Review on Hollyn’s new Album 2017

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At only 20 years old Hollyn has made quite the name for herself in Christian

pop music! Her first EP record released in October 2015 titled Hollyn. She was

featured on two of TobyMac’s songs on his latest record This is Not a Test. Her

debut album One Way Conversations released on February 10, 2017. Her clear,

powerful vocals are totally showcased on this high energy, pop record that is so

much fun to listen to! If you’re in the mood for a dance party, this is the record for

you! My personal favorite from the record is actually the first single Hollyn had

released from this record, Love with Your Life. Filled with fun, upbeat rhythms

and powerful lyrics, this song is an encouragement to love unconditionally no

matter what. All My Love is another favorite of mine because of the great sound

and the way it totally showcases Hollyn’s amazing voice for such a young age! In

Awe brings things down a notch with a beautiful, simple melody, proclaiming the

holiness of God, how unworthy we are, and yet how much God loves us still. It’s

such a great song! Then of course there’s Party in the Hills, if you’re still up for

that dance party. 😉 The album ends with a high energy remix version of Love

with Your Life, which is totally great! Overall I really liked this whole album and

thought Hollyn did a great job with her first full-length record! You should totally

go check it out for yourself.

The War thats Been Going On

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By: Kylie Jacobs
All this rain in California is so depressing ugh! But honestly it makes me think about where Im at right now. You know people look at me and say “Oh Kylie! You are doing so good! You love the Lord and shine his light everyday!” And every time I hear this I want to cry. Because right now I dont feel that way. I was afraid to say this until now because I dont want to admit that I am weak, or that I stumble. I want to tell people that I never doubt God or I never crave my flesh’s desires. But I do. And these past couple months I have struggled with wanting to drift away from God and towards the world. Having family members be addicted to drugs, sex, and alcohol has made it VERY hard for me to fight these temptations. I look at my life and I see the path I have chosen for myself. The path to follow God. But the enemy got into my head recently, and he told me I am not living my life! I need to go out and drink and party! You know have some fun! God will forgive me he says. All I have to do is just take one sip of alcohol, or just go home with that guy once. Its no big deal. And honestly I started to believe the enemy’s lies. My whole life I told myself I wasn’t going to turn out like my biological family. That I would NEVER do the things that they did. NOT EVEN ONCE. But its so hard to stay on that path.
I admit I was struggling with saying no to the offers I was getting for alcohol, drugs, and sex. I just wanted to see what the big deal was. Why were people so into it? I watched my mother try to kill herself because she felt trapped and alone under these things. But what I noticed was that people loved these things more than God. And then again, another lie crept into my head. The enemy telling me “Because they are better than God.”
So for months there has been this war going on inside of me between God and the enemy. Going back and forth telling myself to JUST DO IT but then stepping away and saying “No, this is wrong.” I have pushed people away, I have shut myself out of there lives, and I have put my family through hell. But the worst part about this all was that nobody knew. Nobody knew why I was shutting them out, or why I was suddenly fighting with everyone. And nobody knew all the things I secretly struggle with. Why? Because I was/am to afraid to tell them. I am to afraid of being rejected or abandoned. I am to afraid to admit that I struggle. I tried to be the strong Christians I look up to. I tried to be the person God wants me to be. But Im not. Im not this great amazing person. I am a sinner just like you.
Today as I sat in my car after I got back from the grocery store, I started to cry. People were probably looking at me thinking I was crazy! But all I could think about right then was all the things I have done to displease God, and how he loves and forgives me anyway. I may not have ended up participating in those acts (Thank God!) But I still abandoned God by believing the enemy’s lies and honestly, the only thing that was keeping me from falling under my temptations was my fear of becoming addicted. It wasn’t God, it was fear. I didn’t come to God and say help me. I just pushed him away like I did to everybody else. And thats why I was so upset. Because even though I was creeping towards the other side God kept pouring his love down on me and showing me grace and mercy. I had betrayed him and in return he said “I love you.”
Why did he choose to have a dirty sinner like me as a daughter? Why did he save me? I have no idea. I dont know what he sees in me but I know that there must be something there otherwise I wouldn’t still be here. If you feel alone, or you are believing the enemy’s lies, know that you can always turn to God, no matter what. He is always there for you. Do I still struggle with temptation? Of course I do. But I am able to fight it because I chose to stop fighting in my own strength, and start fighting in Gods.
Let me tell you from personal experience that there is NOTHING better than God. Drugs, sex, alcohol, none of that can fulfill you. I knew that, but I opened the door to my heart for the enemy to step right in and make himself at home. But my heart doesn’t belong to him, it belongs to God. Let God take your heart back. Dont let the enemy win. If you guys need prayer let me know, if you need someone to talk to let me know, if you just need someone to listen to let me know. Because I love you no matter what you have done. Just like God does. I dont judge or hate. I hope you are having a great night! Sorry it has been so long since I wrote anything. But dont worry I am back. The war is over;)

