You and I/Story of My Life- My Cover of a Cover

This mashup was originally performed by the group Anthem Lights (one of my favorite bands). This song is really special to me because it reminds me of one of my best friends. We’re completely opposite in many ways, and this song reminds me of the effort it takes to have a solid friendship, and of its benefits. I hope you enjoy it!




Also, here’s the Anthem Lights original mashup:

What I Believe

We all sin (disobey God). There are obvious sins, like murder, and “smaller” sins, like gossiping. All sin, regardless of how bad it seems, separates us from God. Because of our sin, we deserve death.

Because God is perfect, and cannot leave sin unchecked and unpaid for, one sin separates us from Him completely. We cannot earn our way into God’s favor again. At the same time, He loves each of us and wants us to have restored relationship with Him. To save us from our sin and satisfy His righteousness, He sent His Son, Jesus. Jesus lived a perfect life, and died for our sins, paying the penalty for our sins. Jesus was dead for three days, and then God raised Him from the dead, defeating death’s power over those who are in Jesus. Those who are in Him will be raised with Him to heaven to live with Him forever, without sin.

We are in Jesus when we repent of our sins (turn away from them) and believe on Jesus’s payment to save us. When we do this, we have a  fixed relationship with God through Jesus’ work on the cross, and receive the promise of eternal life with God, free from sin. Believing on Jesus doesn’t make all of our problems suddenly disappear. It doesn’t mean that we are now perfect.  We will continue to fight sin until we are with God in heaven. But now we fight sin out of gratefulness for what Christ has done to defeat sin, and out of a desire to be more like Him, not to try to earn favor with God. We are sealed in salvation.

God is the most important thing in my life, and I want to live more and more in way that honors Him. Not to earn favor, not because I feel like I “have to,” but because I love Him and am thankful for what He has done, and want to grow closer to Him. If you ever have questions or want to know more about the gospel, please email me at Or, if you know me in “real life,” feel free to talk to me in person. I love you guys, and I would be honored to talk to you about Jesus.

Hillsong Giveaway

I recently went to a presceening of the film HILLSONG- LET HOPE RISE, which comes out Friday, September 16th. I don’t listen to Hillsong United a whole lot, but I thought this was a great film to get to know the band better. Because  I liked the movie so much, I am doing a Hillsong Giveaway. On behalf of Grace Hill Media, I’m giving away two electronic movie vouchers for HILLSONG- LET HOPE RISE, and a copy of the official movie soundtrack. To enter to win, just comment with your favorite Hillsong United song.


Here’s the trailer for HILLSONG- LET HOPE RISE

My Cover of Forward Motion

Guys, I’m a little frustrated with myself. Two weeks ago I attempted to cover Ed Sheeran’s song “Photograph.” I was having some sound issues, which turned into a “behind the scenes” video where I repeatedly attempted to start the song and gave up. Last week, I decided to try to cover it again. My sound issues got fixed, and I was pretty proud of my cover. I uploaded it to YouTube, convinced that this was one of my best covers. Then the video began glitching so that viewers could only see the first four seconds of the video.

So, for this week, here’s Relient K’s Forward Motion. I thought it was appropriate for my feelings.

Confessions of a Family Photo Shoot

Today my family and I went to the park and smiled a lot. I had a good time. We got some great pictures. There were lots of laughs. There were also a lot of tears. Here is the behind-the-scenes of trying to coordinate eleven people for a photo shoot:

  • We somehow got our entire family out of the house, color-coordinated, and fed (or with a packed snack for the kid who “wasn’t hungry) by eight in the morning.
  • About an hour into the picture taking process, it was about ninety degrees. In the woods. In nice warm clothes.
  • My younger sibling who tried not to panic during the photos wasn’t nearly as freaked out as me last year over photos. I need serious help.
  • The best photo was of the “big kids” posing while the younger kids fought.

Autumn and Becca

Basically, we have issues. We fight. We cry over smiling (mostly younger Anne Mary). We get annoyed at one another for touching each other when we’re tired. Despite our issues, however, we love each other. My parents and siblings are awesome. They are patient with me. They are all unique, and funny, and they are my favorite people in the world. I’m glad that when we have stress, we can work together and deal with each others’ faults. And also, we can laugh at each other, and with each other. It helps us be a little less high-strung, and  I need to be less high strung.Everyone Waiting Around

Ok, here’s my cover of Photograph by Ed Sheeren. Yeah, I know it’s clever. Enjoy!


Turning Tables- An Adele Cover (ft. Adam Cecil)

Adam and I did this cover as part of our band’s first concert on Friday. I had a great time making it with him and I hope you enjoy it!

For those of you who are wondering, here is the logic behind our lyric changes in the bridge. In the original song, the lyrics are as follows:

Next time I’ll be brave;
I’ll be my own Savior,
When the thunder calls for me.

Next time I’ll be braver;
I’ll be my own Savior,
Standing on my own two feet.

Since Adam and I don’t believe that a person can be their own Savior, we decided to change them to

Next time I’ll be braver,
I can’t be your Savior,
Don’t you try to call for me.

Next time I’ll be braver,
I won’t be your Savior,
Try standing on your own two feet.

Also, here is our practice video if you’re interested: