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LSR MAGAZINE Stands for Love , Sex and Relationships magazine.We endevour to see people give Godly love, practise Godly sex and have Godly relationships, as desired by God, in His Word. So we write.

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features Nairobi, Novemberr 2011 Paparrazzi:

|DearReader,

A Dawn Age at a concert dubbed Kivulini!

Praises to the CEO, Jesus Christ. We are on to issue #2. A lot of work and thought, and some prayer has gone into the making of. Join our columnists as they take us through LSR Compilation issue for November! We have articles on marriage; the 26 ways you can ruin yours #pun intended, the real definition of Love and an extract on perfect love. Then we walk together through dealing with porn addiction, in church. The Lingerie trap also features in this issue. Now, for the poem lovers, three poems are available for your enjoyment. Musically speaking, there’s a little on the newbie artists trying out their wings, and more on the seasoned ones... We take you on a tour of at least three lovely restaurants, and ensure that you attend three weddings in good measure.

Early 2011...

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|LOVE

Perfect love drives out fear...

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Well, we are not all work, work, work now are we? No! Theres one or two events that caught our eye that we thought to share and entice you to attend. Relax and enjoy.

|MARRIAGE

26 ways to ruin your marriage

|SEX

Every blessing in Christ Jesus,

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My sister is a porn star...

|Andmorefrom @Kivulini

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|Food

Great tasting foods.. with strange names... 79.+

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South Coast holiday ideas for the two of you! More

|AndZidiThe Band!! @Kivulini

|Music

new music, events and concerts!

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the team CEO - Jesus Christ

Volume 1|* Compilation Issue 1

Editor

LSRMovement Guild Bev Mkosh Naliaka Xriss Mutungi - Eleazer Charles Karuri - Dodo Mutua Matheka Sheila Muyira Liz Wa Mbugua Evelyn Wanjiku Waweru Daniel Mbure Grace Njuguna Shira Sozo Washira Dennis X-po Joseph Kimanthi Kivanguli Cornell Ngare Jennifer Kinuthia Kui Githui Karimi ‘Rere’ Mbae Nathaniel Mugo Graham Ingokho Our Vision: To see people give Godly love, practise Godly sex and have Godly relationships, as desired by God, in His Word. Our Mission: To TEACH on LSR (love, sex and relationships) from The Word of God, to REVIEW contemporary LSR practices and norms through the lens of The timeless Word of God, and to PRACTICALLY ADDRESS contemporary LSR issues and challenges through activities, intiatives, projects and programmes using The Word of God as the policy handbook. The mission especially, will guide aspiring writers and any person or entity who wishes to partner with us on how to write and engage with us respectively. Especially for the writers, The LORD has put in our hearts that this is the reason why some may not have written. The vision and mission have now been made clear and plain (Hab 2:2) for them and all to see. Teaching: As you know, there is a serious need for teaching, for people perish for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). Reviewing: Culture (human ways of doing things) keeps changing according to our whims and the times; The Word of God is the timeless standard (Mt 24:35) by which we can evaluate all things to ensure we remain on the right track. Acting: Faith without works is dead (James 2:17) and so we must practially impact the world with Godly actions for our King and LORD, Jesus Christ.

Eleazer | editor@lsrmagazine.com Assistant Editor Dodo | ckarourie@gmail.com Content Editor Graham | grahamingokho@gmail.com Photographers Mutua Matheka | Steve Kitots http://mutuamatheka.wordpress.com/ http://stevekitots.wordpress.com/

Contributors Mkosh | mkosh-kosh.blogspot.com Racheal | rachealwk@gmail.com Dodo| ckarourie@gmail.com Pastor Prince | rccgsolutioncentre.org/ Graphic design Graham | Jani Kibichi Address Jani Kibichi | Centenary House, Off Rhapta Rd, Block A, Suite B-46 P.O. Box 12743-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel:+254-729-427965 +254-738-418595 +254-20-2014191 www.lsrmagazine.com

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CONTRIBUTORS:

Mutua - Photographer I, Mutua Matheka are artist born and bred in Machakos and fine tuned by Nairobi, I draw, sketche, mold stuff, destroy stuff & occasionally create stuff…. I have been drawing and sketching since my mother placed crayons in my hands at just 3 years of age. I credit my creativity to The Creator who is the number one creative in my books.

Ang’asa - LSRMovement Ang’asa is a Christballer! She enjoys writing... see her posts at angasamalowa.wordpress.com A Talented poet, we take some of her poems from the movement.

Steve - Photographer

Dodo - Writer

From my childhood days there has been always something fascinating about the camera, i would always find myself being drawn to watching someone take photos. It was a joyous feeling the day i went to buy ma Canon DSLR and now she is my best friend and goes with me everywhere i go.

A talented writer who spends great efforts to teach and study finance markets. A son of the Faith of Jesus Christ. Dodo continues to encourage with his zeal and energy in everything he does.

Eleazer - Photographer

Beverly - Writer

A talented writer, photographer and founding editor of LSR magazine Eleazer is passionate and easily consumed with any mission that is directed from his Father. Takes a good shot!

A talented writer, PR guru and poet. Bev is doing all that pertains with PR: social media, article writing, event, report writing etc. She is a great mentor and many call her mum!

Guyana - Writer

Racheal - Writer

Guyana remains anonymous for now. Sorry! (I’ll ask if she wants to squeal.) However the talented writer puts together Pendo’s diary. And yes She is a she. :-)

A talented writer, and enterprenuer. Owner of Fruit of the land, Racheal loves to bake and market her fruit... that is when she is not taking care of her loving family.

Graham - Writer

Kaisa - LSRMovement A wretched sinner saved by this amazing thing called ‘grace’ in March/April of 2008. The sermon that changed my life: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=cncEhCvrVgQ Now I spend my days worshipping and loving Him. Growing in the grace and knowledge of my Lord, abstaining from evil things, living in holiness and purity.

I have accepted the Love of Jesus. I Like writing and designing(of late). I spend time marketing products and selling Jesus. In concept not in cash.

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Wife: A fast fading role.

Maybe the role of wife needs a re-invention! by Graham Ingokho

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“ If I get a wife so that she can clean our home, make the best meals and wash our clothes, I am to be pitied...” Wife There is an endangered species on earth today. That’s not the surprising part. The surprising part is that its found in the human family. The wife. Now you already got me wrong, because you are thinking...’Who wants to be a housewife anyway?!’ Now, now. Who said housewife? But, again, I was not advocating for that.

is spirit, and so must be worshipped in spirit and in truth.

What the wife is not.

