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Tuesday, February 24, 2015



There are two important tests in Scripture for a person to determine whether or not he or she is a true believer.

There is first of all an objective test, which asks, "Do I believe?" Ask yourself if you affirm the Scripture's record of the person and work of Jesus Christ. Do you believe that He is God manifest in the flesh? Do you believe that God saves sinners solely through the merits of Jesus Christ's obedient life and substitutionary death on the cross?

Second is the subjective or experiential test of assurance in which you ask yourself, "Is my faith real?" The apostle John's purpose in writing the epistle of 1 John was to give true believers assurance of their salvation (1 John 5:13). In that small epistle John gives several marks to distinguish a true believer.

True believers walk in the light (1 John 1:6-7). The light here means both intellectual and moral truth. Ask, "Do I affirm the truths of Scripture, and desire to obey them?"

True believers confess their sin (1:8-2:1) Confess here doesn't mean to recite every wrong that we have ever done. Rather, it means to agree with God about our sin. That means that true believers hate their sin; they don't love it. They acknowledge they are sinful, and yet they know they are forgiven.

True believers keep His commandments (2:3-4; 5:2-3). The term here refers to a watchful, observant obedience. Here the believer desires to obey truths he deems precious. It involves a proactive approach to obedience-the Christian studies Scripture in order to understand and obey it.

True believers love the brethren (2:9-11; 3:10, 14-15; 5:2). Ask yourself the question, "Do I love God's people and desire to be around them?"

True believers affirm sound doctrine (2:20-23; 4:2,6). John here teaches that no true believer will fall into any serious, Christ-denying error or heresy.

True believers follow after holiness (2:29; 3:3-4, 6-9). These verses certainly aren't talking about sinless perfection, or even the frequency or duration of sin. The term sin in these verses describes one who lives an immoral, ungodly, unrighteous life as a matter of continual practice, and carries the attitude of hardened hate for God's righteousness.

True believers have the Holy Spirit (4:13; 5:10-11). This is an over-arching test summing up all the others. Is there evidence that the fruit of the Spirit is present in your life (Galatians 5:22-23)?

In summary, one's assurance of salvation does not need to be based on a past decision or an experience. It should rest first of all on one's faith in the objective truth of God's Word, Jesus Christ, and the gospel. Secondly, it should rest on the reality of a changed life marked by obedience, a love for Christ and His righteousness, and a hatred for sin. Take heart if these things are true in your life, and trust God to continue to work out His salvation in your life.

Monday, February 9, 2015


Flora Mbasha ambaye amejifungua mtoto wa kike hivi karibuni, amemshukuru Mungu kwa kujifungua na kwa kumpigania tangia alivyokuwa mjamzito. Akiongea na Rumafrica amesema, kwa sasa anaendelea vizuri sana na Mungu anazidi kumpigania na kumlinda yeye na familia yake.

Flora Mbasha

Pia amewashukuru madaktari waliokuwa bega kwa bega katika kipindi chake cha ujauzito mpaka alipojifungua na bila kuwasahau ndugu zake na marafiki zake ambao walitumia muda wao kumuombea na wengine kumsaidia kwa njia mbalimbali.

Akiongea kwa msisitizo aliwashukuru sana ndugu zake anaoishi nao nyumbani kwake kwa kipindi chote alichokuwa nao, wamevumilia mengi na wamekuwa msaada mkubwa sana katika maisha yake. Na hasa alimshukuru sana mama yake ambaye amekuwa mtu wa kwanza kumfariji kipindi cha ujauzito wake na jinsi alivyokuwa akitumia muda wake kuja kumtembelea.

Flora Mbasha ambaye ni mwimbaji wa nyimbo za Injili Tanzania, amezidi kuwashukuru wadau wake wanaonunua kazi zake (DVD), kwa kufanya hivyo wamekuwa msaada mkubwa sana kwake kujipatia kipato na pia kutimiza ndoto yake ya kusambaza Neno la Mungu kwa kupitia uimbaji. Pia amewashukuru wachungaji na waimbaji wa nyimbo za injili ambao wamekuwa wakimualika katika matamasha na mikutano mbalimbali...Anaamini kuwa kuna watu wengi wamebarikia kitabia na kimaisha kwa kupitia huduma yake hii ya uimbaji.

Flora Mbasha ambaye kwa sasa ni mjasiriamali mkubwa amewataka wadau wakumbuke kuwa yeye anajihusisha na uuzaji wa vitu mbalimbali kama vile viatu, vikapu, mabegi, nguo, urembo n.k, kwahiyo amewaomba watu wote kuweza kununua bidhaa zake.

