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Heart Of Praise

  1. Psalmist Raine: The Great Shepherd
  2. Jekalyn Carr: You’re Bigger
  3. Free Worship: Strong Enough
  4. Jenn Johnson The One
  5. Citipointe Live: Into The Deep
  6. Kim Walker: I Need You More
  7. Elevation Worship: Give Me Faith
  8. Paul McClure: Jesus We Love You
  9. Jonathan David: No Longer Slaves
  10. William McDowell: You Are Here
  11. All Sons & Daughters: You Hold It All Together
  12. John Baldwin: Peace
  13. Kristene Dimarco & Bethel Music: It Is Well
  14. Amanda Cook: You Make Me Brave
  15. John Baldwin: Fountain
  16. Natalie Grant: In Christ Alone
  17. Hillsong: Let Us Adore
  18. Darlene Zschech: You Are Love
  19. Hillsong: I Give You My Heart
  20. Kari Jobe: We Are
  21. Hillsong: Still
  22. Neyi: Lamb Of God
  23. Dr. Tumi: Forgiven
  24. We Will Worship: In This Moment
  25. Free Worship: Your Name
 
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Posted by on June 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Praise & Worship Songs #2

  1. Elevation Worship: First And Only
  2. We Will Worship: Like Oil
  3. Joe Mettle: Wonderful Merciful Savior/My Heart Will Trust
  4. Isabel Davis: The Call
  5. Housefires: See Your Face
  6. Dr. Tumi: Nothing Without You
  7. Free Worship: Your Name
  8. Hillsong: Man Of Sorrows
  9. Elevation Worship: Mighty Cross
  10. Jaye Thomas: Draw Near
  11. United Pursuit: Lay It Down
  12. William Murphy: Everlasting God
  13. Dr. R.A Vernon: You Covered Me
  14. Sophia Shepherd: Hide Me Away
  15. Nicole C. Mullen: One Touch
  16. Todd Dulaney: Victory Belongs To Jesus
  17. Christ For Nations: Consuming Fire
  18. Jaye Thomas: Fill Me
  19. Casting Crown: Here’s My Heart
  20. Kirk Franklin: Silver And Gold
  21. Elevation Worship: Here In The Presence
  22. Hillsong: In Control
  23. Kari Jobe: Healer
  24. Every Nation Music: We Stand In Awe
  25. Hillsong: Grace To Grace

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. -Psalm 104:33

Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised, And His greatness is unsearchable. -Psalm 145:3

 

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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The Christian Tag

Hey everyone. I hope your doing well on this beautiful day. So today I’m coming to you all with something different. It’s called the Christian Tag. I don’t know if you’ve heard of it before but let’s get to it. Here are the questions. Below 🙂

  1. Who were you before Christ and who are you now? When did you become a Christian?

Before I came to Christ, I was quiet. I was still that social butterfly who love talking to people. I think many times, when people share their testimonies of how they gave their lives to Christ, people expect for them to tell a story of how bad they were and the things they used to do but honestly that’s not always the case for everyone. For some people, they give their lives to Christ because they have hit rock bottom and they want to give this whole “Jesus” thing a try. It’s beyond a Jesus thing. They just aren’t always aware of it at the moment. Giving your life to Christ is not a trial and error experiment. It’s a serious commitment. Jesus has already proposed to you on the Cross. He is waiting for you to accept him if you haven’t already done so.

Before I came to know Christ, I found it difficult to love my skin color because I was made fun of in middle school, high school and college. Before coming to America, I never saw anything wrong with my skin but over the years it became a struggle for me because in middle school, I was given bleaching cream to lighten my shade of color. P. S. My family is from Ghana. My skin color is another topic for another day. That’s another story in itself. I gave my life to Christ at the age of eighteen. I was invited to church by a Muslim girl who was tying to convert into Christianity. Before this I was going to church. I knew who Christ was but it wasn’t until I started having a personal relationship with Christ. It’s a journey but I’m learning and growing. It’s been a blessing. Through the difficult times, God has been my strength. We all go through obstacles in this life. Just because someone doesn’t share their story with you doesn’t mean they haven’t faced any trials. In all things, we must give thanks unto God and share of what he has done. So many testimonies, my mouth cannot even contain. So I tell it to people. Waking up in the morning is a testimony for me. Not everyone get the opportunity to see a new day. In spite of all that we go through, may we never forget God is. I am the daughter of a King. My identity is in Christ. I am complete in Christ alone. He has paid it all. He makes no mistake in what he molds. He is still working in and out of me daily.

2. What is my favorite Bible verse?

To be honest, I have so many Bible verses that I love but I would list three of them.

