Feel Good Fall Playlist 2016- Perfect music mix of classic and hits for the crisp air, PSL filled car rides in the autumn. Music for your fall festivities! GumptionGrace.com

Feel Good Fall Playlist

I cannot express how much I love long scenic drives! I miss those introverted hours on the road having my personal carpool karaoke time 🙂 Every drive need that music to get you pumped for your adventure! The fall leaves, crisp air, and cozy sweaters (accompanied by a Starbucks PSL) need a music list to match. So here is my current mix that is getting me jazzed for the colder weather!

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Weekend Reminder

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Juggling a full-time career, grad school, family life and (fill-in-the-blank), it has been ages since I’ve had an intentionally Calvin & Hobbes-esque “Lazy Sunday”. In the busyness of life, it’s difficult to slow down as an adult and forcefully take a guilt-free day of rest… today was that day and I loved every moment!


You are Blessed: Modern Beatitudes

There is something beautiful about seeing with fresh eyes. Like when you come home from a long trip and see the charm of what had become dry from familiarity. Even the truest or words can lose impact and breed apathy when we’ve heard them over and over … kind of like when you endless repeat your name or a common word until it sounds nonsensical.

With Scripture, I find myself constantly shifting away from the translations I grew up memorizing (good ol’ NIV), in search for one that makes the words fresh again in my mind. I absolutely love The Message version to read side by side with NIV because it makes me put to heart the words I memorized as a child. (I seriously need to just buy parallel study Bible so I’m not spilling my coffee as I juggle my phone translation and my leather bound classic).

In my Bible study, the Beatitudes were part of our Scripture readings. I was so touched by the translation I found, I just had to share it! What an encouragement Christ gives to us. Sometimes it can be discouraging living in a world where meekness is seen as weakness and praise is seen as unpleasant piety. Jesus blesses those who are different.

Truly, may you all be blessed this week!