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Dallas author Terri Coleman’s new book savoring instant success with ‘bestseller’ reviews since its May 11 release


But remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms His covenant, which He swore to your ancestors, as it is today. (Deuteronomy 8:18 NIV)


SEVEN-UPGRADE

SMILE OF VICTORY — Dallas/Fort Worth author Terri Coleman is the mastermind behind the recently-released book entitled, “7 Days: Reboot Your THOUGHTS Unlock Your Wealth,” an informatively intriguing book that has been nothing short of remarkable since its May 11 debut.

DALLAS —  Terri Coleman’s newly-produced book hasn’t even been out for a good, full month.

Still, she’s got to be thoroughly impressed with the slew of favorable results her brilliant written work has already garnered.
“I have really had this book in my spirit for a few years and, as of late last year, I had decided it was time to birth the book,” Coleman told Making Headline News during a weekend interview.
The book to which Coleman is alluding is her recently-released project entitled, “7 Days: Reboot Your THOUGHTS Unlock Your Wealth,” an informatively intriguing project that has been nothing short of remarkable since its May 11 debut.

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A book that is comprised of 53 pages in length, Coleman began assembling “7 Days: Reboot Your THOUGHTS Unlock Your Wealth” sometime last fall and, much to her delight, this project is already exceeding her expectations.

A book that is comprised of 53 pages in length, Coleman began assembling “7 Days: Reboot Your THOUGHTS Unlock Your Wealth” sometime last fall and, much to her delight, this project is already exceeding her expectations.

That’s because according to this Dallas/Fort Worth-area author, she was informed that a few financial experts that her book has quickly emerged as a No. 1 bestseller for two consecutive days this month, a trend this Atlanta native hopes is a sign of things to come, much sooner than later.

EMBRACING CHANGE — Once this longtime mortgage industry professional elected to implement the essential changes that would greatly enable her to reap financial freedom, she had ultimately reaped the favorable results she had so desperately sought.

“I started writing the book at the beginning of fall last year and I instantly had a concept on what I wanted the cover to look like and the title of the book to represent,” Coleman said. “I knew that it was to cover seven days in this first installment and that the No. 7 had to be very large in size on the cover.”

So what’s so special about the No. 7?

“Well glad you asked,” Coleman said without hesitation. “It’s a super spiritual number and it represents wholeness, completion, and perfection. It’s the coming together of all things spiritual and physical in nature. So when I say, ‘7 Days To Reboot Your Thoughts To Unlock Your Wealth,’ it’s saying that you can forget about your past, because you are being rebooted for a new purpose toward a better trajectory in your life to wealth.”

ACCORDING TO GOD’S LAW…

Wait a minute. Because as far as Coleman is concerned, there’s more to this spiritual analogy involving God’s perfect number.


“It’s saying that once you reboot your thoughts, you can unlock your wealth, because doubt, fear, and insecurities have all been removed,” said Coleman, offering a more detailed breakdown of her book, as only she could. “You see, these are the things that block us or delay us from receiving wealth and happiness. We are entangled in a world of what someone has said about you and how they perceive you instead of speaking over yourself and declaring what you can and should and will be in this life. So yes, the meat of the book is so, so very powerful and, quite frankly, we need it to detox our mindset to get to our wealthy place.”


ADVANCING THE KINGDOM — As this Texas businesswoman appropriately acknowledges, the assortment strategic topics displayed in her new book will, in turn, bless others mightily.

Interestingly, given Coleman’s efficient and thorough synopsis of her book, many financial experts would suggest that this author has risen as an assortment of pivotal economic issues that, truth be told, from which many in the modern-day church often shy away.

“I realized that there was a void in discussing building wealth and how it relates to the way we operate in our daily lives,” Coleman said. “More and more, I began to have things happen in my life after going through some devastating financial hardships. It brought me to the understanding that I had two choices: Get up and keep moving or give up.”

INSTANT SUCCESS — Coleman’s newly-produced book hasn’t even been out for a good, full month. Still, she’s got to be thoroughly impressed with the slew of favorable results her written work has already garnered.

Once this longtime mortgage industry professional elected to implement the essential changes that would greatly enable her to reap financial freedom, she had ultimately reaped the favorable results she had so desperately sought.

“Well, giving up was not and has never been a part of my DNA,” Coleman said. “So I pushed forward, because I knew this message would greatly bless others.”

And, as this Texas businesswoman appropriately acknowledges, the assortment of strategic topics displayed in her new book will, in turn, bless others mightily.

CLIMBING THE LADDER — According to this Dallas/Fort Worth-area author, she was informed that a few financial experts that her book has quickly emerged as a No. 1 bestseller for two consecutive days this month, a trend this Atlanta native hopes is a sign of things to come, much sooner than later.

“The first message is to realize that your words have power and, if you take a moment to look back over your life, you will see the evidence of things you said manifest — good and bad,” said Coleman, when asked what is the divine message she’s sending to her reading audience through her book.

“The second point that I want my viewers to know is that you can change your life, your trajectory to wealth and happiness, and freedom just by rebooting the thought pattern you have and elevating what I call mindset behaviors.”

Spoken like a true business professional, one who’s having an immediate impact, given the immeasurable feedback her recently-released book has amassed.


For more information about Dallas/Fort worth-area Author/Businesswoman Terri Coleman, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, call 404-229-5528. Connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/terrielevatetowealth, or send email to: info@ttcoleman.com.


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Atlanta-area businesswoman Verna V. Nickelberry functioning fervently in her ‘God taught’ endeavor

GOD-ORDERED STEPS 

DESTINY STEPS — Currently of a resident in the Atlanta area, Verna V. Nickelber is owner and chief executive officer of VeMaShe Enterprise LLC, her up-and-coming media company whose featured entity is product is ODINARY PEOPLE Magazine (or OPM), which went into full operations in 2008.

DALLAS — With all due respect to Verna V. Nickelberry, she essentially had it wrong.

Consider, for instance, when during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, Nickelberry, whose family is originally from Mississippi, spoke about her strong ties to Memphis.

“We moved to Memphis when I was five years old, Nickelberry said. “So Memphis is all I know. It’s home.”
Wrong.
With all due respect to Nickelberry, while she has an immeasurable connection to Memphis, credit her remarkably compelling strides as a notable businesswoman as being arguably the pivotal factor that has given way to her attracting more of a national presence through her endeavors.

OH TASTE AND SEE 

THIS IS THE LORD’S DOING — Although Nickelberry is pretty adamant that her publication essentially “found me,” amongst the things about which she’s thoroughly convinced is that her flourishing enterprise undoubtedly has been endorsed by God.