For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is. So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. -Colossians 2:5-7

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6

The unfolding of your words gives light;
    it gives understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:130

3. What is your favorite Gospel Song?

I have too many. To be honest, I can’t just list one. So I’m going to list as many as possible but just a short version for you.

  • We Will Worship// This I Know (P. S. Favorite Worship Team)
  • Jaye Thomas: We Love Your Name; Pursuit Of You  (P.S. Favorite Gospel Artist)
  • Elevation Worship: Resurrecting
  • Joe Mettle: All I Want Is You
  • Sinach: The Name Of Jesus
  • Joyous Celebration: I Press
  • Sophia Shepherd: Hide Me Away Lord
  • We Will Worship// Like Oil
  • Covenant Worship: How Great
  • William Murphy: Everlasting God
  • Hillsong: Cornerstone; Christ Alone

I mean I can go on with worship songs because that’s what I listen to majority of the time. I believe that it’s important what we feed our spirits.

4. What is your favorite Christian Book?

  • Priscilla Shirer: The Resolution For Women
  • Fifi Yorke: Expectation For Manifestation

A few book I’m looking forward to read includes,

Francis Chan: Crazy Love

Steven Furtick: Seven Mile Miracle (I’m telling Elevation Church/Worship is beyond a blessing).

Levi Lusko: Through The Eyes Of A Lion (He preached at Hillsong about looking his 5 year old daughter. The church sanctuary was in tears. I was so moved. I purchased the book and surprised a friend of mine. His testimony was a blessing to both of us. I can’t wait to read it.

5. Have you read the entire Bible?

No, I haven’t read the entire Bible.

6. Do you have a devotional?

Yes I do. I love reading Bible plans from the Holy Bible App. There’s also a devotional that my church gives us called “The Word Of the Day”. Also I enjoy and absolutely love reading devotionals from Rick Warren.

7. The oddest place you’ve prayed?

Great question because I have a few. I would have to say the oddest place I’ve prayed was sitting outside with my friend at an open space in University with our eyes closed while people were passing by. Another odd place would have to be the first time I did evangelism with my friend and we prayed for a person in the hallway by the Bookstore at my school. Lastly, just two days ago, my friend and I was praying for a friend of mine in one of the busiest places in my school where students pass by so much. Sometimes, I get a bit nervous to be honest but I still carry on.

8. What’s a passage or verse that has helped you during your walk with God?

Like I mentioned before, there’s a lot of passages that have helped me and encouraged me but I would have to say Psalm 23 and Proverbs 3:5-6. I learned Psalm 23 at the age of six or seven and that entire verse resonates to me.

9. What does it mean to follow Christ?

I believe that following Christ is to forsake your old life and picking up your Cross daily. Living and representing Christ through the way you live. We are reminded in Romans 12:2 that we shouldn’t conform to the patterns of the world but rather we should be transformed by the renewing of our minds. Then we will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

10. What advice would you give someone who wants to give their life to Christ?

Come as you are. God is waiting for you to be perfect. He is patiently waiting for you. Taste and see that the Lord is good for yourself. Don’t make judgements by what people have expressed to you. Don’t be afraid. Get to know God for yourself. It’s not about religion. It’s about having a personal  relationship. Just come as you are. God is waiting for you.

So who do I tag? Honey, I tag everyone. Come on. Share what the Lord has done for you. Until next time, stay blessed and encouraged.

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Posted by on March 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Praise & Worship Songs

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. ~Psalm 95:1

Jesus, lover of my soul Photo by Brandy Metzger -- National Geographic Your Shot:


Here is a list of worship songs:

  1. ORU: Let Praises Rise
  2. Hillsong United: You are my strength
  3. Sinach: Way Maker
  4. Christy Nockels: Waiting Here For You
  5. United Pursuit: Head to the Heart
  6. Elevation Worship: O Come To The Altar
  7. Maurette Brown Clark: It Ain’t Over
  8. Casting Crowns: Great Are You Lord
  9. Bethel Music: Ever Be
  10. Hillsong: Jesus I Need You
  11. Sonnie Badu: My Soul Says Yes
  12. Maurette Brown Clark: Sovereign God
  13. Consumed By Fire: He Waits For Me
  14. Elevation Worship: Nothing is Wasted
  15. William Matthew: Glory to Glory
  16. Todd Dulaney: The Anthem
  17. Psalmist Raine: The Well
  18. Hillsong: At The Cross
  19. Citipointe Live: Emmanuel
  20. Israel & New Breed: Already Done
  21. Housefires II: This Love
  22. Brian Courtney Wilson: Worth Fighting For
  23. Hillsong: What A Beautiful Name
  24. Elevation Worship: For The Lamb
  25. Holy Spirit You Are Welcome Here

