Saturday, 9 May 2015

Mum, we love you!!

It's that time of the year where shops are full of flowers coming and going... Those bundles of Chocolates are walking off the shelf and overpriced cards are for sale. It's that time of the year where the whole world takes time to acknowledge and celebrate the mother in their life. It's mothers day!!!

 It's one of those days to step back from our business and say thanks for all the amazing things our mums have done for us. I know for me personally, there's not enough "Thank you" in the world that could even compare to what my mum has done and continues to do for me. Mums are amazing and I admire each one! So thank you mothers, for the impact you have made on our lives. For loving us even when we broke your heart, caring for us even when we were contagious and for just being there everytime we needed someone to talk to. You are beyond amazing!!

Here's a fun little video to acknowladge how amazing mums are. Happy mothers day!!!

Happy Mothers day mum!!! I love you more than words can say!!!

Sunday, 12 April 2015

This life is a battle and it's one worth fighting for......

It seems life has just become one busy rollercoaster ride going 120 kilometres per hour and I'm just hanging on. Balancing study, life and other priorities, blogging has unfortunately been something that's been left to the side. I wish I could write more and more, but being a full time student studying 2 courses, it's a little bit of a struggle. Yet I'm trying my best...
As I sit here at my kitchen table, I feel an excitement about blogging again. I've missed it! I've missed being able to connect to those who read and write what God has placed on my heart.
So lets begin.....


Ephesians 6:10-18 (NIV)

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

The enemy knows when we keep our focus on ourselves we can focus on those around us and more importantly, God. When we are to fixed on what's going on in our lives and what we may be struggling with, the enemy uses that has his opportunity to take glory from God. He know that when we are unhappy with whatever it is in our lives, we become very single minded. Whether that's relationship wise, insecurities, financial or whatever it may be. Satan uses that to bring down Gods work, to bring down glory and honor that's all for God. Satan brings one worry at a time, trying to take focus off from God on to ourselves.

I encourage you to take a moment now to find the places where Satan has been trying to steal your joy. As it's not flesh and blood we battle against but what is going on spiritually. Praying into situations is so important, but the most important thing is not taking God off the throne. Whenever you may be struggle with things, always speak out truth and thankfulness.   My Great Grandpa would always say "through everything, always be thankful". It's true! Being thankful focuses our eyes on God! This life is a battle and it's one worth fighting for when it's with God.

God Bless,

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Quotes to live by

Below I have a list of my favourite quotes! Save them, remember them so that you can look back and be encouraged....

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Sunday, 8 March 2015

What if you really believed that you are loved...

I love this tesimony by Alyssa Bethke. Evey word spoken in this video is the truth and every girl needs to hear this!!

"What if you really believed that you were loved, valued and cherished?" 

What if you truly knew and believed that?! Maybe the way you saw yourself and portray yourself would be different. Maybe you would look at yourself in the mirror knowing that you are a princess and that you are so unbelievably beautiful. You would know that you are loved, living in freedom, knowing that you are wanted. It's time to acctully believe who God says you are!!!

God Bless,
Sara Jayne

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

These are a few of my Favourite things.... February 2015

"It's March.... Wait, what!?! It's March already??! It was just Christmas, I swear."

I can't believe how quickly the year is already going. It just keeps going faster and faster!! Now it's time to tell you guys what I've been loving this past month and what I can't get enough of...... 

Another Cookbook.... Nourish by of course Lorna Jane... This new book by Lorna Jane is so simple filled with over 120 recipes, a shopping list from fruit and vegetables to seasoning and dressings, to tips and tricks to eating clean. Recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, snacks, smoothies and juices. It's become my beautiful go-to cookbook, reminding me to Move, Nourish and Believe.

 Coconut oil.... is my number 1 must have for not just this month but all year around. Coconut oil isn't just good for baking and cooking goodies, but it's also perfect for your skin and hair. (Blog post coming soon!!) I use it everyday to either moisturise or to cleanse face.

Eating Grapes.... Yep that's pretty much all I've been eating this past month. I'm always changing what I am loving when it comes to food. And when I find my new love I just seem to eat them non-stop. Warm weather and fresh grapes have been what I've been obsessed with.
Tea for 2??!? Tea2... This brand is absolutely amazing with it's organic delicious tea. Enough said!!

