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Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honour. Proverbs 29:23

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December 2015

Grace of God

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

2 Corinthians 5: 17

With only six hours and forty minutes left of this year I decided that my last post would express my gratitude to my Wonderful Saviour for his ever-present mercy and grace which has protected me all throughout the year.

But not just this year, fourteen years and counting, all throughout my life He’s been with me. He has protected me, kept me in good health and provided me all the things I know am unworthy of.

So when you look back on the dark days of this year, just remember that many people didn’t have the opportunities and the little things in life which you admittedly tend to disregard. He is reason for your every breath, He loves you even when you reject Him.

I’m not one to participate in New Years’ Resolutions; let’s be honest, people usually tend to break them in a week. But if there’s anything I could suggest to make life more beautiful is to be more loving and caring to people you know and don’t know.

When someone is in need, who needs financial support, offer them all you can. When someone is depressed offer them sympathy and comfort. For there is no reason to be limited when God has blessed us with the ability to offer our concern for others. There is no physical expense to show love.

Jesus Christ shows us that He conquered death, by dying on the Cross for our sins, He gave us a chance that we may live with him in His kingdom and not in Hell where there is no respite but sorrow and gnashing of teeth.

2015 is inevitably going to end, and keeping that in mind just remember that there is a God watching you, protecting and keeping you safe. I know He is there.

See you in 2016!

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Reminder #2.

Hello everyone,

Just in case you missed out on some days of the ‘Twelve Day of Blogging’ series, here are the links below for all the days. Just click and you’ll be automatically taken to your desired post. Once again, thank you for all your liking and subscribing…it’s been super great to do this for you and I hope to do it once again next year. Happy Holidays!

 

Day 1. Welcome to Blogmas.

Day 2. Remnants of A Lost Dream

Day 3. Realism

Day 4. Flashback

Day 5. Coveted City Life

Day 6. Narrow Path

Day 7. Summer Rain

Day 8. Games

Day 9. Era

Day 10. Race

Day 11. Breakpoint

Day 12. Finish

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Day 12. Finish

We finally come to the end. Day 12. Starting off I’d just like to say how fun it’s been to get into the routine of posting everyday. Talking about my life; which I’d thought would show how original I am. Just another normal human being.

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But this isn’t the end…it may be the end to this wonderful series but tomorrow, as I’ve been continuously notifying for the past few days, I will be releasing a special blog. Something I’ve never done before and hope to do more often, on Christmas Day.

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Well, today was a normal routine. Wake up, pray, get ready, do some holiday homework and decompress. Which I have to say, is so very hard.

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The Summer heat is always ever-present wherever you are. And whenever you try to turn on the air-conditioning it gets way too cold.

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So we left to go outside this afternoon to do some, well what I call it, final Christmas shopping. It was nothing really, but it’s so hard to shop in the scorching heat and humidity. We came back in less than two hours.

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We came back home and I watched some television. I really like ‘The Middle’ so I chose to watch that first. ‘Frozen’ also was aired on television but I wasn’t too interested in that movie. To be honest, I don’t know what all the fuss is about. I prefer ‘Tangled’ much more. And in Melbourne, they’re having this special ‘Carols by Candlelight’ in the city which is also airing on television tonight.

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I’m not too keen on that either. So well…tomorrow’s Christmas I guess…I wonder what everyone is looking forward to.

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I don’t really know how Christmas is celebrated. I think it’s presents in the morning, then food and movies? How do you celebrate Christmas?  Let me know down in the comments below? Also, I’d like to thank everyone for taking their time to check out my humble blog. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s special post and hopefully I’ll be able to do another season of ‘blogmas’ for you next year.

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Click the link below for Day 11.

https://themeekarestillhere.wordpress.com/2015/12/23/day-11-breakpoint/

Day 11. Breakpoint

Today is the eve of Christmas Eve.

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The more and more closer we get to the big day, the more and more I’m surrounded by lots of carols, over-enthusiastic people and Christmas talk.

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As a reminder, make sure to stay tuned for my special Christmas Day blog.

