“Treasure trove of information”

' “Do not let your hearts be troubled. 
You believe in God ; 
believe also in me. ' 
John 14:1
New Year brings promises and Hope for no one knows what is ahead:
While I look around the trove that is very much guarded, 
As I stand looking around
The treasure that I hold in my hand is 

‘Guard Your Heart’

If one thing I have learned over the years is 
“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts” 
Proverbs 4:23 GNB

It goes without saying that we only have one heart and one brain 
so protecting them is critical if we are going to make the most of life.
 
Imagine you are given a phone and that is it 
you have to use it for the rest of your life. 
You can not change that phone (the body) 
but you can upgrade the software. 
How well will you treat the phone?
If it was me, I would take very good care of it. 
Not wanting to drop it or break it.

But in life accidents are unavoidable
This is why it is important to learn different ways to protect ourselves. 
So how do we keep the phone updated? 
Upgrade the software, otherwise it bound to fail, 
get malware and viruses so the software 
needs to be up to date to avoid damages to the internal structure
And so is our body, mind, heart and everything.

How do you get it up to date? 

Learn something New:

I found that I look forward to learning something new, 
the brain lights up and my face lights up with a smile. 
I mean my mood change and perception changes and 
I look forward to something different.
 
Never underestimate the power of learning. 

We are never too old or too young to learn and 
it frees the mind when we are not so focused 
on the situation at hand. You are present in the now. 

What can I say? 2020 has made me learn to 
braid my own hair and even trim it, 
I tell you the afro hair is very high maintenance 
and made me appreciate what those hairdressers go through. 
It is also very exciting to sit and just do something new on a Saturday 
and have a conversation with others of something new to talk about. 
Sharing cooking ideas or snacks that you made.
Learning something new is exciting and a gift

and we appreciation it more when we share with others. 
It also brings people together

The Bible is is the best source of information and 
getting lots of practical advise daily  

When we learn we use our senses:
The eye is the door… so when it is open what do we allow in? 
The ears are our windows… What sound do we let in? Think about it.

What we let in through our eyes and ears to see and listen 
would eventually either bring us closer to God or 
harden our hearts to the things of God. 

It is easy to watch, read anything because they are easily accessible 
Should we watch everything? I will let you be the judge of that!

Sleep
We have so many choices in life BUT sleep is not one of them. 

It is not a choice.

If you want to focus better and have a clear thinking 
then make sure you have a good night sleep. 

Decisions are best done when “you sleep on it” 
great ideas come from a good rest or sleep.

According to National Health Service (NHS): 
Quality sleep, get enough of it by keeping regular sleeping hours and 
this programmes the brain and internal body clock to get used to a set routine. 
Most adults need between 6 and 9 hours of sleep every night. 
By working out what time you need to wake up, you can set a regular bedtime schedule.
The key and important information is trying to wake up at the same time every day.
While it may seem like a good idea to try to catch up on sleep after a bad night, 
doing so on a regular basis can also disrupt your sleep routine.

We have so many tools to help us these days and 
it is only a matter of knowing which is good and then using it. 
In my experience the hardest is weekend getting up the same time as weekday, 
is hard but durable with lots of practice and worth it. 

Find ways to upgrade your systems
Before it gets out of date and becomes 
very slow... 
Think of a slow out of date phone 
what do you do with it? 
Before you say, just throw it away and get a new one
Great idea but not an option. Upgrade the software
And I will leave that to your imagination ...
Thank You for stopping by. 

Inspired by the Ragtag Daily prompt

The Lord Jesus will remain forever
His throne from generation to generation 
The circle of love is full of everything that life briings

May the light in you shine bright always
May the Name of our God be glorify
Have a restful weekend
In the Name of Jesus
Amen

© Hannah Michaela Vandi

Walk with a purpose!