Update on Christ Centered Girls!

Hello ladies! We here at Christ Centered Girls Magazine have some great news to share with you! Some things have changed around here, as you might have noticed, so lets talk about those things!

Drum roll please…

WE HAVE TURNED INTO A MEDIA MAGAZINE!!!!

Now this does not mean we will stop posting encouraging articles or anything like that! Dont freak out…;p but we will be posting more about your favorite Christian stars, upcoming news, and so much more! We hope that you all will join us on this journey as we transition into this!:) Tell us what you think in the comments below! Do you like this new change?

Cheesy Christian Pick-Up Lines

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By: Cheyenne Baccary

It is Valentine’s Day and whether you have a Valentine or are waiting for the day after to buy all the half off candy there is one thing that just makes Valentine’s Day a thousand times better…and that’s cheesy pick-up lines! So, we compiled a list of all the best Christian cheesy pick-up lines that will make you literally LOL! 😂

  • So, last night I was reading in the book of Numbers, and I realized… I don’t have yours!
  • The word says ‘Give drink to those who are thirsty, and feed the hungry’… how about dinner?
  • How many times do I have to walk around you to make you fall for me?
  • You put the “stud” in bible study. 😏
  • I’m no Joseph… perhaps you can help me interpreting the dreams I’ve been having about you? (Kind of creepy…)
  • Is it a sin that you stole my heart?
  • What’s your name and number so I can add you to my “prayer” list?
  • I’m usually not very prophetic, but I can see us together.
  • Is it hot in here or is that just the Holy Spirit burning inside of you? 🔥
  • The books of the Bible are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deu-you wanna go out with me?
  • When “God saw that it was good” I think he was referring to you.
  • Girl: “Is this seat saved?” Boy: “No, But I am.” 😉
  • *Achoo* I would say “God bless you,” but it looks like he already did. 😂
  • Excuse me, is your name Grace? Cause you’re amazing.
  • My favorite commandment is the one about “loving one another.”
  • Are you religious? Cause you’re the answer to all my prayers. 🙏
  • You are looking for a knight in shining armor? I just so happen to be wearing the armor of God.
  • Hey, I heard Jesus called you. Can I do the same?
  • It took God seven days to make the world, and it’ll take seven digits for you to change mine. 😏
  • Girl, you are breaking Old Testament Law…cause you are working it on the Sabbath! 💁‍

Hope you got a good laugh out of these cheesy pick-up lines! If you have any more good ones leave them in the comments below! Happy Valentine’s Days from all of us at Christ Centered Girl’s! 💘

Beauty: From A Guy’s Prospective

 

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Many times I have looked at my reflection in the huge mirror, mounted on the wall behind my bathroom counter. The letters “U-G- L-Y” begin to unmask themselves on my splotchy skin, frizzy bed head, and dark circles under my eyes. The enemy whispers lies into my ear: “You will never be good enough…” or “look at yourself compared to her…”. Satan tells me that I won’t ever be beautiful for him. For that boy who gives me butterflies. He seems so perfect, and I’m just me… right? I’m just a normal girl with nothing going for her, right? Wrong. I am a daughter of God. And so are you. As girls, we tend to put this expectation on ourselves for guys. A worldly expectation that states: we must be a supermodel to get the guy. But this isn’t true. I was given the opportunity to interview four guys and what they find beautiful in a girl. After interviewing them, I found they had some views in common. Here is what they had to say:

