Thursday, October 21, 2010

Back at it!

The Black Ivy from Street Etiquette on Vimeo.

Dag, son! I really haven't posted anything in multiple weeks. My bad, ya'll. I'm working on multiple ideas at the moment, and have neglected the blog something crazy. That being said, one of the products of my off-blog business is a newfound relationship with the brilliant folks over at Street Etiquette (which you can find via brief Google Search). Josh and Travis are two of the most humble, creative cats in the game, and it was truly a pleasure to have some time to build with them recently. We currently have a potential project in the works, so be sure to be on the lookout for a major collaboration in the future. In the meantime, be sure to check out one of their recent projects, "The Black Ivy." Crisp visuals. Brilliant concept. Classic Street Etiquette.

Wonderful things on the horizon, ya'll! God is moving, as always, and I'm just honored to be his servant, friend, and son. Please keep me in prayer moving forward. Be encouraged!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ms. Monique Purcell going hard in the paint for Jesus

Between Colossians 3 and Malachi 6, this morning's Devotional really helped me to gain some new perspective on my new life (interesting that that's the first phrase that came to mind given where my head is right now) here overseas. I have been worrying a lot about money lately, and in the past 24 hours God has made some major moves to help ease the worry I had inside. Far too often, I am ready and willing to meditate on God's love, on his forgiveness, but frequently forget about His sovereignty. Him being Lord of my life means just that, that everything within the scope of my senses belongs to Him. It's like 1 John 4:18 says:

"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."

Fear has no place in my heart anymore. Whether its fear related to this Master's thesis, to my career as an artist, or to my finances. My life is not my own. It's time to focus on showing the people around me Christ's indomitable love, rather than exerting time and energy looking frantically for ways to store up treasure on Earth. Got to remember the source. I'm definitely still on the grind, but am now doing so with God's guidance. I'm driven by purpose, not by fame.Not by fear, but by love.

The clip above is featuring an artist that will, if all goes according to plan, be featured in my PhD dissertation. Her name is Monique Purcell, and her voice is out of this world. The sister's anointing is clear, and I sincerely hope that this clip blesses ya'll the way it blessed me yesterday and this morning.