Pumping out to..... I love discovering new artist and it makes it even better when they are passionate for God. Moriah Peters is a christian Artist who auditioned for American Idol. I love her new album!! It's pumpy, alive and a whole lot of fun. It's definitely worth the listen. It's now become my jam session for when I do my workouts.

Thanks for reading!!!

Monday, 23 February 2015

I want to know Gods heart

Quiet times are probably my favourite time of the day. Setting that time aside to spend with God and just be in His pressence is the best way to start the day. Firstly acknowladgeijng God is so important! Thanking Him for another day, becasue this is the day the Lord has made!!!

"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24

I just finished reading the book of Nehemiah in my quiet time this morning. It's been the chapter that I've really been digging into for the past week.  God spoke to me in every one of those chapters in Nehemiah.

But today I really wanted to talk about Nehemiahs heart. In the first chapter Nehemiah is told about Jerusalem walls being in ruined and about the people being in great trouble. When Nehemiah finds out about Jerusalem his heart is broken, the bible says "When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven".

When I read this I could see Nehemiah knew the things of God and I believe he was feeling the way God was towards the city and His people. Nehemiah had the heart of God. He was broken for Gods people.
I'm reminded of a famous song that says "Break my heart for what breaks yours". That's what I want! I want to be like Nehemiah and know Gods heart. I want to feel His heart when He is joyful and brake the same way He does.

That has been my prayer! I want to be so close to God and quiet times I find to be the best way to do that. Reading His word and listening to His voice for what He want's to say to me.

God Bless,

Friday, 20 February 2015

Homemade Facial Scrubs #SarasNatureCare

I've decided to do a new serious of blog post talking about all things skin and hair related. I'm calling it Sara's Nature Care!!

I love using natural ingredients when it comes to my body as it's not just good for me, my skin benefits from it also. Yet in the past when I've tried to find natural face products I always found them to be either really expensive, or they had some sort of a chemical that I did not feel comfortable using on my skin. As my skin is really sensitive and dry many of the products I've used have just either stung my face or have left it looking worse.  And since I'm a student I can't afford all these expense brands. So I've been learning to make my own skin care using natural ingredients... And the best thing is, you probably have all the ingredients on hand right now.

My top Facial scrubs

Honey and oil scrub

I've been using this scrub a lot lately as I have found leaves my skin feeling so smooth. I've also struggled a lot with dry skin, but now using this scrub, it has helped all those dry spots disappear.

What you need:
  • 1 Tbs of Honey
  • 1 Tbs olive or even coconut oil (I do prefer olive oil for my scrubs) 
  • 2 Table spoons of Sugar
  • A squeeze of lemon
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and then just simply apply to face. Leave for a couple of minutes to help soak into your face, and then scrub that baby right off.  This scrub is also perfect for you lips if you're struggling with dry lips.

Note: If you don't use it all that night. You can store it in a airtight container to use in the next couple of nights. 

The Magic baking soda scrub

Baking soda would have to be my number one used item in my cupboard. You can use it for anything. Seriously!!! But one of my favourite ways would have to be in a scrub. What baking soda does to your skin is removes all the dead skin cells and yes ladies, it even helps with those nasty pimples on your face.This recipe is my most simplest recipe and quickest scrub to make.

What you need:
  • 1 Tbs of Baking soda
  • Splash of Water
When mixing it together you want to get a consistency perfect for spreading where those pimples are. After a good 5 minutes of scrubbing those areas, wash it straight off.

Brown Sugar and Honey Scrub

This is another supper easy two ingredient scrub. Brown sugar is perfect for you skin as it has small particles which means its gental and safer on your skin. It's also perfect for scrubbing away dead skin cells and creating healthy, glowing skin. All you need is well whats in the title...

What you need:
  • 1 Tbs Honey
  • 1 Tbs Brown Sugar
Like all the other recipes you just want to mix it all in and then start to apply it to your face. Wash face well and then apply to face, scrubbing all over. You honestly only need 1/2 tsp for this scrub, so store the rest of it in an airtight container to use again. Rinse of well and pat your face dry.

Let me know if you want me to post more natural beauty tips like these. I love using these scrubs. They are so inexpensive and also extremely good for your face.

