We had the good fortune of connecting with Amy Grace Archer and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Amy Grace, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
I believe each person has a grace on their life to do something great. Something only they can do. The first step is to get a vision. What is your vision for your life? Where do you want to be in 5 years, 10 years, 15 years? There is a proverb in the Bible, (Proverbs 29:18) that states that if you don’t have a vision, you cast off restraint. What this basically means is that you’ve lost your press in life; you fall into de-press-ion. The fail safe way to know if you should keep going or give up is by measuring your efforts, your task at hand, against the vision for your life. Is it in alignment? Is it within the boundaries of what you’ve been gifted to do? Is it something that will help you fulfill the vision in your heart?

Don’t ever give up because something is hard. Measure your efforts against your vision and either make adjustments or keep pressing on. Whatever you do, move forward in faith. The faithful and persistent always prevail.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I love to write songs out of a time of worship. To express through song who God is to me, the incredible things he has done for me, and the greatness of his presence ever so evident in the lives of those who love and serve him. I began writing at the young age of 9. My mom taught me a few chords on the guitar. I began to explore and started writing songs to certain bible verses I was reading each day. At the age of 14, my dad helped me compile and record all of the songs I had written. Throughout my life, this has been an outlet. As stated in Psalm 91, I related worship and pouring out my heart through melody and lyric to running into the shelter of Almighty God. It has been in times of trouble that I feel a song of faith rise in my heart, and I’m happy to share those with others. I pray they bring rest, strength and faith to every ear that hears.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My husband is my greatest encouragement! He has always been a voice of reason, a shelter of strength and a loving reminder to keep on keeping on.

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