerri and after his retirement in 1998 J. A. Onyemelukwe, Bishop on the Niger, as Archbishop, while Province Three consisting of the Northern Dioceses had the Bishop of Abuja, the Rt. Revd. Dr. Peter J. Akinola as Archbishop.

Forging Ahead Vigorously

There can be no organisation as large and complex as present day Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) without problems.
But problems do not worry the new Primate, who, since he was presented on 25 March 2000, has made several efforts in pursuit of peace.

Archbishop Akinola has, together with the entire leadership of the Church, evolved a Vision for the Church of Nigeria, which by the grace of God and the co-operation of all will take us to our “Eldorado” in a record time.

The Vision is clear. In summary, it is to the effect that the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) shall be bible-based, spiritually dynamic, united, disciplined; self-supporting, committed to pragmatic evangelism, social welfare and a church that epitomizes the genuine love of Christ.
The machinery for achieving the set goals and establish a CARING CHURCH is in motion already with Twelve Committees working tirelessly in the service of God.

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“What is the origin of the Catholic Church?”

Question: “What is the origin of the Catholic Church?”

Answer: The Roman Catholic Church contends that its origin is the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ in approximately AD 30. The Catholic Church proclaims itself to be the church that Jesus Christ died for, the church that was established and built by the apostles. Is that the true origin of the Catholic Church? On the contrary. Even a cursory reading of the New Testament will reveal that the Catholic Church does not have its origin in the teachings of Jesus or His apostles. In the New Testament, there is no mention of the papacy, worship/adoration of Mary (or the immaculate conception of Mary, the perpetual virginity of Mary, the assumption of Mary, or Mary as co-redemptrix and mediatrix), petitioning saints in heaven for their prayers, apostolic succession, the ordinances of the church functioning as sacraments, infant baptism, confession of sin to a priest, purgatory, indulgences, or the equal authority of church tradition and Scripture. So, if the origin of the Catholic Church is not in the teachings of Jesus and His apostles, as recorded in the New Testament, what is the true origin of the Catholic Church?

For the first 280 years of Christian history, Christianity was banned by the Roman Empire, and Christians were terribly persecuted. This changed after the “conversion” of the Roman Emperor Constantine. Constantine provided religious toleration with the Edict of Milan in AD 313, effectively lifting the ban on Christianity. Later, in AD 325, Constantine called the Council of Nicea in an attempt to unify Christianity. Constantine envisioned Christianity as a religion that could unite the Roman Empire, which at that time was beginning to fragment and divide. While this may have seemed to be a positive development for the Christian church, the results were anything but positive. Just as Constantine refused to fully embrace the Christian faith, but continued many of his pagan beliefs and practices, so the Christian church that Constantine promoted was a mixture of true Christianity and Roman paganism.

Constantine found that, with the Roman Empire being so vast, expansive, and diverse, not everyone would agree to forsake his or her religious beliefs to embrace Christianity. So, Constantine allowed, and even promoted, the “Christianization” of pagan beliefs. Completely pagan and utterly unbiblical beliefs were given new “Christian” identities. Some clear examples of this are as follows:

(1) The Cult of Isis, an Egyptian mother-goddess religion, was absorbed into Christianity by replacing Isis with Mary. Many of the titles that were used for Isis, such as “Queen of Heaven,” “Mother of God,” and theotokos (“God-bearer”) were attached to Mary. Mary was given an exalted role in the Christian faith, far beyond what the Bible ascribes to her, in order to attract Isis worshippers to a faith they would not otherwise embrace. Many temples to Isis were, in fact, converted into temples dedicated to Mary. The first clear hints of Catholic Mariology occur in the writings of Origen, who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, which happened to be the focal point of Isis worship.

