A whole lot of….


Around here there has been a whole lot of love (thanks for the beautiful card Dan!)…

A whole lot of fun!

A whole lot of Buzz Lightyear!

A whole lot of scootering, skateboarding, bike riding fun!

A whole lot of someone else doing the cooking!

A whole lot of enjoying my new hair cut!

A whole lot of driving to new adventures!

A whole lot of dreams coming true…

and a whole lot of colour too! 

2013 – I am looking forward to finding the FUN in the everyday, going on many new adventures and FLOURISHING with my family, friends and my God!

Love Martine

Your love is all around…


No matter what…smiley face or sad…

…the Great Artist…

…speaks…

…with love…

2013 – I greet you in your newness and one day into the year I know…
God’s love is all around…

Your love is all around – All Sons and Daughters

Majesty enthroned in beauty
All my life, Your love pursues me
and I’m found in You
Oh Holy One, the King of glory
You’re the Author of my story
and I’m found in You

‘Cause You give me life and lead me to find
Your grace and Your mercy, given so freely
Your word is my light, it leads me to find
Your comfort and healing, the hope that I’m needing

Your love is all around
Your love is all around

Oh Living One, You reign forever
Drawing me into Your presence
and I’m found in You
Oh Great Redeemer, Precious Savior
You are faithful, though I wander
and I’m found in You

‘Cause You give me life and lead me to find
Your grace and Your mercy, given so freely
Your word is my light, it leads me to find
Your comfort and healing, the hope that I’m needing

Your love is all around, Oh
Your love is all around, Oh

And I hear Your voice
I hear the words You’ve spoken
This love is Yours
This love restores the broken

Oh, Your love is all around
Oh, Your love is all around
Oh, Your love is all around

And this is all my hope and peace
Nothing but the blood of Jesus
And this is all my righteousness
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

And oh, precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow
No other fount I know
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

Oh, Your love is all around
Oh, Your love is all around
Oh, Your love is all around


My song for 2013,
Love Martine

The weeks that were!


Cookie decorating with our neighbours…

Our beautiful tree – that has almost survived the extreme heat!

Decorating!
 
 

Jack’s first Christmas!

Decorating the front of the house…
 
 

Community Christmas party…

Family decoration swap night…

Jack’s first Christmas present…

City tree…

Jesus…

Love Martine

Kind…


“The path of right-living people is level.
The Leveler evens the road for the right-living.
We’re in no hurry, God. We’re content to linger in the path sign-posted with your decisions.
Who you are and what you’ve done are all we’ll ever want.”
Isaiah 26:7-9 (Message Bible)

God is kind.
God is good.

Love Martine

Love….DW 2012


Today I had the absolute TREAT to enjoy Designing Women Conference with 900ish other women!

So much love, thought, care and blessing had gone into every little detail of the day.

The speakers were amazing! They shared their story of how God’s love had changed them as they encountered His presence for themselves…

I experienced God’s love afresh and felt His smile on my life.

I had the joy of spending the day with these amazing women too (and little Jack who survived me spilling my lunch on his head :)!
I’m already looking forward to DW 2013 :)

   Martine