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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.


CONNECT WITH THENETIA WALLACE TO PURCHASE HER PRODUCTS: https://www.facebook.com/thenetia.wallace

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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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.

Dallas actress Ash’Lee Priscilla making a name for herself in a career that spans two decades

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13 KJV)


DALLAS — Ash’Lee Priscilla doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s diligently working her way toward ensuring that two of her major ambitions come to fruition.

“My ultimate goal is to win an Oscar an open a fine arts college,” Ash’Lee Priscilla told Making Headline News this week.

REMEMBER THE NAME — Much to her delight, she’s not only appropriately discovered her passion and purpose in her selected industry but, because she’s in the prime of her career, it’s safe to assume that Dallas’ Ash’Lee Priscilla’s best and brightest days as an actress are well ahead of her.

To grasp a thorough understanding of why Ash’Lee Priscilla is destined to make such monumental dreams realities, look no further than the continuous progress and strides she’s made since delving off into the ever-so-competitive industry as an actress.

For starters, the 27-year-old Ash’Lee Priscilla will take yet another step toward making her presence felt in her element when she stars in a couple of compelling upcoming shows, most notably the Burning Flame on November 25 at the Plaza Arts Center (located at 1115 Fourth Avenue in nearby Carrollton, Texas), a play that’s written by Corta Ish and directed by Jennifer Sands.

A STAR IS BORN — A graduate of Grambling State University, Ash’Lee Priscilla will star in a couple of compelling upcoming shows, most notably the Burning Flame on November 25 at the Plaza Arts Center (located at 1115 Fourth Avenue in nearby Carrollton, Texas), a play that’s written by Corta Ish and directed by Jennifer Sands.

Not to be outdone, Ash’Lee Priscilla will star as the character Zori in the informative, drama-filled play entitled, Why Women Trip, which will take place December 8, at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, located at 650 South Griffin Street in Dallas.

All things considered and to her credit, these forthcoming shows essentially are favorable steps for this young actress, whose career undoubtedly is headed in the right direction.

“I have been acting since I was six years old,” Ash’Lee Priscilla, a native of Dallas, said.

Much to her delight, she’s not only appropriately discovered her passion and purpose in her selected industry, but because she’s in the prime of her career, it’s safe to assume that Ash’Lee Priscilla’s best and brightest days as an actress are well ahead of her.

PUTTING IN WORK — An acting tenure that spans more than two decades, Ash’Lee Priscilla’s skills were initially discovered when began acting and competing in a local theater, she recalls.

So remember the name — Ash’Lee Priscilla.

An acting tenure that spans more than two decades, Ash’Lee Priscilla’s skills were initially discovered when began acting and competing in a local theater, she recalls.

“My mother would register me in oratorical contest at my church and school,” said Ash’Lee Priscilla, a 2009 graduate of Dallas’ Booker T. Washington High School for The Performing and Visual Arts. “Every time I competed I won. That’s when I realized I had a gift.”

Fortunately for this young, vibrant actress – who’s armed with a wealth of talent and beauty — her gift has, by all accounts, made room for her.

So much, in fact, that she’s diligently working her way toward ensuring that two of her major ambitions come to fruition.

DREAM CHASING — To grasp a thorough understanding of why Ash’Lee Priscilla is destined to make such monumental dreams realities, look no further than the continuous progress and strides she’s made since delving off into the ever-so-competitive industry as an actress.

So remember the name — Ash’Lee Priscilla.


“The acting industry is a very competitive industry, so competing in competitions while I was younger prepared me for rejection and success. I don’t believe in giving up on your dreams, so determination has propelled me to pursue a career in acting.” — Ash’Lee Priscilla


A career that has existed for some two decades and counting.

So far, so good for this proud Grambling State University alum, who’s going to great lengths to ensure that she remains relevant in an industry whereby it seems the competition grows stiffer by the day.

For what it’s worth, Ash’Lee Priscilla seems to be handing the competitive side of acting rather masterfully, in large part because of her solid competitive nature, coupled with her bend-but-don’t-break faith.

DESTINY STEPS — For what it’s worth, Ash’Lee Priscilla seems to be handing the competitive side of acting rather masterfully, in large part because of her solid competitive nature, coupled with her bend-but-don’t-break faith.

“What I like the most about being an actress is the power to minister to other people through entertainment,” said Ash’Lee Priscilla, whose immeasurable talents have been put on display in such places as Louisiana, Georgia, California, North Carolina, and New York, among other establishments. “Acting is ministry as well as therapy, because I can escape from my own issues in life and portray someone else’s life or story.

“I truly believe I was born with the ability to change people live through entertainment.”

Just like those actresses and actors to whom she looks up, most notably Cicely Tyson, Angela Basset, Meagan Good, Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Ntzoke Shange, Denzel Washington, and Will Smith, among others.

