Sunday, April 24, 2011

Christ the Lord is Risen Today!

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!

Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!

Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!

Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!

Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!

Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!

Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!

Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia!

Where's thy victory, boasting grave? Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!

Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!

Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia!

Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia!

Praise to thee by both be given, Alleluia!

Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!

Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia!

Happy Resurrection day, everyone! All praise to the King who died for us, conquered death, rose again, and conquered the grave! Alleluia!

In Christ alone,


*lyrics taken from*

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I Will Rise

Hey Y'all!

Thanks Anna! She did this a LONG time ago, and this has quite honestly been sitting as a draft for a good long time. Anyways, she was so kind as to tag anyone who wants to do it, so I am taking her up on it! I'm going to do the same format as she did with the questions, answers, and comments...worked pretty good.

Okay, so for those of you who don't know, you grab your IPod or Mp3, or turn on ITunes. This is my first time to do this cause I don't have any of those, but...Playlist works! Just set it to random! So, no cheating was done here, cross my heart. The first thing that popped up, I did. So some of them don't make any sense, some are really, well, bad (LOL), and some work so well you just burst out laughing. you want me to stall more or are you ready???

Great! Here we go!

If someone asks "are you okay" you say?
All the Above - Mercy Me

What would best describe your personality?
Your Love is Extravagant - Casting Crowns
LOL. wow.

How would you best describe yourself?
Who am I - Casting Crowns
okay, now that's sad, man...

What do you like in a guy/girl?
Right Here - Jeremy Camp

How do you feel today?
All that I can do - Bethany Dillon
Not today. :P

What is your life's purpose?
Nothing Compares - Third Day
That's...a pretty big goal....

What is your motto?
Beautiful - Bethany Dillon
yeah...that's odd.

What do your friends think of you?
Brave - Nicole Nordeman
Ha! Cute. Anything but that, though, they all know that I scream/squeal whenever a person or the ball comes close to me while we're playing football.

What do your parents think of you?
You're not alone - Meredith Andrews
Is that supposed to be creepy?

What do you think of most often?
Believe - Third Day

What is 2 + 2?
It's alright - Third Day
Yeah, "it's alright" that my playlist doesn't have any numbers. :P

What do you think of your best friend?
I got you - Third Day

What do you think of the person you like?
On my way to you - Mercy Me
oh, come on! really?

What is your life story?
Consume Me - DC Talk

What do you want to be when you grow up?
God of Wonders - Third Day
Oh wow. That's bad.

What do you think when you see the person you like?
Amazing Grace - Chris Tomlin
oh, stupid playlist...

What will you do at your wedding?
Somewhere in the sky - Kutless
LOL. That's great.

What will they play at your funeral?
Shut me out - Kutless
Dude! That rocks, man! If you don't know that song, listen to it with this question in mind!

What is your hobby/interest?
For my love - Bethany Dillon

What is your biggest fear?
Voice of Truth - Casting Crowns
oh cool. that actually fits sorta.

What is your biggest secret?
Praise you in this dance - Casting Crowns
That shouldn't be a secret, but...hehe...there are things you do when you're alone in your bedroom with the CD player on...

What do you want to do right now?
Wire - Third Day

What do you think of your friends?
Run to you - Third Day

What is the worst thing that could happen?
We fall down - Kutless
Uh, no. That's the best thing that will happen! Everyone falling before the King!

What is the one thing you regret?
Holy - Nicole Nordeman

What makes you laugh?
Real to me - Nicole Nordeman

What makes you cry?
Gratitude - Nicole Nordeman
awww. Dude, is that right.

Will you ever get married?
Praise you in this storm - Casting Crowns
That's kinda, well, an indirect answer. No matter if I get married or not I will "praise you in this storm"!

What scares you the most?
Come on back to me - Third Day

Does anyone like you?
God of this City - Chris Tomlin

If you could go back in time, what would you change?
Your love oh Lord - Third Day
That's horrible! Stupid playlist! NEVER! It's too great to change!

What hurts right now?
Saved - Third Day

What would you want to say to the person who tagged you?
Arriving - Chris Tomlin

What will you name this note?
I Will Rise - Chris Tomlin

Hope y'all enjoyed it. If you want to do it, go right ahead! But comment if you do! I love reading the answers. :D I emailed it to my best friends and it was so fun reading their answers!