Rumafrica iliweza kumdodosa kuhusu huduma yake ya uimbaji, naye alisema, sasa naingia kwa miguu yote miwili katika kumtumikia Mungu wangu kwani nimekuwa kimia sana kiuimbaji kwa muda mrefu kutokana na hali yangu ya ujauzito, lakini sasa Mungu amenisaidia niko vizuri sana kihuduma, watu wategemeee kupata vitu vipya ambavyo Mungu ameweka ndani yake kwa kipindi kirefu.

Unaweza kutembelea kujua mengi kuhusu Flora Mbasha na pia kupata mawasiliano yake.


Sunday, February 1, 2015


In 1987 Barack Obama at the age of 26 visited his father’s homeland for the first time. He met his brothers, sisters and grandmother and later he said, the visit was to transform his life. The images below come from that trip to connect with his African roots. What a transformation from an unknown young African man to the leader of the free world.

Whether your dream is learning to fly planes, or write the next great American novel, there are definite ways to fulfill these goals. You'll need to narrow down your focus, combat negative thinking, and keep your motivation up and running. See step 1 to get started fulfilling your dreams!

Method 1 of 3: Laying the Groundwork

1. Try new things.
You may not know what your dreams are, or they might be vague and unsubstantial. That's okay! Trying out new things is a great way to find things that you love. It can help introduce you to people and ideas that will important in fulfilling your dreams.

Do things that you might not normally do. If your idea of a perfect afternoon is sitting at home reading a book, try going on a hike one afternoon instead, or take a cooking class. The more things that you try, the more likely you will find the things that really fire your interest.
You can get a good idea about certain things if you take on a volunteering position in an organization you're interested in. Volunteering is a great way to get experience without too much expectation.

2. Decide what’s important.
It's hard to know how to achieve a dream if you're not entirely sure what it is you want to make happen. Think hard about what you love to do, what makes you passionate, what invigorates you. This is the time when you can be vague and unspecific. Think of it like brainstorming.
Consider what makes you feel fulfilled. Is it singing in front of an audience? Is it saving the whales? Is it imparting knowledge or reading massive piles of books? Is it researching folk music?
Consider where you'd rather be when you're at work, or at school? If there were no obstacles or possibility of failure what is it you'd like to be doing?

Create space to consider these ideas. While it's great to try things out with other people and ask others for their opinions on what you enjoy. Do things by yourself so you can fully experience things and decide for yourself if they fit into your ideas for your dreams.
3. Narrow your focus.
Once you have large and somewhat vague ideas about what you'd like to do, it's time to narrow your focus so you can actually achieve these dreams. The more specific you are, the easier it will be to set a timeline and goals to achieve your dream.
Remember that fulfilling your dream can come ways you may not expect. For example, if your dream is to make music, instead of playing at big venues, you turn your music making ability towards teaching underprivileged children or using it to ease people who are terminally ill.

You don't necessarily have to turn your dream into a job. You can do your dream on the side of your job (for example, doing volunteer work for an environmental conservation group).
Your dream could be climbing the highest mountain on each continent, or running a 12k marathon. And, as always, you can have more than one. After all, most people don't just settle on one dream, but work towards fulfilling multiple dreams.

4. Do your research.
Once you have an idea, or more than one idea, of what dreams you want to accomplish, it's time to start looking into how to accomplish them. If you plunge into achieving your dream without researching the best ways to achieve it, then you're more likely to lose momentum and not succeed.

Talk to someone who has achieved the type of thing you want to. For example, if climbing the highest mountain on every continent, you might read the autobiographies or journals of people who have climbed those mountains. You might even try to get in contact with some of them to see if they have any tips on how to make your success more likely.

Look into what you'll need to do to achieve your dreams. If your dream is to run a 12k marathon, you'll need to look into what kind of training you need, and what sort of time you need to achieve. If your dream is to become an archaeologist, you'll need to look into what kind of requirements your specific area will require, how much schooling and what types of schooling.

Don't be discouraged if it seems like your goal is going to entail a lot of hard work, and/or money. That doesn't mean that it isn't possible and if you get discouraged at the beginning, you'll never manage to achieve it. Most people don't achieve their goals because they sabotage themselves with worry about money or time.
5.  Make goals.
Once you have some idea what your dreams are going to require, you will need to make specific goals and time-frames that will help you keep on track. This doesn't mean that things won't change. You will still need to be flexible, but it will give you a good idea what kind of work, money, and time is going to be needed.
Make a list of goals, both big and small: for example, if your goal was to be an archaeologist, your list of goals might be something like "write thesis, learn Greek and Latin, complete undergraduate degree in History and Archaeology, get into good graduate program, get PHd specifically focused on life in Roman small towns, go on an archaeological dig, acquire own dig, get job at a museum."

