Insecurities 

Party

The perfect sundress; California weather and loose hair, the wind dancing gently around her hair treating her like the princess she is. She knows what she wants and she knows how to get it, it’s like a magic trick, you must understand it. Kisses by the sun and praises by the wind, it was clear to me that she’s the woman I need to be.

Don’t mind me using the lipstick you like on her, painting my face with the extras that makes me seem beautiful. Kyle Jenner lips and Beyoncé ambition, copy past to realize your vision. My hair is a mess, 4c hair is making me depressed, I look so awful in my African dress. Don’t mind me wearing that perfect sundress. Should I cut my hair or let it loose, so someone els could catch it and make their own image of what looks good?

I stare in the mirror and all I can think about is: “Am I even beautiful ?”

The summer is here which means it’s time to work-out, because all my weight is slowing you down. Can’t seem to catch up with your vision in life my body isn’t shaped like ‘the genie in a bottle’ to make your wishes come alive. I ran and ran but Continue reading

My Diary 

Used to have a diary because I needed a friend. Wrote down what I needed to say, it felt saver on paper because my diary would never answer back or look at me with disappointment.

“You’re ‘sentence’ will be all over the paper..”

Kind of sad but this diary had the only right to ignore me and still give me comfort.

My mom once said there is no one in this world you can trust but your family and close friends. I took that with me since the very day I heard the words flowed from her lips.
It’s personal; something so easy that trees have to die for. Glued together to make it strong so their dead won’t be unnecessary. You’re ‘sentence’ will be all over the paper, the tears you cried marked on the wrinkled spots of the paper. Signed with your very own signature of writing. My Diaries turned into that unfinished business named notebooks. It was a series of stories that never reached the last page, but lingered on the lines of page 105. It was time to leave that chapter behind, a fresh start; a blank paper. I wasted lives of many trees because I wanted a new skin, so badly.

An unpublished creation left in the corner to be passed on to the next generation, to read the pain and the joy of ones past life. But that unfinished business turned out to be the inspiration to a future piece of art, whose  heart has been shattered once. Unfinished + unfinished became one finished piece. It’s amazing what you can gather together from the present to the past.

The things we experienced, stone cold hearts that turned into springs of water became a new cover of accepting who you are. My diary was the closest thing I had to God, that way he could easily read my thoughts.

 

Xo, Gely

North Polar Bear

14712441_531289043737164_3483246604796821504_nThe warm days are over but there is no need to be sad about it, snowflakes are beautiful to enjoying from the inside of your house, in a cozy big sweater and a nice cup of tea or hot chocolate milk. The place you long for after a long day running through the streets. It’s getting colder and your fingers wont handle the cold anymore, but by wearing these fashionable leather gloves you will stay warm and fashionable dressed through the winter days and enjoy the snowflakes outdoors aswell.

North Polar Bear will give you that same cozy feeling when you’re sitting close to your window while enjoying your nice cup of tea or hot chocolate milk indoors. 

This brand came alive by combining minimalist designs approach, focussing on quality basics, with a whimsical interpretation of the seasons. With love for Urban outdoors with an appreciation for hand-made artisanal products; fashionable leather and lifestyle products came alive that combines perfectly with your outfit. 

Make sure you check out this wonderful online store and purchase the latest items for this winter!

“Est. 2016 in East London, North Polar Bear offers luxury leather accessories handmade in England and cold weather wear infused with the spirit of the urban outdoors. All leathers and furs are strictly secondary products of the farming industry.” – North Polar Bear

 

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xo, Gely

2# | Summer ’16 – Bucketlist

 

“Every Summer Has It’s Own Story”

  •  BBQ time!
  • SALE (Like every summer)
  • different ice cream flavor
  • Star gazing in the backyard
  • Work hard and earn money
  • Roller Skate Night
  • Find my style
  • Hug a stranger
  • Capture memories
  • Cotton candy at the carnival
  • Give a compliment to a stranger
  • Have a nice conversation with a stranger
  • That galaxy dress from Monki
  • Do something fun with Jaimie
  • Message Bottle
  • Helium balloons
  • Confess your ‘friendship-level’ love
  • Hang out with the oldies
  • Amsterdam
  • T-shirt update
  • Vampire Weekend – Contra (Album)
  • Rotterdam, Church
  • Lauren Daigle – How Can it be
  • Try an item I normally wouldn’t wear

It’s been a great summer, and I got to do most of the things on my summer 16′ bucket list. Lets walk through it.

