About Me

South Africa
My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna and Angelee and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. A year and a half later, our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! This blog has been a place where I have been able to journal my journey through loss, hope and choosing to live a life rich in love.

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19 May 2009

Shepherd of my Heart

I am busy reading such a beautiful book called "Hinds' Feet on High Places" by Hannah Hurnard. I had heard that it is a beautiful book worth reading and the other day when I popped into the bookshop I saw that it was on sale. Wow!! If you have not read it, try and find a copy. It tells the story of The Great Shepherds great and wonderful love for us and His desire to lead us to new heights of love, joy and victory. It is written as a story which is so simple to relate to. I can't wait to start reading it to my girls.
Since reading this book, I am seeing Jesus so much clearer as the Shepherd of my heart. His love is so victorious ... so strong ... so consistent ... so full of hope. I am always amazed at how He continually sees the best in each of us. Why is it that we focus so much more on our faults? Are we afraid that if we look too closely at what He sees as beautiful, we might become proud? What a false truth!! Mature love is able to rest confidently in who its been made to be. Maybe we are simply too afraid to look too deeply, not knowing what we will find. Perhaps if we glimpse the true beauty inside, we might finally be compelled to let go of some of our "cover-up" aids ... like insecurity that plagues so many.
The most comforting thought for me today is that the Shepherd of my heart (who IS love) walks through each day with me. Whatever I face - He faces it with me.  He longs to take me to the high places in His love ... to teach me how to walk in the victory and strength of His perfect love.  
"The Lord is my strength,
and He will make my feet like Hinds' Feet,
and He will make me to walk upon
mine High Places."
Habakkuk 3:19

04 May 2009

Taking today and milking it for all it's worth!!

Today I was thinking about how much we need God to help us keep things in perspective. We all have things that get us down. Lately, so many that I know and love have been severely under attack - from the battle against terminal illness, financial loss, hurts and disappointment ... my heart gets so heavy when I try make sense of it all. AND YET ... God has a beautiful plan and purpose for us being alive and present here on earth right now. It is NOT for us to get swallowed up in all the fear, dread and disappointment that is always available at every turn .... NO! It is for us to live through Him and IN THE MIDST OF IT ALL- to live life ... and to live it abundantly. 

May we guard our hearts against discouragement and weariness. Life is too precious to get caught up in being down and focusing on the negatives. The wealth of His inheritance given so lavishly to each of us is to be taken hold of here on earth. It is so rich and vast and it is within us to release His goodness wherever we are. May we not waste a day in self pity when we are here to live fully! Too many that I love are fighting for their lives. May we take each day, accept the talents He has given us ... and use it all to bring Him glory and reach those who so desperately need His love! 

My prayer once again is for God to "open the eyes of my heart" so that I can glimpse things through His perspective.