So many times we come to the Lord with a list of needs, and we miss an opportunity to encounter love. Love takes time. Each psalm was birthed from an intimate moment with Jesus. May these ninety-one Psalms of a lovesick Bride kindle and inspire you to passionately pursue Jesus like never before.
How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psalm 119:103 NKJV
I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him I am lovesick!
Song of Solomon 5:8 NKJV
“Annette is a passionate lover of Jesus. Her poems express a deep and powerful intimacy with God. As you read her powerful anointed poems, you will be taken even further into the huge heart of God’s glory love.”
–Heidi Baker, best-selling author of Compelled by Love
In the ups and downs of life, for me the writing of a poem allows breakthrough, deeper understanding, and celebration or acceptance of a situation. I love sensing a poem taking shape in my head. This causes me to stop, listen, and write down what is there. I live more fully when I can express a situation, a scene, an emotion by writing a poem. Japan is the only place abroad I have visited, and it has provided several poems as well as the title of this book. Komorebi is my favorite Japanese word. Find out why as you navigate the poetry of my life.
“Her poems are vivid images evoking God’s intersection with our lives. They bring us needed respite in a world of wounds.”
—Jane Kirkpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of All Together in One Place.
“Gail Box Ingram is a poet after my own heart. The world is more beautiful with poetry, and especially Gail’s. Her imagery is rare, and combined with her appreciation for the human struggle and humanity period, I am proud to call her a fellow-poet.”
—Laura Harris Smith, #1 bestselling author of Seeing the Voice of God: What God is Telling You Through Dreams and Visions (2014)
Have you ever felt like you were the only one suffering, learning, or growing? Have you ever felt like God just didn’t understand?
Through her poetry, Cassandra Rivett invites you to join her in a world where you find you are not alone in your suffering. She invites you on an intimate journey through her life—from her teenage years into adulthood. She invites you to join her in her struggles with faith and relationships, through love both gained and lost, and through moments that were only fantasized about.
How did Heart to Heart come to exist?
I did not sit down one day and say, “Okay, I think I want to write a book of poetry.” I do like to journal and write during my devotional times but never considered it as a gift. It was through the leading of God that I began to write this book of poems, and that’s when the revelation was made clear that I was to share them with others through publishing.
Heart to Heart is an inspirational book of poetry that can be used in your quiet times with God. Each poem gives a message to the reader in a way that he or she can relate to in different circumstances. No matter where you are spiritually in your relationship with God, Heart to Heart offers words of encouragement, faith, hope, and more. This small book is designed for everyone to embrace in their own special way.
Message to the Dreamer
Some of you may have had dreams at one time in your life that you gave up on and stopped believing in for whatever reason. But it’s okay to dream. God can still bring it to pass.
This book was written because I want to show the whole truth of God’s Word to the saved and the lost souls. We all need to know God cares and that he is there for you in good times and low times. I hope those who read this book will connect to his heart for their lives. I also want to encourage my readers that anything is possible through Jesus. I love people, and when I write I put all of my heart and soul into every poem and every story. I have shed a lot of tears for those seeking God. That’s why I write.
If you ever wanted to know what the real “age of innocence” was like for those who lived it, this is the medium for you. The world has a warped view of the South in the l950s. Double Dawg Dare Ya will indicate a different point of view. The clop clop of a horse or mule is something that I miss hearing, and I am saddened to realize that most of today’s youth will never hear that sound as a part of their everyday lives. Today, when someone passes by, the only sounds are the thumping of a ridiculous sound system or the whining speed of a Ninja cycle. Traveling speeds now preclude any interaction between neighbors; we are more concerned with getting there than making small talk with neighbors.
One boy and one big question; one man and one big response: "What is God?"