Author Archives: Kelly Carpenter

How One Little Word Can Change Your Day

How One Little Word Can Change Your Day

Do you ever find yourself looking at your “to-do” list for the day and breathe a heavy sigh due to the enormity of it? I think we all do at times. Most everyone is busy busy busy with the pile of things we need to do. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed. I look atContinue Reading

Let Your Light Shine

Let Your Light Shine

Nelson Mandela still hangs on for dear life while in critical condition at a South African hospital. 94 years old, he was admitted on June 8 due to a chronic lung infection. In continued honor of this great man of peace, I am occasionally posting some of his most famous quotes. Here is one fromContinue Reading

Ulnar Neuritus, My Story

Ulnar Neuritus, My Story

Since I have been recently having problems again with my hand, I decided to write a post about my condition in the hopes that it may help others who have suffered with similar issues. What Is Ulnar Neuritus? To quote the FreeMD website: “A person with ulnar neuritis has inflammation of the ulnar nerve inContinue Reading

A Miracle-Filled LIfe

A Miracle-Filled LIfe

Love this! Love the sunflowers, too. It’s good to remember that whenever I feel the glass is half full, there are so many blessings to be thankful for. Every life, including my life, is a gift and a miracle, don’t you think?

Solace

Solace

Here is an outtake from the original recording sessions for my 2011 release “Passage”. This was left off the project because it was more jazz than new age/ambient and it didn’t seem to be a good fit. Nonetheless, it was too wonderfully earthy to get left on the cutting room floor.

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My Evening at Levon Helm’s Studio

My Evening at Levon Helm’s Studio

Several years ago (I’m thinking it was 2008), I had the wonderful privilege of hanging out at Levon Helm’s home studio in Woodstock, NY for what was then a monthly house concert called “The Midnight Ramble”. In those days, one could simply order tickets to the event by making a donation, the suggested amount beingContinue Reading

Draw Me Close Instrumental Sampler

Here is a sampler of various selections from Kelly Carpenter’s instrumental CD, “Draw Me Close”, originally released in 2001 and re-released in 2009. Kelly wrote the title song “Draw Me Close”, a contemporary worship song, in 1994 and it has since become a worship classic, sung in churches around the world. It is available for purchase in the Store.Continue Reading

Christmas in June?

Christmas in June?

Did I actually say “Christmas in June”? Why yes I did! While the rest of the world doesn’t have to think much about Christmas until a few months from now, Christmas is all I can think about right now. That’s because… This year, I am coming out with a holiday-themed release–yep, that’s right!–just in time for the holidays. Hooray!! The releaseContinue Reading

A Journey of Peace. Where Do We Begin?

A Journey of Peace. Where Do We Begin?

Peace is a good thing, right? Most people believe in the ideal of peace. But what does it all mean? While I have been on a quest the past 10+ years of figuring out who I am, there have been recurring themes regarding what I am most passionate about. One of them is peace. TheContinue Reading

Watering Your Dreams

Watering Your Dreams

I just love this!! “Always be on the lookout to turn a problem into an opportunity for success.” And for me at times, it starts out with being on the lookout for my own mental attitude. When I find myself preoccupied with worry and fear, I look for ways to reframe the predominant thought andContinue Reading