I had this month’s M4M post all typed up and ready to go, but at the last minute I scrapped it. When I looked at it, I realized it was just a list of stuff that I’d been listening to recently, but it wasn’t for you. This one’s for you instead. See if you can catch a theme in it, but even if not, I hope you enjoy it.
As always, the playlist is streamable for free at the bottom. We use Spotify, because we like it, but there are no affiliate links in the post. Just good music for you to listen to.
This is one of those songs I heard a million times until I heard it at the right time and it claimed a whole new space of my heart. Mandisa brings it. Every single time. And the more I hear her, the more I like her. This is one of those songs that speaks straight to the hard times, so we’re going to start this playlist with a lot of energy and mellow out with the rest of the tracks as we go.
You guys, I am a huge Mercy Me fan. They just get me every time. Put on “Homesick” or “I Can Only Imagine” and I will shush you until I’ve heard every single string arrangement and sang along to every last line. I have played this latest album into the ground since it came out like a year and a half ago. The title track is amazing and this song is another one that feels like prayer in a song, and I love it.
If you listen to one new album this month, let it be this one. Ellie Holcomb’s solo work (she also sings with her husband as Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors) is pure beauty. Plus there’s a hint of country in all the right places, and I totally swoon at how great it is. “I Place My Hope” and “With You Now” are making it onto the playlist only because I had to narrow it down to two.
I’m not sure what to say about this track other than it’s good, and it’s perfect for what we’re singing about or humming along to today. Also, can we talk about how right about now this is becoming the perfect playlist to listen to when you need a minute of rest? Or is that just me? That’s the hope, friends, and I hope it’s working!
Amy Grant “Don’t Try So Hard” featuring James Taylor
Who doesn’t remember how the summers felt like when we were kids and who doesn’t yearn for that same kind of simplicity now? I love how she captures that in this song and speaks to that part of us that measures our self worth by what we do instead of who are are – truly loved just for who we are, because we’re His.
I stumbled across this song and Audrey Assad’s track on Songs Inspired by Jesus Calling, an album dedicated to Sarah Young’s devotional. It’s simple and acoustic and probably one of my favorite songs I’ve heard from him, and I wanted to share it with all of you.
Oh, Audrey… We can’t get enough of her. She was in our last Music for Your Midweek, and this song is also from Songs Inspired by Jesus Calling. If you check in on us on Facebook then you might have seen me post this as a song of the day a couple days ago. But honestly, you guys, I had to close with this. Because I could listen to this song over and over again and let it sink in ten times over.
That’s it! I hope you guys like it. I hope it brings a dose of hope into your day. And I always want to know – what are you listening to and what would you recommend?