As I mentioned last week, I've been reading through the book of Philippians. Right in the opening, Paul writes, "May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace." Normally that would be a verse I would skim over and not pay much thought to. It's just a standard greeting, right? … Continue reading Grace & Peace: Two of the Greatest Gifts
The past couple weeks since classes have started back have been absolutely insane. With classwork, organizations I'm part of, and other obligations I have outside of school, there's been a bucket-load of stress. I've hardly had any time to just rest, and I always seem to be treading water, just trying to keep my head above the … Continue reading On Stress & Resting in God
I'm single, but my love story is already complete. I've always been a bit of a hopeless romantic. Cheesy rom-coms? Sign me up. Cute romances in books? I'll be the captain of that ship. And dreaming up the perfect (*cough* non-fictional) guy for myself? I only do that all the time. The idea of being … Continue reading My Love Story Is Already Written
Long time, no see! Sorry for my disappearance, friends - the end of the semester tends to be fairly crazy, and I decided to add to the craziness by participating in NaNoWriMo. But I'm back now! So you may have noticed that I've got a new header and a new blog name... I've decided to … Continue reading Remembering Jesus
I'm a busy person, you're a busy person, we're all busy people. We all seem to have an endless to-do list, and countless commitments. If it isn't schoolwork or actual work, it's chores, clubs, organizations, or other commitments. Our days tend to be pretty packed. It might be crazy to suggest that we take a chunk of time out of our day to simply rest and be with the Lord.
It's far too easy for the Gospel to get watered down, especially when you live in the Bible belt. For much of my life, I held nothing more than a watered down view of Jesus. To me, it was common knowledge that Jesus had died on the cross, and that He rose again, bringing salvation to all who believed in Him. It was as good as fact.
Recently, I've been loving the worship songs that are all about the name of Jesus. Songs like "What A Beautiful Name It Is" and "Worthy Of Your Name." It's probably because they're so full of and focused on Jesus that they tend to be some of my go-to worship songs. But listening to them has got me thinking. They each place an emphasis on Jesus' name. Might seem a little odd, right? So, I figured it would be fun to dive into the names of Jesus and just how they proclaim his glory.