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  • Writer's pictureGina Stinson

Wit, Whimsy and Wisdom w/ Gina And Diana Leagh

Diana Leagh Matthews is our featured Wit, Whimsy and Wisdom author today. Her life and professional career have helped shaped her into the compassionate writer she is today.

I have had the honor of partnering with Diana Leagh Matthews on a few social media adventures and am always amazed at the background and historical information she brings to the table.

I hope you enjoy this interview with her!

Tell us a little about yourself:

During the day I am an activity director at a very busy rehab and skilled nursing center. In other words I’m a Jack of All Trades and some of my titles include event planner, scheduler, Bible teacher, game show host, music director, history teacher, counselor, problem solver and mediator.

I’ve been writing since 2004, but it wasn’t until 2012 that I really began to learn the industry and share with others.

Most of my time away from work is spent writing or caregiving. I also enjoy playing the piano, singing and have been refreshing my clarinet skills. I’ve been working on my family history for over 25 years and love reading and learning especially about history. I also enjoy walking around a nearby lake and on a rare occasion painting ceramics.

What do you love most about writing?

Sharing the Lord, drawing closer to the Lord and learning more about His word and watching the characters in my novels come to life. They really do have a life and voice all their own.

In Wit, Whimsy and Wisdom, over 20 writers came together to share in this collaborative effort. How did you get connected with the WordGirls?

Several of my writing friends were part of WordGirls and I became friends with Kathy on Facebook. About 3-4 years ago, she held a WordGirls party that I attended and connected with Kathy and received a scholarship for WordGirls.

Briefly describe your contributions to the Wit, Whimsy and Wisdom devotional book.

The Hazard of a Hornworm tells how a hornworm destroyed our tomato plants the same way sin can our lives.

Joy in the Family of God discusses a song we often sing and the way it brought peace to one of my residents.

Unfulfilled Dreams shares my broken heart over being divorced and not having children and how the Lord has used my job to fulfill my desire to be a mother.

What’s next for you?

Recently I was also published in Life, Repurposed: Stories of Grace, Hope, and Restored Faith which was compiled by Michelle Rayburn.

In May, Just a Closer Walk: 90 Breath Prayers for the Healthcare Professional is releasing along with a companion journal. Other books in the series will release later this year including for Activity Professionals, Caregivers, and Those Dealing with Health Issues.

How can readers connect with you online?

Thanks Diana Leagh! We look forward to hearing more about how God is using your story for his glory.

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Apr 02, 2021

Thank you for sharing about yourself Diana! Can't wait to read your other writings and prayers:)

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