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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Magazine feature

When i was asked for the first time at school when i was 5 years old what i wanted to be, the answer was a writer. When i was 7, 8, 9 and into my teens the answer remained the same. I have always wanted to be a writer. My bucket list has wanting to write a book before im thirty a priority. 

At 15 and 16 i had two poems published in a compilation book, and i remember that feeling of achievement when i saw my name and work in print.

My first real experience writing was a column for 4 years in the local newspaper here Saskatchewan. I love it. Every week i would write my column. It began about me being an english girl in a canadian world, and the ups and downs and confusions, in humour of what that was like.

I had gone to university to study english so i could eventually come out with a degree that i could use to go into journalism. I dropped out at the age of 20, and it is sometimes hard to think of what i could have achieved if i had of stuck it out. But i know God's timing was for me to not be there, and i would not have come to canada with my parents had i have still been at uni.

So to put it bluntly people have told me out blunt that i would never be a writer because i dropped out of uni. Well to that, i honestly saw SCREW THAT! You have to pursue your dreams, no matter what qualification may be needed. You have to try harder to prove yourself, but its worth it. You have to open doors and windows that may looked closed, but you keep trying if you know its what your supposed to do.

I have recently had the opportunity to start writing for a new magazine called "Fine Lifestyles" and last week was the first time i have seen my name in a glossy magazine, and i have to say it is quite exciting.
I got to write about two local businesses in town, that appeared as double page spread. I am looking forward to more in the future.

I  believe God puts desires in our hearts, not to tease us, but to show us that he believes in us and he is willing to walk with us if we would only be willing to trust him.

I do not need a degree to prove myself. I just need to trust the lord, and who he created me to be.

I am proud of what i am accomplishing but not in a prideful way if that makes sense. i believe it wasn't possible without God. So i celebrate this achievement thanking him for putting these desires in my life and fulfilling them.

the bios in front of the magazine!

the double page spread with both of my articles.

Looking forward to the future in writing.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Choose Life :: Video Project

about 5 years ago i came across this movement called BOUND4LIFE. It blew my mind. It was not a traditional pro life movement, or an angry abortion protest, but a what they call a 'prayer siege'. You may have seen the red tape with LIFE written on it across peoples faces on pictures. This is that movement.

Groups of christians get together and pray outside court house & abortion clinics, wearing this life tape. Reading the word. Praying. Praying for God to break through the mindset that a baby in the womb is not classed as a valued life.

I know this sounds a little heavy for a blog, but it is something i am passionate about. Even more so when we lost our first baby, Joshua, at three months pregnant. I believe my son was a live inside of me from the moment we conceived. I believe God had a purpose and a plan for my baby, even if it was for just three months, and his face remained unknown to us. He was ours. He is God's. He will always be my first baby.

Now a year later, a hold my second son, Finley-Stephen (means courageous one). I saw his black and white picture on an ultrasound at 12 weeks pregnant. He was alive. heart beating. Body forming. It was life. Life staring at me straight in the face.

When he came into the world, i could not believe this precious life was mine. I was so happy, so joyful.

The second day in the hospital, my husband put on some worship music, and i started to think of my first baby.  That tiny 12 week baby in my belly, would have looked a lot like the baby i was now holding. Finley started out just that small too, and here he was, a strong healthy baby. With purpose.

No matter how bad life can be, or what the circumstances are, that little life is life. it is joy. it is the promise that God loves us. That God is creator.

When i borrowed Mr J.L's camera, i took a couple short clips of Finley just on the floor playing, and when i looked back at the footage, i couldnt help to think of those babies that were created and never given a life on this earth. I am not a protester of abortion, i am pro life. Pro God.

Here is a little video i put together. Simple. Nothing too flashy. Hope you enjoy. Press link to view.