Friday, August 21, 2009

Songs for my soul

I am really behind the times, technologically speaking. I do not have an ipod, or a blackberry, or any other fancy thing. I barely have a cell phone, and it's only one of those Go Phones, where you add minutes as you need them. It's fancy.

I am not even sure if the CD player in my car works.

But still, I am joining in with Missy at It's Almost Naptime to tell you what kind of music I've been listening to in my car lately. Or, in my house, as the case may be.

On Wednesday when I decided I couldn't wait any longer to tackle the many, huge, overflowing baskets of laundry, I popped in a mixed CD, a compilation of various songs from iTunes, and hoped that it would give me some kind of laundry-folding inspiration.

Here's a sampling of the songs that speak to me, in one way or another:

Can't help falling in love - Elvis

One Fine Day - Natalie Merchant

How He Loves - David Crowder Band (for the record, Savannah is IN. LOVE. with David Crowder. I think the attraction is the crazy hair and glasses, not sure. But she is like a little mini-stalker of his - she talks about meeting him, and knows he lives in Texas. Watch out, David).

When God Ran - Phillips Craig and Dean

Making Memories of us - Keith Urban

Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus) - Chris Rice

The Way you look Tonight - Frank Sinatra

The Way I am - Ingrid Michaelson

I could go on...and on....and on....but that's enough for now.

And if you pinned me down under extreme duress and forced me to name my favorite song of all time (which, really, how can you pick just one?)....well, I would have to say it is this - His Eye is on the Sparrow. I can barely listen to this song with crying. I know He truly is watching over me.

Missy, thanks so much for hosting!

Oh! One other thing - I have a new bloggy friend, Mirinda, and she owns a fabulous store called October Belle Designs. She is an uber-talented artist, and she does custom canvas paintings - and she's giving one away at her site. Because Savannah's room is very sad-looking, and basically still has the baby-ish nursery theme going, I so want one of these to help dress it up. Go visit October Belle Designs and leave her a comment!


Anonymous said...

When God Ran is one of my favorite songs ever! And please, Sinatra? Mr. CPQ sang Sinatra to me at our wedding reception - You make me feel so young - makes me smile every time I hear it.

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

I like you do not own anything that is technologically savvy! I don't even have a CD player in my van (kind of dates my vehicle doesn't it!). My cell phone is a tracphone that I share w/ my husband (same concept as the gophone). I love the Chris Rice song "Come to Jesus" and another favorite of mine is "Sweetly Broken" by Jeremy Riddle.

Kendra said...

So, you got a little Jesus mixed with Elvis. Nice.

I only own an ipod because my brother gave me his when he upgraded. I take advantage of his techno-junkie ways. But I am the only person in America who has a Blackberry and has turned off the internet access. I don't need to Twitter or check my email that often to justify paying $30 a month! So, I'm a little behind, too. Except for my nice shiny new laptop!

Kodi said...

We had I Can't Help Falling In Love (Elvis Version) in our wedding! :)

sara said...

I have an ipod but only because it came with something i purchased...I only use it on trips. funny, I love music, but don't listen to it in the car....I like the quiet! :)

Heading over to the new blog.

Sooooooo, are you getting close to my turn? :)

Rachelle said...

Great list! Girl, I too am not with the times. I did finally get a real cell, but I can never find it.

I do not have a ipod, blackberry, etc. Phil on the other had has all the of the above and more. THEY DRIVE ME CRAZY ! :)

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

You're so funny!

And I'm with you on the Sinatra...if I'm not listening to Christian praise music, it's Sinatra and the like of him. LOVE music from the 40's.

And maybe it's David Crowder's heart for God that Savannah is so in love with. I'm gonna choose to believe that one. he he :-)

H-Mama said...

hey girl! it's been a while. love your song list there. oh, and i love that savannah knows what she likes. :)

Jamie said...

No ipod for me either. I love the How He Loves of my faves!

Genny said...

