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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 (13) and Angelee (10) 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. Last year our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel. We are all so in love with him! "Love in Action" is our journey as a family to love the way Jesus is teaching us to love and live.

About the Journey

Life is certainly a remarkable adventure! You just never quite know what's around that next corner! I am a 36 year old wife and mommy to 4 amazing children. When I started this blog a few years ago I had no idea just how much I would learn about the depths of God's love in the years ahead! Back then I was a mommy of two little girls. In September 2011 we were given the greatest privilege to become proud parents to a very special little boy called Zac, our "lion heart". We were entrusted to carry him in pregnancy in an amazing walk of faith, because he would only be ours this side of Heaven for 21 and a half hours after birth. Our precious heart baby has taught us more about the reality of Heaven and the truly important matters of the heart in his short journey in our lives than a lifespan of living could have taught us. He continues to be our pointer to Jesus in remarkable ways. "Love in Action" has become our incredible journey through grief to live lives filled with grace, strength, increasing joy and purpose as we continue to heal and grow in God's amazing love as a family. Just a few weeks ago we welcomed our second son, Gabriel into this amazing big-wide-world-of-wonder! We are overcome with joy as the Great Restorer is faithfully at work in our lives! Please come and join me on my adventure. I'm one of those people who wears my heart on my sleeve. I'm a firm believer of living my life out in the open as I continue to pursue a life lived in truth and freedom. I am exploring the depths of God's personal love for us, and I have to say that life is far more colourful lived in His love. I would like to live my life having experienced rich friendships - both new and old and most certainly having loved and laughed my way through most of it. I welcome you to share your thoughts and comments with me. At the end of each blog entry, click on "comments" to add your thoughts. I can't wait to hear from you! Here's to life God's way ... RICH and FULL in Jesus Christ's overflowing love for us!

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

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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.

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