Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My New Addiction

Aime Street @ http://amiestreet.com/

I've been getting free and cheap music on Aime Street, writing reviews and getting credit for more songs, and low and behold, today one of my recommendations is the Single of the Day! It's a weird song by a weird guy but it's still really cool.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I Think They Call it an Ear Worm...

O.K. maybe it doesn't work... Just testing out this new thing I found on Amie Street. (It didn't work for me but it looks like it should.)
If I sent you an email, come join! You can find free and/or cheap music and you can recommend songs to gain points to buy MORE music! I started with my free $5.00, haven't spent any "real" money and I have over 100 songs. I got plugged into it thanks to Matt and you can support his music on there too. If I didn't send you an email and you're interested, let me know and I'll send you the link. I didn't want to send it to a bazillion people...

Anyway, I've been waking up with this song playing in my head for the past several weeks even though I haven't listened to it in a while. Specifically the line "Sometimes rain that's needed falls
We float like two lovers in a painting by Chagall"

There's a lot of floating going on in Chagall's paintings... Who knows which one The Weepies were referring to? I had forgotten how much I enjoy art. Good old classic paintings by the masters. But if I were to hang a Chagall in my living room (if I had a living room), it would be this last one. It's called "Three Candles."

About the Artwork
Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985) embraced the philosophy that love colored his paintings. Focusing extensively on his childhood, his happy, optimistic paintings defy the poverty of his upbringing in a Russian Shtetl. After a brief time in Paris, Chagall escaped to the US during World War II where his career reached new heights including a rare exhibit during his lifetime at the Louvre.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Mmm... Blogging

I'm at work right now and I'm alone in my department all day. It just feels right to blog for some reason. I had a dream last night about helping some of you, my friends, here at AAA (it's scary when you start dreaming about work...), so come on down to Palo Alto and I will hook you up!

I love music so much, sometimes it's all I can think about! I'm blessed to have this weekend filled with musical opportunities. Last night, the S@6 band rocked The Little Fox in Redwood City for The Nightingale Farewell with some of PCC's favorite worship songs and I was honored to be included as a guitarista. Tonight I get to lead worship at CR with Leslie Crouch (woo!) and Sunday Night (@ 5:30) we will come to God together and praise Him with everything we have. Get ready for these songs: I Know Who I Am, Friend of God, Lord Come to Me, and Lord Reign in Me, Center, and Marvelous Light. I pray that you will be blessed as much as I always am when I get to humbly lead you before our King. I'm so not worthy on my own, and yet I'm a daughter of this King. This King who will come back and reign forever. I seriously can't wait.

If you get a chance, check out The Trumpet Child by Over the Rhine. Not only is it one of the greatest albums from start to finish, but the title track has got to be the sexiest song about the second coming of Christ I've ever heard. Jesus is so in love with us, that I think he really enjoys this song... I know I do.

On a non-musical note (although I could make it one quite easily), Steve and I are once again looking for a place to live. We appreciate all the prayers over the past years for our marriage, our lives, and our finicial situation. We really want to stay in the Bay Area since we have such a great support system of friends and family here, and so we are looking anywhere from Sunnyvale to Burlingame. Ideally we would love to stay in Redwood City 'cause it's the best, so if you have a place for rent or know of one that takes dogs, please let us know! :)

Free to Run,

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Letting Go of Letting Go

"Let Go and Let God," they say... Easier said than done, right?


Trying to control things in my life has subconsciously become a hobby for me over the years. Letting go would be great... and sometimes it is. The feeling of relief and release as I give my struggles and worries and needs to God has been literally uplifting at times. If only I wouldn't take those things back from God, hang on tight, and "let go of my letting go."

So maybe instead of saying "Let Go and Let God," I'm going to start saying, "Let Go and Let Go," or "Let Go and Leave it at the Cross." Because the only way to truly stay free from something is to let it go completely, give it to Christ, and let Him keep it. Come on take it, come on take it, take it from me!

Some scripture I'm sitting in today:

(Leave Your Sin...you've been forgiven)
In the gospel of John, chapter 8, "Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" "No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."

(Leave Your Cares...He'll care for you)
Psalm 55:22-23 "Cast your cares on the LORD
and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous fall.
But you, O God, will bring down the wicked
into the pit of corruption;
bloodthirsty and deceitful men
will not live out half their days.
But as for me, I trust in you."

(Leave Your Worry...Classic Jesus)
Matthew 6:25-34 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

About Me

My photo
Stockton, CA, United States
Free to run.