Nicole and some of our PI contributors take a look back at the year and share their favorite things about 2016!
What was your favorite movie of 2016?
Nicole: War Room!
Brittney: Definitely Ben-Hur. The retelling of the classic and themes of Christ and redemption moved me so much.
Julie: Finding Dory. It was my daughter’s first movie in a theater and so cute. Also, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had me hooked!
Phylicia: Jungle Book. I loved seeing the old classic updated!
What was your favorite TV show of 2016?
Nicole: Shark Tank! My husband and I watch it, and I learn a lot about how deals work, and it’s inspiring and fun to learn about new products!
Brittney: Sherlock from the BBC network. I was hooked. It’s mystery and genius and I cannot wait for it to return in 2017!
Christi: Reign (on Netflix).
Julie: Stranger Things. I seriously could NOT stop watching!
Phylicia: Person of Interest. My husband and I love this show and it’s very clean!
What was your favorite album of 2016?
Brittney: I’m much more of a playlist girl. But if I had to pick, Jesus Culture’s Let It Echo Unplugged has been uplifting lately!
Christi: Let There Be Light by Hillsong Worship.
Julie: Chaos and the Calm by James Bay. He gets me.
Phylicia: Young by The National Parks. I just can’t get enough of the harmony!
What was your favorite book of 2016?
Nicole: Between Heaven and Hollywood: Chasing Your God-Given Dream by David A. R. White.
Brittney: Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend has changed my life. Learning when to say no and biblically draw responsible lines for myself was huge.
Julie: Doing Things That Matter: Dream Wildly. Live Differently. Love Recklessly. Lead Courageously by Tim Mannin. I had a lot of changes in my life this year and this book was really grounding.
Phylicia: Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster. It taught me so much about drawing near to God!
What was your favorite worship song of 2016?
Nicole: TobyMac’s “Move (Keep Walking).” It technically came out in 2015, but I listened to it a lot this year! I love how positive and upbeat it is.
Brittney: “It Is Well” with Kristene DiMarco has been getting my faith back up through a lot of trials this year.
Christi: “Grace to Grace” by Hillsong Worship.
Julie: “This Is Amazing Grace” by Phil Wickham. I know it’s a few years old, but I love it when our worship team plays it.
Phylicia: “Ever Be” by Bethel Music.
What was your favorite PI article you wrote in 2016?
Nicole: “How Do I Avoid Getting Caught Up in Social Media?” With all the pressure with social media, who has more likes, who has better pictures, etc.—it is never-ending. This topic has been on my heart this year. Christi covered this subject so well.
Julie: “7 Ways Volunteering Changes Your Life.” This has always been such an important topic to me.
What is a verse or scripture passage that really spoke to you in 2016?
Nicole: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” (John 10:27).
Brittney: “I will be faithful to you and make you mine, and you will finally know me as the Lord” (Hosea 2:20)! I’ve had to let go of a lot of things this year and this verse always reminds me of God’s faithfulness and that I belong to Him at the end of the day!
Christi: Psalm 19.
Julie: “I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:17-19). We started going to a new church this year and this was a part of the first sermon series. It really hit home and made me hopeful.
Phylicia: “And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). I always tear up when I read this. I am overwhelmed by the fact God became man and lived among us so that we could have a relationship with him!
Happy New Year from Project Inspired! We hope 2017 brings you all of God’s blessings!