Friday, May 31, 2013

The Art of doing nothing

I spent the last two weeks house and dog sitting with my best friend/flatmate. These last almost two weeks were so important and crucial. I was not working. I had time. Each day I would walk the dog. No phone, no music. Just nature, the dog and me. It was in those times I had time to think and pray and let my thoughts wander, start asking myself questions and allowing God to speak to my heart.
Everyday I sat at that beautiful wooden table, read my bible, spent time journaling and praying. I have this prayer book which was a present at the Colour Conference a year ago. You basically pray for every nation on this planet earth. It is an amazing book and reading through it, seeing the pictures, reading the stories of lives changed and having the opportunity to step in in prayer and make a change in people's lives is life changing. I would keep on thinking about the countries I prayed for and keep on praying for them throughout the day.
We live in a culture where we are always so occupied with everything. We constantly need to do something, be something, be active, go out, be on the phone etc. We forgot how to not do anything. I deliberately chose over the last two weeks to not do that. I chose for it to be ok to do nothing. To sometimes just sit and think without any noises or sounds surrounding me. Be still.
It is in these times that I started asking myself some pretty hard questions:

What kind of a person do I want to be?
Where do I want to be in the future and who?
Where do I see myself in a few years?
What are the important things and people in my life?

I can't say I have found all the answers just yet but I am on my way, defining and redefining.

I believe sometimes we just have to make that time to do nothing and be still. You will be surprised by all that can happen and what God might want to stirr in your heart.



PS: I also watched quite a few movies some of which I will share here soon.

** pictures via my instagram

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The beauty of silence

There were so many things I wanted to say about this. So many feelings and thoughts I had. I wanted to talk about slowing life down, about watching movies which are set in the 1800s and how life was slower and quieter and yet words would be the opposite of the beauty of silence. Therefore all I am saying is this picture and all that comes with it.



Wednesday, May 15, 2013


In view of yesterday's premier of Season 10 of So you think you can dance I wanted to post this little video. It is a beautiful dance excelled in every bit of every movement. There is so much in it I can't even find the words so... enjoy it and be sure to see more dancing coming soon.



Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Who am I?

As one season comes to an end and I find myself in an in between season this question lingers again. Like a cloud is is hanging over me. It is a question I need to answer but not only in view of the present but most certainly need I think about the future.
Dreams. Visions. Goals... So to say.

Last week I went to London to the Hillsong Colour conference. One evening Brian Houston was preaching and he challenged all of us to sit down and write "The life I see".
At first I felt like I couldn't write it as if it was an impossibility. But on my flight to Austria (where I spent my last weekend) I pulled out my Moleskine and just started. As the pictures in my head started to become ink on paper a lot of things started to make sense as if they had just waited to be thought of yet even said.

And now there it is: New Dreams, new Visions and a life to pursue. And yet again I am left with a challenge. Go after your Dreams. Pray, be faithful, follow Jesus even more and learn. Become a better person and grow.

I gladly accept this challenge and cannot wait for the seasons ahead.




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