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02 – life

Constant Wonder.

A couple days ago I went to the mountains to ski. As we were driving there, I looked out the window at the mountains – which leave me in awe every time. The way God shapes them each differently. The way that the snow stays in the valleys – the …

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Promise of the Prince of Peace

In a world as broken as our’s how can we accept the message of Christ as the Prince of Peace? Isn’t that a Christmas message, Cassia?  Sure, it’s past Christmas but isn’t this when it’s hardest to accept the message? Now that the holiday season has behind us, when will we …

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A Phone Call

Today I got to call a girl I met in the Northwest Territories over fall break. She brought up if we could call each other and immediately I ran to all the excuses I could give for that not to work. But really, I had none. I was sitting at …

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The Reality of All Things

Sometimes in life, things don’t go the way you hoped. Maybe a friend died, you were challenged with your identity, given up on your faith, or lost a part of you that you couldn’t live without. But this is how life must be. It is these things that I myself …

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Time For What Matters

I’d be lying if I didn’t say it has been a tough week for me. The Christmas season is supposed to be about joy and hope, and I can feel anything but. She passed away a few months ago and I can’t stop thinking about her, and sometimes the pain …

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Words

Recently I’ve been thinking of somethings from this song I am listening to called “Words” by Hawk Nelson. I am listening to this as I am writing this and I feel these like shivers going up and down my body and I’ve learned to recognize it as God’s presence. It …

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Blessed

Lately I’ve felt so glad and thankful. I have some pretty awesome friends who I can trust with basically everything without fear of being judged. 3 of my friends are the ones I hang out with the most. The first one I hang out with to joke around and have …

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Car Tetris & The Desperate Pursuit of Peace

Christmas.  The time of year when the mall becomes a bastion of kindness, where strangers play an aggressive form of CarTetris while pursuing the best possible expression of love for loved ones.  Where lights and decorations string out in endless pursuit of that perfect Christmas ambience.  Amidst the Christmas pageantry, the endless lists …

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Intentionally Living.

Tonight my heart is a tiny bit troubled. I am realizing that relationships must be intentional. We can’t just float through life and assume that they will be constant without us putting in much effort. It’s hard. When life get’s busy, when so many people need catching up with it …

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The Other Side of the Winding Road

A couple weeks back my dad was driving along in his car as we were cruising down a winding road to my Chinese School that I attend on Saturdays.  I loved this road. It winded back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, lulling me to sleep. I loved …

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