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Once a high school dropout, Texas businesswoman Felicia Jeffries becomes a successful, educated entrepreneur


I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14 NIV)


REPRESENTING ‘DA SIP’

SEASON OF BLESSINGS — A native of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Felicia Jeffries, 39, is an accomplished business and credit consultant as the mastermind behind Moore Financial Services, a board certified credit consultant endeavor that has greatly afforded her the golden opportunity to reap her share of sustained success.

DALLAS — One thing about Felicia Jeffries, she undoubtedly knows her God-given worth.

That is why come hell or high water, she’s become destined to possess and savor the abundant life that Christ came to give her.
“God put me here for that purpose,” Jeffries, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, explaining why it is imperative to esteem others daily. “The law of nature shows that the universe and nature works by cooperation and support. Human beings, when in a healthy, cooperative environment with support and love, can thrive and reach unsurpassing heights.
“I want to be the reflection of God’s light and help others see His grace and mercy through me in everything I do.”
To Jeffries’ credit, she certainly has proven to be a “reflection of God’s light,” particularly through her valiant contributions as a successful Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman.
A native of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Jeffries, 39, is an accomplished business and credit consultant as the mastermind behind Moore Financial Services, a board certified credit consultant endeavor that has greatly afforded her the golden opportunity to reap her share of sustained success.

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Widely known amongst her peers as “The Business Whisperer,” Jeffries has developed a keen passion for helping business owners repair their personal credit — this after she spent a considerable amount of time as a paralegal some nine years ago.

Then, three months after having starting college, Jeffries expanded her business-related repertoire when she assumed a position for a business and bankruptcy attorney.

As Jeffries recalled, her quest to fulfilling her God-given purpose arose amid a rather disheartening development involving one of the clients of an attorney.


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“We got a case from a young black boutique owner who was being sued by a large leasing company for being unable to pay her rent,” Jeffries explained. “She went five months without paying rent, because it was too expensive for her business’ budget. The leasing agency wanted payment in full. She couldn’t produce it, so they sued her.”

Jeffries, in fact, had essentially become affected by the client’s unfortunate situation.

“She walked into the office, crying with no money for an attorney,” Jeffries said. “So the attorney took the case Pro Bono (for free). The attorney reviewed the lease looking for loopholes and told the client she owed the money, because there were no loop holes. So we filed for bankruptcy.


SEASON OF THE REBIRTH 

“Since I knew about business credit and how its built on the EIN and not the owner’s social security number, I started separating business owners from their companies, not only to have the limited liability protection, but also to be able to obtain more borrowing power, to have that competitive edge to obtain those large corporate and government contracts, and just be all around credible,” said Jeffries, the author of the newly-produced book entitled, “Diary of Your Favorite Animals Near Extinction: Volume 1.

“The client wanted her merchandise out of the store,” Jeffries continued. “The leasing company wouldn’t release it. The attorney had to file a motion for the company to release the merchandise. They fought the motion, but our client won; however, the leasing agency’s representatives were angry. They called the client in the middle of the night and told her to pick up her stuff.

“The client arrived to the locked store with her merchandise sitting outside in black garbage bags…about $25,000 in merchandise. Not only that, they had poured oil on her merchandise. What they didn’t pour oil on, they broke. The attorney sued the leasing agency, but because it is a multi-billion dollar company, they fought against that lawsuit until the client finally just gave up and disappeared.”

It was, in fact, because of that downtrodden situation that Jeffries had become even more inspired to make a difference in her selected industry.

“Seeing this case made me want to help people repair their credit,” Jeffries said. “So I started a consumer credit repair firm after receiving the education to repair credit.”

Fortunately for Jeffries, a host of business owners began soliciting her services to have personal credit restored for their respective businesses.

MAKING STRIDES — Jeffries eventually earned her GED in 1998. Approximately 12 years later, she her garnered an undergraduate degree in Legal Studies, and in 2011, she would become fully certified as a credit consultant. Not to be outdone, Jeffries received certification from UCLA for Global Entrepreneurship in 2016 and earned certification in grant writing the following year.

“Since I knew about business credit and how its built on the EIN and not the owner’s social security number, I started separating business owners from their companies, not only to have the limited liability protection, but also to be able to obtain more borrowing power, to have that competitive edge to obtain those large corporate and government contracts, and just be all around credible,” said Jeffries, the author of the newly-produced book entitled, “Diary of Your Favorite Animals Near Extinction: Volume 1. 

For this native Mid-Southerner, her rise to entrepreneurial success didn’t come easily, considering Jeffries dropped out of high school during her sophomore.

Luckily for her, someone was able to see her potential long before she ever discovered it.


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“My former best friend’s mother saw our lives going nowhere and signed us up for Job Corp,” Jeffries said.

Jeffries eventually earned her GED in 1998. Approximately 12 years later, she acquired an undergraduate degree in Legal Studies, and in 2011, she would become fully certified as a credit consultant.

Not to be outdone, Jeffries received certification from UCLA for Global Entrepreneurship in 2016, then earned certification in grant writing the following year.

Talk about pulling off a dramatic comeback for the ages in this thing called life.

“Although, I am not perfect, I strive to be the type of human I would want my daughter to be,” Jeffries said.

To her credit, she’s doing just that, leading by example to the fullest.

With God, her Helper, steering the way.


For more information on Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Felicia Jeffries of Moore Financial Services, call her office at 888.387.1117 or fax to 888. 418.3978. Connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/ladiifelicia. Also, send email to: felicia@moorefinancialservices.net.


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Long before his personal encounter with Shaq, young Mekhi Welch has become a gifted sports buff

MEKHI’S MAD SKILLZ

HE’S THE TRUTH — For the child who’s widely known as “Mekhi,” a rather distinctly unique thing occurred some three years or so ago, according to his mother, Tawanna Chamberlain. “Mekhi has been a sports buff since the age of three,” Chamberlain told Making Headline News this week. “But when he started to read around five years old, he asked me to read books to him about the history of basketball and great players.”

DALLAS — Mekhi Welch is just eight years old, meaning for a kid his age, one would think he’s essentially in the beginner’s stage with regards to his knowledge about sports.

For the child who’s widely known as “Mekhi,” a rather distinctly unique thing occurred some three years or so ago, according to his mother, Tawanna Chamberlain.
“Mekhi has been a sports buff since the age of three,” Chamberlain, a Clearwater, Florida resident, told Making Headline News this week. “But when he started to read around five years old, he asked me to read books to him about the history of basketball and great players.”
And just like that, a rising young sports historian, of sorts, was born, considering Mekhi’s sports knowledge is such that he could perhaps teach these old vets a thing of two about arguably some of the celebrated athletes of our generation.
Thanks in large part to his mother routinely reading his autobiographies of Lewis Alcindor, Jr, (famously known today as Kareem Abdul-Jabar), Kobe Bryant’s “Mamba Mentality,” “When The Game Was Ours,” featuring Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, Phil Jackson’s “Eleven Rings” Sam Smith’s “The Jordan Rules,” Mitch Albom’s “Fab Five,” Dick Devenzo’s “Stuff Good Players Should Know,” LeBron James’ “The Boy Who Became King,” Stephen Curry’s “The Boy Who Never Gave Up,” “Michael Jordan: The Life,” and “Little Shaq” by Shaquille O’neal,” among others, and it’s no wonder little Mekhi boasts lofty aspirations of someday emerging as household name in what has become a multi-million dollar sport industry, particularly for some the world’s most prominent sports journalists.

