thursday

One of my favorite Christian bands in the whole wide world is BarlowGirl. Although they retired the band in 2012, their music still lives on and rings true.

I have a few favorites—it’s hard to pick one really since so many of their songs have made a difference in my life—but “Surrender” is the one song that has always really resonated with me. Just about surrendering my life and my heart to God.

Stories I tell myself

There’s a Christian children’s song called “Jesus Loves Me.” The simple lyrics are as follows:

Jesus loves me
This I know
For the Bible tells me so
Little ones to him belong
They are weak when he is strong
Yes, Jesus loves me
Yes, Jesus loves me
Yes, Jesus loves me
The Bible tells me so

Sometimes my mind likes to twist and pervert the lyrics.

No one loves me
This I know
Because I tell myself so
I belong down in a grave
Where no one can help or save
No, no one loves me
No, no one loves me
No, no one loves me
Because I tell me so

Of course this is not true. But it feels true. Distinguishing between what is true and what is false is sometimes a hard task for me.

thursday

I originally bought Alicia Keys’ album, Girl on Fire, for the title track, but upon listening to the rest of the album, I realized how many other gems were included. A particular song that stands out to me is called “When It’s All Over.” Initially, I thought it was a love song from Alicia Keys to her partner. But by the end, I realize that, even though it IS a love song, it’s not for whom I think. Take a listen.

My husband and I have this ongoing debate that “Interstate Love Song” is either Stone Temple Pilots’ best song (me) or worst song (him). Take a listen, vote, and let me know what you think.

one of my favorite songs at the end of a long workday is norah jones’ “the long day is over.” it’s a beautiful song that really soothes me and allows me to just stretch out and relax. my tense shoulders soften and a lot of the stress that has built up melts away. i should […]