Children of God

This past weekend was our church’s annual summer retreat. Though I had my reservations about attending, I must say, the uncertainty that I initially had, was completely uncalled for. Having the opportunity to attend this camp was truly the highlight of my Summer. Being able to talk with and also hear from Dr. Sean Ho about being children of God was the awakening I needed.

Life is often full. Full of everything one wants to fill it with. Loved ones to be with, appointments to tend to, and even needs that oneself wants to be filled. In the midst of all that, we may lose out on who we are. Who God had initially called us to be, but we brushed to the side, because of our own grand plans; our dreams; our “callings”.

We are lucky. That we even know of Him. That we were given the privilege to follow Him. That we are able to love and be loved by Him.

Words truly cannot describe my emotions that I have felt through the endurance of this camp. I can only say: Thank-you Lord for letting me attend. To letting me be amongst the midst of others who love you greatly. To be able to worship, praise, and also pray with them was a blessing. So thank-you Lord.

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. [Galatians 3:26-27]

So take this heart, Lord
I’ll be your vessel
The world to see
Your life in me.

Age of Adaline

This movie was released on April 24, 2015 in theatres across North America. I am usually the one friend to go with when love stories hit theatres. Additionally, this movie featured one of my favourite actresses: therefore, how could I miss out?

Straight up: I thought from watching the many trailers online, this movie would be right up my alley for tragic love comedies. However, it was much too slow for my liking. I believe this movie would be interesting for those whom like the slow shooting of movies and the explanation of every detail that lies behind every character, relationship, and storyline.

There were times when the scientific explanations were not carried out well. And other times when certain characters acted in extremely unusual ways.

However, I do not think I will spoil the movie any further for those whom are planning to watch this film.

To summarize: this movie is for moviegoers whom enjoy rustic and elegant backdrops, costumes, and old-Englishian styles of movie shooting. It is a bit slow at times, but the storyline is appreciative of the romance the 2 main characters share.

Movie Rating: 3.5 stars

Hello, My Name is – Matthew West

I still remember the first Sunday our church had sang this song together at Service. After Praise & Worship was over, the pastor had jokingly went up and asked “Do you know what your name is now?” There were definitely some chuckles and hoots coming from the audience.

It’s funny. A name is what defines you immediately when you meet someone. Introductions, speeches, greetings – they usually start with: “Hello, my name is _____”. Some love their name, others loathe it.

Honestly, I do not care what my name is. Whether it has 4 letters or 9, 2 syllables or 4 – it has never truly mattered. However, I am proud to say I am a Child of the One True King. Knowing He is my Father, here for me through anything – regretful, sad, happy, joyous times. That is all that truly matters. Not my name, rather who I am to Him.

What love the Father has lavished, upon us that we should be called His children. I am joyous to say that my name is Child of the One True King.

Knowing I am changed and have been set free, delights me beyond anything.

May you all know that our Father in Heaven will always be there with you through anything. Just trust.

Blessings,

G

Whom Shall I Fear

There’s much to fear in this world sometimes, death, sickness, the loss of a loved one, broken relationships, unemployment, poverty, ends not being met… and the list goes on. But holding on to our God and knowing all will be alright in the end gives us comfort even the best medicine cannot bring. Let us lay all our troubles down in front of Him.