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Detroit author Pamela Kennedy overpowers 20-year drug addiction, she writes in her latest book

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But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV)


BEACON OF LIGHT

DESTINY STEPS — A Detroit-area writer, Kennedy authored the book entitled, “Coming Out Of Utter Darkness: Memoirs Of An Addict And How I Survived.” All things considered, the merely fact that God allowed Kennedy to escape and conquer her seemingly uncontrollable addiction is a massive miracle in its own right, one that had consequently fueled her desire to compose her assortment of testimonies in a tear-jerking, emotionally-driven book.

Pamela Kennedy was just 13 years old, barely a teenager.

Yet, even at that tender age, Kennedy was spiritually — and naturally — saddened by a dreaded enslavement, of sorts, one that could have very well ended her life prematurely.

One that, truth be told, had often left her essentially questioning her very existence.
Once plagued and spiritually incarcerated by a drug addiction that spanned roughly two decades — from the time she was 13 until she reached 33 years of age, to be technical — Kennedy’s Creator deemed it absolutely essential to provide for her a way of escape long enough for her to assume an assignment that would eventually silence her critics once and for all.

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MUST READ — For Kennedy, it seemed that even while being confined to a drug treatment center, she was blessed to have discovered her purpose as a Christian-based author. That’s because it was during that time that she began composing a book she finally finished in 2017.

A Detroit-area writer, Kennedy authored the book entitled, “Coming Out Of Utter Darkness: Memoirs Of An Addict And How I Survived.”

All things considered, the mere fact that God allowed Kennedy to escape and conquer her seemingly uncontrollable addiction is a massive miracle in its own right, one that had consequently fueled her desire to compose her assortment of testimonies in a tear-jerking, emotionally-driven book.

“I started writing while I was in the treatment center,” Kennedy told Making Headline News this week. “It was painful to mentally and emotionally relive my past.”

A book that is accompanied by 76 pages, Kennedy’s “Coming Out Of Utter Darkness: Memoirs Of An Addict And How I Survived” is two years removed from its much-anticipated release and is this writer’s version of a tell-all project, one in which she appropriately recalls her fervent quest to survive, all the while nurturing two children.

Still, as Kennedy vividly recalls, it was a past that had to happen and unfold so that God could strategically position and equip her for such a time as now — a time whereby she can tell with boldness how her Creator orchestrated on her behalf an unlikely comeback for the ages.

A book that is accompanied by 76 pages, Kennedy’s “Coming Out Of Utter Darkness: Memoirs Of An Addict And How I Survived” is two years removed from its much-anticipated release and is this writer’s version of a tell-all project, one in which she appropriately recalls her fervent quest to survive, all the while nurturing two children.

“Today, I’m clean and sober, born again with 27-plus years in recovery, and I share that there is life after your issues,” Kennedy writes in a detailed breakdown of her at Amazon.com. “The grace and mercy of God has brought me, my two children, and many of my other family members to His redemptive love.”

All things considered, the mere fact that God allowed Kennedy to escape and conquer her seemingly uncontrollable addiction is a massive miracle in its own right, one that had consequently fueled her desire to compose her assortment of testimonies in a tear-jerking, emotionally-driven book.

For Kennedy, it seemed that even while being confined to a local drug treatment center, she was blessed to have discovered her purpose as a Christian-based author.

That’s because it was during that time she began composing a book she finally finished in 2017.

To her credit, it has been a constant page-turner ever since.

While other books undoubtedly top her strategic objectives in the foreseeable future, Kennedy is overwhelmingly grateful of the fact that God spared her life so that she could aid others to draw closer to Him.

“I wanted to tell my story in hopes that it would give others with the same struggles hope to know that there is a way out,” Kennedy said of a book that is steadily generating favorable feedback. “I want to offer hope to the families of anyone who may be trapped in the snares of an enemy that cannot be seen with the natural eye.”

While other books undoubtedly top her strategic objectives in the foreseeable future, Kennedy is overwhelmingly grateful of the fact that God spared her life so that she could aid others to draw closer to Him.

BUT GOD — Once plagued and spiritually incarcerated by a drug addiction that spanned roughly two decades — from the time she was 13 until she reached 33 years of age, to be technical — Kennedy’s Creator deemed it absolutely essential to provide for her a way of escape long enough for her to assume an assignment that would eventually silence her critics once and for all.

In that order.

“God’s purpose for allowing me to write this book has been to assist many to come to a place of manifested healing and deliverance that they never thought possible,” Kennedy said. “As I now have 29-years of sobriety, I do plan to write another book on more of the process. I believe that if we would trust God’s process, we would see more clearly His purpose.”

Something to which this godly, big-hearted and devout woman of faith can dauntless speak on.

So much for all those times she found herself questioning her very existence.


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For more information about Detroit-area Author Pamela Kennedy, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GracefullyGrowingNotGrowm. Also, send email to: pamk0628@gmail.com.


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Allen Dave Funeral Homes & Crematorium amongst Texas’ finest amid Jackson Family Massacre in 2015

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This the first of a two-part Making Headline News series about Houston-area entrepreneur Allen L. Dave, Jr. 


DALLAS — Allen L. Dave, Jr. fielded the question as if he expected it.

“(That was a) proud moment in our company history to be positioned to help,” Dave, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, explaining in great detail the devastating and disheartening events amid the Jackson Family Massacre that transpired in Houston in August 2015.

On August 8 of that year, then-48-year-old David Ray Conley allegedly broke into his former home and held hostage Valerie and Dewayne Jackson, along with six children, including his own 13-year-old son.

HEARTS OF GOLD — For Dave, 56, that he and his family deemed it essential to offer valiant support for the Jackson family during a horrific and terrifying tragedy that attracted an international media presence and was aired on more than 35 news stations nationwide has been dubbed arguably one of the favorable highlights for a progressive, thriving entrepreneur, whose presence in the death care industry spans more than 15 years. Pictured with Dave is his wife, Micca. 

Over the course of nine hours, Conley reportedly shot and killed the entire family. He then engaged in a shootout with responding police before surrendering.

A week and a half or so later, eight white caskets were erected in front of the altar inside the 2,500-seat sanctuary at Houston’s Fallbrook Church, a commendable yet emotionally-driven deed that was spearheaded by Dave and his wife, Micca, who stepped up and donated $35,000 to provide professional funeral and burial services to the Jackson family.

“We developed a new company policy to never turn a family away and give them every option available,” Allen Dave told MHN. “Every Family, Every Option, Every Time.”


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DOING THINGS IN EXCELLENCE — The President and owner of Allen Dave Funeral Directors And Cremation Tribute Centers, Dave is widely regarded as a National Board Certified Funeral Director and Cremation Specialist.

For Dave, 56, that he and his family deemed it essential to offer valiant support for the Jackson family during a horrific and terrifying tragedy that attracted an international media presence and was aired on more than 35 news stations nationwide has been dubbed arguably one of the favorable highlights for a progressive, thriving entrepreneur, whose presence in the death care industry spans more than 15 years.

