Sandra Paulette Pierce Mathis, the author of Cooking with Love—Just Like My Mama Taught Me (Authentic Virginia Cuisine), was born and raised in Surry, Virginia-- a small rural community on the James River. With her mother’s guidance, she started baking and preparing meals by the age of nine. Although Mathis is not a professional baker, she has an extensive recipe collection that dates to the early 1980’s. She enjoys the art of cooking and baking and has twice won The Virginian- Pilot Norfolk, VA Dream Team Awards for baking. In 2016, she won 2nd Place in Norfolk for gingersnaps as well as 2nd Place statewide for gingersnaps at the Virginia State Fair in Richmond, Virginia. In 2017, an Honorable Mention for Mama’s Coconut Pie was awarded by The Virginian-Pilot Dream Team in Norfolk, Virginia.
By contrast, I hear so many people today say that they never learned how to cook, no one took the time to teach them, and that they just don't like cooking. This cookbook, then, affords me the opportunity to pass on some really special ...
Author: Sandra Paulette Pierce Mathis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The New York Times bestseller that celebrates motherhood—for mothers and those who love them. Beloved pastor and bestselling author T. D. Jakes pays tribute to his mother—and mothers everywhere—with powerful, heartwarming stories and lessons from his own experiences as a son and pastor. Woven into these vignettes are Biblical stories and testimonials from famous children of mighty mothers whose nurturing wisdom and influence helped to shape their worlds, and whose invaluable lessons were the building blocks of great character. Bishop Jakes incorporates those lessons—from believing in God and oneself, to learning the value of support, responsibility, and celebrating others, to understanding the power of prayer, wisdom, and endurance—in Mama Made the Difference, a must-have not only for mothers, but also for daughters and sons, brothers and sisters, parents and grandparents—and anyone else who has ever felt the power of a mother’s love.
Of all the life lessons my mama taught me, I can say without a doubt that one of her bedrock gifts to me was a living, ... and she taught me more powerfully on those rare occasions when she wasn't aware of my watchful eyes.
Author: T. D. Jakes
In a world plagued by systematic oppression, Billy Evans finds out early how ruthless life could be for a fatherless, teenage boy growing up in America’s ghetto. Exposed to his family’s financial difficulties immediately after his father’s death, Evan’s turns to his neighbor, T-bone, for guidance and answers. Despite mama’s forbiddance, Evan’s learns from T-bone that life is a rat race in a dog eat dog world, and quickly becomes absorbed into the false riches of a drug dealer’s life. Caught up in a whirlwind of violence, corruption, addiction, murder, and greed, Evans inevitably crosses paths with a corrupt cop named John Green who, sadly, has become a product of America’s cut throat, greedy, capitalistic system.
I was trying to sort out the differences between what Mama taught me for fifteen years and what T-bone exposed me to in the last month. Unfortunately, guns, money, and power prevailed overwhelmingly over compassion, school, and God.
Author: Paul Alcocer
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Supermodel and super CEO of our time Tyra Banks and her mother Carolyn show readers why when you kick perfection to the curb and showcase your unique beauty ain't nobody gonna stop you! In Perfect Is Boring, Tyra Banks and her mother, Carolyn, get raw, real and cray-in-a-good-way as they share what they’ve learned on Tyra’s journey from insecure preteen to supermodel and entrepreneurial powerhouse. Though she’ll be the first to tell you she is not her daughter’s best friend—‘cause she ain’t that kinda mama!—there’s no doubt that Carolyn’s signature mix of pep talks and tough love got Tyra to where she is today, and here they pay it forward to empower readers with a reminder that perfect really isn’t all that. Whether they’re writing about watching Tyra’s most imperfect moment go viral (Does “Be Quiet Tiffany!” ring any bells?), no-holds-barred sex talks or how they’ve overcome everything from fashion industry discrimination to media fat-shaming and a misguided attempt at a music career, they never lose their sense of humor or we-got-your-back-spirit. Full of smart, wise, and often hilarious lessons for mothers, daughters, fathers and sons everywhere—including “Take Responsibility for Yourself,” “Lip Gloss + Pizza Sauce = Boss,” and “Fix It or Flaunt It”—Perfect Is Boring is a must-read for anyone who needs a kick in the booty, a pat on the back, or a good reason to laugh-out-loud.
In Perfect Is Boring, Tyra Banks and her mother, Carolyn, get raw, real and cray-in-a-good-way as they share what they’ve learned on Tyra’s journey from insecure preteen to supermodel and entrepreneurial powerhouse.