The first week I immediately got the change to work, at KFC. Yes right I got to enjoy the fresh chicken, delicious burgers and amazing staff members. It was hard at first but worth it, not only got paid for having fun, I also got to bring home some experience and self-knowledge. I had to work almost everyday, but when I had a day off I tried a different Ice cream flavor; Watermelon and watched a movie in the backyard with my little brother (Think like a man) while also looking up to the open sky full of glowing stars, it was beautiful. And not to forget, Cotton candy at the carnival. But that wasn’t all, that was just the beginning.

While working at the KFC I had a nice conversation with a stranger. That worked out well, because I had no idea how I would talk  to a random person in the mall or something. The same work place but a different person; I complimented my colleague on her glasses and it made her really happy. I love what a simple compliment can do to a person. Since we are ‘writing’ about strangers, I got to hug a stranger at my aunts wedding this person was so sweet she just gave me a hug and I hugged her right back, check.

But what were you wearing that day on your aunts wedding? Glad you asked, that galaxy dress from Monki! I bought it the moment I saw the pink sale sticker and I was the happiest girl ever, that cashier even laughed when she saw my face. But the purchases was a month before summer, I just saved it for my aunts special day.

Still on the subject of spending money, I finally got my first salary and started to get really fashionable all of a sudden. Yes, It was then time for the SALE  (like every summer)because who doesn’t want to buy new clothes after working their butt off and feeling good about it. I bought several things, mostly t-shirts, a pair of Skyblue Oldskool Vans and the skirt of my dreams I always wanted. And that’s when I realised I found my style, sort of.

I like vintage clothing and my family sometimes tell me that if I was born in the 80’s I would fit in perfectly. I don’t see myself fitting in completely because my taste changes over the season. I describe my style as Gely, I am unique. There is no other label to give yourself than your own name. Unique might be a cliché because we almost dress the same, we choose our clothes based on Tumblr posts and magazines, but the way we decide to wear it with our own faces, body shapes & personality makes the way we dress (our style) unique.

A couple of scrolls up, you read about my cotton candy at the carnival. On that day I made a friend that I am seriously thankful for, we can talk for hours about God and what he has done in our lives, you know that moment when you are so happy with someone or something in your life that you can just cry tears of happiness? I had that and we confessed our friendship-level love, that I now would like to change in Confess your love to a sisters in Christ. 💕 

Moving on, As you figured I got the chance to hang out with my friends, the oldies. Unfortunately  not all of them because of work and other activities we had planned. So when nobody could hang out and I had another  day off, I starred on my t-shirt update, turning my white t-shirt from the H&M  into a Cry Baby printed shirt.

I think you’re a contra for not believing me when I write to you that this album made me make goofy  dance moves in the kitchen. My favorite track  on the Contra album by Vampire Weekend was ‘Holiday’, this album is really old and I never listened to Vampire Weekend until I heard one of theirs songs as a soundtrack in Paper Towns the movie.

So here we are, at the end of my summer. Ended it with a BBQ, Trying an item I normally wouldn’t wear and visited the church in Rotterdam. I wore a African printed dress, as they draw much attention I intend to avoid anything that turn heads into my direction to understand the colorful spot in a park full of people. Not to forget I captured some moments to look back at this summer as mission accomplished, but unfortunately not enough! (other pictures will be added to this post very soon!)

It was a great summer and I was really happy when I saw how much I did on my bucket list. Unfortunately I didn’t have the change to buy a helium balloon or make a message bottle, which were the 2 thing I really wanted to do at the end of the summer. But there is always next year if it’s Gods will.

I hope you guys also enjoyed your summer and made great memories, lots of love!

 

xo, Gely

Summer ’16 – Bucketlist

Finally it’s summer break, time to do useless things, make memories, earn money and spend it again. To look back on the crazy adventures you made in summer 2016, with a smile on your face!

“Every Summer Has It’s Own Story”

For summer  2016 I made  a list of things that aren’t just standard simple things that I can do, but also things that I normally wouldn’t do or things I barely do.

