29
Oct

Why the Caged Bird Sings

Two eminent African-American poets of the 20th century, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Maya Angelou, both explore the metaphor of why the caged bird sings. Time caught in the crux of life’s dark crucibles has taught me why: #1 Singing is in its nature. A bird was made to sing, but in the cage it faces...
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11
Jun

Featured by Voice of Prophecy

Life was quite normal for Rachel and her two brothers until she turned six and her parents began to change their whole way of living. Listen as Rachel shares her inspiring story with Jean.
11
Jun

Urban Reports Interview

Bound by rules and have lost a relationship? Listen as Rachel shares how she has found dynamic freedom and a vibrant life.
11
Jun

Born Yesterday featured in the South Bend Tribune

Williams-Smith and her two older brothers were raised by parents who separated from the Seventh-day Adventist Church, believing that the denomination was too worldly to adequately prepare the family for Jesus Christ’s imminent return. They family abandoned most modern conveniences and lived off the land in a manner similar to 19th-century frontier people, she says....
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11
Jun

Shocking New Book by Andrews University Chair of Communications

You could say that Rachel Williams-Smith lived through parts of three centuries. Today, she is a PhD and directs the Department of Communication at Andrews University. She has one book published, has a website, Facebook page, and cell phone, and in short, is reasonably expert in getting along in the 21st century. She was born...
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11
Jun

Born Yesterday featured in The Huntsville Times

Kay Campbell spent three hours interviewing me and then crafted the following article. Interestingly, she chose to do the interview in the very location that I speak of in Chapter 3 of the book–the Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville, Alabama. It was a unique experience being able to view the very spot where the...
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11
Jun

Hope TV Interview

I was blessed to share my story live on the Hope Channel on October 21, 2014. I hope you will enjoy watching this. (If you can’t see the video here, you can watch it on the Hope Channel.)
11
Jun

There is no “easy” life

“The ants were my friends . . . I didn’t have much else to do – our main curriculum was, as my mother put it, ‘Bible and survival.’— Dr. Rachel Williams-Smith So began the article, written by the first reporter to interview me after reading my book, Born Yesterday. As I was reading the article,...
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11
Jun

Born Yesterday Glimpse

The following excerpt is from the Introduction to Born Yesterday: he lawnmower roared to life, the noise cutting through the morning air of the lazy suburban neighborhood in Orting, Washington. I stepped back and glanced about uneasily, expecting heads to appear in the windows or at the front doors of the houses across the street....
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