Author: Tyra Banks
When I was fifteen years old, I married the boy that I had fallen in love with when I was just thirteen. Gerald was the only boy I ever truly loved, and after we married, we had to leave our little "ghost town" of Jacinto and move to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to make a living. I had never been more than twenty-five miles from home until then. My parents raised me in the Methodist religion, but after moving to Kenosha, I quit church completely and went deep into sin. The nightlife in the juke joints really got a hold of me, and I was lured into a life I never thought I'd live. I found out that that kind of life only leads to despair and heartbreak, and I began to wonder if God was real. Would He help a poor sinner like me? What life had in store for me proved that God is real and that He gave his only son, Jesus, so that I could have everlasting life. On my journey to find this truth, I've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly in religion. I've seen false prophets, cults, and self-loving preachers. Come walk with me on my journey. I think in the end, you will have to agree with an old Baptist preacher who once said, "I do believe that old gal is real for God!"
She didn't want any of us being paralyzed by that old polio. ... When I was very young, mama taught me the Lord's Prayer, and throughout the years, whenever she felt a special need for God's grace, she would ask me to pray for her.
Author: Brenda Duncan Johns
Publisher: WestBow Press
May Lynn was a pretty girl from a mean family who dreamed of becoming a film star. Now she's dead - her body dredged up from the Sabine River, bound with wire and weighted down. Her best friend, Sue Ellen, has a family meaner than May's and a yearning for something greater than she's been given. She thinks the least she can do for her friend is take her ashes to Hollywood, and place them on her favourite actor's grave. But May Lynn's diary holds a secret: the location of a large sum of money. What seems like a stroke of fortune has disastrous consequences, and Sue Ellen's escape is about to get more complicated than she'd ever imagined.
When he was gone, she looked down at me and said, “I think that was worth more than a nickel, don't you? ... “Well,” his mama said, still standing on the steps. ... don't know. He taught me how to study, and my mama taught me the same.
Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Hachette UK
DALEA – “I laugh” I didn't think you'd want to talk to me. No one ever wants to talk to ... That's what Mama always said when I visited her after I got married. 'You weren't born ... Mama is a happy woman, and she taught me to be happy.
Author: Robin Buckallew
sometimes it ain't so good to be tough. mama said love is more than a word and i should never say it and feel absurd. ... mama told me sometimes things didn't go the way she planned and even MY MAMA didn't understand. mama taught me to ...
Author: Tiffany Scales
It all started on June 27, 1979, when approximately seven detectives banged on my door, guns drawn. When my common-law wife, Jackie, answered the door, they burst in, yelling, “Where is Herbert Murray?” When I came into the room, they grabbed me, threw me against the wall, put a gun to my head, and told me I was under arrest for murder. In the background, I could hear my thirteen-month-old daughter, Taneé, crying like crazy. Those detectives didn’t have any regard for our lives—not my daughter’s, Jackie’s, or mine. It was the scariest thing I have ever experienced in my life. When I asked them what they were talking about, they told me to “Shut up.” I was taken to the eighty-eighth precinct, located on DeKalb and Classon Avenues. They took me to the interrogation room, where they questioned me about a murder that took place two weeks before, on June 13, 1979. Can you imagine how confused I was? I was being charged for a murder I had no clue about. It seemed absolutely crazy. They were putting so much pressure on me that I couldn’t even think. I had to think about two Wednesdays ago. When the detectives asked me where was I on June 13, I told them I was with a housing police officer and four others: Vincent Brown, Ronnie Cook, Junior Washington, and Andrew Lambus. When I told him I was with a police officer, the detective left the room and came back about ten minutes later. See the author in the video: “The ‘Innocent Prisoner’s Dilemma’” on NYTimes.com (2010).
Even if she hadn't been my mother, I would have picked her as one by a long shot. She was both mother and father to me, and I learned a lot from her. Shetaught all of us how to cook, iron, wash clothes,and clean. Cleaning wasn't just my ...
Author: Herbert Murray
Publisher: Inspiring Voices
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Christy Award winner! To hear Beatrice Agnew tell it, she entered the world with her mouth tightly shut. Just because she finds out she’s dying doesn’t mean she can’t keep it that way. If any of her children have questions about their daddy and the choices she made after he abandoned them, they’d best take it up with Jesus. There’s no room in Granny B’s house for regrets or hand-holding. Or so she thinks. Her granddaughter, Evelyn Lester, shows up on Beatrice’s doorstep anyway, burdened with her own secret baggage. Determined to help her Granny B mend fences with her far-flung brood, Evelyn turns her grandmother’s heart and home inside out. Evelyn’s meddling uncovers a tucked-away box of old letters, forcing the two women to wrestle with their past and present pain as they confront the truth Beatrice has worked a lifetime to hide.
