INTERVIEW | Yolanda Powell

INTERVIEW | Yolanda Powell

Yolanda, describe yourself for our visitors.

Hi visitor, I’m Yolanda Powell, lover of life, literature and language. I’ve been uniquely wired by the Author of Life to communicate with words. Writing is like breathing to me and the books I author are expressions of that creative design!

How do you find time to connect with God?

Quite honestly, I live outside of time in connection with Papa God. It’s not a clocked element or a notch on a list of routines. He is Spirit (outside of time zones and cosmic parameters) and our communion is by spirit (unending and timeless). By living with Him in a dynamic relationship with Him that is fluid and flowing – there is no beginning start or end time that I must manage by human effort. We simply “be” together. His Presence is vital to my being and I remain connected to Him like I do my own breath. It is not mechanical, contrived or forced, any more than breathing is. What a non-religious joy this is – on the regular!

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

Yes, my life verse comes from Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live – yet not I, but Christ lives in me. And the life that I now  live in the flesh; I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

Tell us about your current book.

Our book, Soul Food & Living Water: Spiritual Nourishment and Practical Help for the Black Family – is a God-inspired treatise for families who need to be undergirded and fortified in the trenches of everyday life. It’s a “wake-up call” that family is prime and doing it better is needful for us all.

Soul Food & Living Water is a potent scriptural oasis in the midst of the family desert and the daily drought. It’s creatively designed to strengthen Black parents and children where we are weak and lacking and provide us with what we need in both spiritual and practical ways.

Each chapter is a quick and easy read! The reading audience will identify with our real-life examples, laugh out-loud at our transparent stories and be built-up by practical aids…all flowing – from chapter to chapter – into your life like refreshing streams.

Overall, Soul Food & Living Water will help the Black family discover joyful paths back into the Presence of a Loving God – Who sees, cares and knows EXACTLY where we live! It’s a true manual for marriage and family – in the trenches where we live and work everyday.

What influenced you to write this book?

  • Our family lived the “ideas” of Soul Food & Living Water in the raw and discovered that what we had emerged from…job loss, poverty, spiritual bankruptcy, marital blues, sibling rivalry, extended family drama and the like – were things others could glean from. So its a living book with to-life solutions.

    What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

    Inside of Soul Food & Living Water, readers will find spiritual nurture and practical solutions to aid and assist them in everyday family life. They’ll discover how to:

    • Place Christ as HMIC (Head Master in Charge)
    • Take Spiritual Inventory of your household life
    • Develop a 5-5 Family Plan of Spiritual Bounty
    • Respond to the Father’s Invitation to “Come, Buy & Eat” without money or price
    • Enjoy Corporate fasting with a unified purpose
    • Maintain household orderliness along with cleanliness
    • Institute ongoing times of Sabbath rest and reflection
    • And so much more!

    What’s next for you?

    A devotional book is in the hopper! It seems to be the ‘next step’ to bring believer’s further into the Chamber of God for ‘deeper intimacy and exchange. Over the years, I’ve become familiar with many of the well-worn pathways into Papa’s presence and desire to share those ‘treasures’ with other interested pilgrims.

    Where can visitors find you online?