Update!

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Sorry I have been absent for the past month! Thank y’all for the support and encouragement y’all have given me, and for sticking with me! I will be posting more now and will explain my absence in more detail later. Signing off for now!

❤ Mandie

Music Monday!

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I’m finally back for a Music Monday! Yay! Today’s song is called One Step Away by Casting Crowns. This song reminds us that we are only one step away from surrendering our lives to Christ. We need to lay down our old chains and pick up our new name. Here is a quote that I found which ties in with the song: “There is no such thing as partial surrender.” When we surrender it is a Full surrender, not partial. Hope y’all enjoy the song! (I own nothing! All rights go to Casting Crowns and producers!)

❤ Mandie

Music Monday!

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Here is this week’s music Monday! I love Mandisa and her new song is so amazing! God is never finished with you. You are forever in his hands as He shapes you for something greater. He’s still working on you! (I own nothing! All rights go to Mandisa and her producers!)

My life through music

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Music has impacted my life in many ways. In this post I will be sharing some songs that have gotten me to where I am today, or just songs I remember from childhood. They are in no particular order. Feel free to try this for yourselves with songs, books, movies, anything really! Hope y’all enjoy!

Come to Jesus– This was my song when I was younger. I remember every time it came on the radio I would always sing it. It was the only song I new the words to.

You Raise Me Up– I remember this song from kindergarten. We did a play with the Pilgrims and Native Americans, and we sang that song.

My Number One– Growing up a big part of the children’s ministry was a group called the praise team. Now we weren’t your normal praise and worship band. We were a group of kids, teens and adults who would lead the children in dancing to songs. My Number One was the fist song that I ever learned when I joined, and it is still one of my favorites!

Lean on Me– This is another song from the praise. We always had a partner for this one and I found it so fun.

Born Again– This song was the song that really hit home, and I scored BIG! I heard this song on the radio and I actually listened to the words. This was the first song I looked up the words to, and the song that started my walk with God.

Let Them See You– This song encouraged me to live for God and live so that people will see Him in me.

Beautiful Day– This song taught me that it doesn’t matter what it feels like outside physically, it just matters that it is a day that the Lord has given us and we should rejoice in everyday. Everyday is a beautiful day!

Maker– This has been one of my favorite songs since the first time I heard it. I have always been able to get closer to God and find God through His marvelous creation. And this song is such a great reminder of God as the Maker.

Into the Light– This was the first song I ever sang with our youth band, plus I love D.C. Talk songs! I will always remember that night singing this song…

Holy Spirit– Holy Spirit is my favorite worship song to sing for a while now.

Adore Him– This song is a Christmas song which I performed for my first solo performance at a Christmas recital last year. I will always remember it.

Bring Him Home and Favorite Things– These two songs were the songs I sang for my college auditions. They were so out of my comfort zone, but I succeeded in getting accepted.

If y’all have questions on who any of these songs are by, let me know in the comments below! I may add some more in the future!

❤ Mandie

Music Monday!

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Here is a beautiful song from Kari Jobe’s newest album ‘The Garden.’ I had such a hard time picking one song, they are all so beautiful. I want to be closer to God’s heart. He is calling us closer to His heart. I want to get lost in His wonderful love. (I own nothing! All rights go to Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes and their producers.) Hope y’all enjoy!

❤ Mandie

 

Tomorrow

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Tomorrow. What is tomorrow? Better yet where is tomorrow and when will it show up? You know the saying, “tomorrow never comes.” It’s true. Then why do we always say, “Oh, it can wait.” or “I’ll do it tomorrow.” Why do we think so much about what will happen tomorrow when we can do it today? God says this about tomorrow in Matthew 6:34.

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

And Joyce Meyers says, “When we worry about tomorrow we waste today.”

Lately I have been so caught up in my future plans and what will happen in the next few months that I have been wasting my time right now. I need to remind myself to make TODAY count. These lyrics from Tomorrow (from Annie) came to mind.

The sun’ll come out
Tomorrow
So ya gotta hang on
‘Til tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya Tomorrow!
You’re always
A day
A way!

Tomorrow is always a day away. That goes back to what I mentioned in the beginning of this post, tomorrow never comes. So why wait for tomorrow to do what you could do today?  I am challenging myself, but also am challenging y’all this next week try to not worry about tomorrow but focus on what you can accomplish today. My verse for this year also goes hand in hand with this.

Psalm 118:24 “This is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it.”

And here is a bonus song for y’all. (I own nothing! All rights go to Mandisa and producers)

❤ Mandie