Poetry is powerful; it expresses feelings and insight in and through everyday moments. This book brings poetry and art together in many forms. It seeks to encourage and inspire your heart and encourage you in all areas of your life. This book is something different—something special!
“Sherri is a multitalented whirlwind of creativity with a heart of gold! As a writer and artist, she creates with anointed simplicity, touching on issues of the heart, soul, and spirit. The book you are holding in your hands brings together these two gifts in a delightful duet that is nothing short of treasure.” —Dianne J. Wilson, freelance writer and author, South Africa
“Thank you, Sherri, for sharing your gifts of art and the blessings of words God has placed in your heart. I believe your writings and art touch a deep place in all of our souls. To God be the Glory.” —Kelly Burnett, special projects director for Anita Carman, Inspire Women
“This is a wonderful book. … Tender, thought-provoking, and deep in places. It’s blimming (British emphasis!) good and compelling. Once you have started, it takes you till the end.” —Michael O’Brien, Kingdom Connections International; Apostle in Government, Ministry, and Business
Heartfelt memories are painted across the pages, as the author transforms everyday experiences into inspiring poetry.
The poems relive our ordinary experiences and the rhythm of our lives. There are poems about babies, children, teenagers, family, fathers, and mothers. There are also poetic renderings of the holidays throughout the year. One poem is entitled, “A Mother Isn't Needed Much, Except …” A shorter poem about mothers is: TO BE A MOTHER A precious calling to women who can train up children strong and true. A mother is a special jewel that shines With Godly love, Reflecting how God meets our needs With blessings from above.
This book is full of poems, love songs, gospel songs, short stories, and a little bit of everything. It was designed to encourage the go-getters to move out and master success, to be the best. The sky is the limit of what you can have if you apply yourself. It warns how tricky the enemy can be, in the form of poetry. One must read with an open mind, knowing that it is an author’s point of view but so true. It was designed to change to attitudes of the oppressor or troublemaker, to turn the minds around from wrong to right by sharing to consequences of wrongdoing.
Fear is a poetic sequence of events in one man’s life, beginning with the discovery of his unconditional love for his child, the loss of that child, his descent into depression, anxiety and panic disorder, guilt complex, and prescription drug addiction as a result of that loss, and his gradual recovery. He is now able to forgive himself of his guilt for this loss, love again, and regain his ability to live his life with a new commitment to Christ..
The intent of this book is to spread the joy of the Lord to those who know Him—those who join in fellowship with others so that we can rejoice in peace, grace, rest, love, and knowledge of what God has done for us. We look forward to Heaven and seeing our loved ones again. We remember this world is not our home; we are just passing through. We join in fellowship with others to share the love of God with those in need and seeking the lost.
This book holds the poems of life as described by God. Though death is a heartbreaking experience, God promises us eternal life in Him. My poems give the last words of encouragement from the deceased, while witnessing to their family and friends, who are being devastated by the loss. In this book you will find poems for men, women, children, and newborns. These poems give comfort and restore faith in Jesus, that even though you feel a loss, He knows what He is doing! In the second half of the book, you will find poems of encouragement from a person who was so depleted of life growing up that she tried over fifty times to take her own life. These poems tell a story of the years of suffering and mental illness stemming from a very abusive childhood. Readers, there is comfort in God’s words, if we just listen! Glory to God! Thank you for saving me!
“Her poems are truly a gift from God. I have officiated over many funerals, and although the families are grief-stricken, they seem to find comfort from these poems.” —Pastor Allen V. Rector, Community Baptist Church
“Awesome … Amazing … So excited you decided to take a leap of faith!” —Thomasine Pickens, pastor of Real Word Ministries,
co-author of Defining Moments of Phenomenal Women
“Being the director of J.W. Woodwards Funeral Home, I have had the pleasure of hearing many of Janice’s poems. She is truly a gifted writer!”
