Rae Neal is truly blessed with amazing creativity and unique communication skills. Her life experiences began in a small, oil town in Oklahoma, continued through college, to Europe, to Russia, to the volcanic mountain villages of Guatemala, Costa Rica, and to her work on an Atlantic Ocean island off the coast of Africa. The pleasant surprises of life are often unexpected. This poetry collection meets that description. It is a privilege for me to recommend Midnight Melodies: From the Seas and Rivers of Life. Bracy Ball, Las Vegas, Nevada, President, Word Truth Ministries, http: //www.wordtruth.net. Rae Neal's thought provoking writings reminded me of the Scripture in Ecclesiastes 3;"To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: " As I read her inspired, poetic reflections, I was reminded of many of my own life experiences and how God had been in the midst of each one whether I had recognized it or not. I encourage you to read Midnight Melodies: From the Seas and Rivers of Life and you will hear the still, quiet voice of our Father God sharing His love for His child, you Dr. John Benefiel; Founder and Senior Pastor, Church on the Rock, Oklahoma City; Author, Binding The Strongman Over America Author Bio: Rae Neal saw God's future for her life when she was 10 years old. Through many twists and turns, that future materialized. Her poetical writings began when she was awakened in the night by the Spirit of God with words welling up in her spirit. She couldn't go back to sleep until she wrote them down. Rae is Pastor of a small church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she now resides with her husband, Terry, after having lived and ministered in various countries. It is her desire that you be blessed and transported through the seas and rivers of your life, in part, through her book's inspirations.