For a while now, I have been working through Dr Caroline Leaf’s programme to detox your mind, and to build up healthy, God-honouring thoughts. I am slowly, but surely seeing the dividends of the hard work that I am putting in, although I truly wish I was further along the road. But, I guess, Rome… Continue reading Intimacy – Attitude
You cannot love if you fear! That’s my quote and I know it to be true. You cannot love if you fear! Cast away all fear so that you can love freely. @vw94 #lovefreely @BabyMamasTweet — The Baby Mama (@BabyMamasTweet) June 24, 2016 Fear causes you to run away, to want to protect yourself at… Continue reading Intimacy – Letting go of Fear
Galatians 6:9 New International Version (NIV) Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. I believe that in life, in our marriages, at work and at play, we are constantly sowing. Whatever we are sowing, we will reap. If you are… Continue reading Intimacy – Never Giving Up
On Marriage Kahlil Gibran You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. But let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance… Continue reading Intimacy -being separate
We all go through seasons of life. At the moment, hubby and I are going through the “raising a child, and battling to pay our bills” season. And it is exhausting. Although, I have come to believe that pretty much all aspects of life is exhausting. Last night, I got into bed by 20:00, and… Continue reading Intimacy – Resting
I had a really funny post planned about how if you’re truly intimate, you’d allow your spouse to read your blogs. Ha, I must admit that would make me nervous. Because the longest distance often is the journey between your head and your heart, often what I blog about I battle to put into practice.… Continue reading Intimacy – a sacrament…
There are many awkward moments in marriage – don’t you agree? You’re living and breathing and doing life with another person who gets to see you at your best (we hope), but also at your worst. Have you ever been so sick that you couldn’t care what you looked like, you just wanted to crawl… Continue reading Intimacy – those awkward moments
How to pray: I have been praying for a long, long time for four things: For God to protect and nurture and bless my marriage. To have financially prosperity. To be slim, fit, trim and healthy. To look after, and guide, Baby Girl through life – to parent her and love her where hubby and… Continue reading How to pray!
DO WHAT RICH PEOPLE DO…
A long time ago, hubby and I watch a series of videos on You Tube. I can’t remember the speaker, or the bulk of what he said, but I do remember that he had some sound advice on finances, but the foundation of what he was saying is basically this: Rich people have a way of acting and being that is found amongst most rich people. For example, the majority of rich people do not buy lotto tickets, nor do they watch reality TV (in fact, I can remember this guy saying that rich people very seldom watch TV at all), and they don’t wait in line for cheap or discounted items, and the vast majority of rich people exercise daily, eat healthy and they work. They work for what they have and they are focused. Now, I’m not saying that by doing any of the above you will automatically become rich, but you sure as hell aren’t going to get rich by sitting staring at a TV screen all day either. Anyway, his message was this: Do What Rich People Do. Find rich people, see what it is that they do, and then do it – and you will stand a much great chance of getting rich yourself. At the very least, you will change how you view your own finances to start making wiser decisions about how you spend your money.
And I really liked that – although I have forgotten half of what the videos said – it was a really long time ago, the message of emulating what rich people do has stuck with me.
Last week, Pearl challenged us to start seeing ourselves as beautiful. Once again, this is not something that comes easily to me, especially when there is already nothing about myself that I like. However, what I decided to do, and what has worked for me in the past, is that I decided to believe what God says about me above what I feel about myself. God’s word is truth and his word says that I am fearfully and wonderfully made, that I am a temple of the Holy Spirit and that his word lives inside me. And guess what happened? I feel a shift – it’s a small shift, but it is there. Instead of focusing on all these negative messages I have received my whole life that has led me to believe I am ugly and unworthy, I am now believing God’s word that says I am beautiful and most definitely worthy. I think believing the God of Truth is far better than believing my negative past experiences.