Affirmation

Probably the single hardest thing to do is to own our own joy. So many times we give into mood-of-the-day. If everyone around me is happy, I am happy. If everyone around me is sad, I am sad.

If no one in your circle of influence has joy, does that mean you don’t have joy?

God gives us a Joy that is built on Hope and Love. Own it. Write it in your own handwriting

Book of the Month

Chicken Soup for the Soul: I’m Speaking Now

I have been privileged enough to have an article in this book.

Now more than ever, the strong, independent, courageous voices of Black women are being heard loud and clear. They share their truth about life, love, family, faith and hope in these 101 personal stories and 12 powerful poems. The world is listening.

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Affirmation

Sometimes my joy is down low. I am so consumes with all of the other things happening in my life, I forget about it. I don’t dwell on it when I should. Those are times when I think about the things I can’t control.

But I serve an awesome God. He usually sends me something to remind me of what I believe.

Book of the Month

Chicken Soup for the Soul: I’m Speaking Now

I have been privileged enough to have an article in this book.

Now more than ever, the strong, independent, courageous voices of Black women are being heard loud and clear. They share their truth about life, love, family, faith and hope in these 101 personal stories and 12 powerful poems. The world is listening.

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Affirmation

It is a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. True joy comes from God. Sometimes mine is low key because there are so many things in the world that could steal it. It blends in, but it is one of the big things in my life.

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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Affirmation

My worship moves from the inside out. It has all of my flourish because it is personal. It reflects who I am. I sing loud and wave my hands. I praise. I enjoy the presence of the Lord. Because when He shows up, nothing else matters.

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.

Privateers

Affirmation

Mine rises and falls according to what I put into it. I love to lift my hands because it feels as though I am reaching for my God, the subject of it. I love it when I can throw off what ever is on me and go before my God. I love to worship.

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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Sample Chapter

Winters pulled the car to the edge of a parking lot of the truck stop. It was a huge stop with a convenience store, restaurant and clean up station.

“This makes sense,” Zeped said as he got out of the car. “This is how they are moving stuff out.

Winters and Pete got and started following him. They saw Claire walking toward the store.

“Ain’t that that girl?” Pete asked.

“That is. Williams, you get her. We will check the buildings,” Zeped ordered and ran in toward the restaurant.

“They must have contacted her,” said Winters and followed Zeped.

“I’ll get her,” Pete replied, halfway joking because the two agents were gone.

Pete ran up on Claire who was waiting and watching for someone.

“Miss Moss!  Miss Moss! Claire! Claire!” Pete called.

“Officer Williams, what are you doing here? I was just… I…He called me at work,” she said feeling caught. “He wanted to explain.”

“He is a dangerous man.”

“You’re wrong. He is not…”

“Remember the woman who was by your car that day? She had been working undercover. They still have not been able to find her. You know why he’s here? To clean up everything.”

By the restaurant, Roger stood talking to a man who looks like a truck driver, Jason Mitchell. Roger has the emblem on the chain around his neck.

“This is our last go around here,” Roger said.

“Last?” the younger man questioned.

“Last here,” Roger clarified.

“Mr. Brown, you are wanted for questioning.”

Agent Zeped had managed to sneak up on Roger. He stood at the corner of the restaurant with his weapon pointed toward Roger.

“Mr. Zeped, it is a pleasure to finally meet you,” said Roger not surprised.

“The pleasure is all mine.”

“You boys get against the wall,” Winters said as she appeared on the other end of the store with her weapon drawn.

“Special Agents, I am not quite ready to go with you. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I will ever be ready to go with you,” Roger said.

“You don’t have a choice,” Winters replied.

Pete walked Claire back toward the car.

“He told you to meet him here? Pete asked.

“Yes. He is giving me my stuff back. He lives a little on the edge and cops are not his favorite people,” Claire confided.

“So which one of these rigs do you think is his?” Pete asked.

Claire saw the symbol from Roger’s neck chain on the back of a rig.

“I think it is that one,” she said.

Pete opened the back door of a big rig. Claire saw her belongings, her clothes, furniture, everything.

“My stuff! This is it? See he was going to give it back.”

“It looks like more than just your stuff.”

“It does.”

“There is one way to ensure he gives it back.”

Down the road, Pete drove the big rig, with Claire in the passenger seat.

“At least you got your stuff back,”

“Yeah,” Claire said. She was excited about this adventure.

“And before I turn the rest over to the feds, I am going to take a look through this stuff and see what all the fuss is about.”