Today was the second Sunday that our church, Crosschurch, has opened it's Fayetteville location.  Today there was standing room only.  What a testament to God.  I couldn't believe it when I walked in the doors, and struggled to find a seat.  Growing up in a Baptist church, I can't deny the power there is in full-submersion Baptism.  I know that there are a lot of different opinions about baptism, but it brings tears to my eyes every Sunday to see people baptized.  It makes me feel like I'm at home.  I loved walking into Crosschurch today seeing people from all different cultures, all different walks of life, praising our Lord.  To me, that is what a church should be like.

So if you know me, then you know that music plays a huge part in my life.  I can name a song that describes every chapter of my life, I'm deeply affected by lyrics.  Music can also be a huge struggle for me.  Certain types of music can put me in the wrong mindset--a selfish one instead of a selfless one.  My roommate and I try to keep each other accountable to the types of music we spend the majority of our time listening to.  KLOVE is a constant on our radios in our cars.  I can totally tell a difference in my relationship with God when I'm listening to Christian music.  I know that music doesn't affect some people as deeply as it does me, but through music is one of the ways Satan tries to get to me, and coincidentally the way God gets through to me.  

In light of that , I thought I would post some of my favorite songs right now that put me in the right mindset:

Top of the list is:  How He Loves, by David Crowder.  I listen to this song probably 5 times a day.  It's like a band-aid to my heart.  Will probably be played at my wedding, love this song that much.

American Dream, Casting Crowns.  The 1st casting crowns c.d immediately brings me back to my sophomore year of high school, yet is so applicable today.  American Dream reminds me of what is important in life, and what's not.

Lead Me, Sanctus Real.  This is the prayer that I hope is on my future husband's heart.

I'm Letting Go, Francesca Battistelli.  This reminds me of all the petty things, and the big things that ultimately I don't have control over.

What are your favorite songs that I can add to my playlist?


  1. Oh my gosh that How He Loves song is incredible! It always gives me a better perspective on life!

  2. Me too! I love how it starts out, "He is Jealous for Me"... I've always known that God is a jealous God, but somehow the song just makes it make sense to me.