40 weeks later: A new life

Today, nine months ago, I said goodbye to Boo. Its a little surreal to think that it also coincides so perfectly with my birthday… and a prophetic word by Graham Cooke of the significance of 40 weeks (23 October – 23 July) taking place in God’s plans.  But if I have learnt nothing else in…

{Life with Jesus} Wholeheartedly

“In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in the obedience to the law and the commands, he sought the Lord and worked wholeheartedly.  And so he prospered.” – 2 Chronicles 31:21 I read this verse during the week and something about it just stuck with me, not that King Hezekiah…

{Life with Jesus} Keeping in Step

A few months ago Holy Spirit started teaching me about living slowly, simply, softly – of taking a step back from the craziness of Life and finding that place of Rest in Him.  Its been interesting and has made me re-evaluate quite a bit of how I’ve always ‘done things’ or even approached my Christian…

{#Joypics_photochallenge} Week 3

Here is the list for Week 3 of the #Joypics_photochallenge… If you are on Instagram, play along – but remember to tag your photos 😉 If you want to see what I post on IG… follow me @_lauren.joy_ Looking forward to seeing your pics xx

{Life with Jesus} Flying like eagles

Maybe its because I’ve just spent the past several weeks discussing Existentialism with my grade 12 drama class, and attended an incredible conference over the weekend that challenged every one of my comfort zones as a Christian… but it feels like I am looking at the world so very differently these days… While in Stellenbosch…

{Joy Pics} Photo challenge Week 2

Hello! For those of you who are keeping up with my #Joypics photo challenge, here is this week’s list… don’t forget to tag your images on Instagram 😉

{Life with Jesus} Calling that which is not

I was listening to a really interesting panel discussion this morning when Holy Spirit started speaking about how important it is that we develop a culture of honour because it immediately changes the atmosphere in which we live.  People cannot truly honour what they do not know.  Too many times, I have reacted to people…

{Home-made} Rocky Road Fudge recipe

I have been holding out on all of you: I am sorry.  While trying to find some (other) old photos, I came across these gems and realised I never posted this post… and reliving the memories, felt I really owe it you… So here is (my take on) Rocky Road Fudge.  You need: 1 tin…

{Joy Pics} Week 1

For a long time I have tried very hard to keep the different aspects of my life separate… I don’t know why, perhaps like the way I eat my food, I don’t like a messy plate (I can hear my mother laughing… so will probably have to do a blog explaining this bizarre behaviour at…

{Creative} home-sewn

So a few months ago I mentioned in a blog that God had challenged me to stop comparing myself to others and trying to fit into an image created by the world… I needed to start living Slowly Simply Softly.  Part of that new lifestyle included sewing my own clothes.  Say what?  I didn’t even…

(These shoes were) Made for dancing…

  Every Christmas my mom (and my dad, let’s not try fool anyone here) spend Sunday evenings watching BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.  I love it.  Over the years I have learnt the difference between the waltz and the Viennese waltz, which dances require hip action, lots of energy or all the grace and glide of…

{Life with Jesus} Seeing beyond the waves

I spent the summer holidays at my parents’ house in Kleinbaai.  With the amount of Great White sharks in the area and the lack of a sandy beach, its not really my idea of a prime swim spot… but I enjoy the walks along the coastline. One morning I was taking a walk and got…