Set a timeline. This timeline will have the big goals and the small goals. To use the above example, the small goals might be things like turning in important essays or writing your resume. The big goals would be things like graduating with your Bachelor's, or going on an archaeological dig to see if that's really what you want to do or if you actually want to be a historian or professor.

It bears repeating, things will change. You will have to be flexible. You might end up underestimating the time it will take to achieve certain of your dreams, or you may realize halfway through that you actually want to do something else. That's okay! The goal is that you end up feeling fulfilled.

Method 2 of 3: Developing a Positive Perspective

1. Eliminate negativity.
Negative thinking is one of the biggest obstacles towards achieving your goals. If you are constantly thinking that you don't have what it takes, that your dreams are too far away, then you aren't going to achieve them.

When negative thoughts enter your mind, acknowledge them and send them on their way. For example if you think "I'm never going to achieve my goal to get published by thirty" acknowledge the thought and change it to "I'm working hard to get published by thirty, but if that doesn't happen, it doesn't mean I am a failure."
Don’t compare yourself to others and whether they're achieving their dreams. There are always going to be people who are closer to fulfilling their dreams than you are. Respect them for the work they've put it and focus on putting work in on your own dreams.

Eliminate people from your life who try to puncture your dreams. From early childhood children are told that they can't do this or that or the other. Ignore these voices of negativity. For example: if you wanted to go into space as a child, you can. It's hard work, but it is definitely possible if you put in hard work.
2. Keep learning.
The sharper you keep your mind the easier you will find it to overcome obstacles and achieve your dreams. Learning doesn't just have to be book-learning or school-learning. It can be cooking, fixing cars, or learning a new language.

You can find free online classes for all kinds of subjects, including languages. Programs like Open University provide free online classes for subjects ranging from Medieval studies to mathematics and sciences.
Libraries, museums, and universities often have free, or minimal fee, lectures on all kinds of topics. Even if you don't know much about the subject, or haven't heard about it, try out a lecture. You may discover a new passion or a new dream.

The sharper and healthier you keep your brain, the more likely you are to have the drive and the mental capacity to fulfill your dreams. People who keep learn tend to find it easier to find creative solutions to obstacles that may arise in their path.
3. Learn from your mistakes.
Instead of feeling like you've hit a dead-end when you make a mistake, examine what went wrong. Whenever some sort of "failure" happens, it's a chance to figure out what you might do the next time around. Mistakes are a good teacher and you will not be able to avoid them along the road.
Take some space from the mistake before you start closely examining it. The knee jerk response to a mistake is to feel ashamed and want to cover it up or forget it happened. When you've given yourself time away from it, it makes it easier to go back over the mistake and see clearly what went wrong.

For example: say you've been working really hard to become a published author. You've written a book, edited it over and over, had a few people look it over and give you suggestions. Then, after all that hard work, the publishing company rejected it. Look at your work. Was it right for that company? Was the cover letter or synopsis less than stellar? Is there area for improvement in your manuscript? Answering these questions with clear eyes is going to make your manuscript, and accompanying material better the next time around.
4. Put in hard work.
Dreams don't just fulfill themselves, unfortunately. You're going to have to put in work to accomplish the things that are important to you. This means practicing, it means putting yourself out there, it means taking mistakes and learning from them.

Remember that people who appear to have gotten sudden good fortune usually have been putting in a lot of work behind the scenes. They've been networking with the people who can help them, they've been practicing their craft over and over, they've been making mistakes and trying things out. You don't see a lot of that, because the success ends up being what people notice.

Don't begrudge the hours you spend working on your goal. However, if you're finding that you no longer enjoy what it is you're doing (there are always difficult aspects to any dream) then it may be time to check in with yourself. You may need to find a different dream.
5. Ask for help.
Nobody who achieved anything did it on their own. There were always people to help facilitate their ideas, or drive them to their soccer practice, or cheer on their efforts from the sidelines. When you're trying to achieve something important to you, ask for help.

For example: when that manuscript got rejected you might go to someone whose opinion you trust and who you know will be honest with you. Don't be afraid to ask them to go over your manuscript and pick out the weak points. This will help you improve in your writing.

Ask someone you admire (whether you know them or not) for tips on how they got to the place they're at. Most people who are closer to achieving their dreams have good advice for those still in the process.
Method 3 of 3: Fulfilling Your Dreams
1. Connect with others.
People who fulfill their dreams tend to have a strong foundation. This means people who help you when you ask, people who encourage you, people who can act as your mentor, and so on. Without connecting with people you are far less likely to have the opportunities that come with community.