“My mission is to be an inspiration to many people throughout my whole life,” said Ash’Lee Priscilla, adding that mother, Teresa Lackey, and a host of theater instructors have played major roles in her acting career. “I was created to educate the world…you can do all things through Christ Who strengthens you.”

That, after all, goes to show that we had better remember the name — Ash’Lee Priscilla.

For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth actress Ash’Lee Priscilla, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ashlee.smallwood. Also, send email to: ashleesmallwood@yahoo.com.


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

Andre Johnson is 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.

 

Dallas/Fort Worth entrepreneur Marquist Johnson’s food service venture enjoying sustained success

DALLAS — Marquist Johnson is an opportunist.

A pretty darn good one, in fact.

SEASON OF HARVEST — A native of Dallas whose primary job is an Escalation Rep for Ambit Energy, Marquist Johnson’s business food service business is in its infancy stages.

Consider, for instance, how just recently, Johnson — a Dallas/Fort Worth-area businessman who has become a fixture in the food catering service industry — had suddenly witnessed his entrepreneurship skills be put to test during a customary barbershop appointment.

“I went to the barbershop today to get my haircut, and before I left, four orders were placed,” Johnson wrote in a midday Facebook post last week. “Thanks everyone, for the business.”

For Johnson, 37, that his business venture is steadily enjoying a favorable presence throughout Dallas’ spacious Metroplex has benefited him mightily, a trend he aspires to enhance much sooner than later.

A native of Dallas whose primary job is an Escalation Rep for Ambit Energy, Johnson’s business food service business is in its infancy stages.

Given the tireless support he’s garnered since he delved off into entrepreneurship, it’s safe to assume the sky’s undoubtedly the limit for this young, vibrant businessman whom, to his distinctly unique credit, is fulfilling his long-awaited dream.

HIT HIM UP, Y’ALL — Regardless of the occasion, Johnson’s business is designed to accommodate anyone, any business, or any company with a wide range of delectable foods and desserts, especially with the annual holiday season approaching.

“I’ve always thought of ways to make extra money on the side,” Johnson told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “I feel this business venture was the best idea since it came so natural, and it’s not a hard sell to the public.”

A 2000 graduate of Wilmer–Hutchins High School, Johnson said what he loves  mostly about his business is that he’s afforded the luxury of being his own boss.

Add to the notion that his wife, Crystal, has exhibited unyielding support to his newly-established endeavor, and it’s no wonder Johnson seems on the road to savoring sustained success.

“My late grandmother helped spark my interest in cooking,” said Johnson, paying homage to those who fueled his interest to become engaged in the ever-so-competitive food service industry. “She’d always have me helping her in the kitchen for the holidays. We would also watch cooking shows together on Saturdays.  My wife also gave me the push to start this business up.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

To his credit and much to his delight, one would be hard-pressed to realize that Johnson’s food service business is in its infancy stages.

Regardless of the occasion, Johnson’s business is designed to accommodate anyone, any business, or any company with a wide range of delectable foods and desserts, especially with the annual holiday season approaching.

So hit him up.

LEADING THE CHARGE — A 2000 graduate of Wilmer–Hutchins High School, Johnson said what he loves  mostly about his business is that he’s afforded the luxury of being his own boss.

“I’d like to use this business as a way to meet new people and inspire others to be self-driven,” Johnson said.

Fortunately for him, it seems that people are already inspired, given what unfolded recently during a regular barbershop appointment.

That, to his credit, is a sign of things to come.

For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businessman Marquist Johnson, connect with him via Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/marquist.johnson.7. Also, send email to: quise713@gmail.com.


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

Andre Johnson is 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.

 

 

Texas author ‘Jenni A’s new book is a vital reminder that ‘Women Are Not Always Right’

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES AUTHOR JENNI ARCENEAUX


DALLAS — Just recently, Janice Arceneaux wasted little time sending some well-deserve shout outs to those who have played immeasurable roles in her rise in the ever-so-competitive world of authorship.

Said Arceneaux, uttering the names of her friends and loved ones as if she’s handing out diplomas:

“There are several people,” Arceneaux told Making Headline News this week. “My husband and my besties (best friends), Denni Turner, Sherry James, Beaunca Franklin, and Yolanda Sylvester. I love you all.”

KEEPING IT 100 — Accompanied by the pen name of Jenni A, Houston’s Janice Arceneaux is the mastermind behind the newly-released entitled, “Women Are Not Always Right,” an awe-inspiring written document that made its official presence on the market on October 4.

Oh…especially her beloved companion, whom Arceneaux has customarily dubbed her “biggest fan.”

“Babe, you are my biggest fan,” Arceneaux said.

