Book of the Month

Privateers

A single young woman is tricked by modern day pirates losing everything she owned. As she tries to figure out what happened to her belongings, her world crashes around her as government and private agencies treat her as a suspect. Determined to find the man who did this to her, she stumbles onto a government top secret. Finding this modern-day pirate turns into a race against lethal forces.

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Artist of the Week

Kerry James Marshall is an American artist and professor, known for his paintings of Black figures. He previously taught painting at the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2017, Marshall was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. (Wikipedia)

Book of the Month

How To Raise God Wise Kids In A Satan Rich World

In a world that can seem hopeless, kids need a reason to hope. In addition to teaching our children how to get into college, play sports and chase the American Dream, there is something greater to be learned. He created the universe with stars and planets, yet the desire of His heart was to reconcile with people whom He loved. In this devotional, the author shares ideas of how to help your children have a personal relationship with God. Through scripture, art and stories, she shared the opportunities she had to teach her own child to get to know God.

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Want to Read My Books

So if you are interested in buying one of my books, here are the links to them. If you are interested in getting one that I have signed contact me.

How To Raise God Wise Kids In A Satan Rich World

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Connections

In this adventure thriller, Connections, Sandy and her best friend found missing relatives, spied on cheating spouses and caught a few bail jumpers.

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Dancing During the Storm Vol 2

Dancing During The Storm is a collection of short stories that represent people dealing with the storms of life.

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Destiny’s Dilemma

An African American woman moved home to take care of her dying mother giving up the opportunity to experience a world beyond segregation.

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When You Forget Your Phone

When You Forget Your Phone is a devotional that challenges you to memorize God’s word. If you know God’s word, it is easier to stand on His promises when your world is turbulent.

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Privateers

A single young woman is tricked by modern day pirates losing everything she owned. As she tries to figure out what happened to her belongings, her world crashes around her as government and private agencies treat her as a suspect.

Buy at Amazon or Books2Read.com

Artist of the Week

Artist Jacob Lawrence’s powerful Confrontation at the Bridgedepicts the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches for voting rights that would enable African Americans to register and vote without harassment.

Lawrence uses strong colors and expressive composition to highlight the strength and courage of the peaceful African-American marchers. They dominate the image with their forward movement. The unarmed marchers were confronted on the Edmund Pettus Bridge by state troopers who violently attacked and beat them. Lawrence clearly shows a mood of violence by the snarling dog, the dark sky, and the marchers’ worried faces. His choice to not show any state troopers is important and we know they are right there, just outside of the image. He focuses the artwork on the brave act of the African-American marchers who are taking (dangerous) action for their future.

The Selma to Montgomery marches were three protest marches in 1965 for voting rights and racial justice. The first march took place on March 7. State troopers and locals attacked the unarmed marchers with billy clubs and tear gas after they passed over the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Photos of the beaten and bloodied African-American marchers were seen around the world. The event became known as “Bloody Sunday”. The second march took place March 9. Troopers and marchers confronted each other at the bridge, but Martin Luther King Jr. led the marchers back to Selma. The third march started on March 21 after President Johnson committed to protecting the marchers with 1,900 members of the National Guard and FBI agents. Alabama Governor Wallace refused to do this. Over 25,000 people joined the marchers to the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, arriving on March 25. The Voting Rights Act became law on August 6, 1965.

This print was created by Jacob Lawrence when he was commissioned to produce a print to celebrate the United States’ bicentennial in 1976.

Book of the Month

How To Raise God Wise Kids In A Satan Rich World

In a world that can seem hopeless, kids need a reason to hope. In addition to teaching our children how to get into college, play sports and chase the American Dream, there is something greater to be learned. He created the universe with stars and planets, yet the desire of His heart was to reconcile with people whom He loved. In this devotional, the author shares ideas of how to help your children have a personal relationship with God. Through scripture, art and stories, she shared the opportunities she had to teach her own child to get to know God.

Available on Amazon or Books2Read.com

Sample

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Artist of the Week

Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Lawrence grew up in Harlem during the Depression. Harlem was an active cultural center then, and Lawrence became interested in the arts while still a teenager. He received early training at art workshops sponsored by the federal government’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Harlem and then studied at the American Artists School in New York. From 1938 to 1939, Lawrence worked in the Federal Arts Project and produced some of his earliest major works. His first important solo exhibition in 1944, at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, secured his place as an important commentator on the American scene, particularly African American experiences. Lawrence died on 9 June 2000.

Jacob Lawrence with a panel from the Frederick Douglass series, c. 1939. Harmon Foundation Collection, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.

Book of the Month

How To Raise God Wise Kids In A Satan Rich World

In a world that can seem hopeless, kids need a reason to hope. In addition to teaching our children how to get into college, play sports and chase the American Dream, there is something greater to be learned. He created the universe with stars and planets, yet the desire of His heart was to reconcile with people whom He loved. In this devotional, the author shares ideas of how to help your children have a personal relationship with God. Through scripture, art and stories, she shared the opportunities she had to teach her own child to get to know God.

Available on Amazon or Books2Read.com

SAMPLE CHAPTER

Pray continually.

1 Thessalonians 5:17

In today’s culture, the world wants everyone to believe what they tell you, not what they do. They insist that you believe an ideology versus the truth. That you choose their words over Jesus’word.

I was 28 years old before I learned that God talks back. Many think of prayer as a one way conversation, but it is a communication tool to reach the Creator of the Universe. Since then I have learned that He is concerned about all of the minute details of my life. If I ask Him, He will tell me. If I do not ask, He will allow me to find out on my own.

I like it much better when I ask and He responds.

There have been conversations that went like, “Why didn’t you tell me that was going to happen?”

“You didn’t ask,” He responded.

“Really, you couldn’t have just butted in?”

“Nope, not my style,” He stated.

Teach them that prayer is a daily habit. Just like they talk to you their parent every day, they should make time to talk to God every day. Help them carve time out of their day to pray. Teach them to journal their prayer requests so that they can see how God has answered their prayers.

Teach them how to pray. First, praise God for who He is. He is a provider and all-knowing for example. Second, thank Him for all He has done. He has given them a place to live and food to eat. Third, confess their sins and ask for forgiveness. Remind them that we have to confess our sins for them to be forgiven. Fourth, pray for others, like their parents, friends, teachers, etc. Fifth and finally, pray for themselves. Tell them to ask God to help them accomplish their goals or fix some issue they are struggling with.

Teach your child that prayer is the best option.

When they come to you with a problem, say, “Let’s take this to someone who can answer it.”

Stop and pray right then. Trust God to answer because He does. If they see you doing it with your problems, they will do it with theirs. This is the habit you want to create.

This is not going to be easy because our first habit is to fix it ourselves. If we fix all of our kid’s problems, they never get to flex their own faith muscles. It is important that they learn at a young age to have faith in God. He will never let them down. Sometimes we will let them down, but He never will.

Make Prayer your first go to instead of your last resort. Make it a habit to pray all the time. Teach your children how to pray. He hears.