20 upbeat songs to encourage you

20 songs encouragement

Need some encouragement? Check out these awesome songs (in no particular order) that are sure to encourage you. So sit back, relax, and take a listen. πŸ™‚

Smile – Sidewalk Prophets

 

Never Give Up – Matthew West

 

One More Day – Aaron Cole

 

Brand New – Sean B

 

Fearless – Jasmine Murray

 

Stronger Than We Think – Danny Gokey

 

We Walk on Water – Shonlock

 

Right on Time – Aaron Cole (featuring TobyMac)

 

Right Now – About a Mile

 

Overcomer- Mandisa

 

Good Fight – Unspoken

 

Born to Live – About a Mile

 

Saved my Soul – Audio Adrenaline

 

Comeback Kid – Mandisa

 

Best is Yet to Come – Group 1 Crew

 

Fix My Eyes – For King & Country

 

Unstoppable – TobyMac

 

Running – Natalie Villa

 

We are Brave – Shawn MacDonald

 

Good Life – Bonray

 

And a bonus!

Happy Dance – MercyMe

Happy Memorial Day!

May we never forget the ones who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy. Please take a moment to pray for those who have lost someone in service to our great country.

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20 songs that get you moving

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As I was running on the treadmill today, I realized how much I love working out to music. Apparently, running/biking/power walking/playing sports to my favorite tunes is not only enjoyable, but it’s beneficial.

According to Dr. Ahmed, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, “Music also changes your perception of how hard you’re working. With your favorite songs playing, you feel like you’ve exerted yourself less and can tolerate more physical activity.” He also goes on to indicate the other benefits of exercising with music including improved mental well-being and the interesting fact that listening to tunes while you are taking a treadmill stress test can improve your time.

Below are 20 songs guaranteed to get you moving.

First off, an added bonus of a few warmup songs…

Never Give Up by Matthew West

Transformed by Shonlock

And now for the songs that will inspire you to move!

Press On (CB Ultra Run Remix) by Mandisa

You Found Me by Mercy Me

Good Life by Bonray

Love Like I Mean It by Newsboys

Out of the Fire by Audio Adrenaline

Eye On It by TobyMac

Good Memories by Matthew Parker

Undertow by Holly Starr

Born to Live by About a Mile

Ready Set Go by Royal Tailor

Running by Natalie Villa

We Are Brave by Shawn McDonald

Money by Manic Drive

Thank God for Something by Hawk Nelson

 

Loud by Kutless

Avalanche by Manafest

The One by Disciple

Feel Invincible by Skillet

Bring It On by Seventh Day Slumber

End of Me by Ashes Remain

And an additional bonus of a few cooldown songs:

Be There by Capital Kings

Circles by Anthem Lights

For more great exercise song ideas, check out The Ultimate Christian Playlist for a Total Body Workout and The Top 50 Christian Workout Songs.

 

 

 

the ultimate Christian playlist for a total body workout

Ultimate Running

From warmups to cardio to cool-downs to stretches and everything in between, checkΒ  out these motivational songs (in no particular order) to add to your playlist for a total workout:

Warmup:

Upside Down – Jonny Diaz

Finding Who We Are – Kutless

Never Let You Down – Hawk Nelson

Messengers – Lecrae feat. For King and Country

Right Now – About a Mile

Eyes Up – Building 429

I Want to Know You – Sonic Flood

Break the World – Nine Lashes


Cardio:

The One I’m Running To – 7eventh Time Down

Running – Natalie Villa

Born to Live – About a Mile

Start Over – The Afters

Outta My Mind – Anthem Lights

Rise – Ashes Remain

Marvelous Light – Christy Nockels

Set it on Fire – Citizen Way

The Comeback – Danny Gokey

Secret Weapon – Disciple

Thank God for Something – Hawk Nelson

Press On (CB Ultra Remix) – Mandisa

Dear X (You Don’t Own Me) – Disciple

The List – Matthew West

Amen – Matthew West

Where I Belong – Nine Lashes

Money – Manic Drive

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We are Brave – Shawn McDonald

Ready or Not – Britt Nicole (featuring Lecrae)

One Shot – Hawk Nelson

Give My Life Away – Big Daddy Weave

Say it Loud – Sanctus Real

Ready Set Go – Royal Tailor

Transformed – Shonlock feat. TobyMac

Unstoppable – TobyMac

Shake – MercyMe

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us – Sidewalk Prophets

Hold Me Down – Storyside:B

What a Friend – Matt Maher

Don’t Wait – Addison Road

Outcast – Kerrie Roberts

The River – Jordan Feliz

Fishers of Men – Newsboys

Tear it Up- Kutless


Cooldown:

Warrior (remix) – Hannah Kerr

All of Me – Ashes Remain

Beside Me – Cameron James

Found – Seventh Day Slumber


Stretches:

Worn – Tenth Avenue North

From the Inside Out – Seventh Day Slumber

Never Once – One Sonic Society

Leaving 99- Audio Adrenaline


If you still have a craving for more workout songs, check out The Top 50 Christian Workout Songs.