Accompanied by the pen name of Jenni A, Arceneaux is the mastermind behind the newly-released entitled, “Women Are Not Always Right,” an awe-inspiring written document that made its official presence on the market on October 4.

BUY JENNI A’s BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/WOMEN-ARE-NOT-ALWAYS-RIGHT-ebook/dp/B07J27DG12

A native of Houston, Jenni A’s “Women Are Not Always Right,” addresses a number of notable topics and issues, most notably how women think they are always right when, truth be told, “they are not,” said a spokesperson for Arceneaux’s new book in a detailed breakdown at Amazon.com.

Nearly one month removed from having witnessed her book’s much-anticipated released, Jenni A’s newly-produced project is comprised of 14 pages in length and is available for purchase through e-book and at Amazon.com.

A native of Houston, Jenni A’s “Women Are Not Always Right,”
addresses a number of notable topics and issues, most notably how women think they
are always right when, truth be told, “they are not,” said a spokesperson for
Arceneaux’s new book in a detailed breakdown at Amazon.com.

CHECK YA SELF — While such an intriguing, yet spiritually gut-checking book is seemingly a monumental risk for this new author, one thing’s for certain about Jenni A: She’s all for taking risks, especially given her thought-provoking assessments in her newly-assembled book.

By and large, Jenni A doesn’t shy away from the notion that
what it all boils down to is women pausing every now and then and taking a
much-needed self-assessment, particularly as it pertains to their relationship
with their male counterpart.

Talk about keeping it 100 for all the right and essential
reasons.

“They never want to take a look at themselves,” Jenni A is swift to acknowledge, offering some seemingly constructive criticism to the ladies. “They immediately want to point fingers at everyone but themselves, and it’s not right and you know it.”


BUY JENNI A’s BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/WOMEN-ARE-NOT-ALWAYS-RIGHT-ebook/dp/B07J27DG12

SHORT BUT TO THE POINT — Nearly one month removed from having witnessed her book’s much-anticipated released, Jenni A’s newly-produced project is comprised of 14 pages in length and is available for purchase at Amazon.com.

While such an intriguing, yet spiritually gut-checking book
is seemingly a monumental risk for this new author, one thing’s for certain
about Jenni A: She’s all for taking risks, especially given her
thought-provoking assessments in her newly-assembled book.

So buy it now. While supplies last, of course.

HERE’S THE DEAL — By and large, Jenni A doesn’t shy away from the notion that what it all boils down to is women pausing every now and then and taking a much-needed self-assessment, particularly as it pertains to their relationship with their male counterpart.

“My mission is to reach the world and all ethnic and gender
groups,” Jenni A emphasized. “I want to inspire women to take a personal
inventory (of their lives), to encourage growth.”

Yep. She’s undoubtedly keeping it real, keeping it 100 for
all the right and essential reasons.


For more information about Houston-based Author Janice Arceneaux — prominently known as “Jenni A” — or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Janice Arceneaux. Also, send email to: janice.arceneaux@yahoo.com.


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

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES MR. AND MRS. ALLEN L. DAVE


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


CONNECT WITH ALLEN DAVE: http://www.allendave.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A RELATED STORY: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2015/08/17/120788/funeral-service-held-for-houston-area-family-of-eight-killed-in-domestic-tragedy/

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

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

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


CONNECT WITH ALLEN DAVE: http://www.allendave.com/

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

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

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

Fielding the
question as if he expected it.


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


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Hurricane Ike gives way to Texas entrepreneur Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor organizing Home Staging Lens

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES DR. SHANTUAN COLEMAN 


DALLAS — For Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor, September 13, 2008 was the day that changed her life.

For practically the rest of her life.

“I lived
near where it hit landed,” Dr. Taylor recalled.

That about
which she’s alluding is Hurricane Ike, a powerful tropical cyclone that swept
through portions of the Greater Antilles and Northern America, wreaking havoc
on infrastructure and agriculture, most notably in Cuba and Texas.

Having resided approximately 40 miles from the shore in Houston, Dr. Taylor’s home was inundated with four feet of water.

A TRUE TREND SETTER — Amongst the reasons Dr. Shantuan Taylor was fortunate to recover from the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Ike is due in large to her bend-but-don’t-break faith, which had ultimately given way to her organizing Home Staging Lens.

“I evacuated prior to the flooding of my home, but upon her return I was devastated by what I saw,” Dr. Taylor told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “The house was flooded. I had holes in the roof, broken windows, and the smell of a destructive storm throughout my house.”

Still, despite a natural disaster that strengthened to a peak intensity as a Category 4 and claimed at least 195 lives, Dr. Taylor somehow managed to discover a silver lining in the wake of a such a life changing occurrence.

