Outta Space Love


Outta Space Love is an album by Group 1 Crew.  It is a very different album. IT has such a futuristic feel (hence the name). The title song is Outta Space Love. One part goes like this-

Seen a lotta ups and downs
And sometimes even in between-a
But this love it saved the day
So let me take you to my leader

I need that love, love, bigger, bigger
Love, bigger, love, I need that
Outta space love, outta space love
And if this world ain’t bigger
Bigger, big enough, gimme that
Outta space love, outta space love

Okay, as you can probably tell, that is very futuristic. Isn’t just amazing to think about how we are loved by so much!? It is amazing! It is so awesome. And we need to be loved. We were created that way. Sometimes it’s easy for us to think that we are not loved. I now I feel that way sometimes. But God loves you and me. When you feel that way, remember God loves you. And I love you too, even if I haven’t met you.

And let the world see now
Just what we talking ’bout
And take a trip to outta space
And let your faith ring out

We need to let the world see our Faith. We need to live it out loud. Do you let your classmates or your buddies know that you are a Christian? I’m going to leave you with a question. If your friends didn’t( Or don’t) know your a Christian, can they or could they tell that you are by your actions?

~Lili

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Amazing Grace


Amazing Grace


Amazing Grace is a movie behind the hit song also called,  Amazing Grace. It takes place in 1700’s where William Wilberforce is trying to stop slavery. He runs into some people and some problems, but he keeps on trying to stop slavery. It is a very touching movie and an even more touching song. Of the song, my favorite part is this-

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God, Who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine
You are forever mine

It says that this world and everything in it will perish and the sun will no longer shine, but God will be reigning forevermore. He will be your light in heaven. I hope you have made the decision to follow Jesus and make him the center of your life. I have. And if you haven’t, I encourage you to very, very much.

~Lili

http://www.titletrakk.com/movie-dvd-reviews/amazing-grace-review.htm

I’m Not Who I Was


By: Brandon Heath

One of the first steps of changing your lifestyle is changing yourself. You must give up a lot of things, like your usual hobbies, your usual habits, and many others.  Sometimes, it also requires you to give up your decisions that you think was right. Remember your life before you changed? It was full of trouble, pride, and misunderstandings.

” I’m Not Who I Was” is about looking back to the past and seeing how things have been after you changed. You’ve discovered your talents and forgiven your enemies. Finally, your hoping you will see them again soon.

Here’s a link to the song. Happy listening!:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1ZgtCRO-KY&ob=av2e

Twin Z.

