Posts tagged love

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Ephesians 5:1-3

Something I definitely need to be reminded of…I think we all do…in these times of stupidity, bigotry, and opinionated-hate.

Something to meditate on a Friday…

This past weekend was the final curtain for Cornerstone Music Festival…

Above is a video I sleepily shot with a crappy point-and-shoot on the way home from Bushnell back in 2007. It was the last time I would ever make the 16hr drive home, but I didn’t know that at the time. I could’ve edited the video, cleaned it up, added clearer audio and at least adjusted the tilt…but I think it’s fitting to leave it the way it is.
That’s what Cstone was for me; a place where I could be myself, let down all guards, and not care for one week. This grainy video is a great representation of what the festival meant to me. With everything going on in life, there’s always time to stop and admire what God has given you…

On Saturday night my friend Tyler (from the band Kiros) posted these fitting words;
"Somewhere in the cornfields of central Illinois, an unfortunately final note is being sung…"

To commemorate the event I pooled together my favorite pictures of past years and created a photoalbum on Facebook [here]
I’ll be adding more as I find them. You can also checkout videos I shot of bands performances on my YouTube channel [here]

You can’t call Jesus your Lord when you refuse to obey Him.
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

JESUS FOLLOWER vs CHRISTIAN

A coworker shared this today; it combines my two favorite things (Jesus/Apple) to get a point across. There have always been those fanatics that feel they need to shout their message at you while cramming it down your throat. Unfortunately this gives people the wrong impression as to what Christianity is. 
I’m a Christian, a follower of Jesus, but you will never see me picketing street corners or screaming at people that they are something horrible. We’re ALL screwed up and it’s only through LOVE that a message of truth can be properly conveyed.  It’s then up to the individual whether they want to listen to that message or not…it’s not my ministry to make them listen. Just like everything else in life we’ve been given the power of free-will, the ability to make a choice. 

Equal Rights for Body Mods!!! [click]

Sign the petition to help people with piercings and tattoos be seen in the workplace as equal to those being discriminated for things like race, sex, and religion. 

I’ve been turned away from so many jobs because of my tattoos and stretched ears, jobs that would not have been affected in anyway because of these things. I was discriminated against because some people can’t handle that which is different. By signing this petition, you’re helping future generations live in a world filled with more love, tolerance, and equality! 

STAY INFORMED

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 

(via bunkerministry)

How do we imagine what it means to be young?
John Berard
Loving God leads to loving others, but loving others doesn’t necessarily lead to loving God.
Doug Fields