How to Fix a Broken Record: Thoughts on Vinyl Records, Awkward Relationships, and Learning to Be Myself
: Your soul holds a massive record collection: melodies, rhythms, and bass lines. Memories that ask you to dance and memories that haunt you in a minor key. Lies that become soundtracks to your days while truths play too softly...
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Your soul holds a massive record collection: melodies, rhythms, and bass lines. Memories that ask you to dance and memories that haunt you in a minor key. Lies that become soundtracks to your days while truths play too softly to be heard.
Spoken word poet Amena Brown's broken records played messages about how she wasn't worthy to be loved. How to Fix a Broken Record chronicles her journey of healing as she's allowed the music of God's love to replace the scratchy taunts of her past. From bad dates to marriage lessons at Waffle House, from learning to love her hair to learning to love an unexpected season of life, from discovering the power of saying no and the freedom to say yes, Amena offers keep-it-real stories your soul can relate to.
The hurtful words of others and the failures of your past often determine what record you play the most in your mind. Those painful repetitions can become loud at the most inopportune time, keeping you from speaking up, pursuing your dreams, and growing closer to God.
Recognize the negative messages that play on repeat every day in your mind. Learn how to replace them with the truth that you are a beloved child of God. And discover how to laugh along the way as you find new joy in the beautiful music of your life.
Amena Brown is a poet, speaker, journalist and event host from Atlanta, Georgia. The author of a chapbook and two spoken word CDs, Brown has performed and spoken at events across the nation such as The RightNow Conference, Creativity World Forum, Catalyst Conference, Chick-fil-A Leadercast, the 2008 National Poetry Slam Competition, as well as touring with Gungor.She and her husband, Matt "DJ Opdiggy" Owen travel and perform "God.Rhyme.Reason." a presentation of poetry, monologue and deejaying on doubt, faith and hope. Brown is also journalist for numerous blogs, magazines and newspapers in the Atlanta area.
- :table Of Contents: 1.searching For The Groove2.be Kind Rewind3.empire State Of Mind4.like A Virgin5.take Me To Church 6.go Ahead And Get Happy 7.that’s The Way Love Goes 8.dear God9.warrior Women 10.adventures In Staying 11.press Record And Play