Currently of a resident in the Atlanta area, Nickelberry is owner and chief executive officer of VeMaShe Enterprise LLC, her up-and-coming media company whose featured entity is product is ODINARY PEOPLE Magazine (or OPM), which went into full operations in 2008.

In addition to running the day-to-day operations of her business, Nickelberry is an accomplished writer, having authored two books: “He Wrote The Script…Just Follow It!: Applying Biblical Principals for Entrepreneurial Success” and “Blue Skies & Green Grass: A 30 Day Affirmation Journal.”

Also, she were amongst 14 women who collectively wrote the book entitled, “Cultivating Your It Factor: 14 Must Haves  To Discover, Define and Refine Your Signature Brand.”

Though her venture accommodates people of all ages and ethnic groups nationwide, Nickelberry emphasized she’s especially blessed to have been afforded the golden opportunity to bask in the glory of her God-given element.

Her children’s book, “The Adventures Of KayKay” will jumpstart a 12-book series and is scheduled to be released this summer, she said.

“I wish I had a great story for you, but the truth is my business found me,” Nickelberry said.

With all due respect once again, Nickelberry — displaying a such resiliency and poise as only she could — certainly has an inspiring story to tell, considering VeMaShe Enterprise emerged courtesy of a rather unique combination that’s comprised of her name as well as the names of her two sons, which intriguingly means “family, unite, and love.”

“I’m wanting to create a family company that my son would work at,” Nickelberry said of her business venture, which has been in existence for approximately 10 years.

Although Nickelberry is pretty adamant that her publication essentially “found me,” amongst the things about which she’s thoroughly convinced is that her flourishing enterprise undoubtedly has been endorsed by God.

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES — With all due respect to Nickelberry, while she has an immeasurable connection to Memphis, credit her remarkably compelling strides as a notable businesswoman as being arguably the pivotal factor that has given way to her attracting more of a national presence through her endeavors.

“It is an assignment — a vision — from God which took place in 2005, but was not birth until 2008,” Nickelberry explained. “We’ve been at it for 10 years.”

And what a memorable decade it has been for this progressive, thriving businesswoman, who doesn’t shy away from the notion that God is the Focal Point of a company whose best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

Interestingly, Nickelberry’s magazine is widely known for hosting an annual business prayer breakfast, as well as its annual OPM Servant Awards, an event that customarily honors individuals, non-profit organizations, and corporations, particularly for their valiant contributions to communities.

This year’s OPM Servant Awards are scheduled for  September 20 in nearby Conyer, Georgia.

In addition to running the day-to-day operations of her business, Nickelberry is an accomplished writer, having authored two books: “He Wrote The Script…Just Follow It!: Applying Biblical Principals for Entrepreneurial Success” and “Blue Skies & Green Grass: A 30 Day Affirmation Journal.”

“We also give out a life time achievement award,” said Nickelberry, alluding to her event’s The Sylvester Bowens Life Time Achievement, which is named in honor of her father.

Though her venture accommodates people of all ages and ethnic groups nationwide, Nickelberry emphasized she’s especially blessed to have been afforded the golden opportunity to bask in the glory of her God-given element.

“I enjoy the freedom doing what I love,” Nickelberry said. “OPM is an inspirational magazine, so we get to share the word of God and some great testimonies of God’s miracles and blessings. This is actually one of the segments in the magazine.”

With all due respect once again, Nickelberry, displaying a such resiliency and poise — certainly has an inspiring story to tell, considering VeMaShe Enterprise emerged courtesy of a rather unique combination that’s comprised of her name as well as the najes of her two sons, which intriguingly means “family, unite, and love.”

Although Nickelberry admittedly was reluctant to go into business for herself, she’s overwhelmingly giddy she had ultimately answered God’s Voice by exercising her faith in ways unimaginable. “I answered the call from God and, nevertheless, I moved forward,” Nickelberry said with a smile. “I’m God taught.”

And, for that reasons, Memphis isn’t all she knows.

With all due respect to this talented, gifted businesswoman, she’s fully persuaded that even while walking fervently in her divine purpose, the best is yet to come.

“If I can but inspire one person while I’m on my daily journey, I would have done my part in bring a smile to someone’s face and joy to their heart,” Nickelberry said.

Capping off a brilliantly, empowering story, one she sensed she never had to tell.

But God Whom, much to her delight, had the final say.


For more information about Atlanta-area Businesswoman Verna V. Nickelberry, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 901.949.3409 or connect with her via social media at:

http://facebook.com/vernavnickelberry; http://linkedin.com/in/vnickelberry; http://www.pinterest.com/vemashe2opm08; http://twitter.com/Vnickelberry; http://instagram.com/vemashe.


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Atlanta-area author Sadie Evans experienced the ‘spirit of healing’ through her new book


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. (Romans 8:28 NIV)


DALLAS — Truth be told, Sadie Evans knew all along.

She knew that when adversity surfaced in her life to challenge her faith, God had her covered.

She knew that when he faith was seemingly on the brink of evaporating, God had her covered.

She knew that even when it seemed that her ability to walk in victory appeared virtually  insurmountable, God had her covered.

She knew that in spite of every tear she released into the atmosphere, God had her covered.

GRACEFUL WOMAN 

PURPOSED FOR PAIN — A book that is a few weeks removed from its much-anticipated release, Atlanta-area author Sadie Evans is the mastermind behind “Graceful Tears: Cries From A Gracefully Broken Woman.”

Because truth be told, there was a silver-lining attached to all of those times she was left weeping — one that came wrapped up in a book that figures to advance the kingdom for such a pivotal time as now.

“The vision for this book was given to me in 2014, but because of life circumstances, I could not complete it,” Evans, an Atlanta-area author, told Making Headline News this week.

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Released officially on February 8, 2019, Evans’ “Graceful Tears: Cries From A Gracefully Broken Woman” was assembled through what this authors describes as “life’s hardships and storms,” many of which were meant to break her, according to a detailed breakdown of Evans’ book at Amazon.com.

Despite the flurry of developments that essentially proved to be temporary barricades as it pertains to Evans finishing her book, she managed to demonstrate enough faith to press on through her project until it eventually became an awe-inspiring masterpiece.

A book that is a few weeks removed from its much-anticipated release, Evans is the mastermind behind “Graceful Tears: Cries From A Gracefully Broken Woman.”

Released officially on February 8, 2019, Evans’ “Graceful Tears: Cries From A Gracefully Broken Woman” was assembled through what this authors appropriately describes as “life’s hardships and storms,” many of which were meant to break her, according to a detailed breakdown of Evans’ book at Amazon.com.

PEEP THIS — As for the divine message she aspires to send to her reading audience through her first book, Evans stressed, among other things, that God’s people must adopt the mindset to press diligently through life’s difficulties, even when things are falling apart.

