*Late post* thinking back to a fabulous birthday weekend with some amazing friends, a beautiful time of worship yesterday and waking up to some incredible news today. 🙌🏾
Feeling truly blessed for all of the texts, posts, cards and love in general.❤️❤️ I never take it for granted the people take time out to wish me well. .
Yesterday my pastor preached about the anointing to finish! I receive that Word and will walk in the confidence that 'He that has begun a great work in (me) is faithful to carry it on until it is finished on the Day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6 .
#grateful#Hisgreatwork#finishstrong 💪🏾 #mytribeisbeautiful#mytribeisblessed#birthdayblessings#newchapter#letsgo#godschild
As the chill of winter begins to settle, my favourite season is coming to an end and with it the beautiful colours of autumn leaves. 🙁
I love the vibrant reds and yellows, deep purples and browns that make the ordinary trees of summer so distinct and beautiful at this time of year. A few years ago I discovered that they are actually going back to their true colour in this season. It made me think about 'true colours' and how things don't appear what they seem. I wrote about it in my blog post -link in my bio. ☝🏾
In life, sometimes you have to change things up a bit in order to shine in your own unique way.
Dare to walk in the glow of your unique and beautiful self.
Dare to shed the things that keep you in the box of 'sameness'! It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but those with a keen eye will see your true beauty. 😉 🍁🍂🍃 "I will praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made...' Psalm 139:14
The women in these pictures mean so much to me. They have been my sisters, my friends, my prayer warriors, laughing buddies and so much more. These are the kind of women that will pray with you as you pour your heart out at the altar; will make sure you're taken care of and loved from miles away; will give you a hug when life turns upside down- even when you tell them you don't want one! 😉 These ladies are a gift and I'm glad to have them in my life ❤️❤️❤️ so this #WCW I celebrate my sister-friends. @ibeamandae @caroledesfo @oliviaquest5 Shelley-Chelle, Tanya and Ruth - Love you ladies to life🙏🏾❤️ #sisterfriends#mysquad#sistaqueens#mytribeisbeautiful#mytribeisblessed#friendship
Last Friday we were finally able to lay my beautiful cousin Simonne to rest. There are no real words to express how I'm feeling. Sim was the first cousin that I met when I came to the UK. But if you saw us together you'd never know that we haven't know each other for life. ❤️
One of the things that struck me most about her is the fact that, even though she is younger than I am, she showed such maturity, grace and level-headedness in every situation that she faced. And she never lost her faith.
It's because of her that I got to connect with the rest of my family here and for that I will always be grateful. She and her beautiful son Kavele will forever hold a special place in my heart. ❤️❤️❤️ She called herself the caterpillar that became a butterfly. You and Kav have your wings now beautiful! ❤️🦋🦋 You are forever a light that shines in my heart! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #restinpeacebeautiful#alighttthatshinesforever#caterpillartobutterfly 🦋 #spreadyourwingsnowangel 😘
Today is Thanksgiving in 🇨🇦. And even though I'm thankful every day, today I'm especially thankful coz this time last year I survived the scariest day of my life.
I had broken my foot 5 weeks before and was still on crutches. Who could have know that the cramping I had felt in my legs as a result, was actually deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Weeks later, I suddenly started to feel excruciating pain in my side and was having difficulty breathing. When the paramedics arrived they attributed the pain to the crutches believing that I had strained a muscle in my ribcage from using them.
Four days later on 8 Oct I woke up with something caught in my throat. I was terrified and quickly, but calmly made my way to the hospital. Test results showed I was having a pulmonary embolism. The clots from the DVT in my leg had broken up and were now all over my body. The doctor's told me that they could have traveled to my brain and caused a stroke, blocked my arteries and stopped my heart, or even blocked my airway and stopped me from breathing altogether - all while I was sleeping- #butgod 🙌🏾 My recovery was/is a journey one that I haven't been able to write about until now. But I couldn't let this day pass without giving God thanks in this way. He saved my life again, and I am forever grateful! I trust Him now more than ever and I stay resting safely in His arms.
Back home we would be gathered around the dinner table saying what we are thankful for. So today, I'm thankful that I know Jesus and that He knows and Loves me! ❤️ I'm thankful for every breath that I breathe unhindered. I'm thankful for those who have loved, supported and🙏 me through this journey. I am thankful for continued health and strength and for the fact that I'm no longer on any medications! 🙌🏾 I am thankful for life! And I'm thankful that I have a God that doesn't sleep, even when I do.❤️
🙌🏾 'Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade at your right hand. Psalms 121:4-5
#thanksgiving#blessed 🙏 #grateful#thankful#hediditagain#safeinhisarms#imstillhere#whowouldntserveagodlikethis#Godschild#8october#mytestimony#Godsgrace
#tbt to one of the most beautiful #weddings ever! I've just about recovered from this epic wedding weekend.
It was such a joy to be in the beautiful mountains of #Girona witnessing the union of my #sisterfriend Michelle and her lovely groom Miguel last weekend! #Love was definitely on the air! ❤️❤️❤️ Everything was perfect from the beautiful mountain-top views to the way the sun came out to shine on the exchanging of vows. And of course the gorgeous bride 😍
There was so much joy, from catching up with old friends to making new ones that felt like family - all while sharing in love, light and laughter. Truly feeling #blessed to have been there! So incredibly happy for this couple. Praying God will Grace them with a lifetime of memories that keep them smiling like they did on this day! 😊 #shesmarriedyall 😭#destinationwedding#Girona#Michelle &Miguel ❤️ #truelove#september30#weddedbliss#weddingseason2018#weddingsinspain
Hey y'all! Thank God Its Friday!!! 🙌🏾
Haven't posted much lately as there's been a lot going on in the world outside my phone, but I'm grateful for the events in life that have gently reminded me that
1. Sometimes it's in the midst of darkness that you are able to recognise light.
2. Sometimes you just need to go back to basics and remember what's important.
We are reminded that 'In every thing (we are to) give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Note it doesn't say, FOR all things, but IN all things. Even when you've experienced loss, you can be grateful that you ever had the blessing of that person or experience that brought you so much joy in the first place. It's not always easy, but taking it one day at a time helps. ❤️
Be #blessed !
When I first came to London, I had just left Japan after having travelled in Asia for 2 1/2 years. My new plan was to live and travel in Europe and I had my heart set on Spain or France, for a number of reasons, but God had other plans.
The first pic was taken just after having arrived in London. I was wondering what I was doing here and why. I had no idea what the future would hold, but I was trusting in God to lead the way for the single year that I planned to stay.
There have been many ups and downs, many thoughts of leaving and many reasons to stay.
Throughout this journey I've learned a lot of lessons that can only come from living abroad.
I've been challenged in ways that I hadn't anticipated. Challenged in my views of the world, my faith, my understanding of people and relationship and myself. I've become more aware of who I am and what makes me me in the face of opposition, differences in culture, background, education and even language. I've evolved and become even more of myself than I ever thought possible, and now I understand why I never quite fit into anyone else's box.
I've had friends who have come and left an indelible mark, while others have faded to black only to perhaps make a reappearance in the made for TV movie.
And while Canada 🇨🇦 will always be my home, I've learned that I can make a home for myself anywhere.
So hears to 12 years in the UK 🇬🇧. I still have many questions, but I'm still trusting God with the process. 🙏🏾
#willtherebea13th 🤔 #onlyGodknows#faithingit#TrustingGod#Stillblessed#grateful#Godschild