SongVault Artist Profile
Rebecca Bryant Hervey
Texas, United States
Christian / Swing
Though by no means a ‘world traveler’, this lady has seen some scenery. Family and circumstance have carried me from the obscure area around Idabel, Oklahoma during World War II, into the bay area of California and then back to the Four States Area as a teenager. Culture shock! Much as I loved the moist, salty sea breezes blowing across the bay, I loved even more the pineywoods, the country atmosphere, and the friendliness of the people in and around Texarkana.
Many times, since those teenage years, circumstances have taken me away from those pineywoods and friendly people... only to return. I joke that there is one end of a strong ‘rubber band’ attached to my heel, with the other end attached to the flag pole in front of the Texarkana Post Office on State Line! Sooner or later, that ‘rubber band’ pulls me back home.
Journeys to Colorado offered things that, as John Denver so aptly wrote... filled up my senses, and I received more education there before and after age 50 at the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo. More travels, more experiences, then back to Texarkana.
God has made a way for us to publish (on my website at www.beckybooks.org) several works including the books “Women to Women” compiled from a series of letters written especially for women; “Get Up And Dance” concerning my life changing experiences and 25 years of ministering one-on-one with people all over the U.S.; and my latest, "If I'm Not Carved on the Palms of God's Hands, I'll Eat Your Hat!" We have also published some of my children's stories BeckyBooks “Stories For Children of All Ages."
The Chinaberry Tree name which I have given to my collection of works, comes from a time in my early childhood when I, as a 3 yr. old, in a swing under a Chinaberry tree in Oklahoma, spent hours with my new Friend, Jesus. I grew up far from the Chinaberry tree, but the memory of those special times as I sat in the swing, talking to Jesus, have never faded. Such times gave inspiration to the works I write today. ----