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Collierville offensive lineman Kendarius Malone’s mother writes him an open letter as he lobbies for football scholarship

MEMPHIS — Kendarius Malone can be appropriately described as an opportunistic student athlete.

STOCK RISING — Aside from helping steer the Collierville High to a third place finish in the always rugged 6A Region 7 district, Kendarius Malone enjoyed a resourceful, yet crucial senior season which, to his credit, had given way to at least one college thrusting him under its radar. According to the 17-year-old Collierville native, Mid-South Conference member Kentucky Christian University has expressed interest in Malone, who earned All-Region Honorable Mention for his valiant contributions.

Consider, for instance, how Malone, who recently wrapped up his prep football tenure for Collierville High, had gone about doing the necessary things to enhance his stock as he continues to lobby for a full ride scholarship.

A 6-foot, 260-pound left tackle, Malone made appearances — thus made his presence felt — this past spring and summer during camps at the University of Memphis, Belhaven College, Austin Peay State, not to mention the Team USA Camp.

“In the Team USA Camp, I made it to the final round to be able to play for the United States,” an enthused Malone told Making Headline News this week. “However, I had to withdraw so that I would not lose my eligibility to play for my senior year because of TSSAA rules.”

Although Malone didn’t savor the chance to showcase his football mechanics for his country, his immeasurable body of work, nevertheless, undoubtedly was nothing short of impressive.

For starters, he was the catalyst his senior campaign for a Collierville team that finished the season with a 5-6 overall record, but still managed to advance to the opening round of the TSSAA state playoffs.


EYE OF THE DRAGON

SOMEONE SIGN THIS KID — Malone, who recently wrapped up his prep football tenure for Collierville High, had gone about doing the necessary things to enhance his stock as he continues to lobby for a full ride scholarship.

Aside from helping steer the Dragons to a third place finish in the always rugged 6A Region 7 district, Malone enjoyed a resourceful, yet crucial senior season which, to his credit, had given way to at least one college thrusting him under its radar.

According to the 17-year-old Collierville native, Mid-South Conference member Kentucky Christian University has expressed interest in Malone, who earned All-Region Honorable Mention for his valiant contributions.

“I would say that I had an excellent season,” Malone said.

Much to Malone’s delight, no can attest to how great a season he enjoyed more than his mother, Jennifer Bogan.

ALL AMERICAN IN HIS OWN RIGHT — A 6-foot, 260-pound left tackle, Malone made it appearance — thus made his presence felt — this past spring and summer during camps at the University of Memphis, Belhaven College, Austin Peay State, not to mention the Team USA Camp.

Hours after the Collierville’s team banquet Monday night, Bogan took to her Facebook page, where she assembled an open letter to her son in relatively loving, emotional fashion.

Said Bogan in a spirited, tear-jerking, early morning post that was made public before her nearly-400 social media followers:


Congratulations to Kendarius on a wonderful time at the CHS football banquet. You didn’t receive the top award that you wanted, but baby, the champion lies within your heart. You fought a great battle, and to even see last night happen and for that, there is no trophy, certificate, banner, or plaque worthy enough to symbolize how blessed you are after all that you have been through. You didn’t lose sight of your dreams and didn’t lose your faith in seeing your senior football season happen! Your story is still unfinished. The reason of this path is still unknown, but what we do know is there is purpose behind every situation! The thing I love about you is no matter what, you have not gotten discouraged and still hours later, you looked on to what’s getting ready to happen in the next chapter and the next doors that’s opening, and for that I’m sooo proud of you! Again, congratulations on the award you did receive…keep going and keep having the heart of a champion in all the things you do…with God, ALL things are possible!!! Mama loves you! 


Talk about an encouraging, open letter for the ages — this from a mother whom, years ago, didn’t sense her son would become engaged in athletics.

“I never thought that Kendarius would play football, because he was never interested in sports growing up,” Bogan, a Pharmacy Technician Supervisor at Baptist Memorial Hospital, said. “He was in the shadows of his older brother’s basketball teams, being the water boy. I never thought he would play football until he started his eighth year at First Assembly Christian School and the coaches kept begging him to play and told me that they see so much potential in him.

HOLDING IT DOWN — Malone was the catalyst his senior campaign for a Collierville team that finished the season with a 5-6 overall record, but still managed to advance to the opening round of the TSSAA state playoffs.

“However, I didn’t think anything of it and had said ‘No’ to him playing football until one day he came home with pads, and a consent form.”

Malone, as Bogan recalled, was 14 years old at the time.

A little more than three years removed from having come home with a consent form to play competitive football, Bogan’s son now finds himself just one National Letter of Intent signing away from attending college free of charge.

What a difference having initially assumed the role as a water boy has made.

When asked what kind of player will a college be inheriting if he’s offered a football scholarship, Malone said, “A player that is passionate about the game of football… (one who is) ready to learn and be taught how to excel at the college level, a player that is open to all possibilities, and one the will give 110 percent on every snap and every down.

That, after all, practically sums up why he can be appropriately described as an opportunistic student athlete.


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Longtime Texas haberdasher Andrew Brown to be honored during a second appreciation service

DALLAS — Anytime customers find their way inside of International Suit Warehouse at 4030 West Camp Wisdom Road, Andrew Brown doesn’t merely view them as ordinary customers.

“I love my relationships with my customers,” Brown, ISW’s longtime manager, told Making Headline News this week. “I don’t look at my true customers as sales (opportunities), but as friends and family. God only knows how many adopted brothers, uncles, and moms I have that check on me every month. Before each sale, we’re either talking about God, football, health, and our kids and family, and to see them come back month after month, year after year is a great blessing.”


DREW’S SHARP AS A TACK

LET’S DO IT AGAIN — Widely considered one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s finest haberdashers, International Suit Warehouse manager Andrew Brown will be honored for his immeasurable body of work during an appreciation service on February 8, 2019.

Much to his delight, Brown once again will be the beneficiary of an assortment of well-deserved honors by the very people with whom he’s established close ties since he delved off into the men’s fashion industry a little more than seven years ago.

