Drs. Apostle Andrew and Aprelle Smith’s KCI-Worldwide having a global impact while steadily advancing the kingdom

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. (John 12:32)

 

Just after sunrise Friday morning, Dr. Andrew Smith took to his Facebook and installed a rather inspiring, thought-provoking post.

Said Smith, a longtime Apostle, to the masses: I would pay any price that I have to in order to be in the presence of greatness! To be around bosses, champions, those winning! To be in their presence….there isn’t a price large enough to hold me back!

To grasp a thorough understanding of why Smith deemed it essential to jumpstart his day with an awe-inspiring, provocative social media post, look no further than the immense strides he and his wife, Dr. Apostle Aprelle Mitchell Smith, have made through their ministry in recent years.

“When we first started in ministry, we did not have any support at all,” Apostle Smith told Making Headline News this week. “It was believed that we were too young, or perhaps too inexperienced to begin a new ministerial work.”

To their credit, the Smiths were determined not to buy into what undoubtedly was unfavorable and discouraging feedback, particularly as it pertained to establishing a solid walk with their Creator.

Instead, they steadfastly consulted God for a sense of direction unlike never before and, for their efforts — coupled with their collective acts of obedience — they are reaping the benefits of their labor.

Both of whom are natives of Chicago who hold doctorates on Theology, Apostle and Mrs. Smith are the God-appointed “Generals” behind Kingdom Centers International (or KCI-Worldwide), a globally acclaimed ministry they started in 2012 approximately a decade after Apostle Smith admittedly had given up the “street life” to pursue an authentic relationship with God.

A progressively thriving ministry that the Smiths labeled a “movement” during an exclusive interview, KCI-Worldwide is geared largely toward promoting a strong relationship and worship unto God which, according to its founders, are key components in the advancement for their ministry.

In addition, KCI-Worldwide also implements a strong presence of teaching discipleship to the people, in large part so that they become knowledgeable with regards to their walk with God — especially as it relates to Biblical standards and principals, according to a spokesperson for KCI-Worldwide at http://www.kci.world/about-kci-worldwide.html.

Moreover, KCI-Worldwide strives diligently to promote establishing what the Smiths describe as a “purposeful relationship” with God aside from anything else.

“We strongly empower the body of believers to know God on a more personal level,” Apostle Smith explained. “This personal relationship of knowing God, understanding God, and walking with Him can be accomplished as each believer studies the Word of God and communicates with our Heavenly Father through personal prayer and worship. KCI-Worldwide teaches Kingdom messages, focusing on how to walk in God’s Glory during this End-Time.”

Ahhhhh….the End Time.

Now this is where things become increasingly intriguing now that this remarkably impressive ministry is starting to become a massive fixture throughout the Body of Christ, most notably from a universal standpoint.

“We have many testimonies of face-to-face encounters with the Lord, Angelic visitations, and trips to heaven,” Apostle Smith explained. “We have testimonies of financial breakthroughs, miraculous provision, and divine protection.”

Interesting enough, a few of these life-enhancing, tear-jerking testimonies have unfolded right before his eyes, Apostle Smith is quick to acknowledge.

Take, for instance, how for approximately 16 years, when his wife was stricken by an uncontrollable “blood issue” that according to Apostle Smith, was reminiscent to that of the woman with the issue of blood.

Both of whom are natives of Chicago, Apostle and Mrs. Smith are the God-appointed “Generals” behind Kingdom Centers International (or KCI-Worldwide), a globally acclaimed they started in 2012 after Apostle Smith admittedly had given up the “street life” to pursue an authentic relationship with God.

“(She was) having to wear diapers, adult-depends, and over 20,000 sanitary napkins,” Apostle Smith recalled. “This began in her adolescent years into her marital status that almost threatened the consummating of marriage.”

But God…

“Having this issue for 16 years, and then being healed miraculously by an angelic visitation of angels ascending and descending in and out of Aprelle’s body the morning before surgery, God had miraculously healed Aprelle after 16 long, life threatening years,” Apostle Smith said.

THE APOSTLE SPEAKS — “We strongly empower the body of believers to know God on a more personal level,” Apostle Smith explained. “This personal relationship of knowing God, understanding God, and walking with Him can be accomplished as each believer studies the Word of God and communicates with our Heavenly Father through personal prayer and worship. KCI-Worldwide teaches Kingdom messages, focusing on how to walk in God’s Glory during this End-Time.”

It is, by all accounts, because of the appropriate formation of their ministry, coupled with their willingness to step outside of their spiritual comfort zone — the Smiths are pillars of the historic Church of God In Christ — that God not only healed Aprelle of her unlikely condition but, most of all, He has bestowed upon this Holy Ghost-filled couple an assortment of supernatural blessings through KCI-Worldwide.

In addition, Apostle Smith has produced a slew of books, including three that have officially been released:  “21 Century: Woman With the Issue Of Blood,” a written document  Dr. Aprelle, “Pain Of The Prophetic,” written by Apostle Smith, and “Holy Ghost Manual,” a project in which they co-authored.

As for future kingdom-based projects, 20 additional books are on the horizon and are “about to drop,” Apostle Smith said.

“My whole life — even before I was born — has prepared me for my ministry,” Aprelle said. “My mother almost went into labor, while playing the organ at a church service. I was literally born into this thing. I knew it was not by any coincidence that I had the upbringing that I’ve been fortunate to have. My life story was the positioning for ministry.”

Now that she and her husband have managed to weather arguably the greatest of obstacles, their devout faith have greatly empowered them to educate in ways that are impacting and changing lives around the globe — one life at a time.

“Due to the nature of the testimony, we had to seek the Lord for wisdom and strategy,” said Apostle Smith whom, along with his wife, presently resides in Orlando, Florida. “This allows us today to teach those same wisdom principles and kingdom strategies to others.

According to the Smith, a majority of their training includes (but isn’t limited to):

  • Learn Their Purpose
  • Tap Into Supernatural Dreams
  • Develop Effective Leadership Characteristics
  • Place Angels On Assignment
  • Keep The Vessel Healthy For God’s Use
  • Prepare For Marriage
  • Keep A Healthy Marriage
  • Start A Business/Ministry
  • Use Marketing As The Tool For Expansion
  • Invest: 1 Timothy 5:8
  • And hundreds more topics God has imparted in them to teach and train others worldwide.

A internationally-acclaimed “movement” that is just five years removed from its notable inception, it’s safe assume that the KCI-Worldwide is just what the Body of Christ needs.

After all, that practically sums why God thought it necessary to endorse it back in 2012.

