Inspirational Songs: Music Heals

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Inspirational Songs: Music Heals

I thought that I would continue this post because I know that music has strong healing powers for some people. Who doesn’t like to listen to a good song?

1. Forgiven – Reliant K


2. Peace in the Valley – Kevin Costner


3. Fin – Anberlin


4. Love Saves the Day – Piotr Rubik


5. Savin’ Me – Nickelback


6. How Deep the Water Runs – Kevin Costner


7. The Unwinding Cable Car – Anberlin


8. I Was Here – Beyonce


9. Lose Yourself – Eminem


10. Savior – Black Veil Brides


11. Never Give In – Black Veil Brides


12. Second and Sebring – Of Mice and Men


13. Someone Somewhere – Asking Alexandria


14. This Song Saved my Life – Simple Plan


15. You are the Heart – Blood on the Dance Floor


16. The Good Life – Valencia


17. How to Save a Life – The Fray


18. Eyes Open -Taylor Swift


19. Tied Together With a Smile – Taylor Swift


20. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera


21. Who You Are – Jessie J


22. This is Love – The Script


23. The Fighter – Gym Class Heroes ft. Ryan Tedder


24. Perfect- P!nk


25. Who Says – Selena Gomez


26. Firework – Katy Perry


27. Hey You – Miranda Cosgrove


28. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction


29. Only You Can Be You – Cymphonique Miller


30. Little Things – One Direction


31. Freckles – Natasha Bedingfield


32. Imagine – John Lennon


33. I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly


34. One – U2


35. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars


36. Mean Girls – Rachel Crow


37. Let it Be – The Beatles


38. Times – Tenth Avenue North


39. By Your Side – Tenth Avenue North


40. Stars – David Crowder Band


41. The Sun Will Rise – Kelly Clarkson


42. Stand – Rascal Flatts


43. You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up) – Josh Groban


44. Hero – Mariah Carey


45. When You Believe – Whitney Houston ft. Mariah Carey


46. Where the Streets Have No Name – U2


47. The Climb – Miley Cyrus


48. You Can Come to Me – Ross Lynch and Laura Marano


49. Changed – Rascal Flatts


50. I Won’t Let Go – Rascal Flatts


51. Believe – Brooks and Dunn


52. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack


53. Need You Now – Plumb


54. Lost – Michael Bublé


55. Marching On – OneRepublic


56. Heroes – David Bowie


57. Brave – Sara Bareilles


58. Little Wonders – Rob Thomas


59. Whip It – Love and Death


60. Hope – We Came As Romans


61. Son of Venice – Upon This Dawning


62. Same Love – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert


63. I Lived – OneRepublic


64. Strong Enough to Save – Tenth Avenue North


Thank you to everyone that contributed to the list!

Please, feel free to add more songs! We want to know what songs give you hope.





A Battle Against Pain

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A Battle Against Pain

By Krista Zimmerman


The pain is stronger than ever before,

Buried deep inside – it yearns to exist no more!

The heart beats faster, faster, faster –

As the knife draws closer, closer, closer!

One jab away from the end,

No pain will ever be felt again!

A voice can be heard deep inside.

It pleads for me not to run and hide.

It says that someday I can win this war,

But only if I remain alive to make my life into something more!

Alas, the clanging sound signifies a battle that has been won – all the more,

Just as I back away and throw my knife down to the floor!








The Sun Always Rises

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The Sun Always Rises

-Lily Kershaw, Maybe

Enjoy the Small Moments

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We wanted to include some writing on “enjoy the small moments” this month, specifically because many people don’t have them to enjoy. I have spent so much time trying to write a poem or a story before I realized this: small moments aren’t meant to tell stories. They are meant to be those few minutes in time that you are the happiest, the most empathetic you’ve ever been for no particular reason. It’s singing at the top of your lungs, car stereo blasting. It’s laughing hysterically for no apparent reason and not being able to stop. It’s coming in after a long workout, muscles aching, and drinking the best cup of water that you’ve ever had. It’s having a little brother or sister, niece or nephew who falls asleep in the car, and for a moment, looks so peaceful and innocent that it makes you want to cry. It’s making dinner with your family. It’s knowing every line of a movie and quoting it with your best friend. It’s drinking hot tea on a rainy day while being read to. It’s dinner time conversations and witty comments and driving barefoot and playing UNO for four hours and dancing idiotically and every single moment, every single memory that stays with you for a lifetime, even more than those long vacations and the planned parties. It is every moment that you don’t expect to be brilliant but is, every moment that seems perfectly normal at the time then becomes the most treasured moment that you have years later. It is all of those moments that make you learn to love life and to KNOW that every moment counts. It is love and life and utter joy. It can’t be captured in a picture or a story or a poem, but it will be captured in your essence for existence. I only hope that you savor those moments while they last — that is what “enjoying the small moments” is all about.

-Alex Stepp

21,000 Children Die EVERY DAY

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21,000 children die every single day. I was going to open up this issue with what I typically right, such as the statistics about poverty, but I don’t think anything is going to capture your attention like that fact. And poverty is certainly worthy of your attention. 21,000 children starve to death, die from an untreated disease, or die from some other poverty-related problem that could have been fixed every single day [1]. Now that I have caught your attention, I hope you continue reading as we learn how we can prevent that number.