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Couldn’t resist showing off my spectacularly decorated 𝙰𝚂𝚂... isn’t it beautiful🤣. This photo was taken with the 𝙰𝚂𝚂istance of my lovely husband on the cobble steps in Oia in Santorini. - Baie 𝚍𝚘𝚗𝚔𝚎𝚢 liefie!. . . (No we did not ride the donkey, I did have some apples for him though) . Dress by one of my favs - @judithatelier . . #INeedToBeAroundPeople #travel #greece #santorini #oia #livetoinspire #inspiretolive #southafrican #motivation #inspiration
Because Grace is having a relationship with someones heart, not with their behavior. It can’t be deserved or earned. Sweet, unmerited favor offering forgiveness, not because of who we are, but because of what God has done! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Good Read on Grace: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Grace ceases to be grace if God is compelled to bestow it in the presence of human merit…. Furthermore, grace ceases to be grace if God is compelled to withdraw it in the presence of human demerit. Indeed, grace is seen to be infinitely glorious only when it operates, as Packer says, “in defiance of” human demerit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Therefore, grace is not treating a person less than, as, or greater than he deserves. It is treating a person without the slightest reference to desert whatsoever, but solely according to the infinite goodness and sovereign purpose of God.” - Sam Storms ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 - Thira in Santorini during my 30th. @adriaanbergh 💙 #love #livetoinspire #inspiretolive #grace #motivation #inspiration #happiness #coupleswholovepassionately #marriage #travel #Godisgood
Pretty much the kinda mornings I’ve fallen in love with... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He runs when I do Sits when I fake a loose lace And lies down when we catch a view (or a breath) ...Oh, and Rover does well on these walks too😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @adriaanbergh 😉❤️ #lockdown #homebound #covid19 #coupleswholovepassionately #homeisaholiday #rover #roverthefrenchie
• I CELEBRATE YOU❤️ •. . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today I celebrate you !. Thirty and three😉 as you called it. The one in the mature, grown & strong end and the other on the child like awe, faith and excitement end. I celebrate your inexhaustible lust for life and your childlike enthusiasm! I celebrate your uncompromising search for the the Fathers will and purpose for your life. I celebrate the obedience you have in secret, the integrity to do right, even when only seen by Him. I celebrate your dreams, vulnerable dependence and blind confidence in His word and promises! I celebrate you laughing, playing and watching you drenched with gratitude for the world and wonders around you. I celebrate your heart, so big, because it is filled with His love. So soft, because it loves it with that same love. So strong, because it understands the unquenchable love that hopes, believes, tolerates and covers everything and overflows !. I celebrate all the countless moments that reflect the Lords meticulous planning and blessing, and walk the path with a hop-in-my-step anticipation with you ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I celebrate the significance of 33 years - the expectation of a season where Gods plans come to fruition & long awaited prophecies are fulfilled. The significance of being instep with His plans, the culmination of experiences & ministered wisdom of the Holy Spirit preparing you for a time like this! I celebrate your character fortified through fire , your gifts perfected by the Potters hands & unyielding faithful obedience! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I celebrate you my husband! All 33 years of you, and counting ... • HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUNNYBUNNYBIRTHDAYBOO •. . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #birthday #hubby #lovedeeply #livefully. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today I celebrate & honour my mum! I celebrate a woman who has given us life & everything in between. A relentless, take a bullet for u, challenge & stretch u, guide, inspire, cover & sacrifice for u, want u to succeed kind of love that only a mother has! While u have given us that kind of love that made us feel like were all that matters, Im in awe of your capacity to be so much to so many. Wife, Mother Daughter, friend, artist, writer, singer, mentor, boss, speaker, leader & warrior! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I mentioned to u this morning that u’re like the bush elders & giant trees in the Kruger Park. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You’ve lived through generations worth of lessons & seen times change & stay the same. U’ve grown twice as deep as u’ve grown tall because ur roots in God have always taken priority over fame, recognition & any form of pride. U are anchored firmly, yet u change colour through every season, calmly surrendering yourself to the process of growth. U’ve lived through the perfect calm days & survived the toughest storms life could pass over u. Your branches have danced in the cool breeze & provide rest to the meek as the sun has pounded down on some. There are countless lives intertwined with yours, for some a home, for some relief, to others u are nourishment, & to some u are seed. U have shed your leaves, so that u can make way for the new! Your branches have dripped with fruit, & your colours & intricacies have made life beautiful! No matter how mighty & fearless u are - you grow. No matter how much you’ve settled into your roles - you grow. No matter the rain, wind, drought or destruction - you grow, and no matter how much u’ve given, done & reached - you still grow. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My biggest admiration & celebration is that when u grow, it’s never stops with You. You have made it your life’s mission to teach all u’ve been taught & give from all your growth! This is why He will always be faithful & send His rain & blessings to shower over you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Birthday Mamma!❤️ 55 & still Growing Strong! @wandabam #happybirthday #mom #love #celebrate
