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Alretha Thomas

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A month ago my sister told me she had wrestled all night because God had given her a message to pass along to me.  As I stood in the Honda dealer...
  If you’ve ever listened to me being interviewed or read one of my interviews, you’ve most likely heard me refer to my books as my babies. Well, that’s actually very true. I wasn’t blessed to have children for various reasons. By the time I fou...
For the past nine years, my husband has dreamed about owning a grand piano. Well this past Monday, his dream came true. Around nine o’clock, a truck pulled up to our house and delivered his beautiful Yamaha. However, little did either of us know that...
  Recently as the guest author at a Los Angeles book club, I was asked if I write for a black or white audience when penning my novels. I have to confess, I was a bit thrown when the inquiry was made, because I was in the company of a room of en...
A month ago my sister told me she had wrestled all night because God had given her a message to pass along to me.  As I stood in the Honda dealership waiting for my car to be serviced, I wondered what God had told my sister that he chose not to ...
Today is my maternal grandfather’s birthday. If he were alive he would be 98-years-old. I thank God I had the privilege of knowing him and even living with him for a short period of time. One of the last things he said to me was “NEVER GIVE UP ON YOU...
This time last Saturday, I was celebrating the launch of my new novel, “Married in the Nick of Nine.” It’s been a week and I’m still basking in the love and support from all who came out. Here’s hugs and kisses to those of you who were there and love...
Have you ever felt totally helpless? Like you were drowning and there was nothing you could do about it. That’s how I’ve been feeling about my new job. Tomorrow, I’ll start my third week, and it’s a miracle I’m still there. I talked a mean game in th...
My husband is seeing another woman. He spends time with her every day after work, except Friday’s. He even sees her on the weekends -- sometimes on Saturday, and if not Saturday, then Sunday. There have been so many evenings when he’s gotten in late ...
  Yesterday was day four on my new job, and I’m hanging in there. The pace hasn’t slowed and I’m using prayer, faith, and my skills to keep afloat. By the time I get off work, I’m exhausted. But somehow I muster the strength to cook a home cooke...
It seems like every day there’s a new crop of reality shows hitting the airwaves. The topics and themes of these shows are as varied as the people are who are courageous enough — or some might argue — crazy enough to put their issues and demons on fr...




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