“I was blessed. Many others were not,” Dr. Taylor explained. “The (home) had flood insurance. In order to put my house back together, I redesigned the floor plan, totally remodeling the structure and rebuilt it and fell back in love with my house. It was much better than when I originally built it.”


MORE ON HOME STAGING LENS: http://www.homestaginglens.com/

Amongst the reasons Dr. Taylor was fortunate to recover from the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Ike is due in large to her bend-but-don’t-break faith, which had ultimately given way to her organizing Home Staging Lens.

A progressive, resourceful business she started while collaborating with Kevin Peterson of Zilla Builders, LLC, these entrepreneurs had eventually incorporated Dr. Taylor’s lofty ideas, thus bringing her vision to life.

The rest, as
they say, was history.

Having made landfall on September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike was a powerful tropical cyclone that swept through portions of the Greater Antilles and Northern America, wreaking havoc on infrastructure and agriculture, most notably in Cuba and Texas.

“Zilla Builders
liked her work so much, they subcontracted the design work to her and used her
home as a model to woo other potential customers,” said a spokesperson for Home
Staging Lens in a detailed synopsis of this venture at http://www.homestaginglens.com. “This
partnership was very lucrative.”

Since the
startup of Home Staging Lens, Dr. Taylor has enjoyed an array of sustained
success.

This, much to her delight, is indicative of how God could miraculously turn tragedies into much-anticipated triumphs.

BUT GOD — Still, despite a natural disaster that strengthened to a peak intensity as a Category 4 and claimed at least 195 lives, Dr. Taylor somehow managed to discover a silver lining to such a life changing occurrence.

“I turned a
bedroom into a walk-in luxury closet with pedestal dresser, shelving for shoes,
boots, belts, jewelry, display cabinets, and garment casings,” said Dr. Taylor,
recalling some of her grandest highlights as the face of Home Staging Lens. “I remodeled
my game room into a three-tier media room, equipped with starlight ceiling,
surround sound, a theatre room reclining chair, a theatre room columns, and
built my TV, lighting, and speakers in the walls. I laid wood flooring
throughout the house with the exception of the bedrooms and bathrooms.”

When asked what she likes mostly about her business, Dr. Taylor said, “It brings out my creativity. I like the transformation and the awareness in the eyes of my clients during the makeover reveal.”

A DR. SHANTUAN RELATED STORY: https://makingheadlinenews.com/2018/07/06/notable-authors-dr-shantuan-coleman-and-dr-delmar-lees-taylors-new-book-providing-crucial-information-for-those-pursuing-doctoral-degrees/

Now we know
why, especially amid September 13, 2008, the day that changed her life.

For practically the rest of her life.


For more information about Businesswoman Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor’s Home Stage Lens, call 1-888-808-4179 or 214-876-3713, or log on to: http://www.homestaginglens.com, or email her at: shantuan@browngirlempire.com. Also, write to: Home Staging Lens Headquarters at: Post Office 307, Alvarado, Texas 76009, or connect with Dr. Taylor via social media at: Facebook: @DrShantuan or Shantuan Coleman Taylor; Twitter: @DrShantuan; Instagram: @DrShantuan.


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KHIANDRA TURNS 40: Dallas minister Tyrone Woods pays homage to his beloved wife, who turns 40 October 27

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES TYRONE AND KHIANDRA WOODS


Because of the unyielding love he routinely exemplifies for his wife, Tyrone Woods was only trying to bask in the glory of the moment.

As usual, he was nothing short of impressive.

During last weekend’s inaugural State Fair Showdown between college football rivals Texas Southern versus Southern University, Woods — roaming the sideline just before the start of the third quarter — went to great lengths to welcome a host of Southern football players and band members to Dallas’ historic Cotton Bowl.

IN THEIR NECK OF THE WOODS — A native of Alexandria, Louisiana, Khiandra Woods will celebrate her 40th birthday on October 27, a much-anticipated milestone to which her life’s most celebrated individual had been looking forward for quite some time. A longtime educator, Woods is married to Tyrone Woods, an ordained minister who accepted his calling to the ministry 10 years ago. 

He had a very good reason why.


“I believe she loves Southern University, because it shaped so much of her life,” Woods, during an interview with Making Headline News, said of his wife, Khiandra Woods, a proud graduate of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based predominately black institution.


While Tyrone Woods had spent a great amount of time, paying homage to his wife’s alma mater by taking photos of and interacting with SU players, he’d be the first to admit that his love for Khiandra’s college isn’t merely synonymous to the admiration and honor he has for her.

A native of Alexandria, Louisiana, Khiandra will celebrate her
40th birthday on October 27, a much-anticipated milestone to which her
life’s most celebrated individual had been looking forward for quite some time.

