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Enjoy these beautiful baby pics from a very gloomy Johannesburg
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In this season of late nights and quiet early mornings, of little cries and fussy babies I am learning three truths about God and really reflecting on that.
- God the Creator. Throughout the pregnancy I have seen how God creates little beautiful people and the level of care and His great attention to detail. His ways make sense and when you read the Science behind it all, you cannot help but worship Him deeper and love Him even more.
- God the Provider. Isaiah 49:15 talks about how just as mother will never forget the child she is breastfeeding so also God will never forget us and will always show us compassion because He has engraved us on the palms of His hands. God knows all the details of our lives and He sees to all our needs from the small to the large. He is our Source and Sustainor.
- God is Love. I love my daughter and it sometimes overwhelms me just how much the little lady has captivated us and then I think that God loves me even more than that. That He loved me so much that He sent His only begotten Son to die for me. Oh how He loves us!!
What does God mean to you as we approach this Easter season?
In light of the new phase I am in presently,I decided to share parenting-related articles
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So exactly four weeks ago I had a baby girl and I am currently enjoying the quiet mornings and getting to know her a bit better.
Our Little Miss (OLM)
Our hearts are warm and we and our families feel mightily blessed and this reminds me again of my memory verse for 2019: The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance (Psalm 16:6).
I may be a bit scarce on this here blog but will pop in every so often with posts.
I recently pinned this picture below:
- I love the fact that the work area is set up against the window, I love to work facing windows so if my mind wanders I can look at something pretty or unexpected.
- I love the storage on the left and on the top.
- It doesn’t hurt that the Mr and I could work side-by-side.
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…. although I would change the fact that she had to transform into the mainstream to get a seat at the table. What if the mainstream changed to accommodate her and she did not morph into a gatekeeper for the new “other”.
I love it when I watch people do anything, however odd or random, that totally absorbs them and that fully consumes them, like this guy in the video.
Beware of language though ..
See the full list below.
Key: *** Highly Recommend ** Yeah, why not read it *Nah, only read if you have nothing else (No star) I have no feelings on the book
- Wizard of the Crow – Ngugi wa Thiong’o ***
- A Column of Fire – Ken Follet ***
- Her Body and Other Parties – Carmen Maria Machado
- Dear Ijeawele – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie **
- So Long A Letter – Mariam Bä ***
- Silver Sparrow – Tayari Jones *
- The Mystery of Mercy Close – Marian Keyes
- All the Single Ladies – Rebecca Traister ***
- The Buddha in the Attic – Julie Otsuka **
- The Black Path – Åsa Larsson
- The Break – Marian Keyes
- The Bridge to Brilliance – Nadia Lopez with Rebecca Paley **
- Whatever it takes – Adele Parks
- Fate and Furies – Lauren Groff ***
- Still Me – Jojo Moyes ***
- An American Marriage – Tayari Jones *
- Free Food For Millionaires – Min Jin Lee *
- The Spider King’s Daughter – Chibundu Onuzo **
- Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine – Gail Honeyman *
- The Radiance of Tomorrow – Ishmael Beah
- The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas **
- The Wangs Vs The World – Jade Chang
- Feminism Is – edited by Jen Thorpe ***
- Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
- Bad Feminist – Roxanne Gay ***
- China Rich Girlfriend – Kevin Kwan
- Rich People Problems – Kevin Kwan
- The Ones with purpose – Cynthia Jele **
- The Blessed Girl – Angela Makholwa **
- Gold Diggers: A novel – Sue Nyathi ***
- What it means when a man falls from the sky – Lesley Nneka Arimah **
- An Image in the Mirror – Ijangolet S Ogwang *
- Flame and Song – Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa *
- A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara ***
- Educated – Tara Westover **
- Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng *
- Nine Perfect Strangers – Liane Moriarty ***
- A Spark of Light – Jodi Picoult ***
My book of the year was A Little Life. This book gave me all the feels and I loved that it was about male friendships. Please do yourself a favour and also read it.
Notable mentions were: Gold Diggers: A Novel and Fates and Furies.
Books I wanted to like but just.did.not: An American Marriage, Flame and Song, An Image in the Mirror and Everything I Never Told you.
How many books did you get through last year?
I have always said this and I hope this ad starts to change the conversation significantly.
Only then do we get whole men and a better society in general.