Posted at 4:05 pm , on April 11, 2019
I’ve recently published a Christian children’s book about prayers and faith. It’s important for young hearts to know Jesus while understanding that their prayers are important, too. Believing that God hears their wishes, wants and worries is having faith. Linda learns it’s not necessary to ask God over and over again for the same things because He has heard her prayers and will answer them according to His perfect timing. What happened in this story is precisely how I learned about faith. I pray that this precious tale is a testimony to all of God’s children big and small.
Posted at 8:22 pm , on March 23, 2019
Each and every time I sit before my laptop to write, I pray…asking Father to help me to write all that is truth with compassion, objectivity and most importantly, what would please His eyes to read. A big gulp of coffee, an exhaling sigh and within moments I return to the darkness that bore me trembling, tormented and afflicted with griefs only horrors endowed. Writing, writing, writing for God even as I did as a child in those blackened hours when huddling in the solitude of my sorrows, I could feel His hand on mine…guiding me, comforting me with His eternal, loving presence. Below is an excerpt of my new book Shadows Of Death, the sequel to There You Are in which I hope you will enjoy.
Hunger began to hurt me as I stood petting mother’s disheveled head. The tips of my fingers timidly stroking her wiry hairs made my jaws ache, my teeth clench. This was the monster who haunted my nursery years with such hatred and cruelty that I trembled to touch her tangled tresses. The mother who forbade me to look at her and call upon her as my maker; the one who preyed me in the darkness of most nights, stealing my breath away with the might of her single hand. And yet there, standing beside her, gagging on the stench of my own waste stuck to the hems of my dress, my legs and feet, I remained. .
Posted at 5:28 am , on July 23, 2018
My son, Yusuf sent me a photo of himself reading my book and my heart raced with both, happiness and sorrow. Of course, he would delve into the pages of my memoir with an earnest heart to discover the girl that was once me, but how would he emerge from those chapters I wonder with eyes bowed. My reason for writing my memoir is to testify to God’s Mercy, Glory and Love through Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior, my best friend who held me in his arms throughout the darkest years of my entire life. In doing this, it meant that I would have to reveal myself and the secrets and sins of my parents while unleashing the miseries that have held me hostage for many years. “There You Are” is only the beginning of my Christian Testimony in that there’s much more to the story which I am currently writing in the sequel. The message I hope to convey to my children and to others who read my book is that Jesus Christ is Lord, he was with me throughout those horrible, atrocious years and it’s because of his Love for me that I am alive now to share with you such merciful truths.
Many people have to search for the Lord, seek him, but I’ve always known that he was near. I could feel His presence like a warm sweater that my grandmother would wrap around me on those cold mornings before school and I knew that I was looked after, kept. It didn’t mean that I wouldn’t have to walk through the storms of life, but it did mean that I wasn’t alone and that He would carry me through the deepest waters, the ferocious winds for that is what has kept me smiling, hoping and believing.
My son is a Muslim and I pray that one day he will hear the voice of Jesus and know the Truth. That is my heartfelt whisper of love.