Posts Tagged ‘ Music ’

Popping in to say Hello!

I have been super busy with school and visiting home this quarter! It is week 6 now and I am getting really excited about the thought of the quarter being over and then GRADUATION! Wooooo!! The weekend of graduation a Cirque Du Soleil is going to be in Eugene and we are going! I am pretty darn excited about it! This is the promo for the one that we are going to see and I can’t wait!

Also I rented the movie Country Strong a few weeks ago and I loooooooved it! I thought the music was so great and was surprised by how well the actors sang. This is one of my favorite songs from the move, his voice is so deep and fits country music so well.

Another one of my favorite songs is Give Into Me along with many of the other songs off the soundtracks.

Lastly, there is a job that opened up on campus at Cal Poly and I am applying for it! I am really excited about it and hoping to get an interview. I would really appreciate any prayers and good thoughts concerning that  🙂

Thats all for now! I’m hoping to be able to write more this quarter, but it doesn’t seem like school will be slowing down anytime soon. Also I am really excited to be heading down to San Luis Obispo for Memorial Day Weekend! 24 days!!

You’ve Been Remade

I was driving back to Eugene from Salem a few weeks ago and this song came on the radio. I was so moved by the lyrics and truth in the song. Sometimes I believe lies about my sin (past sin especially) that I am no longer good or worthy in God’s eyes or I just get really down on myself about things that have happened in the past. This song is such a great reminder about how it is not about what I do good or bad, but it is about what Jesus did for me on the cross and how I live my life differently because of that. I have been remade and am constantly being remade and refined by God into the person He wants me to be. Realizing this and truly believing that I am not the person I once was and that God has made me into a new person can make all the difference in how I live and how I see and treat other people. It is always so amazing to me that God loves me so much that He would show such grace to me and bring me into the most loving and personal relationship with Him. Even more amazing is that He longs for a personal relationship with every single person, He is there with open arms waiting for each of us to come running to Him. I am so thankful for His love and this song as a reminder of what Jesus did for me on the cross.

I love songs that speak to your soul…

…and today at church they played a song that did. It was oh so good! They had played it before and I had wanted to find it and then buy it. Later today I decided to finally do some searching to find a recording of the song. I looked around and found some songs with the same title as the one I was looking for, but were definitely not the right one. Then I finally found it! It turns out that the girl who leads worship wrote the song! How cool?! I finally found it on her Vimeo account (and then on youtube). So now I share with you the song that has been in my head since church and has been playing constantly since I found it online.

I love the lyrics! The chorus is my favorite, but really the whole song is so great.

 

King of Glory, Most Holy

Meet me here

You are mighty, shelter me draw me near

I am fifthly, Majesty cleanse my soul

Take me broken, mend and then make me whole

In your way Yahweh

A much needed lift after a rough week

This last week has been a little pretty rough. Between midterms, group projects, discussion groups, research proposals, missing people in SLO, hormones doing their thing, the rain starting and life in general I just have had not the best week.

So you are probably like “KC where is the lift after this rough week?”

Well I was on grooveshark making a playlist of praise/worship songs. (BTW if you haven’t check out gooveshark its pretty cool. Basically like Pandora – commercials + getting to make your own playlist = amazingness) So I was making my playlist and typed in “How Deep The Father’s Love” because lets be honest what a great song right? I was looking through the artists that had done a version of the song and I saw a name I wasn’t expecting to see owl city. Now if you don’t know owl city please go listen to them here, here and here.

Onto the ultimate lift in my day/week. Mmmmmmm such goodness.

Reasons why this what this was the best lift to my day

  1. I LOVE this song! It is such a good song! I feel like I am such a sucker for hymns. The lyrics are always so poignant and to the heart.
  2. Owl city makes such happy music it can’t help but put a smile on your face, or at least I can’t.
  3. Put the first two together and what do you get? KC overcome by the reality of the lyrics of the song = shedding a few tears (I mentioned the hormones earlier, right?) BUT at the same time smiling the biggest smile because of the lyrics (funny how they can do that to you huh? laughing and crying) AND smiling because Owl City’s music just puts a smile on my face!

So now my friends feast your ears on this lovely little tune 🙂

Sidenote this song isn’t on any of their albums ultimate sad face 😦 BUT it is on grooveshark and youtube 🙂

Now off to study more for my midterm tomorrow, looking forward to a relaxing evening tomorrow and making leek potato soup. Yes I’m SO excited. Hopefully it turns out well & I will have a delicious recipe to share with you all. Also I have other recipes to share and other things of life. Sometimes there are just so many ideas floating around in my head it is hard to find the time to write them all down!

p.s. while I was writing this it started to thunder and lightening and I could see the lightening flash outside my window. For some reason I find thunder and lightening storms really relaxing. Is that strange? Well I love it. Bring it on thunder and lightening you make for perfect studying weather!

Almost done with summer school! (and other updates about life)

I am approaching the last stretch of summer school! WOO! This week is going to be a busy one though! I have my thesis for 310 due Monday, 6 page paper journal about the readings for 310 due Tuesday, final in 310 Wednesday. Then next Monday I have a 6 page research project paper for 311 due, where I am going out to survey people. And finally next Wednesday I have a 5-8 page social issues paper comparing views of theorists for 310 due! I am hoping to have the papers done sooner, hopefully I can write the 310 one Thursday and Friday and then work on my 311 one over the weekend and be done Monday the 16th!!

