A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. ~ Author unknown

As I shared on Monday, one of my recent dreams got sidelined. The journey is delayed while I do more work on my current book. (At least no editors or agents told me to “throw it away” like someone told best-selling author Debbie Macomber to do with her first novel.) And, I have to admit that some of the concerns raised were right.

But, it still felt horrible.

Anticipation met with disappointment. I found myself trying to rejoice with those around me at the ACFW Conference while crying inside.

And then out.

Along came three separate friends who understood the dream, felt my pain, and sang back the song of my heart until I heard faint stirrings of melody deep within.

So, thank you to Sandi, Dena, and Valerie who helped me rediscover my song.

Who is this type of friend in your life? Can you share a time when they did this for you?

The Song of Your Heart
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5 thoughts on “The Song of Your Heart

  • September 30, 2009 at 5:04 am

    >I have two friends here, who actually aren't writers. But their encouragement is such a blessing to me. Their support and enthusiasm for my writing keeps me going, even through the disappointment.

  • September 30, 2009 at 10:01 am

    >Disappointment will come on this journey, it's a given. Without those godly friends, it would be easy to quit, wouldn't it?

    I have a non writer friend who encourages me like no other. Her rock-solid faith had encouraged me many times, and not just in my writing journey.

    I have a few writer friends too, who push me through and help. Without them, I'd be pretty alone, that's for sure.

    Press on, my friend.

  • September 30, 2009 at 11:25 am


    I think God brings along just the right people when we need encouragement the most.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  • September 30, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    >Every friend has a purpose in my life. One in particular is my "calm" friend. If I get high strung over something, she can always talk to me and listen to me for as long as it takes. By the time we're done, I know that my life is okay, regardless of the hurdles.
    Keep educating yourself with advice from books, agents, conferences, etc., but always ENJOY your craft – your GIFT of writing!

  • October 1, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    >I had a similar experience at conference,and Jody worked me through it, along with Jeannie, Jessica, and Katie. The writing community of friends are always so comforting. We are so very blessed!

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