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Weekend Wisdom

So last night we had a quick little visit with one of our friends at Eastwoods… Mari stayed in a house with us last year, awesomely, Werner, Christoph and Jaco were there too… We had such a blessed time and great start to a weekend of fun that awaits. We’ll be going to the Vaal Dam this weekend with mates for Freddie’s bday… We’ll be on the water and have lots of laughs and good food, I’m sure!

Then, I have had the privilege to work and be friends with many athletes who all have a passion for God…and they always amaze me at how they seem to be normal people with a lot of Godly wisdom! It is awesome. So I’ll leave you with a few pics from last night and the quote Marnus, one of our rugby players left me with.

Enjoy your weekend!
Xx M

Jaco and his perfect beer!

Jaco and his perfect beer!

Mari, Werner, me and then my sister

Mari, Werner, me and then my sister

Quote by Marnus Schoeman

Quote by Marnus Schoeman

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Wisdom of Christ – Has No Bounds

Never let other people’s opinions of you – nor your own self-imposed limitations – eclipse the God-given potential for greatness within you.

Those are some more words of wisdom from my friend Cheryl. As Christ as her wisdom, there are no bounds!!

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As A Woman Thinks in Her Heart

Just an amazing few words shared by an incredible friend and woman of God – Cheryl – that I have to share with you.

As a woman thinks in her heart; so is she. And if she doesn’t allow the love of God to seep into her very bones, she will never to be able to love herself in a holistic way and neither will she be able to receive love from others or give love to others in a healthy way. A core of a woman comes alive when she is ignited by the flames of love of her Maker.

This amazing friend never ceases to surprise me with her laughter and incredible wisdom. We met at church, at Grace Life Pretoria and she has spoken into my life so much. She has given me so much prophetic word and we have connected on such incredible levels spiritually. No matter how little we see each other, every time we do, we have such deep and super fun conversations. Not only that, this amazing lady in engaged and getting married to our other brother and friend in Christ in our church, an upcoming leader (or so I think), Christiaan.

So happy to have these two people in our lives and get to be a part of theirs. Feels like we’ve known them forever although it has only been a few months. But they have been such a blessing to us and others. Just so beautiful how God has bought them together and bought us all together as a family. Amazed!!!

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Wisdom from an amazing woman

Just a little one-liner shared with me via an amazing friend. Such wise words that I think should be shared with all of you!!! So thank you Tshepi. You truly are one incredible lady after God’s heart.

“Anxiety is inward-looking but faith is God-focused”

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Friendship Blooming Like a Rose

Today I had coffee with Liela…my special friend. We went to Tribeccas on our University Campus. As always, our coffee date didn’t disappoint. I haven’t seen her in a month so doing some catch up time like this is a whole session of DMCs. Anyway, it was great chatting and catching up.

Campus is extremely peaceful this time of year with exams and all, and so beautiful in the summer time with the trees and flowers, so our setting was perfect. 

Obviously, I got to chat to her sharing deep stories and where I am at now. As soon as exams are done, it will be a more peaceful time for her to spend with Yvotte, which I am extremely happy about. And at the same time, I am busy moving into a more peaceful season in my life now. We spoke for ages about what is happening in our lives and what we’re doing next year. I am so grateful to have her around and to say we will still be in Pretoria together next year. We spoke about seasons changing…hers has changed as Yvotte is part of her life now and she has new things on the horizons. Like me, she has also left TMC and isn’t going to the LIV outreach either. Both of us are moving into seasons where we can say a lot is behind us and we’re walking on into new phases. New chapters are waiting to be written and it is things we have prayed for all year and now it is finally coming together. We both feel like we don’t need to be on TMC (the Tuks Missions Committee) as we have served our time there, and for some people it has just become a status thing, so we’re ready to move on. She also said she just doesn’t feel like God is calling her to go to LIV this year and I can honestly say the same. The only reason I might visit is to see Tich, his wife, the mothers of the village & kids for a day or two and catch up with them as I did earlier in the year and then visit Freddy and them who are finishing matric now. I also spoke about my studies and that I’m moving out of Intentional Living this year. It was one amazing year but I’m glad to be  moving out. This year has been one of the toughest that I’ve seen in all 3 of the years at Intentional Living… Lots has happened and I am ready for a more peaceful season, I too am moving into different relationships, studying phases and strengthening friendships with people like Liela. So we are both at a place where we are moving into special, peaceful seasons that we have been waiting and praying for and now they have come and we are ready for them. 

We’re kind of ready to move on from old things into the new, making new memories. Living positively and just enjoying being alive. 

That being said we also spoke about and discussed our surf trip we would have had this December. Between exams and all that has happened it has been a little rough and has bought plans to a halt. So we have decided to postpone the trip which is a blessing and we’re both really at peace about. It helps because if we wait, we’ll possibly get place to stay for free. We’ll be able to plan really well and only have to worry about petrol and food and have time to save up. So all in all, postponing has been just as much of a blessing. We still need to round up people and friends for this trip and we’ve decided we’d like to do it over Easter in April next year. So I’m really excited as that keeps God in the midst of things and makes the trip a little more special than it would normally be. 

Getting together with Liela doesn’t always happen as often especially with how hectic this year has been so we’re hoping to make the most of the last couple of weeks that I’m in Pretoria before heading home to the coast and then next year. So in this time, she’ll be sending her exam roster so that we can make a time to hit that old bucket list of ours. We’re hoping to have a little sleepover at her house, watch some movies on our bucket list and do a few other activities from our bucket list. So I can’t wait for that either.

Lastly, about this special friend of mine. She has so much love and wisdom in her and it always shines brightly through her. I can share anything with her, we do the craziest things together and we’re both very passionate people. Our friendship is such a pure one that I cherish so much. So, today, as I headed out to see her, I found a rose in the garden and picked it up for Liela. I was just reminded by God through the rose, of how special and delicate our friendship is and how much it is like a white rose. Pure, and beautiful, leaving the aroma of God and His Love behind. There is nothing more beautiful than a rose blooming in the Summer time, and such is our friendship.

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Che cos’è la saggezza?

Uno dei miei amici, Mari, quali condivido una stanza con detto qualcosa che qualcuno ha detto prima. Io non ci ho pensato fino ad ora. Seduto, ascoltando la pioggia e pensando mi sono ricordato quello che Mari ha detto. Mari ha detto che ho un sacco di saggezza per una persona della mia età, ho solo bisogno di condividere questa saggezza più spesso.

Non so se io la chiamerei la saggezza …. Forse per altri casi sembra che possa essere la saggezza. Per me, si tratta solo degli insegnamenti tratti da situazioni di dolore o difficoltà nella vita. Disagi che ho guadagnato da, o dove ho vissuto la maggior quantità di crescita.

Condivido la mia saggezza, se necessario. “Sapienza” non è costretto ad altri. E ‘s qualcosa di speciale. Se ho la saggezza, questa sapienza non è mio … Si tratta di un dono dato da qualcun altro.

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