You Make Me Brave- Bethel


A song I put on repeat ALL week. I love how Amanda Cook effortlessly CRUSHES this song.  It was a p e r f e c t song to add to my “delivery playlist” before I gave birth to Jet two weeks ago. (Which WAS one of my biggest fears that He has definitely turned into a huge victory. I should probably write a post on that. Hmm, coming soon.) Ok, so check it out.


Here’s just a taste of some of the lyrics:

For You are for us 
You are not against us
Champion of Heaven
You’ve made a way 
For all to enter in

You make me brave
No fear can hinder now 
The love that made a way

You make me brave
You called me beyond the shore
Into the waves

You make me brave
No fear can hinder now 
The promises You’ve made

I would love to know how He has made you brave…

In His Grip,


I am all He says I am…


I recently entered a pretty significant battle. Now, it could’ve been the fact that I had three r o u g h nights of sleep (sleeping in a toddler bed while my son sprawled out on my side of the queen bed- a long and kinda funny story…maybe another post) but I found myself on a Tuesday not too long ago, in a bind. Continue reading


If you haven’t heard of Elevation Worship, well, you need to.

They come out of a church in Charlotte, North Carolina and have produced multiple original worship albums that are frickity-fresh.  This church is not afraid to take risks in song writing and they are constantly pushing the arts. Jonathan and I went to visit this church last summer and were very impressed by their hospitality and openness.

And this song! One of the many I love from their albums-  I’ve listened to this song on repeat a thousand times – and when it gets to the instrumental at the 3:00 mark, I literally could blow my speakers and feel no shame… Take a listen.




Citizens- In Tenderness

I’m not sure if you’ve heard this song but it makes this pregnant body wanna #highkick!

 In tenderness He sought me, weary and sick with sin
And on His shoulders brought me, back to His fold again
While angels in His presence sang, until the courts of heaven rang.

I am so encouraged when I hear this song and yes, I even shed a tear when I reflect His abundant grace.

He died for me while I was sinning, needy and poor and blind
He whispered to assure me: “I’ve found thee; thou art Mine”
I never heard a sweeter voice, it made my aching heart rejoice.

William Spencer Walton penned these words back in 1894.  He was a missionary and evangelist in South Africa who had a heart for the spiritual needs of seamen. He also spent time writing pamphlets and distributed Bibles to English soldiers.

The Citizens from Mars Hill Church from Washington State rewrote this hymn in 2013 and did a phenomenal job kickin’ it up a notch.

Upon His grace I’ll daily ponder, and sing anew His praise
With all adoring wonder, His blessings I retrace
It seems as if eternal days, are far too short to sing His praise.

Take a listen and have your own dance party…

Be encouraged. He has called your name.

In His Grip,