As many of you know, I am making my way into my missions journey this Fall with some really excited things coming up this Summer as well. I will be attending a Discipleship training school this Fall with Youth With A Mission. I am super excited!
Unfortunately, my journey requires finances. I need $4,500 for the opportunities coming up this Summer and Fall. SO. what I am asking is that you would take a part in my journey and purchase my EP Stay from Itunes, Amazon Music and many more. ALL OF THE MONEY I MAKE FROM MY MUSIC GOES TO MISSIONS.
I hope all of you will consider donating and buying my music!
thank you. (:
If you would like to just donate financially via paypal :
So. I am going to take some time to tell all Y’all what I have been listening to as far as music goes lately.
I have been enjoying Pierce that Veil way too much lately. So good. Parental advisory though. I wouldn’t suggest it for the children, unless you want to explain a lot of things to them.. Yeah.
Also. Ingrid Michaelson. just YES. so great. A really great acoustic option.
But yeah. Mostly been listening to Pierce the Veil and Sleeping with Sirens.
Rock & Roll. \m/
In 2011 Jael sat down and wrote a song for a very dear friend. It was titled, “Unconditional”. It’s about the struggle a friend has on behalf of a friend that is going through tough times. The pursuit and tenacity to see that someone knows their value and that they are not alone. Even during the writing of this song, Jael herself felt very alone.
Last year she was asked to sing at Creationfest West on the Indie stage. There, with her band, she won 2012 Indie Artist of the year, and this song was chosen to be placed on a sampler CD to be distributed by those who purchase tickets to all Creation festivals and Sonshine Fest starting mid-May. They also want to offer it, via email, to anyone who has already purchased their tickets.
Although written two years ago, she wants to thank her producer Neil B. Young. Also Britt Espinosa, a friend who poured hours into pre-production, re-writing and editing. These guys polished it up for recording in 2012.
Jael is humbled by the privilege of being on this CD with so many other amazing Indie artists.
A bit of news as to what I am going to be doing in the next season of my life. Missions has been my heart for most of my life.
I now get to follow that dream. Music isn’t over, but will take on a new face!
“After hearing an account of the spiritual needs of India, the secretary of the meeting remarked: “There is a gold mine in India,
but its seems almost as deep as the center of the earth. Who will venture to explore it?”
“I will venture to go down,” said William Carey, “but remember that you must hold the ropes.”
New song this week.
Very simple, but one of my favorites.
“On the rainy days; as we’re running through the rain
You give me your sweater. On the cloudy days, your smile
outweighs all this dreadful weather.”
Life lessons with Jael Johnson.
#1 DO NOT use ellipsis or … unless in an appropriate manner ( i.e. dramatic pause)
Think about your sentence. If you don’t know how to end your sentence, don’t start it.
“Sometimes I’ll start a sentence, and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way. Like an improv conversation. An improversation.”
Don’t be Michael Scott.
That is all.
This week Jael is pretty busy in Seattle, so here goes a post from myself with a managers’ hat on.
There are so many people that have stepped forward in this last year, that, for no expectation of benefit to themselves, have been so gracious and kind to Jael. I’m going to try to remember and thank some here…finishing up with a man that spent 8 freezing hours doing a photo shoot for her just out of the kindness of his heart. Sean Simpson. His photos follow this post.
Greg Stevens, Rebecca Wong, Shelly O’Donnell, John Del Favero family, Darrell Elke family, Britt Espinosa, Percy Espinosa family, Rob Sorter, Bruce Jakola family, Robbi Perez, Chris Perez, Kirk Stauffer Photography, Klicker Photography, ZZ Ward, House Below Productions and studio musician guys, Bryson Breakey, Lanny Black family, Ryan and Amanda, and Sean and Kyra Simpson.
Well. Its been good.
This past year has been full of wonderful things; things I would never trade for anything. Looking at all the beautiful things that are in my life makes me feel so blessed. I have a great family and friends.
Mom, Dad, Sierra, Andrew, Stonewall, Sarah, Jed, Tyler, Kari and many, many more. thank you for being there for me <3