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Houston businesswoman Tina McBride Reed goes from fast food worker to CEO of credible mobile care and companion service


DISPLAYING AGAPE LOVE

GOD’S UNCHANGING HAND — A native of Spring, Texas, Tina McBride Reed, 40, is the owner and chief executive officer of Tina Reed’s Caring Hands LLC, a Houston-area mobile care and companion service whose primary emphasis is centered mostly on helping and caring for others, most notably senior citizens, whom are often neglected, Reed told Making Headline News this week.

DALLAS — Tina McBride Reed’s reputation is such that she routinely exemplifies having a heart for people, especially for elderly individuals.

So, much in fact, that Reed has gone to great lengths to provide a resourceful, credible service to elderly people throughout the greater Houston metropolitan and surrounding areas.

A native of Spring, Texas, Reed, 40, is the owner and chief executive officer of Tina Reed’s Caring Hands LLC, a Houston-area mobile care and companion service whose primary emphasis is centered mostly on helping and caring for others, most notably senior citizens, whom are often neglected, Reed told Making Headline News this week.


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“We are a private mobile care and companion service that offers to anyone who is in need, but caters especially to the senior citizens,” Reed said. “I feel they are often neglected in some ways and often forgotten at times.”

Having assembled a staff that is comprised of her mother, two sisters, a niece, as well as a host of friends, family members, and caregivers, Reed established her mobile care venture a little more than a year ago — January 19, 2018 to be technical — as a strategic way to bridge the gap between that about which she’s passionate and the love for what she’s become destined to do.

ALL OF GOD’S PEOPLE MATTER — Reed’s reputation is such that she routinely exemplifies having a heart for people, especially for elderly individuals.

Currently a resident of Humble, Texas, Reed is the Activities Director and caregiver for a senior living community in nearby Woodlands.

“I’ve worked in the healthcare field and I’ve seen some things that I wish I could unsee,” Reed said. “I’ve seen the type of care that has been provided, and it wasn’t pleasing to me, so I wanted to make a difference.”

A little more than a year removed since the startup of Tina Reed’s Caring Hands LLC, this thriving, progressive businesswoman has been nothing short of impressive.

Credit her keen passion, coupled with her divine calling, as the reasons why.


“I wanted to be different and create my own team and expectations of how my vision of how care should be provided. I stand firm on our motto which is, ‘Treating your loved ones as our own.’ This simply means, however, you would treat (people like) your own mother, father, or loved one whether someone is there, overseeing you or not. You would want someone to provide that same type of love care, patience, and companionship for your loved ones, so I wanted to venture out on my own with my family to share our love and passion for what we do.” — Texas Entrepreneur Tina McBride Reed


To her credit, it seems that Reed and her team are reaping favorable results of their tireless efforts and valiant contributions through a distinctly unique mobile care venture that has become a fixture in the community.

“Thus far, we have touched a lot of lives, a lot of hearts, and a lot of families and their loved ones,” Reed said of the sustained success of her business. “My staff and I are both professional and caring, when it comes to your loved ones. We take great pride in providing the best, quality care, love, and support that are required in the adult healthcare field.”

Armed with a nearly a decade and a half of experience in the adult healthcare sector, Reed said what she loves the most about her line of work is the lasting relationships she customarily forms amongst those with whom she crosses paths.

PUTTING IN THE WORK — Currently a resident of Humble, Texas, Reed is the Activities Director and caregiver for a senior living community in nearby Woodlands.

“The thing I like the most about my business is meeting new people, creating special bonds, bonds that are like friendships, and some are like family,” said Reed, whose venture mostly accommodates senior citizens of any age, as well as special education or adult children. “I love to hear the stories that they share. I love transitioning with them and, most of all, I like providing them with quality care, companionship, passion and love for them, something I feel that every person should feel or provide for whomever. I get great joy in helping others.”

Her “great joy,” she said, was spearheaded by her Creator.