What are your favorite workout songs?

 

 

 

12 songs to get you through the tough times

We all go through hard times and struggles. This life is not easy.

In no particular order are 12 songs to get you through those difficult times life throws your way.Β  A perfect addition to any playlist, these songs speak of God’s love. His faithfulness. His tender care for His children. The fact that we are never alone.

A click on the song title will take you to the Youtube lyric video.

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I Will Lift My Eyes – Bebo Norman

Look a Little Higher – JJ Weeks Band

Even If – MercyMe

Hills and Valleys – Tauren Wells

Oh My Soul – Casting Crowns

I Will – Citizen Way

Worn – Tenth Avenue North

You are My Rescue – Royal Tailor

Rescue me – Selah

Found – Seventh Day Slumber

Just Say Jesus – 7eventh Time Down

Let the Waters Rise – Mikeschair (I couldn’t find an official video with the song by Mikeschair, so I linked this to the Amazon sample).

 

We all go through difficult times. But we are reminded of the promise in Hebrews 13:5:

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Top 50 Christian Workout Songs

weightsThere’s nothing quite like a good beat with uplifting words to accelerate your heart rate. Whether out for a run, mountainbiking, or in the gym on the elliptical, these songs guarantee a workout like none other. And with these upbeat tunes, time will fly by and you’ll scarcely notice you’ve been working your heart and muscles for the past hour.

Some from the past and some from the present, in no particular order, here are the top 50 Christian workout songs:

1. Greater – Mercy Me (and really, you must watch this video – it’s hilarious!)

2. Do Life Big – Jamie Grace

3. Made New – Lincoln Brewster

4. Me Without You – TobyMac

5. Big House – Audio Adrenaline (so this song is very old, but it’s still a goodie! And check out the video. We’ve come a long way with technology).

6. Restart- The Newsboys

7. This is the Time – Superchick

8. Words – Hawk Nelson

9. Overcomer – Mandisa

10. Do Everything – Steven Curtis Chapman

11. Turn Around – Matt Maher

12. You Save Me – Kutless

13. Lay Me Down – Rush of Fools

14. Take My Life – Jeremy Camp

15. All the Time – Whosoever South

16. Hurricane – Natalie Grant (Moms, can you identify with this song?)

17. I Am Free – Newsboys (another oldie but goodie)

18. This is Who I Am – Third Day

19. Drifting – Plumb

20. God’s Great Dance Floor – Chris Tomlin

21. Make Believe – Seventh Day Slumber

22. Everything About You – Sanctus Real

23. Right Beside You – Building 429

24. On My Own – Ashes Remain

25. Jesus Freak – DC Talk (take a trip to the past and check out Toby Mac and Michael Tate in this video).

26. Every Good Thing – Afters

27. I Thank You – Rebecca St. James

28. Come to the River – Rhett Walker Band

29. I Believe – ZoeGirl

30. Shake – Mercy Me

31. The Only Name (Yours Will Be) – Big Daddy Weave

32. The King is Coming – Newsboys

33. Hello My Name is – Matthew West

34. Finding Who We Are – Kutless

35. Good Life – Bonray

36. Song ofΒ  Hope (Heaven Come Down) – Robbie Seay Band

37. Risen Today – Aaron Shust

38. You Lift Me Up – Rachel Lampa

39. Reckless – Jeremy Camp

40. Promises – Sanctus Real

41. Tonight – TobyMac

42. More Love More Power – Jeff Deyo

43. Reaching forΒ  You – Lincoln Brewster

44. O Praise Him (All this for a King) – David Crowder Band

45. Incredible – Building 429

46. This is Love – Kutless

47.Β  Matchless – Aaron Shust

48. There’s Gotta Be More – Stacie Orrico

49. Fix My Eyes – for King & Country

50. I Refuse – Josh Wilson

And, as a bonus, here are five awesome “cooldown and stretch” songs:

1. Remain – Royal Tailor

2. We Won’t Be Shaken – Building 429

3. More of You – Colton Dixon

4. That’s What Love Looks Like – Among the Thirsty

5. Beauty of the Cross – Johnny Diaz

What are some of your favorite Christian workout songs?

 

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