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Atlanta-area author Lisa Duffey takes another step toward her destiny in ‘I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.’


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


DALLAS — It was a rather turbulent, tumultuous, seemingly unbearable season in Lisa Duffey’s life, one in which it seemed far too insurmountable to bear at times.

“I got the vision about three years ago but never acted on it,” Duffey, an Atlanta-area author, told Making Headline News this week, recalling the memorable, emotionally-driven developments that led to her contributing to a soon-to-be released book. “It was just too painful. Then I began to see women coming out, talking about their experiences regarding sexual abuse and domestic violence.”


GOD’S VIRTUOUS WOMAN 

DESTINY STEPS — A native of Hempstead, New York, Lisa Duffey is among a dozen authors who assumed an immeasurable platform in the forthcoming book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

For Duffey, hearing other writers display a great deal of transparency regarding situations that essentially have shaped their lives for the better, in many aspects, fueled her desire to follow suit.

A native of Hempstead, New York, Duffey is among a dozen authors who assumed an immeasurable platform in the forthcoming book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

An awe-inspiring, spiritually gut-checking project that is forwarded by Atlanta-area empowerment coach and fellow author Dr. Carolyn Stephens, the sophomore edition of “I Am A Black Woman” is widely known as “One Voice” and addresses a variety of pertinent topics — most notably surviving divorce, sexual and physical abuse, broken identity, and mental illness, among other subjects.

 

For Duffey, that she was afforded the golden opportunity to share of her life-enhancing experiences in the second edition of this book, by all accounts, was a defining moments in the life of a woman who knows full well she’s been set aside for God’s use.

“I was approached by one of the co-authors and found out they were working on this project,” Duffey explained. “That is when I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I was ready to tell my story.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

That’s because not only has Duffey dauntlessly disclosed of her assortment of testimonies while fortifying pure boldness and confidence but, more than anything, it seems that joining forces with a gallery of Christian-oriented authors has become a clear path toward her purpose.

Her destiny, too.


FOR IT IS WRITTEN…

“I chose to write this chapter, because I needed to heal from past hurts — physically and emotionally — and also let other women know that this kind of behavior should not be tolerated from the men in their life,” said Duffey, recalling her stormy, tumultuous past that was mired by her being victimized by a dark season of child molestation.

“I put up with it from age 14 to 30.  As I began to put my story on paper, I realized I had things locked away in secret places in my mind, and as those places were opened, I began to forgive those that had hurt me.”

To her credit, the more she customarily grasped the power of forgiveness, the more she began to gain closure to those things that previously kept her bound.


THE FIGHT WAS FIXED

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS — For Duffey, hearing other writers display a great deal of transparency regarding situations that essentially have shaped their lives for the better, in many aspects, fueled her desire to follow suit.

The more she began to gain closure to those things that previously kept her bound, the more God began to steer her toward her purpose.

The more God began to steer her toward her purpose, the more she began to discover just how much her immeasurable gifts were needed, particularly as it pertains to advancing the kingdom.

Look at her today, a true, big-hearted and devout woman of faith, pressing and navigating mightily toward her destiny for such a spirited, life-changing time as now.

Yep. That’s just like God.


“God has and is still using me to show empathy and compassion for women who have or are going through what I went through,” said Duffey, explaining how “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” has become part of the purpose for which God has created her. “It’s easy to tell someone to leave a horrible relationship when they have not been through one. Since I been through it all, I get it…some women just can’t pick up and leave. They have to stay and endure the hardship and pain. Those on the outside should be there for them and not be judgmental.”


Now that she has steadfastly exercised her faith through the world of authorship, Duffey has acknowledged that other books are on the horizon, much sooner than later.

And with “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” set to be released in the coming months, this brilliant and talent author has already become the beneficiary of an array of favorable feedback.

So much for the rather turbulent, tumultuous, seemingly unbearable season in her life, one in which it seemed far too insurmountable to bear at times.

That was then.

This is now.

STAY TUNED — Now that she has steadfastly exercised her faith through the world of authorship, Duffey has acknowledged that other books are on the horizon, much sooner than later.

A new season, accompanied by new memories, accompanied new mercies — with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“It’s been rough, watching my dad beat my mother constantly and trying kill her in front of us,” Duffey said. “Becoming a teenage girl and being beaten constantly, mistreated, beaten up, raped, sodomized…I can go on and on.  I felt hopeless.”

Still, amongst the things that Duffey has ultimately discovered is that in spite of her slew of hell and high water encounters, God had miraculous plans for her life.

“One day, I did a simple equation, 2-1=1,” Duffey recalled. “I realized that if I took myself out of the equation, that meant 1 less headache — the man in my life — and that’s what I finally did after so many years.  At 56 (years of age), I am married to a wonderful man. (I’m a) mother of six wonderful adult children, I have three stepchildren, 10 grandchildren, been on my job as a tax analyst for 32 years, and married to a wonderful man named Keith Duffey.”

Yep. That’s just like God, always providing for us an emphatic, memorable way of escape.


For more information about Atlanta-area Author, Lisa Duffey, or to order her book, schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013254542525. Also, send email to: lblocker27@outlook.com.


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Ohio businesswoman Roselinde Ngozi creating a global buzz as an empowerment extraordinaire

Although there is such a thing as a competitive drive, Roselinde Ngozi’s reputation is such that she’s customarily ignores it.

After all, as far as she’s concerned, that isn’t merely a bad thing.

“I ignore life’s competitive drive. It can be distracting,” Ngozi told Making Headline News this week. “Instead, I focus on creating, not competition…creativity.”


RAISING THE BAR 

PURE CLASS — A gifted and notable speaker whose craft caters mainly to people ranging in ages 28 to 52  — to those who have experienced divorce, bad break ups, or romantic pains, Roselinde Ngozi acknowledges — this Ohio businesswoman’s eloquent voice is steadily attracting more of a global presence.

Speaking of creativity, Ngozi’s reputation is such that she’s also overwhelmingly creative, most notably as a women empowerment speaker, as well as an accomplished recording artist.

A Columbus, Ohio businesswoman, Ngozi is the mastermind the forthcoming single entitled, “Girl Gotta Grow” or #GGG, a hit that will be officially released in the coming days, the Nigerian native announced earlier this week.

“Although life and business are highly competitive, I do my best not to get entangled with competing,” Ngozi said. “I focus inwardly and upward to avoid being distracted by life’s competitive drive. I like to win, though winning to me is doing my best, giving my best, and mastering my best.”

MASSIVE IMPACT — Ngozi’s reputation is such that she’s also overwhelmingly creative, most notably as a women empowerment speaker, as well as an accomplished recording artist.

For Ngozi, 39, she certainly has gone to great lengths to put forth a masterful, immeasurable display, particularly with regards to establishing creativity through her brand which, in essence, has set her apart from other businesswomen who engage in a similar line of work.

For what it’s worth, though, she credits much of her sustained success to the sometimes challenging “process,” in large part because she’s knows full well that in order to achieve greatness, one must trust the dreaded process.


