You spoke life into my lungs…

Your Spirit speaks
It moves in me
And I’m awakened to your love

You’re drawing me
On to my knees
And I’m astounded by your love

You spoke life into my lungs
you are the air I breathe
you are the air I breathe
Still you move inside of me
you are the song I sing
you are the song I sing, Jesus

You cover me
With arms that reach
And I’m amazed by your sweet grace

You set me free
And you washed me clean
And I’m forgiven by your grace

You spoke life into my lungs
you are the air I breathe
you are the air I breathe
Still you move inside of me
you are the song I sing
you are the song I sing, Jesus

With every breath I breathe
With every song I sing
I want to shout it out
Lord I am listening
To every word you speak
I’ll go where you will lead
To love the least of these
Is my greatest offering 

-A beautiful song I am loving at the moment-
Love Martine

Choosing joy…


At times in life its easy to choose joy…everyone you love is healthy…the house isn’t a total mess…there may even be flowers on the table… :)
At other times it much harder to choose joy…sickness strikes your family and you are all dropping one by one…sleep seems like a nostalgic part of the past…your cranky and so is everyone else in the house…in these moments its the time to choose joy…

…to feel God’s loving care for our family through a caring friend who drops over a meal…

…to be thankful for this pumpkin eating little guy…

…to see the ‘cuteness’ for the need for this little guy to have everything just so before he goes to sleep… 

…thankful for another year of life…

:)
 
Planning to keep embracing joy each day of life…

Love Martine

Just perfect…


On Saturday my lovely friend Selina got married!!! It was an absolutely perfect wedding and so special to celebrate with Selina in this beautiful part of her journey in life.

I had the honour of praying a blessing over the newlyweds future! God hears and answers our prayers and I was so excited to pray the blessing of all of Heaven’s goodness for their life and future together.

Mr and Mrs…

…perfect…

….lego wedding cake topper…

…I had a lovely time laughing with this dear friend at the reception too… :)

Love Martine

New Life Love

 
 
 
 
 
 

The ultimate sacrifice Jesus gave to give his creation new spiritual life…freedom…relationship with the Father…and so much more…

Love Martine

Around here…


…there are onesies for two (big) babies going to a 70s party as 70s babies…

firemen and supermen…

…a cool little guy with his toys…

…clear vision…

and where would you be without your goggles?

Loving life, admist the gastro, sleepless nights and the challenges that come.

Love Martine

A beautiful day to be wed…


Dan, Jack and I had the priviledge of celebrating the marriage of a very special couple last week.

The day was perfect…

…bunting was blowing in the breeze…

…the sun was shining as we witnessed a beautiful wedding ceremony…

…the bride was stunning…

…love…
 
 

…a day under the sun spent celebrating the blessing of marriage…

Love Martine

A whole year older!


After a VERY long wait – 52 weeks or so, Noah turned 6!!!
He is quite the party planner and months before the big day arrives he and I go through ideas for themes, I suggest “How about pirates? or superheroes?” Noah is “No, mum…I want an Star Wars Angry Birds party! :)”

Then the party planning gets going! Noah had drawn ideas for costumes for the family, so so so many pictures (which I displayed at his party) of Star Wars Angry Birds! He even made decorations for the top of his birthday cake! I prayed that Noah would have a really fun, fantastic party – and he did!
 
 

The calm before the party and Noah’s art work!
 

The Angry Birds wall waiting to be smashed down.

Princess Leia
 

Luke Sky Walker and his paper creation…

Pool noodle light sabres…

The jedi’s and their weapons…

The water slide!!!

Two Angry Birds made an appearance – thank you Uncle Joel and Nathan!

The kids LOVED attacking them too!

The little brothers enjoyed the party…

and Dan did too – even though his jedi skills were put to the test!

Happy Birthday Noah – you are six!

Love Martine

He cares about my days…


My God is a good God.
Nothing goes unnoticed.

7th March 2013 – is a day held in the hands of my God and I look forward to what this day will bring. It is a day I remember the due date of a little one that we never got to meet this side of heaven. I know my God holds our precious ones close and he is so good and kind and loving.

Psalm 31
I run to you God….
You’re my cave to hide in,
my cliff to climb.
Be my safe leader, be my true mountain guide.
…You, God, I trust.
I’m leaping and singing in the circle of your love;
you saw my pain,
you disarmed my tormentors,
You didn’t leave me in their clutches
but gave me room to breathe.

Love Martine

A Summer Party…


My sister Nat and some friends hosted a little backyard summer party…

Art work of a summer theme was all over the backyard  – Byron was happily being my scrunchy nosed model with the flamingos!
 
 

Summer music to be enjoyed…

Summer beads to be chewed…

A little present…
 

…to take home…

Love Martine

Riding the wave…


The last few weeks have been HUGE…starting Year One for Noah, storms, life….here are some snapshots of the weeks that were!

A little fridge wisdom…

School is in! Our new little nook to organise our home school…

A valentines day treat :)

Thank you Dan for the beautiful flowers!

Valentines love and crazy faces :)

An early morning God encounter…

Trains can skateboard in our house! With a little bit of help from sticky tape :)

This cool dude was entertaining himself at church :)

Broken trees and flooded backyards…

Our weeks that were – God with us and loving us as we ride the wave of life.

Love Martine