“I would definitely have to say that it was put on my heart by God,” said Reed, when asked Who were amongst those who inspired her to enter entrepreneurship. “I started off in fast food, working at Jack In The Box for five years before I said to myself, ‘This is not what I want to do for the rest of my life.’”

Interestingly, that Reed — behind the valiant support of Shannon Reed, her husband of three years — was determined to see from beyond her tenure at a local fast food chain and persevere diligently toward her purpose and calling has benefited her mightily, given the immeasurable strides she’s made a newcomer to the world of entrepreneurship.

“I was introduced to the healthcare field by my sister, who is also a caregiver for my company,” Reed explained. “She introduced me to providing care for the seniors.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Never mind that Reed had made her debut in the industry virtually clueless about what to do.


A SERVANT’S HEART 

IMPACTING LIVES — Armed with a nearly a decade and a half of experience in the adult healthcare sector, Reed said what she loves the most about her line of work is the last relationships she customarily forms amongst those with whom she crosses paths.

“I honestly had no experience in the healthcare field prior to this besides taking care of my own parents,” said Reed, “but when I saw the responses from the care that I provided, that was a sign from God to me that this is what I needed to do.”

Once she made God the Focal Point of her what undoubtedly has become her newfound passion, she in turn began to reap her share of success.

Sustained success, that is.

“Honestly, I see a lot of people that want to do certain things but are afraid to step out on faith and do it,” Reed said. “There are a lot of people that just don’t want to take that extra initiative to do something that they love. I was in the same boat, but I stepped out on faith and said, ‘I’m going to do this.’”

For Reed, it was, by all accounts, a massive leap of faith, the kind that has ultimately connected her with the purpose for which she was created.

GOD’S PLAN — Interestingly, that Reed was determined to see from beyond her tenure at a local fast food chain and persevere diligently toward her purpose and calling has benefited her mightily, given the immeasurable strides she’s made a newcomer to the world of entrepreneurship.

“(I said) ‘If I make it great, wonderful. I’ve succeeded and I will have a success story. But if I fail, I still feel like I tried, I attempted, and I stepped out on faith and did not give up on at least trying so either way I still win,’” Reed recalled. “So I just want to show others that anything that you set your mind to that you can do if you put in the work for it.

“Nothing is ever given to you. You have to work for it. I love encouraging and inspiring and uplifting anyone in life who is trying to make it. That is me.”

Indeed it is.

What a difference one year has made.


For more information about Houston-area Businesswoman Tina McBride Reed, call 713.469.8984 or send email to: msreed2015@comcast.net. Also, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Msreed2015/.


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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.

 

Wright’s Organic Detox Water creating a massive, continuous buzz around Dallas/Fort Worth

DALLAS — Is Tyresha Wright the detox water industry’s best kept secret?

Given the constant buzz Wright has created — courtesy of her organic detox water products — throughout Dallas/Fort Worth’s massive Metroplex, it’s safe to assume the sky’s undoubtedly is the limit for this thriving, progressive entrepreneur, who is the owner of Wright’s Organic Detox Water.


A DETOX GAME CHANGER 

HER PRODUCTS ARE LIT — Given the constant buzz Tyresha Wright has created — courtesy of her organic detox water products — throughout Dallas/Fort Worth’s massive Metroplex, it’s safe to assume the sky’s undoubtedly is the limit for this thriving, progressive entrepreneur, who is the owner of Wright’s Organic Detox Water.

A business that has enjoyed a considerable amount of growth since its inception a little more than a year ago, Wright’s Organic Detox Water has become a fixture, in large part because of its naturally infused flavored water with organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs, all of which assist to purify, replenish, and hydrate organs in the body.

Interestingly, as Wright — who’s widely known as “Ty” — told Making Headline News this week, her organic detox water is especially resourceful, considering her products help rid the body of harmful toxins, which increases the overall nutritional and health benefits, all the while consumers enjoy refreshing, infused H20, she said.

