Congratulations to Jamie Grace who recently got engaged to Aaron Collins. I am just so happy for them especially as my princesses and i are huge fans of hers. This is such a beautiful testimony right here as Jamie has dealt with many issues in her life most notably her struggle with tourette syndrome. I had no idea about her disability until i saw her sister’s storyteller video.There is also a mention of this on Jamie’s show Jesus video where she jokingly says, ‘i need a friend’. We have always enjoyed her beautiful music which doesn’t reveal any of the above. It is fair to say that God has put the pieces together and made her a storyteller (as her big sis would sing ) so here’s to a long, happy and blessed marriage to the lovely couple.
All photos owned by Jamie Grace
The other day i was preparing dinner. The plan was to make roast potatoes to go with spicy chicken and coleslaw. Whilst peeling the potato i came across this cute looking heart shaped potato. Excuse my puns but i simply did not have the heart to peel it or cook it as it looked so cute. I called my husband and sister in love into the kitchen to have a look but for some reason they could not see what i could see. The lack of enthusiasm from them was just heartless as they compared my cutie tattie to allsorts. They said its more of a hairy bottom than a heart…never mind.
I find the whole thin quite funny how human perception varies. How one thing could resemble many things to many people. I have always been this way even as a child, during the day i would happily climb some trees but at night the same trees would look like scary people with waving arms.
Look at the pictures below of my potato and let me know what you think.
It has been a while since i posted anything here as i have been so busy juggling work, children,school and everything else. I may only have two hands but i am ever so thankful that i have an awesome God who holds me and and all that concerns me in His hands amen. The year has gone by so quickly and its only just sunk in that it is yet another Christmas eve. Just before bed time today the girls and i left out a glass of milk for Santa and some carrots for his reindeers. I told my girls that this year we will give Santa only 3 cookies because he is on a diet..yes he really is on a low carb diet 🙂 After we left out the treats my girls quickly went to sleep. I must say it has been the easiest bed time ever yessss. As i sat down to relax i pondered deeply on how fast this year has gone and how Christmas has taken me by surprise. Well now it’s time to stop overthinking and start enjoying because after all it is a blessed day.
Happy Shrove Tuesday to all those celebrating. Shrove Tuesday which is also known as pancake day is one of the many important days on the Christian calendar. It is the last day before the season of lent. On pancake day we enjoy rich food such butter and eggs because once Lent season begins, some people choose to give up on certain rich food. Pancake Tuesday is important because it is also the countdown to Easter (Pascal) which is truly the most important day in the whole Christian calendar for obvious reasons. Without the Resurrection of Jesus, Salvation would be non existent and i for one i am eternally grateful for all Christ did on the Cross for me amen.
My princesses and i enjoyed some yummy pancakes,strawberries,nutella and honey. I love the fact that i can get them involved in these types of activities because it opens doors to questions and answers which in turn brings forth knowledge. Here are the pictures of our lovely desert…yummy yummy
I thoroughly enjoyed myself this morning. I enjoyed the fresh morning sun,cup of tea and most importantly the word of God. It has been weeks since i have sat down to relax like this. Normally i am either stuck in traffic, attending playgroup,assembly or the usual school activities. My usual routine keeps me so busy that by the time i have done the morning school run, get home, blink twice then it is home time and time to dash off again but today was simply beautiful. Today i was able to just enjoy the early morning sun bouncing from the sky to my windows while i enjoyed the daily word. I did not just pour my tea in my mouth as i normally would when rushing…no i just sat and enjoyed every drop and appreciated the fact that summer holiday is indeed upon us. God is so good and i intend to enjoy the beauty of His works even beyond the summer holidays when the hustle and bustle returns.
I am a firm believer in using whatever i have at home to make yummy dishes. Funny i say yummy because i often don’t enjoy it as much as my family and the reason being is that someone else’s cooking always tastes better to me..yep funny logic.
Anyway so i opted for spicy fish and chips with mama Grace twist. To make the fish I used the browning technique to seal in the flavour and then allowed it to cook in the oven. I made some delicious chips with the skin (i heard its healthier) and made my spicy red onion garnish to serve on top of the fish. I also steamed some delicious sweet corn served with a dollop of butter.
Result was happy faces at the dinner table and even little Shalom enjoyed it but i had to tell her its meat or chicken before she could it lol..yep little lies mums have to tell little fussy eaters.
