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Hey, everyone!
So, first, an update on the car accident situation. My mom's van was deemed a total loss and was recently carted off the lot where it was being kept. Also, it turns out that the person that hit the van isn't covering it, after all. The good news is, our own insurance is, and now we're just waiting for the check to arrive in the mail from the insurance company. Please pray that the check will arrive soon, and that we'll find the right replacement van (preferably a Sienna, since that's the van we had before).
Next, I'm currently attending classes at the local community college, and I need help paying for it, but I can't afford the time to swing a job. Pray that I will be able to raise the funds I need to pay my tuition, and that I will be able to graduate with the degree I'm pursuing at the time I hope to graduate.
In other news, I've decided to start selling prints and commissions here on dA to help a little bit with saving money. Please pray that God will be with me in this venture, and that I will sell a lot of prints and commissions.
Last but not least, my dad will be getting a pay cut in August, which means that instead of getting a fixed amount in his paycheck, he will only get a percentage of the profits of his business, and that would mean he'll be getting paid considerably less than what he is getting paid now. WE CAN'T AFFORD THIS! The only way the negative effects of this pay cut can be averted is if the business grows exponentially. I can't stress that last part enough. PLEASE Pray for his business to grow EXPONENTIALLY!!
In Christ,
AgentJayHawk
Hey guys!

This is My Bonsai Tree.
www.facebook.com/castingcrowns…

Any kind of tree can be turned into a bonsai tree. Pinetree's, oak trees, maple trees. Anything. Want to know how?

First you pick a small pot. You have to convince the tree their pot is as deep as it's root system is ever going to get it. And soon the tree will begin to believe it.

Then you begin saying "no" to the tree. Every time it tries to grow you prune it. Every time it tries to stretch you stop it. You keep saying "no" to the tree until it is convinced that the pot is as big as it's world will ever be and this is as big as they will ever get. Soon the tree begins to believe it.

This is exactly what your enemy wants to do to you. He will use storms and hardships in your life to convince you that you can never be more than your last mistake and never be any deeper or stronger than you are right now.
But it's a lie. What is true about you is what God says about you. 2 Corinthians 12 says that God's strength is made perfect in our weakness.
Psalm 139 says that he created us in the womb and that we are all here with a purpose.

You are not a defeated little bonsai tree. You are a tree planted by streams of water that you will yield fruit in its season. Psalm 1

Stop listening to the wrong voices.

Mark Hall
(Lead Singer of Casting Crowns)

Follow them on Facebook here :pointr: www.facebook.com/castingcrowns…
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We are a Christian group there to spread the Word of God and bring glory to Him. Everyone is free to join (even if you're not a Christian).

How to Join: Just click on the "Join" button. We will automatically accept you :aww:

Which Art is Accepted: We will accept all forms of art, as long as it is Christ-centered.

Rules:
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:bulletblue: We will not accept your art if it goes against the belief that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Saviour (and the only path to salvation).
:bulletblue: We will accept art from every Christian denomination, as long as that art glorifies Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.
:bulletblue: All art-works must have a written explanation in the comments of how it is Christ-centered. If this is not included in the comments. we will not be able to accept the art-work.
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The greatest gift

According to the Bible, all have went against God.

Romans 3:23: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

However. 1 John 4:8 tells us that, "..God is love."

Ezekiel 33:11 tells us that God doesn't want any to go to Hell. I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways!...

Thankfully. God provided a way out.

John 15:13: "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

This is exactly what God did.

John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

How can I be saved? Romans 10:9-10, 13.

"That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved... for, 'Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'"

We can't achieve salvation on our own.

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9

this is salvation. To turn from that sin, accept God.

2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

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SanguineWinds Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Are non-Christians (I'm an eclectic pagan, former Christian) allowed to join? I would like to, many of my closest friends are Christians (i attended a private Christian school for six years and that is why ^^), and I surprisingly still enjoy discussing Christian theology with them and Christians I meet online- not arguing or going against it as a pagan, but just talking about it because it is a topic I enjoy. I am very well-versed in core doctrine, church history, and apologetics (defense of the Christian faith through logical arguments based on both biblical and extra-biblical proofs). ^-^

My new beliefs, though, actually permit me to still help others in their various spiritual paths, for I believe the Goddess (to say a pagan worships Satan is to say an atheist worships God btw- from a logical standpoint) is pleased if we feel fulfilled with our path (and cause not harm to others!), and thus I still help people who struggle with the Christian faith from time to time in order that they might find more fulfillment from that spiritual path (since I am a former Christian and am intellectually prepared to help in such ways). 

I was actually just witnessing to someone the other day. I hope that YHWH blesses her... poor dear, the stuff she had been through. I only pray that her faith grows and that your God brings her the comfort she needs within her soul. Heart

Regardless, blessed be, everyone, and I hope you might allow me to join and meet some of you if you're reading this comment.

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Tea-Doq Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You are beautiful, and god loves you. He believes in you. Even if you sinned ever he would forgive you and continue to love you. You are an amazing person, and god put you on this earth for a reason. And if you ever feel like you're nothing, just keep going and know you aren't. You are the greatest person to some people, keep smiling, lift your head up high, and know you are loved.

God will always love you <33

-Tea
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glee24 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Please, my dear friends. I need your prayers... :'( My 2 month old baby cousin might die... i am begging you.... :'( glee24.deviantart.com/art/DEAR…
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