Five on Friday

If you’re reading this then congratulations… you’ve made it to Friday!

On Wednesday I found myself in a prayer meeting. It was 5 pm and my spirit was stirring within me and I KNEW I needed to go to church.. and right away. I remembered there’s a church nearby who has a Bible Study on Wednesday nights so I drove there. It was a time of prayerful petition for their pastor, who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Last year we dedicated my little baby cousin Elijah, and Pastor Hardy came to my family’s house to dedicate him. I told him that many of the kids at his church were sent to our summer camp, so I felt like he was part of my extended church family. We encouraged each other in our inner city ministries.

So last night I sat in Highland for the first time ever, sharing in prayers for Pastor Hardy. At the end, we were afforded time to be in our own prayers. The woman in front of me was standing, waving her hands as if spreading the presence of the Spirit all over the room. People were kneeling at the front. Some sat with their hands in the air. I sat cross legged in my seat, hair falling around my face, with tears quietly falling.

There’s just so much broken in this world.

I got in my car and put on the Phil Wickham iTunes Radio Station (my favorite) and realized that some of the songs on there have become great encouragement to me over the past month. Kind of like a little mini soundtrack to being broken.

Here on Friday, May 8th I’d like to share with you 5 songs that are helping me with the broken parts of life that keep coming up.

ONE button //

Called Me Higher / All Sons & Daughters
(okay basically every song by them)


TWO button // Greater / Mercy Me

THREE button //

Waiting Here For You / Christy Nockels

FOUR button // stephanieorefice.netKari Jobe / Holy Spirit

FIVE button //

Bethel / It Is Well


I hope that wherever you’re at today, these songs encourage you. Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in his wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace.

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  1. May 8, 2015 / 5:14 am

    just reading those lyrics at the bottom of your post gives me chills! that song always makes me cry! thanks for sharing these, friend! 🙂 i’m glad you’re finding things to help you through #thiscurrentseason! wish we could hang out!

    • May 8, 2015 / 9:16 am

      that song makes me think of peter on the water!! i wish we could hang out too. thanks for loving me. you’re the best. <3

  2. Juliann Evans
    May 8, 2015 / 7:42 am

    Have you heard “Broken Vessel’s, Amazing Grace” by hillsong worship? If you haven’t you should check it out as well! The first first says “All these pieces broken and scattered, in mercy gathered mended and whole, empty handed but not forsaken, I’ve been set free, I’ve been set free.” It’s been my anthem lately!

    • May 8, 2015 / 9:16 am

      juliann!! i hadn’t heard it, but i just listened to it… SO BEAUTIFUL and SO INCREDIBLY PERFECT for where i’m currently at. thank you so much for taking the time to share that song with me!!

  3. May 8, 2015 / 10:36 am

    I love your take on this Friday favorites post! It is so inspiring! I will definitely be praying for the pastor who has cancer, it is a faith testing time but the Lord is always there.
    Have a great weekend! 🙂

    • May 8, 2015 / 6:06 pm

      thank you!!! it was definitely what was on my heart this week… thanks for praying for pastor hardy. they are expecting a miracle 🙂 have a great weekend yourself!!

  4. May 8, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    Just wanted to stop by and say even though I just found it, I love love love your blog, I hope you know it’s touching lives. Have a great day!

    • May 8, 2015 / 6:07 pm

      WHAT!!! thank you SO MUCH. thank you for the kind words and taking the time to comment and come check out my blog and everything. i needed that encouragement! <3

  5. May 8, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    Such a great selection of songs. For a while I had Christy Nockles and that Bethel Music Album on repeat. Have a great weekend! 🙂

    • May 8, 2015 / 6:08 pm

      great minds!! i actually don’t have that bethel album… for some reason i’m pretty sure if i ever put that album on repeat i’d just lay on my floor in tears for awhile, haha. it really moves my spirit. have a wonderful weekend yourself! <3

  6. May 12, 2015 / 12:50 am

    Seriously… Holy Spirit and You Make Me Brave are two of my favorite songs… ever. <3

    • May 12, 2015 / 9:11 pm

      i’m just now starting to fall in love with “you make me brave” but man. yes. so much yes.

      • May 12, 2015 / 9:15 pm

        Have you heard How Can It Be by Lauren Daigle?? LOOK IT UP if not. It is my very FAVORITE song of all time.

        • May 19, 2015 / 10:45 am

          okay weird story – i listen to the phil wickham iTunes radio station and they have COMMERCIALS for that song. so i haven’t actually listened to the song very much but i feel like i hear parts of it ALL THE TIME

          • May 21, 2015 / 3:09 pm

            hahaha I think it’s because she just recently released her album that features that song. That’s funny!!

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