Author Spotlight – Meet Emmanuel Okpor

Successfully Poetic talks about the poet’s passion left unheard,unspoken and undone between life and dream, reality and fantasy in this poetic piece of work. It’s the writers raw frozen ideas in his own language of shared story in poem.

Emmanuel is a prolific writer.

The Ibadan poetry writing award winner 2010.

The author of the Poem BEAUTIFUL IKEJA…Interviewed on NTA Channel 2,Lagos.

He studied Computer Science in Data Processing and Programming;at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye.

He is a Member to the Society of The Young Nigerian Writers.

Here is a link to his many books available on Amazon

Author Spotlight – Meet Erika Ruiz

Erika lives in the city of Silver Lake CA. A former teacher and daycare provider, she began to write books two years ago after noticing she kept sending parents to the library to pick up a book of a subject on what they were facing at home.

She realized she should just write her own books and explain it herself.

Now, 7 books have been birthed on real life challenges that children face.

You can find them on Amazon, kindle, Lulu, ingrams sparks, Barns and Nobles and her website Little Cositas Explore Here

Check out her You Tube channel for more information on her books and Strong Family Publishing.

Links to Amazon to purchase books👇🏻:

Living My Write Life

Today I had a notice on my Instagram page that someone commented on a post.  
The account was @livingmywritelife 

I went out to check their page since the clever name intrigued me….. WOW! 

This lady, Chelsea is talented! 
Such a simple and creative way to share her beautiful gift of poetry.  

The lead image is an example and you can head over to follow her on Instagram Here 

Who doesn’t love a little more encouragement? 

Sharing is caring so reshare with your friends too! 

      ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

How Low Can You Go? 

Be willing to be made low before the Lord and He will exalt you!~ James 4:10 The Passion Translation 

Lord, help me wait on You to exalt me. I don’t want to rush too far ahead or lag too far behind. Help me to release all pride and striving and wanting to accomplish great things in my own strength. Help me live in the center of Your Perfect will and be in the rhythm and flow of Your Holy Spirit and grace. May I not try to force what I think is best. May I not despise the days of small beginnings. Help me to wait patiently on You and Your perfect timing. Help me obediently follow Your word and Your direction always. 
                  ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Songs and quotes for peace

Today’s reblog comes from John Coyote- check out his blog and also the image today is by Beauty Beyond Bones- check out her blog too! 

Let Peace begin with you! ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Old Grandpa wisdom.”Take a town to raise a child right. We must teach the proper ways to live and respect for every person.” Foolish people believe. “They are safe when war is far away. War will find you and come to your front door. Look at today world. How many homeless because of war and […]

We Can Know -The Place Of Exaltation by Stop&PrayTV 

Today we are resharing ( since our Reblog button is missing ) this great double devotion by Stop and Pray TV.  

The first one- We Can Know and the 2nd one is A Place Of Exaltation.

Important take aways and quotes that stood out for me were:

Recalling God’s promises destroys doubt.


We are not made for the mountains, for sunrises, or for the other beautiful attractions in life— those are simply intended to be moments of inspiration. We are made for the valley and the ordinary things of life, and that is where we have to prove our stamina and strength.

Such powerful statements and I know you will enjoy and be encouraged and inspired. 

Click here To read these amazing posts and be sure to give them a follow too. 
XXOO Michelle Bollom 

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All you have to do is head over to Restored Ministries Facebook page and give us a like. Invite your friends to like Restored Ministries page and if you have the most friends like our page – it’s yours! 

Help spread the word about Restored Ministries and you could win this awesome book! 

Contest ends 3/31/15

Happy Sharing! 

Please Reblog this post too! 

We look forward to connecting with you on Facebook too! 

~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

What’s Your Story?


We All Have A Story!

We all have things that God has delivered and redeemed us from. It is only God that can Restore us fully back to His original plan for us so we can carry out His amazing Purpose on this earth. We have to share our stories to repair our story. In sharing we help others begin the restoration process too. How has God worked in your life? What is God wanting you to share? What is your passion? Your Purpose? We want to hear your “Restoration Story.”

Tell us about yourself and post a link to your blog or website in the comments below.

#LiveRestored #RestoredMinistries