(2) Mithraism was a religion in the Roman Empire in the 1st through 5th centuries AD. It was very popular among the Romans, especially among Roman soldiers, and was possibly the religion of several Roman emperors. While Mithraism was never given “official” status in the Roman Empire, it was the de facto official religion until Constantine and succeeding Roman emperors replaced Mithraism with Christianity. One of the key features of Mithraism was a sacrificial meal, which involved eating the flesh and drinking the blood of a bull. Mithras, the god of Mithraism, was “present” in the flesh and blood of the bull, and when consumed, granted salvation to those who partook of the sacrificial meal (this is known as theophagy, the eating of one’s god). Mithraism also had seven “sacraments,” making the similarities between Mithraism and Roman Catholicism too many to ignore. Church leaders after Constantine found an easy substitute for the sacrificial meal of Mithraism in the concept of the Lord’s Supper/Christian communion. Even before Constantine, some early Christians had begun to attach mysticism to the Lord’s Supper, rejecting the biblical concept of a simple and worshipful remembrance of Christ’s death and shed blood. The Romanization of the Lord’s Supper made the transition to a sacrificial consumption of Jesus Christ, now known as the Catholic Mass/Eucharist, complete.

(3) Most Roman emperors (and citizens) were henotheists. A henotheist is one who believes in the existence of many gods, but focuses primarily on one particular god or considers one particular god supreme over the other gods. For example, the Roman god Jupiter was supreme over the Roman pantheon of gods. Roman sailors were often worshippers of Neptune, the god of the oceans. When the Catholic Church absorbed Roman paganism, it simply replaced the pantheon of gods with the saints. Just as the Roman pantheon of gods had a god of love, a god of peace, a god of war, a god of strength, a god of wisdom, etc., so the Catholic Church has a saint who is “in charge” over each of these, and many other categories. Just as many Roman cities had a god specific to the city, so the Catholic Church provided “patron saints” for the cities.

(4) The supremacy of the Roman bishop (the papacy) was created with the support of the Roman emperors. With the city of Rome being the center of government for the Roman Empire, and with the Roman emperors living in Rome, the city of Rome rose to prominence in all facets of life. Constantine and his successors gave their support to the bishop of Rome as the supreme ruler of the church. Of course, it is best for the unity of the Roman Empire that the government and state religion be centralized. While most other bishops (and Christians) resisted the idea of the Roman bishop being supreme, the Roman bishop eventually rose to supremacy, due to the power and influence of the Roman emperors. When the Roman Empire collapsed, the popes took on the title that had previously belonged to the Roman emperors—Pontifex Maximus.

Many more examples could be given. These four should suffice in demonstrating the origin of the Catholic Church. Of course, the Roman Catholic Church denies the pagan origin of its beliefs and practices. The Catholic Church disguises its pagan beliefs under layers of complicated theology and “church tradition.” Recognizing that many of its beliefs and practices are utterly foreign to Scripture, the Catholic Church is forced to deny the authority and sufficiency of Scripture.

The origin of the Catholic Church is the tragic compromise of Christianity with the pagan religions that surrounded it. Instead of proclaiming the gospel and converting the pagans, the Catholic Church “Christianized” the pagan religions, and “paganized” Christianity. By blurring the differences and erasing the distinctions, yes, the Catholic Church made itself attractive to the people of the Roman Empire. One result was the Catholic Church becoming the supreme religion in the Roman world for centuries. However, another result was the most dominant form of Christianity apostatizing from the true gospel of Jesus Christ and the true proclamation of God’s Word.

Second Timothy 4:3–4 declares, “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”

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brief history of education in nigeria

Brief History of Education in Nigeria

Western or formal education was started in Nigeria in 1842 — only at the primary level — by the Christian missionaries who managed the educational system according to their respective philosophies.

The missionary organizations available then were the Chord missionary society, the Wesleyan Methodist, and the Catholic.

Secondary education was established in 1859 and the first secondary school was CMS Grammar school, Lagos. The reason behind the delay of secondary schools was not well known. Though, there are insinuations that it was because the missionaries thought that secondary education can induce some critical thinking in people, which may not be helpful for their policies.

During this period, the British colonial government couldn’t interfere in the education system due to some political and financial factors. But in 1872, they started to intervene in the education system by giving donations to the missionary societies to support education.

