Barbara J. Eaton worked thirty-two years as a secretary. After retiring she decided to take piano lessons. She was brought up as a child singing in the church choir and had a love of music. Her parents could not afford a piano, nor could they afford lessons. It was a great challenge for her to learn to play the piano as an adult. She was taught as a child, “Nothing beats a try.” She tried—and she is now playing for her church school.
As a young woman, she dreamed of one day writing a book. She never dreamed it would be a book of songs. But in 2009, led by the Holy Spirit, she wrote her first song, “To Hear from God.” Having been brought up in the Deep South, she most enjoys traditional gospel music, even though some of her songs may vary.