LOOK! IT’S DA BIG DIESEL!

GOTTA LOOK AT THIS THIS — “Then it happened,” Chamberlain said. “Three days later, I received a personal video message from Shaq to Mekhi and I almost lost it. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was a surreal moment in time. I couldn’t wait to show Mekhi that his hero, Shaq, had sent him a personal message. When Mekhi saw the message from Shaq, he was overjoyed. He was smiling from ear-to-ear and he talked about the video message all the way to school that morning.”

“We absolutely love to read in our home,” Chamberlain said son’s newfound gift as a sports enthusiast. “In fact, it’s our favorite pastime. We literally own more books than we can count, and when Mekhi would become disinterested with me reading countless of books to him, he would pick up his iPad and Google interesting basketball stats and facts.”

To his credit, the more he deems it essential to become knowledge about sports opposite those up-to-date scores that customarily scroll across SportCenter’s Bottom Line, the more it seems that Mekhi essentially broadens his journalistic mechanics that figure to set him apart mightily from his peers much more sooner than later.

Never mind that he’s only eight years of age.

“Over the last five years, he has become a real life NBA basketball Wikipedia,” said Chamberlain, trying the best she could to assess her young and gifted son’s amazing gift that centered on big time sports. “You can ask him any question you want to about players from Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem, Magic, Kobe, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Isaiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Tracy McGrady, Charles Barkley, Step Curry, Kevin Durant, Kwahi Leonard, Clay Thompson, Ben Simmons to Zion Williamson.”

Once someone picks Mekhi’s brain about any major professional athlete — past or present — they might as well brace themselves for what essentially will be said next.

“Amazingly, he can recall their height, what cities they were born in, all the teams that each player played on, what year they were recruited and drafted to the NBA, who their rivals were, their current stats, their highest scoring games in a season, the years they were injured, and how the injury impacted their careers,” Chamberlain said. “You should hear him tell the story about Yao Ming.”

And then there is Mekhi’s personal encounter with O’Neal, five-time NBA champion and former LSU All-American.

According to Chamberlain, her son and Shaq established friendship during which an awe-inspiring encounter took place, a development that resulted in her son being the beneficiary.


“Mekhi has always loved Shaq,” Chamberlain said. Since he was five years old, he would tell me that his dream was to play a game of one-on-one with Shaq. To Mekhi, Shaquille O’Neal is larger-than-life. The other day I was in the living room watching something on TV and a commercial for a national pizza chain came on. Just as the commercial came on, Mekhi walked out of his room and was mesmerized by the fact that Shaq was going all around the town delivering pizzas to people.”


Much to his delight, the young sports buff had become even more attentive to the commercial ad featuring his hero.

“Over the last five years, he has become a real life NBA basketball Wikipedia,” said Chamberlain, trying the best she could to assess her young and gifted son’s amazing gift that centered on big time sports. “You can ask him any question you want to about players from Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem, Magic, Kobe, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Isaiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Tracy McGrady, Charles Barkley, Step Curry, Kevin Durant, Kwahi Leonard, Clay Thompson, Ben Simmons to Zion Williamson.”

“Mekhi could not believe his eyes…he thought that was the coolest thing ever,” Chamberlain recalled. “Right after the commercial went off, Mekhi asked me to call or text Shaq and ask him to bring him a (Papa John’s) pepperoni pizza. I just looked at him with a blank stare—I honestly didn’t know what to say to him regarding his request, because I was thinking to myself, “Yeah right. I don’t know Shaq’s telephone number—so I can’t call or text him and ask him to bring a pizza over here.

“Mekhi wholeheartedly believed that I would know how to contact Shaq and he was very persistent, so he went as far as to go pick up my cell phone and he handed it to me and said, ‘Here mom, please go ahead and call or text Shaq.’”

Interestingly, things would eventually become even more interesting for Mehki.

“Mekhi wholeheartedly believed that I would know how to contact Shaq and he was very persistent, so he went as far as to go pick up my cell phone and he handed it to me and said, ‘Here mom, please go ahead and call or text Shaq.’”

“Not wanting to let my child down, I grabbed my phone and sent a ‘Hail Mary’ DM to Shaq on Instagram, because my son was standing right there watching me type the message,” Chamberlain said. “No pressure…and I hit, ‘send,’ never thinking that Shaq would actually see the message or read it.”

Boy, was she wrong — wrong for all the right reasons to put it more precisely.

“A few days passed, but everyday Mekhi would ask me, ‘Did Shaq text you back yet?’” Chamberlain said. “While looking for his pizza, he truly believed his favorite player wouldn’t let him down. So I would just remind Mekhi that Shaq is a very busy man, but told him that perhaps when he isn’t so busy, he would make time to respond to my message.”

Once someone picks Mekhi’s brain about any major professional athlete — past or present — they might as well brace themselves for what essentially will be said next.

Suddenly, the long-awaited and figurative slam dunk for which Mekhi had waited was finally executed.

“Then it happened,” Chamberlain said. “Three days later, I received a personal video message from Shaq to Mekhi and I almost lost it. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was a surreal moment in time. I couldn’t wait to show Mekhi that his hero, Shaq, had sent him a personal message. When Mekhi saw the message from Shaq, he was overjoyed. He was smiling from ear-to-ear and he talked about the video message all the way to school that morning.

“That same day, I was contacted by the National Pizza Chain via Twitter and they made it possible for Mekhi’s entire class to enjoy a pizza party, which made everyone’s day,” Chamberlain continued. “This is the stuff that dreams are made of.”

Much like the wealth of knowledge Chamberlain’s son has garnered as such a young age.

Stay tuned. This kid seems well on his way to making major moves in the sports world, something that, well, perhaps even Shaq has sensed.


REMEMBER THE NAME 

STAR WATCH — To his credit, the more he deems it essential to become knowledge about sports opposite up-to-date scores that customarily scroll across SportCenter’s Bottom Line, the more it seems that Mekhi essentially broadens his journalistic mechanics that figure to set him apart mightily from his peers much more sooner than later.

“It was so very thoughtful of Shaquille O’Neal to take a few moments out of his busy schedule to send Mekhi a message,” Chamberlain said. “It meant the world to him and it is something that he will never forget.”

With all of the sports knowledge he’s acquired in recent years, how could he?


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Texas pastor Bishop Robert Nichols Jr.’s ministry reaches two-plus decades amid humble beginnings


Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV)


HE’S STILL STANDING 

TOP OF HIS SPIRITUAL GAME — For longtime Dallas/Fort Worth Pastor Bishop Robert Nichols Jr., he’s proven time and again the top is just where he belongs, given he’s gone to great lengths to thrive and persevere, even when his personal run-ins with the adversary were seemingly too insurmountable to overcome. His remarkable and well-publicized body of work in ministry will put on display Sunday when his congregation, family, and a host of well-wishers will descend upon River of Life Church to pay homage to him during his 21st Founder’s Day celebration.

