Through poems, prayers and promises, We Are The Branches takes you on a personal, twenty-four-year journey beginning in misunderstanding, doubt, resistance and unbelief. It leads you through the tough process of being humbled by life and loss, and then, to the surprising, healing and liberating experience of meeting Jesus. The impact of that encounter leads you along as an intimate relationship is formed between Jesus and the author, as her perspective of Him and everything else changes, and how this new way of seeing affects her marriage, family, past issues and even daily problem solving. You will be inspired as she shares the new meaning and purpose in her life while shifting from the world's view to God's way of seeing everything. You will get the feeling, at times, that you are witnessing intimate conversations between God and one of His children, as each poem is followed by God's own words. This book is infused with challenges to any unbelieving reader to open their hearts and minds to the one thing they have been conditioned against, while it poignantly describes the very essence of what it is like to be truly free. Judith Doxey, an award-winning artist in many mediums, has been writing poetry most of her life. She wrote and illustrated her first book, No Turning Back, in 1982. From World of Poetry, she is a past recipient of Silver and Golden Poet Awards and over the years has written lyrics for several Contemporary Christian and Worship songs. Judi's husband, Gene, is an educator. They have a daughter, Gia, and son, Jared, and four grandchildren, as well as a daughter, Justine, who is in heaven. They foster parented troubled boys off and on and ended up adopting their son. They also raised a herd of show cattle and managed a ranch for sixteen years.