“God’s grace kept me when I couldn’t keep myself,” Evans said in the introduction of her book at Amazon.com. “All the tears I shed and we shed, God sees them and He will never leave us or forsake us. You will never look at storms in life the same after reading this book on life, lessons, faith, triumph, and perseverance.”


A book that is comprised of 54 pages in length, Evans’ “Graceful Tears: Cries From A Gracefully Broken Woman” was produced largely as a strategic way to help people from various walks of life, most notably those who struggle to see God’s grace in their live, yet realize that because of His grace, we are still here and walking out our destiny regardless of the dark seasons we go through,” Evans emphasized.

BUT GOD — Despite the flurry of developments that essentially proved to be temporary barricades as it pertains to Evans finishing her book, she managed to demonstrate enough faith to press on through her project until it eventually became a finished project.

As for the divine message she aspires to send to her reading audience through her first book, Evans stressed, among other things, that God’s people must adopt the mindset to press diligently through life’s difficulties, even when things are falling apart.

“(You’ve got to) have faith to know that if God is for us, nothing can be against us,” Evans says with such authority.

Much to her delight, the feedback since the release of Evans’ book has been overwhelmingly favorable.

“(People have said this is a) very powerful and anointed book,” Evans said. “People have retraced their steps in life and apologized to children, letting go of fear and increasing their faith in God.”

Interestingly, Evans said her new book has become a spiritual gut-checking resource, of sorts, particularly as it relates to her own ability to heal.

“This book has healed me and made me realize that even with all that I went through — rejection, childhood trauma, domestic violence, and being a single mother of five kids — God was there every step of the way,” Evans explained. “Also, it made me realize how vital self-love is, because I was lacking self-love. I fell into any of these (unhealthy) situations.”

Now that she’s made her authorship debut, Evans has announced that Book No. 2 is presently in the works. The title: “Learning To Love Thyself,” which is scheduled to be released this summer.

In addition, she will be hosting her first empowerment conference that is scheduled for October 12, 2019.

“I am a single mother of five children that did not allow the generational curses that were on my family or the stigma that being a single mother carries stop me,” Evans, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, said. “I recently relocated to Georgia from Nebraska on my own to make a better life for myself and my children.

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UP NEXT — Now that she’s made her authorship debut, Evans has announced that Book No. 2 is presently in the works. The title: “Learning To Love Thyself,” which is scheduled to be released this summer.

“I am also a first generation college grad and business owner,” Evans continued. “With God the Head of my life, I am pulling down strongholds of poverty and the curses that have plagued my family for decades.”

Truth be told, she knew all along — knew that when adversity had surfaced in her life to challenge her faith, God had her covered.

Every step of the way.


For more information about Atlanta-area Author Sadie Evans, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: https://www.facebook.com/sadie.evans.31. Also, send email to: evanssadie1989@gmail.com.


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Atlanta businesswoman Shawonia Thomas’ notable nonprofit organization impacting youths nationwide

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


Shawonia Thomas is destined to make a difference, is determined to have a monumental impact amongst youths all across America.

Even if it means going to great lengths to start a nonprofit organization that will greatly enable her to fulfill her lofty mission.

“Our future youths are at a high risk of suicide, school dropouts, and gang activities,” Thomas, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said when asked to explain how her competitive drive in life fueled her desire to start a notable business venture.

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES — To her credit, Shawonia Thomas, a native of Flint, Michigan, deemed it essential to establish Jabez Society Chambers Incorporated, an internationally-acclaimed nonprofit institution mission that centered largely on mentoring, educating, and enhancing the social and personal lives of our youth.

To her credit, Thomas, a native of Flint, Michigan, deemed it essential to establish Jabez Society Chambers Incorporated, an internationally-acclaimed nonprofit institution mission that centered largely on mentoring, educating, and enhancing the social and personal lives of our youth.

To grasp a thorough understanding of how vital Thomas’ organization is especially prevalent for such time as now as Making Headline News kicks off its Bishop T. D. Jakes’ 2018 Woman Thou Art Loosed advance coverage, look no further than the staggering numbers amongst suicides in America in recent years.

GOD’S LEADING LADY — To grasp a thorough understanding of how vital Thomas’ organization is especially prevalent for such time as now as Making Headline News kicks off its Bishop T. D. Jakes’ 2018 Woman Thou Art Loosed advance coverage, look no further than the staggering numbers amongst suicides in America in recent years.

According to a June 2018 report by The Washington Post, suicide rates rose in all but one state between 1999 and 2016, with increases seen across age, gender, race, and ethnicity, as cited in a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In addition, the organization discovered that of more than half of all deaths in 27 states, the people had no known mental health condition when they ended their lives.

All things considered, these are amongst the reasons Thomas has become especially committed to doing whatever is necessary to impact lives — one life at a time.

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“First and foremost, it is because we are commanded to love one another,” said Thomas, explaining why it is imperative that we esteem others highly than ourselves. “Secondly, I want to be the change I want to see. Last but not least, I love seeing the growth and the joy that comes from giving and healing.”


Having been nurturing and mentoring youths for more than 15 years, Thomas’ nonprofit organization caters mostly girls ranging in ages of 10 to 16, although she emphasized that her Family Empowerment Project accommodates families nationwide.

For what it’s worth, her rise to starting a worthy nonprofit all began with a rather lofty vision, one that essentially was accompanied by God’s endorsement.

After all, she’s destined to make a difference, determined to have a monumental impact amongst youth all across America.

“After God gave me the vision, I was inspired by Miss Natalie from another nonprofit, 4 Girls, Inc., Charles Reese, Apostle Okose Emmanuel, my prophet, and Rev. Mother Ayomide of Lagos, Nigeria, my mentor,” said Thomas, whose inteniary includes an upcoming speaking engagement at schools in Ghana and Nigeria later this year.

A SHAWONIA THOMAS RELATED STORY: https://makingheadlinenews.com/2018/08/30/atlanta-best-selling-author-shawonia-thomas-making-her-presence-felt-in-another-fascinating-book/

STANDING IN HER CALLING — Having been nurturing and mentoring youths for more than 15 years, Thomas’ nonprofit organization caters mostly girls ranging in ages of 10 to 16, although she emphasized that her Family Empowerment Project is families nationwide.

A longtime Corporate America professional, Thomas is a best-selling author, who has joined forces with a host of writers to contribute to the soon-to-be-released book entitled, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises.”

Prior to “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises,” Thomas made her presence felt when she co-authored the best-selling book entitled, “Transition: Ashes Emanating Beauty.”

As for her progressive and flourishing nonprofit organization, Thomas emphasized that there are opportunities for anyone to become a partner, which can be done by making a monetary contributions or by donating items.


