Live Out Loud

This week's Five Minute Friday - Loud

One of my favorite contemporary Christian songs was performed by Steven Curtis Chapman and is called Live Out Loud.  If you're not familiar with it, he sings about being more aware of the bigger, greater life around us and how we should, "Crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout."

As a woman who lives with a great deal of caution, I find this song inspiring, thought-provoking and empowering.  It makes me want to forget the "what ifs" of life and just .... live out loud.

It makes me want to throw off fear - fear of what could happen, fear of looking foolish and fear the unknown and just ... live out loud.

All that just from a song.  I feel excited just thinking about it.  Who knows what wonderful, exciting, unexpected things the Lord will do next?

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline, 2Timothy 1:7.

I want to really live my life before it is over, embrace the fun, challenges and changes around every corner.

I want to live out loud.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Meet & encourage someone who linked up before you.


  1. Yay! Look at you inserting a video in your post. Love that song.

  2. I just now read this in my inbox, and I can't tell you what a balm it is for me right now. I have just been second guessing myself (a bad habit I have) about something that I chose to do this morning, and your post has encouraged me to embrace the results of that choice rather than dread them.

    Thank you for sharing your heart and God's Word!

    1. I am so glad you were blessed by this. What greater thing could someone hope for in what they wrote?

  3. I love that song! Thanks for sharing!