Purify

First of all, I want to thank everyone for the encouraging comments on my Facebook post. And forgive me, I sang it at First Baptist Moore’s Lane in Texarkana back in 2005 at either a Sunday night service or Wednesday night service. Vicki Carr was gracious to play with just my melody and chords.

In case you don’t have Facebook, I put it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzObrs9dxTM

I am posting this to share the lyrics I wrote back in 2005:

Purify/Purified
(original Key A major)

(Verse 1)
Lord, here I am again.
Longing to see Your face
You see I need
Your comfort, Lord
And the beauty of Your grace

(Bridge 1)
Sometimes it seems
As the days go by
I don’t even look like Your child
So forgive me of my unloveliness
And hold me for a while

(Chorus 1)
      Purify me, Lord
      I need a touch from You
      Fill my heart with Your righteousness
      Make me whole and make me new

(Verse 2)
Lord, now I run to you
Longing to see Your face
Your love, it comforts me
With the beauty of Your grace

(Bridge 2)
You teach me, Lord
As the days go by
And I look like I am Your child
You forgave me of my unloveliness
And You held me for a while.

(Chorus 2)
      You Purified me, Lord
      You gave a touch so true
      You filled my heart with Your righteousness
      Now I’m whole and I’m renewed

(for Corporate Worship)
      Purify us, Lord
      We need a touch from You
      Fill our heart with Your righteousness
      Make us whole and make us new

©2005
BMI Work # 7789187

 

**This is dedicated to my father Odis Tyler, the most amazing daddy a woman could have.**

2020-Update! Low-Cost NYC Theatre Tickets

February 23rd, 2020 – UPDATE!

Yep!

If you’ve been to New York before to see a Broadway show, you know about TKTS‘s discount booth in Times Square, but did you know there were other ways to get discounts on Broadway shows?

Being an Actors’ Equity member, grants you access to even more discounts with TKTS with their program TDF. TDF gets off-off Broadway tickets for as low as $11 and Broadway shows for $49. There is a yearly fee of $40, however right now (Winter 2020) join for just $35! That’s a small price to pay for a big discount. They usually don’t have tickets for new shows, but there is a lot of variety and the Broadway shows they DO have are great!

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NOW, did you know that teachers, full-time students, members of the armed forces, retirees and clergy can ALSO join TDF? Yep! Just check out their site! The “catch” is that you have to mail or fax in your information to be approved. So, a few months before your big NYC trip, just send in the info and you’ll get a letter from them with your membership.

Some great sites to look at are Theatre Mania, Ticket Liquidator, Broadway Box, and Broadway.com. For students, HipTix for the Round About Theatre Company (which recently upped their age to 40-years-young) and Student Rush. I don’t personally have experience with these sites, but I’ve heard excellent things! NYtix has some great coupon codes and links to what the term “rush ticket” actually means! NYTix is pretty cool! They give FREE tickets away all the time and you sign up to get emails! You won’t have control over what tickets are to be given out, but hey, free is FREE…right? 🙂

My favorite app is still TodayTix! I saw this app online back in 2013 – a while ago, but didn’t use it until a friend told me about the amazing deals! Ever since then, it’s been my go-to ticket finder!

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Hamilton!!

How does it work? You only get a two-week availability window. So, two weeks before you want to see a show, you log in, pick the show, date and time, purchase and get an email confirmation. Then, on the day of, TodayTix tells you a designated spot for pick up in front of the theatre (45 minutes before the show) and a nice representative in a red shirt will have your tickets in an envelope. It’s THAT simple!
**Oh and if you buy NOW, you can get a $10 discount on your first purchase with this code: TRAXR (you’re welcome!) 😉

Now, when you are in town, you can always go straight to the theatre and ask about their offers. In my experience, Playbill has to most update information!

Ok! For those of you who want the most bang for your buck to get REALLY inexpensive tickets are rush tickets, (SRO) standing-room-only, and Lottery Rush tickets. How to Lottery tickets work? Well, you get up early in the morning – the day of a show, go to the theatre of the show you want to see and enter to win! The tickets are usually between $10-$40! You aren’t guaranteed a win, of course, but you could see some cool street acts from Broadway performers! Most Broadway shows have changed to online lottos and shows like Hamilton now have an app because so many people were showing up that it was causing a public disturbance! G_d bless theatre fans! NYCTix.com has the most up-to-date lottery list I could find but each theatre has its own rules so check out Playbill or Broadway Direct for the best updates. BroadwayBox.com also does a lotto for some shows!