“What I like most about being in business is the process. The work it takes to become an authentic brand inward and (outward). I enjoy the results…to see women engaged in their healing, reminding them of their power and willingness and readiness to take action to become better.” — Roselinde Ngozi


For what it’s worth, Ngozi credits much of her sustained success to the sometimes challenging “process,” in large part because, well, she’s knows full well that in order to achieve greatness, one must trust the dreaded process.

A gifted and notable speaker whose craft caters mainly to people ranging in ages 28 to 52  — or to those who have experienced divorce, bad break ups, or romantic pains, Ngozi acknowledges — this Ohio businesswoman’s eloquent voice is steadily attracting more of a global presence.

That, to her credit, is especially vital, considering many of Ngozi’s peers sense that her best and brightest days in her selected profession are well ahead of her.

“My personal mission is to help women heal,” Ngozi says without hesitation. “Women are powerful beings. I believe when a woman heals a nation rises. My expertise is healing and growth management.”

GLOBAL PRESENCE — An empowerment speaking career that spans 15 years, Ngozi’s credibility has soared in recent years, courtesy of her regular appearances by way of international broadcasting, radio interviews, and social media.

And then there is her featured message, one Ngozi has adopted as her own, thus applied to her immeasurable movement in the process.

“My message is to call out the victim mentality and challenge women to take responsibility and action in three fundamental areas: emotions, relationship, and finance,” Ngozi said.

MORE ON ROSELINDE NGOZI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsZxU_0_Vxg 

An empowerment speaking career that spans 15 years, Ngozi’s credibility has soared in recent years, courtesy of her regular appearances by way of international broadcasting, radio interviews, and social media.

BLAZING HIT — A Columbus, Ohio businesswoman, Ngozi is the mastermind the forthcoming single entitled, “Girl Gotta Grow” or #GGG, a hit that is will be officially released in the coming days, the  Nigerian native announced earlier this week.

“It’s imperative personally to be sure I break the cycle of my mother’s brokenness in order to protect my daughter’s innocence,” Ngozi said. “I am a Nigerian woman, raised in America. I have searched for my Nigerian father — just found him — and is on my way back to reunite with (him). This is significant, because I am the first born daughter to an IGBO (one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa). man. He is the elder of the village, honorary chieftain and a  Bishop.”

That Ngozi is preparing to return to her native establishment is a “huge deal,” she said, largely because connecting with her father is, in many aspects, synonymous to her quest to having connected with her God-given purpose.

VALIANT LEADERSHIP — “My personal mission is to help women heal,” Ngozi says without hesitation. “Women are powerful beings. I believe when a woman heals a nation rises. My expertise is healing and growth management.”

“As a first-born daughter, (my) story is significant, because finding my father was a part of my personal healing management plan, which is what I share and present to women in workshops and as a keynote speaker.”

Eloquently stated by this progressive, thriving businesswoman, whose reputation is such that she customarily ignores life’s competitive drive.

That, after all, that isn’t merely a bad thing.


For more information about Columbus, Ohio Businesswoman Roselinde Ngozi, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/RoselindeNgoziSpeak/. Also, send email to: roselindengozi@gmail.com.


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A Co-author breaks her silence in her new book of being Abused and child molested Now Survives


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


DALLAS — For Shanetta Turner, she sensed the time had finally come to confront the massive stronghold that essentially was keeping her bound, that spiritual barricade that, in some aspects, was blocking her view from her purpose.

And her destiny.

Suddenly, after years of trying to gain closure to a pressing issue that, by all accounts, was reducing her effectiveness to thrive both in natural and the spiritual, Turner sensed it was time to cross paths once again with her sexual abuser, that very person who had caused great damage to the purpose for which she was created.

Never mind that her molester was of kin.


SLAYING THE GIANT

BREAKING HER SILENCE — After years of trying to gain closure to a pressing issue that, by all accounts, was reducing her effectiveness to thrive both in natural and the spiritual, Detroit-area author Shanetta Turner sensed that it was time to cross paths once again with the sexual abuser, who caused great damage to the purpose for which she was created. Turner had managed to garner the essential closure she sought is due in large part to her golden opportunity she was afforded in the book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

“I finally spoken to the man that molested me, which is my cousin…my mom’s biological nephew,” Turner, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling her dauntless confrontation with her cousin some two months ago. “It happened to me when I was 12, a preteen.”

As Turner explained, such a disheartening, emotionally-driven development had sent her into an unwarranted tailspin at such a young age, something by which she found difficult to stomach for years.

“I guess you can say that I was torn, because after that, I had to grow up too fast, having (experienced) traumatic, abusive relationships throughout my adult life until now.

BUY NOW — A book that is comprised of a dozen authors — and “One Voice” as mentioned on the cover — “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” addresses a variety of pertinent topics, most notably surviving divorce, sexual and physical abuse, broken identity, and mental illness, among other subjects.

Amongst the reasons that Turner had managed to garner the essential closure she sought is due in large part to her golden opportunity she was afforded in the book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

A native of Detroit, Turner — who’s widely known as “Justice Sista” by way of her Justice Strong Sista Support Group — was presented with the opportunity to contribute to the second edition of “I Am A Black Woman” by Atlanta-area empowerment coach and fellow author Dr. Carolyn Stephens.

A book that is comprised of a dozen authors — and “One Voice” as mentioned on the cover — “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” addresses a variety of pertinent topics, most notably surviving divorce, sexual and physical abuse, broken identity, and mental illness, among other subjects.

SISTA TO SISTA — A native of Detroit, Turner — who’s widely known as “Justice Sista” by way of her Justice Strong Sista Support Group — was presented with the opportunity to contribute to the second edition of “I Am A Black Woman” by Atlanta-area empowerment coach and fellow author Dr. Carolyn Stephens.

Faced with a brief time frame to submit her submission for this book, Turner wasted little time making her presence felt, having completed her portion of “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” just shy of two months.

As Turner specifically acknowledged, there was a major reason for her having demonstrated such eagerness to contribute to a book that figures to change a generation.


THUS SAID THE LORD…

“There are more women like me that are scared and holding (their struggles) in for years at a time and staying in silence,” Turner said. “I held mine in for 25 years.”

Sometime during the course the recent holiday season, though, God had birthed this young and gifted writer with the vision to carry out her vision.

Even it meant confronting her abuser, who happened to be a blood relative.

HEART FOR PEOPLE — Faced with a brief timeframe to submit her submission for this book, Turner wasted little time making her presence felt, having completed her portion of “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” just shy of two months.

“I know God has created me to be a Queen, a woman of respect, leadership, and dignity,” Turner said. “God has creates me to serve others, no matter if it’ in a book, helping a homeless person or a person that has everything but needs some advice, or a person that is in tough times in life.”

For her valiant efforts, coupled with her wealth of transparency, Turner doesn’t shy away from the notion that her latter days will be greater than her former days — with God, her Helper, steering the way.


“My reward from God will be huge,” Turner says without hesitation. “Having sympathy for people and their pain is a job within itself, but is very warm to my heart. When I finally felt good about what I had been wanting to say for over 25 years, I didn’t care what others thought of me for my truth, and speaking to my very first domestic violence sister and her helping her understand there is no need to take your own life because of your past and that you are not alone. I have been there before and that I got help someone, that feeling was unexplainable.”


