Things I'm Loving

Little Things I’m Loving #1

I’m excited to relaunch this series! If you followed She Laughs, then this will look a lot like the Little Letters Series. I figured new blog = revamped series! Plus it gave me an excuse to play with graphics. Alright, so here’s a few things I’m loving right now.

Stranger Things. I don’t know if I can adequately put into words the love I have for this show. I was hooked as soon as I started watching Season 1 and was counting down the days to Season 2. Even though it came out the weekend before Halloween (and yep, I watched it all in one weekend), I’m still thinking about it. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. It’s the mysterious sci-fi, the keep you at the edge of your seat, the humor, the acting, the 80s, the friendship…ALL THE THINGS. I’m planning on rewatching the whole series soon. You know, hold me over until Season 3. For real though y’all, I already own multiple shirts, sweatpants and pens. I don’t play in my fandom.

David Crowder. I’ve been a fan for well over a decade, but seriously, what a gift he has. This song right here. Man. Just what my heart needed. Plus Tauren Wells? Dang….how have I not heard of him before this?

Christmas Lights. I can’t say that I have my house decorated, but y’all, I LOVE the Christmas lights around my neighborhood. I also love how my office is decorated – its full of lights and Christmas trees and all things cheery. It’s just so inviting and makes me so happy!

Pottermore Quizzes. Can one really have too much Potter? I vote no. If y’all are fans, what house were you sorted into? In the Buzzfeed and other type quizzes, I have always gotten 60% Gryffindor and 40% Ravenclaw. I’ve taken the quiz twice on Pottermore (because why not right?) and I got two different results. You guessed it, Gryffindor and Ravenclaw. 🙂 I totally took Patronus quiz again too. The first time I got a Buzzard. Wha? Why not pick an exact species because my first thought isn’t a powerful bird of prey, but a vulture’s bestie. This must be an American and English difference. When I took it again, I got a Grey Squirrel. I still vote I should have gotten a wolf or otter or something along those lines, but I’ll roll with those two…I guess…

What about y’all? What’s making you happy these days?

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Love and Faith, Ponderings

Rediscovering “Amen”

One of my favorite worship songs right now is Matt Maher’s “Because He Lives.” It’s such a beautiful and powerful worship song. One of my favorite parts of the chorus is this:

I’m alive, I’m alive
Because He lives

Followed by singing “Amen, Amen.”

I was singing this in the car recently and after, I started thinking about what the meaning of Amen is. I mean, I know the basic meaning, but it’s such a profound part of the song because it’s exclaiming the truths of the song, like these:

  • I believe in the risen One
  • I’m alive because He lives
  • I was dead in the grave, I was covered in sin and shame
  • I heard mercy call my name
  • I can face tomorrow
  • Every fear is gone
  • I know He holds my life
  • My future in His hands

Yes, I basically just bullet-pointed (new word!) the lyrics, but when you read them isn’t it amazing? As I started researching the meaning of Amen, not only is it a declaration of affirmation, but it also means “So be it” and “Truly.”

When I say “Amen!” I’m declaring such statements true. I’m declaring the words unshakable and unchanging. I’m saying that no matter what, this is life. This is truth.

And all for His glory.

For me, this song and research was a reminder I need to not fear living out that truth. My future is in His hand, everything is okay because He is the risen, my past is in the past and I can experience grace freely.

What a beautiful truth.

“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 1:20