A Provider Relations Analyst for a local  healthcare company, Wright, 39, said her fervent desire to delve off into entrepreneurship surfaced largely because of her single parent household status.


“Being a single mother of three, I endured many of financial hardships when it came to providing for my children. I always wanted to be an entrepreneur of a successful business that would bring financial stability for my family. In addition, I’ve always had a passion to help others and Wright’s Organic Detox Water has paved the way so I could do just that.” — Dallas Entrepreneur Ty Wright 


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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — Amongst the reasons Wright has developed a passion for convincing consumers to buy into organic detox water is that our body is constantly working to dispel toxins and unwanted matter from its various systems, according to a report on the importance of detoxifying the body at https://www.foodmatters.com.

Much to her delight, Wright’s passion for helping others achieve their strategic health and wellness goals and objectives has not only given way to some much-needed financial stability but, to her credit, her delectable products have created a huge buzz in the state where residents have become accustomed to doing things big.

“I’m able to help others who have or had the same struggles I had when it came to consuming water,” said Wright, adding in a jokingly way that for years, she didn’t particularly like drinking water. “Knowing that I’m able to help others with their overall health is a blessing.”

Since the startup of Wright’s Organic Detox Water, the general consensus amongst consumers is that, well, perhaps Wright is steadily making a strong case that she’s the detox water industry’s best kept secret.

“The feedback I’ve received since I started my business has been nothing but positive, encouraging, thankfulness, and continued support,” Wright said. “It truly has been a blessing for me and a blessing to others.”


DID YOU KNOW…

And, if things hold up for this solid, innovative businesswoman whose best entrepreneurship days seem well ahead of her then, in all likelihood, her strategic goals and ambitions for 2019 and beyond will surely come full circle.

That is, Wright is working diligently on ensuring that her booming business attracts more of a national presence.

SIGN OF THINGS TO COME — Since the startup of Wright’s Organic Detox Water, the general consensus amongst consumers is that, well, perhaps Wright is steadily making a strong case that she’s the detox water industry’s best kept secret.

“I pray in 2019, I will be able to accommodate all 50 states,” Wright said without hesitation. “My mission is to help others with water consumption, who struggle daily. Water is something we need every day. When refuse to consume it, our health will eventually spiral downwards, leading to unbearable health issues that we all want to prevent. I know I do.”

Amongst the reasons Wright has developed a passion for convincing consumers to buy into organic detox water is that our body is constantly working to dispel toxins and unwanted matter from its various systems, according to a report on the importance of detoxifying the body at https://www.foodmatters.com.

LOOK OUT WORLD — If things hold up for this solid, innovative businesswoman whose best entrepreneurship days seem well ahead of her then, in all likelihood, her strategic goals and ambitions for 2019 and beyond will surely come full circle. That is, Wright is working diligently on ensuring that her booming business attracts more of a national presence.

“Over time, the body gets run down from unhealthy food choices, alcohol, caffeine, drugs, stress, and environmental toxins that are a part of modern day life. No matter how healthy your diet or lifestyle may be, external factors still require us to give the body a chance to recharge and dispel anything that may be holding us back from experiencing superior health and long lasting vitality.

“When our vital organs are placed under too much pressure and unable to work efficiently, this is when illness and disease can appear,” according to the https://www.foodmatters.com report. “Taking time to cleanse the body and nurture these vital organs goes a long way in prevention, and also has immediate effects — greater energy, clearer skin, better digestion, mental clarity, and so much more.”

THE TABLE IS SPREAD — Much to her delight, Wright’s passion for helping other achieve their strategic health and wellness goals and objectives has not only given way to some much-needed financial stability but, to her credit, her delectable products have created a huge buzz in the state where its residents have become accustomed to doing things big.

For what it’s worth, these are just a few notable factors Wright will likely address in the coming days when she host a presentation with a division of the Dallas Independent School District (or DISD), during which she will share pertinent information about her organic detox water products.

“I love seeing the success of others, and I’m a firm believer of if you set your mind on something, the heart will soon follow,” Wright said. “Pray about it and allow God to make a way.”

