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The Same New Song

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Martha Williamson believes that the experience of reading the Bible can be like hearing a song as it was meant to be sung; no matter how many times you hear it, it will always sound brand new.

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Going in Peace

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Martha Williamson always enjoys the benediction at the end of her church service, and even though it may be difficult at times, she tries to live up to its challenge of “holding onto what is good, return no one evil […]

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The Miracle of the Living Word

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Martha Williamson believes that the miracle of the Living Word is what happens when you and the Bible and the Holy Spirit meet to create a new truth meant just for you.

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Leave it at the Altar

posted by Brandi Harkonen

While filming the revelation scene for the Touched By an Angel episode “Out of the Darkness”, Martha Williamson was reminded of how important it is to leave our burdens at the altar with God instead of just “letting them go.”

How I Got the Job

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Martha Williamson shares a funny story about how she got a job by accidentally dialing the wrong number.

God is in the Details

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Martha Williamson reminds us that God not only cares about the big things in life, but also the little things. Watch Martha this Sunday, April 25th on the Hour of Power with Dr. Sheila Schuller Coleman as they discuss Martha’s […]

What Does God Look Like?

posted by Brandi Harkonen

When Martha Williamson envisions what God looks like, she can only imagine a bright light; a light that is love itself. And even though she doesn’t know exactly how God looks, she knows how he loves and that’s what’s important.

Getting Over It

posted by Brandi Harkonen

While recovering from the flu, Martha Williamson knew she wasn’t in charge of what came next; she just needed to surrender to the healing process. That became a good lesson in remembering that surrender isn’t necessarily weakness, it can simply […]

Who’s in the Driver’s Seat

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Martha Williamson believes that it only takes a moment of courage to find a lifetime of peace.

Put it in the Pew

posted by Brandi Harkonen

If your heart is seeking God, Martha Williamson believes worship and fellowship alongside others in church is a great place to start looking.

Bright Lights, Big Galaxy

posted by Brandi Harkonen

While visiting the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles, Martha Williamson became intensely aware of how tiny we really are, but more importantly, she was reminded of how God created everything with meaning and purpose, including us.

Hearts and Hands

posted by Brandi Harkonen

After freely giving to a homeless man on the street, Martha Williamson learned a powerful lesson about joy.

The Speech I Didn’t Give

posted by Brandi Harkonen

While struggling with a speech, Martha Williamson was reminded that amazing things can happen when we give up control and ask for God’s help.

Cyprian’s Letter

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Using a message form the past, Martha Williamson shares how a person’s faith can make a powerful difference.

Perfectly Complete

posted by Brandi Harkonen

While sitting in church one Sunday, Martha Williamson began contemplating the idea of what it is to be perfect versus being complete.

BLOG: A List to Live By

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Martha Williamson shares the full list of inspiring ways to live your life as seen in her video A List to Live By. 1. Pray 2. Go to bed on time. 3. Get up on time so you can start […]

Table Topics

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Sparked by a dinner conversation with her children while playing Table Topics, Martha Williamson was reminded of God’s enduring love through her child’s words.

A Backstage Revelation

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Martha Williamson recalls an incident that occurred while shooting the revelation scene for a Touched By An Angel episode and how it impacted an actor’s life. For more information on the new Touched By An Angel: Inspiration Collections – Faith, […]

Lessons From The Bucket List

posted by Brandi Harkonen

After reading your comments from the video “The Bucket List,” Martha Williamson was reminded that the most important things to do before we die – loving God and loving others – are the things that stay on the list forever.

Anger and the Eye of the Needle

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Martha Williamson believes that anger serves no purpose if we let it take over our lives, but if we can turn that anger over to God and ask for the courage to change things, then that is what we call […]

The Rock in the Woods

posted by Brandi Harkonen

At one of her lowest points in life, Martha Williamson had her very own Touched By An Angel revelation moment and realized that no matter what, God will always love and appreciate us.

Emergency Instructions

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Since every day has its own “emergencies,” Martha Williamson knows there is always one book she can turn to for instructions: the bible. And no matter how many times she re-reads it, Martha believes there is always something new for […]

More or Less in 2010

posted by Brandi Harkonen

As the difficult year of 2009 turns into the hopeful New Year of 2010, Martha Williamson feels there is only one thing she really needs to have on her New Year’s list and that is faith.

