And The Saints Keep Marching On…

FTI Faith WaterfallWhen life gets hard and it feels like we’re losing battles left and right, it can help to read again the stories of all the brave saints who have gone before us.

To let our minds travel back in time, with the author of Hebrews 11, so that the testimony of the faithful can reignite the faith in our own hearts.

It’s good to remember we’re not alone and that the grace God has poured out on his children throughout history continues today.


If you are discouraged, I hope this song by Sara Groves will inspire you to keep marching on.

Sara Groves – When The Saints (Official) from sara-groves on GodTube.

While You’re Waiting

The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.
Lamentations 3:35

This song has been playing in my head today. It’s music for the hurting yet hopeful. An anthem for the waiting.

If that sounds like you, then you’re in good company. The Bible is full of stories of people who found themselves in that same scary place, straining their eyes in the pitch black, searching for God in the silence.

You can read the accounts of Noah and Moses and David and Job, who could be the poster boy of waiting, right on through to John the Baptist and Jesus himself.

And, at the end of the day, you’ll find a common theme. God is busy, even while we wait, working all things for our good. Because He is good.

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
Psalm 27:14

I hope you’ll be blessed as you listen to this song, While I’m Waiting by John Waller.

You might also be encouraged by this powerful interview of John Waller talking about the writing of that song and his deliverance from depression.

What lessons have you learned from times of waiting in your life? Please share in the comments. You never know who might be inspired by your words.


Five Minute Encouragement

Today began with my husband reading me something about the things that help define us as human beings. One of those would be the words we whisper to ourselves about ourselves, true or untrue.

What we think about is important. Our thoughts have the power to help shape us.

Today, l hope this video encourages you to think differently about yourself. I hope it inspires you to not give up but, rather, to trust the Power within you.

Because, it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”  Philippians 2:13

Linking up with Lisa Jo for Five Minute Friday – We’re supposed to take five minutes to write about one word. The writing prompt today? You guessed it – Encouragement.

What do you think about the message of that video? Have you had a similar experience?

Gathering Friends on Harvest Party Wednesday

I’m excited to be guest posting today over at Joan Hall Writes! Click here to read A Prophet, A Pit and A Lesson In Friendship.

It’s appropriate, I think, talking about being a friend on Harvest Party Wednesday. Because that’s what I was hoping for, really. That this would become a place to gather inspiration for the heart and home, to encourage one another and forge some friendships along the way.

Because if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: Life is about relationships.

We need each other.

I want to thank Joan for being so gracious in allowing me to share some thoughts at her blog. I hope you’ll hop over there and leave a comment to let me know you stopped by.

And I wouldn’t hate it if you decided to come back here and share a note, even a link to your own inspiring blog post. 🙂

You never know who might need a lift today.


Mid-Week Pep Talk

If you’ve never been given a pep-talk by the Kid President, you’re in for a treat.

If you’ve heard this before, you’ll enjoy hearing it again. I never get tired of it.

Because you can’t get tired of getting inspired!

Whatever you’re doing today, I hope you know that you can make a difference. No matter what challenges you may be facing, your heart is beating for a reason.

So, lets go out and, in the words of Kid Pres, “Create something that will make the world awesome!”

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Linking with Katherine’s Corner