Carrie Paraiso
Carrie Paraiso
Productions

These concerts are a venue to give artists a creative place to display the giftings that emanate within them.  They are not a place for one man but many, working together to let God’s voice and heart be heard in the world.

 

Oceans of Presence

December 4th & 5th, 2004 in Point Loma

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Rays of Hope

March 10th, 2006 at The Rock Church

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Songs

Oceans of Presence, the CD

 

Oceans of Presence  

Voice: Crystal Trull

As depressing as this world seems, it is a far distant reality to the incredible creation of God- who still creates the expanding universe. All of his creation sings and cries out their songs of his might, glory and power. They never, ever stop but keep singing boldly. The foolishness of man is deaf and dumb to their galactic symphony.

Morning stars singing, Seas of shouting
Water's womb clapping, Earth garments shining
Deep waves rolling, Foundations trembling
Thick darkness pervading, Men's heats invaded
Death's gate shaking

Sea springs exclaiming, Lights dwelling exploding
All birthing breathing, Winds flowing and causing
Earth's breadth quaking, Wilderness exalting
Constellations obeying, Oceans of presence
Wisdom revealing, the beginning

Iris Lily Spring (Instrumental)  

This song comes from an experience I had in 1988, when our young family was taking a bicycle ride through the pine trees, after a long cold winter in Lake Tahoe. There were a few patches of snow left but it was finally warm. We were almost to the park at a sunny opening when a branch stopped me. I saw that I didn't need to hold up the rear anymore, so I stood still. I listened to the sounds of the bees and felt the warmth of the sun and the calm breeze. The sky was a deep blue and the bulbs were coming out of the frozen ground. My whole body relaxed and soaked in the calm. I began to think of how I was madly in love with God, my husband and my children and that life was really grand. It was an eternity moment and I didn't want to leave it. I asked God to never let me forget this. Soon after, we moved to San Diego and all hell broke loose. Our lives were rocked with devastation. This song came out as I was playing years after and I knew it was about this moment in time that I had forgotten.

Wonder Stars  

This song speaks destiny and purpose to my twin grand children and their mother. She (my daughter) was desperate and afraid and ready to abort them, after finding she was pregnant with someone who was not of her dreams. She chose to embrace motherhood and trust God. This song came after I processed the grief from unrealized hopes and dreams for my daughter and knew that God is bigger than any of our mistakes. He is very loving and kind and creates blessings when we obey.

Wonder Wonder who you are, that you give life from so far
Reaching down to save another, giving joy to her mother
Such the wee ones offering life, such a gift of spice to life
The new mother chose to hold you, nurture life and not abort you
Healing the soul of your mother
You're from heaven, you saved my daughter, made her whole life pure for another
Long lost freedom returned to free her, Destiny and purpose prevail

Wonder wonder who you are, I want to meet you little stars
From my loins my family tree, like my daughter you would be
Would you sing or be a dancer, big brown eyes and full of laughter
Your destines are still in waiting, full of treasure in the making
Mysterious ones you are
Double portion you will be, fruitful vines for all to see
The family waits expectantly, to see the hand of God

Thank you thank you little stars, thank you thank your for who you are
Thank you thank you mysterious makings, Thank you thank you God's undertaking

House of Defense

Walking in blackness, not knowing if the next few steps will bring you even deeper into depression and heartache. This hole has lasted so long and has seemed without an ounce of indication that the end is coming- yet, deep, deep in the inner minute crevices of your soul, you know that God is there and he is purposed to protect and be your strong tower. So you hang on.... When our son was burned 60%, our daughter finding her way under a gothic guise, our son with a nervous breakdown, our other daughter getting pregnant and loosing our house and many belongings- my hope fell in the hands of a living God. He carried us through and now my children are the most amazing people I know.

Verse 1
Bow down your ear to me, deliver me speedily
Pull me out of the net laid for me
Be a house of defense to save me, be a house of defense to save me
Verse 2
You give strength to your people, you bless your people with peace
You have redeemed me my strong rock
Be a house of defense to save me, be a house of defense to save me
Chorus
You are my rock and my fortress
You have set my feet in a large room
You have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy
You have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy

Waves (Instrumental)  

The waves of God are full of life and adventure. Waves are not safe or predictable and neither is God- but full of mystery, wonder and exploding life. The ebb and flow of his presence is all consuming and demands to be reckoned with.