“At KCI-Worldwide, miracles, signs and wonders are manifested as financial breakthroughs, miracle money in bank accounts (or supernatural bank transfers), HIV/AIDS healed, cancer eradicated, high blood pressure healed, broken bones mended, breast cancer healed, asthma and bronchitis testimonies of being made whole, demon oppressed,” Apostle Smith said. “There is a great work to be done for the Kingdom of God. This is an assignment that Apostle Andrew and Apostle Aprelle humbly accepted.”

 

SAVED THE DATES: Apostle Andrew and  Aprelle Smith’s Itinerary

July 14-16: Compton, California, Miracle Crusade

August 13: St. Augustine, Florida, Pastor Lonnie Bauer

August 24-25: Port Huron, Michigan, Apostle Veter Nichols

September 23: Chicago, Illinois, Prophetess Lisa Jackson

September 24: Chicago, Illinois, Apostle Mary West

October 15: Las Vegas, Nevada, Pastor Pamela Walton

October 18: Las Vegas, Nevada, COGIC Women’s Conference (main evening speaker)

For additional informartion, log on to: www.KCI.world

 

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Memphis-area life coach/motivational speaker Michael Scruggs generating national headlines for all the right reasons

MEMPHIS — There’s no other way to put it.

Michael Scruggs has gone viral for all the right reasons.

A longtime Memphis-area educator, Scruggs’ inspiring story that is centered largely on his pre-teaching ritual in which he jogs around his classroom chanting “I Am Number One” as his students look on in stunned amazement has appropriately caught the nation by storm.

So much, in fact, that Scruggs has witnessed his celebrity — most notably in the spirit realm — heighten immensely in recent months.

MEMPHIS’ NATIONAL CHAMPION — A longtime Memphis-area educator, Michael Scruggs’ story that is centered largely on his pre-teaching ritual in which he jogs around his classroom chanting, “I Am Number One,” as his students look on in wonderment has caught the nation by storm.

As he tells it, it is a foregone conclusion that God undoubtedly is behind all of the proverbial “I Am Number One” hoopla.

Errr…national hoopla.

“The most special thing about the national attention has been getting the validation for the work I’ve been doing behind the scenes for years,” Scruggs told Making Headline News this week. “Also, seeing my former students really being impacted by all of this has been a blessing.”

‘GOD IS UP TO SOMETHING’ — As Scruggs tells it, it is a foregone conclusion that God undoubtedly is behind all of the proverbial “I Am Number One” hoopla.

What’s even more remarkable for Scruggs is that his business-related venture outside of the classroom is starting to take shape in ways unimaginable.

Scruggs is an accomplished life coach/motivational speaker, a business-related endeavor he established in 2007.

A Memphis Central High School alum who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Memphis and a Master’s degree in Education from Union University, Scruggs’ business involves mostly mentoring and giving back to young people, a trend that greatly fueled his desire to delve off into education and eventually become a teacher.

Pictured alongside the late Bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson, Scruggs said the former COGIC Presiding Bishop was one of his most cherished mentors.

“From there, I started mentoring my former students by taking them out into the community,” Scruggs said of the purpose for which God created him to assemble his business venture. “People enjoyed listening to me speak and then I began doing motivational speaking.”

For what it’s worth, Scruggs’ customary classroom mantra, by all accounts, has been something about which his current and former students have prayed would ultimately find its way onto a much larger platform.

To his distinctly unique credit, those intercessory prayers on Scruggs’ behalf have finally been answered.

MASSIVE SUPPORTING CAST — A longtime member of the historic Temple of Deliverance Church of God In Christ, Scruggs credits the late Bishop G. E. Patterson, his wife, Louise Patterson, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Oprah Winfrey, his mother, his cousin, Juan, his former students, former Memphis Mayor W. W. Herenton, Dr. Steve Perry, Bobby White and Ed Stanton, his former college professor Dr. Ken Brown, and a host of former teachers for having a monumental impact on his life, thus helping empowering him for a time such as now.

“When I hear that a lot of them have prayed that I would be recognized nationally really has blown my mind,” Scruggs said. “They all recite, ‘I Am Number One,’ I have everything it takes to be No. 1.”

Fortunately for Scruggs, it’s safe to assume that America essentially has rallied around and embraced what obviously is becoming a catchphrase for the ages.

In addition to generating an array of headlines that were accompanied by footage of Scruggs running around his classroom uttering his festive, jubilant “I Am Number One” chant, this licensed ordained minister was recently invited to appear The Ellen DeGeneres Show to share of his feel good story, one that has drawn a massive figurative applause by millions around the country.

IT’S SHOWTIME — In addition to generating an array of headlines that were highlighted by footage of Scruggs running around his classroom uttering his festive, jubilant “I Am Number One” chat, this licensed ordained minister was recently invited to appear The Ellen DeGeneres Show to share of his feel good story, one that has drawn a massive figurative applause by millions around the country.

“It has opened up so many doors for me and I’m still humbled by all of the national attention,” Scruggs said of having appeared on a national talk show. “Favor will do what your money can’t do.”

Interesting enough, Memphis, a city that has been crippled by a poor economic landscape and a continuous rise in crime, has rallied around to offer support for one of its own.

MORE ON MICHAEL SCRUGGS: www.themichaelscruggs.com 

“It’s been great to shine a positive light on Memphis, given all of the negative attention Memphis receives,” Scruggs said. “Memphis is a great place with some awesome young people.”

STAY TUNED…THERE’S MORE — In addition, Scruggs said plans are in the works to open up a youth center that would allow him to continue his motivational speaking and, most of all, continue to enhance his beloved “I am Number One” movement, one that, to his credit, has caught the attention of the country.

A longtime member of the historic Temple of Deliverance Church of God In Christ, Scruggs credits the late Bishop G. E. Patterson, his wife, Louise Patterson, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Oprah Winfrey, his mother, his cousin, Juan, his former students, former Memphis Mayor W. W. Herenton, Dr. Steve Perry, Bobby White and Ed Stanton, his former college professor Dr. Ken Brown, and a host of former teachers for having a monumental impact on his life, thus helping empowering him for a time such as now.

“What’s next for me is to continue to allow the Lord to order my steps and impact youth in a bigger way,” said Scruggs, who’s also putting the finishing touches on his book.

In addition, Scruggs said plans are in the works to erect a youth center that would allow him to continue his motivational speaking and, most of all, continue to enhance his beloved “I am Number One” movement, one that to his credit, has caught the attention of virtually the entire country.

Talk about living the American dream.

