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?
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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



The Journey Begins

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Author Bio: Kimberly Grist is married to her high school sweetheart, Nelson, who is a pastor in Griffin, Georgia. She and her husband have three adult sons, one with Down syndrome, and she has a passion to encourage others in offering a special needs ministry in the church. Kim is also a grandmother and proud to be a child of the living God. She feels called to help and encourage others and to share experiences both good and bad in order to be the witness that God would have us to be.

Kim has enjoyed writing since she was a young girl, however, began writing her first novel in 2017. Inspired by so many things life has to offer one of which includes her oldest son’s diagnosis of cancer she finds it especially gratifying to write a happy ending. “Suffering is, of course, is my least favorite thing. My objective is not to discuss my struggles specifically but to combine a love of history with biblical principles to produce a historical Christian based story that shows how God uses adversity for our good in ways we may never expect.”


 “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8