Christmas Posada

posted by Brandi Harkonen

While participating in a traditional Mexican Posada with her children, Martha Williamson realized the importance of her children seeing her as someone more likely to say yes than no to those God places in front of her. And she hopes […]

Three Little Miracles

posted by Brandi Harkonen

It’s all about trusting God! Martha Williamson looks for a miracle in Guideposts magazine and finds three of them.

Angel on Fifth Avenue

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Martha Williamson believes those who have the courage to take a risk and stand out from the crowd will always be the people that are remembered.

Under Construction

posted by Brandi Harkonen

As many of us struggle to get it all right, Martha Williamson feels if we recognize we’re a work in progress, that’s when we can really start enjoying the journey.

An Ancient Recipe

posted by Brandi Harkonen

As God prepares the road ahead, Martha Williamson believes there are things we must do now in order to be ready for God’s blessings later.

Packing for the Journey

posted by Brandi Harkonen

When traveling down the road of life, Martha Williamson believes if you keep God close you will never travel alone.

Vibiana’s Courage

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Martha Williamson believes that even though our faith is often challenged, we can draw courage from those who came before us.

Waving to a Stranger

posted by Brandi Harkonen

While going through photos, Martha Williamson discovered an interesting phenomenon: strangers were always waving. Martha believes it’s a way to pass a little more goodwill into the world and say “it’s good to be alive.” What do you think?

The Perfect Designer Kitchen

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Martha Williamson let her dreams of a “perfect kitchen” fade to let the real life of her family shine through.

Miracle on a Hollywood Bus

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Martha Williamson believes that sometimes the miracle we’re looking for is not the miracle we need.

A Successful Crash Landing

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Following up on her popular video “Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success,” Martha Williamson discusses the importance of packing our “spiritual map” while traveling the road to success.

What Prayer Isn’t

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Prayer Series Part 5 In the last of her five part series on prayer, Martha Williamson discusses why she believes prayer at its best is about truly getting connected with God and being thankful for the gifts we already have […]

Prayer in the Shade

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Prayer Series Part 4 Martha Williamson believes it’s never too late to start praying and encourages us to open our hearts and take that step toward God, because when we do, He will always take a step toward us. Don’t […]

When Mama Prays

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Prayer Series Part 3 In the third part of her prayer series, Martha Williamson talks about how prayer is very personal and unique to each individual. If you’ve missed the first two parts of this uplifting series, watch A Shawshank […]

God At The Top of the Stairs

posted by Brandi Harkonen

A child discovers God for the very first time. Martha Williamson learned early in life that even amidst our deepest fears, God guides us through every dark room we encounter on our life journey.

All My Prayers Get Answered

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Prayer Series Part 2 Martha Williamson doesn’t know how prayer works, but does know that each prayer will be answered one way or another.

A Shawshank Kind Of Prayer

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Prayer Series Part 1 In the first of her five part series on prayer, Martha Williamson describes the promise of prayer as something more than a conversation with God, instead she believes prayer can transport our spirits out of the […]

Wicked, Weary or Wrong?

posted by Brandi Harkonen

No rest for the wicked or weary? Martha Williamson sets the record straight.

Christmas In July

posted by Brandi Harkonen

By inventing her own kind of “home shopping network,” Martha Williamson shares her secret of how she manages to get through Christmas without all of the last minute stressful shopping. She also reminds us that in life we don’t always […]

The High Road

posted by Brandi Harkonen

In this inspirational video, Martha Williamson shares the advice her father gave her on “rising above” bad situations. Watch An Angel in the Plane, the video that inspired Martha to write The High Road.

Getting Results

posted by Brandi Harkonen

What are you in it for? Martha Williamson reminds us that it’s not always the results of what we do that are important; instead it’s the joy we receive from doing it.

No Accidents

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Is there really such a thing as a coincidence? In this video about God’s perfect timing, Martha Williamson shares the amazing set of circumstances that happened when she took a recent trip to New Mexico.

Tell Me Why?

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Is a child’s why really a simple question? From her daughter’s curiosity, Martha Williamson was not only reminded of a family’s unique love, but also the love that God has for each of us.

A Sunday Morning Slip

posted by Brandi Harkonen

An unintentional lesson. Martha Williamson believes that every situation we’re in can be a learning one.

Life for Dummies

posted by Brandi Harkonen

A book she didn’t want to have to read. Martha Williamson believes when life throws us a curve ball there is one book we can always turn to, and that book is The Bible.

