Nicole Emma

They shouted back, “No, not him! Give us Barabbas!” Now Barabbas was a robber

How many times in life do we choose “Barabbas”? How many times is Jesus standing right in front of us, calling us, with his arms stretched wide wanting to help us, comfort us, protect us.. and yet, we choose Barabbas?

What kind of Barabbas’ do we as Christians face today?

  1. The devil. He is real and he is on the prowl – just bein’ real with ya all.
  2. Flesh/ Ourselves.
  3. The world.

Now, at some point, we all choose these modern day Barabbas’ but (I’ve news for you all!) JESUS STILL LOVES US. Yep, he does. Unconditional love my friends and because of what Jesus done for us we’re able to have a relationship with him.. and because of what he done, we get to enter into God’s presence. Guess what? We are not enough. Haha…

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Pretty Enough

Jade Williford

“She’s so pretty. I wish I was as pretty as her.” From a young age we start asking ourselves: Will I be wanted? Worthy? Pretty?

The girls in magazines, on TV, and on the Instagram “popular” page are flawless (p.s.: Reality Check-they are not real)… but we reason with ourselves that if we skip a few meals, agonize over working out, go to the dermatologists, whiten our teeth, and maybe even make ourselves throw-up just a couple of times, that we’ll finally attain that standard of perfection. But truth be told, I don’t want to be perfect. How boring! Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with wanting whiter teeth or being fit. The problem comes when that standard of perfection dictates our thoughts, our well-being, and ultimately our happiness. In our adolescent lives we are constantly told and shown to think our most important asset we can have is…

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A poem about Grace

I will guide you along the best pathway...

To forgive a soul, for committing a sin

To relinquish a crime, made against Him

To stand in our place and take our shame

To die on a cross to suffer: no blame

To be given a hope, a way since man’s fall

we’re made righteous through faith in Christ, that’s all

But much more is given, than a payment of sin

We are given freedom, a new life, a purpose to live in

So accept His Grace that He’s offered for free

so we may live happy with Him eternally

– Wm. Blake Weaver II

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