The president and owner of Allen Dave Funeral Directors And Cremation Tribute Centers, Dave is widely regarded as a National Board Certified Funeral Director and Cremation Specialist.

WAVES OF LOVE AND KINDNESS — “We developed a new company policy to never turn a family away and give them every option available,” Allen Dave told MHN. “Every Family, Every Option, Every Time.”

Interestingly, Dave in 2010 established Death Care Management & Financial Group, LLC, which subsequently had given way to his being allowed to manage funeral homes in Texas.

Having retired from the Houston Chronicle Publishing Company after a 28-year stint in the circulation and distribution department, Dave is Southeast Texas’ only black owner and operator of crematorium services. 

Owner of four funeral homes, one cemetery, and a crematorium, Dave currently manages six other funeral homes and a second crematorium in Texas and Louisiana. Interestingly, Allen Dave Funeral Homes and Cremation’s mission includes, among other things, providing what company officials describes as “paramount services to the families we serve with dignity, honor, and trust.”

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THE PROVERBS 2:3 FACTOR — While the Jackson Massacre undoubtedly was a painful encounter for those affected by the tragedies, Dave doesn’t shy away from the notion that his company went to great lengths to meet a massive and dire need — with God, its Helper, leading the way.

“As a leader in the death industry, we enhance the experience of laying a loved one to rest through a personalized and caring process of education and full disclosure,” said a spokesperson for Allen Dave Funeral Homes and Cremation in a detailed synopsis of the company at http://www.allendave.com. “We are keenly aware of the financial impact death has on a family and will maintain systems and services that minimize cost while maximizing the experience.

“We are committed to the communities we serve through charitable endeavors and educational programs. We will maintain a reputation of quality and trust that will allow us to be the company of choice for insurance, burial, and cremation services. We shall continue rolling out our benchmark red carpet and white gloves services which are second to none.”


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ALL-PRO TEAM — Owner of four funeral homes, one cemetery, and a crematorium, Dave currently manages six other funeral homes and a second crematorium in Texas and Louisiana. Interestingly, Allen Dave Funeral Homes and Cremation’s mission includes, among other things, providing what company officials describes as “paramount services to the families we serve with dignity, honor, and trust.”

While the Jackson Massacre undoubtedly was a painful encounter for those affected by the tragedies, Dave doesn’t shy away from the notion that his company went to great lengths to meet a massive and dire need — with God, its Helper, leading the way.

“My greatest contribution was to take care of the funerals of eight (individuals) killed in Houston,” Dave said.

Fielding the question as if he expected it.


For more information about Houston-based entrepreneur Allen Dave of Allen Dave Funeral Directors And Cremation, call (713) 480-2966 or 713-634-2707, or log on to: http://www.allendave.com. Also, join the mailing list by writing to:  Allen Dave Funeral Directors And Cremation Tribute Centers at 2103 Cypress Landing Drive, Houston, Texas 77090, or by sending email to: allendaveusa@yahoo.com.


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Florida businesswoman Pearl E. Chiarenza emerging as one of nation’s finest Naturopathic Health and Life Coaches

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Not only is Pearl E. Chiarenza widely known as a thriving, progressive, resourceful businesswoman, who discovered and wrote down her life-enhancing vision some seven years ago.

To her credit, she’s a flourishing entrepreneur, one who has gone to great lengths to run with it.

A native of San Diego, Chiarenza, 53, is an accomplished Brandon, Florida-based Naturopathic Health and Life Coach, a career whereby she is afforded the golden opportunity to motivate and empower clients on what she describes as their health journey as well as life challenges.

NATIONAL IMPACT — An entrepreneurship endeavor that has allowed her to put her immeasurable skills on display in a variety of places around the country — most notably in Florida, Texas, Utah, she acknowledged — Pearl E. Chiarenza said it is due in large part to her competitive drive in an ever-so-competitive industry that has given way to sustained success as a Naturopathic Health and Life Coach.

“We provide tools needed to live a healthier life based on their health profile goals and vision,” Chiarenza, the owner and chief executive officer of Women’s Successful Living, told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

Not only that, Chiarenza’s globally-acclaimed venture customarily offers two notable programs for clients looking to lose weight, one of which her clients are assigned to a strict protein program, the other that is centered largely on clients eating a combination of good carbs, fats, and proteins.


“Our life coaching includes clients’ goals and helping them to find the answers they have within to the challenges they are having from moving forward with a dream, overcome being bullied, building confidence, to getting promoted in a career.” — Florida Businesswoman Pearl E. Chiarenza 


An entrepreneurship endeavor that has allowed her to put her immeasurable skills on display in a variety of places around the country — most notably in Florida, Texas, Utah, she acknowledged — Chiarenza said it is due in large part to her competitive drive in an ever-so-competitive industry that has given way to sustained success as a Naturopathic Health and Life Coach.

“Where I previously trained and lost my weight on my journey, the owner told me that I would not be able to succeed without her, and that empowered me to prove not only to her, but to myself that God has set this journey for me, and the only person that will hold me back will be myself,” said Chiarenza, who officially became a Naturopathic Health Coach Life Coach graduate this year. “Seven years later not, only am I succeeding, I am also inspiring others to see their inner pearl of greatness.”


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Amongst the biggest reasons Chiarenza is greatly propelling others to rediscover the best version of themselves is because she’s an entrepreneur whose reputation is such that she displays having a heart for people.

“(I love) seeing the success of my clients on their health journey,” Chiarenza said. “Knowing I am inspiring them and helping them to live longer means they are enjoying their successes and will be able to do so longer.”

IN HER ELEMENT — A native of San Diego, Pearl E. Chiarenza, 53, is an accomplished Brandon, Florida-based Naturopathic Health and Life Coach, a career whereby she is afforded the golden opportunity to motivate and empower clients on what she describes as their health journey as well as life challenges.

Talk about running diligently with the vision — and mission, of course — to which God strategically introduced her.

“My mission is to empower our young adults to begin a healthier lifestyle at an early age and to begin working on their vision, so they do not have to wait when older to achieve their goals and our other clients to see that vision within their inner oyster and inspire them to see it as a beautiful pearl of greatness,” said Chiarenza, who business venture accommodates individuals ranging in ages 14 to 65.

As for her business-related itinerary, Chiarenza will be hosting a wellness event on November 5 and will be spearheading her company’s rebrand launch on November 9 at the Sparkman House.

HEART OF PEARLS AND GOLD — Amongst the biggest reasons Chiarenza is greatly propelling others to rediscover the best version of themselves is because she’s an entrepreneur, whose reputation is such that she displays having a heart for people.

Also, to kick off the New Year, Chiarenza will take part in what is dubbed the Create Your 2019 Vision Board on January 5. She will then host the Worth It PJ Retreat from April 5-7.

