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“Drifting Sand” Poem...
“Bring You Flowers” is a new page in the Galaxy Cafe section. This page is dedicated to our troops & their families, and is meant to honor those who are serving our country. “Bring You Flowers” is a song written and performed by Kristen Scott, a new artist on DesertSnow. The song is about a young woman who lost her husband in the war in Afghanistan, and is now raising her son alone. This song is based on a true story. As we celebrate the holidays, please remember our troops and their families in your prayers and in your gifts, whatever you are able to do for them.
For God so loved each and every person throughout all ages that he sent his only Son (a Prince) to this world as a homeless man (a Pauper)...that whoever would believe that he really is a Prince and accept his death (as payment for the things they have done wrong), they would not lose themselves (die) but inherit the true riches (that will never fade), and live forever with God...John 3:16“The foxes have their dens, and the birds have their nests, but I, the Messiah (Jesus Christ) do not have a place to lay my head.” Matthew 8:20
The Galaxy Cafe has “food for the soul,” and includes special features about musicians around the world. As time goes on, more artists will be added. During the holiday season, new articles, videos, and art will be added. I hope you enjoy these pages. If there is something you would like to see in this section, especially with regard to our troops and their families, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org - thanks!
Play the song, “Eternity Beach”
As of September 16th, 2011 when the CD is released worldwide...
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As of September 16, 2011:
The CD can be purchased on CDBaby.com - it is being sold in a DVD case as a 2-disk set. The CD has 12 songs, and the DVD has 3 of my animations - “River of Fire,” “SPIKE!” and “Glass Dawn - the demo reel.” Please note that they don’t tell you this on iTunes, etc.
This song was written for those who are really hurting...
Remembering Samantha Spady...
Arapahoe High School
Class of 2013
Amelia graduated from Arapahoe High School and was a freshman at CSU. She took her own life. Click on the picture to read the page dedicated to her family and friends.
Amelia took a bottle of antidepressants and was found dead in her dorm room. She sent an email to herself the day before. She said she was “Falling apart.”
Arapahoe High School
Class of 2014
Claire was killed by another student at Arapahoe High School. Click on the picture to see the page dedicated to her family and friends.
I think we are in a war to save this generation. The war starts in our minds. Please pray for this generation. They need our prayers more than ever before.
Please refer people to this site - it’s free, and has no advertising, and no sign-up is required.
Claire died from a gunshot wound to the head; she was sitting in the hallway during lunch hour when a student with a shot gun came through the entrance to the school and killed her. She had no time to react. After 8 days in the hospital, she died. She was a senior, and was only 17.
If you know someone who is struggling, they may be too proud or afraid to talk about it, but we all need to take care of each other. Don’t assume that everyone in your life is doing OK. Sometimes people are happy and smiling just before they harm themselves or others. As never before, we cannot get by on our own. There are too many pressures, too many dangers, too many negative voices that are trying to destroy us.
When you have lost someone because they took their life, please don’t try and carry the weight of loss by yourself. Losing someone leaves a huge hole in your heart - a great impression for life. Impression without expression = depression.
Talk about what happened with your friends, with people who can help. No one can stand alone. No one can bear the burden alone. Tell those in your circle how you feel. And if someone is talking about their feelings, listen. You may save their life. Don’t be too afraid or proud to ask for professional help.
A beautiful mind is like a shield
And will protect you on life’s battle field
If there is anything good, anything at all, think upon those things. Write letters to the person you lost, and share it with a friend.
Form the “Turtle.” In ancient Rome, soldiers would place their shields over their heads and walk close together. Then when flaming arrows or rocks fell down on them, the overhead “shell” would protect them. But they had to stay together and walk as one unit. In the same way, walk close with your friends - don’t take their safety for granted.
Read the poetry on this site, and look at the pictures of heaven. Close your eyes, and let those images stick in your mind. Let them give you hope.
Ask someone who is older and wiser to listen.Many people have been through world wars, the Great Depression, terrible plagues like Polio and other diseases, etc.; ask them how they survived, how they see things now as they look back. Use them as your “time machine,” and take a trip back into their past as they describe what they went through. Read biographies of inspiring people who didn’t give up in spite of terrible tragedy or conditions.
