Tag: Faith

Music & Musings: “Simple” by People & Songs

Is receiving God’s love simple or complicated? The song “Simple” by People & Songs made me reflect on my relationship with God and my journey these past four years.

Fireside Chat: JRenee of No Honey Makeup & Shell Vera of The Essential Creative

Shell Vera and JRenee Burgess sit to discuss business, beauty, faith, and going after your dreams with conviction in this Fireside Chat launched this week on The Essential Creative.

Love Is

Originally posted on Shell Vera: Poetry & Fiction:
What Does Love Look Like? Love is giving of myself until I can’t give anymore yet not losing myself within you. It is surrendering my all to you, even when you haven’t given anything to me;…

Movies & Meditation: When You Realize You’re A Showman…

Originally posted on Eyes Straight Ahead – Shell Vera:
My daughter and I finally sat down and watched The Greatest Showman a few months ago. It quickly became one of our favorite movies because of its message of hope, love, and possibility. Why did…

When the Church Has Hurt You… (An Open Letter to Those Hurt by the Church)

Originally posted on Eyes Straight Ahead – Shell Vera:
Dear Person Who Has Been Hurt by the Church, ? I am sorry. ? I am sorry that as a church we have become more concerned with beautiful buildings than bleeding hearts. That we have…

Music & Musings: “Say Something”

Originally posted on Eyes Straight Ahead – Shell Vera:
I love music. I love how I can escape into it. I love how it expresses what I am thinking at times when I am tired of my own thoughts or can’t put them into…

Music & Musings: “Thy Will” by Hillary Scott

Originally posted on Eyes Straight Ahead – Shell Vera:
I was listening to my music on shuffle last night and this song came on. Then this morning on the way to write, it came on again. I started thinking about where I am in…