“Growing up, I was very shy and was picked on, because of my looks, last name, and shyness,” Chiarenza said. “In addition, because of a childhood, tragedy it is important to me to touch my clients’ inner core and encourage them to find their strength to achieve their life and health goals.

“I have seen women leave abusive relationships, close and start businesses, and become mentors to others, because of my coaching or attending a retreat I have hosted.”

That’s because she’s widely known as a thriving, progressive, resourceful businesswoman, who didn’t just discover and wrote down her life-enhancing vision some seven years ago.

Rather, she’s a flourishing entrepreneur, who has gone to great lengths to run with it.


For more information about Brandon, Florida-based Author/Businesswoman Pearl Knapp-Chiarenza, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Pearl Knapp-Chiarenza. Also, send email to: pearl@bodyworkshwc.com. Also, connect with her at womenssuccessfulliving.com.


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Louisiana author Brenda Robinson obeys God’s Voice, savors her new book come to pass

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For Brenda Ray Robinson, her much-anticipated breakthrough came wrapped up in a spiritual confession, of sorts.

“God spoke to me through my healing process three years ago, but I ignored His voice,” Robinson, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the pivotal and memorable events that had ultimately given way to her having delved off into the competitive world of authorship. “I was hurt and shame. I didn’t want the world to know my business.”

What Robinson had eventually discovered, meanwhile, was that God wasn’t merely commanding that she tell all of her personal business.

WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED — And so it came to pass in December 2017 that Brenda Ray Robinson, a Shreveport, Louisiana-based author had witnessed the ceremonious release of her book entitled, “A Grace Filled Marriage: Marriage On A Mission.”

Rather, His strategic plan for her was that she devise ways to help advance the kingdom through her assortment of emotionally-driven and awe-inspiring testimonies.

And so it came to pass in December 2017 that Robinson, a Shreveport, Louisiana-based author, had witnessed the ceremonious release of her book entitled, “A Grace Filled Marriage: Marriage On A Mission.”

“It was enough that the few people knew (of my trying situation), but not the world,” Robinson said. “God told me to write and He will heal me.”

And just as He always does, God did just that.

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A book that is comprised of 98 pages in length, Robinson’s “A Grace Filled Marriage: Marriage On A Mission” is designed in large part to help encourage and equip couples to overcome the issues in their marriage, as mentioned in a synopsis of the book at Amazon.com.

Credit Robinson for having finally stepping aside and letting God be God.

“God told me He will prepare me for the purpose (of my book),” Robinson said. “I kept on writing and listening to sermons on marriage and infidelity.”

As time progressed, coupled with Robinson’s fervent act of obedience, God’s steadfastly began to heal and mature and, much to her delight, He began to bless her mightily for such a time as now.

Never mind that during extended period of time, she still managed to harbor a spirit of hardheadedness.

IF GOD SAID IT, THAT SETTLES IT — The very moment Robinson had effectively elected to follow God’s instructions, that essentially jump-started what has undoubtedly transformed into a much-anticipated harvest season.

“I still said, ‘Oh no, I won’t do it,’” Robinson said. “It took me two years to finally obey God’s voice. God said, ‘Didn’t I tell you everything will be okay and to have the book out by 201(7)?’ God told me to take the 7 out of 17 and that meant completion and 201(8) will be new beginning.”


And the rest, as they say, was history.

The very moment Robinson had effectively elected to follow God’s instructions, that essentially jump-started what has undoubtedly transformed into a much-anticipated harvest season.

Credit her for having finally stepping aside and letting God be God.

TEARS OF JOY — For Louisiana author and businesswoman Brenda Ray Robinson, her much-anticipated breakthrough came wrapped up in a spiritual confession, of sorts.

“God will never leave nor forsake you,” said Robinson, uttering the familiar, yet powerful words that make up Deuteronomy 31:6. “We have to know Gods voice and obey. Everything happens for a reason and a season. You have to go through the process to get to the purpose.”

To her credit, coupled with the divine calling on her life, Robinson has appropriately discovered her purpose amid arguably the most tumultuous season of her life.

A book that is comprised of 98 pages in length, Robinson’s “A Grace Filled Marriage: Marriage On A Mission” is designed in large part to help encourage and equip couples to overcome the issues in their marriage, as mentioned in a synopsis of the book at Amazon.com.

“Through the power of forgiveness and the rekindling of passion and purpose in marriage, they are confident that marriages can survive anything through the word of God and that passion can be restored,” said an Amazon.com spokesperson for Robinson’s “A Grace Filled Marriage: Marriage On A Mission.”

Since the release of her new book, Robinson has become the beneficiary of as assortment of rave reviews.

OH TASTE AND SEE — To her credit, coupled with the divine calling on her life, Robinson has appropriately discovered her purpose amid arguably the most tumultuous season of her life.

Thank God she was determined to possess a breakthrough even when reaping a breakthrough seemed very much farfetched.

“I wanted to let go, but God said, ‘No, I got you,’” Robinson recalled. “God said, ‘I will bless you and your way will be smooth.’ God let me know that He will comfort me and give me the strength to carry out this task so (my husband and I) can be a blessing to help other marriages and relationships heal.

“God gave me the title alone with the chapters that will fit my story and help heal hearts.”

Yep. That’s just like God, always providing for His people a way of escape.

Credit Robinson for having finally stepping aside and letting God be God.


For more information about Shreveport, Louisiana-based Author/Businesswoman Brenda Ray Robinson, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Brenda Ray Robinson. Also, send email to: rr7171rr77@gmail.com.


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Florida author Pearl Knapp-Chiarenza helping others discover their ‘inner strength’ through her trio of books

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It doesn’t matter how discomforting and discouraging the issues of life occasional become for Pearl Knapp-Chiarenza, the perseverance of this devout woman is such that she’s going to become destined to, you know, discover her inner strength.

Every single chance she gets.

“Being able to share my story to inspire others to find their inner strength to push thru the challenges of being an entrepreneur and becoming a healthier version of themselves,” Knapp-Chiarenza, during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, said when asked what is the single, most underlying reason she chose to produce her awe-inspiring books.

GODLY CIRCLE OF PEARLS — For Pearl Knapp-Chiarenza, a Brandon, Florida-based Naturopathic Health and Life Coach, “Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition Volume 6” is arguably her most respected and most sought after written document of her trio of books, in large part because it widely known for taking her reading audience on what is known as the journey of real life lessons, obstacles, the notable think tank processes, as mentioned in a detail breakdown of this book at Amazon.com.

One book in particular to which Knapp-Chiarenza is alluding is entitled, “Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition Volume 6.”

For Knapp-Chiarenza, a Brandon, Florida-based Naturopathic Health and Life Coach, “Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition Volume 6” is arguably her most respected and most sought after written document of her trio of books, in large part because it widely known for taking her reading audience on what is known as the journey of real life lessons, obstacles, the notable think tank processes, as mentioned in a detail breakdown of this book at Amazon.com.

