The Sea In Between

kindof and ode to a favorite artist of mine

Andrew and I watched this amazing documentary while on Guam this past week. It cost about $4 to rent on Vimeo, but worth every penny. Powerful and inspiring are an understatement! It was a deep deep dive into the fullness of joy that comes from creation, creativity, and the Creator. Here’s the trailer to give you a taste, and we hope you’ll take some time to watch the real thing!

If St. Francis of Assisi was a hip-hop/soul musician, he would be Josh Garrels. Shunning record labels and uninterested in the trappings of celebrity, Garrels simply releases his music on his own terms. He remains the best musical celebrant of the natural world, reveling in the beauty he finds. Mixing lovely acoustic folk music with strident beats and a rapper’s gift of rhythm and rhyme, Garrels continues to be an outspoken, poetic prophet of anti-consumerism, decrying our disposable culture and calling for renewed commitment to living out the implications of the gospel. {music critic, andy whitman] 

I truly believe that shared joy is multiplied joy, so if you don’t watch the film, head over to his website or spotify page cuz his music is transformative and deeply meaningful. I’d be sad if you never heard it.


I though a lot about these words while on Guam. maybe because there was so much blue, and maybe because i needed to be singing the truth to myself…

And wisdom will honor everyone who will learn
To listen, to love, and to pray and discern
And to do the right thing even when it burns
And to live in the light through treacherous turns
A man is weak, but the spirit yearns
To keep on course from the bow to the stearn
And throw overboard every selfish concern
That tries to work for what can’t be earned
Sometimes the only way to return is to go,
Where the winds will take you

And to let go, of all, you cannot hold onto
For the hope, beyond,the blue


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