The Women Who Made Me

The sound of my mother's voice,
Reading words from crisp pages—
Eleanora E. Tate taught me to be proud
To be slow to judge and grateful for my life.
Virginia Hamilton whisked me away
In folk tales passed down like a legacy.
Toni Morisson showed me the beauty of words,
That classics don't have to be white.
Nikki Giovanni gave me fire,
The courage to say what's on my mind.
And Octavia E. Butler spoke to my heart
When she conquered the white man's world...
I will always stop to enjoy the sound
Of black words rising off white pages.

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Books that Changed My Life

  1. Just An Overnight Guest, The Secret of Gumbo Grove, and A Blessing in Disguise by Eleanora E. Tate
  2. The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton
  3. Songs of Solomon and Beloved by Toni Morrison
  4. Kindred by Octavia Butler

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Author Image Author Image I love reading the Word of God. With prayer God's Word reveals so much: from comfort to temperance, from perspective to affirmation. Digging into the depths of the Word, cross-referencing history, language and time differences, is a passion of mine. In March of 2015 I decided to go back through the Bible doing an in depth study on each section I read. Eventually I decided to share my journal of notes as I partake in this journey. I hope you are blessed by God and inspired to pursue a deeper relationship with Him. I love reading and learning about God, nature, and science. I am interested in how it all connects. The Creator's fingerprints are all over his creation. We can learn so much about Him and how we came to be by exploring the world around us. Join me as I explore the world and draw closer to the One who created it all.
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