When 2016 came I decided how could I make the new year start better than taking a break from social media (mainly Twitter and Instagram)? After I having had my IPhone for a little more than two years and using (or more correctly scrolling the newsfeed not wanting to miss out on anything) Twitter and Instagram up til 7 or 8 times a day, I decided it was finally time to take a break from it. Social media had been taking so much of my time and it had especially been taking the time from me I had scheduled to use reading in my Bible and just relaxing.
Instead of being present where I was, I had become so busy being present where I was not-on social media. And I had become so stressed, I did not have enough time to do all the things that really mattered to me.Read More
One of my goals for this year is getting more receptive to the voice of God. Often I have such a hard time just listening to God’s voice, because I am so used to getting things done quickly and if things do not happen in my timing, I will start doing something else. This is what the society tells us all the time. I just want to take time and listen. His voice might sound like a whisper at first, but once you get to know Him and His voice it will be much more clear.Read More
Today’s post is written by one of my dear friends Christina. I met her on a missions trip to Malaga, Spain this past summer. She is truly one of a kind. The fact that she is able to make banana pancakes with closed eyes says it all-believe me, I have seen it myself 😉 I have not met many people who have such a fierce love for the Lord as Christina has. One of the things she is really passionate talking about is putting Jesus first and how much Jesus means to her. So take a look at what she has to say. She sure got something on her heart.
No matter how you feel
You are loved.
No matter what they tell you
You are loved.
No matter if you do not have one single friend
You are still loved.
Just as loved as the person who were friends with every single person in the whole world.
No matter if you have been told you are unlovable
You are loved.
No matter if you have never been told you are loved
You are loved.
Monday another goal came true. My blog reached 1000 views. I started the blog only three months ago. People have visited my blog from all over the world. Every single continent is covered by my awesome readers . People have read my blog all the way from Australia, Romania, Canada, Philippines to Turkey, Nigeria, Cambodia and many more. Sounds too good to be true, right?
So why do I share this? Because I want people to acknowledge how great I am? Because I am more gifted or blessed than other people?
This past weekend I went to a really amazing danish festival called Å-festival (in English it is called Riverfest). What makes this festival awesome-is that it is a Christian festival with lots of Christians attending from many different denominations and musicians performing who all believe in Jesus as their Savior. It is the only Christian festival here in Denmark, so I really wanted to support it. This was my first year going, so I have been so excited and counting down to hearing the American singer and songwriter Moriah Smallbone Peters, who was going to perform, for a long time.
For a couple weeks ago I went to Gran Canaria with my family. It was a really wonderful trip and below are some of the pictures I captured:
We went to this awesome stone called Roque Nublo.
And the view from there was nothing less than stunning.
And why not another picture of this landscape?
Then we went to the colorful city of Puerto de Mogán. Where almost every house had its own color.
“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.”
There are more than 27 million people in bondage today around the world. They have no freedom. Another person controls their life completely and the worst thing about it-they can’t just easily escape. In fact 1-2% of the victims are ever rescued. The average age of a victim is 12 years. Most of the victims are children and women. The 27 million people who are in slavery right now are more people than there was ever shipped in the triangle trade.
Why should YOU care? Because these victims are created by God and created to live in the freedom that comes from the blood of Jesus Christ. A person should never be treated as property or as an object. This could have been you or me, if we had been in other circumstances or been poor and desperate for money.
They got no voice. Will you be their voice?
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners.” Isaiah 61:1
The word captives is mentioned about 90 times in the Bible, so it`s something that really matters to God-to see the prisoners free.
Now you know about this increasing problem. What will you do about what you know?
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.” Proverbs 31:8
How will you help to end this terrible thing called human trafficking?
Some ways you can help:
- Pray-there is an incredible power in prayer
- Raise awareness-once you know about it, it’s easier to do something!
- Donate money to organizations like the A21campaign (http://www.a21.org/)
I’m so so so excited to be able to welcome you to my blog.
Why did I create this blog? I have been writing for many years and 1½ year ago my first book was published. Since then I have written lots of posts for various websites, but I have missed having my own platform to share these posts and thoughts with. So I finally realized that creating a blog might be a solution to this problem. And the mouth speaks, what the heart is full of (Matthew 12:34) and once you have said something you must do it. So here comes my blog 🙂
Who am I? My name is Ida Ploug Pahus. I live in Denmark, Europe. I find myself livinglifefullyalive when I’m writing about the things I’m really passionate about, when I’m taking pictures of God’s beautiful creations and when I’m putting my faith into action and not only words.
3 things you might not know about me:
- I speak four languages: Danish, English (or American as I prefer), German and Spanish. And a little bit of Korean.
- I have lived in the United States for some time with my family-in Colorado, Wisconsin and most recently in Texas.
- I can play on the transverse flute and have been taking flute lessons for more than 12 years now.
What makes you feel like you are livinglifefullyalive? Feel free to share it with the hashtag #livinglifefullyalive, so I can read it.
If you want to know more about the name behind the blog, you should go to the about section on the blog .
You are more than welcome to contact me, if you have anything you would like to ask me about or want to tell me.