In 1882, the colonial government brought a document- Education ordinance, with the aim of having total control on education. This was their first formal pronouncement in education in Nigeria. Schools were classified then into Government and private school. The government school were financed entirely through public funds but the private only receive little aid from public fund

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The 1882 education ordinance was cumbersome to implement in Nigeria because the curriculum, the method, and the medium of communication was too foreign for a Nigerian child. All these led to the failure of the ordinance and another ordinance was provided in 1887. The new ordinance was seen as the first effective effort made by the colonial government to aid education. Though, only some metropolises in Lagos were covered then.

More foreign teachers were employed, more schools were established and financial encouragements were given to the missions, voluntary agencies and private individuals to establish more schools.

After amalgamation, Lord Fredrick Lugard- then the Governor General of Nigeria, set up some new ideas. These ideas form major part of 1916 ordinance. The ordinance came into existence exactly on 21st of December, 1916. Since the ordinance took place after amalgamation, it was able to take care of the country as a whole.

The northerners had for long been resisting the intrusion of western education either from the colonial government or the missionaries. Lugard met with leaders from the north to convince them that the education will not affect the Islamic tradition which is more paramount to the northerners.

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After 73 years from the date of establishment of the first secondary school, the first higher education institution was established in 1932. The first institution was the Yaba Higher College. The college was established in 1932, but commenced studies in1934.

In 1948, The University College Ibadan was created, starting with just 104 students. The number of universities rose from one to five in 1962. And in the 1970s and 1980s, an appreciable number of higher institutions was established. Statistics show that, in 1980, the number of students that gained admission into primary school was about 12 million, 1.2 million for secondary school, and 240,000 at the university level.

Today, western education has suffered many damages. The standard of education that the schools were known for is no more. Nigerian university graduates lack the proper knowledge and skills to acquire employment. Measures must be put in place for Nigerian education to attain its past glory

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How to end global poverty? It’s surprisingly simple.

How to end global poverty? It’s surprisingly simple. There are numerous strategies that organizations use to improve living conditions for the world’s poor. Below are a handful of our favorites. The Borgen Project operates at the political level working to ensure that the United States provides strong, effective funding for programs that provide sustainable solutions to extreme poverty.

 

How to End Global Poverty

1. Install a Well

End Global Poverty

2. Teach Poor Farmers How to Grow More Food

Ending Global Poverty
3. Provide Shelter

How to End Global Poverty

4. Build Schools

5. Provide Vaccines Against Diseases

End Global hunger

6. Build Small Medical Clinics

 

 

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We know there are 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty. As global citizens, we want to make poverty history by 2030, and here are 10 things the world needs to do to make this happen:

1. Continue to support the poorest people.

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Official development assistance (ODA) remains the largest resource flow for most of the countries with the lowest domestic resources, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Here – where governments often have little ability to raise tax revenue and mobilise other financial resources – aid should be used to create favourable conditions for catalysing other forms of resources for ending poverty, such as private investment and development finance.

2. End all forms of poverty.

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Ending poverty is not just about people’s income but also their access to things like water, health, education, housing and security. Bringing everyone above the extreme poverty line of $1.25 a day is only the first step.

3. Commit governments to ending poverty.

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Governments of developing countries should commit to lifting their citizens above the line of $1.25 per day. This needs to be underpinned by national mechanisms that target and support people living in poverty.

The Bolsa Familia programme in Brazil transfers cash directly to poor households, and decisions about allocation are based on assessments of depth of poverty rather than household composition. More than 48 million people are now enrolled in the programme. Thanks to the contribution of Bolsa Familia, extreme poverty in Brazil dropped from 20.4 million in 2003 to approximately 11.9 million in 2009.

Only five governments have commited publically to ending poverty (Brazil, Colombia, Malawi, UK and USA), and approximately 50 have made similar commitments at World Bank meetings. But ALL countries need to make this commitment if we are going to end extreme poverty by 2030.

4. Focus aid on economic potential.

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Predicting and relying on sustained growth is not always possible and the benefits of growth are often not shared equally to benefit the poorest people. To end extreme poverty the benefits of growth need to be shared with the poorest people – in sub-Saharan Africa where 80% of the world’s extremely poor people are expected to live by 2030 – but also with those living in ‘pockets’ of poverty in ‘middle income countries’ like India.