Widely considered one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s finest haberdashers, Brown will be honored for his immeasurable body of work during an appreciation service on February 8, 2019.

An event that essentially is a continuation of last year’s occasion, during which a gallery of well-wishers and close acquaintances paid homage to this longtime businessman, Brown’s celebratory service will take place at Sunlight Missionary Baptist Church.

Sunlight MBC is located at 2308 Cooper Street in Dallas.

The event, which is open to the public, is being organized by a few of Brown’s close friends, most notably Bishops El Robinson John Lee and fellow ISW employee Kim McDonald.


MORE ON ISW: https://www.iswmenswear.com

WE ARE FAMILY — Just like during last year’s appreciation service, Brown, in all likelihood, will salute his blood relatives, whom like him, had to weather arguably the family’s darkest season in recent memory, a chapter that recently gained some much-needed closure.

A celebratory event that will be formed somewhat like the one last year honoring Brown, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a mass worship service, one that will include music, singing, dedicatory reflections to the honoree, as well as preaching and an expedited love offering.

Also, fashion-related prizes will be given away, Brown said.

For Brown, his forthcoming second appreciation service is something by which he dare not take lightly.


“I never asked for the first one, but God is showing love over my life. I really must be doing something right.” — Andrew Brown


He got that right.

Not only that, Brown doesn’t shy away from the notion that the resourcefulness and efficiency he displays through his craft, by all accounts, comes from the heart.

So surely, what he does through his profession undoubtedly reaches the heart.

“The average salesman is about making commission and tips for lunch and other (things),” Brown said. “And yes, I do work for money. But I don’t depend on not one single customer to buy something or give me a tip, because I asked God to give me what I need, and to this day, He has not failed me.”

For what it’s worth, Brown’s bend-but-don’t-break faith, coupled with his willingness to meet customers where they are, have given way to sustained success for this McKinney, Texas native.

“After that prayer, have been the No. 1 in sales in the company for over seven years,” Brown says with such humbleness. “To see a customer dressed up so clean and happy makes my job easier, because when their happy, I’m happy. I do realize customers don’t want to dress exactly like me, so I have to customize each customer in his or her own way and that number exceeds in the thousands and thousands (of customers).”

BROTHERLY LOVE — In July 2016, Brown was responsible for dressing his younger brother as his family prepared to funeralize him amid his tragic death as a result of gun violence.

Even when Brown takes his customary days off from work, his beloved presence is still felt within the walls of ISW.

“Even when I’m not (working), my customers leave their commission under my name and my true customers don’t come on Mondays. “When they realize I’m not there, they text or call and leave, because they know I don’t play.”

Just like during last year’s appreciation service, Brown, in all likelihood, will salute his blood relatives, whom like him, had to weather arguably the family’s darkest season in recent memory, a chapter that recently gained some much-needed closure.

WHAT HE SAID — “The average salesman is about making commission and tips for lunch and other (things),” Brown said. “And yes, I do work for money. But I don’t depend on not one single customer to buy something or give me a tip, because I asked God to give me what I need, and to this day, He has not failed me.”

In July 2016, Brown was responsible for dressing his younger brother as his family prepared to funeralize him amid his tragic death as a result of gun violence.

“I am so amazed at how we all work together,” Brown said of his family. “Two years ago, we lost a piece of our hearts with the death of my brother. This year, we were able to close the chapter throughout a five-day court trial, and to see my dad, mom, sister, and brother come together and witness a nightmare as if it was a movie to a non-apologetic man, and to see my mom cry on stage brought me all the way down and made me realize that tomorrow is not promised and this life is a gift (and it’s) temporary, because tomorrow is not promised to no one and that we should live this life to live again in peace in heaven.”


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For Brown, it is because of his close-knit relationship with his family that he deemed it essential some time ago to change the overall landscape of his life.

“Without my family, I’m not able to work the hours I put in each and every week,” Brown said.

Still, come February 8, the man’s who’s known as one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s finest haberdashers will be honored for his immeasurable body.

As they should.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth Businessman Andrew Brown of International Suit Warehouse, call 972.780.2598. Also, send email to: drewztylz01@gmail.com.


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Lewisville High football standout Tahj Martin: ‘It is a dream for me to play college football’

LEWISVILLE, Texas — Tahj Martin is just a tender 15-year-old student athlete.

A great, big gigantic one, that is.

Consider, for instance, Martin’s massive frame that is comprised of his standing 6-foot-3 and weighing in at 261 pounds which, to his credit, is practically equivalent of an NFL lineup.


FRESHMAN SENSATION

UNDER THE RADAR — Assuming roles on both sides of the ball as a left tackle and defensive end for Lewisville coach Michael Odle’s squad, Tahj Martin enjoyed a significant amount of action this past season for the Farmers as his stock amongst college scouts and recruiters increased mightily in the process.

Speaking of the NFL, Martin doesn’t shy away from the notion that playing football on Sundays undoubtedly is amongst his major long-term ambitions.

But first thing’s first: blossoming as a rising prep footballer.

“I am a hard working athlete, who has come from very humble surroundings,” Martin told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “I am a magnet and people gravitate to me, because of my winning personality and attitude.”

A triumphant mentality certainly highlights Martin’s assortment of key attributes as a true freshman for Lewisville (Texas) High’s football team.

 

STOCK IS RISING — With so much high school football ahead of him, Martin has already garnered interests from Texas Christian University and the University of Texas.

Martin, in fact, is coming off of a productive and breakthrough season for an upstart Lewisville team that finished the 2018 campaign with a 9-3 mark, including an impressive 6-1 record in 6A Region I District 6, second only to conference rival Flower Mound.

Assuming roles on both sides of the ball as a left tackle and defensive end for coach Michael Odle’s squad, Martin enjoyed a significant amount of action for the Farmers as his stock amongst college scouts and recruiters increased mightily in the process.

No one, it seems, can attest to his notion more than his father, Geoffrey Grant Martin, who’s thoroughly convinced that his son is making a strong case that his prep football career will culminate with him signing a National Letter of Intent.

