Hi Natalie I have a question!!What do you think about christian artist who put pyramids on their album or show one eye on their cover though they know people talks about illuminat..excuse me for my english
Flyleaf didn’t put pyramids on their album but put an eye to be as God who sees all things and people took it way out of proportion saying it was “illuminati” For me, I am one of those people who know about masonry and I think people talk this whole illuminati thing too seriously like it is going to ruin everything, people forget that satan has no power over your life because Jesus has overcame and has beaten death. Even if there i a secret society of artists to “get us” I choose not to be afraid and think it is silly for us to worry about when there is so much else going on in the world and so many things that Jesus wants for us and is calling us to. Instead of worrying bout the illuminati, I choose to be aware of it, but I choose to live my life together with Jesus and in community with others. Always learning. Always listening. Always loving. Thats the point of our faith is it not? To become listeners and active doers of the gospel?
Totally woke up late for a class today so I’m going to sleep in for a little bit. I won’t have enough time to walk there and to get ready. I did the homework so I think I’ll be okay. Maybe this is a blessing in disguise.
The bodies begin to pile up.
Where has it come from?
We call it radical
But if violence is radical then why does it seem to be so normalized
in the society we live and move and breathe in?
If violence is radical,
why can I turn on my television,
or scroll through the internet
bodies stacking, blood on the pavement
a man killed three people found in the woods,
another black man hitting the sidewalk pavement
due to another bullet shot by a police officer
Another islam extremist group that we need to stop
And what is our answer,
to the violence
we see and experience
See, I want to propose an idea for you all
Maybe violence is not the radical idea,
maybe peace is
See, peace is the way of Jesus
Peace is saying no war, when war makes sense
in our world colored lenses
The biblical road of peace
peace is saying no more war,
no more of this normalized violence,
no more of men dropping to the concrete,
not more children dying at the cost of lust,
no more violence begetting violence
in the middle east
Peace is the way of Love
Peace is the way of Jesus
and peace is radical
But my friends,
what do you say we give it a go?
What do you say we shout no more war together?
And we shout for peace and justice,
Jesus heal our land
Make us peacemakers
The world needs Your glory”—Violence isn’t what is radical, Peace is, and it is what we need most by Natalie (Me)
It’s been a month since ferguson and we will not forget the mike browns and the trayvon martins and so many others in our society who have faced injustice to the death. I pray a redemptive movement would start to change the atmosphere about how we think and feel about racial reconciliation. May we ponder and may we pray. Jesus never wanted us to live this way. Love well.
I can’t get over the season eight finale and the first couple episodes of season 9 of Greys Anatomy…. SHONDA WHY DID YOU HAVE TO KILL MY SOUL. Ugh i hate the feels :(( and I keep listening to one of the songs in the episode and I JUST CANT.
There is a poem written inside you that no one can take away, get a piece of paper and a pen and bring your oh so sweet melody to life. Jesus brings beauty out of darkness. Let your words bring light, like I said. You have words no one can ever take away, and the world needs your words.
"Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson put forward a strategy Tuesday for combating militants with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria: "convert them or kill them."
Things like this break my heart. We as america, as any empire that is not of the Kingdom of God, we always think violence is the way to solve things. Jesus was a nonviolent protestor of the empire in his age, but he wasn’t passive, you can be non-violent and not be passive. I think when it comes to stuff like this it is important to pray for people in the group of ISIS and pray God would convict them, and not condone their actions but more force will not solve the problem. Its sickening and I just don’t understand it if I’m honest. I pray the people of ISIS would fall on their faces and know Jesus so much that they would be overwhelmed and change their communities and world for Jesus. But if we are going to talk about radical isalm then we need to also talk about radical christianity and understand there there is no us and them. There is only us and we need to work together.
my past relays itself,
like one of those old time movies.
You know the ones,
hidden on cassette tape
of your most embarrassing moment.
“Oh why mom and dad,
To me its all like a movie,
all the mistakes,
all the fun,
and the love.
I need someone who can
handle this movie,
that is me,
so maybe he’ll pick it up and say,
“I love you anyway.”
This movie is part of me,
and part of the way
I lean into Jesus.
He is making all things new.
He is bringing things to light.
He is recreating me.
I have a new movie,
and its glorious,
its me and daddy standing on the sea,
laughing and learning and swimming.
Its me and daddy doing justice together,
and helping me realize I’m not the solution,
but I am part of the solution.
I receive it.”—Sometimes the past replays itself like a movie, and sometimes new movies start and bring glory - Natalie
“And when those stories weren’t enough, when the words themselves would not suffice, the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, laughed among us, wept among us, ate among us, told more stories among us, suffered among us, died among us, and rose among us. The Word entered our story and invited us into His.”—Rachel Held Evans (via yesdarlingido)
When I discuss theology or social issues with you I want it to be a conversation, a discussion. Its possible to talk about such things and have different perspectives and learn from one another. This is something God keeps teaching me. Listening is important, and when it comes to this stuff we need to listen to understand.
I move back to college tomorrow and I am going on a retreat with my hall for the weekend to talk about how we want the year to look and how we want to learn from our campus and help others know about diversity and important social justice issues. :) I am very excited but I always freak out that I may forget something. Please be praying for me as this is my first year back since the whole roommate incident. I know God is walking before me and is leading the way. Pray for complete peace tomorrow and that everything would go smoothly.
“So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm.”—Joel 2:13 (via grace—amazing)
Hi! I just want to let you know I totally get where you're coming from. And listen, do whatever you feel in your heart is right. You're a truly inspiring person, and you deserve to be happy above all else. I would pray about it. God will always help you through difficult situations. We love you no matter what you choose. :) God bless
Thanks, it really means a lot :) Im glad I have some support from some of my followers.
Hey Natalie, you are a daughter of the Most High! Jesus felt what you are feeling now: always there for anyone and everyone, but rarely anyone was there for Him; lonely, abandoned. I once read that why should we expect to be treated better than Jesus in this world? He is suffering with you and you with Him right now, you are not alone! I can also sympathize... Together we suffer, and together we suffer with Jesus Christ. :) Keep your eyes on the cross. How can I be praying for you? <3
Just pray for me to not be so stressed. and that people on this site wouldn’t constantly attack me.
Your Blog Is still beautiful. And You are 2. Please don't define you on how many messages you get.
Okay. and Im not. I don’t think you get it anon..I’m always answering messages, always willing to pray for people and help people out, but then when I need a friend and Im dealing with something no one cares. It is like you all disappear and honestly it sucks. So I don’t see the point anymore and Im not saying I don’t like my blog or anything, I just wish people would actually speak to me. But I guess I’m just that unlikeable so whatever..