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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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01 January 2012

Beauty Awaits

There is something so gracious about the start of a new year. It always feels like a clear slate. An opportunity for new beginnings. Sometimes it's the chance to start all over again, or maybe it is the moment of finally choosing to leave the past in the past and walking into the blessings of what 'now' entails. While it is a letting go, it is also an embracing of the beauty that awaits. For me, this year, it's the treasure of knowing that there is purpose and destiny of incredible adventures and memories to be explored in the days ahead. This is my little "Happy New Year" to you as you enter 2012. There is untold beauty to discover in Him this year as you do what you were made to do ... to walk with the One who has destiny written over each of our days. I am walking into this year with heart peace and beautiful expectancy, because I walk into this year with my King. I walk into this year with a deep sense of thanksgiving for the family that He has entrusted to me and also with a far greater appreciation for the opportunity to love deeply each day. 
All my love and prayers for blessing to you in your journeys of "love in action" this year. There are beautiful stories in the making for each of us.
All my Love
Janine xxx

4 comments:

Janelle Fair said...

Hi Janine,

I came upon your blog via another girl I follow (Daisygirl). I have to thank you ever so much for this post. I have always been bitter about "new years", because I find people too often make resolutions they don't intend to keep. I've been forgetting to glorify God in the new year and to always make it about Him. God works in mysterious ways and I am so blessed to have stumbled upon your writing. It is crisp, simple, inspiring and beautiful. Thank you from one writer to another.

Janelle

Janelle Fair said...

Hi Janine,

I came upon your blog through another girl I follow. I have to thank you for this post. It has inspired me and reminded me of where I need to look this year. I am an avid follower of Christ, but have always struggled with "new years". I don't like the way people make resolutions they don't intend to keep and how the world seems to fall farther away from God each year. God works in mysterious ways, though and I am ever so blessed to have fallen upon your writing. It is crisp, brilliant, beautiful and inspired me to continue looking heavenward. Thank you from one writer to another.

Janelle

Carol F said...

Beatiful Blog my Darling Girl, I know this will be a year of Blessing in your life. You are a precious treasure with many beautiful facets still waiting to be revealed.
I love you with all my heart,
Mom Xx

Susan said...

Beautiful! I pray 2012 will be a peaceful yet joyful year for you and your family.