I recently attended the Gaither Songwriting
Intensive, which was just life-changing. On
the final day, Gloria said such an impactful
statement for me and so many others. She
said, “We live in a do
world, when God
wants us to be
.” She said that God names us,
but the world labels us. It’s as if she took the
words that I couldn’t express and formed
them so poignantly! I was feeling especially
“busy” at the time, trying to be a great wife,
mom, friend, teacher, daughter, granddaughter.
I was stretched so thin that I
didn’t think I was good at anything! I was
instead of being
who He called me to
be. I recently wrote a song that goes along
with this beautiful message.
I didn’t get a picture with Gloria, which
I realized as I was leaving. Every time I was
with her, I was just so intent on her words
that I couldn’t think about getting a picture!
I will have to next year!
(< Paige at the piano)
— PAIGE GIVENS