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Should I Listen to Secular Music?
What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish.Philippians 2:18

Everything I once held dear, I count it all as loss. "Lead me to the Cross" Hillsong

"Fallen from Grace?"

"The times you're healing, and when your heart breaks. The times that you feel like you're falling from grace." --"Times", Tenth Avenue North"Today I feel like I'm just one mistake away, from You leaving me this way." --"East to West", Casting Crowns "Look at all the pretty things, that steal my heart away, I can feel I'm fading. Lord I love so many things, that keep me from Your face." --"All the Pretty Things,Tenth Avenue NorthAs you can see, falling from grace, or  feeling as if we've lost the Lord is something that all Christians face. Looking at these song lyrics totally inspires me- it's like being welcomed into a family that totally understands what you're going through. It was only by the grace of God that I got out of what happened to me today. I deliberately disobeyed. I didn't even realize so until I took a look at the clock and realized that I almost missed quiet time. Fast forward, my he…

The Importance of Having a Vision Board

Life gets hard.

That's no secret, and sometimes even a message by Joel Osteen won't get you up out of your dump. I don't know about you, but I find when the 'storms' have stopped for awhile, God's giving me time to restock my spirit before the storm starts again. Just like it says in Psalm 91- "You're my refuge. I trust in you and I'm safe!" For me to really feel strong and secure in my faith in Jesus (that He will deliver my from the traps of the enemy), I have to pull out ALL the stops. This time, I'm highlighting the imperative importance of having a vision board right in front of you. Above are examples of vision boards. The reason I don't say 'dream' is because Jesus is your Dream, not whatever earthly things placed on the board. I say 'vision', because these inspire you to keep going, while also planting a seed of belief inside that the images you see WILL come to pass.
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For the Confused...

Re: The Donkey in the Ditch
I'm in the pit.

It's dark, dank, and deep.

I can smell the rancid odors of my sins past, and I've meditated and been feeling the condemnation for each and every one of them for so long I can now smell which sin is which.

It's especially sad because I know God is there. I can feel Him...yet...He feels so far away.

Is He mad at me?

What He told me to do was so easy...why didn't I do it?

And then the Scriptures I've memorized over the years start, filling me with guilt.

"Haha, you've missed your blessing. You see what you've done?" The accuser's voice fills my ear, and although I know he's wrong and comes only to steal, kill, and destroy...this time I know he's right. And I believe him.
Suddenly I can relate to Tenth Avenue North's "Times". Or maybe Third Day's "Revelation".

But then, I did something. I closed the door to my office and poured out. I cried out for help, guidance, and just to …