I love music!

It has been a source of encouragement for me all of my life, but especially  in the hard season, like cancer and after the loss of our son, Jacob.

I remember sitting in the hospital bed, tears streaming down my face, as I sang the lyrics to a song we sang in church, Dennis Jernigan’s “You are my all in all”. To this day, that is a cherished memory in a bleak time of my life.

I was going through some old files a while back and came across a short playlist I’d created shortly after the accident that changed our lives forever:

  • “Sweet Victory”, Trip Lee
  • “War”, Trip Lee
  • “Speak Life”, Toby Mac
  • “Blessed Be Your name”, Matt Redmon
  • “Beautiful Offering”, Big Daddy Weave
  • “Home”, Chris Tomlin
  • “There will be a day”, Jeremy Camp
  • “You Keep Hope Alive”, Mandisa
  • “Battle is the Lord’s”, Rebecca St. James
  • “Who am I?’, Needtobreathe
  • “Battle belongs”, Phil Wickham
  • “Matter”, For King & Country
  • “Thy will”, Hilary Scott
  • “Jesus can”, Austin French

Over the years, there have lots of albums I’ve listened to on repeat too. Here’s a post I wrote about one of them: Need Hope That Things Will Get Better?

There have been many others like this one by Steven Curtis Chapman: Steven Curtis Chapman – Still

Or this one: TobyMac – Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight)

Really, though, these are just a sampling of my favorites. Music has helped Caleb and I heal so much that we create this list of our top songs since the accident: Jenny and Caleb’s Top Songs Since the Accident

Even that list—at 150 songs!—is not exhaustive. We continue to share songs back and forth with each other.

Here are a few posts I wrote about some of them:

Share Your Grief Story

Friday Was Only Good Because Sunday is Coming

The Song You Need to Hear Today

Fun Friday Incredible Song

 What about you, friend? What are some of your favorite spirit-lifting songs? Share below!

 Always in hope,


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