OMG @nathanveshecco this is perfect
  1. "Testify To Love" by Avalon
    This pretty much sums up my childhood—listening to my parents upbeat Christian pop and living an upbeat happy-go-lucky life marked by prayer at dinner time.
  2. "Dead Serious" by ZOEgirl
    Middle school. The first time I felt like an outsider and the first time I took God seriously. This song captures all that Angst (🙄) perfectly.
  3. "Screen Door" by Rich Mullins
    Early high school. I was trying to be a hipster and so not succeeding, but at least I was having fun.
  4. "Whispers In The Dark" by Skillet
    I was in 10th grade and I got into a huge argument with my best friend while we were on a band trip. The rest of the year was lonely and miserable and filled with self-justification and self-loathing—both feelings were equally ugly. Songs like this made me cling to faith, made me remember God loved me when I didn't think I deserved it.
  5. "Fidelity" by Regina Spektor
    "I never loved nobody fully / Always one foot on the ground / but by protecting my heart truly / I got lost in the sound" THIS SONG WAS AND CONTINUES TO BE ME
  6. "Hello Hurricane" by Switchfoot
    My move in late high school was this song: a huge Hurricane that couldn't silence my love. The greatest display of resiliency I've seen from myself and the greatest display of faithfulness I've seen from God.
  7. "Feet, Don't Fail Me Now" by Needtobreathe
    The end of senior year, I was riding high. I was the valedictorian, I was in love, I was going to college on a great scholarship. I was loud and bright and brilliant and confident, just like this song.
  8. "Vivir Mi Vida" by Marc Antony
    Same story but in SPANISH
  9. "Enough to Let Me Go" by Switchfoot
    How I will forever say I want to love and be loved
  10. "I Won't Let You Go" by Switchfoot
    How I actually want to love and be loved (yes, this is so cheesy, but Lawwwwwd is it true)