Hi, my name is Ifeoma Samuel. I am wife to my sweet heart, Obi and mom to one busy girl. I always say that about pages are incredibly hard to write but I will try!
It is not easy describing how the blog began but I sure you that Purposeful and Meaningful is beyond typing up a blog post and hitting publish.
It is about bringing hope, sharing a table with friends and serving up doses of love. It is a ministry.
I have been privileged to mentor and teach many young people including teenagers while faithfully serving in the children’s ministry both locally and in South Africa. This online home provides an opportunity to share lessons learned along the way. I am not there yet. Life still springs up surprises in fact some quacking my comfortable places. In all I am learning to trust God more deeply as I walk this pilgrims journey.
Can I tell you quick story? I once caught a glimpse of a cat leaping quickly over the fence. As it made it’s escape, I couldn’t help but notice the little chick in its jaws. I felt heartbroken for the chick. It was going to make a meal for one hungry prey.
I sat still pondering on what life lessons God was showing me. Like that poor chick, we often fall prey when we choose to do life alone. What if the mother hen was by its side? May be it would have been safe. We will never know.
Truth is “You” and “I” need real friends, family and a supportive community. We need the truth of God’s Word spoken to our hearts constantly.
That short scene also taught me how dangerous it is to let my guards down as a believer. The enemy always seeks an opportunity, right?
That’s where community helps.
Purposeful and Meaningful serve as an encouraging community for women just like you whether you have gone through the jagged edges of life or are struggling to find hope, or you are navigating through motherhood and marriage, sister, you are not alone.
Through deep Bible Study, inspiring devotionals and of course prayers we encourage each other. It is incredible how God uses ordinary everyday life experiences to teach us about His immense love for us and draw us closer to Him. And that’s what I write about mostly.
You will often find me with a book, reading or writing when not in a teaching or training session with both small and large groups.
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