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Sunday Spotlight: Terry Gassett

By: Marilyn L. Davis

sunday spotlight two drops of ink terry gassett marilyn l davis scott biddulph The spotlight is on Terry Gasset. We got acquainted on a Facebook page for writers.  From her comments, I knew that I’d like to see more of her writing, and encouraged her to submit to Two Drops of Ink.

An Instrument of Beauty, her first post, solidified my sense of kindred spirits. I knew that she felt the same way about words that I do. From her post:

“Here’s why I do it. Here is the reason I sit at the keypad and face the paralyzing fear of failure over and over again: Because words hold power. They have the power to uplift, encourage and heal. They also have the power to tear down, discourage and wound.

As someone who holds words in both her heart and fingers, I am given the privilege and responsibility to use them in a way to speak life to those who read them.”

Her Southern Roots

Terry was born in Natchez, Mississippi. Growing up in the deep South, there’s traditionally a slower pace of life that shows up in Terry’s writing. Her words gently move you to the conclusion. However, before you decide that it’s writing that will lull you asleep, that’s not the case. Her writing is comforting. On stressful days, it’s a reminder that relaxing, finding the beauty of friendships, flowers, or the moment are some things we all need to do. There’s also the side of Terry’s writing that takes us from sweet tea to Tabasco with her choice of words. 

Life Coaching

As a Life Coach, she employs this same gentle touch in encouraging people to “design and live lives of purpose, passion, and joy.”

Taking her own advice, she served with her husband, Rev. William Gassett in the ministry for 30 years until his recent retirement. She home schooled two of her three children from kindergarten through high school, and now is Nina to three granddaughters.

She and Bill designed, built and operated Le Jardin Bed and Breakfast in Natchez, Mississippi.

Writing

She is currently writing her first book, Breathe, Just, Breathe: Breathing in the Extraordinary Gifts of God on Ordinary Days

In the meantime, here is a link to Terry’s writing on Two Drops of Ink

 

Two Drops of Ink: The Literary Home for Collaborative Writing

 

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9 comments

  1. Wow, Marilyn! What a pleasant surprise when I opened up the site today! I’m humbled by your kind words, and they have come on a day when I needed a reminder of “Why am I doing this?!” I remember fondly our first few exchanges and your invite to submit. I did so with much fear and treprediarion of that thing we writers often fear most – rejection. Instead Iwas welcomed with open arms. I have since has the privilege of having the mentorship of both you and Scott, as well as meeting a wonderful community of writers and readers here at Two Drops.
    Thank you for this honor. And I am delighted to be kindred spirits in our love of words!

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