All posts by Author, G. D. Grace

Author D. Grace, who resides in Northern California, is a 5x’s self-published author whose literary works include, “Knights of Deception”, “Ripped & Ready” Seasons 1, 2, & 3, and “Dragged. He is currently working on his 6th novel entitled “Daddy”, and on the backburners are his other literary projects which include “Red”, “With Arms Around Me”, “Unspeakable Acts”, “Snowflake”, and the sequel to “Knights of Deception”. His influences include the late successful author, E. Lynn Harris & also James Earl Hardy. He also cites the incredible Tyler Perry as another inspiration. His strong Spiritual belief and his passion for literary expression fuel his ambition and provide him with strength and the confidence to enter into the world of artistry where criticism and scrutiny are prevalent and constant. “I have grown spiritually and feel that my purpose here on earth found me and even though there is fear sometimes wondering about my financial situation, I believe that it is why I was born – to inspire and, with my first book in print, oh what a legacy I am building to leave behind long after I take my last breath…” Author, G. D. Grace Literary Links: http://stores.lulu.com/enlightenment4theheart http://author2be.wordpress.com/ http://authorgdgrace.blogspot.com/ Apple i-Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dragged.../id469265678?mt=11 http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ripped-ready/id466085347?mt=11 http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ripped-ready/id453294317?mt=11 Author G D Grace’s Blog Talk Radio Show “A Touch of Grace” http://www.blogtalkradio.com/author2beepa

“You’ll Be Okay” random thoughts by G. D. Grace

Say, you…
Yes, you…
Don’t I know you from somewhere?
Let’s see, was it…
No, it wasn’t!
I believe I know you from a reflection I’ve seen before…
A reflection I saw a few years ago when you were younger –
younger and more vibrant.

When did you return?
I must tell you it’s been a long time, and I’m wondering what has changed?
When I peer into your eyes I see this light — a light of confidence and peace.
Where did you find it?

Oh, I see, it was after the trials and tribulations.
Well, I must say it looks good on you, and I want you to know that I’ve missed you –
I’ve missed our heart-to-heart discussion about a dream you wanted to follow.
You were so eager and focused back then, and I’m glad to see that you’ve found that drive again.

I believe that we all must go through those adversities to get to the place we eventually arrive at.
You, my friend, have always been compassionate and kind, and I’m glad you never lost that — even with what you were going through.

So much of this life can be spent up on people, places, & things that aren’t good for us.
I am just glad that you cleaned house mentally, spiritually, and wholeheartedly.
I’m so happy you rid your life of slippery slopes and shady people.

Welcome back, you, and if you ever get that notion take a step backwards, make sure you’re doing it to pull up another, and you’ll be just fine, because the only way we keep what we’ve found is by giving back.

You’ll be okay!

~GD

GD Grace 2014

“The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me” – random thoughts by G.D. Grace

You’re afraid to be visible,
afraid of being found out, dimed out, wiped out.
When I looked at you from that perspective all I could see was fear, your fear,
and it nauseated me.

You presented yourself as this strong, confident, self assured being,
geared to take on the possibilities of what could be,
but within you were as shallow as a backyard pond in the midst of a drought,
that’s what you were about.

I feverishly worked to put pieces of a puzzle together, pieces that weren’t ever meant to fit.
I made excuses for your disappearances, went against what I believed just to have you,
and you weren’t even worth it. You were an imitation of life, transparent and unpredictable.

As I started up that hill with you, I kept looking back, questioning moving forward,
and the closer I got to the top I squinted to see truth, knowing that I was walking with a lie.
You quickly became an unnecessary presence that had to be eradicated, for I deserved better.

When I cut the rope it felt as though a part of me died, but four years later I realize that it was a rebirth,
one intentional and powerful, and nothing about that experience tainted the man I have become today.
When I scan the walls of social networking I see you still trying to discover who you are…
but one thing I know, without a doubt, loosing you was the best thing that ever happened to me.

GD Grace 2014

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Jill Scott To Star In New Lifetime Movie ‘With This Ring’

Originally posted on 94.7 The WAVE:

Singer Jill Scott is a woman of many talents.  She doesn’t just sing, she is also an actress. In addition to her upcoming role in the James Brown biopic, Scott will also be starring in a brand new Lifetime movie entitled ‘With This Ring.’ According to HollywoodReporter.com, filming of the romantic comedy is scheduled to begin in August and is about three single best friends who make a promise to get married within the new year, after attending the wedding of a fourth friend on New Year’s Eve. Joining Scott in the movie are singer Eve and actress Regina Hall.

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“fear” – [random thoughts by G.D. Grace]

You glare at me through a dismissive gaze, as if you have triumphed over me and my inadequacies, like you know me on some personal level.

Disquised as truth you size me up as though I were the most basic equasion, less than one and empty as zero.

From an underlying angle, you remind me of every uncertainty that has ever dared stand between me, my passion, and all my reasons for keeping the faith.

I suppose you’ll always try testing my courage, because it’s what you do.

Fear.

(Random thoughts by g.d.grace)

Author G D Grace 10-2-13

“Surrender” random reflection by G. D. Grace

Ever feel as naked as an autumn tree, or as vulnerable as a baby bird with a peach fuzz of feathers? Are there moments when you sit quivering in a remote nest, surrounded by the vastness of a life calling you to fly?

During tonight’s meeting I sat astute, focusing on the testimonies being told, and I began to realize that less than a year ago I was standing at the beginning of a new life, ripe as low hanging fruit late spring.

The passing months have revealed a lot to me about the powers of faith and hope. Scattered in the mix was a self-discovery that assured me I was loved by a power greater than I ever fathomed.

When you understand just how important you are to this existence, you walk upon new plains and are renewed within.

Your new beginning awaits surrender.

Author G D Grace 10-2-13

~GD
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“Surrender” by Swing Out Sister
From Grammy Nominated CD “It’s Better to Travel”

“That Place” – insight by G. D. Grace

That place where the spirit and soul dwell…
That place so divine and vast it emulates the power of the ocean…
That place where beauty profound soars high
That place were vulnerability is celebrated….
That place where all your dreams beam brightest…
That place that embraces love unconditionally…
That place within you that knows insurmountable passion…

That’s the place you must tap into to truly be free.

~GD

GD 8-17-2013

Trip Towards Your Double PP’s – insight by G. D. Grace

What once was a desolate plain of existence is now a lush life filled with joy and happiness. Though, not often, I encounter individuals from the past who instantly begin attacking the serenity that I’ve found.

I am thankful to be one of the fortunates who had the courage to step away from familiar people and places towards a better way of life.

In the moment may you find clarity and faith to walk away from adversity. Remember, misery loves company. Be sure footed stepping off that bus and transferring to another.

Take a trip towards your double P’s…

PASSION & PURPOSE
GD 8-17-2013

~GD
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