All posts written as part of the Five Minute Friday group.

What Makes a Beautiful Life?


//  What makes a beautiful life?

Is it the number of friends you have on Facebook? Or the number of followers on Instagram? Or perhaps the number of subscribers to your blog?

Is it dependent on the size of your house, the size of your bank account, or the successes of your children?

Or is your quality-of-life dependent on the busyness of your social calendar? Or the winning streak of the sports teams you play on?

No, my friends. None of those things can accurately determine whether or not you have a beautiful life? That life-more-abundantly kinda life that you are looking for is so much more than external circumstances.

♥ It’s about having people around you who truly know, love, and accept you.

♥ It’s about having a purpose in getting up each morning, and satisfaction when you lay your head on the pillow at night.

♥ It’s about having a deep understanding that “God sets the lonely in families” (Psalm 68:6) and you don’t have to figure things out on your own.

♥ It means opening the door to your house… and your heart… and allowing people IN.

I’ve often said over the years that…         Read more

Mother’s Day – The Forgotten Prayers


What a delightful surprise to wake up this morning and discover that my new book had been featured on Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday post! I was surprised, humbled, and thrilled all at the same time. Thank you, Kate! What an honour!

For the rest of the day, I’ve been trying to write my Five Minute Friday post and failing terribly. Swirling emotions and disjointed thoughts, but no words.

All I keep thinking is, “Whoa… It actually happened.”   

It’s been an incredible season of stress and stretching, excitement and vulnerability, prayer and follow-through. But it’s DONE!

The book I’ve been working on for so long, the one I’ve been talking about for years, the one I’ve been dreaming of for even longer is finally DONE!

AND I REALLY LIKE IT!    Read more

Five Minute Friday - Sing More

Five Minute Friday – Sing More (plus a video)

Five Minute Friday - Sing More

Last weekend, while I should’ve been writing about SINGing, Erwin and I were actually leading worship at the Church of the Nations International Conference, and this is one of the songs that has been ringing through my mind ever since then.

May it inspire you to also sing regardless of your circumstances and emotions today. (Go ahead, sing the highlighted phrase as you’re reading!) ENJOY! 🙂


// Then sings my sou-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oul.

On those days when everything goes right…

Then sings my sou-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oul.

On those days when everything goes wrong…

Then sings my sou-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oul.

On the days when you feel confident…

Then sings my sou-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oul.

On the days when you feel insecure…

Then sings my sou-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oul.

On the days when you feel loved…

Then sings my sou-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oul.

On the days when you feeling so alone…

Then sings my sou-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oul.

On the days when you simply have MORE on your plate than you know what to do with…

Then sings my sou-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oul.

Regardless of how you feel today, or the random thoughts that are filling your mind, the truth is that HE LOVES YOU!

Fearlessly | Relentlessly | Limitlessly | MORE than you can ask or imagine

And that’s a good enough reason to SING! //

Regardless of how I feel or what I think, the truth is that GOD LOVES ME! Click To Tweet

Then sings my sou-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oul.

Then sings my sou-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oul.

How great Your love is

How great Your love is



The book launch is this Saturday, May 6th.


IDENTITY: Finding the Proverbs 31 Woman in the Middle of Kid Chaos

  • If you are in the Jeffreys Bay area, come to the party!
  • If you are too far away, tune into the live video!


Watch for details on my FB page, or check out the book page here!



Every Friday, I join an inspiring group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES on a one-word prompt. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE.

Two weeks ago, the prompt word was SING and this week the prompt word was MORE!

Today, I decided to combine them both and write on SING MORE!  Enjoy!

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