For this devoted single mother of three, amongst the things of which she’s grateful is that God has surely moved on her behalf, particularly since the inception of her business.

“Nothing comes easy,” said Wright, “but if you want something (badly enough), then it’s up to you to go get it. Never allow others to say what is impossible, because with faith and God, any and all things are possible.”

Appropriately and well stated by this thriving Texas businesswoman, one who’s steadily making a strong case that she’s the detox water industry’s best kept secret.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Tyresha “Ty” Wright of Wright’s Organic Detox Water or to place orders, call 469.733.2399. Also, connect with her via facebook https://www.facebook.com/WrightsOrganicDetoxWater/.


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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 LaTambria Smith carries on her son’s memory through her thriving baking business


EDITOR’S NOTE: This story on Dallas/Fort Worth businesswoman LaTambria Smith was originally published by Making Headline News on October 11, 2017. Since the release of this story, Smith, a Dallas Skyline High graduate, has announced that she will be releasing a book that will recall her assortment of emotional testimonies, as well as host an empowerment conference that will take place at a date to be announced. 

DALLAS — Back on February 8, one day before her 33rd birthday, LaTambria Smith staged to her Facebook page a rather descriptive and touching image that detailed a timeline of arguably the most challenging and tear-jerking moments of her young life.

For starters, Smith underwent surgery to have her cancer cells removed from her cervix in 2007.


DEFYING ALL ODDS 

SHE’S STILL STANDING — Dallas-area businesswoman LaTambria Smith is owner of Tam’s Sweet Treats And More, a professionally run DFW-based professional baking business in which Smith specializes in preparing a variety of delectable, mouth-watering desserts.

Approximately a year later, she had a pre-eclampsia, or an emergency C-Section performed, a procedure that gave way to her child being 25 weeks prematurely and weighing just one pound, six ounces.

Two years later, doctors removed cancer cells from her cervix only to have a similar procedure performed the following year.

Then in 2012, Smith had to have another emergency C-Section performed, during which she had given birth to her baby at 23 weeks, a child whom weighed 14 ounces.


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THESE CAKES ARE LIT — A business Smith established approximately three years ago, Tam’s Sweet Treats And More is widely known for providing consumers with a variety of sweets, most notably cakes, teacakes, chocolate covered sweets and its famous cupcakes.

Consequently, things would become even more somber in the life of a young woman whose faith undoubtedly was on trial unlike never before.

That’s because later that year, doctors had discovered a softball-size tumor in Smith’s stomach during the C-section. Unfortunately, Smith’s baby passed away three weeks later after a month-and-a-half stay in the NICU. Consequently, she underwent successful surgery, during which she had the tumor removed.

Then in 2015, Smith was hit with more disheartening news when she got word that she had a leaking heart valve due to high blood pressure.

ALL OCCASIONS CAKES AND TREATS — You name it and chances are Smith — this professional baking guru — will hook you up regardless of the occasion.

As if those slew of obstacles weren’t enough to try Smith’s faith, she learned some time last year that the nerves behind both of her eyes were swollen twice their normal size, in large part because doctors discovered excessive fluid around her brain.

While such a heartbreaking sequence of events would bring even the strongest of persons to tears, Smith deemed it essential to end the timeline image with four words that, despite an assortment of potentially fatal occurrences, practically explains why she’s the blessed woman for whom she is widely known.


REMEMBERING AMARI 

In 2013, doctors had discovered a softball-size tumor in Smith’s stomach during the C-section.  Unfortunately, Smith’s baby passed away three weeks later after a month-and-a-half stay in the NICU. Consequently, she underwent successful surgery, during which she had the tumor removed.

“AND I’M STILL STANDING,” Smith staged to an image that was accompanied by three exclamation points.

All things considered and because of what she had to survive, Smith doesn’t shy away from the notion that while she’s yet breathing, she might as well live life to the fullest — while walking in purpose through entrepreneurship in the process.

