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Texas author Neiki Jones’ awe-inspiring new book figures to be a huge must read

 


And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (Galatians 6:9 KJV)


GETTIN’ SPIRITUALLY FIT

DESTINY STEPS — In the coming weeks, a massive portion of Neiki Jones’ vision will ceremoniously come full circle with the release of her first book entitled, “When The Pieces Begin to Fit.”

DALLAS — It’s doesn’t matter what she endured in the past.

It’s all working out for the good for Neiki Jones.

Consider, for instance, the immeasurable strides Jones has made as a rising author.

During an interview this week with Making Headline News, Jones spoke intensely about how she has blessed mightily to connect with her long-awaited vision, particularly through her compelling gift as a writer.

“God actually gave me the vision to write a book about three years ago,” Jones recalled. “I began to write, then life happened and I stopped.”

Fortunately for Jones, a Houston-area author who is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, she was determined not to allow the hustle and bustle of life deter her from moving forward with her God-mandated assignment.

And, in the coming weeks, a massive portion of Jones’ vision will ceremoniously come full circle with the release of her first book entitled, “When The Pieces Begin to Fit.”


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A book that will officially debut on the market on October 10, Jones’ “When The Pieces Begin To Fit” a testament, of sorts, of the solid work she has exemplified in recent years, both in the natural and the spirit.

A book that will officially debut on the market on October 10, Jones’ “When The Pieces Begin To Fit” is a testament, of sorts, of the solid work she has exemplified in recent years, both in the natural and the spirit.

“In 2018, that is when the dynamic of the content of the book changed along with the title,” Jones said.

Despite the name change of her first book, it’s safe to assume that Jones’ freshman written work will undoubtedly be a thing of beauty.

For starters, this spiritually-empowering and spiritually gut-checking project, by all accounts, is a printed sermon in its own right, given the featured and pivotal message this writer aspires to get across to her reading audience.


“The divine message I am sending to the audience through this book is that regardless of what life throws at you that giving up is not an option,” explained Jones, sounding very much like a missionary or licensed evangelist. “Also, (you must) not allow fear or people’s opinions stop you from reaching your full potential.”


Let the church say Amen.

But wait. There’s more to this awe-inspiring book that figures to be a constant page-turner for those we deem it necessary to purchase it.

“Never let anyone define who you are, and there is greatness on the inside of you,” said Jones, offering more of what her readers are in for through her new book. “We all have been purposed with a gift and the gift that is on the inside of you might be dormant, but you must connect to the right source. You have to activate that which is on the inside of you.”


THUS SAID THE LORD…

Suddenly, Jones felt compelled to offer a rather intriguing, captivating illustration as it pertains to breaking down her message.

“Just like a battery in our car, when it goes dead, we have jumper cables and have to connect to a battery that has power in order for the car to run,” Jones explained. “(We) just have to make sure we are connected to another battery that has power and not another dead battery.”

A book she began composing in August 2018, Jones needed just shy of a year to complete “When The Pieces Begin To Fit.”

“The (single, most) underlying reason for me to produce this book was to provide hope to those whose lives or situations seem hopeless,” Jones said.

As Jones acknowledged, a few of her peers sensed that her book was long overdue.


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“When I first let others know that I was writing a book, the feedback I received was, ‘It is about time,’” Jones said. “So many individuals would tell me that it is time for my story to come out to help others.”

Now that her life-enhancing project is weeks away from making its  ceremonious debut, Jones has announced that another book is surely on the horizon, hopefully much sooner than later.

Interestingly, Jones has become a fixture through the ALAYA  Ministries, a nonprofit organization that’s accompanied by an acronym, which stands for: Activating Leadership To Accomplish Your Ambitions.

Interesting, Jones has become a fixture through the ALAYA  Ministries, a nonprofit organization that’s accompanied by an acronym, which stands for: Activating Leadership To Accomplish Your Ambitions.

Widely regarded as a broad-based community outreach organization, ALAYA  Ministries’ strategic emphasis is dedicated largely to promoting empowerment to women, men and children.

According to organizers for ALAYA  Ministries, this is done by equipping them to achieve leadership skills through support services, personal growth, classes and workshops.

In addition, this allows them to become self-sufficient which, according to ministry officials, is considered unlocking the potential of effective leaders.

Fortunately for Jones, a Houston-area author who is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, she was determined not to allow the hustle and bustle of life deter her from moving forward with her God-mandated assignment.

As for her book, Jones said: “I want people to know that we all have experienced our ‘there’ moment, and to be honest, we still might be in our ‘there,’ but you will come out. In your darkest moments, trust God even more, lean on your faith even more, and see the salvation of the Lord come through for you.

“It is important to understand the season that which you are in,” Jones added. “The higher one goes, expect adversity, but know that God is with you and He is carrying you when you cannot carry yourself.”

Because at the end of the real day, it’ll all work out for your good — something to which this author can greatly attest.


