The Power of Music

I am not sure how it is in your home, but here it seems like if Mom isn’t happy then no one is happy. I am seeing that I really set the mood for my home. Like anyone else, some days I just wake up grumpy. Poor Shane, he tries so hard to cheer me up. But when I get in that mood it’s hard to just get out of it. It’s comfortable to dwell in self pity and feel sad. I feel like I’d rather just hang my head for a while than do something about it. But that is the worst attitude to have. As a Christian, I don’t have much of a reason to be feeling down like I do sometimes…at least not to stay down.

When Saul was feeling that way in 1 Samuel 16, he called for David to play music for him. Music is so powerful and if you are listening to the right music it can really bless your heart and point you toward the Lord. But then, of course, if you are listening to the wrong music it can only cause you to feel more self pity and sadness. Music is a powerful language. After David played his harp the Bible says that Saul was refreshed and well and that the evil spirit had left him (1 Samuel 16:23). How do you feel after listening to your music?

So now, when I am in a grumpy mood I like to listen to godly music. It really lifts my spirit. I have been really loving a couple artists lately. First, my favorite, is the Steve Pettit Evangelistic Team. After listening to those songs I feel like I want to go to each community up here and teach them about Jesus. I want to have ladies in my home so I can tell them what Christ has done for me. I want to tell them how amazing He is! Also I really love Lois and India Rasquinha. After listening to them I just have to pull out my guitar and sing to the Lord. You just can’t hold in God’s praises when you are listening to the right music!

What music have you been enjoying lately? I’d love to hear some of your favorites and why you love them!

For old times’ sake, me and Anna


Creating Kilter

Choosing a blog name is not easy! For over a week I was writing ideas down. I was skimming over a ton of other blogs. I was making a list of things I wanted my blog to be about. I ran a few titles by my husband and friends of mine to get their input. Creating Kilter was my first choice but I didn’t like the way it looks. So I kept scratching it and thinking of other names. But I just kept coming back to this name.

According to webster’s dictionary, kilter means good conditions. I really liked that and thought that was a good word to describe what I wanted my blog to be about. I don’t want to limit myself to one subject because I am (as you all know) a very random person. I talk about what I am passionate about at that moment. One day I will be very into new crochet projects and then the next I will be trying out as many new workouts as I can find. But one thing that stays consistent is that I am trying to create good conditions in my home. Like most moms, I want my kids to be happy and healthy. I want my home to be tidy and a haven. I want my heart to be clean and soft toward the Lord’s leading. So, that brought me to Creating Kilter: creating good conditions in heart, home, and health. I hope to bring foward posts worth reading.