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Queen, New York’s own Juanita Payne one of 52 authors to contribute to bestselling ‘Soulful Prayers’ project


For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11 KJV)


PURPOSED FOR PAYNE 

WELL CONNECTED — For Maryland author Juanita Payne, all it took was a divine connection with one of her social media followers that impressed it upon God’s heart to position her to reap a supernatural blessing for such a time as now, a time that had ultimately given way to her putting her immeasurable spiritual gift on display for the entire world to see. Payne is one of 52 authors to contribute to the bestselling winning book entitled, “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God.”

DALLAS — God’s thoughts toward Juanita Payne undoubtedly are of peace.

Amongst the biggest reasons is that Payne is steadfastly armed with a solid, resilient bend-but-don’t-break prayer life.
“As a woman of God, I have always ministered to people willingly and in every place that I go,” Payne told Making Headline News this week. “It’s always comes natural to learn from, and to use my life experiences as a way to help empower people that I encounter on a daily basis. With being blessed with the opportunity, I’ve set out to continuing my ministry through the book project.”
The book project to which Payne is alluding is the globally-acclaimed, bestselling winning written work entitled, “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God.”

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A book that was officially launched during a nationally-acclaimed ceremony here last weekend, “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God” is forwarded by award-winning and bestselling author/businesswoman Cheryl Polote-Williamson.

A book that was officially launched during a nationally-acclaimed ceremony here last weekend, “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God” is forwarded by award-winning and bestselling author/businesswoman Cheryl Polote-Williamson.

For Payne, all it took was a divine connection with one of her social media followers that impressed it upon God’s heart to position her to reap a supernatural blessing for such a time as now, a time that had ultimately given way to her putting her immeasurable spiritual gift on display for the entire world to see.


“I corresponded with a mutual friend and we came to the conclusion that the progression of my spiritual journey included the Soul Movement, and that this was something ordained from God,” Payne said. “I felt that was imperative that we both take part in the continuation of the project.”


And so it came to pass, the God-ordained contributions by Payne, one of 52 Soulful Prayers contributors, who wasted little time obeying the Voice of her Creator only to emerge as the beneficiary of a much-anticipated harvest.

So much for the slew of unfavorable situations and circumstances Payne has endured during this thing called life.

FOR STARTERS — Prior to joining forces with Soulful Prayers authors, Payne co-authored “Beyond Her Reflection,” a book that was officially completed around this time last year and a project that led to this writer being nominated for an IALA award for bestselling co-author.

What matters at this point, quite frankly, is that this devout woman of faith was destined to outlast and conquer virtually every obstacle that emerged in her life to challenge her faith, a trend that has greatly enabled her to live on the larger side of God as a result.

“As a single mother, one of my biggest challenges I faced was overcoming some of the long-term damage that was done in my family,” Payne recalled. “In Soulful Prayers, my divine message is a request of protection and safety for our children, especially our daughters.

“In noticing similar damage in other families, I feel that it is important to tell the world that we shouldn’t feel ashamed to come to God, as He is always available for us and ready to help,” Payne, a native of Queens, New York, continued. “Our daughters encounter both seen and unseen forces that they may not understand or be ready to deal with, and my prayer covers the topics of spiritual warfare, renewal of the mind, and the gift of favor from God.”

Prior to joining forces with the Soulful Prayers authors, Payne co-authored “Beyond Her Reflection,” a book that was officially completed around this time last year, a project that led to this writer being nominated for an IALA award for bestselling co-author.

And so it came to pass, the God-ordained contributions by Payne, one of 52 Soulful Prayers contributors, who wasted little time obeying the Voice of her Creator only to emerge as the beneficiary of a much-anticipated harvest.

“My contribution to this book covered what I had learned growing up in New York and how dealing with my mother’s addiction helped me along my spiritual walk with God,” Payne, who resides in Waldolf, Maryland, explained.

As for the immediate feedback she’s garnered since the release of Soulful Prayers, Payne describes it as nothing short of “amazing.”

“The general reception and the feedback I’ve received have nothing but amazing,” Payne said. “When I shared the story behind my book with a coworker, I felt an immediate sense of conviction from him. After thanking me, he told me that as a father to six daughters, he always felt the call to strengthen his prayer life for them. I’m so grateful, because in using my story with the guidance of wisdom of God, I’m able to help create powerful moments and improve other people’s prayer life.”