  • BBQ time!
  • SALE  (Like every summer)
  • different ice cream flavor
  • Star gazing in the backyard
  • Work hard and earn money
  • Roller Skate Night
  • Find my style
  • Hug a stranger
  • Capture memories
  • Cotton candy at the carnival
  • Give a compliment to a stranger
  • Have a nice conversation with a stranger
  • That galaxy dress from Monki
  • Do something fun with Jaimie
  • Message Bottle
  • Helium balloons
  • Confess your ‘friendship-level’ love
  • Hang out with the oldies
  • Amsterdam
  • T-shirt update
  • Vampire Weekend – Contra (Album)
  • Rotterdam, Church
  • Lauren Daigle – How Can it be
  • Try an item I normally wouldn’t wear

 

Let’s get started! Have a nice summer guys.

xo, Gely

Dear Rosy friend

Dear Rosy friend,

It was 5 years ago, I guess when we met. We don’t see each other that much but we talk enough so I know I can call you a friend. I remember the day you told me I was one of your few friends, we don’t meet people by accident. You encourage me to do things out of my little comfort zone, you help me seek God when I don’t feel like praying. You are always there on the other end of the phone supporting me, a sister in Christ that I thank God for most of the time.

Proverbs 17:17: “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

Your like the flowers of the field, smelling like spring and shining like the sun. You make people melt for God’s love, you are the wife someone is praying for. You capture every moment just right, a book that can’t be finished, a story that is already written. You speak like a wise woman, that you became to be in the last moments. God is using you for a great purpose and molding you into a greater person. We’re only humans working to be perfect like the son of our heavenly father.

You always show me the coolest clothes, tell me about the most beautiful songs and encouraging video’s. We plan awesome trips and make master plans to travel for a good prices.  I am really thankful to have a friend like you.

Thank you God for my rosy friend, she smells like the flowers of the field and shines like the sun. Rosy friend, I can’t wait to see you again.

xo, Gely

Dear Future Husband

Dear future husband,

I love you.

I’ve been thinking about how we met

I get all exited when I see cute colors all over the place, I hope you don’t mind that I get all jumpy because of this.

Do you indie pop music and do you have any brothers or sisters ? Dear future husband it’s kind of crazy but I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately, I hope to meet you in church or in a book store one day. You make me happy without even knowing you’re doing so, you make me go sane even though I haven’t met you yet.

I like your smile already, the way your eyes sparkle when I’m  around. The way you praise the lord and thank him every day, the way you talk about Jesus. I am amazed.

I never thought to meet a man like you, so nice, so patient and full of truth. You’re there when I need you the most and you’re there when I’m ready for an adventure, so close. We make crazy adventures, we share crazy thoughts, we are different and at the same time so much a-like. I understand why God put you in my life, you are just right.

When you get to your knees and ask me to come close and do the same to pray, I melt because you want me to understand. You want me to stay focused and pay attention to who’s really important. Or when you read me the bible before we go to sleep and we start our arguments on what we think. Sometimes you work allot but that’s okay, because God is taking care of our hearts, it’s not much about us but the holly spirit working through us, you are still the most precious person in my life.

You are into clichés; buying me roses and telling me how much you love me.We speak the same langues and you like pepperoni pizza, I’m not sure if you like Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough ice cream because you always complain about eating too much sugar. In the weekends when we finally have some time to rest our bones, you like to see me bake banana pancakes, reaching for the cabinet on my tiny toes. Your smile is just amazing, you light up my world. Did I mention when  you purposed? It was wonderful!

xo, Gely

Urban Infinity Magazine

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Urban Infinity in magazine style ? Why not?!

I have been working on this magazine since January I guess, and now it’s finally done! I’ve been working so hard on this project and I’m proud of the results. This magazine is full of my favorite UrbanInfinity posts and most viewed! I want to thank each viewer for keeping up with UrbanInfinity. It started out as a fun project to keep for myself, but then I got catch up in loving it so much I wanted to search this piece  that belongs to this blog. Here by UrbanInfinity’s magazine.

Xo, Gely

#3| What is love ?

yes1 Corinthians 13:4-7: Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

In the last 2 months I’ve learned a lot about loving others, ourselves and about how to be patient and it’s time to step up my game! Not just me, all the beautiful ladies in this world.

Love is crazy, “we love because he first loved us”

That moment when you feel like you’re not good enough, wrong. When you don’t feel beautiful, wrong. When you feel useless, wrong!

You are good enough for God but you can always be better, you are beautiful enough because he created you and you are never useless because God has always something for you to do or learn.

As a lady we have to know and do certain  things before we get married. We need to learn how to cook, be independent, take care of the house hold, children etc.

