Today’s spotlight is on Marybeth Whalen
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Marybeth, is the time I caught her and her husband making goo-goo eyes at each other in the hallway at She Speaks about 4-5 years ago. Together, they not only have a beautiful relationship, but they have the most gorgeous half-dozen kids you’ve ever seen!
It’s no surprise that Marybeth writes fiction. She’s a unique character herself. Now I know why. There’s a lot of different personalities living inside her head. But hey, that’s what makes her a great fiction writer! If you haven’t read either of her books yet, you’re missing out! Check out The Mailbox She Makes It Look Easy. That’s not all Marybeth has written. She has great resources on writing and speaking, too. Click here to check out Marybeth’s resources.
Interview with Marybeth:
1.) How did you know for certain you were called to write/speak?
God kept opening doors, then confirming those open doors through prayer and His Word. There was no one holy moment in which He said what I was to do– it was more like a series of small yeses that led me to where I am now. What a wild and fun ride it’s been– I continue to be amazed!
2.) How did you become a part of a National ministry like Proverbs 31?
I was fortunate enough to get started with P31 when it was just a fledgling ministry back in 1993. Back then we met in homes to fold the newsletter, which is now the magazine. I served as the editor of the newsletter and in other capacities as well.
3.) What’s one thing you would suggest to our friend’s that would help them get started.
I love the Scripture, “Do not despise these small beginnings.” (Zechariah 4:10. NLT) Be willing to say those little yeses, take those seemingly small steps. One by one they add up to a big journey with God.
4.) Tell us something about yourself that we don’t know? (a favorite hobby, experience, a quirk)
Oh goodness, which one is the question! I can launch spit bubbles off my tongue– a talent acquired in college that was, in my opinion, well worth my parents’ investment.
I also have people who don’t exist talk to me all day long. Thankfully, as a fiction writer that is considered perfectly normal and leads to stories and characters that keep me– and hopefully my readers– entertained. I hope they never stop talking!
This explains a lot about you, Marybeth! Thanks for sharing.