DESOTO, Texas — Don’t get it twisted. This is not a trick question.

What does Bishop Robert Nichols Jr. and Cheerios have in common?
Perhaps he’s better suited to answer such an intriguing inquiry.
“It’s like Cheerios,” Nichols Jr., during telephone interview Thursday morning with Making Headline News, said, when asked to assess the overall landscape of his life, particularly during his Pastoral tenure. “Every time I’ve been pushed to the bottom of the bowl, I’ve swam back to the top.”
For Nichols Jr., he’s proven time and again the top is just where he belongs, given he’s gone to great lengths to thrive and persevere, even when his personal run-ins with the adversary were at times seemingly too insurmountable to overcome.
But God…
FOR STARTERS — To his credit, preaching the Gospel was practically in Nichols Jr.’s DNA, considering he was born to then-Pastor Robert and Carolyn Nichols, Sr. and was raised as product of the historic Church of God In Christ.

“I’ve been through cancer. I’ve been crisis. My life has not been free of obstacles,” Nichols Jr. said. “I’ve been lied on. I’ve been ridiculed. I’ve been sick. I’ve been through divorce and 45 people left the church.”

All things considered, even when it seemed his faith undoubtedly was on trial unlike never before, even when Nichols Jr.’s kingdom contributions appeared bleak to a point where he questioned whether the Lord would ultimately make a way somehow, after he suffered a while, there was God, His usual reliable Self, making a way — somehow.

To Nichols Jr.’s credit, his remarkable and well-publicized body of work in ministry will put on display Sunday when his congregation, family, and a host of well-wishers will descend upon River of Life Church to pay homage to him during his 21st Founder’s Day Celebration.


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The church Nichols Jr. established in December 1998 and has been prominently dubbed, “The River,” River of Life is located at 335 South Parks Drive in DeSoto, Texas.

The official service is at 3:30 p.m. CST and will be preceded by a 10 a.m. celebratory assembly.

To his credit, preaching the Gospel was practically in Nichols Jr.’s DNA, considering he was born to then-Pastor Robert and Carolyn Nichols, Sr. and was raised as product of the historic Church of God In Christ.

Add to the fact that even when he accepted his much-anticipated calling that required him to vacate his beloved local church, Dallas’ Christ Holy Temple COGIC, and subsequently establish his own ministry, and it’s no wonder the enemy customarily was commanded to flee amid his occasional attacks upon a thriving pastor who has become a fixture to Dallas/Fort Worth and the surrounding areas.


“It was prophesied to my mother when I was in her womb that the Lord would use me in a mighty way,” said Nichols Jr., recalling a memorable that dialogue that took place between he and his mother when he was “about nine or 10 years” of age. “I grew up, playing church all the time.”


For what it’s worth, it’s safe to assume that “playing church” all those years essentially was a proverbial audition for such a memorable time as now, considering Nichols Jr. has emerged as one of the most well-respected and well-rounded pioneers of the Gospel, particularly amongst those who have come to embrace his in-your-face, unorthodox style of preaching.

River of Life Church has grown immensely from approximately 10 members when it was founded in nearby Garland to currently more than 400-plus worshippers.


HE MAKES ALL THINGS NEW 

THE FAITHFUL THREE — All things considered, even when it seemed his faith undoubtedly was on trial unlike never before, even when Nichols Jr.’s faith appeared bleak to a point where he questioned whether the Lord would make a way somehow, after he suffered a while, there was God, His usual reliable Self, making a way — somehow. Bishop Nichols, Jr. is pictured with his children: LaDestiny, LaMiracle, and Robert Nichols III.

Nearly three years removed since its latest move from its Hampton Road establishment, River of Life is still expanding, considering its 600-seat sanctuary is nearly filled to capacity during its two Sunday power-packed morning worship services.

“Miraculous,” said Nichols Jr., when asked to sum up in word his Pastoral career.

Much to his delight, Nichols Jr. would be the first to admit that his ministry would have not evolved to what it has become today if not for the unyielding support of his three college student children: LaDestiny, LaMiracle, and Robert Nichols III.

GOD’S ENDORSEMENT — Add to the fact that even when Nichols Jr. accepted his much-anticipated calling that required him to vacate his beloved local church, Dallas’ Christ Holy Temple COGIC, and subsequently establish his own ministry, and it’s no wonder the enemy customarily was commanded to flee amid his occasional attacks upon a thriving pastor who has become a fixture to Dallas/Fort Worth and the surrounding areas.

“My children are my hearts and the loves of my life,” Nichols Jr. said.

Interestingly, Nichols Jr. said he’d be remiss if he didn’t express his gratitude to his devoted members, many whom steadfastly stuck with him through a ministry that was birthed through humble beginnings.

“I want to thank them for standing by me,” Nichols Jr. said. “They’ve been the wind beneath my wings, if you will.”


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RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH’S VISION

It is the dream … 

Of a place where the hurting, depressed, frustrated and confused can find love, acceptance, help, hope, forgiveness, guidance, and encouragement.

It is the dream …

Of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with the thousands of residents of DeSoto, Texas and the surrounding communities.

It is the dream …

Of welcoming more than 1,000 members in the following of our church family – loving, learning, laughing and living together in harmony.

It is the dream …

Of equipping every believer for a significant ministry by helping them discover the gifts and talents God gave them.

It is the dream …

Of global outreach by sending and supporting career missionaries through the world, and through a global television ministry.

It is the dream …


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Texas mother Aleesha Simmons remembering her son’s legacy through a notable non-profit organization

DOING IT FOR DOUG

REMEMBERING DOUG — According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Doug Williams — who lettered in football, basketball, and track and field for Dallas’ Franklin D. Roosevelt High School — was conditioning in April at a nearby park when he suddenly passed out. To no avail, first responders could not resuscitate him. Williams’ mother, Aleesha Simmons, has since established “Doug’s Run To The Finish,” her rising nonprofit organization that is presently in the works and is scheduled to officially go into operations within “four-to-six weeks,” she said.

DUNCANVILLE, Texas — For Aleesha Simmons, it is a dejected, demoralizing feeling she’s repeated said she doesn’t want another mother to have to convey.

The discomfort to which she is alluding is the shocking death of her son, Doug Williams, a then-multi-sport athlete at Dallas’ Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, whose life was cut short back in April amid a sudden cardiac arrest.
He was 16.
According to a report at https://www.your-heart-health.com/content/close-the-gap/en-US/heart-disease-facts/young-athletes.html, sudden cardiac arrest (or SCA) is the leading cause of death in young athletes. Most often, the death occurs during athletic training or competition.
If SCA is not treated immediately, it can lead to sudden cardiac death (or SCD) within minutes, the report said.
According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Williams — who lettered in football, basketball, and track and field — was conditioning at a nearby park when he suddenly passed out. To no avail, first responders could not resuscitate him.

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At the time of his death, Williams reportedly was hours removed from having rededicated his life to Christ.

“After my 16-year-old son passed away suddenly in April due to the sudden cardiac arrest, it left me so lost and confused,” Simmons told Making Headline News this week. “And I feel like I didn’t want any other mother to have to go through this, especially not even knowing that something was even wrong.”

