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Conversations with God: A Christian Playlist


When you live in humid, hot places like Houston, you either get up at 4 am to work out, or you do your exercising indoors.  Most mornings, when I am in the gym walking on the treadmill, I take advantage of this time to also read on my Bible.  Some days, however, I also take advantage of this time to listen to my Christian playlist on my iPod.  Even though these are songs that I have myself liked enough to purchase, I still find myself amazed at just how much these songs can speak to me about the wonders of God’s mercy, grace and love.

In other words, in the span of just a 35-minute workout, I find that I have experienced a really great sermon.  Maybe I am just listening for the messages I really need in that moment, but it always seems like the songs that play as the iPod shuffles through my songs are just the ones I need to hear that morning.  I credit God for those “coincidences” because, as one of my songs reminds me, He is Big Enough.

So, in case you are a song lover like me (my collection is close to 600 songs strong), I thought you might enjoy a taste of the songs that make up my Christian playlist.  Maybe you even have some suggestions of essential songs that are missing.  So, in no particular order, here’s my list:

  • Big Enough– Ayeisha Woods
  • The End — Matthew West
  • Take You Back– Jeremy Camp
  • Brave — Nicole Nordemann
  • What If You’re Wrong — Nicole Nordemann
  • Someday — Nicole Nordemann
  • Lay It Down — Nicole Nordemann
  • You Make Me Want To Live — Nicole Nordemann
  • Jacob’s Well — Nicol Sponberg
  • Resurrection — Nicol Sponberg
  • Loss for Words — Charles Billingsley
  • My Best Friend —Jaci Velasquez
  • Always Have, Always Will –Avalon
  • Alabaster — CeCe Williams
  • When I Praise — FFH
  • Free — Ginny Owens
  • I Am the Way — Mark Schultz
  • Redeemer — Nicole C. Mullen
  • Live for You — Rachel Lampa
  • Dive — Steven Curtis Chapman
  • More Than You’ll Ever Know — Watermark
  • God of Wonders — City on a Hill
  • Shackles (Praise You) — Mary Mary
  • King of Glory — Third Day
  • You Raise Me Up — Selah
  • Before the Throne of God Above — Selah
  • By the Mark — Gillian Welch
  • This is What it Means —
  • Live Out Loud — Steven Curtis Chapman
  • This Day — Steven Curtis Chapman
  • God is God — Steven Curtis Chapman
  • When Love Takes You In — Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Just to Know You — Mark Schultz
  • Joy, Joy — David Phelps
  • O, Holy Night — David Phelps
  • Mary, Did You Know — David Phelps
  • Shallow Water — Randy Travis
  • Baptism — Randy Travis
  • The Devil is Bad — W’s
  • Testify to Love — Avalon
  • The Power of a Moment — Chris Rice
  • Lord I Believe in You — Crystal Lewis
  • Healing Waters — Michelle Tumes
  • Can’t Get Past the Evidence — 4Him
  • Deep Love — Michelle Tumes
  • Do Ya — Michelle Tumes
  • With the Angels — Michelle Tumes
  • Speechless — Steven Curtis Chapman
  • The Change — Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Great Expectations — Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Fingerprints of God — Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Thankful — Caedmon’s Call
  • I’ve Always Loved You — Third Day
  • The Rumor Weed Song — W’s
  • Can’t Live a Day — Avalon
  • Cartoons — Chris Rice
  • One of these Days — FFH
  • Saving Grace — Point of Grace
  • Breathe — Sixpence None the Richer
  • With Me — Ginny Owens
  • I Am — Ginny Owens
  • Something More — Ginny Owens
  • I Know Someone — Ginny Owens
  • Simply Love You– Ginny Owens
  • The Hand — Ginny Owens
  • True Story — Ginny Owens
  • The Word — Sara Groves
  • How Is It Between Us? — Sara Groves
  • What Other Man — Natalie Grant

Don’t ever underestimate the power of music to move you.  Thanks to all of you who allow God to speak through your music to the rest of us.

In Christ,



I am a 40-something Texan with a feisty cat and a supportive husband of 20 years. With a Master's degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing, I have taught creative writing at Texas Tech, won awards for my writing and been blessed to be mentored by Horn Professor and poet Dr. Walt McDonald. I earn a living by helping my husband's family run a health food store, but my avocation is writing. I hope you enjoy reading about some of my triumphs and tragedies as I continue to work on figuring out what life is all about and on growing my ability to share my writing. May your own journey be a blessed one.

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