Fall 2017 Latinx Writing Retreat Reflections – Self-Care

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I wish you wholeness. I wish you life. I wish you the gift of daybreak where the sun kisses the horizon and never asks for anything in return. I wish you embers that burn tiny holes on your soul to let the light out.

Interview & Book Review: Amena Brown, Author of How To Fix a Broken Record

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Amena Brown is an author, spoken word poet, speaker and event host. The author of five spoken word albums and two non-fiction books, How to Fix a Broken Record (2017)and Breaking Old Rhythms (2013), Amena performs and speaks at events from coffeehouses to arenas with a mix of poetry, humor, and storytelling. She and her husband, DJ Opdiggy, reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

#FiveMinuteFriday: Accept (a poem)

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Do I accept the world in all of its fury, despair, and appetite without also accepting the tranquility, affection, and harmony that stands at my doorstep when I walk outside to breathe in its life? Do I receive all the life and grace God extends to me in my calloused palms? 

Book Review: Grounded Hearts by Jeanne M. Dickson

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What do you get when you mix World War II, a brave midwife, a wounded pilot, and a risky secret? Jeanne M. Dickson’s new historical fiction novel, Grounded Hearts.

How to Create a Library out of Your Soul: Tips for Reading Fast

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I consume books faster than I can gulp down a cup of bold iced Colombian coffee. How in the world? Let me offer a few tips. These can help you read faster and make the most of your time. No fear! I got you.

Book Review: The Captain’s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere

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The writing is tight and interesting. It’s an easy read but one the reader will cherish. It is rich in storytelling, and the characters are well rounded. I recommend this book if you’re new to Christian romance of if you’re a big fan of it. Ms. Delamere surprised me. It was a pleasant experience.

Begin Again: Choosing to Move Towards God by Monica “Afrotasticlady” Vance

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Through my questions, I learned that God gave my sister a miracle. He provided my family with one too. He allowed us to know this incredible woman. He gave her the gift of salvation and eventually brought her to Heaven. And He showed me that it was okay to grieve, and that it made me a real woman with real emotions.