Not that she’s made her authorship debut, other written projects are surely in the works, likely a few co-written books that will hit the market as early as next year, said Turner, the CEO and Founder of Justice Strong Sistas, LLC.

Also, Turner, who resides in Macomb, Michigan, is scheduled to take part in a  book signing fundraiser event in June in nearby Detroit, during which she will serve as an advocate for “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” and her support group.


For more information about Detroit, Michigan-area Author, Shanetta Turner, or to order her books, schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/justice.sista.1. Also, send email to: jsista29@gmail.com.


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Daughter of Memphis Pastor receives double transplant, erases memory of 22-year-long battle with kidney failure, diabetes

DALLAS — One single phone call over the weekend had ultimately given way to Ivory Jackson Sr.’s daughter, Tamara, violating traffic laws for all the right reasons.

Surely, he didn’t seem to mind.

“She drove 94 (miles per hours) all the way to Jackson,” Jackson Sr., during an interview Tuesday morning with Making Headline News, said, alluding to his daughter’s three-hour commute from Memphis to the capital of Mississippi.


MISSISSIPPI MIRACLE 

DADDY’S LIVING MIRACLE — During a phone call from the University of Mississippi Medical Center Friday evening, Ebony — who was in dire need of kidney and pancreas translates, or a “double transplant,” according to her father — learned that perfect matches had been cited for both, news that jumpstarted her life’s long-awaited comeback.

To grasp a thorough understanding of why Tamara Jackson had gone nearly 25 miles above the speed limit for an extended period of time, look no further than the challenging, sometimes tempestuous occurrences involving her sister, Ebony Jackson.

At the tender age of 10, Ebony was diagnosed with kidney failure. As if that wasn’t enough to send shock waves throughout her family, she was also diagnosed as a Juvenile Diabetic Type 1.

According to a report at https://www.mayoclinic.org/, this type of diabetes is a condition in which a child’s body no longer produces an important hormone (or insulin).

BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER — At the tender age of 10, Ebony was diagnosed with kidney failure. As if that wasn’t enough to send shocks waves throughout her family, she was also diagnosed as a Juvenile Diabetic Type 1.

As a result, the child would customarily need insulin to survive and would have to replace the missing insulin. Also, Type 1 diabetes in children is commonly known as “juvenile diabetes,” or “insulin-dependent diabetes.”

Type 1 diabetes in children, in fact, requires consistent care. However, advances in blood sugar monitoring and insulin delivery have improved the daily management of the condition.

For Ebony Jackson, 33, her diagnosis, which lasted a little more than two decades, had come to what appeared to be a ceremonious end over the weekend.

During a phone call from the University of Mississippi Medical Center Friday evening, Ebony — who was in dire need of kidney and pancreas translates, or a “double transplant,” according to her father — learned that perfect matches had been cited for both, news that jumpstarted her life’s long-awaited comeback.


FAITH ON TRIAL 

GOD’S CO-PILOT — One single phone call over the weekend had ultimately given way to Ivory Jackson Sr.’s daughter, Tamara, violating traffic laws for all the right reasons. “She drove 94 (miles per hours) all the way to Jackson,” Jackson, during an interview Tuesday morning with Making Headline News, said, alluding to his daughter’s three-hour commute from Memphis to the capital of Mississippi.

“I felt like I was floating. My thoughts are still all over the place, as are my emotions,” Ebony wrote in an 8:52 a.m. CST Facebook post before her 1,300-plus social media followers on Saturday. “But I do know that God answered my prayers.”

He didn’t just answer the fervent prayers of this courageous, yet sometimes animated PK — or Pastor’s Kid, according to those in the church world — but that Ebony underwent surgery the next day, during which she was the beneficiary of a new kidney and pancreas essentially had given way to a testimony service orchestrated by her father Sunday morning within the walls of the church her grandfather founded nearly 50 years ago.

“I guess God had something to do with the timing of it,” Ivory Jackson Sr., the Senior Pastor of Memphis’ Faith Temple Ministries Church of God In Christ, said, alluding to his daughter’s surgical procedure that took place the day before his father’s 83rd birthday and 12 days before what would have been his mother’s 84th birthday. “The call happened on Friday as far as making preparations. The transplant happened on Saturday, and I wanted to get to church on Sunday to bring back good news.”


SEASON OF THE REBIRTH 

THE ROMANS 8:37 AFFECT — God didn’t just answer the fervent prayers of this courageous, yet animated PK — or Pastor’s Kid, according to those in the church world — but that Ebony underwent surgery the next day, during which she was the beneficiary of a new kidney and pancreas essentially had given way to testimony service, of sorts, unfolding Sunday morning within the walls of the church her grandfather founded nearly 50 years ago.

For Jackson Sr., it was the kind of “good news” that ironically seemed synonymous to the sermon he had given hours after returning from Jackson. The topic: “What’s In Your Heart?”

For what it’s worth, it’s safe to assume his daughter whom, months leading to her double transplant, had kept her social media followers abreast of her journey, already answered such an inquiry long before her father had posed the question to his congregation.

Having described his daughter as a “fighter” much like her late grandmother, Lottie Jackson, who passed away in October 2012, Ebony’s surgical breakthrough comes a little more than 22 years after her unlikely diagnosis.

FAMILY FOCUS — For what it’s worth, it’s safe to assume his daughter whom, months leading to her double transplant, had keep her kept her social media followers abreast of her journey, already answered such an inquiry long before her father had posed the question to his congregation.

Because God was working diligently behind the scenes on her behalf, this wasn’t merely a proverbial Catch 22, mind you. If nothing else, the dramatic sequence of events surrounding Ebony’s condition is a testament of how she has steadfastly kept God the Focal Point during her immeasurable, yet sometimes stormy journey.

For her valiant efforts, coupled with her bend-but-don’t-break faith, she was finally able to erase of the memory of a two-plus-decade-long affliction, which could have potentially given way to a premature death.

But God…

LOTTIE’S LOOKING DOWN FROM HEAVEN — All that matters at this point, really, is that Ebony, whose drawn much comparison to her late grandmother, underwent successful surgery and is on the road to recovery. Jackson posed for a postgame photo with former Oklahoma City Thunder and current Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant in 2013.

“I was very excited and it was actually surreal to me,” said Ivory Jackson Sr., recalling his immediate reaction after fielding a phone call late Friday night from Ebony, who shared with him the good news surrounding her condition. “I was in the middle of a business transaction and was about to stop and go (take her myself.)”


It wasn’t long after the phone call for which Ebony had desperately waited that she began to prepare to make the three-hour trip down Interstate 55 to Jackson.

Then came Tamara, Jackson Sr.’s other daughter whom, to her credit, not only replaced her father in the driver seat, but she put the pedal to the metal in relatively unorthodox and speedy fashion.

Never mind that she deemed it essentially to violate a few traffic laws in the process.

All that matters at this point, really, is that Ebony — whose spiritual music talents have drawn much comparisons to her late grandmother — underwent successful surgery and, for good measure, is on a much-anticipated road to recovery.


