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Hello 2018 and happy new year to all

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Last night my family and i were super excited to see the countdown to the new year. My big has been enjoying her geography lessons so it was interesting explaining to her how it was already new years day in Australia and New Zealand. We all enjoyed watching the fire works display on the news of course as i was not cuckoo or brave enough to go see it live with 2 small children. My favourite part of the evening was going to church and listening to a lovely message by my pastor.

Church is always super packed and the overflow has become an extension of the church so i never get it when news papers write about Christianity being in decline. Anyway, last night it was so packed there were 3 over flows plus a different location near Hyde Park. Church was amazing i enjoyed every bit of it. Pastor Colin preached about walking in boldness,embracing who we are in Christ and going back to basics which is our relationship with Christ. He also preached about the importance of prayer and not neglecting the word of God. Praise and worship gave me extra life. It was truly wonderful night and even better to see in the new year in the house of God. I feel so ready to grab 2018 by the hands because of my pastor’s encouraging message.

Well hello 2018 and happy new year to all. May you be truly blessed in all aspects of your lives Amen.

 

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Happy Christmas eve

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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 πŸ™‚Β 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 andΒ  start enjoying because after all it is a blessed day.

My new fave song

I just love love this new song by pastor Donnie Mcclurkin. I have been playing , ‘i need You’ non stop and it is just such a moreish song. Everything about this song captures my heart. I love the slow drumming at Β start of the song as it sounds like an army marching. The instrumental is not fussy at all, it is so simple and beautiful it allows me to focus on the amazing vocals both lead and backing. The words to this song for me is a cry of the heart. It acknowledges that yes we are are human, we make mistakes but God is so perfect and we need Him everyday . I don’t know about you but i definitely need Him amen.

 

Where will I go without, Your hand holding me
How would I live without You I could not see
what will I do in Life where will I go
How would I handle things All that I know

I Fail, Again
I Fall, I Fall so short
You Know, You know my End
From the start, You know my heart
I Need You

Extract of the above Lyric by Donnie McClurkin

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Resurrection week

Just popping by to say happy Resurrection week and i hope you had a blessed one. I find it so beautiful that God almighty gave His precious son as a gift and Pascal/Resurrection week is a time which often brings it home to me. The Bible is very explicit on the pain and suffering that Christ endured on the cross. Upon the cross we saw the exchange of beauty to ashes take place. Jesus took all the sins of the world upon his shoulders and return He gave salvation and peace. I am so thankful each and every single day especially during this precious time of the year.Β kids bible - Copy

I thoroughly enjoyed teaching my little princess about Easter and what happened to Jesus. The littlest one has a toddlers bible but we used her big sister’s read and share bible which is published by Tommy Nelson. They love this bible because at the end of every chapter there are questions that little ones can relate to.

Asides from indulging on the love of God, the little ones enjoyed sweet treats,chocolate eggs and a yummy chicken roast by myself.

Happy Shrove Tuesday yay

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

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Happy New year !! Hip hip hooray praise the Lord πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ.

May the good Lord order our steps πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£ as we step into this brand new year. I don’t know about you but I have seen the goodness of God in 2016 and I am eternally thankful. There were ups and downs and at times some things were beyond my human understanding but God in His Grace and mercy brought us through it all. So to God be the glory for the great things He hath done amen.
Have a blessed and marvellous new year filled with the Β blessings of God which maketh rich. The Bible tells us Β in proverbs 10:21, ‘The blessing of theΒ Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it’.
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I know that God is not an ATM machine where we can just at the drop of a hat or rather pin number demand this blessings.This is because as followers of Christ we understand that the foremost numero uno aspect of our faith is having a personal relationship with Christ. Walking with Christ everyday and spending quality time in His word. I also understand as a believer our words are very important and as the Bible says ‘life’ and ‘death’ is at the power of the tongue. So let’s speak the blessings of God upon us and our families,homes,loved ones ,teachers,ministers etc for 2017 amen …..Again I say happy New year 2017 praise the Lord πŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’’πŸ’’πŸ’’πŸ’’πŸ’’

This poem totally blessed my socks off:)

poemcover-copyMy toddler has not been feeling her best due to chickenpox….yes out of all things to bring home from nursery at Christmas she decided to bring chickenpox. Because she has not been feeling her best, she has been misbehaving a bit. This is quite normal for her. Whenever she is not well i have to work ten times harder whether to help her with eating or just general playing nicely with her big sister. Last week was no different when she started crying on the bus. She wanted this and that and most of all she wanted whatever was not available on the bus. In the end i found one of her big sister’s book at the bottom of the basket on the pushchair. I used this t calm her down by showing her the lovely pictures of Santa. She then cried and said, ‘wead it for me mummy’. Bless my princess she is still struggling with her Rs and Ls.

As i began to read to her she calmed down and i myself began to enjoy the book. The poem that totally blessed me is by Christina Rossetti called, ‘In the bleak midwinter’. I decided to paste it on here to share the joy and the love.Β 

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.
Enough for Him, whom cherubim, worship night and day,
Breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels fall before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.
Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.
What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.