For more information on Houston-area Author Neiki Jones, to order her book or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, call 832.736.4532, or connect with her via social media at: (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/neikij, (Instagram): @Neikij; (Twitter): @ALAYAministries; Email her at: neikij@gmail.com.


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Alabama businesswoman Brittany C. Vinson’s advancing the kingdom mightily through her empowerment organization


Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, 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 NIV)


GOD’S LEADING LADY 

WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE —– A native of Leighton, Alabama, Brittany C. Vinson, 32, is the founder and CEO of Partners-N-Shine Women Empowerment Group, her Florence, Alabama-based organization she established in November 2018.

Just before sunrise Thursday, there was Brittany C. Vinson, taking questions from the media.

Then suddenly, the conversation had turned into what seemed to be a testimony service, of sorts.
There was Vinson, recalling in great detail how someone who’s very dear to her in the Body of Christ had prophesied recently how by August 8, 2019, someone would become the beneficiary of “88 days of miracles,” in large because August is the eighth day of the month.
That someone: Brittany C. Vinson whom, much to her delight, was overcome by joy just before sunrise Thursday, which just happened to be August 8.
“Crazy…but in an amazing way,” Vinson told Making Headline News. “God told me Oprah Winfrey-type…if not better. Jesus!”

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An organization that is nearly its first full year of existence, Vinson’s group is comprised of more than over 650 members nationwide and has been a place where women have been able to share their life stories, all the while and not being judged.

For the record, Vinson was alluding in large to the wave of global exposure she’s destined to acquire — much sooner than later — as a progressive, thriving businesswoman.

A native of Leighton, Alabama, Vinson, 32, is the founder and CEO of Partners-N-Shine Women Empowerment Group, her Florence, Alabama-based organization she established in November 2018.

A devout woman of faith who customarily refers to her occupations as a self-proclaimed “GOD-iologist” or “Dr. BrittKnee,” Vinson’s up-and-coming venture emerged amid her quest that was centered largely on her desire to step out on faith, a development that essentially jump-started what Vinson deems “one of  God’s manifestations.”

Widely regarded as an inspiring public figure, Vinson’s faith-based body of work is such that she’s become an ambassador for social justice.

“We live in a world where injustice is practiced and respected, leaving justice to be disrespected and not tolerated,” Vinson said.


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As for her organization, Vinson has become a fixture for sharing her international women empowerment group, which is designed to help women gain self-respect, morals, and standards, among other things.

An organization that is nearing its first full year of existence, Vinson’s group is comprised of more than over 650 members nationwide and has been a place where women have been able to share their life stories, all the while and not being judged.

“By popular demand, it has been known for its positive impact,” Vinson said. “Sharing God’s grace and mercy has brought many of these ladies to Christ, resulting in them being saved.”

AWWWWWWW — “Investing in myself was the best thing I could have ever done,” Vinson said. “Whereas others laughed and made a mockery of me, called me crazy and so much more, God told me that my special needs daughter would bring non-believers to Christ.”

And then there is Vinson’s Partners-N-Shine which, to her credit, has brought about an assortment of favorable changes, a trend that has given way to allowing women to be themselves, thus overcome their fears, as well as collectively form an “amazing” sisterhood, Vinson said.

“The focus of the group is to bring unity to the community,” Vinson emphasized.

And not just within the local community, but  internationally, Vinson acknowledged.  “Closed sessions within the (HOLY✝TEMPLE) also allowed the women to gain trust and look at life in a different way,” Vinson said. “God’s blessings to all…we are one nation under God…it’s all (about) GOD.”

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When asked what she loves the most about her organization, Vinson wasted little time acknowledging the slew of awe-inspiring testimonies she’s been afforded to share, in large part because as she tells, “I don’t look like what I’ve been through.”

As Vinson explained, she’s undoubtedly been through so much, yet by the God’s grace, she’s managed to conquer so much more as a result.

“I’ve been judged based off of my outer appearance,” Vinson said. “I look nothing like my struggle. I’ve been beautiful all of my life, but I’m more so beautiful on the inside. My inner beautiful from God is what makes me.”

Interestingly, Vinson’s organization is designed to also bring awareness to mental illness.


“Mental illness is real and overlooked,” she said. “We’re losing people every single day. Looking at me, you would never know that a year ago, I was diagnosed with a major depressive disorder, severe anxiety and depression PTSD and ADHD. However, the devil is a lair. My mental diagnosis is simply spiritual gifts from God that our world seems to sweep under a rug.”


Much to her delight, Vinson will be afforded the golden opportunity to put her immeasurable empowerment skills on display when she hosts Back To School Empowerment Unity In The Community event on August 24 at New Destiny Development Center, located at West 2nd Street in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

ALL FOR HER ANGELS — When asked what she loves the most about her organization, Vinson wasted little time acknowledging the slew of testimonies she’s been afforded to share, in large part because as she tells, “I don’t look like what I’ve been through.”