Lotto Quick Links
Hamilton
Tina
Beetlejuice
The Lion King
Wicked
Moulin Rouge

Do check out Playbill, it has a FREE membership of its own where you can get discount tickets.

One last bit of info, the less demanding times for seeing shows are January, February, September, and October (yay for me!) So if you can plan your trip around these months, you’ll have the BEST prices EVER!!! During these times NYC.go has a 2 for 1 Broadway Week to encourage ticket sales! Uh…yeah, it’s AWESOME! In the slow season, Off-Broadway offers 20 at 20. These shows offer 20 shows for $20 20 minutes before the show. SO…20 for $20 at 20…(Eeeek!!) 🙂

FOR KIDS! The Broadway League does a really cool Kid’s Night. Here’s how this works (directly from their site): “Adults purchasing a full-priced ticket will receive one free ticket for a child age 18 and under to the same show.” Now, they are only on certain nights and usually an off night like a Tuesday or a Thursday, but what a wonderful way to introduce your child to Broadway!

Well, I hope you’ve found all this info useful and that it GREATLY improves your NYC Broadway experience! If you have any insiders tips for getting great NYC theatre seats at a discount price, I’d LOVE to know! So, please share in the comments!

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Karmyn Tyler is a member of Actors’ Equity as well as many other talent memberships. Please visit her website, www.karmyntyler.com for more information. First posted Jun 8, 2013 1:34 PM EST – 1st Update March 1, 2016 8:57 AM EST – 2nd update February 24th 2020 7:58 PM EST
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Choose this Day

Choose.

There’s always a choice.
It makes us who we are.
Free choice.
Something happens when you choose.
You submit.
You submit to your choice.
Your choice rules you.
Wholeheartedly.
Half-heartedly.
Still a choice.
Your choice.
You choose.

You seek advice to choose.
It’s still your choice.
You live out your choice.
You are your choice.
You choose to change.
You choose how to change.
That change changes you.
Wholeheartedly.
Half-heartedly.
Still a choice.
Your choice rules you.

-by Karmyn

Shreveport Performance!

Paradise Theatre

I’ll be performing Tuesday, September 19th in Shreveport, LA with Bill Causey and his Orchestra at Margaritaville in the Paradise Theatre! Love to see you there!

Tickets are $20 or $10 with your Players Club card
We start at 6pm!

Big Bank Tuesdays

 

I made it to the semi-finals!

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UPDATE!

It was such an honor to make it to the semi-finals, however, I did not receive enough votes for top 3! THANK YOU to everyone who voted for and encouraged me!

Here is a link to all the FABULOUS finalist in all the categories! I’m planning on attending their performance at Lincoln Center on May 6th!

Toi, toi to everyone!


 

Original Post:

I love to listen to classical music, always have. So, a few months ago, I heard about a contest on WQXR Classical Radio here in New York City. My brain rolled the idea around and thought, I’d like to enter. I was busy teaching my students and didn’t really think about it again. Then, a few days before the deadline, I remembered and told my husband if he would video me, I could enter. He did and I found out this week, I made the semi-finals! I am SO very excited! It is such an honor!

There are 3 categories. Mine is the 35+ category. Each category has 10 semi-finalists and the top 3 in those categories get to perform at Lincoln Center, a dream I’ve had since 8th grade!

You can help me get into the top 3!

Anyone with a Facebook account can go to my page, accept a video contest app and vote. You may vote 1 time within 24 hours.

I would be honored for you vote and then share with your friends and family to vote! Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Here is the direct link to vote:http://bit.ly/1PVP5SR

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Karmyn Tyler Cobb

 

Help me Hamilton!

hamilton-01-800I have not posted since my dad passed. Sorry, I just have not made time for it. But I am starting back up for my niece Molly! 🙂

Back Story!

I always wanted my nieces Molly and Maggie to experience things I didn’t get to at their age. So far we’ve enjoyed Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Hollywood and Los Angeles! Now….it’s just Molly. So, since Chris and I live in NYC, Molly and my sister Diane get to – for the first time – experience The Big Apple! I’m SO excited!!

Now…

Hamilton is the HOTTEST ticket in town and not since Rent has a show made such an impact on the future of Broadway! Molly needs to see this show!

I have instructed them on how to do the lotto: https://hamiltonlottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/hamilton/ so we will be on it like a bonnet!

I’ve not seen the show, but I’ve listened to everything I can online thanks to the Hamilton Website!

Anyway! If ANYONE has any ideas or has at least 1 ticket for my niece in early March, please message me!