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A lot of people are so anxious to be celebrating Christmas Day. But I’m more worried about how quickly the day will end. This is something I always think about.

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Like this year, when I was celebrating my birthday. We were going to invite a lot of our friends and all but I was more concerned about how I would feel at the end of the celebration.

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I guess in a way, you can call me attached to people. Every time someone whose company I’ve throughly enjoyed, has to go home… I feel very sad. I want them to stay because when they’re here I don’t feel changed, but I can’t hold them back from their adventures. Like letting them go means I have to learn something I don’t want to learn.

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When I try to explain this to someone, people will probably say that I’m over-sensitive. I’m a worry-wart and I need to get out more often.

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I’ve titled this blog ‘breaking point’. Because I’m just sick and tired of the way people view my perceptions. Anyway, if any of you feel like this… Worried, because you don’t want the joy to end. You at least know that there’s someone else just like you. Me.

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Click the link below for Day 10.

https://themeekarestillhere.wordpress.com/2015/12/22/day-10-return/

Click the link below for Day 12.

https://themeekarestillhere.wordpress.com/2015/12/24/day-12-finish/

Day 10. Race

I stayed home all throughout the day, but I did go out. Just some shopping in the afternoon with the warm breeze blowing ahead. We bought lots of vegetables.

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It got quite cold yesterday, but the Sun came back to us once more. You’d be surprised how quickly the weather changes in Melbourne. It can be a normal Summer day and the temperature can drop so low at night, you’d have thought it’s Winter. Yes, that’s Melbourne…

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Christmas is so quickly approaching so if you’re still doing your Christmas shopping, I have a helpful blog post on that:

https://themeekarestillhere.wordpress.com/2015/12/05/christmas-edition-with-a-surprise/

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Gifts are just so great! Not only are they attractive but the suspense you get from tearing away the pretty wrapping only to be amazed at the treasure inside. However, have you ever had a bad gift?

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Bad gifts are terrible. They’re so disappointing and what’s worse you have to pretend that the gift is what you’ve always wanted. I’ve had several experiences like that in my life. Like yesterday, I got a nail polish set and I had to put on my ‘I-absolutely-adore-it’ face in front of the giver. I’ve kind of made a pact with myself not to indulge in those attractions.

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It’s terrible. You end up feeling horrible inside. A sick horrible and you stare at the object thinking about what you’re going to do with it. In the end, you end up passing on the rejected object to someone who may or may not like it.

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What’s the problem about my little rant?

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In this world, we’re assumed that we’ll like certain objects. Because we barely have time to get to know each other, we rush during this season of gift-giving. The only time of joy and gifts can very well turn out to be discouraging for some.

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What I’m trying to say is that, the world is so consumed with the hustle and bustle of daily activities, important things in life like getting to know little things about others is pushed away to the side. That may not be you this Christmas, but I’m sure there’s more than one person out there hurting.

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Hurting so bad. It may be you or someone you know. But no-one ever should feel like that, especially as the way people develop affects every single aspect of our lives. The way we socialise, live, talk and work. It’s what makes me, me. You, you. And us, a race.

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Click the link below for Day 9.

https://themeekarestillhere.wordpress.com/2015/12/21/day-8-era/

Click the link below for Day 11.

https://themeekarestillhere.wordpress.com/2015/12/23/day-11-breakpoint/

Day 9. Era

This blog is going to be fairly short, as there was very little activity today.

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Starting off, I woke up late. I prayed and got ready but I wasn’t heading anywhere. I would be at home till evening. I started to get some holiday homework done. I’d only one more book to read.

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‘The Catcher in The Rye’ is a very different book. It requires a mature audience but it deals with realistic matters; alienation. Something we all feel at a time in our lives. It’s written in simple text, but the way you see and interpret it is really important. At times in the book, you may feel like the narrator.

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…No matter how popular you are, we all know that there is no solid comfort in life…even those we believe we can trust. The only one I know I can always trust is my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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Every morning and every night, reading the Bible and praying offers comfort and joy. But mostly, peace. We are so blinded by the temporary joys of this world and physical attractions, manipulated by others whether at work, school, home or in our social circles we are stressed out. Even sleep usually offers no peace.