Officially, men are physically stronger than women. So I am definitely not looking for a woman to be my wife so that she can lend a hand with the garage work, or dig our farm. Men, surely, if we are to get wives, let it be for all the right reasons. If I get a wife so that she can clean our home, The Role make the best meals and wash our clothes, i am The role of the wife still remains noble. The reason to be pitied of all men. it does not auger well with After all, why did they invent many women is because, men ‘Probably man has given restaurants, washing machines have butchered the correct and vacuum cleaners? I am perception of what it means to woman the role of wife assuming that you are both be a wife. without prior consideration but very busy and successful. If my So let’s start on a journey of a wife is pegged through where it all went purely based on convinience decision on such a criteria, I’m afraid. wrong and how the concept of and laziness..’ I must result to a better way ‘wife’ must be re-invented. of settling for her 1. and 2. The social fabric - African or making sure she is gainfully exotic does not align to the occupied in her chief purpose directions and realizations we as my wife. can capture from the bible. I

Purpose

Misconceptions n Genesis, for instance- God did not create a temple in the Garden of Eden -when he made man. Which begs a question. What was God’s idea of worship? Whatever it is, does not align to attending ‘temple services’ at least from the blue print. Remember Jesus’ words to the samaritan - “Believe me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem.” God

Did the word purpose just get thrown into this discussion? Aha! Maybe we can start there. God is brilliant. How do you solve a problem that affects any given subject when all the while that subject does not think they need help? Well, you first ensure the subject know they are in need. The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

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Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adam no suitable helper was found.

Needs Assessment So clearly, this was no ordinary ‘beast’ naming episode and no suitable helper for man was found at the end of the excersise. From here, man clearly understood that he needed a helper. Problem one was solved. Letting the subject know they need help. So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh.Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”

The Name Is the Role OK. Man names this new beauty, woman. So we understand that man was also to give his wife an identity based on himself and possibly role based on helping his purpose and convinience or laziness which the root of all troubles. Of course I hear some say, ‘Are you suggesting that men define women?’ Well, that is a great question. Yes... once the union is called marriage or if the woman is living in her fathers house. Probably man has given woman the role of wife without prior consideration of roles but purely based on convinience and laziness. I realize that man must first find his purpose before finding his wife. Otherwise he will delegate roles to the wife out of convinience and laziness. So what does it mean for a woman to help her man? So far in my few years of walking with the Lord, I discover one word that fits it all. Wisdom. Close examination of Proverbs reveals Gods proclivity to using the analogy of a woman whenever wisdom is discussed. Now call that concidence. Women must be given the oportunity to give counsel. Two, women must have something to nurture. So hiding our businesses and bank accounts from our wives is counter productive. God could have entrusted man with the task of carrying the unborn for 9 months in his womb, but guess what, he chose the woman- underlining her ability to nurture small beginnings into great ends. If the woman has succeeded in her natural calling is for anyone to judge, but she still is a nurturer, Gods calling is without repentance. Thirdly, women must be allowed to be graceful. Men can remain ruddy. It is to men’s honor to allow their women to be soft and tender. After all, many of our exploits remain for the conquest of a lady’s attention and affection somewhere... all morals observed.

‘ God could have entrusted man with the task of carrying the unborn for 9 months in his womb, but guess what, he chose the woman- . . ’

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LSR Weddings: Kariba +Freda

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The Vows Kariba +Freda The happily ever after moments.

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LSR Weddings: Joe & Eva

Wow Factor:

Thank God we met!

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LSR Weddings: Morgan + Angie

Lovely

Morgan + Angie

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Courtesy of the Workshop company & ‘About Thyme’ restaurant.

Pork Ribs, Noodles & a Brownie by Mutua Matheal Charcoal grilled Pork spare ribs barbequed in a tangy sauce with potato wedges and grilled vegetables.

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Food


Vegetarians Just in case you are vegetarian, we haven’t forgotten your palette. We have this yummy plate of Thai satay noodles- homemade egg noodles and stir fried vegetables tossed in a spicy coconut and peanut sauce and served with a side salad. Not bad huh?

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Food

Calamari, Pan fried Beef & a Mousse by Mutua Matheal Spicy charcoal grilled baby calamari with tartar sauce or lemon butter sauce.

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Beef Stroganoff Beef Stroganoff- Pan fried strips of beef fillet and mushrooms in a creamy sauce served on a bed of rice with a side salad

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Pendo’s Diary What is it that unsettles the beautiful you? Can you learn to love you? by Guyana 26 | LSRMagazine | www.lsrmagazine.com | Compilation Issue #2 | November 011 |


“ whatever a woman has gone through she will easily and perhaps unconsciously wear it on her face...” BEAUTIFUL YOU ..Before a girls turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oils of myrrh and six with perfume and cosmetics...Esther 2:12 Hey! Let’s not pretend. Every young woman who has lived her life has encountered a challenge that has shaken the core of her being.

attempt to wear her face, hiding her defeat under layers of make up. Yet it will fail to work on some days and instead her face will wear her. Another may develop an aggressive personality, tough and hard in an attempt to protect the vulnerable and weak little girl within her. However, it will often show if she is harboring anger, bitterness, pain, unforgiveness, and lack of hope.

Deal with it

This is unless she deals with ‘...Dont allow the past and her issues prayerfully. No The Issue of make up will Some might choose to say its theatrics to rule your life; amount cover that up. If you think all she has had an issue, it could instead purpose to be better men are players because you be that problem that kept her one bad one in the crop, crying or running to God. from those experiences...we met you will treat the poor guys Someone else might call it don’t really see things as they who come across your path baggage. It could be a hurt with suspicion or perhaps induced by a family member, are but as we are. ’ contempt. Do not allow what a broken relationship or the past may have brought disappointment, to some it your way to rule your life; instead purpose to be could be abuse; physical or sexual abuse by better from those experiences. Remember, we someone you trusted and even loved, grief from don’t really see things or people as they are but death of a dear one without making peace, as we are. strained family relations or dysfunctional one or perhaps she has waited so long for a mate and Secret to beauty wonders whether something is wrong with her Knowing this truth, every woman should and so she lives in resignation. therefore project her best self to the world. It’s your beauty that will draw people to you but Shaped by experiences what will keep them there is what is on the The problem is that whatever a woman has inside. Every woman should have her secret gone through she will easily and perhaps to attractiveness- living by her own standards, unconsciously wear it on her face. She might

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knowing who she is and embracing herself. Is there no woman who would not want to change something about how she looks? Perhaps get Pam’s height, Wanjiku’s hair, Nekesa’s hips and legs. Nkatha’s flat belly. Remember there is no woman with a perfect body. The sad thing about it is that if you do not discover your secret, you will compensate it elsewhere. Let me help us see. Ahh! so he broke up with you? Then you see him walking with a light skinned girl or perhaps you are well endowed and he is walking with a tiny woman...and your heart cringes “So he did so because am dark? Or is it because am less fleshy in the right places” Or perhaps she got the job and you are certain her beauty played the part leaving you out. You interpret and use as a weapon what she has that you do not have against yourself.

Who’s Standards? ..Who’s standards of beauty do you adhere to? Who’s script are you reading from? Whose woman’s secret have you discovered forgetting to find your own? You need to free yourself and love who God created. It will make you so irresistibly attractive because you will be your number one fun no matter your size, size of the different parts of your body, your height or the length of your hair, your skin color. Remember that God did not make a mistake and when he had created you he said, it was all so very good. So embrace your strengths, your body. Love yourself before you stretch out to offer someone else love and God loves beauty and when he looks at you he smiles at His creation. If you can see that then you will

‘For certain a lot will change as you walk through your journey of life but you must depend on the only constant in your life- God. He will be the timeless lover of your soul. ’

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lack of self value or esteem. The one who thinks she is not attractive and that she has nothing to offer, for then she will not value herself and wont make the effort.