Networking is a big way to make things happen. It can lead to a job, to your book being published, to discovering a new dream. Take advantage of opportunities to meet people in your chosen area. For example, if there's a journalist convention in town and your dream is to be a journalist, make sure you go to it and talk to people.

Look at every interaction as an opportunity. You have no idea where your next connection might come from. It might be that girl you met on the plane, it might be your boss at work. Talk to people, let them know what you're interested in, and make sure you return that interest by paying attention to who they are and what they do.

Build community. This means that you have a strong support group, which makes it easier when you have setbacks while fulfilling your dreams. It means that while you are focusing on your dreams, you are also focusing on benefiting and connecting with other people on a personal level.
2. Deal with obstacles.
No one who has ever attempted to achieve their dreams has gotten a free ride. There are lots of obstacles that can crop up. Being prepared and being flexible can help you a lot when dealing with them.

One of the obstacles to fulfilling your dreams is the need to do everything perfectly. Perfectionism is going to make you unlikely to ever get started on your dreams. It's usually an excuse for procrastination. "I'll wait until I get my promotion..." "I'll wait until the kids are grown up..." "I can't start until I know exactly what I'm doing..."

Another obstacle is fear. You're afraid to fail, you're afraid that you'll find out down the line that this isn't what you wanted after all, you're afraid other people will think your dreams are stupid. Letting go of fear is the same as letting go of control. You can't control how people think about you, you can't control how you're going to feel in a year, you have no idea what the future holds. When you find yourself obsessing over these fears, bring your mind back to the next task, without thinking about the overwhelming whole.

Other obstacles may arise that you can't foresee. Ask yourself what do you need to overcome this obstacle? What happens if you don't? How did this obstacle come about? If there were no restrictions on solving this obstacle, what would you do? These questions can help unlock creative solutions to obstacles.
3. Be realistic.
This doesn't mean you have permission to be negative. Being negative and being realistic mean two very different things. Being negative means you don't think you can achieve your dreams. Being realistic means that you know it could take awhile and you know there will be obstacles along the way.

For example: instead of quitting your job and running away to L.A. to be an actor right off the bat, try out acting classes and maybe acting school to see if that's what you really want to do. Work and save up some money so that you have a safety net for any potential problems ahead.

Being realistic doesn't mean that you use obstacles or perfectionism as an excuse to procrastinate. This is where setting goals is so important. In the above example, the hypothetical person isn't saying "well, when I have more money..." they set a timeline "I'm going to make X amount of money and when I have that I'm moving to L.A. to look into acting opportunities. Until that time, I'm going to take classes in acting and working in local theaters.
4. Stay motivated.
Another problem that people have when trying to achieve their dreams, is staying motivated to do so. It's easy to get overwhelmed or distracted. Sometimes staying motivated means pushing through the times when things get hard.

Focus on the small steps. Avoid looking at the big picture, otherwise you're going to get overwhelmed. For the hypothetical person trying to become an archaeologist, there is going to be a lot of work and time to complete. Instead of focusing on the end goal (in ten years or so) focus on the next thing (that essay you have to finish, or graduating from college).

Have a plan for staying motivated. it isn't necessarily a defeatist attitude to have plans for when your motivation flags. Along the way you're going to need a boost either because of a setback or simply exhaustion. Have a plan for those moments (taking a short break, reminding yourself what you're trying to accomplish, looking at what other people have accomplished!).
Decide it this is what you really want. Sometimes when you're losing motivation for something, it's because you no longer have the same dreams that you once had. There's nothing wrong with this! It simply might be time to look in a new direction for fulfillment.
5. Take risks.
You won't fulfill your dreams by always taking the safe option. Dreams involve risk. They involve putting yourself out there in the world and hoping for the best. Hard work, planning, and being flexible can get you a good long ways, but for the rest, you have to know that you won't always succeed, but being willing to try anyways.

Don’t wait to start accomplishing your dreams, even if you're starting small. There is no “opportune moment.” If you want to run that marathon, then start training right away.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Many people want to be a hard worker and when they finally do, they boast and become selfish. Well, follow these simple tips and be kind while being a hard worker.
From left, The President of Republic of Tanzania, Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete with Gospel Singer from Tanzania, Flora Mbasha

1. Start in your childhood.
This is a big part of learning to be a hard worker. If you start early, you will learn more about this skill and get better at it.

2. Ask to help. Ask others if they could use your help.
Also, ask for help if you don't understand. By doing this, people will recognize you more as a helper. When you help them, work as hard as you can.

3. Don't be selfish.
If you are too selfish, you won't be as hardworking. You always need to think of others when you are working.

