Robert is an award-winning Christian poet, author, motivational speaker and spoken word artist. He has a strong psalmist anointing on his life. Robert recently released his debut CD, "The Heart of a Man", which is now available for purchase. Some of his work has been featured in the motion picture “Battered Clergy: From Victim to Victor”. Robert's first book, “Words of Inspiration: A Collection of Poems for the One You Love”, released in 2006, was selected as the WeAreFearless Online Book Club's "Pick of the Month for July 2007. His second book, "Words of Inspiration: Speak Healing," was released in 2008. Robert and his wife, Marlas, are the co-founders of Words of Inspiration Ministries. Consistently receiving favorable reviews, his work has been featured in several magazines, including the January through March issues of Christian Voice Magazine, cover stories in the January 2008 issue of Global Influence Magazine and the January 2009 issue of Divine Inspirations Magazine. He has also been featured in Elect Magazine, S V Promoting Purpose Magazine, Mo Favor Magazine, and a host of others. Robert has been consistently featured on the "Poetry Over Music" compilation CD series which include: Volume II: Different Shades of Love with his poem "Empty"; Volume III: Rhythm & Poetry with his poem “Here and Now”; and Volume IV: Freedom Through Music with his poem "God's Gonna Cut You Down. His song, “Cries of the Lord” is included on the "Blessed of the Midwest Mix Tape - Volume 1" CD compilation. Robert currently serves as the Creative Arts & Poetry Editor for Divine Inspirations Magazine where he is also a contributing monthly columnist. He is sought after to create personalized poetry for various individuals and events. He has also been featured on numerous radio and blog talk radio shows. Being an accomplished public speaker, he has ministered the Word of God at several women, men, and youth conferences and has been a featured panelist for Go' on Girl Book Club's National Conference in Cleveland, OH and is an annual speaker at the WAGFEST/NIANAF conferences. He was recently featured on a segment of “The John Lanier Show”, a syndicated Christian talk show based out of Fayette, Alabama as well as having a feature segment on the “I’m Just Sayin” Christian talk show with host Pastor Dan Willis. Following the assignment the Lord placed on his life, he is currently hard at work on the third and fourth books in his popular poetry series, as well as a novella he is co-writing with his wife, all set to be released in 2012.
This is a love poem I did called "Empty" for a Valentines Day celebration at Living Hope Church in Merrillville, IN. The piano you hear is being played by Mr. Dan Hernandez.