7 Christian Songs That Changed Me

7 Christian Songs That Changed Me

God has an awesome way of letting those He loves know that they are safe within His arms.
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God has an amazing way of bringing people together through music. When I write, I listen to Christian music, and although my playlist consists of 23 songs, I always end up skipping right to my favorite ones. Whether I'm driving, walking across campus to class, feeling sad, or when I'm feeling blissful, Christian music is going to be playing.

Here is my list of favorite Christian songs to listen to in times of trouble and grief, as well as happiness and gratefulness.

Just Be Held - Casting Crowns

"Your world's not falling apart, it's falling into place
I'm on the throne, stop holding on and just be held
Just be held, just be held"

God has an awesome way of letting those He loves know that they are safe in His arms. In this beautiful song by Casting Crowns, God is telling His listeners to 'just be held' and let Him do His job.

Breathe - Johnny Diaz

"Breathe, just breathe
Come and rest at my feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need
Is to just breathe"



Johnny Diaz does a fantastic job of creating the sense that God is truly with us when listening to this beautiful song. God gives us a daily reminder that yes, there will be bad days, but He will always be there, telling us to give it all to Him and just breathe.

10,000 Reasons - Matt Redman

"You're rich in love
And You're slow to anger
Your name is great
And Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness
I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons
For my heart to find"






Although most everyone knows this glorious song, this one has to be my absolute favorite. I feel God in my presence when listening, giving me '10,000 Reasons' to be grateful for His daily blessings.

Holy Spirit - Francesca Battistelli

"There's nothing worth more
That could ever come close
No thing can compare
You're our living hope
Your presence, Lord"



I'm not sure anyone could listen to this song and not get chills from Francesca's beautiful voice. Coming in close second to my favorite song, this one touches my heart each time. Francesca's words are so true when she says that nothing can compare to the hope He gives us!

Hope In Front Of Me - Danny Gokey

"There's hope in front of me
There's a light, I still see it
There's a hand still holding me
Even when I don't believe it
I might be down but I'm not dead
There's better days still up ahead
Even after all I've seen






There's hope in front of me"

The words Danny Gokey has written in this piece is truly astonishing. As someone who has felt troubled in the past--someone who has, at one point, felt not sure of who to believe in--I can easily relate to this song. There are tough days in life; some feel unbearable. With God, however, there is always hope.

Light Up The Sky - The Afters

"You've opened my eyes
So I can see you all around me
Light light light up the sky
You light up the sky to show me
That you are with me"



When a beautiful sunset appears at the end of a long day, it feels almost impossible to not assume that God painted that sky just for you to see. I've spent many late nights at our hometown aquatic center looking up at the sky and feeling loved and grateful for an artistic God!

Thy Will - Hillary Scott & The Scott Family

"I know you see me
I know you hear me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Goodness you have in store"


It feels appropriate to share one of my absolute favorites to end this piece, as this song by Hillary Scott preaches about the plans God makes, and although they may be confusing and feel wrong at the time, God will always know what is best for you. I find this song to be very comforting in times of trouble and listening to the lyrics remind me that He will always have my back.

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

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    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

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    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

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    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

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    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    "Get connected for free, with education connection"

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    This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

    1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.

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    Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

    2. Fortune tellers.

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    Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.

    3.Bunnicula

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    You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

    4. Silly bands.

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    You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

    5. Parachutes.

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    The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

    6. Putty Erasers

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    You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

    7. iPod shuffle.

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    The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

    8. "Education Connection"

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