Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Love/Hate Relationships

We all have those things in life that drive us crazy, those things that we 'hate'.

I'm no different. I have an intense dislike for...
  • Going to the dentist
  • Say Yes To The Dress
  • People talking on the phone in a public bathroom
  • The New York Yankees
  • Being woken up from sleep
  • Slow internet
  • Being hit in the face with just about anything... Bugs, Nerf darts, fists
  • People who don't turn off their turn signal
  • Cold weather
I don't think anyone who knows me is surprised by that.

I hope I'm not known for that though. I hope I'm known more for what I love than what I hate.

I love...
  • Crystal
  • Kyler
  • My family
  • God
  • Paddleboarding
  • The Dallas Stars
  • Documentaries
  • Wearing boardshorts
  • Mat Kearney
  • Pickup trucks
  • Summer
  • Smoked salmon
Everyone is against something, but a positive person spends more time talking about what they are for, rather than what they are against. 

As Jesus followers, let's aim for that. Let's try to be known for what we love as opposed to what we are against. Let's be known for what we love.

The church has been known for what it's against, and it is against some things. It should be. But let's try to change that. Let's talk about what we love. What we are for.

Christians should be known for their love.
"Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” - John 13:35

Would you say you are known more for what you are for or what you are against?
What are some things that you love?


  1. My loves:
    * my loving and supporting husband
    * my son and daughter ( and baby #3)
    * My God
    * the province of Alberta
    * the mountains that surround me

  2. A-men to what you said AJ. known for more than what we hate, but what we love. I guess I'm known for what I love more than what I hate. I could be wrong, but hopefully that is the situation. I love...

    Seth and Gabe
    being a pastor (at least most of the time!)
    Life 100.3
    sci-fi/fantasy/super-hero movies and TV shows
    Toronto Maple Leafs/Argonauts/Blue Jays/Raptors/FC (Yes I'm a Toronto guy)
    creating - music, visual art (watercolour paintings, comic creations that are Christian)
    Oh yeah, and salt water taffy as I mentioned in my own BLOG.

    Thanks for this reminder AJ!

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