Be Inspired, Uplifted, Encouraged and Embraced by God's Love In this collection, Christian Poetry in the Rhythm of Life, poet Alva Leader Brown offers you pleasant, sometimes humorous, "right word - real life" poems that will stir your faith in an attentive and loving GOD who abides in a spirit of grace. This collection of poetry portrays the thread of GOD's love in the lives of all humanity, from the unadulterated faith of children, to the profound understanding of maturity, that GOD is, and that His WORD is true. God desires that we draw near to Him in intimate relationship, one marked by: • Grace • Mercy • Favor •Love For goodness sakes our sin Christ takes!! On earth as in heaven real joy awakes!! As you read this little book, Christian Poetry in the Rhythm of Life, be lifted from where you are to taste and see that the LORD is good. Be stirred and moved by Alva Leader Brown's poetic ministry, allowing it to move you toward a more intimate relationship with GOD and the acknowledgment of His will in your life. Alva Leader Brown is a retired New York City teacher, with a master's degree in education from Columbia University Teachers College, and another from the City College of New York, in school administration. She continues her studies now to the glory of GOD. She holds certificates in Bible studies from The Manhattan Bible Institute and from the Billy Graham School of Evangelism. She is a member of The National Christian Counselors Association. She is a lifelong lover of poetry. Her poetry was published in the Beaufort Gazette newspaper (2010).