Catch Nicole in Catching Faith 2 now on DVD and streaming, buy your copy here!

Catch Nicole in Catching Faith 2 now on DVD and streaming, buy your copy now!

  • About Nicole
  • Press

    Christi’s Playlist: My Top 10 Favorite Songs of June 2014!

    Hello PI readers! Every month I share my favorite songs with you in playlists. Some may be Christian/gospel and some may be secular, and all will be positive and inspiring! Since I am a singer and songwriter, this is a great way to share the different styles and genres of music I listen to and learn from. Let’s get this playlist started!

    1. “Let the Heavens Open” (Live) by Kari Jobe. Jobe’s new album, Majestic, is amazingly powerful. I am loving not only the song “Forever,” but also this new single, which ushers in the presence of God. This song is so touching I can listen to it over and over again. Jobe is an anointed worshipper and singer—she is such an inspiration to me as a singer and worship leader as well. Enjoy the video.

    2. “All of Me” by John Legend. Although this isn’t a Christian song, we single ladies can sing it to the Lord (except for the part where it says imperfections…God is perfect in all His ways), or if you do have a loved one, it is such a romantic song and is beautifully arranged. Legend is one of those stellar artists who is set to leave a legacy behind him for such powerful songs. I love this version featuring violinist Lindsey Stirling.

    3. “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay. I don’t have to introduce Coldplay, as many of you are probably aware of their new album and new single on the radio. This new song is so good I had to share it! Although it doesn’t have a gospel message, it is a nice mix of pop/rock with a little bit of techno, cool to jam to or to dance to. Check it out!

    4. “Christ Be All Around Me” by Leeland ft. All Sons and Daughters. Leeland is one of my favorite worship bands. They are so on point in their lyrics aligning with the Word of God, and placing truth in their music. I love their uplifting worship and sounds. They have powerful melodies, harmonies and sweet songs that stick with you. I love how this band partnered with All Sons and Daughters, another favorite of mine. If you like Gungor, then definitely check out the band All Sons and Daughters. Close your eyes in worship or enjoy watching the video for this new song from their new EP.

    5. “Two Black Cadillacs” by Carrie Underwood. Underwood is one of those secular artists who I think is a standout and who is a light in the entertainment industry. She has a great voice and is bold in her faith.

    6. “Gimme” by Derek Minor. This song is about greed and the temptations of this world. Minor is on the same label and comes from the same family of artists as KB, Lecrae, Tedashii, Trip Lee and more. Check out his video about the pull of the tide of the culture. Let’s be guarded and not fooled by the media or peer pressure, amen?

    7. “He Knows My Name” by Francesca Battistelli. Francesca is a popular Christian artist known for her top Christian songs on the radio and on the music charts like “Beautiful Beautiful,” Lead Me to the Cross,” “Free to Be Me” and more! Listen to her new worship pop song from her new album, If We’re Honest.

    8. “Power Trip” by Lecrae ft. Derek Minor, Sho Baraka & Andy Mineo. This song is so…guess what?…POWER-ful! Speaking of power, these Reach Records artists tell the listener who is boss and who is in control. The lyrics explain how power corrupts and that God is ultimately the one in control. Look up the lyrics here. Here’s a sample of the lyrics…I LOVE them!

    The truth is I was made like the mob

    Geppetto put me together; my strings lead to God

    Pride come befo’ the fall, I seen it in the script

    So if you see me fallin’, prolly a power trip.

    8. “In Awe of You by Jesus Culture ft. Kim Walker-Smith. This song is about standing before the presence of God and just being in awe of the Lord. No matter what happens in life, it will pass away, but God and His eternal Word never pass away. We have hope in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because He died for us so we may live! Hallelujah! How blessed we are to know God’s never-ending LOVE! Ask the Lord to come in your heart and the Holy Spirit will guide you. We love you here at PI! Praying for you all!

    9. “Every Bit of Lovely” by Jamie Grace. This is a pop upbeat song about self value and worth. The song is about creation and how we are beautifully made (Psalm 139). Click here to listen to Jamie Grace’s new album called Ready to Fly. Enjoy listening to her positive and uplifting lyrics.

    10. “Dear No One” by Tori Kelly. Tori Kelly has auditioned for American Idol and has been popular on YouTube. She is a rising artist who is very talented not only vocally, but also as a musician. Tori Kelly plays guitar and pens her own songs. Check out her single “Dear No One” and other songs from her EP.

    Listen to the playlist here:

    What is your favorite song this month? Comment below! I love you, PI Girls!

    Christi Given
    Christi Givenhttp://www.christigiven.com
    Christi Given is a former Trinity Broadcasting Network host for the JUCE TV NETWORK, and has been featured on the Hillsong Channel. Her passion is to reach the youth with the Gospel and her music. Given has been writing for Project Inspired since 2011, and hopes to encourage the younger generation in their faith.


    1. Good songs! I love He Knows My Name (as I have said, I am a theater girl and I never get leads! It’s nice to know He is paying attention!!) and Let The Heavens Open. I like Two Black Cadillacs too!

    Project Inspired

    We here at Project Inspired want to guide and inspire teen girls to be true to themselves and to God. We want to show young girls how to be people of value and confidence – how to be your own best selves – through leading a Christian life. Who are we? We're a team of girls, like you. We edit the site, we post to social media, we hang out in the chat rooms and forums. We talk with you, we listen to you, and we love you!

    Read On

    It’s Never Too Late for You: A Reflection on the Prodigal Son

    God’s love is very powerful. We can never reach the end of it. He offers us a fresh glimpse of it every day, every...

    4 Things to do When You Think Your Friend has an Eating Disorder

    We live in an incredibly demanding culture where it's hard to be a teen girl. Photoshopped magazine covers, strict cultural expectations and views of...

    How Well Do You Remember These Silly Songs With Larry?

    Remember the part of the show when Larry comes out for his Silly Songs? Oh, Santa! I can't wait for you to come! Oh...

    5 Ways You Can Prepare to be a Godly and Faithful Wife

    I know that many of you desire to be a wife someday. Some of you may even be wondering “Lord, when will I be...

    Actress Thanks God for Her Abortion at the Golden Globes, Abby Johnson Issues a Powerful Response

    During the Golden Globes, actress Michelle Williams accepted an award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie, while dedicating...


    Stay connected with Project Inspired.