i was having a chat with matt (my boyfriend) the other night about blogs and how they tend to only show the good and perfect moments of our lives (or someone else’s). It challenged me a lot and so here is my moment of honesty… my life is not perfect! so far from it. the only perfection in my life is Jesus, the rest falls so pathetically short- much like our pig pancakes featured above. but i still love photos, and making the most of the days I live (most of the time), so thats what you will see here. Other than that I am no more perfect than the average human. relief!
how incredible is this song, music video and pretty much everything about it? and from a local Durbanite! download his EP Marvellous Light on iTunes (today!)
really starting to love durban.. who wouldn’t when you have flipping great people like these to hang out with!
a cheeky afternoon nibble at afro’s on durban beachfront
six months since i last laughed with the person i loved more deeply than words would ever be able to express. i miss you pops, so much.
a little of life of late (in order)… long contemplative drives to the berg, family breakfast, some quality reading, chopping of hair, pre-work feast, sunrise run and swims (more like one run and swim), a cheeky purchase with my first pay check and hot chocolate with marshies with one of the best roommates! [note: life has also included the mundane days, tired eyes, huge missage of cape town at times and some sickness, but thats all part of it i’m coming to realise]
i love it when i stumble upon forgotten photos. this is from a weekend we spent in a quaint little town called Greyton. we spent our days listening to the sound of silence, strolling between mountains, appreciating the simplicity of life and of course, eating great food!
hello friends. apologies for the extended break, life has been quite busy (as was expected). so these few pictures were taken in johannesburg (more commonly known as joburg), the city of dreams. i have been there before and have always thought it to be quite bland, but alas I was wrong and i actually found some very interesting and beautiful places.
this song has been on repeat over the last couple weeks. its been super encouraging.
”..trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.” 1 Peter 4:19
fly, he said. soar, I did.
there has been a number of times over the last few days i have found myself pausing just to contemplate the calibre of man that Nelson Mandela was. how remarkable is the man that with conviction could say: ”I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for, and to see realised. But my Lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”
i found myself gazing around the streets of South Africa, dumbfounded how the sacrifice and vision of one man managed to bring complete freedom to so many. the past few days have caused me to understand the weight of what Mandela’s struggle has done for me as a south african girl growing up in a post Apartheid country. because of his struggle i can walk the streets freely alongside people from different racial groups. because of his struggle i can educate my mind alongside people from different cultures. because of his struggle i can be exposed to new languages.
i have truly been inspired by his life and it has challenged me to question what it is that i am dreaming about that will benefit others. it has challenged me to live more selflessly and to take responsibility for the problems in South Africa. it has challenged me on the meaning of forgiveness, hope and perseverance. it has challenged me on the meaning of leadership. its caused me to value my education and to use it as a powerful tool for change. it is also caused me to have a fresh revelation of what it meant for Jesus to die for me on the cross. how much more did He sacrifice so that I might live in freedom for eternity. how much more did he give up so that He could reach out to us. how much more humble, kind, forgiving and wise must God be if he created someone like Mandela in the first place.
i feel incredibly grateful to be able to celebrate our hero’s life in the country he called home.
"Sounds the call to come together,
And united we shall stand,
Let us live and strive for freedom
In South Africa our land.”