5. Go country by country.

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The governments of developing countries must follow their commitments with action through national poverty reduction plans. Strategic and joined-up approaches to ending extreme poverty would enable ownership over the way that public, private and aid resources are allocated and used.

6. Get everyone involved.

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The governments must work with partners across different sectors – including businesses, private sector institutions, donors, aid agencies, public departments and ministries. Coordination is critical for transparent, accountable, and effective delivery.

7. Support national efforts with international aid.

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International aid can provide a basic minimum where domestic governments cannot, or will not. The UN should put ending extreme poverty at the very heart of the post-2015 agenda.

8. Get creative with investments.

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To address the wider dimensions of poverty, we must harness and join-up all financial resources flowing to developing countries with the potential to reduce poverty. This includes all forms of private and public sector flows, as well as aid.

9. Improve data on poverty. 

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Most developing countries use inadequate and out-of-date data. If governments are going to meet the needs of their poorest citizens, they need to know where these people live and what their needs are. We need to monitor wider, multi-dimensional aspects of poverty alongside income, and ask poor people themselves what their priorities are.

10. Demand action as global citizens. 

Global Citizen

Everyone can play a role in ending poverty. Please get involved and ask governments and international institutions to transform commitments into action today.

“Extreme poverty has been cut in half in the last 20 years, and the facts show that we can get it to virtually zero within a generation – but only if we act.” – Bono, musician and global activist, February 2013.

Sign the petition to call on every country to commit to support all efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030.  

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Ian Townsend, Lead Analyst & Sarah Dalrymple, Advocacy & Engagement Advisor. | Development Intiatives

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Headed in the Right Direction and Headed Somewhere

Although there are so many disagreeing with the decisions made. There are many reasons why my journey continues. What has already been declared and it is so. No matter what folks think about a person it’s always what the person thinks about self. It’s certainly better to develop confidence so that there can be further elevation. Some lose their confidence due to being in tuned with what mankind has to say. There are some refusing to accept that the path chosen was a decision in which no man can dismantle. Oh yes indeed there have been many challenges and there’s certainly a lot said.

I’ve been victimized in ways some couldn’t imagine. The words continuing to make their way in my direction haven’t caused what they have set out to do. There should be joy in knowing that there will be movements which will incur what’s needed in order to develop a more stabilized society. There must be a stern attitude when being in “Leadership.”  Some have chosen to remove the acceptance because they’re stubborn or simply because they believe that there should be another in the said position. However the journey continues and when the resistance enters there will be the motivation to continues and keep the Armor on.

Mankind is difficult to understand sometimes. They’re so filled with thoughts which lessen the progress. Why is mankind so disturbed by what has been decided? A question which could be left unanswered. There shall be focus on the areas in which will add more value. What’s said shouldn’t cause backwards motions but the criticism isn’t always welcomed. The overly critical seem to do so because they’re being spiteful. “To become to be apart of being is what God wants and no man can defeat God the Father of Jesus Christ.” By: Tanikka Paulk. They’ve tried to break the bonds, they’ve tried to cause setbacks, but what has been decided shall be.

The direction that I’m headed in incurs gratefulness and joyfulness. If there was the focus on what’s being said then there would be slowness. So many have listened to what mankind has to say and ended up losing out on their breakthroughs because they’ve held the negatives close instead of retrieving the positives. There shouldn’t be any forcing to cease towards upward. “There is light and there is hope.” (Tanikka Paulk) The adversity comes and the adversity will leave. “There are some thinking that they have the ability to stop what God ordained.” (Tanikka Paulk).

How many are focused on challenging me=Tanikka Paulk? There appears to many so many wanted to see a decline occur. But why? Shouldn’t there be building up? There needs to be building occurring and rebuilding in areas where there has been some tearing down. There will be rises and there will be more explorations. There is a smile knowing that God has favored the path in which so many have chosen to disagree about. I’m in no position to please the individuals in anyway.

