Music to my ears and joy to my heart….

Happy Thursday my loves…

I am and will always be a fan of Christian songs. Contrary to what others may think, they are not boring. In fact, they are the best music there is out there. I can stick with them all day long. They are the reasons why I always have an LSS..last song syndrome.

I have a lot of favourites but as of the moment, here are what’s parked in my ipod:

1. Favourite Song by Toby Mac and featuring Jamie Grace. 

This is Toby Mac with the bridge lyrics of the song that goes “I am a man in need, YOU are my remedy, I love the way that YOU sing to me, sing to me”. (image from www.popscreen.com)

(image source – sbartistry.blogspot.com)

And this is the chorus lyrics. Like a lyric to my favourite song, You stick with me all day long, And when I reach the end, I wanna hear it again.

The reason I super love this song is that it seems like I wrote it. This is exactly what I feel. And I adore Toby Mac and Jamie Grace because they allow themselves to be used by God mightily.

2. God Girl – Jamie Grace

Did I mention I am a big fan of Jamie Grace? God Girl is a song that says I’m a God girl and that’s who I am and who I’ll be from the top of my head to the soles of my feet. And this is me. There’s no denying to it. I can play this song again and again. This song is not just for girls though. The message is general. We are God’s people. The song teaches us to wait also for God’s perfect timing.

3. Like a Fire – Planetshakers

This song is so moving. It gives me the chill every time I listen to it. And I mean it in a very positive way. The lyrics is perfect. It says Jesus I’m desperate for YOU and I am longing for YOU. This is what my heart desires. I long for HIM. I also love the other songs of Planetshakers. It blesses me all the time 🙂

4. Hold Me – Jamie Grace/Toby Mac

This is the first Jamie Grace song that I’ve heard. And this is the reason why Jamie Grace became my favourite. I just adore the lyrics of the song. I love the way God holds me. He is with me always. He makes each day extra special. And I will be forever grateful.

5. I Know Who I Am – Israel Houghton

The song confirms who we are. We are HIS and HE is ours. Oh what a great reminder of our true identity as Christians. Sometimes we tend to forget who we are. We feel like we are of this world but we are not. We are citizens of heaven and we should not forget that.

Music makes our ears happy but more than that, it makes our heart joyful. Christian music is not just for the ears to hear but they are also for the heart to feel.

Psalm 105:2

Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!

Disclaimer: Images are not mine. If you feel they should not be here, let me know kikssimplelife@gmail.com and I’ll put them down. Thanks 🙂

Thoughts On Oklahoma Tornado Tragedy….

Happy Wednesday my loves…

Yesterday was a sad day after hearing the news about the tornado tragedy in Oklahoma. I’m not from Oklahoma nor have  I a family there but my heart goes out to those who have lost their loved ones and those who have lost their lives. I saw the video of the tornado in Youtube and it was so scary. Houses were flying and there was one time when the entire roof of one house was blown away. This is just so sad. 

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Disasters like these are inevitable. They come when they want to and they are beyond our control. Lives were lost and the properties that were built through the years are blown away in just a matter of minutes. When I think about what happened, I come to realize that there’s nothing permanent here in this world. We can lose everything we have in just a matter of seconds. This is how temporary this world is.

We should start investing in something that will last forever, for eternity. We should not be too comfortable with life here. Here today, gone tomorrow – cliche but very true. We are not citizens of this world anyway. We are citizens of heaven. 

HE will come back like a thief in the night. No one knows when. It can be sudden like this tornado. What we need to do is always be ready 🙂

Sometimes I think these things happen as a reminder for all of us to trust in God more than we trust the world. We should depend on God more than how we depend on what we have. Things of heaven lasts but this world will not. 

Let us all pray for comfort and grace to those who are grieving right now. May GOD wrap them around HIS loving hands and assure them that everything has a reason and that all things work together for good to those who love HIM. 

 

2Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

What makes a woman happy?

Happy Thursday my loves….