While Simmons and her family undoubtedly will be affected by the sudden demise of her son for the rest of their lives, she has — to her credit — deemed it essential to carry on Williams’ legacy through a notable cause.

As Simmons explained, while a majority of the Roosevelt High School community is still very affected by her son’s death, a number of fellow church members and close acquaintances are backing her mightily on bringing about awareness through her fledgling organization.

A native of Chicago who works primarily as a Dallas/Fort Worth-area customer service specialist, Simmons is the founder and director of “Doug’s Run To The Finish,” her rising nonprofit organization that is presently in the works and is scheduled to officially go into operations within “four-to-six weeks,” she said.

Through “Doug’s Run To The Finish,” Simmon’s strategic mission is centered largely on stopping the vastly growing epidemic of sudden cardiac arrest, particularly amongst youth athletes, she told MHN.

In order for this to happen, parents, student athletes, and trainers must become knowledgeable about the various symptoms related to cardiac arrest so that her organization, in turn, can appropriately assist in setting up the necessary screenings, etc.

GOD’S PLAN…GOD’S PLAN — At the time of his death, Williams reportedly was hours removed from having rededicated his life to Christ.

Interestingly, “Doug’s Run To The Finish” will host community-wide events during which it will provide credible resources and pertinent information, as well CPR training, which would involve educating certified individuals on how to properly use a defibrillator, Simmons said.

In addition, Simmons emphasized she will execute the essential steps to ensure that area sports teams are equipped with defibrillators to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in the event a student athlete collapses.

As Simmons explained, while a majority of the Roosevelt High School community is still very much affected by her son’s death, a number of fellow church members and close acquaintances are backing her mightily on bringing about awareness through her fledgling organization.


“(I thank) my pastor (Andrew Jackson Jr.), my family and close friends who are deeply affected by my son’s sudden passing,” Simmons said. “This mission is very near and dear to my heart, because the day I lost my son was by far the worst day that I’ve ever experienced in my life.”


For what it’s worth, Simmons has often struggled, particularly with regards to seeing a silver-lining, of sorts, in the wake of Williams’ untimely death.

“Someone told me that my son was a seed and his passing was just the seed being planted and this mission is the fruits of that seed sprouting up and manifesting,” Simmons explained. “So my son lives on through saving the lives of others.”

While Simmons and her family undoubtedly will be affected by the sudden demise of her son for the rest of their lives, she has — to her credit — deemed it essential to carry on Williams’ legacy through a notable cause.

A nonprofit organization that’s geared toward individuals ranging mostly between the ages five-to-25, Simmons said amongst the factors about which she has become thoroughly persuaded is that her son undoubtedly fulfilled the purpose for which God created him.

Now it’s time to effectively carry out his legacy through a notable organization that figures to not just change a generation, but to impact it in the process.

After all, Simmons is fully convinced that is what her young, vibrant, speedy multi-sport athlete of a son would have wanted.


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According to a report at https://www.your-heart-health.com/content/close-the-gap/en-US/heart-disease-facts/young-athletes.html, sudden cardiac arrest (or SCA) is the leading cause of death in young athletes. Most often, the death occurs during athletic training or competition. Williams was 16 at the time of his death.

“My goal is for this campaign to go as far and as wide as it possibly can,” said Simmons, whose organization is already becoming a fixture throughout the DFW Metroplex. “(I’m doing this) knowing that my son’s life has a purpose.”

A purpose that’s still very much justifiable to this day — and beyond.

How befitting for a well-rounded student athlete whom, much to his credit, ran to the finish.


For more information on Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Aleesha Simmons of “Doug’s Run To The Finish,” to make a monetary donation, to schedule her for public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/aleesha.simmons.


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Georgia single mother of three, Kenyatta Bell confident ‘justice will be served’ amid home-buying deal gone bad


Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you; But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. (1 Peter 4:12-13 NIV)


THIS, TOO, SHALL PASS

BUT GOD — For Kenyatta Bell and her family, it seemed that buying a home by Freddie Mac had been a mostly discomforting and disheartening experience, to say the least. In 2018, Bell was informed that her home was sold to her illegally through Freddie Mac.

Terry Jermaine Compton and Kenyatta Nichelle Bell enjoyed a mostly healthy marriage, a union that lasted nearly two decades — 19 years and two days to put it more precisely.

Even when the coupled deemed it essential to go their separate ways, amongst the things Terry and Kenyatta agreed is that they wanted what was best for their children, particularly a safe and comfortable place to call home.
“I was so excited for getting my dream home for Mother’s Day from Terry,” Bell, during a recent exclusive interview with Making Headline News, said, recalling the joy and splendor that essentially had overtaken her family when the Comptons moved into their 2,700-square-feet dream home years before the untimely passing of her former husband at the age of 44.
While savoring their home at 20 Fairway Oaks in suburban Waverly, Georgia undoubtedly was a dream come true Bell and her children, such an awe-inspiring fantasy was all but shattered amid an unlikely discovery, one that, by all accounts, essentially haunts Bell and Co. to this day.
While savoring their home at 20 Fairway Oaks in suburban Waverly, Georgia undoubtedly was a dream come true Bell and her children, such an awe-inspiring fantasy was all but shattered amid an unlikely discovery, one that, by all accounts, essentially haunts Bell and Co. to this day.

In 2018, Bell was informed that her home was sold to her illegally by Freddie Mac.

A government-owned corporation that buys mortgages and packages them into mortgage-backed securities, Freddie Mac’s official title is the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (or FHLMC). According to a report at https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-freddie-mac-3305985, banks typically use the funds received from Freddie Mac to make new loans to homebuyers.

As a result, that essentially boosts the housing market and allows more Americans to become homeowners.

WE ARE FAMILY — “I was so excited for getting my dream home for Mother’s Day from Terry,” Bell, during a recent exclusive interview with Making Headline News, said, recalling the joy and splendor that essentially had overtaken her family when they moved into their 2,700 square feet dream home years before the untimely passing of her former husband, Terry Jermaine Compton (far right in image) at the age of 44.

Generally, the report cites, FHLMC gives banks the ability to create 30-year mortgages, and without Freddie Mac, the banks would have to keep the loans on their books for 30 years, thus tying up too much money — something mortgage experts say is “too risky.”

Bell and her then-husband purchased their home in May 2011 and were represented by longtime licensed realtor Kimberly Watson of Magnolia Realty, which is owned by Cecily Hill.

“We purchased our home from Freddie Mac, which was represented by a local realtor…whom I cannot recall,” Bell said.

The closing attorney for the home was former attorney and current judge, Robert Sweat, and the home was financed by Silverton Mortgage, which sold to BB&T and is considered guaranteed by the VA, Bell said.


‘IT’S ABOVE ME NOW’

Asked what was her initial reaction upon learning that a certificate of occupancy never emerged, Bell said: “I didn’t understand how this could happen to us, because we hired professionals. Our real estate company was owned by a previous state representative.

“We had all of these licensed and/or licensed professionals representing our family in the purchased of our home which was not inspected, did not have a final inspection, did not and currently doesn’t have a certificate of occupancy, has always and remains to be unlivable, and has been and currently illegal to live in,” Bell acknowledged.

