Grace Unplugged is a new Christian movie starring A.J. Michalka and Jamie Grace, with a guest appearance by Chris Tomlin. I read the book before seeing the movie and it is sooo good. Better then the movie. The movie is really good. It’s about a girl who just turned 18. Her dad was a rockstar gone Christian. Well his daughter, Grace, wants to go into the music business. So she goes against her parents will. She slips and struggles, but she finds her way back to God. The movie is family friendly and really portrays how no matter what you do, God still loves you and is still there for you. I recommend this movie for just about anyone.
Today we need to be in prayer. 12 years ago today was a emotional day for many all across the nation. I will be remembering those who may have lost someone on that sad day.
So it’s that time again… Back to school…. Some of you might have gone back to school already. We’re you happy? Most of you would give an enthusiastic NO! You are busier now. So this post is just an encouragement to pray. Pray for-
*your own life. Ask God to help you through your busy schedule and to help you bless everyone you encounter on a daily basis.
*your classmates. They are going through a lot too. And some of them, maybe most of them even, don’t even know God or anything about Him. I encourage you to pray for them, that the ones that don’t know Him to find him, or even pray if you are the one to lead them for you to know when. Also pray for the ones that know Him already. Pray for their walk and that they would grow closer to Him.
So I found this quote online and wanted to share it with you guys and girls. I want you to think about this. Enjoy!
GRACE-God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.
– Author Unknown
Recently, I read about a group of pro abortionists protesting in Austin, Texas. They were blatantly shouting, “Hail Satan!” Offensive signs held high, blood smeared onto shirts. Screaming men and women, all crying out for the right to kill the innocent.
I wondered how the world had fallen so far that they accept these things. But now I know better. It is not just the world that consents to these horrors.
We as Christians are stagnating, becoming numbed until, even within the church, we are accepting such things as homosexuality, abortion, and many kinds of oppression. When we could do the most good, we are divided over countless superfluous arguments. We cannot lead anyone while sinking back into the sin that Christ, by his grace, has pulled us out of. God didn’t call us to do the same as everyone else, but to be set apart as an example for non-Christians. Instead, we barely believe our own doctrines.
Even Buddhists, Mormons, and Muslims have more dedication to their beliefs than us to ours. Jehovah’s Witnesses map out their communities for witnessing. Buddhists and Muslims vigorously enforce their religious laws.
It ought to put us to shame. Does it? The answer is saddening. This is a very preached-on topic. Countless sermons are preached on mediocrity. Sadly, it never seems to get through. People will think at the time: “That is so right. We will try to be better.”
Then they go home and live just like before.
But all of this is not meant to discourage you, only to challenge you. In a world where right is wrong and wrong is right, stand out. Be set apart for God’s purpose. I trust that you will be the ones that respond to the challenge and step out in faith.
Remember that we are a generation chosen to do great things for God. If we are willing, with God’s strength, we can be overcomers. We can make the change!
Kisses from Katie is a book about a girl named Katie Davis. She is fresh out of high school with a rich family, high school boyfriend, and a future in college straight ahead of her. Everything seems to be laid out, right? WRONG! One mission trip changes her life forever. Her heart is stolen and left in Africa. So after much prayer and discussion with her parents, she promises her parents she will spend 1 year in Uganda, then return home and go to college and continue her future. Little does she know, her one year will be a memorable one.
Within the year Katie is working at a job, is a single mother with many adopted kids, and has to deal with sickness and hungry people. She begins to struggle. But God helps her through her life. He helps her through every problem she encounters.
Kisses from Katie is a sad yet heartwarming story. It shows how God can work through a young girl Like Katie to do big things. I encourage you read the book. And take a look at her website, http://amazima.org/ and her personal blog, http://kissesfromkatie.blogspot.com/ .
Sorry for the lack of posts! I have gotten kinda busy, and just pushed the blog out of my mind. But I have a new post!
I found a really good song by Jessa Anderson called “Fireflies”. And you can get the download free if you sign up to follow her via email! her blog link…
Hope you like the song as much as I did! I will try to post more often!