Tag: Pass It On

I love The Getty’s Hymns: Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed

I’ve begun to learn this on the guitar.  Great Hymn – and so celebratory!

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The Power of Music: Big Jay McNeely driving the crowd at the Olympic Auditorium into a frenzy, Los Angeles, 1953 (Colorized)

I saw this post in a blog on colorizing famous Black and White pictures.  I looked at this and immediately recognized and related to the power a passionate performance and music has over us in the “moment” and how concerts can be a transcendent experience.  I thought this was amazing.  Big Jay McNeely in LA.

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Original Photograph by Bob Willoughby | Prints available
Colorized by traquea on Reddit

Originally Published in this blog: http://twistedsifter.com/2013/08/historic-black-white-photos-colorized/

Pass It On: Kim Walker-Smith Speaks on Worship (Life of Worship) Powerful

I just listened to this youtube video by Kim Walker-Smith of Jesus Culture, and thought that it was fantastic.  It is about having a life full of worship.  It is about overflowing with faith.  It is interesting that she fights for her connection (I sometimes feel like that, and its a “me” thing as I forget to hold onto God’s grace as a lifeblood), and I think that this is a legitimate way to see life as a way of worship.  Watch the full video and let me know what you think:

How do you live a life of worship?  Do you fight for it?  Are you full? Overflowing? Dry? 

Do you tell God you have to have all the answers before you can trust Him?  Or can you step out into the journey and allow time to bring clarity?

I thought this was interesting and I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section of this blog.

Pass It On: What Google Glasses Will Be Like to Wear – Point Of View

I love new technology and I’ve been watching what Google’s new glasses are going to be capable of.  There are a lot of upsides to being able to access information without your hands.  Watch this video and I’ll give you a few of my thoughts below, good and bad:

Wow – pretty cool.  The upside seems to be that you’ll be able to record things without having to pull out a camera.  That’ll be really handy when you’re doing something dangerous or skilled. I picture “How To” videos becoming very easy to make.  Also, it seems that people having fun can continue to have fun.

The downsides?  I see a lot of people trying to stand still to take videos, talking incessantly into the thing when they don’t understand how to make prompts work, and awkward moments with people just staring forward like a robot watching video that you can’t see.  Kind of freaky.

What are your thoughts?  Comment below!

Pass It On: Six AM Comics Website Updated

Mutant Turtle Strip Six Am

(Click for full comic)

I’ve been involved with my good friend Mark Marianelli for a long time working on an amazing side project called “Six AM”.  Whether it be working on comics, videos, creative characters and new ways to express humor, we’ve done it all.  There have been quite a few transformations as we developed content, and we’ve gone through one more as Mark takes up the project as a personal portfolio/creative project while I work more on Youth Ministry work.  I’ve been throwing him script ideas and he modifies them to his tastes and boom – webcomic.  I love seeing them come out.  The above panel is a play on The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in our “Got Apocalypse” comic strip.  The apocalypse has happened, and Jason, Kal and Stan live in the sewers to stay out of the radiation on the surface.  Cue odd moments like this one.  There are cats, rats, followers, power structures, war, sewers, famine, biblical revelations, and much more.  If you like the above comic, explore the site a bit.  There are several comics  like “Scholars” – college based humor; “Dawn of Six AM” – semiReality based origins of our creative exploits, “GotApocalypse” – post apocalyptic humor, and more (ex. Honestly, Sugar Frosted Sea Bunions, etc.).

Here is the main website: http://www.6amcomics.com

Passion of the Cat – Woman Really Loves Cats (Meme Video)

I saw this today and couldn’t help but pass it on.  This woman made an EHarmony video, and couldn’t help but delve into the depths of her need to love, hug, and adopt every cat that has ever lived.  Its soooo catchy it hurts, and the clips of cats with auto tune catchiness is impossible to walk away from.  Enjoy this video and smile:

Pass It On: Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Performs “The Wizard Of Oz” – wonderful

When I was in Saint Augustine, FL attending Flagler College and going to Anastasia Baptist Church, I noticed that there was a large portion of the population who knew how to sign.  I remember one study session in particular in which I saw three guys at Denny’s rocking out a pretty intense discussion.  I wish I was in on it.  It looked awesome.  The reason that there were so many signers, is because in Saint Augustine, there is the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind (where Ray Charles actually got kicked out from for bad behavior).  Here is their production of “The Wizard of Oz” – and it is truly amazing.  Its about a half hour, so get some popcorn and enjoy:

Here is a link to the school: (link) for further information if your interested.