For more information about Atlanta-based Businesswoman/Author Shawonia Thomas and Jabez Society Chambers Incorporated, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Shawonia Thomas. Also, send email to: sdtb1973@gmail.com. Also, to inquire about monetary donations, she can be reached via email at jabezchambers18@gmail.com, or send financial contributions to or PayPal.me/jabezintl.


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Atlanta best-selling author Shawonia Thomas making her presence felt in another fascinating book

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES SHAWONIA THOMAS  


Shortly after midday EST on Thursday, Shawonia Thomas took to her Facebook timeline, where she staged a rather intriguing, spirited image that displayed a familiar Biblical passage.

The scripture reddish colored image reads: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

For the record, Thomas, a devout woman of faith, deemed it necessary to share before her 500-plus social media followers such an empowering passage for a variety reasons.

THE PROVERBS 31 FACTOR — That Atlanta-area author Shawonia Thomas steadfastly obeyed the Voice of God by joining forces with Flint, Michigan businesswoman Precious Brown and a few other accomplished writers to assemble the spiritually empowering book, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises,” has benefited her mightily, particularly as she continues to share with the masses how God has strategically moved of her behalf for such a time as now.

“I was given the vision about a year ago,” Thomas told Making Headline News during an interview this week. “I was introduced to the offer of a collaboration of writing with some awesome women, then instantly recognized the opportunity and took advantage. I saw where telling my story would help liberate my soul and help enlighten someone else’s healing process.”

That Thomas steadfastly obeyed the Voice of God by joining forces with Flint, Michigan businesswoman Precious Brown and a few other accomplished writers to assemble the spiritually empowering book, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises,” has benefited her mightily, particularly as she continues to share with the masses how God has strategically moved of her behalf for such a time as now.

A book that is forwarded by Brown, the founder and CEO of Kilgore Publishing, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises” is scheduled to be officially released in December.

Having begun contributing to this awe-inspiring book in May 2018, Thomas recently completed her segment which, to her credit, is a testament of her immeasurable body of work as an author.

Prior to “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises,” Thomas made her presence felt when she co-authored the best-selling book entitled, “Transition: Ashes Emanating Beauty.”

As for her latest project, Thomas emphasized, among other things, that had it not been for the Lord, Who is on her side, there’s no telling where she’d be.

By and large, while such a suggestion is synonymous to the words of a familiar classic gospel song, Thomas would be the first to admit that, well, she’s a living testimony.

DESTINY UNFOLDED — A book that is forwarded by Brown, the founder and CEO of Kilgore Publishing, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises” is scheduled to officially release in December.

“The divine message is how God carried me through the abandonment period in my life and my unspoken rules and steps of how I survived as a young lady in a foreign land,” Thomas,  native of Flint who resides in Atlanta, said. “My purpose is to mentor and guide our youth girls through their destinies and help them recognize their gifts and talents to value, to respect and to nurture them.”

As Thomas vividly recalls, God essentially revealed to her in a dream that He was positioning her to form a kingdom-based, life-enhancing connection not just with Brown and Co., but other women in the Body of Christ.

Much to her delight, one spiritually enhancing development had ultimately led to another.

Yep. That’s just like God.

“God gave me the vision in a dream of my divine purpose with young women,” Thomas said. “In my lack of guidance, I discovered my strength, and my experiences in that lost period inspired and led me to create a nonprofit (organization) called Jabez Society Chambers, Inc. Jabez was a son of a woman born out of pain in the Bible, and he then changed his story by praying to God to enlarge his territory and take the pain away and he was granted his prayer.”

Prior to “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises,” Thomas made her presence felt when she co-authored the best-selling book entitled, “Transition: Ashes Emanating Beauty.”

As for sharing her story in her latest written document, Thomas said her great deal of transparency was extremely vital as it relates to appropriately getting her message across to those who need to read and hear of it.

“I believe that I’ve gained a level of respect and trust by telling my story, because it will allow destinies to be fulfilled, including my own,” Thomas said. “This book will be a tool that will hopefully encourage someone that they are not alone and no matter the circumstances, (they must) keep walking and don’t give up.”

While her Jabez Society organization appears to be her primary focus in the meantime, Thomas has not ruled out the notion that she will compose other books.

WHEN GOD SHOWS UP — As Thomas vividly recalls, God essentially revealed to her in a dream that He was positioning her to form a kingdom-based, life-enhancing connection not just with Brown and Co., but other women in the Body of Christ.

“Although I am sharing my story, that does not exempt me from learning more on how to overcome,” said Thomas, who is schedule to be on hand for Brown’s I Rise Women’s Empowerment Conference in Flint in April 2019, during which she will be a presenter and be a part of a book signing.

“Life is forever learning and teaching me that you must be diligent in my faith walk with the Creator because life bows to commanders,” Thomas continued. “Keeping my joy of the Lord is my strength and seeking Him first so that everything else will be added is my mission statements that lead me through my destiny beyond the bruises.”

Because after all, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

For more information about Atlanta-based Author Shawonia Thomas, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Shawonia Thomas. Also, send email to: sdtb1973@gmail.com.


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Atlanta-area prep basketball standout Markus Lofton is as good as advertised as he auditions for a scholarship

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a series of reports on Berkmar High School basketball standout Markus Lofton as Making Headline News will chronicle his progress through his upcoming senior campaign. 


Making Headline News earlier this week took some time to observe YouTube footage of Atlanta-area prep basketball standout Markus Lofton.

Yep, surely, the kid who’s widely known as “The Old Soul” and “The Silent Assassin” is as good as advertised, a trend a flurry of college scouts and recruiters will likely discover in this, Lofton’s forthcoming final full year of high hoops.

“Markus first started playing basketball when he was three years old,” said Marlon Lofton, Markus’ father. “He would not leave the house without a basketball jersey, wrist bands, and head band on.”

Ever since his parents first introduced him to basketball, Markus Lofton has been nothing short of brilliant, especially on the ever-so-competitive ATL hoops circuit.

A 6-foot swingman who helped propel Greg Phillips’ Berkmar High team to a third place region mark of 16-13 finish in 2017-18, Markus Lofton figures to raise his level of play in what undoubtedly will be a crucial campaign for him.

Crucial in the sense that he knows full well that he’s auditioning for a full ride scholarship, something he’s dreamt about since, well, he first picked up a basketball at tender age of three.

“They’ve been very encouraging and uplifting,” said Markus Lofton, explaining his parents’ immeasurable impact on rise as one of Berkmar’s marquee players. “They always persuade me to follow my dreams.”

