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About Heart Written: Doris Hayes Gibson

My name is Doris Hayes Gibson. My life revolves around Jesus Christ, my Creator, my Redeemer, the Lord of my worship, and the Hope for my tomorrow. My passion is to illustrate God's beauty and love through poetry and song lyrics. I have created hundreds of framed poetry images. Some were gifts of encouragement; some to honor a memory of a loved one, and some were created to help someone celebrate a special occasion. After living out of state for several years, I am, once again, residing in the beautiful Upstate of South Carolina. I have three grown children, five grandchildren, and a blue tortoiseshell Burmese cat. Illustrating God's beauty and love through words of poetry is my deepest passion. Although I have always enjoyed writing, it wasn't until 2005 (when God shut one door) that I realized He was opening the door of a tremendous opportunity to see Him use me in a spectacular way. While I do not claim any greatness of ability in any shape or form, I do know that God brought me through many trials and heartaches for such a time as this. I am now able to share this gift of poetry, with which He has blessed me, to magnify Him through blessing others. I Peter 4:10,11 states: "Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen." Through my writings, my main goal is to edify Christ. If I have touched one person in a positive way through this ministry, I know it will be worth every effort I put into my work. As I have said before, "This is My Labor of Love...but God's Work of Art." My first book, Heart Written - Breaking Free, was published in November of 2012. It is my prayer that it will reach countless souls and bless lives in tremendous ways. In 2014, my second book, Heart Written - Calling Me, was published. My third and fourth books, Heart Written - Cleansing River and Heart Written - Guarded Treasures, are now available. Please visit any online bookstore to purchase my books or contact me for your personally signed copies of my Heart Written series.

When God Speaks, Do You Listen?

“The Lord your God will be merciful only if you listen to his voice and keep all his commands that I am giving you today, doing what pleases Him.” (Deuteronomy 13:18) For as long as I remember, I felt my … Continue reading

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When a Strong Man’s Soul Is Broken for His Best Friend

Michael Cogdill, of WYFF News 4 in Greenville, SC, Holding the Poetry Image of “Maggie’s Love.” Hearing of his tragic loss, my heart was more than touched. I, too, felt that sting so great and fire-piercing as a jagged sword finding … Continue reading

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Once, I Cried Alone

You think you know me, but you don’t.  You believe you feel my pain, but you can’t. You witness my tears and say you will try to understand, but you won’t…. No, you won’t. I am a person very unfamiliar … Continue reading

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The Years of Devastation: Surviving After Abuse

No matter how hard you may try, if you have been in an abusive situation, you will never forget the pain. I am a survivor of domestic violence in many forms. I was punched. I was slapped. I was thrown … Continue reading

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Little Secrets Become Big Hurts

I see the fear within her eyes…deepest, darkest pain and terror that once claimed my childhood’s soul. She looks downward to hide the sorrow so many can never imagine…. But I know. Inside, I know. And I weep for her. … Continue reading

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When We Must Say Goodbye

Saying that final goodbye is never easy. Right now, I am now facing the loss of another close relative. As I watch the family struggling with the reality of these last days together and trying to keep their loved one … Continue reading

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A Nation without God

There is so much happening lately in our country…so many things being considered politically correct, when our Bible deems them sinful. We all sin and come short of what God commands of us. But the difference is when we knowingly … Continue reading

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Behind the Veil

The Tears of a Clown  She smiles through her pain as she passes through the crowded streets. She laughs with her friends when she really wants to go home and cry into the silence of her pillow. The mask she … Continue reading

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Breaking the Chains of an Abusive Past

“The road to healing may be long, but the joy in knowing you’re stronger because of the journey will be worth it all!” -Doris Hayes Gibson From the early days of childhood, abuse can crush one’s spirit to extraordinary measures. … Continue reading

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Lord, Heal Our Land

Our country seems to be spiraling down an endless tunnel. Never before have we witnessed such unease and turmoil. God, and our freedom of expressing our beliefs in Him, are being removed from every source imaginable. The state of our … Continue reading

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