Ocean vibes and mini vacations

I have lived in Senegal for slightly over a year now. One of my favourite things about living here is that it is right by the ocean, and it feels like I’m on vacation all year round. There’s something about endless sand and water that gives me joy.

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Speaking of vacations, my friend and I were feeling really stressed recently and decided to take a mini vacation, just three days away from the city. We drove two hours to Saly, but it felt like a world away at the Royal Saly Hotel.

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Me being serenaded by a local senegalese artist. What the hotel lacked in good food, they made up for in good music and a beautiful view.

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Now Listening: Rivers & Robots

I just discovered Rivers & Robots an indie worship band from England. I love the calm sound. Perfect for a day in, writing or just staring out the window, curled up in a chair with a hot cup of tea.

I’m still exploring all their albums, but here’s one of my favourite’s so far.

 

What new band’s have you discovered?

Now Listening: King of my Heart

Sometimes you come across a song just when you need it.

After a series of disappointing events, not major life changing, but the accumulation of disappointments was beginning to get me, and I found myself questioning why God wouldn’t just let me have a break. It felt like most times in His quest to make us more like Son, Jesus Christ, he forgets that we need a break from the trials.

Does everything have to be so hard? Are there some good things that come easy?

Last Sunday the choir in church sang this song and as I sang along, I remembered, remembered that God is wiser and bigger and stronger, I remembered that He loves me, I remembered all the many blessings He has given me, I remembered how past disappointments have turned out to be blessings in disguise. And with each verse I sang, I felt my heavy heart become lighter.

This will be my anthem even though the storms of life rage around me.

 

God is good and He’ll never let me down.