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Some Lent Faves!

Yesterday marked the beginning of Holy Week, which for me, is a time of thorough reflection on the hallmark event in our Christian faith, Easter. Holy Week should ideally be deeply personal. We should each be filled with awe at the depth of God’s love and the sacrifice of our savior Jesus Christ. At the same time, we must each be filled with sorrow because so many people turn their backs on Jesus daily. In this spirit, I urge you to meditate and listen to the beautiful, peaceful lenten hymns I am sharing below. It really doesn’t matter your denomination (or lack thereof). A hymn can only be as powerful as you let it. Listen to the words and let them sink into your heart. Remember that Jesus died so that we may have life, and have life in abundance. He has paid the ultimate price, so that we may enjoy our heavenly inheritance with the Father, for eternity. Side note- I miss Loyola! For the past four years since I left Loyola, lent has …

He’s still God in the bad times!

I heard this song for the first time two days ago at Daughters of Zion– our Christian fellowship group on campus. The song spoke volumes to my heart, and I’m sharing since I’m on this encouragement roll right now! See here and here. God On the Mountain (Lynda Randle) Life is easy, when you’re up on the mountain And you’ve got peace of mind, like you’ve never known. But things change, when you’re down in the valley. Don’t lose faith, for you’re never alone. For the God on the mountain, is the God in the valley. When things go wrong, He’ll make them right. And the God of the good times is still God in the bad times. The God of the day is still God in the night. We talk of faith way up on the mountain. Talk comes so easy when life’s at its best. Now down in the valleys, of trials and temptations That’s where your faith, is really put to the test. For the God on the mountain is the God in the …

Three Things

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well. Fellow East Coast people, I hope the snow isn’t too depressing! For today, I would like to share three things that have been on my mind for a while- emotional pain, blogging, and 50 Shades of Grey. 1. Moriah– I started a blog when I turned 18 two years ago. Somewhere along the line, I became convicted that I wasn’t ready to blog, so I deleted the site. That’s how serious I have always intended to take a blog whenever I did start one. Barely a month into launching this new blog, I am already running out of ideas.

…and he encouraged himself in the Lord his God

The snow days always filled him with awe. He never understood how white flakes fell from the sky so quietly and so peacefully. Growing up in Port-Harcourt, it was always a slight variation of the same breeze that caressed your face- thick with humidity in the rainy season, dry and aggressive in the harmattan. But here in America, one needed two entirely different wardrobes for summer and winter. But today was not the day to think of Port-Harcourt and become homesick. It was a day to admire the snow and the maker of the snow! His love for the Maker of the Snow was long coming as he had grown up in a Christian household, although he was not quite sure when the Holy Ghost fire caught his mother, and she began to spend night after night in vigil.