Equality

It was a beautiful day with HVDR today. We went for a walk outside, grabbed some sandwiches and gelato in-between. Up and down we walked among the trees, the trails, those paths. I learned quite a lot about her background and journey with our Father.

Something I really liked to take home from our chats was her desire to find a godly boyfriend, and husband. The prime example being her parents. Being able to have a godly husband does not entail that marriage will be easier or more beautiful, but it definitely does speak volumes when making tough decisions.

A godly partner does not mean that the male and female roles are to be literal following of the teachings in the Word. However, the biblical teaching on male and female roles and relationships in the church is first and foremost grounded in the foundational principle of equality in Christ. Both are importantBoth are needed in the proclamation of love for our Lord.

Though in Paul’s letters to the Corinthians, the Galatians, the Ephesians, and Timothy indicates the leadership of the household to fall on husbands, women are equally important. The Biblical principle for all believers to be submissive to one another, rather than seek to rule over others (Eph 5:21-30). Mutual consensus and agreement to walk a certain way, under God’s rule and context in which He speaks to us. Each to their own, has strengths and qualities that come together in perfect harmony. Knowing and supporting not only each other, but the entire community.

HVDR is a delightful being in her words and time spent sharing not only about her faith and dreams, but her convictions and circumcised heart for God. The desire and belief she has in being grounded in His Truth, alongside her knowing that God has placed us on this earth for tasks He has predestined us to take up, in His name, for His glory.

Congratulations on your first steps in your pursuit of a MD. Your love and beauty, both inside and out- will not only heal hearts, but change them in desiring a healthier body, to living for a better future. I wish you the best in achieving your dreams of serving as a MD in a rural area, touching those beyond His saving grace.

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The Imitation Game [Soundtrack]

This movie was absolutely endearing to enjoy. The storyline, the characters, the resistance and conflicts, all were breathtaking to sit through. The soundtrack is a gem by itself. Please enjoy:

The Imitation Game [Soundtrack]

Tune In

Almost 2 months of this new year has past. So many things have happened so far. Most of them I would be proud and happy in saying I am glad that they had taken place. I see so many of my friends and family achieving great things; inspiring and being inspired in all that they do.

There have been struggles and worry, definitely. Would life not be life without free will and uncertainty? The many things in life that make us disappointed and joyous, go hand-in-hand. Always chasing, always running; it seems that time will stop for no one. And it doesn’t, really.

Upon meeting the people I did over the course of this new year, I have come to appreciate my strengths and weaknesses. As no one is perfect, we all have faults that we share with others, whom can hopefully lift us up when we need it most.

Never to take advantage of those whom lend you a helping hand. But always to pay the hand forward.

A truly beautiful image of purple flowers. There are like these that sway in the wind, following the beating of their own steps, never falling into that of someone else. Unique and special, in their own way. 

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What If

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The original movie title had been coined “What If”, but in theatres throughout North America, it had undergone the name change to “The F Word”. For some, upon first hearing the title may believe it to be implying the swear word, however, in actuality, it is referencing “friend”.

This movie revolves around the friendship of two Torontonians – Wallace & Chantry. After Wallace discovers Chantry has a boyfriend, he decides to not continue the friendship, as he believes nothing will come out of it. However, circumstances bring the two back together, and quickly, the audience is drawn into the depths of the pairs’ instant connection in everything: Fool’s Gold, magnetic word conundrums, Whip Cream.

At parts where it is apparent the love that Chantry and her boyfriend of 5 years share is genuine, you cannot help but also root for Wallace to win over Chantry. It is also apparent that the pair occasionally work to restraint themselves to never cross the limits that are there out of respect for Chantry’s boyfriend.

Sadly, a friendship between a girl and a guy almost always, does hit road bumps.

It is bittersweet sometimes as throughout the movie you can feel the problematic thoughts that Chantry internally faces when she is around Wallace. Questions of following her heart or following her mind. Sticking with what is familiar or trying something new. We all face these dilemmas now and then, but never truly getting a definite answer of whether the choice we make is the correct one or not.

A simple and funny romantic comedy. Does it end happily? Or bittersweetly like many endings as seen before? I think this is a movie that deserves a solid 7/10 and for those new couples, or even for those friends whom are borderline “dealing” but know something more will inevitably emerge – hit the theatres for this Radcliffe-Razan love story, maybe it’ll be the push that opens up something new.

A short clip from the movie on how to make “Fool’s Gold”

Nighttime wonders

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Nights are where I seem to have the most to say, because I’ve collected thoughts throughout the course of the day. Sometimes I wonder, what if I hadn’t been born as me? What if I had been born as someone else, somewhere else in this world. Would I have met the people that I have? Would I have done the things I’ve done? Would I be happier? Or not quite as? There are so many “what-ifs” in this world that I’ve grown accustomed to not wishing for any over-dos.

To be honest, I’m content; very, for everything that has happened. Either if it had been happy, sad, overwhelming, regretful, or even tiring and wishing I could forget that moment entirely. But sometimes it’s the fact that we are humans, and not having everything that we wish for to happen that makes us different; more special. We have to remember the memories of our past, continue that which we are doing in the present, and look towards the future.

It’s these times at night that I look toward the stars and somehow see a map of how my future will look. I always have the feeling that it will be “bright, unknown, and overlapping with many that I love and will love”.

I hope you all have a wonderful night. Tuck in and pull those dreams that much closer.

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Pillars of strength

Like the many pillars that surround this tree, holding it, supporting it, against all that may try to break it down, we all have close ones that do the same. So don’t ever take advantage or forget them, because one day they might just give up on trying, as it seems to make no difference anyways, they presume. 

Like the many pillars that surround this tree, holding it, supporting it, against all that may try to break it down, we all have close ones that do the same. So don’t ever take advantage or forget them, because one day they might just give up on trying, as it seems to make no difference anyways, they presume. 

Before

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As I look up and see those string of lights, it reminds me of so many things, events, memories, people. It’s ironic isn’t it? People walk into our lives. Only a select few are meant to stay, and the rest, you’ll find are only meant to teach you something about yourself, and then ultimately drift away. How do we hold on? How do we slow their steps?

Those lights as they shone, gave me a sad sense of warmth of those days. But better days will come, I just know it.