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Tonight I’m in Denver. At a hardcore show for a band I really enjoy. Some people may not know it (or believe it), but I was quite the little rocker in my youth (I can say things like “in my youth” since I am now solidly out of my 20’s).
Looking around this venue, it’s funny how much the hardcore scene hasn’t changed–like, AT ALL. There’s still a mosh pit, boys still wear girl jeans, everyone jumps, everyone screams, everyone still wears black tshirts and hoodies. In a way, it’s refreshing. Nostalgic.

But I’m not gonna lie, I kinda have a headache. I guess thats the price of some good rock n roll. But I’m not gonna let that stop me!

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Words To Live By

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I love this. So often we don’t take this to heart, especially when it comes to the internet. We post, often carelessly, about things we have little to no knowledge of, and we use our words to gossip, hurt and slander, thinking because we’re not face to face we are exempt from kindness and from the commands of God.

But God says:

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29

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My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. -James 1:19-20

So maybe instead of being so quick to offer our two cents, we would do well to pause and ponder whether our words are edifying to others and glorifying to God.