All things considered, Vinson is appreciative of the fact that God has strategically allowed her to exercise her faith with a credible organization for such a time as now.

“Investing in myself was the best thing I could have ever done,” Vinson said. “Whereas others laughed and made a mockery of me, called me crazy and so much more, God told me that my special needs daughter would bring non-believers to Christ.”

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A devout woman of faith who customarily refers to her occupations as a self-proclaimed “GOD-iologist” or “Dr. BrittKnee,” Vinson’s up-and-coming venture emerged amid her quest that was centered largely on her desire to step out on faith, a development that essentially jumpstarted what Vinson deems “one of  God’s manifestations.”

“God also said that He would indeed make her whole and heal her. She is blind for the moment, but I can see my way spiritually though.”

Talk about a recent prophesy coming to fruition, the beginning of “88 days of miracles” unfolding right before her eyes.

Stay tuned.

The story continues involving the woman who’s widely known as the “GOD-iologist.”


For more information about Florence, Alabama Businesswoman Brittany C. Vinson of Partners-N-Shine Women Empowerment Group, or to book her for a public appearance, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/brittany.c.vinson. Also, send email to: vinsonbrittanyc@gmail.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.

Alabama preacher Tamika D. Pharr goes from ‘thug girl’ lifestyle to selling out solely to Jesus Christ


Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, since you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58)


SOLD OUT ON JESUS 

BEAUTY FOR ASHES — Aside from overseeing the day-to-day operations of a credible business, Tamika D. Pharr is Mobile-area minister as the beloved Co-Pastor of Tabernacle of Praise Church, a tradition-rich, historic institution that also has a campus in Richmond, California.

DALLAS — Tamika D. Pharr could be appropriately described as a number of things.

For starters, she’s an accomplished businesswoman as a resourceful sales consultant with Paparazzi, a globally-acclaimed venture that’s widely known for offering consumers fashion-forward jewelry and product parties.

She’s a proud mother of two, a grandmother of three, and a mother-in-“love” to whom she often describes as a “beautiful young lady.”
More than anything, though, Pharr would be the first to tell you that she’s devout woman of faith, one’s who deems it essential to go to great lengths to proclaim the matchless Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Never mind that this Mobile, Alabama native was raised in what the urban community has dubbed the School of Hard Knocks.
“I had a rough upbringing. But God,” Pharr, 43, told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “(I’ve) seen a lot, heard a lot, done a lot. But God.”

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And because Pharr, a resourceful, resilient, spiritually-empowering minister, doesn’t shy away from the notion that God is, by all accounts, the Focal Point of her life, it’s safe to assume that life as she knows it is, well, far more superior than her rough upbringing.

Aside from overseeing the day-to-day operations of a credible business, Pharr is Mobile-area minister as the beloved Co-Pastor of Tabernacle of Praise Church, a tradition-rich, historic institution that also has a campus in Richmond, California.

Widely regarded as a Christian-centered ministry that accompanied by the slogan, “Changing The World With The Word,” Tabernacle of Praise is pastored by Apostle Timothy D. Monigan.

WOMAN OF MANY HATS — Pharr is an accomplished businesswoman as a resourceful sales consultant with Paparazzi, a globally-acclaimed venture that’s widely known for offering consumers fashion-forward jewelry and product parties.

For Pharr, that she was steadfastly brought up in the church and raised in an environment where she customarily was taught Biblical principles has proven beneficial to her, considering even to this day, she’s still very much on fire for Almighty God.

Only now, she’s serving and paying homage to Him from a much larger stage.

“My family taught me that when you learn better, you do better,” said Pharr, recalling vividly the memorable developments of her childhood. “That took a while to set in on me, because I was a thug girl, but God turned me into a church girl.”

Widely regarded as a Christian-centered ministry that accompanied by the slogan, “Changing The World With The Word,” Tabernacle of Praise is pastored by Apostle Timothy D. Monigan.

As Pharr explained, it took a relatively solid supporting cast of godly women who collectively helped steer her from the School of Hard Knocks as a “thug girl” to, well, Sunday School — pretty much on the regular.


“I have my grandmother Pruitt, (who was) an elder of love and understanding at Primitive Baptist Church until her health change and God called her home,” Pharr recalled. “My grandmother, Pauline James, plays a great big part in my life. She also helped raise me. My great grandmother, Mary Pharr, is the mother of St. Luke Church, where she’s been a member since before I was born. She is now 100 years old and her health has changed. My great aunt, Pastor Shirley Edwards and I, are the newest pastors in the family.”


For Pharr, that she was steadfastly brought up in the church and raised in an environment where she customarily was Biblical principles has proven beneficial to her, considering even to this day, she’s still very much on fire for Almighty God.

Sadly as it is to say, Pharr’s rise to becoming a full-time minister hasn’t been fully accepted by some whom she sensed would offer valiant support.

“Well, since I became pastor, a lot of family and friends have fell off, but I heard the Lord say that He will add unto me,” Pharr said without hesitation. “I saw God positioning me for ministry back in 2008 after I lost my 10-week-old baby.”

