Dianna Morris was reared in a small town called Edgard, about forty miles outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. The youngest of her four siblings, Dianna graduated from Second Ward High School and attended Meadows Draughon Business College. Having given birth to a son and a daughter, Dianna is now divorced. In addition to her two children, Dianna reared her nephew, who she also considers her son. Being very family-oriented, Dianna’s first love is for God. Although often misunderstood, her love for family is undying. Certain issues in life she cannot change; she has to accept and tries not to lean to her own understanding. The key to her life is forgiveness. Her belief is forgiveness does not mean you are right or wrong, but just letting go with love. For Every Tear was inspired because of the trials she endured and overcame. She was always blessed with the gift of writing, but she only wrote when it was to her advantage. She strongly believes that God put her in a place where she had never been before. Then and only then she understood why and what she was going through. She swallowed her pride and wrote about everything she went through, the good and the not so good. For Every Tear was written to capture the attention of all audiences. The material in her book is also written for her to grow. She is not all that her book consists of, but believes one day she will come close. Dianna tried to capture every emotion that anyone may go through. She is thanking God every day for choosing her to suffer and being a testimony.
“A soul must search with blinded eyes For that which can’t be seen. It senses yearnings deep within, Yet knows not what they mean.”–L.L. Culpepper
A full range of human emotion and experience is captured beautifully and poignantly in L.L. Culpepper’s debut book of poetry A Surrendered Soul, Like Water. As a writer, Culpepper uses her words to bring meaningful expression to the often indescribable ruminations of the heart and to the hardships we encounter along life’s journey. And whether she is mining the depths of despair, reminding us of the fragility of life, or speaking of surrender and salvation, she does so with the utmost sensitivity, using her carefully chosen words to bring clarity and comfort. The scriptures that accompany many of the poems provide a spiritual context to the poet’s contemplations, and offer a hopeful perspective on how God works patiently through our struggles, confusion, hurts, fears, and even failures to create purpose and new beginnings. In A Surrendered Soul, Like Water Culpepper has accomplished the aim of many poets and artists: to express deeply personal thoughts and experiences in a universal way that reaches other human beings. It’s the kind of poetry you will find yourself returning to repeatedly, sharing with others, and relating to in new and profound ways at various seasons of your life. – Allison Malafronte, editor
“In the pages of this book, my poetry speaks of things that most of us think about on some level but have difficulty putting into words. My hope is to give readers the gift of honesty – and to encourage them to look deeper, to seek the truth, and to know that they are not alone in this journey.” – L.L. Culpepper
Life is full of adventure, there’s one trial after the other. And should you say that it is boring, then why is that? Grab the bull, which are your situations in life, by the horns and ride it out in a godly manner. You might fall off one time or another, but it’s okay. Remember we are only passing through. Let your request be made known unto God, trust in him. You be in charge of your destination! Yes! We have our ups and downs in life, let us live it in Christ. We experience something new daily, a chance to make or change history. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. So tell me! What are you going to do?
Today we are experiencing much environmental and natural turbulence--hurricanes, tornadoes, raging fires, as well as political upheavals in the world. Our whole beings cry out for peace. Throughout the ages, poetry has served as a calming and rallying influence during life’s turmoil.
The poems in Under His Wings illustrate that God is our refuge, and these truths are revealed:
A spirit-filled life is infinitely rich. Hope as a beacon of light propels all people to Liberty. Only Love can bring Peace to one and all.
“God is love” (John 4:8b).
“HE WHO CALLS IS FAITHFUL.”
The title of this book is based on the promises and faithfulness of a gracious and loving God, who calls us out of bondage and brokenness into a glorious covenant relationship with Him.
For all who may be broken-hearted, battered and bruised by a life of confusion, misunderstanding and fear, take courage, because God is a loving Heavenly Father who knows us intimately and loves us with an unfathomable love. When we acknowledge who He is and step out in faith, He leads us into a wonderfully personal relationship full of joy, peace and promise.
The call of God is not only to those who need His healing touch in their lives but unto all who have been blessed with stability, love and peace in their family relationships, so that they may help others less fortunate.
Any who truly desire to comfort the lonely and broken hearted and to lead them to a place of peace and security will be encouraged by this book. The author has bravely exposed the truth about the pattern of abuse in her life and her desire to see others set free from bondage and fear.
Fear not for you will no longer live in shame. Your creator will be your ‘husband’, for the Lord has called you back from your grief. Isaiah 54 chapters 4, 5 & 6).
Prayer Father God, you heard my cry of desperation and answered with love, mercy and grace, lifting me from the depths of fear, confusion and frustration, to a place where I could enjoy comfort, peace and joy. May all who have the opportunity to read my life story, be inspired and encouraged to trust you with their lives so that You Lord may pour out your love and blessings upon them. Amen.
This book was written by creating poems out of the stories presented in the Bible.
This book was inspired by the Holy Spirit. We should all ask for the spirit of God, as Jesus teaches us.
I hope the book inspires love.
This is a unique and captivating story about the abduction of a royal prince of Africa who finds himself enslaved by men whose lust for wealth have caused them to deny his humanity and indeed his royalty, and pack him like cargo, and haul him thousands of miles across the Atlantic. This poetically-woven masterpiece brings to the forefront not only the story of slavery but also the little-known reality of the enslaving of the Irish and Scottish on the sugar plantations of Barbados. What makes this story unique is the unexpected twist and explosion into the secret of how freedom cannot be taken from one who is truly free.
This is a story that will make you look differently at every person you meet and re-examine your own belief system. Once you read this poem . . . something inside you will change forever.
Find Your Riches in Presentation, Praise, and Power: “Spiritual Nuggets” is a compilation of inspirational thoughts and passages to bring out the best in you. The author wanted to share his thoughts he has written over the years; various inspirational presentations so that you could do the same. It is intended to activate your spiritual productivity in your presentations or for your time of meditation. It can serve as a guide or paraclete in your Praise and Power moments. These presentations are to be shared with all people to show respect and love, and also provide a testimony, regardless of race, religion or gender. Most of the works can produce within you the benefits of sharing your Praise and Power, based upon your presentation. These works can strengthen your prayer life; help overcome your shyness to give open praise, and your reluctance to welcome the Power of God. You can GIVE HIM PRAISE! And share the GOOD NEWS! You can freely present TRIBUTES to those that are worthy. You can boldly stand because you know that FAITH IS POWER! Praise be to God in allowing you to stand by giving him praise that He can increase your Power to break every chain!