Saturday, April 16, 2011


Music is very important to me when I travel in the ministry.  I love singing with Friends (Friends who sing, at least!), and from time to time, I offer singing vocal ministry.  I also find that listening to my ipod is a good way for me to get away from all of the stimulation that comes from traveling and for me to have some down time.  Sometimes when I am feeling upset or angry with God, I go for a walk and put my ipod on shuffle to see what I hear.

I tend to make playlists based on moods, and for the past few weeks I have been working on a playlist called "Ministry" (previous playlists include: "Beautiful but Sad," "Happier," and "Joy").  Some of these songs have stories that go with them, some remind me of particular people and places, some make me smile, and others just reflect how it feels for me when I am doing ministry.

It is a work in progress, like everything else.  Also, any music that makes me seem cool is there because I have good friends who give me music and because my brother, who has great taste, tells me what to listen to.

Ministry Playlist

The Wind, Cat Stevens
One Little Child, Kathleen Hannan
What Light, Wilco
Your Ex-Lover is Dead, Stars
All the Way Down, Glen Hansard
Hard to Be, David Bazan
Fidelity, Regina Spektor
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, Alivia Biko
Blackbird, The Beatles
Sing You Home, Kathleen Hannan
Family Tree, TV on the Radio
Sexyback, Justin Timberlake
Red Right Ankle, The Decemberists
Be Thou My Vision, Pedro the Lion
As Is, Ani DiFranco
It's Alright, Dar Williams
Dona Nobis Pacem, Alivia Biko
Curse Your Branches, David Bazan
One, Aimee Mann
Antichrist Television Blues, Arcade Fire
Kids, Mgmt
Samson, Regina Spektor
Neon Bible, Arcade Fire
Soul Meets Body, Death Cab for Cutie
I Am Always the One Who Calls, Pedro the Lion
Ostinato Del Caminito, Black Prairie
Let it Be, The Beatles
The Lord is My Shepherd, John Rutter
Letter From a Concerned Follower, Pedro the Lion
Disillusion, Badly Drawn Boy
Hallelujah, Jeff Buckley
Let it Be Me, Indigo Girls
Ask Me Anything, Alivia Biko
Morning Has Broken, Cat Stevens
God Takes Care of the Little Things, The Boy Least Likely To

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