• Rebecca Reynolds replied to the topic in the forum Rebecca Reynolds 5 years, 11 months ago

    I love this topic so much, I might have to give two answers. My first would involve one of those windy, overcast days at the beach in October with the perfect woven cotton blanket over my shoulders (that Leah Phillippi has made in sea glass blues, a few deep lavenders, a scattered peach, and some medium and light greens). It’s rained for the past…[Read more]

  • Rebecca Reynolds replied to the topic in the forum Rebecca Reynolds 5 years, 11 months ago

    I love this topic so much, I might have to give two answers. My first would involve one of those windy, overcast days at the beach in October with the perfect woven cotton blanket over my shoulders (that Leah Phillipi has made in sea glass blues, a few deep lavenders, a scattered peach, and some medium and light greens). It’s rained for the past…[Read more]

  • Chesterton once wrote that the great lesson of “Beauty and the Beast” was “that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.” Beautiful idea, right? But it’s hard to believe in a world where that sort of thing […]

    • It’s interesting that this is titled “What a Woman Wants to Hear” because it was ringing true for me.  Dropping any Narnian reference has a way of doing that, I suppose!  But I believe even men deep down face sin and its brokenness and wonder if they are loved and accepted, doubting that there is a King coming to retrieve His bride.  Thank you for sharing your heart on this, Rebecca!  It was a sweet reminder: both a well written piece and a beautiful song.

    • Thanks so much for your vulnerability, Rebecca! You put words to something I’ve been trying hard to express lately. Also, thanks for your perspective on Song of Solomon–it really helped me see it in a new light and I think it will make a big difference next time I read it! May we be the hands and feet of Him who loves the unloveable.

    • Rebecca, I love this (song plus article)! Just last night some friends and I were discussing Song of Solomon, shadows, and God’s delight in His bride. The idea of God delighting in me is heartbreaking in the best of ways.  It reminds me a lot of Lewis’s “The Weight of Glory.”  That “Beauty smiles,” as Lewis describes, to welcome us seems too good to be true. Could He really think of us as altogether beautiful, without any flaw (Song 4:7)? But how could He not if we are clean and righteous in Christ? I love Isaiah 62 as a reminder of God’s delight in His people who are “no more termed Forsaken” and are now “a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD.”
      I’ve been really encouraged by your writing lately. Thank you.

    • Thanks for that, Rebecca.

      Ron really adorned this lyric with a beautiful arrangement and a particularly warm vocal performance.

    • Beautiful post, beautiful song. Thank you.

    • This passage has been heavy on my heart this week.  The song is timely and much appreciated Rebecca.  Brennan Manning, in “The Furious Longing of God”, mentioned that when he worked at a Leper colony this is the passage that the lepers would quote to them as they were dying.  They would literally hear this being sung over them, according to Brennan.  After this week, I tend to believe it.

      My grandmother died last Saturday after a particularly difficult year in a nursing home.  At Christmas, I made peace with her eventual passing as I washed her feet for the last time.  I pray she heard this washing over her as her soul ascended.  Thanks for writing.  No heresy here.  Only love and consolation for those weary in heart.

    • Oh my goodness. I want to download this song right now so I can listen to it on repeat, forever.

    • This stirred up a powerful memory of my own which I will try to share.

      When I was a young teenager, my parents brought home a mutt to join our family.  As my brothers and I excitedly ran out to our back yard fence to meet our new pet, we were greeted with a strange site!  A small, German Shephardish dog was skittishly darting away from us, squirming wildly around the yard on her belly.  First she would angle towards us at the fence and then quickly retreat before getting too close.  She had obviously been abused and learned to fear all people greatly.  But as she squirmed and groveled and darted ever away from us, as fear dominated her every action, yet fear could not keep her tail from wagging violently.  Somewhere inside here was a seed of hope and delight that had not been fully quenched.  And in that moment, we all knew what her true name was.

      I will never forget that vivid image; or the first day she skirted close enough to allow me to touch her, or the first time she squirmed and snuggled up into my lap.  And when she had funny little puppies after the neighbor’s cocker spaniel dug under the fence, oh what a wonderful mother she was!  Above all, I will always thank God that he allowed us to give her her true name…the name that would transform her and define her the rest of her life:  Joy.