“My goal and passion is to see the lives of young people changed for the better,” Scruggs said. “Having this call means to become selfless. I would have never thought a young man from south Memphis, raised in a single parent household, would ever be on national TV. If God did it for me, He can do it for anybody.”

There’s no other way to put it.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson is the former chief adjutant to Elder Andrew Jackson, Sr. of Faith Temple Ministries Church of God In Christ. Based in Dallas, Texas, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division. To reach Johnson, call him at 901-690-6587 or send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

 

 

Memphis’ Faith Temple Ministries COGIC to celebrate its Scholarship Fund’s 25 years of existence this weekend

MEMPHIS — Mary Owens is all about higher education.

Take, for instance, how some 2 ½ decades ago, Owens, a longtime member of Faith Temple Ministries Church of God In Christ in Memphis, had become engaged in what was a pretty enthralling conversation with a few individuals during a women’s trip.

As Owens recalls, that’s when the notable concept of establishing a church scholarship fund had arose.

Kenneth Clancy, Bolton High School Class of 2017

“I put forth the challenge while talking across the aisle of the bus to the women that were in hearing distance,” Owens told Making Headline News this week. “We agreed that having a scholarship fund for our graduates would be great. And I said the one to establish it should be Lou Hoskin.”

Hoskin, a former member of Faith Temple, consequently served as director of the scholarship ministry for a number of years. Owens, meanwhile, has been director since 2005 and, come Sunday, she and rest of the FTMC membership will celebrate the Scholarship Fund’s 25th year of existence during a special worship service at 10 a.m. at 5191 Elvis Presley Boulevard.

Alonzo Grant IV, Houston High School Class of 2017

A licensed evangelist, Sunday School teacher, trustee member, the Reading Enhancement Program director as well as advisor for the Children’s Church, Owens admittedly finds great pleasure in overseeing a ministry that was officially established in 1992, in large part because witnessing high school graduates become the beneficiaries of monies raised by the church serves as a precursor, of sorts, to higher educational excellence.

“It’s an awesome and challenging job working with young people,” Owens, a full-time Mid-South-area realtor, said. “I have been working with young people for many years at Faith Temple. That’s my ministry to teach and train the next generation.”

Jordan Wright, Germantown High Class of 2017

As for the feeling that comes with contributing mightily to the future of those who have fulfilled the essential requirements to earn a scholarship, Owens emphasized that while playing such a role is what she deems as “just a start,” she is especially grateful whenever recipients accomplish such a feat as what will unfold Sunday as they prepare to make the lofty transition from high school to college.

“(We’re) calling, texting, making sure they can get a way to the church, encouraging them to keep God first always,” Owens said of the committee’s efforts in aiding youngsters to meet the church-mandated requirements for scholarships. “Also, the sky is the limit in Jesus Christ.”

While celebrating its Scholarship Ministry for 25 years of dedicatory service, Faith Temple will welcome its newest recipients for the Class of 2017.

A native of Grady, Arkansas, Andrew Jackson, Sr. founded Faith Temple in 1969. His son, Ivory Jackson, Sr. (pictured with his wife, Lisa) is the current Senior Pastor, the church’s second since its inception.

Acquiring scholarships this year will be Bolton High’s Kenneth Clancy, Houston High’s Alonzo Grant IV, and Germantown High’s Jordan Wright.

Clancy and Grant IV will enroll at nearby Southwest Tennessee Community College this fall. Wright has yet to decide on a school.

When asked what is so special about how FTMC has kept its Scholarship Ministry active for such a lengthy period of time, Owens credited Andrew Jackson, Sr., the church’s founder who served as Senior Pastor for 47 years until his retirement last June.

A native of Grady, Arkansas, Jackson, Sr. founded Faith Temple in 1969. His son, Ivory Jackson, Sr., is the current Senior Pastor, the church’s second since its inception.

FOLLOW FAITH TEMPLE: https://www.ftmc.us/

“The reason for the longevity I think is (because of) our founder, whom you know believes in educating us in the word and he wants our young people to excel in higher learning,” Owens said. “Also the scholarship committee — present and past — are still working to keep it going. Last but not least, the Faith Temple Ministries Church family keeps giving and we give great thanks to them all.”

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson is the former chief adjutant to Elder Andrew Jackson, Sr. of Faith Temple Ministries Church of God In Christ. Based in Dallas, Texas, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division. To reach Johnson, call him at 901-690-6587 or send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

 

Mid-South-area businessman Dwayne Chaffen, Jr. striving to turn Memphis into an ‘information technology powerhouse’

TEN-NES-SEE THIS BOOMING BUSINESS — A native of Memphis, Dwayne Chaffen, Jr., 32, is owner and chief executive officer of Embrytech, an up-and-coming information technology-based venture that offers, among other things, digital marketing and IT consulting services for a variety of industries.

MEMPHISDwayne Chaffen, Jr. is only keeping it real.

During an interview this week with Making Headline News, Chaffen, Jr., an accomplished Memphis-based businessman who has appropriately found his niche in the ever-so-competitive information technology industry, explained in great detail what obviously is a downward trend, of sorts, particularly as it pertains to African-Americans becoming actively engaged in the prominent Silicon Valley Big Tech companies.

“I would like to say that many people may not realize it, but it is a statistical fact that many of our Silicon Valley Big Tech companies such as Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Intel, and Google workforce is less than two percent black,” Chaffen, Jr. said. “Black people are highly misrepresented within the IT industry.”

GETTIN’ IN WHERE HE FIT IN — Chaffen, Jr. strongly believes that with his flourishing business, he possess the tools and knowledge to bring about change, most notably for the betterment of minorities in what has become an extremely competitive industry.

For what it’s worth and to his distinct credit, that minorities have very little presence in what surely is a booming and popular industry is what has fueled Chaffen, Jr.’s competitive drive to establish his own IT-oriented business, one he hopes will become a fixture throughout the Mid-South and surrounding areas — much sooner than later.

A native of Memphis, Chaffen, Jr., 32, is owner and chief executive officer of Embrytech, an up-and-coming information technology-based venture that offers, among other things, digital marketing and IT consulting services for a variety of industries.

A company that is a little more than eight months removed from its much-anticipated inception, Embrytech is making an array of pivotal strides, in large part because Chaffen, Jr. is armed with a wealth of experience as one of the Mid-South’s youngest and most energetic IT professionals.

MAN ON A MISSION — “My personal mission is to serve my clients with the spirit of excellence,” Chaffen, Jr. said. “Every business owner deserves to know how technology can add to their bottom line, and Embrytech is the perfect company to explain this to them. My goal is to grow Embrytech into an information technology powerhouse that will be around for all future generations to come.”

