ABOUT THE AUTHOR I was blessed to be raised in a Christian home in the south. I was taught to love God, appreciate all I was given, to work hard, and treat others the way I wanted to be treated. I grew up in church, but like most people, I only had a “head knowledge” of Jesus. I thought I was saved because I went to church and carried a Bible. I had no idea how lost, self-righteous and deceived I was. Jesus didn’t live in my heart yet. I knew John 3.16, but I didn’t have a personal relationship with Him until 2004. I knew God was real, but I only called on Him during times of crisis. In His great love and mercy, He never gave up on me. I praise Him every day He didn’t let me die in my sins. I praise Him that I’m not burning in hell forever, which is what I deserve. If you asked me if I had any special talents or gifts, I would have to say my talent is speed typing and my only gifts are encouragement and discerning of spirits. I love to encourage people. I love to meet new people and hear their testimonies. If they are really down, I love to share Jesus with them because I know He is the Answer to everything. I never knew what real LOVE was until I met Jesus. I’ve found that most people are either going through a difficult trial or just coming out of one. Some just need a kind word and a little encouragement. They just need to know they are not alone. They need to see that they are not the only one suffering. I’ve seen and experienced so many supernatural miracles in my lifetime, just simply calling on God in Jesus’ Name, and trusting that He is God. I can’t help but want to tell the world how WONDERFUL God is and that He is Real! I just want to encourage people to get to KNOW HIM personally. It is written in Psalms 34.8: “O, taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.” One day as I was praising God, the Precious Holy Spirit began to pour poems and songs. Then, He supernaturally made a way to have them published. It is my belief that He has and continues to pour these poems just for YOU, for such a time as this. It is my earnest prayer that God will use these poems to encourage YOU, give YOU hope, and point YOU to our Beloved Savior, JESUS CHRIST. I must give God all the glory for all He has done, is doing and will do. I’m so honored, blessed and humbled that the LORD has shown such grace and favor in allowing me to be a “scribe”. I feel all of Heaven cheering us on to finish the race and obtain the prize of the High Calling we have each been given. I refuse to let the rocks out praise me!