My life and my thoughts - on faith, culture, politics, whatever comes to my mind

Monday, April 30, 2007

Another time and another place

I know that this song is very different from the last one I posted... Kutless and Sandy Patti within a week. But I love this song. It really makes my heart burn for that sweet someday when we will see Jesus face to face. What a wonderful hope and future to sustain us through any trial.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Frugal decorating tip

We just moved into an apartment two months ago. And I moved from a studio with kitchen to several rooms. And of course the kitchen is now an extra room. As most of our rooms face south-west, we suddenly needed kitchen curtains.
I'm not necessarily a curtain lover. It really depends on the kind of curtain. And we had spent quite a lot of money on new furniture already. So we wanted something cute which fits our style and isn't expensive.
We managed! In a decorating magazine we saw dish towel curtains. It looked really cozy and kitchen-like :). So after checking our own dish towels (too stiff or not pretty enough) we bought a pair at Butlers for under 4 € and a plastic curtain rod with hooks.

Here is the result (unfortunately the pictures are a little dark, even though we have sun and over 90° F):

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Song of the day

This song really spoke to me this morning. As my legal bar exams draw closer, I experience quite some stress and anxiety. I need to remember that God IS a strong tower. He is my refuge. He is the only one who can satisfy all my desires. Not grades, not success, not a job.

"The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe."
Proverbs 18:10

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Lent reading

Over the weeks of Lent I have been re-reading "The Jesus I never knew" by Philipp Yancey. It is one of my favorite books, I go back to it quite regularly.
It sometimes amazes me that after having read the Gospels many times, there are still connections and things about Jesus I have never realized or that have slipped my mind again... Although maybe that is just human? Of course I know that we can never fully understand Jesus, but I enjoy learning about and from Him more and more as a way of getting to know Him better.
Seriously, go and read the book. :)

Now I started Yancey's book "What is so amazing about grace?". I'm really exited ... I want God's grace to be more real in my life and also in my relationships with others instead of just being "head-knowledge".

Have a blessed Holy week!

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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Visual DNA

Hat tip to Catez.

It was not always easy to choose an image. For example I don't really prefer spending my vacation in a tent (although I've done it and it was fun) - but I love being in nature. And there wasn't a bedroom image where I thought "this is it!" But it was fun anyway. I found out that not very many people picked the same images I did. Interesting. So how does your visual DNA look like?