To God’s Christian families and Christian communities around the world.
In memory of Mrs. Janie Tomblin, who always encouraged my creative talent.
Mrs. Gigg Jones, who recognized I had a different light about me in middle school I could not
see in myself.
Mrs. G. Gil, my sister, and Mr. Troy Newton, my brother, who helped me in my spiritual
Dr. Verna R. Jones, who teaches at Jackson State University, my listening ear.
Dr. Lorain Woods, who teaches at Mississippi Valley State University, my listening ear.
Pastor Hubie Nelson and friends at Tabernacle Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, Jackson,