Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you from Atlanta!

Yes, today, I’m in Atlanta and please don’t ask me about the weather because Maryland and Atlanta are twin sisters; so it is needless to say that I don’t like the weather.

As I promised, here I’m to share with you all one of my favorite wedding pictures I treasure very much!


Well, if you look at the picture, I looked like I posed for it but I was not. As you can see my hubby’s right hand is on my waist to lead me to another spot to take another picture. And when the groom stole a look at his bride, the cameraman caught him red-handed. I love it!

Today, I’m in Atlanta and my Berhan is in Maryland but we decided to celebrate our own Valentine’s Day at one of the Family Life Today ministry “Weekend to Remember” three days getaways for married couples in Baltimore, MD (familylife.com). Yeap, I can’t wait to be alone with my Love, without our lovely kids. Hush!

Even if we plan to celebrate the Valentine’s Day next week, I still want to leave a happy Valentine’s note to my Valentine here on this page, may I? I hope you don’t mind.

My Berhan, Happy Valentine’s Day to you, Baby! You are always my Valentine! I love you so much! I look forward to celebrating many more Valentine Days with you. Thank you for pursuing me, loving me and staying married with me, lol, even if I sometimes get on your last nerve. Thank you for putting up with me, my Berhan. You know my Love, I am more in love with you today than I was eighteen years ago because you know how to love me in and out of season. What can I say except to say, may the LORD help me be the kind of wife He wants me to be to you! I sure can’t wait to come home to find myself in your strong arms, Baby! Love you more than you can ever know. Happy Valentine’s Day! ///

P. S. Guys, don’t forget to upload your wedding picture too! The A4P page will be open for four hours so that you can upload one of your wedding pictures. You never know; you may win the game! If you don’t know what I’m talking about here, read my Wednesday and Friday posts and learn about the Valentine’s Day Game.

The song which made my day!

It is called “He knows my name” by Francesca Battistelli

“I don’t need my name in lights
I’m famous in my Father’s eyes
Make no mistake
He knows my name
I’m not living for applause
I’m already so adored
It’s all His stage
He knows my name oh, oh,
He knows my name oh, oh”

Oh, do you know God knows your name?

Yes, He does!

When I was in the lowest place of my life, I struggled with this idea of not being known by God. Even if I knew God is all knowing, I struggled to accept the fact that God knew me personally. I didn’t know that He cared about me or whatever was going on in my life.

What about you? Do you struggle like that? Do you say to yourself something like, “God doesn’t care about me. I’m insignificant.”

I’m here to tell you that God gave His only Son to die on the Cross for you to show you that He cares about you! You are very famous in His eyes! You don’t need to feel it or don’t need to shake like a leaf to know that He cares about you. You don’t need anybody to prophesy over you saying that God is with you or God cares about you. Christ’s Cross is enough to tell you that fact (1 Corinthians 6:20).

Because you and I are famous in our Father’s eyes, we always have hope in Him no matter where we are in the spectrum of our life. ///

The Valentine’s Day Game!

Yeap! We are going to run a wonderful game on the Valentine’s Day.

I know, I won’t be here in Maryland on that day but hey, technology made it easy for us to be at multiple places at the same time. So, while I am attending the Valentine’s Day celebration at the Atlanta church, I will be here on this page running the game.

Remember, there is a prize for the winner of this game!

So, here is how we are going to play the game.

On Saturday, February 14 from 11am to 3pm, the Appeal for Purity Facebook page feature which allows you to post a picture will be on. Continue reading The Valentine’s Day Game!

Back to Snowy and Rainy Maryland!


Glad to be back to Maryland even if Maryland is covered with black ice! Yeah, that is how Maryland rolls these days!

After staying in Las Vegas for the weekend with a weather ranging from 74 to 76 degree, I was very disappointed yesterday afternoon to find myself in Maryland with freezing point weather.

I had a wonderful time with the Ethiopian Christian Fellowship Church folks at Las Vegas! Continue reading Back to Snowy and Rainy Maryland!

“Fifty Shades Trilogy”

What is it? It is a series of three erotic romance novels! They are called: Fifty Shades of Grey; Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.

I am not sure if you already heard my message I gave on the Berea teleconference last Saturday or a week earlier. But if you did, you should have heard me mentioning these books. Well, I said few words about these books in the context of parenting; so that parents would save their daughters from these novels.

Well, today I want to warn everybody about these novels because a movie is made on the Fifty Shades of Grey and it coming out in theaters across America on a day before the Valentine’s Day.

The trilogy has only three years of history. That means the trilogy came out within three years time frame. Within these three years, it won the market in a way that made it second to the Bible by the number of sell (100 million copies are sold so far). Can you just imagine what that means? Continue reading “Fifty Shades Trilogy”

Voice of America Radio Show

A4P Guest: Did you hear about the Voice of America radio show that was aired last Sunday, the show which went viral on all social media?

A4P: Yes, I did.

A4P Guest: How come you didn’t say anything about it?

A4P: What do you want me to say about it? Repeat what was aired on the show?

A4P Guest: No, but I was expecting you to mention it in a way to create awareness in the Christian community about this issue.

A4P: I thought that is exactly what I’ve been doing on this page since day one. Continue reading Voice of America Radio Show

Groundhog’s Day!

I know Groundhog’s Day was yesterday but hey, who said that we can’t talk about it today on February 3rd?

Well, I did think about it yesterday but I quickly forgot because only one newscaster talked about it on the news.

Groundhog’s Day is a day of celebration where groundhog comes out of its burrow (hole) and looks for its shadow. If it is sunny and groundhog sees its shadow, it retreats back to its hole knowing that winter is going to stay longer at least for another six weeks. If the weather is cloudy and the groundhog doesn’t see its shadow, it will come out of its hole and enjoy itself; because it knows that spring is around the corner (remember the light groundhog is looking for is a  light which creates no shadow.) Continue reading Groundhog’s Day!

2015 Premarital Class

Well, you know that I don’t like cold weather and snow. So, I’m not that much excited about winter season.

However I have one reason to be very excited about this season and that reason is our church’s yearly premarital class. This class is given every year from Jan to April for soon to be married couples. This is my seventh year to teach in this wonderful class.

I am thrilled to tell you that this year we have thirteen couples! And let me tell you something, the brides are the most beautiful girls you can ever find. I have no idea where these young men found these cute girls. If you want to learn something from these handsome men as to how to find a cute girl, you can come and ask them, I think. Continue reading 2015 Premarital Class

Purity for the brave hearted!