Art of Resting [Art de repos; Arte di Riposo; Arte de descansar; 休息的艺术]

  
Good Day, Beautiful People!

Sorry for not writing in as much as before.  Sometime life throws you a curve ball, you need to respond wisely. The need arise cause me to take a short sabbatical and chill. 

In our modern days, busy lifestyle, rest is the last thing we have in mind for most of us unless you’re retirees or in between jobs  or force to rest at home. 

Depends on your personality, I certainly find myself in the space that I have to labour to rest. My body is forced to rest to restore to good health. 

  
Learn to rest in the fullness of His Grace. 

Learn to sleep well and take cat nap.

Learn to declare and claim His Promises of health and wholeness.

Learn to relax and chill with good praise music, podcasts and books. 

Learn to be patient during the wait. Do constructive and productive thing like reading or encouraging someone while waiting. 

Learn not to get annoyed looking at things need to be done and yet unable to be done at the time frame.

Learn to receive help is pretty humbling experience. Especially you treasure your independence ability to do most stuff on your own.

Learn to be grateful in small things, in daily progress, in true friends that lean in and care. 

Learn to surround yourself with joy and happiness whatever that is.

Learn to run again eventually.

Whatever is worrying you, forget about it! Take a DEEP BREATHE and TRUST GOD!  

   
    
 

  
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Mom’s the Word


 
  
Good Day, Beautiful People! 

Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms; natural moms, spiritual moms, Moms in love, adopted moms, single moms, stepmoms, foster moms, “furry kids”moms [AKA pets moms] and all my wise, brave, courageous and strong mom friends in different seasons who celebrate!   You deserve to be honoured and spoilt for the tireless work you do, your sacrifice, tears, sweat, joy, pain, struggles , challenges and prayers. At times, you can feel like under valued by people around you and society. Hope you realised you’re bringing up the next generation;  you’re loved, valued and seen by the unseen God! Newsflash people, all moms are working moms in case you’re wondering. There is no checkout time, no annual leave, no pay, no sickies leave… Is a 24/7 job! Yet, most women are willing to taken on this job.

I’m mindful that Mother’s Day can be overwhelming, painful and difficult due to unexpected situations like separation from family, loss of child , orphans, lawless mom, shady mom, vicious mom, childless mom and loss of grandma. I pray real peace for me and you all. 

I don’t need a special day to honour my mummy! I live my whole life in a way that will honour her. Forever thankful for giving life to me and raising me up to be a contributor to society. She sacrifices her life devoted to her family, raising her children up well and looking after her grand babies and grandkids so her children can feel secure to chase after their dreams and conquer their world.  Without you and your huge sacrifice, we will not be where we are today.  

 

  

  

‘M’ is for the million things she gave me,

‘O’ means only that she’s growing old,

‘T’ is for the tears she shed to save me,

‘H’ is for her heart of purest gold;

‘E’ is for her eyes, with love-light shining,

‘R’ means right, and right she’ll always be,

Put them all together, they spell ‘MOTHER,’

A word that means the world to me.

Copyright ©:: Howard Johnson

  

This is the touching song, You raised me up,  I dedicated for my mummy one of her birthdays. Enjoy, it always reminds me of you when I listen to this song.

I can’t help myself but to share these hilarious comics, pretty sure most moms can relate to these.

   
    
    
  

Keep dreaming ladies, this may come true one day!
  
    

This what moms really want, hope and pray that all the kids turned to be good people.

 

A blessing and prayer tribute to all mothers 

“Blessed be all mothers

Who have come into our lives

Whose kindness, care and loving

Remain with us to guide.

Your inspiration in us
Made us strive in every way

Especially to remember

Helping others makes our day.

Mothers, this little tribute
Flows directly from my heart

You are so loved and cherished

Invaluable, one and all, you are.

– Susan Kramer

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Earth Day [jour de la Terre; día de la Tierra; giorno della Terra; 地球日] 

  
Good Day, Beautiful People! 