“To me this is not only a business, but a passion,” Smith told Making Headline News.


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You name it and chances are this professional baking guru will hook you up regardless of the occasion.

A business she established approximately three years ago, Tam’s Sweet Treats And More is widely known for providing consumers with a variety of sweets, most notably cakes, teacakes, chocolate covered sweets and its famous cupcakes.


TAM’S TEXAS TWO STEP

HER REASONS — All things considered and because of what she had to survive, Smith doesn’t shy away from the notion that while she’s yet breathing, she might as well live life to the fullest — while walking in purpose through entrepreneurship in the process. Pictured with Smith in a recent photo from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis are her daughters: Amaiyah  Ross, 11 (left), and Mariah Ross, 10.

“I started in the kitchen with my grandmother as a child and learned as much as I could. I took all that knowledge and carried it over to my adult life. I first thought I would just do it for my girls, but the more I tried and accomplished, the more I pushed myself and here we are now.” — Dallas Entrepreneur LaTambria Smith


Talk about a dramatic comeback to ultimately start and manage a business amid a rash of agonizing setbacks.

“To have my girls watch and encourage me pushes me even more, because I know my passion and drive is a lesson for them as they grow,” Smith said while flashing her big, signature smile.

How befitting to put on display a well-deserved smile, this after having conquered and outlasted and defied arguably the greatest of odds time and time again.


For more information about Tam’s Sweet Treats And More or to place orders, call Tambria Smith at 469.223.3928 or email her at latambriasmith@gmail.com. Also, reach her via social media at: Facebook.com/Tamssweettreatsandmore and Instagram @tamssweettreatsandmore.


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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’ LaToya Massey savoring the fruits of her labor in cosmetology career that spans 20-plus years

DALLAS — LaToya Massey remembers how it had all come to fruition, remembers vividly how she had strategically connected with what undoubtedly has become her passion, for the most part.

“I always loved playing and making a difference with my baby dolls,” Massey, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said, recalling how she had garnered a fond interest in the cosmetology industry. “I started at a very young age. “When I was in elementary school, I used to take my grandmother’s foam rollers and roll my hair every night for school.”

THE FACE OF EXCELLENCE 

IN HER ZONE — A native of Dallas’ historic Oak Cliff community, LaToya Massey, 34, has established a solid clientele throughout a professional cosmetology career that spans a little more than two decades.
It was, by all accounts, because of Massey’s resourcefulness with foam rollers, coupled with her love for helping others look their best that have contributed mightily to her rise as an accomplished Dallas/Fort Worth-area cosmetologist and makeup artist, most notably as the mastermind of Sincerelyur’s Leaving An Impression.

A native of Dallas’ historic Oak Cliff community, Massey, 34, has established a solid clientele throughout a professional cosmetology career that spans a little more than two decades.

Given the immeasurable strides she’s made over the years, it’s safe to assume she has shown virtually no signs of slowing down anytime soon.


I love how it keeps me in touch with people, how the clients are not my clients, but my family. I love meeting new people and the interactions.” — Dallas/Fort Worth Cosmetologist/Makeup Artist LaToya Massey 


Massey’s rise to cosmetology excellence began back when she was in middle school, during which she imposed a small fee to do hair.

BEAST MODE — Given the immeasurable strides she’s made over the years, it’s safe to assume that she has shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

“That was my very first job,” Massey said. “I was a young entrepreneur, having my own money. I have been doing hair for 21 years as a black business owner.”

And, much to her delight, her distinctly unique gifts as a cosmetologist have been put on display all over Texas and even in parts of Georgia.

TEXAS, TAM, AND MORE — More than two decades removed from having discovered her passion, it seemed that even to this day, Massey first gig is still very much her current one.

“(I just want) to just leave an impression on those in need of confidence, a friend, a sister and, as we used to say back in the day, a play mama,” Massey jokingly said. “But most of all, (I want to leave an impression on) my family.”

