| 2018 in worship songs

Welcome to my best of the best 2018, worship songs that I completely loved in 2018! In no particular order and without further (that thing you say that I can’t remember … if you remember fill this in later…)

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  • prophesy your promise

    I love this song, actually I really loved this whole album and thought they did a really great job. Prophesy your Promise just really stood out above the rest!

 

“When I only see in part I will prophesy Your promise I believe You, God Cause You finish what You start
I will trust You in the process I believe You, God”

 
  • cover the earth

    I’m usually not the biggest fan of Kari Jobe, but I love this track. I think the best songs that she’s done recently are the ones she does with her hubs Cody Carnes!

 

“Let the Spirit rise up, let it break through the walls
And beat down the doors, and crash through the windows
And cover the earth, the earth, the earth, the earth”

 
  • lamentations

    boy howdy at the year Jackie Hill Perry had last year. Released a totally kicked butt album, had a baby , released a book and spoke all over the place. Again this was an album that I loved everything and it was a huge toss up between this one and Woman but this one won out!

 

“I need the shepherd, the staff, the valley
The shadow to pass me
The second Adam
The Alpha
And the pasture to grab me
I need help”

 
  • gabriel’s message

    So not exactly a new song, more of a cover!! But HOLY CRAP this song is so cinematic, it takes me to the story vividly everytime!

 

“Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head
"To me be as it pleaseth God, " she said,
"My soul shall laud and magnify His holy name."
Most highly favored lady, Gloria, Gloria”

 
  • teresa

    So I love Audrey Assad’s music, this song was written with Mother Teresa in mind and it just so very deep, and meaningful! I love!!

 

“So I reach out my hands to find You where You have been hiding
Maybe I'll see You deep in the eyes of the dying”

 
 

“And should the fire that once burned bright
Become an ember my eyes can't see
I will remember Your sacrifice
I will abide in Your love for me”

 
  • psalm 23 (i am not alone)

    Song most likely to give me the best kind of goosebumps and also want to join a choir (**rolls eyes I can’t with choir I’m sorry if you are a choir person it’s just not for me)

 

“He always guides me
Through mountains and valleys
His joy is refreshing
Restores my soul”

 
  • surrounded (fight my battles)

    Song most likely to make me get up and do liturgical tae-bo (it’s like punch dancing but Holy…)

 

“It may look like I'm surrounded but I'm surrounded by You”

 
  • blackout

    Song most likely to make me pretend that I am in the music video and make me want to dye my hair red again…

 

“I ride the dawn
It's in the name I was given
Can't get away from the meaning
I'll always rise, I'll always shine”

 
  • pain and grace

    Song that I actually play while in the car and pull over and cry ALL THE TEARS…

 

“The pain it was worth You know it better
Time was not lost You know it better
I'm here in the silence
Waiting for the moment coming
When you'll walk in and change my mind”

 

| the underground railroad by Colson Whitehead

This award winning , soon to be Amazon Prime Limited Series, alternate history of the Underground Railroad is my first read of 2019.

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Let’s get this out of the way first, I thought that the Railroad, which in this book is an actual underground rail system fell slightly short and was also somewhat unnecessary, however it did paint an interesting picture and wasn’t so fantastical a portrait of an underground railroad that it took you out of the story.

The characters though!!!! Cora, the main character is a brilliant work! Complex, brilliant and strong I can not wait to see what the Amazon series brings! I think that’s all I will say about the characters, I didn’t know much about them going in and I think that is best. Colson Whitehead has crafted an awing portrait of a violent, shameful part of our nations history, a portrait that is thought provoking, but not densely written so that almost anyone could read it and you should!

I gave this book a 4 on my goodreads!

The Underground Railroad is a book about slavery and I think a very true portrait, however that does mean that it includes at times very graphic descriptions of violence and talk of sexual abuse, as well a contextual and historically accurate language.

| FAVORITE PARTS OF 2018

  • 2018 was so full of ups and downs… It was challenging but also rewarding, I am so incredibly expectant for 2019 and I can’t wait to share it with you!

  1. preach to yourself launch team

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I was so incredibly honored when I was on the launch team for Hayley Morgans first book that she wrote with Jess Connolly. So you can imagine how grateful I was to be on the launch team for Preach to Yourself her newest book, if you haven’t read it then please pick it up! Maybe we should do a Read Along!

2. sharing more of my heart & art

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Sharing more of my creative side, in very very small ways was also one of my favorite parts of last year. One of my goals for 2019 is to share more.

3. meeting john crist

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I bought my ticket to John Crist in September and as time got closer I got more and more nervous about going (social anxiety bro….) But my Dad stepped up to the plate, said that he would go with me, so we went! It was so much fun, he is so much more funny in person than he is online which is really something cause this dude is a hoot on the sosh meeds!!

4. loving me & knowing me

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This is something that I will be sharing a lot more about in 2019, my health journey, my spiritual journey and I can’t wait for you to hear and hope that it helps you!