Grandma Leola's Faith

Grandma Leola's Faith

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Grandma Leola uses her faith to encourage a sick neighbor and calm her fears by directing her back to God. Grandma Leola is the embodiment of the quintessential perfect love and silent wisdom of our elders, our Grandparents, in majestic form and deed. When we think of the Grandmother, traditionally defined, we think of understanding, calm, hugs, love, pride, and home cooked comfort. We think of a gentle blowing on a freshly wounded knee. We think of a warm compress on a fevered brow. We think of a bubble bath with a floating ducky cleaning off the grime of the day. We think of a warm fire on a cold evening-and perfect silence giving way to perfect peace. We think of aprons dusted in flour, and a rainbow of flowers planted in the yard. We think of home painted bird houses and static records playing concertos and the blues. We think of stories of survival, 5 cent loaves of bread, doilies hosting porcelain figurines and black-n-white photographs of loves first encounter. We think of slowing down. We think of canes and wheelchairs, hospices and growing older. We think of the smallness of our biggest pains, the letting go of our greatest mistakes, forgiveness, redemption, eternity. We think of cookies, fresh out of the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 104g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1508697299
  • 9781508697299

About Piper Monique Dellums

Piper Dellums is the CEO/President of Piper Dellums Production. She was the Senior Vice President of EGTVN Television network, and producer of 8 original content shows. She is CEO/founder of Essential Artist Group Talent Agency. Piper Dellums is a powerful inspirational speaker with 14 years of experience; speaking at social and political activists' conferences and events, women's prisons, women's rights and empowerment conferences, myriad synagogues, churches, schools, and human rights forums all over the world. She was the keynote speaker at Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday celebration, Nelson Mandela's LA vigil, International Day of Peace Celebration of Vietnam Vet and Peace Activist, Ron Kovic for the MYHERO FOUNDATION, United Nations USA San Diego Annual Conference, and was chosen to be one of the United Nations USA Delegates at the CSW58. In addition she is the keynote for the Institute of Violence, Abuse & Trauma. An educator for almost 20 years in dramatic and creative writing arts; she opened Amandla exhibit to benefit the Nelson Mandela Children's Foundation; built homes in South Africa; and joined a delegation to build hospitals, administer medical and missionary needs after the bombing of the American Embassy in Kenya. Piper would travel with this same delegation to Nkamba in Congo and minister to the Kimbaquist nation. This period of African missionary work was on the heels of a life transition and birthed the Grandma Leola & Lyrics series dedicated to the lives, journeys, trials and triumphs of women of all ages. Piper is a graduate of U C Berkeley where she studied Psychology, Biology, and Theater. She studied for her MA in Drama Therapy at NYU. An established and recognized author, Piper has published children's stories with Viking Press/Penguin Group USA, edited by Jill Davis in New York City. Her latest books are MOMMY and ME and the Things that are Free, The Road to Nkamba, The Lyric of Life, The Lyric of Love, and The Lyric of Lamentations. Her story, SIMUNYE, can be read in, "Open Your Eyes: Extraordinary Experiences in Faraway Places." The story was adapted into a Disney film entitled, "The Color of Friendship." Piper is also an awarded producer, writer, narrator and director- with such award winning documentaries as RED ROAD, RENT PARTY: PAYING IT FORWARD IN RHYTHM & HUES, THE LIGHTHOUSE: A SONATA IN C, TO NOT STAND IDLY BY, and DANDELIONS. Piper is the mother to two daughters, Sydney and Dylan. She resides in Southern Californiashow more