“A girl who knows the Bible and God’s Word is a girl who’s beautiful. Their choices and decisions should reflect God’s truth. A girl who will stand up for truth and what is right and what God says is true.” -Rylan

“Spiritual beauty is the most important part of beauty because it’s eternal. I think a girl is exceptionally beautiful if I can talk to her about spiritual things. Like can we talk about God together? Can we go to church together? If she is cool with that, I think that makes her so beautiful.” -Jonathan

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“I find a girl who is able to worship the Lord very attractive. In song, in day to day life, in deeds,etc. And do it joyfully and not care what people think. Like when they are actually worshiping the Lord and aren’t afraid of what other people think, that’s so cool. Like worship is a time between us and the Lord and a girl who is totally surrendered to Him while worshiping is really beautiful.” -Rylan

“I would define a beautiful girl as someone who is comfortable in their own skin; girls who look in the mirror and think ‘Yeah! That’s me!’ Nothing makes a girl more beautiful than their confidence. The media has a very damaging effect on this confidence by the image women think they need to display themselves in. This makes them believe they are not ‘good enough’ or have to try harder to reach perfection.”-Luke

“A girl who isn’t super revealing and showy with what they wear, but someone who is confident in who she is but most importantly, her identity in Christ. I think it’s really beautiful when a girl is found in God. She isn’t looking for attention or feels as though she needs to prove herself to A God Girl Confident others because she knows she is found in the Lord. A girl who isn’t worried about being pursued by a guy because she knows she is pursued by God. She knows how precious she is in the Lord’s-eyes and is content without a guy, because she has the Lord.” -Rylan

“Something that turns me off personally is when a girl has a BAD ATTITUDE! (‘Megan, make sure you put that in caps!’) Even if they are drop dead gorgeous, if they have a bad attitude, it’s just horrible. The Bible says in Proverbs 11:22 that a beautiful women with a bad attitude is like a golden ring in a pig’s snout. So, that’s a big turn off for me.” -Jonathan

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“Another thing is one who is specifically joyful. Being joyful is one of the fruits of the spirit! And it shouldn’t be affected by circumstances. I think a girl who is able to have joy in the midst of the storms and trouble is a beautiful girl.”-Rylan

“I think a really big thing is how a girl acts around other guys. If they are super touchy, even if they are just friends with a guy, that just kind of bothers me. Like girls naturally want to be loved and hugged and that kind of stuff, but ones who seek for that in general makes me look away.” -Rylan

“Something I find very important is a girl who is loyal. It’s very rare, but super important to a guy.” -Jonathan

“Disloyalty and being out there to everyone is something I find very unattractive. If a girl is super flirtatious towards another person, I’m not going to be as attracted to them. It makes them seem like they either want to play people or aren’t loyal.” -Connor

“Um, I know the cliché answer is looks, but to me, it’s not so much how much of like a‘supermodel’ they are, it’s more how they are as a person. Someone can be attractive and not beautiful. It’s a spot in between being attractive and actually caring about people.” -Connor

“Selfish girls, no matter how they look, are a no go!” -Luke

“Guys spend their entire lives trying to understand girls and be there for them, so when a girl takes the time to try to understand a guy, that makes a great couple and a great girl. And don’t get me wrong, girls are so beautiful and so precious, and need to be sought after, but relationships need to be two sided. Relationships are a two way road, if both sides of the street:

Fun to Be Around

Loyal

Caring

and are moving in the same direction, everything’s great. But if everyone is moving in different. directions at different speeds or not moving at all, there will be a traffic jam.” -Jonathan

“I personally find girls who don’t wear a lot of makeup way more attractive than girls who wear a bunch of makeup.”-Rylan

“Something I find really beautiful in a girl is when she is able to be real person rather than be superficial.”-Connor

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“Someone you can be real with. Like if I have a problem I hope to be able to talk it over with her, if I can’t I find that very unattractive.”-Jonathan

