I live with my husband and four children in a quiet village in southern Germany. Our family loves to be together, and we love people, so you will often find guests in our little German flat.
My husband and I met in Israel over 10 years ago while we were with Youth with a Mission.
He whisked me off away from my lovely Canada, to a beautiful Southern Germany. We’ve been here ever since.
I started Life Lived Intentionally at the beginning of 2018.
After years of either being pregnant or nursing, I found myself in neither of those situations.
Suddenly a burst of energy broke forth, and it was a like a million ideas started blossoming. It sounds odd, I know.
The word God gave me for this year was “Create”. I turned off my Netflix consumption, because I found it was becoming a bad, creativity killing, habit.
Since then my energy and creativity took off and I’ve been racing forward ever since.
Impacted by the Graveyard
A friend of mine shared this quote with me years ago, and it has really influenced how I view our time here on earth:
“The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry our their dream.”
― Les Brown
My goal is to inspire and encourage women who are not unlike myself.
They have kids crawling all over their desks, hanging on their legs while they’re trying to cook. They have to drive child #1 to the doctors, and help child #2 with homework.
Daily, they’re bombarded with information overload, Whatsapp messages, they have already made a million decisions by 9am and if that isn’t enough, they have the 10+ DIY projects on Pinterest waiting to be started.
Is there really capacity to do anything else?
With healthy life structures, and good habit development, knowing the “why” to life, I believe we can create capacity.
The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. One of the biggest traps of the enemy is chaos. When God created it all, he created it with purpose and order. I think with the entrance of sin, came also this brokenness of life, some examples would be: lack of focus, getting easily distracted and giving up when failures occur. All these things cause inner chaos, and that kills life.
Truly, we are all filled with books, songs, inventions, ideas, and massive potential to change this world to be more like the paradise that we all so long for.
This is something that burns in my heart. Life is too short to be overwhelmed with appointments and meeting expectations of the neighbors who don’t really care about you.