Wednesday, June 27, 2012

25. What the Heck is Going On?

On Monday, I had an incredible experience and I want to share it with you!

During the summer, I try to go to daily morning Mass. After Mass on Monday, I was kneeling before the Tabernacle, as I usually do. A few other people came up and knelt down as well. One older man (probably in his 60s or 70s) who I had seen before was kneeling there. I saw him dig something out of his pocket and come over to where I was kneeling. He handed me a Miraculous and a St. Benedict Medal. I looked at him and asked him if he was sure he wanted to give these to me. He said that he had plenty more. So I accepted them with gratitude and went back to praying for a few more minutes.

The medals that the man gave me.
Miraculous on the left and St. Benedict on the right.

I got up and went out to the parish center to see if I could ask someone about becoming a Eucharistic Minister (I will start training soon. I'll write a post about it! Promise!). While I was waiting for her to finish her conversation, the man came over to me and started up a conversation. He said that he felt compelled to give me those medals as soon as he knelt down, and not to worry, because he had plenty more. I thanked him and he said that he had something else for me as well.

After saying this, he smiled and said, "Now I've got you wondering, huh?" I said, "Well, yeah of course!"
He looked at me, mumbled something about how this was going to sound weird, and then he said, and I quote, "I can see your pretty face in a habit." ... ! ... I had no idea what to say to him - I was utterly flabbergasted!   As someone who has had nuns on the mind for almost a year, this was almost a slap in the face by God, saying, "Hey! I'm serious!" And now, I don't know what to do!

*Keep in mind, I have barely talked to this man. We've been friendly, and I've said "hello", "have a nice day", "God bless", shook hands during the Sign Of Peace, all that normal greeting talk. Because of this minimal contact, I have no idea how he possibly could have known about my discernment!

Then he said something even more profound. He told me about a great order in MI (which I have heard of. It's called Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist) that young girls have been flocking to. Then, out of the blue, he said that he wanted to pay for me to go visit!

Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, Praying the Office

The only thing I can say is WHAT IS GOING ON?!?! I feel like God is playing games with me, through other people! I can't tell you how many times my friends have said things like, "When you're a nun at the Vatican, can I come visit you?" or "You should be a nun here (in Spain) so you can work at the Sagrada Familia." Even my new youth minister asked me if I was discerning. But never has a stranger brought this up, and in such an astonishing manner!

This seems like a gift from God, and I feel that, though this, God may be calling me to something more.
What do you think this means? Have you ever had something like this happen to you? What did you do?

Thanks for reading! Don't forget to comment!


God Bless!


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

24. Fortnight For Freedom

If you haven't heard already, The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has scheduled a  "Fortnight For Freedom" from June 21st to July 4th in order to raise awareness of the issues facing Catholics through the HHS Mandate. This event will begin tomorrow (June 21st) at 7:00 pm and last until July 4th at 12:10 pm, and will involve "prayer, study, catechesis, and public action" and "will emphasize both our Christian and American heritage of liberty." This is all to fight the HHS Mandate that will force employers to provide healthcare that includes coverage of such things as abortion, contraception, and sterilization - all things against the Catholic faith. This Mandate has sparked resistance from people all over the United states. And the mandate has not upset just Catholics. People from many religions - including Jews, and even some atheists - see the discrimination and the injustice.

Source: St Peter's List

But is this "Fortnight for Freedom" enough? I mean, it's only two weeks long, and some people think it's a joke. Something as important as an infringement on our religious freedom should be fought against for more than two weeks. In fact, in my opinion, it should last until the mandate is totally repealed, and it should involve more than just prayer and study. Of course, it's highly important to pray, and studying is crucial as well. But honestly, we need to let the government know that we are not happy, we will not stand for such injustice, and that we will not comply. We need to hold rallies in D.C. We need to protest and hold signs on street corners. We need to hold events, talk to politicians, and make a big fuss. That is the only way that the government will take notice.

So, what can you do?

FIRST - educate yourself. Learn what the HHS Mandate is all about, what it includes, and why it is unconstitutional. Read a summary of it from BCBS (Blue Cross Blue Shield)  HERE. Read a summary from a Catholic standpoint HERE. Read why contraception/abortion/sterilization is against Catholic teaching HERE / HERE (scroll to 2370) / HERE  (scroll to 2399). Read about Fortnight for Freedom HERE.

SECOND - pray. Of course. Pray rosaries. Pray novenas. I don't care. Prayer is essential. But it isn't everything... Hence the third step.