OKCOMEBACK FOR THE AGES

DESTINY STEPS — For her valiant efforts, coupled with her bend-but-don’t-break faith, Ebony was finally able to erase of the memory of a two-plus-decade-long affliction that could have potentially given way to a premature death. But God…

What a memorable journey it was, as evidenced by the good news her father disclosed before his congregation Sunday morning.

“The people told her to go ahead and pack her bags, because she wouldn’t have to wait long,” said Jackson Sr., whose daughter was added to the Mississippi transplant waiting list  roughly two months ago. “My daughter called (Friday night) and was crying. This was the best news I have ever heard.”

So much for that 94-mile-per-hour drive down I-55 for what unequivocally has emerged as the Mississippi Miracle.


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Delaware couple Daniel and Jessica Miller revitalize a credible private transportation service that’s a fixture in Texas


And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 KJV)


Jessica Miller doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s overwhelmingly grateful to God for bestowing upon her an array of blessings.

Amongst those who highlights her grandest of blessings: her newlywed husband, Daniel Miller.

Having exchanged nuptials on November 10, 2018, amongst the Millers’ notable achievements is continuing a credible business venture that Jessica Miller started some three-and-a-half years ago in Humble, Texas.


SEASON OF THE REBIRTH 

IN GOD’S TIMING — A couple who resides in Newark, Delaware, Daniel and Jessica Miller are co-owners of Happy Hands & Feet Transportation. A business that went into full operations in Summer 2015, Happy Hands & Feet Transportation is geared largely toward providing safe transportation service for children at a reasonably affordable rate.

A couple who resides in Newark, Delaware, Daniel and Jessica Miller are co-owners of Happy Hands & Feet Transportation.

A business that went into full operations in Summer 2015, Happy Hands & Feet Transportation is geared largely toward providing safe transportation service for children at a reasonably affordable rate.

A distinctly unique business that is nearing its fourth year of existence, Jessica Miller acknowledged that Happy Hands & Feet Transportation is extremely ideal, considering it allows her the keen flexibility, particularly as it relates to attending church regularly and spending quality time with family.

Especially now that she’s a newlywed.


DELAWARE STATE OF MIND  

FAMILY FOCUS — By and large, it is due in large to love and support Jessica Miller routinely exemplifies for her family that has fueled her fervent desire to start a transportation business that figures to have similar success in Delaware.

“This is very special, because I left Texas for the first time in life while flying for the first time,” said Jessica Miller, explaining the exciting developments leading to her marriage to Daniel in early November. “And (then I) got married to a wonderful man of God, who’s from Philadelphia.”


Together, not only has this couple — whom, prior to tying the knot, had been separated by 1,518 miles — formed a solid, Christian-based union, but their unyielding love has inspired them to collectively establish what could appropriately be dubbed Happy Hands (North) now that a second location is in operations.

SOLID SUPPORT — Interestingly, now that she’s been blessed to marry a big-hearted, godly man who understands the importance of loving his wife as Christ loves the church, it’s safe to assume Happy Hands — North — best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

The Millers, by all accounts, are especially giddy to have relaunched Happy Hands in Delaware, considering Jessica Miller had built a solid clientele in her native establishment, during which she customarily provided services for over 70 families in Texas.

“It’s my passion,” said Jessica Miller, summing up her excitement for the second location of her the family business.


WHERE IT ALL STARTED 

DOING IT GOD’S WAY — The Millers, by all accounts, are especially giddy to have relaunched Happy Hands in Delaware, considering Jessica Miller had built a solid clientele in her native establishment when she customarily provided services for over 70 families in Texas.

More than anything, though, Jessica Miller said a transportation business of this nature is ideal, in large part because it provides what she describes as safe and dependable door-to-door pick up and drop off transportation services.

TREND SETTER — A distinctly unique business that is nearing its fourth year of existence, Miller acknowledged that Happy Hands & Feet Transportation is extremely ideal, considering it allows her the keen flexibility, particularly as it relates to attending church regularly and spending quality time with family.

In addition, Jessica Miller credits the founder of JMD Transportation, LLC, as well as It’s On The Way Delivery Services as other local businesses in Texas that have greatly helped enable her to fulfill her entrepreneurship endeavors.

“God gave us all purpose and gifts in our life, especially to help one another,” Jessica Miller told Making Headline News during a March 2018 interview.

By and large, it is due in large to love and support she routinely exemplifies for her family that has fueled her fervent desire to start a transportation business, one that figures to have similar success in Delaware.

ALL LOCKED IN — More than anything, though, Jessica Miller said a transportation business of this nature is ideal, in large part because it provides what she describes as safe and dependable door-to-door pick up and drop off transportation services.

“Having 16 grandchildren, whom had to walk to a school (on a number of) occasions, I don’t want children walking to school,” said Jessica Miller, whose venture accommodates children from pre-kindergarten to high school. “(I love) seeing the smiles on little ones’ faces.”

Interestingly, now that she’s been blessed to marry a big-hearted, godly man who understands the importance of loving his wife as Christ loves the church, it’s safe to assume that Happy Hands — er, North — best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

IN THE NEWS — “God gave us all purpose and gifts in our life, especially to help one another,” Jessica Miller told Making Headline News during a March 2018 interview.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose,” Jessica Miller, reciting the familiar Biblical passage that is housed in Romans 8:28, said during a March 2018 with MHN.

Because after all, Jessica Miller doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s overwhelmingly grateful to God for bestowing upon her an array of blessings.

Amongst those who highlights her grandest of blessings: her newlywed husband, Daniel — whom, much to her delight, just happens to be her most-celebrated business partner.


For more information about Newark, Delaware business couple Daniel and Jessica Miller of Happy Hands & Feet Transportation, call 832.725.0705. Also, send email to: Jessica@hhaftransportation.com.


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Arkansas author Victoria Evans’ ‘Pieces Of Me’ figures to be a brilliant must read, constant page-turner


I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11 KJV)


DALLAS — Victoria Evans had no lofty idea.

In fact, she couldn’t even see it, quite frankly.

Then just like that, God stepped in and revealed Himself as only He could.


PIECES OF SUCCESS 

DESTINY STEPS — A credible life coach and recent graduate of Jonesboro’s Life Coach School of Arkansas (or LCSA), Victoria Evans is the mastermind behind the soon-to-be-released book entitled, “Pieces Of Me,” her newly-assembled written document that is expected to help advance the kingdom mightily.

For Evans, amongst the things she discovered was that God’s revelation had come wrapped up in a promise, a pledge that would ultimately change the overall landscape of her life.

Never mind that she wasn’t so swift to embrace that about which was unfolding right before her very eyes.

“It took a while to accept what was put in front of me, but I made a decision to follow God’s promise,” Evans, a Jonesboro, Arkansas-area author, told Making Headline News this week.

For what it’s worth, it’s wasn’t until Evans steadfastly followed God’s lead that she, in turn, was introduced to the vision for which she was created.

NOT TOO EARLY — While a release date for Evans’ book has yet to be determined, Evans told MHN on Thursday that her new project is scheduled to be available this summer and that consumers can began requesting presale orders.

A credible life coach and recent graduate of Jonesboro’s Life Coach School of Arkansas (or LCSA), Evans is the mastermind behind the soon-to-be-released book entitled, “Pieces Of Me,” her newly-assembled written document that is expected to help advance the kingdom mightily.

