Beauty and Truth: A Buffet of Poetry has something for every lover of poetry. The poems discuss the beauty and power of all creation and our personal relationships with God. All the poems are reader-friendly, no difficult interpreting necessary. Readers get to find their own truths and what is beautiful to them in the poems.
Some Things I Just Know is a collection of poems covering life-lessons that each of us needs to learn before we can embrace our authentic selves. Subjects include self-love, forgiveness, rejection, personal and spiritual connections, and many more. Each poem sounds personal yet speaks universally.
Books By Jackie Dove-Miller
It's Not Love if it Hurts contains poems that express the pain of lost love, the pain of being lied to and the pain of letting go. Some acknowledge the truth of having stayed too long in a relationship that has died or was wrong to begin with. A few show the strength needed to walk away. All provide a space for reflection.
Change and Possibilities is a collection of poems that invites readers to find the places inside themselves that need to be nurtured so that they become empowered and create change. The poems fall into two categories: those that speak to God's power and presence, and those that reveal our human struggles as we seek to lift ourselves from our daily grind.
Breathing New Air: A Spititual Transformation through Divorce is a memoir that details Devin Small's journey from brokenness back to emotional balance after her husband filed for divorce. The steps to wholeness that developed as she progressed become the chapter titles. Each chapter ends with Devin's new insights in "What My Spirit Knew."
Thinking Out Loud: Prose and Poetry is Jackie Dove-Miller's first predominately prose rendering. Her voice is contemplative and sincere. Readers will get a clear picture through her short stories and essays what things are important to her. Although her insights are personal, readers can find some universal wisdom sprinkled throughout.
I Wish I'd Known That Then is filled with poems showing the heartbreak of divorce. It includes themes of betrayal, loneliness, neglect, and brokenness. Periodically poems will show a glimmer of hope, only to crush that hope with the next poem. At the end of the book, however, the reader sees both reflection and growth.
Love Moves like a Wave is a collection of poems that express the speaker's deep passion, either reveling in the love for another, despairing over the behavior of the beloved or resting contentedly in the comfort of that love. The poet describes the emotions that accompany the different phases of love with raw directness putting words to anyone's story who has ever loved.