~ Veggie & Meat into a Cooking from the Heart~

~ Veggie & Meat into a Cooking from the Heart~
what a long title, huh? :D

It's Friday evening where mom and I decided to go traditional market.
One of my favorite things I love seeing basket or wood container full of vegetables and fruits.
I just love to smell the fresh of it all and dreaming if someday I could have garden of veggies around my future house:)
We stopped to buy some vegetables and ingredient, and I wanted to.

I remembered we have some meat in the refrigerator.
I was wondering if I could try to cook something with these all things. 

Yes, I finally tried, at first I looked some recipe ideas of beef and I was almost tempted to cook beef teriyaki

 but then in ewile I was cooking something changed my heart to not go with the rules of recipe hehe. Well, decided to do with my own as I enjoyed cooking them all.


lets see how it turns :D

for the recipe there's no boiling the meat but I did that I wanted the the flavor permeated before I saute.


and this how it turns

My mom said it's good but too salty
My sister said perfect
for me it tasted good though


The recipe just came from my heart well, I dont know how to name it half of beef teriyaki recipe and half from m heart . 

I always remember what my mom said thing that we do from the depth of our hearts it always comes beautiful :)

Let all that you do 
be done in Love
1 Chorinthians 16:14

Hope you enjoy your day everyone!




Wrapped Monogram Wreath

Dear friends,
I should apologize for not blogging ( visiting you) using my phone it's sometimes doesn't work for me.  I used to blogging with my dad's computer. Now he is not at home because of doing teaching for few weeks, and I should borrow a computer to write here.

So I tried Wrapped Monogram Wreath. It has been popular on Pinterest and blogging. 
I decided to give it try but without wood instead  cardboard :)
I needed to print the letter first then it will be easy for me to cut the cardboard, knitting threads and some accessories like flowers depends on what you like.


this is just easy peasy  :)

This is one of some projects that I'll use for engagement decoration.

I have started work things for our celebration here. 
Still need two letters more :)

The season changing soon. I think this will be perfect idea to decorate your house :)

Sorry for the pictures - I used my phone to take these and the result not so good to be viewed here.

I hope everyone have a wonderful week!



~Into The Father's Plan~

"My dear Eva, it's not about what you have and what you don't have but it's about who I am and what I'm going to do"

Dear friends, as you want to read this please grab your chair, relax and read this :)

My dream about wedding it's almost there but it's not still easy.  We have decided to getting married in US that it will be easier for me to move to US. I mean it's not as easy as what you think but Indonesia is one of the countries that hard to step on the land of Uncle Sam.

There are so many things in my head about the wedding - I don't know much about wedding in US. I tried to compare before and there are so many different things about wedding here and there, Plus, probably I have no guest that could come...I only have blog friends, and some people in Canada (if they come)that the know me well. So we'll have celebration in Indonesia in December too, that my family and friends are able to come and see me before I move. 

"and now... probably my parents will be not there in my big day. I'll be fine" 

I said I'll be fine that I am trying to make it fine for me. I know my parents couldn't afford the ticket. So our family decided that my dad the only one who will come. 

"Oh papa, are you going to come?"
"Yes, I want to see you there."
"Do you think you can afford it?" 
"I can afford it with my faith?"

and mom... I looked at her 

" I'll be fine and I'm still happy that your dad will be able come to see you there" 
"Okay :)" 
I know that deep deep inside her heart she wants to come and see me in the ceremony but she still looks happy about me getting married.
"We'll pray about it"


In my mind - I only know that my dad who is trying to come. What ever is going to happen, I will still love You oh Lord.That's all.

"That's all?" 

"Yes Lord,...I surrender my life to You"

"Remember Sarah?"
"Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you; For I called him alone, And blessed him and increased him. For the I will comfort Zion, I will comfort all her waste places; I will make her wilderness like Eden and her desert like the garden of the Lord" (Isaiah 51:2-3)
"Eva, Joy and gladness will be found there, thanksgiving and the voice of melody. It's My plan. Stretch your faith"

One day, after I posting my engagement pictures here and a friend in Canada ( She was an English teacher in our orphanage for several months in 2004)  just read that and she said .

" Oh beautiful lady. I was just reading your blog. Wow. I didn't know but oh my goodness... amazing! I love how God ordains our steps and loves to give good gifts to His children. Looking forward to meeting Sean someday." 

I was thinking that it will be perfect if I tell her that I'll be getting married in US. Who knows she'll come. It's been long time I haven't met her since I was 14. Then I did she was like "Where in Florida? Are your parents coming?" and I said "probably only my dad" so I told her that I asked Pastor Gerry and his wife to be my parents in my wedding day if my parents can't come. And she replied " why not your mom come too? Let's praying that both will be able to come Eva. Seriously! I want to come to your wedding" 

"Oh you little faith, why did you doubt?"
"Stretch your faith Eva..."