Brilliant Spinning  

Voice: Lance Pemberton and Dreah Hancock

When we learn the passage way to be able to ascend to the heights with God, we find expressive freedom. Dancing with him in an unearthly realm is a brilliant setting- full of cascading rhythms and sounds. There are colors that you've never seen, movements you've never done and the air so crisp, clear and shiny- almost a soft biting. Oh to be in His presence.

Verse 1
Fly with me, high and free
Feel my wind pull you in
Leave behind sins of pride
Follow me, then you'll see
Verse 2
Dancing high in his brilliance
Cascading rays filled with diamonds
Twirling, spinning, leaping planets
La la la la la la la la
Verse 3
I know all, I create all, I see all, I decree all- from the heavens

Somewhere Else (Instrumental)  

I would have loved to have been a knot on the wood and listened while the two old friends Tolkien and CS Lewis discussed and debated in their study. What a wonder as they created their two similar worlds- the land of Narnia and the land of the rings. This song represents that imagination- this creativity that puts wonder in a child's eyes. Our visible world is so finite and limited, compared to the reality in God's realm of infinity and creativity.

Lamentations

Desperate times call for desperate warfare. There are certain times when we must fight and do radical worship and intercession on the behalf of others. Unabashedly dancing with the heel on the enemy's head, or to storm the gates of hell in the holy, righteous authority of Christ. It's a passion that has no bounds- to bring our cries to the throne of God- calling out for his mercy. Violent praise- an expression of warfare.

Verse 1
My tears they fall, my heart is faint
My flesh grows old, weighed down in chains
I quietly wait, bowed head to ground
The Lord is my portion, I wait for him
Verse 2
Arise cry out, lift up your hands
Rise up O God, defend your cause
Shine your face on us, that we may be saved
Cry out for the lives of your children
Verse 3
How long O Lord, will the enemy mock?
Will the foe revile your name forever?
But you O God, are the King from old
Crush the head of the snake

Wandering Gypsy Forlorn (Instrumental)

(still in progress)

This song comes from the Song of Solomon. A destitute gypsy maiden is looking for her lover. The yearning and longing to be loved and made complete- to tell her who she is . The bride of Yeshua finds definition in who we are and why we are here- to image our husband's glory in the earth. Then we can rise up with purpose and authority from Him and all will stand aside and gaze at our beauty and magnificant works because we are his image.

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Choice
Choice

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The Purpose:

This video is to let the cry of the unborn be heard and to enlighten and expose abortion for what it is and what it has done. This video is not a stand-alone, but cries desperately for a word to be spoken alongside of the obvious consequences of sexual impurity and, more importantly, a healing and freedom to those who have had an abortion. When that door is opened, a whole flood of antagonists charge into one’s life, intent on destroying their destiny and purpose: depression, despair, confusion, suicidal thoughts and an emotional and spiritual shutdown. Eve was meant to give life, and when she goes against herself, something dies within. The blood of Yeshua is bigger and more powerful than any force on earth. He can shut that door and then release life.

The Birthing:

This video comes from the pain, death and processing of walking with my daughter through conception, birth and caring for her babies. When becoming pregnant, in her desperation and fear, she made an appointment for an abortion. I had a knowing inside that she was pregnant and feeling an urgency for the life of her baby, I called her. I told her that I knew she was pregnant and that an abortion would only make her life worse, with a flood of more issues to deal with. She was so depleted emotionally and spiritually from her previous journey and this would possibly destroy her. She was weeping uncontrollably, as was I. I told her to embrace her sin, let God be God and let her baby live. She did lay her life down and soon she found she had twins- a double blessing. God has since given her two beautiful children and a wonderful husband that has adopted Adin and Lily. During this time, I decided to celebrate life and not the sin. These babies have been the healing force in my daughter’s life. God is merciful and kind.

