Thursday, January 26, 2012

Photobooth Fun at Love Lounge

I am part of a team that helps host an event called "Love Lounge" that is held in Redding on the third Thursday of every month. This is an open mic night and a place where local up-and-coming talent is showcased. Last week we celebrated Love Lounge's 2nd birthday, and in honor of it's coming of age, we had a huge birthday bash accompanied by many special guest artists and even a photo booth.
Here are some of the shots we snagged in the photo booth during the evening. It was wonderful. 
If you live in the Redding area or ever come and visit, be sure to come to Love Lounge and hang out with us. For more info, visit the Love Lounge Facebook Page
All images by www.Bvaphoto.com

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Words of Wisdom

I have just finished reading C.S Lewis's "The Weight of Glory," a book that has marked me deeply. Rarely in life do you come across a person so wise and gifted yet so in tune with God and heaven. 
I wish more people wrote this way today, coloring their writing with words and sentences redolent of wisdom and divine knowledge. 
These are some of my favorite C.S Lewis quotes.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Organisation and Inspiration Station

I bought myself a much needed pin-board from Target the other day and had myself a fun afternoon decorating it with everything that is both organizational and inspirational. My lovely new board is now full of prophetic words, letters, a self-made calendar, postcards, and favorite quotes. I love waking up in the morning and being able to glance at one spot to see the date as well as be reminded of the fact that I am loved by Jesus, and can look forward to his promises being fulfilled each and every day. 


Life in NorCal has been pretty swell as of late. With the mild, sunny days Redding has been churning out, your last guess would be that it is currently wintertime. 
My weekend has been full of spontaneous fun in the form of gigs, late-night grocery shopping adventures,   Starbucks catch-ups with best friends, and a day exploring the Sacramento River. 
I was also given an iPhone this week (Jehova Jireh!) so I've been Instagramming up a storm, and don't understand how I've gone 19 whole years without owning such a nifty little device. 
Happy days. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


“Just imagine living in a world without mirrors. You'd dream about your face and imagine it as an outer reflection of what is inside you." - Milan Kundera, Immortality

Friday, January 6, 2012

Ear Candy

Just doing my good deed for the day and sharing some of the delightful music I've been listening to lately. It will make your day, this I do not doubt. 

The Great Escape - Patrick Watson
The Places We Call Home - Lanterns on the Lake
A New Me - Wind and Willow
Farther Along - Josh Garrels
I'm Gona Be (500 miles) cover - Blake Stratton
Candles - Daughter
All My Days - Alexi Murdoch
Ashes and Wine - A Fine Frenzy
Pink Moon - Nick Drake
I Can't Make You Love Me - Bon Iver
Bedouin Dress - Fleet Foxes
September Grass - James Taylor
To Whom It May Concern - The Civil Wars
Olsen Olsen - Sigur Ros
The Woods - Sea of Bees
Angels in the Snow - Sam Duckworth
Night Owls - Dry The River
White Owl - Josh Garrels
Indian Summer - Riceboy Sleeps
With The King - United Pursuit
You Are Sweet - Sisterbrother

I love it - January

Fall weather lingers on. The smell of new beginnings. Peace like a river. Fleet Foxes. Generosity. Red nails. Stepping closer to my Thailand dream. Teetering on the edge of great risks. Inspiration boards. Prophetic words pinned on bedroom walls. Hosting tea parties. The fact that the Notebook can still make me cry. Tailored shorts and suspenders. Doing another loop around the neighborhood to listen to a good song finished. Practicing Kingdom principles. Paradise Lost. Rivertrail runs. Wind and Willow. The cross-shaped doorway to bliss. Mixed wine. Bread of the presence. Delighting myself in the Song of Songs. CommUNITY. Blogging, journaling and everything in-between. Dreaming with God. Stillness, silence, serenity. Red velvet cupcakes. The country air. My secret spot overlooking the mountains. A joy so deep it cannot be expressed externally. Hitting the ground running. The population of Redding returns to it's normal size. Joyfest with Georgian. Reading Old-English compilations. Brother Lawrence's revelations. Freshly picked flowers. Peppermint tea. Polka dots. Tweed. Drowning in a knitted scarf. Sitting with my feet up. Normality. Returning to routine. Craft days. Mason jar D.I.Y projects. The year of abundance. Lanterns on the Lake. Etherial indie playlist. A good male falsetto. Heart-shaped chalk boards. Painting. Girly giggling. Showing 2nd John who's boss. Falling in love with everything. Growing in love with everyone. Cadbury. Playing piano again. The feeling of my pen gliding across a page giving substance to my thoughts. Following my bliss. Vanilla hand cream. The gift of hindsight. Gratitude. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Support my dream

My vision for 2012 is that I have a vision that goes beyond myself, my own needs and wants and my own haves and have-nots. 
This year my vision is to see my life change the lives of those around the world through the power of genuine love, honor and service. 
Life is too short to live it just for yourself, and this year I am choosing to lend a helping hand to the world at large, in the big and small things alike. 
If you would like to get on board and help me fulfill this vision, here's how:
Here's the link to my Bethel profile in which you can donate towards the mission
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