SOLID SUPPORTING CAST — For what’s it worth, the Loftons are confident that given their son’s immeasurable track record on the court to date, the time and work he’s invested will surely pay off with arguably his grand prize — a full ride scholarship, coupled with a college basketball uniform.

And following diligently after his dreams is certainly what this basketball-crazed kid has done throughout the years.

Coming off of a stellar junior campaign in which he was afforded the golden opportunity to play significant roles both of the varsity and junior varsity squads, Markus Lofton held his own and, a majority of the time, he exceeded his own expectations.

WATCH MARKUS LOFTON IN ACTION: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=BPzdPSgVf7Y&t=2s

For starters, he manufactured an impressive scoring average last year with 16 points per game along with four rebounds, while handing out five assists while being the only Berkmar player to see action both on JV and varsity. Add to the fact that he converted 91 percent of his free throws and shot an impressive 52 percent from three-point range, and it’s no wonder he’s already fallen under the radar of a handful of major Division 1 schools.

AUDITIONS UNDERWAY — According to Markus Lofton, Baylor, Stetson, Auburn, and Clemson are amongst the schools that have expressed interest in his services.

With others likely to follow, presuming his all-around game takes a significant upgrade this upcoming season.

According to Markus Lofton, Baylor, Stetson, Auburn, and Clemson are amongst the schools that have expressed interest in his services.

“It’s been a dream since I was younger,” Markus Lofton said of the possibility of playing major college basketball. “Basketball is all that I know and have studied, so it not being a dream wasn’t an option for me.”

As he prepares for his decisive prep season, Markus’ father, too, has stressed to his son the importance of not settling for the success he enjoyed last year. Rather, he deems it essential to often remind him on the importance of increasing his productivity and leadership qualities. 

MORE OF MARKUS LOFTON IN ACTION: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=MuYCATpagZ0&t=6s 

“To whom much is given, much is required,” said Marlon Lofton, when asked what pertinent advice he often passes along his son, whose impressive basketball resume includes playing for the Georgia Tornadoes, G- Team USA and ATL Playmakers AAU squads. “I also tell him what his great grandmother told me: ‘Let the work you do, speak for you.’ I think this is why he is always in the gym. He doesn’t miss a day in the gym with his coaches or working on his game and training.”

HOOP DREAMS — For what’s it worth, the Loftons are confident that given their son’s immeasurable track record on the court to date, the time and work he’s invested will surely pay off with arguably his grand prize — a full ride scholarship, coupled with a college basketball uniform.

For what’s it worth, the Loftons are confident that given their son’s immeasurable track record on the court to date, the time and work he’s invested will surely pay off with arguably his long-awaited grand prize — a full ride scholarship, coupled with a college basketball uniform.

And everything else that comes with it.

“He is smart, witty, and wants to study Sports Management, Education, and Health outside of basketball,” said Marlon Lofton, adding that his son boasts what he deems a high IQ and exceptional wisdom. “With sports growing the way that it does, the door for him is wide open with major opportunities.

“My wife of 31 years and I believed that he loved the sport so much, he would sit and study the game, watching his older brother (Markele) who is a good player and has graduated from Georgia State University.”

DAD KNOWS BEST — “To whom much is given, much is required,” said Marlon Lofton, when asked what pertinent advice he often passes along his son, whose impressive basketball resume includes playing for the Georgia Tornadoes, G- Team USA and ATL Playmakers AAU squads. “I also tell him what his great grandmother told me: ‘Let the work you do, speak for you.’ I think this is why he is always in the gym. He doesn’t miss a day in the gym with his coaches or working on his game and training.”

If Markus Lofton’s has his way and continues to show he’s as good as advertised, the Lofton household will soon find itself going to more college basketball games in the near future.

So stay tuned.

As evidenced by all of that impressive YouTube footage of the kid who’s widely known as “The Old Soul” and “The Silent Assassin”. 


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Atlanta’s Tamara Charles to host domestic violence fundraiser that is her Third Annual Masquerade Gala

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS SALUTES TAMARA CHARLES 


For Tamara Charles, three times undoubtedly will be a charm when she hosts her much-anticipated Third Annual Masquerade Gala.

Credit her immeasurable and notable strides as a thriving and resourceful Atlanta-area businesswoman as the biggest reason why.

WOMAN OF UNSHAKABLE FAITHAn empowerment event that will be highlighted by what is known as the “Unbroken, Still I Smile Documentary,” the Masquerade Gala is powered by Sisters In Charge, Businesswoman Tamara Charles’ credible Atlanta-based nonprofit organization, which is centered largely on providing a safe haven, support network, and resources to help victims of domestic violence regain dignity and control over their lives.

An event that is widely known as a Domestic Violence Fundraiser, Charles’ Masquerade Gala will take place on October 13 from 6-10 p.m. EST at The Dawn Event Center, located at 3201 Atlanta Industrial Parkway Northwest, Suite 104.

An empowerment event that will be highlighted by what is known as the “Unbroken, Still I Smile Documentary,” the Masquerade Gala is powered by Sisters In Charge, Charles’ credible Atlanta-based nonprofit organization, which is centered largely on providing a safe haven, support network, and resources to help victims of domestic violence regain dignity and control over their lives.

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The event, which is open to the public, most notably domestic violence victims and survivors, will accommodate attendees with dinner and will include a host of guest speakers. Also, there will be prizes, live auctions, celebrity donations, and live entertainment, Charles told Making Headline News this week.

Having lived a majority of life residing in Lynn, Massachusetts, Charles is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, a legislative and domestic violence advocate, as well as Vice-President of ACHI Women Supporting Women Association, Inc.

CHARLES IN CHARGECharles’ personal experiences, by all accounts, have greatly equipped her with the keen knowledge to grasp a thorough understanding of the proverbial physical and psychological barriers, particularly as it relates to preventing women from leaving their abusers.

As Founder and CEO of Sisters In Charge, Inc., her nonprofit institution has become a fixture for aiding battered women with children, particularly with regards to giving these women a healthy start, as well as what she describes as the “opportunity to learn and protection from harm.”

Interestingly, the mission of Sisters In Charge is to provide a safe shelter and, most importantly, a variety of educational, recreational, and social services to address the essential and changing needs of the families in Georgia and its surrounding communities.

YOU GO GIRL!!! As Founder and CEO of Sisters In Charge, Inc., her nonprofit institution has become a fixture for aiding battered women with children, particularly giving these women a healthy start, as well as what she describes as the “opportunity to learn and protection from harm.”

Born in Port Au Prince, Haiti, Charles relocated to the United States in 1986 at the tender age of seven.

An accomplished and flourishing businesswoman, Charles is a survivor of domestic violence and is currently living with multiple sclerosis.

