Musical Sushi

. . . hopefully meaningful ramblings

NEW ORIGINAL SONG VIDEO! 3rd in my #16saturdays series :) LINK IN MY BIO! Simple story of  girl meets boy..sparks fly..girl wonders if boy feels them too. Watch and share if you relate 😉

NEW ORIGINAL SONG VIDEO! 3rd in my #16saturdays series :) LINK IN MY BIO! Simple story of girl meets boy..sparks fly..girl wonders if boy feels them too. Watch and share if you relate 😉

You wouldn’t have believed my glistening eyes when they exchanged glances with this beaut. My favorite veggie is pretty epic guys. I felt like a Brussels Sprouts queen holding my royal scepter. (at Trader Joe’s-Winter Park, FL)

You wouldn’t have believed my glistening eyes when they exchanged glances with this beaut. My favorite veggie is pretty epic guys. I felt like a Brussels Sprouts queen holding my royal scepter. (at Trader Joe’s-Winter Park, FL)

When I got off work today, it was as though each star was a faucet twisted up to the highest possible water pressure. I had to walk through a beautiful, rocky parking lot turned creek to get to my car as water cascaded from the clouds. It was magical. I reveled in every second. #florida #pouring #magic #hooversmarket #fromwhereiwalkonwater

When I got off work today, it was as though each star was a faucet twisted up to the highest possible water pressure. I had to walk through a beautiful, rocky parking lot turned creek to get to my car as water cascaded from the clouds. It was magical. I reveled in every second. #florida #pouring #magic #hooversmarket #fromwhereiwalkonwater

When I come alive.

I just posted a video of a song I wrote back in December.

I cried the whole time I was writing this song.

I cried after posting the video of me singing it just now.

I’m crying as I’m writing this.

It’s not easy sharing your story.

Things are gonna happen in your life that take you by such a traumatic surprise you aren’t sure of what to do with yourself.

This I know without waver:

God will use ALL of it, to beam light into other people’s lives and even in your own. He will, as long as you let Him.

Usually letting God use your story, means letting other people in on it.

It means sharing your story.

That’s scary as crap. You don’t know how people will take it.

You don’t know if the people you love who are involved are gonna feel betrayed by it.

You don’t know if it will change the way people see you.

Here’s the truth: Some people are gonna say it’s too personal to share and should be kept inside.

There are details to keep to yourself, but there are some serious trials we go through meant to be let out.

What if everybody stayed quiet? What if we all lived in our little “I’ve got it together! God is good! I am blessed!” bubble. Or even the “I’m going through something but that’s my private battle so I’m not gonna share it with you.” Or maybe you do share, but only with your closest friend.

Some things should be shared simply with those closest to you in your life. But there are things, big things, ugly things, things that nobody wants to talk about because it feels too raw and too honest and reveals too much, that are meant to be spoken out.

Those are the things that change people’s lives.

God never intended for life to be this hard for us. He never wanted it to be. He wanted Eden. But He also didn’t want us to love him because we had no choice. He wanted us to love Him as He loves us, out of free will. When we brought chaos into the world by wanting to know more of what God already knew…by eating that fruit, everything changed.

Now we have unimaginable things happen to us because sin exists. We do unimaginable things because sin exists.

But God is still flawless. He is perfect. He is blameless. He is sinless. He is the only one capable of making beauty from ashes. Turning old rotting bodies into solid gold. Allowing us to beam like diamonds thrown into a fire.

HE can use the ugly. The rotten. The horrifying. The personal.

He WANTS to.

I choose to let Him.

He has given me a voice for a reason, and it’s more than just for singing pretty songs.

I’m going to let Him use this voice. I’m going to let Him use this incredibly difficult situation I am in, and all the rest to come.

I’m going to write. I’m going to sing. I’m going to share.

This is the choice I make today. And it won’t always be an easy one…The word doesn’t say narrow is the path and few decide to walk it, cause it’s an easy one. 
It’s a difficult journey, but it’s also filled with the most beauty and splendor and glory and joy.

It’s life to the full. It’s true living. It’s when I come alive.