I was introduced to JJ Heller last year when I heard “What Love Really Means“. The song haunted me for a long time. The words about a man in a cell, all alone…almost undid me. For months I couldn’t listen to this song without thinking of my dad. Mercifully, one day, that song ceased to be “my” song. Ultimately, I came to love JJ’s edgy voice and her ability to bring emotion to a song without overdoing it.
When I heard about her newest CD, Loved, I was immediately anxious to hear it. I returned home from our trip and this little gem was in my mailbox!
Oh my goodness! Where, oh, where do I start. It’s like she peeked inside my mind and saw just what I needed to hear. I have listened to this CD almost non-stop. I have at least 4 songs almost memorized. I LOVE this CD! Her voice is still amazing, the sound is a style all her own (although it does remind me of Owl City mixed with Adele).
My journey through this CD started with the words, “When I intend to give up, I chose love“. Then I forwarded to a peppy little song that I just “KNEW” was THE song…the one that would play through my head, over and over.
Sooner or later, you have to face it down. You are loved.
You have a voice, you have to use it. Don’t let them shut you down.
Sorrow is to great for you to hold it. You’re going to break. Why don’t you lay it down?
Freedom comes in letting go. Open up the window to your heart.
Wow. Just Wow.
You would have to understand where I was at last week. I was battling panic attacks. Convinced the world was done with me, I was done with the world. I needed this gentle reminder that I am loved. That this burden, this weight, is not mine to carry.
Create in Me. Stay. Come Back to Me. Who You Are. I Believe.
All these songs spoke to me, gently reminding me to rest in the one who can help me.
But it was the 7th track that has stuck in my head. Funny thing, about number 7. The Number of days in Creation. The day of rest. Completion.
I have a story
That is only mine to tell
I don’t want to make believe
I just need to be myself
I have a mission
That is only mine to fill
Fear may try to blind my eyes
But it can never break my will
There are FAR BETTER THINGS AHEAD
Than what I leave behind
Will you help me find my way
Lyrics by JJ & David Heller, © Stone Table Records 2013
I sing this song to myself all day long. When I’m struggling. When I take my eyes off Jesus. When the drudgery of being a mom, a wife, homeschooler and blogger threatens to pull me under. This simple song, soothes my soul.
Thank you JJ Heller!
You can download the MP3 CD from Amazon for $8.99. Trust me, it’s one you’re going to want in your library!
You can win a copy here!
Listen to the samples on Amazon.com. Then, comment below which song(s) you like. I will draw one winner on Friday March 15, 2013.
Good luck and thank you for being a reader!
AND THE WINNER’s number chosen by Miss Angie….IS #1 – WHITNEY SEARS!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
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