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A MUST READ — A book that is comprised of 146 pages and is forwarded by author and businesswoman Kimberly Pitts, Knapp-Chiarenza was afforded the golden opportunity to make her presence felt through “Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition Volume 6” after having attended a women’s retreat two years ago, during which she met the publisher.

Not only that, “Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition Volume 6” even addresses life’s occasional disappointments and, most importantly, the victories of 12 successful female entrepreneurs, all of whom have turned their brand into what they label catalysts for their business successes.

“You will learn power moves on how to take your brand from zero to shero,” said an Amazon.com spokesperson for “Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition Volume 6.” Be prepared to be swept off your feet with their stories.”

A book that is comprised of 146 pages and is forwarded by author and businesswoman Kimberly Pitts, Knapp-Chiarenza was afforded the golden opportunity to make her presence felt through “Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition Volume 6,” most notably after having attended a women’s retreat two years ago, during which she met the publisher.


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MAKING THEIR PRESENCE FELT — A written work
Knapp-Chiarenza composed in part with fellow author Cheryl Polote-Williamson, these bestselling and award-award winning authors earlier this month were recipient for The African American Literary Award in the Short Stories and Anthologies Category during an awards ceremony that was held in New York.

To her credit and much to her delight, her remarkably compelling writings are on display in two other books.

Knapp-Chiarenza also contributed mightily to the book entitled, “Behind Her Weight Loss,” which was officially released in 2017.

She contributed also to the book, “The Success Factor,” which also made its presence on the market last year.

“Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition Volume 6” even addresses life’s occasional disappointments and, most importantly, the victories of 12 successful female entrepreneurs, all of whom have turned their brand into what they label catalysts for their business successes.

A written work she composed in part with fellow author Cheryl Polote-Williamson, these bestselling and award-award winning authors earlier this month were recipient for The African American Literary Award in the Short Stories and Anthologies Category during an awards ceremony that was held in New York.

The feedback since the release of her authorship projects has been overwhelmingly favorable for Knapp-Chiarenza, a West Palm Beach, Florida native.

“I have had women share that they can feel the positivity I share with my clients in person, and have used the tools when making decisions on their business or health journey,” said Knapp-Chiarenza, who’s also the owner and chief executive officer of Bodyworks Health & Wellness Center.

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THEY ALL LOVE PEARL — The feedback since the release of her authorship projects has been overwhelmingly favorable for this West Palm Beach, Florida native.

Widely known as the community liaison for The Sylvia Thomas Center for Adoptive and Foster Families whereby she’s allowed to share her story and the institution’s success with others and in her business — most notably by providing a percentage of its income from working with our clients to the center — Knapp-Chiarenza has announced that other books are forthcoming.


“Writing my stories has led me to writing my own anthology called, ‘Finding Your Pearl,’ with 12 women sharing their stories of being touched by my coaching or attending my retreats,” Knapp-Chiarenza said. “In addition, our oldest was born of our heart and raising him has open our world to see how society reacts to our family dynamics. I am working with my son on a book titled, ‘Raising An Adoptive Child Of Color In A White World,’ detailing the trials and tribulations we have endured together and individually.”


FABULOUS TANDEM — Along with fellow writer
Cheryl Polote-Williamson, Knapp-Chiarenza  co-authored the book, Success Factor, which also made its presence on the market last year.

As for her itinerary, Knapp-Chiarenza will be speaking with a Brandon-area nonprofit organization on November 7, as well as during the Visioning And Women With A Purpose event in March 2019, she said.

“(These books) have inspired me to keep pushing thru and opening my oyster to the path (God) has prepared for me,” Knapp-Chiarenza said.

Amongst the biggest reasons is that it doesn’t matter how discomforting and discouraging the issues of life occasional become for this beloved, big-hearted author and businesswoman.

The perseverance of this devout woman is such that she’s going to become destined to, you know, discover her inner strength. 

Every single chance she gets.


For more information about Brandon, Florida-based Author/Businesswoman Pearl Knapp-Chiarenza, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Pearl Knapp-Chiarenza. Also, send email to: pearl@bodyworkshwc.com. Also, connect with her at womenssuccessfulliving.com.


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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.

South Carolina Pastor TrVera Williams leading God’s people to make a ‘U Turn’ for Christ

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES PASTOR TRVERA WILLIAMS 


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


Just after midday EST on Thursday, TrVera Williams took to her Facebook page, where she staged a rather intriguing and thought-provoking video.

The footage before her gallery of social media followers read: YOU ARE NEXT IN LINE FOR A MIRACLE.

Ahhh…just the ideal message by this devout, big-hearted woman of faith whom, to her credit, is being used by God to advance the kingdom unlike never before, for such pivotal time as now. 

“When the Lord placed in my spirit to transition, I just didn’t see how that would work,” Williams, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, explaining in great detail the events that had ultimately given way to her establishing a ministry. “Being single and the sole bread winner, my questions were: How am I going to pay my bills and what am I going to do with the business bills?”

U-TURN INTO MORE SUCCESS — A native of Jamestown, South Carolina, Trvera Williams has made some pretty remarkably and progressive strides as the Founder and Senior Pastor of U Turn For Christ Evangelistic Ministries, Inc., which will be celebrating five years of existence in what has been deemed Harvest Celebration 2018, a three-day, power-packed event that will take place November 16-18.

As Williams consequently found it, because her calling to the ministry essentially was God’s will, it was also, by all accounts, His bill.

Yep, that’s just like God.


“The Lord told me that He would take care of me and that I was not to go get another job, but my job was to get up every morning, get dressed and go upstairs and spend time with Him. Initially, fear and anger were present, because I didn’t understand why God would take something away that He told me to build.” — Pastor Trvera Williams 


That Williams has steadfastly obeyed the Voice of God has benefited her mightily since she ceremoniously delved off into ministry full time.

SOLID CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION — Having grown up in what is known as the Jehovah Holiness Church, Williams and her family, she explained, were affiliated with the First Born Church Of The Living God, a denomination that is based in Waycross, Georgia.

A native of Jamestown, South Carolina, Williams has made some pretty remarkably and progressive strides as the Founder and Senior Pastor of U Turn For Christ Evangelistic Ministries, Inc., which will be celebrating five years of existence in what has been deemed Harvest Celebration 2018, a three-day, power-packed event that will take place November 16-18.

A non-denominational institution that Williams founded in November 2013, U Turn For Christ is housed in the historic Berea area of Greenville, South Carolina, which is part of the Greenville, Mauldin, and Easley metropolitan statistical areas — a town that is comprised of roughly 14,295 residents, according to the latest U. S. census.

“He then said He was taking it away, but, instead, I was trading in my business, Serenity Rehab And Wellness Center, for something better,” said Williams, recalling the infancy stages of her ministry.