As it turned out, Pharr’s losing an unborn child essentially served a defining moment, of sorts, for this beloved, bigger-than-life thug girl-turned-woman of the cloth.

“I heard the Lord say He has need of me,” Pharr said in the wake of her dreaded miscarriage.

WE ARE FAMILY — “My family taught me that when you learn better, you do better,” said Pharr, recalling vividly the memorable developments of her childhood. “That took a while to set in on me, because I was a thug girl, but God turned me into a church girl.”

To her credit, this young preacher hasn’t looked back since.

If nothing else, she’s diligently drawn closer and closer to God which, in dramatic sequence of events, is a far cry from the proverbial thug girl life.

Having officially accepted her calling to preach the Gospel in 2011 — “I heard God call my name, using a familiar voice,” she recalls — Pharr initially sensed that it was actually her unborn baby who was calling her name.

Oddly as it might seem, she eventually heard her name called three times.

One for the Father.

One for the Son.

One for the Holy Ghost.

In that order.

As it turned out, Pharr’s losing unborn child essentially served a defining moment, of sorts, for this beloved, bigger-than-life thug girl-turned-woman of the cloth.

And if God said it, that settles it.

“My testimony is when God say go, obey His voice,” Pharr said. “I told God I didn’t want to do this. First of all, I thought I wasn’t worthy enough. Then I still wanted to sit at the bar and stay in the club.”

Still, in spite of her rebelliousness, amongst the things that Pharr had ultimately discovered is that if God has a dire need of you, He’ll find His way to the bar and club.

In no particularly order.

“One night, as I was sitting in the club, I heard a Voice so clear and I started looking around for someone,” Pharr explained. “I heard Him again, so I got up and ran out the club like I just seen a ghost.”

In essence, that’s what actually happened.


GOD’S LEADING LADY 

As Pharr explained, it took a relatively solid supporting cast of godly women who collectively helped steer her from the School of Hard Knocks as a “thug girl” to, well, Sunday School — pretty much on the regular.

Only this time, it was the Holy Ghost.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

“I have been going since then,” Pharr, who plans to compose a book that depicts her life, said of having found her niche in ministry. “He called me out the club to the church, from a thug girl to a church girl.”

Which goes to show that today, she could be appropriately described as a number of things.

A beloved spokesperson for Christ topping the list.


For more information about Mobile, Alabama-area Pastor Tamika D. Pharr, to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/tdpharr?epa=SEARCH_BOX. Also, send email to: bblessladyy@gmail.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.

Georgia author Glenda Rena’s newly-produced book recalls her having overcome domestic violence


“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV)


WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED

HARVEST SEASON — A native of Americus, Georgia-based, Glenda Rena (Ingram) is an author and devout woman of faith, who had become greatly inspired to assemble an informative, awe-inspiring book that recalls her assortment of life-changing testimonies and experiences surrounding domestic violence.

DALLAS — Glenda Rena can greatly attest to the notion that she’s been called a number of things.

“Overcomer” ranks near the very top of the list — if not the top.

To grasp a thorough understanding of why Glenda Rena has been appropriately deemed an overcomer, look no further than the downtrodden, disastrous, seemingly insurmountable season of her life, during which she had to press and navigate her way through the dreaded nightmare that is domestic violence.
For Glenda Rena — whose full name is Glenda Rena’ Ingram — it wasn’t merely a figurative nightmare that swiftly prompted her to awaken out of her sleep.

This was an authentic, gruesome nightmare, mind you, one that essentially caused her to question her very existence, one that, much to her delight, eventually fueled her desire to draw closer to God Almighty.

So much, in fact, that this is Americus, Georgia-based author and devout woman of faith had become greatly inspired to assemble an informative, awe-inspiring book that recalls her assortment of life-changing testimonies and experiences surrounding domestic violence.

To grasp a thorough understanding of why Glenda Rena has been appropriately deemed an overcomer, look no further than the downtrodden, disastrous, seemingly insurmountable season of her life, during which she had to press and navigate her way through the dreaded nightmare that is domestic violence.

“I chose to produce this book, because there are so many women living in domestic violence situations that think they are alone and who are losing their lives to this matter,” Glenda Rena told Making Headline News this week. “My book is to encourage them to know their self-worth. It’s to help them understand why self-love is the best love.”

The book to which Glenda Rena is alluding is her newly-produced written work entitled, “From Overtaken to Overcomer.”

A book she began constructing some time in 2016 and needed somewhere in the neighborhood of two years to assemble, Glenda Rena’s “From Overtaken to Overcomer” depicts the life of what this writer describes as a troubled young girl, whose childhood trauma shifts into a whirlwind of chaos, thus giving way to her being overtaken by a tumultuous firestorm that is domestic violence.