While a release date for Evans’ book has yet to be determined, she told MHN on Thursday that her new project is scheduled to be available this summer and that consumers can began requesting presale orders.

Evans is scheduled to take part in an East Coast promotional radio tour in June, during which she will promote her new book. Also, she will be the keynote speaker at a commencement in the coming months, during which she will be afforded the golden opportunity to promote “Pieces Of Me.”


AND THE BIBLE SAYS…

To her credit, Evans’ “Pieces Of Me” figures to be an constant page-turner, primarily because it is centered largely on reaching people whom she says are “silently dying” or “suffering in pain,” particularly from the struggles they sense are too embarrassing to speak about, she said.

“I want to be a voice for others,” Evans says without hesitation.

It is, by all accounts, because of her eloquent voice through “Pieces Of Me” that has proven to serve as not just a spiritual spokesperson for those in dire need of breakthrough but, above all, her voice through her writings is indicative of just how much God has entrusted her to help enrich and empower the lives of His people for such a pivotal time as now.

GOD’S LEADING LADY — For Evans, amongst the things she discovered was that God’s revelation came wrapped up in a promise, a pledge that would ultimately change the overall landscape of her life. Never mind that she wasn’t so swift to embrace that about which was unfolding right before her very eyes.

Never mind that she initially wasn’t so swift to embrace that about which was unfolding right before her very eyes.


“My message through this book is that it is okay to go through struggles and sometimes feel like we aren’t going to make it, but it’s what we do to grow from it that matters. We get to choose to live or die in those situations. Not just physical death, but spiritually as well.” — Author Victoria Evans


Although she’s already fielding favorable feedback from a book that is months away from its official release, Evans emphasized, among other things: “I hope that the people that know me now can look at me and feel that (they are) much more empowered to live out their dreams and know that there is nothing you can’t do regardless of adversities we face.”

A book she needed somewhere in the neighborhood of a year-and-a-half to compose — “I began writing the book the summer of 2017 and I finished at the end of 2018,” she said — Evans is thoroughly convinced that “Pieces Of Me” is in alignment with her divine purpose.

“I know this book is a part of the purpose God has created for me, because every one of us has a story to tell,” Evans said. “We just have to find a way to tell it. Some choose through music, others through art. My choice was writing.”

And what a remarkably compelling masterpiece it is.


VICTORIOUS VICTORIA 

NATIONAL IMPACT — Evans is scheduled to take part in an East Coast promotional radio tour in June, during which she will promote her new book. Also, she will be the keynote speaker at a commencement in the coming months, during which she will be afforded the golden opportunity to promote “Pieces Of Me.”

Never mind that she initially wasn’t so swift to embrace that about which was unfolding right before her very eyes.

“Not many people know my background or the things that I have faced in my life,” said Evans, adding that another book is surely forthcoming. “And, for a lot of it, I chose to keep quiet in fear of hurting others. It came to a point in my life that I had to make a decision: Do I choose me or everyone else? I had to choose me. For the first time in a while, it was like breathing that first deep breath after drowning.”

Talk about appropriately picking up the broken pieces, all of which were designed to catapult her to her destiny from the outset.


For more information about Jonesboro, Arkansas Author/Businesswoman Victoria Evans, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, call 870.316.4379 or connect with her via social media at:

Facebook: Victoria Evans; Instagram: _phenomenal._.woman_; Snapchat: iambeautii. Also, send email to: victoriaevans5@gmail.com.


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Atlanta-area empowerment extraordinaire Sylinda Mumphery to host 3rd Annual RTB Winning Women Awards Ceremony


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Sylinda Mumphery’s spiritual reputation is such that she has a heart for embracing women who have emerged as feel good stories.

Men, too.

Such will be the case when Mumphery host the third annual RTB Winning Women Awards Ceremony on March 16 in Smyrna, Georgia.

CHANGING A GENERATION 

HEART FOR GOD’S PEOPLE — Atlanta-area businesswoman Sylinda Mumphery’s spiritual reputation is such that she has a heart for embracing women who have emerged as feel good stories. Such will be the case when Mumphery host the third annual RTB Winning Women Awards Ceremony on March 16 in Smyrna, Georgia.

Powered by Women’s History Month, the RTB (or Removing The Bandages) Winning Women Awards Ceremony will take place at the Smyrna Community Center, located at 200 Village Green Circle SE.

“The purpose of this event is to honor and celebrate women who are overcomers and survivors of domestic violence, rape, cancer, burn victims, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness and so much more,” Mumphery told Making Headline News this week. “We also celebrate and honor women who are making a difference in the lives of others by giving back to their communities or serving our country.”

In addition, Mumphery said this event is essential, in large part because women customarily carry what she describes as “a lot of pain and sometimes carry our wounds in our wombs.”

“There are many that want to give up and throw in the towel,” Mumphery said. “Therefore, we take this night to uplift each woman and let our sisters know that we love them and that no matter what has happened, we are not what happened to us.  We are beautiful, powerful, and have a purpose in life.”

The owner and CEO of SylindaD, LLC, Mumphery’s RTB Winning Women Awards Ceremony is a three-day event that will commence with a with an opening-day meet-and-greet on Friday, March 15.

The actual event will begin the next day and will culminate on Sunday with attendees engaging in morning worship and brunch.

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.sylindad.com/.

“It’s a full weekend of sisterhood, empowerment, love and excitement,” Mumphery said.

The owner and CEO of SylindaD, LLC, Mumphery’s RTB Winning Women Awards Ceremony is a three-day event that will commence with a with an opening-day meet-and-greet on Friday, March 15.

Interestingly, for the time since the inception of Mumphery’s awards ceremony, there will be a segment that will be centered on honoring men, most notably three recipients who will become beneficiaries of the Mighty Man of Valor Awards.


“Our purpose for honoring men this year is that we’ve had a lot of men that have begun to follow the movement. We realize that men wear bandages as well, but carry their wounds differently. Many have survived through battles that should have killed them, but they came out alive and are also making a difference and giving back. They also deserve to be honored and celebrated for not giving up and standing tall for their family, friends, and community.” — Sylinda Mumphery


Having described the feedback as “incredible” since the inception of her event, Mumphery emphasized the RTB Winning Women Awards Ceremony essentially is a platform, of sorts, for those being honored to tell their stories and testimonies of how God spared their lives and how they’ve had to overcome a slew of obstacles in order to continue standing strong, she said.

HATS OFF TO YOU BROTHAS — Interestingly, for the time since the inception of Mumphery’s awards ceremony, there will be a segment that will be centered on honoring men, most notably three recipients who will become beneficiaries of the Mighty Man of Valor Awards.

“For some, it’s their first time ever being honored or telling their story,” said Mumphery, who’s also an accomplished author, mentor, speaker, and an Atlanta-area radio talk show host. “So often we experience life’s interruptions and become blindsided, because we never expected certain situations, incidents, or tragedies to affect us directly.

Much to her delight, Mumphery’s assortment of hardships and personal tragedies throughout the years have never caused her waver. If nothing else, such unfavorable circumstances only fueled her desire to press and navigate toward her destiny, most notably through a movement that had become a fixture throughout the Body of Christ.


