He’s not finished with me yet

I recently heard this song and it reminded me of me. Every part of the song is just me. Except the first part. I wasn't born in Tennessee and definitely not in July. I was just born in The Netherlands in mid january. But yes the doctors did say I was lucky to be alive.
I was trouble since the day I was born and I'm still trouble....and school..
Well everybody knows I have trouble with school!! haha, oh and what I did in highschool...yeah I broke the rules and I definitely talked too much. Singing is not one of my dreams. God didn't gave me a voice to be a singer. I love to sing a long with my ipod, definitely. But I can truly say I can't sing. I don't play any instrument (except the Gibson toy). My dream is God's dream for me. I know I do/did the right education. I'm sure God will take me somewhere. I'm ready and I'm sure! There's still hope for me ;-)

Brandon Heath- Wait and see
I was born in Tennessee, late July humidity doctors said I was lucky to be alive
I’ve Been troubled since the day that I got here, trouble to the day I disappear
That’ll be the day that I finally get it right

There is hope, for me yeah, because God won’t forget, all the plans he’s made for me
I have to wait and see, he’s not finished with me yet, he’s not finished with me yet

I never really was that good in school. Talked too much, broke the rules
My teachers thought I was a hopeless fool all right.
I don’t know how but I made it through, it’s one of those things you gotta do
I always had a knack for telling the truth.

There is hope, for me yet, because God won’t forget, all the plans he’s made for me
I have to wait and see, he’s not finished with me yet, he’s not finished with me yet

Still wonerin’ why I’m here. Still wrestling with my fear
But oh….He’s up to something,
And the farther out I go, I’ve seen enough to know that I’m not here for nothin’
He’s up to somethin’

So here’s my time to be a man, follow my heart as far as I can
No tellin’ where I’m ending up tonight
I never slow down or so it seems, but singing my heart is one of my dreams
All I gotta do is hold on tight.

There is hope, for me yet, because God won’t forget, all the plans he’s made for me
I have to wait and see, he’s not finished with me yet, he’s not finished with me yet
He’s not finished with me yet, He’s not finished with me yet


The pumpkins I carved last year and this year!!

Not me! Monday

It's time for Not me! Monday again!!

I didn't buy a toy guitar for my nephews birthday and decided that I liked it better, nope not me.

It wasn't me who walked out of a store with three Gibson toy guitars, because friends wanted to have them too. No not kids but adults! Definitely not me who bought those three guitars.

It wasn't me who dropped the bag with the three guitars while walking through the door of the store. What caused quite some commotion and attention. Definitely not me.

It wasn't me who went grocery shopping and decided to buy complicated ingredients for a complicated meal. Then decided at home that I didn't want to cook so I grabbed one of the meals my fridge holds and warmed that one up...Nope definitely not me.

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November and December are busy months in my family. Everyone is celebrating their birthday and then there's of course Christmas and New Years! Before we know it, it's January and I'm already celebrating my birthday. I'm getting old.

Last year around this time I was in the USA. I love Halloween and I always wanted to go to one of the Halloween parties and I did last year. My costume was terrible... I was a witch but I looked like a Goth! I had fun anyways. Also I learned to carve a pumpkin. For a Dutch city girl, that's quite something!! So about three weeks ago my boyfriend and I bought a pumpkin and carved it together. He did the nasty party (emptying the pumpkin) and I did the best part (which was carving). This weekend we bought again some pumpkins at a farm near his hometown and I did it again with his sister!! He ran off just in time so we had to empty the pumpkins ourselves...But we had a lot of fun!! Will post some pictures when I get them.
Here are a two from last year!

Other than that everything goes really well. I'm looking forward to the upcoming holiday season. At least I have enough christian christmas worship albums to play! I've already started. My personal favorite is: Casting Crowns!

Skinny jeans on a wide tree

I bought myself a pair of skinny jeans.... yes black ones!! I've always thought (I still think) that these pair of pants were made for girls who have a figure like a stick. I'm definitely not a stick...compare my figure with a big tree. A small wide tree.

