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Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Posted by:youreveningsky.
Time:7:35 pm.
anyone want to buy my passion ticket?????????? its only 130$ which is 50 cheeper than the ones on salenow. my friend registered me and i really dont have the money to go like i did. and i cant get a refund but i can transfer it to someone else. soooooo let me know if you want it, it would help me out sooo much, you have no idea. or if you can pray that i can find someone that would be great too. ok im not begging.

a.i.m: stephascopes
e-mail: stephanie.mitchell@jbc.edu
and i dont really want to put my number out here so just leave me a comment back too if you want...

-stephanie
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Sunday, August 21st, 2005

Subject:Shameless self promotion
Posted by:fallensoul48071.
Time:4:06 am.

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

Subject:In the World, But Not of It
Posted by:randmconstructs.
Time:11:40 am.

I didn't put up a struggle and I fell head long into sin.  And when the opportunity came, I saw a way to move out of that world. 

But God held me there and said, "Stay."

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I believe that with your prayer,  God's hands will move on the Co-Ops.  That God will start something new here and change us from the inside out.  I need your help though. 

I'm asking for prayer pledges.

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Thank you.

 

James 1:5-8

 5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.

x-posted everywhere

 

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Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Posted by:youreveningsky.
Time:11:08 pm.
just wondering if any of you are from knoxville tennessee or around there.
im moving from atlanta for school in less than a month,
and pretty much dont know anyone.
im pretty scared, but trying not to be,
so yeah, anyone?

-stephanie
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Sunday, June 12th, 2005

Subject:an Excerpt from "Wild at Heart"
Posted by:southern_yankee.
Time:11:39 pm.
in sunday school, we've been learning about the purposes of Adam and Eve and such. our teacher read this today in sunday school concerning Eve and it really made me think. the book is written for guys *so guys, go buy and read it!* but also deals a lot with Eve, and her relationship to Adam. so, girls, if you wanna know about how we really can help our guys, then also go buy and read this book.



**the following is a book excerpt, but i'm too lazy to put quotes around the whole thing**


Eve is deceived... Jan Meyers points out in The Allure of Hope, "Eve was convinced that God was withholding something from her." Not even the extravagance of Eden could convince her that God's heart is good. "When Eve was [deceived], the artistry of being a woman took a fateful dive into the barren places of control and loneliness." Now every daughter of Eve wants to "control her surrounding, her relationships, her God." No longer is she vulnerable; now she will be grasping. No longer does she want simply to share in the adventure; now, she wants to control it. And as for her beauty, she either hides it in fear and anger, or she uses it to secure her place in the world. "In our fear that no one will speak on our behalf or protect us or fight for us, we start to recreate both ourselves and our role in the story. We manipulate our surroundings so we don't feel so defenseless." Fallen Eve either becomes rigid or clingy. Put simply, Eve is no longer simply inviting. She is either hiding in busyness or demanding that Adam come through for her; usually, an odd combination of both.
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Thursday, April 28th, 2005

Subject:Breakdowns possible Breakthrough
Posted by:chonny.
Time:9:51 am.
What can I say? This journey has been rough, but thankfully I haven't seen half the things so many other people witness day to day. My life is only hardship to my own eyes, truly there are people out there in greater struggle. I know that our struggles are equal, they just have a different groove in everyone's lives. Some know death as their last name, others know abuse as their supporter; there are so many more hardships in the waters of our lives. "And as we float by each other, we come to know each other."

I get so caught up in my own life, I sit here worrying about my troubles. I soon forget that there are those in this world that are in need of people, and yet I long for people in my despair. It would only take me a minute to open my heart to someone, maybe I'd even learn something myself? Ohh My heart of little faith, I've forgotten that we're all equally effected.

It only does take a simple action to "throw the ball in their court," whatever they do with it is up to them. Still, stand by the courtside and think about them, maybe they're in need of another whistle blow? After all, who knows what this experience will even bring to your own 'timeout.'

It's definitely a tough, rough, uneasy life. We do try to make the best of it, to the best of our abilites. But in every single person's life, they will taste breakdown, and we must be there for them in great hopes that they'd only be there for us. Still, someone must start the acknowledgement.

...And I'll say this out loud, as much as I trust you would be there for me... I too am here for you.
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Monday, April 25th, 2005

Posted by:jointhedrama.
Time:5:16 pm.
Mood: thoughtful.
this is a general poll for anyone/everyone... i think i might do a report on it... so gimme some feedback!


what do you strive to accomplish?

what are you longing to achieve?

who do you most model your life after?

what things must you accomplish to be 'successful'?


PLEASE fill this out... :o).... <3
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Saturday, April 2nd, 2005

Subject:005
Posted by:chonny.
Time:10:30 pm.
We are united land to land, borders to borders. Even the Islands that are separated by water still are one, because water is our greatest source, we live by it.

