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Forgiveness Quote

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This is something the leader of Cru on my campus said that really stuck with me.

Spiritual Squirrel Meme

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If you don’t understand this, then you’re old. Just kidding! I kinda wish I didn’t understand this. Allow me to explain (even though that kinda ruins it). There’s a song from a few years ago called Watch Me by Silento. It quickly became popular, and the lyrics were heard everywhere, including the iconic, meme-inspiring words: Watch me whip, whip, watch me nay-nay. Don’t ask me what that means. It’s just some weird dance moves. Now that you have some background, enjoy this adorable squirrel meme.

God vs. G-d

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I’ve noticed since I’ve been in Israel that Jews avoid saying or writing the name of God. They call him HaShem (the name) or Elohim. When writing in Hebrew, they use השם, אלהים. In English, G-d. I understand that they do this out of respect. However, I have a different way of showing respect. First of all, I don’t shy away from using God’s many names in praise and worship. Second of all, I capitalize pronouns related to God. For example, He, Him, You, Who. I do this as a way of setting Him apart and showing respect. You may think that both the Jewish and Christian way of saying and writing God’s name are correct. However, I find the Jewish way offensive. Consider how curse words are censored. Symbols are used in place of letters in an attempt to make the word more appropriate. Why would anyone censor God’s name the way cuss words are censored? Since when is censoring showing respect for the word? Additionally, people use words in place of cuss words so they don’t seem as bad. Some people argue that using these words is as bad as cursing because they use them to have the same meaning as the curse words. Thus, how is saying HaShem different from saying God, when you are referring to God? Conversely, capitalization is a sign of respect. Important words are often capitalized for emphasis and out of reverence. Capital pronouns were even used for royalty. Also, saying God’s name is a form of praise and worship, not blasphemy and disrespect. One way I show respect for God is by using His many names when I sing to Him. In doing so, I am recognizing His sovereignty and His character. In conclusion, why would anyone treat God’s good name like a bad word? Like good words, God’s name should be used and glorified.

Prayer J.A.R. Day 2

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I was going to post this yesterday, but I ended up not doing the challenge until I went to bed. 

Yesterday’s challenge was to pray for opportunities to share my faith. That was fitting because I started my semester today, which should give me plenty of opportunities to share my faith. 

I took it a step further, and asked God to help me to see the opportunities He gives me, and to give me the courage to start spiritual conversations. 

A lot of the friends I’ve made here claim to be Christians, but I intend to have conversations with them so I can discover what being a Christian means to them. Then I can tell them what it means to me. That’s another way to share my faith. 

This challenge reminded me of the importance of seeking out opportunities to share my faith. 

Introducing Micah Tyler

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I would like to introduce you to a Christian artist that I stumbled upon earlier this year. I really enjoy his music, and I want to give you the chance to, as well. Micah Tyler is a singer, songwriter, and musician who is fairly new on the scene. Before becoming a singer, he was a youth pastor who also drove a sausage delivery truck in Texas. He felt God calling him to the music industry, and he replied, 

“I don’t know how to be a professional musician, but you’ve taught me to be faithful.” 

He says his music comes from the heart, and describes his songs as “battle-tested.” 

He released an album in 2013 called The Story I Tell. The next year, he released an EP called The Kitchen Sink. His most recent music is from Different, the EP he released at the end of last year. Some of his songs have been in faith-based movies, and his hit single Never Been A Moment peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs. Micah Tyler is currently on tour as the opening act for Big Daddy Weave. 

As I often do when I find an artist I like, I will be sharing edits of my favorite lyrics from his songs. I will put links to each song as I post. His music is available on iTunes and Spotify. Feel free to comment and let me know what you think!
{Quotes and tour information found on his website}

Introducing Jordan Feliz…

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In case you haven’t heard of him, Jordan Feliz is a Christian artist that is new to the scene. I absolutely love his music, so over the next week or so I’ll be sharing my edits of my favorite lyrics from his songs. If I can, I’ll post a link to the song along with each edit so you can listen to the whole thing. Also, if you’d like, you can tell me which song is your favorite.