Her personal  experiences, by all accounts, have greatly equipped her with the keen knowledge to grasp a thorough understanding of the proverbial physical and psychological barriers, particularly as it relates to preventing women from leaving their abusers.

ON A MISSIONInterestingly, the mission of Charles’ Sisters In Charge is to provide a safe shelter and, most importantly, a variety of educational, recreational, and social services to address the essential and changing needs of the families in Georgia and its surrounding communities.

“Ms. Charles also understands the potential fatal nature of domestic abuse, which makes seeking assistance imperative,” said a spokesperson for Charles’ nonprofit organization. “By providing a home where battered women and their children may seek temporary shelter, Ms. Charles hopes to help these women understand they are not alone. Her shelter will be designed to provide a safe space where victims may share their stories and meet other survivors to support them in their journey. Additionally, she hopes to provide these women with resources to help them gain control over their lives.”

In addition, Charles is the mother of fraternal twins (a boy and girl ages 21), both of whom are currently pursuing undergraduate degrees.

She also has a 15- year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son and raised each of her children as a single mother, all the while holding down two jobs and furthering her education.

Not to be outdone, Charles graduated from Lynn (Massachusetts) English High school, then enrolled at Marian Court College, where she eventually obtained an Associate’s Degree in Science in 2011.

Charles is the author of the book entitled, “Unbroken, Still I Smile,” a 104-page written document that was officially released in March 2017.

Consequently, she acquired a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Health Care Management in 2014, and is presently working toward her MBA in Health Care Human Services while minoring in nonprofit organization from Strayer University.

According to Charles, the “Unbroken, Still I Smile” documentary will be shown immediately following a meet and greet with its cast members during her forthcoming gala. 

Charles is the author of the book entitled, “Unbroken, Still I Smile,” a 104-page written document that was officially released in March 2017. 

For more information about Atlanta Businesswoman Tamara Charles or to purchase tickets to the Third Annual Masquerade Gala, log on to https://3rdannualsicmasqueradegala2018.eventbrite.com. Also, send email to: sistersinchargeinc1@gmail.com.


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Atlanta gospel recording artist Joshua Israel conquers 45-minute death at age 11, advancing the kingdom through his gifts

Just before midday on the final Friday in March, Joshua Israel took to his Facebook page, where he deemed it essential to encourage the hearts of his 4,900-plus social media friends.

LAND OF MILK AND HONEY — A married father with a healthy and happy family, Atlanta’s Joshua Israel has become a fixture in the Body of Christ as a talented psalmist, considering he is widely known for ministering, particularly as an award-winning solo artist. Just recently, he witnessed the much-anticipated release of two singles and, if that isn’t enough to turn heads, he will be releasing a new single and video entitled “You’re Not Alone 2.0” in the coming weeks.

Said Israel in a rather awe-inspiring post: Happy Favor Friday! It’s a great day to be Alive!! I hope that you’re intentionally participating in your own life. Don’t just allow life to happen to you. After all, you happened to life #riseupandbeyourtrueself

A pretty purposeful and spirited post by a gifted and talented individual whom, to his credit, has grasped a thorough concept of what it means to allow life to happen to him.

“A key value I have learned from my upbringing is that right is right, wrong is wrong…it and doesn’t matter who’s doing it,” Israel told Making Headline News during a weekend interview.

Because of whom he is and because of where God has predestined to take him, it’s safe to assume that Israel undoubtedly has done more right than wrong.

For starters, the 39-year-old native of St. Louis was raised in a Christian-oriented household, where strict Biblical principles had become a customary trend, considering he  widely known throughout the Body of Christ as a PK, or “Preacher’s Kid.”

“I was raised Pentecostal/Apostolic, but when I was 15, my father added what he called Biblical marriage/polygyny to our religious practice,” Israel recalled. “I have been in church all my life a PK, thus I have seen a lot.”

HIS ‘NO. 1 FAN’ — Because he was determined to remain completely sold out to God, coupled with his wife’s unyielding support, Israel is witnessing his Creator take him to immense heights in the kingdom, as only He could.

As Israel specifically explains, it wasn’t until after what he described as a series of events that he began to witness God “open my eyes.”

That, in a nutshell, is when he had effectively come to grips with the notion that suggested the way he was raised was “no longer for my family and me,” he said forthrightly.

“We parted ways over five years ago,” Israel said without hesitation, “and haven’t looked back.”

A little more than five years removed from what apparently had become an unceremonious — but necessary — separation from his family, amongst the things Israel has discovered is that God can use anyone, at any given time, whenever He so pleases.

NATIONAL IMPACT — To Israel’s credit, his notable musical gifts have given way to him making appearances on TBN, TV57, the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr.’s Rainbow Push Coalition  Conference, Bobby Jones Presents, Radio One, as well as a host of local festivals and churches.

Fortunately for Israel and his family that resides in Atlanta, God isn’t just using them but, unlike never before, He’s allowing him to put his immeasurable kingdom gifts on display in ways unimaginable.

A married father with a healthy and happy family, Israel has become a fixture in the Body of Christ as a talented psalmist, considering he is widely known for ministering, particularly as an award-winning solo artist and songwriter.

Just recently, he witnessed the much-anticipated release of two singles and, if that isn’t enough to turn heads, he will be releasing a new single and video entitled “You’re Not Alone 2.0” in the coming weeks.

“This is the song God gave me the day I left my father’s religion,” Israel, who’s also an accomplished businessman, said.

SOLD OUT TO GOD — As Israel specifically explains, it wasn’t until after he described as a series of events that he began to witness God “open my eyes.”

And because he was determined to remain completely sold out to God, coupled with his wife’s unyielding support, Israel is witnessing his Creator take him to immense heights in the kingdom, as only He could.

“My wife has always been what I call my No. 1 fan and supporter,” Israel said of his companion, whom he met at 10 years of age and married approximately eight years later. “She’s my rock. She keeps me balanced.”

Interestingly, Israel’s band was once comprised of his four older children, a trend that eventually gave way to them winning back-to-back Atlanta’s Gospel Choice Awards in 2016 and 2017.

AND THE WINNER IS — Nearly three decades removed from that death-to-life encounter, now we know why he is so destined to live and dwell on the larger side of God.

Talk about living and dwelling on the larger side of God.

MORE ON JOSHUA ISRAEL:  www.jisrael.org 

“I’ve been quoting Acts 2:38 since I was about three (years old), so preaching is something I’ve always known,” Israel said. “I was born to do it, but didn’t want to for different reasons.”

Having first begun singing in church at the tender age of five, it wasn’t until Israel had turned 19 when he surrendered his life wholeheartedly to God and, in June 1998, he began preaching the gospel.

