Monthly Archives: November 2014

#100marymoments no.7 – our expectactions…

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I visited the Moroccon cafe again this morning for a Mary-moment.  Just a little time out of my busy life.  Just a little time out to refocus.

I just love the atmosphere, the food, the ambience, the decor, everything…

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I ordered the same soup I had the previous time – butternut, orange and ginger soup. Beyond delicious!

Why did I order the same soup again? Because it was so nice the previous time. My expectation that it would be good again today, is based on my experience of the previous time. And I wasn’t disappointed.

Sometimes, experience dictates expection. But more often than not, expectation dictates experience. If you enter a new venture with fear of failure, you probably will fail. If you go into something with a negative attitude, the experience will indeed be negative. If you expect the worst to happen, the worst will come. If your thoughts are negative, you life will be negative too.

Proverbs 23:7 – For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.

Has God ever let you down? No, He hasn’t. So why are you fearful? Why are you scared? Why are you worried? Based on your experience of your life up till now, you can enter into any new venture knowing that God will carry you through. Let your experience of God thus far, dictate your expectation. Do not let your fear and unbelief dictate your experience.

#marymomens no.6

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Friday was an unexpected day of leisure with my dearest husband and on the spur of the moment we took a drive out to Magaliesburg. There is nothing in my life that gives me as much pleasure as time out with my man. He is my gift from God, my Christmas gift from many years ago.

Like young lovers, we held hands and walked through a cute little shop …

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We admired some beautiful stuff…. We amused ourselves with some strange stuff….

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And we bought some nice stuff…

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Quality time having lunch…

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Quality time spent with a loved one is an investment in the relationship. Ultimately, it is an investment in the future. It is something we have to MAKE time for. It doesn’t automatically happen. Life runs away with us if we don’t stand guard. Our jobs consume us and often our family suffers due to not enough quality time investments.

Make arrangements still today, to spend some quality time with your spouse. MAKE time. Tomorrow might just be too late.