“We’ve got the necessary tools and expertise to help you grow your business successfully,” said Chaffen, Jr., who boasts more than a decade of information technology experience along with having earned an Associate’s Degree in Computer Networking Systems from Memphis’ ITT-Tech. “We partner with our clients to develop engaging digital marketing strategies, design high quality and scalable solutions, and build rich brand experiences. All of that simply means our efforts translate into creating more customers for you and increasing your bottom line.”

And here’s the real kicker, Chaffen, Jr. is quick to point out.

“And the best part is that your business get to keep 100 percent of our efforts,” he said. “We work for you.”

SIGN OF THINGS TO COME — A company that is a little more than eight removed from its inception, Embrytech is making an array of pivotal strides, in large part because Chaffen, Jr. is armed with a wealth of experience as one of the Mid-South youngest and most energetic IT professional.

In addition, Chaffen, Jr. strongly believes that with his flourishing business, he possesses the essential tools and knowledge to bring about some much-needed change, most notably for the betterment of minorities in what has become an extremely competitive industry.

WHAT ABOUT EMBRYTECH? https://www.embrytech.com/

“Embrytech is working to change that,” Chaffen, Jr. said. “I am not looking to socially diversify or integrate with Silicon Valley, although we will welcome collaboration. I am looking to break the mold, obliterate the stereotypes, and create my own Silicon Valley right here in my home town of Memphis.”

To grasp a thorough understanding of why Chaffen, Jr. is so passionate about having a major impact through his chosen industry in the Mid-South and surrounding areas, look no further than the information technology talent this Memphis Mitchell High graduate has witnessed in the Bluff City in recent years.

“There are many bright IT minds right here in my own back yard,” Chaffen, Jr. said. “Memphis is named America’s Aerotropolis, where runways, roads, rails, and the river merge.”

Not to mention a major establishment that houses a slew of Fortune 500 Companies, Chaffen, Jr. added.

“Memphis is home to FedEx, AutoZone, International Paper, Service Master, Mueller Industries, Fred’s Discount Store, and an assortment of transportation and logistics companies,” Chaffen, Jr. said. “I and my company, Embrytech, are not only willing to solve a client’s technical issues, but also willing to collaborate with other organizations to help turn Memphis into a technical powerhouse.”

With his unyielding passion and purpose, coupled with his solid body of work and experience as a veteran IT professional, it’s safe to assume that Chaffen, Jr. and Embrytech’s biggest and brightest days are well ahead of them.

“My personal mission is to serve my clients with the spirit of excellence,” Chaffen, Jr. said. “Every business owner deserves to know how technology can add to their bottom line, and Embrytech is the perfect company to explain this to them. My goal is to grow Embrytech into an information technology powerhouse that will be around for all future generations to come.”

He’s not bragging, mind you.

He’s only keeping it real.

 

For more information about Memphis businessman Dwayne Chaffen, Jr., contact him at www.embrytech.com, at Facebook.com/embrytech, or follow him on Instagram @dchaffen.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter 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.

 

 

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada-area author Danielle Bailey enjoying the fruits of her labor with release of two books

HAVING A KINGDOM IMPACT — Rising Canadian author Danielle Bailey is a little more than two months removed from having witnessed the much-anticipated release of not one, but two books, both of which are officially available on the market, mostly notably at Amazon.com.

Although the midway point of this calendar year has yet to arrive, credit Danielle Bailey for being diligently active in the competitive industry of authorship.

That’s because Bailey is a little more than two months removed from having witnessed the much-anticipated release of not one, but two books, both of which are officially available on the market, mostly notably at Amazon.com.

“I decided to produce and publish the books because I knew that there were breakthroughs, blessings, and deliverance for other people attached to it and, through it all and to me, that was the driving force behind it,” Bailey, 29, told Making Headline News this week. “Obedience is better than sacrifice.”

It is, by all accounts, due in large part to her steadfast obedience to Almighty God that Bailey — who currently resides in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada — can finally profess that she is savoring the fruits of her life as a professional author.

A devout woman of faith who is a licensed evangelist and a native of Brampton, Ontario, Bailey is the mastermind behind the book, “Poetics – A Prophetic Poetry Devotional: On Life, Love, And Relationships To Help Keep You Spiritually Fit,” which was officially released on April 23.

Shortly thereafter, her book, “Quotes from The Soul, To Help Heal A Queen’s Heart: 31-Day Inspirational Paperback,” made its ceremonious presence on the market on April 29.

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Two books in which the official release dates are separated by just six days, Bailey acknowledged, among other things, that her unwavering faith in God played a vital role in her producing a pair of written documents that are suitable for advancing the kingdom.

More than anything, she said, having produced the books was an act of obedience and that because of that, she is confident she will reap a harvest as a result.

DOUBLE PORTION OF GOD’S ANOINTING — Two books in which the official release dates are separated by six days, Bailey acknowledged, among other things, that her unwavering faith in God played a vital role in her producing a pair of written documents that are suitable for advancing the kingdom.

“I want my readers and audience to know that the Most High God, Yahuah, is always there for us no matter what the situation is, time and circumstances may be,” said Bailey, explaining her purpose for her new books. “There will be many things that will come to distract and derail you from the path that God has laid out and planned for you, but you can always come back into His presence by repenting , asking for forgiveness, knowing that God loves you and has gone onto prepare a place for us. He will be coming back soon, and I just want my book of poetry to help encourage them to see Jesus Christ how I see Him and to prepare for His imminent return…Amen.”

According to an Amazon spokesperson for “Poetics – A Prophetic Poetry Devotional: On Life, Love, And Relationships To Help Keep You Spiritually Fit,” this book that is an assortment of what Bailey labels,”Poetics,” truly inspires young men, and women and adults of all ages. Moreover, this book is comprised of various topics, and themes are covered in this book in such an incredible and profound way.

“There is absolutely something written for everyone and anyone who have either experienced, or witnessed a love, loss, had a desire for change or needed the Lord in their lives,” said the spokesperson in detailing Bailey’s book at Amazon. “This is a prophetic poetry devotional concerning things about God, the body of Christ, the world, love, and relationships. If you’ve gone through it yourself or know someone who has then this book will bless you in a tremendous way.”

HER WORK IS NOT DONE — Now that Bailey is effectively living out her dream as an up-and-coming Christian author, she said other books are presently in the works. In addition, she is currently arranging to have official book launches as early as August in her native establishment of Brampton.