IN HER OWN WORDS — “As a woman of God, I have always ministered to people willingly and in every place that I go,” Payne told Making Headline News this week. “It’s always comes natural to learn from, and to use my life experiences as a way to help empower people that I encounter on a daily basis. With being blessed with the opportunity, I’ve set out to continuing my ministry through the book project.”

Which, all things considered, is synonymous to the purpose for which God has created her, Payne acknowledged.

“As a woman, I know that I always have to be a strong figure not only for myself, but for my children,” said Payne, announcing that she is almost certain she will take part in Polote-Williamson’s ‘Soulful Prayers 2.’ “In addition, my own mother was a dedicated prayer warrior and set an amazing example for me. In my continual walk with God and witnessing what my mother did for me, it led me to intercessory prayer. It’s an honor to be able to further extend my calling into other mediums, as the possibilities are limitless.

“My journey has also led me to study health and nutrition in-depth, as I wanted to fully understand how we can better our day to day lifestyles as Christians  and how we can strengthen both our physical and spiritual connection to God,” Payne continued. “In 2017, I graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and became a certified health coach. My research has lead me to commit to my own book project set to release within the next two years.”

Now we know why God’s thoughts toward His beloved child undoubtedly are of peace.


For more information on Waldolf, Maryland-area Author Juanita Payne, to order her book, or schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/juanita.payne.543. To order to her book, send payments to: PayPal.me/JPayne623. Also, send email to: chose2bchosn@gmail.com.


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Soulful Prayers author Dr. Eric Holmes reminds the masses that ‘Prayer still works’


These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33 KJV)


POINTING TO THE HEAVENS 

GOD’S FAITH STEPPER — If anyone can greatly attest to how essential prayer is, it’s Dr. Holmes, this devout man of valor, who were amongst more than four dozen authors who made eloquent contributions to the newly-released book entitled, “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God.”

DALLAS — Every time you turn around, there’s Dr. Eric Holmes, displaying his customary signature smile, all the while encouraging someone’s heart in the process.

He did it once again late Monday night, courtesy of a spirited social media post.

Said Dr. Holmes on his Facebook timeline before his 3,700-plus social media followers: “Prayer still works.”
He got that right.
Not only that, if anyone can greatly attest to this kingdom-enhancing notion, it’s Dr. Holmes, this devout man of valor, who were amongst more than four dozen authors who made eloquent contributions to the newly-released book entitled, “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God.”

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A book that was officially launched during nationally-acclaimed ceremony over the weekend here, “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God” is orchestrated by award-winning and bestselling author/businesswoman Cheryl Polote-Williamson.

A book that was officially launched during nationally-acclaimed ceremony over the weekend here, “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God” is orchestrated by award-winning and bestselling author/businesswoman Cheryl Polote-Williamson.

For Dr. Holmes, his valiant contributions to a book that has created a national buzz comes in the wake of his already successful authorship success, a trend that’s accompanied by the sustained success of his written work entitled, “The Power of The Seed,” his 2015 released project that has become a fixture throughout Baltimore and the surrounding areas.

As for his latest authorship heroics, Dr. Holmes wasted little time buying into the visionary of the face of “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God.”


HE’S GOT A SEED IN THE GROUND

FOR STARTERS — For Dr. Holmes, his valiant contributions to a book that has created a national buzz comes in the wake of his already successful authorship success, a trend that’s accompanied by the sustained success of his written work entitled, “The Power of The Seed,” his 2015 released project that has become a fixture throughout Baltimore and the surrounding areas..

“Once (Polote-Williamson’s) vision was shared with me, it connected in my spirit, because I am a prayer warrior,” Dr. Holmes told Making Headline News this week.

Once Dr. Holmes had become spiritually empowered to contribute to a book that figures to garner a continuous massive presence throughout the Body Christ for years to come, he then commenced to executing a strategy to accomplished God’s will.

Interestingly, he needed only a few weeks to make it all come full circle, having assembled his chapter just in time for it to be edited and reviewed by the start of the New Year.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

And just like that, Dr. Holmes had appropriately taken yet another monumental step in the purpose for which he was created, a purpose that, fortunately for him, is a true testament of how he’s been used by God for such pivotal time as now.

Yes, brothas and sistas. Prayer still works.


“It was the timing and season of God,” said Dr. Holmes, a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “And He allowed me to be apart and the experience I went through to be able to share (my prayer).”


As expected, the feedback for “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God” has been nothing short of remarkable, a trend that undoubtedly will linger amongst followers of Christ for quite some time.