“My love for her far exceeds her love for Southern
(University),” said Tyrone Woods, a native Willis, Texas. “There is no
comparison.”

A Dallas/Fort Worth-area couple who began dating sometime in
2015, Tyrone and Khiandra had eventually changed nuptials in March 2016.

Much to their delight, their close-knit, Christian-based bond has been a thing of beauty with God, their Helper, leading the way.

THE HEART OF THE DELTA — “The way she changed my life and ministry for the better is that she married me,” Tyrone Woods said of the immeasurable impact his wife has had on his life. “Everything that makes me better is wrapped up in her.”

“Southern (University) could only give guidelines for a path
in life,” said Tyrone Woods, drawing a correlation between his love for his
wife and how extremely vital it is that he supports her college alma mater. “I
am on the path of purpose with (her) every day.”

Credit the couple’s devout faith life that’s centered mostly on Biblical principles as arguably amongst the biggest reasons their interdependence and tireless support for each other, by all accounts, have given way to what has become a solid, inseparable union.

“Together, we seek purpose, find purpose, and together through our love for each other,” said Tyrone Woods, an ordained minister who accepted his calling to preach the gospel approximately a decade ago. “And God as our Head, we obtain and fulfill purpose in our lives. She loves Southern University but I’m in love with her.”

Which ironically goes to show that as Khiandra displays loves for her alma mater, chances are, her beloved husband will be right there, cheering on the Jags alongside her.

GOD’S LEADING LADIES — Khiandra Woods poses for a photo with Sandra G. Jackson, the First Lady of West Irving Church of God In Christ, following her wedding ceremony in March 2016. 

As evidenced by last weekend’s SWAC showdown that had
ultimately ended with SU coming away with a 21-7 win.

Thank God for a favorable outcome involving the Woods’ favorite
HBCU.


“The way she changed my life and ministry for the better is that she married me,” Tyrone Woods said of the immeasurable impact his wife has had on his life. “Everything that makes me better is wrapped up in her.”


Some pretty remarkably amazing comments by this preacher-turned-SU fan whom, given his public honor to his wife, should be given a free pass on purchasing a birthday card. Then again…

SOUTHERN FOR THE WIN — During last weekend’s inaugural State Fair Showdown between college football rivals Texas Southern versus Southern University, Woods — roaming the sideline just before the start of the third quarter — went to great lengths to welcome a host of Southern football players and band members to Dallas’ the historic Cotton Bowl.

“Happy birthday sweetheart,” Tyrone Woods said with such
authority as his wife’s 40th birthday looms. “God blessed me with
you. It is my desire that every year I’m blessed to be with you, I get better
so that I can make your life better. I love you!”

Once again, he was nothing short of impressive.


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Texas author Gina McGowan Cade enjoying an increase in sales, global exposure since book’s release

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES GINA MCGOWAN CADE


DALLAS — To make a long story short…

“This book still blesses me,” Gina McGowan Cade is swift to acknowledge when recalling just how much God has steadfastly used her for His glory through her spirited and empowering written document entitled, “Iron Sharpens Iron: Encouragement for the Soul.”

Since her book’s much-anticipated release nearly three years ago, McGowan Cade has enjoyed a considerable amount of success, most notably through increased sales and enhanced exposure through the mainstream media.

An inspiring and spiritually-driven book in which McGowan Cade’s featured message is rather direct and forthright — to remind the people of God that God is always with us — “Iron Sharpens Iron: Encouragement for the Soul” is steadily having a massive and vital impact throughout the Body of Christ, particularly for those whom, well, are longing for some much-needed encouragement.

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE WORLD — A native of Dallas, Gina McGowan Cade is the author of “Iron Sharpens Iron: Encouragement for the Soul,” an inspiring, tear-jerking, spiritually confirming book in where Cade’s featured message is rather direct and forthright — to remind the people of God that God is always with us.

“Since my last story, my book sales took off,” McGowan Cade, a native of Dallas, told Making Headline News this week. “I am selling many books at book signings and online through Amazon as well. Since the (last MHN) story, the readers were literally introduced to Gina McGowan Cade. Many people would see me, were Facebook friends with me, but did not know me as a person. They just saw the image.”

Now that “Iron Sharpens Iron: Encouragement for the Soul” has evolved into a constant success and spiritual hub for those seeking a godly sense of direction, it’s safe to assume that McGowan Cade isn’t just an ordinary social media friend to many with whom she crosses paths.


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CONSIDER THE SOURCE — An inspiring and spiritually-driven book in which McGowan Cade’s featured message is rather direct and forthright — to remind the people of God that God is always with us — “Iron Sharpens Iron: Encouragement for the Soul” is steadily having a massive and vital impact throughout the Body of Christ, particularly for those whom, well, are longing for some much-needed encouragement.

