What breath is to the physical body, hope is to the human spirit. Hope is what consoles us. It is the fuel that energizes us, gets us up in the morning, and propels us through the day.
- John R Claypool
Marion Bond West won the Guideposts writing contest in 1976. She's written about almost every emotion she’s ever experienced. Sharing honestly about widowhood resulted in a four-month long distance relationship and marriage for Marion and Gene Acuff in 1987. Julie Garmon grew up the daughter of a writer. At age 10, she began editing her mother’s writing with a red Magic Marker. She still does. Julie writes from her upstairs writing loft in a log cabin built by her husband. She dreams of becoming a novelist.