“I chose to produce this book, because there are so many women living in domestic violence situations that think they are alone and who are losing their lives to this matter,” Glenda Rena told Making Headline News this week. “My book is to encourage them to know their self-worth. It’s to help them understand why self-love is the best love.”

Consequently, that such a chaotic season had essentially resulted in this youngster being saddled by low self-esteem, this writer appropriately recalls how she managed to outlast what she vividly labels her “overbearing afflictions.”

In a nutshell, she didn’t shy away from the notion that even while enduring arguably the darkest season of her young life, even when her faith had been placed on trial unlike never before, God had ultimately come to her rescue, having spiritually cross-examined her from harm’s way, as only He could.

Now that she’s been blessed to ceremoniously make her authorship debut, Glenda Rena is especially grateful of the fact that even in the midst of her season in the wilderness, she was empowered spiritually to hasten to God’s throne, a place where she had ultimately found and possessed the breakthrough she so desperately sought.

GOD’S LEADING LADY 

A MUST READ — A book she began constructing some time in 2016 and needed somewhere in the neighborhood of two years to assemble, Glenda Rena’s “From Overtaken to Overcomer” depicts the life of what this writer describes as a troubled young girl, whose childhood trauma shifts into a whirlwind of chaos, thus giving way to her being overtaken by a tumultuous firestorm that is domestic violence.

“The divine message is that once you begin to understand who you are, then no one will be able to come into your life to disrespect you, cause harm to you, or you won’t settle for just anyone and anything as mentioned in Ephesians 2:10,” Glenda Rena explained. “You will know and understand that you are God’s masterpiece. It will also show how having low self-esteem will cause you to make bad decisions and could possibly cause you your life by just settling.”


To her credit, Glenda Rena is extremely grateful in that God had strategically set her aside for His use, which, in turn, has greatly enabled her to produce a book that’s comprised of a great deal of transparency.

GOD’S SECRET PLACE — Now that she’s been blessed to ceremoniously make her authorship debut, Glenda Rena is especially grateful of the fact that even in the midst of her season in the wilderness, she was empowered spiritually to hasten to His throne, a place where she had ultimately found and possessed the breakthrough she so desperately sought.

“Being a victim of domestic violence, I encountered low self-esteem, depression, and had suicidal thoughts,” said Glenda Rena, adding that there are plans in the foreseeable future to assemble a 31-day devotional that will center largely on the empowering women. “This is where my one-day retreats come into play. We empower, uplift, and inspire women to become whole, healed, and free.”

Well said by this resilient woman of faith, one who can greatly attest to the notion that she’s been called a number of things.

“Overcomer” ranks near the very top of the list — if not tops.


For more information about Americus, Georgia-based author Glenda Rena, or to schedule her for a public appearance, book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/rena.thornton. Also, send email to: beautyforashes229@yahoo.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.

Birmingham author Tomeka Walker vacates her ‘comfort zone,’ assembles a new book


We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. (Romans 15:1 KJV)


DALLAS — God undoubtedly has heard Tomeka Walker’s cry.

Others, too.

So much so that Walker deemed it essential to compose a book that figures to — for a lack of better words — change a generation.

“I have always had a desire to write a book, but it wasn’t until I experienced the loss of my only child and started a nonprofit organization in his memory that showed me this was the time to write my book,” Walker, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said, explaining her vision that had ultimately given way to her making her authorship debut.
A Birmingham, Alabama-area businesswoman, Walker is the mastermind behind “We Heard Your Cry: Volume 1,” her awe-inspiring, informative book she’s responsible for forwarding and is comprised of a gallery of writers, all of whom have dealt with the heartache of having to bury their child.

PURPOSED FOR PAIN

HEAVEN SENT — A Birmingham, Alabama-area businesswoman, Tomeka Walker is the mastermind behind “We Heard Your Cry: Volume 1,” her awe-inspiring, informative book she’s responsible for forwarding and is comprised of a gallery of writers, all of whom have dealt with the heartache of having to bury their child.

A book she began assembling in April 2018, Walker needed somewhere in the neighborhood of seven months to complete a written document that provides what this writer describes as real-life stories to mothers, particularly those who think they are alone and feel that no one else has endured the symptoms or pain they have from the loss of a baby, infant or child at any age.

“It does not matter what age or what caused the mother to experience the loss, it hurts, and it hurts deeply,” Walker cites in a detailed breakdown of her book at https://weheardyourcrybook.com/.

A book she began assembling in April 2018, Walker needed somewhere in the neighborhood of seven months to complete a written document that provides what this writer describes as real-life stories to mothers, particularly those who think they are alone and feel that no one else has endured the symptoms or pain they have from the loss of a baby, infant or child at any age.

In addition, Walker reveals the following key points provided exclusively for a mother during pregnancy or after the birth of a child.

Those points are (but aren’t limited to):

  • The importance of a spiritual support system
  • A guide for emergency pregnancy
  • Awareness of infant death illnesses
  • States of grief in order to cope with life and,
  • Ways to cope with the loss of a loved one.