4. Persevere through all trials.
If at first you don't succeed, try again! You should always persevere. Do not ever give up, because this is a big part of being hardworking. Hard workers never give up, and this is what helps build upon the skill. Remember, for any positive thing you want to do, always put it in your mind that "yes you can".

5. Share your ideas.
If you have an idea when working on a project, share it! People that are hardworking contribute to their projects by giving new ideas. Your idea may lead to something incredible, and this will improve others' thoughts of you.

6. Be like other hard workers.
There are hardworking people all around us. You should try to act similar to the way they do, because you will learn from them. You can learn from anyone.

7. Keep doing it.
Once you start working your hardest all the time, keep doing it! You should try to get even better. Learning will always help you, and perseverance will too.

8. Believe in yourself.
Know that anyone can be a hard worker! And that everybody when born or given birth has both mental and physical strength.

9. Work smart, work hard and be proud of it.
Hard workers generally thought of as those who work more physically than mentally. In your resume it is better to use the word "smart worker", "productive worker" or "efficient worker". In other words, let it be known that you are a skilled person.

Friday, January 23, 2015


Ninakusalimu mdau wangu, umekuwa nami kwa kipindi kirefu sana, nimeona upendo wako kwangu kwa kuniunga mkono katika mambo yangu mengi na hasa ulipoweza kununua DVD zangu na Audio CD zangu mbalimbali.

Ninapenda kukukaribisha tena katika ulimwengu wa ujasiriamali. Ninakuomba sana uniunge mkono tena kwa kununua hizi bidhaa zangu ambazo naamini ukizitumia zitakuweka katika ulimwengu wa kuheshimiwa. Mungu wangu na akubariki sana mdau wangu. Unaweza kuchukua hizi picha za bidhaa zangu na kuzisambaza katika mitandao mbalimbali kama Istagram, Facebook, blogu, tovuti ili watu waweze kujua bidhaa zangu. Asanteni.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Nina kila sababu ya kukushukuru wewe mdau wangu ambaye umekuwa bega kwa bega nami katika kuiombea huduma yangu hii ya uimbaji. Ninakushukuru sana maana nimeona matunda kutokana na maombi yako. Mungu azidi kukubariki na kukulinda katika shughuli zako za kila siku pamoja na familia yako.

Flora Mbasha

Maombi yako yamefanyika baraka katika kazi yangu hii mpya ambayo iko sokoni kwa sasa inayoenda kwa jina la NIPE NGUVU YA KUSHINDA. Nimemuona Mungu akinipa Nguvu za kushinda katika maisha yangu, hata ninapopitia magumu lakini Mungu huyu ninayemwamini kila siku ananishindia.

Ningependa kukutia moyo rafiki yangu ya kuwa Mungu yupo na Mungu huyu huyu tunayemwabudu ni mwenye huruma na upendo. Unaweza ukaamuka asubuhi na usijue nini utaenda kukumbana nacho kazini kwako au mahali unapoenda, lakini ukashangaa Mungu anafungua milango ya kujipatia riziki yako. Una heri wewe unajipatia hata sh. 100 kwani kuna watu wengine hata hiyo unayopata hawapati.

Tuzidi kumtumikia Mungu kwani Mungu wetu wa huruma zana na ni mwema sana kwetu. Kukaa katika uwepo wake kuna faida sana kwani unakuwa umelindwa na malaika wa Bwana.

Nina mengi sana ya kuzungumza na wewe lakini kwa kupitia albamu yangu hii mpya, naamini Mungu atakuinua kutoka sehemu moja na kwenda sehemu nyingine. Ninachokuomba ni wewe kwenda kununua nakala hii na ukishanunua mwite na mwenzako mkae na kuisikiliza kwa makini na baada ya hapo chukua ho ujumbe na ufanyie kazi.

Mungu wangu na akubariki sana.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Mungu amekuwa mwema kwangu tangia nilipomkubari kuwa mwokozi wangu na nguzo yangu. Nimeona Mungu akinishindia na magumu ninayopitia na niliyoyapitia katika maisha yangu. Nimeona Mungu huyu unayemwabudu kila siku akinivusha na kunitia moyo pale ninapoona akili yangukufikiri jinsi ya kutatua yale yaliyombele yangu. Mungu huyu ni waajabu kwangu, kaniwezesha katika uaandaji wa albamu hii mpya ya "NIPE NGUVU YA KUSHINDA". Nazidi kumshangaa Mungu huruma zake na fadhili zake kwangu.