Fortunately for them, she has become a monumental beacon of
light as an accomplished Christian author, considering her reading audience has
become accustomed to witnessing her good works, all the while glorifying the
Father in heaven.

“I have received many testimonials where others have been equally blessed when reading the book,” McGowan Cade said. “There is so much word between the pages of the book that has something for almost everyone. Many dilemmas, situations, and issues. Jesus cares for us all.”

Given the continuous influential impact her book is having, particularly during times that are widely regarded as perilous, it has become a foregone conclusion that McGowan Cade cares for those who are destined to draw closer to Christ.

OFF THE CHARTS — After taking direct and strategic commands from her Creator, McGowan Cade not only caught the vision and wrote it down. To her credit, she has earnestly ran with it, ran with it in such a way that a 200-plus book was produced as a result.

Because after all, iron sharpens iron.

If you didn’t know, now you know.


“After writing the book, I would go back and read some of the chapters and be wowed. But understand this isn’t bragging about me. The information for Iron Sharpens Iron Encouragement for the Soul was given to me by the Holy Spirit. — Author Gina McGowan Cade


After taking direct and strategic commands from her Creator, McGowan Cade not only caught the vision and wrote it down. To her credit, she has earnestly ran with it — ran with it in such a way that a 200-plus book was produced as a result.

So to make a long story short…

“If a person hasn’t heard one of my interviews or read an article, they would not know that many of times, I would be asleep and would receive a heavenly download that I would jot down or place notes in my phone,” said McGowan Cade, explaining the awe-inspiring that transpired surrounding her book. “After waking up, again I would go back to review what I wrote and I would often ask the question, ‘Wow, this came from me?’”


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SEASON OF OVERFLOW — Since her book’s much-release nearly three years ago, McGowan Cade has enjoyed a considerable amount of success, most notably through sales and enhanced exposure through the mainstream media. 

Now that her initial book has caused a stir in the Body of Christ for all the right reasons, McGowan Cade has become inspired to begin writing Book No. 2.

The title: “Your Winning Season: Fear Not,” a project that is scheduled to hit the market sometime in Spring 2019, McGowan Cade said.

As for her latest book, McGowan Cade is especially giddy about the overflow of blessings that have surfaced since its release, some of which arose outside of the United States.

“I have only promoted the book physically in Texas,” McGowan Cade said. “I have had interviews with other (media outlets) that are in different states and even in Nigeria.”

Because after all, iron sharpens iron.

If you didn’t know, now you know.


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


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Texas author Annie Ezell’s empowering book helping others ‘see their potential through pain’


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES LADY ANNIE EZELL  


Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV)


DALLAS — Long before Annie Ezell became the First Lady of Latter Rain Church of God In Christ in nearby Sherman, Texas, God had strategically introduced her to an awe-inspiring vision, one that essentially unfolded nearly four decades ago.

“The vision of me becoming an author started to form when I was in my 20’s,” Ezell told Making Headline News this week. “It was difficult to take the first step or know where to begin, but I knew it was a long-term goal.”

Indeed it was.

And so it came to pass sometime in 2012 that Ezell began to diligently work her vision as a newcomer to this ever-so-popular world of authorship, a trend that was culminated approximately two years later when she witnessed her compelling finished project that is entitled, “Making Decisions Is Not Always Easy: A Memoir Of Unspoken Words.”

GOD’S LEADING FIRST LADY — And so it came to pass sometime in 2012 that Sherman, Texas author Annie Ezell began to diligently work her vision as a newcomer to ever-so-popular world of authorship, a trend that was culminated approximately two years when she witnessed her finished project that is entitled, “Making Decisions Is Not Always Easy: A Memoir Of Unspoken Words.”

A spiritually-enhancing written document that is comprised of 72 pages in length, Ezell’s “Making Decisions Is Not Always Easy: A Memoir Of Unspoken Words” was officially released in March 2014 and, much to her delight, has become a fixture throughout the Body of Christ.

“This memoir is a reminder that better days are ahead if you make the right decisions,” said a spokesperson for Ezell’s book in a detailed breakdown of her work at Amazon.com. “For Annie Ezell, making the right decisions only came through patience, prayer, and learning from her experiences. Life events from a young child into adulthood have conditioned her to help guide others through difficult decisions.

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MASSIVE KINGDOM IMPACT — A spiritually-enhancing written document is comprised of 72 pages in length, Ezell’s “Making Decisions Is Not Always Easy: A Memoir Of Unspoken Words” was officially released in March 2014 and has become a fixture throughout the Body of Christ.

“Her wisdom comes from spiritual guidance and obedience to
her calling to encourage others to not give up when they are faced with a
difficult situation. Her appearance doesn’t tell the story: Open the cover to
discover the truth about her life.”

