May 31, 2016, will be a day that two worlds collide. I tried to keep them apart as long as I could but this moment is imminent. The fact that there will be no casualties is a bonus, but it doesn't make me any less anxious. May 31, 2016, my first book entitled "Beauty for Ashes: The Introduction" will be released. I use the phrase "two worlds collide" because it means my world of semi-introversion will collide with the world of others: family, friends, colleagues, consumers-everyone. Quite a few people ask me what I like to do "after hours;" my response is always the same: "writing and sharing poetry." This project will allow people into my journey, one that was well guarded. Make no mistake, my book is not a "tell all" but, it shares my thoughts, my heart, life's lessons of tough love, my observations, and plenty more. I've gone through multiple cycles of giving myself the third degree: "Am I ready?" "Am I dope enough?" Of course, the "what if's" have a series of their own.
I don't want to give too much away but... It's comprised of my testimony, my struggles, my fears, my outlook on life including society and humanity, as well as my relationship with God. There are a few excerpts from my journals. Some of the topics covered are Christian living, greed, love, forgiveness, maturity, and etc. There's something for everyone, I promise. Although getting to this point was not easy-I'm looking forward to sharing.
Every now and again I do something and I experience a form of confirmation; it's like my heart gives me a nod of approval. Despite the barrage of fear and worries I've experienced since I began to focus on this book, once I completed the project my heart gave me "the nod." Should I never learn of any other gift from God, I know and will be forever grateful for my gift to write. Sometimes I write purely from emotion. Sometimes I get the pleasure of being the scribe. He tells me what to write and I do as He says. I can only hope that every reader gains more love and adoration of God after reading my book. I also hope that it sparks hope and catapults others into healing and growth. I now realize that God wills for me (and you) to be whole. There are some cracks holes that He's had to fill. There's breaking and healing that I've had to and continue to experience. My relationship with God is a journey; I've had my first taste of redemption and in the midst of growing further in His grace and love I have purposed in my heart that I want to bring as many people along as I can.
Care to join me?