Happy Friday. I hope your day is going well. I honestly didn’t have a good day. I almost didn’t post this today because I was so consumed by my performance on my final exam and to top it off the grade I received on my term paper but i had to remind myself that it’s not the end. I hope your’e blessed by this post. Stay blessed. 🙂

Picture Credit: Brandy Metzger

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Let Praises Rise

Good morning. I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. I’m just so grateful for yet another day to be alive. Just stopping by to share a song with you all. It has been a blessing to me and i hope it will also be a blessing unto you. Please take the time to listen and also share it with your friends or whoever you’ll like to share it with. God bless you as you do so. If you have any prayer requests, please feel free to comment. Until next time, know that God hears your prayers. God loves and cares for you. Despite the circumstance you are facing, always remember that God is alive and He is working it out for your good. Today, take time to reach out to someone. Pray for them and watch things turn around for you and that person. I hope you have a blessed week. Take care. 🙂

Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. Psalm 145:3

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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God Is Bigger Than Our Problems

“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? ” -Psalm 8:3-4

Happy Friday! I hope all is well with you all. Just wanted to share this song and this woman of God with you all. Her name is Jekalyn Carr. She has been a blessing in my life and I couldn’t help but share with you all if you haven’t heard of her. I came across her on Youtube 3 years ago and ever since, everything is history. I read my Bible, cry, pray and sometimes preferably I like to listen to worship songs. Everyone copes differently. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Please do take the time to listen to this song. I will list some of her other songs below but this is her latest one. No matter what we face, God is with us through the storm. God is so much bigger than every circumstance we face but through it he’s there to carry us through our storms. As the weekend is here, I hope you all have a blessed weekend. Take care. May God protect you and carry you and your loved ones through each day. Have a great one. Feel free to share this song with your friends and their friends. 🙂

Some of her songs:

  1. Greater is Coming
  2. Bring Me Back To You
  3. He’s Faithful
  4. Holy Ghost
  5. It’s Gonna Happen
  6. I’m On The Rise

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Intervarsity Basileia 


Has anyone ever invited to a place but you didn’t want to go because of the cost and the feeling of would it be worth it? Take a minute to think. Yes. Maybe. No and ask yourself why you didn’t do so. As for myself, it has occurred multiple of times. I was in this  position a few weeks ago. So I’m apart of Intervarsity at my University. I really enjoy and love the people that God has brought together in this fellowship. I have learned and grown so much spiritually in my walk with Christ in these few years being apart of Intervarsity and other organizations on my campus.

Let’s skip straight to the point. So one time during our small girls Bible study group, the leaders of this group kept talking about how they were going to Basileia. I honestly didn’t want to go. See I am a Christian but I don’t get moved to go to every event. I think about it then pray about it. See my friend kep asking me to go and I kept telling her I wasn’t sure and that I’ll think about it. It was costly but of course it’s not in comparison to the price that Jesus paid for us all. So weeks passed and I finally made up my mind on April 16th, 2016 that I was going to Basileia. After registering, I text my friend told her that I registered and she replied with a “Yay. I’ll inform the group”. So of course there was somethings that took place in the course of registration. There was a balance left over because like I mentioned before it was pricy honey but my friend and the leader of Intervarsity at my University held to cover the fees for me to attend this amazing event. Let me tell you, I definitely believe that God wanted me to be here.

So you see, we had to drive to get to our destination just as God sent Jesus to the Earth to perform the work that God needed him to do. My friend drove 5 1/2 hours before we got to Saranac Lake (Upstate New York). So upon arriving there, we had sign in and we were shown where our rooms were located. We shared rooms with the Intervarsity group in Farleigh Dickinson University. All girls of course but the guys lived in another designated area in camp. You name the schools from Columbia University, NYU, Drew University, Montclair State University, Wagner, Julliard, NJIT, FDU, University of Buffalo, Rutgers & many more colleges were there.

I can’t even describe it into words. Absolutely nothing like seeing college students coming together to worship and spend time with God. The amazing thing that I like about this retreat was that during the registration process, we had to pick a track that we were interested in for the retreat. There were different tracks like small group leader, transforming prayer, engaging in God’s World and many more. It was interesting because my friend and I actually registered for the same track but we weren’t in the same group. Even writing about this experience right now brings back so much memories. I really wish it was a 3 weeks retreat or even a month. The retreat began on Saturday May 14th-Thursday May 19th. See when I was there, I barely had any connection. I wasn’t able to reach my family. The time I got connection, I was able to send a text to my family/friends that text me. The text messages included “I hope your alive and well” lol as if I had been gone for a month or something.

