The greatest happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. I bring you my thoughts on life, songs from my guitar, and a personal experiences to hopefully inspire and encourage. These ramblings come from my own encounters with a God so faithful to me by showing me everyday the best way to His grace.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

It's Been a While...

I can't help but sing that alternative song that starts out with those words- and for the life of me I can't remember who does it. A little help anyone?

Anyway, it's been a LONG time since i last posted. 2 years actually. I started blogging on my myspace account, but that kind of tapped out as well. SO, I thought why don't I start fresh and try and keep at least a weekly update...or 2 here goes, I'll give it a shot! First, let me update on what's gone on in 2 years...a whole lot!

2 years ago:

-I went to Africa
-I was working in HR at a retirement community
-I was playing music a lot in cafes and bars in Tempe, mostly.
-Just started the youth band at my church
-Was taking a class at a time to continue my ministry education.


-I went back to New Zealand last October :)
-I'm working as the Community Relations Director for the same retirement community
-I haven't been playing out as much, as a lot of my church activities have increased.
-The youth band is doing great! These kids are good kids, and I have that awesome privilege of speaking into their lives musically and spiritually every week!
-Just finished another class, and have enrolled and been accepted to Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, CA. I'll be moving there in late August.

I cannot tell you how excited I am!!! I've been reading Bill Johnson's book, When Heaven Invades Earth (He's the sneior pastor and founder of the school), andit has been faith building and challenging for me. I'll get into a little more in the next post. But I just wanted to give a quick update on life and will continue to try and update it as often as I can!

Be blessed!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Ok, so I have recorded a couple songs for my demo- you guys should chekc it out. There are also some pics of being in the studio which are always fun!
Anyway, here's the website address:

Thanks for all the encouragement and prayers!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Update on Showcase

Well, I have decided on the 2 songs I am going to do at the Showcase.

One is called "God's Eye View" and the other is "Catalyst". They're both upbeat.

There are lots of thoughts going through my head about this...some excited, and some scary but then I just stop and say, God it just has to be in your hands...if its meant for this particular time, you will show me favor and you will make the way...if not this time, you'll still provdie me with leads and netowrking relationships that who knows what will come of those?

My friend Michelangelo has a recording studio and I am going to try and get a small demo together and make copies to give out as a networking tool that has some of my stuff on there. The demo will be done before the competition and then I will probably set up a music my space and put some of my stuff on here so ya'll can hear it and tell me if I suck or not! Seriously I need real honest opinions of it.

I need your prayers though people, because I have just come down with this really bad cold that is seriously kicking my butt and I need my voice and body to be 100% for this demo and compeition! Thank you Lord of rthis amazing opportunity, God if even one person is touched or changed by the music or lyrics then it has been worth it. May your favor be upon me, even if I don't recognize it as your favor. I try so hard to analyse what that favor is supposed to look like, so i just lay down all my expectations and whatever happens, I give all my agendas, plans, and glory to you!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Christian Music...

SO, I have this opportunity to register for:
America's Christian Music Showcase- it's a competition for unsingned christian bands and solo artists! The competition is in April, so i am really pryaing about doing this! It goes all weekend, and there are also workshops and networking things to go to and all of that. The Grand Prize you get free registration and stuff to Music in the Rockies 2006- this is another conference/competition that would help my career ( they are responsible for singing Nichole Nordeman, Jars of Clay. Rachel Lamps, and others) and second place you get a spot on one of the Spirit West Coast Stages so the more I am thinking about this, the more pumped I am getting! So please be in prayer for me that if I am supposed to go, I would receive clear direction and that I would have God's favor if this is His will.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Long time

I know I know, it's been way too long I haven't written...the truth is I have been blogging and stuff like that on My Space- it has blog, plus other stuff so I encourage all of you to get a myspace!

anyway, the update on the audition- I decided not to do it. I knew I wasn't going to pursue anything with this particular band, I really didn't care for their sound so I didn't want to waste their time or mine. So I decided not to do it. I don't have any other leads yet but I'll defintely let you all know! Anyway that is all for now, will update more later!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

New Song in progress

I've started working on a new song last night, here are the lyrics and below it is the music- the interpretation of the song is up to the listener- whatever it means to you.

I'm so sick and tired of being sick and tired
I'm so tired of waiting for so many things to change
And I know in my heart it'll never really happen so why
Do I keep waiting for you to come around to come around

All I want is for you to believe but I don't think
That you can see the person I'm trying to be
When you look at me all you see is misunderstandings
I'm just not the person you make me out to be

I know some things just aren't worth fighting for
But just this once you need to stand for me
I know we've both done things and lost some trust
But just this once you need to fight for me

Can we give it one more chance, can we give it one more go
Baby don't give up on us, just once more for the road
I'll never give up on you even if you want me to
Cause my heart won't be beating, I can't live without you.

*Let me know what you think
this is an audio post - click to play

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Cool Song Lyrics

This song by Nada Surf has some cool lyrics I wanted to share, enjoy- it's off the album "The Weight is a gift"

To make a mountain of your life is just a choice
But i never learned enough to listen to the voice that told me
Always love
Hate will get you every time
Always Love
Don't wait til the finish line

Slow demands come around, squeeze the air and keep the rest out
It helps to write it down even when you then cross it out

But always love
Hate will get you every time
Always love
Even when you want to fight

Self-directed lives I want to know what it'd be like to
aim so high above every card that you get dealt. You...

Always love
Hate will get you every time
Always love
Hate will get you and I've been held back by something
You said to me quietly on the stairs
You said
Hey you good ones