A friend of mine send me a ceremony: No More Sheets by Juanita Bynum. The most beautiful thing that stayed with me was “you need to treat your man in the way you treat God.” (not exactly in those words) I never thought of relationships in that way; loving someone the way you love God. It makes sence but I never thought about it.

When you’re single, in a relationship or struggling with a break up or divorce, listen to this ceremony even if you’re not. It can open up a whole new world for you, I know it did for me.

After watching this ceremony I realised that I wasn’t ready yet. Not only am I just to young, I have a lot to learn before I can take care of someone I am going to spend the rest of my life with. We are never finished learning new things in life but that doesn’t mean we won’t end up with the man of our dreams or an even better person that we could ever dream of. Take things slow and let God do the rest, you just keep on focusing on preparing yourself for your man. Gods time and not ours.

Xo, Gely

A simple Apology

Let’s start with a simple apology,

things are clearly going to change because of school. High school is over so it means that I’m going to start a new life, in a new city, attending a new school.

I love writing, my writing isn’t always as good but I will continue doing what I love. Going to school and having homework every day, it won’t be a 1, 2, 3  easy thing for me to do. two weeks of school and I’m already packed with homework, not because I couldn’t finish things on time just because everything is way harder than I’m used to which means STUDY.

I’m thankful for those who stick with reading my blog, refreshing my page in the hope something new comes up. I promise to try my very hardest to give you guys something you can learn from or enjoy.

I thank God for giving me this gift of writing, singing and drawing. It’s so stupid to admit that you can do something to people because it looks like your better than them which is not true everyone is good at something and that took me a while to learn so, I’ve learned that you have to stick to what you love and put all your power into it because when you stand for what you love and practise, everything will be okay. And for those who don’t know what I’m up to, I’m going to study Design for my first year and then hopefully Fashion & Trends so I can’t wait to show you guys my work in the future.

Xo, Gely

2# | Summer ’15 – Bucketlist

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  • Stereo Sunday 
  • New book
  • Family visit
  • Swim
  • Youth Leader?
  • Roller skating
  • Polaroids
  • Drawing 
  • SALE! 
  • Learn
  • Disney Movies
  • Bible

Okay so summer is over (moment of silence..)

(Late on writing this post, I know..) I couldn’t do everything on my list! For one I did go to “Stereo Sunday” but the name was Zomer Park feesten a.k.a Summer Park Celebrations. (I mixed it up) It was fun but I’m never going again, haha. Going through The Netherlands its weird weather and sweating like I never did before I decided to swim more than twice this year, a new record! My lovely next door neighbors came by to swim in our backyard and it felt like the perfect moment to take a Polaroid. I couldn’t buy a new book which made me upset. My first time in Africa went great and meeting my family was the best part! Angola| Wanderlust

Everyone was on vacation or working, there was hardly any time to talk about some ideas for the kids in church and now that school started my friends and I need to plan this when we’re all together. I did something stupid this summer.. I did not bring my roller skates to Africa when I should have, there was perfect ground where my aunt lives!  Probably something to remember for the next time. But when I got back there was plenty of time to practise and it’s going better and better.

The same thing with my drawing, I’ve gotten better and I’m proud of it! It took me years to be confident enough to draw and know what I want to draw, since this year I decided to do what I want and not to be so focused on trying to draw something or someone. I remember someone telling me I should stop drawing because I’m not good enough, I will never go to England or America or even be good at what I like doing in my spare time. I know I can do it and I will learn how to be better in it, If I weren’t good enough I wouldn’t be accepted by a graphic school let’s say this school year started pretty good and I can only Thank God for this experience. SALE! My friend came over to shop and it was fun, I had my first Bubble Tea and I bought a top from the H&M not much but I did score something on sale.

I’ve learned that everything you do or say can affect your life, of course I already knew that but I never really thought about it. Once I learned this I started to be more positive and hopeful, organize things better and create positive thoughts. Instead of wishing I started acting.

Mark 11:22-24: “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.  “TrulyI tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. “

I watched Brave for the first time! It was an amazing movie I loved it just like every other Disney movie, I also watched other Disney movies. I had a great summer didn’t do allot but at least I got to do some thing from my bucketlist. As for the bible I just read it randomly like I usually do and it is the best book ever written just like my pastor said haha (:

I hope you all had a great summer and a good start at school!

