When I began to have a closer relationship with God and to study the Bible, these poems seemed to just start flowing; I had to get them down on paper before I forgot something. I became a Christian at the age of thirteen, and I know God has always been with me through all the ups, downs, and disasters of my life. But until I started wanting a deeper relationship with Him, He was just there when I called, waiting on me to want to be closer to Him. I can truly say with confidence that the closer you get to God, the easier it is to deal with this life and all of its problems.
Nancy DeMotte lives in the Bessemer, Alabama, area with her husband and her three grown children. She has been a critical care nurse for twenty-four years and attends Hopewell Road Church of God of Prophecy. At present she and her husband are working on degrees in religion through Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts, and through the continuing education program of the Church of God of Prophecy. This is her first publication, and it comes from a deep love of God and reading the Bible with joy and anticipation.