songs to sweeten the journey

Happy Tuesday to our “Held and Beloved” online study friends!

As we continue to “gather” this week and allow time for others to join us, I’d like to introduce a fun extra that I will be sharing each week!

From my earliest memories, most of my days have been accented and mightily blessed by good music! Beautiful melodies and poignant lyrics have deeply touched me, spoken the cry of my heart, strengthened my soul, and lifted my eyes to JESUS on many, many occasions!

Working on “Held and Beloved” was no different! As I pondered these stories, sitting at my dining room table turned writing desk, or pounding out miles on my latest run, certain songs would specifically resonate with the heart of each chapter. Over the months of writing and editing, this collection of songs became a favorite “playlist” of mine! I thought it might be interesting and fun to share them alongside each chapter as we journey through this study!

For this week’s look at the INTRODUCTION, My Story by Big Daddy Weave seems to capture the overarching theme of telling our stories!


(jot them in a journal, or share them in the comments!)

As you read these few lyrics and listen to the full song (through the link below), what comes to your mind? Have you heard stories that impacted you, that gave you glimpses of the heart of GOD? What story might the LORD be nudging you to tell? If others heard your story, what would you most want them to know from your experience?

. . .

My Story by Big Daddy Weave

“If I told you my story
You would hear Hope that wouldn’t let go
And if I told you my story
You would hear Love that never gave up
And if I told you my story
You would hear Life, but it wasn’t mine
If I should speak then let it be
Of the grace that is greater than all my sin
Of when justice was served and where mercy wins
Of the kindness of JESUS that draws me in
Oh to tell you my story is to tell of Him

This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long”

JESUS told him,

“go and tell how much the LORD has done for you

and how kind He has been to you.”

Mark 5:19

#heldandbelovedbook #onlinestudy #learningtogether #songsthatmoveus #studyplaylist #welovetotellthestory #kindnessofJESUS #storiesthatdrawmein #letmystorytellofHim

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