I’ve been working on some new projects for my Etsy shop and I can’t wait to bring them live into the shop! The first project involve some of my favorite verses in scripture and these verses are found in Philippians 4. When I first started Kindler of Joy Philippians 4:8 was the verse I claimed… Continue reading Philippians 4:8
Oh! How I love these reminders! A day late, these "reminders" were given to us yesterday, Sunday...Sunny Sunday! Even in the midst of winter (technically it is still fall though), the dark days. In the midst of Advent and on our way to Christmas, we are reminded He has resurrected Adam's race and granted eternal… Continue reading Resurrection Reminders
Lead All Into My Kingdom
This Sunday reminder we hear during Diving Liturgy...it is chanted by the reader during the singing of the Beatitudes. "Having risen from the dead on the third day, the Lord bestowed His peace upon His disciples; and having blessed them, He sent them forth, saying: lead all into My Kingdom!" I just love the fact… Continue reading Lead All Into My Kingdom
Thanksgiving Day 3
I have started noticing a habit in myself I do not like. I have begun picking up my phone to just see if I have any messages in any way, shape or form...Instagram message, email, text, any at all. It has started bothering me how often I do this and I've tried to pay attention… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day 3
Welcome to Sunday, the Lord's day. The day we are reminded that Christ is Risen. Everyday. He has conquered death. I love Sundays. One of my favorite parts of the hymnography for the Resurrection is that over and over again we hear how Christ has conquered death. He has brought light from darkness. It is… Continue reading Sunny Sunday
New in the Shop Today!
Reminders! I am excited to introduce my 5x7 print "Reminders" for sale in the shop starting today! These 5x7 prints of various Psalms, prayers and quotes are really the heart of Kindler of Joy and key for my own "journey to joy". I want to share them with you. They are reminders of His beautiful… Continue reading New in the Shop Today!
Death is Overthrown
The joyous message of the Resurrection is ours to hear, "Death is overthrown! Christ God is risen, granting the world great mercy!" It makes me happy to sing this. This sentence is so powerful! It peels away the heaviness that has been weighing me down. I feel as if I have been overcome by heavy… Continue reading Death is Overthrown
I have started taking early morning walks lately and it has been truly inspiring. It has become clearer to me, even more so, that all has been enlightened. All of creation that is. I will never tire of it's explicit beauty all around. Rich in colors. Intricate in detail. While walking I often find myself… Continue reading Enlightened!
Worship in the house of the Lord!
Last night we sang this beautiful hymn of the Resurrection... This picture was taken yesterday as well, at a friends house. I just love the colors. And to me it is "the house of the Lord". May this day fill you with hope and joy as we worship Him Who rose from the dead.
Milestones. Webster defines milestones as an event marking a significant change or stage in development. I’m entering a milestone year. It feels surreal. I look back over the last 49 years, about 45 of which I can remember. But admittedly probably less than half of that well. Of course, our early years we don’t remember.… Continue reading Milestone Announcement