Consequently, he became the youth pastor and praise and worship under the leadership of father prior to his unlikely exit.

Interestingly, Israel’s band was once comprised of his four older children, a trend that eventually gave way to them winning back-to-back Atlanta’s Gospel Choice Awards in 2016 and 2017.

All things considered, though, his primary focus remained the same — lifting up Christ the best way he knew how.

To his credit, his notable musical gifts have given way to him making appearances on TBN, TV57, the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr.’s Rainbow Push Coalition  Conference, Bobby Jones Presents, Radio One, as well as a host of local festivals and churches.

Talk about an array of accomplishments — all of this after having been deceased for a considerable amount of time amid being electrocuted at the tender age of 11.

“While living in College Park, Georgia, I climbed a neighborhood tree,” Israel recalled.

What happened shortly thereafter had eventually sent shock waves through the Israel household.

That’s because after finding his way to the very top of the tree, Israel somehow had become entangled in the power line which, according to him, “connected with me and didn’t turn me loose until it crossed my heart three times, finally exiting my left leg leaving two holes.”

Having first begun singing in church at the tender age of five, it wasn’t until Israel had turned 19 when he surrendered his life wholeheartedly to God and, in June 1998, he began preaching the gospel.

Consequently, Israel’s brother and a neighbor removed his lifeless body from the tree, during which paramedics arrived to what Israel referred to as “a dead boy.”

“They had to use the shockers and defibrillators on me,” said Israel telling his testimony for probably the umpteenth time.

According to Israel, medical records indicated that he had been unconscious for up to 45 minutes, a development that led to him having to spend an entire month in nearby Grady Memorial Intensive care burn unit, during which he received a skin graph.

Nearly three decades removed from that death-to-life encounter, now we know why he is so destined to live and dwell on the larger side of God.

“That experience is the very reason I’m not only a believer in God, but know God to be real in spite of,” Israel said.

And for the record, know this also: Because God has revealed Himself time and again in his life, he has no plans of looking back.

 

For more information about Gospel Recording Artist Joshua Israel, to purchase his music or to schedule him for an appearance, connect with him via social media at: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn @JoshuaIsraelTP1. Also, he can be reached via email at: bookjisrael@gmail.com. 

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Columbus, Georgia author Dr. Sarah Beecham Powell’s book addresses ‘real life issues’ faced by women

A Columbus, Georgia based author, Dr. Sarah Beecham Powell is the mastermind behind the alluring, captivating book entitled, Run Sallie Run, Run Like Hell Is On Your Heels, an intriguingly compelling written document she assembled, one she believes speaks cross-culturally to all women, and allows for open and unguarded discussion of the issues addressed in her book.  Run Sallie Run, Run Like Hell Is On Your Heels officially hit the market in September 2016, a book she needed only 16 months to complete.

“I had been married to a wonderful man for 32 years prior to his death in October 2013,” Dr. Powell said of her former husband, a military veteran, who had retired after serving 22 years in the U.S. Army.

“The feedback has been great, because women have the opportunity to speak openly and unguarded about issues they were dealing with in secret because of shame and embarrassment,” said Dr. Powell, adding that another book is presently in the works (entitled OUI, Operating under the Influence).  “They get support and encouragement to let go of negativity,…a sort of support and self-help group.”

After becoming a widow, Dr. Powell participated in grief groups and attended single women’s seminars and conferences seeking support and commonality.  It was during these meetings, after talking with other single and single-again women that she came to realize that her experiences were not uncommon.  “When I decided to start dating, I encountered some of the same negative and unhealthy experiences other women had disclosed to me,” Dr. Powell recalled.  “I had to remind myself of who Sarah was, what I was accustomed to, and how I was accustomed to being treated and valued.”  “I love to read, so I searched for a book or information that would inform and help me.”

A Columbus, Georgia based author, Dr. Sarah Beecham Powell is the mastermind behind the alluring, captivating book entitled, Run Sallie Run, Run Like Hell Is On Your Heels, an intriguingly compelling written document she assembled, one she believes speaks cross- culturally to all women, and allows for open and unguarded discussion of the issues addressed in her book.  Run Sallie Run, Run Like Hell Is On Your Heels officially hit the market in September 2016, a book she needed only 16 months to complete.

“I found nothing that appealed to me, so I decided to write my own self-help guide from personal experiences and from the stories I collected from other women who shared their experiences with me.”

“I wanted a quick reference guide that would help me wade through unchartered waters”, Dr. Powell, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said while explaining her purpose for composing her book.  “I wanted and needed something to help me heal emotionally, inform me, validate my thoughts and feelings, and heal my self-esteem.”

PURCHASE DR. POWELL’S BOOK HERE:  www.runsallierun.com

After becoming a widow, Dr. Powell participated in grief groups and attended single women’s seminars and conferences seeking support and commonality.

“Staying connected to any relationship that leaves you feeling devalued erodes your self-esteem and will have you second-guessing yourself,” Dr. Powell said with the utmost confidence.  “Any relationship that compels you to compromise who you are, and that brings about negative changes even you can see in yourself costs way too much, and you have stayed way too long; you need to run like hell is on your heels.”

Generally, Dr. Powell emphasized, Run Sallie Run, Run Like Hell Is On Your Heels is a book that doesn’t just validates one’s emotions and intuitions, “But you actually feel as if you are talking to a girlfriend in a private conversation,” she said.  “Although Run Sallie Run is written from a humorous perspective, it delves into some serious emotional relationship issues dating women experience.  The humor helps women to open up and address emotions connected with negative relationships that they may have found embarrassing to talk about otherwise; the goal is to start healing, get informed, let go of disappointment, and move on through the humor, “ Dr. Powell added.

As for the divine message she aspires to pass along to her reading audience, Dr. Powell felt compelled to reinforce that anything that ultimately erodes your spiritual, mental, physical, or emotional health also interferes with your praise, purpose, and peace, and prevents you from operating at your optimal potential.

And let’s not forget the one key attribute that essentially help make this book a fun read—Dr. Powell’s witty demeanor.

MORE ON DR. POWELL’S BOOK:  https://www.facebook/runsallierun.com

“Since I have a humorous personality, I began to think that I knew what Sallie was running from in the Fun with Dick and Jane books some of us read as children,” Dr. Powell explained.  “In my opinion, Sallie was running from Dick because of the rotation game, financial instability, deceit, and non-exclusive relationships women sometimes encounter in unhealthy dating situations. I also love music, so I combined my humorous nature with my love of music and titled the majority of my book chapters after song lyrics.

“For instance, the chapter Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Love talks about the dating rotation schedule,” Dr. Powell explained.  “Bag Lady, You Gon Hurt Yo Back is about making a choice not to pick up or take on responsibility for someone else’s baggage from their past relationships or circumstances.”