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Praying. We see praying as a way to talk with God and when we talk with Him, we don’t have to face the worries of the world. When we’re with Him, He will guide us, protect us and we feel His presence. We don’t have to hide anything, even though we’re imperfect we know that He will understand. Because He made each and everyone one of us; because of our flaws and mistakes we are loved by Him. A love so great that His own Son was sent to die on the cross for our sins. The story can be told a hundred times and it never loses its power, because it’s simply the truth.

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Tonight, we’ve been invited to a ‘Christmas Party’ or whatever it’s called. I guess you can tell that I don’t really care. I’m not into these events. But I’ll try to be positive. I’m not really social.

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By the way, stay tuned for my special Christmas Day blog post. You might want to click the link below for more on that. Also, check out my ‘Contact’ page if you want to email me:

https://themeekarestillhere.wordpress.com/contact/

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Click the link below for Day 8.

https://themeekarestillhere.wordpress.com/2015/12/20/day-8-games/

Click the link below for Day 10.

https://themeekarestillhere.wordpress.com/2015/12/22/day-10-return/

Day 8. Games

I’d just like to announce that on Christmas Day, I’m releasing a special blog just because I am so grateful of what I’ve achieved throughout the year and to express my gratitude for all the views and followers who’ve encouraged and inspired me on the journey..! It’s a secret, but I’ll give you one hint: Christmas…

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…Sunday mornings. It’s usually the same. Wake up, pray, get ready, barely eat and head off to church. Today we had a Christmas service, even though it’s a few days before the special day, we got quite festive. Every song we sang was Christmas-y and the sermon was Christmas related too.

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When I came home, I was exhausted and tired. Mostly because of the heat. But there was good news…after many days of non-stop hot weather, we were finally going to have a respite from Summer’s wrath. There would be rain!

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I love Summer rain, it’s so nice. You have a humid climate and cold drops of glorious rain pouring down from the sky; it makes me feel alive. Electric. Like a sugar rush. But unfortunately, we all know that after a sugar rush you’re eventually going to run out of energy. And this is the downside to humid weather, you kind of get quite lazy. Me anyway.

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I read more of the ‘Catcher in The Rye’ by J.D. Salinger today. I’m working fairly well through it, making sure to remember important parts. I’ve kind of set up a goal that each day I’ll read a chapter. And I’ve counted all the chapters, and judging from where I’m at…I’ll finish the book well before the deadline. Mathematics. How helpful.

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Speaking of the book, it just gets more and more realistic. Kind of dark…depressing and monotonous. Just the way it’s written, I wonder what made the author write this novel. When books are written in a way that grabs your attention, you want to know more about the person behind the work. Questions.

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For lunch, I had chicken curry with coconut rice. It sounds nice but if you had it regularly, well then it’s just boring. It’s nice, but boring. Kind of like a lot of things today.

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Anyway, I cannot believe that I’ve come this far on my series. The eighth day already? That means four more days of this series and then Christmas Day. Oh, Christmas Day. How depressing…I already stated at the very first post, that I wasn’t looking forward to you.

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Before you label me as a Grinch which I would take as a compliment, the Grinch is cool, I’m not a hater. It’s just I feel like I’m expected to have a stereotype for this festive season. And I can’t do that. It freaks me out, because I’m always changing mode and people always demand a single thing of me. Well, there’s my pointless rant anyway. Sorry about that.

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But just because I’m miserable about this ‘not-white’ Christmas in Australia, doesn’t mean all you wonderful people out there can’t enjoy your well-deserved holiday. So please do…and this is my cue to sign out..!

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Click the link below for Day 7.

https://themeekarestillhere.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/day-7-summer-rain/

Click the link below for Day 9.

https://themeekarestillhere.wordpress.com/2015/12/21/day-8-era/

Day 7. Summer Rain

Have you ever watched a movie so many times that you didn’t like it anymore, but you felt sad because you thought after watching it the first time you could never possibly hate it? Randomly asking…

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The lesson I learned was to never assume so quickly of certain emotions. Speak wise. And I know that it didn’t affect me physically, but I kind of feel regretful that I ever said that today, because the things I usually end up vowing blindly are broken.