This was an international project with the following vocalists: Melissa Hollick, UK. Living Water. Jasmine Chloe, Sweden, How Precious, Hiding Place, Anointed. Lorinda Hall, Australia, A Pillow for the Storm, Joanna Branum, USA, A Beautiful Mind. Sarah Bosch, USA, Secrets. Sarah Pountney, UK, & Jennifer Pedersen, Canada, PopNjay Theme. Anna Vejar & Gary Lawson, USA, Carry On. All music composed and produced by Randy Stahla. Videos and animations created by Randy Stahla. Bridge melody in Pillow for the Storm composed by Lorinda Hall as a work-for-hire project.
If today the world came to an end
If the sun its rays didn’t send
If the moon stopped shining in the night
If events came about to cause you fright
I would need you
To tell me
I did alright
I would need you
To say to me
From the song “Carry On” - found on “A Pillow for the Storm” CD.
Sometimes it’s hard to look at yourself in a mirror after a tragic loss, divorce, or other major change in your life. A collection of objects in this picture represents the parts of your life that are now jumbled and hard to make sense of. Each object in this picture is made of glass, and it either reflects light, refracts it, or absorbs it. Some things in your life will become distorted, some will disappear into the blackness of confusion, and some will simply reflect back to you the events and emotions that perhaps you don’t want to see.
We go along in our lives just fine when everything is in place and where it should be. Changes can bring confusion and make it hard to keep working, setting goals, and thinking of the future.
If building a life could be compared to putting together a puzzle, losing someone is like losing several of the pieces and trying to make sense out of what is left.
Dedicated to Dru Sjodin, Carl Mitchell Brown, Kayleah Wilson, Deputy Sam Brownlee, David Kellerman, Faith & Caitlin Kadlub, Lauren Johnson, Tiffany Johnson, Philip Crouse, Lacy Miller, Devon Arnold, Nadia Barghelame, Stephanie Marsh, Samantha Spady, Rebecca Allen, Mark Kriebel, Adrienne Morgan, Chelsea King, Mike Parrott, Samara Stricklen, Erin Reed, Sierra Krizman, Walter Jennings, Jamison Rowland, Michelle Shreffler, Valerie McGregor, Sam Zawada, Justin Williamson, Matt Walling, Sarah Munger, Heather Nielsen, Sonja DeVries, Javad Marshall-Fields, Karla Mendoza-Gonzalez, Vivian Wolfe, David Earl Thornton, Brian Love, Adrian Heideman, Jesse Snow, Joel Meyer, Gina Zalunardo, Michelle Gluckman, Kris & Lilly Kueneman, Abdiel Sanchez, Stephen Bohler, Micah Villarreal, Kelly Young, Greg Wilmot, Chuck Scheller, Jared Kurtin, Taylor Webster, Amber Dubois, Tyler O'Neill, Linsey Norton, Tyler MacKenzie, Zuri & Isai Flores, Michael Preston, Catherine "Catey" Willcox, Mark Whitman, Zachariah Nelson, Laurel Erb, Jean & Scott Adam, Casey Korgan, Ross Higuchi, Amanda Gonzales, Bradley Larson, Donald E. Johnson, Sedrick Niblet, Elizabeth Smith, Monica Felver, Laura VanRyn, Dick Warren, Chris Birdwell, Dick Brown, Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel D’avino, Olivia Engel, Dawn Hoch Sprung, Madeleine Hsu, Catherine Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Nancy Lanza, Jesse Lewis, Ana Marquez-Greene, James Mattioli, Grace Audrey McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Jessica Rekos, Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Benjamin Wheeler, Claire Davis, Amelia Sundblad, Katherine Breann Cooper, Cheng Yuan Hong, George Chen, Weihan Wang, Christopher Ross Michaels - Martinez, Veronika Elizabeth Weiss, and others who have left this world, as well as their families and friends who miss them.
In memory of those who gave their lives for their country, including but not limited to soldiers in the "Darkhorse" 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and their families: Justin Allen, 23, Brett Linley, 29, Matthew Weikert, 29, Justus Bartett, 27, Dave Santos, 21, Chase Stanley, 21, Jesse Reed, 26, Matthew Johnson, 21, Zachary Fisher, 24, Brandon King, 23, Christopher Goeke, 23, Sheldon Tate, 27...
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