It started with a prayer and was answered at the crooked tree. It is a journey of approximately eight years, as the Holy Spirit placed this poetry in the heart of a man who prayed a simple prayer and asked, "Why is life so hard?" These poems show us God's love, provision and his promises for all mankind. They speak about issues we all face in life and there are many scripture references which proclaim God's thoughts and purpose for every one. Craig Kiehl was raised in Oxford CT. and has been a machinist for thirty-five years. He is married, with three children and twin granddaughters. He moved his family to Gordonsville, TN in 1999 and in the year of 2000 started writing poetry. He is a Graduate of Gateway of Hope Bible Leadership and Ministry School. A member of Love's Way Community Church, a volunteer worker and counselor at Joseph's Storehouse Food Ministry, both located in Lebanon, TN.