Inspirational People

Joshua Pantalleresco: Blessing the Broken Road

Joshua Pantalleresco: Blessing the Broken Road

Writer and podcaster Joshua Pantalleresco has had more than a few unexpected twists and turns in his life, but he’s learned to embrace change and opportunities when they come… and has usually been grateful he has.

Erinn Bosch: Choosing Her Own Adventure

Erinn Bosch: Choosing Her Own Adventure

Erinn Bosch of Turner Valley, Alberta, is a mom, wife, and entrepreneur who loves adventure. When she asked her husband how she could be a better wife, it started her on a journey she didn’t expect.

Mae Renfroe: Surrendered to God

Mae Renfroe: Surrendered to God

Mae Renfroe lost her second-eldest son, Clayton, in a quadding accident in April of 2017 at the age of fourteen. Mae and I both hope you will be encouraged by her story.

Melissa Keaster: Writing from the Ashes

Melissa Keaster: Writing from the Ashes

"The Enemy came to steal, kill, and destroy my passion, but God flipped the switch on the devil’s own scheme. The thing that was meant to keep me down helped me to focus on the essentials." Read more of Melissa's amazing story in today's blog post.

Mary DeMuth: Beauty in the Broken

Mary DeMuth: Beauty in the Broken

Mary DeMuth's biography on Facebook begins, “If you met Mary today, her joy would confuse you.” I love that. After all that Mary has been through, the fact that she is known by her joy (not surprising if you read even one article she has written) is a testimony to the healing power of Christ. His love shines through her like light through a stained glass window.

Francoise of Aroha Knits Creates Her Own Niche

Francoise of Aroha Knits Creates Her Own Niche

Francoise of Aroha Knits had more than a few obstacles in her way when she decided to launch her knitwear business--but she did it anyway. Read the inspiring story of this expat American designer living in Japan whose business has grown to encompass the globe.

Have You Heard Hee Ah Lee?

This is an amazing story about a Korean pianist. She is twenty years old. At the beginning of the clip, she plays Chopin's Ballade in G Minor beautifully. She has no legs below the knee. And only two fingers on each hand.

It takes ten minutes, but this video is worth the watch. Tell ya, it gives me hope! (Amazing what hard work and determination can do!)

(Note: While updating this post on my new domain, I couldn’t find the original video on YouTube. This one is only 2 minutes long with a bit of backstory.)

Edit: My college buddy Frank, pianist extraordinaire, has corrected me: She is not playing the Ballade, but is actually playing Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu. At least I got the Chopin part right!