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Be the Best You Can Be | Life Inspiration for 2014

Hi everyone

Wow, I realised I haven’t had a chance yet to post on The Good Girls Guide this year yet (slightly embarrassed)…life has just picked off straight where I left it on the 21st of December when I went on leave.

After 2 glorious weeks of relaxing, swimming, eating and soaking up a simply incredible Cape Town summer (nice and hot), it was back to work with a bang. Throw in a body now well on the way into 30 weeks of pregnancy, a husband about to be caught up in the madness of a new school year (he’s a teacher), the realisation that I have to get all my ‘affairs’ in order before heading out on maternity leave in just a few short months…well it was rather a lot to take in!

The good thing is that I never doubted it could and CAN all be done. God is just so constant and present in my life right now and He has such control over little piece – I can walk through a day of back ache, last minute supermarket visits, and forgotten laundry knowing that despite all those very ordinary things, He is still with me.

I’m also feeling rather inspired that while 2014 is bringing the biggest change to my life in 29 years, it’s a year that is ever so slowly motivating me to be the best I can be, and the best God wants me to be. Whether that’s being the best new mom I can be, the best wife, friend, sister or daughter, I was called to never settle for just being normal. Here’s to 2014.

Best you can be

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We Bought a House! Homeowners {to be}

So the BEST news prior to the Easter weekend was the BIG news that we bought a house! For real! What a dream experience it has been; to have been living with my parents for only 2 weeks and to have an offer accepted and signed for is really just a miracle. God has been SO IN THIS with us, it’s really remarkable.

As we set off to get our bond approved, pull together all our remaining finances and dream furiously on Pinterest, I’m just so aware of how He has orchestrated this for us. The couple who sold the house to us are in their 60s/70s and are strong Christians, who felt the Lord was going to bring people into their house who they were going to sell it to. We connected them through a wonderful hodge-podge experience of my mom’s tennis club friend who had this couple in their cell group, and then found we had SO many people in common with them – just really a fantastic experience for us!

Please keep my hubby and I in your prayers as we navigate this rather scary yet immensely exciting next phase of our lives 🙂 Homeowners!

Moving on Up!

“Hope In Your Word” | Scripture Inspiration

Psalm 119 vs 81-82: “My soul faints with longing for your salvation,but I have put my hope in your word”

“I am worn out waiting for your rescue, but I have put my hope in your word.”

“My soul is weak from waiting for you to save me. My hope is based on your word.”

“I’m homesick—longing for your salvation;
I’m waiting for your word of hope. “

My Soul

Life is Learning to Dance in the Rain

Hi lovely people! Here is a great little slice of inspiration I came across today…when life is tough, things get thrown at you and you don’t know why…focus on getting through each day at a time, and finding joy in triumphing over troubles.

It’s the question we put to God when times are hard, ‘Lord, why did that have to happen? It hurts!’…and all he wants us to do is draw closer to him and walk through the pain hand in hand. Life is about learning to Dance in the Rain!

Life is About Learning to Dance in the Rain

Dance in the Rain | source Penny Wishes on Etsy

‘Whatever is True’ | Scripture Inspiration

Happy Monday! Today I’ve been listening to Mark Driscoll’s talk on Mary and Martha from Luke – and what an insight it is to the character and personalities of people in Christ; some are doers, some are be-ers…of you know what I mean! It’s all how we are wired – and it’s learning to have grace in that, being the person God created you to be.

It’s so important to gain insight from the word like this – and applying it to our own lives in a way that increases our faith and reliance on God. Also, it was a welcome change to listening to the radio in the traffic – really filling my mind with worthy things 🙂 So, in the week leading up to Easter – I pray you would all fill your minds with the things and character of God, and remember that each of us are individuals and he has plans for each one of us 🙂

Whatever is True

Whatever is True | source here.

Monday Morning Inspiration – Before You Quit

Monday’s are often dark boring days, where you push through them just so that you can say they are behind you and you are closer to Friday again. After an awesome weekend of being busy with life, I’m just so appreciatiative that I have Monday to bring me back down to earth and as a reminder that while life has its ups and downs, it also has its long straight roads…

So before you throw your toys, have a whine, complain or cry.. here’s some awesome inspiration from Ernest Hemingway to keep us remembering how blessed we really are, and how to keep life shining, good and glowing (even on a Monday) 🙂

Before You Quit

Before You Quit | source here.

And I Will Worship You… | Moodboard of Praise

I feel so so blessed at the moment, and just feel that I need to thank God for all that he’s put in my life, especially that my husband and I are celebrating one year of marriage on Sunday – wow! Time has just flown…

Today I’ve put together a Moodboard of Praise – just celebrating God’s goodness in my life and as a reminder to myself and to all of us that praise and thanks needs to be a daily part of our lives! Thanks Lord for all you’ve done in my life – I just hope that I can be a light, a rainbow, a mouthpiece of your goodness to others. WOOHOO! And I will worship you…

Moodboard of Praise