"And God is able to cause all grace to abound toward you, that ye having all sufficiency, may abound unto every work.”

II Corinthians 9:8

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Vine and Vessels

Monthly Meetings

Seaford Library
600 N Market Street Seaford, DE  19973

 Vine & Vessels Monthly Meetings

4th Saturday of each month at the Seaford Library.

10:00 am-12:00 pm

                                            Joyce A. Sessoms, M.Ed.           
                                                   Author, “SuccessAbility! Taking the Burden out of Navigating High School”


I have served as Co-Founder of Vine and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship since 2007, and have the same level of passion for motivating and encouraging the creative genius in others.  It is a privilege to have helped mold and mentor members of our community, near and far.

My co-founder, Betty Jarman, and I are always excited to be able to be used by God to bring a diverse selection of gifted workshop facilitators to you year after year.   We also invite you to connect with a writers’ group in your community to sharpen your skills and collaborate with those who share like gifts.

Since retiring from my career as a school counselor in 2012, I have been blessed to open The ARK Educational Resource Center, an after-school program whose mission is to increase the high school graduation rate in our community. This is another phase of ministry of which God has opened the door of opportunity.

I stand on the promise of God as he encourages us in Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans that I have for you”……….  I desire to fulfill the plans and purpose that He has for my life, while helping others’ fulfill theirs. 

You may contact me at crownjewel777@comcast.net.  God Bless You!

                                         Betty Ricks-Jarman
                                         Co-Founder, Vine & Vessels Christian Writer’s Ministry

                                         Greetings my friends,

I am excited about our stunning new look and intricate website  design.  It is refreshing and vibrant, and bursting with flavor.

As a writer, I always try to bring flavor and substance  to every portion of my writing. So that my readers may  enjoy every satisfying morsel.

Writing is my passion, as I creatively  pen words and thoughts on paper. I enjoy writing in different genres; non-fiction, poetry, short stories, human interest pieces, devotionals, commentaries and essays.

I  am espiecally committed to writing commentaries and  personal essays that reflect the African-American experience.

Many of my commentaries and essays have appeared in local and regional newspapers.  Several  of my human interest pieces have appeared in Maryland and Delaware newspapers.

I am a member of the Seaford Star Newspaper Editorial Board. My memoir entitled " No More Crumbs' will be released in July 2016.

I enjoy spending time with family,  attending gospel concerts, jazz festivals, shopping, reading, traveling, dancing, dining out and walking.

I can be reached at bettylj2@yahoo.com