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Cover of Finally by Rolanda T. Pyle


Awarded: Best Inspirational Poems, 2008 by Christian Storyteller

A strong black woman, a social worker and a devoted member of a loving family, but above all else, Rolanda Pyle is a woman of God. Her first collection of poetry, Finally, is an intensely personal rumination on the way her indomitable faith has guided her path in life. Pyle writes passionately about the challenges she has faced — her painful struggles with relationships, weight loss and sickness — and the divine light, which inspired her to overcome them. Her verse sings of survival, celebrating God's love and the power of perseverance.
—Long Island University Magazine


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New on the Site: Featured Poem

This December, we celebrate the spirit of Christmas with our featured poem, Rolanda T. Pyle's "The Reason for the Season."

Share this poem with family and friends. And remember to join us in the New Year for a new featured poem.


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Portrait of Rolanda T. Pyle

The Latest from RoRo's Rainbow Communications:Beneath His Everlasting Wings
Cover of Beneath His Everlasting Wings compiled by Rolanda T. Pyle

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"I felt your book was done very well. Each individual writer was very inspiring. Tamika Nurse touched me deeply, as well as a few others. I enjoyed the book greatly." —Felecia Coston Jordan

"...a collection of inspirational devotions, poems and short stories that make you reflect on your life and the struggles you might have endured. Reading this was like a breath of fresh air... It was a great, power-packed read."
—Cheryl Hayes, APOOO Book Club, 5-star review

THIS DEVOTIONAL MINISTERS to those going through difficult situations by providing devotional tools to help readers cope with life challenges. It features a host of authors on diverse topics that affect us in our everyday walk in life. Some authors share personal stories and testimonies.

"This wonderful devotional was compiled by Rolanda T. Pyle. It will lift your spirit when things get rough and you will be challenged to strive to live right and do right for the betterment of others. The testimonies will encourage you to: "walk in victory, expectation and power!", and "step up to the plate and let the enemy know that no matter what he throws your way, you will not strike out!" By the time you finish these devotionals you will be comforted in knowing that "Troubles don't always last." —Black Christian Book Review

"As I read each testimony I shed so many tears..."
—Jameelah, C&B's Book Reviews, 5-star review


Woman’s Advantage Shared Wisdom Calendar

Woman’s Advantage Shared Wisdom CalendarROLANDA PYLE WAS SELECTED from over 5,000 submissions to be featured in The 2014 Woman’s Advantage Shared Wisdom Calendar. The calendar provides advice for women business owners from influential women leaders across the US and around the world. Rolanda's quote is one of 365 selected—one for each day of the year—and will be featured on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

For more information, call 919-841-0401 or visit

The Latest from Gumbo for the Soul: Men of Honor

GUMBO FOR THE SOUL PUBLICATIONS' fourth anthology is available now. Gumbo for the Soul: Men of Honor (Special Cancer Awareness Edition) encompasses a focus on humanitarianism, honor and the health concerns affecting men with a particular focus on prostate cancer. This anthology reflects stories woven into our legacy, carried by time and preserved with love.

Rolanda Pyle is featured in the new anthology with her memoir, "Life with Father."

Order Men of Honor in a Kindle edition on Amazon.

God Behind the Scenes

ROLANDA SHARES A HEARTWARMING true life story of how God turned her childhood disappointments into blessings beyond her imagination on the blog, The Power of a Thankful Heart.

Poetry on Radio

ON OCTOBER 30, 2013, Rolanda Pyle read her poem celebrating the 2013 New York Knicks on Boomer and Carton in the Morning on WFAN radio. Catch the full text of this poem on our Facebook Fan Page.

Finally PosterFinally Poster

POSTER PRESENTS THE FULL text of Rolanda's signature poem, "Finally."


About the Author & Publisher

ROLANDA T. PYLE is a certified social worker. She is currently a consultant with the Assigned Counsel Project. Rolanda's most recent position was Associate Director of the Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) at The Brookdale Foundation. She was the Director of the New York City Department for the Aging's Grandparent Resource Center for ten years.

She has received numerous awards for her work with grandparents raising grandchildren, including the 2004 Sloan Public Service Award and HBO's 2004 Beah Richards Spirit Award. New York's Daily News named her one of the "100 Women Who Shape Our City" in April 2004.


Holiday Book Sale

Set 1

SET 1: Finally and Beneath His Everlasting Wings
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Set 2
SET 2: 2 copies of Finally
$20.00 plus shipping

Set 3
SET 3: 2 copies of Beneath His Everlasting Wings
$20.00 plus shipping

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Recent News

The Power of Social Work

The New Social WorkerBE INSPIRED! BE UPLIFTED! Read Rolanda T. Pyle's poem, "The Power of Social Work," on the website of The New Social Worker, the social work careers magazine.

A Popular Poem

NYC Seniors BlogTHE NYC DEPARTMENT FOR THE AGING also published Rolanda T. Pyle's poem, "The Power of Social Work," on their blog, NYC Seniors.

Published in The Little Rock Sun

ROLANDA T. PYLE'S poem, "Hue People," published in her collection, Finally, appeared in this past February in the pages of The Little Rock Sun. (Click the image to read the entire poem.)

Poetry on Radio

ROLANDA T. PYLE'S poem, "The Power of Social Work" will be read on air as part of a campus broadcasting class at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS. The poem will inaugurate the month of March—which is Social Work Month.

The Encyclopedia of Elder Care

The Encyclopedia of Elder CareROLANDA PYLE IS COAUTHOR of the chapter, "Grandparents as Family Caregivers," appearing in the new edition of The Encyclopedia of Elder Care. Read a free sample and order it now.

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