If I am feeling a little blue or too worried to sleep, I usually choose David Phelps CD "Revelation". I love every single song on the CD. I often listen to the entire CD when I go to bed, but sometimes I select 'repeat' and listen to one song like, "God Will Take Care of You" or the acoustic version of "Virtuoso" over and over until I fall asleep. David Phelps writes most of his own music and seems to have a true understanding of a heavy spirit. Another choice on a difficult night would be about a two hour repeat of Nicole C. Mullen's incredible song "Redeemer". If ever there were a song to lift you up, "Redeemer" would be it!
Oct 13, 2008
Sweet Sarah, at Everyday Elegance, is hosting 'Favorite Things Monday'!Participants post about a favorite uplifting thing.
My post today is about my favorite music. I find music of all kinds to be both a source of encouragement and just plain mood lifting. How can you stay low when you hear a great song like "Just As I Am" sung by David Phelps, a comforting, encouraging song like "I Call Him Love & Mercy" by Kathy Troccoli, or even sit still when listening to "I'm Gonna Move" by the Isaac's?! Can you not sing along with songs of our youth like the Beatles "She Loves You", "Under the Boardwalk" by the Drifters, or "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels?
When I am simply struggling with insomnia, (which I admit is all the time) I often listen to my CD's of recorded ocean waves or rain and thunder. However, I find that the CD's which include sounds of animals or birds DO NOT help me to go to sleep! Just about the time I finally drift off a loon screeches or a whale moans! No thank you, not sleep inducing at all!
When I am under the weather and not feeling like going out, I often choose music over uninteresting TV. There is only so much daytime TV a person can stand! I listen to Norah Jones' CD "Come Away With Me", "The Best of Nat King Cole", "The Beatles 1962-1966", Vince Gill's "Next Big Thing", Rod Stewart's "Unplugged", Point of Grace's "Steady On", Robert Michaels' "Paradiso" (Latin guitar), and a variety of David Phelps, The Isaac's, Gaither Quartet, Celine Dion, Yanni, Josh Groban, and oldie's but goodies type music from the '50's, '60's, and '70's. Believe it or not, right about now I usually begin listening to Christmas music. Much to the dismay of the average listener, 100.3 FM Detroit plays all Christmas 24 hours a day, usually beginning in October through midnight Christmas Day. I'm in my glory! My family gave up long ago trying to get me to wait until December, or at least Thanksgiving!
So that's it for my Monday post about one of my favorite things when I need a lift. What do you do when you need a little relief from life's stresses? To see more 'Favorite Things' posts go to Everyday Elegance.
Have a perfect week, everyone!