Jesus speaks to all of us through the Holy Spirit. He speaks to all of us in different ways. About a year ago, He started speaking to me through poetry. Many of these poems speak about improvements I need to make in my own life, with my husband, children, or other areas. These poems are overflowing with the love and teaching Jesus has for us and reminders of what we all need to do to stay closer to Him. Jesus told me to share these poems with you so that you would learn from them and grow in your love for our Lord. We have such a loving God. I give all glory, honor, and praise to him. I hope you enjoy this first collection. I want to thank my husband, Eric, for his loving guidance, knowledge, insight, added faith, and encouragement for this book. But most of all, I want to thank him for showing me the way to everlasting life and for teaching me what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus and to have a recreated spirit.
My Journey to Wholeness is the culmination of life lessons learned by a small-town country girl in the thriving metropolis of Atlanta, Georgia. Experience the author’s recent transformation—achieved through love and healing—as she forges a closer relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and reveals the degree of pressure one can reasonably bare. Learn how to discover the truth of the soul’s nature in spite of ourselves!
Pick me up and take a look.
Your life is in here, in this book.
There’ll be an answer, you will see,
when you open me up and have a read.
The answers didn’t come from me.
But in here you will find a key
on how to live a happy life
without fear and without strife.
The problems that you struggle with
will be solved, they’re just a glitch.
So pick me up and take a look.
You’ll be surprised what’s in this book.
The author heads down a road less traveled and captures her many roles and life experiences by way of poetry. She invites readers to venture into her multifaceted life, sharing her journey as a daughter, sister, confidant, veteran, wife, mother, and Christian by expressing the raw emotions of her encounters and inner thoughts. She paints a picture of her inner most feelings as a teenage girl making decisions that were sometimes seemingly unforgivable, especially to her. The author goes on to captivate the audience by sharing her challenges of self and societal doubt, “people pleasing,” fear of the unknown, growing pains, and finally her evolving relationship with God. She shares her journey through poetic expressions and invites you to witness and share in her spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical growth in motion.
Enjoy gaining from the life experiences of Nira, the dressmaker, a hippo with serious issues, an extremely rude duck, and two very optimistic puppies!
You’ll be soaking up the goodness of your days with gratitude to spare!
This book is an expression of my opinion on life, in its different stages. Many of these stages are personal. In this book, I have combined my experiences and perceptions of life, and expressed it in the form of poetry.
Growing up in Jamaica, I had a passion for poetry which intensified over the years. I started studying English literature in high school (Holy Trinity High) and fell in love. Throughout the years, I would find myself reaching for poetry as a method of comfort and expression I later took an English Literature Exam at the CXC level (Caribbean Examination Council), in which I was successful. I presently have 2 degrees in Business (Associates in Arts of Business Administration & Bachelor of Business Management).
My family consists of my husband Conrad Campbell, and our three amazing children (Dehstin, Dehstinie, and Daniel). We reside in New Jersey. My husband is my anchor, and my mother, Joyice White, is my greatest inspiration.
I Walk by Faith, Not by Sight was written to entertain those who love to read poetry and spread peace, love, joy, hope, and happiness. Though many of the poems are written in first-person perspective, they do not necessarily reflect the experiences of the author but rather explore human experience through the medium of poetry. This book is full of classic Christian and contemporary poetry for you, your friends, and your family to enjoy!
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.