Ps: I luckily got to see Paper Towns in theater!!  Paper Towns 4# Paper Towns The Movie

Xo, Gely

Dear lady With The Pink Bow

Dear lady with the pink bow,

You love pink as much as you love baby blue, mixing colors is your favorite thing to do. I admire your work but you’re really lazy when it comes to doing homework. You’re different from the rest, as everyone is unique you made a little plot twist. People think you’re weird because you have this secret love for dolls and you reveal it sometimes without knowing your being exposed, which makes me think of Aria from Pretty Little Liars but I’m not writing this to compare you to other artists.

You paint with pictures that aren’t even yours, you collect them and re-blog them on that one thing called Tumblr, you just love it and it shows who you really are. Sometimes soft, crazy, mysterious but also hard to read. Lady with the pink bow, you love odd things you can’t work with, like a pencil because you’re too scared to draw the world and afraid that people would judge you for your work. I noticed that things changed in the past few moths because you started to realize who you truly are. Don’t be afraid to pick up your Polaroid 600, and take pictures like no other. Because we learn from our mistakes even when they coast money, your work is timeless and goes from the 60’s to the 90’s, back and fort with a touch of modern tones. I heard that people still ask why you love old things, and to be honest I guess it’s because you’re scared for new things, you rather hold on to your memories instead of making to many new ones and forget the oldies.

People find it hard to read you, you’re not an easy person to talk to. You’re quiet in a packed room full of strangers and you barely start a conversation, even when it’s just 4 people sitting on the same table. If they want to know you a little they have to spend at least one week with you to know your favorite sweaters. Your taste in music and tea with a good book, sunsets and cartoons, movies and clothes. Why do you make it so hard for us to get to know you, it’s like talking to a wall that only cracks open when the right kind  of sunlight hits the perfect spot. But lady with the pink bow, it was nice to visit and chat over a cup of tea because after a week it was all worth it, it was really nice to get to know you.

Xo, Gely

Summer ’15 – Bucketlist

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“I’ll finally see a summer breeze blow away a winter storm, and find out what happens to solid water when it gets warm. And I can’t wait to see what my buddies all think of me. Just imagine how much cooler I’ll be in summer.” –Olaf, Disney Frozen

It’s summer! Living in The Netherlands you deal with weird weather, after some rainy and barley sunny days the sun is shining brighter than ever.

So what are we going to do in this summer of 2015? I already know what I kind of want to do, here is a list of things I’m looking forward to and there will hopefully be more things to do, but let’s live in the moment.

  • Stereo Sunday, this weekend I’ll be going to a festival. It’s not really me, but It will do no harm for one night.
  • New book, don’t judge me. Reading can be fun when it’s to hot to even go outside. And this year I’m going for Since You’ve been Gone by Morgan Matson or Let’s get Lost by Ali Alsaid.
  • Family visit, Angola here I come! After 15 years I’m able to see my lovely family in Africa.
  • Swim, I’m not a swimmer and I have to do it at least once a years because my little brother really wants me to.
  • Youth Leader? I’m going to team up with some friends to brainstorm about new activities for the kids in church.
  • Roller skating, of course! I have to practice though and it’s the perfect weather.
  • Polaroids, now that I’m getting better with taking Polaroids, it’s time to capture beautiful moments with my Fujifilm Instax mini 8.
  • Drawing, some practicing on my drawing skills. I’ve been going downhill, it has been forever since I drew something with patience.
  • SALE! It’s time to score some new outfits (:
  • Learn, I know school is over but I want to least learn about something I didn’t know.
  • Disney Movies, because we are never to old for Disney!
  • Bible, I’m going to choose a topic like friends, love or family and do my research about it in the bible.
P.S. Since I’m not going to be here this summer I won’t be able to see Paper Towns in theater! No movie no review, yet. But If you guys are going pleas tell me all about it, I’d love to here/read all the details. Have a nice summer! 

Xo, Gely

The wayfaring Stranger 

Walking through the world and not remembering a simple caring giveaway. You pass people daily and you never know what they’re facing, watching those commercials on TV and wondering if you should donate, but then you think and ask yourself if that money will ever get there for the help those people need. A hobo asking you for money and you ignore the 1 dollar, euro, pound or whatever you got  in your pocket because you rather do it yourself instead of people asking you in real life. My pastor once said you should think about whether you’re giving this person money or you do what’s best, what’s best?