The inner woman

When you have taken care of the inner woman, your perception of yourself then take care of who other people see. Develop your own sense of style. There is certainly something about yourself that you must love. Perhaps you don’t even know, and its people comments that help draw your attention to it. Perhaps you have beautiful eyes, or a figure or a smile. Do not develop another woman’s sense of style but get your own. Deal with your body in a way that brings out the best size 22, 16, 0 or 10.You have no excuse to air: So is life... life may not have been fair to you but its good anyway. So you look shabby. Make your hair the best way that you know how not the best way she looked e abandoned as a child, so your boyfriend left, so you have .See, when we have a make over done by a ed in educational pursuits or are considered a disappointed professional, the stylist is able to bring out the our family. So you are so distanced from the fairy tale dream best features in a model(and I must agree as the had of your self when you were 12 or 18, 21 or 25.Life will photos in her magazine are flawless;-))Perhaps always turn out as we planned. God’s thoughts are not our ughts and neither are His ways like ours. He gives us the grace its beautiful skin. So make peace with your body and bring out your best features. You might not whatever we go through and in whichever season we are at. e you accepted it or are you still wallowing in what happened look your best in a layered top and skinny jeans but another woman will look dashing, or perhaps rs ago? a pencil skirt might not be great on you but an A ange is inevitable line skirt is dazzling. Know what your strength certain a lot will change as you walk through your journey of is, embrace it and dress your body super well. but you must depend on the only constant in your life- God. will be the timeless lover of your soul. God will always pursue Like what you see Before you present yourself to the world, look . Isn’t it written that nothing can separate us from His love? is what will help you love an imperfect human being who you at the mirror and be pleased at what you see. It won’t matter that others don’t like it. Perhaps ply love but ends up disappointing you. Man (read husband, nd, member of your family) might get too familiar with you and you are reading and wondering whether this is spiritual...Remember Queen Esther? She was bored but not God. Or their world might just change and you supposed to appear before the king. In fact these no longer their number one. Isn’t it reassuring that God will er disappoint you in his love and actions towards you? It’s this guys took that beauty regime very seriously; she wledge that will help you extend and show grace to others who had to undergo 12 months of taking care of her beauty. Am sure she ate selected food, took care stantly fall short of this standard. of her skin, treated her hair, and applied oils on dly Identity her skin. God loves beauty and the woman is k your identity in God, ask him to really show you who you an embodiment of immense beauty. Love and then show up in your life. Be present in your own life. Do not in the past or the future but be present today. That might even treat yourself well .Give others zero choice but to accord you the same respect and treatment you an making a conscious decision today just for yourself. I will first give yourself. Be your own lady even the weight just when am about to get married for me to fit in my tomboy can be graceful. dding dress, or I will make my hair just before I go out on the

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That… You made love You are love Love isn’t so messed up The one thing that you made so perfect Showed so strongly Is exactly what I think You made it to be… Restore the essence of You In me.

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If You made love... Restore me.. If you are love... Then why is love so messed up??? by Ang’asa Malowa

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“ The one thing that you made so perfect, Showed so strongly Isn’t what I think you made it to be ” If You made love

Showed so strongly Isn’t what I think you made it to be… If you are love Sometimes I wish there was a programme you’d Then why is love so messed up??? installed Just tell me why One that could override all that we claim to be… The one thing that you made so perfect All that we claim to have Showed so strongly And leave us bare to watch you live again Isn’t what I think you made it to be Watch the time in between What happened to the love that used to care The months in your mothers womb The love that seldom came attached with an ‘if…’ And the three days in a borrowed tomb or ‘when…’ Then with nothing else but the picture of your life… A love that was…is and will be your love…your cross Just because it is Set us back to live again The love that gives you the Maybe then…just maybe grace to keep loving me ‘Why our temples no longer We’ll be what we claim to be Even when they you made, I Little replicas of Christ on show nothing gleam earth… Of the love I receive Because our little eyes were Living just how he showed us to Tell me why Loving just how he loved us Hearts are no more beating not careful of what they too… Because they’ve been saw…...’ You made love bruised…broken …shattered You are love Lost the very life…love they Love isn’t so messed up beat for The one thing that you made so perfect Why our temples no longer gleam Showed so strongly Because our little eyes were not careful of what Is exactly what I think you made it to be they saw… Its just my eyes…my ears…my little feet and my Our little feet not careful on where they went… bruised, broken and shattered heart that have Our little ears not so careful what they heard blurred my vision If You made love So lord…here I am If You are love As I am… Then why is love so messed up??? Restore my sight…conception…lifestyle… Just tell me why Restore my heart The one thing that you made so perfect So I can once again see…believe

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previous expressed wishes regarding an issue.

21. Tell them that you don’t love them anymore, or that you never did, or that you wish you could divorce them.

22. Insist that you have the correct view of things and that they need to change their thinking to that view.

23. Make fun of them in private or humiliate them publically and then laugh about it.

24. Spend as much time away from your spouse as possible, getting lost in your own hobbies or interests.

25. Yell at your spouse often in a loud, angry voice even though their hearing is fine.

26. Never forgive them for anything they do.

Marriage 26 Great ways to ruin your marriage by Kaisa Aho

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“ Announce to your spouse that you will start doing your job as a Biblical spouse when they start doing theirs. ” Great ways to ruin your marriage (Lessons learned while observing the battles…I mean marriages…of people in my life.) 1. Use the Bible to support/demand what you

9. Announce to your spouse that you will start

doing your job as a Biblical spouse when they start doing theirs. 10. Start doing nice/loving things that your spouse wants so that in an argument, they can’t point out how you never do what they want. want your spouse to do but ignore what it tells you 11. Withhold sex as a revenge tactic. to do for your spouse. 12. Refuse to do something they want so that you 2. When your spouse points out your flaws, point can punish and/or teach them a lesson but don’t tell out theirs and tell them that they are worse (or just them that you are trying to punish or teach them as bad). something. 3. Demand perfection from your spouse but be 13. Never compromise or lenient on yourself because you self-sacrifice for the sake of know that your difficult spouse ‘Withhold sex as a revenge your spouse. and circumstances are making 14. Ignore your spouse’s you act terrible. tactic...’ thoughts and feelings. 4. Exaggerate the flaws/ 15. Refuse to communicate. sins of your spouse and minimize/ignore your own so that your pain and/or frustration can feel more 16. Assume that they are going to do/say valid. something wrong as normal and misread their words/motives according to your preconceived 5. Focus on your needs and ignore the needs of understanding instead of seeing it for what it really your spouse. is. 6. Tell EVERYONE around you how terrible 17. Mistrust your spouse and convince yourself your spouse is and how they are making your life that they would cheat on you if given the chance. miserable. 18. Frequently regurgitate the list of your own 7. Don’t go to counseling or a pastor for help (It’s personal/moral/religious accomplishments so that cheaper and more convenient to complain to the they can be reminded of how great of a person kids who are still living at home with you anyway). you are (and hope that they will strive to be better, 8. Sit down with your spouse to watch a marriage like you). seminar video but totally ignore it while hoping that 19. Never ask for forgiveness. your spouse soaks up every bit of the information and begins to radically change into the person you 20. Make major/significant choices on your own want. or go behind your spouse’s back in spite of their

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Restaurant Review (www.eatout.co.ke) Blanco’s Lounge and Grill is a recent addition to the restaurant scene in Nairobi. Set in the Kilimani area, on the outskirts of Nairobi’s CBD, it is owned and operated by Kenyans. Blanco’s provides the perfect blend of the best in Kenyan hospitality, excellent wine and simply good food!

