Going out on a limb

I am about to share something with you all that is a bit scary.  You see, I've written a handful of songs (mostly in German).  And I'd like to share them.  They were written to serve God and His Church.  And I can't truly do that unless I share them.  So here they are.

More info about each song, specifically the stories behind them, is available on Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/kimberking/sets/singt-dem-herrn-ein-neues-lied.  One of these days I promise I'll write out translations.

I have no idea how to record a song well.  I originally recorded them on Garageband so that I wouldn't forget them when I settled on the melody.  These recordings are one step up--I mean, I actually recorded the keys and vocal on two separate tracks!--to serve the purpose of sharing the songs.  I didn't have a good microphone--can we say, free headphone mic from Rosetta Stone--and I simply used default settings on Garageband.  So please listen with kind ears, and hopefully you'll be able to listen past the poor quality and hear the message of the songs.

I'd love to hear your reactions to the music, should God meet you through these songs.  That is my prayer.  The lyric sheets and chords are available for free; just email me at kimber.king@gmail.com.


Celebrating with my loves

My birthday was last month.  We started out the Sunday well with BAGELS!  Yum!
This picture cracks me up:  Gregory was praying for us.  Nathanael was scowling.  Eva was eating.  And I was taking a picture.  That's reality, folks.
We joined our church community for a sweet time of fellowship, followed by a simple lunch and a restful afternoon at home.  Then we ventured out as a family for pizza at Vapiano.  They had a little corner with toys for kids (hence why we chose the place), so the kids ate and then played and then ate and played and on an on...  which meant that Gregory and I actually had time to enjoy the restaurant and food!  That was a special birthday dinner!
And we ended it with coffee (which I regreted at 2am when I still wasn't asleep) and delicious tarimasu.  Yum!
Another birthday full of sweet memories!

A Dog for Fasching

We had a little black and white dog this year for Fasching!  My aunt made this costume for my cousins, and I wore it for Halloween as a kid.  This year, Grandma brought it just in time for Nathanael to wear.  He loved it, and the teachers were impressed with the home-made costume.  (I quickly told them I had nothing to do with it.)