For God so loved the world that he gave us his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (niv) Many of us have heard this passage our entire lives. But what does an open and loving view of God’s gift of Jesus look like…
Author: Jennifer Rundlett
Fixing Our Eyes Upon Jesus
The Alba Madonna, 1509 (oil on panel), Raphael (1483-1520), National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Image courtesy of the NGA Open Access. “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and set down at the right…
This Little Light of Mine
Do you remember all those wonderful lessons you learned in your vacation bible school days? All the fun crafts and memorizing your bible verses…the cookies…and for me it was all about the songs. When did we stop singing those songs? Jesus loves me this I know…and the one that came back to me this week…”All…
Mozart Symphony #41: Jupiter II Andante Cantabile
Even after a lifetime involved in music, I still find myself challenged when I try to focus my listening on a piece of music. I start out with all good intentions but at some point I find that I have gone into “monkey brain” and my mind is jumping all over the place. I look…
Practicing Stillness: At the Cross
How can I drink more deeply of the waters that flow freely from the fountain of love that is Christ’s sacrifice?
Practicing Stillness: Listening
Guilty! I hear myself say… Have you ever been so busy thinking about what you wanted to say next that you didn’t really listen to what your friend or loved one was trying to share with you? I know I have, and I am resolved to do better. And this is where our journey of…
Practicing Stillness: Awaken the Senses
Out of all the stories that surround Jesus, Mary, gives us the best picture of stillness. Without realizing it, she has become our poster child for listening intently.
Practicing Stillness: Stepping Into Scripture
I am normally so drawn to color but if you stop and really take a moment you will see that this image glows with heavenly light.
Practicing Stillness: Train up a Child…
In all of the efforts undertaken to protect the Christchild… what time is there for stillness? Or silliness for that matter? How can we make time for myrth and music when we feel stretched beyond our capacity daily? When ‘free time’ is scarce and, sometimes the only thing that feels possible is attempting to recover for the next push?
Practicing Stillness: A Quiet Place
Creating a special place and a regular time are key to finding your rhythm of practicing stillness.