Because as He is, so are we in this world [MF]

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Good Day, Beautiful People!

Emailing  is one of  our modern days communication that we cannot live without. My love and hate of emails has been consistent since day one. I am one of those  people who constantly and laboriously delete emails,  empty junk, spam emails and block senders. Nevertheless, it is always welcoming to start or end my work day with lovely inspiring  and encouraging emails. Today is one of those good days.

My beloved supporters aka subscribers are now familiar with my beautiful and creative mate, Melinda Fletcher. Without fail, she regularly emails me and other friends her new piece of poem, work of genius. Well, sit back and enjoy.

1 John 4:17b; because as He is, so are we in this world.

I want to walk like you

I want to talk like you

I want to live this life

where I’m found in you

 

I want to seek your face

I want to live by faith

I want to know your ways

I want to run this race

 

I want to speak your word

I want to follow you

I want to know your truth

I want to love like you

 

And when you come again

I want to see your face

I want to worship you

Amazing grace!

– Melinda Fletcher

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NB: Photos are from pinterest.

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Blessing with Seal of Approval

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Good Day, Beautiful People!

Love the word blessing from above, because it is powerful, rich and the dispensation is by our Almighty God. Heavenly Father really loves you and takes pleasure in prospering you. This is not my word. It is His Living Word.

Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication;
And let them say continually, “The Lord be magnified,
Who delights in the prosperity of His servant.” Psalms35:27 (NASB)

For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for a lifetime;
Weeping may last for the night,
But a shout of joy comes in the morning. Psalms 30:5

How awesome to know and have the reassurance that Heavenly Daddy’s blessing, favour and grace is everlasting. Now is a good time to learn to appropriate blessing and step into the goodness of God. Boldly walk in it everyday. How many of you are like me grateful that His anger is for a moment? It is understandable when we are in the challenging lean time, naturally, we do not feel good, happy or see the bright side of thing. In fact, most of us as believers incline to feel depressed, despair, disappointed even angry with God for all the bad things that happen. This is what the enemy wants us to think. It is easily to fall into this trap. Instead, we need to rise up,and put our brave on. Leaning in Pastor Bobbie’s teaching, “Smile at the enemy. Knowing that Father in Heaven has this covered.” This will make the enemy furious and irritated because his strategy plot against you has failed. We all can do better at this.

The blessing of the Lord—it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it]. Proverbs10:22 (amp)

And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others]. Genesis 12:2 (amp)

The  very next chapter Abram is already made rich by God.

 Now Abram was extremely rich in livestock and in silver and in gold. Genesis 13:2 (amp)

And he blessed him and said, Blessed (favored with blessings, made blissful, joyful) be Abram by God Most High, Possessor and Maker of heaven and earth Gen14:19

How awesome to be truly blessed and taken care by our God through out your life, in good and challenging times especially at old age.
Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years, and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. Genesis24:1

The seed of Abraham, Issac is also blessed. The blessing does not stop there, it continues and flows into the next generation, generation after generation. This blessing is also given to the spiritual seeds of Abraham. It is not through our goodness, our diligence, our own effort or our righteousness. It is all from Our Heavenly Dad’s kindness, mercy, grace and generosity towards us. All we have to do is to accept Him and step into His abundance.

And the man became great and gained more and more until he became very wealthy and distinguished; Genesis 26:1

If you happen to find yourself stumble  into my page. Wondering about this God, Heavenly Daddy, I am talking about or you are desperate for Him to rescue the situation you are in, just invite Him in your life. Jesus will turn your life around. Your hope and future is bright. Repeat this words in your heart or out loud, “Dear Lord Jesus thank you for for dying for me on the cross. Thankful for your incredible love for me. I repent of my sins and grateful for your forgiveness. Please come into my life and give me a fresh start. I believe in you and accept you as my Lord and saviour. Thank you for accepting me and adopting me as family. I am now a believer and follower of Jesus Christ and now you live in me. Help me to live my life for you from this day forward. Amen.”