“This is kind of off topic, but I think it’s super important. I think, and this is just me, but I think that guys and girls shouldn’t even think about a relationship until like their parents think they are strong enough and good for each other. And like if their parents are okay with it. The parents should have most of the say as to what happens because many times I see middle schooler’s and high schooler’s and they define what happens and goes on in the relationship and it just ruins both of them. A girl who is okay with having mentors and family members who speak into what’s going on and is willing to listen to wise council, that’s just awesome.” -Rylan

As you can see, guys care a lot about girls, sometimes even just as much as girls care about guys. Relationships are hard, but there are still guys out there who actually care and notice true beauty in girls. And I only interviewed four!! One last thought though. One of the boys I interviewed had a closing thought that I thought was super great and worth including in the article.

It’s okay if you’re not in a relationship and it’s almost better that you are not in a relationship right now. You don’t want to settle for something less than you deserve. Don’t just settle for a guy who just goes to church. The idea of being equally yoked doesn’t just mean he’s a Christian. And if you are going to be in a relationship, you need people around you who are not only pouring into you, but are also pouring into your relationship. You need honest people who are honest and will point out if you aren’t equally yoked.

Ryaln has a great point. Don’t just settle for any guy, or if there are any guys reading this, any girl. You are so precious and dear to the Lord, and He has the perfect person picked out for you! Don’t just settle for someone who just goes to church. That is not being equally yoked, and you deserve the absolute best. Keep holding out for a hero!

With love,

Meg ❤

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Meet Meg!

Hey there! I’m Megan. I am a 17-year-old girl who is constantly discovering the world around me. I love writing about the strange, yet wonderful experiences of my life, with my cat sitting right beside me. I’m like every other teenage girl in the way that I dream about my wedding day, probably spend a little too much time on Instagram, and I love shopping, especially for cardigans. I am a bit crazy and cheesy and corny and maybe a little bit weird, but hey that’s cool! Most importantly, though, I am a God Lover. (If you read the Christy Miller books, you will understand my reference! Haha! See what I did there?? ;)). Jesus is my number one and He’s my hero! I can’t imagine walking this earth without Him. He willingly gave His life for me, so I willingly give my life to serve and worship Him. ❤

So glad Megan has decided to join our writing team! She is so great and God is using her in so many ways!

Check out “Playing the Game”

By: Kylie Jacobs

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Hey everyone! You all know that Human Trafficking is something I am committed  to preventing. You also know that I am an actress as well. So it would make sense that when I heard that Take18Entertainment was looking for auditions for their newest film “Playing the Game,” I leaped over to my computer and searched for my head shots. Here is a quick SYNPOSIS of the film:

Playing The Game tells the story of an insecure teenager, Sonja (Maya Babow) who stumbles upon an extravagant modeling agent, Olivia (Connie Jo Sechrist) that promises her fame and fortune. Slowly, Sonja becomes manipulated into performing sex acts for money and finds herself trapped in the underbelly of the San Francisco prostitution hub.

Once I had sent the Director my head shots and told him why I wanted to be in the film, he asked that I send him a video audition. So I did. I later got a call from him saying that I had gotten the part! We started filming a few days later. Here are some previews from the film.

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It was such a great experience and the story was so raw and real. It showed what really happens to those girls who get tricked into prostitution. So the point of this article was that I want to share the film with you all! So check it out!

(WARNING) This is not a Christian film. It shows what REALLY HAPPENS to those girls. Ask a parent before watching

FILM: youtu.be/k2M1-2r0mNU
WEBSITE: playingthegamemovie.com
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/playingthegameshort
INSTAGRAM: @playingthegameshort

Even if you cant donate to help people who are victims to Human Trafficking you can still make a difference in a girls life by sharing this film. With one click of a button someone with the connections to help these girls could see this film, and be inspired to do something. All because you took 3 seconds to share it, or talk about it. So please…help the girls out there who are being prostituted under their will. You could CHANGE SOMEONES LIFE. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and bless you all! Stay safe and make sure you pray for the girls who are trapped!