As Walker explained, she had no doubt that while in the process of producing “We Heard Your Cry: Volume 1,” God was the Author and Finisher of her faith from the outset.

“I knew it was God, because I stepped out of my comfort zone and began doing things I would have never done,” Walker said. “I started investing in myself. I knew if I put one foot in front of the other, I would eventually walk through this assignment just like I had done in the past.”

Mission accomplished for this big-hearted and devout woman of faith, who’s widely known as the founder and chief executive officer of Khairi And Little Angels’ Memorial & Stand By Us, her Birmingham-based nonprofit organization that is named in honor of her late son, Khairi, who died as a premature infant shortly after she gave birth in May 2014.

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As Walker explained, she had no doubt that while in the process of producing “We Heard Your Cry: Volume 1,” God was the Author and Finisher of her faith from the outset.

“Meanwhile, this assignment was a lot different,” Walker said of her new book. “I could hear God, not that I hadn’t heard Him before, but it was so clear and things fell in place like a jig saw puzzle. It was like I had done this before, and I hadn’t.”

Much to her delight, God had strategically provided Walker with the ideal supporting cast, which enabled her to create a compelling masterpiece as a result.

“He placed the right people in my life at the right time,” Walker said. “It could not have been better had I tried to plan it myself. God is ahead of this book and others to come.”

For Walker, other written works are certainly on the horizon, she acknowledged, most notably “We Heard Your Cry: Volume 2” and a book devoted exclusively for fathers.

As for her first project, Walker doesn’t shy away from the notion that there is, by all accounts, a divine message she’s sending to her reading audience through.

“The message I am sending to my target audience — which are parents that have experienced the loss of a child — is I want them to know they are not alone and that they can make it and they have somewhere to turn to if they ever find themselves in a dark place,” Walker said. “I am also sending a message to the general public and politicians to let them know that the loss of a child does goes hand-in-hand hand with mental illness.”

To her credit, the feedback since the release of “We Heard Your Cry: Volume 1” has been overwhelmingly “awesome,” Walker said.

REMEMBERING KHAIRI

Walker is widely known as the founder and chief executive officer of Khairi And Little Angels’ Memorial & Stand By Us, her Birmingham-based non-profit organization that is named in honor of her late son, Khairi, who died as a premature infant shortly after she gave birth in May 2014.

“Because many people understand that what I am writing is needed,” Walker said. “We all know and understand there are no instructions to raising a child and there are no instructions for experiencing the loss of a child, which is why I guide women and their families to the bible.

“This is the one and only book that can guide you and give you the strength that is needed to get you through something so traumatizing, as well as restore your life back,” Walker added. “There is no other true help but to turn to your religion. For parents that do not have a religion. I promise you they will find themselves seeking one, because this is such a devastating and traumatizing experience. Therefore, you have to lean on God, trying to go through life and this experience, but for anyone trying to go through this experience on their own, only makes it harder. Knowing God’s word and His promises gives a person something to stand on.”

Because after all, God undoubtedly has heard the cry of this fine author.

Others, too.

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Birmingham, Alabama-area businesswoman Tomeka Walker establishes credible nonprofit organization in her son’s memory


For more information about Birmingham, Alabama-area Author Tomeka Walker, call 205.340.6400 or write to: P.O. Box 12541, Birmingham, Alabama 35203. To schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: https://www.facebook.com/KhairiMemorialPage. Also, send email to: khairiandlittleangelsmemorial@gmail.com or weheardyourcrybook@gmail.com.


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Mobile, Alabama author Terrie Ann Polk proclaiming ‘no more tears’ in upcoming new book


And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. (Joel 2:25 KJV)


‘NO MORE TEARS’

A BUT GOD MOMENT — There is, in fact, a variety of reasons Terrie Ann Polk has deemed it essential to take a stance against domestic violence amongst men and women, most notably in the soon-to-be-released book entitled, ““I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.” For starters, Polk has been victimized by domestic violence and unhealthy relationships which, in essence, has often left her questioning her identity, not to mention her very existence.

DALLAS — Terrie Ann Polk was in the mood to spread some good cheer Thursday morning.

Hastening to her Facebook page, Polk staged to her timeline some rather favorable, inspiring pleasantries to her male counterparts.

Polk erected to her social media page a black and red image that was accompanied by a red heart, which read: “Hey, Black Man, I Love You.”

Much to her delight, it’s safe to assume that Polk’s male counterparts likewise have much love for her, considering how as a strong, black woman, she can greatly attest to the importance of being strong, particularly when being strong is virtually her only choice.
“My message is for woman and men to stop the violent…to get help and split up if you have to fight,” Polk told Making Headline News this week.
“I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” addresses a variety of pertinent topics, most notably surviving divorce, sexual and physical abuse, broken identity, and mental illness, among other subjects.

