Patheos Featured Writers

Ralph Marston
Managing Editor, Inspiration Portal

Since 1995, Ralph Marston has written and published The Daily Motivator, one of the web's most popular and enduring places for daily inspiration. In that time, he has published more than 4,500 original daily motivational messages, as well as books, audio programs and inspiring video presentations.

Working as an independent sales rep in the 1980s, Ralph developed an interest in personal development and an appreciation for the value of staying focused on positive possibilities. Building upon his own treasured background as a Southern Baptist and then a Methodist, he has enthusiastically explored the wisdom and experiential aspects of an eclectic mix of faith and philosophical traditions.

Ralph brings to Patheos a profound respect for the diversity of spiritual experience, as well as a passion for encouraging and supporting people to explore and achieve their most meaningful possibilities.

Ralph is married with two daughters and lives in Austin, Texas where he loves to take long walks in the woods behind his home.

Works by Ralph Marston
Beyond Me: On Melinda Doolittle
Ralph Marston | June 24, 2010
Melinda Doolittle's book showcases the faith and values that led her to "American Idol"......
The Meaning of "Lost"
Ralph Marston | April 30, 2010
It's the mystery and the open-ended possibilities I'll miss....