March 26, 2007

Love Rules

And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets." Matthew 22:35-40

Love is the ultimate rule. When we love someone, everything we do will be to please that person and/or for the good of that person. Rules are left behind when we have love as the goal. Rules exist and are in place for a reason. But with active love, the object of our love will be set above any laws or rules.

The greatest commandment is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul and mind. Our focusing on Him, knowing Him and loving Him is how we become more like Him. That will in turn be shown out to others as we love them as ourselves.

Posted by tomglass at 02:40 PM

March 21, 2007

God's grace in relationships

I have always loved having a lot of friends, especially of the female gender. I don't know why, but I generally get along really well with women more so then men.When it comes to liking girls and dating, my philosophy is to become good friends with that person, pray really hard for God's leading, and slowly take steps to become closer friends. So far, it has been a very good experience. God has guarded my heart. My prayer, whenever I have an interest, is that if she isn't the one for me that He would make it very clear. Up till just recently, I have never had a "girlfriend," due to God's working in my life and friendships.

My good friend Leah (the reason for this note), is an incredible woman. She has a great heart to serve our God. When we first started getting to know each other and spending time together, we had a conversation regarding missions and God's calling in our lives regarding that. Leah wasn't very certain of what God had for her, but she was praying about taking a trip to Korea. God worked everything out so that Leah could take this trip to teach at Word of Life in Korea. Since she's been there, God has really gotten ahold of her heart and made it clear that He wants her to be in missions full-time. My heart is to serve at my church, God has made it very clear that this is where He wants me to be for now.

I want to thank God for working in both of our lives. His grace is amazing! After much prayer, God's leading is different for both of our lives. Leah is one of my best friends and will remain so, because of what God has done in us both. He brought us together to be friends and to encourage each other in His time and will lead us as we follow His will.

Posted by tomglass at 03:40 PM

March 15, 2007

3things and Gallery

Found this cool "photofront" for my flickr gallery. It's just a cool way to present your images... Check it out - It's set to default on my 3things project.

3things... coffee&chocolate

I started doing this 3things project about a month ago. I was looking for a series that I could do that would push me to take more photos and be creative. The project involves taking one photo a week, that obviously has three things in the image, or at least a reference to three things. Ok, I have very open ended guidelines... I'm trying to take pictures of things that I like, witty things, and/or things that are going on in my life.

One of my goals in my recent personal photography projects is to work more metaphorically/conceptually. In other words, present a message or idea behind the art. Check out "warmth" and "clean" in my 3things photos.

Posted by tomglass at 04:37 PM

March 04, 2007

Son of God

Son of God shaper of the stars
You alone the dweller of my heart
Mighty King how beautiful You are,
How beautiful

Son of God the Father's gift to us
You alone were broken on the altar of love
Precious Lamb our freedom's in Your blood
It's in your blood

Jesus, Oh Holy One
I sing to You
Savior, I'm overcome
With Your great love for me

Son of God strength beyond compare
You alone the darkness cannot bear
Lord of love your kindness draws me near,
It draws me

Son of God prophecy of old
You alone redeemer of my soul
Come again and lead your people home,
Come lead us home

You are worthy, You are worthy,
You are worthy of all my praise
You are beautiful, You are beautiful,
I will lift up my hands and sing

Son of God - Starfield

Posted by tomglass at 09:31 PM