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Lawson Bates

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💭 “Pondering how long our new friendship will last” Cheers to us ☃️😛 Swipe for catastrophe

💭 “Pondering how long our new friendship will last” Cheers to us ☃️😛 Swipe for catastrophe - 10 hours ago

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💡>◼️ Someone once told me to imagine a 100,000 people filling a completely dark stadium. If I choose to join them in darkness, nothing has really changed. The stadium was dark before, and it’s still dark now. Darkness and Light, in other words, are not co-equal; darkness is simply default because of the absence of light. Darkness has no power to do anything, because it’s simply the lack of something. However, if you or I enter that same stadium lifting up even the smallest light, it categorically changes everything. Now as a result, 100,001 sets of eyes are fixed on the one thing that’s different – the light that one person had the courage to lift up... Story over, ha. You may ask, “How does this analogy coalesce with our culture? In other words, how do you and I lift up the light of Jesus in our world, situations, schools, workplaces, every day life, etc?” Jesus said it wouldn’t be by our great works, good deeds, and strict guidelines (Although a heart inwardly committed to Jesus, will display it outwardly through a Holy lifestyle), but by our LOVE one for another! John 13:35 says, “By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have LOVE one to another.” Sooo the answer to stand out in a world of hate is this: Choose to love! LOVE truth, LOVE God, and LOVE others! That, my friends, is how you make a difference.💡
How bright is your LIGHT?
How bold is your FAITH?
How big is your LOVE?
Annd here’s a pic of me in the dark, bc my theme here, obviously;) Have a fab week, peeps!

>️ Someone once told me to imagine a 100,000 people filling a completely dark stadium. If I choose to join them in darkness, nothing has really changed. The stadium was dark before, and it’s still dark now. Darkness and Light, in other words, are not co-equal; darkness is simply default because of the absence of light. Darkness has no power to do anything, because it’s simply the lack of something. However, if you or I enter that same stadium lifting up even the smallest light, it categorically changes everything. Now as a result, 100,001 sets of eyes are fixed on the one thing that’s different – the light that one person had the courage to lift up... Story over, ha. You may ask, “How does this analogy coalesce with our culture? In other words, how do you and I lift up the light of Jesus in our world, situations, schools, workplaces, every day life, etc?” Jesus said it wouldn’t be by our great works, good deeds, and strict guidelines (Although a heart inwardly committed to Jesus, will display it outwardly through a Holy lifestyle), but by our LOVE one for another! John 13:35 says, “By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have LOVE one to another.” Sooo the answer to stand out in a world of hate is this: Choose to love! LOVE truth, LOVE God, and LOVE others! That, my friends, is how you make a difference. How bright is your LIGHT? How bold is your FAITH? How big is your LOVE? Annd here’s a pic of me in the dark, bc my theme here, obviously;) Have a fab week, peeps! - 6 days ago

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I have a mini me 👮🏼‍♂️👮🏼‍♂️ #JebBates

I have a mini me 🏼‍♂️🏼‍♂️ #JebBates - 12 days ago

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Yep, we’re a lil late;) but happy New Year er’body from me and my #1 girl 🤟🏼

Yep, we’re a lil late;) but happy New Year er’body from me and my #1 girl 🤟🏼 - 13 days ago

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About as ready for 2017 to end as we were for the second pic 😛➡️ Cheers 🎉

About as ready for 2017 to end as we were for the second pic 😛️ Cheers - 17 days ago

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Cheesin’ bc it’s TWO DAYS till🎄🎉😁

Cheesin’ bc it’s TWO DAYS till - 25 days ago

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Getting to celebrate Christmas early ❤️ Swipe to meet the most adorable little angels we got to sing with this morning  @easttnchildrens @emilyann_music 🎄🙏🏼

Getting to celebrate Christmas early ️ Swipe to meet the most adorable little angels we got to sing with this morning @easttnchildrens @emilyann_music 🏼 - 27 days ago

