About Liz – Creator of U2ARELOVED

U2ARELOVED created by Liz

Hello!  Welcome to U2ARELOVED.  My name is Liz and I am a wife and a busy mom of three amazing children; two that are grown and one still in elementary school.   I work part time and blog as I’m able.  I also love nourishing my passions in photography and videography.

If you could “tag” me, you would see I am accompanied by a few more labels as well:

  • History Buff
  • Science/Technology Geek
  • Political Junkie
  • Social Butterfly
  • Music Connoisseur
  • Avid Reader

What I most value is that I have been blessed by an incredible family and amazing friends who love me for who I am and who positively influence and inspire me as I grow in my Christian faith.

I love all kinds of music, but I most love and listen often to U2. U2 is not only my most frequented music on my IPOD, in the movie known as my life, U2 is my soundtrack. 

U2 sings me!

I also am profoundly influenced and defined by my Christian faith.  I think many (but not all) U2 fans may find themselves in this “category”.  That is, if you can actually pigeonhole any of us into such a thing.  If you follow U2 at all, then you are already familiar with many of the comments and real struggles Bono especially, but also Larry and The Edge have said and experienced regarding their faith walk.  Adam has also admitted on multiple occasions that there is indeed a spiritual ONEness element to U2 and their fans.

Sometimes just being together under a big U2 sky in whatever arena they play, you’re quickly aware there is more to the show than just what meets the eye. And there’s the delicious music that your ears can’t get enough of.

Though I’m a huge U2 fan, I certainly don’t speak for or represent them.  I only represent me, just ONE of millions of fans, who have been challenged, changed and grown in my own faith, as I’ve been inspired by their songs and their influence as people.

And though I love U2 very much, they are not WHO I put my hope or my faith in

Yet, look at all they have done in the world.    Their influence for good is indisputable related to reducing poverty, eliminating unfair debt shackled to the poorest among us–these souls who are recipients of said debt only because of politics they did not choose, or the geography of their birth.

U2’s front man Bono has influenced politicians of all parties in funding the cure for AIDS and taking away the stigma and increasing the compassion towards those afflicted.   U2 has shown time and time again that grace always wins the day for the bigger issues that plague our far from perfect world.

We all are defined by different personal, philosophical, political, and spiritual beliefs but most U2 fans agree in large part there is much about our humanity where we can find common ground:  We are one, but we are not the same.   

Still wouldn’t it be nice if there were more forces of unity than division in the world today?  Music is such a great place to start.  And faith takes it one chord deeper.

Our faith gives us truth.  Our passions give us joy.  Combined, they allow us to love and appreciate life more fully.

And if I could tell each of you just one true thing, it would be this:

You too, are loved.

You are the creation of a master creator who does have a plan for your life.

I hope you find it.  Because when you do, you will truly experience joy, regardless of your circumstances.  And always–may your heart sing.  REJOICE!

LOVE AND PEACE!

Liz

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U2 – “Rejoice” — 1982

 

 

 

 

Comments
  1. Hooray for you for entering blogland! I greatly enjoyed this post – I love using word pictures to explain my faith or role in this world, and the ring of fire was a great opportunity to do that. Kudos…now, keep ’em coming!

  2. Sebastian says:

    Hello Liz! I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministry. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st. — Sebastian

  3. laurenesvm says:

    Hi Liz
    I just checked your blog.. I just love all your posts here!! Very enjoyable !! You know so many things about U2!
    I am working for a new british band: “Some Velvet Morning”. They are from the North of London. Their main inspiration is U2… The Edge has been their main inspiration for their new album !! and The Edge is also my fav one 🙂 Judge by yourself… hopefully you will enjoy them as much as i do everyday 🙂
    http://www.deezer.com/fr/music/some-velvet-morning/Allies-1626554
    See you soon on blogs! and big congratulations again for your blog..awesome !
    Best wishes
    Laurène

  4. SimplySage says:

    Just wanted to say hi. Really neat blog you have. I’ve really enjoyed reading some of your posts and look forward to reading more.

  5. Thanks for stopping by and liking my weekly photo challenge entry. I will enjoy exploring your site as well.

  6. Gede Prama says:

    Thank you for sharing this article quite interesting and, hopefully true happiness rays began to warm our hearts, when we can share it with sincerity. Greetings from Gede Prama 🙂

  7. Liz…

    I know you’re busy, but wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the “Wonderful Team Member Readership” award.

    I get that your blog is keeping you hopping, and there other things that you can be doing, but should you choose to accept this award, just pop over to this URL:

    http://musingsfromaworkaholic.com/2014/04/09/more-awards-dang-and-thanks/

    and do what I did.

    Thanks for keeping up with my blog, and I absolutely appreciate your reading me. 

    • Liz Gray says:

      Julie…thank you so very much! I PROMISE I will do this! Off to bed (WAY LATE writing) and insane next 2 days. But you touch my heart in so many ways! Hope to see you soon! KEEP WRITING. I have some catching up to do this weekend w/my reading too, but I look fwd to it!

  8. Timothy says:

    I got to see U2 back in 1983 at the Paladium in New York. I had ALL 3 of their “albums.” As we were standing in line, waiting to get in, the people around us kept asking, “now what songs do they play?” I just chuckled and knew that they were going to be huge someday. It was their War tour. 🙂

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