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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 support@desertsnow.org - thanks!

Play the song, “Eternity Beach”

As of September 16th, 2011 when the CD is released worldwide...

Play the song, “Bright Morning Star”

You can buy all the songs (either MP3 or physical CD) from http://www.CDBaby.com

All proceeds go back into the work of DesertSnow.org, which is for encouraging those who have suffered a loss, especially those who have lost loved ones.

Look for the following picture when the CD/DVD set is released on iTunes, CDBaby.com, and several other music outlets:

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...

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.

Looking Glass

What do I see in the looking glass

Am I looking through, in, or beyond

Am I seeing now, later, or the past

Am I seeing the permanent

Or things that won’t last

What am I seeing in the looking glass?

Sometimes I stare straight ahead

And I see nothing - black - or clear

Sometimes I look carefully at the reflection

But nothing seems near

Nothing seems dear

 I feel numb - with no feeling

And all I see are meaningless objects

Sometimes I see circles that never end

Circles going round and round

The circles of my daily life from the time I spend

On everything urgent

But nothing really important

I should be excited  about what I see in the looking glass

My friends and family in the reflection

My accomplishments, my dreams, my goals

But the reflections do nothing for me

And I keep looking for rainbows

That will show up someday

Somewhere somehow some way

I keep working and dreaming and sacrificing every day

But in the looking glass I see nothing

But abstract illusions

That hardly ever keep their promise of ultimate happiness

And the image in the looking glass

Doesn’t make sense to me at all

I used to have my life planned

And I knew exactly what to do

But life disagreed with me

And planned things differently

Please Lord, send some light to me

Send some light to make a rainbow

That will fill my life with color

In the midst of a gray rain

And all the pain of losing someone who meant so much

I still love them but I cannot tell them how I feel

I still hear them in my mind

But I cannot see them

And the looking glass holds almost nothing

That I want to see anymore

Not  even myself

But somehow God sends light every time I get this way

It takes time, lots of time

But He always brightens up the day

And He helps me to remember a promise or two

That I can hang on to

Even when I’m so tired

And now I see two circular rainbows,

Neverending lovingkindness and faithfulness

Two rainbows

In a circle

And two promises

That will never be destroyed:

“He will be the stability of your times, a wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; reverence for the Lord is the key to this treasure.”

Isaiah 33:6

 

“I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, in paths they do not know I will guide them.  I will make darkness into light before them and rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, and I will not leave them undone.”

Isaiah 42:16

 

Sometimes we are blind because there isn’t enough light. When we lose someone, our eyes are blinded by tears and by many unanswered questions about the future. How can we go on? What will happen now?

In this sense, we are blind. But God promises to give us stability, salvation, wisdom, knowledge, and to lead us and guide us. He will turn the darkness into light.

And when there is enough light in the midst of the rainy days of sorrow, a rainbow appears - a symbol of his faithfulness.

The looking glass may  contain the ordinary, the reflections of our life during the everyday. Seeing them (after we lose someone) can turn them into things we might even loathe.

A kind of darkness comes over our life, and the looking glass doesn’t hold the promise it used to as we reflect upon our life and our goals and dreams.

But God says, “I will make darkness into light before them and rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, and I will not leave them undone.”

“Undone” means to leave out, to leave destitute, to forsake or even abandon to destruction. God will not leave us that way.

“God is not a man, that he should lie; He doesn’t change his mind like humans do. Has he ever promised, without doing what he said?”

Numbers 23:19, Living Bible

 

Light is the signature of God.

Light was created before the sun, stars, or planets in the story found in Genesis chapter 1, and this sets the Biblical creation account apart from every other.

"I am the Lord, who  forms light..." (Isaiah 45:7) Without light, there is no color, no life, nothing.

And when there is enough light in the midst of the rainy days of sorrow, a rainbow appears....”

“...Thus says the high and exalted One, who dwells in eternity, whose name is holy...”

“I dwell on a high and holy place, and also with the contrite and lowly of spirit...”

The picture shows 2 lights because of Hebrews 8:1 as well as other passages:

“We have such a high priest (Jesus Christ) who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens.”

Also read the description in Revelation chapter 4.

“In order to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.”

Isaiah 57:15

“Contrite” is another word for broken. God dwells in a high and holy place, and with the broken-hearted.

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, 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...

 

If you have names you would like to add to this list, please send an email to Support@DesertSnow.org

 

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