For Bell and her family, it seemed that buying a home through Freddie Mac had become a mostly discomforting and disheartening experience, to say the least.

“Freddie Mac sold us the home without a certificate of occupancy and didn’t tell us,” Bell told MHN. “To make it worse, they are trying to hide behind (this ordeal), but (they’ve) put my family’s lives in danger for seven years.”

According to Bell, Heritage Bank officials executed the construction loan and that the Bank of Georgia in Augusta was the first lending institution that was responsible for having originated the mortgage without a certificate of occupancy.

As Bell explained, the rash of issues surrounding her home purchase was initiated by Heritage Bank, located at 392 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway in nearby St Mary’s, Georgia.

According to Bell, Heritage Bank officials executed the construction loan and that the Bank of Georgia in Augusta was the first lending institution that was responsible for having originated the mortgage without a certificate of occupancy.

Bell recently met with John Myers, an attorney for Camden County, about the ongoing issues surrounding her home. To no avail, she senses that things are at a constant standstill.

Calls by Making Headline News to Myers on Monday and late last week weren’t immediately returned.

As if the ongoing and seemingly insurmountable problems surrounding the certificate of occupancy weren’t enough to frustrate Bell and her family, they began to discover a variety of damages inside of their residence.

As if the ongoing and seemingly insurmountable problems surrounding the certificate of occupancy weren’t enough to frustrate Bell and her family, they subsequently began to discover a variety of damages inside of their residence.

“Actually, we couldn’t see damages, but we started experiencing problems with the HVAC unit and other small things within a few months, but we thought it was because no one had ever lived there,” Bell said.

All things considered, the entire matter surrounding Bell’s home purchase was a bad deal that apparently had become worse.

Asked what was her initial reaction upon learning that a certificate of occupancy never emerged, Bell said: “I didn’t understand how this could happen to us, because we hired professionals. Our real estate company was owned by a previous state representative.


“Our closing attorney is now the probate judge,” Bell continued. “Our lender had the inspection completed and our loan is a VA loan. After all we’ve been through and now we can’t live in our home. I began begging for help, but I had to research and get knowledge and understanding myself.”


While Bell believes that something will ultimately be done about an ordeal that resulted in her and having her family having to live at a local hotel and then with her “spiritual sister,”  Gina Fernandez Beverly, this accomplished Georgia businesswoman is confident “justice will be served” and that she will eventually reap some much-anticipated beauty for all of her ashes.

While Bell believes that something will ultimately be done about an ordeal that resulted in her and having her family having to live at a local hotel and then with her “spiritual sister,”  Gina Fernandez Beverly, this accomplished Georgia businesswoman is confident “justice will be served” and that she will eventually reap beauty for all of her ashes.

“I want to bring awareness to what happened to our family, but I also want to encourage people to trust God, keep the faith, and be strong no matter what their situation looks like,” said Bell, whose has two sons, both of whom are college football players. “My daughter was writing her book while our family was going through this situation and my boys were fighting through producing on the field and all three in the (college) classroom. During this storm is when Epic Life was birthed.”

“I want to bring awareness to what happened to our family, but I also want to encourage people to trust God, keep the faith, and be strong no matter what their situation looks like,” said Bell, whose has two sons, both of whom are college football players. “My daughter was writing her book while our family was going through this situation and my boys were fighting through producing on the field and all three in the (college) classroom. During this storm is when Epic Life was birthed.”

A native of Gay, Georgia, Bell is the catalyst for the Epic Management Group, an Atlanta-area ministry that was spearheaded on an area radio station and is aired by way of a slew of airwaves.

Widely regarded as Epic Life Ministry, this company has also launched a social media teaching — a segment that’s collectively conducted by Epic Life staffers: Gina Beverly, Danielle Sunderhouse and Corey Watts — whereby it has garnered a global audience.

Interestingly, Epic Management Group has partnered with St. Marys radio station to host an array of what company officials describe as “epic life experiences,” most notably for middle and high school students.


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South Carolina Pastor Angela L. Mczeke walking exquisitely in her purpose as a successful author, businesswoman


For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)


PROVERBS 31 AFFECT 

WOMAN OF MANY HATS — Widely known as a Pastor, Innovative Coach, Empowerment Speaker, Stylist, Educator, and Inventor, Angela L. Mczeke has also found her niche as an accomplished author of five books to date.

In case you don’t know her, Pastor Angela L. Mczeke would like to introduce herself.

A native of Tabor City, North Carolina — one of the state’s largest counties that is just north of the North Carolina/South Carolina state line with a population of roughly 3,979, according to the latest U. S. census — Mczeke currently resides in Green Sea, South Carolina, which is in close proximity of the historic Myrtle Beach.
Widely known as a Pastor, Innovative Coach, Empowerment Speaker, Stylist, Educator, and Inventor, Mczeke has also found her niche as an accomplished author of five books to date.
Mczeke’s featured written work undoubtedly is entitled, “No Longer Silent,” a project that has fueled her fervent desire to host what is known as her annual “No Longer Silent Conference.”
“(I’ve hosted) a conference every year since 2017,” Mczeke told Making Headline News this week. “Women have come forward with their stories, (sharing how they’ve) become healed and moving on in life despite the heartache and pain (they’ve endured). I have preached and had others to join as well.

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FOR STARTERS — Mczeke’s featured written work undoubtedly is entitled, “No Longer Silent,” a project that has fueled her fervent desire to host what is known as her annual “No Longer Silent Conference.”

“I have preached (at other) conferences only to tell my story and lives have been changed through my courage to speak out.”

A devout woman of faith whose kingdom-based resume is amongst the most-respected throughout the Body of Christ, Mczeke also is the mastermind behind four other spiritually-empowering books: “Search Yourself,” “Anthology: 12 Laws To Women In Business,” “Purified Purpose To Success,” and “12 Keys To Success.”

“They are (tremendous reads) to have… mostly for women,” Mczeke said of her other written works. “Despite the obstacles, (my books are pivotal reminders) that you can become an overcomer.”

Interestingly, once Mczeke had become acclimated to the ever-so-competitive authorship, it wasn’t until after her sophomore project that she had begun to enhance her business-related mechanics, particularly as an empowerment coach.

“After my second book, I became a life coach and I am an inventor,” said Mczeke, referring to the eventual startup of what is known as “The Innovative Coaching Business.”

STARTING LINEUP — A devout woman of faith whose kingdom-based resume is amongst the most-respected throughout the Body of Christ, Mczeke also is the mastermind behind four other spiritually-empowering books: “Search Yourself,” “Anthology: 12 Laws To Women In Business,” “Purified Purpose To Success,” and “12 Keys To Success.”

Through this notable endeavor, Mczeke is routinely afforded the opportunity of creating ideas for herself, as well as for her clients and mentees as a strategic way of enabling them to advance in the life God has for them, she said.

Widely regarded as a trail blazer, in large part because of her unorthodox creativity — “which God has poured into me,” she acknowledged — Mczeke is the chief executive officer of Exclusive Design Hair Studio, Exclusive Chic Fashions On Line Boutique, Exclusive Wig Collection, and she is the face of Angela’s Innovative Hair Academy.

