Monday, September 30, 2013

Music Monday: Brooke Waggnoner

This song first caught me offguard as I was sitting in my car driving home from work. The radio station I had on generally play pop songs on repeat so this was a pleasant surprise. Of course when you hear something this awesome you just have to Shazam it and I found Brooke Waggoner!

Her lyrics are simple and yet, just beautiful.

Fresh Pair Of Eyes
'Cause I want to be seen
With a fresh pair of eyes
The single white tree
In a black hood of disguise

I want, I want to be seen
With a fresh pair of eyes
The single, the single white tree
In a black hood of disguise

I miss God, I miss God
I miss God, I miss God

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

in the stillness of morning....there You are

Have you ever had an overwhelmingly glorious yet surreal moment?

A time of day when you stir into consciousness and flicker your eyes open, blinking away the sandy wisps of sleep and feel at that exact moment that God was right there with you. He brushes your hair away from your eyes, caressing your cheek. You say good morning with a wide spread grin and he says,"Good morning my love. Good morning my daughter. Good morning my treasure."

As thoughts of the day ahead start to fill your mind and the worry of work and meetings and dirty dishes and laundry and the lists you make of lists of things you have to do and should do and MUST do, they overwhelm you.

And you wish, oh you wish that you could just linger a while longer, in this quiet wakefulness of a perfect morning.

Curtains drawn yet that dim yellowy light forces you right into the reality of a new day.

You shut your eyes and just for awhile, everything ceases. Your thoughts are affectionately quiet, you experience a tremendous calm.

He says, "Be Still". And there you are.

Your heart swells and something I can only describe as Joy fills it as you emerge to greet a brand new day with renewed hope.

As a writer and editor, I am passionate about the right words, in the right format, with the right spelling and punctuation. But sometimes maybe words are not enough to describe the glorious feeling of God's face shining down on you.

It is ok fumble words. Use fragile words or angry and honest ones that sound far from perfect but yet, have to be heard and can only be heard by the One who hears your every cry and lament and prayer.

Oh He's there in the unspoken words too. On such days, you rise and rub the sleepiness from your eyes and march into the day with purpose, and He still sees an overcomer and a warrior.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Music Monday: Capital Cities

Capital Cities is an indie pop duo formed by Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian. The band is pretty new to me but they've been around for a couple of years and I found Safe & Sound on YouTube while clicking through video after video one weekend.

The band premiered the official video of “Safe and Sound” on April this year on VEVO which was directed by Grady Hall (Beck, Modest Mouse)!

The video featured work from Emmy-nominated choreographer Mandy Moore (who also choreographs for SYTYCD). The video was nominated for two 2013 MTV Video Music Awards: Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects. The video won a 2013 MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects.

It's such a fun video so check it out!

When that's done check out "Kangaroo Court" which features Darren Criss! This sooo explains the Instagram pic!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Music Monday: Cups by Anna Kendrick

I loved the song Cups when I first heard it on Pitch Perfect and Anna Kendrick performed it awesomely. Since then, there's been tons of covers, one of my favourites being the one by Sam Tsui, Alex G, Kina Grannis and Kurt Schneider.

And then my two favourite dancers went and choreographed a piece too which was too good not to share. :)