The most Eternal kill joy of a gift


Ya, a paradox I know. but, hey, no worries it gets worse. Because the eternal kill joy of a gift is, pleasure. Sorry yall, it’s true, pleasure is a killjoy. Hard to believe, but that’s what I’ll be talking about. I want you all to read the next passage as a message of an (really) wise old man who had it made, and realized an important truth.
I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself.” But behold, this also was vanity. I said of laughter, “It is mad,” and of pleasure, “What use is it?” I searched with my heart how to cheer my body with wine–my heart still guiding me with wisdom–and how to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was good for the children of man to do under heaven during the few days of their life. I made great works. I built houses and planted vineyards for myself. I made myself gardens and parks, and planted in them all kinds of fruit trees. I made myself pools from which to water the forest of growing trees. I bought male and female slaves, and had slaves who were born in my house. I had also great possessions of herds and flocks, more than any who had been before me in Jerusalem. I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and provinces. I got singers, both men and women, and many concubines, the delight of the children of man. So I became great and surpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem. Also my wisdom remained with me. And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I kept my heart from no pleasure, for my heart found pleasure in all my toil, and this was my reward for all my toil. Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be gained under the sun. Ecclesiastes 2:1-11
Let me translate this to modern english.
I played video games all night every weekend. I talked to my friends and had fun talking about crude things. I played sports and I gave it my heart. I made one thousand friends on facebook, and posted ten thousand likes. I watched movies every weekend. I watched youtube when I was overcome by the least bit of boredom. I made best friends with my ipod, and listened to my favorite music. And behold it was all utterly pointless.
God has given man the gift of pleasure, and the gift of rest. He has given us a drive to do something ‘fun’ or pleasing. And this is a great gift, it is a gift that is amazing. Have you realized, bugs don’t have fun, nor do snakes, and lizards, birds and platypussesses. But we humans can enjoy life. We can enjoy things like beatiful mountains, lovely forests, complex music, other humans, good books, well made movies, and other works of art, both human and divine. But this gift of pleasure can also drive man to: excessive, smoking, drinking, sex, drugs, movie watching, facebooking, fantasy team managing, and other pleasure. God has given man a need for rest. ( That is why he created a day of rest). He has created man to need a break. My question to you today is this. God or man? In other words what will you pick for a rest, God’s joy, or man’s pleasure? Will you choose to get to know God better in you spare time, or will you please yourself? The thing is you can’t live for both. Either god or man not both. That is why pleasure can be a kill joy. God gives joy( satisfaction, peace, permanent fullfillment, rest) while Man gives pleasure(dissatisfaction/a want for more, fun, temporary fullfillment). Your choice is to pick. God or Man. This is the paradox, pleasure can paralize your spiritual life and kill your joy, thereby pleasure becomes a killjoy. Now let me clarify what I’m not saying. I’m not saying you can’t have fun and be a christian, you just can’t live for it. So take your pick, and your life will follow course. Kill your joy with man or maximise it with God. God or Man. You WILL pick.
dks
Interesting fact: before correcting this devo I wrote english, englich. Bad translation.

Music-Turn Around By Matt Maher


As a teen living in a world full of depressing situations, this song is one of my favorites. It speaks to the people with hopes that are very little. The song reminds us that whatever hardships you are going through right now, remember that theirs someone waiting for your call, our Savior. Just say one short prayer, He’ll be there!

“If your looking for a Savior, all you gotta do is turn around.”

~Twin Z.

Video link- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCi8P7W_tAw

Photo link-http://mattmahermusic.com/blog/tag/photos

Singer-Peter Furler


TRAVEL

Peter Furler is a great Australian Christian artist who broke away from being lead singer in “The Newsboys” to be able to spend more time with his family. Since then he’s made a new, 11 song album called “On Fire”. He addresses the most known facts about God and makes them new, more important. A great album for those in tough situations needing to get back to the basics. This is my favorite part of a song by him called, “All in your Head”.

“All in your Head” -Peter Furler

….But you stall, and you stall

Get up, get off your seat
Move your feet, just do what He said
It’s all in your head, it’s all in your head

Forgetting what’s behind
Now’s the time to go where you’re led
It’s all in your head, it’s all in your head

And you wait
You save your best for last
And you wait
And then the moment’s passed

Whatcha waiting for?
God’s holding the door for you
Where ya hiding out?
There’s so much more for you

If you need a prompt
He’s draining the swamp for you
Ready with a push
With a shove, with a kick of love…..

-Ben Wilcox
(P.S. Click photo for more pics)

2012 Dove Awards


Jamie-Grace Jamie Grace attends 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards Pre-Show at The Fox Theatre on April 19, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

The 2012 Dove (Christian Music) awards were pretty plain. I think wait, I know, they could have done better. But, the one good thing that happened was listening to Jamie Grace’s award speech. She won “New Artist Of The Year” and as she went up in tears, had an awesome speech. She listed how she “wants her dad to take her to Chick-Fil-A the next day”. It was just a awesome time listening to her speech! After that, they did some performances by Mary-Mary and  Donnie Mcklurkin,  but nothing beats that wonderful speech!

~Lilian B.

P.S. This awesome pic is from http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/jY6KvYBB52u/43rd+Annual+Dove+Awards+Pre+Show/mYSX0M2Fn_K/Jamie-Grace