Hi. Welcome To Finding Inspiration. I’m Claresa, a former news producer turned stay-at-home mom with a passion for writing, poetry, and sharing inspiration to make life count. I created Finding Inspiration back in 2010 as a positive, encouraging space to sort my thoughts and counteract the death and destruction I saw daily in the newsroom.
Finding Inspiration is a space for anyone who—like me—wears many hats and faces everyday challenges, but still wants to make their life as positive, effective, and full of creativity as it can be. In other words, make their lives count.
Here, making life count isn’t about making life pretty and problem-free; it is about making life meaningful. Here, that translates to living fully, loving well, and creating with the gifts and talent God gave us—even when it seems impossible.
No matter what challenge we’re facing—whether it has to do with growing our faith, improving our relationships, parenting, or becoming a better steward of our time, talents, and things—it can be hard to move through alone. So, my hope is that I can encourage you by sharing the everyday inspiration I find and what I’m learning from it.
As you read, you’ll find posts from daily life, news, and culture that encourage, provide helpful methods, or offer Biblical wisdom and life lessons. You’ll also see posts that point you to where you can find inspiring things for watching, listening, or reading. Then, there’s poetry and other special features.
Finding Inspiration is a space rooted in the belief that we can find inspiration anywhere—our experiences and encounters, the media we consume, the beauty of creation—and it is, ultimately, a good gift (James 1:17) from a good God (Luke 18:19, Mark 10:18). And we tap into it when we take note of the things God says are good: things that are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, done with excellence or worthy of praise (Philippians 4:8).
To learn more about finding inspiration and living inspired, check out the 31 day Living inspired series.
If you want to learn more about me and my heart as you explore this space, check out these posts:
- Back To My Roots
- On Gapped Teeth, Lupita Nyongo, And The Journey To Self-Acceptance
- On Trying To Be Productive
- Why My Mothering Style Won’t Define Me
You can also follow my Finding Inspiration journey on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest at @claresainspired. There, you can get a behind-the-scenes look at my everyday life and all the things that inspire me.