“I’m sorry to bother you like this, but can you girls buy one of my cards? I’m trying to save up some money to buy an air bed for my girlfriend.” He said to us, unfortunately we; my friends and I did not know his name, but they did see him a lot more and knew him allot better  since I didn’t live in the city I go to school.  

I gave him money out of hesitation, I wasn’t sure if it was the right thing to do. As the plan grew bigger from some money to buying a full bag of food I once again did not  feel sure about our action. It wasn’t even my plan, but it felt like it would’ve been rude of me not to buy at least something. Leaving the store with food, a flat tire on our way we walked back to the place we met him to give him to food we bought for him. I thought that would be it, I thought: “I don’t know this man and I have never seen him before, fulfilling an act of kindness with not being sure about it, where does that leave me ?” We followed him to I don’t know, the end of the city where he was living with his girlfriend across the mesh under a bridge. And that’s when my tears fell on the hot ground, it wasn’t much as cold as it wast hot outside but I knew they were not quite enjoying it. His girlfriend was crying tears of joy when she saw the bag of food and I cried with her, one feet away because I didn’t want them to see me cry actually. Without noticing I turned my back and cried louder, and the man whom’s name we did not know hugged me. We talked a little and his girlfriend was complaining about not handling one more day outside, her boyfriend; the man was positive and was sure that they will get out there alive and healthy. Before leaving I told his girlfriend quietly that I WILL pray for them and God knows what they are going through, he will heal her and save her. I will asked God to forgive them for what they may have done and that God will give them strength and power.

When we left they both thanked us and the man said to me: “Thank you, in that moment when you cried we shared something and many people in this world don’t have a good heart as you do.”

Leaving the couple alone and walking back to the one bike we had left,  we tried to cycle back to the city with one person in the front, one in the middle cycling (me) and the other in the back. Writing it like this and it sounds as if we’re driving a car but you know what I mean. Now what’s right? I got home and thought about it, was what I did good because when I left I did feel great, because when God leads you somewhere I guess you should just follow and see where he leads you. This man walked through the whole city to get what he wanted just to survive the days to get what he truly wants; a home. So I guess that’s why he’s a wayfaring stranger to me, but was It still right from me to do what I did that day? And let’s say God works in mysteries ways.

 

Xo, Gely

Evangelism ’15

It’s feels great to do something for God.

Luke 10:1-3: After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.  He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road. “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’

Saturday, April 18 was a great day, it was the first time I went evangelizing. People from the Maasbach church in The Hague came and some from Breda, I had a blast! We dressed up as a Camel (that looked like a dog), lam, lion and crocodile. This was part of a game, every kid had to find all the animals and If they did they got a stamp on their card they got from the first animal they found. If every kid found all of the animals they got a bag of candy with a note on it. (bible verses I assume) It was great it really was! I made a new from, she goes to the Maasbach church in The Hague. We talked about our favorite food and stuff, which was kind of hard. I’m so shy I can’t even make a normal conversation, I laugh a little too much when I’m nerves and sometimes I even say weird things. Anyway I did it, we even made plans to hang out sometime. Our pastor also hand out some cool bracelets with I ‘heart’ Jesus on them. I just want to write this as a thank you note, because God made it way more perfect than I thought it would be.

Luke 5: 27 -23: After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him,  and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Thank you God, that I could experience what I’ve experienced. Letting others know about you without speaking, letting others smile by a simple custom  and making people question about their doing in a good way. Some even asked for prayer and others turned their back on us but they still respected our doing, by telling without actually talking about you. Just by a simple act of kindness and giving. Thank you God.

Xo, Gely

 

What To Pack For EO-Jongerendag ?

EO-Jongerendag is a christian event in The Netherlands, of course everyone is welcome not just Christians though. EO-Jongerendag takes place in Arnhem, once a year around summer we get to see christian bands, play funny games, worship, meet new people and have fun, and not to forget praise the one this big event is all for. Our God.

Let’s see, this isn’t just an event. It is going to be spectacular and not like anything you’ve ever seen.. so what are we going to bring?

