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Rio de Janeiro, con amor xo

Rio de Janeiro, con amor xo

There’s an unforgettable Spanish Cocktail / Tapa Bar called ‘El Born’ on Rua Bolivar in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro that serves the most delicious tapas and sangrias ever ... riquisímas! Free falling from food cravings, memories and songs from Brasil … a country infused with African and Portuguese influences, festivals, Samba and religion. We enjoyed [...]

What’s your go-to place?

What’s your go-to place?

Rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. – 1 Peter 2:1 When life is not easy, it can cause our emotions to run wild and if not handled with care, it can wreak havoc in our lives. There is no point in denying our personal encounters with [...]

Meeting God

Meeting God

“Train up a child in the way he should go. Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” - Proverbs 22:6 Women are often referred to as ‘gatherers’. I can vouch for its truth since my childhood memories are filled with my mom’s ‘gathering’ of us as a family. I was raised [...]

‘Seas’ the Day in Phuket!

‘Seas’ the Day in Phuket!

"People love escapism and there should be a place for it." – Tom Hiddleston How do you escape the humdrum of everyday life? Sometimes it's simply a good cup of tea and book for me; or vino tinto y musica; photography or unashamedly binge watching a Netflix series like ‘La Reina del Sur’, ‘Reign’ and ‘Outlander’. Then [...]

Like the morning fog …

Like the morning fog …

Your life is like the morning fog - it's here a little while, then it's gone (James 4:14). It is God's breath in us that gives us life, our bodies are merely an earth suit for our mission through this doorway to eternity. Life was given to us as a gift, not a right. Death is [...]

Musings over pancakes …

Musings over pancakes …

  "Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path."  – Psalms 119:105 It has been a while, dear muses! I have been traveling quite a bit over the past couple of months and despite good intentions; have failed to keep up with my musings on the blog. The [...]

Selah!

Selah!

“Oh,” said the devil to Martin Luther, “you are a sinner.” “Yes,” said Luther, Christ died to save sinners.” Thus he smote him with his own sword. Hide in this refuge and stay there: “In due time Christ died for the ungodly.” - Charles H. Spurgeon Me too! Yes! I am a sinner. I’m a broken [...]

Take Courage, dear heart!

Take Courage, dear heart!

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." – Philippians 4:6   The uncertainty of our times and brokenness of our world often subjects us to fear, anxiety and worry. Of all human emotions, these are probably the most destructive and not [...]

Tastes of Lebanon in Abu Dhabi!

Tastes of Lebanon in Abu Dhabi!

Let’s be honest! We all love food … “good” food that is! And with so many diverse cultures in the world, we’re spoiled for choice. Growing up, the concept of ‘breaking bread’ was central to our family connection and culture, each family gathering a gastronomic affair. Authentic Italian, French, Latin American, Cape Malay, Greek and [...]