Recent Reviews for Judith A. Mays
Winter Dance/Summer Song (Short Story) - 6/11/2013 9:55:14 AM|
This story reminds me when I lost my husband of 36 yrs and how a community in which we only lived for a shot time,were very supportive and loving during the sad times. I do believe God puts some people in your life for special reasons. I enjoyed this inspiring story.
Winter Dance/Summer Song (Short Story) - 9/22/2012 10:16:41 AM
WELL DONE. GOD OFTEN USES A FRIEND TO DISPELL THE GLOOMINESS AND GIVE US A SONG. I LOVED THE SCENE AND THE ESSENCE OF LOVE THAT FLOWS BETWEEN GOOD FRIENDS. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Winter Dance/Summer Song (Short Story) - 3/13/2012 12:45:45 PM
Hello Clarence - Thanks for reading and sharing. I look forward to reading your work as well.
Winter Dance/Summer Song (Short Story) - 3/13/2012 6:23:50 AM
This is a really lovely story, Judith A Mays! It tells of the goodness of the Lord and of how nice it is when one has a supporting friend! Thanks for sharing!
Winter Dance/Summer Song (Short Story) - 9/12/2011 11:44:56 AM
Just to comment about what i am interacting with is the fact that this is a story that carries alot of pain experienced by this two,though i find Trudy so sensitive to Emeralds predicaments,she is so discerning to know what Emerald could be in need of per time-looking at when she makes a phone call that Emerald prepares so that they can take breakfast together then Emerald gets excited,tells you that she was very empty and needed help.
When Emerald is talking of eviction whether to evict or had evicted,says-should be the husband Arthur,she is seen battling so much,compares the divorce to death,tells you she was truly affected unlike Trudy who looks more composed and taking control of Emeralds deliverance.
Trudy talks of a day they will get out of the dry spell-this i think could be related to a sort of loneliness that arises from death and divorce as it is.
Emerald talks about creating a song(eviction of Arthur)this tells me that this isn't about the physical Arthur but an Arthur in the mind that reoccurs and she is trying to deal with thoughts that are really affecting her.When she gets to the bed calling the name of Jesus it tells me that this is a difficult situation in her mind and its only by divine intervention that she recognizes help can be found.
But on the other hand i think Trudy as much as she is supportive she wishes that they both lived in the same situation so their friendship can be intact.
Please,i note,the words used-breeze,wind stand for healing and words like tears would definitely stand for pain,the pillow like the world would look for comfort from places they may not find it.
Just to sum up,i must say its a technical story with much hidden meaning and with quite a number of faces.
It also has a very technical way of blending it with the bible and it can be read very comfortably with all kinds of people,thanks.
Diligently Guard Your Heart (Article) - 5/3/2012 9:46:01 AM
Judith, I enjoyed this! Keep penning what God has given you. May you be blessed even more so.
To be or not to be: A woman minister asks is that still the question? (Article) - 8/23/2011 4:34:45 AM
Great insight into the person God has called you to be! A great article (but I expect nothing less!)
To be or not to be: A woman minister asks is that still the question? (Article) - 7/11/2011 1:26:17 PM
Hey Minister Mays! You have tackled a very controversial topic and you've done a masterful job. This is very good reading and I like the fact that you back up your doctrine with Scripture.
No Bargain Buy (Poetry) - 9/21/2013 8:48:23 PM
Good rhythm within rhyme. A mixture of a modern take yet in cultural context.
No Bargain Buy (Poetry) - 9/4/2013 2:33:43 AM
Yoked (Poetry) - 8/14/2013 9:40:19 AM
we all pray he does
Counting The Cost To take Up The Cross (Poetry) - 8/9/2013 12:18:12 PM
Costs too much for me.
Counting The Cost To take Up The Cross (Poetry) - 8/8/2013 5:05:22 PM
Wow, Judith, you know how to confront believers, no stumbling around, but directly and lovingly! An excellent set of questions to ask oneself, after first asking the Lord to give discernment and desire to live His way. Is Jesus satisfied with me? I need to ask Him today!
Counting The Cost To take Up The Cross (Poetry) - 8/8/2013 3:13:26 PM
He gave us the blueprint. We but have to follow it.
A Love note to my sons and daughters (Poetry) - 7/28/2013 12:54:50 PM
Sounds like you have healthy, normal kids. Were we ever like that?
Good hair (Poetry) - 7/28/2013 12:52:52 PM
Clever poem. Isn't it interesting how some people have it and some don't as they age?
Victory (Poetry) - 4/15/2013 11:57:12 AM
on Him and Him alone...we can always depend for He 'is' our victory. thank you.
Victory (Poetry) - 4/10/2013 8:29:05 AM
so very right and true
Lamentation Too (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 3:06:17 PM
I'M with you on this all the way home...Bob-
Lamentation Too (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 8:52:30 AM
a very fine write of your faith and devotion
What Momma Say (Poetry) - 3/25/2012 1:36:20 AM
momma's love and wisdom, can prolong our lives. thanks for sharing.