GOD’S LEADING LADY 

LETTING HER LIGHT SHINE — Having described the feedback as “incredible” since the inception of her event, Mumphery emphasized the RTB Winning Women Awards Ceremony essentially is a platform, of sorts, for those being honored to tell their stories and testimonies of how God spared their lives and how they’ve had to overcome a slew of obstacles in order to continue standing strong, she said.

“(The) Removing The Bandages Movement was birthed out of brokenness,” Mumphery said. “I never knew that God could take broken pieces and create beautiful art.  After having two breast cancer scares and almost losing my left breast, I was hurt and ashamed of my wound.  I thought that if I wore bandages daily, that I would not notice the scars.  Even after losing everything and facing divorce, I thought that makeup, expensive jewelry, expensive car, shoes and clothes would cover the pain.

“As women, we look for love in all the wrong places and sometimes cause self-inflicted wounds to ourselves,” Mumphery continued. “This movement moves inside of me wherever I go, because every time I come in contact with a woman — no matter her race, socioeconomic status, background, size or shape — I want her to know that she does not have to live her life behind her bandages and that once she rips them off of her and embrace her scars, she will eventually find out that they are now her beauty mark, because God will give you beauty for ashes.”


For more information about Sylinda Mumphery’s third annual RTB Winning Women Awards Ceremony,” log on to: http://www.sylindad.com/.


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Arkansas author Urica Ray conquers her ‘valley and dry place’ experiences, writes a life-changing book


But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. (1 Peter 5:10 KJV)


DALLAS — Urica Ray fielded the question as if she expected it.

“I’m glad you asked,” Ray, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling when God had given her the vision to assemble her new book. “I actually started writing the book on March 7, 2015.”

After having spent the next three years or so brainstorming, Ray officially began composing “Unveiling The Mask: After The Pain” in November 2018.

A RAY OF BLESSINGS 

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW SEASON — Even while trying to reinvent herself and rediscover her God-given worth during her time in the wilderness, God began to reveal to Mid-South author Urica Ray her strategic assignment through her book entitled, “Unveiling The Mask: After The Pain.”

By month’s end, her awe-inspiring masterpiece was all but complete and, much to her delight, it has been nothing short of remarkable.

As Ray explained, the prelude to writing her book arose amid her turbulent season, one she describes as a “valley,” or as she puts it more plainly, her time in what she deems refers to as the “dry place.”

“And I couldn’t understand that dry place but it had to happen,” Ray said without hesitation. “At this particular time, I felt like a baby in an incubator, fighting for my life. You know, a baby in an incubator is waiting on the physician to come and see about him or her, and that’s how I felt. I felt like I was in an incubator, waiting on God, waiting to see, hear, and waiting on a touch from Him.”


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STANDING OVATION — Since the release of “Unveiling The Mask: After The Pain,” the feedback, as expected, has been favorable for the most part, Ray said.

As Ray had ultimately discovered, it was time in that figurative — or spiritual — incubator that proved to be a defining moment, of sorts, particularly as it pertains to this Jonesboro, Arkansas-area author stepping out on faith even when it seemed her faith was bleak.

In fact, even while trying to reinvent herself and rediscover her God-given worth during her time in the wilderness, God began to reveal to Ray her strategic assignment through “Unveiling The Mask: After The Pain.”

Because after all, amongst the notable factors she’s grasped is that all things work together for the good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

In a nutshell, it’s safe to assume that God had a divine purpose for this devout woman of faith even while being confined to that spiritual incubator.


“The message I want the people to know and see is that God’s hand is not too small. Sometimes, the valley place is our blessed place. We have to go through the valley in order to get to the promise.” — Author Urica Ray 


BUT GOD — As Ray explained, the prelude to writing her book arose amid her turbulent season she describes as a “valley,” or as she puts it more plainly, her time in what she deems refers to as the “dry place.”

Since the release of “Unveiling The Mask: After The Pain,” the feedback, as expected, has been favorable for the most part.

“The feedback (has been) amazing from the readers, and some were emotional just to see the lives of people gaining strength, hope, and faith,” said Ray, adding that a second book undoubtedly is forthcoming, although a specific timeframe has yet to be determine.

A graduate of Jonesboro’s Life Coach School of Arkansas (or LCSA), Ray is certified life coach, author, the wife of a military veteran, as well as a devoted mother and grandmother.

WOMAN OF MANY HATS — A graduate of Jonesboro’s Life Coach School of Arkansas (or LCSA), Ray is certified life coach, author, the wife of a military veteran, as well as a devoted mother and grandmother.

As for her itinerary, Ray announced that she has a few life-coaching events scheduled for some time in April. Also, will appear on Jonesboro’s KLEK 102.5 F.M. in the coming months, during which she and other LCSA authors will discuss a variety of stories and other topics.

Given all through which she’s overcome, Ray doesn’t shy away from the notion that God has strategically set her aside for His use.


THUS SAID THE LORD…

“The purpose God created (me) is in His word in Jeremiah 1:5 that says: “Before I formed you, I knew you; before you were born I set you apart,’” Ray said. “And that part of the scripture says enough, letting me know that His plans are not like man, so therefore, my book was not created for me, but for someone who will cross the same path as I.”

What a difference a season in that figurative — or spiritual — incubator has made.


For more information about Jonesboro, Arkansas-area Author Urica 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/GraceandMercyRay. Also, send email to: abrightersmileforyou@gmail.com.


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Longtime Memphis businessman Dr. Frank Anderson Taylor, Jr.: Things you need to know


A MAKING HEADLINE NEWS BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2019 EXCLUSIVE


MEMPHIS — In case you don’t know him, Dr. Frank (Franco) Anderson Taylor, Jr. would like to introduce himself. Widely known as “Franco,” Dr. Taylor, 69, is a native of Memphis Originally, from Memphis and, because of his relentless and devout faith, he’s widely regarded also as a  servant of the Lord, a Health Evangelist (or Medical Missionary), an efficient and master baker, food designer, not to mention a Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.).

During a recent interview wi th Making Headline News, Dr. Taylor, a recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, engaged in a rather exclusive, informative conversation with MHN Founder and Publisher Andre T. Johnson.

That said, we present to you an in-depth Q and A, featuring Memphian Dr. Frank Anderson Taylor, Jr.


SET ASIDE FOR GOD’S USE 

WALKING IN HIS DESTINY — Widely known as “Franco,” Dr. Frank Anderson Taylor, 69, is a native of Memphis Originally, from Memphis and, because of his relentless and devout faith, he’s widely regarded also as a  servant of the Lord, a Health Evangelist (or Medical Missionary), an efficient and master baker, food designer, not to mention a Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.).

MHN: How did your competitive nature give way to your starting your business venture?

DR. TAYLOR: I am competitive by nature which resulted in me clocking 50.23 seconds in a quarter mile at Central High School (Memphis, TN) and 50.9 seconds at Maryville College (Maryville, TN). In addition, I started as a guard on the basketball teams of both schools. Ultimately, I am honored to have been chosen by God to encourage others to compete against sickness and disease, and to win health and quality longevity. Doing what I do is demanding, but being a quarter mile runner made me realize that ‘the race goes to him who endures to the end’.

