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Forever Friendship


**This is not mine. I found it somewhere on the Internet a few years ago.**

Sometimes in life, you find a special friend;
Someone who changes your life
just by being part of it.
Someone who makes you laugh
until you can’t stop;
Someone who makes you believe
that there really is good in the world.
Someone who convinces you
that there really is an unlocked door
just waiting for you to open it.

This is Forever Friendship

Have you ever had a friend that made a huge difference in your life? Share your story in the comments.

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2011 in Random

 

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Jesus Through the Bible


It’s amazing to think that Jesus shows up in the Bible in more places than the New Testament. Watch this video.

Where have you seen Jesus at work? Leave your story in the comments.

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2011 in Walking with God

 

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Awesome Video


I found this video on Facebook tonight and I wanted to share it with all of you. It’s a modern rendition of Jesus’s life leading up to His Resurrection.

What are some ways that Jesus has impacted your life? Leave your story in the comments!

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2011 in Random, Walking with God

 

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Unconditional Love


“I know who I am, and that God created me, and God loves me. It is not based on what I do, but who I am and that He loves me.”

I found this quote on a popular Christian teen forum that I occasionally visit and it struck me that a lot of Christians don’t have this kind of mindset.

Many Christians (including a lot that I know) only look at the outward appearance, actions, words, etc of someone and don’t make any attempt to consider that it’s nothing more than that. Simply an outward appearance.

God isn’t so concerned with our outward appearance that He would stop loving us. He loves us unconditionally. Casting Crowns says it very well in their song “East to West.”

Here I am, Lord, and I’m drowning in your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me
I yearn for peace and rest
I don’t want to end up where You found me
And it echoes in my mind, keeps me awake tonight
I know You’ve cast my sin as far as the east is from the west
And I stand before You now as though I’ve never sinned
But today I feel like I’m just one mistake away from You leaving me this way

Jesus, can You show me just how far the east is from the west
’cause I can’t bear to see the man I’ve been come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
’cause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other

I start the day, the war begins, endless reminding of my sin
Time and time again Your truth is drowned out by the storm I’m in
Today I feel like I’m just one mistake away from You leaving me this way

I know You’ve washed me white, turned my darkness into light
I need Your peace to get me through, to get me through this night
I can’t live by what I feel, but by the truth Your word reveals
I’m not holding on to You, but You’re holding on to me
You’re holding on to me

Jesus, You know just how far the east is from the west
I don’t have to see the man I’ve been come rising up in me again
In the arms of Your mercy I find rest
’cause You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other
One scarred hand to the other
From one scarred hand to the other

No matter what we might be going through in our lives, God is standing there with His arms wide open and ready to accept us back into His grace.

Perhaps instead of making judgments about people based on how they look (like the old saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”) we should act more like Jesus and open our arms wide in acceptance and extend the same grace that we’re afforded.

What are some ways that you could improve with you interactions with people? Leave your comments and stories below.

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Posted by on May 1, 2011 in Music, Walking with God

 

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