Inspiring others

Inspirational author and motivational speaker Judy Squier, who was born with no legs, will make presentations in Oakhurst and Coarsegold July 10, 11, and 12. She will speak about her life’s journey, and how she conquered her physical challenges with faith, courage, and grace. When she was born, her parents were told by doctors that she should be placed in an institution. They refused and Squier went on to major in speech pathology at the University of Illinois, where she joined a sorority, and became a cheerleader.

On her website (, Squier states she began her public speaking career when she was 13, with the talk “Learning to Walk with Artificial Limbs.” This evolved into “Learning to Walk with Jesus Christ.”

Squier married her college sweetheart, David Squier, the same month she received her masters degree in Speech, enjoying 10 years as a speech pathologist before becoming the full time mother to Emily, Elizabeth and Naphtalie.

“The children are grown and now come the grandchildren and a blessed life of writing and public speaking with so many stories to tell of God’s faithfulness,” Squier said.

She is the auther of three books: “His Majesty in Brokenness,” “Living in the Names of God,” and “Living in the Names of God Bible Study.”

“Hundreds of speeches later, my messages model authentic hope as I recap tales of a daily life in relationship with a down-to-earth God ... a God of abundance ... a God of surprises ... a God who wants us to dream big,” Squier said. “I have learned firsthand about God’s Power showing up in human weakness. A Psalm of David (139) declares that God is there when we are formed in our mother’s womb. He is with us before we are even born. I have to believe that being born without complete legs was not a fetal fluke, but His holy design. Filling my mind and heart with promises from the Bible has been the key to living life to the fullest.”

Squier will make the following appearances:

* July 10, 2-4 p.m. - Oakhurst Library, RSVP ( 559) 760-0880.

* July 11, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Oakhurst Community Park. She is the featured guest speaker for ‘Walk for Life’ which begins at 8:30 a.m.

*  July 12, 9 and 11 a.m. - Yosemite Lakes Community Church.

Details: Jannai Pero, (559) 760-0880, saltandlight