Speaking of family, credit Massey’s aunt, Dale Glover, for having greatly inspired her niece to become a professional stylist.

Oh, and let’s not forget grandma’s foam rollers.

SOLID SUPPORTING CAST — Credit Massey’s aunt, Dale Glover, for having greatly inspired her niece to become a professional stylist.

“I saw the how we bonded so well when she would do my hair or when she would teach me some of the techniques I know today,” Massey said of Glover.

A graduate of Dallas’ Justin F. Kimball High School, Massey advanced education in her selected field was acquired at I.T.S. Beauty Academy.


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More than two decades removed from having discovered her passion, it seemed that even to this day, Massey first gig is still very much her current one.

For the most part.

“It is imperative that I esteem and inspire (others daily), because it shows the passion, blood, sweat and tears that I pride my business on daily,” Massey said. “I am always willing to show and teach (others) my ways so that they will take them and add their ways to make and be someone great.”

Just as she had done after playing around as a child with grandma’s foam rollers.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman LaToya Massey, connect with her via social media at:

YouTube: Sincerely Urs

Facebook: SincerelyUrs

Snapchat: Sincerely Urs

Instagram at: @sincerelyurz

Also, send email to: Sincerelyurstoya@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/Fort Worth author Eunice Jones-Mitchell discovers key part of her purpose through her first book


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 KJV)


DALLAS — At some point during her life, it wasn’t so much about Eunice Jones-Mitchell needing to adjust to Texas.

Rather, her peace of mind and faith walk were centered largely on how she’d go about seeing to it that Texas — as big and gigantic as it is — would adjust to her.


WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED 

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — A licensed minister, speaker, life coach, and mentor, Dallas/Fort Worth author Eunice Jones-Mitchell is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Love Letters: My Personal Journey Towards Healing.”

“I’ve been writing all my life, but when I transitioned here to Dallas, I suffered severe panic and anxiety attacks and saw a therapist,” Jones-Mitchell, a native of Oklahoma City, told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “Once I begin to pour out all that I had been through and fleeing domestic abuse, that’s when He gave me the instructions.”

Much Jones-Mitchell’s delight, those God-mandated instructions included, among other things, a monumental assignment that had given way to her delving off into the world of authorship.

A licensed minister, speaker, life coach, and mentor, Jones-Mitchell is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Love Letters: My Personal Journey Towards Healing.”


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A 116-page written document that made its official release on July 28, 2017, Jones-Mitchell’s “Love Letters: My Personal Journey Towards Healing” depicts in large part this writer’s personal journey, one that is mired by what she describes as “a life of brokenness and pain,” as mentioned in a detailed breakdown of this book at Amazon.com.

“This book will walk you through the challenges I had to face and overcome,” Jones-Mitchell reveals in her Amazon synopsis. “This book originally started as a journal to God, letting Him know how much I love Him for what He brought me through.”

As it turned out, the more that Jones-Mitchell carried out her strategic assignment as a Christian-based writer, the more God began to reveal to her the purpose for which she was created.


AND THE BIBLE SAYS…

Talk about adjusting comfortably to life in Texas.


“Each love letter allowed me to reflect on my life instead of the hurt I experienced. Although each love letter started from a place of pain, as I continued to write, the love letter would end from a place of freedom.” — Author Eunice Jones-Mitchell


Interestingly, as Jones-Mitchell sought therapy on what was seemingly a regular basis, the more that God had given her the revelation to produce a book.

GOD’S PLAN — As Jones-Mitchell had ultimate discovered, even upon relocating to Texas, even when it her faith was being tried and tested, even when the enemy came in like a flood — by way of those dreaded panic and anxiety attacks — God was behind the scenes, working things out for her good.

“And as I begin to share with the therapist, she confirmed it and clearly stated, ‘I could listen to your story all day,’” Jones-Mitchell recalled. “(She said) ‘You should write a book.’”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

That’s because Jones-Mitchell is rough a year-and-a-half removed from having written a book that continues to amass favorable reviews.

