I grew up on Detroit’s lower east side called “Paradise Valley”. Our community consisted of black families, mostly working mothers. A quiet neighborhood, doors were left open at night during the summer, a movie theater on the corner, markets, a delicatessen, a billiard hall, shoe shops and clothing stores. I grew up loving God and his word. I was always a good student loving to write down my thoughts to more clearly view all my thought sometimes in poetry. I soon became an adult, marriage, children, college, traveling for over 40 years to over 50 countries. My travel was simply magnificent and it enriched my life but I needed to explore more of my spiritual desires in this world, which takes me to my Christian Journey with God. I began to grow more spiritually, and I pray daily that God will continue to bless and keep me in his loving care.