A Song for every Occasion

Today’s National Blog Post Month prompt for today on Facebook was this:

NaBloPoMo Day Eighteen:
What’s your go-to shower song?

I was caught by this prompt. I can’t say I have a “go-to” shower song. In truth, I have many “songs” and it depends on the day, the circumstances and what is happening in my life. In “truth” I probably have a “song” for any occasion. In worship planning at my church, I can come up with a song, a hymn, chorus for just about any worship service or any circumstance that may be happening. It has become somewhat of a joke!

I can’t help it. I was raised on music. Maybe there were times in my earliest memories that music wasn’t playing, but I can’t recall them. Back in the day of “record players” my mother always had an album on, usually musicals. I grew up on Gilbert and Sullivan, Lerner and Lowe, Rogers and Hammerstein, you name it, if it was on Broadway, we had the album.

So there is not one “song” that becomes the soundtrack of my life, there are many, from a variety of genres and from classical hymns to contemporary Christian, from classic rock to pop and folk, old time Broadway musicals to some of the newest musicals on Broadway. Music speaks to the heights and depths of life and experience.

My go-to music changes some with what I am currently experiencing. When I am tired I lean into those old hymns and choruses that restore my soul:

“It is Well With my Soul”

When I am hungry for God:

“Rediscover You”

When I need to remember that the ordinary is holy:

“Holy as the Day is Spent”

When I need to be reminded that I can be more than I think:

“Defying Gravity”

When I need to be reminded that I all I need will be provided:

“Aramaic Lord’s Prayer”

I could list dozens of songs for the soundtrack of my life, for this night, these are enough to speak to my heart and soul and encourage me to be graced to serve.

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One response to “A Song for every Occasion

  1. Sounds like we’re a lot alike! Very similar reactions to this prompt at least. Love your list of songs!

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