A year ago, I was blessed to have spent my 30th with my loved ones, playing, reminiscing, celebrating each milestone with these remarkable people who I call my little hand full!. My husband surprised me with a dream come true trip to Santorini, picked the best spot, with the best view & had so much time to drink in the most picturesque view and just relish the moment!. . This year, my birthday was seemingly different, but not for one second did I fail to feel overwhelmed with gratitude as I did a year ago. I know now (post #lockdownbirthday), that my heart has never been filled with gratitude because my loved ones were simply with me, or because I could tick off a bucket-list destination! My gratitude is knowing that my loves ones are close to me, regardless of their proximity. That the vision God has instilled in my heart for my life, is far grander than any view I could ever feast my eyes on. . I am grateful knowing how colorful my life is, whether I’m on an island, or in lockdown at home, with all of my loved ones, or a choir of one singing happy birthday. I am grateful for every year, in the shape and season of every year, with the surprises, twists and turns of every year! After all, you dont just live the same day for 31 years and call it a life!. . Thank you for overwhelming love and kindness so many of you have shown me in messages, whatsapps, calls, stories & DM’s! Thank you to the people who made this unconventional birthday one for the books! I take every blessing & thoughtful word spoken over my life and Praise the Lord for still using me to expand His Kingdom! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I can’t wait to walk in every new promise released over me for this year, to have a husband who celebrates me every day in between birthdays, to have friends & family who are everything fellowship & unconditional love is supposed to be!. My heart is full!. 31, surprise me!. . . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #happybirthdaytome #31looksgood #birthday #livetoinspire #inspiretolive #santorini #lockdownbirthday #caldera #ovac #greece #travel #gratitude @adriaanbergh
“Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of Gods grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of Gods grace.” - Jerry Bridges . Thinking back on my last day as a 30 year old, and through the extreme highs and the extreme lockdown lows... In all things, at all times, I am fully dependent on Him. The one who turns the worst into worthy and the great into His glory!. . 31 bring it on! . . #gratitude #blessings #nature #livetoinspire #inspiretolive #love #southafrica #GodisGood #roverthefrenchie #frenchiesofinstagram
Words will always fall short when you attempt to describe what love you have for your mom, but its still worth trying even when sounding like a toddler fumbling over every word you can string together to get a description big and full enough to encamp the awe and admiration you have for one person!. . Mom, I wouldn’t be who I am without you. The countless hours you’ve spent praying for us, instilling Godly character & a love for Him through your example and the effortlessness of your selflessness has never gone unnoticed! Its the one duty both you and us have always regarded as the highest honor and one that continues to evolve through every season our lives grows through. You are a book of infinite wisdom through your own lessons learnt, a treasure chest of stories with our own “bam” brand if humor, an inexhaustible source of love, care and affection that carries the fragrance of Agape love, and a piece of intricate art that leaves you looking at the world through kinder and more compassionate eyes! You are a mother no one would understand the way we do, one that many admire but not even scrape the surface as to why, and one that true to mother’s form, sometimes fails to see what we see and stand in awe of. . May the Lord grant you a glimpse of how we look at you and love you today! I Love you & salute you @wandabam #mamabear #wandathemightywarrior #happymothersday #motherslove @melissaswart_
Part 2: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He asks the question because NO form of trust is forced - it is a relinquishing of doubt and any “right” to understand. A complete surrender to the promise that "HE IS GOOD" and willingly forgo any reasoning that would convince you that these circumstances are too grave for Him to turn into the very promise you cant even see now!. . Yes, my eyes are tearing up as I write this because pinning this down again is my re-surrender. My Father may not change the waves into solid ground, and He might not extinguish the fire, - He may not change the circumstances lest we take credit for any sort of victory! What He will do is let us walk on water, cause us to walk around within the blaze - He will change ONLY THE WAY WE REACT TO CIRCUMSTANCES so that the Glory alone can and will be given to Him through the impossible! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My dear friend (but saying this to myself once more), This is no surprises to the Creator & our King! No virus, decision of any government, lockdown, recession, depression or disaster can derail the Lords plans as He has laid them before the foundations! As He used King Saul to seek Davids death, Josephs brothers to "sell off" his future - He will use the very thing that looks like the destruction of His promise, to fortify you and make you acceptable to receive that very promise!. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You need only be still, and faithful - Do you think that thÍs storm is where Hell stand back and say, "I did not see this one coming?" or Will you lean back and cling to the truth - HE IS GOD & In the Storm HE IS GOD, and in the fire HE IS GOD, and in our limited understanding HE IS STILL GOD - AND HE IS GOOD! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lockdown #homebound #covid19 #GodisGood #faith #daughteroftheKing