TEXAS-SIZED IMPACT — Martin is coming off of a productive and breakthrough season for an upstart Lewisville team that finished the 2018 campaign with a 9-3 mark, including an impressive 6-1 record in 6A Region I District 6, second only to conference rival Flower Mound.

“Tahj has grown tremendously both on the field and off,” Geoffrey Grant said. “He’s gained a level of confidence and passion for not only his role on the team, but for the entire team itself, all while maintaining his grades academically.”

All things considered, Martin’s favorable display as a true freshmen for the Farmers has, in fact, given way to a few college scouts deeming it essential to thrust him under their radar.

With so much high school football ahead of him, Martin has already garnered interests from Texas Christian University and the University of Texas.

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — Martin’s massive frame that is comprised of his standing 6-foot-3 and weighing in at 261 pounds which, to his credit, is practically equivalent of an NFL lineup.

Given the immeasurable impact he’s had thus far in his prep career, expect that list to expand much sooner than later.

“It is a dream for me (to play college football), because I am made and built for the sport of football,” Martin said. “I know that all the years I have been playing will pay off and a college scholarship would be the ultimate satisfaction of all.”

Although he did not attend any camps this past summer because of unforeseen circumstances, Martin was especially active, particularly as it relates to conditioning regularly and monitoring his weight.

“(I would typically workout) Monday and Wednesday mornings and in the afternoons, (and would take part in) cardio training on Saturdays and Sundays,” Martin said. “I also work on healthy eating habits that include making smoothies and protein snacks to build a strong muscle mass.”

DON’T LEAVE ME HANGING — A triumphant mentality certainly highlights Martin’s assortment of key attributes as a true freshman for Lewisville High’s football team.

Despite his overall body of work on and off the field, coupled with the impressive resume he’s established to this point, Martin also doesn’t shy away from the notion that no one has to persuade him not to hit the cruise control button at this point.

Not with so much prep football ahead of him.


“I performed exceptionally well (during the 2018 season), but I still have more work to do. I’ve got to work more on dropping into coverage. I have to work on that. My speed needs to improve, but with growth, I know I will get faster.” — Lewisville freshman Tahj Martin


WAITING HIS TURN — All things considered, Martin’s favorable display a true underclassmen for the Farmers has, in fact, given way to a few college scouts deeming it essential to thrust him under their radar.

A pretty wise and thorough assessment, this coming from a tender 15-year-old student athlete.

A great, big gigantic one, that is.

One whose short list of interested colleges undoubtedly is expected to expand much sooner than later.

So stay tuned.


For more information about Lewisville (Texas) High School football standout Tahj Gabriel Martin, connect with him via social media at:

Instagram: @tahjmartin12

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tahj.martin.1

Twitter: @martin2Tahj


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Alabama author Monique Pettaway-Ray savoring the ‘abundant life’ Christ came to give us through a new book

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18 NIV)


Monique Pettaway-Ray was in the process of living her best life.

At least, she sensed she was.

As Pettaway-Ray recalled like yesterday, she was approximately six months removed from having exchanged nuptials with the man of her dreams.

POINTING TOWARD THE HEAVENS — A native of Saraland, Alabama, Monique Pettaway-Ray is amongst a gallery of accomplished authors who have joined forces to compose the book, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises” which is scheduled to be officially released in December.

As if that wasn’t enough to bring her to all smiles, she had eventually landed a rather commendable entry-level position as a middle school science instructor in Huntsville, Alabama.

Life, as she knew it, was the life she sensed she fully deserved, was the life she had worked so diligently to reap and possess with God, her Helper, leading the way.

Then just like that, the enemy — just as he always does — had ultimately showed his true colors, considering Pettaway-Ray’s life had suddenly “imploded,” according to a spokesperson for her book entitled, “Incarcerated But Free: How To find Freedom From Your Mental Prison.”


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LEAD OFF HITTER — Having made her authorship debut a little more than a decade ago, Pettaway-Ray’s “Incarcerated But Free: How To find Freedom From Your Mental Prison” took somewhere in the neighborhood of about five years to compose.

That’s because her newlywed husband was consequently convicted for murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

“A vital part of her life was ripped from her and Monique didn’t know how to cope,” according to a spokesperson in a detailed breakdown of her September 2007 released book.

Fast forward some 11 years later, Pettaway-Ray, a longtime educator for the Mobile (Ala.) County Public Schools System, has deemed it essential to collectively share of her assortment of life-changing testimonies through another awe-inspiring project along with a host of other writers.

A native of  Saraland, Alabama, Pettaway-Ray is amongst a gallery of accomplished authors who have joined forces to compose the book, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises.”

ONE PRECIOUS, GODLY GIFT — An empowering, kingdom-advancing written document, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises” is forwarded by Flint, Michigan-based author Precious S. Brown and is scheduled to make its official release on the market on December 17.

An empowering, kingdom-advancing written document, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises” is forwarded by Flint, Michigan-based author Precious S. Brown and is scheduled to make its official release on the market on December 17.

During a recent interview with Making Headline News, Pettaway-Ray was complementary of Brown for obeying the Voice of God by establishing a notable platform for her and other authors to tell of God’s goodness through their slew of trials and tribulations.

“I chose to be a part of this book, because there are so many people who are living in their own mental prison who don’t have a support system or guidance to help them overcome their pains,” Pettaway-Ray said. “This book will help women find healing and support they are seeking.”

All things considered, amongst the things about which Pettaway-Ray found especially intriguing was Brown’s keen ability to fortify agape love, coupled with her willingness to display transparency.

FINDING HER SPIRITUAL NICHE — Pettaway-Ray, a longtime educator for the Mobile (Ala.) County Public Schools System, has deemed it essential to collectively share of her assortment of life-changing testimonies through another awe-inspiring project along with a host of other writers.

“I began the journey of writing this book when I teamed up with Precious Brown of Kilgore Publishing,” Pettaway-Ray explained. “She told me about her vision of this current book and when I heard the title, I truly felt in my spirit that this was a book I definitely wanted to be a part of, because I believe everyone has a story and that everyone’s story can inspire hope and change someone’s life.”

