Sep 05 2013

Inspiration for Running a Marathon

I talked with Jenna yesterday about how she is getting ready to run the Chicago Marathon for World vision. Listen as she shares about her sponsorship and how the little girl she is sponsoring keeps her going on these long runs...

I was encouraged yesterday from a friend, who texted me to let me know that we are 13 sponsors away from our goal of having 1000 children sponsored during Love Around The World. I can't tell you how excited I am about that! If you are sponsoring a child, you are making such a difference in the weeks and years ahead for these kids. You are changing their life!

You can't change the world but you can change the world for that one child. If you would like to take Love Around The World visit http://www.worldvision.org/Love-around-the-world.

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    Brandon Heath is our guest!
    Feb 18 2010

    Brandon Heath is our guest!

    Welcome Brandon Heath as our guest today! Got any comments for Brandon?

    Check out Brandon with Tobey Maguire--do they look alike, or what?!

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    1/31/2010 6:34:08 AM
    Stephanie United States
    Stephanie
    I want to win Brandon Heath!!! I would keep him in my pocket. or a jar, with holes poked in the lid. Just saying.
    1/31/2010 6:41:45 AM
    Brian United Kingdom
    Brian
    I have been blessed by Brandon's music through many trying times and just want to say thank you so much. I also wanted to say that I am in the military living in England and would like to know how to go about talking Brandon into bringing a concert over to the United Kingdom!
    1/31/2010 6:44:35 AM
    Kimmy United States
    Kimmy
    I was SO excited when i heard about the new contest and that Brandon heath could actually sing in my wedding... and then i realized i wasnt married, engaged, or even in a relationship. How about we hold off this contest for a little while Smile
    1/31/2010 6:55:32 AM
    ashley vargas United States
    ashley vargas
    i like your newest song. i'm listening to it its cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1/31/2010 6:56:49 AM
    Jeremy Low United States
    Jeremy Low
    Love the new song!
    1/31/2010 6:57:56 AM
    Alyssa United States
    Alyssa
    The whole Tobey Maguire look alike is very slight. I wouldn't say that you look exactly like him. Anyway, I love your music and every time I hear Love Never Fails I start tearing up while singing it. Thanks so much for your gift.
    1/31/2010 6:58:53 AM
    Stephanie United States
    Stephanie
    That song was beautiful. I feel nerdy for submitting another comment. But that song really was beautiful. and when he said Salvation Army, I freaked out because that's my church and it really excites me when people know about it.. even if the context within the song was heart breaking. what a world we live in. sigh.
    1/31/2010 6:59:10 AM
    Staci Thacker United States
    Staci Thacker
    love his new song
    1/31/2010 6:59:37 AM
    Naomi M. United States
    Naomi M.
    Brandon...........That is an AWESOME new song! Thank you so very much for sharing it. Continue to use your talent, that God has given you, to touch others.
    God bless,
    N.M.
    1/31/2010 7:00:40 AM
    Kaitlyn United States
    Kaitlyn
    Brandon Heath is a breath of fresh air. I love his music and his heart! The new song was amazing and i totally relate...everyday in this world feels less perfect than the day before. Its so hard to see what God is trying to do.