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Interestingly, U Turn For Christ’s regular worship services took place in the gymnasium of Williams’ place of business in Winter 2013.

Today, however, this up-and-coming ministry’s present site is located at 6243 White Horse Road, Suite F in Greenville.

A church whereby this clergywoman is widely known for emphasizing the spirit of excellence throughout the Body of Christ and in the community, Williams’ professional ministerial resume is such that she isn’t just known for being a solid and notable pastor.

To her credit, coupled with the divine purpose for which she was created, Williams is widely known also as a godly mentor to a host of leaders, particularly those whom likewise have been called to the ministry.

ADVANCING THE KINGDOM — In 2017, Williams witnessed the release of her book entitled, “A Journey With A Promise,” an awe-inspiring written document that is comprised of poems, as well as recording an inspirational scripture and Prayer CD entitled, “Worship In The Word With Anointed Keys.”

Credit her notable and rich upbringing in the church as amongst the reasons Williams is yet witnessing her destiny unfold right before her eyes.

“Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, you can do all things through Christ Who strengthens you, be who God has called you to be,” said Williams, explaining what were amongst the key and strategic values her parents taught her as a child.

Having grown up in what is known as the Jehovah Holiness Church, Williams and her family, she explained, were affiliated with the First Born Church Of The Living God, a denomination that is based in Waycross, Georgia.

The daughter to a mother, who was an evangelist and father, who was a deacon, Williams practically grew up in the church.

GOD’S LEADING LADY — For what’s it worth, that Williams had begun preaching the gospel at the tender age of 16 essentially was a prelude to what is taken place at this stage in her life, a trend that was highlighted by her officially accepting her calling, thus selling out solely to God in 1999.

“I grew up, singing in the choir, being active in the youth department, on speaking programs for youth district meetings,” said Williams, once of a product of the historic Church of God In Christ. “(I also) transitioned into playing the drums and then the keyboard of which I continue to play.”


For what’s it worth, that Williams had begun preaching the gospel at the tender age of 16 essentially was a prelude to what is taking place at this stage in her life, a trend that was highlighted by her officially accepting her calling, thus selling out solely to God in 1999.

How else to explain why she was next in line for a miracle all along?

“My mother says that when I was younger I would preach to my stuff animals,” Williams jokingly said, but with a straight face.

LET US GO INTO GOD’S HOUSE — A non-denominational institution that Williams founded in November 2013, U Turn For Christ is housed in the historic Berea area of Greenville, South Carolina, which is part of the Greenville, Mauldin, and Easley metropolitan statistical area, a town that is comprised of roughly 14,295 residents, according to the latest U. S. census.

Much to her delight, she routinely preaches before people from various walks of life, people who are discouraged and wounded and spiritually incarcerated, people who are in dire need to change the overall landscape of their lives, all the while drawing closer to God in the process.

After all, this is what making a U-Turn for Christ is all about.

“This testimony shows me how I thought I believed and trusted (God), but I saw that I believed as far as the bank account and the pay day, because I knew with my profession, I would not be jobless,” said Williams who, last year, witnessed the much-anticipated release of her book entitled, “A Journey With A Promise,” an awe-inspiring written document of poems. “But this test has helped me stand and continue to build U Turn For Christ Evangelistic Ministries on a sure foundation.”

APPLE OF GOD’S EYE — Much to her delight, Williams routinely preaches before people from various walks of life, people who are discouraged and spiritually incarcerated, people who are in dire need to change the overall landscape of their lives, all the while drawing closer to God in the process. After all, this is what making a U-Turn for Christ is all about.

A solid, faith-based foundation that undoubtedly will stand the test of time with God, its Helper, leading the way.

“Throughout the transition period and for about six months,” said Williams, “not one bill went unpaid, and many bills were written off, all because my faith came up.”

Indeed it deed.

For five years and counting.

Yep, that’s just like God.


For more information about Pastor TrVera Williams of U Turn For Christ Evangelistic Ministries, Inc. or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under TrVera Williams. Also, send email to: pastortlw@yahoo.com.


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Mid-South Corporate America professional Tonia Wynette relishing her vision as a Life Coach/Motivational Speaker

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES TONIA WYNETTE 


We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive about things like this. We must not just please ourselves. (Romans 15:1 NLT)


Just recently, on a Friday morning just after 10 a. m. CST in the third week of September, Tonia Wynette had just arrived to work and was in the process of getting settled in.

Just as she was about to begin her day, she suddenly began to hear from God unlike never before.

For what it’s worth, this accomplished and resourceful Corporate America professional had no choice but to pause and lend her ear to that about which was directed toward her.

DESTINY STEPS UNFOLDING — A native of Piperton — a rural town that is housed in Fayette County, Tennessee and is comprised of roughly 1,445 residents, according to the latest U. S, census — Tonia Wynette announced recently her strategic plans to carry out her long-awaited vision as a Life Coach/Motivational Speaker.

“With obstacles comes progress,” a dear friend told Wynette during a phone conversation as she tuned in with pure wonderment.

And just like that, Wynette essentially was introduced to the purpose for which God created, was officially introduced to a lofty, God-mandated assignment she sensed would ultimately come to fruition at some point in time.

As it turned out, that point in time is now.

“I’ve always been a nurturer…a bit selfless. I love making others feel good,” Wynette told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “It breaks my heart when I hear people talk down on themselves. If I see sadness in your eyes, I feel obligated to help you to see that there’s something to be grateful for, something to smile about.”

It is due in large part to Wynette’s bend-but-don’t-break faith, coupled with her fervent desire to esteem others highly than herself, that she is thoroughly convinced she’s destined to tackle and embrace yet another awe-inspiring venture at this stage in her life.  

A native of Piperton who grew up as a P. K. (widely known as a Preacher’s Kid) — a rural town that is housed in Fayette County, Tennessee and is comprised of roughly 1,445 residents, according to the latest U. S, census — Wynette announced recently her strategic plans to carry out her long-awaited vision as a Life Coach/Motivational Speaker.

For Wynette, 39, it is an endeavor that essentially had been in the works for some time. Now she’s persuaded the time has come to exercise her faith because, after all, faith without works is dead.

FAITH ON TRIAL — For Wynette, 39, it is an endeavor that essentially had been in the works for some time. Now she’s persuaded the time has come to exercise her faith because, after all, faith without works is dead.

“(I aspire to) help uplift and build others, to create an atmosphere where you can come and be yourself. “(I want to) to help you become comfortable with being who you are, to offer a safe place to show your vulnerabilities, and to do all within my power to help rid you of all of the hurt, pain, resentment, uncertainty, low self-esteem, etc., that holds you back and keeps you from being the person God intended you to be.” — Tonia Wynette 


If anyone can greatly attest to all sorts of spiritual roadblocks, Wynette undoubtedly can. In fact, given the awesome assignment to which she has been introduced, she doesn’t seem to mind sharing before the world her assortment of past hurdles and obstacles, these seemingly discomforting occurrences that have molded and developed and positioned her to possess the best that God had in store from her from the outset.