My mama taught me that love ain't about reading you good-night stories or giving you ice cream after dinner. It's about doing what's hard and showing you how to do it, too. Love is about sticking around, even when you want to run off to ...
Author: Robin W. Pearson
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
More than one hundred Mississippi writers recount their experiences growing up in the South, including encounters with racism
Mama run away , papa couldn't stay , there's nobody but the baby . Go to sleep , with your by you ba , go the sleepy little baby . ” I AIN'T NO STRANGER TO STRUGGLE . My mama taught me that song ; her mama taught it to her .
Author: Dorothy Abbott
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Steve Earle does everything he does with intelligence, creativity, passion, and integrity. In music, these strengths have earned him comparisons to Bruce Springsteen, the ardent devotion of his fans, and the admiration of the media. And Earle does a lot: he is singer, songwriter, producer, social activist, teacher. . . . He’s not only someone who makes great music; he’s someone to believe in. With the publication of his first collection of short stories, Doghouse Roses, he gives us yet another reason to believe. Earle’s stories reflect the many facets of the man and the hard-fought struggles, the defeats, and the eventual triumphs he has experienced during a career spanning three decades. In the title story he offers us a gut-wrenchingly honest portrait of a nearly famous singer whose life and soul have been all but devoured by drugs. “Billy the Kid” is a fable about everything that will never happen in Nashville, and “Wheeler County” tells a romantic, sweet-tempered tale about a hitchhiker stranded for years in a small Texas town. A story about the husband of a murder victim witnessing an execution addresses a subject Earle has passionately taken on as a social activist, and a cycle of stories features “the American,” a shady international wanderer, Vietnam vet, and sometime drug smuggler — a character who can be seen as Earle’s alter ego, the person he might have become if he had been drafted. Earle is a songwriter’s songwriter, and here he takes his writing gift into another medium, along with all the grace, poetry, and deep feeling that has made his music honored around the world.
Mama taught me that when the social worker come up the holler when I was lil', an' I'd hide in the cupboard 'til she gone. Mama say if I make a peep the ol' witch'll find me an' take me away an' I won't never see James or her ever again ...
Author: Steve Earle
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Thank you God For giving me Beauty for Ashes My dear sister do not miss reading this Eye Opening, Mind Changing , Sole Saving, Life Renewing Novel. This book is worth more than your weight in Gold. This is my testimony to you from God. Even in my sinning days he was there all the time. Oh, and by the way brothers; it is good for you too.
I didn't even say a word about the doll or dishes. I grabbed my dad's leg and never let it go. ... Together, Mama and Daddy made me another bed with a hay mattress. ... I still remember the days when Mama first taught me how to cook.
Author: Ollie Wright Smith
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
You mama at least taught you that much didn't she?” “My mama taught me lots of things!” My anger flared at this woman. Again I thought who the hell was she to come into our house and judge my mama! “Yes I see she taught you how to talk ...
Author: B L Baker
'I spy with my little eye, where the bird goes when he doesn't fly,' Mama said one mid-day, her words floating on the Richmond heat as we carried empty cookpots through the yard to the kitchen. Mama, your little girl is all grown up, and still playing our best game. I am a spy . . . Based on the true story of Mary Bowser, this stirring and captivating novel follows a slave who is freed by her owner's abolitionist daughter and sent North to be educated. She is blessed with a photographic memory and the passion and courage to involve herself fearlessly in the Underground Railroad movement. As the Civil War rages she returns South and winds up as a spy in the house of Jefferson Davis . . . This tale of slavery, war, love and espionage is a stunning fictional retelling of an extraordinary life.
That day Mama taught me that what other people see you as doesn't determine who you really are. She could let people think she was a slave, if that meant she could be free and live with Papa. We could let them think I'd been sent to ...
Author: Lois Leveen
Publisher: Hachette UK
"Dirty Laundry: Confessions of a Married Bisexual Man" is a candid, riveting, sexy, account of how a Married Bisexual Man's coming out saved his life and his marriage. He also, gives you an inside look into his past relationships with his past lovers without their prior permissions or approvals. This book redefines our most dearly-held beliefs about sexuality, knowing if your man is living on the down-low, monogamy, authenticity, and what it truly means to love someone.
Of course, I had my problems with my Mother but really who hasn't? Just thinking about her now brings joy to my heart. What hasn't she taught me? She taught me all of that, that the other women in my life has taught me and then some.