THIRD - take action. Write to legislation. Ask your parish if there is a rally or a meeting nearby.

Will you be watching the Mass tomorrow evening? Will you participate in the Fortnight for Freedom? What do you think about the HHS Mandate?

Don't forget to comment and share!


God Bless!


Saturday, June 16, 2012

23. Leaving After Communion

Unfortunately, it's something that we see almost every time we go to Mass. People get up to get the Host, (receive Jesus) and then, instead of returning to the pew, they walk along the wall of the Church, and out the door they go. I feel like yelling, "MASS HASN'T ENDED YET!" but that would be rude, ya know?

But isn't leaving after Communion rude as well? Even more rude! I mean, you stayed just to get the bread and wine, and then you leave? Seems a bit rude. "Sorry Jesus, but You're not important enough. I can't stay to give my thanks for just five more minutes. See ya next week!" That's the message we're giving Him...

I'm not saying that if you do this, you're going to Hell or you're a bad person. I don't know your circumstance, I don't know what's going on that you have to leave early. Sure maybe you just don't want to stay any longer, or maybe you have a real reason...

Also when you leave early, you're missing a crucial part of the mass - The Benediction, or the blessing. The priest says "May the Lord bless you, in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit." Then he says something that is highly important: "Go in peace" and perhaps something like, "glorifying the Lord by your life." WOW. The priest just told you to carry the love that you have inside of the Church to the outside world, and to give Glory to God not only on the days when you attend weekly Mass, but to give glory to Him every day and to live your life through Him. I think that's pretty important!

I've done it before. The last (and thankfully, only) time I can remember was when I was in Spain. It was already a stretch for me to attend Mas because it would just barely fit into our tour schedule. But I insisted, and I went (It was Easter. How could I miss it??). One of the chaperons came with me, and right after I began to kneel after receiving the precious Body and Blood, she made me leave because we were going to miss the bus. I felt so bad for leaving early, and I certainly didn't do it because I wanted to get the heck out of there. I could have stayed all day! :)

I saw this on the highly insightful, extremely valuable Catholic Answers Forum, and I thought it was a great point, and very clever -
  "Please remember when you receive, that the Mass is not ended yet. Give thanks to God for His gift of the Eucharist. Let us not imitate Judas. He was the only one who left the Last Supper early and you know what happened to him don't you?" 

Click HERE to see exactly the page where I got this from, and the rest of the forum on the same topic.

So what do you do when your friends leave early for Mass, and you don't? Does it bother you, or do you not care? If it bothers you, what can you say?

What my point is is this - think twice before bolting out of the Church after Communion. Why are you doing this, what message does this give God, and can you spare a few extra minutes to hear the benediction?

I hope this makes you think a little bit!

Don't forget to comment and share!


God Bless!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

22. Outfit Ideas For Modesty

Modest Ideas For Mass and Outside of Mass as Well! :)

I've really been into skirts lately, and I'm not sure why. I find that medium to long skirts work really well with being formal or casual, depending on what you pair them with. So after raiding my mom's stash of old skirts and tops that she doesn't wear any more, I have found some really cute and modest outfits that I wear to Church, school, and out with friends!

When I first decided that I wanted to dress modestly to glorify God, I didn't really know where to look for tips and ideas. I searched on the Internet for days trying to find ways to turn things into modest pieces without looking like a grandma. I had to find my own sense of style, and I thought it would be great to share these with you. I hope you enjoy!

Disclaimer - Sorry for my funny looking facial expressions. I had my 12 year-old brother take these photos and sometimes the timing is a bit off... Plus, I have a pretty funny face ;) Enjoy!

This skirt is really pretty, it has red and white floral print on black. It's full length, and is super comfy! The shirt that I'm wearing - I actually got at the little store in our local Cracker Barrel (haha) for a pretty cheap price. It's got fake pearls and jewels on it, but it looks pretty :) I wore this outfit to Mass one weekend.

The skirt is another full length floral, this time with blue and white flowers on it. The shirt is a simple navy blue square neck shirt. Just to show that you can mix solids with floral and still look cute. I wore this to school one week and to Mass another, so it's pretty versatile.

This is actually an outfit made of my own clothes! I know! Fascinating! :) The skirt I bought in Spain, and the shirt I've had for forever. If my memory is right, I got it at Aeropostale, but they probably don't have this exact shirt anymore, since this is from at least four years ago... I wore this for school and around town. I wouldn't wear this to Mass because of the bright colors, but if I traded the shirt for a black shirt or something less vivid, it probably would look better...

