Treasure Hunting

dvoart:

                 DVO’s COMIC GIVEAWAY EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!

I wanted to give Bob’s Fans an opportunity to take home some of my artwork and prints that i had done over the years on Bob’s Burgers. Here is your chance!!

                                   RULES OF CONTEST!! 

In order to be automatically entered into this contest, you MUST FOLLOW my blog as well as REBLOG this post. If both of those items aren’t collected when i do the final random drawing for the top three winners, then you will not be entered into the contest. 

Winners will be drawn and announced on SEPT 26TH 2014!!

Once i have picked the three winners, i will contact them via tumblr to finalize the prizes.

GOOD LUCK!!!!
DVO

for more art go to www.dvoart.com

gonna give it a shot. 

I really want any of those, but the breaking bad one is great….

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Dental school starts in a week and I remembered that nearly everyone that started professional school in Bethany stops playing guitar because there’s so little time…

So I decided to spend this week getting the most out of my freedom by recording a song that’s been in progress since a couple years back. It’s based on the Jer. 2:13 passage about broken cisterns.

Would you look at the things my hands have fashioned
How could I live, how could I live without them now?
When I say that You are my holy passion,
I only mean when it’s my will You learn to bow

And there is no end to this 
Heart’s full emptiness
LORD, my soul cries out:

Are you happy now?
With these broken pieces
Of your precious cisterns 
Trampled on the ground

My son, I know you see the cracks
And the water of your life just dripping through
If you ask for my strength, if you come back
You will see my living water flow for you

And there is no end to this
Mercy spilling in
Child, in love, I ask:

Are you happy now?
With these broken pieces
Of your precious cisterns 
Trampled on the ground

Return to me,
Return to me,
Return to me, my love

I hope it’s a blessing to listen and empathize with

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Here is a song that I wrote last semester called Bitterroot - definitely the most emotionally-charged song I’ve written

I shared during this year’s farewell banquet about this past semester and I mentioned that one of the biggest struggles I faced oldie year was bitterness towards other people. As much as I hate to admit it, I get bitter very easily towards others. Sometimes it dies with one good night’s rest, other times it robs me of that sleep for days. 

Regardless, God has shown that the bitterness of my heart is undoubtedly linked to my self-idolatry. Instead of asking God to help me fight bitterness, I stew in conclusions I’ve drawn from my incomplete knowledge of the situation. Instead of reconciling with others, I balk in fear of the possibility that whatever conclusions I’ve drawn about these people in my head (apart from actually talking to them…) may be wrong. Instead of learning to love them in a Christ-like way, I imply through my actions, “My friendship with you is not worth my discomfort.”

But graciously, God is not against hurting me to show me the condition of my heart so that I may be saved by His hand. He shows me that bitterness towards others is not love for Him. It separates me from Him when I indulge in it, like persistently chewing on a withered bitterroot.

There’s more, but I’ll leave it at that for now haha. I hope this song is a blessing - not by offering a solution to bitterness but a nudge towards seeking God if you are struggling with it.

Bitterroot
The more that I eat of you
The more I forget
The sweet taste of honey on my lips

Bitterroot
You make me feel better
Than everybody else
Why can’t they agree with what I see

But someone I met the other day
Said my body is the bread of life, so put that root away
And I might hate Him for a little while
But I hate you more
O LORD, keep this bitterroot from choking me with thorns

Bitterroot 
You are what you eat
When I think I’ve had enough of you to fill me
Another bite won’t kill me at all

Bitterroot
My close friends agree
You’re not as sneaky as you think you are
Their pain cries, ‘What have you done to me?’

When I am eating, I’m bleeding love

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So just to clarify, this song is more emotional - that’s why I have a lyric here that does imply that “I might hate” Jesus but WAIT IT’S NOT TRUE. I only say that to illustrate how strongly my sinful heart rebels against God when He initially begins sanctifying me. I hope it’s contextually clear but if it wasn’t - I don’t hate Jesus, I love Him.

I was honestly struggling through this video………but very bold and insightful for a comedy website

I think it even speaks to how the accessibility of immediate satisfaction through media can affect how we perceive joy in God

I dare you too - watch this video

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aaand another beat that I made last night using a really strange sample by Teebs - LSP

This one was really neat because I picked up my bass for the first time in years and just jammed out for an hour before landing on the two riffs I used in the beat (one clean, one distorted)

Enjoy!

Download here

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Here’s a new beat that I made last night and finished up today! Very simple jazz sample taken from Bill Evans - Elsa that reminded me of when it’s sunny and raining at the same time, hence the title of the song.

Enjoy!

Download here

(I forgot to add a dl link to the house of the LORD cover so I’ll do that now too)

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Per request of some Bethany people (and because I do have a lot of time these days) here’s a recording of House of the LORD, because I’ve been told that there’s no actual recording out on iTunes or Spotify

I long to live in Your house, O LORD
I long to sit here at Your feet
And let Your words be the food I eat
The food I eat

I long to live in Your house, O LORD
To dine at the table with my King
And give to You the praise I bring
The praise I bring

For here in Your house, I find Your embrace
You’ve set on my head a garland of grace
When I lift my hands, You fill me with more
Oh I long to live in the house of the LORD

I hope it’s a blessing to you guys!

::edit::

Download heree

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This is a song I wrote over the course of this semester in light of my difficulties and struggles in those 3-4 months, and it’s basically my stripped-down take on Psalm 73.

I was gonna delve into my thought process in writing it, but I wrote WAY too much and it’s late and I’ve been revising it for the past hour so bleh if you’re really curious I can explain on gchat or something whatever

I’m often left at sea
To save my sanity
Though my pride has left me stranded
You show that You never abandon Your own

So I’ll trust in You, my God
With every step
Help me trust in You

These caverns stretch too long
In vain have I pressed on?
You put out the torches made by man -> (Is. 50:10-11)
And You lead me by my hand to glory

Whom do I have in heaven but You?
And there is nothing on earth I desire, no greater worth

Good stress - the stress of repentance and growth, of reflection and discovery. 

Only by God’s abundant grace and mercy are we blessed with such a thing, even though at that exact moment(s) of its heaviness we want it gone so so badly. He does it for His glory; He does it for our good and our joy, in order that both of those things may be found in Him.

May it scare and alarm us if that stress ever vanishes

eugenekwon:

californian - or could we say american? - christianity is thoroughly infected by an idolizing of comfort that kills faith slowly and with a smile. we spend all day, all week, all year, and ultimately our entire lives looking for a chance to unwind, to relax, to empty our minds of our concerns and…

In light of PSteve’s sermon on self-righteousness two weeks ago, I really recommend this sermon by Charles Spurgeon to anyone whom God has convicted of the deep sin of pride and self-reliance.

A difficult blessing to me, and I hope the same to anyone who reads as well.