Let’s get back to this amazing time with God’s people/retreat. I hope your still on board with me. Please bare with me. This post may be the longest blog post ever. So some of the events that took place included Daily prayer meeting at 8:00am every morning, followed by breakfast, quiet time for an hour then our first session at our selected tracks. After being in our track for 2 hours, we headed to lunch then followed by free time (2 hours). It was beyond amazing. During free time, we were able to go to the lake, to our rooms whether you needed to sleep or read your Bible, that time was for you. After that, we headed out to our second session for our tracks from 4:00pm-6:00. Followed by dinner then evening worship at 7:30. Okay let’s talk about worship for a minute. Let me tell you when the Holy Spirit comes just as it is described in the Books of Acts, “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them.” I’m telling you nothing like worshipping God. Being at a place where your not distracted about what is going on around you but you are still praying for those around you. I’ll list the songs that were played during all the days at worship. God was in our midst. It was beyond ecstatic being able to see college students put aside what was going on in their lives to come to a place so far away from home just to worship and be the feet of Jesus. There was chapter time which was a time for us to spend with our colleges and to talk about problems and different ways we can make God known in our campuses. It was a special time for us to bond and intercede for one another.

Talking about quiet time, on May 16th, we were given 3 hours for quiet time. Let me tell you. I’m even excited writing about this specifically. So for my quiet time, I went to the lake. If you know me, you’ll know I loveee Nature. Seeing God’s work brings joy to my face. Okay, so a lot took place at the lake. Personally, emotionally and physically. When I was reading the Bible during our first quiet time, something telling me to go to the lake and pray for people who were hurt, depressed and etc. So for me, when we were told that we had a 3 hour quiet time, I went to the lake. I can’t find the words to describe this time with God. I even met this Asian girl at the lake sitting peacefully on a rock. I mean this girl was so still and writing in her journal. After words we sat, spoke prayed for one another and even exchanged numbers. Precious moments that will forever remain in my heart.


My time with God:


So of course, we were there to spend time with God but honey we had a great time. There were different activities that took place including canoeing, kayaking, air ballon, volleyball, soccer and etc.



The sound of the lake and even just staring at it was so peaceful. There was so much that took place but I’ll be here forever writing which I don’t mind but I’m sure you guys are not going to read all that I have written. It’s so long. I couldn’t help it but to share this great, unforgettable experience with you all. Something that was dear to my heart was when I met the girl at the lake. I asked her if we can open our Bibles to our favorite verses so here it is. Her Bible to the left and mine at the right. 😊


So I will leave you with this:

If your wondering, should I go to Basileia or another retreat, pray about it. Talk to your Heavenly Father. Register. Take a step but let God gave his way in it. I’m so glad I went to Basileia, God knows and I’m so thankful for my friend for constantly asking me to go. It will be fun she said. And let me tell you, it was great. #TeamJesus

God is available. God is here. He isn’t dead. He is Alive sitting on the throne and working it out for your good. Don’t lose faith and doubt your God because of the people around you. Maybe God has placed these people around you, so that you can encourage them. By seeing the light in you, they will wonder, search afar but will find nothing but their hearts only longing for God. Know that even when you are not praying, someone is praying for you. Someone’s prayer saved your life and little did you know. This life isn’t easy but never give up. God won’t give up on you so don’t give up on those around you. Love, Forgive and serve others for God’s Glory. Continue to pray and share God’s word, his love with others. The world is hungry but are so unsure of what their hearts longs for. You may be the only Bible they read and the point of contact God will use to bring them into the light.

“You cried when He took away your drop of water, not knowing He’d saved for you , the sea.” – Yasmin Mogahed.


Here are the worship song that were sang at Basileia 2016:

Healer: Kari Jobe

Forever: Kari Jobe

Christ is Enough: Hillsong

Good Good Father: Chris Tomlin

Or Kalley Heiligentha (Absolutely love her version)

Great Are You Lord:

At the Cross: Chris Tomlin

You are Good All the Time.

No Other Name: Freddie Rodriguez

Even So Come: Kristian

Lord I need you: Chris Tomlin

Nothing is Impossible: PlanetShakers

You make me Brave: Bethel

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Yes, let me be honest, I realize that I haven’t been consistent with my blog but I’ll do my very best to be consistent. Thank you for your time.  I hope the rest of this week is filled with love, God’s blessings, joy and peace.


“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” -Psalm 34:8


All Picture Credit: Mine (Karen O.) Stay blessed. 😊🙏🏾✨

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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