Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Catching the Light and As Sure as the Sun

I can't stop staring at the sun. Unlike my family back home in Ohio who have been buried in snow all winter, the sun has popped out here and there but winter has felt long and cold.

It probably aint over, but can't a girl dream?

I'm outside on my porch and I'm seeing glimpses of last summer: rafts and lounge chairs and the plate that my aloe plant used to sit on. Don't judge, I'm like the girl who left her stuff out at the beach and the storm came and weathered it all a bit, but it's not too worse for the wear.

The sun is out, y'all. I'm writing with bare feet and I might be getting ahead of myself, but I think spring is coming.

A perfect day to tell you about one of my most favorite artists and her new album which released TODAY. Ellie Holcomb and As Sure as the Sun.

I'm sorry. I can't tell you about the whole album yet. But it's good, people. It's one of those you-know-it's-good, and I'm trying to soak it up slow, like a new book on a warm breezy day. 

I purchased As Sure as the Sun on iTunes today. That's kind of a big deal for me. I don't buy things I don't 'need' right now. As much as I love music, I've never bought an album on its release day and with money so tight, it seems buying much of anything for entertainment just won't cut it.

But get this. Ellie's music, is something else entirely -- it's a song on repeat and a way to see out of the dark moments of migraines, it's an encouragement to me to chase the light, it's a SERVICE that spurs me on to serve others and love others freely.

There are places in my soul where it feels like there are cracks. Isn't that true of all of us? But then -- the promises of God's truth in the music remind me of His faithfulness.

I listened to "Marvelous Light" again just now. It was the backdrop of her Kickstarter video, which documented this album's journey. I get excited every time I hear this song.

I listen close as the rest of her songs start in.

I watch the sun, still, but it's trying to fall behind the trees now. 

I catch the light one more time.

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Friends, I write a lot about light and dark. I'm thankful to be living in the light now. Join me as we proclaim the light together -- hop on over to Ellie's page and see what she's been working on...

linking with concrete words and soli deo gloria


  1. Hi Julie, I really appreciated reading about your quiet moment of warmth, sunlight and music. Such things are soul food to nourish from the inside out. We all need whatever light we can get. And even more when days are dark and drear.
    Let your heart sing and rejoice in loving and serving others. God sees and He rejoices with you. Hopping over from Nacole's place. Good to meet you! Blessings :)

    1. Thank you for the encouraging words, Joy!!

  2. Oooh. I'm listening to the CD previews on itunes now. I love love love love it. :)