I am not a big fan of forwarded messages but once in a while i receive something which makes me go ”awwwww”. I got this nice message yesterday morning and i thought i would share so enjoy and be blessed Amen.
Mother, You’re a Blessing!
‘Her children … call her blessed; her husband … praises her.’
When it comes to motherhood, this sign on a church bulletin board says it all: If evolution is true, how come mothers still only have two hands? Seriously, Mum, today we stop to salute you and let you know how much we appreciate you. Some days you probably wonder if what you’re doing even matters. Your work is never done … you’re always exhausted … and there’s no big financial reward. We live in an age that seems to diminish service and exalt glitz…sometimes it’s hard to value your investment. But hear this: God says you’re highly esteemed by Him, and that children are some of His most precious gifts (see Psalm 127:3). Eugene Peterson paraphrases Solomon’s words in The Message by describing a mother as someone who ‘senses the worth of her work … [is] diligent in homemaking … faces tomorrow with a smile … has something worthwhile to say, and … always says it kindly … Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in with words of praise’ (Proverbs 31:18-19 MSG). Then Peterson finishes the chapter with these words: ‘Many women have done wonderful things, but you’ve outclassed them all!’. So Mum, while your role isn’t defined by a pay cheque or a promotion, you’re vitally important to your family and your children’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Nobody can take your place! Samuel was one of Israel’s greatest prophets, but who was the driving force in his life? His mother, Hannah! When Samuel was born she said, ‘I am giving him to the Lord for as long as he lives’ (1 Samuel 1:28 TLB). Mother, you matter more than you know. God is moulding tomorrow’s leaders in your hands.
Just a little note to say a very happy mother’s day to all the mother’s out there. As hectic as our daily schedules are and as tired as we get sometimes still we now deep within our hearts that being a mummy is one of the most rewarding roles ever. Sometimes it feels like you do not even have a moment to just relax and those weekend lay in are a distant memory yet we would not trade mummyhood for the world.
I had a lovely mother’s day and for me the highlight was receiving a card from Grace which she had made at school. She already told me on Friday she had a surprise for me in her book bag but i had to promise not to peep. The card was so beautiful and i could see all the effort she had made to make my day lovely. We went to church and we enjoyed a wonderful message titled love by Dr RT Kendall. We also took communion (as we do first Sunday of the month). The service was so beautiful and i felt so blessed.
After church i received another card from hubby and a big box of chocolates which we all demolished after lunch yummy yummy. As much as i am thankful for these things…i am also thankful; for life, health and family. I am also thankful for pure love which we have in Christ.
Congratulations and blessings to Kari Jobe and her husband Cody Carnes on the birth of their baby boy. Kari Jobe who is known for her sweet voice and beautiful gospel music gave birth last week to a beautiful baby boy who weighed a whopping 9 pounds and 13 ounces. The sweet little man has been named Canyon Morrison Cain Carnes.
The happy couple who tied the knot in 2014 shared a a sweet picture of their bundle of joy on social media. Baby Canyon looks adorable in his noughts and crosses blanket and and a little black hat….wow so sweet :))))
I was so shocked today to learn that one of our fave Christian musician has divorced from his wife of 20 years. Israel wrote a frank and open message detailing the collapse of his marriage and he also apologised for his failings. I feel sad for this family because they must be going through a tough time. Its amazing that we see men and woman of God going about their business and using their gifts for the glory of God and to share Christ with others yet its often so easy to forget that they too also go though issues of life. I hope and pray that God will restore this family….below is the note in full which was posted today on newbreedmusic.com :
A special message from Israel-
It is with a collective heavy heart that we announce that after over 20 years of marriage and a long separation, Meleasa and I are officially divorced.
Several years ago I failed and sinned in my marriage. Though this is new to many, it is not new to us as we have been working through this for over 5 years. Although we tried, the challenges in our relationship have proven too much to overcome. We have always handled our family and ministry with grace and generosity toward others, discretion, and privacy. So, for the sake of our amazing kids, we are also handling this privately with pastoral oversight and assistance.
We choose to remain friendly and kind to each other going forward. I am in the process of restoration and I have repented for my actions. Although I am sincerely sorry, and forgiven, I soberly realize that I will live with the consequences of my failings for the rest of my life. As this has become a public matter I want to apologize to the many who have supported my ministry through the years.
I’m sorry for the many who will be hurt to learn of my personal failure. I regret any pain or disappointment that this news may cause you. We thank you for your prayers and for allowing us to handle this privately with those who are set over us in this process.