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Mindy Jostyn: “A Grateful Heart”

Your Inspirational Song of the Week

October 30 - November 5, 2018

A Grateful Heart


Songs of Thanksgiving

Performed by Mindy Jostyn
Music based on a traditional Irish melody
Words adapted by Mindy Jostyn & Jacob Brackman
from a poem by Ethel Wasgatt Dennis

Listen to the Music!

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away and trees bursting with vibrant colors, it is the perfect time to enjoy the brisk autumn air and reflect on the countless blessings we are all grateful for. Among those blessings we can count A Grateful Heart, Mindy Jostyn’s soulful folk rendition of the familiar hymn, sung to the tune of a traditional Irish melody. It is one of ten songs of gratitude found on the compilation album Songs of Thanksgiving, featuring the best of the best of the Watchfire Music artists compiled with loving care by Creative Director, Peter Link. This song is originally found on Mindy Jostyn’s beloved album In His Eyes, a wonderful collection of 16 non-denominational folk hymns produced by Mindy and Matt Balitsaris and flavored with musical influences from around the world.

About the Artist

For nearly ten years, Mindy Jostyn toured throughout the eastern United States wowing audiences with her soulful voice, distinctive melodies, witty and insightful lyrics, and her command of a host of different instruments including guitar, violin, harmonica, accordion, and piano. Not only did Mindy Jostyn wow audiences with her soulful voice, distinctive melodies, witty and insightful lyrics, but she brought a unique voice to inspirational and sacred music in the form of gentle folk hymns and truly original songs that speak directly to the hungry heart.

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The Artist


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"Mindy Jostyn is among the most exciting songwriters to emerge in some time; her ballads reveal a poet's aim for life's revealing little moments. Everything is delivered with sparkling musicality and an emotional voice." -The Boston Globe

"A few days ago my sister gave me three of Mindy's albums to listen to. I listened to each one, then listened again. I have never heard anyone who comes close to delivering such heart felt messages with so much grace and beauty. Her music just radiates in your soul." -Peter Kemmsies

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4 thoughts on “Mindy Jostyn: “A Grateful Heart”

  1. A Grateful Heart…with an Irish
    Twist. Beckons you to pause. What a lovely way to lift ones spirits…and put a smile on your face.

    1. Hold on to that smile, Joette. It’s a beauty!

  2. would love to be able to email this to our church soloist so she could hear it and possibly perform but I see no email button in the share section. Am I missing something? thanks

    In fact I often want to be able to link her to something so we can possibly purchase for her to use as a solo.

    1. Hi Madelyn,

      Here is the flyer html link to email to your soloist for this ISOTW:

      We would of course love for her to hear this!

      Also, you can click any of the share buttons at the bottom of the page for social media, or you can email the link of the page to your soloist:

      Also, you can always forward the flyer for Inspirational Song of the Week to her — or invite her to sign up as well.
      Here is the link to do that:

      We hope that there is a perfect solution in these suggestions!

      Thanks so much!

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