"Oh dear Lord Jesus, I have no idea how to stretch my faith... it's just because I don't want to have high expectation of things in my life - I'm afraid it hat it hurts me. But I will look to You and pray, and put my hope in You and if it doesn't come as what I want to see then I wan to trust You though it hurts"

I talked with my fiancee other day and he said that Rebecca ( She's wife of a pastor in Journey church where Sean goes) planned to raise money for my parents to come.  Then I was like " Oh God,..is this what you meant?" my tears started to drop and *sigh* 

" You see My dear?..."
"Your mind can't reach My plans to you"
" Though your life seems nothing's gonna happen but as you walk with Me, My desires becomes your desires"
"Trust in Me"

I am just amazed of how our minds connected though I didnt tell anyone about what's my burden but in Christ we all just connected. Through our faith, prayers, and hope in Him. It's just so beautiful. On Sunday morning I woke up and I saw that Rebecca and Brenda shared a the link.. I tried to see that and..there...I couldn't stop crying again.

"Oh Lord, why did You do this for me?"

"My dear Eva, it's not about what you have and what you don't have but it's about who I am and what I'm going to do"

So my dear friends, I really need your prayers about my parents to come to US for my wedding day. 
I know that when our knees hit the ground we'll see His power.
and here is the link if you want to share it.

Thank you for Rebecca Sellers and some of  beautiful people at Journey. Though I haven't met you yet but you all really meant to me. I really appreciated all of you. For being so kind to me and sent the gifts for my birthday, and wishes and especially your prayers for me and Sean.

and for all of this I dedicate this post to my parents for their anniversary in this month.
30 years of marriage it's not easy...but your faith, hearts to serve God in marriage life just so beautiful and  always encourage me to love God



~ Engagement Pictures ~

My beloved is mine and I am his
~Song of Solomon ~

It's on August 22th 2015 at night I cried a lot in my room.
Maybe no one heard that - it was funny because each time I looked at my finger I cried :D...I cried because the struggles for many years and I've paid it all  at that day (Thank you Jesus for strengthen me). I cried because God is just so beautiful how He brought me through this track for many years and now that ring on my finger. That's such a sweetest thing the God ever made in my life to bring us together.


It was not easy for me to date someone I never met in person for so many years. Then your question is " How could it be?"  It's because we worship and we dedicate our lives to the exact same God.
Our faith in Him that draw us close each other though we're miles apart, and I don't know how strong I was... well, God played His part for us like an author of a story.


My favorite thing  of this man is his relationship with Jesus. How he sees the Lord in everything.
His heart moves for injustice, and his love for Haitian people, and he always lift up my head to the Lord through the hard times. Thank you for waiting on His perfect time.

My heart knows the Master - so I really waited for many years and let Him write my romance. I knew He would paint a true beauty, and He brought you. It was beautiful in my first dating with you that Jesus was there too. 

I've waited for my first kiss ever with the man who'll be my husband. Thank you Jesus that You made it beautiful. 


This  was a beautiful dream for many years. Now, it's a beautiful season for me that God has made

How abundant are the good things that You have stored up for Reviews those who fear You, that You bestow in the sight of all, on Reviews those who take refuge in You.
- Psalm 31:19-

I look like my mom here :)

Thank you for family and friends who prayed for us  for many years . Now we are here :)

I was wondering why God allowed me to be apart from him for years. But after all I've learned so many things. Jesus, He is always be a perfect teacher. Dear Lord Jesus, I hope I made a good score for this lesson :)

Funny story
One day I missed him  and I prayed and read my Bible. Seek His presence at the moment.  It was not in purpose that I read in Philemon 1 and it went to verse 5

"For this perhaps is why he was parted from you for a while, that you might have him back forever"

I was like " God, are you trying to make me laugh?" I laughed little. Felt like He tried to entertain me :D
and I was entertained in His presence.



Once again...
Thank you Jesus that You chose us and put us in Your amazing work.

Now, I'm ready for next adventure with Jesus and you ( and our kids someday) :)

These pictures taken by our amazing photographer Iztho Liufeto 


~ His Beautiful Bride ~

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,
(1 Peter 1:8) esv

My dear friends,

I'm back here again to this blogland where I can meet all Godly women where we share our lives, faith , and our favorite things. It's such a privilege. So I already resigned from my job last month and  since I have to prepare myself for a new chapter with my beloved man :)
and I have more time though I have few students.

This is one of our engagement pictures :) ( I love how he picked pearls and gem to me )

My mind couldn't reach the work of our Master.
How He worked beautiful things in time.
Soon. I'll be bride and a wife for the man I love.
I keep wondering. wonder and wonder.
I wonder how can I be a perfect wife for him and mother for our kids.
How can I cook the best for our family
I wonder how will I always encourage him when the stress comes.

and more for his relationship with God.

So many wonders...

I'm full of gladness and nervous though...

I think too much of these

but these all just in a moment

there will be a huge moment for me as His beautiful bride

again when the wedding bells come and the Groom is coming, 

Am I ready to be His wife in eternal life?

Am I ready to play a beautiful part in the aftermath with Him?

It will be beautiful lifetime. 

Soon it's coming! My prayer that we are ready to be His beautiful bride till the time comes.


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