ever since i was a dramatic middle schooler who thought their song "dare you to move" is the only thing that could ever understand me or speak to me.. (: oh loooordie, i thanks Jesus often that i never have to be thirteen years old again.. (no offense to you thirteen-year-olds out there. much respect.. i couldn't do it. i feel for ya. it gets better :))
but i've always had a soft spot for this band. they've always been there! and this song just so pulls me into adventure and motivation to love people today. i hope that's the case for you too! and you all know how i feel about the west coast..(i'm a fan).. and "fading west" is their album name, so... 10 points for gryffindor! haha wut? k, i'm done. happy friday!
let's all just pretend we're on our way to the beach with the windows of the car down and this song is playing loud. instead of, you know, where we are...
so much beauty. this song moves me.
hey, you should play it loud! then thank God for your breath!
didjya know you're loved? didjya know you're valuable and important? didjya know there's purpose pulsing through your veins, put there by the God of the universe who knows your name?
i hope so. i hope you rest in peace tonight.
these videos are my favorite thing to make! i absolutely love being able to show you all these people who are so special to me, and the unique ways they bring beauty to the world and to celebrate the great JOY it is to be ALIVE!
this one is documenting becca on her twenty-first birthday, and my idea behind it is to show you how she creates and how she loves and how she is always inviting into adventure! i dearly love becca and thank God for the gift of twenty-one years of her being on this earth, creating and loving like she does!
** & please keep in mind that the focus in these videos that i've been making is on celebration, love and light and laughter, which i think requires one to recognize going in that this is only one part of life, the sunny side, but that life and friendships are not perfect and hard things happen too! i just never want to give you all a false impression of how life is, so please keep that in mind! **
& thanks isaac and holland for helping me finally think of this song when it was stuck in my head so long! thankful for those two. just somethin cool about friends who can help you think of the song in your head after giving them next to nothing to go off of. (:
& i really like this song!
goodnight, friend. you're loved.. i hope you know that!
i have this friend. her name is holland. not helen, not the place in the netherlands... holland. she says 'zoombazoo' and is fluent in both english and spanish and she wears farm shirts and she makes everywhere she goes a home and she believes in humans and loves the rain even though she is like sun and she loves big, wide, and deep. and it just makes sense that she would be born on valentine's day, because being with her is like getting hit over the head with a valentine all the time! (: she notices and creates beauty everywhere she goes, because she herself is beautiful in a way that could only mean Jesus is inside of her.
and yesterday, i got to not only celebrate LOVE on that favorite holiday of mine (besides christmas, and probably easter... okay, it's not my very favorite holiday, but it's up there! :)) but i also got to celebrate LIFE and beautiful living with some of my very favorite people! holland turned twenty and that means we blindfolded her right up and took her on various surprises, and then to her final destination: a cozy sleepover! she is one who sure lives life beautifully, and is most special to me! so this day was JOY.
& i'm trying to get my foot in the door a little more with videography, so sorry not sorry for the quality (: i'll get better, promise! but for now, hope you enjoy!
p.s. a little disclaimer: that is sparkling juice at the end.. not alcohol (notice the zoom in :)) ha
life is indeed worth celebrating. thanks, Jesus, for holland and for life and love to the full.