Kilimani, Nairobi

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Restaurant Review (www.eatout.co.ke) The Bamboo restaurant is a fine dining restaurant offering fusion cuisine. Customers can enjoy a combination of Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisine, set in an elegant sophisticated atmosphere. The Bamboo Room, adjacent to the main restaurant comfortably sits up to 18 people, who can experience the wonders of the fusion menu and wine list in this private retreat.

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Restaurant Review (www.eatout.co.ke) Corner Affair Bistro oozes a welcoming aura of warmth, elegance, coziness and romance that exemplifies the simple yet honest and intimate experience. Fresh, simple and wholesome food accompanied with delicate wines, cocktails, soft lighting and music that creates the perfect affair at the corner of Rhapta and Mvuli Road westlands. Parking open daily from midday to 11pm.

Rhapta/Mvuli Nairobi

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Sex My Sister is a porn Star! by Dodo

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“ There are 4.2 million pornographic websites, 420 million pornographic web pages, 68 million daily searches.” MY SISTER IS A PORN STAR

Unlike you, I grew up in the coastal town of Malindi where you get to see things the average kid doesn’t There she lusted after her lovers whose genitals see every day. And I’m not talking here of crystal were like those clear oceans or white sandy beaches. I’m talking of donkeys and whose emissions were like those of about adult stuff, the kind of stuff adults do behind horses closed doors and try to be quiet about. I’m talking Ezekiel 23:20 about sex. Take it from me, Malindi is a beautiful town. Facts about porn* The days are usually hot and laid back and the • 66% of porn performers have Herpes, a nonnights are cool and balmy. What’s more, the curable disease. locals are friendly and very • 2,396 cases of Chlamydia accommodating making you and 1,389 cases of Gonorrhea ‘50% of men and 20% of feel right at home within a few reported among performers of interaction. And then since 2004. women in the church regularly minutes we have Italians, Germans, • The largest group viewing French, Italians and more view porn. ’ online pornography is ages 12 Italians. There are so many to 17. Italians in that town that there’s • More than 11 million teens a real risk they might one day regularly view porn online. outnumber the locals. • There are 4.2 million pornographic websites, 420 million pornographic web pages, and 68 million daily search engine requests. • 50% of men and 20% of women in the church regularly view porn. • Of 1351 pastors surveyed, 54% had viewed Internet pornography within the last year.

To the Glory of God and the edification of my fellow man.

Mtaani(Neighbourhood)

Jobs

With the tourists come job opportunities in the local hotels, tour operators get paid, the fishermen get a market for their wares and sadly but very prominently, our girls hit the streets looking for the Euro or even better still, a mzungu husband. That’s what happened to my sister Tess. She was actually born Teresia Wanjiku but everyone called her Tess and it stuck. Tess was always a beauty, even way back when she was little and Dad could afford to buy us pretty clothes and lots of dolls. Everyone adored her and said what a beautiful girl

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she was. She was my little sis but i still remember getting just a little jealous of her good looks and all the attention that came her way while I was largely invisible to boy radar. But she was my sis and I loved her.

Hard Times Then Daddy’s job came to an abrupt end and our cosy sheltered life began to change. We had to move to a smaller house and meat slowly disappeared from our diet. We were in high school then, so being away at school somewhat sheltered us from the full impact of our setback. But we no longer had new clothes and even our uniforms began to fray and fade with age. Pocket money was slashed to almost nothing and I struggled to stay afloat during the term. But not so Tess, she always appeared to have money somehow. I put it down to the glamorous friends she had in school because even though we were sisters we didn’t hang around each other much. She hang out with the divas while I kept to the awkward, acne riddled, geek crowd. Then we cleared high school and had to go home and stay there and sadly, this marked the beginning of the end. Tess had never been one for books and her form four results were nothing to write home about. All of a sudden I was making plans to go to campus September of the next year while Tess had to face the fact that there was no money to take her to college and with that, very narrow prospects for the future. That’s when she started flirting with men and going on countless dates with countless men all the while insisting she wasn’t really doing anything.

Foot Down Mum and Dad should probably have put their foot down at this point but we needed every cent in those days just to stay alive. So they looked the other way as Tess started to come home later and later sometimes with the odour of alcohol all over her. I cried every night this happened and tried very hard not to imagine what my sister had been up to all night. Then she moved out.

‘ Porn is the brainchild of the thief who comes but to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10) It steals from you, destroys things in you and eventually kills marital intimacy, self worth, your relationship with God ’

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Open Secret Now it was all out in the open and there was no hiding the fact that our sister had become a ....I lack the strength to type it. But this is what she had become and we had let her. We had been willing abetters to her destruction (Prov 19:18) and no amount of feeling bad could erase that fact. Shortly before I went to campus my sister Tess came home with a mzungu and announced that she wanted to get married and go off to Europe with this man. There are about a zillion objections we could have raised at that point but do you know why Scripture calls poverty the ruin of the poor (Prov 10:15)? Poverty is the ruin of the poor because on that day we chose to see the big car, fancy clothes and badly needed groceries rather than the wickedness our Tess was living in. So we smiled and wished them the best and promised to e-mail. And for a while things actually improved around the house. Tess sent money that allowed us to build a house of our own and our status in society really improved. Even her street walking days were forgotten in the face of the very real developments she was making in our lives. Our family was doing well because our Tess was doing well. Or so we thought until that fateful day last December.

but to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10) It steals from you, destroys things in you and eventually kills marital intimacy, self worth, your relationship with God and even worse; it could kill someone you love, like my sister Tess. With every blessing in the Lord, Dodo. *Facts derived from www.shelleylubben.com a site dedicated to bringing healing to ex-porn stars

A slippery road You see, our Tess had not been doing well. The mzungu “husband” had never intended to marry her in the first place. He was a pimp and sold our sister to anyone who could pay fo a few quid. Anyone, including porn directors which is how our dear Tess started to feature in so called inter-racial flicks, each more demeaning than the last. We learned from the post-mortem that she had died of an overdose alone in some fleabag hotel. Tess is dead and all the crying in the world cannot bring her back. She died alone, used, despised broken. And what for? That’s my story or at least Part One of it As for you dear reader, do you enjoy watching porn? That girl on screen could actually be my sister Tess. Porn killed her and porn is killing you on the inside as well. I even suspect that you are born again but still occasionally visit X rated sites because you really see no harm in “just looking”. Remember the Scripture, the eye is the lamp of the body, if you eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light (Mt 6:22).

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A Letter to my fellow men.