MHN: How rewarding if your selected industry?

DR. TAYLOR: This field is rewarding in that I am instrumental in stoking people’s dilapidated bodies and minds back toward wholeness, through nutritional counseling and common sense approaches to health, i.e., drinking the right amount of water is as close to using common sense as one can get. Many health suggestions are so simple that it is almost foolish that people are as sick as they are.


LEAST HE FORGET 

VIRTUOUS WOMAN — Amongts those whom Dr. Taylor credits for his immeasurable success is his mother, the late Mrs. Geraldine Miles Taylor, whom she says shaped and helped make him the man he is today.

MHN: What do you like the most about your venture?

DR. TAYLOR: What I like most about my field is that moment when a person’s light bulb, literally, goes off to where I see it in his/her eyes that they realize a large portion of their wellness is in their own hands, not the doctors’, not the counselors’, not the pastors’ hands, but theirs. Ding!! “AHA!”

MHN: What age groups do your business venture accommodates?

DR. TAYLOR: My business covers all ages, from a baby’s first breath to the dying person’s last breath. I make suggestions to new parents about the optimum food intake for infants, and I make suggestions to the elderly about their optimum diets for longevity. (Speaking of first breaths, I have been blessed to deliver four of my children, at home. More on that topic at a later date.)

From the time I was able to spell p-e-d-i-a-t-r-i-c-i-a-n, I wanted to be a doctor.  However, in 1972, my father died from a stroke at the age of 52.  I was overtaken by an angry, disappointed spirit of rage that the medical field had no methodical means for keeping him alive.  I was in pre-med, and was so disillusioned that I abandoned that field of study.  God has a plan, though, that He works out for his chosen people.  I later realized that I was not supposed to become a medical doctor, but a health evangelist.  Two biblical persons who were health evangelists were Elisha, who suggested to Naaman, the leper, ‘to go and wash in Jordan seven times. . . ‘(2 Kings 5:1-19), and Isaiah, who suggested to King Hezekiah to “take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered”. (2 Kings 20: 1-7)  The ultimate health evangelist, however, was Jesus of Nazareth.  The bible is full of instances when he suggested natural remedies for relief from sicknesses and diseases, i.e., he used spittle and clay to heal a man’s eyes from blindness.

Ultimately, my manuscript, The B.I.B.L.E.W.A.Y. to Health, (self-published, 1997) uses the Bible as its major reference, because God is the Master Physician and Health Evangelist; He created these human bodies, and He, alone, inspired the Bible or “Owner’s Manual” for their upkeep and fine tuning. Readers can obtain the manuscript from our website, Right Stuff Health.com for a donation of $20.00, which includes shipping and handling, or directly from the store for a donation of $15.00, located at 6061 Hickory Ridge Mall, Suite 450, Memphis, Tennessee 38115.


DESTINY STEPS 

The B.I.B.L.E.W.A.Y. to Health was written because there was a need for people to be able to have the eight basic laws of health at their fingertips. After years of expounding on the laws during “Health Revivals”, I saw the need for a book to be established for those who wanted to continue adhering to them. These are simple prescriptions for living a longer, healthier lifestyle with the potential of being disease free.

MHN: Any forthcoming speaking engagements or public appearances?

DR. TAYLOR: There are pending engagements on the 2019 schedule about which we will inform the readers. Currently, we are restructuring Right Stuff Health and, also, introducing a Blog that will be identified as the Right Stuff Blog. Also, we are becoming more engaged in the world of technological advancements, as we learn how to operate on the world wide web, i.e., Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

MHN: Why is it imperative that you esteem others daily highly than yourself?

DR. TAYLOR: It is imperative that I inspire others daily because I desire to pattern my life after Jesus, my Elder Brother; he was the ultimate inspirer and encourager as he travelled from town to town and from city to city. I love to travel, serving people as far away as Japan and the Philippine Islands. However, I desire to show those close at hand, too, i.e., in Memphis and the mid-South that the way to health and happiness can happen, one step at a time. My passion is to conduct more “health revivals” because that is the way the masses are reached. Health revivals are motivational seminars of health based on the Word of God, conducted to educate more people at one time.  I have conducted them at churches and businesses; small churches and mega churches. My main scripture reference is 3 John 2 which states, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth”.  Hippocrates, the, so-called, Father of Medicine said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

Many people are under the impression that I condemn people who are not vegetarians or vegans to hell. That is far from the truth. (In simple terms, a vegetarian is someone who doesn’t eat flesh meat, but he eats animal products such as eggs and dairy.  A vegan is a person who doesn’t eat any products from an animal).  However, there are many scriptures that discuss eating habits and customs and dietary dictates.  One of my most memorable sermons is entitled, “Where’s the Beef?” in which I point out that the main reason why people appear to not be able to survive without eating flesh meat is because of lust.  The scriptures show us this clearly, i.e., Deuteronomy 12:15, 20-21.

Another note is that my wife and I will publish a cookbook in the future. It is being branded as The R.E.A.L. (Recipes Enabling Animals to Live) Foods Cookbook   That project has taken a back burner to all of the other ones that we tackle, but it will provide simple recipes for the beginning cooks who just want to have basic information about foods that are good for a person’s body and good to the person’s taste buds.  The principle of cooking applies to vegetarian dishes, also: Food needs to taste good in order to be enjoyed. Just as a person would not enjoy a bland piece of steak or chicken, the tofu or meat substitutes in the vegan meals need to be seasoned adequately in order to be enjoyed.  We have sandwich features on our menu at Franco’s Fine Foods that include a third pounder “burger” sandwich; a loaded “polish” sausage sandwich; a savory “chicken” patty sandwich; a chopped “barbecue” sandwich, and a Philly “cheese steak” sandwich.  Our specialty is the “beef” Mexican hot tamales. It is hard for people to believe that our signature recipes are likened unto all of the meats you like to eat made from oats, soy and wheat, but they have no blood or uric acid in them.


DISTINCT MAN OF VALOR 

Our ministry is a tri-fold ministry that centers on health coaching, delicious and nutritious vegan foods, and one of a kind plant-based supplements that really work. And, yes, there are side-effects to these supplements: they clean your kidney, liver and bladder as they pass through the body. Speaking of clean, our signature supplement products are the flagship dynamic duo: The Clean Sweep Colon Broom and the Clean Sweep Body Broom.  I say this with all humbleness: The world would be changed if every member of every household would undergo a simple total body cleaning routine using our dynamic duo. We advocate that each person should “clean out, clean up, and stay clean”.  It pains me to see people whose bellies are bigger than their rear ends.  I know that therein lies putrefaction and sickness.  Somebody once said that “constipation is the mother of all diseases”; I go a step further and say that ‘indigestion is the father of all diseases’.