Hi Jackie,

Geat song list. I enjoy variety like that too. :)

I'll stop by your friend's site and check it out.


p.s. I'm having a giveaway at my blog (any item up to a $45.00 value at site with toys, bedding, decor, etc.). If you have a minute, stop by. :)

Lois Lane II said...

Savannah might have competition for Crowder, lol. ;) He is such an amazing musician!! Every time I listen to his music, I'm automatically in a better mood.

sara said...

praying for you today, my friend!

Growin' with it! said...

hey...where's jackie!? missing you! ☺

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

What an eclectic combo! I like your style and share your sentiments, esp. about The Sparrow.

Alana said...

You are very have a computer, don't you!? Totally recommend the iPod touch by the way...or an iPhone...SO cool!

Also, so love Chris Rice...he's a favorite!

The Pifer's said...

Always praying for you and your family.

Love, Hugs and prayers-

Queen to my 3 Boys said...

The Way You Look Tonight...I love that song.

It reminds me a little of one of my faves: Lady in Red.

Thanks for checking on me.

jennifer said...


Ok - finally getting back to your question about the banner... It takes me WAY too long to make one. I'm thinking about an hour or two...depending on how long it takes me to decide on the ribbons, placement, paper, embellishments, etc.

It's the decision making part that I struggle with!

Are you as excited about Rachel getting Josiah as I am? I am sooooo thrilled!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Hey! Just found your blog and had to comment -- I was just telling my husband the other day how weird people would think I was if they could see all the different songs I have in my iTunes -- I'm really glad I'm not the only one whose musical tastes wander from Frank Sinatra to David Crowder :)

Love your blog!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

So, I found your blog through Amy, who commented right before me.
I have to say, I love all of those songs. Every last one.
Elvis, Can't Help Falling in Love--one of my all time faves!
I would personally add Elvis' Little Less Conversation'--not really touching, just plain fun :)
AND...Trace Adkins, You're gonna Miss This. I can only listen to that so often, makes me cry :)
Adorable blog!!!

Erin K. said...

Hey girlie! I hope you're doing well... been thinking about you. :-)

Jennifer @ Taking My Time said...

Hi Jackie! Thanks for the comment! I've missed you and your posts, but I completely understand ;) It's just not happening for me lately either. And yes, I have classes this semester, the schedule is a bit different from a typical college schedule so right now I have one class (a super easy one that only lasts 6 weeks) but will start a couple new ones soon and then two more after those get finished. It's going well. Sometimes I wish I'd finished back when I was young, but I also enjoy getting to do this for myself while in the midst of raising children. Keeps my mind sharp. Well, maybe ;)

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

How have you been lady :)!?

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

Just popping by hoping to see a new post from you. (Well, I could tell from my reader that there wasn't, but I still hoped.)

Hope you are well.

Becky said...

Hi Jackie!
Was excited to see your comment earlier! Thank you for your words!
I'm very behind on the bloggy times....time to write.....time to read...
I do pop in here and hope to see something new.....
I pray that all is well with you and your lovely family!!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Hey Jackie! Thinking about you and wondering how you are. Hope all is well with you and your family. Missing you in blog world.

Marci @Finding Joy in the Journey said...

Hey Jackie,

I see I'm not the only one who has been in a dee bloggie sleep! It took a weekend with Beth Moore to wake me up.

I hope all is well with you!

I think of you when I notice your maiden name attached to someone at our church. Always make me wonder if it's one of your Central Illinois relatives!

Michelle Simpson Photos said...

Hi! Long long ago, you wanted me to share my Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe with you. I FINALLY finished it!

Enjoy it!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Jackie! I miss you! Where ARE you???

:-) Hope you had a Merry Christmas...I was just thinking about you. Hope and pray that all is well. {big hug}

Kellie said...

BEen thinking about you for the last couple of weeks and just wanted to check in. HOpe you and you family are doing OK!

Happy New Year!
Love, Kellie