Politics and the areas of being political has been with me=Tanikka Paulk for many, many, years. So there has to be some decisions regarding of leaving some behind. The ones sabotaging shouldn’t be invited to continue on the path that has been chosen. Right! They’ve tried to violate my rights and they’ve been angered because I’ve made it thus far. I’m so thankful that God has allowed the journey to continue and that He’s given me=Tanikka Paulk the protection which is “The Full Armor of God,” Amen.

Author’s Notes: God doesn’t want Politics and Religion to mix but there has to be prayer when dealing with the most difficult beings. There are ways to separate the Politics and Religion. In order to proceed there has to be prayer, meditation, and the tools needed to fight the uphill battles in which so many have faced. (Tanikka Paulk)

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Creative: Do It Yourself Snow Globe
April 24, 2018
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Snow globes are a favorite trinket. They are often brought home as souvenirs from vacations and kept on shelves along with other loved knik knacks. If you run a small town tourist shop you can make snow globes for visitors to purchase. Or you can create a unique gift for friends and family.

Supplies:

Hot Glue Gun and Sticks

Super Glue

Jar and Fitted Lid

Water

Heavy Weight

Glitter

Ribbon

Step 1: Find the perfect figurine. The picture above shows Tinker Bell, but the figure can be anything from a miniature building to the Star Wars icon, Darth Vader.

Step 2: Find a jar big enough for the special figure to fit in. This is a great way to recycle baby food jars and jam jars.

Step 3: Using super glue, glue the figure to the inside of the jar lid. Once the lid is screwed on the jar the figure should be hanging upside down in the jar. The lid will be the base of your snow globe.

Step 4: Fill the jar with water. Leave anywhere from a quarter inch to half an inch of air empty. This will prevent overflow once the lid is put on.

Step 5: Add heavy weight glitter to the water. Don’t be tempted by the snow like balls that come with create your own tree decoration kits. This looks a lot more like snow, but it’s not heavy enough to work. It’ll just float on top of the water.

Step 6: Carefully screw the lid back on and use the hot glue gun to seal the lid in place.

Step 7: Decorate the seam between the lid and jar with a ribbon to give the piece a polished look.

Step 8: Let everything rest and then flip your new snow globe over to enjoy the scene.

 

Tip:

Have a clean working area where the pieces can sit while the glue dries.

Keep glass out of reach of kids and pets. Pretty shiny things are tempting to little hands and paws.

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Oh Yes Indeed Many Have Misunderstood

The ability to understand is a wonderful thing. When there are folks refusing to understand then there could be confusion. How many are unwilling to refrain from the understanding? It appears as though there are so many thinking on levels which can cause breakdowns. There should be focusing on building but too many continue to believe that there should be overly competitiveness. To observe so many without understanding can be unsettling however there are ways to at least make attempts to create better understanding. When a person is trying to accomplish further goals and when there’s resistance there could be some frustration. “There will need to be focus on the areas which will incur what is necessary to become apart of greater productivity.” By: Tanikka Paulk

I’ve been challenged many times and it seems as though there are some choosing to be difficult. The journey won’t and hasn’t been easy. There are so many distractions but I’ve chosen to remove the distractions and remain focused on the upward motions. The ones continuing to believe that I’m incapable aren’t really seeing the whole picture. They’re continuously believing that pulling down will gain the result they’re after. There are many reasons why I’m continuing. I’m continuing to develop the “necessary abilities” in order to obtain the balanced results.

There are way too many People refusing the accept but what is for a person is for the person. Mankind will continue to be uncooperative. No matter what’s discussed there are some willing to think what isn’t actually so. It has been stated, declared, and applied. Yes, it is so, how many really know? I’ve discovered that there are some individuals believing that there should be decreases when in actuality there should be “increases.” They’ve tried to take away what is suppose to belong to (Tanikka Paulk) but God has intervened.

