Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Night with Nat

Nat and I hung out the other night - and had fun going through old jewelry and separating some beads into baby jars that rebecca bug donated to me :)



sorting out the beads



here is nat, famous foot model, modeling one of my jewelry designs from college - all the beads are only on the top of your foot so it's easy to walk in this or wear it with sandals ... :)




this is me...being me (i'm a dork)



here are all your old baby jars rebecca - they work great for this stuff! i think it's time for me to clean up...

Chip's Birthday Part-ay

Chip's birthday party was fun...a bunch of people went over to the Bugnars and got to spend time with them and sing to Chip :)
Then of course, for all sucessful parties, you have to whip out the old school home movies - Chip was well prepared with videos of his old basketball team (i'm guessing high school?) anyway...
everyone was entertained



here they are getting all excited...


there's chip on the bigscreen!


everyone was amazed by the skills of our fearless college leader...

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Allison's First Qdoba Lunch...

was with me!!!! I know so many of you are probably really fighting jealousy (josh...mike) but it's true....
we had so much fun - i brought my digital camera with me so we could document the occassion for the blogs :)
(i'm such a dork)
allison started making her list of pros and cons as soon as she got there - she will be posting those on her blog which i'm sure will be comment central - get ready for the moes vs. qdoba battle :)



Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Wes King Tribute CD

As some of you know - SMB took a last minute trip to Dallas to record a Wes King song for a tribute cd. Wes King has cancer and all the artists on the record were invited to donate their time to the project - all the funds for the cd go to help Wes and his family during this time....
If you'd like to hear an mp3 sample of the song we recorded for the project, (as well as samples from all the other artists) just click on the banner below

I got to do some "kelly clarkson screaming" on this song - it was fun - but the song isn't exactly that style so it's pushed way back in the mix - you can hear it on the sample - it was so fun to record! i hope ya'll like it :)

The release date for the cd is March 14th - it is being released in the US through grassrootsmusic.com and independentbands.com - It is also going to be distributed in Canada, South Africa, Australia and a number of European countries.
pretty fun stuff ... go check out the mp3 samples.


Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day!

For God so loV ed the world,
     That He gA ve
           His onL y
          BegottE n
                SoN
                   T hat whosoever
     Believeth I n Him
        Should N ot perish,
     But have E verlasting life."


John 3:16

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

foundational...

prayer is so good - the body of Christ is so necessary - these seem to be foundational lessons i can't get over - and i can't seem to ever fully grasp - i know this is very simple but it's all i have to share with you now - i've been tired and a bit overwhelmed the past few days and God reminded me... "Come all you who are weary, I will give you rest". His promises are there to guide me and comfort me.... oh, how easily i forget...but why do i forget - why would i forget such an amazing love - my sin! ... i am so drenched with my own sin that if i am not consistently in the Word and my sin revealed in the light of His presence, i get lost in the darkness of the plank i am left to stare at - there is no light there - there is no joy there - there is no mercy there....I am in such need of mercy - What a joy it is to know that we who are found in Christ are granted favor with an outpouring of new mercies every morning - i feel i need mercy now more than ever - and faithfully He provides - He has shown me my sin and made a way for my cleansing - and has graciously allowed me entrance into His presence where there is fullness of joy - the abundance of this amazing grace surpasses all abundance i've ever known ... How amazing is our faithful Father...i do not deserve such love.

Valley of Vision

Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly,
Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision,
where I live in the depths but see thee in the heights;
hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold thy glory.

Let me learn by paradox
that the way down is the way up,
that to be low is to be high,
that the broken heart is the healed heart,
that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,
that the repenting soul is the victorious soul,
that to have nothing is to possess all,
that to bear the cross is to wear the crown,
that to give is to receive,
that the valley is the place of vision.

Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells,
and the deeper the wells the brighter thy stars shine;
Let me find thy light in my darkness,
thy life in my death,
thy joy in my sorrow,
thy grace in my sin,
thy riches in my poverty
thy glory in my valley.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

My first time overseas...






ok - i'm sorry to those of you who actually check my blog for not updating it as consistently as you'd like - there's been a lot to update you on - i went to Turkey! beautiful country - not in the "let's vacation there" kind of way - but in the simplicity of life there - there are just fields where you can see no buildings for miles, and orange trees, beautiful mountains - i can't begin to give God's work there justice in my words -the land just seems so pure and unobstructed by human hands - i love it...don't forget to pray for the nations - that the hearts of the people near and far will be unveiled to behold the radiance of the truth and love of Christ...