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    My 2013 In Songs

    This was a crazy year, these are the songs that told the story. Listed in chronological order.

    1. Slow Fade-Casting Crowns

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    The kickoff for the downward spiral I got myself on was when I let myself slowly slip away from what I believed and what I knew to be true.

    2. Wide Awake-Katy Perry

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    I can't really say I was ignorant, because I knew exactly what I was doing. However, my life caught up to me quickly and I realized the life I was living, it wasn't what I thought it would be.

    3. Carry Me-Josh Wilson

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    When I realized the condition I was in, I got super depressed. I felt like I was in a bottomless pit and that there was no way out. The only way I could every make it is if the Lord carried me out.

    4. Oceans-Hillsong United

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    "I will call upon your name, and keep my eyes above the waves" I felt like I was drowning, going to be done for, the one thing that kept 'my eyes above the waves' was clinging to the hope of God's promises.

    5. Hello My Name Is-Matthew West

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    Yes, there were natural consequences for my mistakes but I had to learn that they do not define who I am. My past makes me who I am but doesn't keep me where I am.

    7. Starts With Me-Tim Timmons

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    When I got back up on my feet, I was in go mode. I had to remember I can't change anything without being changed on the inside first.

    8. While I'm Waiting-John Waller

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    At this point, I had cast my first fleece, waiting for the Lord to show me my next direction.

    9. Help Me Find It-Sidewalk Prophets

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    After I did not get the answer I wanted, I had no idea what I was supposed to do next. Surely the Lord didn't want me to stay here in El Paso, did He?

    10. Build Your Kingdom Here

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    Since I realized I was here to stay, I made it worth it, I got involved in ministry. If I couldn't be a missionary in Oklahoma, or Dallas or Los Angelas then I was going to be a missionary in El Paso Texas

    11. Steal My Show-Tobymac

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    While I was getting involved and successfully making a difference in my community I had to remind myself where I came from and who was really running the show.

    12. Love Take Me Over-Steven Curtis Chapman

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    It's so easy to let one small thing throw you off track so that's why it's so crucial that whatever happens, respond in love.

    13. Oh Come, Emmanuel

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    Emmanuel means 'God with us' and he really has been with me this whole entire time

    14. Perfect People-The Walls Group

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    I'm sure I'm not the only one who made mistakes, went through crap and came out alive this year. I wanna dedicate this song to anyone who related to one or all of these songs. Have a great 2014!