Youtube Series: Mercy Tree

On hard days like today where I’m just tired and anxious, instead of writing about it constantly, I’ll just post Youtube videos and note why I love them. I won’t do this all the time. Writing is a good outlet for me. But there are some days where you just want to go to bed after work/school/daily life. A full-time job is something I’m not used to, having been a part-timer for 7 years, especially in short notice. Maybe I’ll hold off trying to do multiple things a day. I need to condition myself to go to bed early, wake up early, set my priorities, leave early to make it on time for work because it’s a 15 minute drive. (Thanks to the three schools on my route.)

Now onto Youtube:

For those unfamiliar outside of the occasional viral videos, cat videos, and people making fools of themselves, Youtube is actually a great alternative to TV. With genres in cooking, news, talk, education, etc. it is a very versatile medium. Most creators aren’t backed by TV studios which means they can be themselves. Some of them find great success being able to make a living and even become a legitimate workplace.

It’s quite clear that I’m a big fan of the medium. Therefore, why not show some of my favorite videos and creators?

Part 1: Mercy Tree

One of the obvious reasons, I love Youtube is the availability of music. It’s everywhere. You can listen to any song. This song happens to be my anxiety medication. It is one of the many songs that pops in my head when anxious feelings start creeping in.

Lacey Sturm, former lead singer of Flyleaf, has an amazing testimony. I urge everyone to check it out. Flyleaf’s songs are genuine and leave me feeling hopeful despite their edgy appearance.  Mercy Tree is musically different but it’s a favorite. The lyrics are powerful in my eyes. There’s something powerful and amazing about the chorus, “Death has died, Love has won.” This song is a praise song to the One who conquered death to bring us life. With that in mind, the anxiety shrinks back. Love and Joy lingers.

I hope that anyone who listens to this will be uplifted.


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