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He.loves.us

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  1. Praying
  2. That's so awesome to hear! Glad everything worked out. God is awesome!
  3. I don't have much to say that hasn't already been said. God wants us to be healthy! I exercise and eat healthy on a regular basis. It used to be because I wanted to look better than everybody else but then I realized that God does not like vanity and it did not glorify him. Now, I exercise and eat healthy because of my high blood pressure. Exercise: Good. Vanity: Bad.
  4. The Case for Christ, an awesome documentary. I would highly recommend it!
  5. Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko. I'm reading it for school and so far I wouldn't reccomend it. It is incredibly boring and has a very dry topic. So i'll see if it get's anybetter!
  6. Our god- Chris Tomilin
  7. I know that God is always with me, and thank you for reminding me, I got caught up in my rant.
  8. Ok, so to fully know my situation, I've gotta tell you my life story. I grew up in a pretty stable, upper middle class household. When I was 7, however, my dad lost his job and we moved to a new house. 3 months after that, my parents started the process of divorce. However, it was not the divorce that ruined my life. Rather, it was school bullies that made my life awful. I was teased every day until i got to high school and got a fresh start, but back to the story. Before my parents divorced, my family didn't go to church much. my dad, now agnostic, grew up in a suppressive catholic household and my mom was presbyterian her whole life. After the divorce, I started going to church pretty regularly and started saying I was a christian. However at that time, I believed in the bible like i believed George Washington was our first president. I believed in it, sure; but I had no emotional connection. In the summer of 7th grade that all changed. I went to a summer camp that I had been going to for a long time. Only this time something in me was different. My heart was more open to God and one night, I felt God's presence for the first time. It was amazing and I was crying so much out of happiness that night. But after that encounter, nothing else felt the same. I would have these long dryspells where I never felt God. In that time I got into pornography and vanity. And from the bullying that had happened earlier in my life, I started to emotionally disconnect myself from others. I still had a normal social life and all on the outside; but on the inside, I was empty. Now I just don't know what to do. I feel that sin is what is blocking me but I'm not sure what. I still feel God's presence sometimes but it is not even a fraction of the strength as that encounter. I'm looking for a devotional of some sort or just any advice really that could help. Grace and Peace, Lukas
  9. i wanna join, too!
  10. I think it can be art but tagging or spraying random swear words for no reason is just stupid.
  11. Makes sense.
  12. Clarifying what I said on evolution in my previous post: I believe God could have made humans evolve over the many years, as I do not believe in the literal 7 day creation story. If god is so big and infinite, what is a day to him?
  13. Yes I feel the same way sometimes. in any of my artistic projects (there are many), I do better if god is guiding me.
  14. I actually have friends of all religions on this list and several family members, too. Muslim Beliefs: Are actually kinda interesting to me. My friend who is a modern, moderate muslim does not believe in more than one wife and says that the Qur'an has messages that are very similar to christianity. Can someone tell me what is evil? Just actually wondering Mormons: Don't know about the lucifer thing but mormons are some of the nicest people I know! I know mormons who say that you can not have caffeine, as it damages your body, and they view their bodies as a temple. Atheists: My dad is an athiest/agnostic who grew up in a Catholic church. He agrees with christianity on a lot of key points. Evolution: I definitely believe that the big bang could have created the universe. I also believe that god could have made humans evolve over the years because I don't believe in the literal 7 days creation story, nor do i believe that the world is 6,000 years old. Buddhism: VERY interesting to me. I recommend that people try a Christian version of meditation, as it has really helped me a lot! some statements about religions in general: I think that everyone has a right to and should practice a religion. However, I think that religious extremists in any religion are dangerous. It leads to terrorism and tears our world apart, even in christianity. I think that as christians, we are called to be a calming force, as Jesus calls us to be peacemakers. Anyways, Tell me what you think!
  15. I think what the author means in this case is that the church should never condemn a person or groups of people. In Matthew 9:12 Jesus says 'I'm after mercy, not religion.' I'm here to invite outsiders, not coddle insiders." To me that is what the author means. That we should heal those who need healing and respect all forms of life. I think that the whole Jesus>Religion was an attention getter; however, I do agree with him.