He urged them to ask the God of heaven to show them 
his mercy by telling them the secret, 
so they would not be executed along 
with the other wise men of Babylon. 
Daniel 2:18 NLT
Wwwp5K - Day 4

Love Fridays, time to relax and rest

Happy Friday and Hello weekend
Father, thank You for another day
Thank You for chosen us
Even before You created the world

Your deeds and works towards us are intentionally
You have given us a unique personality and
You want each of us to display
Our creativity and sit at your feet
as You show us Your mistery and wills
Thank You for creating us so wonderfully complex 

As I walked in the park 
The crow stands out in the field 
The contrast to the colour was captivating
Who will have taught, as I got closer 
I kept saying to myself please God let it stay 
so I get a picture and get a closer look
So I did with a smile  

One thing that kept twirling in my mind
Was how beautiful it was among the leaves
We are called to be set apart 
To be our unique self

Because everyone else is taken 
And it will be a shame and 
also a waste to let it die
Without exploring it
Today I let my hair down

On the way home skipping
Jumping and how freeing it was 
The thought was so captivating
Didn't even know that
I was home and I got back to work 
Smiling and thinking what a day

The adventure continues and I must say my goodbye
If the Lord wills I will see you tomorrow 

Pray you have a wonderful weekend.
Thank You for stopping by. 

Inspired by the Ragtag Daily prompt

The Lord Jesus will remain forever
His throne from generation to generation 
The circle of love is full of everything that life briings

May the light in you shine bright always
May the Name of our God be glorify
Have a restful weekend
In the Name of Jesus
Amen

© Hannah Michaela Vandi

Venture into the raining outdoors

There is no other God like you! You forgive sin and pardon the rebellion of those who remain among your people. You do not remain angry forever, but delight in showing loyal love. Micah 7:18 NET

Thank you Jesus for making this day special
Sensible Pigeons hiding under the rain
Wwwp5K - Day 3
God is wonderful and His Love
endures forever.
Wow, today is a raining day 
Not a day to do long walk 
or be outside 
But I sooo love the outdoor walks

As I put on the rain coat stepped out 
The rain stopped 
This is good 
As I continued walking 

Oh no not good,because it starts to pour down
There is something about walking under the rain
Or sleeping and hearing the sound.

Todays walk was to hear the sounds outside
No headphones just the sound from outside 
Apparently it is good for me to just be aware 
So I was, when you listen 
You can hear the birds 
The different car sounds 
The loud motorcyclist 
The youth walking home from school and laughing

You hear so clearly and not to forget 
The thoughts in my head
Well today I love rain 
Crazy, yes, it is showers of blessings 
It brings life to the plants 
Gives us water 

This walking in the rain was extremely fun
No one around in the park as I walk
Because they are not as crazy as I am and 
prefer the dry and warm indoors 
not even the pigeons could brave it outside

Will see how the day goes tomorrow 
For now, good bye and 
Thank you for stopping by
Have a wonderful day
© Hannah Michaela Vandi
Happy Friday and thank you for stopping by. 
It means a lot to me that you are here today
Have a wonderful day and blessed weekend
Be present in all things

"We cannot change what happens around us 
but we can change our responses." 
The flesh is weak, don't depend on it 🙂

All pictures are taken on my adventures 
my phone or camera
some edited with an app

Walking challenge

Yours, O Lord , is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, 
and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, 
O Lord , and this is your kingdom. 
We adore you as the one who is over all things.
1 Chronicles 29:11 NLT

Lord Jesus thank you.
Wwwp5K - Day 2: 
Thank You God for the boldness to step outside
 
The journey continues, 
as I walk the streets to the park 
in the cold weather, 
I think to myself what have I done.
 
Can I, do I, well this is it
yes the taughts of quiting 
already sliding through 
the door that is close

The weather was definetly
not helping
as my hands starts to feeze
OK we need to walk faster than this 
So I started to run home

Wow not so bad now that I am in the 
house in the warmth
with a nice hot water

Come back tomorrow to find out 
If I did brave the outdoors again

For now thank you for stopping by. 
Have a wonderful day
 
© Hannah Michaela Vandi
Happy Friday and thank you for stopping by. 
It means a lot to me that you are here today
Have a wonderful day and blessed weekend
Be present in all things

"We cannot change what happens around us 
but we can change our responses." 
The flesh is weak, don't depend on it 🙂

All pictures are taken on my adventures 
my phone or camera
some edited with an app