Since my early childhood, I was always an avid reader. I would primarily read romance and mystery novels which piqued and held my interest. The adventure later began in my college years where my thirst for knowledge became unquenchable. I would thumb through endless pages of various magazines and publications: science, business, home and garden and religion... just to name a few. It was then that I realized that I had a knack for writing, particularly poetry.
Now, instead of keeping all my thoughts on paper to myself, I feel the need to share them with the world. One never knows whether or not this seed of mine that is being sown, will fall on the soil of another person's heart, to burst forth roots of encouragement, produce fruit of inspiration, or bloom flowers of blessing.
The foundational basis of the majority of the poems I write stem from my Christian faith. Themes covered include: christianity, love/romance, world conditions, holidays and special events.
My published books: "A Black Sheep in the Fold" (a short story fiction) and
"Writes Of Passage" (a collection of poems) are both available online. I'm currently writing a third book, for children, entitled "Lily's Lab Lesson," which encourages young people to explore a career within the medical laboratory.
I hope to continue to shine this little light of mine, that God in His grace has given to me, in a dark and dying world. Whatever the impact, I pray that, as He has been a blessing to me, I will pass the baton throughout this Life Race and be a blessing to others as well.
Our Deepest Fear
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves: “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?”
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
(Written by: Marianne Williamson)