Thursday, August 30, 2012

Solid Ground

Every time I look at You, You're smiling at me
Every time I walk to You, You're running to me
Every time I lift my hands, You're reaching for me
Even in the eye of the storm I look to You, beloved I'm Yours

All I see is a hurricane
All I feel is an earthquake
When I'm weak you are stronger now
So I walk on water like it's solid ground

Every time I wander off, You're looking for me
Every time I cry to sleep, You're weeping with me
Every time I get back up, You're dancing with me
Even in the eye of the storm I look to You, beloved I'm Yours

All I see is a hurricane
All I feel is an earthquake
When I'm weak you are stronger now
So I walk on water like it's solid ground

I walk on water like it's solid ground

~Lyrics from: Solid Ground by The Museum

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

C.S. Lewis

"God who foresaw your tribulation has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain."

"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell."

"We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God. The whole world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito."

"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less."

CD Review - The Struggle

The Struggle - Tenth Avenue North
These guys are some of my favourite musicians for sure so I bought this CD as soon as I could.
I have to say, though, that I was a little disappointed. While this CD has phenomenal lyrics (I seriously don't think I can stress that enough), about God's love, his faithfulness and his redemption, this album was lacking in musicality in comparison to their past two CDs. That would not stop me, however, from recommending this album to anyone because of how amazing this band and their passion for God is. With lyrics like: Hallelujah/ We are free to struggle/ We’re not struggling to be free/ Your blood bought and/ Makes us children/ Children, drop your chains and sing (The Struggle) and We’re all strangers here/ So it’s alright if you can’t/ Stop the tears that you cry/ ‘Cause some day we’ll touch the face of our God/ And the sorrow will disappear/ Until then, we’re strangers here (Strangers Here) it's hard to go wrong.
My favorites: The Struggle and Worn.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

CD Review - The Upside of Down

The Upside of Down - Chris August
It was just a good week for CDs this week... Owl City (check out my review for it here), Tenth Avenue North (review coming next week) and Chris August.
I have to say that I was really impressed with Chris August's first release, No Far Away, and so my expectations were very high for this CD (as they usually are). Expectations = surpassed.
Chris kept this CD totally him but added onto his amazing sound with awesome vocals and beautiful melodies. I really appreciate the fact that he can do a variety of styles and he shows that off a little in this CD, going from bluesy in Water Into Wine to more rock in Center of It. This whole CD is packed with awesome worship, definitely a must have for fans of his first album and one to check out for people that haven't heard him before.
My favorites: Center of It and The Upside of Down.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

CD Review - The Midsummer Station

The Midsummer Station - Owl City
I am a huge Owl City fan so I was somewhat excited very, very excited to hear this CD and I was not at all disappointed!
Lots of people I know tell me that they think every Owl City song sounds the same, not so with this album! Every song is completely Owl City but with a definite twist from how he's done things before. Because he wrote and produced with other people for this CD (something he's never done before) I felt like it gave him the freedom to mature his sound and have more creativity throughout his songs. His typical humor is sprinkled all over this CD but he brings a more thoughtful side to some of the songs as well which is very refreshing.
My favorites: Bombshell Blonde and Embers

Monday, August 13, 2012

Pairing Neutrals

Add some subtle drama to your LBD by pairing it with a brown clutch and brown boots. Unexpectedly elegant.

Add a creamy green jacket to a neutral outfit to add a bit of colour to a subdued and classy look.

Creamy colours go great together. Add a black belt to add a bit of drama to an otherwise soft outfit.

Add a thick sweater over top of a neutral dress and opaque black tights for a easy, pulled together look for everyday.

Pairing neutrals is a great way to get the best bang for your buck out of your wardrobe. Think of adding blacks and browns and creams together to create outfits that you wouldn't usually wear.