Easter in Black and White

posted by Brandi Harkonen

How do you see it? Martha Williamson feels the essence of Easter is hard to capture in a simple description, but instead, requires us to believe that the impossible is always possible with God.

The Problem with Prayer

posted by Brandi Harkonen

When silence holds the key. When we’re searching for answers, Martha Williamson believes that sometimes we just need to be quiet and listen to find them.

The People We Were

posted by Brandi Harkonen

What are you waiting for? Martha Williamson reminds us that we shouldn’t worry about who we used to be, instead, focus on who we want to become. To see another video about starting fresh each new day, watch A Brand […]

Lost and Found

posted by Brandi Harkonen

What are you looking for? Martha Williamson reminds us that if we are always looking at things in the same way, nothing will change.

The Return of Jeannie

posted by Brandi Harkonen

An old childhood friend is back! If you feel abandoned or uncared for, Martha Williamson believes if you put your life in God’s caring hands, He will redeem your days and give you hope. To see Jeannie before her visit […]

So, What Happened to the Bird?

posted by Brandi Harkonen

And here’s the rest of the story. As Martha Williamson finishes her story of the surprise hitchhiking bird, she reminds us that God’s eyes are on everything and everyone, no matter the size. (To hear about how the adventure started, […]

The Kindness of Strangers

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Hello, Friends! I hope you have enjoyed hearing Keb’ Mo’s beautiful song. It won’t hurt to hear it again and perhaps pass it along to a friend today! You may notice that there is not a new video posted today. […]

Nobody Comments Like You Do!

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Dear Friends, It is five-thirty in the morning and I have been reading your comments to the most current video. In the early morning quiet your thoughts and concerns seem particularly powerful. I hear a distant truck. The clock in […]

Lots of Luck?

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Is God enough? Do you knock on wood, thank your lucky stars, and read your horoscope too?

The Miracle of the Green Plate

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Surviving the worst economic times through God and good people.

In God We Almost Trust

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Does your faith have something in common with an old silver dollar?

The Rose Tree Cottage

posted by Brandi Harkonen

A courageous story of tea, sympathy, and never giving up. For more information please visit www.rosetreecottage.com

A Midnight Talk with God

posted by Brandi Harkonen

A classic song for troubling times.

The Risky Recipe

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Taking a risk in the produce aisle

A Trip to the Mountains

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Finding a safe haven.

Seventy-Five Life-Changing Dollars

posted by Brandi Harkonen

One act of kindness became the gift that kept on giving. Read the article “Saving Lives, One Rent Check at a Time“ to learn more about the man who helped inspire this video.

The Movie that Moved Me

posted by Brandi Harkonen

A quirky love story that deserves another look.

Diving Into the Olympics

posted by Brandi Harkonen

One dive changed the life of Olympic Diver Laura Wilkinson.

Being A Wasn’t

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Why does God allow good things to happen?

Miracle in a Mexican Restaurant

posted by Brandi Harkonen

A miracle message from a mysterious stranger.

Where There’s Life

posted by Brandi Harkonen

“Where there’s life, there’s hope.”

Love Is Always With You

posted by Brandi Harkonen

An unselfish gift from a gentle soul.

The Troubled Tortoise

posted by Brandi Harkonen

What’s really going on when we’re going through troubles?

Giving It Up For Lent

posted by Brandi Harkonen

What Martha gained when she gave this up.

Return Of The Ring

posted by Brandi Harkonen

With God, all things are possible!

The Cyberspace Rest Stop

posted by Brandi Harkonen

Taking a break from all the “ings.”

Keep On Keeping On

posted by Brandi Harkonen

If you are joining us here for the first time, WELCOME! Somewhere out there in cyberspace, I imagine someone sitting in front of a computer, typing the word “hope” into a search engine, seeking just a moment of encouragement, a […]

A Brand New Start

posted by Brandi Harkonen

This simple habit gave somebody a brand new start every day.

God’s Calendar Or Yours?

posted by Brandi Harkonen

If it’s hard to believe that it’s 2008 already, imagine how they felt back in 1751. When the English fell asleep on March 24, 1751, they awoke to March 25, 1752. It was all part of a tricky plan to […]

WELCOME!

posted by Brandi Harkonen

This is my first blog ever and I thought I’d start it with a thank you to everyone at Beliefnet who made this webpage possible. They are terrific and so committed to making “A Touch of Encouragement” something special. We […]

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