This week I had my youngest niece stay with me for four days (Monday afternoon till Thursday afternoon), we had so much fun.
I love being an Aunty I really do.
It is such a privilege.
We had many adventures over the four days.
One of our adventures included going roller skating, now this was my nieces second time at roller skating and I must say she did so well.
She didn’t fall over very much this time; she was very brave and left holding onto the wall and ventured into the middle of the rink.
We where there for about 2 hours and we didn’t have very many breaks at all.
I love how resilient she is, every time she did fall over, she laughed and got back up again. It was such a lovely atmosphere and yes, we were tired when we arrived home.
I love roller skating; I really do it is so much fun.
Our week also involved us going shopping for shirts to decorate, we brought fabric paint and a lovely soft toy which she named Rainbow.
We had takeout meals and shopped.
We also had a Yes Day where she did my makeup and hair.
She said that my hair looked like I was in the 80’s.
I also had to wear it out to the shops and yes, I did see some people that I knew.
There is something about being in the moment, there is something about a child’s laugh, there is something about seeing life through a child’s eye.
There is also something about creating memories, I love this I love creating memories.
I love spending time with my niece’s and nephew.
I love being there for them.
I want to create memories with them.
Today is Good Friday and I am reflecting on all that Jesus did.
I can’t imagine what Jesus went through, I really can’t.
I am so grateful for all that he did.
What does Good Friday mean to you?
What do you do on Good Friday?
I would love to hear from you.
Today I am taking time to reflect, to read His word, to worship and to pray.
It will be soon be Easter, there are two days until Good Friday.
There is something about the Easter story and how much God loves us.
I don’t know what you believe about the bible, but I really wanted to encourage you that you are valued.
I have read the Easter story about Jesus.
You can read the Gospel’s about Mark, Matthew, Luke and John to hear their testimony.
I would love to hear what you think about their stories.
Good Friday is such an important day for us.
It is the day that Jesus was crucified for us.
Then we move towards Easter Sunday where Jesus rose again.
I will share more about this on Easter Sunday.
I would love to hear from you and how you celebrate Easter.
How do you celebrate good Friday?
I would love to pray for you at this time.
Let me know if you need prayer, you can contact me.
Let’s encourage and pray for one another at this time.
Let’s make a difference.
You are worthy, valued and loved.
I don’t know about you but I love being creative, I really do.
I find that it encourages me.
I find that it inspires me.
I find that it helps me.
Being creative for me is about being mindful.
It is about being in the moment.
I love being creative.
How have you been creative this week-
Have you journaled?
Have you had a creative date?
Have you shared what you created on social media?
Have you shared what you have created with a friend?
Let’s encourage on another.
Let’s be brave.
Your creativity could encourage someone.
Being creative for me is important, being creative is my outlet, being creative is who I am.
Let your creativity begin.
Today I really wanted to encourage you.
I don’t know what is going on in your life, but I want to say that you are not alone.
I want to let you know that there is hope?
There really is.
Even if you cannot see it, even if you cannot feel it, don’t give up.
I know when I was going through a very challenging time in my life, I didn’t know how I was going to recover.
I didn’t know how things would work out.
I had to have faith.
I had to believe that He would work out everything for good.
And He did, in the most amazing ways.
I also had amazing faithful friends that stood in the gap for me.
Who is standing in the gap for you?
Who is a prayer warrior for you?
If you need prayer please let me know, I am here for you.
Today I just wanted to say that I am cheering you on.
Today I am at the local coffee shop having a writing session with a friend.
We are having a pot of ginger tea to help us with the writing session.
I love writing and I am making a new commitment to blog twice a week for the next few weeks.
I find it important to have accountability with my writing projects.
You see being creative is important to me it is what fills me with enthusiasm, it is part of who I have been created to be.
What stops us from being creative and expressing who we really are?
What stops us from doing the things that we really love to do?
Is it the thoughts of –
I am not good enough
Who will read it?
Is it good enough?
What will people think?
Comparing ourselves to other writers?
My thoughts run to the negative, I am really good at thinking about all the reasons why I should not write.
Why do we allow those lies to stop us from being creative?
How can we break through from this thinking and pursue what is really important to us?
To pursue what we love to do?
To pursue what brings us joy?
We need to put aside those negative thoughts and just start writing.
Just start writing without editing everything that we write.
It takes vulnerability and just to show up.
If you want to write, then write.
I am cheering you on here.
I would love to read what you are writing about.
I love spending time with all of my nieces and my nephew, I love creating memories with them.
This weekend I had my youngest niece stay over.
We had such an amazing weekend.
Friday night we ordered Menulog and we had McDonalds delivered, she was so excited.
She said this is my first Menulog.
Saturday, we had a relaxed morning and then ventured out to the local shopping centre.
We shopped and brought my sister her birthday present.
The adventure for Saturday was to try sushi, we went to a lovely sushi train restaurant.
Well, did she like sushi?
She liked it but not the seaweed, she did like using chopsticks.
Yes, she was amazing at using chopsticks.
She really mastered using chopsticks.
On Sunday we spent most of the day creating, listening to music and painting.
I don’t know about you but I value the time I am able to spend with my nieces.
I value being with them, I value speaking into their lives, I value how amazing they are, I value them.
I love being a part of their lives.
Who can you encourage?
Is there someone that you can speak into their lives?
Let’s be there for one another?
Let’s experience new things with other.
Let’s invest in others.
Today is day three of lockdown.
Today I have been able to work at home and work on programs for term one.
I have been at home all day today.
I am so grateful to be able to work at home.
Today I have been working on programs for the schools that I work at.
I have been able to work on permission forms for the programs that I run and also for creating new Journals for girls’ group and boys’ group for this term.
Today I have been able to catch up with some amazing Chaplains over Zoom
I love Zoom and I love that we can just be there for others and catch up.
Today, was so lovely.
Today was so encouraging and inspiring.
We had the most amazing prayer time with each other.
I love prayer and praying for others.
Prayer is so important in these times.
I know that at this time prayer is so valued.
We, prayed for WA, we prayed about our lockdown, we prayed for our schools, we prayed for each other and for people in the fire affected areas and we prayed.
I would love to pray for you?
What to do you need prayer for?
Let’s encourage each other and pray for one another.
Looking forward to hearing from you.