Musings

General thoughts and ideas from Christina Hills

  • Musings,  Theology

    How it Feels to Love Jesus

    Recently I have been trying to figure out how to explain and communicate my feelings and love for Jesus.  Unless you know Him, you don’t know what that feeling is like. Well today a FB friend of mine Joy Jenkins shared, almost by accident, a video with me. Normally I won’t watch a 30 min video in the morning before work.  But since I don’t hear from Joy very often, I figured it was something that I needed to listen to. This video brought tears to my eyes.  It perfectly expresses what it feels like to love Jesus! Just click below to play: Hope this moves you as much as…

  • Musings,  Theology

    We lift our voices to God!

    When I wake up in the morning, I like to listen to this video as a way to spend time with God before I start my day. This video below is from Kanye West’s Sunday Service, where impromptu the singer, Sia, joined the Chorus in singing “Lift Up Your Voices” Hope you enjoy it as much as I do! 

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    Secular vs. Religious Easter

    This year is the first year I have felt very torn between creating a secular Easter Greeting and a Religious Easter Greeting! I love the whole Easter Bunny thing, with the eggs and the spring motif,  the colors and the happiness they bring. I have always loved making an Easter basket for my daughter each year and coloring Easter Eggs with her. Yet I worry that I am not honoring God by not creating a religious graphic. So this year I made two: One I found as a retro stock image, and the other I bought the background, and found the Bible quote I was looking for: “Mary Magdalene went…

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    The “Thousand Years of Peace”

    I woke up this morning from a dream I was having about the “Thousand Years of Peace”.  I was explaining it to someone, and explaining how in different religions they talk about this Thousand Years of Peace.  Now I have to do the research to find out which religions say it, and how they say it, and report back to you…

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    What is Christian Mysticism?

    I have been starting to explore “Christian Mysticism” as it’s very intriguing and comes out of the tradition of the Gospel of Thomas.  I will update this post as I learn more, but here are a couple of interesting explanations of it http://christianmystics.com/basics/whatis.html    

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    Why Jesus is Better than “New Age”

    For many, many years, I identified as part of the  “New Age” movement. Pretty happy as a New Ager and hanging out with all my other New Ager-type friends.  And being part of that was an important step in my spiritual path. But today I woke up and I was thinking about being a “New Ager” versus being a “Christian”. The big difference is with New Age there is no accountability. There is nobody or nothing  keeping you accountable. Not even God is keeping you accountable. So, when you exist as a New Ager, you are kind of la de da, take what you want, then toss away what you…

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    I Love Fridays!

    I love Friday’s because it’s the day I get to do creative work. This graphic I made with www.PicMonkey.com a great free graphics program that makes it easy to make graphics   Here is the .png version that has a clear background:   And here is the image as a .jpg with a white background: Check it out and see what you can create with PicMonkey, oh… and have a great Friday!

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    Using the Facebook Comments Plugin

    Did you know that with the facebook comments plugin, that you can have your WordPress website integrate with Facebook? Then when you post to your wordpress website, your users can leave a comment and it will post to their wall. I see the video here:   The easiest plugin to do this is: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-facebook-comments-for-wordpress/

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    Moving This Site to ChristinaHills.org

    I have decided to split out my personal blog with my business blog.  I’ve moved ChristinaHills.com to ChristinaHills.org.  The .org site will be more of a personal site (which it was already), and ChristinaHills.com will be my portal site connecting to all my other sites online. That site is not yet live, as I’m working on it now. … So many sites to build, so little time!  😉