“Treasure Trove of Information”

Sing to the Lord, all the earth;
Proclaim the good news of His Salvation from day to day

Delcare His glory among the nations,
His wonders among all peoples.

For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised
He is also to be feared above all gods

1 Chronicles 16 : 23-25 NKJV


Hi and welcome to my vault :), hope you had a good weekend. It is always a pleasure that you stopped by: I love to just sit and listen and watch.

I love to see growth. 
When I plant it is so amazing to see them grow into what they are meant to be. 
Think of how God feels and sees us when we grow into what He has made us to be. 
We are all His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works

Just like I don’t see the root but just the end product 
God sees the root and knows how it will grow and shape 
He also knows that weeds grows alongside
Guess what? Our root and foundation are stronger than the weeds
Be bless and know that God loves you so much 
Jesus reigns overall 
It is so great to see my sunflower grow from a baby


I was standing in the vault and this is what caught my attention. We eat a lot of different foods, and it is good to know a little about them: I like potatoes but in the UK they are not vegetable, they are class as starchy foods

FUN FACTS: The Potato Became the First Vegetable Grown in Space with Help from Wisconsin

Starchy foods: Potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and other starchy carbohydrate:

One third of the food we eat each day should be bread, rice, pasta, potatoes and other starchy foods.

Although they can be rather tasteless and bland they are a good source of energy and the main source of a range of essential nutrients including fibre, protein, Calcium, Iron and Vitamins B.

Potatoes:

They are not considered as one of your five portions of fruits and vegetables in the UK

They were first grown as food crops in South America more than 7000 years ago and can be found throughout America, from Canada to Southern Chile.

It was introduced to Europe from America in the second half of the 16 century by the Spanish.

Today they are staple food in many parts of the world and an integral part of much of the world’s food supply.

Also known for its content of being high in starch and a large proportion of this is in the amylopectin which is easy to digest. Therefore potatoes have a high Glycaemic Index (GI)

GI is a measure of how quickly a carbohydrate-containing food raises the blood sugar level when that food is eaten by itself.

GI by itself is not a good indicator of whether food is healthy.

Potatoes are also rich in Vitamin C, antioxidants, Vitamin B6 and Potassium. Most of these nutrients and the fibre are the skin. Apart from water, potatoes consist mainly of starch and also contain some fibre, protein and almost no fat.

Potatoes are prepared in many different ways: skin-on or peeled, whole or cut up, with seasonings or without. The only requirement involves cooking to swell the starch granules. 

Different methods of cooking potatoes affect the relative amounts of nutrients which would affect the components by driving off more or less water and also by adding components such as the extra fats during frying. 

When boiled or baked, potatoes have relatively the same nutrients as raw potatoes but significantly different in chips and crisps because it is fried in oil and that makes the potatoes absorb fat and reduce the water content.

They are used in a variety of processed food due to low cost 

Potatoes Starch: Used as binding agent in some ingredients such cakes mixtures, biscuit 

Potatoes are also used to brew alcoholic beverages such as vodka

They are found in a variety of foods and one of the least allergenic foods tested.

Sweet potatoes:

Also originated in South America but now popular in many countries are sweet by nature which is from an enzyme that breaks down their starch into maltose, a sugar that is sweeter than table sugar. They contain a large amount of beta carotene, minerals and plant oestrogens. 

“Beta Carotene is converted to Vitamin A in the body”

Please note that they are nuggets of information!

Thank you again for stopping by it means a lot to me. 

Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂
We cannot control what happens around us, 
but we can control our responses.
Be bless and know that the Lord loves you

©Hannah M Vandi.

And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 
'However, 
I consider my life worth nothing to me; 
my only aim is to finish the race and 
complete the task the Lord Jesus has given 
me—the task of testifying to the 
good news of God’s grace. '
Acts 20:24 NIV

“Treasure Trove of Information”

'Jesus gave them this answer: 
“Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; 
he can do only what he sees his Father doing, 
because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 
For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. 
Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, 
so that you will be amazed. '

John 5:19-20 NIV
Night sky – Great Missenden.

