These poems are a gift from God. As you read the subject matter of 'Gifted Moments, ' you will discover poems of several flavors such as spiritual, family, love, employment and church life. Some poems will make you laugh, others will make you seriously think, some will stir up memories, while others will leave you encouraged. My style of writing tends to tell a story. Perhaps you will find your story or perhaps you will relate to a particular poem in a life-changing way. Maybe you will be blessed with one of those 'aha' moments. 'Gifted Moments' is unique because there is something for everyone and everyone can relate. It is my prayer that as you read through its pages, you will find it to be a conduit for a closer walk with our Savior. May you be inspired, encouraged and most wonderfully blessed. Maranatha Author's Biography Patricia Jackson Allen was born in Birmingham, Alabama. Raised in a culture that said 'children are to be seen and not heard, ' Pat found her voice in the pen. She is a single mom and has one adult daughter, Tricia Nicole. Currently residing in Sanford, Florida, Pat is retired and continues to enjoy creative writing, reading, knitting, getting re-acquainted with her sewing machine, baking, loving on and walking her Yorkie, Jackson. She also has a special love for sharing the Good News of the Gospel with those she left behind.