  1. Bring all the energy you have! I’m sure it’s going to be a lot of fun with all that jumping and screaming, haha.
  2. Hope, bring hope it’s a good thing. Hope that after the show you’ll go home with a changing heart full of faith and love.
  3. Your bible, I don’t thing you should just bring it because of a Christian event. Your bible is a very important weapon to defied the evil.
  4.  A camera to capture every beautiful moment. (A smartphone is also an option)
  5. Comfy clothes, like sneakers instead of sandals and a loose shirt in case you get sweaty.
  6. A backpack or a simple shopper bag to put all your stuff in it.
  7. Food, I bet the food there is kind of expensive so it is always important to bring some snacks with you, and don’t forget your water.
  8. A notebook, maybe it’s just me but I always bring my notebook with me no matter where I go. It’ll be useful to write down the phone numbers of the people you met and or signatures from your favorite band. (:
  9. Your knowledge of every song so you can sing along haha, so study the bands before you go!
  10. Company, bring a friend or a family member because this event will touch hearts, I’m pretty sure!

I am so exited to go, this will be my first time (finally)  and I couldn’t be happier.  God bless you all and I hope some of you are also coming to this awesome event.

Xo, Gely

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Coexist

Tumblr is technically just a website where you can place and re-blog photo’s, gifs, texts, videos, quotes and chats. But I love it, I wonder how it’s even possible to love a simple page with photo’s of people you don’t know, funny video’s or beautiful quotes. Now days we make a competition out of everything but the truth is we just want to win and get it over with, be the best. No that’s not right, the other likes that and the other one likes this. She has over 800 followers and he has just 230, does it matter who views your Tumblr or follows back? No because that isn’t what Tumblr or anything else is for or about. We can make art and be simple, we can just love without getting something back for it, we can just write without people liking it and we can just smile without an actually funny thing to laugh about. The point is that we should be happy with what we got and who we are, even if people don’t notice it immediately. Our God made us all differently and because of that we can act differently, we can be our simple self’s and make the best of it.

Tumblr is just a simple website with pictures, videos, gifs, texts and quotes on it. You can compare it to a white blank world that gets colored because of the happiness and love God gave and is giving to us. Isn’t that beautiful? So I guess the reason to love a simple page with stuff on it, is because we can just let out what we think and feel is beautiful and perfect. What do you think about Tumblr and competing with each other? Feel free to comment bellow. (:

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Xo, Gely

2# | Beautiful Abandoned places 

Since most of you liked my post about Beautiful Abandoned Places, I decided to make a second post with more marvelous and breath taking pictures.

1. A abandoned castle in Italy, that was found by Dan Marbaix. Known as an urban explorer, he travels the whole world exploring abandoned places. Dan has traveled around the world to capture the most beautiful abandoned buildings. He has been arrested 20 times for trespassing and was even held at gunpoint once in Italy. But after everything he still refuses to give up his search for beautiful abandoned places.

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  2. Balconies of Miranda Castle, also known as: Chateau de Noisy, in northern Belgium. The Mirianda Castle is a castle from the 19th century Celles in Belgium in the region of the  Ardennes. This castle was built in 1866 by the English architect Edward Milner for the Liedekerke-Beaufort family, who had left their previous home, the Vêves castle during the French revolution. This building is planned for demolition during 2015. (This castle is also number 2 in my previous post about ‘Beautiful Abandoned Places’.)

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3. Glebe Tram Sheds in Glebe, Sydney. This old tram shed in Glebe Sydney was shut down in 1961. Today the only left over of the once powerful tram system, can be found in the Loftus Tram Museum and out back in their tram shed. The museum has all sorts of interesting information about the trams as well as some restored trams from various years.

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4. An abandoned monastery in Belgium, this photo was taken by Odin’s Raven.

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5. Castello di Sammezzano, is an abandoned palace in Reggello, Italy. This photo taken by Sylvain Margaine. The Sammezzano castle was built in the 17th Century in the Tuscan town of Reggello. In the 19th century, Marquis Ferdinando Panciatichi Ximenes d’Aragona renovated the interior galleries and combined different styles and currents.The castle was auctioned in 1999 to be converted into a luxury hotel complex, but is was later abandoned.

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6. Alla Italia, was a luxury bathhouse in the middle of a center in Belgium. The architecture contained beautiful Italian elements. This building was build between 1862 and 1867, later in 1878 it became more comprehensively. In 2004 a new complex was opened nearby Alla Italia, sadly enough that’s why Alla Italia was closed. Renovations started not long after they closed to transform All Italia into a luxury hotel.

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7. A music room in a decaying castle in Belgium. This photo was taken by Ernest Sébastien.