22nd of April was Earth day. I’m just thankful that the earth is a beautiful and wonderful place that God has created. Yes, I’m not in denial, I’m fully aware the fact that some part of world is sick, in turmoil and in the dark place. 

For this point in time, I just want us to focus and gaze at the stunning photos via Pinterest by some amazing photographers. Just get lost in it, have a selah moment, forget all your troubles and enjoy the magnificent masterpiece earth that the Creator is showing off. Imagine what He can do with your life if you are willing. After all He created the earth out of nothing, simply by speaking it into being. 
  

Greece, ocean is the blue heart.
  

Split, Croatia
  

Bridge of Sighs, Venice, Italy

  

Johnnesberg, South Africa 
  

Valley of Flowers, Himalayas of the Uttaranchai, India

  

Hitachi seaside park, Japan.

  

Sunset in the Provence, France.

 

Dreamy nature, Pink Moss Bridges, Ireland.

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Easter [Pascua de Resurrección; Pâques; Pasqua; 复活节]

  

  
Good Day, Beautiful People!  Wishing you a GOOD GOOD FRIDAY and BLESSED EASTER!

Most part of the world is in a pretty broken and devastating place.  Emotionally affected by the news and all the awful news from people in my world. Sometimes, it makes us feel so overwhelmed and helpless. I choose to pray over situations that only God can bring divine solution. 

No matter what situation you are in today take heart that He is all knowing and loving you through good and bad times. Whether you feel that you’re alone and forsaken or you’re searching for real eternal love or you feel lost or you feel depressed or you about to give up in life or you’re happy and walking in His grace and favour.   It doesn’t matter if you know Him and love Him back. After all, Jesus has paid the price for all of us knowing that you may reject Him. 

Love the Creative Team in my church that come up with all these love notes represent Jesus loves for you. Most of us believers recognise it is the best and greatest  love story ever told. Hope you enjoy the love notes. 

  
  
  
   
   
    
 

  
   
 

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Love; Amour; Amor; Amore; 爱

  
Good Day, Beautiful People!

Happy St Valentine’s Day to all that celebrate love.  Divine Love from above, Love for self, Love for Lovers,  Love for families, Love for friends, Love for pets and Love for community.

Without doubt, we understand not all people will be happy on St Valentine’s Day. Some people are going to be heart broken, disappointed, jealous, sad, depressed and lonely. I totally comprehend  those who boycott Valentine’s Day for above reasons and others think that is too commercialise maybe for the young and for the rich. Well, I just happen to think it is about showing appreciation of love to people you care around you even you’re not in a relationship. It doesn’t have to cost you an arm or a leg. You just have to be a bit creative like my beloved or my mom.

When a woman knows who she is. She doesn’t respond to what she is not.  Never compromise your destiny with bad company just because you are feeling lonely. There is nothing wrong with singleness. I’m a true believer of this notion “better to be single than to settle down for second best”. This is not a cliche, the right attention from a wrong individual during a lonely time can fool you into thinking they might be the one.  Finding someone worth waking up to is always going to be better than finding someone to sleep with. 

   
  

The People I know are pretty savvy just in case you need to point someone in your world the right direction. Well, the reverse is true too! Gentlemen… In case, you’re confused. God will never send you someone else’s wife. 

  
 

Friends,  your Divine Prince of Peace has died for you and love you the way you are because you are beautiful, worthy and valuable. You’re loved. So don’t let someone who doesn’t appreciate your worth destroy your future. You deserve someone better.   Maybe someone has to repeat this out loud in front of the mirror to sink in.  

   
   
My advice for the singles is never ever chase love, affection or attention. If it isn’t given freely by another person, it isn’t worth having.  The gospel truth is You don’t need someone to complete you. You need someone to accept you completely. And seriously, it doesn’t matter who hurt you or broke you down. What matter is who make you smile again.

