The Saint That Is Just Me – Danielle Rose

Please don’t scroll past this video. ¬†Whatever you’re doing, I’m begging you to take the time to listen to this song and remember that you are a unique, handsewn, handpicked creation of God, who makes no mistakes. ¬†Stop trying to … Continue reading

Hail Holy Queen – Danielle Rose

I didn’t really know the prayer until I heard this beautiful rendition of the Hail Holy Queen set to music. I think the words that hit me the most are the very ending:

“…that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.”

In the depths of my heart, I think that might be my biggest struggle. I don’t really feel worthy of Christ’s love, often, even though I know that His love is undeserved and unconditional. I think Mary understands this pain.

Honestly, I have some trouble with Marian devotion. I’m trying to pray to her more and come to love her as my Holy Mother. Any advice on growing a bond with Mother Mary?

“To Be Alone with You” – Sufjan Stevens

I’ve been lazy lately, I guess. I’ve been posting songs rather than actual blog posts, but maybe these songs can say more than I can. This one in particular is really beautiful, a song I just discovered recently on accident. In the indie folk genre, you’re, of course, bound to find plenty of religious cynicism and anti-Christian sentiment, but Sufjan Stevens is clearly the exception. A devout Christian, he lets his faith inspire much of his songwriting.

So, listen to this, it’s beautiful. The lyrics are simple and honest.

All Around Me – Flyleaf

So, my user name is “thelightiswhite.” I chose it because those are the lyrics to the song “All Around Me” by Flyleaf. It’s a beautiful song, if you haven’t heard it. The bridge lyrics are:

So I cry (holy)
The light is white (holy)
And I see You.