Beez Blessings

Posted: June 30, 2011 in General

Beez Blessings is my fiance and  my side business that we started in order to help raise funds for our wedding. God has been really good to us, and what started with a hand full of necklaces has now grown to a wide selection of jewellery and accessories for all tastes!

We take our Jewellery to festivals and markets all around, and also come to your house where you host a party for friends and family and enjoy a morning or afternoon browsing our range of jewellery and accessories. If you host a party there are great gifts and rewards for the Host or hostess!

Visit our website to see more! www.beezblessings.co.za

Generosity!

Posted: January 12, 2011 in Todays Bible Reading

Proverbs 11:25 (New International Version, ©2010) 25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

Calm in the storm

Posted: December 10, 2010 in Todays Bible Reading

I read Pslam 46 this morning. How awesome is it just to know that God, the creator of all things, is our refuge and our strength.

Although there honestly is a lot that I can worry about or stress about, I just have this absolute confidence in me, that God will provide. That God will never let us go. This was just confirmed again in the Psalm I read this morning.

I pray also, that God’s peace will be yours today, and every day!

Have an awesome Friday and even better weekend!

Ultimate Fun

Posted: December 3, 2010 in Sport

We are plying Ultimate Frisbee tomorrow! I cannot wait!

If you never played before, please join us. its easy and fun and everyone is welcome. Check out my Ultimate Frisbee page for the details of where and when. click here.

Movie Review – “Liefling”

Posted: December 2, 2010 in Movie Review

So I went to watch “Liefling”……. Its an Afrikaans Musical……… great!

Well I thought I would give my opinion of it here, and just might help you decide to watch it or not.

Let me start with something positive!
– its not common slapstick afrikaans movie like “Poena is Koning”
– Its clean, no dirty jokes, scenes or references.
– There actually was 2 songs in the movie I did like.
1) “Foshaar nooi” by Jakkie Louw and Kevin Leo. click here to see it
2)  “Spieeltjie” by Bobby van Jaarsveld. click here to see

My opinion is that you must REALLY like Afrikaans music to get some enjoyment out of it.

This must sound SO bad, but I felt embarrassed being Afrikaans in some scenes in the movie, and I am not joking.
Its really not very well made. The acting is not terrible, but definately lacking. The narritive is not great, the characters seem very shallow as they don’t really get time to reveal themselves in the movie, and you can’t get to know them. There are just too many songs, and sometimes they follow each other so quickly, and the story just don’t get time to really develop and catch your attention. I was not drawn into the movie and could not live myself into it. In my opinion some of the songs also just do not really fit into the story that well.

One of my biggest problems in the movie is that it seems that they try to be like Mama Mia. The story is totally different, but some scenes just seem to be too much like scenes from Mama Mia. Now I won’t know if that was intentional or just by chance, but it bothered me!

The choreography in the movie also just seems very amateurish to me. I’m no expert in choreography but I have definitely seen much better. It just does not inspire you or make you feel good or go WOW! If you know what I mean?

Then one Huge thing that bothered me was the Geography in the movie. (this is probably just me) The story happens around Hartebeespoort dam and i know a little about the area.
Let me explain: The end of the movie the girls is looking for the boy, and the mom says he is at the train bridge. Well, then she drops her bag and runs. According to the movie the house is on one side of the dam, then when the girl is running she is all of a sudden running across the dam wall, which is on the opposite side of where the house is, and then the next scene she is at the train bridge which again is at opposite side of the dam wall. I know because I have jumped of  that bridge into the dam, plus you can see the dam wall far in the background on the other side.
She must have run like  50km do do that trip!  Really, there is a road race around the dam which is 50km! (Called Om die Dam)

Right I am very negative here, but it is a good attempt and I think very good for South African film industry.

However I would NERVER want to watch it again!
I had my dose of afrikaans music for a year.
Only go watch it if you like the old Afrikaans songs or if you really don’t have anything else to watch.

Let me know what you think if you have seen it.

P.S. I really enjoyed the sub-titles, to see how they translate the Afrikaans songs to English. Very entertaining actually!

Don’t Fuss!

Posted: November 29, 2010 in Todays Bible Reading

I love reading all the different translations of the bible. Sometimes it just gives you such cool perspective on the content.

The Message translation is a favorite one since the language is just a bit more real in our current life and times. (Well thats my opinion of it)  Read this piece this morning, hope you enjoy it.

Luke 12:22-34 (The Message)

Steep Yourself in God-Reality

22-24He continued this subject with his disciples. “Don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or if the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your inner life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the ravens, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, carefree in the care of God. And you count far more.25-28“Has anyone by fussing before the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? If fussing can’t even do that, why fuss at all? Walk into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They don’t fuss with their appearance—but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them. If God gives such attention to the wildflowers, most of them never even seen, don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you?

29-32“What I’m trying to do here is get you to relax, not be so preoccupied with getting so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep yourself in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Don’t be afraid of missing out. You’re my dearest friends! The Father wants to give you the very kingdom itself.

33-34“Be generous. Give to the poor. Get yourselves a bank that can’t go bankrupt, a bank in heaven far from bankrobbers, safe from embezzlers, a bank you can bank on. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.

 

 

God is Amazing!

Posted: November 22, 2010 in General, Life Tips

Today I must just tell of God’s goodness.

This month God just somehow stretched my money so that I made it through the month! The reason I say it is amazing is because there are so many extra things that I did this month, that is not usually there.

I was on holiday for a week, it was very last minute so was not planned. We just got invited along, so firstly God gave us a Holiday where we didn’t have to pay accommodation, how awesome is that! Well we drove down, so it was petrol, toll gates and then during the holiday eating out, and all the things you do!

Then later the month we had a Vet bill of R862, and a few other expenses I don’t usually have in a month.
I still saved my agreed amount I want to save each month.
I still gave some money to a good cause that I love to support.

All I really want to say is that God must have done the same thing with my money as he did with the Fish and bread, when Jesus broke it to feed the thousands! ( Matt 14:14-21) Its amazing how God just make all things work out! No matter what the bank Balance says, God will supply!

My biggest advice today to you is, keep trusting God, never stop tithing, never stop giving. God always provides! I cannot wait for the future!

2 Corinthians 9:6 (Amplified Bible)
6[Remember] this: he who sows sparingly and grudgingly will also reap sparingly and grudgingly, and he who sows generously [[a]that blessings may come to someone] will also reap generously and with blessings.

Malachi 3:10 (Amplified Bible)
10Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.(A)