Gods soft side, Mans soft side. Dear Gentleman of the Age,

Fair greetings for a chilly day! Just emerging from a very revealing weekend, I must share some of my experiences with you dude. I had the chance to visit the Industrial area prison for men. And the place is sobering. Infact, under normal circumstances, I would never have attended such a shindig. But you and I know the persuasion of the Lord. To my amazement, the Lord begun preparing me to show up six days earlierwithout my knowledge. Anyway, to cut to the chase, one of my cousins found his way into drugs: the use and peddling of. The mother, worried to death, decides to send her sister to check on the lad. The sister, my mother, decides she would be attending the visit, and just conveneintly informs me, incase i may be interested. I mean. I was not. But then, how does she go to a prison, her first time, alone? So I decide to finally tag along. As we queued for our turn, I noticed the families that came and went, people who came in jovial, at times left disoriented and in a haste. Probably, their hearts wrenched, their hopes shredded at the mere experience. To drown the tension, I caught up with the wife to my convict cousin. What a discussion. Secretly, she hoped that he continued to be a guest to the state because she feared for his life. She had this innate feeling that if the prison 46 | LSRMagazine | www.lsrmagazine.com | Compilation Issue #2 | November 011 |


walls didn’t have him, the policemans bullet would. As we conversed, she explained how all her efforts to get him to church had failed terribly, how he had repeatedly quit well paying jobs for the needle. It was a sad discussion. Here is the surprising part. Not only did this woman give her life to christ, she was also in tune with Gods heart for this fugitive relative of mine. You see, in God’s view, prison was not only the place that the convict could sober up enough and meet God - it is also, apparently, the safest place for him. God took me back to the wrestling contest he had with Jacob. If you consider that duel, you will recognize that Jacob ‘overpowered’ the Lord. Until God touched his socket. So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered. Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome.” Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.” But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there. So Jacob called the place Peniel (Face of God), saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.” Only men who have been exposed to God’s soft side can reveal their soft side. Men are tough to change, they are built that way. Once the Lord tries to get us to see hia way, it almost always results in a wrestling match. When God ‘looses’ the duel (his soft side being the will he gave to man) he then breaks the men(touching the hip). Notice, the wrestling with God is always about man’s desire to be blessed. Rough Draft.

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Shattered The Movie

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The Father’s Blessing

The Foundations of our fathers. Part 2 by Pastor Prince

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“The foundations we lay as parentseither present or future, if untouched continue through generations. ” The Foundations Of Our Fathers. Part 2

a baby boy, Samuel.

However, Eli did not rebuke his sons when they left The foundations we lay as parents- either present the holy path to treat with contempt and steal the or future, if untouched continue through generations. Lords sacrifice and to sleep with the women at the The bible records that these foundations tent. He failed to restrain his sons. The go upto four generations. From our last discussion, bible records that Eli’s sons were wicked men; they we saw how Judah planted seeds of sexual had no regard for the LORD. 1 Sam 2:13-17 immorailty, Genesis 38, that were reflected in “Now it was the practice of the priests with the Davids life in the people that whenever anyone offered a sacrifice episode between him and Bathsheba (2 Sam and while the meat was 11: 1-4) and also reflected being boiled, the servant of in Solomons life- when he ‘..Eli did not rebuke his sons the priest would come with a married 300 women and 700 concubines. when they left the holy path to three-pronged fork in his The good news is that Jesus treat with contempt and steal hand. He would plunge it into broke the curse that ran in pan or kettle or caldron or Judah’s lineage. the Lords sacrifice and to sleep the pot, and the priest would take Today we continue with more with the women at the tent. He for himself whatever the fork examples of both good and bad foundations that people of failed to restrain his sons....’ brought up. This is how they treated all the Israelites who old laid in their lifes and what came to Shiloh. But even lessons God intends us to learn.

ELI It is often easy to overlook the efforts incumbent on the life of a levite. As a levite, Eli worked day and night at the temple. He ensured that there was always fresh bread and that the oil in the lamps never ran out so that the lamps always burned before the lord. We easily should relate to the fact that he also prayed for Hannah and she got

before the fat was burned, the servant of the priest would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, “Give the priest some meat to roast; he won’t accept boiled meat from you, but only raw.” If the man said to him, “Let the fat be burned up first, and then take whatever you want,” the servant would then answer, “No, hand it over now; if you don’t, I’ll take it by force.” This sin of the young men was very great in the LORD’s sight, for theyd were treating the LORD’s

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offering with contempt. So God set a curse on Eli’s lineage, 1 Sam 2:29-33 “Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that your house and your father’s house would minister before me forever.’ But now the LORD declares: ‘Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained. The time is coming when I will cut short your strength and the strength of your father’s house, so that there will not be an old man in your family line and you will see distress in my dwelling. Although good will be done to Israel, in your family line there will never be an old man. Every one of you that I do not cut off from my altar will be spared only to blind your eyes with tears and to grieve your heart, and all your descendants will die in the prime of life.

GEHAZI Gehazi set up a foundation of lies. 2Kings 5:20 records the story of Naaman the syrian who had leprosy and who came to Elisha that he may be cured of his leprosy. Elisha directed his to dip in the Jordan seven times after which his skin was healed and became as that of a young born. In his joy, Naaman went back to Elisha to offer gifts. However Elisha declined. Gehazi, greedy for gain pursued Namaan and asked some of the gifts under the guise that Elsiha had requested it. Elisha the prophet set a curse upon Gehazis lineage forever, sayong that Naamans Leprosy would cling to his family.

AHAB 1 Kings 21:25 (There was never a man like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the LORD, urged on by Jezebel his wife. He behaved in the vilest manner by going after idols, like the Amorites the LORD drove out before Israel.) Contrary to such a testimony, Ahaziah married into Ahabs family and fell into the trap of evil foundations. 2 Kings 8:25,27 In the twelfth year of Joram son of Ahab king of Israel, Ahaziah son of Jehoram king of Judah began to reign. Ahaziah followed the evil example of King Ahab’s family. He did what was evil in the LORD’s sight, just as Ahab’s family had done, for he was related by marriage to the family of Ahab. We also see Pauls testimony concerning Alexander the metal worker. ‘Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done.’ 1 Tim 4 :14. You can imagine what may have happened to his lineage after him.

THE SOLUTION No matter the state of our foundations, Jesus is the true foundation on which all men can build. In fact, ‘The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. 1 John 3:8. But your foundation can only be salvaged only if you surrender to Jesus. Jesus will readily avenge on our behalf, once our obedience is complete. 2 Corinthians 10:6 We must remember it is not about us, but about God workiing through us to accomplish his own purpose.

PRAYER POINTS

‘ The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.’ Proverbs 20:7

Wherever you have gone astray, that is a foundation. An it is evil. Call on the Ancient of Days, Almighty Jehovah that by his mercy and power, HE will get rid of any actions so that they may not be transfered.

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Lizie Namnyak MUSIC: Newbies

More A song writer,a singer n a poet,self driven i love who i am..................... Thats all we know for know from Liz. However, her youtube video ‘Hakuna kama wewe’ is a lovely rendition to God translated from swahili to mean Theres none like you father. She produced this song with Gitzz Rhyme-x- and nxtlvlmusic.com.