Having made her authorship debut a little more than a decade ago, Pettaway-Ray’s “Incarcerated But Free: How To find Freedom From Your Mental Prison” took somewhere in the neighborhood of about five years to compose.

As for her latest project, it didn’t take as long, in large part because all things considered, God had already showed Himself strong amid the enemy having shown his true colors.

IN AWE OF GOD — As for Pettaway-Ray’s latest project, it didn’t take as long to complete, in large part because all things considered, God had already showed Himself strong amid the enemy having shown his true colors.

“Before God called me to the ministry, I was broken, hurt, and confused. It was only after I rededicated my life to Christ that God began to reveal to me His purpose for my life. Since then, God has delivered me from my pain and now I am on a mission to help women overcome their challenges and be healed from their past hurts. — Monique Pettaway-Ray


“Because when a woman can be healed from her hurts, she is free to live that abundant life that Christ promised in scripture.”

The abundant, much to Pettaway-Ray’s delight, is something by which she has thoroughly possessed even after having endured arguably the darkest season of her life.

Yep. That’s just like God.


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NOT TODAY, DEVIL — The abundant, much to Pettaway-Ray’s delight, is something by which she has thoroughly possessed even after having endured arguably the darkest season of her life.

“The message I am sending to people is that regardless of what you have been through or what experiences you have had, you can still be a vessel used by God,” Pettaway-Ray said. “You just have to realize that there are gifts and talents that lie deep inside and God just wants us to be willing to use those gifts for his glory.

“A gift is not a gift unless you give it to someone,” Pettaway continued. “God expects us to use our gifts for the purpose of helping others. It’s never too late to fulfill passion, purpose, or the power that God has placed inside of you. God only wants a willing vessel.”

Pettaway-Ray would know for sure, considering she’s a vessel who has deemed it a foregone conclusion to be used by God Almighty.

For more information Mobile, Alabama-area Author Monique Pettaway-Ray, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/monique.pettaway. Also, send email to: mvpettaway@gmail.com.


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Oklahoma City author Shanell Monique displays agape love through her “Broken Silence” book

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32 NIV)


Shanell Monique’s doesn’t shy away from the notion that her life is a story.

A memorable, tear-jerking, festive, life-enhancing story, all wrapped up in one.

So much so that this Oklahoma City-based businesswoman-turned-author deemed it essential to compose an empowering book that highlights, among other things, an assortment of her life’s awe-inspiring developments.

ALL IN GOD’S TIMING — Acknowledging, among other things, that she was “tired of being ashamed of things I had no control over,” Shanell Monique had eventually became the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Broken Silence,” a December 2017 released project that is dedicated to those who are ready to set their souls free.

“You know I always said I will write a book about my life, because my life is a story,” Shanell Monique told Making Headline News this week. “It wasn’t until I went through my divorce when God really put it on my heart to finish my story. I went through a depressing (state) and knew it was time to release everything.”

Displaying arguably no signs of spiritual rust amid her marital dissolution, Shanell Monique didn’t just release everything for the sake of releasing everything. Rather, she released everything, in large part because God essentially was changing her for Hid glory.

Acknowledging, among other things, that she was “tired of being ashamed of things I had no control over,” Shanell Monique had eventually became the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Broken Silence,” a December 2017 released project that is dedicated to those who are ready to set their souls free.


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“I wanted other women to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Shanell Monique, further explaining in great detail her purpose for assembling ‘Broken Silence.’ “My slogan is: When you turn pain into power, they hate that. I use my pain to motivate me.”

A book that is comprised of 67 pages in length, Shanell Monique’s “Broken Silence” depicts the life of a young girl named  Daitrell whom, according to the writer, refuse to get hurt again and vows to take care of herself from here on out.

“My strength was merely superficial underneath a beautiful shell that appeared confident, well put together, and secure, but a different person ruled my life,” Shanell Monique acknowledges in a thorough breakdown at Amazon.com. “On the inside, I was broken. Could you be broken too? Are you hiding behind your looks and strength to mask feelings of insecurity, because of betrayals? Have you told yourself you will never trust anyone completely? Only you know deep inside if the answer to any of these question could be yes.”

WE ARE FAMILY — Displaying arguably no signs of spiritual rust amid her marital dissolution, Shanell Monique didn’t just release everything for the sake of releasing everything. Rather, she released everything, in large part because God essentially was changing her for Hid glory.

A book she needed somewhere in the neighborhood of just nine months to write, Shanell Monique’s “Broken Silence” also recalls how healthy relationships and emotions play an integral part in our overall health.

“Most of the time, emotional conditions of the heart are overlooked,” said Shanell Monique, pinpointing the divine message she’s sending to her audience through her book. “These are the conditions that hinder us from experiencing the most precious gift of all — love. Our hearts are so shielded from past hurts, we are incapable of letting love in or out. It is time to put down our shields and love each other the way God intended.”

Besides “Broken Silence,” Shanell Monique also authored the “Love & Confidence Journal, which was published in April 2018.

Much to her delight, she’s been the beneficiary of an array of favorable feedback since the release of her latest project.

CHECK THIS OUT — A book that is comprised of 67 pages in length, Shanell Monique’s “Broken Silence” depicts the life of a young girl named  Daitrell whom, according to the writer, refuse to get hurt again and vows to take care of herself from here on out.

“I would say that I have gotten great feedback,” said Shanell Monique, a Kindergarten instructor for Oklahoma City Public Schools. I do have a great support. (I strive) to be a voice for those who are scared and ashamed to speak out…to encourage others so they know that suicide is not the answer.”

For what’s it worth, Shanell Monique emphasized, among other things, that what it all boils down to is one’s ability to turn lessons into blessings.

“The hardest thing is to forgive a person who’s not sorry,” said Shanell Monique, following up such wholesome wisdom with the familiar Biblical passages that are 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8. “All goals require you to stay focused and ignore what everyone else is doing. You are a woman who shines despite how dark it is. In fact, that is when you shine even brighter.”


