About Michael Obermire
I haven’t always enjoyed writing. In fact, when I entered college, I was told to attend the English X class, because I did not quality for English 101. My math and science grades were very high, making me the stereotypical male leaving high school; give me numbers and equations, but not the sentences. I was still studying for my Engineering degree at Fresno State University when I married Lea, who coincidentally was a wiz in English grammar, and still is the first person to edit everything that I write. That was back in 1979.
Fast forward to 2000, where I have become an executive in the manufacturing industry, so excellent oral and written communications are a daily requirement. I read books of all genre continuously, write for magazines on leadership issues occasionally, and our family of five attends church weekly. I was happy and productive at work and home, yet there was some small spark that was missing. I thought that the void might have something to do with creative writing, but I wasn’t certain. I later realized that I was searching for my passion in life; the one thing that I needed to do, outside of loving and being with my family, which God had placed on my heart when I was born. I could have let that spark die out, but instead I fanned it, helping it to grow while I tried to find exactly where it was hiding.
I knew writing was part of my passion, maybe because it was so difficult for me in the beginning so I learned to love the challenge of a well-constructed story. I continued writing mostly business and leadership pieces, but my passion was not fulfilled; the goal was still blurry. So I prayed. I asked God to help me figure out exactly what He wanted me to do. Then three years ago, through continued refinement and perseverance, I found my passion. I write stories about God. It is a simple statement, but once I understood my passion, I have been pursuing it relentlessly ever since. Writing is hard work, but since it is something that I am called to do, it never seems like work. Writing feels like fun.
With the addition of a son-in-law, and grandson, we are now a family of seven, and more growth is surely in our future. More stories and books about God are in my future as well, and hopefully, yours too.