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Nicole Nordeman “Every Mile Mattered” CD // Review & Giveaway

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.

The Giveaway

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.

Good luck!

Nicole Nordeman “Every Mile Mattered” CD

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Rachelle Craig
    August 1, 2017 at 4:24 am

    I love Nicole too! I wrote a letter to my younger self several years ago, before I knew the Lord, but what a great idea to maybe do that now! I think it’s good for women to be able to find that girl who is still living in there, somewhere! Thank you for another opportunity to win an amazing CD!

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      Barbie
      August 2, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      I just shared my letter to my younger self with you on Facebook. It was such a healing experience for me. Thanks for entering the giveaway!

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    Teacher Riya
    August 1, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Nicole is my favorite. I am really in love with the lyrics and music…Listen to your life…

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      Barbie
      August 2, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks for entering!

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    Trudy
    August 1, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Thank you for this giveaway, Barbie. It’s such a comfort to know that every single sorrow, bruise, and bitter end matters in this life. God will wrap them all in His grace and free us from the traps of the past. Thank you for reminding me of this song. Hugs!

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      Barbie
      August 2, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      You’re welcome Trudy! He uses our life’s circumstances to bring us to fullness in Him. Blessings!

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    Donna Reidland
    August 2, 2017 at 7:52 am

    What a powerful song. I enjoy music, but I always focus on the lyrics. Thanks for sharing one of your favorite artists with us!

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      Barbie
      August 2, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Donna!

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    ~Karrilee~
    August 2, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Right now –it’s Reckless Love… gah! So good!

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      Barbie
      August 2, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Right? I just shared a line from that very song in my July recap post which goes live at midnight. So, so good!

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