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In My Own Words by Candice M. Wilson

In My Own Words

Thoughts From a Pretty, Brown Girl Who Loves the Lord

by Candice M. Wilson

Pages: 68

Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5

  • POETRY - Subjects & Themes - Inspirational & Religious
  • RELIGION - Christian Life - Love & Marriage

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781632214973

Price : $10.99

A gift of a journal was given to her as a graduation gift, but not feeling she could be a writer, the journal was placed on a shelf and forgotten for a while.
However, the unexpected happened one day to author Candice Wilson, as she felt the urge to put pen to paper in her journal and write everything down: her thoughts, her feelings, and her perspective on the world, especially as a young, Black woman.
Eighteen years later, she made the choice to share with the world these writings and her relationship with God, resulting in this book, In My Own Words: Thoughts From a Pretty, Brown Girl Who Loves the Lord.
The poems and short stories depict the ever-changing experiences of the author, from struggles in understanding men and relationships to being socially aware as a Christian woman living in a fallen world. Ranging from comical to thought-provoking to heartfelt, Candice leaves everything on the pages as she opens up her heart and faith to readers.
Her hope is that those reading her poems and short stories will be inspired to do the same, in picking up a journal and writing their thoughts to be shared with others. Writing can stir up others’ faith and understanding of who God is; that He is a God of love and grace, not a genie who gives you anything you want in an instant.
They may be Candice’s own words written on paper, but they are the thoughts, emotions, passions, and beliefs that she shares with other brothers and sisters in Christ. Just as God created Candice special and with purpose, He has done the same for every one of us.

Candice is a native New Orleanian whose interests and passions are quite diverse. Her interest in mathematical and health sciences are utilized in service to her alma mater, Xavier University of Louisiana, as an assessment director. Her passions for music, mentoring and dance are regularly on display at her church home, New Hope Baptist Church. Candice considers herself, not only a Christian, but a follower of Christ. She intends to continue documenting words of encouragement and life lessons to edify God’s people. As Matthew 5:16 instructs, she will let her light shine before men for God’s glory.

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