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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sun's Up, MUGS UP!

And the first order of business today is coffee... isn't it always? We've got company visiting for the first time here in Vietnam, and it is awesome, so much do to, so much I haven't done- and someone to do it with. But as always, first order of business is a big mug full of Kicking Horse Coffee... Thank goodness for family and friends who understand just how much I love the stuff- and for sending it to me, despite the cost - not sure I can every say thank you enough, so this one's for you...
Sun's Up, MUGS UP! at ease...


Cheerio to an awesome day, starting the right way :)
What's in your mug?
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M.

(Ps. I don't get paid to share Kicking Horse with you, it's just my absolute favourite!)

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Despite the Forecast


This is a lesson for me.  Despite the forecast, live like it's SPRING.

How many of us are starting the new year out on a new foot, or wishing it was a new foot, a new forecast, a new outlook? How many of us have gotten news that we were not expecting? How many of us have parents, siblings, children, loved ones, dealing with a forecast that is heart breaking? How many of us have stuff in our past the makes our future look bleak? How many of us are tired of starting over again... and are just about to let it all go? How many of us feel hopeless?

The forecast we have for children, looks bleak, a chance of thunderclouds, but most likely just a lot of fog, and freezing rain... not what you want to go out and dance barefoot in. But despite the forecast, despite all the times the pain take my breath away, despite what the future looks like... LIVE likes it's spring. Live like there is hope, believe there is hope. Hope...

Somedays I feel like this is doable, there is hope, there is always hope, when all else fails, there is hope... and I do believe that, because it ain't over 'till the fat lady sings, as they say, or it isn't actually over until they put me in the ground. Which means, I'm breathing, so there is hope... right?

I always quote the first part of this verse from proverbs, "hope deferred makes the heart sick..." and my mother always finishes it "... but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life."
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life...   
Proverbs 13:12 
I believe that if we live in hope, our dreams are fulfilled, and I believe if we live with an open mind,  and an open heart dreams are fulfilled that perhaps we never even knew we had...

Here's to a new year, despite the forecast, live like it's spring, and dare to hope and dream!
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M.
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Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New YEAR! Facebook Cover Images FOR YOU!

Happy New Year! Let's celebrate!

Here are some Facebook cover images for you to use and enjoy! Wish your friends and family a Happy New Year! Decorate your page!

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M.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Made Well a Book Review from the Heart.


When we think about healing we think of this miraculous, one moment sick-the next moment healthy, kind of healing. But what happens when that doesn’t happen? What happens when we are called to a journey of becoming whole, a journey that is marked with hard work, emotional battles, a journey that takes putting one foot in front of the other everyday to being made well. When we respond to the invitation that Jesus gave so long ago, and still gives every day, an open hand, a sweet whisper to our hearts “Do you want to be made well?”, with a resounding yes… our journey can look different than expected. This book is a guide, a love letter, a soothing balm to the soul on a healing journey. A Journey through pain, through hurt, through sickness to a place of peace, a peace that passes all understanding… That can only be received if we accept this invitation.

As I was reading though this book there were so many moments when my heart leapt because she was speaking directly to pain and hurt in my own life. Jenny has interwoven personal stories all throughout this book -weaving a tapestry that we can all recognize even though our journey may look different, we see the common threads, the heart hurts, the unseen hand, that hind sight as 20/20, and even though we may never know the purpose, we know that we are on the road to being made well. 

The concept is simple, yet so profound. It grasped me in the first few pages, my heart recognized that I needed to read this book, that this was a message for me, for my hurt moments, for my hurt heart. 

If you are ready to accept the invitation “Do you want to be made well?” then this book is for you. It will encourage you - you are not alone, you are being made well, we are being made well… and You are worth being made well. I am worth it. And we are so loved. 

As many of you know I have had my own hurt heart, my own issues with fertility and no babies, and a hurt heart, a mother’s heart that has never been filled, a heart that is mourning the loss of a lifetime of dreams, a heart that is on a journey to being made well. A heart that has chosen gratitude and hope… a heart that somedays physically aches in my body. I live a life that sometimes catches me off guard and takes my breath away, drops me to my knees, hurt. I don’t understand, I may never understand, but what I do know is that I responded to the invitation “Do you want to be made well?” and in doing so, I have journeyed a long way on a road of healing.
Healing hurts. Healing is hard work. Healing takes time, healing can take a life time… sometimes healing may only come on the other side of glory, but healing does come… and we will be made well.
Thank you Jenny for writing this book, sharing your heart, your hurts, your victories, your stories. Thank you for re-introducing us to Jesus, the ultimate healer, friend, confidant and Saviour.  This book is such an encouragement to me, it read my pain, it spoke a healing balm to my heart, and it has moved me in ways I cannot express.
What a beautiful way to start a new year… knowing that healing takes time, healing hurts, but we’re all going to make it through, because we have accepted the most beautiful invitation ever… 
Do you want to be made well? 
Share the love,
M.

Please Note: Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc .




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Sunday, December 25, 2016

DAY 25!!

Merry Christmas! This is it, this is day 25! We've made it, we've survived and we have arrived at the most wonderful day of the year!

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M.



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