February 21, 2006

little piece of art

So I needed something for my wall in my dinning room. I found a really sweet frame and then I drew something to go in it... I know, I have the art process all wrong. Oh well. I used pencil, black gel pen, and charcoal. Critique would be appreciated.

Posted by tomglass at 10:29 PM

February 20, 2006

On Worship and Music

When there is another revival, bringing another large group of people into the church, the music of that generation will also be brought in, once again offending older generations. These cycles of change and reaction have occurred throughout history, but they do seem to have occurred more often in recent times. To younger generations, it represents an increase in intelligibility, but to older generations, it may represent a loss. Some complaints of the older generations may be petty, creating unnecessary conflict over matters of musical taste, but generally their complaints are more serious than that. One's hymnody is his language of worship; it is the language of his heart's conversation with God. To lose the hymns one has grown up singing is, therefore, no small thing. The younger generation should learn to sympathize with this sense of loss and to accommodate their desires to the spiritual needs of their fathers and mothers in Christ. But the opposite is also true ...if the older do not bend somewhat, the younger will be deprived of their own language of worship - those forms of God's Word intelligible to them, by which they can best grow in Christ. In this respect, both sides should defer to one another in love, in the Spirit of Christ (Matthew 20:20-26). It is interesting that the music of younger generations always tends to be criticized by older generations as irreverent, while the music of the older generations tends to be criticized by younger generations as lacking joy and vitality." Quote by Frame

Psalm 145:4

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Posted by tomglass at 03:26 PM

February 17, 2006

I'm not a video game addict

I'm not, I promise! I do enjoy playing some games every now and then. I just wanted to post my ode to a couple of my favorite games.

Halo is the single best first person shooter ever created. Period. It has clean and crisp graphics, simple user-interface, beautiful levels, etc... And even though they have come out with Halo 2, and it is good, the first Halo is still the best. When a game is the top seller 4 years after it comes out, you know you have a great game.

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is one of the coolest looking games that I've ever played. Basically you are a top secret agent for the NSA. The point of the game is to secretly infiltrate Terrorist location and accomplish a wide variety of objectives. This can be done without firing a shot or firing a lot (it's up to you). You know a game is good when shadows and sound are important.

Posted by tomglass at 02:40 PM

February 16, 2006

Looking for a SWF

haha, right...

I'm very content with where God has me right now and where He is leading. He has blessed me in incredible way:

- He has given me an incredible part of His bride - North Hills Community Church. I love this church, the worship, the fellowship, the love, the humility, the teaching, the leadership, and the accountability.
- He placed me into a awesome family. I wouldn't know how to ask for better.
- He has lead me to a great job and career - Hanover Mortgage. It's a great Christian environment and I've learned tons!
- He has allowed me and giving me the resources to purchase a condo. Which is so cool, I really love having my own place.
- He has blessed me with a great number of friends. Both strong close biblical friendships and your usual social crowd.

And despite having a relationship with Him and staying very busy with lots of ministries, work, and friends... there is still that slight lonely feeling. I used to pray "Lord, give me a wife please!" And it's an appropriate prayer if it's prayed with the right motives. After long discussion with friends, I'm learning to change that prayer to:
"Lord, my desire is you first. If it's your will, lead me to someone that will only make me draw closer to you and that together we can serve you better."

Posted by tomglass at 05:37 PM

Pour my Love on You

I don't know how to say exactly how I feel
And I can't begin to tell you what your love has meant
I'm lost for words
Is there a way to show the passion in my heart
Can I express how truly great I think you are
You're my dearest friend

Lord this is my desire to pour my love on you

Like oil upon your feet
Like wine for you to drink
Life water from my heart
I pour my love on you
With praises like the perfume
I lavish mine on you
Till every drop is gone
I pour my love on you

Is there a way to show the passion in my heart
Can I express how truly great I think you are,
My dearest friend

Lord this is my desire to pour my love on you

Phillips, Craig, & Dean

Posted by tomglass at 05:19 PM

February 08, 2006

only grace

There is no guilt here
There is no shame
No pointing fingers
There is no blame
What happened yesterday has disappeared
The dirt has washed away
And now it's clear

There's only grace
There's only love
There's only mercy
And believe me it's enough
Your sins are gone
Without a trace
There's nothing left now
There's only grace

You're starting over now
Under the sun
You're stepping forward now
A new life has begun
Your new life has begun

And if you should fall again
Get back up, get back up
Reach out and take my hand
Get back up, get back up
Get back up again

Matthew West and Kenny Greenberg - History

Posted by tomglass at 10:36 AM

February 01, 2006

Another Baby!

I should have posted this sooner... Last week my sister Teresa found out that they are pregnant again! Yay! Drew, Teresa, and Roger and soon... little R.

Here is Drew's take:

"About a week after returning, we were pretty well adjusted to the sleep wake cycle on this side of the world as well as Roger and Teresa being over their illnesses. I made an observation. Teresa's arms, legs and upper abdomen were lean but her lower abdomen seemed distended. In response to this Teresa said, "Well, I have just been eating more." I said, "Could you perhaps be pregnant?" She replied, "No, no how could that be?" Well, we got a pregnancy test and both tests confirmed Teresa was pregnant! What an unexpected blessing! What a joy, another baby!"

Drew, you crack me up! Congrats, I'm very excited.
Now pray for them that the Lord would provide somewhere for them to minister full-time.

Posted by tomglass at 01:25 PM