Hi and welcome to my vault :), hope you had a good weekend. It is always a pleasure that you stopped by:

May the Lord Bless and keep you. 
May the Lord let His face shine upon you

It is September already and guess what, Christmas is not far off.  Oh dear, well let us not talk about Christmas, I like to talk about it in November. 

Back to today, my weekend, well I should say Saturday I was outside London. The Great Missenden, the country side and when it is dark it is dark. 

It was nice to meet up with my friends and just relax and we had some pizza. I had an aubergine pizza. It was very delicious the first time and it was great. The inventions of combinations on the pizza is great. I love to eat something that I have not eaten or seen before. That is the fun of it, it gets my taste buds going.

I praise God that I don’t have any allergy to anything that would be problematic

I had a few dances with the girls and it was just relaxing. I do love to dance it is so freeing and I can’t explain but dancing is good for the soul and better yet for the Lord is exhilarating 

On Sunday, I had it in my head that I am going to relax again and watch a movie.

Then a friend called me, and wanted a chat. So I went for a walk and we chatted and I got to pray and encourage her. She needed someone to talk to, she wanted someone to listen. 

The Lord’s work is never dull or boring and we always have something to do. Be it a smile or listening ear. 

Being a leader has taught me so much, I never thought I would be one or even have the ability or capability of it.  God thought differently and He is always surprising me and so I get close to Him and adore Him.

I do love the Lord my God, for there is no one like Him. 

I am always encouraged when I sit and listen and also blessed to hear the testimonies of others and be part of the bigger story of God. 

Sitting in the park, encouraged me:

So I looked around and thought about TIME 

What is time?

Time in physics is defined by its measurement – what a clock reads. 

As I reflect and ponder 

Jesus search my heart, test me and see if there is any weeds to uproot from the fruits that grows show me so I can bear fruit in Your name

To everything there is a season
A time to be born
And a time to die

A time to plant 
And a time to pluck what is planted

He has made everything beautiful in it’s time
He has also made eternity in our hearts
So no one can find out the work that He does
From beginning to end

Nothing can be added or taken away
We can run but we cannot hide

Time waits for no man
Time is a currency that we all seem to have 
But not enough

Jonah ran, well he taught he was running but that was his time to run
When God is ready He sends the waves, the storms 
To get our attention 
To keep us awake 
To let us know He is not far off

As Jonah was swallowed by the fish 
The season of rest started 
A time to reflect 
A time to see the errors of his ways 
A time to see who God is 

In the season of rest and reflection 
We see the beautiful characteristics of God
For He has mercy not just on the gentiles 
But also on His rebellious prophet
For God is full of compassion
He cares for all His people

A time of rest is a time to Praise and worship 
The Father giving glory to His son
There will be season of New 
As it is said in Revelation
The words that melts the hearts of all


'And I heard a thunderous voice from the throne, saying: 
“Look! God’s tabernacle is with human beings. 
And from now on he will tabernacle with them as their God. 
Now God himself will have his home with them— 
‘God-with-them’ will be their God! 
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes and eliminate death entirely. 
No one will mourn or weep any longer. 
The pain of wounds will no longer exist, for the old order has ceased.”'

Revelation 21:3-4TPT

A time to fight and 
A time to know when not to 
A time to leave it in the hands of God 
A time to Praise and worship Him

A season of true worship and praise
Glory to God the Almighty 
The light that shines brighter 
The light that walks with all men
The King of Kings and Lord of Lords 

Thank you again for stopping by it means a lot to me. 

Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂
We cannot control what happens around us, 
but we can control our responses.
Be bless and know that the Lord loves you

©Hannah M Vandi.

And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 
'However, 
I consider my life worth nothing to me; 
my only aim is to finish the race and 
complete the task the Lord Jesus has given 
me—the task of testifying to the 
good news of God’s grace. '
Acts 20:24 NIV

Beautiful ladies, one I have know for over twenty years. The are a delight and they show me what friendship truly is.

“Treasure Trove of Information”

'I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; 
I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. 
Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 
They will be my people, and I will be their God. 

