Quina Aragon’s articles, poems, and spoken word videos have been featured on The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, Journey Women, Fathom Mag, and The Witness: BCC.
She resides in Tampa, FL with her husband Jon and beautiful, three-year-old daughter. Quina’s first children’s book, Love Made, is a poetic retelling of the creation story that highlights God as the Trinity, humans as His image bearers, and children as a delightful gift.
Quina and I chat about meeting Jesus as a teenager, her high school English teacher encouraging her to perform her first poem, and how her children’s book, Love Made came to be.
2:50 Quina shares her faith journey with us, when she came to know Jesus.
“Pride was my god and once I got into a big public school to play basketball for them I just began to see my self-righteousness get confronted by my slavery to sin, meaning, when I went into freshman year I would say, I would never do this or that, only these types of girls do this. And sure enough, my freshman and sophomore year I started to see my sin snowball in all kinds of ways, particularly in lust. That was really something that God used to help me see that as Jesus say, ‘If you sin, you are a slave to sin.’ And thankfully, He brought a friend into my life…As I got to know her I saw something different about her and as I got to know her family saw something very different about them, mainly love.”
6:10 “Soon after that God began to really just draw me to Himself. I realized that I was empty and there was nothing that was going satisfy me. I was popular. We were well off. I had everything that, I guess, a high schooler might dream of….and none of it was satisfying me. God used that sense of emptiness to really lead me to open one of the Bible’s I had in my room…”
Her friend shared the gospel with her when she was 16.
7:16 Quina begins sharing how she uses her gifting as a creative (spoken word poet, author, etc.) to glorify God.
9:42 Quina speaks about her spoken word videos/short films. TO VIEW:
11:37 Quina shares a spoken word piece, Genesis 1 & 2 summary
12:52 Quina shares how she goes about creating. A common theme being prayer.
“Typically, things start in my journal as I am spending time with the Lord.”
13:55 We begin to discuss Quina’s first children’s book, LOVE MADE
14:03 My oldest son, Bennett, reads, LOVE MADE
16:50 Quina shares how LOVE MADE came to be
She wrote the book in one sitting, while pregnant, after praying.
Originally, she shared it at a friend’s baby shower.
Then, decided to make it a spoken word piece.
Chris Powers, Full of Eyes ministry.
Alex Hitchens, created original music for it.
The animation video was shared on Gospel Coalition and a literary agent reached out to her about a book deal.
“The whole process of it becoming a book is just, the huge theme is prayer.”