Song:

Chorus
I want to live, I want to breathe, Don’t kill me please, do I have a choice?
I want to run, I want to dream, What about me? Do I have a choice?
I want to laugh, I want to love, Don’t kill me please. Do I have a choice?
I want to sing, I want a voice, What about me? Do I have a choice?

Verse 1
Where can I hide from that probing knife?
Is this world not a safe place for my life?
This womb is a tomb, a place that hides secrets
Do you hear me, I’m screaming, I’m screaming!
Oh that knife causes pain! Please I want to live!
Do you hear me!!??? I’m screaming!!

Verse 2
Piece by piece you throw me away
For stem cell research, the old have one more day
I will never reach my purpose
My giftings hid in a shroud of blackness
Oh please, my gifts will bring new life
I want to belong, please let me live.

Final Verse
Do we have the right to hurt another?
Is freedom paid by your blood brother?
Stealing life from the silent others
For the sake of your druthers

"Shake the Heavens with Prayer"

Painting and description of painting by Caileen Brandt, 16, who resides in the San Diego area

Art is an expression of what lies within. As such, I find that my Creator is within me. I wish to express His desires, His longing for His beloved in my art. I create in order to understand more of what He has in store for me. I believe that He gives gifts, like creativity, to allow us to express praise and worship to Him. I wish to please my first Love by using the gifts He has anointed me with.

In organizing my work, I wanted the initial focus to be on the faceless warrior. There seems to be a cycle; the throne emits light, and explodes lightning and thunder, the lightning strikes the “sea of glass”, which causes not so much of a ripple, as a wave of glory and authority that stretches to the Red Warrior. The warrior in return honors the King.

Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” God cries out for the voiceless generation that has been murdered. Over 50 million babies have been literally torn apart in the womb, from the womb. In sight of this unlawful, unjust (by human nature), the Red Warriors silently pray for eight hour shifts in front of Supreme Courts praying that abortion will end. They wear red duct tape on their mouths, fighting in silence. On the tape is written, “LIFE”. Their main prayer focus is, “Lord, I plead your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation! God, end abortion and send revival to America!” Our prayers shake the heavens and will not go unheard. “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24.

There is a God who adores you, He loves you, and wishes to be with you every moment. He knew you before you were knit together in the womb, and wishes for you to know Him. Your love and friendship is His deepest desire. When the very start of life is destroyed, how then can a child know the love of the father, or the gentle touch of a mother?

Credits

Choice ~ the video
Produced, Directed and Scripted by Carrie Paraiso
Produced, Recorded and Edited by Chris Peak - www.BlacknBlueInd.com

Choice ~ the song
Produced and recorded by Carrie Paraiso

Voices for languages
English: Carrie Paraiso
Mandarin: Jason Lin
Spanish: Carmen Garton
French: Heather Paraiso

Actors
Girlfriend: Hope Pemberton
Boyfriend: Joshua Milligan
Doctor: James Paraiso

Band for video
Drums: Zap Martin
Bass: Benjamin Paraiso
Keyboard: Carrie Paraiso

Artwork by Caileen Brandt
CD Cover by Eulogeo Designs – www.EulogeoDesigns.com

Song:

Chorus
I want to live, I want to breathe, Don’t kill me please, do I have a choice?
I want to run, I want to dream, What about me? Do I have a choice?
I want to laugh, I want to love, Don’t kill me please. Do I have a choice?
I want to sing, I want a voice, What about me? Do I have a choice?

Verse 1
Where can I hide from that probing knife?
Is this world not a safe place for my life?
This womb is a tomb, a place that hides secrets
Do you hear me, I’m screaming, I’m screaming!
Oh that knife causes pain! Please I want to live!
Do you hear me!!??? I’m screaming!!

Verse 2
Piece by piece you throw me away
For stem cell research, the old have one more day
I will never reach my purpose
My giftings hid in a shroud of blackness
Oh please, my gifts will bring new life
I want to belong, please let me live.

Final Verse
Do we have the right to hurt another?
Is freedom paid by your blood brother?
Stealing life from the silent others
For the sake of your druthers

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