But as for those whose hearts are devoted 
to their vile images and detestable idols, 
I will bring down on their own heads what 
they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord .” '

Ezekiel 11:19-21 NIV
Edited in Prisma app with Tokyo
Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
Through Him we are all adopted into sonship
We have hope through His resurrection 

It is always good, I mean very good 
to be in the presence of the Lord
In His presence there is liberty and direction

For all men are like grass 
And all glory from men are like flowers of the grass
The grass withers 
And its flowers falls away
But the word of the Lord endures forever

Welcome to my vault, hope you had a good weekend.

My weekend was great. I went to a party and if you ever go to a traditional Sierra Leonean party we always pray before we start the drinking and dancing and laughing and eating. So I had a good time. On Sunday, there was no church in the building, we went to the park and enjoyed the day outside: talking, playing games and it was very lovely. You get to know others that you see only on Sundays. It is good to spend time with others

It has been a while since I entered the vault.

You might say, I got side tracked by the views outside. I will say I was learning the act of focusing on the Lord with all the beauties and the darkness around me.

And knowing the difference between What matters to the Lord or allowing what matters to me to direct my path?

The flesh is a grass and it fades

God is Almighty, His word is Yes and Amen by us in Christ Jesus

The past two weeks – I have learnt what it means to intercede. 

So I enter the vault, quiet and listening: sssh

What does intercessory prayer or interceding for others mean? Hmm

As I reflect and looked at The Book of Acts, the Church is borned and the webs are formed

The web starts to move
A web is not a single line
If you ever caught in a web 
Trying to free from it just shows you more it

And the church forms it's web 
to catch the enemy and trap it
It is clean with all sort of prayers
Now let us thank God who directs
the enemy into the web

And when we forget our prayers
we have a cobweb and losses it effectiveness
and thank the Lord that He is faithful, 
His word will never fail
For His word is always a lamp 
And a light to the path

Intercessory prayers – a constant prayer offered to God for someone else

Listening to what the Holy Spirit says and having the courage to do the prayer that you have heard. Also discerning, is it mine? Is it someone else? 

Is it God? Some of what God asks and says

  • will be contrary to what we know
  • Also will offend our core and belief 

Our pride will get in the way but at the end the will of God will be done. The Lord’s Name will be glorified. 

When we pray - God sends His angels to work
The light shines in the darkness 
The person is set free 
The chains are broken - it allows us to move and get up - we are free too

When we intercede it takes us out of the equation and the focus on someone else. 

We must listen to “the voice of the Lord and NOT man”

So I reflect, a man’s voice means prayers are NOT God’s will.

The news, I do listen with the intention of How should I pray? Then being sensitive to His voice and acting on the answers. Sometimes they come and sometimes not the way you want it or quicker.

Listening to the voice of man can lead to wrong prayers and not the will of God but the news of man.

When the news came out about the Taliban, and everything. For the first time in ages I asked, how should I pray for them? What should I pray for? 

Pray for them, pray for the Taliban and bless them. My first thought was this is not God, with what they have done and all the evil they have done? Who am I to judge? And the words of Jesus in Matthew 5 :43-48 and also compared to Luke 6:27-36

We are to pray and love our enemies. Otherwise we no different to them

Those words weighed in my heart, so I started to pray. 

The Lord reminded me of when I was in that situation

It wasn’t people that saved us

On the contrary the western did not save us 

They left us to the rebels and gave them the weapons

Now God is the one that saved us. He did it for us and I believe He will do it again.

He looks for someone to pray for the ones in the situation
The ones walking into the fire 
Or thrown into the Lion's den

For I know the God I serve
He will not destroy a city for the sake of the twenty righteous
He will leave the ninety-nine to find the one
He is a God of Love and Justice

He did it with Gideon, He did it with Moses, He did it with Daniel
He has done, Jesus has won the battle

God will save the people 

Why did the nations rage,
And the people plot vain
The Kings of the earth took their stand,
And the rulers were gathered together
Against the Lord and against Christ - Acts 4:25b-26

So let us pray for strength as they walk into the fire 
For boldness to speak truth in Love 
For in this world we will all face persecution 
But we must hold steadfast to the word of God 
To know that God is holding our right hand
He will never leave us not forsake us
In Christ Jesus we walk by faith and not by sight

And that God’s name will be glorified 
His will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven
As He give us our daily bread 
He forgive us as we forgive others

Father,
Create in me a clean heart 
and renew a right spirit within me
In the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen

So interceding, I have come to see as listening and to be sensitive to the voice of the Lord and not man while we stand in the gap. We come boldly to the throne and intercede for others. Not doubting but believing, we are that person and expecting an answer. So we must always wear the full armour of God because the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. For we don’t fight against men.

