Local author to hold book signing Saturday | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | September 8, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: September 6, 2017 at 12:11 pm
Rubina Roberts of Walterboro retired last year after 33 years with the Department of Social Services. But her retirement didn’t last long.
Earlier this year, “the Lord called to my spirit,” telling her she needed to write a book. Shortly thereafter, her daughter suggested the same thing. “And then the Lord sent me to Shiela Keaise at the library and it all just fell into place,” Roberts said. (Keaise publishes books through Martina Publishing.)
The paperback, “The 4 C’s of a Successful Testimony,” tells of Roberts’ faith in God. “The four C’s are Confess your sins; Claim that you’re a follower of Jesus; Choose to stay focused on God’s purpose for your life, be obedient and forgive others; and Create your own destiny by trusting God to fight your battles,” Roberts said.
“A successful testimony means that you love God first, that you love yourself, that you know that Jesus’ love is enough for you, and to be there to do whatever God tells you to do. Be true to yourself, trust and have faith in God, and there’ll be no problem God can’t solve,” she said.
But here’s one final bit of advice from someone who’s survived a husband, four children and 33 years with DSS: “First we have to love ourselves and be true to ourselves. Sometimes there are little things we have to do for ourselves to appreciate ourselves. Take time to enjoy life as we go,” Roberts said.
She will give a talk on her new book and hold a book-signing at the Colleton County Memorial Library on Saturday Sept. 9 from 3-4 p.m.