Words of Life is an inspirational poetry book base on the Scriptures from Galatians 5: 22-25, which talks about the fruits of the spirit. We need God’s spirit in our everyday life so that we can walk in his excellence. This book was written to display God’s magnificent Word while using a poetic form of writing. It is essential that we live our lives around God’s Word. Without God we are nothing! This book will help you see the importance of inheriting His marvelous spirit.
In our hearts, as Christians, we place the almighty God and his Son, Jesus Christ, in the highest regard possible. We make the connections of history placing God on his throne, and our love for God shines the golden throne to a bright brilliant finish, with beautiful angels serenading him day and night.
Yet in the real world, as we all live, life-changing moments with God are hardly described or remembered in the such grandeur. They are experienced and remembered in the depth of our deepest pain, in our darkest hours of trial and failure. As it states in the book of Corinthians, God is not of this world, and the fact that he chose to make his Son from us—that Jesus was brought to us so that we could make a simple yet eternal connection between God and his children—tells a mostly unspoken reality about our Creator.
The truth of God’s love for Adam is in the death of his Son. If you really believe in Jesus Christ, then there is no mistaking God’s love for you or the fact that love is the sole common bond between us and our Higher Power. We are most like God in Love. It is the emotion that God intends for us to understand above all others, so much so that he gave his Son, knowing how we love our children, so that we can make the connection plainly and without fail. If you, as a parent, saw your child in peril and in the dark, at the end of their sanity and crying out for you, where would you be?
This book is a timeline collection of writings, a visual interpretation of Feeling. A search for God from the depths of a very personal, inherited darkness. It is a faithful expression of the world we live in, in accordance with unseen world of Emotion and Faith.
Once upon your story might be the most important part of it. Once was the time when the world welcomed you and nature performed in the harmony of heaven to teach you the art of dreaming. This lullaby is for you, and everyone who loves you, to remember the enchanting joy of the day you were born … and to remember that you were their dream come true.
This book of poetry is heartfelt, inspiring, spiritual and a view of the human spirit needing, searching, and finding God.
This collection of poems and commentaries is suitable for both devotional meditations and personal ministry. Individually, each poem has comforted countless souls on their spiritual pilgrimage. Brought together in this edition, they encompass a variety of subjects capable of encouraging and inspiring both saint and sinner.
The serious reader will appreciate the spiritual concepts and enduring truths contained in each poem. The commentaries will spark reflective thought as each expose a specific insight gained from the preceding verses.
You Need a Friend, in part or whole, is also a ministering tool for anyone desiring to share their Christian experience with family, friends, or acquaintances. So take a peek inside the covers. You’ll discover dozens of “golden nuggets” waiting to uplift a discouraged, hurt, or troubled child of faith. On the other hand, you will find several poems and commentaries that you can share comfortably with individuals outside the body of Christ that warn of the dangers in delay and of the impending judgment to come.
So dig deep. Precious gems are rarely found on the surface, and a casual glance directed at the Savior of mankind will not suffice in this corrupt and dying world. Stay close to Jesus, your redeemer and guide. In all the storms of life, He will be there for you, for He knows you by name. He has compassion on your circumstances, and He knows You Need a Friend.
The poems in this book are my experience of God as I have gone about my day: stern, consoling, playful, compassionate, forgiving, just, and the list goes on. What is clear to me is His willingness to be involved in very trivial matters. I hope this book will inspire others to look for God’s presence in whatever situations they encounter.
Psalms of Sonorous is a book of free verse truth, magnified by God’s love. It was transcribed by the Holy Spirit through the faith of one believer’s heart and then poured out on paper for the glory of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Most High God.
Love, worship, and obedience are words that describe the walk of faith. Within these pages, the reader will discover varying degrees of openness, self-reflection, and a fearless will to be closer and move forward to and in Christ. The author opens her heart as the reader opens the pages of Psalms of Sonorous, a collection of intimate interactions with the only living God, I Am. Walk along this literary path as you read a thinker’s style of poetry and prose. The words of a believer’s heart pasted on the truth of God’s existing and everlasting cornerstone, Jesus Christ.