    I think Brandon will find an awesome wife someday and THAT wedding song will be amazing. Smile
    1/31/2010 7:00:45 AM
    Amy R United States
    Amy R
    Brandon, that song was so AWESOME! I can't wait for the release of Leaving Eden. Thanks for sharing that with us early! Smile The words... so true...
    1/31/2010 7:02:43 AM
    Diana United States
    Diana
    Brandon-- i like your hair!!! Smile
    1/31/2010 7:05:03 AM
    Mike Arbuckle United States
    Mike Arbuckle
    WOW,Brandon-what an awesome song "Leaving Eden" is! Love your music, talent and love for the Lord.  I'm so pumped that "Love Never Fails" was released as a single.  I was moved by that song from the first time I heard it.  I so appreciate your honesty, vulnerability and straight-forward approach in your song-writing. Keep up the good work!  
    1/31/2010 7:09:46 AM
    Jordan Huneycutt United States
    Jordan Huneycutt
    Oh em gee,
    I met Brandon Heath, Leeland, and Francesca Battistelli in SC in November, I think... and they are the nicest people on earth. Every time Brandon's song comes on the radio, I say to my mom "listen. It's Brandon Heath... my new best friend." I love his new song (love never fails) and the song that nobody ever heard until when he played it a couple minutes ago.... I was singing along on the chorus with him. haha. I love him. [:
    will you tell him something I said hey? thanks.
    1/31/2010 7:21:57 AM
    Cassie Burke United States
    Cassie Burke
    I remember the first time I ever heard the song Give me your eyes. I thought to myself, I seriously have some issues. I was always worried about me, what I had and how I was doing that I forgot that theres a whole world out there that doesn't know Christ. Everytime I hear your song I remember to look at people with the love of Christ and remember how God loves them is the way that I should love them too. Thank you for singing such a wonderful song that has opened my eyes and spoke to my heart! Keep on doing what you do! May God continue to bless and keep you!
    1/31/2010 7:32:57 AM
    newsboysfan United States
    newsboysfan
    how did you meet tobey maguire?
    1/31/2010 7:33:39 AM
    Cassie Burke United States
    Cassie Burke
    And now yall play the song! Love it Smile Thanks!!!!
    1/31/2010 7:33:51 AM
    hannah United States
    hannah
    hi i love your music love you
    hannah
    1/31/2010 7:42:55 AM
    stephanie m United States
    stephanie m
    Hi, Just wanted to say I LOVED the Leaving Eden song you sang today, it was very awesome and I completely agree with Kelli, a great concept. I like to kind of write some lyrics every now and then and I really like how you write music, you are my inspiration. Thank you for your great music, I can't wait for the new CD. Thank you for the way you put very real and true concepts to music. I hope you win at the GMA!!
    1/31/2010 7:47:20 AM
    Angie United States
    Angie
    Brandon is MUCH easier on the eyes than Tobey any day of the week. Love him!!
    1/31/2010 7:48:19 AM
    Julie United States
    Julie
    Give Me Your Eyes is one of my all-time favorite songs. Our first dance at my wedding will be Love Never Fails. It would be awesome if Brandon Heath was there to sing it in person!!!
    1/31/2010 7:49:27 AM
    Leandra United States
    Leandra
    It is so obvious who is Brandon, lol
    Brandon came to CO. on Dec. 2, 2008 to the Crossroads Church Of Denver for a free Appretaion Concert, it was very cool.  Remember Brandon??  I have a couple pictures....  

    p.s does Brandon have that bread right now or was that picture taken awhile ago?
    1/31/2010 7:58:59 AM
    Rozlin Johnson United States
    Rozlin Johnson
    I love you!!! and you can sing to me at our wedding...LOL
    1/31/2010 8:00:11 AM
    Ginger Garcia United States
    Ginger Garcia
    I've seen Brandon in person and he is much better looking than Toby.  I love his music.  He planted the seed in me in the song Give Me Your Eyes.  That has been my prayer and I see people differently.  I see all the hurting and it has helped me to be more kind and loving.  Thank you Brandon.
    Ginger
    1/31/2010 8:22:48 AM
    Cassie United States
    Cassie
    Hey, i am not sure weather or not you read all these posts, but i don't know how else to contact you without calling the radio station. Tong I think it's cool you have Toby Maguire!. Every day you always come up with a cool event. Can you play the song with the lyrics "so lost without you"? I don't know who it's by. It would be really cool if you could. If you do, ty Smile
    1/31/2010 8:31:57 AM
    Elise Wilson United States
    Elise Wilson
    Brandon Im not sure if you are married but you are lucky that I am : )! Love your new song! Actually I just love your music in general! My most favorite song out of all the songs in the world is Im not who I was. . .It lifts me everytime I hear it! I hope I win that contest for my friend cause u rock!
    1/31/2010 8:39:38 AM
    Carly United States
    Carly
    Brandon Heath is one of my favorites. Thanks so much for having him sing on the show! His voice and talent is a blessing to all of us. I saw someone else commented on his song "Give me your eyes," and I love that song, also. Go Brandon!
    1/31/2010 8:43:14 AM
    monica ramirez United States
    monica ramirez
    How old is Brandon,??? ha ha ha...he's just a kid!  God Bless his heart....and yes, sorry the rudness but loose the beard, you look younger without it! Smile
    1/31/2010 8:56:24 AM
    Elle United States
    Elle
    Your music has touched me so much, Brandon. I remember one night in Decemeber, it had been a particulary hard day, and I was really down. As I was listening to my ipod, "Wait and See" started playing. By  the end of the song, tears were literally streaming down my face. It's kinda become my theme song, if you will. Whenever I feel beaten down, I always listen to "Wait and See", and it's also my email signature.

