What Inspires You?

 I was recently asked an interesting question. What inspires you? Without really giving it thought, I answered jokingly, coffee and chocolate. My husband can attest that I am not a morning person, so it is true the thought of a good cup of joe motivates me when the annoying sound of the alarm clock doesn’t. I probably don’t even need to explain the magnetic force of chocolate.

But what really inspires me is everyday people who overcome obstacles with grace and dignity. My seven year old nieces’ artwork sums it up nicely, Dream Big, Spred Joy. Although her spelling may not be her strong suit yet, Ali is inspiring. She is witty, artistic, has an amazing vocabulary and prays so fervently, she causes chills to run up and down my arm. Like many precocious children,  you never know what she will say next. She is an exceptional young lady, a force to be reckoned with and I am a better person for knowing her. She is also legally blind. What about you? What inspires you?
Ali cropped


Introducing the Innovative Women of Carrie Town Texas

In my debut novel, Rebecca’s Hope, I introduced several innovative women in the fictional town of Carrie Town Texas. Who was your favorite? Sign up for my newsletter and you will receive a ballot and a chance to choose who will be featured in an upcoming book:

  • Rebecca’s friend the dress shop owner- Lois
  • Rebecca’s childhood friend Emma
  • Rebecca’s cousin Sara Jane



One Reply to “What Inspires You?”

  1. Love your niece’s artwork! She is inspiring! I am inspired by others as well, faithful followers of Jesus who allow His light to shine. Nature inspires me at times, too. The majesty of a tall pine tree, the invigorating cool breeze of fall, even the stillness of the winter season.


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