National Poetry Month | Donnett Ekwerike

April is National Poetry Month. We will be featuring poets who write about God and their faith in their poetry. We want to invite you to check out the Spoken Word segment of this feature on WrittenVoicesPodcast.com.

Donnett, describe yourself for our visitors.

I’m a minister’s wife, a bible teacher, mother of four wonderful children, and a writer. I love the Word of God and I love sharing life changing words in many formats and venues. I am passionate about fulfilling my purpose and also encouraging others to do the same. I love worship music and traveling to different countries and sharing truth that transforms hearts and minds, especially to women, who often need to be reminded they are vessels of honor and are of great worth.

How do you find time to connect with God?

Spending time with God is very important to me. He is the air I breathe. Sometimes it’s early in the morning, at other times it is late at night. I find a quiet place and I get alone with Him, to be refurbished, refreshed and refueled. Even my children know when I am in my quiet place it is “do not disturb” unless there is a fire or a life on the line.

Do you have a favorite bible verse and or quote you wish to share?

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 (New Living Translation)

This verse speaks to me because it is saying God will do more awesome things than we can ever imagine, but it all depends on our capacity to handle His Godness (power) in us. God is never limited, but our ability to believe and imagine great things sometimes gets in the way of the magnitude of glory he wants to demonstrate through us. Therefore we are constantly in need of a mind expansion.

On Eagle’s Wings

Lord, when I am tempted to stay below in a lowly place

When operating in my comfort zone, becomes my usually pace

Come swiftly to my place of rest and unperturbed repose

Shake me loose, wake me up, my unused wings expose

Though I may not always understand or see the things you see

Deep inside I hear your voice saying, “I have need of thee”

My spirit quickens, I hear a sound, beyond the voice of man

And reason doesn’t correlate for it doesn’t understand

Tell us about your current book of poetry.

I am working on compiling my first book of poetry and prose which will be available from my website. It will include both inspirational and motivational works and will be edifying to a variety of readers.

What’s next for you?

I recently formed OmagniA Enterprises, LCC, a company that is focused on launching products that will encourage abundant living in joy and wholeness. I am working with a partner to launch a line of greeting cards that will be encouraging and uplifting and am also developing a line of giftware that fuses inspiring words with beautiful artwork. A little later on I will publish personal development workbooks, and other inspirational works through the publishing arm of OmagniA.

Where can visitors find you online?

Visitors can find me at www.powerinwords.com.