Our Everywhere God!

Waking Up to God’s Almighty Presence through Poetry

by Renée Hilton-Taylor



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/19/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9781462401086
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9781462401079

About the Book

These days many people are finding it difficult, if not impossible, to experience God in their lives. Some are finding it less and less necessary, or even desirable, to seek the presence of God. Our Everywhere God! is a collection of poems that draws insight from the experiences of everyday life and acts as a reminder of the presence of God in all things. Written in a manner both simple and profound, Our Everywhere God! invites readers to recognize and celebrate God’s presence in prayer, nature, relationships, and suffering.

Rene’e Hilton-Taylor found the inspiration to write this book during times of quiet prayer. These poems have challenged her to come out from underneath a bushel of fear and doubt in order to let her light shine. It is God’s presence within that allows the divine to be experienced everywhere.

The light in the window
Gave me such peace.
It shown in the darkness,
And my worries released.

When a lamp gives off light
Within a very dark room,
It dispels the unknown questions
And the feelings of unwelcomed gloom.

When light shines within our darkness,
Then we are able to see
All the things that hold us back
From God’s call, “Come follow Me.”

About the Author

Rene’e Hilton-Taylor is a retired teacher and counselor. She holds a master’s degree in pastoral studies from the University of Loyola New Orleans. She directs individual and conference retreats at Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House in Grand Coteau, Louisiana. She lives in Sunset, Louisiana, with her grown children and their families.