Joy to the World is a book of poems that represent the manifestation of the spirit in poetry as heard and seen through the eyes of the writer. These poems were given to illuminate, to strength and encourage, to pull down strongholds as we meditate on what is being said. The title Joy to the World was given to me at the end of this book by the Holy Spirit to echo the intent of the poems for all who will read them, joy to the soul. Joy to the World expresses the glory of God in His creation, the hosts of heaven and earth, the seen and unseen, the sun, the moon the stars and people, and the beauty in every season. There are poems describing the beauty in our surroundings as we pass through each given day, if we only look and see. There are other poems given to help us avoid one of life's strongest issues, and that is pride; it's that thing that blind us to the beauty of what's around us. Little Minds was written to put to death pride. In the back of the book, you will find thirty topics for meditation; each topic has a scripture reference for guidance as you read to write what was given you by the spirit. God deposited something great in each of us. If it's writing, be inspired to write the vision and make it plain, and whoever reads it will tell another. The intent of this book of poetry is to bring 'Joy' to the soul and inspire a move of action for others to write, if a desire is there.
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About the Author
Delois Hill, a survivor, a once sinner saved by God’s wonderful grace for such a time as this. Every aspect of her being is of Christ. She is a mother of two sons and two grandsons. Cecil and Collins are her handsome sons; Melik and Kendarius are the grandsons. She was raised by her mother, Mattie Rodgers, with the help of her great grandparents, Tom and Pearl Cox, in a small rural community in Bullock County, Alabama, called Smuteye. Yes, she said Smuteye and it is on the map. She has one deceased sibling and nine living siblings of whom most of them still find the name Smuteye hard to reveal to others as being the community they grew up in. Delois say she has come to understand that it’s not the place that defines who we are, it’s the “who” that lives inside us that make us who we are. She was educated in the Bullock School System. She was married for thirty-seven years to Milton Hill; they lived only a few miles from where she grew up. In 1978, they went into business for themselves. Delois was co-owner of the business for thirty years, which over a period of time caused a lot of stress and strain which ended in a divorce in 2009. In the latter part of 2008, she moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in the city of Northport for five years. She worked for Publix Supermarkets for over four years. And then the Lord commissioned her to return to Bullock County, where she now resides. Upon returning home, she felt the call to learn more about the plan God had for her to fulfill the duties he was calling her to, so she enrolled in and completed a nine-month-study in Missionary Biblical Training at Tuskegee Christian Center, School of Ministry and Missions, receiving her diploma in June of 2015 at age sixty-two. Delois won the Editor’s Choice Award from Poetry.com for her first published poem in 2008, titled “God Speaks.” Her poem was published with others in Collected Whispers with the International Library of Poetry, by the editor, Howard Ely. Delois is the author of In Me Recognizing God Through Poems, Prayers and Scriptures, published in 2010. Delois spiritual covering is House of Light International in Union Springs, Alabama, under the leadership of Apostle Morris L. and Prophetess Queen E. Thornton.