Linda, my wife, says this about our ministry: “If I could force everyone to adhere to The BIBLEWAY to Health, I would.  It bothers me that people would rather be cut and chiseled on than to walk down the natural path to wellness.  Yes, I did it.  I was a messed up physical body until I met Dr. Franco.  I had things that were sworn to be lifetime illnesses, i.e., Irritated Bowel Syndrome, Fibroids, feminine aches and pains, etc. However, once I cleaned out and stayed clean, all of that went away. I found out that I am not above any of the common ailments that afflict people. I, too, have to walk in the light of the BIBLEWAY to Health. It is not hard; it takes conditioning and determination, however. Popping pills for diabetes or HBP or any ailment is easy; the side effects, however, that, too, might take a person out, are hard. God has blessed my husband to be an available naturopathic doctor who loves his God and loves God’s people. To listen to his suggestions for what ails a person is to begin receiving the blessing of optimum health. I could go on and on about how he has ‘saved’ my family members and me: Remind me to tell you about the gallstones that I expelled, naturally (See pictures); . . .. Won’t you come on, today, to receive this message of health?”

To show the impact God’s BIBLEWAY to health has had on our family, two of my brothers-in-law are pastors, and I have visited both of their churches as a health evangelist:  Pastor Jimmie Burse, Sr. of the Holy Ghost M.B. Church in Clinton, MS had this to say: “Bro. Franco introduced us to and instructed us through the BIBLEWAY formula. We are blessed beyond measure. Our minds are sharper in our reasoning, and we are energetic in our daily activities.” Elder Douglass Thompson of the Genesis Full Life Fellowship Church in San Antonio, Texas sent a full letter of support. These are a few of his supportive comments:  “I have known Dr. Franco Taylor over 20 years personally and professionally. He is, undoubtedly, one of the most knowledgeable Herbalists and Health Evangelists, domestically and internationally. He is the reason my wife and I are vegans; we made our transition in eating habits in 2005. . .The world needs more Health Evangelists like Dr. Franco Taylor.

Our business, Right Stuff Health, partners with other companies to have a well-rounded health platform.  One such company is MyEcon, where people are taught about economics and financial management, plus a whole lot more; the other company is isXperia. It promotes health and wellness beyond most other marketing companies. All of the products have proven to be substantially beneficial. It includes a CDB product line that will revolutionize the way people’s pain debilitations are overcome. However, its flagship products promote peaceful sleep, increased energy, and rekindled libido.

MHN: Are there any closing remarks you’d like to share with our reading audience?

DR. TAYLOR: To sum it all up, God does not make mistakes. He engineered the human body to be a magnificent machine that was supposed to run forever. Man’s appetite messed that up, and we have had indigestion, constipation and death since then. There is a remedy, and it is in the bible. The BIBLEWAY to Health is my overall message that has saved many people’s lives, and, hopefully, it will continue to do so; or, at least, to help individuals garner more optimum health. I often say, humorously, that, if God had intended for man to eat meat, there would have been “barbecue” vines, “hot wing” bushes, and “chitterling” trees in the Garden of Eden. That was not the case; I believe that neither will that be the case in heaven; there will be no death; so, let us continue to believe that He knows what’s best for us in all realms of our lives, even in the realm of the diet for optimum health on this earth: Fruits, nuts, grains, and vegetables.


For more information about Mid-South-area Businessman Dr. Frank (Franco) Anderson Taylor, Jr., or to schedule him for a speaking engagement, connect with him at: www.rightstuffhealth.com.


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Washington, DC author Kinite McCrae newly-produced book giving way to instant success

Go ahead. Go right ahead.

Kinite McCrae dares you.

She double dare you to render a negative prediction against the purpose for which she was created.

Because if there one notable thing about this brilliant Washington, DC-area author, it is her reputation is such that she will go to great lengths to defy arguably the toughest of odds.


SHE DARE YA!

FAITH STEPPER — If there one notable thing about Kinite McCrae, this brilliant Washington, DC-area author, it is her reputation is such that she will go to great lengths to defy arguably the toughest of odds. Such was the case when McCrae entered her book entitled, “I Am A Christian…This Is Why: A Logical Response To The Skeptic” in a rather prestigious category that is customarily reserved for prominent writers.

Such was the case when McCrae entered her book entitled, “I Am A Christian…This Is Why: A Logical Response To The Skeptic” in a rather prestigious category that is customarily reserved for prominent writers.

After being informed that she isn’t seasoned enough as an author to enter the category, McCrae dismissed the suggestion and, instead, had thrust her book in the fold as if to insinuate that she had virtually nothing to lose.

As it turned out, the unthinkable had ultimately taken place, an awe-inspiring development that, well, perhaps McCrae can sum up better.

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“Once I entered that category, the initial result was that the book hit No. 1 on its very first day,” a rather blissful McCrae told Making Headline News this week. “I was like, ‘Wow!’”

As McCrae explained, that her newly-produced book has created a rather enthralling buzz in its own right is indicative of the challenges she had to conquer during the course of her life.


“(I’m) not totally surprised (by the instant success of the book), because my life’s story has been written with moments like that…that is God doing the seemingly impossible on my behalf. It’s been a constant reminder of why I must do the things He has called me to do. Like the saying goes, He doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the call.” — Author Kinite McCrae 


A book whereby God has infused within her the vision to compose some five years ago, McCrae’s “I Am A Christian…This Is Why: A Logical Response To The Skeptic” has been deemed what this writer has described “a quick read,” one that provides what she labels to-the-point arguments, evidence-based answers, not to mention one that raises logical questions as a strategic way to provoke readers to engage in critical thinking, all the while assuming the desire to go further in their search for truth.

A native of Washington, DC, McCrae’s “I Am A Christian…This Is Why: A Logical Response To The Skeptic” was officially released in November 2018 and is available for purchase on Amazon.com and on her personal website at https://www.authorkinite.com/.


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As for her latest milestone amid having defied the odds and silencing a few critics, McCrae thought it necessary to reference the familiar words to Romans 8:31.

“What’s special about defying the odds is this: If God be for you, He is more than the whole world against you,” McCrae said. “We say things like this all the time, but do we really believe it? Moments like this confirms that it’s not just cliché! There’s a difference between believing in God and believing God. A lot of people believe in God…that is that He exists and that’s good.  But do you believe what He says?”

For what it’s worth, McCrae then recalled another familiar Biblical passage to support her argument as to why defying the odds is synonymous to her faith walk.

“The Bible says that those that come to God must believe that He is, and that He is a Rewarder of them that diligently seeks Him,” said McCrae, alluding to Hebrews 11:6.

For her valiant efforts as an accomplished author, McCrae has been booked for a number of speaking, preaching, and hosting engagements, something she hopes is a sign of things to come throughout this year — and beyond.

GIFT MAKING ROOM — For her valiant efforts as an accomplished author, McCrae has been booked for a number of speaking, preaching, and hosting engagements, something she hopes is a sign of things to come throughout this year — and beyond.

“I’m looking to adding more to the calendar, because this is a much-needed message for the masses,” McCrae said. “I’ve been getting non-believers and atheists reaching out to me to discuss and answer questions, which just might be the biggest benefit of it all. After all, we are supposed to be like Christ and reach those who are lost.”

That, to her credit, she is certainly doing — this after having defied arguably the toughest of odds.


For more information about Washington, D.C.-area Author Kinite McCrae, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media under: Facebook: authorkinitemccrae; Instagram: @kinitemccrae; Twitter: @authorkinite. Also, send email to: authorteam2@gmail.com, or call 703-577-7029.


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Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.