My purpose has already been destined. I’ve had to go through many battles and faced many trials. They’ve watched every move made and yet I’m still moving swiftly. God is allowing the growth to occur and what is it that mankind witness? They’ve chosen to project the resistance when they should consider the meaning of growth. There should be elevations because there will also be financial ability obtained. What line of thinking do they have? To move ahead even when there are so many refusing “to accept” is certainly proof that God is the most powerful. God the Creator of Mankind. Every word has been analyzed but have the words been analyzed properly? I’ve faced what others would be considered as reasons to cease the journey. My strength and determination has lead me=Tanikka Paulk to continue on the pathway.

To be chosen certainly means a lot. There have been setbacks but there has also been abundance unseen my their eyes. There will be continued focus on the dreams, ideas, and the vision. So many refuse to accept because of their thinking that they’re unable to accomplish certain set goals. If they choose to transform the mind then they’ll realize that their path will be more stabilized. Yes, there is thoughts of how so many are wasting their time in order to try and prevent what God declared, but there will be movements even when they think they’re aren’t any.

I’m smiling because I’m aware of how much God loves me=Tanikka Paulk and yes God loves all. There are some so determined to have their way that they refuse to allow the completeness to come together. They may want to include persons which aren’t considered to be equipped for the said mission. The ones chosen will be included and the ones they have perceived to be removed have not been removed. They’re busy minding my business instead of their own. The journey includes my family which includes my children. There are 5 sons belonging to Tanikka Paulk and they are with me=Tanikka Paulk now!

They’re too busy focusing on what isn’t their business. What I Tanikka Paulk choose to do is mine own business and what will come to me=Tanikka Paulk isn’t what they should be focused on. “It seems as though some either have no understanding or refuse to understand for whatever reason but there will be what God declared.” (Tanikka Paulk). The movements which so many want to take away should be hidden. There will should be joyfulness when there are elevations. I’m headed somewhere.

This is Tanikka Paulk That is Tanikka Paulk. Yes this that is Tanikka Paulk

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The top 10 most common habits of high achievers.
April 21, 2018
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I have spent the past fifteen years paying attention to the habits, mindset, rituals, processes and decision-making of high achievers who became very wealthy. I learned a lot from my Rich Habits Study and incorporated what I learned in my Rich Habits books.
High Achievers are people who achieve some level of greatness in life. They might be successful entrepreneurs, professional athletes, Olympians, famous writers/authors, painters, engineers, singers, prominent religious figures, etc.
Essentially, they are individuals who, through their actions, achieve greatness. And these high achievers all share certain common habits. Thanks to my research, I’ve identified 10 of the most common habits of High Achievers, in their order of importance:
Consistency. High Achievers go at it every day even when they are down, lack motivation, are sick, financially destitute or when life goes wrong. They have specific habits or routines they perform every day no matter what.
Focus. High Achievers are single-mindedly focused on their goals, dreams and routines. They block out all distractions. They are masters at single-tasking. They never take their eye off the ball.
Visionaries. High Achievers have a vision or a blueprint. Most likely, it is in writing and it is very specific. Their vision or blueprint is the GPS or map they use to get them from where they are to where they want to be.
Persistent. High Achievers pursue their goals and dreams relentlessly. They overcome adversity. They overcome obstacles. They pivot or find ways to navigate around impasses. They never quit.
Obsessed. High Achievers are fanatics. They are obsessed about their goals, dreams and routines. They think about them 24/7. They even dream about them.
Processed-Oriented. High Achievers create processes through experimentation that work and that they follow.
Action-Oriented. High Achievers are in constant motion. They pursue activities that help them to move continuously forward to achieve their goals and dreams.
Calculated Risk Takers . High Achievers are calculated risk takers. They overcome their fear of failure, fear of making mistakes and fear of consequences by doing their homework.
Deliberate Practice. High Achievers engage in daily Deliberate Practice in order to maintain and improve their skills.
Self-Educators. High Achievers pursue knowledge every day. They become experts in their field by increasing their knowledge through education.
As you can see, there are many moving parts, many variables and many ingredients to becoming a High Achiever. It’s not any one thing that creates greatness. Greatness is a symphony.

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