Gwen Hinkle

Blog with inspirational words and encouragement,

Short Stories, and Book Recommendations.




LIFE! Now there’s a four-letter word for you.

My existence on this earth has been one big wild ride with several twists and turns while hanging on for dear life.  I’d like to think that my journey has been this way since the day I was born.  Who knows, but I’ll admit that life has thrown me some big whoppers, and I can’t help wondering if God forgot what my allotted number was for life circumstances and decided to throw a few extra ones my way.

Despite all my ups and downs, God is faithful, and I have learned a lot over the years about myself.

I have this amazing opportunity to share portions of my crazy life and hope that it offers encouragement and inspiration to whoever reads it. 

Remember, your life is special and the journey you’re on is full of adventures.  How you travel this trek will determine how much you learn and grow making your life worthy to experience.

“Life is a journey with problems to solve and lessons to learn but most of all, experiences to enjoy.”

Join me as I post stories about my life experiences and things that matter to me. At times I will throw in a short story just because I like to write and want to share them with you.
My blog can be thought provoking at times, but most of all, I hope it will bring a smile to your face and give you encouragement for whatever you may be experiencing.

Latest from the blog…

My blog can be thought provoking at times but most of all, I hope it will bring a smile to your face and give you encouragement for whatever you may be experiencing.



​ The morning rays of the sun touched the surface of the water causing diamond shape reflections to dance on the surface of a new wave forming before cresting into a white spray.  The woman standing on the outskirts of the water appeared mesmerized by the sparkles as...



​ Shae sat staring at her father’s picture thinking back on that cold blustery day.  That morning, she had rushed to be on time.  Before leaving her room, Shae took one last look in the mirror giving herself a smile and thumbs up while mouthing, “You can do this!” ...

Jealous Love

Jealous Love

​ The weather was exceptionally warm for an early spring day with a hint of hyacinth scent in the light breeze that played with the girl’s hair.  Tabitha crossed her feet and swung them back and forth underneath the wooden bench that she sat on.  Her hands were folded...

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