Which five words best describe Journey to Jesus With Me?
Inspirational, reflective, soul-searching, transparent, engaging
Can you share one highlight from the book?
I have a section on Faith and how important it is to have that in God. So often, we say we have Faith, but we don’t. For instance, I used my experiences on what I wanted in a man and how I believed God would provide. I trusted Him. But too many women ask God for their soul mate and don’t wait on him. They take things into their own hands when they ask God to intervene. Then, when the relationship doesn’t meet their expectation, they feel like God failed them. But He didn’t. You didn’t let him because you didn’t have Faith in waiting. Then I ask readers to think about issues around Faith to show them that things happen to their request when they genuinely exercise their Faith in God. I also give them an assignment that will strengthen their Faith.
What is the purpose of this book?
To help guide readers on their journey to Jesus. To understand that in our lives, we have had guidance from our higher power, even when we think we didn’t.
Are there themes you find turning up repeatedly in your work? A common thread?
There is one theme that shows up throughout the book, and that is that God has always been in our lives, even when we think He failed us.
Which character or part of the book was the most fun to write? Which part was the hardest?
Looking at my stories because of my transparency, I could see that I have had many experiences that solidified my belief in God and showed me how He has always been present. There were no hard parts. I was excited to write this book. It’s the first time I get to tell people about my relationship with God in writing. When people meet me, they can see or feel my connection with God, but people who do not know me will learn through my writings that I lean on a higher power for everything.
Can you tell us something even your most loyal fans may not know about you?
I sometimes suffer from stage fright. Most people do not believe this because I have spoken to thousands. Sometimes, I must speak when I’m facing a personal challenge. Anxiety jumps in, and I will do something like forget words and have to read from my notes. I always have notes except for when I speak about mental health. Even anxiety doesn’t affect me on this topic. Take, for instance; I love to sing. But one time, I was singing, and the audience started feeling it, and I looked at the audience and nearly panicked. Usually, I look over their heads. When I looked at the audience this time, I forgot the words. It was so embarrassing. I don’t sing much these days.
Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
I write in all genres. I love addressing issues dealing with trauma because I pray that readers in similar situations will see that they are not alone and that resources are available to help. Check out my women’s fiction books, A Sinner’s Cry, Broken Spirit or my self-help books on mental health, or my teen books. I feel so blessed to write and tell stories. I pray for a larger audience.