As for Quotes from The Soul, To Help Heal A Queen’s Heart: 31-Day Inspirational, it is a book that is geared largely toward inspiring and healing women with what Bailey deems a “spiritual prescription.”

“There are women from all walks of life who are on very different journeys, have taken variable paths, but all have some similarities with respect to going through the motions of life facing betrayal, brokenness, or heartbreak,” an Amazon spokesperson said of Bailey’s second book.

Now that Bailey is effectively living out her dream as an up-and-coming Christian-based author, she said other books are presently in the works. In addition, she is currently arranging to have official book launches as early as August in her native establishment of Brampton.

“I am truly humbled and feel incredibly blessed that God has done so many amazing things in my life so far, by gracing me to write and published two books at my age, and I have also met so many wonderful God sent people along the way,” Bailey said.

All while walking in her divine purpose in the process.

 

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Nashville-area award-winning author Aaron Jordan, Jr. on his new book: ‘I want to go all out to reach that 10,000 goal’

MORE GOOD STUFF — Just like his remarkably compelling first edition, “A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes” (Extended Version/Second Edition) figures to leave Nashville-area award-winning author Aaron Jordan, Jr.’s reading audience on the edge of its seat, considering this longtime middle-Tennessee-based syndicated radio personality and television talk show host addresses an assortment of relationship-oriented topics that could greatly enhance or spice up relationships.

NASHVILLE — When Aaron Jordan, Jr. witnessed the much-anticipated release of his book, “The Power Within, A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes,” in July 2014, this Nashville-area award-winning author was the beneficiary of countless rave reviews.

So much, in fact, that it is safe assume that Jordan, Jr. is about to embark upon even more favorable feedback.

That’s because over the weekend, Jordan, Jr.’s “A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes” (Extended Version/Second Edition) officially hit the market and is available for purchase on Amazon.com.

Just like his remarkably compelling first edition, “A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes” (Extended Version/Second Edition) figures to leave Jordan, Jr.’s reading audience on the edge of its seat, considering this longtime middle-Tennessee-based syndicated radio personality and television talk show host addresses an assortment of key relationship-oriented topics that could greatly enhance or spice up one’s life.

“(God) pressed upon me to add more substance and meat,” Jordan, Jr. told Making Headline News.

To his credit, he has done just that, even going as far as to raise an assortment of thought-provoking questions, most notably: Have you ever wondered why your relationships and dating experiences make you feel like it’s hard for you to find love? And why do you constantly settle for less than what you deserve?

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All things considered, in “A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes” (Extended Version/Second Edition), Jordan, Jr. aids his audience mightily, particularly with regards to truly harnessing and understanding their value in what he appropriately describes as the dating world.

STANDING BY HER MAN — Jordan attributes much of his success to his wife, Ashley Jordan, and his daughter, Teanna.

In essence, his latest book inspires his readers to take themselves out of what he labels the “victimized viewpoint” to where they can be able to grasp a “good hard look” at themselves and their situation.

Jordan, Jr.’s new book, by all accounts, aspires to help readers come to grips with the hardest issue in the world to grasp which, according to him, is “ourselves.”

“We have the tendency to sabotage our own happiness, because of the triggers of our passed hurts,” Jordan, Jr. explained. “Whatever dominates your thoughts the most, that is what you will attract into your life.”

STAR WATCH — Jordan, Jr.’s has become a fixture when it comes to crossing paths with celebrities. Pictured with him is renowned gospel recording artist, Pastor Shirley Ceasar.

A native Memphian who is widely known as “Mr. Know Your Worth,” Jordan, Jr. also is a longtime motivational speaker, relationship expert and the mastermind behind three books to date.

By and large, his latest book appropriately breaks down the philosophy of dating into what he has coined as five steps we typically to skip when it comes to finding true love.

“You’ll learn what the Fourth Quarter Love is and how it breaks down the general order of how the dating process is when we are looking for a partner,” Jordan, Jr. said. “Once you have this book, truly internalizing the wisdom within will lead to a better and healthier you in dating, providing you with concepts, case studies, and analogies that can truly help you not only in your love life but in your personal development as well.”

And here’s the real kicker Jordan, Jr. deemed it essential to pass along to his reading audience.

“If you want to be taken serious in your love life, then you should take finding love seriously,” Jordan, Jr. said.

MORE ABOUT AARON: 

www.aaronjordanjr.com
www.knowyworth.com

As for the divine message for which he was inspired to produce “A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes” (Extended Version/Second Edition), Jordan, Jr. emphasized, among other things, that women are not to be defined by their sometimes turbulent past and men are to grasp the vital notion that they are predestined for leadership.

“Men we cannot expect to be looked upon as leaders in our relationship if our leadership is not in place,” Jordan, Jr. explained. “Men, we have to get back connected with our Creator that gives us enlightenment and direction to provide, protection, and cultivate the minds and inner beings of our relationship or in our dating experience.”

As expected, the feedback since the weekend online release of Jordan, Jr.’s book has been favorable which, of course, isn’t a huge surprise, considering his recent achievements and accolades were only signs of things to come.

NO BIG SURPRISE, REALLY — As expected, the feedback since the weekend online release of Jordan, Jr.’s book has been favorable which, of course, isn’t a huge surprise, considering his recent achievements and accolades were only signs of things to come.

In 2016, for instance, Jordan, Jr. was awarded the Indie Authors Legacy Author Award for Author of the Year in Personal Development, a feat that emerged largely from the unyielding support from countless individuals who were moved by the empowerment of the first edition.”

Because Jordan, Jr.’s first installment of “The Power Within, A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes” was a monumental success, he admittedly has adopted greater goals and ambitions for his new book.

“I want to go all out for the marketing of this book to reach that 10,000 goal (in books sold),” Jordan, Jr. said.

With a straight face.

 

AARON JORDAN, JR.’S RELATED STORIES: 

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Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter 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.

South Carolina-based businesswoman Erica Bruce recalls past obstacles, increases her faith in entering entrepreneurship

BY GOD’S AMAZING GRACE — Having become fully licensed through the Virginia College School of Cosmetology last year, South Carolina-based businesswoman Bruce’s business-related achievements include presently being a licensed travel agent through InteleTravel. As a key affiliate for InteleTravel, Bruce is allowed to sell travel to anyone, including herself. In addition, she is armed with the flexibility to book cruises, vacations, hotels, all-inclusive resorts, tours, airline tickets, car rentals and more. What’s an more astounding is that she has the luxury of earning a commission based on the travel she sells.

