Monday, April 26, 2010


There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

I John 4:18

This needs to be tattooed not on me, but inside my brain. I need to make it my life Mantra. I was talking with a dear friend of mine who is just exploring what following Christ, in a sincere way, means and I shared this verse with her and she was shocked. She said it was the most beautiful thing she had ever heard. I forget what it is like to hear these things for the first time. I am in need of a FRESH perspective of what it means to rescued from DEATH into LIFE. What BEAUTY this beholds. We had Baptism at my church last night and Celebrated just this! Those are my favorite nights of all.

I should not have been surprised at the reaction of my friend. This is INCREDIBLE. This is Truth. This is what all of Creation is longing for. Especially me. I always struggle with this life. My flesh fights. I want life to be easy. I want to solely dwell upon Beauty, Nature, Friends, Family, Food, Luxury and not be concerned with the Pain, Dark, Evil that consumes most of Creation. I mostly want direct communication with the Trinity. I want to know the mysteries of life. I want to feel FULLY loved. For YAHWEH to take me by the hand and heal me and then show me the Wonders of the world. Humans can only fulfill so much of what we are longing for. "If I find in my heart a desire which nothing on earth can satisfy, my only logical conclusion is that I was made for another world." - cs lewis

I have been having some strange anxiety lately. The kind where I wake up and feel a HEAVY pressure on my chest. I feel physically the weight of all the things that I have to do and all the things that are not as I wish in my life. It's an unsettling feeling. I then proceed to the porch to have it out with God. Letting Him know that I feel this way, but I know different in my head (that HE is in control of all,) but that I still feel this way and I need Him to fight these battles for me. This day comes and goes and I could wake the next day feeling FULL of life. It is a strange dance. I heard some words of Truth last night, "As your day is, so HIS strength is." I believe it. I just want to feel it and see it MORE.

I can't wait to hear more from GOD. The Protector. The Life Giver. My Strength. My GRACE. "Love ( God ) was with me. He protected me. Thats not the first time He has and it’s not the last time He will. His love is fierce..a force to be reckoned with. His love is stronger than my fear..stronger than the unknowns of the future..stronger than the angels, the name it." This was from my friend Sarah's Blog. You can find her words here:

If this doesn't make you HAPPY...

....I don't know what will.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Beach Day: Glory Hallejuah

Last week went to the beach with my darling Sarah K. It was a day off of work for the both of us and much needed break. But it wasn't much of a beach day after all. Mostly overcast and a bit rainy, we had a long lunch at Da Kine Diego's and some successful thrifting. After which we finally found a place that didn't look like rain and had a few hours on the beach, albeit cold and so windy. BUT the perfect day to watch kite surfing, which was in FULL effect.

I Like:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

30 for 30

Yes it's true. This little "looks like 21" is turning 30 years old. Wonderful and Splendid. Another year older and wiser. I certainly don't feel 30, although I look like I might be in High School, but sometimes I act like I'm 50. So just to take the guess work out of buying gifts for me (because I know this has been heavy on your mind) I have complied the most inclusive list ever. From Absolutely FREE things to things you could never afford. Choose one or more appropriately :)

1. 30 people to Donate $30 to charity: water.
2. An SUV. Preferably a Hybrid.
3. Vacation to Lucca, Italy.
4. $30 Gift Certificate to Big Wheel Provisions.
5. Hair Cut & Color.
6. 30 pounds of ice cream.
7. 30 Personal OPP Shopping Appointments.
8. A Day at the Beach with you.
9. $30 Gift Certificate to The Ravenous Pig.
10. One Boyfriend. No missing teeth please.
11. 30 one-on-one lunch or dinner dates with friends.
12. 30 people to donate $30 to LESPWA
13. A Full body massage.
14. A trip to go Snorkeling somewhere Good.
15. A Ticket to see Garrison Kellior Live
16. A Mannequin.
17. $30 to spend Thrifting
18. A dinner Party for 30 Dearest Friends.
19. A Dinner by the Lake with my Family.
20. Peter Roquemore to draw me something.
21. 30 people to make a homemade craft, letter or photograph pertaining to me.
22. Rosetta Stone in Italian, Spanish or French.
23. A Photographer to take a Roquemore Family Portrait.
24. A Ticket to Visit Crystal Ruth in Beijing.
25. A Pre-paid Missions Trip.
26. A Country Home for Restoration House.
27. Books on the Stars/Outer Space
28. A Ticket to see Kings of Leon, Lauryn Hill or Coldplay.
29. The Fruits of the Spirit.
30. Porch Time with YOU.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I am a little too in LOVE with food. Dinner with great friends together, straight up French cooking a la Julia Child and other French Chefs. Menu planned by the super talented chef Jamie Kite.

~ Gratin Dauphinois (Scalloped potatoes with milk, swiss cheese and a touch of garlic)
~ Haricots Verts a la Provencale (Green Bean with tomatoes, garlic and herbs)
~ Chicken with caramelized Shallots
~ French Bread (naturally)
~ Wine sent over from dear Friend Jenna Hamel in Spain.
~ Brownies made from scratch. As in melt down the Swiss chocolate and fold in the flour.

Food Coma naturally ensued. Then we proceeded to watch the "Food Revolution" by Jamie Oliver, which I highly recommend. Our nation is in a scary state health wise.

These cooking nights should be happening once a month or more good food stories are coming up.

Also I wish I had a little fancier camera to capture the beauty of the food.