I recently watched a re-run of the finale of a season of American Idol. As the winner sang his victory song he stopped half way, fighting back emotion and holding back the tears during an overwhelming moment in his life.

Just before the end of his celebratory song, overcome by emotion and unable to continue singing he stepped away from the mic, took off his guitar and made his way down the stairs to his family.

They encircled him and gave his the biggest and longest hug of his life, pouring praise and love all over him. This was his family, his support circle, his people.

It is not unusual for me to burst into tears at moments like these. You can imagine that I was overwhelmed with emotion as I watched the scene being played out in front of me, even though I had seen it before. But then a thought dropped into my brain, a small voice in my head said ‘everyone has been given a team of people’

Wow! We all have people who have been given to us to be OUR people.


Now, these teams of people obviously don’t hold a standard shape or form. Some are family and have the same genetic coding, some share a clan name, but some are just tried and tested friends.

They are generally an unlikely group of people who love each other unconditionally, who stick with each other through hard times. They motivate and cheer each other on, who rally in times where courage is needed and who praise with reckless abandon at the smallest success’. These people are a people who we call our own, our team, our people.


If just one person believes in you. Deep enough, and strong enough, believes in you. 

Hard enough, and long enough before you knew it,
someone else would think, if he can do it, I can do it.

Making it…Two! Two whole people who believe in you.

And if two whole people believe in you. 
Deep enough, and strong enough believe in you. Hard enough, and long
enough there’s bound to be some other person who believes in making it a threesome.
Making it… Three… 
People you can say, believe in me.

And if three whole people, why not… Four.

And if four whole people, why not more, and more, and more.

And when all those people believe in you, 
deep enough and strong enough believe in you,
hard enough and long enough it stands to reason you,
yourself will start to see what everybody sees in you.
And maybe even you, can believe in you, too.


I love this song from Snoopy: the Musical, it holds such truth and speaks right into every person’s heart. Everyone needs unconditional love and unconditional support.

The truth of it all is that everyone needs a team.

You may not have a team, you may not have a bunch of people who are your people but the truth is, you can have one.

Just ask us, just ask God

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