    Thank you so much for your music!  May GOD continue to bless you, Brandon.
    Elle
    1/31/2010 9:05:47 AM
    Jessica Pier United States
    Jessica Pier
    Hi Brandon! Thank you for being there! My fiance whet through some horrible things in his past and has been struggling with himself ever since.  One day I was praying to God to show me a way to bring peace to him, and you song "Wait and See" came on the radio, much of the song relates in some way to what my fiance has gone through.  I imediately called him up and told him to listen to this song and I could just hear him sigh in relief.  So thank you for your compassion and loving spirit that reaches those of us that need help. God Bless you Brandon
    1/31/2010 9:12:01 AM
    Jeannie & Russ United States
    Jeannie & Russ
    I met the love of my life on Pensacola Beach in Florida.
    In 1986, I saw the most beautiful woman in the world... Before I could say hi, she vanished. I saw her again on July 4th. I finally got up the nerve to speak with her, and said Hello.  She smiled and said hi, my name is Jeannie. “Like in the bottle,” I replied?  She said yes. I live in Tupelo MS. and I work at “Lucky Star”??? I said, you are so gorgeous and I can not stop starring at you. Your smile and eyes captivate me. She reached over and kissed me on the cheek. Then she vanished again.
      My heart broke as I drove back to Memphis. I left a Jeannie on the beach!  One month later, I called Bret in Tupelo. Bret’s wife called Lucky Star and few hours later my phone rang. Hello, it’s Jeannie. I began to quiver and melt. She said you called me at a good time. I left my abusive husband when we returned home from Florida.
      I hung up the phone and immediately drove straight to Tupelo. There she was again. We hugged and sparks flew while the angels sang. We felt a strong loving connection and married seven months later. On her knee at Wendy’s, she asked me to marry her. I said yes, but under one condition.. Marry me on February 7th...This is the day that separates our birthdays??? Let’s join ourselves together on this day.
    It’s been 24 years now and we have two wonderful children. Together, we have battled Cancer and Multiple Sclerosis. God truly loves us. We are so blessed to have found each other. On February 7th of this year, we went back to Wendy’s. I proposed to her this time. I got on my knee and asked her to re-marry me on our 25th anniversary/silver. She said yes. We are taking the “Spirit of St. Louis” train from Memphis to New Orleans…
    1/31/2010 2:33:24 PM
    Teekey United States
    Teekey
    hey i heart your music!! and im a young teen so that's sayin somthing!! my favorite song is give me your eyes, i memorized the lyrics after listening to it like, 5 times!! i love your music and i was really excited when i heard about the contest, and then i remembered that im not even in highschool yet. how 'bout i win and i just save the prize for maybe 15 years? =) jk, lol brandon!!
    1/31/2010 2:38:47 PM
    Kenny J. United States
    Kenny J.
    ur awesum man! u look as if u could play da part of spiderman. lol. i love your song "Give Me Your Eyes"! u rock my house man!
    1/31/2010 3:34:45 PM
    chiekit United States
    chiekit
    hello brandon! can you sing in my wedding at my hometown? pls.???? hehe! God bless!
    1/31/2010 5:21:49 PM
    Jasmine United States
    Jasmine
    i love give me your eyes!
    1/31/2010 6:13:51 PM
    Grace United States
    Grace
    to be honest , i used to NOT like Brandon Heath's songs [mainly Give Me Your Eyes] , but soon , i grew used to listening to them and began to feel the power and the messages behind the songs (: Thank you , Brandon , for making me stronger in the Lord . But man , I was SOO excited about this new contest , but then i realized that i wasn't eligible D: haha i was so sad xD

