Let me be the first to state, I am by no means a mineral expert. When various rocks and gems present themselves, I find myself less and less apt to name them off. But one thing I know, largely speaking anyways, is when a rock is mentioned, it is usually in a favorable light. A rock is able to represent strength, foundation, and even firm dedication. This can be seen in the physical, literary, and even spiritual world alike. But let’s be honest, if a rock is not being used properly, it’s good for breaking windows, crushing skulls, causing landslides, and little else.
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The Laughing God

I recently read a statement from A.W. Tozer that more or less said something along these lines. Who you are, as well as where you are going (spiritually speaking), can be answered by this mere question, “what comes to mind when you think of God?”
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OneRepublic – Oh My My: Diamonds Presented as Rough

On the dawn of Oh My My’s release (OneRepublic’s 4th studio album), the world renowned pop/rock band graced the world with a Facebook Livestream Interview (exciting stuff, right? *snort*). The interview was set up in such a way as to be able to advertise and answer questions regarding the album. You can imagine that I, being a self-diagnosed OneRepublic fanatic, was rather on edge to hear the latest “word.” Granted, the few singles I had heard were a bit on the exotic side compared to what I was familiar with, plus the album cover/title left much to be desired (Yes, I nitpick at such things), but surely the outcome will be as riveting as any past OneRepublic record, correct? But when the first thing lead singer, Grammy winning producer and songwriter, Ryan Tedder had to communicate was essentially a flip of the bird to any critic who might dislike their work, it left me with the uneasy question, shall I brace for impact?
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