If this is the first time you pray this prayer or coming back to Him again, please drop me a line, love to share your special day and joy. Heaven rejoices for you. Pray you go to a bible based church near you and flourish there.

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NB: Photos are from pinterest.

She believed she could so she did! (Warning: Graphic Photo)

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Photo above is taken by a Professional Photographer, one of Kym Thomson’s work. [Warning: If you are offended by this unapologetic photo, please move on.  This is not about nudity or boobs. Oops, there is none! I will not entertain crazy questions or remarks. Be mature, move on and have a nice day.]

Good Day, Beautiful People!

Life is full of ups and down, not always smooth. We can all wish life is like a bed of roses. Granted that you are in this life journey sooner or later you will face challenges.  Not many can escape from relationship, financial, health, emotional, addiction, crisis and ultimately mortality. Sometime, it takes some drastic drama happen to us either to our loved ones or friends for us to be awaken from our stupor. At that instant, we have to make a decision to crumble or to fight. I hope we choose to be brave and live with intention and purpose. You may choose to think this will never happen to me so I can choose to live life carelessly and frivolously have nobody to answer to. Actually, you are right. That is the freedom of choice. Although that is true, why wait till crisis happen then make a choice when you can do it now. Search your heart, ask yourself are you living your life purposefully toward your destiny.

Trust me, is not everyday, 12th of May 2014, I wake up to a brave and beautiful friend, Nerralea Van Der Merwe featured on news by the work of another super creative and marvellous friend, Kym Thomson.
It is incredible to see Nezz rises up and refuses to give up attitude. Beyond doubt, Nezz’s faith, conviction, people who love her like family and friends, church and support groups has make her an overcomer and not a victim of cancer. Nezz is not the only person I know that went through this cancer journey. You know who you are. I will not mention your names here without your permission. Thank you for being brave and navigate this path so well.

http://mobile.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/the-body-image-movement-how-breast-cancer-survivor-nerralea-van-der-merwe-fought-her-body-image-demons/story-fnixwvgh-1226914710944

Of course, I am very proud of my friends’ achievement and will continue to cheer them on! Beside, I am a bit jaded by reading all the negativity, bad news most of the time. I find it refreshing and inspiring to read good news, news that bring hope. Nevertheless, the reason I am sharing this story is I know that there are people out there who need to know there is hope in the darkness. Folks who are still in the midst of their storm need to focus on Jesus, your captain, keep declaring health, and  look far away at the horizon.

Believe in your future self. Don’t be push by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

http://www.jump-in.com.au/show/mornings/videos/3578677793001/

Isn’t this a good reminder for most of us as young and older women need to embrace our bodies. Regardless what the world says about your body. You are beautiful because you are created in the image of your Creator.

She is a dreamer, a doer, a thinker. She sees possibility everywhere.

Look at the beautiful and amazing Nezz now, trim and fit!

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Above Photo taken by Nerralea Van Der Merwe.

I leave you with this thought. The living word states: “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” -Matt 19:26

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Eat Smart

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Good Day, Beautiful People!
Starting my day right with superfood. Spirulina is super green. Spirulina is like natural sea vegetable not true algae (actually a cyanobacteria) has many health benefits. Under the same umbrella with Chlorella. It is loaded in Chlorophyll, and similar to plants, draw its energy from the sun. I normally, take it with water, or organic juice. I even add it in my homemade organic smoothies. Seriously, I will not bore you all on the properties, nutrients and benefits as you can google and research this easily if you are keen.

“Spirulina has long been associated with immune building and anti-viral properties, eye and brain health and cardiovascular health, but we now see that spirulina also has anti-inflammatory properties through this research on one of the principal constituents in spirulina, phycocyanin. This study isolates the mechanism of action for phycocyanin as an anti-inflammatory.” – Dr Joseph Mercola

It tastes savory like seaweed. Let me know you are game to give it a go or you are already a fan. This is simply another one of my sharing. I am not here to convert you or sell you Spirulina. It is never anyone place to condemn people who are not into superfood or organic health food. 20140518-205511.jpg

Who says healthy and organic food cannot be delish. Your taste buds will be enticed with real food taste without all the nasty chemical, pesticides and hormones. Real food does not need much seasoning & sauce to make it yummy. Beside, it is not true that organic or healthy food are always more expensive. There is are ways to do it more affordable. Most likely to save you huge medical cost in the long run.