  • Stacy Grubb is in the process of creating a new gospel record. She has a bluegrass sound that’s haunting and tender, and when she sings a hymn, her voice feels timeless as the mountains. I got a chance to ask St […]

  • Rebecca Reynolds replied to the topic in the forum Rebecca Reynolds 6 years, 1 month ago

    Welcome! It’s good to hear your stories! We are so glad to have you here! 🙂

  • Rebecca Reynolds replied to the topic in the forum Rebecca Reynolds 6 years, 1 month ago

    Welcome! It’s good to hear your stories! We are so glad to have you here! 🙂

  • Rebecca Reynolds replied to the topic in the forum Rebecca Reynolds 6 years, 1 month ago

    One of the things I’ve learned is to spend a little extra effort making even the smallest things meaningful.

    I didn’t realize how much a disposable, fast-paced culture had affected me until I went to my first Hutchmoot. Stepping into an environment where someone had taken time to create such a loving, welcoming space for me (for me!) blew me…[Read more]

  • Rebecca Reynolds replied to the topic in the forum Rebecca Reynolds 6 years, 1 month ago

    One of the things I’ve learned is to spend a little extra effort making even the smallest things meaningful.

    I didn’t realize how much a disposable, fast-paced culture had affected me until I went to my first Hutchmoot. Stepping into an environment where someone had taken time to create such a loving, welcoming space for me (for me!) blew me…[Read more]

  • Rebecca Reynolds replied to the topic in the forum Rebecca Reynolds 6 years, 1 month ago

    One of the things I’ve learned is to spend a little extra effort making even the smallest things meaningful.

    I didn’t realize how much a disposable, fast-paced culture had affected me until I went to my first Hutchmoot. The realizatino that someone had taken time to create such a loving, welcoming space for me blew me away. I couldn’t even sit…[Read more]

  • Rebecca Reynolds started the topic in the forum 6 years, 1 month ago

    I was thinking this morning about how much I’ve learned from other Rabbits over the years. Artistic skills. Theological truths. I’ve learned about books. I’ve learned about forgiveness. I’ve learned how to laugh in new ways. I’ve found differences of opinion that have challenged me to grow.

    What’s something specific that you have learned from a…[Read more]

  • Julie, thanks so much for organizing this!

  • Rebecca Reynolds replied to the topic in the forum Rebecca Reynolds 6 years, 1 month ago

    Haha. Ok, I’m an INFJ. I feel like I’m some sort of combo of Amy Pond and Eeyore.

  • Rebecca Reynolds started the topic in the forum 6 years, 1 month ago

    Any G. A. Henty fans out there? What have been your experiences with this author? Any books of his in particular that you would recommend?

    What about other Henty-like authors that you actually enjoy more?

  • Rebecca Reynolds started the topic in the forum 6 years, 1 month ago

     

    I’m torn between Gauntlet and this beauty…

  • Rebecca Reynolds started the topic in the forum 6 years, 1 month ago

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EA_kDTwZodQ

     

    I’m torn between Gauntlet and this beauty…

  • Rebecca Reynolds started the topic in the forum 6 years, 1 month ago

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EA_kDTwZodQ

     

    I’m torn between Gauntlet and this beauty…

  • Rebecca Reynolds started the topic in the forum 6 years, 1 month ago

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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>I’m torn between Gauntlet and this beauty…</p>
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  • I’m so glad you wrote about this. Amadeus is probably my favorite movie, despite its historical inaccuracies. Good choices were made to achieve the truest story, even if it wasn’t the most representative story.

    I refuse to waste large blocks of time sitting through most films, but I have watched Amadeus around 30 times over the course of my…[Read more]

  • @danielle, I so get that. Me too. And you know, Jesus attracted a lot of people. The masses were drawn to him. So I don’t think being socially appealing is inherently wrong, it’s just that when we start to trust in ourselves to save people we can get out of line with the deep truth. Don’t you think?

  • @trestapayne, I like that quote. Have you ever read Mystery and Manners?

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