begin again


karen draper ~ writer

my original manuscript that is now a soon to be published book

I often ask myself, What is your intention? And usually it steers me in the right direction – either away from or toward an action. When I began writing the book I sat down and interviewed myself. Yep. I was my first interview. What’s your intention? I asked again. My answer was – I want to tell a multi-faceted story. I want each story to serve a greater purpose, to begin a broader conversation about diversity, acceptance, love, loss and courage. In order to accomplish this I would have to unfold a lot of wrinkles. Overtime, wrinkles can wear on your skin and your soul, causing great discomfort. Have you ever tried ironing a stubborn wrinkle? You have to press hard, use a lot of steam and water. You have to be patient as it doesn’t always come…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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