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YOU GO GIRL!!! Much to her delight, Shanell Monique been the beneficiary of an array of favorable feedback since the release of her latest project.

“It’s time to truly understand your worth. Despite your circumstances there is so much more for you. You may want to know why it’s not working out or what you can do to get it back on track, but to get there you must truly understand who you are in your situation and if the person you are now is the person you want to be and deserves the pain you once allowed. “It’s time to move forward, let go and heal,” Shanell Monique continued. “Once you truly understand that better is waiting for you, (you’ll) stop giving the past its pass to continue to enter and leave your life when it feels like it. You will immediately start to see life is better and feel hopeful again. It’s your time to expect God to introduce you to more.”

Shanell Monique would know.

That’s just what she did — with God, her Helper, leading the way.

For more information Oklahoma City Author Shanell Monique, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/shanell.monique.3. Also, send email to: brokensilence112017@gmail.com.


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Oklahoma City author Tohnyonah Jackson’s bend-but-don’t-break faith gives way to a life-changing book

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


All jokes aside.

Tohnyonah Jackson is a little more than two years removed from having witnessed the much-anticipated release of her very first book.

BEND BUT DON’T BREAK FAITH STEPPER — And so it came to pass on May 31, 2016 that Tohnyonah Jackson, a native of Oklahoma City, had officially made her authorship debut with release of her spiritually gut-checking written document entitled, “Bending But Not Breaking.”

And boy, it’s surely one that is steadily advancing the kingdom for such a time as now.

“I used to tell my friends I was going to write a book, but it was in a joking way,” Jackson told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “It didn’t manifest until after my grandfather on my dad’s side of the family passed away in August of 2013, a few days after my first grandchild was born.”

For Jackson, it also was a seemingly dark, turbulent season of her life, during which God had deemed it essential to place her faith on trial unlike never before.

“I battled with God, because that’s not what I wanted to do. I was trying to get into nursing school…test after test, fail after fail. I didn’t understand why I was not passing the tests, missing by 1 to 5 points. Later I realized I wasn’t being obedient and had to write.” — Author Tohnyonah Jackson 


And the rest, as they say, was history.

And so it came to pass on May 31, 2016 that Jackson, a native of Oklahoma City, had officially made her authorship debut with release of her spiritually gut-checking written document entitled, “Bending But Not Breaking,” a 62-page, self-published project that depicts the life of a young girl who wanted to be loved by her family, but according to the writer who’s widely known as “Author Tohnyonah,” she wound up discovering that love in her family came disguised in abuse, alcohol, drugs, staying in the homes of several family members.


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A MUST READ — A 62-page, self-published project that depicts the life of a young girl who wanted to be loved by her family, but according to the writer who’s widely known as “Author Tohnyonah,” she wound up discovering that love in her family came disguised in abuse, alcohol, drugs, staying in the homes of several family members.

As if those personal encounters weren’t enough to rattle and disrupt the life of this young girl, Tohnyonah recalled having been molested as a child, a development that had ultimately led to her being adopted by another family, which unfortunately had given way to her further being molested and abused.

But God…

However, despite her assortment of struggles and turbulence, Author Tohnyonah steadfastly clung to unwavering faith, believing that God had a strategic plan for her life from the outset, a plan to prosper and not harm her, a plan that would ultimately blossom into a life-changing testimony for the ages, a plan that would catapult her to the purpose for which God created her.

“In this book, (Author Tohnyonah) sees that God’s loving provision doesn’t give more than one can handle,” said a spokesperson for Jackson’s book in a detail breakdown at Amazon.com.

THE ROMANS 8:18 FACTOR — Even upon the sudden deaths of her beloved mother and close aunt, Jackson sensed that she had to carry out of her God-mandated assignment to compose her book.

For Jackson, her quest to assemble her first book came courtesy of her abstaining from leaning unto her own understanding and seeking and consulting God for a sense of direction.

“I didn’t know what to write until I asked and the Holy Spirit, Who said, ‘The beginning,’” Jackson explained. “And so I did.”

Even upon the sudden deaths of her beloved mother and close aunt, Jackson sensed that she had to carry out of her God-mandated assignment to compose her book.

“I didn’t understand why (they passed away), because I was being obedient (to God),” Jackson said. So from August 2013 through May 2016, through all the losses, my book was released the day before my birthday, May 31, 2016.”

SHE’S STILL STANDING — Despite her assortment of struggles and turbulence, Author Tohnyonah steadfastly clung to unwavering faith, believing that God had a strategic plan for her life from the outset, a plan to prosper and not harm her, a plan that would ultimately blossom into a life-changing testimony for the ages, a plan that would catapult her to the purpose for which God created her.

Much to Jackson’s delight, it is a book that has garnered a slew of rave reviews.

“The message is you do not have to live in your past. Whatever God has taken you through, there is a purpose, so trust the process,” Jackson said. “While writing there were a lot of obstacles that fell in the way to discourage me, but as I wrote, chains were being broken. I was being released from the bondage of hurt, guilt, depression that I didn’t realize I was depressed.”

That’s not all to which Jackson had come to grips amid her season in the wilderness.

“(I learned to embrace) self-love and, most of all, I was gaining more love for God,” Jackson said. “I realize God created me for a special purpose starting with my name (she’s now chuckling). I live by I am fearfully marvelously made.”

All of which sums up why 2019, like 2016, figures to be a season of even more manifested blessings for this brilliantly gifted writer.


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DOING IT GOD’S WAY — For Jackson, her quest to assemble her first book came courtesy of her abstaining from leaning unto her own understanding and seeking and consulting God for a sense of direction.

“I haven’t had any speaking engagements, but my vision for 2019 is to start going to speak in different cities to young teenage mothers, young girls in foster care, and young women and girls that have been sexually (abused) and feel like they can’t love,” Jackson said.

What a difference obeying the Voice of God has made.

All jokes aside.


For more information about Oklahoma City-based Author Tohnyonah Jackson, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/author.tohnyonah.5. Also, send email to: tohnyonahjackson@yahoo.com.


