Making Something Out of Something Else

Hello. If you clicked on this post just because of the funny title, then awesome! It could mean lots of things. Maybe you’re a crafter and was looking for some new ideas to use, or maybe you were just curious at what a nutty blogger like me is up to. Either way, I am glad you clicked because I am still going to talk about making something out of something else but it might not be what you think.

I am going to be talking about parodies. I have one out right now on Youtube SEE IT HERE and it’s a remix on Let It Go From Frozen.

I have this thing with songs and making them into something else, and especially right now with Disney songs being turned into praise songs.

Where did I get this idea? I originally got the idea when I was listening to Michael W. Smith’s song Freedom and wrote my first parody then. But with a song like Freedom I need the music and I sing acapella so that wouldn’t work to put it on Youtube right now. But I do have a few more coming out in the next few weeks for Mulan’s “Reflection” and Lion King Simba’s Pride’s “He Lives in You”.

Why even bother though right? The songs are already written so there isn’t anything else to do with them. Well, how I see it is that there is always something new to be found in anything old. Many songs can be changed into a praise song if only a few lines are twisted and changed, but they can still used to praise Jesus. I wanted to be apart of something I thought to be cool. I can write words, but never get me in front of a piano. I will drive everyone out. So parodies are my way to be able to make music without having to touch an instrument. Though it is kind of funny to say that since I don’t sing with any music.

But I want to be clear that I don’t own any of the tunes. If Disney came to me tomorrow telling me to take them down I would, but the words are mine. They are what I am feeling God would want me to say instead of what the original creators were saying for that particular movie. And it’s fun. You get to challenge yourself to be creative and explore new options that might have first presented itself. I know I rewrote my parody “I Am Yours” probably three or four times before I felt God told me I had it right.

You can use this idea all through life. It might appear that life has only offered you one path, but, if you look behind a bush or under a rock, you might find a treasure that you have never found unless you decided to go your own way (with the guidance of God of course). I just mean that just because something has been a way doesn’t mean it’s the only way, and I get to experience that with my parodies. So if you have a song that you know you could make into an awesome parody (preferably a Christian one) then go for it. Sites like Youtube make it possible now to showcase your talents in a whole new way. Be bold and put yourself out there. Who knows? You just might be the new big internet sensation.

Have a great day!

My Latest Youtube – Video Let It Go Parody

I wrote this parody right after Frozen came out and then it sat in my journal for a long time. Then I recorded it last year and then it sat again. Now I wanted to share it with you and I hope you enjoy it. I am not a pro singer by any means, but I hope the words will bless you 🙂 Enjoy!

Side note: I had pneumonia at the time when I recorded it. After hearing it again, I was impressed that it came out as good as it did 🙂

Thinking of Others

I had something interesting happen to me the other day. I had one of my singing videos trolled. The comment was too obscene for me to even mention what the commenter said on my blog post. I wanted to fight back right away but then was advised not to since that would probably only cause more problems. So I thought about it and try to figure out a way to to get back at them in a way but also to still show the love of Jesus.

So I made a praying video for them! Now I know this might sound stupid and I’m probably can get more ridicul and flack for it than I really desire or want to have but I thought that was the best way to go. I told you before in my blog post My War Room this year my New Years resolution was to pray more and to be more prayer minded. So now I have begun. You can watch the video below. Feel free to comment as long as it is constructive criticism and is actually relevant to the video.

I will warn you I am do not have technically the spiritual gift of praying out loud so it’s not as nice and clean as some of your pastors may pray or your group leaders might pray but it is the best I can do so enjoy, comment, like, subscribe and I will see you next time! 🙂

Prayer For Trolls

A Video I Made

So I have made a couple videos on Youtube but I have never made one where I was doing the thing that was like my little secret. It is the one thing that I love and that I know makes me unique and that is my singing voice. I used to sing all the time in church but then I switched churches and that was no longer available to me. So for the past five years my voice has been dormant and hidden.

Now I am not saying I am a Celine Dion or anything but with some practice and pulling out the old techniques, I could get my voice back to where it used to be. So here is a little treat for all my readers. I have posted a video of me singing a song from My Little Pony that I love. It is a song about keeping true to yourself, but hope that, if you have lost yourself, you can find out who you in the end. It’s not too late to know who you are. I know how am in Christ Jesus but where in this big world do I fit?

One of my greatest fears, as I have said before, is rejection. So how am I getting over it? By throwing my most personal self out in the world for everyone to see. I might fall flat on my face or I will soar. Either way, I have faced my fear. I hope you enjoy the video and subscribe to my channel since there will be more to come 🙂

I Am Just a Pony Acapella

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