The Awakened Pen

Poetic Expressions from the Heart

Author : Celestine Shepard Hinnant
Paperback : 168 pages
Imprint : PENDIUM
Language : English
ISBN : 978-1-936513-91-8


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According to Matthew 25:15, we have all been given a talent and it is up to us what we do with it, if anything. I finally decided to use the one God has blessed me with. If you are reading this, that means you found it interesting enough to pick it up and scan a few pages or maybe read the entire book. Either way, let me take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to you for helping me to realize a long-time dream.

It took me years to reach this point; but I can say I saw it through to the end. It was a promise I kept making year after year, but never saw it through…until now. The old dreaded procrastination. Trust me, no matter what your talent; if it burns in your heart, brings life to you, and you love doing it, even if it is just for your personal use, it is most likely what you were created to do.

Take time to live, love, share, enjoy, read, write, create, dream, laugh, follow your heart, and above all else, use the gift that God bestowed upon you. Let me leave you with this thought, “if you never do it, you will never know if you could. And when you do it, if it is not a success, you still did it and will always know that you can.”

Celestine Shepard Hinnant
A native of Garner, NC and one of seven children born to the late Verna & Louis Shepard, Celestine received her Secretarial Science degree in 1978 from King’s Business College & retired from local government in September 2013. She has one daughter, Nikki and loves writing, reading, music and bowling.