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Whales and Stars


“Age to age, He stands
And time is in His hands
Beginning and the end
Beginning and the end “

~Chris Tomlin

This musical mash-up consists of the whirring pulsating sound of stars, the call of whales, and a surprise.  My friend Heather and I sat at a concert and listened to Loius Giglio, (pastor at Passion City Church, and founder of a popluar yearly “Passion” conference for twenty-somethings ) as he created this surprising cosmic experience.

We were pretty captivated as Louis held an iPad, talked about the scope of creation from an astronomical perspective, brought sound affects, then hit play.

It takes a some time to hear how it all comes together, but two minutes in, it all starts to make sense. Turn up the volume, and see for yourself.

“… and all will see, how great is our God.”

Madly

  • Kayla B.

I asked my friend, Kayla Bingham, to tell me her favorite dancing song from this past year.  After hearing the lyrics, I thought the words would be a gift to several of you who have been in your own challenging seasons.  So, I asked Kayla if we could do a little video project.  She agreed.

Kayla is currently dancing with  Odyssey Dance Theater in Utah, but when she was back in Colorado for Christmas, my son Isaac and I met her at Synergy Academy, a local dance studio. We filmed her interpretation of the song, “Madly in Love with You” by  singer/songwriter, Sean McConnell.

(When you watch, if you look carefully on the left side of the mirror wall, you can see me laying on the floor and Isaac standing by a tripod. We are trying our best to be invisible.)

This is what the dancer said about the music:

“The song gets me. It reminds me of the times where God feels silent and you get desperate and would do just about anything to hear or see or understand. You know that feeling? When you’re almost frustrated and tears are welling up and you feel like you’re bursting at the seams, and all you want in the world is for God to feel close. That’s what this dance feels like to me.
” ..I know you wish you could hear me, sometimes it’s so hard to do…but every morning’s sunrise says: I’m madly in love with you”

Thanks, Kayla.  We’ll be watching the sunrise differently …

I know you wish you could see me
That’s the way it has to be
Someday you’ll understand,
Don’t you lose your faith in me

I know you wish you could hear me
Sometimes it’s so hard to do
But every morning sunrise it says
I’m madly in love with you
Yes I’m madly in love with you

Sean Mcconnell, “Madly in Love with You

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(Song respectfully used with sole intent to generate inspiration not income. Please visit Sean McConnell’s website for more information about this talented artist.)

Better Than I

Ok. Yes. This song is embedded in a rather dated animated children’s movie.
Ok. Yes. It may be melodramatic and has a key change in the middle.
Granted.

But, sometimes truth emerges from surprising places.

So, hit PLAY.  I want you to listen to this song loudly, with headphones if possible, and hear it.  In Joseph’s story, hear that God’s love is deep enough to bring freedom … even in a prison cell.  In spite of your desperate efforts, failed plans, or hopelessness, hear God’s unconditional love right where you are, no matter your circumstance, no matter what’s in your heart.  He is stronger and wiser than your pride, shame, false gods, and broken cisterns. At the bottom, at the point where you have finally given up, He is the only one who is able to save you and lead you out.

He knows better.  I believe this.

May you find something profoundly and eternally hopeful in the middle of a cartoon.

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You Know Better Than I” sung by David Campbell, in “Joseph, King of Dreams

Dawn Treader

‎”While I can, I sail east in the Dawn Treader. When she fails me, I paddle east in my coracle. When she sinks, I shall swim east with my four paws. And when I can swim no longer, if I have not reached Aslan’s country, or shot over the edge of the world in some vast cataract, I shall sink with my nose to the sunrise…”

Repacheap

C.S. Lewis, “Voyage of the Dawn Treader”