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Sunday
Mar112012

Quit comparing your life to other morons around you. Compare it to the holiness of God and you'll see just how deeply you need Jesus Christ.

Matt Chandler in his sermon, "Affections Matter"

Saturday
Mar032012

The nephew has arrived!

Our family celebrated the birth of Liam (Lee-am) Tucker today! So far, all he does is sleep. But cute though!

Thursday
Jan192012

Quotes from "Jesus + Nothing = Everything"

It’s a short read, but Tullian Tchividjian’s new book, “Jesus + Nothing = Everything,” packs a powerful punch. Below are a few of my favorite quotes.

“Everyone must die. You can either die alone or die in Jesus.”

Ouch.

“The determining factor in my relationship to God is not my past or my present, but Christ’s past and his present.”

One of most freeing statements that you’ll ever hear. Doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve done – His grace is downright scandalous.

“Christianity is the only faith system where God both makes the demands and meets them.”

Like I said, it’s scandalous.

I could go on and on with the quotes, but you get the point. Just go buy it.

Wednesday
Oct192011

John Mayer, “Manage the Temptation to Publish Yourself”

Below are a few excerpts from an inspired talk given by John Mayer to students at Berklee College of Music.

In regards to practicing, he said,

“This time is a really important time for you guys because nobody knows who you are, and nobody should. This is not a time to promote yourself. It doesn’t matter. This is the time to get your stuff together. Promotion can be like that. You can have promotion in 30 seconds if your stuff is good. Good music is its own promotion.”

In regards to his former Twitter obsession, he said,

“The tweets are getting shorter, but the songs are still 4 minutes long. You’re coming up with 140-character zingers, and the song is still 4 minutes long…I realized about a year ago that I couldn’t have a complete thought anymore. And I was a tweetaholic. I had four million twitter followers, and I was always writing on it. And I stopped using twitter as an outlet and I started using twitter as the instrument to riff on, and it started to make my mind smaller and smaller and smaller. And I couldn’t write a song.”

I wrote the following to a friend after reading this, “Bottom line, we all just have to get off of our butts and go do something/make something/be something.” Publication will find you after you’ve worked your butt off and made something awesome. Mayer was specifically talking about music, but I think that the principle rings true in any creative endeavor. Spend less time trying to get people to notice you and spend more time investing in whatever it is that you’re creating.

I recommend that you hop over and read the whole thing. So good.

Saturday
Aug282010

Honeymoon!

We spent our honeymoon in Mexico and loved every last minute of it. Unlimited food (at all hours of the night), gorgeous weather, beautiful views, and the list could go on and on. Needless to say, we cannot wait to go back.

Tuesday
Aug172010

Peanut

Monday
Aug162010

The Ring

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