The Writing Life – Inspiration

Inspiration is far more patchwork quilt than seamless silk, isn’t it? I think it’s that way for all of us. Rarely is it a thing that inspires us to do anything good with our hands; rather, it’s everything that wells up within us when we see or taste or hear or inhale something that lights even the smallest holy fire.
If you would have told me ten years ago that I would find inspiration in the faces of ancient souls or in the tears of teen moms or in the small glimpses of your lives (yes, yours), I’m not sure I would have understood.
If you would have told me how much the smell of dirt and diesel would fuel words on paper, how grief would become a close friend in the process of living and writing, or how deeply in love I would fall with the gumption of Mary or the bravery of Phoebe or the cleverness of the sisters of Zelophehad in scripture, I might have honestly rolled my eyes and laughed.
And yet, here we are, with inspiration coming from all sorts of places and people and moments in time. Here we are, with little holy fires burning all around us, ready to spark our hearts and warm our hands to do such good. Here we are, given the most delightful patchwork quilt.
I’m not sure how the inspiration will find us today, love. But this I do know. It is already here. We’re in this together, and I’m praying for all the little fires within you.
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About Ronne Rock


We're in this together, and I am for you. I secure road signs with a hammer of hope, and clear the debris so they can be seen. I am your encourager. I walk and keep walking. Cheer and keep cheering. I invest, dive deep, and cherish most the stories being written in the lives of women who believe restoration is a reality on earth as it is in heaven. God holds the pen in those stories, “That one—I hold her. And that one—she is My delight. And that one—never snatched away.”  I am a mouthpiece of celebration for women. Redemption is our song. You'll love One Woman Can Change the World: Reclaiming Your God-Designed Influence and Impact Right Where You Are. It's available wherever books are sold. I'm honored to be represented by Credo Communications.

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