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Dallas/Fort Worth businesswoman Thenetia Wallace’s Healthy Weight Loss Coffee venture enjoying sustained success

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33 KJV)


DALLAS — The very moment that Thenetia Wallace put God first, all of the other things were added.

Good things, that is.

Consider, for instance, how Wallace, a young, thriving, progressive Texas businesswoman, has working diligently to move up the ranks of entrepreneurship in recent years.

TEXAS-SIZED IMPACT — A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman Thenetia Wallace has become a fixture as saleswoman in the Healthy Weight Loss Coffee venture, whereby she’s responsible for changing lives by sharing the company’s feature product — which is the healthy weight loss coffee — as well as other products, many of which help people rid themselves of their medications.

All butterflies and nervousness aside, the very moment Wallace had deemed it essential to put God first in her lofty endeavors, an assortment of things began to work out in her favor.

“I was shy and didn’t have any confidence in myself,” Wallace, during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, said, explaining in great detail the memorable events that gave way to her delving off into entrepreneurship. “But when I start stepping out on faith and surrounding myself with people who are positive and putting God first, then (I discovered that) anything is possible.”

She got that right. And to her distinctly unique credit, Wallace as gone to great lengths to not just put God first, but she’s steadfastly stayed true to herself, particularly as young businesswoman who boast lofty aspirations of functioning mightily in her element in the process.

GOTTA TRY THIS STUFF — Interesting, the Healthy Weight Loss Coffee has proven to be extremely efficient and therapeutic in that is has been known to help parents with children who have been diagnosed with ADHD and other challenges, Wallace said.

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Wallace has become a fixture as saleswoman in the Healthy Weight Loss Coffee venture, whereby she’s responsible for changing lives by sharing the company’s feature product — which is the healthy weight loss coffee — as well as other products, many of which help people rid themselves of their medications.

Interesting, the Healthy Weight Loss Coffee has proven to be extremely efficient and therapeutic in that is has been known to help parents with children who have been diagnosed with ADHD and other challenges, Wallace said.

“My target audience are adults and children, or people who need to lose weight, looking to get healthy, children with ADHD and ADD, arthritis, inflammation, gout, diabetics, pre-diabetics, and cholesterol issues…not making any medical claims however our products have assist people with these conditions,” Wallace said. “We work as a team, and I get to help others achieve their weight loss goals and their financial goals.”

A 2005 graduate from Sunrise Christian Academy who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Management form Wichita State University, Wallace has made tremendous strides since joining the Healthy Weight Loss Coffee’s internationally-acclaimed team.

SHOCKING THE WORLD — A 2005 graduate from Sunrise Christian Academy who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Management form Wichita State University, Wallace has made tremendous strides since joining the Healthy Weight Loss Coffee’s internationally-acclaimed team.

“The company is seven years old,” said Wallace, who is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration. “However, I’ve (promoted my products in) Dallas, Houston, and Wichita, and looking to open the markets across the United States.”

Much to her delight, Wallace has a host of business-minded individuals to thank for helping her to achieve her entrepreneurship success.

“My best friend, Chase West, who inspires me and encourages me,” Wallace said. “(Also) Tom Bowman, Amy Laffite, Denae Chandler and the whole Dallas/Ft. Worth team has helped me reach my goals in this industry. It has been a journey in the direct sells business like I mentioned.”

Given the continuous strides she made, it’s safe to assume that Wallace has found her niche in her selected venture.


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SOLID SUPPORTING CAST — Much to her delight, Wallace has a host of business-minded individuals to thank for helping her to achieve her entrepreneurship success.

 “This is my tenth direct sells company, which I made no money and didn’t receive support from the other companies I was with,” said Wallace, who joined Healthy Weight Loss Coffee in June 2018. “I think people need that reminder that they can always accomplish their goals by putting God first and taken action.”

Because after all, the very moment Wallace put God first, all of the other things were added.

Good things, that is.

“It’s important for me to inspire others, because people always need some form of encouragement,” Wallace said. “I think people need that reminder that they can always accomplish their goals by putting God first and taken action.”

Just like she did.


For more information Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Thenetia Wallace, or to inquire about Healthy Weight Loss connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/thenetia.wallace. Also, send email to: thenetiawallace@gmail.com.

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South Carolina entrepreneur Ebony Hughes defies health-related challenges, becomes a fixture for 7 Dimensions

In case you don’t know her, Ebony Hughes would like to introduce herself.

A native of Hemingway, South Carolina, Hughes, 35, is a proud graduate of Hemingway’s Carvers Bay High School.

She would eventually advance her educational endeavors at Coastal Carolina University in nearby Conway, which has greatly enabled her to pursue, fulfill, and carry out her dream as a rising businesswoman.


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MAKING HER PRESENCE FELT — Georgetown, South Carolina-area businesswoman Ebony Hughes has become a fixture for 7 Dimensions, a universally-acclaimed online keto coaching platform, whereby Hughes is responsible for coaching people on achieving their health and fitness goals in seven areas of life.

Credit her seemingly dysfunctional and unhealthy lifestyle as arguably the biggest reasons why.

“After starting my insurance business and working around the clock to grow it successfully, my work and personal life became unbalanced,” Hughes told Making Headline News this week. “Over time, I became over weight. I had to buy larger clothes and I had become ashamed of my body.”

For Hughes, she was determined to see to it that such health-related hurdles were short-lived.

That, after all, practically sums up why she has become a fixture for 7 Dimensions, a universally-acclaimed online keto coaching platform, whereby Hughes is responsible largely for coaching people on achieving their health and fitness goals in seven areas of life.

“My team and I make sure that clients get a customized meal and training plan and follow up with them regularly, most times daily to motivate them to stay on track with their plan and remind them of their goals to keep them accountable,” said Hughes, providing a thorough overview of her business venture.

Amongst the factors that are especially intriguing about Hughes’ business is that because it is an online endeavor, she’s afforded the golden opportunity to have more of a global impact.