This is an outfit I absolutely adore. I must have worn it at least three times this spring already! (NOT in a row, of course!) The skirt is a beige with almost a palm-leaf pattern and light coral flowers. It matches this shirt really well, and is really light - perfect for spring! The shirt is a sleeveless top with a square neck and three small buttons. It fits pretty loosely, so I like to wear a pink camisole underneath just in case I bend over  so it doesn't show anything. :) It's really very comfortable, and I have worn it to Mass and to school.

This outfit (minus my lovely striped socks) is really formal-looking. It's a beige-y top with gold colored sequins around the collar (You can't really see them in this picture). The skirt is a slim, black stretchy skirt with a sort of beige leaf pattern. I think it's really nice, and I've worn it to Mass a few times this year.

The colors match really well, and this is a great outfit for a formal event, or going to Mass. The shirt itself is really low cut, so I threw a camisole underneath. The skirt is black with olive green leaves and a few little red flowers. Again, I'm loving the flower print!

I found this dress while going through my mother's clothes. It's a full dress, and very modest - no low neck and obviously it's full length. I haven't worn it out yet, but I plan on wearing it to Mass very soon!

This is just a plain black dress that I found while going through my mother's clothes (again... Yeah, I do that a lot! It's a cheap way to find clothes haha). Full length with a rounded neck. If you don't like the full black idea, then you can just throw a pretty top over it... 

like this! Voilà!
Now it looks like you're wearing a plain black skirt and a top, but you've got them fooled! 

So I hope this gave you plenty of new ideas for modest dress for Mass, school, work, and hanging with friends. I will be posting more outfits as they come, and as the season changes more, I will adapt to weather and invent some new outfits that are still modest and cute!

Let me know what you think! Also, I would love to know some of your modest outfit ideas are and where you get your modest clothes! I'm always looking for a good deal on clothes, so if you know a good place to shop, let me know!

Thanks for reading! Don't forget to comment and share if you liked it!

God Bless!


+Photo credits to my brother. Thanks for being patient with me, and taking and retaking photos, Kam. :) It means a lot to me! Love you!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

21. Being Catholic in the Middle of it All

If you're in school, maybe you know what I'm talking about. It's along the lines of my last post, but can be expanded a bit further... If you're not still in school, then maybe you're not aware of what we students have to go through to keep the faith. Let me tell you, we have to struggle.

In today's society, we are surrounded by sin. Sin in television. Sin in music. Sin in relationships. Sin in everyday actions. It's literally everywhere! Being a Catholic and trying to avoid sins and temptations whenever possible has never been harder, in my opinion. So how do you do it?

First, know your stuff. Don't be an ignorant Catholic. People will walk all over you and you'll find it really easy to lose your faith. I suggest getting a Catechism. If you're a young adult, perhaps a good starter would be the YouCat. It's an easily comprehensible, shortened version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It has a lot of great information about what is relevant to us at this age, such as relationships, what we believe, drugs, and how to live a Catholic life. If you have a real Catechism, this is still a great investment. In the book, it has references to where in the real Catechism you can find what it's talking about. It's really a great thing to have on you at all times. I can't tell you how often I have referred to my YouCat when people challenge me on the things that I, as a Catholic, believe. There is an online version of the Catechism HERE.

Second, you have to pray. I know this sounds cliche, but trust me, if you pray about it, God will give you the strength to live a holy life, even in the midst of all this evilness. A great verse is Philippians 4:13:

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

I just love that verse. It always gives me inspiration to go out and live the Christian way, knowing that God will give me the strength to do so. 
If you're struggling with sin, I recommend you go to Confession (I know, we all hate it, but it feels great afterward!) and then Adoration, and talk to Christ face-to-face about what you're going through. It really helps!

Third, look for friends that are good influences. If you have someone to talk to about what is going on and someone who can help you through the muck, you're at a great advantage. Sometimes, you just know when someone is Catholic or Christian, by how the act, dress, even talk. But sometimes you can find even a devout Catholic in the weirdest of places. Look for a good friend who you can share these times with, and everything will be a lot easier!

Remember, Jesus knew that we would be hated for loving Him. In the book of John, Jesus says, 

"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first."
-John 15:18

 This is so true. But this is the cross we must bear. Be strong!

"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong."
- 1 Corinthians 16:13

A wise verse from the book of Isaiah:

"... If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all."
-Isaiah 7:9

I hope this inspires you and please comment and share if you liked it! If you want me to add anything, just let me know!


God Bless!