Author: Tyson Pete
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"This compelling novel about a small town black family living not far from Chicago is distinguished by the river of lucid and poetic language in which it is told. Through a powerful flow of vernacular speech and the varied rhythms of memory, a story emerges that is as moving as it is true, as individual as it is American." "Opening in the midwest region of 1950's America, the story draws us into the intricate relations among the troubled members of a singular, haunted, African-American family. Sex, love, betrayal, violence - all these collide to result in a tragedy as well as the coming of age of the young woman, Hassalia, who is the novel's protagonist. Now, more than 25 years later, in a reckoning with the past, and an awful replaying of it, Hassalia may be facing her own death." "She pulls the reader along as she pieces together how and why her world began to spin out of control with the death of her grandmother, the much feared, warily respected family matriarch: Ma Rhetta. For it is this shattering event that resurrects long-buried anguish and, in the process, triggers Hassalia's delayed transformation from tree-climbing tomboy to womanhood."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
fo ' they don't know what . That's who they trust . Nobody else . They put the cares o'this earth to one side , don't look on they troubles . Me , I come to the Lord when I was a little girl , like Mama taught me , but I strayed ...
Author: Ivan Webster
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
MY STORY My book is about a young wife and mothers struggle to overcome an addition to crack cocaine. Through a mothers prayer’s and GOD’s mercy I overcame. After losing everything received, including my self respect, I received back 100 fold for my endurance. It talks about the ugly world that comes with this addiction, and how you lose everything within a matter of months. My hope is that this book inspires someone to lift up their eyes to heaven and know he is there to help you overcome any addiction you may be dealing with. It also tells of searching for “true love” in all the wrong ways, and finally finding, that is has always been inside of you.
Daddy taught me no one owed me respect, I had to earn it, and mama taught me to act like a lady at all time. She didn't just tell me that, she lived it. They both taught all their children to work hard, trust GOD first and to live your ...
Author: Valerie West
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
BEING A WOMAN AND BEING A MOTHER IS HARD IT'S VERY HARD ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE RAISING 10 KIDS OF YOUR OWN AND HAVING A HUSBAND WHO WASN'T WILLINGLY TO BE THERE AT ALL TIMES AND TO ADD TO THE ASSAULT THAT WAS DONE. SHE STILL WALKED WITH HER HEAD HELD HIGH WITH HEELS ON STILETTOS THAT IS WITH THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE ON HER FACE NOTHING COULD COMPLETELY GET HER DOWN. SHE WILL TALK THE TALK AND WALK THE WALK NEVER LETTING NOTHING GET IN HER WAY. WHAT A REMARKABLE WOMAN I'VE ALWAYS MIMICKED YOU. I TOO WALKS WITH MY HEAD HELD HIGH AND I SMILE EVERY TIME, I THINK OF THE TIMES WE'VE SHARED TOGETHER, I MISS YOU MOMA AND I ALWAYS WILL YOUR MY SUNSHINE EVERY MORNING AND MY THOUGHTS AT NIGHT. THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU AND MY BIG BROTHER SAMUEL WHOM HAS PAST WILL READ IT IN SPIRIT. AND MY BIG SISTER RAMONA AND SISTER- IN- LAW AUDREY. THANKS FOR HELPING IN RAISING ME, AND MY SIBLINGS I LOVE YOU ALL AND I'M FOREVER GRATEFUL.
Mom always have been a Happy Mama but sometimes she would get very sad and I never knew why until I got older, ... My mama taught me how to share, plus if I didn't she will have my head oh well dinner time is rolling around and my mama ...
Author: Trena Hicks Davis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Cara's been sick all her life . . . but in this case the cause might be more shocking than the cure. A creepy, ripped-from-the-headlines thriller perfect for fans of true crime. It's a mystery - why is Cara so sick? It feels like she's been sick all her life . . . but she and her mom have never stayed in one place long enough for doctors to really understand what's happening to her. Now, at fourteen, Cara is tired of being tired, and sick of being sick. She's trying to get better . . . but it's only getting worse.Unable to afford the care she needs, Cara's mom starts a Caring for Cara campaign online. The money starts pouring in. But something's not right to Cara. And the harder she looks, the less she understands.From Eireann Corrigan, the spellbinding author of Creep and You Remind Me of You, Remedy is the gripping story of a girl solving the mystery of her own health . . . before it's too late.
He rattles off directions and Mama takes several turns into the kind of posh neighborhood I didn't know existed in Middlefield. ... Mr. Brinks has always met my mom halfway when working through my makeup assignments.
Author: Eireann Corrigan
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Young Adult Fiction