Musings

General thoughts and ideas from Christina Hills

  • Musings

    Learning American Sign Language

    After my dad died, I decided that I needed something to focus on to take my mind away from his death, covid, and all the awful politics we have now in our world. Sparked by someone who was deaf needing my help, I decided to dive in to the world of American Sign Language, ASL, and deaf culture. Here is a short video that explains the history of ASL  

  • 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

    Sia Sings: 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!    See is a full version of the song, without Sia, with the Sunday Service Choir live at Antioch here:    

  • Musings,  Theology

    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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    Cooking – My New Art Form

    I have always liked to cook, when I have had time.  But now I am taking the approach that cooking is my new art form, a way to express myself creatively that is NOT business related.   I like to take recipes and change and modify them to make them my own.  So you will see me update recipes often. And I found this fun graphic to celebrate 🙂   Update Dec 2020: I created a new website with my recipes.  Visit https://christinasrecipes.com/

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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…