Below are a few articles for those who are keen to learn more or ready for a change in the way of food consumption.

http://foodbabe.com/2013/05/20/how-to-eat-organic-on-a-budget/ http://www.foodmatters.tv/articles-1/10-tips-for-buying-organic-food-on-a-budget http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=740

Some wise person taught me this ages ago and has been stuck in mind since then: You are what you eat. Don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake. Leave you with this thought from the Living Word “Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good and let your soul delight itself in abundance.” Isaiah 55:2 

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NB: The other 2 photos are from pinterest.

You Said – Song/Poem [MF]

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Good Day, Beautiful People!
Without fail, I am giving you another taste of my gifted friend, Melinda Fletcher’s wonderful creation. Did I forget to mention previously, this girl can sing too. Imagine we all have a gathering, enjoying a pleasant conversation around the table, on spur of moment, she will burst out a divine song that she wrote. This is one of them. You cannot request for it but you have to wait for it to happen. I wish I was fast enough to video it each time. Most time, I was too captivated by the songs and the singing. Well, I hope one day she will have it all recorded on a delightful CD and compile into a marvelous book. Nevertheless, you get to enjoy this moving poem. 

YOU SAID

You said you are my Saviour

You came to rescue me

And all I have to do is love you

To live eternally

 

You said you were my healer

You took all my disease

And all I have to do is love you

And choose to believe 

  

You said you are my helper

You said you’d make a way

That all I have to do is love you

And not to be afraid

You said you are provider

You said you’d meet my needs

That all I have to do is love you

And sit at your feet

You said you were my teacher

You said you’d guide me through

That all I have to do is love you

And love you, Yes I do

And love you, Yes I do.

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NB: Photo above is northern lights in Iceland. The photo below is a oil painting, not sure who is the artist.

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“The Liebster Award” nomination.. Congratulations and Thank you all

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As a new blogger “inspiring writer, poet”, I am honored to receive this nomination for “The Liebster Award” from http://svdeaner.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/smiles-all-around-liebster-award-nomination. Sarah’s writing is encouraging, insightful and poetic. From her personal story of her healthy lifestyle to her poetry. Thank you for reaching out to fellow writers who love what they do!

“The Liebster award is awarded to bloggers with under 200 followers to try to promote their blog and also bring together a community of bloggers. The rules of the competition are as follows:

The nominated user must provide a link back to the person who nominated them. Provide 11 facts about yourself , Answer 11 question set by the person who nominated you, Choose 11 more people and ask them 11 questions.

 11 facts about myself:

1. Love Jesus. Not into religion, have a relationship with my Creator (God).

2. Love People. Enjoy people of different culture. Passionate to speak life into someone situation. It delights me to connect people to their heart destiny or their purpose in life.

3. Love Life. Enjoy my life and live a full life whether is a good or challenging season.

4. Travel Bug. I would gladly live out of a suitcase, if it meant I could see the world!

5. I’m a booklover. I visit many books: novels, self-improvement, motivational, autobiography, fiction, leadership… but I camp in the living word, Bible.

6. Enjoy good company with good music, wine and slow food. Love organic food and healthy goodies.

7. Fond of roaming around art galleries. Adore the great old master artists masterpieces.

8. Love wandering and combing beaches of the world.

9. I am passionate about my day job as a manager.

10. My free time, I love let my creativity run wild. Writing, paintings, scrapbooking and create stuff.

11. I am also a bit of “photoholic” and “chocoholic”.

Thank you again Karen SK http://luvlifedream.wordpress.com for nominating me and recognizing my writing and to the support of all of WordPress followers! Thank you again for this recognition!!!!