Out of reach from mankind's rules, we are one people. We are brothers and sisters, leading this life until we depart for the new. Not even the greatest acre can keep us divided. Do we ever think about those around us who are not accepted? Who have been cast away from every place because of their colour or religion? Do we ever wonder what they must be feeling, and how easy it can be for things to turn on us, and even have us become rejected?

It's a world that has become it's greatest critic, and still what critics accept to themselves still doesn't hold volume in a unity of people. We cannot be judged by any man, no boss, no company, and not even by the ultimate ignorant. We are a great people, all of us and we must live knowing we are worth it.

What makes those feel they must hate people for colour, religion and all things that we are hated for? We know the answers in our hearts, but what are the actions we shall take against what we can do? After all, we do hold so many answers within our every heart and soul.
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Friday, April 1st, 2005

Subject:Weeping
Posted by:chonny.
Time:4:12 am.
The times I spent away from the realization of today, became so huge that I could only understand it, when it was too late. Have I truly wasted my time of youth? I remember times I haven't felt since then, the times that sheltered me in a happiness I still cannot forget to this day. In fact, I write this because I still remember.

We can look into a memory, and see it as if it's right in front of our face, a vision even! These great memories lock themselves within us, and we remember.

It felt welcomed, it felt bright, if felt real, but no matter, these are our dearest memories. They say "we must look to the now, and focus by moment", but I still miss those amazing memories that I cannot forget, only a perfect me could shut down my human nature.

I weep; but because one who weeps shows their living heart, neither blackened nor gold, but their humanness in one form.

It's true, we do struggle and contend versus our highs and our lows. We are human, and even God in human form hurt. We must try to understand that we can make the moment for today, if only we make ourselves available to this idea. I struggle within it, but there is hope through it. We reach ourselves to God.

Amen.
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Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Posted by:dryboneslive.
Time:10:38 am.
Okay, I'm posting this on my journal and on both of the communities that I'm in.

If everyone could please sign a petition on www.IsraelBlessGod.com it would be greatly appreciated. The petition is a protest on a Gay Pride rally/meeting thing in Jerusalem. As most if not all know, Jerusalem is the seed of 3 religions (that's what the guy on TV told me). I already signed it. All that is required that you enter is your email address and your name. It's that simple.

Thanks.
Emily
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Subject:One
Posted by:chonny.
Time:1:47 am.
We were born for greater reasons than we’ll ever know. All we know is we exist, and have our great faith. We are all in this as a unity, we only know equally as every human, so equal we are. I see those with Autism and Down’s Syndrome, and I can only think how they were directly sent from God, with so much love to offer, a total different mentality of love and giving, and yet so beautiful because we are one people, disabled or not.

We (not better than anyone else) are on the same page, and nothing can split us from that realization. Our skin, language, our ways or our blood type cannot separate us from who we are. We are deeply loved.

I will tell you this, you are special. Though we are equally in spirit, we are so unique in our loving, joyful ways. We are unique, thanks to God. Look past any doubt within you, look into a clear view, and know you were born from God.

Fruitfully, the world filled with man. Man being apart of God, was saved by God, by a man, our Lord Jesus Christ. He is seated at the Right Hand of the Father in Heaven, He is the Son of man, the Son of God.

Live your life focused on God, for it is God who has given you Life.

He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

Amen.
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

Subject:I have a question
Posted by:dryboneslive.
Time:9:20 pm.
Mood: blank.
Okay, Well, I'm new to the community. My name's Emily. I have a question and I'm just hoping for some answers to my question.

What is your viewpoint on meditation? I was reading a book about spiritual things and about other things. It was a collection of peoples true stories, and in one story, a kid was convincing his friend to meditate. The kid wasn't sure if meditating was going against God or not. And to tell the truth, I'm not really sure about the whole meditation thing. If someone could give me some information about it and if it is going against God or not it would be really appreciated.

Thanks,
Emily
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Sunday, March 27th, 2005

Subject:004
Posted by:chonny.
Time:5:55 pm.
You stare at the line that has been drawn on the floor you then look behind you to see what is yours. Across this line is what you desire, so close to it but thoughts of consequences cloud over. Have you not thought of where your heart wants to be? If there is a way you shall find it. Do not let lines control your dreams just one small act could change the whole scene.

Be true to your talents, you are more than just a dreamer.
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Thursday, March 24th, 2005

Subject:Lifehouse
Posted by:ragingsea910.
Time:8:40 pm.
Has anyone heard Lifehouse's new album? I heard it was released this week, and was wondering if it was any good! thanks ya all and God bless!