My sister once received a book titled “how to understand women”. It was a thick book and it was I think given to her by her boss. Now when you open the book, there is really nothing on it. So what does this mean? Nobody can understand what goes into our minds ;p.

Is it really hard to understand women? To be able to make a woman happy, you need to understand her first. Without understanding, you can try and try yet you can’t just do it. From a woman’s point of view, I am attempting to reveal the things that make a woman, like me (yes, I’m not gay…I’m a real woman ;p)  happy.

So brace yourselves as we delve into the inner realms of womanhood and explore the mysteries that put a smile on our lovely faces.

Are you ready? 100 percent sure? There’s no turning back once you get past this line…

Enter the mystical mind and heart of a woman!

  • Romanticism is not a thing of the past for women. No matter what age and status we are in, we love a bit of romance. Simple “i love you’s” do the trick all the time. Perhaps random flowers and spontaneous kiss will make a woman’s day. This is what people don’t understand about women. While women stick to a routine, they love a bit of romantic surprises once in a while. It wouldn’t hurt to drop by a flower shop on your way home right?

  • Remembering special days will make a woman happy. How many times have you forgotten about anniversaries? birthdays? or even the time when she said yes? Dates are not just for women to remember. It is for men to keep in mind as well.

  • Spending quality time with her. Women are attention seekers. Come on now, let’s admit this. We love attention. If you really want to make a woman happy, you should spend time with her. Do something memorable with her. By time, I mean quality time. It is not enough that you are at home and doing what you do. There is a difference with being physically present and emotionally present.

  • Compliment her. Yes, we are compliment hungry creatures 🙂 Even if we’ve gained weight over time, we still want to be complimented as sexy. After all, sexiness is not just the size of the waistline, isn’t it? It is how you compose yourself.

  • Be proud when you are with her. There is nothing else more demeaning than the feeling of someone whom other people can’t be proud of. If you are with friends, make her feel that you are happy she is with you and that you are proud of her.

So here you go my loves…let women feel the love 🙂

Proverbs 30:18-19
There are three things that amaze me—
no, four things that I don’t understand:
how an eagle glides through the sky,
how a snake slithers on a rock,
how a ship navigates the ocean,
how a man loves a woman.

Disclaimer: Pictures are not mine but I have linked them to the sites where I got them from. If you feel like the image should not be here, send me a mail kikssimplelife@gmail.com and I’ll take it down 🙂

health watch: Green Juice

Happy Wednesday my loves…

I have been quite negligent of my health for the past years and now that I am not getting any younger, I am already starting to be more conscious of what I put inside my body. I still eat lots of junk :p Anyway, I and my sister have been trying this green juice made from different green leafy veggies and one or two fruits. This is a very healthy drink and very yummy too. Trust me, it smells like grass but it tastes awesome.

So what you need are the following:

bunch of spinach

bunch of kale

lemon

2 apples

cucumber

2 stalks of celery

If you have a good juicer, just throw them in and make that beautiful green juice.

I hope you give this a try.  You can also do a smoothie version. Just add a bit of milk and blend them away 🙂

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

LOTD – Teal hue :)

Happy Tuesday my loves….

The teal shade never fails to catch my attention. I love how subtle yet captivating this hue is. The colour is in between blue and green.

When I get bored of typing, I make it a habit to change the colour of the fonts every now and then just to give a breath of fresh air to my screen. And most of the time, I change it to teal or olive. And it works all the time. It seems like everything’s fresh and my mind floods with ideas right there and then. I know this is an exaggeration 🙂

Don’t you just love the hills? Good thing there aren’t a lot of cars passing by; otherwise, it will be quite awkward to pose :p

These pictures were taken by my sister. What an excellent photographer, right?

wow…the sky is complementing my colour of the day 🙂

to show off the lovely shoes 🙂 a mother’s day gift to me by my sister…

And of course, I like to pose on the brick wall.

Don’t you just love the sexy stilettos? It’s blue with a hint of teal on the sides.