 

“I like that my business helps people on an online platform and app so that I can stay connected to my clients and have a more balanced life,” Hughes said of a venture that caters to people of all ages.

Interestingly, 7 Dimensions has evolved and attracted a global presence, in large part because it is committed to helping its clients embrace the notion that this journey has no final destination, according to a spokesperson for 7 Dimensions at https://www.my7dimensions.com/.

“We don’t stop when we find a treasure chest at the end of a rainbow,” the 7 Dimensions spokesperson added. “There are three treasures that you will find almost immediately, and that will grow in power every day you maintain this journey with us: getting healthier, sustained energy, and a love of life that can only come from the natural rush of endorphins blasting your body with every beat of your pounding heart.”

Much to the delight to Hughes, those are the essential and therapeutic benefits she has acquired since joining 7 Dimensions.

Which is to say that she has nowhere to go but up in what has become a globally-acclaimed company.

“I started feeling sluggish and tired,” said Hughes, recalling those during which she struggled with her health. “I just knew that I was sick and no doctor had to tell me this. The craziest part of it all is that I knew better as I majored in health promotion. I knew that I needed to lose the fat.


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“I promised myself that would lose weight and joined a gym, and I lost a few pounds, but I still felt bad and gave up after a while of busting my butt at the gym and eating, what I thought was, healthy foods. A few short months later, I lost my breath and thought that I was going to die on my sofa. I began to pray to the Lord to ask Him to help me live so my children would not find me dead.” — Ebony Hughes 


 

For Hughes, God not only gave her another chance at life but, most importantly, He ushered her into the divine purpose for which He created her, something about which she doesn’t take lightly.

BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER — For Hughes, God not only gave her another chance at life but, most importantly, He ushered her into the divine purpose for which He created her, something about which she doesn’t take lightly.

“I immediately made the decision to see a weight-loss coach,” Hughes said. “I started researching diets and started to understand why I had not lost any significant amount of what. It’s because I was addicted to sugar, and most Americans are as well. I learned that quitting sugar or managing sugar cravings is harder to do than a person trying to quit heroin. After thousands of dollars spent, I did lose weight and I was motivated to help others do the same.”

She’s doing just that with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“I know through my own life experiences of being overweight, sick, and (harboring) low self-esteem, I knew others were going through the same thing,” said Hughes, adding that her children are amongst those who inspired her to achieve her health-related goals. “I believe cultural ideologies, education or the lack thereof, media, and other environmental factors affect a person’s outcome, so I want to be the mediator for as many people as I can help.”

For more information about Georgetown, South Carolina-based Businesswoman Ebony Hughes, or to inquire about 7 Dimensions, call 843.936.1444, or fax 866.939.1079. Also, send email to: my7dimensions@gmail.com.


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Flint, Michigan’s Precious Brown walking fervently in her purpose with her ninth published book

During what obviously was an informative and empowering assembly, Precious S. Brown thought it necessary to take it a step further.

“I was given the idea after completing a Tele-Summit titled, ‘IRise Women’s Empowerment Summit,'” Brown told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “On the Summit, we had 17 amazing speakers that helped the audience with life obstacles in the areas of abuse, health, healing, happiness, the inner critic, and so much more.”

EMPOWERMENT EXTRAORDINAIRE — To her credit, Flint, Michigan businesswoman Precious S. Brown would ultimately spearhead what has turned out to be an awe-inspiring collaborative project, one that came wrapped up in a life-enhancing book entitled, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises,” a book that is forwarded by this accomplished Flint, Michigan-based author and empowerment extraordinaire, who is also the founder and CEO of Kilgore Publishing.

To her credit, Brown would ultimately spearhead what has turned out to be an awe-inspiring collaborative project, one that came wrapped up in a life-enhancing book entitled, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises,” a book that is forwarded by this accomplished Flint, Michigan-based author and empowerment extraordinaire, who is also the founder and CEO of Kilgore Publishing.

An empowering, kingdom-advancing written document that is comprised of a gallery of accomplished writers, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises” is scheduled to be officially released in December.

CREATING AN EARLY BUZZ — Brown and Co. have already become the beneficiaries of some favorable feedback — this for a book that is still weeks away from its much-anticipated release.

A native Mount Morris, Michigan, Brown, 45, has surely paid her dues in this ever-so-competitive professional writing industry, considering she is responsible for having authored what is now nine books, five of which she has written single handily.

As for her latest book, she wasted little time gathering the troops and began collaborating with them to collectively assemble “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises.”

“I begin writing immediately after the summit,” Brown explained. “I reached out to the co-authors for the extended versions of their stories to compile them for the book.”


PRECIOUS S. BROWN’S NEW BOOK TO BE RELEASED ON 12.17.18

PUTTING IN SOME WORK — A native Mount Morris, Michigan, Brown, 45, has surely paid her dues in this ever-so-competitive professional writing industry, considering she is responsible for having authored what is now nine books, five of which she has written single handily.

Interestingly and much to her delight, Brown’s latest work of art is scheduled to be complete and released on her birthday, which is December 17.

Talk about counting her array of blessings for such a remarkable time as now.

“I am super excited, because not only is it my birthday, but it is the 10th year anniversary of me living in freedom of trauma and strife – living an empowered life,” said Brown, whose authorship greatness was spearheaded through a God-orchestrated vision.


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GO PRECIOUS…IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY Interestingly and much to her delight, Brown’s latest work of art is scheduled to be complete and released on her birthday, which is December 17.

“God gave me the vision to write a book when I was a little girl, but I doubted it was possible,” Brown told MHN during an October 2017 interview.

Because of who she is and because of where God is taking her, she has gone to great lengths to diligently carry out and fulfill such a lofty vision ever since.

Yep. To God be the glory for the things He has done.


“The message is that you can rise above any obstacle manifested in your life. You must believe you can, do the work to get to the next level, and greater will manifest. The authors went to great lengths to encourage, inspire, and motivate the readers to take their power back and grab life by the horns through faith.” — Precious S. Brown 


As for her latest book, Brown wasted little time gathering the troops and began collaborating with them to collectively assemble “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises.”