Part 1: This has been one of the toughest seasons, & it feels like weve only just entered the eye of the storm. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have been quiet to a certain extent because, amidst all of this, I have seen a side of myself that I havent seen in a while. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The last time I have felt so isolated was in china back in 2011 when I worked in Guangzhou for 6 months. This was before WhatsApp, facetime & video calling and skype calls were limited to lesser restricted regions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was such a mental battle to try & fix my gaze beyond the immediate & beyond the tangible challenges I faced daily. I remember keeping a diary, which felt like keeping myself company & in a constant conversation with the Father who was deeply vested in every word & emotion I was pinning to paper. Too many pages were filled with concerns, for myself & for things I saw that broke my heart & seemed so hopeless. Many pages were filled with gratitude knowing that my Father goes before me, has prepared a way & knows exactly how this will work together for His Glory. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am finding myself here again. Battling my double vision, one fixed in the here & now, & the other desperately trying to focus its vision past this. When I look at the here & now, my heart is shattered! Businesses dying, legacies turning to dust, families struggling, & the gross injustice of "help & relief" while some salivate at opportunity & gawk like hyenas to strike at the meek. I dont see this in papers or watch it in the news - I feel it, hear it first hand & mourn it with loved ones who have lost gravely! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But the Father is so gentle! He never belittles our shortsightedness, but encourages the compassion we feel! But He doesnt leave it there. He gently lifts our chin, wipes our tears & asks the question:"Do you believe that I am with you in the fire?" "Do you believe that Im with you even in the lions den?" " Do you trust Me enough to know that I WILL call you from the boat, into the storm & not change the waves to solid ground?" -->
Saw this photo last night and cried a little!. . Somehow I sympathize with every elderly person who has ever referred to the “good ol days” with some youngster rolling their eyes at their precious long tales. . I só get that too good to forget, too clear not to let your mind drift moments that make you sigh with such a deep longing for the “good ol days”. . Usually by this time, we’d have two destinations trotted flat, and a double birthday destination on the horizon. I’d have a coordinated wardrobe packed and a curated list of all the things we’d want to do, see, taste and experience. Every trip would be marked with impulse, surprise and childlike enthusiasm. . Although none of that is possible now, we’re still finding ways to invoke that same enthusiasm and excitement even if it is to drift away to places with David Attenborough, or sharing tall tales of the “good ol days”. . . . 📷- with @adriaanbergh at the launch of the Italian Gem @clubmedcefalu in #Sicily with @clubmed #clubmedsa 💛Dress - @anelbothac ...still one of my favorites of all time. . . #lockdown #livetoinspire #inspiretolive #southafrican #ootd #happiness #bliss #coupleswholovepassionately #marriage #travel #wanderlust #relationship
This will be your home my little boy!. . Smell the fresh air, taste the morning dew, bark at the impala & scuff at the spur fowls, they’ll soon become your neighbors and the view you’ll love as much as we do!. . . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . @adriaanbergh #lockdown #homebound #covid19 #coupleswholovepassionately #homeisaholiday #rover #roverthefrenchie #bush #homesweethome #buildingourdreamhome
I‘m learning to find joy, right here in the mess of things. . . . . . . 📷 - the fabulous @jacquesdpsa Bag - @xyzasavanna ‘s incredible bespoke and masterfully crafted mini ostrich moya bag. Styling - @dianeparisofficial MUAH- @diormakeup with my #diorsa family @armine_a.sa @anina_schalekamp - People who are all dearly missed in this time! 💖. . #lockdown #homebound #covid19 #kingdomliving #coupleswholovepassionately #homeisaholiday #GodIsIncontrol
This was from a shoot with @jacquesdpsa almost a year ago, and I was simply transported to another world walking around this incredible architectural dream home by @engelbrechtnadine . Since then we’ve been working on our new dream home, making steady progress over the last two years, securing our perfect lot, dreaming up a home over these views, finalizing plans, getting our dream building team together & piecing together parts of ourselves and our travel memories into a place we’d soon call home. . If there is one thing that I’ve found most frustrating about the #lockdown , its putting this dream on hold until building can proceed. That means putting plans on hold to fill this dream home with pitter patter of tiny feet too. I can almost feel what it feels like to walk through our doorway, nestle in on our cozy corner next to @adriaanbergh with an impeccably made cup of our favorite Ethiopian blend @aromacoffeeroastery brew, overlooking the springboks prancing by in the lush green veld and watch the sky turn from a sapphire blue to a soft petal pink as the sun sets behind us and gives us a last warm kiss in our necks. . While the concrete and half standing walls are gathering dust, our dream teams hands, ever ready for work, rest, I’m at least still dreaming and planning how each part of the puzzle will come together - whenever that time comes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the meanwhile I’m coloring in our bay-windows, furnishing every dreamy space and drawing up a storm to fill some of these walls... What a privilege! What a painful wait... All in God’s timing... so I’ll plan till we’ve got a level2 lockdown date!. . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Interior accounts, Home decor, Designer And creative geniuses...consider yourself followed! If you’ve seen some amazing pieces and know of a few incredibly crafted furniture and functional art, please send me some pics or tag those accounts...I fully intend for my inspo mood board to get a little out of hand!. . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dreamhome #homesweethome #interiordeaign #architecture #creativespaces #lockdown #covid19 #buildingahome #dreamhomeinthemaking