To her credit, Mczeke has made considerable strides in what is known as the Innovative Certified Coaching industry, in large part because of the sustained success of her online program called, “Embracing Your Originality.”

A well-respected and beloved woman of God, Mczeke is the Founder of Kingdom Harvest Outreach Ministries.

Her kingdom-based track record is such that she is widely regarded for steadfastly standing in truth, firmly on the word of God, realizing — among other things — she can’t do anything without Him.

“He created me in His image and likeness,” Mczeke said of her sustained success in the kingdom and the marketplace.

All things considered, Mczeke emphasized she customarily uses a journey she refers to as “from victim to victorious” to greatly empower other women, most notably through her coaching, mentoring programs, and conferences.


“I never knew I would be a writer, author, mentor, and life coach until I lost my house around 2016, and me and my husband while Pastoring for about three years, we moved in with my mom and I begin journaling,” said Mczeke, recalling vividly the humble beginnings that essentially spearheaded her quest to persevere toward the purpose for which God created her. “And I was told to write a book.”


As it turned it, Mczeke hasn’t shown any signs that she plans to shelve the pen and pad anytime soon.

How else to explain why she has successfully orchestrated five books in such a brief time frame?

“(People told me), ‘I see you writing,’” Mczeke said. “I never knew I would be an author of five books. These books have totally helped me walk completely into my purpose.”

Without question, it is a foregone conclusion Who gets the credit.

“I can honestly say I give God the glory,” Mczeke said without hesitation. “I only want Him to be glorified. I knew it was major that I walk into my purpose…to empower, motivate, and inspire others through my experiences.”

For Mczeke, she subsequently had to endure her share of ashes before God had ultimately catapulted her to a much-anticipated harvest season, one that’s blanketed by pure beauty — both in the natural and the spirit.

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Widely regarded as a trail blazer, in large part because of her unorthodox creativity — “which God has poured into me,” she acknowledged — Mczeke is the chief executive officer of Exclusive Design Hair Studio, Exclusive Chic Fashions On Line Boutique, Exclusive Wig Collection, and is the face of Angela’s Innovative Hair Academy.

“After 17 years of being a successful hairstylist and salon owner, I was forced by God to shut it down,” Mczeke said. “Yes, I became depressed, because that’s all I thought I knew, but God had so much more in me. So He bought me out of my comfort zone to place me in a very uncomfortable place I hadn’t been before.”

Little did Mczeke know, even when she sensed she was down to nothing, God — His usual reliable Self — was up to something.

“Now I am depressed, because I didn’t understand what was going on only to find out I was in transition to something greater than me…my career,” Mczeke said. “Now I am traveling all over the world to not (just) saving hair, but lives as well.”

In case you don’t know Pastor Angela L. Mczeke, now you do.

All things considered, Mczeke emphasized she customarily uses a journey she refers to as “from victim to victorious” to empower other women, most notably through her coaching, mentoring programs, and conferences.

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Mid-South author Dr. Alandrus P. Spencer’s third book produces unprecedented sales hours upon its release


“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5 NIV)


REVEREND AUTHOR 

MUST READ — Dr. Alandrus P. Spencer’s latest spiritually-empowering written document, “An Aligned Assignment: A Game Plan For The Marketplace And Ministry,” was completed just days ago, ending a six-month-long project that began sometime in March.

Three and counting.

That is the total number of books accomplished preacher-turned-author Dr. Alandrus P. Spencer has written dating back to 2017.
Given his overall display as a Christian-based writer since he officially made his authorship debut a little more than two years ago, it’s safe to assume this Mid-South-area Pastor hasn’t shown any signs that he plans to shelve his pad and pen anytime soon.
Dr. Spencer’s latest spiritually-empowering written document, “An Aligned Assignment: A Game Plan For The Marketplace And Ministry,” was completed just days ago, ending a six-month-long project that began sometime in March.

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As usual, Spencer’s latest book is already creating a favorable buzz throughout the Body of Christ.

“An Aligned Assignment (has been) getting great feedback and reviews in my first few hours of releasing,” Dr. Spencer told Making Headline News this week.

Dr. Spencer, in fact, said his newly-assembled book had sold nearly 50 copies just after its ceremonious release, a trend he hopes is sign of things to come in the foreseeable future.

Interestingly, Dr.  Spencer’s “An Aligned Assignment: A Game Plan For The Marketplace And Ministry” is accompanied by two familiar, yet thought-provoking Biblical passages: Jeremiah 1:5 and Jeremiah 29:11.

“I wrote this book, because I wanted to simply (acknowledge) what in my experience it takes to be successful,” Dr. Spencer said. “I have read the many 10-to-20-step material, but sometimes found them to be exhaustive, so I give one word, which is alignment and speak about the importance of achieving it.”

Interestingly, Dr.  Spencer’s “An Aligned Assignment: A Game Plan For The Marketplace And Ministry” is accompanied by two familiar, yet thought-provoking Biblical passages: Jeremiah 1:5 and Jeremiah 29:11.

HOT READ — As usual, Spencer’s latest book is already creating a favorable buzz throughout the Body of Christ.

“The Bible says the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and if we agree with those steps and walk them (out), we will surely be in alignment with God’s will for our life,” said Dr. Spencer, explaining why he elected to single out those pair of scriptures, both of which essentially reinforces his divine purpose for his third solo-authored book.

“The Bible says we must have the mind of Christ,” Dr. Spencer added. “This is certainly alignment for our assignment.”


THE AMOS 3:3 AFFECT 

“What I like about this book is it will speak to the marketplace, as well as the ministry,” said Dr. Spencer, who co-authored a children’s book (“Everyone is Unique: Stop The Bullying”) with his wife, Lady Veronica Spencer earlier this year. “I give real life experiences and what I had to do to achieve success to alignment.”

A native of Chicago, Dr. Spencer’s resume as a godly author has been nothing short of remarkable in such a brief time in the industry.

The Founder and Senior Pastor of Touching Lives Ministry, Inc., Dr. Spencer was named National TAP Awards Author Of The Year in November 2018.

He would follow that up by being named Making Headline News’ Man Of The Year approximately a month later.

“(My) accomplishments were both on a personal level and the church where I serve at,” said Dr. Spencer, Dr. Spencer told MHN during a December 2018 interview. “(For) one, I have witnessed the personal growth of some that I serve.”

To Dr. Spencer’s credit, such a notion certainly rings true as a Christian-based author.

He is, in fact, the mastermind behind “Encouraging Moment: Live Life By An Encouraging Moment” and “Encouraging Moment: The Turbulence Was Necessary,” a pair of inspiring and informative projects that were separated by 15 months.

PAIR OF AWARD-WINNERS — Dr. Spencer is the mastermind behind “Encouraging Moment: Live Life By An Encouraging Moment” and “Encouraging Moment: The Turbulence Was Necessary,” a pair of inspiring and informative projects that were separated by 15 months.

Then, just days ago, he witnessed the release Book No. 3 which, given the unprecedented sales, is already shaping up to be arguably his most sought after project yet.

“What I like about this book is it will speak to the marketplace, as well as the ministry,” said Dr. Spencer, who co-authored a children’s book (“Everyone is Unique: Stop The Bullying”) with his wife, Lady Veronica Spencer earlier this year. “I give real life experiences and what I had to do to achieve success through alignment.”

