People are motivated by fear, but they are not inspired by it. Everything that inspires us comes from love.
We are born to create, and we can't help it. Why is that? Because God, the great Creator, is in us.
I'm often asked, 'Where do you get your ideas?' ...It's like asking, 'Where do you find air to breathe?' Ideas are all around you.
Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
The greatest gift you can give someone is the gift of inspiration.
Worry is a misuse of imagination.
I grew to see my affliction as my gift. When I sang, I soared. I could soar higher than all those hurts aimed at my heart. All I needed was the courage to be me.
The flame of inspiration needs to be encouraged. Put a glass around that small candle and protect it from discouragement or ridicule.
The gift of inspiration is that God fills us with understanding and vision, and enlivens our grieving spirits.
I wrote to find beauty and purpose, to know that love is possible and lasting and real…. Once I got to my desk, once I started writing, I still believed anything was possible.
It is wonderful to be in on the creation of something, see it used, and then walk away and smile at it.