To God be the glory.

As expected, the feedback for “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God” has been nothing short of remarkable, a trend that undoubtedly will linger amongst followers of Christ for quite some time.

Not to be outdone, though, Dr. Holmes has announced that other books are forthcoming.

“I have another book coming very soon,” said Dr. Holmes, referring to his written work entitled, ‘My Next Season Is Due Season.’

As for his itinerary, Dr. Holmes has several radio and televisions interviews scheduled, during which he will promote his books and conduct book signings.

To his credit and much to his delight, he announced that he has submitted the essential paperwork to the Enoch Pratt Libraries which, in turn, will enable him to generate book reviews.


AFTER YOU’VE SUFFERED A WHILE…

Dr. Holmes has appropriately taken yet another monumental step in the purpose for which he was created, a purpose that, fortunately for him, is testament of how he’s been used by God for such pivotal time as now.

Not only that, he emphasized he plans to enhance the promoting of his books on various social media platforms, which has given way to his reaping a considerable amount of authorship success.

“It was a divine assignment,” said Dr. Holmes, “and it will reach a nation, and everyone is in need of prayer.”

He got that right.

Once again.


For more information about Baltimore-area Author Dr. Eric Holmes, to order his books, or to schedule him for a public appearance or book signing, connect with him via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/eric.holmes.79462. Also, send email to: elynnk1306@gmail.com.


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Maryland author Dallas Gordon defies a slew of hurdles, composes a kingdom-advancing book


For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18 KJV) 


Dallas Gordon’s book is a little more than a month removed from its much-anticipated release date and, much to her delight, it’s already having a massive kingdom impact.

According to those who are closely connected to Gordon, a Harford County, Maryland-based author, her newly-produced book entitled, “From Pain To Power: Embrace The Lesson And Reclaim Your Power,” will be the center of discussion during a local Bible study in the coming weeks.

GOD’S LEADING LADY — According to those who are closely connected to Dallas Gordon, a Hartford County, Maryland-based author, her newly-produced book entitled, “From Pain To Power: Embrace The Lesson And Reclaim Your Power,” will be the center of discussion during a local Bible study in the coming weeks.

For Gordon, such an intriguing development undoubtedly is in alignment with the divine purpose she’s convinced that God had for her book since He strategically assigned her to compose it.

“I had been writing this book since childhood, but never published anything until recently,” Gordon, an Owings Mills, Maryland native, told Making Headline News this week. “I was in a really hard season, and was writing my way through it.”

Because of who she is and because of where God is taking her, Gordon not only used her immeasurable gifts as a young writer to help spiritually bail her out of her tumultuous season in the wilderness.

Rather, she used her dazzling writing mechanics to help steer her into a much-needed and intimate fellowship with God.


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ROUND OF APPLAUSE — As expected, Gordon’s reading audience has collectively applauded and commended her for obeying God’s Voice by moving forward with a book she had finished writing some time last year.

That, to her credit, practically sums up why her newly-assembled project is having an immediate kingdom impact.

“It was during hard times that it was impressed in my spirit to just write,” said Gordon, explaining how God had gone about giving her the vision to write her book. “During that season, I was so conflicted as to why everything seemed to be going wrong. I could barely utter a word in prayer, so I just wrote.”

For what it worth is, the more she wrote, the more revelation knowledge she began to acquire.

The more revelation knowledge she began to acquire, the more she began to steadfastly build up her spirit man.

The more she began to build up her spirit man, the more she began to witness just why God had strategically handpicked her to produce a life-enhancing, spiritually-driven book for such a time as now.

Never mind that her heart was suddenly broken into pieces along what undoubtedly was a rough and rugged, sometimes seemingly unbearable journey as a young writer.

“My dad passed away a couple years ago during the season of me writing this book,” Gordon explained.” His death was very unexpected and made me realize just how much life isn’t promised. This heartbreak pushed me over the edge and into actually publishing my very first book.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

BUT GOD — Because of who she is and because of where God is taking her, Gordon not only used her immeasurable gifts as a young writer to help spiritually bail her out of her tumultuous season in the wilderness.

Despite the untimely death of her father, despite the assortment of unfavorable situations and circumstances, even when it seemed her faith was bleak and on the brink of evaporating, God has ultimately stepped in and rescued her child as only He could.