The Spencers’ books can be found on www. aandvspencerpublishing.com.


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For more information about Mid-South-area Author Dr. Alandrus P. Spencer and Lady Veronica Spencer, to schedule them for public appearances, book signings or speaking engagements, connect with them at: www.aandvspencerpublishing.com. For signed copies, email them at alandrus@yahoo.com or davisveronica@yahoo.com.


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Mid-South couple Dr. Alandrus and Veronica Spencer’s book on bullying generating a national presence


If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. (Romans 12:18 NIV)


PROMOTING WORLD PEACE

WE’RE BETTER TOGETHER — To their credit, Dr. Alandrus and Veronica Spencer deemed it essential to fulfill their God-mandated assignment with the recent release of the book entitled, “Everyone Is Unique, Stop The Bullying,” an awe-inspiring project that made its much-anticipated release in March 2019.

To his credit, the late Rodney King will be forever remembered for uttering this familiar catchphrase in the wake of Los Angeles riots that transpired in 1992:

“Can we all just get along?”

For what it’s worth, it is a rather familiar, notable rallying cry that a Mid-South-area couple is collectively putting on display to the masses, particularly through an inspiring and compelling book.
“The Bible says treat everyone the way you want to be treated, and we are commanded to love our neighbors,” Lady Veronica Spencer, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, explaining the purpose for the collaborative written work she assembled with her husband, Dr. Alandrus P. Spencer.
Interestingly, the Spencers deemed it essential to fulfill their God-mandated assignment with the recent release of the book entitled, “Everyone Is Unique, Stop The Bullying,” an awe-inspiring project that made its much-anticipated release in March 2019.

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The Spencers began composing “Everyone Is Unique, Stop The Bullying” sometime last year.

The Founder and Senior Pastor of Blytheville, Arkansas’ Touching Lives Ministry, Inc., Dr. Spencer arranged for his wife’s initial published work to be released on her birthday (March 9), which was a “special gift” from him, he told MHN.

“We are both the authors of this book,” said Dr. Spencer, who’s widely known as an accomplished, Christian-based author in his own right, having solo authored three books to date (“Encouraging Moment: Live Life By An Encouraging Moment,” “Encouraging Moment: The Turbulence Was Necessary,” and “An Aligned Assignment: A Game Plan for The Marketplace And Ministry”). “We wrote it together.”

SHE DID THAT — The Founder and Senior Pastor of Blytheville, Arkansas’ Touching Lives Ministry, Inc., Dr. Spencer arranged for his wife’s initial published work to be released on her birthday (March 9), which was a “special gift” from him, he told MHN.

As Dr. Spencer emphasized, it was his wife who worked vigorously behind the scenes to ensure this husband-wife collaborative book would be as good as advertised.

Given the favorable feedback since the Spring release of “Everyone Is Unique, Stop The Bullying” has, in fact, been as good as advertised.

Yep. Happy wife. Happy life.

“We wrote this book to bring awareness to the pandemic of bullying and to help children know it’s cool or okay to get help and to help other children who may be facing the same issue,” Lady Spencer said.

“We are both the authors of this book,” said Dr. Spencer, who’s widely known as an accomplished, Christian-based author in his own right, having solo authored three books to date (“Encouraging Moment: Live Life By An Encouraging Moment,” “Encouraging Moment: The Turbulence Was Necessary,” and “An Aligned Assignment: A Game Plan for The Marketplace And Ministry”). “We wrote it together.”

In a nutshell, she said, exemplifying the traditional golden rule is absolutely essential not just for personal salvation but, most importantly, because it is the moral thing to do, something she hopes these millennials will ultimately grasp — and apply to their everyday lives — through a book that is geared toward eliminating bullying.

The Spencers began composing “Everyone Is Unique, Stop The Bullying” sometime last year.

“The feedback has been tremendous,” Lady Spencer said. “We’ve been asked back to the City of Detroit to share from the book and to address the issue of bullying from one of the city councilmen.”

Now that their proverbial couple’s debut project is steadily exceeding their expectations, don’t be surprised if Spencers put their creative minds together by launching another book — or other books.

A book that is a little more than seven months removed from its official release, the Spencers are overwhelmingly grateful of the fact that their tag team project is steadily drawing rave reviews and, most of all, having what is shaping up to be an influential impact beyond the Mid-South.

“God created us to speak to issues to make the world we live in a better place, and this book is just one way of doing it,” Lady Spencer said.

As Dr. Spencer emphasized, it was his wife who worked vigorously behind the scenes to ensure this husband-wife collaborative book would be as good as advertised.

Now that their proverbial couple’s debut project is steadily exceeding their expectations, don’t be surprised if the Spencers put their creative minds together by launching another book — or other books.

Much sooner than later.

The Spencers’ books can be found on www. aandvspencerpublishing.com.


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Texas author Katina Cansler’s ‘You So Messy’ inspiring others to live a life ‘free from clutter’


Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. (Psalm 139:23 NIV)


BREAK EVERY CHAIN

FILL ME UP, LORD — Houston author Katina Cansler deemed it essential to carry out yet another integral part of her divine purpose by composing the book entitled, “You So Messy,” her debut written work that made its official release earlier this month.

DALLAS — To her credit, Katina Cansler has come up a distinctly unique spiritual remedy for those who can admit that they’ve got all sorts of mess hovering around in their lives.

Interestingly, such a countermeasure has come wrapped up in a book.
“It’s my heart’s desire to see people live a life free from clutter, not just naturally, but spiritually as well,” Cansler told Making Headline News during a recent interview.
And, for those reasons, Cansler deemed it essential to carry out yet another integral part of her divine purpose by composing the book entitled, “You So Messy,” her debut written work that made its official release earlier this month.
A book that is comprised of 106 pages in length, Cansler’s “You So Messy” is the first of a three-part series, an awe-inspiring published document that features what this new author describes as the “art of simplicity, life skills, and Biblical principles,” all of which are designed to “catapult your life and purpose,” according to a detailed synopsis of her book at Amazon.com.
“With proven techniques and guidance, this book will help you clear clutter and enjoy your most sacred space,” said an Amazon spokesperson for Cansler’s “You So Messy.”

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Despite the slight figurative hiccups while assembling her book, Cansler would be the first to admit the hustle and bustle were well worth it, considering her vision as an author has come to fruition.

As Cansler vividly explained, those who are destined to change the overall landscape of their lives don’t particularly have to live a life that’s mired by clutter, especially considering God sent His Son so that we might have life and have it more abundantly.

“Whatever we allow to happen in the natural, it will have an impact on us in the spirit,” Cansler said.

A book Cansler commenced to writing in March 2018, the Houston-area businesswoman needed just shy of a year and a half to complete a book she sense will have a notable impact throughout the Body of Christ.

A book that is comprised of 106 pages in length, Cansler’s “You So Messy” is the first of a three-part series, an awe-inspiring published document that features what this new author describes as the art of simplicity, life skills, and Biblical principles, all of which are designed to “catapult your life and purpose,” according to a detailed synopsis of her book at Amazon.com.