God bless,

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

You Are His (Video)

I was recently remind of a video that we had the opportunity to show  in the Philippines. I came across this video again on youtube and wanted to share it here on my blog. That night we showed the video to around 30 youth, we saw God move in that place and touch each one of His children. So I encourage you, If you have a few minutes sit down and watch it. Even share it with your friends, it might just encourage someone.

You are His!! Remeber that and KNOW that!! You are loved, you are seated in heavenly places, a candle that can NOT be hidden. You are secured in christ, healed by his strips and covered by his blood. With christ you can do all things!! You can never be seperated from christ!!

Walk in your authority knowing that You Are HIS!!!  

Monday, 16 February 2015

Enjoy the right now!

How was everyones Valentines day?

I've never been the one to celebrate valentines day, but that's just another way of me saying "I'm single"... haha... Yet even though Saturday was just like another Saturday for me, I did spend it the same way I always do on Valentines day... And that was spending the evening with a good group of girlfriends, watching movies and eating chocolate.

Over the week God's been talking to me about His love and his grace upon each one off His children. How His love is greater than any other, is constant and never runs out. Don't you just love God?! 

Todays quote I came across said:
"Stop waiting for Mondays, and stop waiting for summers, and stop waiting for someone to fall in love with you, because those things will happen. But in the meantime, enjoy right now!"

I recently just posted on Instagram a photo of myself saying how much God's love is constantly over me. "I just can't contain it within me". Which is true! The more I get in to God's word the more I am left feeling His joy over me. A Joy that I can't contain. It's that feeling of when you're madly in love and no matter what you do you can't wipe that smile off your face. Maybe because I am in love. In love with a God who first loved me! The bible has the best love story in it and that is the only way I'm going to find my everything. And as I'm currently in this season of waiting for my prince charming, I'm learning to enjoy the right now. To make sure I have God as my number 1 over my life.

In this season of waiting I want to encourage you girls to draw closer to God. Enjoy life being single while it lasts and let God pour his love out on you. 


Thursday, 5 February 2015

A few of my favorite Instagrammers

Instagram!! Probably the most exciting thing yet most if I had to be honest, it's one of my most used apps on my phone, besides pinterest... haha But Let's talk instagram for a bit... This photo sharing, liking 15 second video app is one I easily get distracted by. This app is an easy way to share whats happening in your life just by a click of the button.

When it comes to following people, it's important to follow those who inspire you with every photo they post. If your left with people who are continuously posting negative feed, stop following them!!! You don't want people in your life to drag you down, so don't have them on your feed. Don't follow those who make you feel insecure either! Instead find those who continue to make you smile every time you open that double tapping heart app. Look for accounts to follow who encourage, challenge, inspire, are fun and make you smile.

Here are some of my faves!!!

Chantelle Ellem (@fatmumslim)

She has quirky photos and she's also the lady who runs the #fmsphotoaday challenge, which I have done in the past and planning to do it again in February. So join me for the challenge of posting a photo everyday for a month?!

Alyssum Williams (@alyssumjade)

This girl is one of my good friends who makes me smile every time she posts on the world of instagram. She's an amazing photographer who's extremely talented... Her spontaneous and beautiful spirit leads her to amazing adventures that we get glimpse of through her camera lens.

Lidia (@lidiagulyas)

Speaking about inspiration... This lady is perfect definition of inspiration on instagram. Amazingly gifted with drawing, this coffee lover has people loving her quotes and messages. With just a few words on a blank piece of white paper... Lidia has a way of snapping a image with her papers everywhere she goes.

Sophie Gray (@wayofgray)

Sophie Gray is a nutritionist and a personal trainer who is a food/fitness blogger. She always has something inspiring to say. Teaching girls to love, improve and value their bodies. She post loads of delicious recipes and inspiring quotes. Never failing to make me smile on a cloudy day, she's an inspiration for many young girls.

Lauren Conrad (@laurenconrad)

This famous blogger/author/actress is well famous for being classy. She has a way of capturing the little things in life and turning it into something effortlessly beautiful. She's a girl who just loves life and everything in it. From posting photos of flowers to posting images of her cute dogs. She's someone who continues to remind me to love life. 

Lorna Jane (@ljclarkson)

What can I say?! This lady is an inspiration just by hearing her name. From her gorgeous shop, to her website, to her personal instagram account. She's an inspiration for all girls, inspiring me to live a healthy life.

Follow me on instagram @itssarajayne

Leave a list below of who you love following in the insta world!!!

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