“That pain is inevitable, but we can change our perspective and take our power back while doing so,” said Gordon, explaining the slew of developments surrounding a From Pain To Power book that is comprised of 84 pages and was officially released on September 17. “I believe one of my great purposes in life is to lead people into freedom, mentally, spiritually and financially. This book is helping people to live a life of freedom and have joy even in trying times.”


As expected, Gordon’s reading audience has collectively applauded and commended her for obeying God’s Voice by moving forward with a book she had finished writing some time last year.

FAMILY FOCUS — Gordon’s book is a little more than a month removed from its much-anticipated release date and, much to her delight, it’s already having a massive kingdom impact.

“I’m amazed by the positive reactions,” said Gordon, who’s widely also as a motivational speaker and expert business coach. “I’ve received from the book. It’s changing lives one person at a time.”

Interestingly, Gordon’s new book has garnered a favorable media presence, considering she was recently was interviewed on the Mavericks On The Move Show and also appeared on the show, “Accelerate With Valencia Daniel.”


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“I want for people to know that no matter what they’re grieving, whether it is a loss of a business, spouse or loved one, that there is life after losing someone or something,” Gordon said. “Problems happen, but we can walk in victory when we choose the higher road, which is positive thinking. With a strong mindset and faith in God, we can conquer anything.”

Something that, in all likelihood, will be reinforced in the coming week’s when her book becomes the center of discussion during a local Bible study.

Talk about God using His child for His glory.


For more information about Harford County, Maryland-based Author Dallas Gordon, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Dallas Gordon. Also, send email to: info@ecommbizcoach.com.


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Baltimore Leadership Coach JaVaughna Bevel bringing out positive change through her flourishing organization

There’s no other way to put it.

JaVaughna Bevel is all about helping implement change.

A PROVEN LEADER — A native of Baltimore, JaVaughna Bevel, 33, is widely known as a Certified Leadership Coach and the CEO of A Leading Way, which is a leadership development company, whereby she works specifically with a variety of organizations to improve their leadership capacity through professional and personal development workshops, training, and assessments, among other things.

“I love that I am able to make an impact on multiple lives by interacting with just one person,” Bevel, a Baltimore, Maryland-area businesswoman, told Making Headline News this week. “Leadership is such a complex subject and people tend to forget that leaders are servants.”

To her distinctly unique credit, Bevel has appropriately provided a whole new twist to the significance of displaying a servant’s heart.

A native of Baltimore, Bevel, 33, is widely known as a Certified Leadership Coach and the CEO of A Leading Way, which is a leadership development company, whereby she works specifically with a variety of organizations to improve their leadership capacity through professional and personal development workshops, training, and assessments, among other things.

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“I provide training on diversity and cultural competency as well,” Bevel explained. “I also coach female leaders on navigating life as a woman in power with multiple roles — mother, wife, friend, sister, confident, girl boss, etc.”

In addition, Bevel’s organization offers one-on-one coaching, as well as group coaching, online training, and in-person workshops to women in power, particularly those who aspire to achieve their goals while standing firm in their success.

Interestingly, Bevel announced that she’s presently developing a youth leadership academy for girls ranging in ages 8 to 17, an institution that will focus largely on self-confidence, self-perception, team building, making positive decisions, and being a positive leader amongst their friends, she emphasized.

A TRUE PROFESSIONAL — Given the notable and immeasurable strides she’s made in such a short timeframe as a businesswoman, one would be hard-pressed to believe that it’s only been a year since Bevel deemed it essential to delve off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship.

“I am able to go into an organization and remind leaders of their true purpose which, in turn, improves the outcomes for employees, customers, and partners,” Bevel said. “Better leadership equals better business practices. Better business practices equals increased revenue.”

Given the notable and immeasurable strides she’s made in such a short timeframe as a businesswoman, one would be hard-pressed to believe that it’s only been a year since Bevel deemed it essential to delve off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship.

“I didn’t decide to become an entrepreneur until I was 32 years old,” Bevel said. “From the time I started working at 16, I was fine with working for someone else. I was content with receiving a reliable source of income that allotted me a 30-minute lunch break and four weeks’ vacation. I was content with being responsible for only my actions, but I was unhappy.”

SOLID TRACK RECORD — While she’s assumed the CEO label for her company for just one year, her wealth of experience in leadership, team building, communication and interpersonal skills date back more than 10 years.

All things considered, such unhappiness had ultimately fueled Bevel’s desire to devise ways to broaden her horizons, to seek and embrace new challenges, thus maximize her potential.