Flora Mbasha

Ninaamini hata wewe unaweza kufarijika na kuinua imani yako kwa kusikiliza ujumbe ulio ndani ya DVD hii. Mungu wangu anataka kuongea na wewe kwa kupitia uimbaji wangu. Ni maneno ya Mungu ambayo ameweka ndani yangu kwaajili ya kuponya na kuinua imani yako kwa njia ya uimbaji. Kwangu ni vigumu mno kukufikia na kukuhubiria habari njema, lakini kwa kupitia DVD hii utaweza kuungana nami na kupata Neno la Mungu.
Flora Mbasha Nipe Nguvu ya Kushinda

Ndugu mpendwa wangu, ninatambua unatamani sana kushinda magumu yaliyoko mbele yako na haya unayopambana nayo, na umekuwa ukijiuliza nitafanya nini? Lakini natamani kukutia moyo na kukuomba uzidi kuwa magoti mwa Mungu wetu kila kuitwapo leo. Acha kusikiliza maneno ya watu wanaokusemea mabaya ila msikilize Mungu wako naye atakutia nguvu.

Nyimbo zilizomo humu zitakusaidia sana katika maisha yako haya. Mungu akubariki sana.

Flora Mbasha Nipe Nguvu ya Kushinda



Christmas is one of those holidays that just seems to be filled with cheer and wonder. Whether you are celebrating a secular or religious Christmas, your day is sure to be filled with happiness, especially with a little help from wikiHow. Read some helpful tips on how to celebrate a secular, religious, kid-friendly, or consumer-free Christmas after the jump. Happy Holidays!

Method 1 of 4: Celebrating a Secular Christmas

1.  Spread cheer.
When you hear Christmas songs, instead of being grumpy (ever heard of Ebenezer Scrooge?) smile and whistle along. Being cheerful during the Christmas season really will help in spreading Christmas spirit to those around you, plus it helps you enjoy it more too.

Wish others a Merry Christmas if you know they celebrate Christmas. If you’re not sure, just say Happy Holidays! Either way, you are spreading the holiday cheer.

2. Enjoy your country’s Christmas traditions.
Let yourself be a kid again and enjoy the holiday spirit. Whether it’s leaving cookies out for Santa Claus, watching for Baba Noel out the window, or leaving your clogs by the fire for Sinterklaas, indulge in a little holiday tradition and give into the magic.

3 Decorate your house for Christmas.
The possibilities for decorating are nearly endless. Put Christmas lights on your house. Hang mistletoe in the doorways (particularly if you know that special someone is coming over,) hang a homemade wreath on your door, or put Christmas figurines like Santa or Rudolph out on your counters.

4. Buy and decorate a Christmas tree.
Go with your family to your local Christmas tree farm to cut your own or head to a lot selling pre-cut Christmas trees. Pick out a Christmas tree that fits your house. After you’ve gotten your tree situated, wrap it in lights and begin hanging the ornaments. Don’t forget to water it occasionally and safeguard it from pets!
You can decorate your tree with family heirloom ornaments or try something new by decorating a tree with Star Trek or superhero themed ornaments, or with little trains, or with Disney characters for example. It’s really up to you--be as creative or traditional as you like.

5. Join up with friends and family.
For many people, Christmas is about gathering with friends and family to enjoy each others company and celebrate the holiday. The day is a national holiday and most folks get a day off work. Take advantage of this time to reconnect with friends and family. Create your own traditions or celebrate with the traditions that have been passed down in your family.

6. Invite your friends or family over for Christmas dinner.
Make it a potluck if you want to keep expenses (and the workload) manageable. The important thing is just to get together with people you love and make the winter a little warmer by sharing the warmth of caring with them. Consider making a traditional Christmas dinner complete with roast turkey, or create your own traditions by branching out and making whatever you want!
7 Go Christmas caroling.
Either have it at your home, go door to door, or go to an old folks' home and do it. Learn some Christmas or seasonal songs, and sing! It's fun, and even if your voice isn't great, hopefully, you won't be singing alone––you'll get some cover from your more talented friends! If you can’t go caroling for some reason, blast Christmas music throughout your house, while you’re wrapping presents, or during your Christmas party.
For song ideas, try songs like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty the Snowman," "Holly Jolly Christmas," "Silver Bells," “Walking in a Winter Wonderland,” “Jingle Bells,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Let it Snow,” or “It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas.”

8. Watch Christmas movies.
Have a movie night during which you invite friends or family over and serve hot apple cider and popcorn or cocoa and cookies. Play Christmas movies like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” "A Christmas Story" or any number of other seasonal movies.

9. Do a generous act.
This is in the spirit of spreading joy, kindness, beauty and love during the Christmas season. Maybe you can volunteer at a homeless shelter, or maybe you could help with a local toy drive or food drive for those who have less than you do.