There is, in fact, a variety of reasons Polk has deemed it essential to take a stance against domestic violence amongst men and women, most notably in the soon-to-be-released book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

For starters, Polk has been victimized by domestic violence and unhealthy relationships which, in essence, has often left her questioning her identity, not to mention her very existence.

But God…

All things considered, Polk would be the first to admit that because of the purpose for which God created her, because there was, by all accounts, a divine purpose connected to her pain, that through it all, she learned to depend on and trust in God.


THE BELOVED MAMA ELAINE 

PURPOSE FOR HER PAIN — All things considered, Polk would be the first to admit that because of the purpose for which God created her, because there was, by all accounts, a divine purpose connected to her pain, that through it all, she learned to depend of God.

Unlike never before.

“(I want) to encourage woman and young girls…to teach the younger women the signs and let them know how valuable they really are,” Polk said. “(I want to let them know) that love never hurts.”

Which, to Polk’s credit, are amongst the strategic and vital observations she addresses in “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

A book that is spearheaded by Atlanta businesswoman and author Dr. Carolyn Stephens, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” has been popularly labeled “One Voice,” although this book is being assembled by 12 authors.

As she began to steadily heal according to God’s purpose, Polk consequently began to witness God restore unto her the years and the locus and cankerworms had consumed as a way to challenge her faith.

Moreover, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” addresses a variety of pertinent topics, most notably surviving divorce, sexual and physical abuse, broken identity, and mental illness, among other subjects.

For Polk, a Mobile, Alabama-based author, she has been writing regularly for a little more than two year. That she has crossed paths with Dr. Stephens, she’s thoroughly persuaded that there is, in fact, a divine purpose for that past pain she’s endured.


“I was searching for help locally and it was God that sent Dr. Carolyn my way to give me such a great opportunity and open the door for my personal project,” said Polk, who announced that a second book — a solo authored projected entitled, “No More Tears” – is presently in the works. “I started writing to help with my healing process.”


As she began to steadily heal according to God’s purpose, Polk consequently began to witness God restore unto her the years and the locus and cankerworms had consumed as a way to challenge her faith.

But God…

Aside from being a rising author, Polk is the founder No More Tears, her nonprofit organization she formed as a strategic way to aid and inspire those who have endured domestic violence, though her organization isn’t limited to such.

“There were so many woman in my city of Mobile being killed by their husband or boyfriend,” said Polk, explaining her purpose for joining the I Am A Black Woman movement. “I wanted to help other woman. I begin with (I Am A Black Woman) in October and I pretty much had a lot already written.

As expected, a majority of people have applauded Polk for steadfast commitment to sharing with the masses her life story, while others have rendered criticism to this writer.

“I have gotten good and bad feedback,” Polk, who holds a Bachelor Degree in Business, said. “Women have been helped with my story.”


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As expected, a majority of people have applauded Polk for steadfast commitment to sharing with the masses her life story, while others have rendered criticism to this writer.

And, as far as Polk is concerned, that’s really all that matters at this stage in her life.

Aside from being a rising author, Polk is the founder No More Tears, her nonprofit organization she formed as a strategic way to aid and inspire those who have endured domestic violence, though her organization isn’t limited to such.

For Polk, a Mobile, Alabama-based author, she has been writing regularly for a little more than two year. That she has crossed paths with Dr. Stephens, she’s thoroughly persuaded that there is, in fact, a divine purpose for that past pain she’s endured.

“I am an advocate in my city for woman and children,” said Polk, who also oversees a local ministry for youth girls that’s called The Loving Me Movement.

“My goal is to do the will of God and to prevent other woman from feeling what I felt for over 20 years,” said Polk, a mother of three and grandmother of one, who’s also a poet in her own right. “My family is very important to me.”


For more information about Mobile, Alabama-area author Terrie Ann Polk, or to order her book, schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, call 866.231.6510 or 888.512.3345, or connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/terrie.polk. Also, send email to: nomoretears56gmail.com, or connect with her via Instagram at: @nomoretears56, or via at: Linkedin.com-No More Tears.


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

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


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

At least, she sensed she was.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Yep. That’s just like God.


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

Good things, that is.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Good things, that is.

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

Just like she did.


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

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Birmingham, Alabama-area businesswoman Tomeka Walker establishes credible nonprofit organization in her son’s memory

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Tomeka Walker can be appropriately described as a number of superlatives.

A woman with a big heart undoubtedly should top the list.

IN HONOR OF HER HERO — A native of Bessemer, Alabama, Tomeka Walker is the proud founder and chief executive officer of Khairi And Little Angels’ Memorial & Stand By Us, her Birmingham-area non-profit organization that is named in honor of her late son, Khairi, who died as a premature infant shortly after she gave birth in May 2014.

Amongst the reasons is that for someone who had to face the brutally tear-jerking task of burying her child, Walker had devised ways to strategically exercise her faith in ways unimaginable.

For her valiant efforts, she’s witnessing God bless her in ways unimaginable.

