Clearly, people are either blind, inconsiderate, or just plain stupid. We went to Hideaway Cafe tonight to see the Sarah Mac Band perform. It’s just an incredible venue because it’s small and intimate. And because the people who generally attend these shows are actually there to hear the band or artist perform. Unfortunately, tonight was not one of those nights, and sadly, it took away from our enjoyment of the show. However, Sarah has such a strong voice that even with all the chatter in our ears, I was still moved to tears during several songs.
I was recently reminded of how much I loved Soul Pancake. I had not been to the site in forever. It was really cool when I logged in today to see the following prompt:
Where do you come from? Upload a picture that represents your cultural heritage.
Duuuuude….I got this!
Do you have a picture that totally sums up your cultural heritage?
Due to some scheduling conflicts, I attended church all alone today, which I rarely do, which I really don’t like to do. However, I’m really glad I didn’t just skip out because it was a super powerful message AND the band did back to back NEEDTOBREATHE songs. The first was my favorite, Something Beautiful. The second was The Reckoning. This is by far my favorite live NEEDTOBREATHE song, so I was a little nervous when I quickly recognized the first few chords from the band this morning. Our band is amazing and I had no doubt they could kill it, but….nothing in this world can compare to the live performance. Carl and the boys in the band did not disappoint one little bit. There was no drum line, but the heavy thumping of the drums on our little church stage, coupled with the incredible service Paul had just delivered, was just powerful enough to leave me sobbing in my seat. Of course, that is nothing new as I’m regularly leaving the worship area while wiping the tears away.
I don’t have a photo for you today.Instead, I would love to share an example of what I consider to be one of the greatest live onstage moments (one amateur video captured performance of this song), start watching at about 2:30. However, to get the full effect, I would strongly encourage watching the whole thing.
I know an amateur recording doesn’t completely do the song justice. For your listening pleasure, I’m including a link to the song on Spotify.
Earlir today, my mom noticed this little guy in our unfinished butterfly garden. He would run up a stake planted next to the flower, reach out as far as he could to grab the stalk, then drop back to the ground with it so he could eat the flower. He did this for a good 20 minutes before my desire to get a closer shot startled him.
Sadly, over the next few days, he ATE THE WHOLE THING. And what he didn’t eat, died a very sudden death.
I guess butterfly are not the only creature who finds this plant nom-able.