Poetic and powerful, 7:45 by the Window unveils a collection of poems inspired by the everyday story.
“Gifted and enticing.”
–Ria Maxwell, English Teacher, Ross School, East Hampton, New York
“Her poems are extraordinarily inspiring and will make you crave for more”
–Brenda Simmons, Assistant to the Mayor of the town of Southampton, New York
My faith in God kept me during the dark days when I was severely depressed. God would speak to me in phrases and sometimes in complete poems, and I would stop what I was doing and write. My obedience to God saved my life.
Daily Living through God’s Grace is a book of poems written during my sixteen-year journey with God. During this time, I would go through many different phases, and God would teach me much-needed lessons in life. The book covers many aspects of daily living in which we give God His much-deserved praises, things that inspire us in life, our struggles, and the guidance that we need for daily living.
Dawn Escoto has always loved poetry. She grew up on it—hearing readings as well as reading, memorizing, and writing poetry. Her mother taught her to appreciate the nineteenth-century American poets, especially Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
As an adult, Emily Dickinson became one of her favorites. But Escoto doesn’t really copy any particular poet; instead, she studies techniques from various writers and has created her own voice. Poetry runs through her veins. All of her siblings, along with cousins on both sides of the family, write poetry. She has published three volumes of poems on endangered species, under the title Going, Going, Gone.
Her journey as a poet began at age eight and has continued throughout her life. Since 1994 she has written over forty collections, with emphases on hymns; psalms set to music; words of encouragement; celebration of holidays and special occasions; synopses of sermons; tributes to heroes, family, and friends; endangered animals; flowers and birds; limericks; and more. This volume of poems contains examples from Garlands of Grace, Millennial Messages, Divine Sentiments, Then Sings My Soul, New Testament Psalms, New Wine, Old Wineskins, Children’s Choruses, and Tributes to Courage. It is her hope that these poems will draw you heavenward in worship of the One she exalts in her life and in her writings.
Poetry is an expression of emotions oftentimes bundled and knotted up inside of a person who finds it difficult to share their innermost feelings. It is a way of pouring out the definition of the real you in an uninhibited and written format. The writer realizes that there are innumerable people who feel exactly as she does. Therefore, it is the writer’s prayer that you will be inspired while reading Memories Today, Yesterday, Tomorrow & Forevermore. It is this writer’s hope that you will do a recall and remember that we have not always been saved, that this walk has not always been easy, but we get up and fight the good fight with the understanding that we have not always been saved. Lastly, through our experiences we may encourage those who do not know our God to know Him, because He stills saves. After all, if He saved me; surely He can save you!
Parents who have never had the opportunity to hold the child they lost often find comfort by retreating to a special place in their imagination. In this place, their own patented version of heaven, they see this child, they kiss the tiny cheek, and they grasp the searching fingers in their own. Although they cannot show this child human love, they pray the angels will, and they imagine him or her being held closely. They imagine her forehead being kissed by an angel. They see him running with his friends. They see her sharing a smile with her best friend.
If they have lost their child to an illness, disease, or tragic accident, they picture that child as healthy, whole, innocent, and beautiful. They see that little personality developing in a warm environment of growth, acceptance, and love.
Memory and imagination are wonderful gifts. Perhaps God gave these gifts to His creation because it is through these venues that healing takes place—peace may only come after a lifetime of remembrances. These imagined scenarios are often discouraged by some who feel that to forget is the answer. However, God understands the grief of parents who have lost a child. He realizes that sometimes the thread of imagination is what parents cling to until that day when they will hold that child … perhaps for the very first time.
This story comes from the imagination of one who often visits this special place where life continues for lost children.
Expressions on eARTh, as It Is in Heaven is a collection of the poetry, creative writing, and songs by Cameron Beyenberg. It is an attempt at connecting the heart of the Creator with the hearts of Creation. It is a dream of stirring all to a deeper relationship with Christ Jesus, leading to greater creativity and artistic expression.
The heart beat of this book is to inspire and empower Christians to walk out their callings as God’s Beloved Children in all the creative ways possible. The hope is that it will stir faithful and obedient love that blesses those who are not even thought to be blessed. The author hopes that readers may be released into the fullness of God’s creative love.
“Cameron has the unique ability to take the often unutterable and spiritually grand words of our life and put them on the page for us to observe the language of our hearts. This is a triumphant work of bringing both spiritual and biblical truths into direct alignment with powerfully intimate creativity.”
—Pastor Fraser Venter, MDiv, Lead Pastor at Cucamonga Christian Fellowship
“Cameron is a deep thinker; he writes through the kingdom lenses of grace, mercy, and scandalous love, giving practical insights from his life’s experiences. The poetic songs and writings will draw you right into the very presence of the heart of God.”
—Dr. Dave Collins, Wagner Leadership Institute, Claremont Healing Rooms
Human beings have many issues and problems in life, which are normal, and need encouragement, love, and inspiration. These poems were written with much love, thought, and prayer, and strive to help those who need it.
I have been interested in writing since the second grade, but it was only after I trusted in God and began a close walk with Him that I have written this book. God truly has spoken to my heart and allowed me to write the poetry and prose found in When God Speaks. This is a book that has been written from life experiences and deep meditation. I write about many joys and sorrows that come straight from the heart. Many of the words are the way I perceive life in and through others. People are a blessing and are meant to be encouraged and filled with love and happiness. It is with joy that I share my thoughts, poetry, and prose with family and friends and, yes, with strangers yet to become friends. I hope you find this book a joy and an encouragement to read again and again.
—Frances Ann Spillers