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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 (15) and Angelee (12) 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. 3 years ago our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! "Love in Action" is our journey as a family to love the way Jesus is teaching us to love and live.

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03 May 2010

Make-over Mondays ...

Today is the perfect day to start a new segment to my blog. I am going to call it "Make-over Monday". It kind of just popped into my heart over the weekend. 
Mondays often seem to start with such a crazy rush and a little too much busyness in our home after the weekend ;) As a school mom (and NOT a "natural" morning person) - having to drag myself up early, prepare healthy breakfasts and make sure they are eaten (and not fed to the already well-fed dogs!), check lunch boxes, re-do hair for the third time and then make sure school bags are all packed and ready ... well, you know the crazy drill, by the time I get a chance to breathe, I realize that I am already late for work! I just found myself to be in such a crazy rush through each day negotiating my time between 3 different jobs, full time mommy in the arvies, and wanting so much to be a great home maker but having too little time to get stuck into making my home all the things that I would love it to be for my family that e-v-e-n-t-u-a-l-y last week I took it all to the Lord and asked Him where I need to adjust so that I can fit into my day the things that He wants me to pursue right now in my life. Well - He spoke loud and clear and I feel like I have so much space to breathe and dream. The Lord showed me that I need to lay down one of the admin roles that takes up my mornings so that I can have my mornings to get stuck into His Word and get around to finally being the home maker that I so desire to be. So ladies ... watch this space!! I may have just laid down an income that I relied on - but my Father God knows just how to provide for this family and give my family a woman of peace instead of a stressed out mamma!!!
And so at the start of my first free week, here starts "Make-over Monday". I will post 'heart' make-overs that He is working with me through, practical home projects, style make-overs and whatever else He prompts me to share with you with all my newly found free time :) Just want you bloggy friends to know that reading some of your amazing posts has encouraged me and given me fresh vision to take this leap of faith. 
Lots of love,
Janine
ps - PLEASE share with me some of the "make-overs" that you are undergoing too (home, heart, whatever!!!) ... I can't wait to hear!!!   

3 comments:

Adeye said...

Oh my Jan--what a FANTASTIC idea. I can hardly wait to see what the Father leads you to share. So fabulous.

I love you heaps and heaps. Thank you for praying with me this week. Let's try and skype again soon.

Rebecca said...

I hear you girlfriend! God reminded me this past week that I cannot hear HIS voice if I'm busy listening to the sounds of my life.

Beautiful heart and spot-on post.

Thank you for visiting me today. I needed your kind words and encouragement!

xoRebecca

Nisha Mundy said...

This is awesome Jan! I can't wait for all the exciting things that Daddy has in store for us through you!
I've been on a priority make-over myself (yikes!). Putting first things first. I love the scripture in Proverbs that reads:
" Have two goals: wisdom-that is, knowing and doing right-and common sense. Don't let them slip away for they fill you with living energy and bring you honor and respect". Proverbs 3:21-22

Thanks for Sharing!
Love,
Nisha