Thank You Father for the care and love you show us daily
For Your mercy is new every morning
For You love the unseen, hidden away 
You bring Joy and provision on the day
Your Love surpasses all understanding
In Jesus Christ we are adopted
Thank You Lord for providing
Amen
'But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 
that you may be children of your Father in heaven. 
He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, 
and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 

If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? 
Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 

And if you greet only your own people, 
what are you doing more than others? 
Do not even pagans do that? 

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.'

Matthew 5:44-48 NIV
Thank you again for stopping by it means a lot to me. 

Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂
We cannot control what happens around us, 
but we can control our responses.
Be bless and know that the Lord loves you

©Hannah M Vandi.

And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 
'However, 
I consider my life worth nothing to me; 
my only aim is to finish the race and 
complete the task the Lord Jesus has given 
me—the task of testifying to the 
good news of God’s grace. '
Acts 20:24 NIV

“Treasure Trove of Information”

'In the beginning the Word already existed. 
The Word was with God, and the Word was God.'
'He existed in the beginning with God. 
God created everything through him, 
and nothing was created except through him. 
The Word gave life to everything that was created, 
and his life brought light to everyone. 
The light shines in the darkness, 
and the darkness can never extinguish it.'

John 1:1-5 NLT
Edited in Prisma app with Surf

Grace and peace to you from our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wow, another week has started and I am delighted you can drop by. 

Welcome to my vault, hope you had a good weekend? For me?…

The Olympics are over and back to the Premier league. I Hope that this season United are at the top. 

It was great to watch and listen. 

And I got to learn a few things while watching it and listening to it. As I was at work, it was just background noise. 

Listening - it might have been background noise but I still could gather a few comments here and there. 
Leading me to believe that what we listen to matters a lot 
A background noise is not just that 
It is like letting the sun in through the window but not going out 
You still get the sun.

It is such a great encourager for the next generation 
They see and believe that they can 
Therefore we have a great responsibility 
To follow God’s example in everything we do because 
We are all his children.

Courage - it takes great courage to face your opponent and the public 
In this world we will face all trails 
The devil comes to kill, steal and destroy BUT
Knowing that you are not fighting against flesh and blood should take the weight off
Giving us the courage to fight

Teamwork - we are never alone
Having and knowing that we fight a winning battle changes the dynamic of the game
Even working as a team we fight to win 
I don’t know about you 
BUT I want to receive the prize of well done my good and faithful servant 

The most lesson for me was that God loves us 
That everything we do He is interested in it 
He smiles when we do 
He cries when we cry 
He laughs when we do 

Separating Him from my life brings trouble 
When I take the Lord with me 
Cleaning up happens on the go 
I mean Grace is New every day 
So no piling up of the plates
They are washed clean daily 

The spell was broken 
The will of God becomes natural 
Praying without ceasing 
Giving thanks in everything 

With the end of the games 
All have gone Home separately unless you are a couple BUT 
God is the company that does not have to leave 
Lord, You are the foundation 
That is stronger than anything. 

So at Church the sermon was exactly what I needed to hear: Sharing in the community

Sharing through Prayer 
Sharing through care 
Sharing and not comparing
Sharing and not preparing

Brilliantly done by this lovely lady (Claire) wow did she punch the heavy bag out of the way:

Sharing not preparing is my thing that I was convicted off 
The Lord prepares the table 
The Lord invites us to the table
The Lord chooses everyone 

And He wants us to be ourselves 
Where ever we are 
He brings the right people 
And all I need to do is be myself 

It is great to get up daily, above all it is great to get in the uncomfortable zone. Physically and emotionally. I never thought I would walk daily but I do against all odds. I never thought I would love people but yet I do (still work in progress). I still have things that I need to do that are uncomfortable. But that is life getting uncomfortable makes the heart beat faster and keeps me alive.
Thank you again for stopping by it means a lot to me. 

Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂
We cannot control what happens around us, 
but we can control our responses.
Be bless and know that the Lord loves you

©Hannah M Vandi.

And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 
'However, 
I consider my life worth nothing to me; 
my only aim is to finish the race and 
complete the task the Lord Jesus has given 
me—the task of testifying to the 
good news of God’s grace. '
Acts 20:24 NIV

“Treasure Trove of Information”


' Israel lives in safety, the fountain of Jacob is quite secure, 
in a land of grain and new wine; indeed, its heavens rain down dew. 
You have joy, Israel! Who is like you? 
You are a people delivered by the Lord , 
your protective shield and your exalted sword. 
May your enemies cringe before you; may you trample on their backs.'

Deuteronomy 33:28-29 NET

As I read the Book of Deuteronomy and 
At the end of Moses life
He gives blessings to the people of Israel 

One cannot help but be very thankful to our Lord 
Jesus Christ through Him we all have this blessing 
Happy are us, who come to our God 
In the name of the Lord Jesus 

Grace and peace to you from our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wow, another week has started and I am delighted you can drop by. It is the beginning of August and soon we will start to see Christmas themes. 

Welcome to my vault, hope you had a good weekend? For me wow is what I can say…

On Saturday, spur of the moment. 
A friend invited me to come along to Lavender Garden and 
I was just glad I did and it was just amazing. 

As I walked down the lane between the beds 
The sweet smell of aroma fills my norsil 
As I lie on the floor looking at the sky
The smell surrounds me 
The bees and the butterflies goes by 
It was pure magical to be surrounded by beds of lavender, Imagine that

So Looking at the sky 
One cannot help but bask in the beauty that surrounds us 
The beauty of our God who created the flowers 
The sweet aroma of smell that captives my senses
 
My eyes look at the sky and the lavender plants around me
My nose smells the sweet fragments 
My ears hears the bees as they roam around 
The footsteps and laughs of the people 
What more beauty can define who the Lord is  

The Lord our God will dwell in the dark cloud
For He has built a temple in our hearts 
Through Christ Jesus we are a place that He can dwell in forever
Now therefore be courageous and walk in the land of the living

For the Lord our God is good
And His mercy endures forever

Well it will not be England if it didn’t rain
So we had loads of rain

Now today is another day
It is the First Monday of the month of August and 
today is a day as any other day to give thanks 
God is wonderful and no one like Him 
He hears our prayer and 
He has chosen you and I for Himself as the house of sacrifice
It blows my mind when I think of what the Lord has done, does and will always do

I sometimes forget it is not about me but about God. 
We live in His world and He is the Maker, what more to say. 
The Battle is already won 
We fight on the winning side 
Smile and be joyful in the Lord

When he shuts the Heavens 
There will be no rain 
Nothing you and I can do about it 
So be glad that you have life 

We have a compassionate God 
Who is slow to anger and abundant in Love

Lord, You have been our shelter in all generations

True Wisdom only comes from the Lord 
Seek it and you will find 
Value it and you will not be disappointed
The Lord our God is also a God of Justice
He will punish the wicked 
For no one will escape the day of judgement
Guard your heart above all else 

Worship the Lord in Spirit and truth 
It is better to have little with the fear of the Lord 
Than to have great treasure and an inner turmoil

I tell you the truth, 
Be wise and seek God’s will 
Be hungry for His knowledge 
Sit and worship Him in Spirit and truth 
For fools feeds on trash 
And that only brings turmoil and troubled heart
So I say be wise 
Meditate on His words daily 
He is closer than you think

I Love the Lord
I do Love the Lord 
He Loves me first
He loves me
He loves me
Thank you again for stopping by it means a lot to me. 

Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂
We cannot control what happens around us, 
but we can control our responses.
Be bless and know that the Lord loves you

©Hannah M Vandi.

And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 
'However, 
I consider my life worth nothing to me; 
my only aim is to finish the race and 
complete the task the Lord Jesus has given 
me—the task of testifying to the 
good news of God’s grace. '
Acts 20:24 NIV