Unlike past Easters, I was actually able to wear the outfit that I had planned to wear. I purchased this lilac circle skirt a while back at Nordstrom because I loved the way it fit. I was also intrigued by the color because I had never purchased a skirt in lilac, aka as violet, lavender, mauve, or light purple. Unfortunately, it just didn’t seem to pair well with any of the tops that I had in mind. I tried neutrals like black and white and I also tried to stay within the same hue but it just didn’t seem to work, so I just tucked it away in my closet for another day. Then I spotted the color lilac featured in different magazines and blogs and it was being paired with all sorts of different colors. Continue reading
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30
I’ve always found these words from Jesus very comforting. He invites all of us who are weary and burdened to come to Him and find rest because His yoke is easy and His burden is light. But I can’t help but wonder what these words really mean, especially the last verse of this passage. I was always told that being a Christian is not always easy. As Christians, we are called to pick up our cross and follow Christ and by doing so we are not necessarily choosing the easiest path. And yet Jesus says that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Continue reading
Last year, instead of giving up something for Lent, I decided to commit to doing the daily Lent devotionals offered by She Reads Truth and sharing what I had learned from them on the blog as a way to strengthen my walk with God as I explained here. I had every intention to do the same this year as I found it to be very rewarding. But I confess, the desire was there but the discipline was lacking. As Ash Wednesday rolled around, I found myself being distracted by the busyness of life and putting other things first before my time with God. It’s one thing to simply meditate on the Word, and quite another to be able to articulate what I’ve learned in a coherent way on the blog. I have to admit that I felt uninspired and it was starting to feel like an obligation.
I felt like I needed a push. I needed the Holy Spirit to move me or just give me a big kick in the butt really. And that kick came in the form of a movie called The Drop Box. I went to one of the exclusive showings of this documentary two nights ago with my husband and it was certainly an eye-opening experience, if not heart tugging and hopefully, permanently convicting. The Drop Box is a documentary about a South Korean pastor who decided to build a “baby box” in the front part of his church building in order to rescue unwanted babies that would otherwise be abandoned in the streets of Seoul with very little chance of surviving. There are obviously many socio-political controversies that have stemmed from this but I’m not here to talk about those things. I want to talk about the heart of this humble servant and all those involved in this ministry, including the children he rescues. Continue reading
Every year, a couple of weeks before Easter, I start obsessing about getting THE perfect Easter dress. I’m sure you can all relate but whenever I’m on a mission to find the one, I almost always fail. My acquisitions of some of … Continue reading
Clockwise from top left: cherry blossoms chalk art | painted mason jars | chocolate pretzel nests | glow in the dark egg hunt | succulent heart planter | mason jar herb garden I have spring on my mind these days. I’ve been … Continue reading