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3 Little Reasons Why

3 Little reasons why, we can be happy with what God did and is doing for us. I have a couple of friends who I look up to, they are so wise and kind and have a faith that makes me want to know more. I want things huge with a big bang, easy and fast, but that’s not how it works and it takes time and patient. 3 simple little things to get through life.


Beauty


1. You’re so pretty, beautiful and wonderfully made. Don’t compare yourself with the girls who get the most attention, already have cute boyfriends, are loved by everyone and wear the newest and most expensive clothes. Don’t be scared about not fitting in with the rest, because you are and dress differently. And DO NOT fear of not being good enough, because God made you good enough.

Why? You don’t have to fear about anything, because God loved us before we were born, he knew us before we were born and he will protect us with all of his love.

Psalm 139: 13-15: For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

1 Peter 3:3-4: Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.


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2. God doesn’t like it when we as brothers and sisters fight. Imagine your parents hearing you fight with your brothers or sisters, saying ugly words to each other by tearing each other apart. You need to love, protect en help each other, because that’s what family is all about. Not only family, but every human being in this world because we’re actually all a huge family; children of God.

Why? It hurt because you are working against each other and that’s not what God wants, it’s the devils way of breaking you apart by struggling to seek for God. Just as God, your parents will get disappointed.

1 John 4:7: Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

John 4:20: If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.


Fear


3. Fear is something that could eat us alive, if it is about school, friendship, marriage, a job etc. Fear is always around the corner waiting for the perfect moment to hunt you down. It could eat us alive but it won’t! Don’t fear about your test, you’ll do great just study and let God do the rest. Don’t be afraid of those who want to bring you down. And DO NOT fear of something that may not even happen.

Why? Because I remember that every time that I went to a new school as the ‘new kid’ I was scared of the things that didn’t even happen, because God was watching over me at took care of it. If he did this for me why wouldn’t he do it for you?

Psalm 23:4: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 27:1: The LORD is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid

I hope these ‘3 little reasons why’ helped you think about how wonderful you are and how amazing our God is by always protecting, loving and helping us.

Xo Gely

Good Heart

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Someone once told me I have a good heart and that made my day, I couldn’t stop thinking about those two words ever since. “Good heart” is what I kept repeating in my head “good heart.” I never thought of myself as being a person with a good heart, I never thought about being good or bad, mean or nice. I just thought of myself as being that one girl who does not know what she is doing but still loves every bit of it, and when she’s down she ignores it but still let it affect her sometimes. It’s weird when people say something about you when you haven’t even thought about it personally, maybe you caught yourself thinking about it and just ignored the facts that it could be true somehow. This person who told me that I have a good heart asked me: “You have good heart or you’re just in love, are you in love ? It must be that guy, isn’t it ?” I don’t think that I ever really fell in love with someone in the way that I fell in love with pizza or the new books I bought from time to time, funny that she actually thinks that I’m in love.

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Maybe I am, maybe I am in love because sometimes I smile like a idiot for no reason, laugh over the pointless stuff and sing ever song that comes to mind. For what?  If I think about all of this I mind as well say that I’m in love with life, It’s so beautiful and scary at the same time, some ups and downs but eventually it will be okay. That’s why we call it a roller coaster, and by this sentence I can only hear Augustus Waters say:

“I’m on a roller coaster that only goes up my friend.”

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Then again, someone once told me: “You’re the kind of girl people read books about.” I didn’t know what to say, when I think of the kind of girl you read in books I see a fictional figure daydreaming about everything. About how life is going to be after high school, the wedding dress she’s going to wear. The boy she’s going to marry or how she wants to name her kids. I never thought of myself as that girl, this thought has been running through my head ever since my friend send me this. After thinking I came to realization that I am this girl (aren’t we all ?), I just don’t see myself as a interesting character to read about, that’s why I never really thought about it until now. I thought that if you were named the kind of girl people read books about, you should be interesting with a passion or special talent or something. Well, We all have a special talent but we just don’t appreciate  it as much as we should.

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“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”

 

It might be great or small in our eyes but it means everything to God because he gave it to us. At the end we were all written in the book of love anyway, because God loved us before we were born and knew exactly how we would turn out to be, just keep in mind that maybe some people may not consider you interesting, God always will. “He is the author of our story.”
Both these girls who made me think about all of this are sisters with a good heart, beautiful voice, fantastic dance moves and a fantastic love for God. I am grateful for having them in my life !

Xo, Gely