To her credit, she persevered diligently until she reaped favorable results.

“I needed to change everything, because I was so unfulfilled in my professional life,” Bevel explained.

A professional stint that spans more than a decade — most notably as a full time registered diagnostic medical sonographer in urology, fertility, and general sonography — Bevel undoubtedly boasts the educational credentials that have greatly enabled her to function in her element for such a time as now.

A 2002 graduate of Baltimore’s Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School, Bevel enrolled at nearby Coppin State University, where during a brief tenure she majored in General Science with an emphasis on Biology.

Consequently, she enrolled at Sanford Brown Institute, which led to her having acquired a certificate in sonography in 2007. Then in 2016, Bevel was awarded a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Sciences from The University of South Dakota.

While she’s assumed the CEO label for her company for just one year, her wealth of experience in leadership, team building, communication and interpersonal skills date back more than 10 years.

Which, as a result, goes to show there’s no other way to put it.

Bevel is all about helping implement change as evidenced by her remarkable progress within the past year.

“When I work with women leaders, it brings joy to my heart when they are finally able to live their best lives, because of something they learned from me,” said Bevel, adding that her children are amongst those — her “No. 1 reason,” she stressed — who have fueled her desire to live out her dreams. “Helping other women with lives similar to my own and (helping them) learn to navigate through the chaos and emerge on top is the ultimate gift for me. I love working with young girls to get them started early in their roles as women in power. Shaping them into young women that are prideful and purposeful in their actions. I am elated to be able to help young girls eliminate self-doubt and become, fierce, respected and positive leaders and role models.”

As for her mission for sharing — and inspiring — before the masses A Leading Way, Bevel doesn’t shy away from the notion that it all boils down to change. Positive change, that is.

SIGN OF THINGS TO COME — Interestingly, Bevel announced that she’s presently developing a youth leadership academy for girls ranging in ages 8 to 17, an institution that will focus largely on self- confidence, self- perception, team building, making positive decisions, and being a positive leader amongst their friends, she emphasized.

“I want to change the way people view leadership and give them alternative ways to lead through positivity, inspiration, creativity and innovation,” Bevel said. “I became a leadership coach to transcend the barriers that have been invisibly placed on leadership roles and open people’s eyes to people centered leadership that will not only improve business but improve the well- being of others because people will feel valued, and when they feel valued they feel confident in their abilities. My mission is to inspire leaders to create more leaders.”

Especially her beloved children.

“I am a firm believer of my purpose being my passion and my reasons being my why,” said Bevel, adding that Caitlyn Davis, President of Empower Girls Inc., are amongst those who helped steer her in the right direction. “My children look to me for guidance and when they see mommy taking control of her time, her happiness and her life, they are excited. They know that mommy can spend more time with them and that they can achieve anything that they set their minds to.”

Just like she did.

There’s no other way to put it.

 

For more information about Certified Leadership Coach JaVaughna Bevel of A Leading Way or to schedule her for a speaking engagement, call 410.701.0382 or email her at: info@aleadingway.com.  Also, connect with her via social media at:

Facebook: Facebook.com/aleadingwayllc
Instagram: Instagram.com/coachjavaughna
Twitter: twitter.com/coachjavaughna
LinkedIn: Ja Vaughna Bevel, RDMS, BSHSc

 

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Longtime Maryland real estate professional Michelle Larkin has been nothing short of amazing during her illustrious career

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:58)

 

To grasp a thorough concept of why longtime businesswoman Michelle Larkin’s reputation is such that she routinely demonstrates having a heart for people, look no further than her illustrious career, one that spans 15 years.

ABOUT HER BUSINESS — A native of Annapolis, the capital of Maryland that is located in Anne Arundel County — a historic establishment with a population of roughly 537,656 residents, according to latest U. S. census — Accomplished Maryland Businesswoman Michelle Larkin has become a fixture in the mortgage business and, given the immeasurable strides she’s made over the past decade-and-a-half, it’s safe to assume that her best and brightest days are well ahead of her.

“I tell my clients, ‘Believe in your dreams, and they may come true. Believe in yourself, and they will,’” Larkin told Making Headline News during an interview this week.

In Larkin’s case, “Believe in your dreams,” by all accounts, are the operative words for one of Waldorf, Maryland’s finest managers/loan officers in the ever-so-competitive real estate industry.

