5 Christian songs we love: January 2021

As my kids are getting older, their music tastes constantly change. We go back and forth from listening to their favored pop music to Christian songs. I like their music too but my preference is contemporary Christian music. It depends on our moods.

Occasionally they’ll switch to Minecraft YouTubers who remix songs to new lyrics made into the Minecraft theme. ahhhhhhhh! Too much video games and block style characters.

This song is not connected to Minecraft but it’s a good song to hear when you need motivation to move: “We’ll meet again” by The FatRat.

Still, we come back to our favorite radio station: Klove (Christian radio network).

We recommend 5 songs that will help deepen your faith through the storms of life:

  • “Amadeo” Still My God by Ryan Stevenson. When I first the title of this song, it took me back to the movie “Amadeus” about Mozart. I eventually learned the word Amadeo is a Latin derivative meaning “lover of God.” Click on the link to read what the artist says about the song.
  • “Yes I will” by Vertical Worship This song is about choosing to praise God in the lowest valley’s of life and believing that God is working all things out.
  • “Let it rain” by Crowder. The music has a happy beat that puts you in a good mood. Makes you want to dance. Song about letting God’s will prevail; lyrics pose questions that are relatable for everyone. (I’m not articulating it well, but I hope you’ll check it out.)
  • “21 years” by Toby Mac. This song isn’t usually played on Klove (don’t know why), but you can hear and see the music video on YouTube. Toby Mac wrote this song after his eldest son, Truett McKeehan, suddenly passed in October 2019. He was 21 years old. Lyrics are powerful, personal, grieving yet confident of seeing his son again in heaven.
  • Unstoppable God” by Sanctus Real This band has a special place in my heart. I first learned about Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome from the story of Matt Hammitt’s, the original lead singer of this band, son (Bowen) born with this congenital heart defect. I didn’t know that a few years later Ellis would be born with the same condition. Bowen’s story has inspired and encouraged me immensely.

I hope you’ll listen to one or all of these songs and get uplifted! Stay well and happy.

8 thoughts on “5 Christian songs we love: January 2021

  1. Thank you for sharing these favorite songs of yours … after a trying year, we now have a different type of storm to deal with. Nothing is easy and we are aging quickly enough without the events from last Wednesday.

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    • Linda, you’re welcome! Listening to these uplifting songs makes a big difference in how I go about my day. Hopefully you’ll take a listen to one of these songs. In song #5, I share the Bowen Hammitt website. His story first introduced me to what it’s like to live with a heart child; that was years before Ellis was born. Funny how God prepared me this way.
      You are right; we are aging quickly and with the events of these days, the aging process is happening faster. Our world is in chaos and division. It can’t get worse…disillusioning.
      Stay well and healthy!! hugs…

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      • We need to have some music in our ears and a song in our heart to keep from succumbing to the horrific news these days. It is good to put blinders on if possible and music is the perfect buffer for tuning out the worst things … that and nature, which I appreciate more than music these days. Stay well and healthy too Esther – {{{ Hugs all the way to California! }}}

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      • Hugs received!! πŸ™‚
        Nature is soothing and beautiful. Even with all the stuff going on with the world, the sun comes up every morning and moon at night. I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed nature until I was in my mid 20s in NYC. Living through the 4 seasons and seeing all the changes in nature made me realize how each season is wonderful in its own way. I was so used to the constant sunny weather in CA that I took it for granted.
        My first snowy winter was a shock! It was COLD!!!!

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      • I know several people who were born and lived in four-season states until they were older and went away to school, married or just moved to warmer climates. I always wanted to live in the South, like Kentucky or Tennessee, South Carolina. I worked at the diner during college with all Southerners and they were the friendliest people and years ago they did not have the snow and ice like they have now in Winter. I remember friends of the family moving to South Carolina as she had rheumatoid arthritis and they were surprised to have snow and ice, albeit just in the morning, as it was gone by 11:00 a.m. The change of seasons, especially Spring after a brutal Winter is always such a welcome sight.

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  2. Hi
    I did not care for 21 years by TobyMac but I know it is special –
    And his Elements album is one of my top albums ever /
    And sometimes when I play it I am reminded that most of the songs were made for his son- long before he knew the joy would pass away at 21 years of age!
    My heart goes out to their family and prayers for him now and then!

    I will check out the other songs and Crowder is amazing so I am gong to let you know my take
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    • I haven’t heard the whole album, but I like the “Elements” song by Toby Mac. It makes me want to run and get into the determination mode. The music video is great too. I wonder where they shot the video. Good to know that we are both Mac fans. We got tickets to see him in California last March and this was going to be our kid’s first concert. But COVID…we were pretty bummed about that.
      I hear you…”21 years” is not for everyone. I was surprised my kids took to it and wanted to listen to it over and over. I guess they get that emotional side from me. The lyrics are raw with pain and loss. I feel for his family’s pain to suddenly lose your child one day.
      Check out Crowder and let me know what you think! If you get a chance, check out his Instagram page. He posts funny pics with even funnier comments.
      Hope you have a great rest of the week!!

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      • Hi – I never saw the video for elements song!
        But do have a fun note
        – as a joke – we sing “elephants” and make the nose swinging with our arm- get it?
        Silly but fun!
        I need to check out the video sometime and very cool that your children liked the 21 song.
        I do pray for Toby Mac and their family – and their loss
        The entire elements album is very special to me from two years ago when I just enjoyed it so much – and not in iG much but will check out the song
        And again / Great post

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