Downhere- “Cathedral Made Of People”

This song is exactly what my last post was about. Many people do not understand the concept about the church being the people, and not the religion or organization. I love this band. They have gorgeous music with great messages, and their lead singer sounds like Freddy Mercury.

Here are the lyrics:

If they shut down the churches,
Where would you go?
If they melted all the stained-glass windows
Replaced every sanctuary with a condo
Where would you go?
Where would you go?

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“I love Jesus, but not church”

We all know people who have said this. And you know what? I am so sick of hearing it.

That statement makes literally no sense. That is like saying “Oh I love baseball, but I don’t like playing it, and I don’t like going to games.” Or “There is this girl I like, but I don’t want to spend any time with her family or friends, or even her really.”

If someone said those statements, you would think they obviously don’t like baseball or the girl, since they don’t want to invest any time with others who are also interested in baseball or the girl.

So why is it okay to say you love Jesus and his teachings, but you won’t step foot in a church? “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” 1 Corinthians 12:27.

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“Voice of Truth”- Casting Crowns

This song is about believing God’s voice, and not the worlds. It relates to my last post about persecution. It gives examples like walking on the water and facing Goliath, and how we don’t have to fear the world and what they say, because God will protect us and not allow us to be overcome by our enemies.

 

Here is a nice lyric slideshow a person made to go along with the song: 

 

Have a nice weekend everyone!

 

The World Hates Me, But So What?

Sometimes it can be discouraging to be Christian. There are always people wanting to break you down and make you question your faith.

As a Christian, you are going to face persecution. There is no way around it. “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” 2 Timothy 3:12.

That verse spells it out pretty clearly that we will have to face trials from non-believers. I thank God that we live in a country where we are able to practice our religion freely without government intervention, unlike so many countries around the world. The kind of persecution I face day to day is so insignifigant in comparison to what so many of my brothers and sisters in Christ have to face.

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Continuation

So I made this blog back in January for my Online Journalism class. I had to pick a topic I was interested in, and make 20 posts. I never expected from that first day of class that creating a blog would be so important for me.

I wrote on things I was personally dealing with, and I often went back to old posts I made to look for Bible verses when I was facing the same issues.

I hope I have encouraged at least one of my readers with my posts, and so I have decided to continue the blog. I won’t be posting as often as I had to for my class, but whenever I feel I need to write or address an issue, I will do it on here.

So thank you all for bearing with me and being supportive friends. If you ever have an issue or need encouragement, feel free to ask me, and maybe I can make it a post!

Well, that is all for now, good luck on finals everyone!

“Already There” -Casting Crowns

This song, like all of their work, is awesome. The lyrics are so true, and really resonate right now as school is coming to a close.

My favorite lyrics are:

“When I’m lost in the mystery, to you my future is a memory.”

“One day I’ll stand before you, and look back on the life I’ve lead.

I can’t wait to enjoy the view and see how all the pieces fit.”

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What I learned this year as a Christian at Hood College

I can’t sleep, so I decided to make a post. I don’t even have a topic hashed out yet, so we will see what comes of this post.

So last night was our last InterVarsity meeting of the year. We are all going out to dinner next Wednesday, so last night we spent study time sharing our testimony from the year and just being silly with one another.

Some people in the group have grown so much over this year, and it has been amazing to watch. Looking back over the year, it has been so cool to see what God has done in my life and to see how he has moved on Hood’s campus.

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“The Words I Would Say” – Sidewalk Prophets

I love this song. I think the lyrics are absolutely beautiful and are so true. I dedicate this song to all my friends who are seniors and are getting ready to start a new chapter of their lives.

The chorus has such strong lyrics, so I hope you take them to heart.

“So please hear these simple truths.
Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope.
You’re going to do great things,
I already know!

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Making time for God

Hello everyone! I am sorry it has been so long since I made a post, I have been crazy busy with the end of the semester and the show I am in opens tomorrow.

And that brings me to the topic of this entry, making time for God. Most college students I know are committed to various clubs, jobs, friendships, not to mention classwork. It seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to fit everything in. And as we are rushing from one activity to another, it easy to put God on the back burner.

Why do we do that? Is it because we know he will always be there, so it won’t hurt to ignore him for a while?

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“White Flag”- Chris Tomlin

I love this song. It was a part of Passion 2012, which is a yearly conference for college students, with this year being held in Atlanta, Ga.

The song is powerful and true, stating we surrender to God everything. My favorite lyrics are:

“The battle rages on.

A storm in tempest roar,

We cannot when this fight.

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