Last night Ashley & Rachel (friends from elementary-high school) came down to my apartment in Eugene. It was really fun to hang out and make dinner! We made pizza, I must say my favorite was the BBQ chicken over the more traditional tomato sauce, pepperoni, mushroom, olive & onion. But it was nice to hang out at home and not be alone. I know that sounds really sad and depressing, but it hasn’t been all bad living by myself. I think being an only child was preparing me to live on my own for this summer. Also Gavin & I talk a lot or skype when I get lonely. BUT, I would love to talk/skype with other people and catch up on life : )

Speaking of catching up, I booked my tickets for visiting in August! I am flying down to Orange County August 20 for Vince & Angela’s wedding (which I can’t wait for! It is going to be so much fun!) Then Disneyland Sunday, which I am SO excited for especially because I have a FREE ticket!! After that I am going to be in SLO until August 31 when I am taking the train back to Salem. I am actually kind of excited to take the train back, which I normally wouldn’t be because it is a 22-24 hour train ride. But I am hoping it will be pretty with summer and the sunset. I am in no hurry to get back, so why not travel in one of the most relaxing ways?? Also it was half the price of a plane ticket out of SLO, so it is hard to beat! Can’t wait for all the fun things that I LOVE about SLO!!! Line dancing, farmers, the beach, Crusade, the drive-in …. not to mention the wonderful people who live there : ) Please let me know if you are going to be in town I want to hang out with you : ) ♥ ♥ ♥

Roommate situation update: God is sooooo good! Right now there are 4 girls (yes you read that right FOUR!) interested!! The first of the four came today to look at the place and meet. She seemed really nice and said she would get back to me early next week about her decision. The second one is coming early next week to look at the place and meet me. The other two have emailed me and we are still talking over email! I am really really really hoping & praying that one of these girls works out! I would really love for this whole situation to be resolved and the application process started by the time I go down to California! It would be so nice to not have to worry about that and just have a very relaxing vacation in California! I would appreciate any prayers for a resolved roommate situation.

Earlier this week as I was watering my veggies I noticed my green beans and broccoli have started growing! So I thought I would post some pictures. The green beans aren’t as small as when I first found them, they were such cute baby string beans! But the broccoli is still a little baby! It is just so cute!! Is it sad that I think baby vegetables I am growing are cute? Oh well, I think they are!

Green Beans

Baby Broccoli

I put my index finger next to it to give some scale of how small and cute it is!

These little yellow flowers have bloomed all over my cucumber plant!

I have been going to CCF, and it has been good and a nice way to get to meet more people. They are going through Colossians. This last Tuesday Joe, the intern who is speaking this summer talked about the gospel and what it means to have our life hidden in Christ’s. It was just a really great reminder about what God did for us by having Jesus live a sinless life & die on the cross to atone for our sins! Sometimes I think I do not remember this enough and how amazing God is with how much he loves us! Also side note, sometimes an old man named Bud comes to CCF, I would guess he is in his 70s or 80s. I think during the school year sometimes his wife comes with him too. He comes before worship and then listens to the message. Then afterwords he hands out roses from his garden to all the women. (He only does this when roses are in season) But he is such a cute old man! So for the past 2 weeks I have had a rose from Bud in a vase on my dining room table. This is my one from this last Tuesday:

One last thing, I was going through my music today on my iTunes because my computer was getting full and I don’t listen to A LOT of the music on my computer (I had over 5,000 songs!) Then I was just listening to random music and I came across a song called Come Save by Sarah Reeves, and have pretty much fallen in love with this song! These were some of the lyrics that really spoke to me:

Addicted to our pride
Come save
Consumed in self delight
Come save
Break us and free us from these chains
We desperately need your grace

You can listen to the song on YouTube here: Come Save by Sarah Reeves I would definitely recommend at least taking a listen. Also I am pretty excited to check out her other music!

Thinking of you guys often!!

p.s. I was thinking about music after I had written this post, and it seemed fit to mention another song I have been slightly obsessive about The Glory of It All by David Crowder Band (the title is a link to the song on YouTube). I know it came out a while ago, but it SO good! I just love the message of the song! These are the lyrics of the chorus:

Oh, the glory of it all
Is He came here
For the rescue of us all
That we may live
For the glory of it all
Oh, the glory of it all

Such great lyrics

As I am working on a paper/homework for class I put on Tyrone Wells music to groove too. Gavin has been listening to him and intrigued me to listen to him and check him out. He is SO good!! I really like the song More, but the song I have been listening to over and over is Enough. I think one of the reasons I like his songs so much is because they can be listened to in different ways. He is a pop singer, not necessarily Christian worship, but he is Christian and you can tell in the lyrics. These are the lyrics from Enough that really stick out to me:

I was lost so many years
Now I’m found ’cause you are here
So just look at me again
‘Cause now you’re my everything
I could never ask for more

So it’s enough, yeah it’s enough

So good!! If you are looking for a new artist to check out I would definitely recommend checking out Tyrone Wells!

Ok now back to the paper a little before heading to bed! Night!!