Sunday, September 24, 2017

I wonder...

I wonder if coffee thinks about me too... I mean, what if it's addicted to me? not the other way around. I went to bed last night dreaming of my morning cup of coffee... it makes my heart so happy to take time in the morning to brew a little cup of coffee. Ok, who am I kidding, a GIANT cup of coffee. But I do brew them one at a time, and nope not a Keurig... I'm a french press kinda girl, but here in Vietnam we have these little metal filters, it's basically the same idea as a french cup, it's a slow pour over... it takes FOREVER to filter, but it is totally worth the wait.

Don't get me wrong, if you come to Vietnam and order a Vietnamese black coffee it will knock your socks off, be as thick as mud, and taste like no other coffee in the world. Trust me. Here they brew robusta coffee- Robusta is often used as a coffee filler in canned coffee, it has less of a glorious flavour, but still tastes, looks, smells, like coffee.  Generally most coffees that we think about would be made either with a mix of robusta and arabica or be 100% arabica... Not sure how I got into this little coffee definition moment, but there you go, now you know :) Great coffee conversation if you're ever in an awkward silence at a dinner party, or work thing.

With so many things in life changing... every day something new is on the horizon, what's next, where will we be in 1 year, who will we be in 1 year... I don't really know, what I do know is that God has a plan, that His plan is better than my plan, and that I can Trust Him. Even though everything is up in the air, one thing I know for sure, is that tomorrow morning, I will be brewing Kicking Horse 454 Horsepower Coffee... and I'm already thinking about it. See I wonder... does coffee think about me too?

In a world of constant change, what do you rely on for strength? Comfort? Peace? What takes your heart rate down, slows the day, allows you to be present... in the moment?

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice!

I cannot believe life has being flying by so quickly, I love that it's fall and things are starting to change... for most of you... as for me... well Ho Chi Minh City is still nice and hot and humid. I know that makes people jealous sometimes, and I'm sorry... but in my heart of hearts I'd give anything for my four seasons back. I miss the change, I miss the excitement in the air when fall is coming, the first snow flake, the smell of fresh mud in the spring and of course, when summer arrives... and then it all starts again.

So today I'm dreaming of falling leaves crunching under foot, a cold nose and chilly toes, tingly fingers which can all be warmed up with a nice cup of coffee, or tea, or something warm.

Don't tell my hubby, but I like to keep the air-conditioning just cool enough to warrant a cup of something warm this time of year! In celebration of fall... it's Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Season! Enjoy!

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

A whale of a time.

Well haven't I just had a whale of a time this summer, home to Canada for a whirlwind few weeks. I got to spend some much needed time with my Momma. She is by far one of my favourite people in the entire world and her little pearls of wisdom always keep me sane... as for the rest of our friends and family it was crazy, not enough time, not enough conversations, and not enough anything. It just wasn't enough.

We try to fill an entire year of conversations, sharing meals, telling stories, and just being together into 10 days. Well it is impossible, it causes me stress and anxiety, I feel like I disappoint people. If I could clone myself 10 times, I might, (but probably not) have enough time to see everyone I want to see.

So... in light of how this summer went I just want you all to know, I whale always love you, even if I haven't seen you in the past year, I think about you, I pray for you, you are in my life, whether I see you or not...

This one is for you <3
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Maybe She's Born With It...

Oh it's one of those days! 
I might need a few more cups than my usual... 
Happy Wednesday!

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Book Review: The Imperfect Disciple.

The Imperfect Disciple: Grace For People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together

By: Jared C. Wilson

OH YAY! A book on how to love those crazy people who can't get their acts together... and about 12 pages in, I realised I am that person.

I am so excited to share this book with you, I love when I get to read a book and it impacts my life in a positive way. Take a gander below at my review. I love this book. I think you might too!

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Ever thought you’re the only one who doesn’t have their act together? Can’t get their lives figured out? Well the great reality is you are not, I am not, we are not. We are the norm, we are the ones who fall short, the ones who suck at stuff, and the ones who are sensitive enough to realize by ourselves we will never measure up. But thank goodness we don’t have to do it by ourselves. 
Many people view discipleship as, chilling with a laid back, berkenstock clad, Jesus while he tells stories … But is that really what discipleship is? 
This book moves into the messiness of discipleship, not the Sunday school version of what we’ve been taught. It’s deep, it’s profound, yet simple. Maybe it’s just that it’s never been laid out this way for me before. 
When I first read the title of this book, I thought, “oh perfect, skills and grace for loving those other people who can’t get their acts together”… only to be gently guided into realizing I am that person. I’m the one who can’t get there act together, I’m that girl. I’m the one that needs more grace than anyone, and it’s true. Maybe I was just afraid of saying it out loud, I’ve known all along that I need Jesus… but which Jesus do I need? The Sunday School version of Jesus or The Jesus At The Well, prodding, questioning, loving on purpose. I’m in need of the one who pursues me, not someone just timidly waiting for me to let Him in, I’m in need of the one who is knocking, not just a docile, “well maybe she isn’t home” knocking, but a persistent, relentless pursuit knocking…
This book hast taken me on a journey into the depth of discipleship, relationship, and grace.If you are that person, the one who falls short, feels like they suck at stuff, you are not alone, you are in good company. I’d encourage you to take a read…

** Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 


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