Let me tell you about 2016.
Today marks two years since I started my blog, time that feels very long – stretched thin over hundreds of memories and moments – and very short at the same time. I’m so grateful I still have words to say that you’re willing to read. There are more years of this ahead for us, don’t worry.
One of the reasons I started writing was to dive deeper into the person I was becoming, and to create a space to process that. I’ve found in that nothing can put words to who and how I am in the world the way music can. Better yet, the right balance of chord and comment can sum up a sequence of events or mark a moment in time with accuracy and resonance far beyond anything I could say or write. I think God is constantly finding ways to use the things all around us to tell us who we are and whose we are, and music is that thing for me.
Without further ado, here is my 2016 in songs.
1 – Letting Go – Sawyer
2 – Deliverance – Strahan
4 – Hollow – Tori Kelly
5 – Wild Horses – Birdy
6 – Non-Stop – Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda)
7 – Free – Broods
8 – Testify – Needtobreathe
9 – Waiting on My Time to Come – Colony House
10 – Next in Line – Walk the Moon