SHE’S STILL STANDING — It is due in large part to Wynette’s bend-but-don’t-break faith, coupled with her fervent desire to esteem others highly than herself, that she is thoroughly convinced she’s destined to tackle and embrace yet another awe-inspiring venture at this stage in her life.

“Being a person who’s experienced physical, emotional, verbal and financial abuse, a person who was once shunned for being who I truly am — that (actually) was hurt, anger, and resentment fueled me — but after much prayer and support from those closest to me, love, peace, and forgiveness has sustained me,” Wynette said. “I’ve been encouraging and building individuals that I see or feel are in need of it from as early as high school. Professionally, I’m just starting.”

What better time to start than now, especially considering she’s thoroughly convinced that it was God Who was working diligently behind the scenes on her behalf all along?

“This is something God has put on my heart and in my heart, but if I must give credit to any human being, it’d have to be my father, Pastor Tommie L. Watkins,” Wynette said. “He is the most selfless person I know. He’s spent his years, from as early as I remember, leading, helping, encouraging, praying for and building others up.”

Interestingly and to her credit, Wynette seemed destined not only walk in the footsteps of her father but, most importantly, to help advance the kingdom with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“There are people going to their graves everyday with gifts that have yet to be utilized, hearts filled with love that they were too afraid to give,” Wynette said. “There are hurt people, broken people, depressed people, people who can’t and don’t realize their worth simply because of abuse, depression, and low self-esteem. This shouldn’t be.

THE PROVERBS 31 FACTOR — Interestingly and to her credit, Wynette seemed destined not only walk in the footsteps of her father but, most importantly, to help advance the kingdom with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“God has a purpose for your life,” Wynette continued. “Gifts created just for you. I want people to see it. There are no nobodies on this earth. God created everybody to be somebody special. I just want to be one of the tools He uses to get that message across for as far as He allows my voice and physical presence to reach.”

And just like that, she’s effectively embracing the purpose for which God created, effectively embracing a lofty, God-mandated assignment she sensed would ultimately come to fruition at some point in time.

As it turned out, that point in time is now.

For more information about Mid-South-area Life Coach/Motivational Speaker Tonia Wynette, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under Tonia Wynette. Also, send email to: tonia.watkins@ymail.com. Also, connect with via Instagram at: @simplybeautiful38


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Dallas/Fort Worth author Ann Anderson witnesses God’s mighty plan unfold through her empowering new book

BISHOP T. D. JAKES 2018 WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED ADVANCE MEDIA COVERAGE  


For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD. (Isaiah 55:8 KJV)


DALLAS — As it relates to the above Biblical passage, no one can greatly attest to this thought-provoking notion like Ann Anderson.

Consider, for instance, the memorable, awe-inspiring memory that vividly unfolded, during which Anderson was assembling — both in the natural and spirit — the detailed outline for her newly-produced book entitled, “Butterfly Uprising: Evolution Of Alexander Scott.”

As Anderson explained, whereas God had strategically introduced to her a strategic vision to compose her book some two years ago, she had no lofty concept that her Creator would ultimately take her on an unlikely detour, of sorts.

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GOD’S GPS SYSTEM — As Dallas/Fort Worth author Ann Anderson explained, whereas God had strategically introduced her to her vision to compose her book entitled,
“Butterfly Uprising: Evolution Of Alexander Scott,” some two years ago, she had no lofty concept that her Creator would ultimately take her on an unlikely detour, of sorts.

“I’ve known that I would write a book for over thirty years, and God even gave me ‘Butterfly,’” Anderson told Making Headline News this week as part of the publication’s advance media coverage of Bishop T. D. Jakes 2018 Woman Thou Art Loosed that will take place here from October 18-20. “But what I did not always know was that it was going to be about me. It was not until about two years ago, just before I sat down to write, that it dawned on me that it would be my life story.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

And just like that, Anderson’s “Butterfly Uprising: Evolution Of Alexander Scott” had eventually become a personal biography, of sorts, one that is steadfastly impacting lives mightily, most notably throughout the Body of Christ, not to mention a book she’s yet believing God will bless her to escalate into a feature film or perhaps a movie (“I have already written the screenplay,” Anderson said).


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“To help empower other women and young girls to find their own voices and to speak their own truth,” said Anderson, a native of
Houston (but was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana) said, when asked what is the single, most underlying reason she chose to produce ‘Butterfly Uprising: Evolution Of Alexander Scott.’ “To break their silence and stop living in shame and condemnation after experiencing or going through any type of abuse.”

For Anderson, who resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, she certainly knows what it’s like to navigate and persevere through arguably the toughest of life’s hardships or, as mentioned in a detailed synopsis of her book at https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/butterfly-uprising, a life that is mired by what she refers to as “multiple dramas.”

By and large, Anderson’s “Butterfly Uprising: Evolution Of Alexander Scott” depicts the life of an 11-year-old girl and her incestuous stepfather, not to mention what the writers dubs a two star-crossed lovers, a strung-out drug addict, a struggling single parent, an inspiring ballet dancer, a single young woman, not to mention a loving middle-aged married couple.

BUT GOD — For Anderson, who resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, she certainly knows what it’s like to navigate and persevere through arguably the toughest of life’s hardships or, as mentioned in a detailed synopsis of her book at https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/butterfly-uprising, a life that is mired by what she refers to as “multiple dramas.”

Interestingly, such a sequence is all embodied in one woman, Anderson acknowledges, thus revealing the evolution of Alexander Scott.

And then there is the divine message that this fine and gifted writer shares when offering a thorough breakdown of her book.

“Perseverance, resilience and overcoming,” Anderson says with such authority. “A butterfly represents change and is often seen as a foreshadow of positive life changes and a master of how best to embrace them. As a caterpillar transform itself into a butterfly, the process is quite painful for it…it represents that even when a change can be very painful, you come out stronger and more beautiful than ever before.”

To Anderson’s credit, coupled with the divine calling on her life, she has, by all accounts, emerged as the beautiful and dynamic godly woman for which she is widely known.

GOOD VIBES — The feedback since the release of her book has been mostly favorable as expected, said Anderson, whose newly-produced written document has generated an array of positive reviews, most notably on social media platforms.

Talk about basking in the glory of a proverbial “But God” moment.

“Over the years, I realized that I did not look like what I had been through and that the only way I was going to be able to help anyone is that I would have to expose my own sorted truths,” Anderson explained. “I knew that I could no longer be silent about my traumatic and devious past. At that moment, I was convinced that when I wrote this book that God would bless me to use it to impact women and young girls’ lives, to help them to transform from their own traumatic experiences and become the best version of themselves. And so this was my main motivation for writing this book.”

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE — To Anderson’s credit, coupled with the divine calling on her life, she has, by all accounts, emerged as the beautiful and dynamic godly woman for which she is widely known.

