"My story, tells of the fear of the fifth child in a family of eleven children. As a small child; reared in a strict, church-going family, I became afraid of God. The ministers taught of hell, fire, and damnation. I thought I would actually, go to hell. I'm sure they also preached, something that was good; but good is not what my eager, young, tender heart received. I had nightmares of sliding down a dark tunnel into a burning hell. I never felt comfortable to confide in anyone about my fears. Later in life, I began to earnestly study the Bible. I searched the scriptures and found that God is a loving Father that cares for His children. His words were life not death and comfort not torment. I began to write poems of love, not fear, as I gradually came out of bondage."