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Intro ‘Fanana nawe’, swahili for ‘resemble you’ is one of her songs, currenlty on you tube. Produced from Gydkym Music.

MUSIC: Newbies Aliquim

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Intro

MUSIC: Trigga Newbie

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Criteria is a song by TRIGGA already up on you tube. Now there is Fantasy.... A member of VKP (Vijana Kwa Pulpit). His CD is coming out soon .


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MUSIC: In Concert!

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Sidelines

Reach Records artist Lecrae together with stable mates Trip Lee, Tedashii, Andy Mineo, KB and Pro were in Nairobi on Friday 18th Nov 2011 for the Unashamed Africa tour. The successful concert saw thousands of fans gather at the Mavuno Dome as the artists churned out their hits to a very responsive crowd. Before their Kenya stop, they were in Botswana. They then move on to Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Pictures and videos of the action as well as selected tweets from attendees at the concert can be seen from KweliMag.com.

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Open Heart, Open Book!

‘’New Levels, new devils!’’ so goes the saying! ....adding a little sugar to the saying, ‘’new levels, greater angels too’’. by Mkosh-Kosh

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“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. The question is, have you used one to say “thank you?” government, the cars, the fuel prices, the numerous vitz filling the highways. Lord!!!

Per Second Billing Attitude ‘’New Levels, new devils!’’ so goes the saying! to some, we have added a little bit of sugar to the saying, ‘’new levels, greater angels too’’. In this cold season, some drive, some walk and others manage to catch a bus or train. We are blessed to have income to purchase the hot coffees or chocolates, the sumptuous lunch time meals we ‘..When we indulge in.

When we get an opportunity to enjoy some time at Olepolos or enjoy a game drive, instead of thanking God for the cash flow, we feel we deserve the blessings!! Forgetting to tip the waiter, if you can or assuming a donkey just served you, we hurl insults at themInstead of counting our blessings, for if our God slept an opportunity for even one second, it could have been worse!!!

get to enjoy some time at Olepolos We have our warm duvets, we have the gift of friendships to or enjoy a game drive, instead Notice The Blessings help us enjoy the weekend. We of thanking God for the cash How I pray, that you and I would assume the per second are blessed!! flow, we feel we deserve the billing attitude. Limits blessings!!...’ Human nature limits us though. When we are too blessed, we take the blessings for granted and think we deserve more than the Heavens grant us. That is why we rant about the rains, instead of thanking God for the little blessings. Have we forgotten that a few months ago our country was high and dry, with drought looming over our heads.

That each second, without delay, that we would notice our blessings and give thanks. ‘’Give thanks with a thankful heart’’ says our Bible When praises go up, blessings come down my friend!! A thankful heart blesses our Lord. Ephesians 5.20 says: always give thanks to God the Father for EVERYTHING. This means the good, the bad and the ugly.

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Thank God Can we take up the per second billing attitude to God!! Thank Him for the gift of family, for faithful friends, for the opportunity to read your Bible, for saving us in our Youth, for our mindsets, for ability to make right decisions, for a loving partner, for bus fare/fuel, for coming through in big and small ways, for ability to walk and function well, for safety, for gift of sight and vision, for beautiful smiles, for a place to call home, for a sense of belonging, for the CROSS, for in love He gave Him to us and for us!! God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. The question is, have you used one to say “thank you?� William A. Ward This is my second of saying!: Thank you for always being there for Bev. May God bless each and every heart. May God overflow your cups. For each day, I met an angel through you!

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He will not let your foot slip--he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:4

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Would you marry A HAWKER?

Njeri Macharia::

Ladies: One day in a Bible study I at hawker,(we are not overlooking the

Commentary

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ttend, this question was posed, If the man that wants to marry you is a e fact that he should be saved) would you accept his proposal?

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Alemba and Exodus |Newsingle:I’mwalking

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Lingerie FROM FIRST LADY TO “SPARE WHEEL” by Eleazer

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If you are having sex outside marriage remember- “You cannot make a good Caffe Latte with curdled milk” Number 1 Whether you are married (and so obviously having sex with your husband) or dating and having sex (which you shouldn’t be) with your boyfriend, you need to know why and how you can go from being his number 1 sexual desire to being just one of his sexual options.

“your sexual groove back” for a while. But to keep the momentum going, you need to keep buying more and more kinky lingerie (you know what I’m talking about).

Experiments

Again this keeps you going for only so long. If you haven’t already done it, you experiment with role-playing: e.g. husband plays investigative If you are having sex outside marriage, this is what doctor and wife plays naughty nurse, or husband God taught me in a language I could understand: plays unsuspecting plumber and wife plays lonely “You cannot make a good housewife etc. Again, it’s Caffe Latte (coffee drink made only so long before you run ‘.Husbands, love your wives, out of possible role-play from espresso and steamed milk) with bad (curdled) milk”. just as Christ loved the church combinations. Wait, there are A bad tree cannot bear good still “blue movies” (call it as and GAVE HIMSELF UP it is: porn! Whether soft porn fruit 3 so for you to expect your girlfriend/boyfriend to be FOR HER to make her HOLY, or hard porn) to give you sexually faithful to you in your ideas right? But their themes cleansing her by the washing united unfaithfulness to God is and even actors become an oxymoron. with water through the word...’repetitive (after you watch a Now let’s get into it. good number of them) just like Nigerian movies. Green Light! Ok, so you are finally married, and have all the Plain Weird legal rights (including the green light from God) So what to do? Oh, you haven’t yet tried tying to have sex ad infinitum (without limit). So you try her/him up have you? (entry point into masochism). this style, and that position, this place, and that Next comes handcuffs; “let’s make it more realistic” lighting, this time, and that flavour.....in seemingly you tell yourselves. “ok, been there, done that, got endless permutations and combinations.....until your bored. What next?” you say. Well, there are bats, creativity runs out. You start “rewinding” (repeating) and soft whips. If you are more brazen, there are ideas and sex soon becomes bland. dildos, hot wax, pincers.....am I getting a bit too So to spice it up, you throw lingerie into the mix. graphic? I’m sorry, just highlighting the sequence of Now it’s definitely more interesting, and you get progression in “normal” sexual exploration.

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You may be thinking, “Dude, you’re being crazy extreme: pincers?” YES, pincers. This article is directed primarily at women. A lot of the “additives” introduced into sex are either worn by you (e.g. thongs, lingerie, strappy stockings etc) or used by you (e.g. poles etc) or used on you (e.g. dildos, cuffs, whips etc). Yes, in more deviant sexual practices, these are used on men, but Iet’s stick to the “normal” for today.

Advice Before you get married, usually you have some of your “aunties” (older women of your mother’s age or thereabout) come to advise you on how to keep your husband sexually satisfied. Some go so far as to say, “you are your husband’s prostitute”. That is just plain blasphemous. Or they tell you, “you know, men are different from us, they have a higher libido; so if he comes home and wants it, as a good wife, even though you don’t feel like it, give him”. But perhaps the advice you take more to heart is that given by your girls (who are not as outdated as your “aunties” when it comes to sex right?) at your bridal shower. “If you give him that good-good, he ain’t gonna go anywhere else girl. You will have him eating out of the palm of your hand, begging for more”, they may tell you.