In Christ alone,

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Seeking Him

Hey Y'all!
A while back Anna posted about seeking God, and on that post, I commented a really long comment. lol. But anyways, I thought I'd edit some things and turn it into a post. :)


Ever heard the quote: "a girl should be so lost in God that a boy has to seek Him in order to find her"? It's pretty well known, so all of you probably have heard or read it somewhere, but have you ever thought of what it implies? It implies a girl that is completely consumed in God. A girl that is fixed on Him, so fixed in fact that in order to find her, a boy has to seek Him!

We need to be seeking Him daily, hourly, and even minutely; we need to be listening and talking with Him constantly, but do we? I know I don't. Maybe that is why Paul the Apostle exhorted, "Pray without ceasing."

Also, I think that we need to seek him outside just as much as we seek Him inside, or for some people, seek Him inside just as much as we seek him outside! What I mean is this, we might seek Him at church on Sunday, but what do we do the rest of the week? On the other hand, we may seek him at home with no one around, but not in front of our friends at school.

Lastly, I think the most important thought I got from Anna's post was that we need to set our priorities right; meaning that if Christ is our number one priority, we will WANT to seek Him, on the other hand, if the computer (or anything or anyone else) is our number one priority, we will WANT to be with whatever the other thing is - all the time!

Hope that kindled some thoughts about seeking Him in your mind, and that you take to heart the truth - a girl should be so lost in God, that a boy has to seek Him in order to find her!

In Christ alone,

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Accuracy of God's Word

More accurate than any other history book, the Bible contains the history of the world from when the world literally began (Genesis 1:1 - in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth). It even contains facts about future events - all the way to the end of time.

All history books, save the Bible, will or have been proven to have errors, every one of them. That is simply because they are written by humans, and as human beings we cannot know everything that happened as fact, especially if we were not eyewitnesses of it. But the Bible is different, it was written by men directly inspired of God; so really, God wrote it. It's God's word. Most history books contradict each other at one or more points, again, because of the fact that we are, indeed, human. But the Bible doesn't do that. The Bible contains 66 books, written by over 40 people, over a course of about 2000 years, and nothing in the Bible contradicts something else in the Bible. That is just the internal proof of the accuracy of the Bible. What about the archaeological proof?

Over the centuries, Old Testament stories have been related and read. So much so that many were counted as ere fiction, just as stories, nothing more, and finally they were not counted as historically accurate. But recently, many discoveries have been found that prove the Biblical events as true, not as fiction. For example, discoveries unveiling evidence outside of the Bible that kings like David, Solomon, Uzziah, Jehu, Joash, Menehem, and Hezekiah were real kings of Judah and of Israel. Things such as inscriptions on rock, not only in modern day Israel, but also Egypt and the other surrounding countries have been found that give evidence to the real reign of these kings.
One cool discovery proving the accuracy of the Bible deals with the defeat of Jericho. Such evidence states that the walls actually did fall outwards, instead of inwards, which is usually what happens to a wall when an invading army knocks it down. The story in the bible speaking of the defeat of Jericho states that the people walked around the city, blew their trumpets, yelled, and the wall fell. The evidence that it fell outwards instead of inwards is strange indeed to those who do not take the Bible as a historically accurate document.

That was only two examples of the always growing, already large number, of external archaeological proofs for the Bible. Many more interesting discoveries are being found all the time that clearly point to the truthfulness and accuracy of the Bible. The Bible really is the historically accurate word of God.

In Christ alone,

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Looking through your Belief System

A persons belief system can be described as a pair of glasses, because once they have built up a system of what they believe, and they know that what they believe is true, then they will look at everything through that belief system - through those glasses.

For example, when wearing some sun glasses, things will look a slightly different color - like from black to brown - to the person wearing the sun glasses, the object would most obviously be brown, but to the person without sun glasses, the object would most obviously be black. Both people are certain that they are right, but their interpretations contradict - one or the other must be wrong.

This is what happens when people's belief systems get in the way of their seeing scientific information (or any other information) clearly and unbiased. For many people, the idea of tossing their belief system out of the window to see clearly is absurd, and I agree, what you believe defines who you are. For me, and any other Bible believing Christian, we look at scientific information through the Bible, and this, I believe, is the right thing to do. Why? Because the Bible has been proved to be 100% true, so looking through the Bible at scientific information will not give us the wrong answer, ever, as long as we take what is not in the Bible impartially. Granted, I sound like I am contradicting myself. But I am not, for the Bible is 100% true - that is my belief, but it also has been proven. Evolutionists do not have that kind of backup. Their theories have not been proven, and cannot be proven.

Therefore I encourage you to see what kind of glasses you are looking through. Do your glasses deceive you into thinking something contrary to the truth/to what the Bible says? Are your glasses tinted so as to betray the truth for a lie?

In Christ alone,