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.

5 Christian songs to raise your spirit

Hi everyone, the following is my latest list of favorite songs. I hope you get a chance to check them out and be blessed by them.

The lyrics are powerful and can raise your spirit when you feel bored, tired, discouraged, or just blah. Happy listening and hope you find a favorite song too.

1. Reason by Unspoken (Elliot’s favorite)

2. Up Again by Dan Bremnes (both kids hear this song on repeat; inspirational song)

3. Burn the Ships by King and Country (my favorite…powerful words and amazing music video)

4. Happy Dance by Mercy Me (this song makes repeat appearances on our list)

5. Let It Rain by Crowder (this song will have you snapping fingers and dancing in the car)

Have a wonderful start to a new week and enjoy the last week of September!

Stay safe on Halloween and enjoy the fun and treats.

5 kid-approved Christian songs to add to your summer play list

Here are 5 songs you may enjoy and play on repeat!

  1. Prize Worth Fighting For by Jamie Kimmett
  2. Symphony by Stitch (Ellis’ favorite)
  3. Even then by Micah Tyler (Elliot’s favorite)
  4. Who you say I am by Hillsong Worship (Suh family favorite)
  5. Scars by I Am They (Three Musketeers’ favorite (meaning me and the kids)

One of my favorite songs is “Prize Worth Fighting For” by Jamie Kimmett. His inspiration for this song (as heard on K-Love) is about a friend who recently became disabled from an accident and now uses a wheelchair: even basic tasks, that able-bodied people take for granted, is a daily struggle to do.

This song reminds me that it’s not just physical limitations but other life challenges that are insurmountable by ourselves (and boy, are there many!). We need God leading us through those insecure times when we make difficult decisions, confront our fears, and walk in faith.

Part of the lyrics for Jamie Kimmett’s song:

When every day is just another struggle
And every choice is an act of war
Gotta pray, gotta press on
To the prize worth fighting for
When it feels like I’ll never make it
When my heart’s crying out for more
Gotta pray, gotta press on
To the prize worth fighting for

Your love is my reward
The prize worth fighting for
Jesus, You’re worth my all

Another favorite song is “Who you say I am” by Hillsong Worship. This song became more special after Hannah, the kid’s babysitter, sang and played the song beautifully on the piano for us. Ellis sang like this song was her own.

It was refreshing to see her sing out loud and with confidence. Her new voice (raspy and low) that is from vocal chord nerve damage from her heart surgery has been an ongoing issue for her. But that afternoon you wouldn’t have sensed any doubt as she sang along with one of her favorite people. Below is the song’s chorus:

In my Father’s house
There’s a place for me
I’m a child of God
Yes I am

I am chosen
Not forsaken
I am who You say I am
You are for me
Not against me
I am who You say I am

Hope you get a chance to check these songs out! Have a great day as we head into a very warm summer.