A paragraph from one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors goes likes this:

“There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit – immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.” C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

Hi, my name is Louriz and this is my blog – where I ponder upon what living for eternity means for me and the people around me. I believe in an eternal God who made people in His eternal likeness. I believe that people are the only ones we have in this life that we will see in the next. I believe that this life will only matter if we live it for God and for people – prioritizing the Gospel, relationship and communion above all.

The only catch: I’m not at all a people-person. I’m fascinated with mere reflections of our immortality: books, art, music. I can talk (and type) all day long about all mortal things. But immortals? Living, sentient, will-break-your-heart people? We are filled with the most marvelous potential but even more so, great depravity. The struggle, as they say, is real.

This is me forcing the struggle – a fight for eternal relevance while still savoring every fleeting moment as it comes. This blog will be, on occasion, about things I am passionate about: books, art, music, occasional travel, and my life in rural Pennsylvania. But these are mortal things, each one momentary and fading. God is the hero of this story. This is about Him, how He rescued me from my sins and reconciled me back to communion with Him. The best part about being an immortal? Looking forward to eternity with My Creator.

C.S. Lewis’ paragraph above goes on like this:

This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play.

Thanks for dropping by, fellow immortal. Come, let’s play.

Born in Manila and raised in the mission field, Louriz now resides in Southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband and favorite person, Miguel.