“I wrote and finished the same day,” Cansler said. “At least I thought after having someone start the editing process and then another person and onto another, it wasn’t until I met my fourth editor that this book is finally being completed after a year and five months later (in August 2019).”

Despite the slight figurative hiccups she encountered while assembling her book, Cansler would be the first to admit the hustle and bustle were well worth it, considering her vision as an author has come to fruition.

A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Cansler is owner and CEO of KC’s Touch, her Houston-based organizational services, which exhibit an extensive background and expertise necessary to properly maintain and organize your property or facility.


“When God gave me this title, I thought, ‘Wow,’ but it was also my ‘aha’ moment…a light bulb went off in my head…like, ‘God, ‘You’re truly amazing,’” Cansler explained. “Although the process has been at a snail pace, I’ve trusted God the entire way.”


Amongst the reasons she sensed she had no choice but to trust the process as a Christian-based author is because, well, there was a supernatural blessing on the other side of the dreaded process.

Yep. That’s just like God.

“God has purposed me to write this book, because we live our lives with so much clutter and mess that we tend to hide behind it and never truly live a life of freedom,” Cansler said. “It’s not just my desire to come to a person’s home and help them get organized, but it’s much deeper than that.”


SOLD OUT ON GOD

How much deeper?

“Once I build relationships with a person, then they usually open up and start talking about life issues and why they’ve allowed so the mess to accumulate in their life,” Cansler said. “I want people to maintain being organized at home, at the office, and at church.

A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Cansler is owner and CEO of KC’s Touch, her Houston-based organizational services, which exhibit an extensive background and expertise necessary to properly maintain and organize your property or facility.

“Speaking of church, we know some church folk can be a little messy as well. My book will touch on all areas of your life and bring everyone to a happy medium.”

Particularly for those — church folk especially — who can admit that they’ve got all sorts of mess hovering around in their lives.


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For more information Houston-area Businesswoman/Author Katina Cansler of KC’s Touch, to order her book, or to schedule her for book signing or speaking engagement, call 832.865.4906. Also, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/katina.cansler or send email to: kgfministries@gmail.com.


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Kennedale (Texas) High volleyball player Alexandria Youngblood is as good as advertised

ALEXANDRIA THE GREAT

AIM HIGH — While she’s just 14 years of age, many whom have followed Alexandria Youngblood’s progress suggest that she’s handled the maturation process in varsity volleyball with ease. Youngblood is a true freshman for Kennedale (Texas) High’s volleyball team

DALLAS — Back in mid-September, Priscilla McKnight Randle took to her Facebook page, where she staged to her timeline a rather spirited announcement concerning her student athlete daughter.

Said Randle before her 500-plus social media followers: “Look who got a banner!!!
#FreshmanonVarsity
#proudmom
#LadyKats.
The banner to which Randle is alluding is a massive image that’s draped on the wall — or perhaps, in the rafters — somewhere inside of Kennedale (Texas) High School, bearing a full body shot of her daughter, Alexandria Youngblood, a true freshman for the Lady Wildcats’ volleyball team.
“We got her started with volleyball as a way to help keep her active and to structure the extra energy she has,” Randle told Making Headline News this week.
ONE HAPPY MOM — Back in mid-September, Priscilla McKnight Randle took to her Facebook page, where she staged to her timeline a rather spirited announcement concerning her student athlete daughter. Said Randle before her 500-plus social media followers: “Look who got a banner!!! #FreshmanonVarsity #proudmom #LadyKats.

As it turned out, volleyball essentially has become an integral part of Youngblood’s young life, considering she has made considerable strides in the sport in recent years.

That’s because not only has Youngblood helped propel Kennedale’s varsity squad to a 23-7 record as of October 4, according to Maxpreps.com, but this freshman sensation has become a catalyst on the amateur circuit as a member of a Dallas/Fort Worth-area club team that’s sanctioned by USA Junior Volleyball.

A non-profit organization, USA Junior Volleyball is recognized as the national governing body of volleyball in the United States by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball and the United States Olympic Committee, according to a detailed introduction at  https://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/about-us.

While she’s just 14 years of age, many whom have followed Youngblood’s progress suggest that she’s handled the maturation process in the sport with ease.


“I would say that my level of play has definitely grown over this season,” Youngblood said. “Playing with varsity has given me the opportunity to see more competitive games. It’s definitely getting me ready for the club season.”


To her credit, it would be appropriate to describe Youngblood as a rare gem on the volleyball court.

Amongst the reasons is that not only is Youngblood one of Kennedale’s most physical and versatile players, considering she plays both middle and outside hitter, but her overall body of work is predicated largely on her passion for the game.

Such a trend, as a result, has given way to her having put her immeasurable gifts on display in camps at SMU, Texas A&M, Southern Cal, the University of Houston, the University of Texas at Arlington, and Texas A&M at Corpus Christi.

All of which practically sums up why the sky undoubtedly is the limit for a true freshman who has so much prep volleyball ahead of her.

“We signed her up for a pre-club team when she was 10, and she joined a club team the next year at 11 years old,” Randle said.

BRING IT — With three more full seasons of prep volleyball in front of her, the possibility exist that college scouts and recruiters will eventually commence to expressing interest in Youngblood’s services, given she essentially plays the sport year round.

Randle’s daughter hasn’t looked back since, having blossomed immensely throughout a volleyball stint that spans four years.

And counting.

“Alexandria has been blessed with natural athletic ability,” Randle, a DFW-area high school English teacher, said of her daughter. “She has great court awareness and is a joy to watch. She typically catches on pretty quickly to anything she sets her mind to do…be it academics or sports.”

And, of course, her faith walk which, according to her mother, has contributed mightily to Youngblood’s sustained success on and off the court.


WILDCAT FORMATION 

AUDITIONING — Youngblood has put her immeasurable gifts on display in camps at SMU, Texas A&M, Southern Cal, the University of Houston, the University of Texas at Arlington, and the Texas A&M at Corpus Christi.

“A couple of years ago, one of the elders of our church gave her a scripture to mediate on and told her to repeat it to herself every day,” said Randle, referring to Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ Who gives me strength.”  This is why the sky is the limit for Alexandria. She is God’s daughter, and she can do all things through Him.”

With three more full seasons of prep volleyball in front of her, the possibility exist that college scouts and recruiters will eventually commence to expressing interest in Youngblood’s services, given she essentially plays the sport year round.

DOUBLE PLAY — Not only has Youngblood helped propel Kennedale’s varsity squad to a 23-7 record as of October 4, according to Maxpreps.com, but this freshman sensation has become a catalyst on the amateur circuit as a member of a Dallas/Fort Worth-area club team that’s sanctioned by USA Junior Volleyball.

Hopefully they will come calling much sooner than later, Youngblood hinted.

“They will receive a player who loves volleyball with all her heart, (who’s) a hard worker, and a great competitor who is always trying to improve the game,” said Youngblood, when asked what type of player would a college inherit. “College volleyball is a dream of mine, because I will be playing at a higher level and I will be a couple of steps away from playing professionally. Also, the coaches and their knowledge of the game will help me grow as a player.”

A player who’s destined to make certain her full body shot image is erected on a banner at the collegiate level some four years from now.

So far, so good.


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