Adapted from Advent readings prepared 12/2018 for The HUB Church, Roseville CA When we think of Christmas, we usually envision a portrait of peace and tranquility: a remote cozy cabin, logs burning in the fireplace, pine trees clothed with a dusting of fresh snow. All is calm, all is bright: we gravitate toward the idea… Continue reading a simple Christmas 4: PEACE
I always consider how tainted we are by our human condition. We are held captive by time, shackled to these ever-changing emotions, prisoner to this world and all of its limitations and constraints. We as humans are always looking for a good feeling that won't go away. For this reason it has been said many times that… Continue reading the feelings of faith
I was Christmas shopping today and went into a really beautiful store with tons of "spirituality" merchandise. Floor to ceiling wind chimes, art, banners, candles, colorful stones, books, tapestries. Usually I go into these stores because I like some of that earthy, Chinese characters, peace-type stuff. It's pretty, and calming, and the stores usually smell like incense. I definitely don't… Continue reading only Jesus
The other night I was driving home from class and my imagination started running wild when I heard a song on the radio. The beginning of the song talks about getting out of the boat, into the crashing waves where Jesus is. This led me to imagine being Peter in that boat, out in the… Continue reading walking on water
Sometimes it's the little things that make life so sweet. It's the little moments strung together that really last amongst life's anxieties, monotony, disappointments and despair. It's the little answered prayers, the desires of my heart that I know only God knows and only He can fulfill. Those are a gift, a reassuring glimpse into… Continue reading sometimes it’s the little things
This weekend's creation: inspiration board! Mine turned out to be somewhat of a love song. It took about ten hours and gobbled up my whole weekend, but heck if I'm not inspired. ❤ R.E.
Nothing compares to the greatness of knowing You, Lord.... I posted these lyrics yesterday. I just realized why these words mean so much to me. I hear them and I feel calm instantly, I feel this love wash over me. I was having a bad couple days last week, my heart was exhausted because I… Continue reading nothing compares