Pause a little…

Something like this has happened to me in ages – but it reminded me of something. I really should be more in tune with or aware of what God is doing around me instead of just rushing around doing the day to day things I do. I was walking back to the office earlier and I was chatting to George, our resident car guard. We often chat about random things before the conversation turns to the important things like food. We often give the car guards the left over lunch from work. Unfortunately today there wasn’t. After I said goodbye […]

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A new understanding of what it means to cleave to David

A little bit of crazy_cleaving

I read this article last week and the whole “cleaving thing” has really stuck with me since then. I always thought I knew what it meant to cleave to your husband but I don’t think I ever really thought about it. I also think I had the attitude of, “this is what you do when you get married – you leave your parents and choose to be with your husband.” After reading article on cleaving and then thinking about it I gained a whole new understanding of what cleaving is. It’s so much more than just choosing to be with your husband. […]

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A blonde behind the wheel kind of day

Yesterday kind of felt like and looked a little like this… In the space of four hours I almost blocked my bosses debit card because I forgot the pin so I gave the person using it the wrong code. I had asked her to come with me so they could run in and pay so I could park illegally – there’s literally no parking in Plumstead at lunch time. When I got the correct pin I decided to park properly and run into the shop to tell her I managed to lock my keys in the car. I called David […]

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Yes, I have put on weight… I’m pregnant

I really think that some people need to remember what they were told when they were younger… “If you have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all”. I also think some people need a gentle reminder that it is rude to tell people that they have put on weight or gotten fat. It’s never okay to tell someone this – no matter how close you are to them It’s just not okay. I’m also pretty sure the person who has put on weight is fully aware of the fact that they are a few kilograms heavier, you really […]

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Our pregnancy story

When David and I got married we kind of had a plan that when we turned 30 we would have a baby. In my head this meant that on 29th birthday I would go off the pill so that we had baby number 1 by the time I was 30. Well… on my 29th birthday we were so not ready to add a smaller version of ourselves to our family yet. David may have been, but I kind of think he’s always been ready for children. I’ve been the more hesitant one, especially when it come to natural birth. David […]

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A weekend away with friends

A couple of weeks ago we went to Franskraal with a couple of friends of ours and their daughter. It was a great weekend with lots of ice-cream, braai-ing, beach time and chatting. I love really love the Franskraal house – it’s a perfect place to escape from the busyness of life a weekend or for a mid-week break….hint hint David. I also love how it can be shared with our friends – it’s big enough for everyone to come with. Here a few of my highlights from the weekend away. xKx

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Walking through the mist

A little bit of crazy blog

Sometimes when you’ve been walking a path with God for a while it gets hard to stay focused on the end goal. Sometimes during the walk you kind of “forget” what it is that God has called you to and you start to imagine your own version of the end goal. This often happens to me, especially when it comes to being a missionary. My ideal and where God wants me right now doesn’t match up right now, but I have learnt to stay focused on God and what being a missionary as Katherine looks like – it’s certainly not […]

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Picnicking at Cape Point Vineyards

A little bit of crazy blog

David was given a voucher for a picnic at Cape Point Vineyards for his birthday. He obviously had to share it with me… there’s no way he could eat all that food by himself.  We decided to go one Sunday afternoon in February and it was just great. When you arrive you go up to the deli to pick up your picnic basked. A porter then carries a blanket and two cushions for you to the place you choose to have your picnic. There is lots of different spaces to sit, with ample shade provided by trees and umbrellas. There are also […]

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God is our Banner (Yahweh Nissi)

Names of God

I’m going though my book on the names of God at the moment. Each week I read one an then update our blackboard in the man cave with the name. This weeks one is God is almighty, (El Shaddai). When I wrote this one up I was reminded of my of my favourite name for God – Yahweh Nissi. I was also reminded of the blog post I wrote a few years ago about “God is my banner”, after reading it again I decided to repost it, with some editing. YAHWEH NISSI Back in the day when the Israelites were […]

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It will be fun they said…

Katherine Bodmer A little bit of crazy

I’m all for people being pushed out of their comfort zones or facing fears, but I also think there’s a time for this to happen. When it’s not the right time to be “pushed” or to face your fears I think it should be okay to say no. Recently was in a situation that really highlighted this for me. I know I’ve sometimes pushed people a bit too hard to face their fears or to step out of their comfort zones at the wrong time – I am sorry for doing this. This past week we were blessed by David’s […]

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