Symbolism Please remember that the relationship between husband and wife is symbolic of the relationship between Jesus Christ and us 4. We probably all know this famous verse: Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Saviour 5. Jesus died to save us from eternal death because He loves us and wants us to be with Him as co-heirs and sons of God; Jesus would never treat us, His bride 6, like a prostitute, or even want us to think of ourselves as such. That’s why that vibe of being your husband’s prostitute is just horrifically blasphemous.

Godly Sex Now, godly sex (i.e. sex done the way God intended it to be done) is a vehicle for us to experience a taste of the oneness in love that the members of The Holy Trinity experience with each other. In The Holy Trinity Jesus, the Son of God, submits to God The Father, setting the example for us of how we should submit to God. The relationship between husband and wife, is symbolic of the relationship between

God The Father and God The Son. The Son submits VOLUNTARILY to The Father, OUT OF LOVE for Him; The Father does NOT force anything on The Son. That’s why Jesus said, The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. NO ONE TAKES IT FROM ME, BUT I LAY IT DOWN OF MY OWN ACCORD. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again 7. The Father did not force The Son to die for us; Jesus did it voluntarily, out of love for us; there was no duress from the Father. Jesus submits to The Father WILLINGLY because of He loves Him. So you should not be pressured to have sex with your husband when you don’t feel like it on the premise of submission. Let’s be real here: some days you (the wife) come home and have had a horrible day and you just want to sleep or your husband to comfort you. The last thing you want is for him to come to you just so that he can get “some”, get some “sugar”, so that his libido can back down to controllable levels. That would be so insensitive, treating you like you are just an object of sexual gratification.

Husbands My fellow men, this is what we are told do: Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and GAVE HIMSELF UP FOR HER to make her HOLY, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but HOLY and blameless 8. Please note it says to present her to himself as holy, NOT horny. Sex is supposed to be a holy affair, not a horny affair. You asking your wife to present herself to you dressed up in kinky wear (e.g. thongs, lingerie etc) or to role-play as a domineering “cougar” whom you proceed to “tame” through sexual conquest, is not holy. The Bible says Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires... 9. So put to death your perverted fantasies and lechery for the sake of your wife’s holiness, EVEN IF SHE WANTS TO DO THOSE THINGS! The onus is on you as the head of her to guide her in keeping the way of The LORD 10 in such matters if she has strayed from the right path. In this article I’m focusing on lingerie because this is the first “additive” introduced into sex for “normal” couples, whether within the confines of marriage or out of it. Let’s just be blunt here: If you are in your sitting room peacefully reading the newspaper and your daughter walks out with her loin area covered in what can only be described as a handkerchief, and her breast area veiled by a tie pretending to be a top, and tells you

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“Daddy/Mummy, I am going out clubbing”, you will probably pass out. Why? Because she is dressing like a prostitute, portraying herself as a sex object for wayward men’s depraved desires. So ladies, how different is it when you present yourself to your husband dressed in the same things you scold your daughter (or little sister) for? You may be thinking sexy, but in his mind there is a very fine line (read non-existent) between sexy and slutty, especially as the lingerie gets kinkier and kinkier.

Perversion We saw the sequence of progression in “normal” sexual exploration: lingerie, role-playing, porn, handcuffs, whips/bats/dildos/poles, hotwax, pincers etc (not necessarily in that order). But point is, you can see things getting more and more perverted. Ladies, it will get to a point to a point he will ask you to do something you never thought he would ask you to do and you will say something like, “excuse me, I am your wife, not a whore”. He will quickly apologise saying, “sorry swity, I did not mean it like that. I don’t even know what I was thinking....bla bla bla” and you will proceed to have “decent” non-porn like, non-whore like sex . However, a chain reaction will have already been set in motion. Let me tell you, perversion and lust are insatiable, like a fire (Romans 1:27) which never says “enough” (Proverbs 30:16). If you cannot give him what he wants, he will find it elsewhere. “best case” scenario for you is that he will get into porn and masturbation; but what best case is that? Porn and masturbation rob you of the sexual satisfaction due to you from your husband. He will be giving you lacklustre, “nusu carpet” (half baked) sex. Worst case for you is he will look for another woman (read mistress or “pretty young thing”) who can satisfy his sexual fantasies; until of course they become more depraved and he has to find another woman, closer to a porn star, who can satisfy his ever more debased fetishes..........and to think it all began by “harmless” spicing up of your sex life with lingerie; DON’T BE A VICTIM!

Guard your marriage Guard your marriage from the get go. Ok, on to the solutions, now that we have a good understanding of the problem. Lustful sex in marriage is no different from lustful sex outside marriage. As we have seen, sex is supposed to be holy not horny. Once you start on the lustful road, you will want more lustful things, and more perverted things, and more depraved things, and on and on and on: a vicious cycle, until your marriage sex life is destroyed. You see,

evil is not infinite, and so cannot keep you satisfied, hence the reason it leads to destruction, a finite end. Good on the other hand is infinite, because goodness comes from God, who is infinite, and so can keep you not only satisfied, but can keep taking you to higher and higher heights each time: He is able to do IMMEASURABLY more than all we can ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within us 11.

Commit your sex life So commit your sex life to Him in prayer and it shall be more and more satisfying each time. You do not need “additives” like lingerie, sex toys, porn etc to spice up your sex life. What you need to do is tap in to God’s creafinity (infinite creativity) through prayer and He will show you guys how to spice up your sex lives in a holy way. The Bible says may her breasts satisfy you always 12; not may her breasts and lingerie and lap dancing satisfy you always. God has placed everything that you need and want for your sexual satisfaction in your wife just as she is, in her “birthday suit” (naked). Something most people get wrong is that they think the gift of a physically or sexually attractive spouse is enough to sustain sexual satisfaction in marriage. No, the two are separate. The Bible says when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and ENABLES him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work—this is a gift of God 13. The wealth is a gift, and the ability to enjoy the wealth is another totally separate gift altogether. So you have prayed and God has given you a spouse you are sexually attracted to. Now pray that He gives you the ability to find continued sexual satisfaction in them all of your marriage, so that you will not need destructive “additives” or stray from the partner of your marriage covenant. 3) Matthew 7:18 4) Ephesians 5:22-33 5) Ephesians 5:22-23 6) Revelation 19:7 7) John 10:17-18 8) Ephesians 5:25-27 9) Colossians 3:5 10) Genesis 18:19 11) Ephesians 3:20 12) Proverbs 5:19 13) Ecclesiastes 5:19

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Perfect Love

Drives out all fear. So have we seen from various experiences... by Racheal Kimani

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“Perfect love covers a multitude of sin or weaknesses so that one sees possibility, positivity and not failure...” ...and perfect love drives all fear.... 1 John 4:18

to stick with them even to the point of wishing to destroy them? It is because of perfect love. You see, when you love with perfect love, there cannot be any other suitable replacement, despite the saying that there are many fish in the sea. Remember that you can decide to throw your net back and catch an eel, which is also a fish and can electrocute you to death, no kidding.

