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to barlow girl:

i doubt you'll ever see this. but, if you do, take heart that christ has used you!

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i am discouraged. i see people my age claiming to be christians, but missing the point entirely. i see teenaged rebellion. i see the lack of hunger in their eyes for more of christ's word. i even see myself being a hypocrite. i feel like there are no christ followers my age out there anymore, and that christ's calling to live in a community of believers is simply a fairytale.

just now, your first album came on shuffle.
i begin hearing words i had memorized long ago. i begin hearing phrases that have become so much of who i am that i could not locate their origin - i could only know that they were part of God's message.
and i smile. because i know that if the youngest barrow girl was my age when you made this first album, if i know that you could be on fire for Christ even then…

teenaged Christ followers do exist.

About Me

My name is Marina. I live in Ohio with my mom, little sister and step-dad. I go to a vocational school and I am training to become a web page designer. I first heard of Barlow Girl at church camp. Each dorm did skits, some of them involved songs. One of the skits was to the song "She Walked Away". I didn't know who the artist was until I saw their CD in a store a while later. My favorite Barlow Girl song is "Never Alone". Well that's just a little bit about me. Thanks for reading.

Prayer of the Thirsty

Lord, I come thirsty and hungry for more of You.
I want to drink from the cup of Your hand
to receive Your loving kindness
amazing love of Your work You did upon the cross
and in Your glorious resurrection.
My sins are erased from my mind
and I am healed by the stripes upon Your back,
Jesus. I receive Your love
and forgiveness that’s empowered
by Your holy Spirit that I walk in Your light
and in Your power, totally consumed by You
from the inside of my heart and soul
to the very outside of my being.
For nothing in this world can harm me.
I am Yours.
Nothing comes to me that hasn’t passed through You,
o God. Your love surrounds me
and stirs up the flame within to praise
and glorify You all my days. Jesus,
You are the ONETHING I AM pursuing
from now on everything and everyone else becomes after You.
I seek You first
and every other piece will fall
into place for the glory and honor and praise of You.

No more stonewalls

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