Questions from Karen:

1. If you were to go back in time and do something you never did what would it be?

If I can can be transported back in time by time machine, I’ll love be the one who pioneer the woman’s liberation movement.

2. Why do you choose to write?

There are many reasons I write. One to conquer my fear of writing. Love to share my passion and adventures with people.       Encourage and give hope to someone in my writing.

3. What is your biggest inspiration?

To live my best authentic life. I want to leave behind a great legacy. Someday, I remain as someone good memories.

4. What is your pet peeve?

The injustice of the world especially human trafficking.

5. If you were to be any character of a book or movie who would you be?

Gee this is so hard to pick… I would love to be wonderwoman. Kick those bad ass.

6. What is your best quality?

Creative.

7. Do you ever get writers block and what do you do to overcome it?

Yes. Walk away, have a nice cup of tea, chill and drift away. Always come back fresh.

8. How has your writing affected your relationships?

Writing has made me a more opened person so my relationships has gone to another whole other level.

9. What is your biggest accomplishment?

Unsure what is consider biggest accomplishment, finished my basic degree in health Science, venture into different work and business.

10. What is your favorite movie?

Too many good movies, The Help, Lord of the Rings, 12 years a slave, Forrest Gump, The Lion King are some of my favourites. All time favourite has to be The Passion of the Christ.

11. If you could be anyone for a day who would it be and why?

Esther in the bible time, she was brave to stand in front of the King to petition for her people to be saved. She saved her race.

My nominations are:

http://victoriajodean.com/

http://jangrace.com/

http://empowermentmomentsblog.com/

http://jeanieshepard.wordpress.com/

http://levithetford.com/

http://perceptionlight.wordpress.com/

http://coramdeoministriesint.wordpress.com/

http://timitude.com/

http://robertwilliamhaddock.wordpress.com/

http://amandaraeliddell.wordpress.com/

http://nonlinearcompilations.wordpress.com/

Questions for the nominees:

1. What make you happy?

2. Where is your favourite place on earth?

3. How do you face the stormy season in life?

4. If you can be in someone shoes for a day, who will it be? Why?

5. If you can tell your younger self about something you learn now and wish you knew then, what will that be?

6.  What is your passion in life?

7. What is your favourite indulgence?

8. If today is the last day for you on earth, how do you like to spend it?

9. Imagine 10 years from now, where will you be and what you see yourself accomplishing?

10. What is the most valuable lesson you have learnt by far?

11. Imagine you won a lotto of $1million, what will you do with that money?

Instructions for the Nominees:

Set #1

1) Post a short Q&A about themselves

2) Answer the questions the tagger has asked

3) Create a new list of questions for their own nominees

4) Choose a list of their own nominees and notify them

Set#2

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.

2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you.

3. Copy & Paste the award to your blog.

4. Nominate 11 blogs to receive the award who have less than 200 followers.

5. Inform them of their nomination by leaving comment on their blog.

Set #3

1. Post the award on your blog.

2. Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.

3. Write 11 random facts about yourself.

4. Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers.

5. Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions.
 

Thank you Lorraine Reguly for blogging the Official rules.

http://wordingwell.com/the-liebster-award-the-official-rules-my-first-blog-award-and-a-few-personal-secrets-revealed/

 

The Fruit Tree [MF]

Good Day, Beautiful People!
Sharing this beautiful Song/Poem by my talented mate, Melinda Fletcher.

THE FRUIT TREE

From the outside to the inside 

The world is looking in

But from the inside to the outside 

God is working from within 

 

And when it seems like nothing’s happening 

Just think about the tree 

It is planted in the soil 

Where its growing from a seed 

 

With some sunlight and some water 

The tree begins to grow 

And before long with no effort 

the fruit begins to show 

 

From the outside to the inside 

The world is looking in

And from the fruit that’s on the outside

They will see Jesus within

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Photos credits to Pinterest.

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