As Ezell, 60, eloquently explained, she had always sensed
that she would eventually find her way to the ideal platform to share of her
assortment of testimonies, as God’s manual encourages us, according to Psalm
105:1.

Now that it all has come to pass, she doesn’t shy away from
the notion that, well, He was there all the time (as the classic gospel song goes).

“I always wanted to tell my story, but I had some reserve,
because of the layers of pain it would evoke,” Ezell, a native of Haworth,
Oklahoma, said. “This particular publication came later after the experience of
losing my mother. I wanted others to understand that when they are faced with
difficult decisions, there is a system to defeating self-doubt and pain.”

Interestingly, Ezell will be afforded the golden opportunity
to promote her book and share of her testimonies as the keynote speaker on
October 13 during a Women’s Conference.

Accompanied by the theme, “Forgiven But Not Healed (Matthew
6:14-15),” this assembly will take place at the United Way Building, located at
713 East Brockett Street in Sherman, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST.

As for ways in which her book is synonymous to the purpose for which God created her, Ezell emphasized, among other things, that her reading audience should look no further than her solid, relentless faith walk.

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GOD’S MYSTICAL UNION — A product of the Church of God In Christ under the leadership of Superintendent F. T. Pratt Sr. Which — “He taught me the value of a Christian life,” Ezell said — Ezell and husband, Pastor James Ezell (the couple will be celebrating 40 years of marriage on December 31) had ultimately raised their children under similar Christian standards, teaching them morals, empathy, respect, and workmanship, among other things.


“This book is a part of my purpose by allowing me to testify and be a witness of faith, obedience, and victory. It became my platform for speaking to women of all status. It also built my confidence that led me to develop the Forgiven But Not Healed as a Women’s Ministry.” — Lady Annie Ezell 


Widely known as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and counselor, Ezell founded her Forgiven But Not Healed ministry two years ago. Initially, it started as a small women’s ministry that was centered mostly on Q&A sessions.

“We (would) gather and have open discussion about salvation and forgiveness on a monthly basis, helping women through their pained experiences and quest to forgiveness,” Ezell said her ministry, which has evolved into more of a spiritual movement, of sorts. “This year will be the first conference inviting attendees from the sessions and is open to the public.”

A product of the historic Church of God In Christ under the leadership of Superintendent F. T. Pratt Sr. Which — “He taught me the value of a Christian life,” Ezell said — Ezell and husband, Pastor James Ezell (the couple will be celebrating 40 years of marriage on December 31) had ultimately raised their children under similar Christian standards, teaching them morals, empathy, respect, and workmanship, among other things.

Prior to their appointment as spiritual leaders, Latter Rain was guided by Elder Clevester and Gladys Johnson

“The support from my husband, children, and spiritual
leaders has pushed me to be a virtuous woman, having faith and praying
fervently for my family,” Lady Ezell said.

The feedback that has been generated since her book’s
release has been favorable.

PURCHASE LADY ANNIE EZELL’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Making-Decisions-Not-Always-Easy/dp/1483406970

DESTINY STEPS — Widely known as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and counselor, Ezell founded her Forgiven But Not Healed ministry two year ago. Initially, it started as a small women’s ministry that was centered mostly on Q&A sessions.

“My audience has found this book to be a comforting
reference during hard times,” Lady Ezell said. “Men and women comment on their
similar experiences and positive encouragement as they are faced with difficult
times. It has given hope and spiritual uplift for many.

“I’m inspired to continue writing for women audiences and
helping them see their potential through the pain,” conditioned Lady Ezell, a
mother of four and grandmother of four who has announced that other books are
presently in the works. “I’ve prayed for wisdom and God has shaped my heart and
mind to be accepting of others and have the patience to meet them where they
are in their journey with Christ.”

Just as out Savior has encouraged us to. 

For more information about Sherman, Texas-based Author Annie Ezell, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Annie Ezell. Also, send email to: info@ezelllegacygroup.com.


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Shreveport’s Myoshi Thomas conquers prison life, discovers her godly purpose through her new book


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES MYOSHI THOMAS 


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


Myoshi Thomas is a little less than two weeks away from the much-anticipated release of her very first book.

Judging by the continuous buzz and hoopla that have surfaced surrounding her remarkably compelling project, it would be hard-pressed to believe that Thomas’ awe-inspiring book, “Against All Odds: From The Jail Cell To Leather Chairs, My Story God’s Glory,” has yet to find its rightful place on the market.

“To be honest, it was spoken over my life many years ago and it took me about seven years to just do it,” Thomas, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “Seven years to just step out on faith and just trust God. The number seven represent completion.”

