Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Behold -Thy Family

When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

Fifteen Years by Kendra Norman Bellamy is a reminder that family is not necessarily those linked to us by genetics. Family can be those ordained to be the blessing we long for, if only we open our eyes and hearts wide enough to receive.

So it it with Josiah Tucker, the son of a substance dependent and neglectful mother, spent most of his childhood years in the custody of the State, living in foster homes throughout Atlanta, Georgia. At the age of fourteen, he was taken from the foster family that he had grown to love, the Smiths, and returned to his negligent birth mother. Enduring the hardships faced while living with his birth mother JT manages to makes something of his life. However, fifteen years after being taken from the Smiths and at the peak of success, he finds himself feeling empty and at his lowest. When he decides to reconnect with the Smiths, JT finds his faith in God renewed and discovers his attraction to his foster sister.

KENDRA NORMAN-BELLAMY is a national best-selling author and the founder of KNB Publications LLC. She is the organizer of Visions in Print, an Atlanta-based national organization for faith-based writers, and The Writer’s Hut, an online fellowship for African American Writers. She is the founder of Cruisin’ For Christ, a groundbreaking at-sea ministry that celebrates writing, gospel music and other God-glorifying arts, and also serves as a motivational speaker.

A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Kendra currently resides in Stone Mountain, George with her family.
For more information, visit http://www.knb-publications.com/ 

To view the blog tour schedule and read an excerpt visit: http://bit.ly/FifteenYearsBlogTour


  1. Linda,

    Thank you for hosting the Fifteen Years Blog Tour today!

  2. Thanks for the feature, Linda. I appreciate you and your blog readers. Continued blessings!

  3. Thank you, Linda. Great blog. Eugenia Renskoff