beauty in the eye of…the Father

Ladies, women, girls, this is for you. I came across some beautiful art, videos, and spoken word, and other poetry when my mom linked to this beautiful video, at this beautiful new site called: The Beheld. Watch this video: Love this poem, also on this site: BY JESSICA JENTINK makes me hate everything I am…

Friday Fun – Random Finds

A few special (and extremely random) links for you to wander around at your leisure (or your boredom) this lovely Friday, I’ve been saving them all week! 1. This first stop will only take you 2 minutes. Exactly. Take a break and listen to the sounds of the ocean: Do Nothing for Two Minutes (http://www.donothingfor2minutes.com/)…

The Music of John Williams – THIS WEEKEND!

This is one of the 3 pieces I am learning for this weekend’s performance. This one is in latin, the other is in some star wars made up language and the last, my favorite, is ooohs and aaahhs, but very beautiful. the other two are super intense! more info on the performance of The Music…

Charlie Hall CD Giveaway Extravaganza!!

Dear friends, I have exciting news!! I was asked to host an awesome Charlie Hall CD giveaway right here on my blog! It’s not just one CD (oh man, I sound like an infomercial) ..but for reals, check this out!! 1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER gets: ALL of  Charlie Hall’s albums!! 4 SECOND PLACE WINNERS get…

T is for

TERRIFIC! Had a fun day :) My video is ready to go…hopefully I’ll be able to upload it asap :D I’ll let you know when it is!

so you wanna hear my new songs?

Come to Jazz-N-Java June 26 @ 6PM to hear Eddie Culin, Savannah, and myself! I’m going to be playing several of my own songs for the very first time! I’m super stoked…!!

i love us: cousins

taken by the fabulous, beautiful Jessica. (click for her flickr) my family. we are cousins :D and my sister. and I LOVE THEM A LOT! just so you know. xoxo LJ

encouragement from a 5 year old

i babysit some cute kids. last night i watched 2 kids. we had fun swinging, coloring and played a couple short rounds of wii, and i started getting them moving towards bedtime with pajama time, and then a quieter activity. i had the youngest sitting on my lap as i read her a story, and…

A prayer

My awesome friend Rose and I have been sharing links back and forth this week and she sent this link to a site called Internet Cafe Devotions and as I read just a couple of them I knew I needed them.  I posted this prayer on my FB wall and have been re-reading it daily,…

Favorites: Art & Photography Blogs

My Five Favorite Art & Photography blogs: This is a simple blog post. A short list of some of my favorite creative art & photography blogs. I was thinking about adding a favorite picture…but I really can’t pick. I really love these artists and admire their work, passion and art. I hope you will check…

Love Was Here First – New Music by Carolyn Arends

LOVE WAS HERE FIRST by Carolyn Arends. Fresh, jive, and colorful are some of the words to describe the musical feast of this new creation which includes mandolin, violin, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, and upright bass. Nothing about this album is dull, or typical.   The incredible thing about the songwriting of this album is the…

the bookstore game

Tonight was my favorite RD night so far. We met at Barnes & Noble instead of our usual spot, and we played this game. It was really fun, and I did feel loved when the girls picked books for me.  There were 6 of us sitting in the Cafe and Becca explained how it worked:…