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.
I’m excited to have Kaitlin at the cafe today. Her book is a treasure that I hope you all find solace in. I’ve been following Kaitlin on Twitter for awhile. She’s a very welcoming soul. She tweets about inclusivity in the church as a Potawatomi woman.
I urge you to pull away from the chaos and connect yourself with other peacemakers who spur you in a positive direction and speak hope into your creativity.
If I can overcome this hurdle of vulnerability in my writing, I can’t wait to see what God has in store.
How about you, friend? Where will you take advantage of an open window instead of a closed door?
If you find yourself pegged to the ground with violent words of judgement, know that God fashioned you from nothing. Look toward him, our Maker, our Creator. Character is built when no one is looking. God’s favorite testimony is the one that He seems for Himself as good.
Because there are times
I wish I knew the answers,
God holds me together with questions.
He is the first answer
Grace is free.
Revision is for writing.
Accept this moment as if I created it.
We are all going to work, all in commute
sending electric signals into the universe.