- Mike
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Monday, March 21st, 2005

Subject:Christian Songwriting questions
Posted by:infinivert.
Time:9:18 am.
Mood: happy.
Hey all,

I'm teaching a songwriting class at my church, and this is a set of questions I wanted us to discuss. I was wondering what some of you might think about them. Feel free to respond to any or all of them!

  • Why did God create music? What is it’s purpose today?

  • In that light, what makes music like other art forms? What makes it different?

  • What makes a song “art”? Are all songs artistic? What separates the good from the bad?

  • What separates “Christian” music from “secular” music? Can a Christian write a “secular” song? Can a non-Christian write a “Christian” song?

  • If a Christian writes a song that doesn’t specifically relate to God or the Christian life, has he/she sinned?

  • Who determines the meaning of lyrics? The author? The listener? Both? Neither?

  • Can music have a meaning or purpose separate from the lyrics? Can instrumental music be inherently good or bad?

  • Are particular music styles/sounds good or evil? Does God have a favorite style of music?

  • What is a Christian songwriter’s function/purpose/job?

  • What do you think music in Heaven will be like?

  • What's your favorite song?


  • --Josh
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Friday, March 18th, 2005

Posted by:tombob.
Time:11:42 am.
GOD AND THE GALLON OF MILK
GOD AND THE GALLON OF MILK

This will give you chills...................
just remember,
"Our God is an Awesome God!"


A young man had been to Wednesday night Bible study.

The pastor had shared about listening to God and obeying The Lord's
voice.

The young man couldn't help but wonder, "Does God still speak to
people?"

After the service, he went out with some friends for coffee and pie and
they discussed the message.

Several different ones talked about how God had led them in different
ways.

It was about ten o'clock when the young man started driving home.

Sitting in his car, he just began to pray, "God...If you still speak to
people speak to me.

I will listen.

I will do my best to obey."

As he drove down the main street of his town, he had the strangest
thought to stop and buy a gallon of milk.

He shook his head and said out loud, "God is that you?"

He didn't get a reply and started on toward home.

Again, the thought, buy a gallon of milk.

The young man thought about Samuel and how he didn't recognize the voice
of God, and how little Samuel ran to Eli.

"Okay, God, in case that is you, I will buy the milk."

It didn't seem like too hard a test of obedience.

He could always use the milk.

He stopped and purchased the gallon of milk and started off toward home.

As he passed Seventh Street, he again felt the urge,
"Turn down that street."

This is crazy he thought and drove on past the intersection.

Again, he felt that he should turn down Seventh Street.

At the next intersection, he turned back and headed down Seventh, half
jokingly, he said out loud,

"Okay, God I will."

He drove several blocks, when suddenly, he felt like he should stop.

He pulled over to the curb and looked around.

He was in a semi-commercial area of town.

It wasn't the best but it wasn't the worst of neighborhoods
either.

The businesses were closed and most of the houses looked dark like the
people were already in bed.

Again, he sensed something,
"Go and give the milk to the people in the house across the street."

The young man looked at the house.

It was dark and it looked like the people were either gone or they were
already asleep.

He said, "Lord, this is insane.

Those people are asleep and if I wake them up, they are going to be mad
and I will look stupid."

Again, he felt like he should go and give them the milk.

Finally, he opened the door.

"Okay God, if this is you, I will go to the door and I will give them
the milk.

If you want me to look like a crazy person, okay.

I want to be obedient.

I guess that will count for something but if they don't answer right
away, I am out of here.

He walked across the street and rang the bell.

He could hear some noise inside.

A man's voice yelled out,
"Who is it? What do you want?"

Then the door opened before the young man could get away.

The man was standing there in his jeans and a t-shirt.

He looked like he just got out of bed.

He had a strange look on his face and he didn't seem too happy to have a
stranger standing on his doorstep.

"What is it?"
The young man thrust out the gallon of milk.

"Here I brought this to you."

The man took the milk and rushed down the hallway, speaking loudly.

Then from down the hall came a woman carrying the milk toward the
kitchen.

The man was following her holding a baby.

The baby was crying.

The man had tears streaming down his face.

The man began speaking and half-crying, "We were just praying.

We had some big bills this month and we ran out of money.

We didn't have any milk for our baby.

I was just praying and asking God to show me how to get some milk."

His wife in the kitchen yelled out,
"I asked him to send an Angel with some milk.

Are you an Angel?"

The young man reached into his wallet and pulled out all the money he
had on him and put it in the man's hand.

He turned and walked back toward his car and the tears were streaming
down his face.

He knew that God still answers prayers.

"Stop telling God how big your storm is.
Instead, tell the storm how big your God is!"

This is a simple test.

If you believe that God is alive and well, send this to at least ten
people and the person that sent it to you!

GOD BLESS YOU!!!


READ This All the Way and send it back please!