The feedback since the release of her book has been mostly favorable as expected, said Anderson, whose newly-produced written document has generated an array of positive reviews, most notably on social media platforms.

Not to be outdone, additional books are presently in the works, Anderson said.

“I am presently writing two more collaboration books with other authors and one of them is called, ‘Hearing God’s Voice: Above The Chaos,’ which will be published November 15, 2018, and is up for Christian Literature awards and also featured in Tribute Magazine and RHG Magazine in California,” Anderson said. “My article is called, ‘Even A Twenty Year Drug Addiction Is Not Final.’ The fourth book collaboration that I am presently writing is called, ‘I Matter,’ which will be published on January 30, 2019. My article is called, ‘Rescuing Yourself From Toxic Relationships.’ I will also be starting my new book soon called, ‘Beauty From Ashes.’”

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A MUST READ — By and large, Anderson’s “Butterfly Uprising: Evolution Of Alexander Scott” depicts the life of an 11-year-old girl and her incestuous stepfather, not to mention what the writers dubs a two star-crossed lovers, a strung-out drug addict, a struggling single parent, an inspiring ballet dancer, a single young woman, not to mention a loving middle-aged married couple.

Talk about basking in the glory of not just her element and, most importantly, in the divine purpose for which God created her.

Especially as a Christian-based author.


“Another one of the other many things that I love about God is that He does not waste anything that we go through. As I look back over my life and reflect on all of the things that I have learned from what I have experienced in life, I am just amazed about how many different facets of life that I have knowledge of. And so I am able to impart wisdom and help a lot of people in a lot of different areas. I think that is incredible.” — Author Ann Anderson 


“I love serving people and helping them to be better and reach their goals,” Anderson continued. “As well as helping them to be healthy more productive human beings. People are always complimenting me on my inner and outer beauty, and the love and compassion that I have for people in general. And I always share with them that they are witnessing the beauty that God gave me for all of my ashes.”

For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth Author Ann Anderson, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Ann Anderson. Also, send email to: butterflyuprising@gmail.com.


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Southern Mississippi businesswoman Michelle Barefoot can be appropriately deemed a serial entrepreneur

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES MICHELLE BAREFOOT


Much to her delight, Michelle Perry Barefoot can be appropriately described as a serial entrepreneur.

Consider, for instance, the assortment of entrepreneurship-related hats this Hattiesburg, Mississippi-area businesswoman customarily wears.

For starters, Barefoot is the owner and chief executive officer of Barefoot Footography, LLC, whereby she is the featured photographer and specializes as a graphic artist.

Or as Barefoot eloquently puts it…

DESTINY STEPS — Much to her delight, Michelle Perry Barefoot can be appropriately described as a serial entrepreneur. Consider, for instance, the assortment of entrepreneurship-related hats this Houston-area businesswoman customarily wears.

“I am an-all occasion photographer,” Barefoot, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, introducing her featured venture that was established in 2008.

Besides being afforded the luxury of displaying her immeasurable gift as a graphic artist — which allows Barefoot to customize cards, invitations, stationary, fliers, and more — she is owner of MBarefoot Marketing, LLC.

A marketing-oriented venture that is powered by what is known as the Plan B Marketing Group, MBarefoot Marketing is comprised of solutions for small businesses and is centered mostly on helping entrepreneurs do their business better.

Also, there is another side of Plan B, Barefoot acknowledged, that is called Plan B Income Solutions, whereby she routinely helps individuals create secondary incomes while working from home on a part-time basis, mostly notably until their residual income will give way to them retiring from their respective jobs.

But wait. That isn’t all that this progressive and resourceful businesswoman does.

That’s because Barefoot is the co-owner of Media Magnets, a business that is centered largely on helping increase individuals and/or business owners’ presence via social media and other public platforms.

BIRTHED FOR SUCCESS — As for what has fueled her desire to delve off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship, Barefoot doesn’t shy away from the notion that she essentially was born into it.

“It’s important to keep your message before your intended audience,” Barefoot said. “Not everyone understands the different algorithms associated with Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. We can help by boosting posts, likes, videos, and more, and by teaching people the importance of how to use the different social media platforms such as using hash tags on Instagram to get people engaged in your posts.”

In addition, Barefoot is heavily affiliated with NectarKast, whereby she serves as a Regional Dealer for this proximity marketing company.

“We offer 100 and 300 meters — that is the same as a football field or three football fields in all directions — beacons that help get your message out to where everyone’s eyes are on his or her cell phone,” Barefoot said. “A 40-character message is sent to a Bluetooth activated Android device, and once the message is delivered, the recipient can click on the notification and it will take them to a website, landing page, or even a personal social media page.

A TRUE TALENT — Besides being afforded the luxury of which displaying her immeasurable gift as a graphic artist — which allows Barefoot to customize cards, invitations, stationary, fliers, and more — she is owner of MBarefoot Marketing, LLC.

“These small devices are half the cost of other devices and in an independent study, it works more effectively and efficiently than our competitors devices. My partner and I started with this company because of the vision and the integrity of the developers/owners. “

Also, Barefoot is an Independent Consult for Scentsy.

“To think of the journey I have been on, it nearly wears me out to just think of it,” Barefoot said. “I worked predominantly in the medical field for 24 years with the last ten (years) or so in the mental health arena. The Lord knew what He was doing, placing me in the particular area at that particular time in my life.”

As for what has fueled her desire to delve off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship, Barefoot doesn’t shy away from the notion that she essentially was born into it.

“Competition runs in my family and in my veins,” said Barefoot, a proud Native American and a descendent of the Tsalagi Nation that is also known as Cherokee (originally AniYunwiya, meaning “real, leading or principal people”). “Growing up with two older brothers, I was subjected to their joking, teasing, and winning was a must. They taught me to be tough and competitive at a young age.”

Such a trend, to her credit, has benefited her mightily.

How else to explain why she can, by all accounts, be appropriately described as a serial entrepreneurship?

“My resilience comes from the many trials and tribulations I have been through,” Barefoot said. “Many people would not have survived just a few of life’s travesties that have been placed in my way, but the obstacles only caused me to be stronger. God gives His hardest battles to His strongest soldiers and, evidently, He thinks I am one tough soldier.”

HOLDING HER OWN — “Competition runs in my family and in my veins,” said Barefoot, a proud Native American and a descendent of the Tsalagi Nation that is also known as Cherokee (originally AniYunwiya, meaning “real, leading or principal people”). “Growing up with two older brothers, I was subjected to their joking, teasing, and winning was a must. They taught me to be tough and competitive at a young age.”

Widely known as amongst her peers as a “Virtuous Woman” — in large part because she has Proverbs 31 tattooed on her wrist to remind her that, ‘Even on my bad days, I have a legacy to leave’ — Barefoot’s emphasized that her businesses cater mostly to people over the age of 18 and have allowed her to travel regularly as a result.

