I don't listen to Christian music very often. I used to listen to it a lot, but as I went soul searching, I realized that I enjoyed a different kind of music (metal, country, Epic Rap Battles of History, etc.) while staying strong to my Christian roots.
But every now and then, I find myself listening to Christian-themed songs and bands like old PlusOne, who, unfortunately is no longer together.
But for some reason, I knew I had to listen to Laura Story. Her music seemed much more different than the songs I grew up with, not mention her absolutely beautiful voice.
GRAMMY® award winning artist, speaker, songwriter, author and worship leader Laura Story has a gift for penning songs that connect with people all around the world. Year.” In 2011, Laura released her sophomore project Blessings. The album and the emotionally powerful title was inspired by her real life trials and adversities, primarily her husband Martin's diagnosis of a brain tumor. The album resonated with a huge audience and led to whirlwind career highlights for Laura, peaking at the No. 1 album spot for three consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Contemporary Christian Overall chart, topping the iTunes® Christian/Gospel Top Songs chart and holding the No. 1 spot for an impressive 28 consecutive weeks on the Christian charts.
I'm listening to "Open Hands" for a second time as I write this, and it's on the track Open Hands, featuring Mac Powell. This is such a powerful song! The line "I'm not afraid of what I lose. My greatest joy is finding you,". While I can't say something about this from a spiritual view, I can certainly tell you that I akin it to when I found myself. I knew I lost friends along the way but finding myself was more than I could have ever hoped for.
"Open Hands" is truly inspirational. If you're in a dark spot in your life, this will shed a little light into that darkness. Even if you're life is filled with joy and light, it will reaffirm it all. It's one of the most inspirational albums I've heard in such a long time.
My favorite track from the album is Whisper. It's hauntingly beautiful and the melody gave me chills. It brought tears to my eyes, honestly, which is difficult for songs to do.
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You can purchase "Open Hands" on iTunes.
Thanks to FlyBy Promotions and Laura Story, one(1) winner will receive a copy of this amazing album, Open Hands! Enter below. Open to US. Good luck!