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Forgiving someone isn’t easy

Samuel:

Forgive with love. Amen!

Originally posted on Love God, Love People, Change the World:

By Samuel Lam

It ain’t easy, but it’s right.

This past Sunday, Trinity continued with their #DoHardThings sermon series and the topic was about forgiveness. Boy, that ain’t easy.

LISTEN TO THE SERMON RIGHT HERE

Forgiveness is something that should be part of our daily lives as Christians. We are taught to forgive others because we ourselves have been forgiven. The mercy that God shows us should be something we give to others.

But it’s not easy.

Forgiveness may be the hardest topic to really take in from the #DoHardThings sermon series. Many times, especially for me, I’m too prideful. I want to come out as the “stronger” person. Somehow forgiving someone makes me appear weaker, making it appear that not taking vengeance is a sign of me being less of a man. Of course it’s silly to think that is true when you take a couple steps back. But…

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21st Century Hustle

Those were Fleetwood Mac tickets I just bought. Pretty quick turnaround.

I got four tickets for The Who in Oakland in 11 months. Also have four more for The Who in LA in 11 months also. Saving one ticket for myself. So eight total tickets which I can also hopefully turn into profit.

For the LA one, if I sell them at the price I have them now, I will pay for my one ticket plus have about $30 in my pocket to buy some merchandise. Score!

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RIP Twitpic — you done changed the game

What bums me out about this news, which I had heard about a month ago, was that I am losing out on one of my favorite things on Twitter.

As much as I use Twitter’s own photo sharing features, Twitpic was the first ever such I used back then. I didn’t do Instagram and what made Twitpic stand out were two things.

One was that I could send my images to Twitpic via my email and it would upload automatically for me and tweet it. Second thing — and this is what I will miss the most — is that the GIFs I uploaded worked so well with Twitpic. On my Tweetdeck, the GIFs would automatically play. I didn’t have to click and go to a page on my browser. It would just play in my column.

Twitter’s “GIF” feature doesn’t do that on Tweetdeck. In fact, their “GIFs” aren’t even that. They are SWF files. Cheaters.

Farewell Twitpic. I never imagined my Twitter experience would not have you around. This bums me out.

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Stupid

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Columbus Day: What are we really celebrating?

How in the world are people getting the day off today? This Columbus Day holiday is just a day commemorating a guy getting lost, showing up at someone else’s place and killing and stealing all they had. That’s not worth a celebration.

That’s the same thing as St. Patrick’s Day. What are we celebrating? People just getting drunk for the hell of it? That’s stupid.

What about New Year’s Day? Getting a new calendar does not warrant a holiday.

Away with pointless holidays! Away with them!

 

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Beatles Fest and seeing Tom Petty in concert was awesome!

I’m at a loss for words. On Friday I went to this Beatles Fest. I didn’t know it existed but this was their 40th year doing it. It was just a sweet collection of memorabilia, artwork, people who have met them and just great storytelling. I was so amazed with what I saw!

PHOTOS HERE

They even had a cool cover band perform. It was like a little mini Beatles heaven for me!

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Lorde responds to being featured on South Park

So after this fiasco happened last night and last week, music artist Lorde responded on Twitter.

It’s true. The two episodes actually were very endearing to Lorde. Her music is well-liked by the characters on the show and her drive of passion is very admirable. Good job, South Park.

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