Are you a people pleaser who takes on too much and then disappoints the same people you were trying to impress? Does your own insecurity cause you to diminish the success of others? Once you accept responsibility, you can begin to make amends and prevent yourself from repeating the same offenses.
My path to Redemption has taken me through the fire and the flood both at the same time. It has guided me to discover my redemptive purpose and live the life God created for me. Why did I do it? Self-forgiveness can become self-delusion if you don’t accept the blame for what you’ve done. Don’t make excuses, rationalize your behavior or blame other people. Look inside yourself to understand the root of your behavior.
My name is Mary Bowers, I was born in Washington, NC to the parents of the late Rev. Willie James Acklin and Annie Mary Acklin. My passion for writing began at the age of nine. I would write about anything and everything that caught my fancy … from the flowers blooming in my mother’s garden, to the birds flying in the air. Now as an adult and published author of many inspirational books, I felt this was God’s Divine Purpose for my life. I write about the Power of Trying because I want to be okay with failing. I write about Generosity because I battle with selfishness. I write about Joy because I know sorrow. I write about Faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of Redemption. I write about Gratitude because I am truly thankful for all of it! My life experiences allow me to fill my paper with the breaths of my heart, and enrich the lives of those who will read my work. In the process, I enrich my own life as well. I write because I must! It’s not a choice or pastime for me, it is an unyielding calling and my greatest passion. I write my dreams and even my nightmares. But most importantly, I write through my laughter and my tears. I write through every chapter of my pain and my glory.
This is who I am! This is what I hunger and thirst for! This is my drug of choice!