Mandisa “Stronger”

“I should preface this comment by saying that I am blind. On May 27th, 2011, I was arrested on false charges. I spent 188 days in jail before the truth came out. I was afraid every day that someone would hurt me. I spent 98 of those days separated from the general population for my own protection. At one of my lowest points, I heard ‘Stronger’ by Mandisa. It really lifted me up and helped me keep my faith. The song reassured me that God was with me and would not forsake me.” – Darrin

Third Day “I Need A Miracle”

I started a new job and just moved to Indy in February of this year. I was falling behind and wasn’t doing very good. Everyone that was in training class with me were doing really well. I have excelled at every job I have had and every position within these jobs. Let me just say I was frustrated and prayed every night that I would catch on. Last month I was done and ready to throw in the towel. I was headed to main office to turn my equipment and truck in when I turned on the radio and had it on your station. The song that changed my mind was Third Day’s ‘I Need A Miracle.’ I pulled off the road put my truck in park and spent 20 min talking to God. Not praying for him to help me get it right, but just talking to Him. In four hours, I was able to get more work done than in the three days combined before and I have gotten better every day since. God is good and some times we need to take time to talk to Him and not for our own gain but to just get to know him better.” – Gary

Casting Crowns “Voice Of Truth”

“’Voice of Truth’ by Casting Crowns. No matter when I hear it, I’m instantly reminded nothing is too big or difficult if I have faith. It has gotten me through some tough times and always makes my day brighter!” – Tracy

MercyMe “I Can Only Imagine”

“Mine was quit a few years ago. I was a non-believer at the time! I was at a funeral and they played the song ‘I Can Only Imagine’ by MercyMe. Something about it made me break down and bawl. Not because of the death of the person. I now know it was the Holy Spirit moving in me that day as I started my walk with the Lord. It was a very hard journey for me because I grew up in an atheist home. But every time I started to have doubts, the reminder of that song would come back to me! I’m proud to say now that I have totally given my life to Jesus and no longer having doubts. When I think back on it, I’m amazed how God works in His time and how He saved a wretch like me. I’ve done a lot of things in my past I’m very ashamed of but God has forgiven me for it all.” – Tammy

Chris August “Restore”

“Mine is ‘Restore’ by Chris August. My husband had stop saying he loved me and then told me he did not love me and wanted a divorce. I heard this song for the first time. I was already asking God to restore my marriage and I feel God gave me this song just when I needed it. Love this Chris August song. It speaks to me from God.” – Lynn

Kari Jobe “We Are”

“’We Are’ by Kari Jobe. It always reminds me that what I may not think is a big deal, other people see and realize that something’s different about me. It helps me to remember that what other people see me do and how I act is a reflection of my heart and that I can’t just say I’m a follower of God and then not act like it.” – Meagan

Tenth Avenue North “Losing”

“Driving to work today I heard ‘Losing’ by Tenth Avenue North. I have been struggling lately with feelings of jealousy and disappointment at the seemingly fabulous relationship that my oldest daughter has with her stepmother. This song struck me today and helped me realize that by having these feelings, I’m actually the one who’s losing and being hurt. I realized that I should be happy that she (stepmom) is good to my girls and that she’s also just trying to fit in and not necessarily take over my position as the mom. I gave my insecurities to God, thanking Him for always being there and helping me to always remember that no one can take my place or give the same things that I have to give.” – Karin

Britt Nicole “Gold”

“I will definitely be getting the song “Gold’ by Britt Nicole. I volunteered to coach my daughter’s cheer team. So out of my normal, but I’m doing it. I decided I wanted to do our halftime show to this song. Thanks you so much. I love Shine. Your music and messages mean so much to me. I can be having the worst day and I turn on your station and I’m instantly better. I have been through a lot, but one thing for sure is I have a God who loves me and will never leave me-even after everything I have done. His grace is more than enough! Thank you all again.” – Anna

Big Daddy Weave “I Am Redeemed”

God has held me together and loved me unconditionally and reminded me time and time again, I am not who I used to be ‘I am Redeemed’! This happened rather recently and blessed me in such wonderful ways! Right after spending the morning in prayer and listening for God’s answer through reading His Word, I immediately turned on Shine.fm and I can’t even begin to tell you how all the music and talk has inspired me. I have felt the Holy Spirit move on my heart while listening to your station more and more and so the following was just one of many days that a song such as ‘I am Redeemed’ played on your station and I was incredibly blessed by it. I submit the following:

No matter how hopeless things may seem to you or I, I choose to believe and receive many blessings as I am willing to try. As I focus on God’s awesome love for me and for us all I can know He’s right here to catch me no matter how great my fall. It’s God’s love and His amazing grace shown by His selfless sacrifice. I am redeemed, loved beyond measure, because my Jesus paid the ultimate price

As a little child learning to walk, step by step, I never could have imagined the blessings I’ve received nor those I have waiting for me yet. My morning prayers include that for all who look at me, at my heart and at my life, it’s God’s love and light they see. So, thank you, Jesus for taking me from lost to born again.

I am forever grateful knowing ours is a love story that will never ever end.”

– Debbie