Seed Time and harvest (Poetry) - 3/20/2012 9:00:11 PM
i'm not that much into the bible but there is a line that goes, no matter what happens if one believes in God , it's turns out for the good. thanks for sharing
Good hair (Poetry) - 2/21/2012 2:06:58 AM
AIN'T THAT THE TRUTH...AMEN! THANKS FOR SHARING THIS ENJOYABLE WORK. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Ode to the Huxtables (Poetry) - 2/14/2012 10:08:40 AM
The Cosby Show is my favorite of all time. I have all of the episodes. My eyes water at times when I watch it. Thank you for writing this.
Ode to the Huxtables (Poetry) - 2/9/2012 2:51:42 PM
Hi There Minister Mays!!!
I LIKE IT! Blessings! :)
Good hair (Poetry) - 2/8/2012 11:10:27 AM
A witty little ditty filled with charm.
From the looks of your picture, you've got great hair!
Ode to the Huxtables (Poetry) - 2/8/2012 11:08:01 AM
I never watched sitcoms much, but it was a way for comics to make more money than just doing stand up. Bill Cosby is the genius behind a change in the way we look at family. Like Denzel Washington today, he always set a good example.
A very thorough and wonderful tribute.
Two other shows come to mind. Sanford and Son and Soul Train.
Ode to the Huxtables (Poetry) - 2/8/2012 9:03:56 AM
You've written a lovely tribute to the Huxtbales. Ah, those where the days.
Ode to the Huxtables (Poetry) - 2/8/2012 7:42:45 AM
A tribute to an era gone by, when there were actual writers and actors in comedy, instead of reality based garbage and bikini boppers. Patrick
Ode to the Huxtables (Poetry) - 2/7/2012 4:18:33 PM
A FINE WORK WITH GREAT RHYME. LOVED THE TIMELY MESSAGE...YES, THERE IS BEAUTY AND LOVE IN THE HOOD! AND THE 'HUXTABLES' PORTRAYED THIS WELL. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS 'KEEPER'. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Good hair (Poetry) - 10/13/2011 12:11:57 PM
Aint that the truth. Funny.
What Momma Say (Poetry) - 10/10/2011 12:15:08 PM
Well said Judith! Blessings...Frances
A Love note to my sons and daughters (Poetry) - 9/15/2011 8:25:26 AM
You are write Judy,young men and ladies have the biggest problem,but do you know what...They are looking for an identity,they are empty and it should be clear when someone is empty will need something to fill them and that's why others will go for drugs,some for illicit relations etc just to feel the emptiness in them,so whats readily available will be the stuff to be taken and the world has all around the and this is why the Christians will have to work even more harder.
200 belts were bought by some politician to help sensitise the people who sag,that a lie,its all about values,they need the real thing its not only the west its serious here,the African culture never allowed such but its now here with us.
I am afraid about the next fashion,because what is there at the moment is serious so am like if this what is there where shall we look when the next one arrives,they are about to walk necked,but do they have parents-its about values not belts,in any case the have enough money to buy belts.
We have to rise up and find something readily available for the empty ones we say-Values(Heart position).
A Love note to my sons and daughters (Poetry) - 7/12/2011 8:46:09 AM
Right on, Judy! PANTS ON THE GROUND...makes you look foolish. Judy is telling it right ! It is not the way to present yourself if you want to be successful in society. If you want to send a message -- How about wearing some "African black cultural garb" -- like a daishiki or coofi hat. A lot of young people don't know the origins of this droopy-pants style: It started in PRISON...which was a way to indicate..."available for sex." When I was young, my parents told me not to deal with the guys who looked tacky and kept doo-rags on the hair. Appearance reflects what's on your mind.
~Melvia Miller (educator/author)
What Momma Say (Poetry) - 7/12/2011 8:41:47 AM
Judy offers this good way of expressing mother's concern for the health of children. It is time we all become more 'health-conscious' -- and listen to the words of our wise mothers.
~Melvia Miller (educator/author)
E-Mail Testimonies (Poetry) - 7/12/2011 8:40:01 AM
Judy Mays has a kind, golden heart and her poetry reflect these qualities. She has been helping a lot of people in her life and poetry is another expression of her desire to share wisdom in order to empower others.
~ Melvia Miller (author/educator)
E-Mail Testimonies (Poetry) - 7/11/2011 1:22:36 PM
This is thought-provoking and oh, so true. I really liked it!
A Love note to my sons and daughters (Poetry) - 6/22/2011 12:41:18 PM
Deep and too true.
What Momma Say (Poetry) - 6/22/2011 12:37:00 PM
I love this one!
E-Mail Testimonies (Poetry) - 4/22/2009 2:13:38 PM
A very amusing poem,I enjoy reading it,take care
E-Mail Testimonies (Poetry) - 4/20/2009 8:05:59 PM
Wonderful sense of humor....
Be always safe,
E-Mail Testimonies (Poetry) - 4/20/2009 3:03:38 PM
A Love note to my sons and daughters (Poetry) - 10/18/2007 1:33:20 PM
Love this, very creative indeed. :) Good poetic messages here.
What Momma Say (Poetry) - 10/17/2007 11:44:29 AM
That's right! Very deadly, good message.