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Music Monday: David Phelps-Christmas Music

Christmas music

For the month of December I’m posting Christmas music. I love Christmas music, traditional and not so traditional.

Be prepared for more music this month. I think I will post Christmas songs throughout the month and not just on Monday.

Here is another one of my favorites. David does such a beautiful job on this song.

Remember: Christmas is not about the gifts, it’s about Christ. Remind yourself of the little things that Christ has done for you and rejoice knowing He is there to take care of you.

David Phelps: O Holy Night:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElJ0fiD0lkc

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Music Monday: David Phelps

Here’s one of my favorite songs. This song inspires me.

In my opinion, David Phelps has the purest voice I have ever heard. Just beautiful and he makes me cry when I listen to him. I cry because of the beauty in his sound. There’s nothing else like it.

David Phelps:   Love Goes On:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K88ULEX9pk&index=5&list=PL-nd3_LzTvDbWJQ3YjgWZVzoSq65PdB8U


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Music Is My Life-Savor

 life savor

As you already know, I am a music fan. But I bet you didn’t know that music is my ‘go-to’ drug of choice when I am having a bad or an emotional day.

Yep, I have bad days too and I do have those days where I am an emotional wreck. Music is what saves me from going insane and it picks me up. Music changes my attitude.

When I was fighting for my marriage to work (which was a losing battle) I turned to music to help me. I was a stay at home mom with a 7 year old. No job, no friends except family. I was young, naive and thought my marriage was worth fighting for. One of the most difficult times I have gone through.

Here is the album that I wore out. Shanya Twain: Come on Over.  I listened to this every day for almost 6 months. The music kept me sane and helped me fight when I didn’t have the energy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRxRZMkoWBU&list=PL86b6P7ZvSzXmXbcBBY7dLWE-ezs_BJKg

When my ex had custody papers served to me, It was a shock. This was another time where music saved me. This was the time when the Disney movie Tarzan came out and I heard this song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBpOIOXz36g

This song helped me fight for a year and half. This song made me realize that no matter what the outcome was, there was nothing that could take away the love I have for my son.  As you know, I won that custody battle. My son has been by my side for 24 years. I am blessed.

Those days where I am feeling emotional like to listen to my family music. Weather I am thinking about my grandma, my aunts/uncles or cousins that have passed I love listening to the music that started it all for me.

Music caslms

This is one song my aunts are singing. Keep in mind the quality is not the best since I am not a professional in converting cassettes to digital.

https://soundcloud.com/motherofnecessity/27-pray-the-clouds-away

Hearing their voices makes me happy. It reminds me of my childhood and how great it was. My family’s music brings me peace when my emotions are all over the place.

Here are my top 4 albums I listen to. I listen to them to clean my house, relax or just went I want to sing my heart out.  I like to sing so these are my top 4 because I can sing every song.  J

The Baby’s:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klkm0HDB6Jc&list=PL07DAE7CD1269747C

Little River Band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCJMQD3gnfo&list=PL0ACD61C5D5F7120A

David Phelps: Revelation: (I couldn’t find the full album to listen to but here’s my favorite from the album.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEZ_0HdAFms

Beth Hart: 37 Days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eldGNcrU-F4&list=PL22UxN1a4to6BF0xFJDOtP99K0QlzmxFb

Tell me your vice that helps you get through our tough times.

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