Monday, April 30, 2012

Time of Refreshment

As every year I went to the Colour Conference in London. It is always a very refreshing time. Time away from my daily life and all the things going on.
This year I had the chance of visiting friends in Worthing which is right by the coast. It was a beautiful day. One of those days where you are completely out of everything and time is of no importance. I saw the ocean, the castle where The Young Victoria was filmed and had a beautiful time.

I still have a lot to process from this weekend, but that is a good thing as I had today off and will have tomorrow off too. There will be lots of journaling, praying and pondering.

Hope you too had a great weekend.



Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday Tunes

I know I have shared this song before but it still get to me every time I hear it. There is a beauty and poetry and depth to this song that just gives me goosebumps!
It's called Trees (Hallway of Leaves) and is by Sleeping at Last:

It's just beyond those trees...
The place I've been dreaming of.
Will you follow me?

Trust me, I know where I'm going.

It's somewhere here within the leaves...
There must be some mistake...

Trust me, I know where I'm going

We'll cut a path out for us
Through the green seas,
We'll make hallways of leaves

I know it seems it was just some crazy dream
And I know my eyes were closed
But this dream feels more real to me
Than life itself.
My ear is pressed upon this wall,
For behind it is that place.

The door is locked...
I'll do whatever it takes

(you have to) Trust me, I know where I'm going.

Will you follow me?
Will you follow me, still?

In the moments that I feel
We're closer than ever before
The world drops out from under our feet.
But I believe the darkest of fights
Prove we're almost there.

There is always something there
to take our hearts like thieves
There is always something there
to take our hearts (But nothing matters.)
There is always something there to take

When we arrive
We will hear
Voices sing,

Nothing matters.
Nothing matters anymore.
Nothing matters anymore, anymore, anymore.

It's beginning to get dark.
But don't worry,
I know where we are,
I know where we are.
Will you follow me, still?



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tough Choices

Today I was thinking about making the though choices. The kind of choices where in your heart you know you have to make them in order to grow. This could be leaving things, a relationship, people behind, changing certain ways of thinking. It is all about working on your character in order to become who God intended you to be. In order to reach the full potential He has planted within you.
It kind of reminded me of when I did the series about Heros and how they were all willing and ready to make the tough choices. No matter the cost.

There have been many times in my life where I had to make these kind of choices and it was never easy. But it was always worth it. I have chosen to be obedient to God. Always. John 15:1-4 have sort of become leading verses when it comes to making the tough choices. Because I want to be cleansed in order to produce more fruit in my life.
Although these choices were hard and believe me they were and they were always made in tears and pain, they always helped me grow. Every. Single. Time.
And oh the joy that awaits you at the end of that hard journey, of pushing through the pain, of dealing with the thoughts you want to get rid of. The joy of standing on top of the mountain, knowing you've made it. You've grown. You have gotten closer to God and closer to your God given purpose.

I guess I just want to encourage you (and myself of that matter) today to not be afraid to keep making the hard choices. Start being obedient to what the Lord tells you. Don't be afraid to lose something when in the end you are gaining everything.



PS: I'll be in London for a couple of days for the Colour Conference! But I have some great Thursday Tunes scheduled for you on... well Thursday :-)

PSS: Also I updated my current Soundtrack and Inspirational Thoughts. Hope you like it

Friday, April 20, 2012

Kony 2012 - Part II Beyond Famous

I don't want to say that much more, but today is April 20th.... so... watch part 2 of the campaign and decide for yourself what you are going to do about it!



Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thusday Tunes

About two weeks ago I was randomly listening to music in the morning and this song came up. I've never heard it before on my playlist (probably because I have a whole bunch of new music). I paused because the song just got me somehow. It was one of those moments when your sould connects with music. It has been on my daily playlist ever since and I have to share it with the lyrics with you. It is by Adam Agin and is called "Please don't leave quite yet"

Underneath my bed there's a raincoat
Packed with scarfs and books Just go look
But don't let the storm slow you down
No honey, don't let the storm slow us down
It'll slow us down

The sound the furnace makes irritates you
I promise by next spring we'll replace it
But dont let the winter run you out
No honey, dont let the winter run us down

It'll run us down
It'll run us down
It'll run us down

And all I want it to get better
I swear I'll work to make it better

So please don't leave quite yet
So Please don't leave quite yet
Oh Please don't leave quite yet

Don't Leave
please don't leave quite yet
Don't Leave, Don't Leave
Please don't leave quite yet



Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring... at last

It was a very long Winter. One that was preceded by a very colorful Fall full of changes which left me with barren trees and new chapters to be written. New beginnings to be made.
But it was a process of finding out what stories I wanted to write, what new dreams I wanted to dream. And at the end of this Winter I felt stuck as though I could not enter into the full bloom of Spring.
Then on one eventful weekend I felt the shift. Something was lifted and Spring began. In my heart. In my soul. It was that moment where I new that everything was going to be ok. New life would spring forth, new dreams would be awakened and even though I didn't see it yet I knew it was there.
Therefore I finally feel able and ready to fill you in on what Spring has been so far. It has been very eventful already filled with friends, family and food and laughter and making some beautiful memories:

Those first warming rays of sun right after Winter. The time when you get rid of warm coats and hats and you go for the first Spring walks. The air is fresh and filled with scents of blooming flowers. It awakens the sould and refreshes the spirit. I love how God created nature in that way.

The Alps were still covered with snow as we went for a boat ride in Switzerland. We let the sun warm our faces and listened to the water as the boat floated through it. One of those days that feel like being on holidays. As though our world, this daily routine feels miles and centuries away.
On the Easter weekend I invited all my friends for an outdoor Spring brunch. It was still very cold outside. We made a fire and made scrambled eggs, bacon and sausages. We ate in the forest and celebrated Spring. We listened to the birds and balanced on cut down trees. We drank hot coffee and laughed and ate.

Spring has finally arrived. I anticipate all the new things it will bring. It is a new season and new beginnings are ahead of me.



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

On being a hopeless romantic

People who know me well know that I constantly have some sort of movie going on in my head. My life consists of stories. It consists of motion pictures and I have a very vivid memory.
It's raining outside and I'm dreaming of dancing in the rain with my future husband. It's sunny and I go biking, put on red lipstick and imagine riding into the sunset, being free like a bird. Or I see the wide open land and imagine picknicks with best friends.
I have been like this since I can remember.
I have always had the urge for something epic. Something beyond my wildest dreams.
And believe me. My dreams have always been big and wild and crazy - naive even.
I romantisize my life, dramatize it and and I am a complete optimist always hoping and waiting for that Happy Ending.
Then there came people into my life, the so called realists. They seem to see the world as it is. They don't believe in fairytales and even though they dream they stay so called realistic or with their feet on the ground. They don't believe in happy endings and seem to never be overly optimistic.
I've had them laugh at me, call me dumb - maybe not to my face but with their body language. They've told me I was naive and crazy to believe all I'm talking about. They try to crash your dreams and fantasies by telling you none of what you are talking about is going to work out and how unrealistic you are.
In the past this has been really hurtful for me. I couldn't deal with it and felt like people were not taking me seriously. But they didn't see the depth of my heart and my thoughts and had no right to judge.

I am 27 years old. I have had my fair share of disappointments, heartbreaks, unrequited love. I've been through all of it. Several times.

But, I have never given up on my dreams. I have always come out stronger than before. I have always decided to keep on dreaming. I have chosen to not let my heart be hardned through this.
I have chosen to live with a heart fully exposed, fully vulnerable and fully soft. Does that mean that I let everybody step on it and hurt me? Of course not. But I offer my heart freely. I offer my heart to be shared. I allow my heart to love again. Deeper and stronger than all the times before. I am not afraid to risk being hurt again. As a matter of fact that's what happens when you make yourself vulnerable. You get hurt. But I'd rather feel the pain than not feeling anything at all.

All this to say I will not give up on being a hopeless romantic dreaming of kissing in the rain and dancing in the kitchen. Because honestly I believe these dreams will come true. Yeah, life will be in the middle of it and I'm not there yet, but I will not give up on these dreams!

You may call me crazy, naive, a dreamer missing out on reality. Yet, I don't care. I live a life in which fairytales actually do happen.



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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Quote of the Day

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”
—Ernest Hemingway

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thursday Tunes

I have listened to Keane for many years. Actually my friend Josh had introduced me to them when I was 17 or so. Today I want to share one of their songs that I have always loved and I keep playing it these days. I have never actually looked at the lyrics until recently and I think they are beautiful. I have a whole film going on in my head upon reading these words.
Listen to the song and read the lyrics below.

I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river and it made me complete

Oh simple thing where have you gone
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin

I came across a fallen tree
I felt the branches of it looking at me
Is this the place we used to love?
Is this the place that I've been dreaming of?

Oh simple thing where have you gone
I'm getting old and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you're gonna let me in
I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin

And if you have a minute why don't we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go
Somewhere only we know?
Somewhere only we know?

This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go
Somewhere only we know?
Somewhere only we know?
Somewhere only we know?



Wednesday, April 4, 2012

One Day

One day, you and I will ride our bikes in the summerrain. I will wear red lipstick and you will smile at me and say, "I love you".



PS: I watched this movie yesterday. I really really like it!

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