A native of Bessemer, Alabama, Walker, 38, is the proud founder and chief executive officer of Khairi And Little Angels’ Memorial & Stand By Us, her Birmingham-area non-profit organization that is named in honor of her late son, Khairi, who died as a premature infant shortly after she gave birth in May 2014.

An institution that Walker established in October 2014, amongst her nonprofit organization’s key objectives is working diligently with funeral homes and cemeteries to make this time less stressful for families, particularly those who had to bury babies. 

MORE ON STAND BY US: http://klamemorial.org/

Interestingly, during the process of making arrangements for Khairi’s burial, Walker was fielded a quote of a whopping $5,000 to bury him and, according to a spokesperson for Khairi and Little Angels’ Memorial & Stand By Us in a detailed description at http://klamemorial.org, that was the turning point for her.

Interestingly, during the process of making arrangements for Khairi’s burial, Walker was fielded a quote of a whopping $5,000 to bury him and, according to a spokesperson for Khairi and Little Angels’ Memorial & Stand By Us in a detailed description at http://klamemorial.org, that was the turning point for her.

“She thought, ‘He is a baby and not even a full-term baby. Why so much?” a spokesperson for Walker’s nonprofit said.

JOIN THE FIGHT — By and large, Walker strongly believes there are other organization that likewise can rise to occasion and assist grieving families in need.

Not only that, it was in large part to such a large quote, coupled with Walker’s seemingly boundless grief amid the sudden death of her son, that she has become inspired to establish an organization that would give mothers options on how to bury her babies.

“I like being able to relieve a financial burden for a mother and her family,” Walker said. “Many don’t understand that when a mother cremates her baby how the financial issues affect her or how the decision of doing something you didn’t want to do affects her. To some women, this cause more depression and make the grieving process worse and longer.”

That, in a nutshell, is amongst the primary reasons Walker’s Khairi and Little Angels’ Memorial has become committed to servicing low income teenage girls to child-bearing women, she acknowledged.

“Stand By Us grief support group caters to the family as a whole,” Walker said. “My personal mission is to help low-income women ease their pain, because women wear so many hats that suffering in silence shouldn’t be a hat a woman wears.”

By and large, Walker strongly believes there are other organizations that likewise can rise to occasion and assist grieving families in need.

An institution that Walker established in October 2014, amongst her non-profit organization’s key objectives is working diligently with funeral homes and cemeteries to make this time less stressful for families, particularly those who had to bury babies.

“There are just too many businesses and corporations that can tribute and help provide assistance for women when they lose a child,” Walker said. “It is not easy, especially when you have to put a smile on your face to return to the workplace or just to be around family and friends. Having healthy employees should be a concern for any and all employers.”

To her credit, Walker certainly possesses the skills and knowledge to function in her element for such a time as now.

A graduate of Jess Lanier High School, Walker advanced her education when she enrolled at nearby Lawson State Community College, where she earned an Associate’s Degree (A.AS) in Computer Information Systems.

In addition, she enrolled at Miles College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer And Information Sciences before obtaining a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Also, Walker holds a Master’s in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and is currently pursuing a M.S. Degree in Biblical Counseling.

As for who were amongst those who inspired her to establish her nonprofit, it her beloved Khairi tops the list.

“My baby boy, Khairi, and myself,” Walker said. “I saw what I went through and I have good insurance and a steady income, but to think about the ones who are less fortunate than me and not be able to lay their infants to rest properly really hurt me. Therefore, I had to do something.”

Fortunately for Walker and countless families, her organization isn’t just one that’s needed. Most importantly, it is one that’s making a huge difference.

“We all hurt from so many other things in our lives. I just thought why allow a financial burden hunt a woman for the rest of her life and it does,” said Walker, whose collaboration book entitled, “We Heard Your Cry,” is currently in the works and will be released this fall. “I have talked with several women that have cremated their babies, because they didn’t have the funds to bury their baby and it devastates and break them down mentally over a period of time, because it is replayed over and over in their minds. The unexpected passing of the baby is enough.

“I think it is imperative that I inspire others daily, because innocent infants are dying and families are left torn,” Walker continued. “Mothers are devastated and grieve for a lifetime. Medical professionals move on with their lives and some become numb to it, because it is a part of their daily routine in their profession. Therefore, it doesn’t bother them, because it becomes a norm to them. Well, the numbness the mother feel becomes a norm also, because this is the way she has to live her life now but this is a lonely norm. The two norms are so different that it brings me to tears to think that someone could get used to someone dying. There are just things I want people to think about…like what if it was you trying to bury your infant child but, because of your financial situation, you are not able to provide your infant with a proper burial. Meanwhile, you have to make a decision you don’t want to…a decision you know that you can never go back and undo or change…a decision to cremate your innocent child is devastating, traumatizing and in some cases for some women it destroys their lives forever.”

Without question, Tomeka Walker can be appropriately described as a number of superlatives.

A woman with a big heart undoubtedly should top the list.

 

 

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