Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 10:04 AM

When I had writer’s block recently, I asked what you’d like to see as a post. Several of you mentioned my work at DaySpring so I thought I’d start there…

Hard Times DaySpring Card 
Cover of an award-winning card I wrote last year, inspired by my personal struggle. 

My grandparents had a Christian bookstore when I was growing up. I spent many hours curled up on an old chair in back of the store reading the stacks of books I’d gathered from the shelves.

I wrote my first book at age five. It was not published but proudly tucked away by its number one fan–my Mom.

I never really considered another career besides writing.

My grandma on my dad’s side was an English teacher. So it seemed words flowed through my veins and heart from the moment I came into the world.

In school I wrote poetry during science class and carried around enourmous notebooks.

I graduated and enrolled as an English major.

All through high school I’d been the “good Christian girl.” And frankly, the pedestal was getting old. That first semester I rebelled.

I came home for Christmas break broken and desperately missing God. During that time my sweet Grandma (the one with the bookstore) mentioned to her DaySpring sales representative that she had a granddaughter who wanted to be a writer. The representative told her I could send some ideas.

So she passed that little bit of good news along and I decided to try a few greeting cards. It became a turning point in my faith too.

I know now that what happened next is nothing short of a miracle…to be continued.

About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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