As for the divine message she aspires to pass along to her reading audience, Dr. Powell felt compelled to reinforce that anything that ultimately erodes your spiritual, mental, physical, or emotional health also interferes with your praise, purpose, and peace, and prevents you from operating at your optimal potential.

IN HER OWN WORDS — “When I decided to start dating, I encountered some of the same negative and unhealthy experiences other women had disclosed to me,” Dr. Powell recalled.  “I had to remind myself of who Sarah was, what I was accustomed to, and how I was accustomed to being treated and valued.”  “I love to read, so I searched for a book or information that would inform and help me.”

Talk about driving home a major point, courtesy of this proud native of Montgomery, Alabama and an alumna of Alabama State University (Ed. D. Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law)

“The feedback has been great, because women have the opportunity to speak openly and unguarded about issues they were dealing with in secret because of shame and embarrassment,” said Dr. Powell, adding that another book is presently in the works (entitled OUI, Operating under the Influence).  “They get support and encouragement to let go of negativity,…a sort of support and self-help group.”

As for Dr. Powell’s itinerary, she will be hosting a workshop called “Put On Your Red Running Shoes” on April 14 at the Columbus Public Library (Synovus-Room B), during which she will discuss more about her book.

This event is free and open to the public, and will take place from 3-6pm EST.  “It’s a free BYOB (Buy Your Own Book) event,” Dr. Powell said.  “Wear your red running shoes.”

 

For More information on Dr. Sarah Beecham Powell or to book her for an appearance, log on to www.runsallierun.com.  Also, connect with her via Facebook under “Run Sallie Run.”

 

 

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Georgia author Shameka Pointer joint authors book with fiancée; is mastermind behind five other books

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. (Philippians 2:3 NIV)

 

Shameka Pointer and her fiancée, Al Newell, first crossed paths in May 2017.

GODLY POWER COUPLE — An Atlanta-area couple who doesn’t shy away from the notion that God undoubtedly is the Focal Point of their courtship, Shameka Pointer and Al Newell co-authored the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Dating To Marry,” a newly-released, informative written documents that recalls this couple’s assortment of interpersonal relational experiences.

With God, their Helper, leading the way, they’ve since wasted little time collectively becoming engaged in a rather unique activity, one that figures to impact and enrich the lives of an array of couples, most notably those whose relationship is on the right path to marriage.

An Atlanta-area couple who doesn’t shy away from the notion that God undoubtedly is the Focal Point of their courtship, Pointer and Newell co-authored the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Dating To Marry,” a newly-released, informative written document that recalls this couple’s assortment of interpersonal relational experiences.

“Dating may seem unimportant but in reality, but it is the foundation that you set for marriage,” said a spokesperson in a detailed synopsis of Pointer and Newell’s book at http://www.lulu.com/. “Whomever you set out to date will more likely help you decide if you really want to date this person to marry them. This book will help you analyze the importance of dating.”

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All things considered, Pointer, during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, emphasized that it was absolutely essential to compose Dating To Marry, in large because the modern-day church has, in some aspects, shied away from — as she calls it — “getting down and dirty” to do the necessary things that will keep the sanctity of marriage intact.

“(We’re trying) to help people be more open-minded to living a Christian life and not just saying you are a Christian, bearing no fruit or showing no signs,” said Pointer, explaining the purpose of Dating To Marry. “In this book, we talk about the importance of dating with a purpose and not just dating for self-gain and irrelevant reasons.”

To her distinctly unique credit, it’s safe to assume that Pointer can appropriately be labeled as a serial author, of sorts, considering this native of Town Creek, Alabama is responsible for having written five other compelling books.

In June 2012, she witnessed the release of her book entitled, “Being Free And Staying Free: The Natural And Spiritual Laws of Being Free At All Cost.”

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A 32-page project that can be purchased at Amazon.com, Being Free And Staying Free demonstrates different ways one could be gripped in bondage.

“Our minds can’t even imagine how many obstacles come into our lives to hinder our growth and accomplishments,” Pointer explains. “How many times have we asked ourselves, ‘Why can’t I get passed this situation?’ or ‘Why does it seem like I’m going in circles?’ Being Free And Staying Free is here to open up your understanding on how to be free and stay free in your life.”

And then there is Poems Of Courage, a 34-page book Pointer released in July 2013.

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In this book, Pointer shares her immense gifts through poetry, recalling among other things, her slew of struggles with life’s situations that, at one point in time, seemed insurmountable and downright unbearable.

But God…

“As I wrote the book, the stronger I became,” Pointer said. “This book will give you the strength you need to carry out life’s sometimes difficult situations. It’s full of strength, encouragement, and hope. It will bless you without a doubt, so be blessed.”

Not to be outdone, Pointer authored a two-part series written document entitled, Surviving The System: The Life of A Foster Child and Surviving The System: The Life of A Foster Child, Part 2: An Emotional Healing Guide.

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A book that made its way to the market in April 2017, Surviving The System: The Life of A Foster Child depicts the life of a foster child, with a special emphasis on opening the eyes of people when it comes to the slew of emotions and behaviors of that of a foster child.

Also, in March 2016, Pointer’s book, When The Head Refuses To Pray: The Body Withers And Dies, was officially released and has since has an immediate impact amongst her reading audience.

A 48-page project, When The Head Refuses To Pray: The Body Withers And Dies recalls Pointer’s tumultuous, chaotic experiences, particularly what she deems her “abusive unequally yoked marriage” she was in for 10 years.

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“There was no consistent prayer in the marriage from the head, (during) which I did not survive,” Pointer explained. “So it talks about the importance of prayer and fasting together, but also as the head.”

YOU GO, GIRL!!!! To her distinctly unique credit, it’s safe to assume that Pointer can appropriately be labeled as a serial author, considering this native of Town Creek, Alabama is responsible for having written five other books.

An accomplished writer whose reputation is such that she is extremely passion about enhancing interpersonal relational skills amongst couples who seek to establish — and retain — healthy relationships, Pointer said it is by the grace of God, coupled with the divine calling on her life that she’s steadfastly walking in her purpose as an accomplished author.

Not to mention a devout woman of faith.

“The good, bad, and ugly times are what made me who I am today,” said Pointer, alluding specifically to her book, Surviving The System: The Life of A Foster Child.

In actuality, it seems that such an intriguing declaration is prevalent to the overall landscape of her life, a trend that has greatly fueled her desire to exercise her faith as an accomplished and gifted serial author.

For more information about Author Shameka Pointer, connect with her via social media under: “Author Shameka Imadeit Pointer.” Also, send email to: shamekarena@gmail.com

 

 

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