What inspires me? This calls for a list.
My daughter’s ability to allow criticism and negativity to roll off her spirit and to choose joy in the hard places.
Hannah who perseveres in things very difficult for her – things that do not come naturally and her tenacity to get through.
Simon, who will come in to my room at night just to see if I’m alright and to say good-night, Mimz.
Tammy, who does not allow her wilderness of chronic pain to stop her from doing what the Lord has called her to do.
Anita, who runs heinous amounts of miles for charity; is not afraid to venture out alone; who drives herself and big red from Alaska to Arizona.
Andrew, who wills himself through every single day under great duress and illness to do the next thing.
Women who do hard things inspire me.
Sitting beside still water inspires me.
Reading God’s Word inspires me.
A freshly manicured yard inspires me, thank you hubster.
Pretty things inspire me.
A mama bird’s tenacity to hatch at least one brood after losing TEN eggs to a marauder.
A female Loggerhead who swims all the way from the waters off western Africa to return to the sand of her hatching to deposit 5-600 eggs in her lifetime.
My Nepali friends who go over rugged, rocky mountains ON FOOT to “Save the Daughters” from the ravaging life of human trafficking.
God-lovers who pick jiggers from feet and those who sew shoes to go on them.
My Chinese brothers and sisters who suffer persecution just to meet and worship the One, True, Eternal God.
My sister-in-Christ in Cuba who just ‘wanted to be free.’
My five minutes are up but I could go on and on and on – as I sit here and think of all the people and things that inspire me.