We all choose what we want to believe, whether it is something we have seen with our own eyes or heard from others. I don’t believe in secondhand tales, but I do believe what I see with my own eyes and the things that the Lord lays upon me.
My character Harmonie is front line and center caught up in a battle of the spiritual warfare that has become visible to her eyes in the natural world. She sees things that so many of us do not see or chose to ignore, shaking them off as just a nightmare or a mirage, tricks of the eyes.
Harmonie’s eyes have been open to this often unseen world that circulates around us all, and she realizes that she’s long been the focus of the dark spirits. In the turbulent, urban city of Dorchester, the spirits of the dead have been called forth, and the majority of its residences are consumed by satanic forces practicing the black arts.
Harmonie is constantly being watched, hunted, and preyed upon, the light within her lusted after for evil purposes. Some would choose to fight fire with fire, but sometimes when you step into the darkness, it’s hard to find your way back into the light.
Through Whose Eyes: Rise, Child of God
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The short-stories in Through Whose Eyes: Rise, Child of God are meant to provoke the reader to think about the journey each character takes. The woman in “Turning Corners” finds herself in jail once again and begins to have revelations about the life she’s been leading. She comes to realize that life as a streetwalker has been holding her back and it keeps her running away from the call of God.
The spiritual character in the story “Clean” is already a woman of God, but her faith is tested and shaken when she is raped. Though she is surrounded by family and loved ones, she chooses to keep it a secret. The woman in “Waiting for God” remembers her journey through the foster system as she seeks a place of safety and searches for God on a church’s stairs.
In the story “My Name Is,” the characters become pretenders, hiding their true emotions behind game faces. They seem unaware that God sees all and loves all. The characters of “Touched” are just that: a spiritual mother who begins losing her faith, even while watching God work through her young daughter to restore spiritual order to their small Southern town. God has always chosen the unexpected!
The story “I Use to Be” mirrors closely the author’s life while struggling with addiction, which strips us of our self-respect, our families and our faith. “These stories are reflections of my personal struggles and my victories.”