    But I hope the winners will be VERY happy & feel VERY blessed if they get to hear Brandon Heath sing (:
    1/31/2010 6:59:35 PM
    Caleb United States
    Caleb
      Thankyou Brandon for your mussic!  For you to open your heart ins such a vonurable way but with the truth of  who Crist is is amazing!!!  I love praise  and worship music!!!  Do you have a worship only Cd!   Like Jeramy Camp does?   I love you brother!!!   Keep giving Crist and honoring him!!!!    All of us only truly need Crist!!!!!   He should be our everything!!!   Thankyou for everything!!!!
    1/31/2010 7:28:05 PM
    Alana Schricker United States
    Alana Schricker
    Wow. I'am like way amazed at the way you sing. I remember the very first time I heard the song give me your eyes on air one. It really reminded me to open my eyes to the hurting people in the world, and get them off of myself. I would really appreciate it if Brandon could sing at my wedding. Although, I'm not even engaged, dating, or in a relationship, so until I find the right guy, can he just hold off? Ha.. God bLESS YOU BRANDON YHOUR AMAZING MAN JUST AMAZING AND VERY TALENTED!!!
    1/31/2010 7:28:51 PM
    Alana Schricker United States
    Alana Schricker
    Brandong u rock!
    2/1/2010 11:07:23 AM
    Jessica United States
    Jessica
    Oh how I love Brandon Heath's music, but oh how wrong was a line in his "Leaving Eden" song!  The lyric said, "The teacher has to hide her Bible, but at least she has a job."  Holy cow...in Indiana alone, over 5,000 teachers will be losing their jobs at the end of this school year due to devestating budget cuts.  Through my resarch, since this does indeed affect my job, the number of teachers being let go across the country will be astounding.  Again, I love the message Brandon Heath is sending out through his music, however that one line struck a chord with me that couldn't be further from my own personal truth.
    2/1/2010 3:46:19 PM
    Katherine Ortiz United States
    Katherine Ortiz
    When do we find out who won?
    2/4/2010 6:53:51 AM
    Anita Lowry United States
    Anita Lowry
    I really enjoy ur music and it has touched my life in so many ways. Love never fails is helping through a tough time right now and I'm blessed that u choose to use the gift God has given u.
    2/4/2010 11:09:22 AM
    Elise United States
    Elise
    TOBEY MCGUIRE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTORS! OH MY GOODNESS!! Brandon Heath is a very, very, lucky guy!! I can't wait to see who gets him to sing at their wedding! Boy, Tobey's looking old. He's aged a lot since he filmed the Spiderman movie series. Go spidey go!! lol loved those movies
    2/4/2010 11:10:56 AM
    Elise United States
    Elise
    Man, a fan of Tobey's...but I still apparently forget how to spell his last name. Sorry bout that! Maguire not McGuire...my bad!!
    2/5/2010 7:04:24 PM
    Jenny Lawhon United States
    Jenny Lawhon
    HI! I am 13 years old, and looooove Brandon Heath's music! Especially Give me your eyes. In the car when I am on my way to school, my moms eyes get teary and she sings along. So do I.  
    2/6/2010 4:31:13 AM
    Alan United States
    Alan
    I think they do look alike and one thing Are they close friends how long have they known each other.
    2/7/2010 9:36:50 AM
    Jenny Lawhon United States
    Jenny Lawhon
    Hi! Im 11, and my brother Jake is 10. We love your music! We have your album What if we, on our i-pods. Thank you so much for the awesome music!
    2/9/2010 8:13:45 PM
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    2/13/2010 1:14:16 AM
    Brynn Anderson United States
    Brynn Anderson
    sooooo i'm pretty much in love with Brandon Heath!! It would be a dream come true to meet him!! haha
    love you all God bless!
    4/2/2010 11:13:48 AM
    erica United States
    erica
    i love you Brandon, the  song is awesome, it's just gorgeous, this song has given me the exact  words to express what i waned God to do for me, thanks a lot.  I wan u to know that i love all your songs ant they are so inspiring and breath taking as well
           love
    Eica
    7/2/2010 4:17:20 AM
    House Music Electro United States
    House Music Electro
    i like your newest song. i'm listening to it its cool!!!

