I love Christian music because it shares my faith in God. One of the artists that I’ve followed since the early 2000’s has been Nicole Nordeman. She has one of those voices that cause you to sit up and listen, and then you are pulled right into what she is singing about by her mesmerizing lyrics. This is why I was so excited for the opportunity to review Nicole’s newest CD, Every Mile Mattered.
I was already familiar with the song, “Slow Down” because it was played on Christian radio a lot. Even though my babies are now teens and adults, it brought tears to my eyes every time I heard it as I reflected on how fast my children have grown.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with the rest of the album and was pleasantly surprised. The 11 songs reflect a life’s journey — the joy, pain, struggles, victories, etc. It opens with the title track, “Every Mile Mattered” and tells the listener that every joy, sorrow, pain and tear in life has brought them to where they are now and that we are called to tell our stories. Another favorite of mine is “Dear Me”. It’s a ballad about a letter written to a younger self. I’ve written a letter to my younger self, and I remember how moved I was in writing it. This song moved me and made me reflect on the past and how every place I’ve gone, everything I’ve done brought me to where I am today. Another song I couldn’t get enough of was “Listen To Your Life”. I just have to share a couple of the lines with you. This song is a call to slow down and pay attention to life and know that nothing is wasted and it’s all for His glory.
Listen to your life
And what’s on the inside
All the other sound, turn it down
Listen to your life
Everything’s holy, everything’s sacred
Even in the mundane, you’ll find nothing’s wasted
Every heartbeat, beats for One greater
Every breath meant to profess your creator
Here’s a video from the title track, “Every Mile Mattered” for you to enjoy!
I absolutely love this album and it’s currently on repeat in my car. You can find out more about the album by visiting Nicole’s website. Nicole’s book, Slow Down, which is about celebrating the every day moments of motherhood, will be coming out this month and you can pre-order it here.
I am so excited to be able to offer one of my readers a copy of Every Mile Mattered. All you need to do to enter is follow the prompts on the giveaway widget below. This giveaway is open to my readers in the Continental U.S. only and will remain open until 9PM (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, August 8th.