Saturday, 21 March 2015

Can I tell you a Story?

It goes like this,

Once, there was a girl
She was clothed with strength
and dignity
She laughed without fear of the future
She was confident
Confident in Christ, confident in her destiny
She didn't have it all figured out
She wasn't perfect
Wasn't flawless, but she
was kind,
and gentle,
and patient
and humble
and caring
and passionate

This story. I want it to be my story. I want to leave a legacy of confidence in Christ, that no matter what I'm going through, that I remain confident that HE who began a good work in me WILL continue, developing and bringing it to completion in me. Life has been no easy ride lately. It's been painful and full of tears. But can I tell you another story? God is good. He is faithful. He hasn't left my side, not even for a coffee break. He crowns me with compassion and fills my life with good things. Through the winds and storms of the past few months, He has given me an extra measure of grace to push through. To be strong in Him when all I want to do is fall over. To be kind when I'm in pain, grumpy, tired. To be generous when I feel like I need things more. To be gentle, to be patient, to be humble. THIS, friends, is the story of life. It isn't about stuff or outward beauty or pretty photographs. And those things are pretty wonderful! But He is over and abundantly more. Today I choose to live in the light of this story. To live victoriously with the knowledge that I am a child of God, so loved & so cherished.

Much love, Vivi 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Take a Walk

 Things that make me happy:

crisp air & pink blossoms & a snow white calf & family & funny shaped pine-cones & neighbors with gardening skills 
Much love, Vivi

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Friends & Beaches

In the midst of writing a Cell Biology paper, I remembered that I hadn't posted these photos. So of course, a break was in order and these wonderful photos are at last being shared! This day was full of joy, exploring, walking on a chilly beach during the sunset, and some good good food. :) 

Much love, Vivi

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Winter's end & Spring's first blooms

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27

Much love, Vivi