The BrainStorms Award

I believe in a God, the almighty father who made the Heaven and Earth, all that is visible and invisible, I believe in that God who has had my back from time immemorial, a God who has watched over me before I came to the world, a God that came through in my childhood when according to my mum, I suffered a bout of malaria that had me admitted in hospital for one month and had the doctors and my thinking that wouldn’t make it, a God that has pulled off miracle after miracle to rescue me.

So I might not always do the right thing or manage to pray more than twice a month, but I love my God and read my Bible when I can.

Writes Ivan A. Rackara aka Lord Rhaikara who is a gifted gentleman and wears many hats. He loves to tell stories and his blog is a form of expression of the reality he lives in ranging from the politics of his country, social ills, burdens, relationships, mental health and anything his editorial radar deems fit. Please read more of his blog >>

I am honoured that my Ugandan neighbour has nominated me for the BrainStorms Award. Thank you!

Brainstorms award


  • Thank the person that nominated you
  • Tag your post with The BrainStorms Award and follow BrainStorms if you are willing
  • Display the BrainStorms award logo
  • Talk a bit about your blog, why you started it, what you write about and your goal
  • Answer the 5 questions you’ve been asked, then nominate 5 amazing bloggers
  • Ask your nominees 5 new questions


Questions from Lord Rhaikara:

1. What inspires you to create?

Simply put I would say the love of God and my love for God.

2. What causes are you passionate about?

God’s causes- ‘to preach good news to the poor, proclaim freedom for prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour’.

3. What is the last book you read and what is it about?

Recently finished reading ‘Cameos- Women fashioned by God’ by Helen Kooiman. It recounts life-stories of 15 women and the working of God in each of their lives.

I liked this quote, ‘All he (God) asks us to do is to weave up all he gives, however odd it looks, into the fabric of our lives . . . not to puff us up . . . but to bring us nearer to what he wants and intends. Often his great works are done through those who are in the dark themselves

4. What is the one lesson you’ve learnt from this COVID-19 Pandemic?

I wouldn’t say it is a lesson, but rather a reinforcement that life is fickle and fleeting, and yet we spend our days chasing after the fickle and fleeting.

5. How have you adjusted to life during/after lockdown?

It has been a smooth transition for me- probably because I am an introvert and ‘socially distant’.


I nominate all those reading this with the above questions πŸ™‚

27 thoughts on “The BrainStorms Award

  1. Girl❀❀
    Life is fickle and fleeting indeed. During the lockdown I actually learnt to focus on things which really matters

    To be specific, I was more focused on deepening my relationship with the Lord. It’s been an incredible journey

    • Thank you for you for your comment πŸ™‚ Life has totally slowed down and we see many things clearly now. Me too, I am now focused on deepening my relationship with Christ so I totally get you ❀

  2. Congratulations Carolyn and good to know a little more about you. Yes God alone πŸ™
    I am an extrovert but am equally at ease being with myself and lockdown has been God sent to go more within 😊

  3. True, Carolyn! We, humans do chase what is momentarily. Same case here, we’re stock at home for 3 months plus now. GOD is good to all of us in this new normal. GOD bless you!

    • Thank you for the comment Kent πŸ™‚ Indeed, This ‘bump’ has forced down to slow down and reconsider the direction of the rest of our journey. True, God is good all the time. Be blessed and may your quarantine time be worthwhile. Thanks again

      • GOD has a reason for this “bump,” Carolyn, and everything is according to His purposes. Maybe, it gives us a better opportunity to spread the Gospel. Thank you, likewise, may this new normal be an opportunity for you as well. A blessed day ahead, Carolyn! πŸ™‚πŸ‘

  4. Well thank you for those kind words, feel more proud that I asked those questions, your answers are really something that I could apply in my life, completely spot on there, life is fickle and fleeting but again we somehow spend our days chasing……that;s some good food for thought, thank you for answering my questions, I learnt alot from you and intend to keep on learning!!

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