Monday, June 4, 2012

20. You're Proud to be a What?

A prude. Yeah, you read that right. But first, what, exactly, is a prude?

"Prude:  A woman who shows extreme modesty." - Merriam Webster's dictionary (online)

So what does it mean to be a prude? To me, it means dressing, acting, speaking, and thinking modestly. Short shorts are out. Being extremely flirtatious and slutty is out. Trash talking and telling inappropriate jokes is out. Thinking about impure things is out (as far as our minds can control. Sometimes thoughts just come to us. Whether we entertain them or not is the issue... Perhaps a post on this later?) It may seem difficult, but it has its rewards.

For example - while everyone else is spending time worrying about how their rear ends look in those shorts that are disgustingly similar to underwear, you are not worried about it. You're comfortable in your own skin, and your own clothes. While everyone else is worrying about if so-and-so likes them or if they're attractive enough, you can be confident that the way you act is attracting the right kind of person - the kind that you could end up spending your life with. While people are talking trash and telling crude jokes, you can be sure that people will not have a sullied idea of who you are because your words are uplifting, encouraging, and not full of four-letter rubbish words. And while everyone is lusting, you can be sure that your heart stays pure for your future spouse, and that the Devil will not have a hold of you.

So this all sounds great, right? So why is there this bad connotation that is tacked on the word, 'prude?' It must be that people think that the only way to have fun is to be immodest, impure, and reckless. I assure you, this is not true! I can assure you that you're not missing out on anything of importance, and you certainly aren't losing opportunities to have fun. 

People like to seek attention. Many young men and women today find that they get a lot of attention from being immodest. Guys stare at girls' chests when their shirts are too low or too tight - or both. Men get attention when they talk trash about people. But this attention isn't positive attention that they are receiving. And although they should know better, they keep on doing this. When I dress modestly, people notice me. But it's for all the right reasons. People don't think of me as a sexual object because I'm not putting that into their mind. They don't think of me as disrespectful because I don't make it a habit to talk badly about people. People don't think I'm a whore because I am not promiscuous, and I don't show off my body. I have a good reputation because of this.

There is also the issue of dignity. What kind of dignity do you expect to have when you degrade yourself and diminish your self-worth to that of a sex object? You become an object for other people to look at, admire (for the WRONG reasons), use, and throw away. You are no longer considered a person with feelings. You're considered a person with a hot body and who doesn't mind being used.

What you may not realize is that when you are immodest, you also are leading others to sin. Your immodest clothing and behavior leads people to lust. Your immodest speech leads others to think of people in that manner, and gossip spreads quickly. Your immodest jokes not only lead people to think about things that should be saved for marriage, but also leads people (perhaps younger people who look up to you) to believe that it's okay to talk about such things that are as sacred as sex and relationships. (YES! Sex is sacred! Post on this later too, maybe?) You have to think about not only the consequences on your own soul, but on those around you as well!

So will you be a proud prude with me? Will you stand up for dignity and for your own self worth? Who knows, maybe someone who isn't living the proudly-prude life may see you happy and want to join us! :D I will be uploading a post soon with a bunch of great modest outfits for summer and another for appropriate dress for Mass! Stay tuned!!

Wow! What a long and detailed post! If there's anything that I may have missed that you want to see in this post, leave it in the comment section and I might add it to the post!


God Bless!


19. What's With All This Water?

If you're Catholic, you might know what I'm talking about. If not, this is a learning experience!

This is a holy water font in a Church.
Some are big like this, others are smaller,
like little bowls on the wall....

So when you enter a Church, you are supposed to bless yourself with the holy water. Priests sprinkle holy water on the congregation on certain feast days and holidays. We anoint with oil at Confirmation. So what is up with all this water?

Water is used as a symbol as rebirth and new life. I found this cute but informative video on YouTube and I thought that this was a great way of showing us, in a language that we can understand, the importance of water in the Catholic faith.


A bit corny, I know, but it gets the point across regardless....

I hope that helps you understand the symbol of water better! 

Don't forget to comment and share!


God Bless!


Sunday, June 3, 2012

18. Catholic Design

Everyone (That has the utilities, space, and supplies) likes to make their room reflect who they are. Sometimes people put a picture of them and some friends on the wall and call it a day. Some go all out, with posters and photos, chairs, rugs and wall ornaments.

So when I had my reversion, naturally I wanted to change my room a little to reflect who I had become and to inspire me when I need inspiration. So I started looking online for some ideas on how to decorate a Catholic house - I had decided that once I found that, I could down-scale it a little and just do my room.

