Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Gift Overflowing

                                          Dead Come Alive - Animation

 The power of this song & animation are nothing compared to the power of the TRUE STORY which it is based on. "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed." 1 Peter 2:24  "This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. 6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord." Ezekiel 37:5&6  We have been given a gift.  A gift that is irreplaceable and never runs out.  Something that we should want to shout from the roof tops about.  It's a gift of closeness.  Closeness with God.  Sin, our sin, separated us from God & He desired us so much that He was willing to take on the pain and death of the world so that we didn't have to.  So that we could be close to Him, be with Him.  When He went so far to be with us, should not we strive to be closer to Him in our everyday lives?  Reaching for Him, for wisdom & understanding, for compassion & love, for Christ-likeness.  And the beauty, the sheer beauty, of this gift is that it is overflowing.  Into our families, our friends, our neighbors & their neighbors & so on & so forth... Because His will will be done & He is calling out to us, all of us.  So share your gift, don't "hide it under a bushel" or a bucket, or a mask, or your popularity, or status, or pride.  Let the gift, the Gospel, the Holy Spirit, shine out from you through your actions, your words, your love, and your thoughts.  We have Life, life eternal.  Let us grasp onto it, reach toward the one who gave it, and sing of it to anyone who'll hear.

-XO Juls

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The larger the trial that we face; the greater the reward when we make it through.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Holding Out For A Hero: The Lost Music (bonus songs) Album Cover & Tracklist

Holding Out For A Hero: The Lost Music (Bonus Songs)
1::Garoline - Shovels & Rope::
2::Wolves - Bronze Radio Return::
3::Walikng The Dog (RAC mix) - fun.::
4::The Infinite Abyss Of Space - Chris Ayer::
5::Hold On - The Gospel Whiskey Runners::
6::Cups - Anna Kendrick::
7::Just A Ride (Stripped Recording) - The Virginmarys::
8::Take Me Home, Country Roads - Brandi Carlile & Emmylou Harris::
9::I Am Certain I'm A Train - Levi Weaver::
10::Speed Of Dreams - AlO::
11::Ain't It Enough - Old Crow Medicine Show::
12::Coals and Water - Angel Snow::
13::Grace Kelly - MIKA::
14::Muddy Waters - The Gospel Whiskey Runners::
15::Little Numbers - Boy::
16::Holding Out For A Hero - Bonnie Tyler::
                     ::a jas.mixtape::
                ::Foxtrot Productions::

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Think on These Things

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Philippians 4:8

The 'When I Grow Up' List

   There are so many career paths I could have chosen, and still could I guess (nothing's definite till I'm dead I s'pose).  Yet, I pursued graphic design.  For some reason or another it always made sense- art & practicality both led towards that decision.  But if I had the choice to step into another career of my choosing just for the fun of it, I sure would!  So  I've decided to compile a list of the top 7 careers I would readily step into.  

1. Voice Actor 
I've always been fascinated with vocal manipulations, whether that meant imitating Homestar Runner with my sister as kids or trying to perfect my different accents while goofing off with friends.  I also love discovering when one voice actor was the sound behind many characters from shows and movies I used to love.

2. Broadway Actor
Singing, acting, dressing up!  You betcha I've always been interested in theater.  Too bad my stage fright always seemed to overpower my desires to perform.

3. Fashion Designer
This particular passion has been with me as long as I can remember.  Professionally I've moved on to a more attainable goal, but I still plan on using this gift to create fun outfits now and again. 

4. Indie Singer/Songwriter
Singing has always been one of my struggles.  I know I'm good, at least 'average good', but I've never been affirmed as having a spectacular voice.  So though my desire for singing is there I still would get too embarrassed to share myself singing legitimately to anyone other than close friends.  And as for the songwriting... Well I don't know guitar and would like to & my lyrics have always sucked... So it'd be cool to be better at that.

5. Stylist
Dressing other people up to look pretty? Yes please!  

6. Party Planner
I love color schemes, themes, and event planning/ running.  I've always felt I could have some pretty swanky parties if given the means.

7. Cafe/Bistro Owner
Yes.  A French, indie cafe/bistro with a bakery is one of my top dreams!  From the live music to the freshly baked croissants paired with a latte (with an extra shot of espresso) this place would be The place to go to hang out, chill with a good book, go on a date, or even just grab breakfast.  And I would be the mastermind behind it all. :). ((P.s. had to create a restaurant for class and so of course I created my dream place: Foxglove: Cafe/Bistro))
~Xoxo~ Juls