Malan Jones

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Reflecting on Tori Kelly

” I guess we have different definitions of living, but you’ll twist my words anyway You’ll say that I’m naive, like I don’t have a past,” – Tori Kelly, Unbreakable Smile I love what Tori Kelly stands for. More than the music is the message behind her music to embrace the gifts God has given you. In […]

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My Family Reunion 2018

It’s been two days since I’m back from my family reunion in East St. Louis. It was a joyous time with food, family, music, and even some dance! I’m always fired up when I get back from these things because it reminds me of God’s great purpose for humanity. We weren’t born to be isolated […]

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The Power of Faith

What is the power of Faith? Faith makes the invisible visible! Without faith, the many things we see would not be possible, like airplane flight or cures for diseases. It’s hard to keep faith sometimes when we’re going through lots of trouble. It’s easier to give up and just go back to sleep, but faith […]

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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

It’s amazing how ideas can travel through time, and end up in our minds. About 2,400 years ago, Plato had this idea of people being born in a cave, chained to just see a wall with shadows on it. These prisoners were trapped in an experience, and the shadows on the wall were their only reality. […]

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Make War Against Lust

Pippa said something humorous in the BIOY commentary today : “ Samson was an extraordinary leader. He was like the Incredible Hulk with a bad taste in women…Why did he tell her his secret after she had already betrayed him three times? He must have known she could not be trusted. He was so strong […]

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Fixed point of Reference

How do we find the truth in a very self-righteous society? Where everyone promotes their own version of right and wrong?  Murray compares knowing the truth to the uneasy feeling we can get while at an intersection and a huge vehicle like a bus moves forward. Even if our foot is on the car brake we […]

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Forget the Former Things

Her story touched my heart! Especially about the part about Jesus transforming her life from water to wine. I had talked about the 2 days ago in my morning motivation. Also this is a perfect scripture for Be leave that she points out in the video : “Forget the former things; do not dwell on […]

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Morning Motivation #58: Take Possession

Joshua 18:3 says, “ How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has given you? There is a big difference between ownership, and possession. You can own a car, but it can be in someone else’s possession. Ownership like having a […]

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Morning Motivation #54: Become Righteous

We are too morally bankrupt before God to pay for our own sins. We all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glorious standard. No matter how good we think we are, we all have fallen short somewhere. But thank God for Jesus that He paid the price we could not pay, and removed the […]

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