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Another lesson I learned was to never watch a film more than ten times. It really can get boring. Well, in my experience anyway. Today was once again unbeatably hot. So once more we locked ourselves within the four walls of our house. Shutting away all sunlight and heat waves.

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I watched a film called ‘Lemonade Mouth’ that was aired on television today. And you’re probably thinking that I’ve nothing better to do than watch films all day long. And my response to you is…

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…One, in Summer you barely do anything apart from lazing around and eating when indoors. Two, it’s the holidays, why can’t I? And lastly, if you were in my shoes, without anyone but your family which you see everyday, you’d probably do the same.

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The really cool thing about this movie was the fact that it stressed the concept of ‘freedom of speech.’ Earlier this year at school, we studied human rights and a certain human right we focused on a lot, was freedom of speech.

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I began to think of how many people today are too scared to be themselves or to voice their own opinion. How others can be so manipulative and judgemental of each other really got me thinking.

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We always strive to fit in with society’s standards and at a time in our lives we’ve all faced this in one way or another. I’m not starting a campaign to encourage freedom of speech…But I’m just letting everyone who bothers to stop by to read this post, that it’s okay that you’ve gone through this because you will get out of this. And it’s in no way, cliché. Life is anything but cliché unless you wish it to be.

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Often at school, being religious, I was criticised for my beliefs. And in my mind, I’ve always seen two types of people: people that wish that they never had to be that type of person and others who wished that they never had to face such people in their life.

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I always wished that the people who made fun of my religion never existed. I knew I didn’t need them or anything. But as I grew up…you’d be surprised how people have changed. But that’s just life I guess. Anything but cliché.

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Click the link below for Day 6.

https://themeekarestillhere.wordpress.com/2015/12/18/day-6-narrow-path/

Click the link below for Day 8.

https://themeekarestillhere.wordpress.com/2015/12/20/day-8-games/

Day 6. Narrow Path

Because of the intense weather conditions, we were forced to remain housebound. The moment after I checked my emails this morning, I rushed over to my bedroom; to the novel which I was almost through with. And within 20-30 minutes I had completed it.

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It was a calm ending. Satisfactory, but nothing mind-blowing. The rest of the day we stayed at home and with nothing else to do so I decided to watch two films. The first was ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ and the second was ‘The Tale of Desperaux’.

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Both were films I had watched ages ago, as a child, and I decided to reunite with the pair once more. When you watch something after the first, second and third time you begin to pay attention to each detail and scene of a film. And I did just that today. And so, I want to talk about ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’.

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The origin of the film goes back in time to the 1600’s when a man named John Bunyan was imprisoned for preaching the gospel in public. Whilst in prison, he dreamt a dream. A dream which showed the incredible story of a burdened man named Christian.

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Christian lived in the City of Destruction and he was constantly worried about his life. He saw the city, in which he lived, about to be consumed by a raging fire and all the people in it; perished, due to their sin. He began to read the Word of God and pray, but many around him rebuked him and said that his acts of devotion were in vain.

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So one day, Christian was visited by a man named Evangelist who told him that if wanted to save himself and his family from the fires he would have to take a perilous journey to the marvellous Celestial City. The beauty of this story shows how we too, Christians, undergo the same tribulations as Christian did.

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Tempted, persecuted, harassed and murdered because of our love for God. As I revisited this film, I was reminded how important our faith is. And it is always refreshing to know that.

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I know that Jesus cares for us all and I understand how sad it can be when others have led and died an ungodly life. And I know, religion is seen as an illogical lifestyle today, but I know and believe that there is nothing more important than the path Jesus has given each and everyone one of us.

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Click the link below for Day 5.

https://themeekarestillhere.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/day-5-coveted-city-life/

Click the link below for Day 7.

https://themeekarestillhere.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/day-7-summer-rain/

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