Anyways....I dove in and got myself a pair. Actually it does look kind of weird on my body. It looks much better with a large sweater and my Ugg boots. So sorry for all the people who think 'big' women can't wear skinny jeans... I'm going to wear them anyways!

I'm in love with this journal....

Seriously, I think that this is one of the most creative journals I've ever seen. I really want one myself. Joy Deeann Carson is a Nashville, TN based artist ans she makes incredible paintings and journals. Check out her site here.

Luckily the christmas holidays are coming up and my birthday!!!

My new toy

It's my nephews birthday on thursday, he's turning 5. So yesterday I went into a toystore to see if I could find him a gift. I ran into the Gibson Power Tour Guitar. I was suprised...Gibson makes toys!!!??!!!
So because I can't make it to his birthday on thursday I gave him the present yesterday. He liked it but I guess my brother in law and I liked it better. We played the guitar for hours... Eventually I decided...( a bit hard to admit) to buy one myself.

Now I'm rocking away on my new Gibson toy guitar... yay BABY!

Here's a video I found on youtube, I'm certainly not the only adult who likes this thing:

Not me! Monday

No it wasn't me who ran outside the house when I heard this big bang...it wasn't me who stared for a few minutes what was going on down the street and it wasn't me who looked to see how many neighbours were actually staring at a crashed car. Nope...not me.

Not my bag. It wasn't my bag who hit the person next to me on the train. Nope not my bag.

I haven't been watching tv for almost 3 hours now, nope definitely not me.

I didn't spill candle wax on my new table cloth. Nope. It wasn't me who ruined the last table cloth, so it was definitely not me who ruined the new one.

Not me! Mondays is originally from Mycharmingkids.net. For more Not me! Mondays check out My Charming kids blog

Are you the perfect christian?

Today I was sitting in the train overthinking some stuff. I know this doesn't sound interesting but in some way or somehow this came to my mind. "If you think you're the perfect christian, then you're probably not."

How many of us can relate to this?? I once thought I was on the right path and that I was indeed a good christian. But knowing myself, knowing who I am, and knowing who I am in God I can truly say I'm NOT. What a relief that God loves me!

Shout unto God

I first saw a video like this at a christian concert. I thought it was amazing. I personally believe that every christian concert should start like this ;-)

New video's on my Youtube channel

Today I've uploaded a few video's to my Youtube Channel. Two Leeland video's and two Chris Tomlin video's. Check em out here

Check out this new Tomlin promo video:


This past weekend I was in Belgium with three of my friends. We visited Antwerp and had so much fun! Here are a few pictures.

The Irish Matchmaker

As a journalism-student I'm always interested in new TV-programs. Recently I discovered a new addition to the 'reality dating on TV kind of shows', it's called The Irish Matchmaker.

For all you Irish people out there...I'll explain.

Three Dutch single women in their mid-thirties go to Ireland to find the love of their life. With the help of an Irish matchmaker they go on dates. The three women travel all over Ireland and find their dates on different places in Ireland. In the end they have to choose a second date with one of the Irish men.

Normally I zap away when this kind of TV program is on. But this time around I'm hooked. Not only because I have friends living in Ireland but also it's interesting to see how a Dutch gal and an Irish bloke go together. Culture is interesting!
You can watch episodes here.

Remembering: Loren & Thomas

Two people I've met in the past years have passed away suddenly in the last three weeks. Both times I was very shocked to hear the news.
A friend from Maine passed away three weeks ago. Loren st. Cyr was only 20 when he passed away. I remember him as a quiet kid. He was best friends with Max and the two of them were always up to no good. Thinking of him gives me a big smile. Although I haven't seen him recenlty I find it hard to believe he's gone.

Then this week I got the news that Thomas Skaar passed away on monday. Thomas was the sound-engineer for Compass in Norway and I met him this summer. He was a funny guy and did a great job for Compass.

Both deaths are very tragic. Both guys were really young. It makes me think about life and why this happends. Why God let this happen.

Please pray for the family and friends of Loren st. Cyr and Thomas Skaar.

Matthew 11:25-30
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.


The winner of the Tomlin cd is confirmed and has gotten the cd in the mail.

Thanks for all the participants!