This will give you the chills....GOOD Chills!!
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Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Subject:Beyond
Posted by:chonny.
Time:9:43 pm.
It's better to not know a face, you surely get to know ones heart better that way.

I believe many don't give full time to understand ones true heart, but if looks are to be judged, then I believe I know why so many have bad relationships.

Do we focus more on looks or more on heart? Then why do so many worry about looks?

We need to think not of ourselves but as a unity of people. If love is a great foundation, why aren't we using it to our fullest ability? Do you use it to your fullest abilities?

Maybe we should reflect on that before we judge ones face against their heart.
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Subject:Christian R&B recommendations?
Posted by:goshjoshsays.
Time:12:22 pm.
Mood: cheerful.
hello, i'm new to the group. i love a lot of the alternative worship & modern rock christian bands that are out there, but i grew up with a lot of R&B & rap & haven't been able to find any christian artists that really do it for me (with the exception of out of eden, & some stuff by mary mary). can anyone recommend any christian songs or artists in that genre, particularly rap? i really love good rap, but recognize that there's not much of that kind of stuff out in today's music industry that is edifying AND good quality. unfortunate that the content of most rap usually focuses on sex, violence, drugs or self-centeredness. but i still haven't found any christian rap artists that really impressed me with their quality/ability (probably due to my ignorance).
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Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

Posted by:tombob.
Time:10:18 am.
Hey guys! A little about my situation. I have been working in construction with my Grandpa for most of my life. I have had other jobs and such but mainly working for him. He has this way of making me feel useless. When I start doing something, right away he is on my butt saying "Let me see that I'll show you the quickest way to do it." Saying that is allright it's just that when he shows me it is the exact way that I was doing it to begin with. Also I am 24 and he has been doing this exact same thing to me since I was six. It's like he thinks that I have'nt learned anything in the 18 years he has been "SHOWING" me how to do things right. It's like if I dont move exactly like him instantly I'm a piece of crap. When I try saying that I was doing it like he said or ask him why he always has to critisize what I am doing I can gaurantee that he'll come back with "I've been doing this for 40 years." Thats fine but No matter what I do this happens every day on almost every different thing that we are doing and that my friends is hard to deal with for 18 years. Don't get me wrong I have on nemerous occasions flew off the handle and flipped out on him. That is one thing I need prayer for, my anger. Except for these things this is the perfect job for my situation. I leave on various ministry and missions things every year and this job gives me the freedom to do that. This morning at work the very first thing that I started to do my Grandpa came up and did his whole routine on me. As normal I said " Why do you have to critisize everything that I do? I am doing it the exact same way that you are showing me." This time he got pissed off and told me to go home. I really need some guidence in this situation. I love my Grandpa but our relationship is not worth losing over a job. I just really want the Lord's perfect will to be done in my life and I would appreciate you guys standing in aggrement with that. I need a life therefore I need a job. The job needs to allow me to still be able to leave throughout the year for ministry and missions. A job like that is hard to come by.Thank you for reading and thank you for praying. God is good all the time! God bless!!!
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

Subject:Uphill
Posted by:chonny.
Time:11:23 pm.
I had a dream one night. It was vivid, I could taste my thoughts and emotions.
My dream was a hill with millions of people climbing it, as if there was no other way to go but up. Those that even lost their step still fought to get back up that hill. I saw this and was so amazed, but I didn't even know where they were going.

I went up to a man that was right at the bottom. I asked him where he was going. I remember the look in his eye, sad yet egger to climb that hill. He told me he was going to die. I was shocked and asked him what he was dying of. He replied back to me, "I don't know, but I will know when I make it to the top." I asked him to just go the other way and not climb the hill, to save himself from whatever he was talking about. He told me, "in this life you climb" ...amazed by his comment, I stepped back and watched him. I woke up.

Patience obtains all things.

As one is to love another, yet they lose each other, will patience not let them find love again? If you have patience will you not see the problem? Will it not come to you with time as you heal? Or is it truly the end for someone that has lost love? Is it officially over?
I believe if you have patience you give yourself the benefit of the doubt, and you wait and mature through even the worst pain. Like the man who was climbing the hill, why was he so close to the bottom, yet wanted to still climb? Did he have the patience to believe in himself, even if he rather just let the hill consume him? Did he find a value that was indestructible within him?

Everyone has the power to succeed over any struggle, but it's up to them to do so. It took me years of patience to even start understanding my pain, had I been climbing as well? Even if it felt like I was at the bottom? ...I think so, I think that journey uphill is to somewhere even non-believers will give the benefit of the doubt. I've survived many slips upon this hill, and I cannot do magic nor miracles, but I've made it this far for a reason. Keep an open mind, and of course an open heart as you climb through your struggles.
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