A native of Annapolis, the capital of Maryland that is located in Anne Arundel County — a historic establishment with a population of roughly 537,656 residents, according to latest U. S. census — Larkin has become a fixture in the mortgage business and, given the immeasurable strides she’s made over the past decade-and-a-half, it’s safe to assume that her best and brightest days are well ahead of her.

“I started my career as a realtor, then realized that I loved the money side of real estate, then pursued my mortgage originators license,” Larkin said.

The rest, as they say, was history.

SPREADING THE LOVE — Because Larkin, this beloved and passionate East Coast-based real estate professional remained steadfast, immovable, and always abound in the work of the Lord, knowing that her labor — and, of course, her labor of love — in the Lord was never in vain, she’s yet living out her dream, all the while helping others fulfill theirs in the process.

Since earning her mortgage originators license, this young, vibrant, resilient real estate professional has been nothing short of impressive.

Never mind that Larkin for a number of years prior to finding her niche in her professional had to persevere as a single mother.

“I have seen that struggle,” Larkin said. “I wanted more for my children, but also wanted to help and inspire others as well.”

To her credit, it was due in large part to Larkin’s unyielding love and support for others — mostly notably during her days as working in sales — that someone, in turned, deemed it essential to provide her with the necessary advice and drive she needed to take a leap of faith.

What a monumental leap it was.

“I was inspired by a co-worker to pursue real estate,” Larkin said. “This was in 2003. I love the end result of real estate, to see folks that thought they could not ever have a piece of the American Dream actually have that dream. Your home is where you will spend most of your time, raise your children, make memories, etc. It is a special life purchase.”

And, because Larkin, this beloved and passionate East Coast-based real estate professional remained steadfast, immovable, and always abound in the work of the Lord, knowing that her labor — and, of course, her labor of love — in the Lord was never in vain, she’s yet living out her dream, all the while helping others fulfill theirs in the process.

Credit Larkin’s former co-worker, Fran Shirey of nearby Grasonville, Maryland, as whom she labels “the No. 1 person” who reminded her time and again that she believed her.

FAMILY FOCUS — Larkin’s father, Ernest Wallace, an Annapolis-based entrepreneur, as well as her three sons and her uncle, the late Anthony Wallace, each have played in integral role in her sustained success in the real estate industry throughout the years.

“That has been 15 years ago,” Larkin said.

Larkin’s father, Ernest Wallace, an Annapolis-based entrepreneur, as well as her three sons and her uncle, the late Anthony Wallace, each have played an integral role in her sustained success in the real estate industry throughout the years.

“Last but not least, my clients, who put their trust in me guiding them through one of the biggest purchases, if not the biggest purchase of their lives,” said Larkin, paying homage to her biggest supporters.

A proud graduate of Annapolis’ Broadneck High School, Larkin advanced her education by enrolling at American InterContinental University in Atlanta. Currently, she is enrolled at Strayer University, where she is pursing a law degree to complement her real estate and business-related ventures.

EXERCISING HER FAITH — To her credit, it was due in large part to Larkin’s unyielding love and support for others — mostly notably during her days as working in sales — that someone, in turned, deemed it essential to provide her with the necessary advice and drive she needed to take a leap of faith. And what a monumental leap it was.

Interestingly, Larkin offers a grant program, which covers 3.5% down payment to her clients.

This program, she said, is an in-house grant entity and prospective home buyers must possess 640 credit score to qualify. Also, she said there are no outside classes to attend and prospective home buyers must be qualified while qualifying for a home loan.

“There is no age limit; any adult over 18 can purchase a home,” Larkin said.

She also announced that she will be hosting a forthcoming home buyer and personal credit workshop in her native home county of Anne Arundel, an event that is available for anyone who would like to improve their personal credit, purchase a home, and take advantage of her down payment grant program.

The workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mason Realty located at 7452 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Suite 201B, in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Also, Larkin has a host of workshops scheduled starting in March and will run through September, during which prospective home buyers can acquire home owner’s information for free.

“I love helping and educating people about the home buying and financial process,” Larkin said. “Many come to me with challenged credit and other issues, and helping them navigate and change their world is gratifying.”

Much like her illustrious career, one that spans 15 years.

And counting, of course.

 

For more information about Waldorf, Maryland-based Real Estate Professional Michelle Larkin  (NMLS#460681), connect with her via Facebook under “Michelle Larkin.” Also, she can be reached via email at: larkinmichelle2015@gmail.com>

 

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