Houston We Have A Problem

It seems to be the end of the world for some. Houses are being washed away, flooding beyond belief, losing literally everything all the way down to memories. The natural feeling of panic is at its peak. Damage and distress seems to be all over in our country but more so specifically speaking about Houston. I cannot even imagine going one day from being ok to bam, everything is gone. That too would cause massive amounts of stress to any human. It’s out of your control and it’s a life or death situation, I can empathize in all ways.

After keeping a close watch of the news, and various stories being published, it just seemed like nothing but chaos in Houston. People are now in full panic mode and scared beyond belief. However, I had a completely random thought that may sound like I am crazy or stupid, but it’s for the most insensible non-confusing way I think. If that even made sense.

Instead of being in full panic-mode, what if we tried to stop, look and listen during this time of distress. Yes, there is a bloody hurricane going on, I am well aware of that. However, for whatever reason being, it seems to make sense in such a tangible way. Jesus asks us to cast all our cares on Him because He cares. To run to Him when we are in distress. When it comes to mother nature taking her course, it’s so hard to understand and blame her. She’s just doing what she is called to do. As believers, we are called to peace, we are called to run to our Father in every need. I just wonder what it would be like to be in Houston, and instead of panicking, seriously stop whatever you are doing (hopefully you’re somewhere safe) look around where you are and just listen. Be still, be still and know that you are alive. You are safe, you are protected. Truly listen in the middle of distress. You are in the eye of the storm right now, surrounded but what seems to be hell on earth. Panicking only makes it worse, physically and mentally. So instead of doing what everyone else is doing, try to take a moment and just be still. Be still and know. Know that you are loved, you are cherished, you are protected, you are loved, you are cared for and you are going to be ok. In whatever way

Truly listen though. All in this middle of distress. You are in the eye of the storm right now, surrounded but what seems to be hell on earth. Panicking only makes it worse, physically and mentally. So instead of doing what everyone else is doing, try to take a moment and just be still. Be still and know. Know that you are loved, you are cherished, you are protected, you are loved, you are cared for and you are going to be ok, in whatever way being ok means.

Stay strong Houston.

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Mother Nature

Everywhere I look, there’s something beautiful always popping out from somewhere. I cannot get over the astoundingΒ beauty here in New Zealand. I am currently in a small town on the south island, so this is just a snippet of what mother nature has to offer.

Check it out (:

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  • Clearly, this last photo is not a flower nor plant but I stumbled upon this beauty on a evening walk and had to capture it. This will be my winter house. or whatever the kids say these days, #housegoals.

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  • && this photo was actually right above Queenstown. Which also was featured on the air New Zealand, that you can check out here. I’m going to brag a bit hehe, since I’ve never had a photo of mine featured before. It’s a beaut for sure!

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XOXO,

S