Through the many years of abuse, faith was not to be
spoken of, in our home much. There were times I was able to attend church
services. I kept my Bible hidden under a dresser, so no one would destroy
it. Each night after everyone was asleep, I would spend some time looking
for the promises of God.
God’s promises always held true, even when I faced
broken promises everyday. My Bible became my Patchwork Of Promises that
God made. My Father in Heaven covered the holes left behind in those
broken promises of my life.
I grew in a passion of Lighthouses, as they represent
standing firm, guiding, protecting, and Lighthouses rough the storms of
life and remain grounded, the image of a loving God.
I began writing at the age of 9 years old. I was in the
fifth grade and my teacher Mrs. Barrowin encouraged my writing as a way of
expressing my feelings.
Later, in high school, I had two teachers, Mrs. Cassell
and Mrs. Nelson, who encouraged my writing. It became my way of talking
things out that I could not normally say to people. It was a way of
describing what I saw and felt, both bad and good.
In 1993, I began having some of my poetry published
through The International Library Of Poetry. Poems such as, “An Angel’s
Wings” and “Grandma’s Kitchen”.
I still write what is on my heart so that others will
know what I see around me and know how I feel when I have gone home to be
with Jesus. I want others to be able to see the beauty of the world
through my eyes and enjoy it as much as I do.
I love each one for who you are. My hopes are that you
use this book to become wiser, stronger, more well-defined individuals.
That my faith, may inspire you to search your own beliefs.
Keep your goals in sight and reach for their reality.
Dreams do come true, if you want them to. May your Journey be Blessed.
Ms. Angela Willis