Just recently, Erica Bruce was reminiscing, among other things, about how God has brought her from a long way.

A mighty long way, mind you.

Suddenly, Bruce then paused then eloquently offered what she describes as three keys to success.

As usual, Bruce, a preacher’s wife and devoted mother of three (Isaiah,19; Markell, 15; Nevaeh, 10) wasted little time revealing the first of three keys.

“Putting God first,” Bruce, an Anderson, South Carolina native, told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

Consequently, she shared the next two effectively strategic keys, both of which, like the initial one, have afforded her the golden opportunity to possess and savor the abundant life Christ came to give her.

“And despite what you’re up against,” Bruce said in sharing the second key to success. “And being great in every phase of life (the third key).”

The Bible says, ‘This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therin day and night; that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success,’” Bruce continued while referencing that passage that is Joshua.

FAMILY FOCUS — Erica Bruce’s success in recent years as a businesswoman surfaced in large part because of the tireless support of her family. Pictured with her is her husband, Les, and her children: Isaiah,19; Markell, 15; and Nevaeh, 10.

Interesting enough, is it due in large part to Bruce’s steadfast commitment to demonstrating her faith daily that has greatly given way to her enjoying the fruits of her labor through entrepreneurship.

Having become fully licensed through the Virginia College School of Cosmetology last year, Bruce’s business-related achievements include presently being a licensed travel agent through InteleTravel.

As a key affiliate for InteleTravel, Bruce is allowed to sell travel to anyone, including herself. In addition, she is armed with the flexibility to book cruises, vacations, hotels, all-inclusive resorts, tours, airline tickets, car rentals and more. What’s an more astounding is that she has the luxury of earning a commission based on the travel packages she sells.

DEFYING THE ODDS — A once high school dropout who abandoned her education to care for her child at a teenager, Bruce also was victimized by domestic violence and often ran away from home as a way to seek some of sort of remedy and outlet for the tumultuous obstacles and peer pressure she had endured as a youngster.

MORE ABOUT INTELETRAVEL: https://www.inteletravel.com/agents/.

“InteleTravel gives you the opportunity to benefit from your love of travel,” a spokesperson for the company said. “When you become an independent travel agent with InteleTravel and you’ll make a profit – guaranteed.”

For Bruce, whose business-oriented goals and ambitions are starting to take shape in large part because of the tireless support of her husband, Pastor Les Bruce, she credits her steadfast commitment to persevering and defying some of the greatest of odds as the reasons God is yet blessing her through her latest business venture.

A once high school dropout who had abandoned her education to care for her child as a teenager, Bruce also was victimized by domestic violence and often ran away from home as a way to seek some of sort of remedy and outlet for the tumultuous obstacles and peer pressure she had endured as a youngster.

VICTORY SPEECH — The Bible says, ‘This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therin day and night; that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success,’” Bruce continued while referencing that passage that is Joshua.

You name it. She faced it.

A parent strung out on alcohol.

Being placed to a foster home.

Teenage pregnancy.

Domestic abuse.

Divorce.

The ongoing challenges that come with running a single-parent home.

Not to mention being stricken by Ovarian cancer months after her wedding three years ago.

MAKING STRIDES — For Bruce, whose business-oriented goals and ambitions are starting to take shape in large part because of the tireless support of her husband, Pastor Les Bruce, she credits her steadfast commitment to persevering and defying some of the greatest of odds as the reasons God is blessing her through her latest business venture.

“And through all this, we have been married now for three years,” said Erica Bruce, reminiscing once again about how God has brought her from a long way.

A mighty long way, mind you.

All things considered, this progressively resourceful businesswoman doesn’t shy away from the notion that had it not been for the Lord on her side, she doesn’t know where she’d be.

To her credit, she diligently sought and stuck with God.

HARVEST SEASON UNFOLDED — All things considered, this progressively resourceful businesswoman doesn’t shy away from the notion that had it not been for the Lord on her side, she doesn’t know where she’d be. To her credit, she diligently sought and stuck with God.

Through it all.

All of which explains why Erica Bruce has come up with another strategic plan for the remainder of this year — and beyond.

Like her keys to success, her featured plan has been compiled in a group of three.

“Enjoying life to the fullest…continue to enjoy the blessings God had given me…and fulfilling my purpose with what God would have me to do,” she said.

In that God-given order.

 

For more information about Erica Bruce via InteleTravel, send email to: bruce.erica@yahoo.com. Also, connect with her via social media under “Bruce Erica.”

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter 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.

 

Hampton, Virginia-area 10-year-old author Dominic Graves conquers homelessness, writes an inspiring comic book

MASSIVE COMEBACK STORY — With the tireless support of his mother and host of well-wishers, God used Dominic Graves in such a mighty, tear-jerking way as this once homeless kid has miraculously emerged as an author and is just a little more than a month away from his witnessing his book, “The Comic Book Chef,” make its ceremonious presence on the market.

For the record, you might want to grab a few Kleenex while reading this inspiring story on Dominic Graves.

Graves is widely known as a 10-year-old, Hampton, Virginia-area author who, just last year, didn’t have a bedroom to call his own. That’s because he and his family were victimized by homelessness some time last year, a discomforting, disheartening encounter that, truth be told, would have caused some to give up on this thing called life.

As for Graves, God had a divine purpose not just through his family’s downtrodden situation but, most of all, He had a divine purpose for the life of this youngster.

A book that is reportedly scheduled to be published on July 25, Graves and his family are currently raising money for the publishing fee and will be donating 1,000 action figures to 1,000 boys and girls on the day of the book launch.

With the tireless support of his mother and a host of well-wishers, God used Graves in such a mighty, tear-jerking way, considering this kid has miraculously emerged as an author, one who is just a little more than a month away from his witnessing his book, “The Comic Book Chef,” make its ceremonious presence on the market.

A book that is reportedly scheduled to be published on July 25, Graves and his family are currently raising money for the publishing fee and will be donating 1,000 action figures to 1,000 boys and girls on the day of the book launch.

During an interview this week with Making Headline News, Graves — popularly known as “NicoBot” — said the single, most underlying reason he chose to produce “The Comic Book Chef,” is due in large part because of his passion for cooking and writing.

HOMELESSNESS TO HEADLINES — Now he and his family — with God, their Helper, leading the way — have not only conquered and been delivered from the dreaded trend that is homelessness, but now they are waiting with great expectancy the forthcoming release of a book that, truth be told, is a comeback story, of sorts, orchestrated by Almighty God.

“I love to cook and I love to create comic books, so I decided to merge the two together,” Graves said.

