You Raise Me Up!


Just for no reason, and because I love you guys (and Josh Groban too), I wanted to share this song with you for a Saturday morning.

Every time I hear this song, it makes me think of all of the people in my life who raise me up every day.  My husband, my sons, my family, my best friends and those physically present to me in my life do too much to ever capture in words.  You put up with my craziness, my sitting at my desk for too many hours on end, and my need for times of quiet solitude followed by long and lingering hugs.

For the many more of you who I will never meet in person, you too raise me up.  Your prayers, your sharing of your own struggles and triumphs and day to day moments of being mom keep me going day after day.  You have given me so much more than I’ll ever be able to give back – although I promise to keep trying.

So just for you, grab a cup of tea and enjoy a moment with Josh – and if you’re down today, remember that this song is dedicated just to you today from a mom in Fresno!  Enjoy!


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

1 Comment

  1. Now you’ve gone and done it… I’m sitting here today… trying to decide why it was necessary to pray for someone we are worrying a great deal about… trying to decide how to shrug off a certain sadness or tenderness inside… and then I read your blog and listened to that song by Josh — and now you’ve done it. I’ll go get a tissue and say a prayer…. which will, of course include: “Thanks for the gift of Lisa Hendey in our lives….Thanks be to God! Amen.” dt

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