Thursday, February 26, 2009

still

goodnight moon
"Be still and know that I am God."
Psalm 46:10

When the earth swallows you whole, be still and know that God is who He is and who He was and who He will always be. Cease striving.

Monday, February 23, 2009

ambition?

(This post was really hard to write for some reason.)

Dream big. I have learned from a young age to reach for the stars and that hard work and determination are the keys to my dreams. Happiness is found the the attainment of ambitions. If I am esteemed above my peers and exalted for my success, I will finally be content with my life. I should strive to be the best at what I do.

But everything that I have experienced tells me the opposite. It is true that studying hard has landed me a well-paying job, that practicing guitar has made me a decent musician, even that studying the Bible has given me a bit of wisdom. But raging ambition can turn a person into a shell of what they were meant to be. "If only I had this, I would be content."

Lasting happiness is not found by looking for it or by striving for it. The future does not hold the key to contentment. The present does. Living for the next promotion, the perfect relationship, a big break or the ultimate vacation robs us of the joy of living. We need to be still and enjoy each moment for what it is: A divinely unique gift that needs to be treasured and enjoyed.

I know this, but still find myself with many selfish ambitions. It is so easy for ideas to get lost on the journey from our hearts to our hands. When situations are difficult or confusing, it is sometimes beneficial to hope in the future to endure the present, but in doing so we can miss the song that all of Creation is singing at this very second. I want to hear that song and rejoice in it.

...

Security. Popularity. Beauty. Success. Comfort. Success.

Joy. Peace. Purpose. Contentment. True love. Eternal life.

Why are you striving these days?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

big wheels



Oh my gosh I want!

[via cardomain]

Friday, February 13, 2009

25 and counting...

Haha, I wrote this a year ago. Ah, sweet irony.

roses are red and violets are blue,
it's valentine's day and i'm thinking of you

for all of you staffers, no, friends I call you,
take heart and stand fast, Love, you have found true

Love, the kind with a capital "L,"
Love that binds to save us from hell

Love for things beyond life on this earth,
Love, divine, to wash off the dirt

for all of the candies in all of the world,
for all of the flowers for all of the girls,

does not, cannot, compare, you should say,
to being a staffer on valentine's day.

/////////////
happy single awareness day!
02.14.08

Monday, February 9, 2009

existential

Question: What happens when you remove Garfield from Garfield?

Answer:

Friday, February 6, 2009

older music

Found some old stuff I recorded back in 2007. I remember I was trying to figure out how to use my new recording equipment and Cubase. Drums and bass are midi programs, probably why it sounds all indie. Might be worth it to rerecord vocals someday. Comments welcome folks.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=708787&content=music

P.S. In case you are wondering, Lisa was one of our VSET students in Mongolia in 2005, she was 10 years old and she stole my heart. No shady business.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

traitors

Another day, another recording. (I recorded these a while ago, just haven't put them up for some reason.) See Links section <----

If you have Facebook and haven't yet added as a fan, I will buy you a cookie* if you do.


Traitor Song
LK2234

I come before you now
With nothing but the sound
Of my heart beating loud
For you

A thousand times I've turned my back
You are faithful Lord

So won't you take me even deeper
Won't you take me even deeper
Spirit take me even deeper now

In the wake of my mistakes
There is grace
*not binding, restrictions apply

Monday, February 2, 2009

in your time

There is time
Where your fields lay empty,
There is time
To be torn down,
There is time
For the broken hearted,
There is time, there is time.

And here I stand,
With the name of God upon my heart,
The name of God upon my heart,
The name of God will never part with me.

You make all things beautiful,
In Your time

There is time
When the nations will turn to You,
There is time
For hearts to heal,
There is time
When the old die young
And the cold find warmth
When the heavens open,
The heavens open.

Listen

Sigh, I only have time for single take acoustic recordings these days...

I kinda wanna see if I can get a lineup to play stuff out somewhere. Anyone interested?