10. Consider giving gifts wrapped in lovely wrapping paper.
You don't have to spend big bucks on gifts––small tokens are fine. Some families enjoy giving gifts to one another to show their appreciation for one another. You can buy gifts or make them yourself. Learn how to become an expert gift wrapper here.
Gather around the Christmas tree with your family on Christmas morning and exchange gifts. Or, sit by the fire with your loved one and enjoy Christmas together.
11. Do something fun with your family outdoors.
Head down to the beach or the local park. In colder areas, go sledding or build a snowman! If there’s no snow, bundle up and go on a crisp walk or hike with your loved ones. It’s always great to get out of the house and breath in the fresh air.

If you live in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or other countries in the Southern Hemisphere, your Christmas is likely to be a warm one. This gives you the opportunity to get outdoors and appreciate the beauty of nature and enjoy some of your Christmas Day swimming, walking, resting on the grass or playing a game outside together. Be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat!

12. Deal with 'Scrooges' gracefully.
If someone says "Let's cancel Christmas" or something else negative, simply say something disarming, like, "Sorry you don't enjoy this holiday. You're still welcome to come and join us for the day if you haven't got anyplace else to go." The Scrooge's issues that will prevent him or her from celebrating may keep him or her from accepting your invitation, or may cause him or her to accept, but make frequent disparaging remarks. Just blow them off as kindly as possible and continue your celebration, showing compassion to the poor Scrooge.

Method 2 of 4: Celebrating a Religious Christmas
1 Reflect on the reason for Christmas.
If you're not sure about it or you're rusty on the background, do some research. In the Bible, you can find the Christmas story in the Gospel according to Luke, Chapters 1 and 2, as well as the Gospel according to Matthew Chapters 1 and 2. Consider reading these chapters aloud as part of your family's holiday. Ask members of the family for their own impressions of the stories given, to personalize their understanding.
Talk to children regularly about the meaning of Christmas and tell them the stories about Christmas. Find beautiful illustrations to accompany the Bible stories to capture their interest.

2. Invite God to come and celebrate the day with you. Some people choose to do this by attending a Christmas Eve service.
Some do it by sitting before the Christmas tree and silently inviting God to just be with them. However you decide to do it, for the Christian, making God a part of your day is vital.

3. Choose some activities that you and your friends or family will enjoy and which fit with the meaning of Christmas.
Consider preparing some special foods for the poor and needy, visiting people who live alone or have no family close or dropping in to see the sick in the hospital. You might even give handmade gifts to people who aren't likely to get much this season.

4. Spend time with others to celebrate.
Gather together at the homes of friends and family, and spend some time in fellowship with others who believe as you do during this special time.

5. Give to others.
Whether to your family and friends, or to others less fortunate, spend some time this Christmas in giving. We give in remembrance of the gifts of the Magi to the Savior, but at the very heart of it all, recall that we are to give because He first gave to us.
6. Spend time quietly being thankful for the gift of Jesus to the world that we celebrate on Christmas.
This is the day that Christians have set aside to celebrate the beginning of the greatest gift mankind has ever received. Coming into the Christmas season with a grateful heart is essential if you really want to make the extension from Jesus's giving of His amazing gift to your giving and receiving.
7 Create your own nativity scene.
A beautiful way to celebrate Christmas is to create a nativity scene within your house or on your front yard. If you have children, ask them to help you. They will love making the little angels and other figures.
If you don’t have the ability to create your own nativity scene, consider attending a Nativity play at your local school or church.

Method 3 of 4: Celebrating a Secular Christmas with Children

1. Involve your children in your family’s traditions.
Wherever you live in the world, teach your kids your family’s traditions at a young age. There is something about Christmas time that is absolutely magical to>

2. Tell your kids Christmas stories.
You can do this by reading to them, telling them stories before bedtime, or watching Christmas movies with them. A great idea is to buy a book about all the Christmas traditions around the world. This will give your children an opportunity to learn about other cultures’ traditions.
3.  Help you children believe Santa Claus.
Explain who Santa is and how he is going to come visit your house. To really help your children's’ belief in Santa, help them leave cookies out for Santa on Christmas Eve. When they are asleep, eat the cookies, leaving some crumbs as evidence and drink the milk (if any was left out.) If your child leaves Santa a note, create a note ‘from Santa’ thanking your child or answering questions that he or she may have asked. Make sure you write the letter in a different handwriting than your normal one.
You can also leave carrots out for the flying reindeer. Have your kids leave carrots out for the reindeer and when they’re asleep, nibble on the carrots, leaving some gnawed pieces behind as evidence.
4 Decorate Christmas cookies.
Whip up a batch of sugar cookies or gingerbread cookies and have your children decorate them (heck, you can decorate them too!) Your kids will love making their cookies into colorful, delicious creations.

