(Not) Losing My Religion-Twisted MixTape Tuesday

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!

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A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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22 thoughts on “(Not) Losing My Religion-Twisted MixTape Tuesday”

  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.

    1. 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. Michelle Liew says:

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

    1. SAM says:

      Thanks!

  3. Quickstepp says:

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

    1. SAM says:

      thanks! I’ve already got some “scary” songs in mind.

  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.

    1. SAM says:

      It is an interesting way to meet and greet, that’s for sure!

  5. nataliedeyoung says:

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

    1. SAM says:

      Your secret is safe here.

  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…

    1. SAM says:

      I hope the rest of the Disney girls can avoid a train wreck.

  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!

    1. SAM says:

      Thanks!

  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!

    1. SAM says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed them. I found a bunch of nev soul comforts today, too.

  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!

    1. 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”. 🙂

    1. SAM says:

      One Thing Remains is covered by my church band fairly regularly. I couldn’t remember the name of my other favorite.

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