Uhh, perfect love you say, are you sure it does exist in the planet beyond the sun? It crossed my mind one evening when we were having a chat with my friend and were talking of the great lengths we would go to protect those we love when in danger. He was telling me that he would be willing to die Cover for sin for his wife any time. He went on to reason with Perfect love covers a multitude of sin or me why crimes of passion are so rife in the world. weaknessesb so that all what When a man deeply loves ‘can we ever forget the one sees is possibility, positivity his woman, then finds her in a compromising situation with unbelievable, extraordinary and not failure or negativity. That’s why God still held on another man, he will commit clip of the famous lioness and to them, loving them with an murder or suicide. It did not make sense to me, but an the baby orxy in the Samburu everlasting love, so that when He sensed that they will always incidence in the Bible helped National Park...’ be rebellious, He chose to me understand. destroy them completely. God Love/Anger So what about mere mortals like us? Before we In the time when the children of Israel were judge felons of crimes of passion, lets try and headed to Canaan, on numerous occasions they understand where they are coming from. That is not grieved God by their unfaithfulness and were to say that I condone that crime, to the contrary. severely punished By Him. Things one time came to There has been historical recordings of nations a headstart when with finality God ordered Moses going to war because of love, the most famous to come out from their midst so that He could do example being that of the battle of Troy, which a Hiroshima* on themai. Had Moses not had been was because of the most beautiful woman of all bold enough to stop God and reason out with Himii, times, Helen.(Try and get the movie by that title and the nation of Israel could be another statistic just watch to get the idea if you can) like Sodom and Gomorrah. Seriously, please take a moment with me and think about this. Surely there were other nationalities that God could have easily turned His attention to, but why did He choose

Perfect Love

Back to the main topic, lets talk about perfect love. This is the love that drives away all fear....the kind

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of love that is detailed in 1 Corinthians 13. It is also the kind of love that God chose to send His Son on earthc . It is the love that causes people to risk their lives to save others, the love that causes a mother to stand with her unwed pregnant daughter and encourages her not to abort, but stands with her till her baby is born and takes responsibility for them, or the kind that makes a man fights off a gang of men who have intentions of raping his woman sometimes with grave repercussions, or the one that makes a mother stick with her severely handicapped son/daughter and takes care of them to the very end, or makes a wife stick with her husband whose had an accident that has left him confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life, and constantly and consistently takes care of him. That my dear reader is perfect love that drives all fear. There are countless examples out there of perfect love we are witnesses to.

God is Love God also chooses to manifest Himself even in nature, can we ever forget the unbelievable, extraordinary clip of the famous lioness and the baby orxy in the Samburu National Park that astounded all and sundry? A predator turning into nurturer of its prey, who can fathom that? Its love really. Or the warthog, its documented that its one of the animals that will lay down its life for its young to survive...in that in times of drought, when it sights a tree with plenty of fruit, will charge at the stem with disregard to its life and thus

it dies but leaves the young with plenty of food to sustain them for a while. What a love Perfect love within us will ensure that we are able to bear with one anotherd, for husbands they will love their wivese, and wives will submit to their husbands. When God created us He created us in His own image and likenessg, what that means is that we are creators, innovators, manufacturers, every single one of us has that innate ability for creation. This can be attested by new innovations around us in the medical, electrical, telecommunications etc. With God’s help we can create love because that is His essenceh.

Perfect Love means meaning Perfect love will help manifest stable marriages and families, moral societies and nations and good leaderships and its with certainty that its what all of us hope for. Particularly so in our relationships, imagine the impact it would have if we developed perfect love for those in our lives, we would create a heaven on earth and our lives would be more meaningful. Love is the essence of life and enables it to thrive. Lets work on our imperfect love and create the perfect love within us. And be a witness to an unfolding world of peace and love. a. (i). Exodus 32:9-10, (ii). Exodus 32: 1114, b. 1 Peter 4:8 c. John 3:16 d. Ephesians 4:2, Colossians 3:12-17, e. Ephesians 5:25-33, f. Acts 2:32-35, g. Genesis 1:26-27, h. 1 John 4:7-12, 16-21

‘There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18’

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“Ever wanted to take up that new job but your thinking ‘what if you don’t live up to their expectation?’ Run to the Waters Have you ever wanted to sail off the harbour but just wouldn’t? Ever wanted to take up that new job but your thinking ‘what if you don’t live up to their expectation?’ What about taking that step to commit to something but fear creeps in?

Easier

question. the scriptures record that Jesus began walking on water towards the disciples and the disciples were terrified. Peter, then challenged Christ and said really!!!if its You then tell me to come to You” Peter dared to venture into the waters. Then Christ said COME

Step 1

Step #1 is to start your Journey. Don’t be afraid. Easier to hold on than to let go, don’t you think? Easily getting used to our ‘..after all it has been accepted Just Go. Go into the waters. the shallow and the deep comfort zone that we shouldnt judge, alike. the still and the stormy Change is not easy, this much I know shouldnt set ‘very high’ ones. Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. Martin I love my comfy corner that standards, shouldnt butt an Luther said that we must build does not do me any good Risk eyelid... everyone is free to livedikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. Risk is how life is lived and

as they please as long as they

enjoyed I mean how else has Kenya’s dont endanger others. ...’ Do not fear, For the Lord is with you. God is calling us to rich history been made the waters for He is there too. It is through courageous men He cannot call you where He is not found!!! Trust and women who chose to run in to the waters Him and walk to Him.

To forget

To forget their comfy zones Forget their regular cup of tea And venture out God reminded me about Jesus and Walking on water. Mt 14:22-36

Fear not for you will not be put to shame!!! the Lord does not play hide and seek with His children. Tricks are of the devil. He has a good plan for you when He calls you out to the waters.

“Jesus made the disciples go ahead of Him.He later joined them in the evening. well How? is the

Step #2 Eyes on the Prize Peter walked on water until he saw the wind and

Step 2

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began being afraid. The Bible says that PETER BEGAN TO SINK THEREAFTER. and he cried out to the Lord.

Fix our eyes The lesson here is to fix our eyes upon Christ while we are in the waters. He is our rock and helper. All other ground is sinking sand my friends. David said, I was young and now I am old and I have never seen the righteous forsaken. When we focus on the enemy, our troubles become impossible. But when we focus on God, nothing is impossible. Don’t give the enemy any talk time or airtime. He is not worth our focus at any given time. Have faith in He who holds your world and watch Him form your world beautifully in a manner that no eye has seen nor any mind perceived. Even when we begin to sink, call on God. he is ready and might to save us my friends. This was my word for this week. Bev will walk by faith In Christ Jesus Bev will fix her eyes on her Saviour Bev will not be afraid of the waters Bev will not give any airtime or talk time to the Devil Who is with me on this one?? Even when we have ventured and failed before, there is Hope failure is not a death sentence In the words of Mignon: People are made of flesh and blood and a miracle fibre called courage And sometimes even to live is an act of courage on its own. Can we now fearlessly conquer the remaining part of the year?

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