Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget

The Truth about the Hebrews: The Jews, The Joes, and the Hebrews of Israel

Abraham was not a Jew. (Nor “Israel“.) Look it up. define:root. “Whiter than milk?” Hmmm…

Abraham and his Descendants Abraham…

The Hebrews…

Israel…

The Jews & The Joes presented by angela marie baxley

The Patriarch of the Family God promised Abraham a seed, and that his descendants would become like the sand of the sea and the stars of the sky. Sarah worried that she was barren even though God promised.

She gave Hagar to Abraham and Ishma’el was born.

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From: Angela M. Baxley <abaxley@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: Beautiful album, love the lyrics, and the website. Thank you!
To: A Boy and His Kite <contact@aboyandhiskite.com>
cc: darryl@smrtworld.com

Hi Dave!
Are you guys okay in Colorado??? 
I had you and Karla on my mind as I was listening to “Choir Of Young Believers” earlier.
I’d like to find out if you know of anyone who I can promote via our indie DIY (but working with really talented people including pro’s who volunteer) docu/reality show, SMRTr World.
Seeking music like yours and Karla’s which support the personality and character of the characters involved. 🙂
I have a friend who is a pro sound guy with a studio in his house. When we were kids we were both Jehovah’s Witnesses. He’s now atheist and I’m Christian and believe Jesus > Religion and worship in my home. My hope is that this project will strike someone like your album struck me.
Btw, if you could somehow be included in person, we are filming in Charlotte, NC in our home. I quit my job (was a designer at Apple) to get married, and moved to be near the kids. The guys play music and we’ll be putting together a band. We’re based in “NoDa” (a neighborhood concept which didn’t exist when I lived here growing up) “the historic arts district of Charlotte”. If you wanted to perform, I’m sure we could figure out getting you in around here?
I don’t know how to help, but before my “Apple cred” fizzles away I’d like to deliver something inspiring. If I do well, then I’ll find my next communication media project. I have a whole slew of them I would like to deliver, with only one interest in mind — the King and his Kingdom.
Let me know thoughts. I’m a successful newbie! 🙂
Agape,
Angela (and her beloved, Darryl)

 ? angela baxley

On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 5:55 PM, Angela Baxley <abaxley@gmail.com> wrote:

thanks for the music recommendations. i didn’t even know about that site “come and live”. very cool.

You’re still top of the list on Rdio for Heavy Rotation (based on my friends). Here’s the list of my pals who have your album on rotation. Again, stunning—all very influential in my world of designers on who tweet and love to rock. 🙂
On Nov 28, 2012, at 11:57 AM, A Boy and His Kite <contact@aboyandhiskite.com> wrote:
For sure! =) I have lots of atheist and spiritist friends in Boulder that have had their opinions and perspectives shaken up a bit knowing me and my faith in Jesus. I don’t exactly match their stereotypes. Like you I don’t really listen to much “Christian” music. I occasionally will turn the radio on to see what it’s sounding like and I’m sadly always disappointed. My little kids don’t even like it =)

Here are a few of my friends with a similar heart that I really enjoy listening to: Josh Garrels, Sleeping At Last, Andrew Belle, Son Lux, Matthew Perryman Jones, Karla Adolphe, Page CXVI and Loud Harp (my other band. you can download the record for free www.comeandlive.com).
Thanks again!
Dave
On Nov 28, 2012, at 12:04 PM, Angela M. Baxley wrote:

Wow, a really live email back! 🙂 Super cool!

 
Do you have recommendations on other artists with similar style minded lyrics and music? I don’t really like the stuff that is more typically labeled “Christian”. I can’t help but smile as I see your record, and Mumford & Sons top the “heavy rotation” on Rdio among my SF friends, who for the most part are both (a) atheists, and (b) incredibly influential to the culture of America. Apparently they don’t pay attention to the lyrics, but maybe it’ll get into their hearts all the same? 🙂
Agape,
Angela
@ang @baxley
On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:58 AM, A Boy and His Kite <contact@aboyandhiskite.com> wrote:

Hi Angela,

Thank you so much for your email! I’m sorry it took me awhile to get back to you.
I’m grateful that you are enjoying the music and also listened to the words. Also, a big thanks passing on those typos =) I just fixed them.
It’s fun to hear that my music struck a chord with where you’re at and what you’ve been thinking. That’s really exciting for me to hear! My songs are my experiences and stories of the goodness and love of God that I’ve received in my life. I don’t know how to sing about anything else =)
Thanks again for taking the time to write me. I appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
Peace.
Dave Wilton – A Boy and His Kite
On Nov 26, 2012, at 9:08 PM, Angela M. Baxley wrote:

I’ve been looking for music that would fit what’s been on my mind lately, I put on your album (top of the new ones from the last week on Rdio) and jumped in the shower.

 
I came out to disbelief. Was I really hearing my ears correctly? 
I had silently asked for something that I would find upbuilding, spiritual, just not disappointing as my mind seems so much more aware of late…
 
Thank you!
 
I wanted to reach out also, because I believe there’s two typos in the lyrics—”to deep” should be “too”? And “burry” is written instead of “bury”?
 
I found the album by Mumford & Sons, Babel intriguing. Seems many are awakening. 
 
Angela from San Francisco
 
 
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A Boy & His Kite

I was raised in the land of bible thumping, and I think something about that has made me averse to all things ostentatious—I can still recall the first time I ran into a “I ran into Tammy Faye at the Mall” t-shirt at the mall. Whoa.

So you’ll have to pardon me if I don’t share the joy of music which names drop “Jesus”. I’ve never gone near the genre labeled “Christian”.

There seems to be something funny going on, and I kind of like it.

I’m discovering more and more music at the top of the “Heavy Rotation” chart on Rdio—and the albums are all spiritually focused… you know, like scriptural based lyrics.

Stranger yet, though nearly everyone I know in my day-to-day life is atheist—my friends—these albums are on nearly constant rotation, according to the service. I can’t help but wonder… do they know what they’re listening to?

Last week I hit Rdio’s “New Releases” section when I got home, and made an offhand comment in my mind (sort of like a whimper of a prayer) that I would love love love to have something good to listen to.

There was A Boy & His Kite. Knew nothing about it, but the cover seemed tasteful, and so I put it on and went about a task in the other room.

The music was melodic and made perfect company for a glass of red wine… but suddenly I found returning to the room, standing before the speakers. I did a double take… was I hearing this right?!

Having forgotten whatever I had been doing I sat down on my couch, laptop on my lap, and read the lyrics, song-by-song as the album played.

What can I say? He heard my wimper of a prayer.

The next day the album was on the top of heavy rotation, and there is stays to this day.

Check out Dave Wilton of A Boy & His Kite.

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The Jews, The Joes, and the Hebrews of Israel

I’m working on a visualization of the nation of Israel and the divided kingdom—The House of Judah and The House of Joseph. Please leave any suggestions below!

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Doctrines

The Jews, The Joes, and the Hebrews of Israel

I’m working on a visualization of the nation of Israel and the divided kingdom—The House of Judah and The House of Joseph. Please leave any suggestions below!

Take Two:

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