I’m thankful to sit down and have some encouraging girl talk with Natalie Grant! Speaking of gratitude it’s something I’ve really been working. There is so much science behind gratitude. I know I should be thanful and yet sometimes I catch myself overwhelmed with anxiety. It’s a struggle I’m working on… and writing down 5 things I’m thankful for every day is going to be my new practice. I started back in January and then fell off the wagon.
I found some great articles and research on gratitude. I’ll link them here.
Giving Thanks Can Make You Happier
How Gratitude Can Change Your Brain
Now onto my guest this episode… Natalie Grant! Listen here to the podcast. (Available on Apple Podcasts, Google, and Spotify)
Natalie is an eight-time GRAMMY® nominee and has remained one of Christian music’s top-selling artists since her 2005 breakout RIAA Gold-certified album, Awaken. Known for powerful vocals, heart-gripping lyrics and passionate performances, Grant has since gone on to amass more than 500 million streams and has garnered several #1 singles at radio.
We talk a little about faith during the hard times, life as a mom and giving advice to our kids, her new music, and gratitude. She’s always such joy. I hope you get as much encouragement as I did.
Natalie sang her new song “My Weapon” live on her Facebook page. She wrote this about the single and what life is like right now for her….
“So today, it all started to hit for me. Heavy sadness for all those who’ve lost loved ones. Fear for my family members who are working in medical facilities where they’ve run out of masks and supplies. Uncertain as I’m suddenly unemployed. Though it’s a big hit, I’m so thankful that we will be ok. But I can’t say the same for so many crew members, musicians, truck/bus drivers, production companies, not to mention young artist who needed these tours to survive. I’m anxious about my kids and school, 2 students from the girls school just tested positive for COVID-19 today. With Gracie’s asthma and weak lungs, I want this nasty virus to stay far away. Today it was all overwhelming. And so I worshipped. Because His presence is our greatest weapon. And my worship opens up the heavens and is the pathway to his presence. The struggle is real, as are the facts. But our God is real and he is ALIVE – and worship reminds us that we are fighting from victory, not for victory. I hope this helps you remember that.”
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