SubmissionWith gathering wonder,Submission by EmmieBee
I'm wrapped in Your love
And peace washes over my soul;
A longing much deeper
Is filling my heart's every hole.
A longing to know You,
And strive ever further
To learn, and to trust, and to rest,
To lay down my cares,
My future, my prayers
And know You have plans for my best.
Your glory, my Father
Oh, who can describe it?
Your Name is the holiest Name!
That You wish to keep
This small, straying sheep -
A begger, so filthy and lame
And not only keeping,
But pouring Your promise
Of loving and making me new,
Of dying and living
And freely forgiving;
I fall on my knees before You!
My life, gracious Lord,
I commit to Your will,
My times are now placed in Your hand;
Your will to be done
By the might of Your Son,
Direct all my steps in Your plan.
A letter from foreverUYou can't be replaced.A letter from foreverU by HeavenCalling
Open your eyes and realize the importance and value of who you are, and the significant factor that you can be in one's life... In one's story. You can make a long lasting impact in the lives of others through your words, actions, and above all....LOVE for others. Have confidence in who you are. We want to be your stepping stone to live a life with the constant mindset of being, "foreverU." It doesn't matter who you are or what you've done....YOU are free of ruination, exclusively valued, and restored in this movement, forever and always. No matter what this world tells you, you can't be replaced and your story is still going. There is hope through struggle, there is reason and purpose through struggle.
We want you to know that life is going to suck sometimes, but it's going to be okay. When we come to understand how our story can help someone else flip to the next page, the waves of this world cannot keep us below surface for long, as we come to realize th
Reflection on Love, Human and DivineWhen we hear the great passage of Paul from 1 Corinthians 13 about love, it is often heard in the context of weddings and therefore likened to the love between a man and wife. Moreover, with the prominence of love in today's social climate, many minds are raised to idealized forms of love which “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (1 Cor 13:7). Indeed, whether 'love never fails' or 'love wins,' I can't help but feel these are caught up in human, all too human, notions of love.Reflection on Love, Human and Divine by TESM
I admit two things first: that love has entered the realm of social acceptance and legal language, which simply is about human love, however it is defined. Secondly that there are a number of people who don't admit of divine love, let alone anything divine.
This isn't written for the second group, but rather for those who do admit that there does exist divine love and that, I hope, they would admit that human love is a reflection of the divine.
FLOWERS These yellow petals make us glee,FLOWERS by e31
The bees are flying free;
This sunflower looks fine,
It reminds us of beautiful sunshine;
Flowers so pink and bright,
Surely, the Lord has made them right;
Butterflies flutter around,
Oh, how amazing they have found!
Their colors we have made,
We hope that they don't fade;
We work carefully as one,
The flowers are intricately done.
Fountainview Academy: Old-Fashioned Purity (1)[video]Fountainview Academy: Old-Fashioned Purity (1) by PoppyCorn99
This is a beautiful example of what Christian music should be: clean, modest, and always makes God the center of attention, not a catchy rhythm that you can bob your head to.
The best part is that these guys are all high school students.
Create In Me A Clean Heart
Ring The Bells of Heaven
Wonderful Words of Life
There's something very beautiful about seeing God in young people. It's hard to find, and it's an amazing testimony of what God can do to our hearts.
Fountainview Academy Music (2)
Fountainview Academy Music (3)
Fountainview Academy: Forgotten Blessings (5)[video]Fountainview Academy: Forgotten Blessings (5) by PoppyCorn99
Many times we get so caught up with the latest Christian tunes that the most beautiful poetry gets buried and forgotten, simply because of the time period they came from.
Christian songs written nowadays are for profit. Not always, but oftentimes quality gets compromised for the sake of time and/or quantity in order to complete an album. As a result, many Christian songs today (if we're honest) are diluted in comparison with older songs, oftentimes with shallow and/or repetitive lyrics that do little to stimulate the intellect.
On the other hand, hymns were written for the sole purpose of praising God, often when the authors were under immense stress and suffering. There was no profit to gain from writing them. The only reason for writing hymns was to worship.
Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone
'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
Spend Time With Jesus
Fountainview Academy: Choosing Music (4)[video]Fountainview Academy: Choosing Music (4) by PoppyCorn99
If you were to read the lyrics of contemporary Christian songs without knowing the tune, would the words be beautiful, intelligently written poetry, or would it be shallow, repetitive, and/or redundant? Does that music touch your heart, or is it more entertaining? Do the melody and rhythm help you focus on God, or do you find yourself getting distracted? Remember that in the end, worship is for God's glory, not for our fun. Choose your worship music carefully.
As Christians we need to remember that God called us to be His "peculiar treasure"(Exodus 19:5), meaning we were meant to be set apart from the world, not to blend in with our lifestyle choices.
Showers Of Blessings
No More Night
How Great Thou Art
If a complete stranger were to hang out with you for a day, would they be able to tell through your tastes and behaviors that you're a Christian?<
I need money for a bone graftHi I´m JassyI need money for a bone graft by Jassy2012
that´s me, not ill the Picture shoot a few years ago
I'm sick and need a lot of money for 2 Operationen. I urgently needs a bone graft.
The health insurance company pays almost nothing. I'm desperate. Donations for my surgery I suppose very grateful. My family is not so rich to simply be able to pay so times quickly.
so who would like to donate please on my paypal account
every penny helps me
many thanks with all my heart
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Jury DutyI've found that people who accuse others of being the devil, usually have the Devil himself whispering in their ears. Being that we are imperfect, basic reasoning would only assume that we are unfit to pass pure judgement on anyone or anything. I believe that we can all agree on that to some extent, but of course stands the possibility that I am wrong by that very same logic. Judgement is not just for sinners, it is for choice in general. My point is related in that choice is in fact reliant on perspective and perception (Matthew 7:1-5).Jury Duty by GrubbsWriting
On one hand, we could see a man begging for money on the side of the road and think of him as a man in need. Yet in today's world, we are taught to be conservative in our trust, therefore on the other hand, we could see that man, and question his legitimacy. Then of course there are those who insist that instead of mercy and charity, that these fellow human beings of ours should just up and stop being homeless and without work, as though they have
I Forgive YouAll those time you've ever hurt me.I Forgive You by same-but-different
Everything you said.
Every scar you cut.
Every bruise you left.
I won't lie: I hated you for it.
How could you do this to someone so close to you?
How could you abuse their trust, their faith, that you were better than that?
But all that's behind us.
Today's the day I can look in the mirror and say,
"I forgive you."
The Spirit of EasterMy Teacher, My great Teacher,The Spirit of Easter by tomato-bird
Where are you in this night?
The Dark has covered hills and dales and gone has run the light
We saw their hand, we turned and ran, yes from them we did flee
While wives and mothers on the hill compose an elegy
For weep, weep O World!
Weep all tree and shrinking moss
For my Rabbi who I followed
Now is dying on a cross.
Were you not our Messiah?
To give us back our land?
To scatter out the Roman force and free us by your hand?
Did we not see you heal the sick and liberate the lame?
Did you not bring back Lazarus though four days late you came?
Yet I hear you cry,
From your ordeal on the tree
"My God, My God, My Father
Why have You forsaken Me?"
Your last words do speak forgiveness
For the ones that put you there
A sepulcher is readied in a garden fresh and fair
Tomorrow's mass, three days do pass before we dare to come
We bring things of memorial and leave our silent homes
But O heaven, high above!
What great sight now greets our eyes?
For the stone that blo
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