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🔗 In BIO. 
I remember sitting down a month or so ago wanting to write a song about Joy & Peace & thinking that in many ways 2017 has been quite the opposite of that! We’ve seen so much chaos, unrest, turmoil, social divides, racial tensions, spiritual complacency, & hate at its worst: from Vegas to Sutherland Springs, to NYC, to the Middle East & on & on... There’s sure been a lot of ugly in our world! I also couldn’t help but think back on the many (crazy + amazing) personal memories I have had this year: from singing “Jesus Loves Me” on the side of a mountain with the most precious kids in Haiti, to walking through tarp built tent communities with families in the Philippines who lost everything in an earthquake, to boating & swimming through the streets of Houston after a hurricane where one particular mother handed me her 3 week old baby from the second story of a flooded apartment, to meeting families in Puerto Rico whose world had literally just been turned upside down, to hospital visits with so many angels fighting for their lives who will likely spend this Christmas far different than most of us... If you’ve read this far, you’re probably asking yourself, “Ok, what’s the connection?” Simply this, as our world gets darker through all the hurt, pain, & darkness, one truth glares brighter: Our world NEEDS MORE JESUS! Not just a holiday, more hustle, & more busy, but we desperately need to get back to CHRIST... back to the things He taught us, back to loving one another, back to lifting up the hurting, back to truth, back to honoring Him in all that we do & say. I’m talking about spreading the news about the greatest gift of all! That’s why I wrote this song, “Back To Christmas.” I hope more than anything, it encourages you to slow down, refocus, & know that no matter what your situation is, no matter how many dead end roads your choices have taken you down, you can ALWAYS get back to CHRIST! Know that there’s life, hope, joy, & indescribable peace when you choose to lay your burden down at the cross! I can’t think of a more wonderful time to do that! 🔗in BIO. I can never thank you all enough for your love & support! Wishing you the best Christmas ever.💯❤

In BIO. I remember sitting down a month or so ago wanting to write a song about Joy & Peace & thinking that in many ways 2017 has been quite the opposite of that! We’ve seen so much chaos, unrest, turmoil, social divides, racial tensions, spiritual complacency, & hate at its worst: from Vegas to Sutherland Springs, to NYC, to the Middle East & on & on... There’s sure been a lot of ugly in our world! I also couldn’t help but think back on the many (crazy + amazing) personal memories I have had this year: from singing “Jesus Loves Me” on the side of a mountain with the most precious kids in Haiti, to walking through tarp built tent communities with families in the Philippines who lost everything in an earthquake, to boating & swimming through the streets of Houston after a hurricane where one particular mother handed me her 3 week old baby from the second story of a flooded apartment, to meeting families in Puerto Rico whose world had literally just been turned upside down, to hospital visits with so many angels fighting for their lives who will likely spend this Christmas far different than most of us... If you’ve read this far, you’re probably asking yourself, “Ok, what’s the connection?” Simply this, as our world gets darker through all the hurt, pain, & darkness, one truth glares brighter: Our world NEEDS MORE JESUS! Not just a holiday, more hustle, & more busy, but we desperately need to get back to CHRIST... back to the things He taught us, back to loving one another, back to lifting up the hurting, back to truth, back to honoring Him in all that we do & say. I’m talking about spreading the news about the greatest gift of all! That’s why I wrote this song, “Back To Christmas.” I hope more than anything, it encourages you to slow down, refocus, & know that no matter what your situation is, no matter how many dead end roads your choices have taken you down, you can ALWAYS get back to CHRIST! Know that there’s life, hope, joy, & indescribable peace when you choose to lay your burden down at the cross! I can’t think of a more wonderful time to do that! in BIO. I can never thank you all enough for your love & support! Wishing you the best Christmas ever. - 28 days ago

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My lil sis is married 😭
What an amazing day celebrating two awesome people 🎉 Welcome to the fam @robertellissmith Swipe ➡️ 🎶

My lil sis is married What an amazing day celebrating two awesome people Welcome to the fam @robertellissmith Swipe - 1 month ago

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😅= how I feel about the fact that we’re 11 days from Christmas! Hardcopies of #BackToCHRISTmas just came in & ALL orders in the next 48 hours will be autographed. Link in bio🎄

= how I feel about the fact that we’re 11 days from Christmas! Hardcopies of #BackToCHRISTmas just came in & ALL orders in the next 48 hours will be autographed. Link in bio - 1 month ago

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Lil man’s first ride! He’s already a pro 🤠 ➡️

Lil man’s first ride! He’s already a pro 🤠 ️ - 1 month ago

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