Roadtripping {Train trip to Simon’s Town}

I’ve wanted to do this trip for quite a while and so when friends suggested we hop on the train from Rondebosch to Simon’s Town, it seemed like a good idea… enough to skip my usual Parkrun and even sacrifice a sleep-in: then you know. So. Tickets in hand, eagerly waiting for our train on…

Girly Education: Make Up tut

Most of my friends would describe me as a girly-girl – I am usually the one in pretty dresses while everyone else is in jeans. And I will admit, I use the term too… I love being a girl!  But I also have to confess something: I’ve been letting the Girly-Girl Team down terribly.  (Please…

Honor your father & mother…

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” – Exodus 20:12 I had lunch with my folks on Sunday.  It was good; it always is, really.  And that got me thinking: not everyone I know can say that about their families….

Best Brownies. Ever.

I have a confession.  I have been holding out on you all. I have the best brownie recipe ever.  No seriously, I am sure you think the version you have been using is great, but honestly… my recipe has resulted in marriage proposals (which I maybe should have taken more seriously, but that’s a blog for…

Beauty in every Season

For as long as I can remember, seasons have been important to me; I have loved watching the change in natural seasons and have held strongly to the idea that we live our lives in seasons too.  One of the things that has probably bothered me the most in my Christian walk has been trying…

I ran & learnt stuff today

Today I ran my first 10k.  Not really breaking news; its probably not going to change the world much (it did merit an FB update and a message to my mom…) and besides the sore legs tomorrow, life will go on.  But here’s the thing, it was the best race I have ever run and…

Berry Pancakes for Tea

Because sometimes a girl just needs pancakes… and so today I was inspired to try something a little different: berries. And being the girly girl that I am, I figured I may as well turn my afternoon tea into a mini-styled shoot – well, when your tea looks this good, do you blame me??  …

#ColourConf My Story

Let me start by saying this is not an ad for the Colour Conference, Sisterhood or Hillsong Church… this is simply the story of my incredible experience over the past weekend, unraveling a tiny glimpse of the mystery of a gracious God… On Tuesday evening I was offered a ticket to the Colour Conference (Hillsong…

Roadtripping: Franschhoek

During the Easter holidays I visited my folks and on the return trip, I decided to avoid the main roads’ heavy traffic and took the pass between Villiersdorp and Franschhoek.  It was beautiful… the majesty of the mountains, the colours of the fynbos… I couldn’t help but think sometimes we really do need to take…

Wonder in the Wilderness – Part 1

Blessed be your name, when I’m found in the desert place Though I walk through the wilderness, blessed be your name – Newsboys A friend of mine showed me photographs he had taken on a recent roadtrip through Namibia and I was left speechless at the beauty of the landscapes.  Everything is so vast –…

My Very Own Little Miracle

“Give thanks to the Lord , for He is good; His love endures forever” – Psalm 136:1 I once heard there is no word for “thank you” in the Jewish culture, instead, as a way of thanking someone, a person would tell everyone what a great thing that person had done… I’m not sure how…

Can these Bones live?

“[God] asked me, ‘Son of man, can these bones live?’ I said, ‘o Sovereign Lord, you alone know.’” – Ezekial 37:3 I felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to read this chapter yesterday. I had an inkling as to where He was going with it, but was still left in humbled awe at what He…