Monthly Archives: March 2017

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

Can you relate?

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Can you relate to any of these situations or feelings? Comment down below which ones you have experience.

  • When your tooth paste falls off of your tooth brush into the sink.
  • When you do your hair nicely and it rains.
  • When you think someone is waving at you but they are waving at someone behind you.
  • When you come into the room at the wrong moment.
  • When you are looking for something that is in your hand, or on your head.
  • When you think you finished everything you had to do in the day and then you get into bed and remember that one thing you didn’t do.
  • When you are thinking something and someone else says it, with out you mentioning it.
  • When someone “steals” “your” parking spot.
  • When you receive a present that you already have.
  • When you constantly have to ask people to reach things for you because you are too short.
  • When you starting the verse of a song before it is time.
  • When you and your sibling unknowingly wear the same shirt or outfit.
  • When you clap and nobody else claps.

I have experienced all of these situations at one time or another. Can you add anymore to these?

❤ Mandie

Music Monday!

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I have been a fan of Tenth Avenue North for a long time, but I really love their new album. The song I Have This Hope talks about we can have hope that God will never leave us alone. (I own nothing! All rights go to Tenth Avenue North and producers!)

❤ Mandie

 

5 day song quote challenge!

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I’m gonna cry! Today is the last day of this challenge. I had so much fun picking song quotes and I hope y’all will keep this challenge going! Here are the rules one last time.

-Post a different song quote for 5 consecutive days

-Post what the song quote means to you (optional)

-Post the song from which the quote is from

-Nominate 2 new bloggers every day of the challenge

-Have fun! 🙂

And now for the last song quote…

This quote comes from TobyMac’s song Move.

“Hold on, hold on, the Lord ain’t finished yet. Hold on hold on He’ll get you through this. Hold on, hold on, these are the promises, I never will forget.”

What this lyric means to me: Just hold on! Wait on the Lord, He is not done with you. He will get us through any situation we are going through. This lyric tells me I need to be patient and wait on God to fulfill His promises.

And the last nominees are…

1-C. B. Cook at Proverbs31teen

2-Christ, Crafts, and Cuisine

I can’t wait to see y’alls posts. Let me know if y’all enjoyed this challenge in the comments below!

❤ Mandie