    Thanx
    1/27/2011 2:28:40 PM
    Edith United States
    Edith
    say hi to him i try to win one of the cd your guys where offering on but i wasn't that lucky =( oh well maybe next time god bless him in all he do and will do for the lord
    1/27/2011 2:37:07 PM
    Olga Netherlands
    Olga
    I was much impacted by your two songs "Give Me Your Eyes" and "Follow You." I want to follow Jesus where He leads me that my life will touch someone's life and that life will touch someone's else life. I pray to have God's eyes to see those people around me who needs God's love. Thank you, Brandon, that your life did touch mine through your songs. Many blessings to you!
    1/27/2011 2:51:46 PM
    Bonnie United States
    Bonnie
    I recently got out of an abusive relationship and in that really turned back to God.  I have been moving strong and faithful for months now.  I had a day where I was feeling so down and like I hadn't made any progress then there it was 'im not who i was'.  Thank you for your music, your stories, you sharing your love for God.  There are so many times I am listening to klove, worship in church and I think 'I love this song! Who is it'.  Brandon Heath.  Thank you for sharing your gift.
    1/27/2011 4:53:34 PM
    Cathy Hanley United States
    Cathy Hanley
    Brandon,

    Your song, Love Never Fails, moved me so much the first time I heard it, I immediately decided that it had to be played at our wedding. I can't wait to listen to your new CD.

    Cathy Smile
    1/27/2011 5:52:35 PM
    Brenda United States
    Brenda
    My oldest daughter Beka is developmentally disabled.  She has a very hard life.  She doesn't have any friends.  She doesn't get to do the things that teenagers get to do.  I'm the only one she texts.  Even her popular 7th grade sister has become ashamed of her and is always asking me to drive her to school so that she doesn't have to ride the bus with Beka.  Beka loves "Give Me Your Eyes."  When it comes on the radio she claps her hands and squeals and jumps up and down.  Sometimes for days, the only time she smiles is when she hears your song.  Beka knows more than most people how important it is to see other's with God's eyes.  Thank you for giving my daughter such great joy.
    1/27/2011 7:14:13 PM
    Karen Kinser United States
    Karen Kinser
    I really enjoy your music and was glad to hear about you wanting to put out some songs on the county music air waves!  That will open up Godly music to more people!
    1/27/2011 7:42:42 PM
    christina whitfield United States
    christina whitfield
    God bless you because of your faithfulness to him, you are truly blessed, the ministry gift that God has put in you have touched many people, I pray that you receive all that you have put out, In Jesus Name Amen!
    1/28/2011 8:32:16 AM
    Mary United States
    Mary
    Yesterday when you had Brendan Heath on, about 3 pm you played a song and I am trying to find it but having trouble. Lyrics were about Jesus being asleep in boat but he awoke and the seas calmed. The week has felt like a journey in rough seas and the song was calming and reassuring for me. I was trying to find it last night to share with my husband when we were discussing our feelings about the week, and want to share it with him but I can't find it? Did I just hear what I needed to hear or is it a real song of Brandon's?
    1/28/2011 10:43:06 AM
    Melissa Johnston United States
    Melissa Johnston
    Hey, Brandon, I sure hope I get to meet you tomorrow. I am planning on going to your concert tomorrow at the Rose Garden. I think you are so amazing and that God is using you so so much. I hope I get to meet you tomorrow. Smile Smile I want to get a picture with you. Smile Keep praising God, Brandon...He is ALL we truly Need. Smile Your ministry with singing is such a blessing to me. Smile
    2/15/2011 4:04:57 PM
    Kate Graham United States
    Kate Graham
    I love all of your music!!! You have inspired me deeply as I go from day to day. Your music even inspired me to write a book, which I am right now trying to publish. If it does get published, I'm definitely going into the singing career!!!
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