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Christian Hip Hop

I love Hip-Hop.  Let me rephrase that…I LOVE MUSIC.  Born in New York, raised on Guam, and living at one time or another in every region of our country, my taste in music is as wide as the Grand Canyon.

As a Christian who loves music (especially Hip Hop) it’s increasingly getting hard to find music that uplifts me spiritually.  Sure, you have music like those found on K-LOVE but sometimes you just want to get hyped up and enjoy the bass banging from the speakers in your car.  Today, I found such a rapper that not only connected me with me college years but has now connected with me on a Christian level.

I first came across MC JIN when he would do those freestyle battles on BET back in the day.  He would then play a role in one of my favorite move franchises, The Fast and the Furious.  He played Jimmy in 2 Fast 2 Furious.  Today, MC Jin is a professed Christian.  He still sounds the same as if he was still doing battles on BET but the message has changed.  I thank God for being able to listen to something like this in my car!

Here is a sample on MC JIN with he was on a morning talk show.


Love the line – You go to church, read the bible, that’s great I applaud you, but it’s all a question of How’s your relationship with the father!

You can follow MC Jin on Twitter as well by following @iammcjin.

Comment with any all Christian artist you listen to right now!  God Bless All Of US!

10 Apps That Will Help Strengthen You Christian Faith – DAY ONE

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Remember the days of writing in a Prayer Journal?  You would write down all your prayer requests, concerns and fears, maybe even glue some pictures of items you are dreaming of owning.  The idea of having a prayer journal was great but the problem was keeping up with it.  Their would always be a moment when you would get lazy to write in it.  Even if you were determined to push along and continue the journal with some longevity, you would never be able to backtrack and read what you wrote in the past.  It would get overwhelming.

DAY ONE brings the journal writing to the 21st century.  With Day ONE you can arrange all your journal entires by subject, date, tags, and even by geographical location.  All entries are automatically stamped with the correct time, date, and GPS location for detailed journal writing.  By creating various tags you can further organize your journal to your liking.  For those who are forgetful, DAY ONE can even send notifications to your phone to remind you to start writing. DAY ONE uses the iCloud system to seamlessly sync your entries to all your iOS devices.  You can type on your Mac and continue right were you left off on your iPhone or iPad (iPod as well for those who still have these) which makes your journal ready at your finger tips at all times. You must download and install both the mobile app and the mac app of DAY ONE to use this feature.

I use DAY ONE to write down my walk with God.  Its my electronic diary.  I use it not only to write down the blessings I have received from above but also write down my concerns and fears.  I love writing in my journal when the Lord blesses me in little ways.  I may write a quick journal entry or attach a picture of what just happened.  We tend to forget the little things that the Lord does for us and by me writing in my DAY ONE journal, I can see (read) all that the good Lord has done. Lately, I have been using DAY ONE to record my walk as i am now use the Resolution Decree from the movie Courageous.

You can download the DAY ONE Mac app here.

You can download the DAY ONE iPhone/iPad app here.

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24 hour journey from Manila to Atlanta 11/20/13

Delta airlines Manila to Atlanta via Tokyo 5/20/13

*Note entry was wrttien on an ipad. Please forgive any grammar or spelling words*

Any blog entry that deals with travel leaving Manila has to start with the hideous facility that they call NAIA terminal 1. I understand that construction is ongoing and the Philippines is trying to get the terminal on par. BUT when international travelers pass by terminal 2 and 3 and see how much of a better shape they are, international travelers feel as if we are unwanted. Please fix this soon!

It took us 25 minuets just to enter the terminal. As we approached the front entrance we were greeted by the first of 3 metal detectors. Checking in with delta would have been a nightmare if it wasn’t for the sky priority lane. Delta certainly does an excellent job taking care of its medallion members. I am grateful for that. Fast forward the “exit fee” counter where the name speaks for itself and the second metal detector and we are now at the delta sky club.

MANILA DELTA SKY CLUB

The club itself was decent and adequate. Furniture was a little dated but was comfortable and functional. The choices of food was as expected at any sky club; the local snacks and finger foods of the country you are in. Free food, drinks, and wifi make for a relaxing 45 minute stay before heading to our gate.

MANILA TO NARITA
Total flight time 3:40

Boarding and storing of bags was an ease being a gold medallion member. The boarding process in manila is always hectic as you always have a bunch of people surrounding the boarding gate just waiting to get in. Being a sky priority traveller allows you to board right after the business elite passengers.

A note to international flyers; Economy comfort makes all the difference when your on a coach flight. The added space really makes a difference.

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Movies watched on board:

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Songs listened to:
French Montana – Freaks (edited)
Justin Timberlake – Suit and Tie

Meal on board:

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NARITA DELTA SKY CLUB

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Compared to Manila, NARITA international airport is heaven. It is a different aura here. It’s more inviting and comforting. The delta sky club is modern and has Mac workstations that are free for all to use. Again, the food is the cuisine of the country that you are in…so sushi it is! Wash it down with a glass of jack and I’m ready for the upcoming 12 hour flight to Atlanta

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Before i forget, i want to start this entry by saying that the delta staff here in Narita is wonderful! everyone in the travel industry regardless of what company you work for should use the Delta crew here as an example on how to deliver excellence service.

NARITA to ATLANTA
Total flying time 11:52

Wow they certainly know how to pack a plane! I’ve never realized it until I started writing to blog; BEING A MEDALLION MEMBER MAKES A DIFFERENCE! Boarding the plane first and having your bags situated is a huge deal. I feel terrible for the people trying to board the plane now and are struggling to find a place for their bags.

With about 9:25 left in the flight, it has been a fairly bumpy ride with tail winds as high as 115 mph. At about 8:12 left in the flight, the tailwinds have decreased to 78 mph. Praying it will be smooth sailing from here on out.

Flight route was weird in that instead of flying over the Seattle or Vancouver area, we flew a more southern route and entered the continental US thru the San Francisco area. In case your wondering how I can possibly remember the routes taken, I have flown this exact route 14 times since July 2011.

Movies watched on the plane:

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Songs listened to on the plane:
Miguel – Adorn (Bad Boy Remix), Mya – Case of the Ex, TI – Bring em out, Janet Jackson – Someone to call my lover remix, Swizz Beats – It’s me bi7c435, French Montana – Pop that,

Food served on this plane:

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