save as draft.

I keep writing posts and saving them as drafts. It's like the B-team of writing - I have all of these thoughts that I've benched for the season, or until further notice.

It's times like these that I turn on music and just sit, staring at my computer screen until my mind vomits all over the keys. But then instead of publishing, I save to drafts.

Most of these end up being published a few months later, but some never make it. Those are the most honest of them all that I'm saving for....? So I guess when I find myself drafting and not publishing, I find myself being the most honest, real, and raw, with myself and with God.

When I'm not posting, it reveals that I'm questioning and unsure, but I will say this because this I am sure of:  my God is good.

Hopefully I'll begin blogging again soon :).


cover stories.

Music is everything to me. And not just to me, to many others. A woman in her 70s told me today that music was her other language, and when she didn't know what to say, she could find the music that could say it for her. When I'm 70, I hope I still let music speak to me, and for me.

That being said, I love it when artists cover other artists. There is something humble and intriguing about a renowned and talented individual singing someone else's work. It shows respect, admiration, and also reveals something about their soul - about what touches and moves them.

Here are some of my favorite covers:

1. Lenka - Gravity Rides Everything (by Modest Mouse)

2. Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - The Maker (by Daniel Lanois)

3. Regina Spektor - Real Love (by John Lennon)

4. Ingrid Michaelson - Skinny Love (by Bon Iver)
*also found on my friend Jenna's blog.

5. Dave Matthews Band - Blackbird (by The Beatles)

6. John Mayer - Free Fallin' (by Tom Petty)


real love.

Sometimes I get in these moods that some might call sappy. Call it what you want, but I choose to believe my heart just feels a little bit more on these days. Everything is exactly as it seems, and nothing is exactly as it seems. It's as if there is an edge to life, and I'm teetering on the brink of greatness or despair. I choose greatness, of course, but at the end of either road the air is heavy with feeling - emotions, passion, adventure, love.

I stumbled upon a treasure this morning - one of my favorite artists covering one of my other favorite artists (Regina Spektor, John Lennon). It's beautiful. It's a reminder to me not to lose hope, and encouragement to trust in the God that is Love. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

No need to be alone. No need to be afraid. It's real love.

Regina Spektor - Real Love