Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Site

I will no longer be using this website. I've switched over to a new one so I can post music and videos.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009


"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever." -Isaiah 40:8

Photography: Zachary Daggett

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Past

Written by: Jeffrey Bedford

Are there things you wish you wouldn’t have done…things you wouldn’t have said….or things that you should have done or said? I’m sure we all have hundreds that we could name, but the fact that we all have them doesn’t make it any easier on the individual.

My past still hurts me at times…thinking about all the anger I had built up…anger that I let out on total strangers…as well as people I love. Will I ever be able to accept this past and move on with my life? No, not entirely I don’t think. I do feel that these past feelings have helped shaped me into the person that I am today…a much more calm and loving young man.

There are things that I will never be able to change…but I can, and we all can, learn from them and grow. I know now that I never want to be that guy again. The only purpose we have on this Earth is to love others…and to love ourselves as well. I’m still not completely satisfied with who I am, but I do know that I’m on the right track.

Everyone messes up…but we can all grow…and we are all capable of loving…and BEING loved. Everyone is worth something, and at the same time worth everything.

I challenge you to love someone today…be it saving someone from a burning building or simply calling your grandmother who may be lonely.

photography: Velvet

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Life Among the Lifeless

Written by: Seth Powell

I am experiencing something new this year. The season of Lent is something I have never practiced or even really heard about. This is weird, I know, but church back home just doesn't celebrate this. I went to an ashe wednesday service yesterday, and before that I went to a homeless shelter and volunteered. In the service we sang praises and worshipped together as well as took communion and then took ashes and put them on our foreheads to remind us of how the scriptures tell us that we were made from dust and without God we will also return to dust. It was very traditional and very beautiful. Tyler, our pastor, talked about how Lent is a time of fasting and prayer and how we should seek out the things that take the place of God in our lives sometimes and strive to get rid of those things during this time. It was a time of honesty and self examination. Like I said earlier, prior to this service, I was at a homeless shelter in downtown serving dinner. The men of the shelter came down for dinner first and an older african american man was the first to go through the line. At the time, I wasn't doing anything and this particular man was in a wheelchair and so I decided to carry his tray to his table for him and get his drink. After he sat down and got settled I began to talk to the man. He started asking questions about me, and about what I was involved in (sports, academics, hobbies). He was a very friendly man. When I talked to him about school, he asked what my GPA was and I told him it wasn't as high as I wanted but that I was working to bring it up this semester. It was then that the night gained meaning. After this, my friend said, "let me ask you Seth, do you pray?" I said yea I sure do and he suddenly opens up and starts talking to me about how the scriptures tell us over and over that we should do everything through prayer and fasting. He told me that as long as we are doing those things that God will bless us no matter what our situation is. As I parted way's with my new friend, he asked that I pray for him and he promised to pray for me. As I left this man, I realized that the amount of life that he had experienced, from a worldly viewpoint, was way less than I will ever experience. But somehow, this man had all of the hope in the world. An old man living in a homeless shelter and in a wheelchair is happier than I am at 19 sitting in a college dorm room with luxuries all around. At this moment I realized what it was that was coming before God in my life. Everything. My life get's so cluttered sometimes with nonsense that I forget about God and about his grace and mercy. This season of Lent has already been well worth the time and focus. Praise be to God for faithful followers like my friend from the shelter. I hope I can be as fortunate as him one day.

"Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phillipians 4:6-7 (NRSV)

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Monday, November 9, 2009

The Gift.

"God's version of flowers and chocolates and candlelight dinners come in the form of sunsets, and falling stars, moonlight on lakes and cricket symphonies; warm wind, swaying trees, lush gardens, and fierce devotion." - Captivating

Photography: Velvet

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Who Are We?

Written by: Velvet

As she smoothly strides down the long hallway filled of jewels, gold, and silver, she happens to look to the left to find a marvelous creature looking back. She stops suddenly to capture the beauty starring at her. This creature is wearing a breath-taking golden crown lined of rubies and pearls. The wind catches the clothing just perfectly, causing a haunting but beautiful flow to the dress to occur. Long, curly locks are set perfectly beneath the captivating crown of this mystique creature. She continues to study this nearly mythical creature for what seemed like an eternity only to find that this was her very own reflection. Confused, she looks around to only have her eyes set back on the unimaginable reflection.

She blinks once and then twice, to find herself starring at a very different human being. This creature looks almost like a servant in comparison to what she was just looking at. This creature is wearing no crown of rubies or pearls, nor a flowing dress but rather a simple tee shirt and a pair of blue jeans. After another examination, she finds that this is her reflection as well. Her eyes wander around in search for an explanation as to why there are two opposite creatures. Having nowhere else to look, she stares back at her reflection and narrows in on an unusual piece of parchment attached to the mirror. The parchment looked tattered and completely out of place. On it reads, "The knowledge of the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven has been given to you," (Matthew 13:11) Completely taken back, she smiles in understandment.

The Kingdom of Heaven is NOT signified by a building but rather by us, the human beings. Each of us contain the Kingdom of Heaven right within. We ARE the princes and princesses of the Kingdom. Now, it is up to us to LIVE it.

- ♥

Though I didn't exactly visualize these two pictures when writing this, I did find these pictures to be somewhat relative.

Photography by: Rachel Krall
Model: Jess Myers
Dress Designer: Jess Myers

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Name.

I thought I'd explain why I chose "Dew Drops" as my name.

First of all, in order to have dew it takes thousands of water droplets. Every single one of those water droplets are important for the dew. Likewise, it takes all of us working and helping each other to be a "Body." All of our strengths and weaknesses are necessary and important parts. For example, (though not limited to) Some are great at teaching, some at leadership, and yet, some at contributing but regardless of our talents- we are all valued and needed. (Romans 12) Ultimately, I just like the imagery of dew droplets as it corresponds with Christianity.

Second, I also felt really compelled to this verse from Deuteronomy 32:2

"Let my teaching fall like rain
and my words descend like dew,
like showers on new grass,
like abundant rain on tender plants."

I hope for God's love to fall down like rain on you; to descend like dew. Hope you like the name as much as I do.