And, as a result, Brown and Co. have already become the beneficiaries of some favorable feedback — this for a book that is still weeks away from its much-anticipated release.

“So far, as we continue to drop seeds of the release people are anticipating another great read,” Brown said. “My audience is used to the quality material I deliver, and they are expecting nothing less than to be taken on a journey ending in empowerment.”

More than anything, though, Brown doesn’t shy away from the notion that her forthcoming book is just another memory in the divine purpose for which God has created her.

As well as for the other contributors to this book.

DESTINY STEPS — More than anything, Brown doesn’t shy away from the notion that her forthcoming book is just another memory in the divine purpose for which God has created her.

“This book adds great value to the purpose in which I was created,” Brown said. “I know my life has been designed to empower others who feel they are undeserving or unworthy. My assignment is to show the less fortunate that no matter the hand they were dealt, they too still have purpose.

“You see, had I allowed the abuses (physical, mental, emotional, drug and alcohol) to define who I am and stop me from seeing that God could use me too, the lives that are divinely connected to me would never be changed,” Brown continued. “That is the reason I continue to move forward in purpose on purpose.”

With God, her Helper, leading the way.

Yep. To God be the glory for the things He has done.


For more information about Flint, Michigan-based Author/Businesswoman Precious S. Brown of Kilgore Publishing, call 810.293.3596, or follow her on social media at: Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/preciousempower; Facebook Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/preciousempowers/; Facebook Community: www.BrilliantProfessionalWomen.com; Instagram Profile: https://www.instagram.com/preciousempowers/. Also, check out her I Rise Women’s Empowerment Summit audios, which are available at: https://payhip.com/b/73SC.


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Mid-South Pastor Dr. Alandrus P. Spencer’s banner year continues with the forthcoming release of his second book

It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. (Psalm 119:71 KJV)


Dr. Alandrus P. Spencer is an accomplished Mid-South-area Pastor.

Add to his illustrious resume “extraordinary author” as well.

That’s because days after being named National TAP Author of the Year, Dr. Spencer announced the forthcoming release of his new book entitled, “Encouraging Moment: The Turbulence Was Necessary.”

An 80-Day Devotional Journal, Dr. Spencer’s “Encouraging Moment: The Turbulence Was Necessary” is his second published book and is scheduled to make its official release on December 15.

THE PSALM 119:71 FACTOR — Days after being named National TAP Author of the Year, Dr. Spencer announced the forthcoming release of his new book entitled, “Encouraging Moment: The Turbulence Was Necessary.”

 

A native of Chicago, who currently resides in Jonesboro, Arkansas — though he was raised in nearby Blytheville — Dr. Spencer’s “Encouraging Moment: The Turbulence Was Necessary” will debut a little more than 15 months after he made his authorship debut, courtesy of his initial written document entitled,  “Encouraging Moment: Live Life By An Encouraging Moment.”

“I chose to write this book because I love to encourage others, and I felt I could give them these same quotes that challenged and encouraged me during some of life most challenging times,” Dr. Spencer told Making Headline News during an interview in mid-February.

As for his soon-to-be released book, Dr. Spencer doesn’t shy away from the notion that while this project will be accompanied by more encouragement, he also felt compelled to explain in detail why various forms of adversity — or turbulence, if you will — had to find its way to our lives.


DR. ALANDRUS P. SPENCER’S NEW BOOK COMING 12.15.18

“The single, most underlying reason I choose to release this book is because we need to recognize that we have the unique ability on the inside to encourage ourselves and others, just as David encouraged himself in the Lord,” Dr. Spencer, the Senior Pastor of Touching Lives Ministries, Inc. in Blytheville, told MHN this week.

As Dr. Spencer specifically acknowledged, it didn’t take him very long to catch the vision to compose his second book. In fact, he said that God had strategically given him the assignment to assemble Book No. 2 immediately after he made his authorship debut.


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“God gave me the vision to write this book immediately after I released the first book,” Dr. Spencer recalled. “He also explained to me that this book would be a part of a three-book series. My first book, Encouraging Moment: Live Life By An Encouraging Moment was released in late 2017, so I will have one more to write in the sequel.”


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STANDING OVATION — Dr. Spencer’s first book, Encouraging Moment: Live Life By An Encouraging Moment, is a spiritually-driven written document that has been effectively anointed an award-winner.

 

How’s that for the Holy Trinity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost).

“God has always given me a heart to encourage others,” said Dr. Spencer, explaining the purpose for his upcoming book. “In fact, it’s my call and purpose.”

Add to the fact that he’s greatly empowered to customarily encourage the hearts of God’s people from behind a sacred desk, and it’s no wonder that such a fruit of the spirit essentially has become a lifestyle, of sorts, for this seasoned clergyman.


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“It’s hard for me to pass someone up that having a bad day,” Dr. Spencer said. “I always feel I have a word of encouragement to help them overcome.”

That, after all, practically sums up why second book makes all of the sense in the world, not to mention explains why weeks before its release, Dr. Spencer’s “Encouraging Moment: The Turbulence Was Necessary” is already attracting favorable feedback.

“The feedback has been tremendous and people have expressed the high demand for me to give them more,” Dr. Spencer said. “Some have said it is the daily dose of encouragement that gets them through their day.”

IN THAT ORDER — “God gave me the vision to write this book immediately after I released the first book,” Dr. Spencer recalled. “He also explained to me that this book would be a part of a three-book series. My first book, Encouraging Moment: Live Life By An Encouraging Moment was released in late 2017, so I will have one more to write in the sequel.”

As for Dr. Spencer, his forthcoming book could very well be the prelude to emerging as another award-winning piece.

So stay tuned.

“I am planning to write the last book in this series, and I am writing alongside my beautiful wife a children’s book,” Dr. Spencer said.

Making plans to add to his illustrious resume that already includes “extraordinary author.”



For more information about Mid-South-area Author Dr. Alandrus P. Spencer, or to schedule him for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with him via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/alandrus.spencer. Also, send email to: alandrus@yahoo.com.


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