(Not) Losing My Religion-Twisted MixTape Tuesday

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(Not) Losing My Religion-Twisted MixTape Tuesday

October 22, 2013 Writing 22

I’m trying something new because it looks like fun. The idea is to share about 5 songs set in a theme. This week’s theme to Twisted MixTape Tuesday is spiritual. We are supposed to create a mixtape of songs that are spiritual to ourselves. Since everyone knows I’m a woman of faith, I shouldn’t find this challenge too hard, now should I? You’d be surprised!

Well, here we go….

I’ve long been a Carrie Underwood fan and Jesus Take the Wheel always reminds me that no matter what circumstances I am facing, if I’ll just “let go and let God” He’s a better driver than I am…

Over this past year, my life has been a series of mountains and valleys and I learned some hard truths along the way. Rascal Flatt’s “Changed” is a perfect description of this…

And that leads me into finding the fullness and love my heart has been seeking for a long time. You hear about a peace that surpasses all understanding and I have become acquainted with that peace. There’s nothing like the love of my Father to get me through anything. Jesus Culture does that well, reminding me that no matter what I do or what happens, One Thing Remains…

Sometimes it’s comforting to know that things I do aren’t in vain and I’m not alone. It also makes me cry because its a perfect description of the passion in my soul and that’s okay, I should keep plugging on Anyway.

And to close out this mixtape, and despite that I don’t particularly care for the singer of this song, it’s a powerful statement to my beliefs. It doesn’t matter what you come from or where you are going, it’s simply The Climb.

I hope you enjoyed the mixtape.

Do you have songs that speak to your soul? Tell me what they are!

Thanks for stopping in!

 

22 Responses

  1. Lance says:

    true story

    In my old church, a small southern Baptist place of about 100 folks, Jesus Take The Wheel was done maybe once every six weeks by four different women in our congregation. As a result I heard four different ways to sing a song I would normally find lame. I grew to like it because of this approach.

    • SAM says:

      It’s a gorgeous song. I had a hard time deciding between this one or Temporary Home. I’m a dedicated fan though ever since her first appearance on American Idol, LOL.

  2. My absolute faves would be the first and the last numbers, though I love the whole list!

  3. Quickstepp says:

    Welcome aboard Sam! Hope you’ll be back. 🙂

  4. Kir Piccini says:

    Anyway is such a gorgeous song…in fact I have the poem that it’s based on hanging here at work and framed at home to remind me to try to be ‘better”.

    If I made this mix one of my songs would be country “Old Dirt Road” or “Believe” because whenever I heard either one I am just moved.

    I loved your selections. It’s fun to get to know people through this kind of meme.

  5. Shh, don’t tell, but I like that Miley Cyrus song. 🙂

  6. Dana says:

    Welcome to Twisted Mix Tape! I love how these songs are meaningful for you. Even Miley had something important to say once upon a time…

  7. Clark Scottroger says:

    Welcome to the TMT Tuesday! very nice first list! nice variety while still maintaining (an internal) rationale… look forward to your lists!

  8. Louise says:

    I already knew your first and last picks and liked them both (I actually quite like Miley Cyrus as a singer/putting the current drama aside) The middle ones were new – enjoyed it all. Welcome to TMT!

  9. Jen says:

    This is a great list and I am SOOOO Glad you found us through all of my blog craziness! You jumped right in and made it yours. I really love this list and will take more time to listen to ever song the whole way through. My husband and I are always on a quest to find good Christian music. Thanks for this list and please come back next week!

    • SAM says:

      I’m hoping to. I have some scary songs in mind! it was a lot of fun, and I actually found you through t’s blog As Long As I’m Singing. I adore t. I’m glad I found it. It’s a nice break from the writing.

  10. katherine biasbas (curiosa kat) says:

    Thanks for sharing “Changed” and “One Thing Remains”. They’re new to me and I love these two songs. Oh, and Miley’s “The Climb”. 🙂

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