Finding Beauty in the Brokenness: Music


My life is a soundtrack. Ask my husband.  I have a song for almost any phrase, which I commonly burst into at any moment. I have a 6th sense of music – knowing the year it was released and what was happening in my life during that period.

For instance some 80’s ballads are definite “Rollerskating Rink Couple’s Skate” songs, and others are “Cruising the Streets of Covington Junior Year Songs”, or “Katie’s 7th Grade Sleepover”, or “Freshman Year College Dorm” songs. They are all categorized and attached by memories. Strange I know, but it comes in handy in random trivia.

Music and my life are synced. And music has a powerful way of helping me process hard things in life. I’ve had many theme songs throughout difficult times, especially during our struggle with infertility and our high-risk pregnancy with the boys.

I’ve had a playlist through this trial as well (thanks to a couple of friends making mix CDs – such a great gift), and I’m sharing them with you, because I know music has a powerful way of encouraging the heart, no matter what the circumstances. Music brings hope, peace, healing, and strength – well worth a $1 download. (These links go to Amazon where you can download the songs, or I’ve also made a “Finding Beauty in the Brokenness” Spotify playlist that you can follow here.)

Finding Beauty in the Brokenness Playlist:

1. One Thing Remains – Passion

2. Still My Soul, Be Still – Keith and Kristyn Getty

3. A Mighty Fortress – Christy Nockels

4. Lord, I Need You – Matt Maher

5. Beautiful Things – Gungor

6. Oceans – Hillsong United

7. Never Once – Matt Redman

8. What Love is This – Kari Jobe

9. You Never Let Go – Matt Redman

10. Cornerstone – Hillsong United

11. None But Jesus – Hillsong United

12. Forever Reign – Shane & Shane

13. Let the Peace of God Reign – Hillsong Live

What songs have encouraged you during difficult times? 

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