My Daddy

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Odis Earl Tyler

On June 9th, I lost my Daddy, my Best Friend, and my Hero! Words can not express my emotions. He was laid to rest on June 13th in a beautiful love-filled service at Downtown First Baptist Church.

I want to say thank you to those who have reached out, sent food, cards, flowers…but most of all your prayers.

I will be with my family for a few weeks as we sift our way through this loss.

Daddy was a strong man of God and I know that he is with Jesus, Maggie, and all those who have gone on before him. I too will see him again one day in glory!

Praise be to God for Daddy’s amazing life and the legacy he left behind!

Memorials can be made to either:

-Gideon’s International – P.O. Box 1425, Texarkana, Texas, 75504.
-Downtown First Baptist Church – 401 Pine St, Texarkana, TX 75501

http://www.texarkanafuneralhome.com/sitemaker/sites/TEXARK1/obit.cgi?user=89292727_OTyler

http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/2015/06/12/odis-tyler-405068.php

http://www.hotsr.com/news/2015/jun/12/odis-e-tyler-20150612/?f=obituaries

Banana Botox Facial

Okay, I admit it. I’m OBSESSED with Pinterest! Back in Burbank one of my student’s mom told me about it and I thought to myself, “Lovely, yet another social medium to waste my time on.”

Banana Botox Well, now that I’m married, I’ve discovered that it’s like a secret homemaker social society. On it, I find (and share) adorable animal photos, DIY crafts, sewing, essential oils, candle making, and homemade skincare.

(O.M.G. I LOVE it!!)

Well, today…I’m sharing a facial mask that I ADORE!

It’s simple, it’s all natural, and it makes your face feel and look UH-MAZING! Plus, it tastes yummy, you know…just in case you happen to lick your lips with it on! (giggle!)

The Banana, Yogurt, Honey Facial Mask

It’s SO simple. Equal parts of each ingredient. That’s what I do. Here are the ingredients I use:

That’s it! Then put it on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes.

Instead of getting a banana, I use the baby food. As I understand banana powder also works. I just found it less messy to mix. The BeechNut has 2 ingredients: banana and lemon juice concentrate. If you suffer from acne? Use a REAL banana! Why? Because the peel is known to CURE acne!

If you google the skin benefits for any of these and you’ll find a SLEW of info! But here’s the breakdown:

Nutrients in Banana* Skin Benefits
Vitamin A Gets rid of dark spots and blemishes. Evens out rough skin
Vitamin B Delays aging, lessens dryness, moisturizes and lightens skin
Vitamin E Works as a “Protector”. Combats free radical impairment, boosts the skin’s sun-rays resistance, prevents and diminishes appearance of wrinkles
Potassium Gets rid of dry skin by moisturizing and hydrating skin cells
Not to mention that Dr. Oz calls bananas a natural botox!
*http://naturalbeautytips.co/banana-face-mask-recipe/
Nutrients in Yogurt* Skin Benefits
Lactic Acid A natural alpha hydroxy acid that helps smooth and exfoliate skin as well as dissolve dead skin and tighten pores.
Zinc Helps soothe sunburns
Lactobacillus Used for skin disorders such as fever blisters, canker sores, eczema (allergic dermatitis); and acne
Probiotics When applied topically it is proven to reduce acne and rosacea by creating a protective shield. It also contains antimicrobial properties and calms the skin.
*http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/790.html
http://www.organicauthority.com/delicious-beauty/5-skin-rejuvenating-treatments-using-yogurt.html
https://www.aad.org/stories-and-news/news-releases/could-probiotics-be-the-next-big-thing-in-acne-and-rosacea-treatments
Nutrients in Honey* Skin Benefits
Hydrogen Peroxide and Phenolic Compounds It is antimicrobial and (the more natural the honey) antibacterial. Honey has been proven to resist flesh eating bacteria where usual antibiotics have not. (Yuck!)
Antioxidants Honey is full of antioxidants with help slow down and resist the signs of aging. (Yay!)
*http://www.beesource.com/resources/usda/honey-composition-and-properties/
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-science-behind-honeys-eternal-shelf-life-1218690/?no-ist
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3609166/

Depending on your skin type, you can add essential oils for even more benefits! Here’s a GREAT chart! I personally use therapeutic grade Young Living Essential Oils. If you are interested in purchasing wholesale, I’d love to have you on my team!

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So, try this out and let me know how it works for you! Then check out Pinterest for more cool Homemaker DIY stuff! You know I will!! 😉 Here’s a link to mine!