And what did I find?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing that I could do. Some sites said to use holy water fonts (I don't have one, nor do I have a holy-water-well in my backyard...), or to hang rosaries on your wall, or to add a picture of Mary. This was not exactly what I was looking for. And no matter how hard I searched, I couldn't find any great ideas for my room. So I did it on my own.

I have taken pictures of what I did for my own little space, and I have decided to share them with you. I hope these give you some ideas, and some inspiration to redecorate your home. :)

Okay, so this was my sewing table (because at one point in my life, I wanted to learn how to sew), but I now use it as my little prayer table. On it you will find my old Children's Bible, a glass bottle with some palms in it, a box with a rosary, prayer/devotional cards, a candle that I never light, a poster I bought in Spain, a picture I printed out and framed of the two Hearts, and a jar with verses in it.

This is the jar with the verses in it. What I thought of was this - I would scour the internet and read the Bible to find some great inspirational Bible verses. I took them down in a notebook and typed them up (I'm still adding to the list. It's HUGE!). I printed them out and cut them out individually and folded them up. They sit in the jar, and whenever I'm feeling down or whenever I need inspiration, I go and pick a verse out of the jar and look it up. It's a great way to get inspired, and it looks cool!

Here's a sample verse, surrounded by the rosary that's in the box:

These are my cards. Some are from a retreat I went to, from Graduation, from a Church in Spain, and some are just random cards that I found in my parish...

This is a picture of the glass bottle, palms, rosary box, and a drawing I did. The glass bottle is significant to me because I got it at a Flamenco show in Spain :) The palms are also from Spain - they were tied to a tree by the beach and I took them. I don't know if they're blessed or not, but I thought that they'd be nice for my little corner :) The box with the rosary in it is a gift from my sponsor for Confirmation, and the drawing is of St. Therese (in black and white, though) with the bible verse Proverbs 31:30 around it.

This is the wall above my table. It's still in progress, but it's coming along nicely...
At the top there is a rosary that I made myself (Probably in the 5th grade) and next to it is a picture that I printed and framed of Our Lady. Below that is a picture of Jesus, and a ceramic angel from a set that I found while going through my closet. Under that, there is a palm that my dad tied into a cross, there are two more angels, and there's a rosary hanging on the wall. I have had this rosary since before I can remember... 
The cross in the middle is significant to me, and the photo on the bottom right is a print out of an icon of Jesus.

My wall, closer up...

This is the crucifix that hangs on my wall. Draped over it, you will see an extremely long rosary. The story behind this is actually kind of silly. I was in Spain (of course. I got most of my Catholic decor from that beautiful country <3). I was in the famous Plaza Mayor. In the Plaza, people sell little trinkets, medals, keys and antiques. When I had arrived in Spain I had made up my mind that I would not leave without a rosary from Spain. So when I saw this rosary coiled up on a table, I decided that I had to have it. As a newly passionate Catholic, it didn't cross my mind to question how many decades were in this particular rosary. So I hurried up and paid the small price, and walked off happily with a Spanish rosary in my bag. When I got to the hotel later that night, I decided to look at it some more and maybe pray a bit. When I took it out of my bag, however, I realized, 'hey, this is kinda long for a rosary...' I decided to count the decades. To my amazement, there were fifteen - fifteen - decades in this rosary. 

The crucifix from my extremely long rosary hanging over a candle that reads, "Hope Faith Love." (Got it during the Christmas season at CVS)

Next to my table I have this cute little zebra-striped box that holds a ton of my paper stuff. This is what you see when you open it...

And digging further, you find...

The booklet from the retreat that I went to in July...

Print-outs about faith, God and evangelizing. Mostly for answering those difficult questions that atheists ask me, and even those questions that I sometimes have too... If you want, I can include a link to where I got them in a later post.... 


More of my simple artwork...

a pamphlet about the "Seven Daily Habits" (that I probably should be doing), a devotion book from Lent that I don't want to throw away, and more reading materials. :)

SO! I hope this helped you out, gave you some ideas, and maybe inspired you to create your own little space, and to make your room a reflection of who you are! :)

I hope you enjoyed reading this and looking at the pictures! Have a great week, and don't forget to comment and share!


God Bless!!


Saturday, June 2, 2012

17. Saving Jesus

Have you ever been standing idly by while someone makes a bad mistake and sins against themselves or others? How do you feel? It feels awful, like you're watching a train wreck unfold. What can you do to stop it?

