One thing I’ve been noticing is that sometimes, Owl City’s synth lines can easily mashup with each other. Here’s one example I’ve just discovered. The intro to Cave In (off of the album Ocean Eyes) can be matched up pretty well with the beat drop in Wolf Bite (off of the EP Ultraviolet). I’d figured I’d share this one with the fandom!
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Few stories have turned my life upside down.
A 17 year old girl from Colorado did exactly that in an unbelievable way, or rather her story did, and I wanted to honor her by suggesting that you find and read this book written by her parents. I never met her but I feel like I’ve had the privilege of glimpsing her character and her heart after reading her journal entries in this book. Whether you’re Christian, Atheist or anything in between, her story is indescribably powerful. She died 13 years ago last friday.
Just heard Rachel Scott’s story at my school as a part of Rachel’s Challenge. Her story is very powerful, and I just remembered that Adam Young also was touched by her story and wrote a blog post about it. Anyways, upon hearing her stories of kindness and compassion, one story I heard there stood out to me. One day, a student with special needs (also named Adam) was being bullied by two bigger boys. As they pinned Adam up against the locker and tormented him, unknown to Rachel, he was planning to commit suicide. However, Rachel witnessed this. She didn’t go get a teacher or counselor to diffuse the situation, but rather went in between Adam and the bullies, put her fist up, and said, “If you lay another hand on him, you’re going to have to fight through me.” The bullies immediately backed off. Little did she know, but her act just saved her new friend’s life. I’m not that much of an emotional person, but hearing this story made me cry.
Seeing Rachel’s Challenge surely has made an impact on me. I hope to further her “chain reaction of compassion”. While evil’s ending is tragedy, I know that God’s plan for Rachel was only beginning. Rest in peace, Rachel Joy Scott.
"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go." -Rachel Scott
"You rescued me and I believe that God is Love and He is all I need from this day forth to all eternity"
The song was inspired by a news report that I read online about a Sudanese woman who was going to jail for being a Christian. She was sentenced to death by hanging and I remember reading that and thinking ‘how hopeless must that feel?’ I truly have no idea what that would feel like.
Since then she has been rescued and brought back to the States, thankfully, but God used that story in my life to touch my heart and say For those who chose to follow Jesus and honor him wholeheartedly, He’s there with you and, no matter how dark the day may seem, you are not alone and God knows exactly what you’re going through.
That was really the sentiment of this song I think that something everybody could relate to. Ultimately the message of this song is, despite all odds, there is hope and that hope is Jesus Christ.