Lost and Found: A Journey from Darkness into the Light

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AuthorHouse, Dec 26, 2007 - Religion - 76 pages
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Betty W. Taylor lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband George and their two adult children daughter, Dionne and son Bryan. She grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Then, graduating high school in the class of 1960. Her undergraduate studies began at Owen Jr. College in Memphis Tennessee, where she met her husband of forty-four years. Marriage interrupted her pursuit of her Bachelor degree for more than thirty years. In 1964, Betty transferred her college credits to attend Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C. After a couple of semesters at JCSU; she dropped out of school to go to work and help her husband financially. In 1992, Betty enrolled at Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C. and completed work on her Bachelor of Arts degree that was awarded in 1995.

“Writing” is a gift from God. Earlier in my life I wrote poems and song lyrics. In the early 60’s I wrote lyrics to two songs that were recorded. One song was recorded by the Staple Singers with Mavis Staples singing the lead. The other song was written for a famous girl’s group called the “Emotions” who were also from Chicago and managed at the time by Pervis Staples of the Staple Singers.

Recently, she wrote an essay in tribute to her eighty-fi ve year old mother that was printed in National Public Radio’s series called “Th is I Believe”.

This journey of the last twenty years is my testimony to God’s grace and mercy during the most challenging time of our lives. My mother often uses the quote “If God brings you to IT; He will take you through it”! He has never left me alone. To God, be the glory!

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