Having first acquired the vision to write his book in December 2016, Grave’s first official written document was completed in February 2017.

Now he and his family — with God, their Helper, leading the way — have not only conquered and been delivered from the dreaded trend that is homelessness, but now they are waiting with great expectancy the forthcoming release of a book that, truth be told, is a comeback story, of sorts, orchestrated by Almighty God.

“I believe that God is helping me inspire others kids to be creative and industrious,” said Graves, whose story is attracting an array of headlines across the country.

Now that his book is on deck to be released, Graves and his family are hopeful some prominent figures will cross paths with his emotional story, one that will prompt them to reach for a few Kleenex and offer support.

“I would like to get with celebrities and local public figures and see what charities they support, then turn them into superheroes who fight whatever disease or cause in a comic book series I create,” Graves said. “I am currently looking for brands and businesses to sponsor these characters and be featured in my comic books.”

Interesting enough, his upcoming book release will fall on National Action Figure Day which, according to Graves, is “my holiday.”

As the release date of his first book looms, Graves is already in the process of assembling his second book. His book, Butterflies United Versus The Lupus Monster, is scheduled to hit the market later this year.

FOLLOW DOMINIC GRAVES ONLINE: www.kidzstuff.org/thecomicbook chef

Interesting enough, his upcoming book release will fall on National Action Figure Day which, according to Graves, is “my holiday.”

“On this day I plan to donate action figures to over 1,000 kids in Hampton Roads, Virginia,” Graves said. My family was homeless for over a year and, during that time, I would make action figures out of toilet tissues rolls and rubber bands in order to help cheer up my brothers.”

All things considered, Graves said creating those action figures gave his family hope, something he strongly feels will greatly help other kids who seek hopefulness in their action figures just as he did.

In addition, Graves’ gifts have allowed him to host two Health And Wellness events at Hampton, Virginia-area public libraries, during which the local Health Department and Bayport Credit Union assisted him.

DEFYING THE ODDS — Having first acquired the vision to write his book in December 2016, Grave’s first official written document was complete in 2017.

Also, he will be partnering with the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia to host a Chefs N Boots event in August to promote healthy eating with military kids and their parents.

“I would like to eventually connect with local schools and host workshops that teach other kids how to create comic books,” Graves said.

Talk about a dramatic comeback story for the ages involving a kid who never lost hope.

That, after all, is enough, to make anyone reach for a few Kleenex.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter 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.

 

West Tennessee-area author Terisa Harris-Kimmins reminds women of their God-ordained worth through her newly-produced book

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

 

WELL WORTH IT — Jackson, Tennessee-area author and businesswoman Terisa Harris-Kimmins needed approxiamtely one month to write, “To Be Loved By You: No By Me,” a 78-page book that inspires women to connect with their God-given worth.

Terisa Harris-Kimmins knows full well.

She knows full well that she undoubtedly is fearfully and wonderfully made.

She knows full well that God has strategically set her aside for His use.

She knows full well that is it better to put her trust in the Lord than to put her confidence in man.

Most of all, she knows well that when all else fails, when people let her down, when her faith seems bleak and she seems to be on shaky ground, she has her Creator to Whom she can turn.

ON THE MARKET — A 78-page, paperback written document that was officially released to the public on April 14, Harris-Kimmins said that God had given her the vision to produce this book approximately two years ago, a concept that had initially arose during which God birth her ministry called WOA, or Women of Action.

“Nobody like God!” Harris-Kimmins, a Jackson, Tennessee native found herself saying repeating during an interview with Making Headline News this week. “For we are the masterpiece of our Father, handmade just the way He designed us to be.”

To her distinct credit, Harris-Kimmins has cast more light on such thought-provoking, spiritual analogies in her new book entitled, “To Be Loved By You: No By Me.”

A 78-page, paperback written document that was officially released on April 14, Harris-Kimmins said that God had given her the vision to produce this book approximately two years ago, a concept that had initially arose as founder of her women’s ministry called, WOA, or Women of Action. In addition, she is founder of the MerCi Empowerment Ministry (or MEM), which is a ministry she strives to encourage, motivate, and empower individuals to pursue their dreams.

IF GOD SAID IT, THAT SETTLES IT — As Harris-Kimmins suggest, her readers must not concern themselves with what other say about them. Rather, they must concern themselves with what God says about them through His word.

“It is a ministry that encourages young ladies and women to love and appreciate who God designed and purposed them to be,” Harris-Kimmins explained. “I have a passion to encourage, motivate, and empower young ladies and women. Also, I chose to write this book because I see so many young ladies and women struggling with their identity and they’re looking for love and affirmation from other people.”

All of which essentially sums up why this thriving, progressive author and West Tennessee-area businesswoman poses one intriguing question when providing details about her book, which can be purchased at Amazon.com.

ROUND OF APPLA– USE — As expected, the feedback throughout “To Be Loved By You: No By Me” has been favorable. “I have received very positive feedback from women as well as men about the book,” Harris-Kimmins said. “Alot of women have thanked me for reminding  them of who they are.”

That question is: Who am I?

To Harris-Kimmins’ credit, she eloquently ends the suspense surrounding such a pivotal inquiry in “To Be Loved By You: No By Me.”

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“I am the masterpiece of my Father, can’t you see,” Harris-Kimmins said in answering such a question. “Handmade just the way He wanted me to be. There’s nothing that I would change about myself because I am fearfully and wonderfully made in the eyes of my craftsman.”

And, as Harris-Kimmins suggest, her readers must not concern themselves with what others say about them. Rather, they must concern themselves with what God says about them through His word.

After all, God’s stamp of approval is what counts the most.

“You may not like what you see, but I love how the Master created me,” said Harris-Kimmins as she continued to explain the purpose for her new book. “You will never find another like me. I am unique. I am a designer’s original. I am who God called me to be. Sorry…no duplicates can be made from this mode. There’s only one and that’s me, the designer’s original that you see.”

Self-love, coupled with God’s approval and large doses of favor are extremely key as well, Harris-Kimmins acknowledges through her book.

“That’s why I love me,” she said. “As you read this book, think about who God made you to be and guess what? You, too, are a designer’s original just like me. Never allow anyone to tell you who you are unless it’s the Master who created and called you from a far.”

SHE SAID IT BEST — “The message I want to send to the audience is that no matter what, love and appreciate who God designed and called you to be,” Harris-Kimmins said. “It doesn’t matter what society says about you. What matter is what you say about yourself and how you see yourself through the eyes of your Creator, which is you fearfully and wonderfully made by Him.”