Psalm 118:24 – “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Extra special mother’s day…

Happy Sunday my loves…and happy mother’s day to all the moms, moms to be, and moms of the moms 🙂

Today is pretty special. We woke up to a special breaky and had a wonderful lunch and yummy dinner too. I hope it’s mother’s day everyday…

Motherhood is the most undervalued job…it is least appreciated…and under recognised…but if you think about it, it is the hardest job in the world. Pregnancy is 9 months of discomfort and low self esteem. It is 9 months of “no sexy clothes”. Giving birth is worst. It is compared to breaking several bones at one time. You are still alive but one of your feet is already on the grave. The pain is unbearable but it will soon disappear once we get to hold our little angel.

It is time that mothers should be recognized. Who wakes up in the middle of the night to feed the baby? MOM. Who doesn’t sleep when the baby is sick? MOM. Who cooks your food? MOM. Who takes you to the doctor, kiss your wound so you’ll feel better, and panics when you trip over? MOM. Who packs your lunch for school? MOM. Who do you talk to if you have problems? MOM. Mothers do everything not just for their children but for their husbands as well.

My son considers me to be the most beautiful person in the whole wide world. I am plain looking, in fact, I don’t look good 🙂 (practising humility..I’m humble…yes, I’m proud to be humble.. 😛 ) Anyway, in the eyes of my son, my lips are pouter than Angelina Jolie, my hips are bigger than Kim Kardashian, my waistline is smaller than Miranda Kerr, and my hair is blonder than Paris Hilton. I am just an epitome of beauty in his eyes 🙂 (oh how I love my son) But really, our children looks up to us. For our children, we are the most beautiful.

My mom is the most beautiful person in the whole world too. And in my eyes,  she’ll always be God’s perfect gift.

It’s time to show our appreciation to our mothers. Let’s not wait till it’s too late. What good is our kisses if they can’t feel it anymore? What good is our “I love you’s” if they can’t hear it anymore? If there is a perfect time to show our love and gratitude to our mothers, it is now!

Love you mom ❤

Proverbs 31:25-30

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” …

Wordless Wednesday – Studded :)

I know this is a late post. I’ve been meaning to post this yesterday but I totally forgot about it. Anyway, this is my wordless wednesday (thursday).

Studs are in right? So here is my version of studded little black dress, shoes, and accessories 🙂

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Thoughts: Mother’s Day….

Happy Monday my loves…..

There’s no other way to understand and truly appreciate mothers than being one yourself. So in line with the upcoming Mother’s Day on the 12th, I’d like to pour out my thoughts on mothers.

Mothers are absorbers of everything. If you think motherhood is all fun, think again. It is a tough job especially when dealing with useless mess. It is unending work. Night and day you have to deal with a lot of things from a grumpy husband to a screaming child and from a limited budget to a messy house. There are just endless things to do and countless things to worry about.

I admire mothers not only because I am one but every mother is admirable. They compromise their own sleep and comfort for their husband and kids. They put their lives at risk for each pregnancy and birth. Who can work full time even in the wee hours of the morning like a mother?

I salute all mothers. I’ve been raised by a great mom and I am determined to be a great one too. My mom thought us to be strong, God fearing, and determined in life. If I could just be half of the mother she is, I know I am doing a good job.

And to celebrate this special day, I’d like to say to the whole world that I am proud of my mom and I love her so much 🙂

And for you my loves, here are some funny mother cartoons to put a smile on your face 🙂

Disclaimer: These cartoons are not mine. If you feel like they shouldn’t be here, drop me a mail kikssimplelife@gmail.com and I’ll gladly take them down 🙂

Finally brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of a good report – if there is any virtue and if there is any praise- think on these things. ~Philippians 4:8

LOTD: Go NUDE…

Happy Sunday my loves….

We were really blessed with the message today at church. It is uplifting and edifying…

After church, we did a little photoshoot…my sister behind the camera 🙂 I think the nude colour is just really great. It can never go wrong. 🙂

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24