What inspired you to be part of this book?
When approached about this project and the thought behind it, of bringing a ray of hope to someone in need, I saw the opportunity as a blessing for not only those who will read the book but also for me. For me to reach out and share my story of finding hope during a dark period in my life was the Segway to giving back, as they say, I had been searching for. God had richly blessed me, and setting on that blessing without sharing it with others was like sitting on a bomb.
Who is your biggest influence and why?
I cannot honestly say that I have a single influence. The influence on my life and living as I do has and is an accumulated influence from many sources; my grandparents and their examples; my love for my family; my faith in God, and my overwhelming thankfulness for all He has taken from and given back to me and my family; my church.
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I am a simple person who doesn’t require much to be content. Just give me some space, easy instrumental music, a nearby shoreline, and a project that I can go to work on, preferably one using my hands and mind, then stand back. I love to work in my yard, read, and collect rocks.
Since we try to share inspiration at Motivation Champs, can you share your favorite inspirational quote?
I’d love to. You can find it in Isaiah 46:4.
Even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you.
What was your favorite book as a child? What is your favorite activity to do with the family?
I didn’t have one; we were not well off, but my grandmother was a schoolteacher, so she would bring the old set of encyclopedias to us when she received new, and I read them again and again as you might a novel. Now, as an adult, I enjoy reading the Clive Cussler Series of books.
What do you hope the reader gets from this book?
I hope that they truly find a spark or ray of hope, which allows them to believe in themselves and God’s transforming power. Like the single match that burns a whole forest down, I want them to find a spark within the words of these stories and let it ignite a flame that will burn in them, driving them forward to new heights.
Are you working on any other projects?
I am. Currently; I am finishing up my second book, an anthology of poems and stories of the yearning and sadness of a broken heart, the gratitude of a thankful and loving heart, fond memories being brought to life, everyday scenes, and thought-provoking observations, which I hope like this book, Mission Hope, will bring hope, enlightenment, and joy to those who read it by healing broken hearts and opening the eyes and hearts of the readers to see with compassion and gratitude, all that God has so richly blessed us with.
Where can we get in touch with you?
Individuals may reach me through private messenger on Facebook, LinkedIn or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org