Monthly Archives: February 2012

How far is too far?

I don’t know how much feedback I’ll get but thought I’d ask. As Christians how far is too far when it comes to media? Are we able to take part in movies and music? If so is there a line? Are there rules here? Let me know!

-benjamin jepsen


MxPx-Far Away

I love that these guys still make music. One of my all time favorite bands! This song came out today.

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Ben and Shayna’s wedding

Also another blog I write on talking about everything you need to know about me and Shayna’s wedding!

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The Expositors

Hey everyone! Come check out another blog I write on called “The Expositors” its a great place to join in on the conversation of life, faith, and God!

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Preparing for a wedding, the grooms perspective

Preparing for a wedding should be one of the most enjoyable things ever! There should be no stress and it should be like riding a unicorn with wings over a rainbow that leads to gold! But that’s not always how it is! Sometimes it can be stressful! Sometimes I ask these questions, “Where are we going to come up with the money for this?” “How are we going to entertain our family and friends and accommodate them while they are here?” “Are people going to hate me from Ontario because they have to come to B.C.?” and “Will Shayna feel like this is the best day of her life and feel like the most loved girl in the world?”

As the groom I want to do everything I can to make sure this day is absolutely the best for Shayna! Now she isn’t demanding at all in fact shes super laid back, but I have seen way too many movies and know that this day is super important and needs to be a gooder! 😉 So I want to do everything that is possible to make sure that happens. Which can be tricky when you can’t find that pot o gold to pay for everything haha!

The nice thing is I know God has brought us together, our story is a testament of that. I know he is in this relationship and is invested which is all that matters. I know Shayna is the girl for me and she is super awesome and I am supper happy when I’m with her and I my hands get sweaty and my cheeks go numb when I’m with her.

Being the groom when Shayna is your bride is the best thing ever. I don’t have to worry, stress, or freak out about anything because on June 9th 2012 I’ll be married to Shayna Martin and that’s all that REALLY matters. Now don’t get me wrong I’m still going to work very hard to make sure the day is the best for Shayna, because when you find what I have found, when the good LORD blesses you so richly you make darn sure you don’t lose her and you do everything for her.

Being the groom, preparing for this wedding is the best. I wouldn’t want to be with anyone else doing anything else. Shayna I cannot wait to marry you and I am very excited for our life together! So stoked we get to plan this wedding together! I love you!

-benjamin jepsen


Happy Birthday

I always enjoy looking back and keeping track as best as I can of my memories and experiences. That’s why I enjoy this blog so much!

Yesterday I turned 24 and God has blessed me with an amazing year! While I was 23 God did some amazing work in my life! I finished my four year degree at Briercrest, I worked maintenance at a camp on the island with some of my closest friends in the world, I got engaged, I started a new full time job in youth ministry, and I moved into my own place.

The craziest part of this super amazing year is that 24 is looking like its going to be even better because I am GETTING MARRIED! Ha June 9th is the day where I get to be with Shayna in marriage…I can’t believe it! I can’t wait!

I’ve been truly blessed with so much. I hope I can continue to do the LORD’s work and that he will continue to bless me!

And now a funny video!

wouldn’t it be crazy if I found out this year that I was adopted? Ha……

-benjamin jepsen

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Covers part 1

Covering a song at times can be a large task. How can someone take the original and make it better? Will the original always be better? I thought I would try and find some great examples of good and bad covers.

Lets start with the latest cover phenomenon, “Somebody that I used to know”

This song overall has been done very well in its original performance as well as covers.


The weirdest thing about this version is the hand motions from the Kimbra! Ha!

Cover 1 Pentatonix

Good cover, again weird hand motion stuff. Ha but they are feeling the song for sure!

Cover 2 Gavin Mikhail

Again good cover. A nice piano mix.

Cover 3 Walk off the earth

Best cover of the song perhaps. Coolest video for sure. It’s too bad the rest of the covers these guys do suck.

Overall this song has been done a lot but overall done well! Looking forward to checking out other covers. Any suggestions?

-benjamin jepsen

Rend Collective Experiment-Second Chance

Super cool band from Ireland! Shayna introduced me to these guys as well!

-benjamin jepsen