Monday, April 30, 2012

Tuesday Tunes: OneRepublic medley

I've always liked OneRepublic, and this medley is pretty darn awesome. (Note: his voice is a million times better in HD. =P) Enjoy!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Jesus, Yoda, and Mom.

In Revelation 3, there is a letter sent to the church in Laodicea. The message carried is about lukewarm faith. The people in Laodicea are deceived, they think that they believe in God, but because they are half-hearted about their belief - because they are lukewarm - God warned that he would spit them out of his mouth.
     “These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked."  (Revelation 3:14-17)

Yoda agrees that half-hearted beliefs and actions are bad. As he famously stated, "Do or do not, there is no try."

Any mom (or the FDA safety handbook) will tell you that bacteria grows at room temperature. You can heat food, or freeze it to kill the germs -- but at that in between, lukewarm point, bacteria will flourish.

When you have God, Yoda, and your mom agreeing on something - it's probably true. ^_^ We should live in a way that gives 100%, be it to our faith, our beliefs, or our goals.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

" can never say again..."

"You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”
― William Wilberforce

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday Tunes: Lindsey Stirling

Hannah posted about Lindsey Stirling the other day, and I think it deserves a repost.

Seriously, this girl is amazing. =D I love her expression as she plays, and her cute little dancing. As Hannah linked, the Lord of the Rings Medley and Transcendence are both awesome. Be sure to listen to the LoTR song. (Also, listen to the HD, people, it's so much better.)

Two other songs I want to add here...

Spontaneous Me
I feel like you can hear a lot of her other work in this song, but I like it anyway. Her musical style is so unique - even though I don't tend to like instrumental-only music, I actually like this.

Electric Daisy Violin

This sounds a bit like her other songs - but she's just so adorable. ^_^ The title really summarizes her style to me. =P

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday Tunes: Pictures of You

At first I couldn't decide whether I hated or loved this song - the intro style/voices seemed a little weird. After listening to it a couple times, I got used to it, and I really liked this song now.

Pictures of You - The Last Goodnight
Pictures of you, pictures of me 
Hung upon your wall for the world to see 
Pictures of you, pictures of me 
Remind us all of what we used to be 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday Tunes: The Fray

The Fray is cool.

I hate to admit it, but I originally heard them on the Grey's Anatomy soundtrack. >.< (Note, if you don't know what that is, don't look it up. Tis a messed TV show. =P) My cousins watched it, and bought the music, which they then loaned to my mom. Little me saw it on the shelf, and started listening to it. Some of the songs made me "O.o", but I like others, even now - like the Fray. ^_^

Scars & Stories is their newest album, which came out at the end of summer. The two videos I'm embedding are from it - and I think I like this album best overall. However, some of their other stuff is still good. "You Found Me", in particular, is thought-provoking and awesome music.


Oh you got a fire and it's burning in the rain
Thought that it went out, but it's burning just the same
And you don't look back, not for anything
'Cause if you love someone, you love them all the same

Run For Your Life

Run and you don't give up
All that you are / All that you want
Run for your life right now

I also like "48 to Go" (the lyrics are fun - tis interesting) and the music in "Turn Me On" is cool.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday Tunes: Daughtry

September - Daughtry

Love the music in this song. My friends and I heard this song at a random restaurant in San Jose. I couldn't hear the lyrics, but  it sounded pretty. Now I love the rest of their songs too. =P

On The Inside - Daughtry

I like this message in this song. And the guitar is cool. And his voice -- aaaa so pretty! =P I was listening to this at my computer, but when mom walked by, she insisted that I turn the volume way up, because, "it's not the kind of song you can listen to quietly." ^_^

You can move to  another town
Hide where you're  sure you won't be found
But it's still just you on the inside
You can pretend it will be alright
No matter how you sell it
When you tell it it's a lie
Cause it's still just you on the inside
Still love you on the inside.