Friday, May 21, 2010

You are what you listen to

I do not listen to popular radio. I am fully aware of and can recognize current music, since it is everywhere; television, inside retail stores, on the internet etc. But, I choose to listen to christian music stations. It is a choice I made shortly after I graduated from high school.

As a 'tween and a teen, I didn't have a problem with "bad words", they just weren't a part of my vocabulary .  It wasn't until that transition stage between high school and college that those words creeped into my mouth. I began to notice that the music I was listening to was influencing my word choices, in addition to manipulating my emotions and behavior. I often felt stressed, angry or simply out of control. Please don't misunderstand me, I am not blaming the problems of youth on the music industry. For me the music was a slippery slope leading me to become a person I didn't want to be.

So I chose not to listen to it anymore. I found several local christian stations and have been listening ever since. I don't except anyone to agree or make the same decision and I don't feel awkward when people ask what kind of music I like, although I will admit I did at first. Music is like food, it nourishes the body and soul, I don't want to fill myself with nasty lyrics and innuendos. It is plain and simple. I like my music and frankly I don't care what your opinion is.

Judie's Current Playlist

  • More Beautiful You - Jonny Diaz 
  • Our Time - Group 1 Crew
  • Free to Be Me - Francesca Battistelli
  • Funky Jesus Music - TobyMac
  • Here With Me - Plumb
  • Avalanche - Manafest
  • Born Again - Newsboys
  • Lead Me - Sanctus Real
  • Hanging on by a Thread - The Letter Black
  • Let It Roll - Superchick


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE Air 1 and KLOVE!!!!!!!!!

    I feel like I can find any beat, any rhythm, and lyrics that speak to my heart through Contemporary Christian music.

    When my kids are beep-bopping around the house, I don't worry about what songs they might repeat, because I already know what they hear.

    I realize I can't control this forever, but I really want to give my girls the opportunity to ingrain songs with loving messages that lift them up!!!!!!

  2. I agree with you! Here we have a station called the The Fish. It is like a combo of Air-1 and K-love, playing Contemporary Christian music. On Sunday mornings they play noting but Praise music. I love it! It keeps my heart in the right place and my thoughts focused on what matters most. I have it going in my bedroom 24/7. I started when I was preg with my youngest keeping it on at night because I started having horrible dreams. It has just stayed that way since.