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HERE’S THE 411 — Judging by the continuous buzz and hoopla that have surfaced surrounding her remarkably compelling project, it would be hard-pressed to believe that author Myoshi Thomas’ awe-inspiring book, “Against All Odds: From The Jail Cell To Leather Chairs, My Story God’s Glory,” has yet to find its rightful place on the market.

Much to Thomas’ delight, she didn’t just complete an informative and emotionally inspiring book. Rather, she produced it in impressive fashion.

A book that will officially hit the market October 20 during
a launch that will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST at Broadmoore Branch
Library in Shreveport, Thomas’ “Against All Odds: From The Jail Cell To Leather
Chairs, My Story God’s Glory” is centered mostly on what Thomas describes as the
importance of one’s destiny amid hardships or, in a nutshell, the importance of
getting the most out of life — thus living on the larger side of God — after
having served time in prison.

In the coming weeks, Thomas will kick off her six-month national book tour that will begin with book signings in Shreveport and will include a visit to New York City October 26-27. Buyers can request presale orders, she said. 

A MUST BUY — A book that will officially hit the market October 20 during a launch that will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST at Broadmoore Branch Library in Shreveport, Thomas’ “Against All Odds: From The Jail Cell To Leather Chairs, My Story God’s Glory” is centered mostly on what Thomas describes as the importance of one’s destiny amid hardships or, in a nutshell, the importance of getting the most out of life — thus living on the larger side of God — after having served time in prison.


“The divine message that I am sending to the audience is that sometimes, we have to take a bold step and create our own destiny. I want others to know that there is life after prison. I decided to do what I call my dosage of C’s. I decided to Challenge myself to Change and be Consistent.” — Author Myoshi Thomas 


What it all boils down to, according to this devout woman of
faith, is devising ways in the natural and spirit to reconnect with the purpose
for which God created us.

“I want (my readers) to know that if they won’t give you a
chance make them notice you, then you create your own lane and succeed,” Thomas
said. “I want them to know that if you believe it, you will achieve it.”

But in order to achieve it, Thomas acknowledged, we must
become greatly committed to keeping Christ the Focal Point of our lives, especially
after God has provided for us a way of escape.

“The main thing is keeping the Main Thing — Jesus,” Thomas
said.  “To just do it and, if it is in
alignment with what God has for you, get ready, get ready, because God will
bring it to pass. (This book will teach us how to) change our mindset and go
after what others say we can’t or won’t have. If I would have listened to what
they were saying to and about me, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

For Thomas, arguably her grandest battle and obstacle when she was released from prison was herself. In other words, she had admittedly found it difficult to come to grips with the fact that she — of all people — had once settled for room and board within the walls of a jail cell.

But God…

“I didn’t know how my story impacted others until I started
sharing my story,” said Thomas, speaking as if to imply that confidence and
self-esteem are at all-time highs. “For a long time, I used to be ashamed of myself
and the fact that I spent time in prison until one of my coaches, a mentor and
midwife, Kim Clayton, started inviting me to speak at her events.”

START SPREADING THE NEWS — In the coming weeks, Thomas will kick off her six-month national book tour that will begin with book signings in Shreveport and will include a visit to New York City October 26-27.

They were, as Thomas recalled, life-enhancing, empowerment
events that essentially provided her with the ideal platform and scenery to
open up about her past checkered life.

But God…

“From there, others started asking me to come share my
story, and it was amazing to me how they were saying my purpose is to be
inspiring to others and to encourage them to get out of their own way,” Thomas
said. (You’ve got to) trust the process and allow God to use you. I never imagined
that my life would be life-saving for others…that my story of when all odds
were against me, I was the underdog.”

FROM PRISON TO THE PALACE — For Thomas, arguably her grandest battle and obstacle when she was released from prison was herself. In other words, she had admittedly found it difficult coming to grips with the fact that she — of all people — had once settled for room and board within the walls of a jail cell.

To Thomas’ credit, because she was committed to embracing a godly life after life in prison, she’s appreciative of the notion that unlike never before, God is steadfastly using her for His glory.

Because, after all, we serve a God Who finds great pleasure
in exalting and elevating underdogs.

“I am that light and hope for ex-felons who think they can’t
get a college degree, own successful business, or always look down upon because
of past mistakes,” Thomas said. “The reason I wrote this book is to encourage,
equip, and empower females, to let them know that our past does not define us,
to use the bricks that are thrown at us to build our pathway…to know that no
matter how many ‘No’s’ comes our way, a ‘Yes’ is in the making.”

Yes! Who wouldn’t serve a God like that!

For more information about Shreveport, Louisiana Author Myoshi Thomas, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Myoshi Thomas. Also, send email to: mthomas551@gmail.com. 


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