Well, that’ll preach. But wait, there’s more this devout woman of faith felt compelled to get across to her readers, particularly those who are in desperate need for some encouragement for such a time as now.

“The message I want to send to the audience is that no matter what, love and appreciate who God designed and called you to be,” Harris-Kimmins said. “It doesn’t matter what society says about you. What matter is what you say about yourself and how you see yourself through the eyes of your Creator, which is you’re fearfully and wonderfully made by Him.”

As expected, the feedback through “To Be Loved By You: No By Me” has been favorable.

“I have received very positive feedback from women as well as men about the book,” Harris-Kimmins said. “Alot of women have thanked me for reminding  them of who they are.”

Harris-Kimmins said now is the time to push and promote her book on a much larger platform as her schedule over the next few months is starting to fill up.

MARINATE ON THAT — And, as Harris-Kimmins suggest, her readers must not concern themselves with what other say about them. Rather, they must concern themselves with what God says about them through His word.

On September 9, she will be hosting her Third Annual WOA (Women of Action) Banquet at First Christian Church, located at 1347 Campbell Street in Jackson. Also, she will be on hand for the Millions Conference in Atlanta September 29-30.

By and large, both events will afford her the golden opportunity to promote her new book.

“This book is a part of the purpose for which God had created me, because I, too, once struggled to know who I was designed and called to be,” Harris-Kimmins said. “I can identify with young ladies and women looking for affirmation from relationships and even from people.”

Fortunately for her, she knows full well now.

That’s just like God.

 

For more information about Terisa Harris-Kimmins, to schedule her for booking engagements, or to order her book or T-shirts, log on to: www.terisakimmins.com.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter 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.

Nashville-area author Raeshal Solomon battles through sickle cell, writes an unprecedented 23 children’s books in a three-year span

ISN’T SHE LOVELY? Nashville-area author Raeshal Solomon, a dynamically beautiful single mother of two four-year-old boys (one of whom she has legal custody) for years has had to endure being stricken by sickle cell. “My greatest challenge on this journey as a mother and author is my sickle cell,” Solomon told Making Headline News this week. “But Romans 8:28.”

NASHVILLE — Of the 23 children’s books Raeshal Solomon has written, three of them have been officially published and released.

That alone is a miracle.

Consider, for instance, how for years, Solomon, a dynamically beautiful single mother of two four-year-old boys — one of whom she has legal custody — has had to endure being stricken by sickle cell.

“My greatest challenge on this journey as a mother and author is my sickle cell,” Solomon told Making Headline News this week. “But Romans 8:28.”

For the record, Romans 8:28 reads: 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.

As Solomon explained, her featured project is Shop Shop Shop, primarily because there is a few pivotal life lessons in that book directed toward her sons.

Given the constant success Solomon has savored in recent years as an accomplished author, it is a foregone conclusion that she undoubtedly has been called and set aside for God’s purpose.

That’s because for a professional author who has become a fixture and found her niche in this ever-so-competitive industry, the past three years essentially have proven to be a defining moment, of sorts, for this native of Johns Island, South Carolina.

Solomon’s latest published book is entitled, Gale’s Day of Giving, which was released in 2016. Prior to that project, she wrote and released both Shop Shop Shop and Tim’s Red Rudy 2015, a feat that had ultimately come full circle after God had miraculously provided her with the vision for writing books some time in 2014.

DYNAMIC DUO — All things considered, Solomon is appreciative of the fact that not only has God given her a vision that has greatly changed her life but, most of all, she’s giddy her gifts through authorship is impacting the lives of youths. Starting with her faithful two.

“God gave me the books in 2014,” Solomon said.

To her credit, she has appropriately embraced this God-mandated assignment, in large part because, after all, she has been called according to His purpose.

As Solomon explained, her featured project is Shop Shop Shop, primarily because there are a few pivotal life lessons in that book directed toward her sons.

“I wanted to teach my boys to handle money better than I had handled it in my youth,” Solomon explained. “However, when I went to purchase books like my own, I was unable to find them. So I started creating them.”

YOU GO GIRL!!! Solomon’s latest published book is entitled, Gale’s Day of Giving, which was released in 2016. Prior to that project, she wrote and released both Shop Shop Shop and Tim’s Red Rudy 2015, a feat that came that had ultimately come full circle after God’s provided her with the vision for writing books some time in 2014.

The rest, as they say, was history.

Solomon has since been writing children’s books, a trend that — for a lack of better words — figures to change a generation.

Starting with her faithful two.

“They are children books and didn’t take very long to write them, because they were haunting my thoughts,” said Solomon, who is widely known as a motivational speaker and a financial teacher. “I wrote 18 books in a matter of three months. Every time I wrote one down, another one would pop in my mind.  After I had written them, it took me another eight months of learning to turn them into physical books.”

There is, by all accounts, a divine message Solomon is sending to her audience through her compelling books.

“I am telling my audience of children and parents that how you handle money matters,” Solomon explained. “Money affects every part of your life. You don’t need to love money, but you need to respect it. You respect money by handling it responsibly.”

All things considered, Solomon is appreciative of the fact that not only has God given her a vision that has greatly changed her life but, most of all, she’s giddy her gifts through authorship is impacting the lives of youths.

All things considered, Solomon is appreciative of the fact that not only has God given her a vision that has greatly changed her life but, most of all, she’s grateful in that her gifts through authorship are impacting the lives of youths.

Especially her faithful two.

“Everyone who reads my books loves them,” she said. “Even people who only have time to glance the pages and look at the illustrations love the books. I have been told many times how useful the content is. By reading the books in schools, I have had the opportunity first hand to see how much children love the books. But the best part for me is that they quickly learn the concepts in the books.”

Starting in mid-August, Solomon, who currently resides in Nashville, will start an 18-month nationwide elementary school book tour.

MAKING A HUGE DIFFERENCE — “My purpose is to go around the country and change family trees with financial literacy,” Solomon said. “My books are the tools that God gave me to do just that. The books are my testimonies in a way that children can understand.”

First up will be a tour in which she will read Shop Shop Shop to students. As for the remainder of the tour, she said dates and cities will be announced on her websites: www.mylittlebanker.com and www.raeshalsolomon.com.

In addition, Solomon, who is an active member of ABR Network and Chicks Connect, said her first book for teens will be released some time in 2018.

“My purpose is to go around the country and change family trees with financial literacy,” Solomon said. “My books are the tools that God gave me to do just that. The books are my testimonies in a way that children can understand.”

Something her faithful two knows firsthand.

 

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Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter 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.

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