What you are seeing is not only a train wreck, but the re-crucifixion of Jesus. Every time we sin, we are hurting Jesus, and damaging the relationship between us. Help your friend and stop them from sinning, when possible. I have a personal anecdote from the other day that I thought I would share, as an example of how to solve a similar situation.

So in our physical education class in school we have to run "PACERs" every quarter for a grade. They call it fitness testing. Everyone else calls it torture. So anyway, We partner up and one partner runs the first set of pacers and the other partner runs when they are done. So I partnered up with this senior who has become my "gym buddy"; one who you use to endure physical education with, but don't talk to outside of class. This girl, unfortunately, makes bad decisions often, and it's uncomfortable for me to spend the 80 minutes with her talking about things she's done. But I get a lot of praying done while she's talking... Anyway, I ran the first set of pacers and it was time for our coach to collect our scores, and the next group to run. I gave him my score and then he asked my partner (We'll call her Janet) if she ran. "Yeah, I ran 31." She said in a monotone voice. My eyes bulged out of my face. I was sweating from actually running, and here she was, being lazy, lying straight to coach's face about running, with not a drop of sweat on her! Coach, knowing her character and past history, looked at me, but he must not have seen my face, because he wrote something down in his book and kept walking. h, one of her friends came into the gym (yet another bad decision maker...) and they left the gym. I was really frustrated with her and I decided that if I had let her get away with this, then I would feel like an accomplice to a crime. So I stood up and found Coach talking to a group of students. When he was free, I pulled him aside and told him, "She didn't run..." He looked at me funny and then a wave of understanding seemed to wash over his face. "You mean Janet didn't run her pacers? I thought she might have been lying... Thank you for telling me."

Phew! I felt much better after telling him that, knowing that I may have made Jesus smile a little, and possibly avoided a train crash. Another thing that you can fix - how many times do you hear people use God's name in vain or curse frequently? By informing them that it offends you (or if it's a fellow Christian, that it offends God), you can help them realize that what they're doing is not, in fact, cool, and is rude and disrespectful.

It may seem difficult, and this may sound cliche`, but it's important to stand up and tell someone when they're doing something wrong. You might just be saving Jesus from another crucifixion.

You don't want His blood on your hands!


God Bless!


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16. Music for Musing (and jamming too!)

Here are some of my new favorite songs. I am always looking for new uplifting music that is fun and yet glorifies God, so if you have any songs or artists that you think should be on the list, let me know!

Here it is, the newest portion of the my updated "Jesus Music" playlist:

  • One and Only by ADELE
  • Days of Elijah (I'm not sure who sings it, there are many great versions...)
  • Ignition by tobyMac
  • Funky Jesus Music by tobyMac
  • Boomin by tobyMac
  • City on Our Knees by tobyMac
  • Tonight by tobyMac (Kinda on a tobyMac kick right now... lol)
  • Something Beautiful by NEEDTOBREATHE
  • Walk By Faith by Jeremy Camp
  • Blink by Revive
  • You Are Everything by Matthew West
  • Starry Night by Chris August 
  • White Flag by Chris Tomlin
  • 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) by Matt Redman
  • Set the World on Fire by Britt Nicole (I will be singing a cover of this hopefully!)
  • You Found My by Big Daddy Weave
  • Take My Life by Jeremy Camp
  • 7x70 by Chris August
  • Psalm 40 by NewSong
  • The Night Before Christmas by Brandon Heath (Although it is a 'Christmas Song,' it is very thought-provoking and I plan on listening to it all year round!)
  • Passion Song by Sean Carter (Great for Easter season, but great all year round for some reflection)
 and some oldies (but-still-good-ies):

  • Mighty To Save by HillSong
  • Hold Us Together by Matt Maher <3
  • Awesome God by Michael W Smith (also, check out the rap remix by R-Swift!)
  • Set Me Free by Casting Crowns
  • Desert Song by HillSong
  • Free to be Me by Francesca Battistelli 
  • Courageous by Casting Crowns
  • Give Me Your Eyes by Brandon Heath
  • Incredible (Feat Thi'sl) by Jai
  • When The Stars Burn Down by Phillips Craig and Dean
  • Revelation Song by Newsboys
  • Better Than A Hallelujah by Amy Grant
  • Marvelous Light by Charlie Hall
  • This Man by Jeremy Camp
Hope you enjoy and I hope this helps you update your playlist! If you want me to add one to the list, comment or tweet me and I will add it to the list!

ALSO if you want to subscribe to my playlist on Spotify, comment and I will set that up!

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God Bless!