What makes life work? I have often asked that question. And how do you go from living in a ghetto in a small 5 room house with 5 kids and parents, to living in a suburban house with 5 bedrooms and a pool? How do you go from being a downcast minority to feeling good about yourself and succeeding in life? I'm glad you asked those questions; because you may start out as a poor minority, but you don't have to end up that way. I wish there were a magic button that I could tell you to push and all would go well. Unfortunately, there is none. Life is long, hard, challenging, and arduous.My book will show you: How to live a successful life, despite its ups and downsHow to push through trials and tribulations to the better sideHow to apply and lean on Biblical scriptures to make life work for youLife is not all fun and games; if anything, just the opposite. But, be encouraged. Read through this book and see how you can live a successful and more abundant life -- now, today, and going forward.I have also added some of my writings at the end of the book: Poems, Skits, and Plays, appropriate for church workers, looking for fresh and creative material for children and adults. They will surely give you a lift, and even a chuckle or two. I was raised in Philadelphia, PA, and graduated from Cheyney University, PA, in 1962. While there, not only did I learn how to write, and became the Editor of the College Newspaper, but I met and married my husband, Walter McDaniel. Together we co-founded the Faith United Christian Church, in Berlin, NJ, where I honed my writing skills and wrote poems, skits, and plays; and had a Traveling Theater Ministry. I recently retired as President of the Winslow Township Senior Citizens' Center, in Atco, NJ, where we took our members to theaters and plays. We have three children and five grandchildren.