By and large, amongst the things about which she is especially appreciative is the fact that she is fulfilling the purpose for which God has created her.

How remarkably impressive for this, a well-respected businesswoman, who can be appropriately described as a serial entrepreneur.

“There is so much I love about my businesses,” Barefoot said. “I am thankful I can work from home and work into the night, because I am a night owl and definitely not a morning person. I prefer to get up late and work extra late into the night or early morning.

THE PROVERBS 31 FACTOR — Widely known as amongst her peers as a “Virtuous Woman” — in large part because she has Proverbs 31 tattooed on her wrist to remind her that, ‘Even on my bad days, I have a legacy to leave’ — Barefoot’s emphasized that her businesses cater mostly to people over the age of 18 and have allowed her to travel regularly as a result.

“The diversity also allows me to leave home when I need to and travel if and when it is possible,” Barefoot continued. “I am a self-motivator and I work best alone or with a select few. I am not the ‘work in a cubicle from 9-to-5’ type person. I never have been and never liked that setting.”

Amongst the obvious reasons is that she’s functioning fervently in her element as a progressive, resourceful businesswoman.

Consider, for instance, the assortment of entrepreneurship-related hats she customarily wears in the process.

For more information about Hattiesburg, Mississippi-area Businesswoman Michelle Perry Barefoot, or to inquire about services, connect with her via Facebook under: Michelle Barefoot. Also, send email to: mbarefootmarketing@gmail.com.


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Virginia author LaShana Lloyd conquers slew of odds, shares testimonies in awe-inspiring books

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LaShana Lloyd undoubtedly aspires daily to live and savor a faith led life.

Literally and figuratively.

Consider, for instance, how Lloyd essentially drove home such an intriguing notion by way of a rather compelling Facebook post shortly after 8 a.m. EST on Sunday.

Said Lloyd in a spirited, thought-provoking post that was comprised of what she dubbed, “True Words of Wisdom:”


SET ASIDE FOR GOD’S USE — A well-respected military veteran, LaShana Lloyd is accomplished businesswoman and author, who has been blessed — and stayed true to herself — mightily, considering she has made her presence in the ever-so-popular world of authorship.

People will only have as much control as you allow them to have. If you keep letting a person hurt you, they will only hurt you more. If you keep letting a person use you, they will not stop using you. If you allow a person to get comfortable with disrespecting you, there’s a high possibility that they will not leave that place of acting like that toward you anytime soon. But the antidote to all of these problems and those similar to these is putting a stop to it. It’s as simple as that. When you understand who you are and how valuable of a person you are, you will no longer choose to settle for being treated less than that. Grow into the confidence God has given you and you will grow into the person He has created you to be, a person of worth.


Some pretty dauntless and awe-inspiring words by a devout woman of faith whom, to her credit, has remained true to herself both in the natural and spirit.

A well-respected military veteran, Lloyd is accomplished Woodbridge, Virginia businesswoman and author, who has been blessed — and stayed true to herself — mightily, considering she has made her presence in the ever-so-popular world of authorship.

A native of Clio, South Carolina, Lloyd is amongst 22 writers who joined forces to compose the book entitled, “You Have No Idea The Hell I’ve Been Through,” a collaborative and informative written document whereby they miraculously spoke about how God steered them from what they described as pain to purpose.

For Lloyd, her assortment of emotionally-driven, life-changing testimonies have benefited and enhanced not only her faith walk with God, but rather those whom, by all accounts, have endured similar experiences.

“To give my testimonies about how I overcame witnessing my father abuse my mother, being sexually abused as a child, and being black balled from the military,” said Lloyd, during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, when asked what is her purpose for choosing to collaborate last summer with a host of authors to compose You Have No Idea The Hell I’ve Been Through.

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Not to be outdone, Lloyd is also responsible for having written yet another remarkably compelling book, this one entitled, “What’s Blocking Your Confidence: Effective Ways To Conquer Your Fears.”

Powered by Rejoice Essential Publishing, Lloyd’s “What’s Blocking Your Confidence: Effective Ways To Conquer Your Fears” was officially released on August 11, 2018, and is centered largely on this Christian-based writer providing some pertinent information, most notably that which fear, as well as the essential tools needed to walk in the confidence that God has given us.

This book also speaks about a great deal of transparency shared by Lloyd, particularly during which she was once bound by fear and how God miraculously delivered her from it.

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THE ROMANS 8:18 FACTOR — A native of Clio, South Carolina, Lloyd is amongst 22 writers who joined forces to compose the book entitled, “You Have No Idea The Hell I’ve Been Through,” a collaborative and informative written document whereby they miraculously spoke about how God steered them from what they described as pain to purpose.

“There is hope for those who believe that living in fear is the way of life,” said a spokesperson in a detailed breakdown of Lloyd’s What’s Blocking Your Confidence: Effective Ways To Conquer Your Fears at Amazon.com. “You no longer have to be bound by fear. You can be set free. In this book, you will understand what fear is, and how the enemy (satan) is using fear against you. Find out what happens when you allow fear to override your faith.”

As expected, the feedback since the much-anticipated releases of these books have been overwhelmingly favorable, Lloyd acknowledged.

BASKING IN GOD’S GLORY — As expected, the feedback since the much-anticipated releases of these books have been overwhelmingly favorable, Lloyd acknowledged.

“I was blown away at how so many women told me my story touched them,” Lloyd said. “They were shocked at the things I had went through and how God was able to heal me from all of the pain, betrayal, and fears that I had gone through. So many women are embarrassed by the challenges they had to face — and that’s exactly what the enemy wants — but because of my transparency, so many women and men can be set free, stay free, and receive the confidence that God has for them.”

Having accepted what she labels her God-mandated calling to authorship in 2015, Lloyd doesn’t shy away from the notion that God is using her as a vessel to write in such a fashion that her immeasurable gifts would ultimately to draw others to or back to Him.

“The Father told me that He did not allow me to go through everything that I went through to watch me suffer,” said Lloyd, adding that she’s currently fielding speaking engagement requests to promote of her books. “He allowed me to go through everything that I have gone through so that it can be used to help others, especially women. I have a passion to encourage women all over the world.

THE LORD’S DOING — Having accepted what she labels her God-mandated calling to authorship in 2015, Lloyd doesn’t shy away from the notion that God is using her as a vessel to write in such a fashion that her immeasurable gifts would ultimately to draw others to or back to Him.

“Encouraging others with the words that I write and speak is how I am able to not only become stronger every time I release these words, but how others can gain the strength and confidence that they need so that their testimony can come forth as well.”

Eloquently said by this devout woman of faith, one who undoubtedly aspires daily to live and savor a faith led life.

Literally and figuratively.

For more information about Woodbridge, Virginia-based Author LaShana Lloyd, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: LaShana Lloyd. Also, send email to: info@faithledlife.com.


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