Sunday, March 25, 2012

You Still Hear

It fills the atmosphere whether or not you listen you still hear...

   Music.  It makes more of an impact than you think.  What you listen to infiltrates your thoughts, attitudes, and even actions.  Don't believe me?
   I have seen this in my own life.  I mostly listen to Christian music, but I like a little bit of everything.  When I listen to secular artists I find myself focusing more on what they sing about - which tends to be boys and relationships.  You all know that I -and you- have much better things to think about.  For some reason, these songs also seem to get stuck in my head much easier, solidifying their messages in brain.  In the same way, though, when I listen to music with a Christian message that is what I tend to think about.  Songs about God's grace, power, and love keep me focused on that.  When challenging and inspiring songs get stuck in my head, I am convicted all day.
   Still don't believe me when I say music makes a big difference?  Test it for yourself, then.  I hereby issue a challenge to all of you, no matter what kind of music you currently listen to.  For the month of April, 30 days, listen to only Christian music.  Only music focused on God.  Do it, and see what kind of impact it makes on your life.
   Don't think there is any Christian music you'll like?  I think you are sadly mistaken.  Try listening to K-LOVE radio, and look up bands like tobyMac, Beckah Shae, Skillet, and Francesca Battastelli on YouTube.  There are soooo many Christian artists out there that I know you will find someone you love.
   So, are you willing to jump out of your comfort zone and take a chance?  Only Christian music, starting April 1st, for 30 days.  Are you in?  Let me know in the comments!

Disclaimer: I am not  saying that all secular music is awful, bad, sinful, or whatever.  I still listen to it, and there are songs that I love that are not Christian.  I am not saying "never listen to secular music again"(just for the month of April).  Maybe God is telling you that, but I am not.  Just so ya know....

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Unite For Life

   180 Movie might change your life.  I have seen it three times, and it is still riveting, bringing tears to my eyes every time.  Ray Comfort hits the streets, testing people's knowledge and convictions.  He sheds light on the issue of abortion, comparing it to Hitler's Holocaust.  180 is 33 minutes that will rock your world - if you let it.  If you are ready and willing, watch the video at (or right here in this blog post!^^)
   40 Days for Life is campaign to end abortion.  At abortion clinics across the nation and all over the world, defenders of life gather outside and pray.  This year's first 40 days is going on now, through April 1, and already 345 babies have been saved. You can get involved now!  Even if you are unable to find a 40 Days for Life event in your area, you can still join me and thousands of others in praying for hearts and minds to be changed.
   I cannot wait to see October Baby.  In the movie, Hannah's life is turned upside down when she learns that her birth mother tried to abort her, and her parents are not her real parents.  She sets out on a journey to find her real mom.  Hannah's tears and laughter will become your own as you experience this life-changing movie, which hits theaters this Friday.
   " exists because abortion exists.  And because a deep and accurate understanding of abortion does not exist."  As I type this, a bracelet is around my wrist and one of their t-shirts is my closet, ready to be worn.  This website simply tells the facts about abortion.  It is well worth the read, and the share.  A group of friends and I are working on doing an Abort73 Campus Blitz at our school.  Check out the website, and show the world the truth about abortion.