5. Have your children help decorate the tree.
Once you have put up the Christmas tree and wrapped it in lights, gather your family together to decorate it. If your children are very little, help them along by lifting them up. Assign them special ornaments that they get to put up on the tree.
6. Show your children how to hang stockings by the hearth.
If this is part of your Christmas tradition, your children will love the anticipation of hanging their stockings by the fire and waiting for Santa. A cute idea is, when your children are asleep, to fill their stockings and then take them off the hearth and leave them at the foot of their bed. In the morning, ask them to bring their stockings into your room and you can all open your stocking gifts on your bed.

Method 4 of 4: Taking the Commercial out of Christmas

1. Choose ritual and tradition over gift giving.

Establish family rituals and traditions that honor the spirit of Christmas and involve all family members. It might be attending church as a whole family, it might be giving a meal preparation task to each member of the family, however young or old, or it might be writing heartfelt letters to one another describing how their acts of kindness have helped you through the year. Whatever your ritual (or set of rituals), place more emphasis on caring and sharing than trying to outdo one another with gift giving.

2. Avoid spending money you don't have.
Don't go into debt for the sake of one holiday. You don't have to give expensive purchased gifts; instead, you can make a gift. Many people feel a homemade gift is better because it shows thought and consideration for the recipient. Give within your means, people will understand and you set an excellent example that liberates others from the consumer treadmill.

Gift ideas include: bookmarks, framed family photos you have taken over the year, holiday cookies or breads, or "cookie kits" (the flour, sugar, baking powder, chocolate chips and other spices are layered in a plain Mason jar, and instructions attached to a piece of raffia or a ribbon letting them know what to add, whether it's water, oil, egg, or whatever). See How to make your own Christmas gifts for more ideas.
3. Learn some of the non-commercialized Christmas songs.
There are some beautiful carols that you can sing together––maybe someone in your family or circle of friends can play the piano or guitar; if so, encourage them to play, and have a sing-along. Consider carols like "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Joy to the World," and "The First Noel." You can find the lyrics online if you don't know them.

4. Mute the ads! Seriously, stop the "buy this, buy that for Christmas" ads from invading your home life.
The consumer economy has its place but it's not in your living room during a sacred season. Teach kids to mute the ads and do it yourself. Or, record your favorite shows and fast forward your way through them. Everyone will feel greatly more at peace for it and there is less incitement to go shop till you drop.
Avoid blindly obeying the encouragement of retailers to make Christmas all about consumerism, as that is far from the true meaning, regardless of whether you're religious or not.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Saa ya ufufuo

Amen halleluya

For i know the plans

Mkono wa Bwana


Inua moyo wangu


Damu ya Yesu

Angalia video mpya ya mwimbaji maarufu wa nyimbo za injili Flora Mbasha. "Nipe nguvu ya kushinda"

Nipe nguvu ya kushinda ni album mpya ya Flora Mbasha ambayo kwa sasa inapatikana katika maduka yote ndani na nje ya Nchi ya Tanzania.

Saturday, January 11, 2014


 Maelfu ya watu waliohudhuria katika mkutano huo Kilombero
 Huduma ikiendelea kwa Njia ya nyimbo za kumsifu mungu Kilombero
 Wa kwanza kutoka kushoto ni Flora Mbasha akiwa katika Huduma Kilombero
 Burudani ikiwa inaendelea kwa njia ya nyimbo za kumsifu Mungu

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Matukio mbalimbali yanayoendelea kutokea katika mkoa wa Tanga, wachawi wajisalimisha wenyewe baada ya kuangua kutoka angani.

 Flora Mbasha akimsifu Mungu kwa namna ya ajabu kabisa na kuwafanya mashabiki washindwe kukaa chini
Haya ndio majanga yaliyoteka muda mfupi baada ya Mch Gwajima kuanza kuhubiri siku ya juma tano, kundi kubwa la popo sijawahi ona mpaka uwanja ukawa na kivuli.popo wakubwa kama kungulu mchana kweupe,wachawi wa Tanga wanamambo kweli, wachawi wengine watatu walianguka kila mmoja kwa wakati wake pindi mchungaji alipoanza tu kuomba. JINA LA YESU LINA NGUVU SANA
 Flora Mbasha akiendelea kuwapagawisha mashabiki waliojaa kwenye mkutano, kulia ni Mch J Gwajima, kushoto ni Mr Mbasha
 Team nzima ya Flora Mbasha kwa pamoja wakimsifu Bwana kwa furaha tele

Kila siku watu wanazidi kuongezeka katika mkutano unaoendelea hapa Tanga katika viwanja vya Tangamano. Jina la BWANA YESU libarikiwe