Now listen to your heart, if you know you have found someone special or if you love someone have the courage to let the person know. Because hearts are often broken by words left unspoken. Remember, the someone maybe a great guy or great girl but that doesn’t mean he or she is the One for you.

Do something special for yourself or family or single friends. Turn it into a day of self pampering. My mom used to deck the home, get nice treats or baked for us as a family. Some years, we go out to see a movie together. Other years, we go shopping together follow by a lovely meal in a family restaurant. She pretty much influence me in a way that I feel fine to be single and didn’t feel pressure of hooking up with someone. I guess when you feel loved up, you don’t feel the need to go out with any random guys who interested in you or rush into a relationship especially you know in your heart is not right in the first place. These days is not easy to be bombarded by media, social media, celebs and peer pressure to have a relationship as a teenage. Well, my parents used to say if the guys you want to date must be able to provide for his future family. He better be paying for your dates. If you think he has potential great ask him to come back in a few years time. I think most parents will like my parents saying “if the guy is still using his parents’ money means he can’t even take care of himself. He has not earn the right to have relationship with you.” I’m not even talking about conviction and characters of person of interest yet. I guess my folks has set the bar pretty high for me to consider dating anyone they will approve.  You may think this is easy for my parents to preach on that because I’m a girl.  The truth is my brother pay for meals 90% of time with us and even with his in laws extended family.  I’m not suggesting you have to follow what we do. 
  

For those married men out there, these are some good tips: 

 

  

   
    
 

  

   
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Happy Chinese (Lunar) New Year; Joyeux Nouvel An chinois; Feliz Año Nuevo Chino; Buon Capodanno cinese; 新年快乐

  
Good Day, Beautiful People!

Have a blessed, Grace filled, Healthy, Prosperous and Happy Chinese (Lunar) New Year to all in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, the Philippines,  Vietnamese and Chinese that live all over the world.

Did you know that the Bible mentions the nation of China by name, or that God’s plan of redemption through Christ is etched in the Chinese language and characters? Joseph Prince reveals these and other fascinating truths in this special Chinese New Year message. Be blow away as you discover the similarities between the sacrificial ceremonies of the ancient Chinese and those found in the Old Testament, and how they point to Christ, the perfect sacrifice for our sins. Check out his teachings and experience afresh the incredible grace of God that saves, redeems and blesses you through the blood of Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God!

  
Gazing at these beautiful, elegant, exquisite and divine pink peonies just make me ponder, our Creator simply create these delightful peonies purely for His pleasure and for us to enjoy the simple and lucid things in life if we choose to stop and take a bit of time adore them. It will do your soul some wonder.

Fact about peony: The peony is among the longest-used flowers in Eastern culture and is one of the smallest living creature national emblems in China. 

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil. Cling to what is good. -Roman12:9

Here are some Chinese New Year blessings and proverbs with  bible interpretation:

心想事成 

 God will grant us the desires of our heart. -Ps 37:4

万事如意 

 In all things God works together for the good of those who love Him. -Rom 8:28

岁岁平安 

 The peace of God will guard our hearts and minds in Christ. -Phil 4:7

事业有成 

God knows the plans for us to prosper us and give us a future and a hope. -Jer 29:11 

步步高升 

God has raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. -Eph 2:6

金玉满堂 

The house of the righteous is filled with treasure. -Prov 15:6

红运当头 

 God has made us the head and not the tail (as a result of Jesus’ shed blood). -Deut 28:13

笑口常开 

God brings His people out with rejoicing, and His chosen ones with shouts of joy. -Ps 105:43

  

NB: Above is my food styling photo of homemade organic chemical free Chinese New Year  gourmet food by my beloved.  #NianGao ( #YearCake ) & #pioneering new #Roo #BakKwa ( #kangaroo #roojerky )! 

Saving last but not least, fun and laughter as my Chinese New Year gift 🎁🍊🍊 for you! 

  
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