“Everyone has told me that it was an easy read and that some part of the book spoke to a situation that they were battling or had experienced in their life,” Jones-Mitchell said. “Most of my audience wants to read more and I’m glad for that.”

Because of whom she is and because of where God is taking her, Jones-Mitchell is thoroughly convinced that her book was all a part of God’s strategic plan for her life, even during her season in the wilderness.


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A MUST READ — A 116-page written document that made its official release on July 28, 2017, Jones-Mitchell’s “Love Letters: My Personal Journey Towards Healing” depicts in large part this writer’s personal journey, one that is mired by what she describes as “a life of brokenness and pain,” as mentioned in a detailed breakdown of this book at Amazon.com.

“I’ve known since I was little that God had a plan for my life,” Jones-Mitchell says with pure confidence. “God told me that I would touch lives all over the world and I didn’t realize it would be with the words that I put to paper in a book.

“This was the icing on the cake for me in (God) allowing me to give my audience something tangible to take with them when I was giving the opportunity to pour out to them. Even if I never wrote the book, I am forever a witness to the power of God through Jesus Christ in my life.”

As Jones-Mitchell had ultimate discovered, even upon relocating to Texas, even when it her faith was being tried and tested, even when the enemy came in like a flood — by way of those dreaded panic and anxiety attacks — God was behind the scenes, working things out for her good.

Next up: two more compelling books, which are currently in the works, she said.

OH HAPPY DAYS — Because of whom she is and because of where God is taking her, Jones-Mitchell is thoroughly convinced that her book was all a part of God’s strategic plan for her life, even during her season in the wilderness.

“I just looked at her and after tears streamed down my face I told her that God spoke that to me and she was confirming His words,” said Jones-Mitchell, recalling her memorable conversation with her therapist. “I’m just humbled and honored for the opportunity to be able to share with (the media). God has been faithful every step of the way and I’m expecting to publish more books and continue to help people through my life’s experience and speaking life into them.”

Talk about adjusting comfortably to life in Texas.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Author Eunice Jones-Mitchell, or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eunice.jones.92775. Also, send email to: eunicejones11@gmail.com.


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Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards to take place February 14-17 from Houston

 


And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:23 KJV)


DALLAS — Gospel artists around the country will be afforded the golden opportunity to acquire the exposure they so desperately seek during the upcoming Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards.

A three-day event that will take place February 14-17 at Houston’s  Marriott Hotel Hobby Airport — located at 9100 Gulf Freeway — the TGMEA will is annual event that is centered largely on providing a platform for new gospel artists, most notably those who aspire to move up the ranks of the music industry, a spokesperson told Making Headline News this week.


IT’S ALL ABOUT KING JESUS 

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — Gospel artists around the country will be afforded the golden opportunity to acquire the exposure they so desperately seek during the upcoming Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards.

In addition to an event that has been in existence for a little more than two decades, artists and aspiring artists will have the chance to grasp a thorough overview of what  TGMEA organizers have labeled the “vehicle of education and networking opportunities.”

“These efforts have assisted in the springboard of many of gospel artists in the past, providing a face-to-face experience with other artists, promoters, producers, and media (personalities),” said a spokesperson for the TGMEA.


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Powered by the Excellence Awards nonprofit organization, the theme that organizers have adopted during the 2019 TGMEA is: Focusing On The Total Person: Mind, Body, And Soul,” a featured slogan that is accompanied by the familiar Biblical passage that is 1 Thessalonians 5:23.

As usual, the TGMEA is being organized by a host of individuals, most notably its Co-Founders, Pastor Larry Davies and his wife, First Lady Sharon Davies.

The TGMEA is available to gospel artists nationwide, event organizers emphasized.

“Attending this event will afford the new artists some exposure and knowledge of how the industry operates, what it takes to become successful, and to learn the language of the industry,” said a spokesperson for the TGMEA. “Due to the fact that in this new age of gospel music, the changes in the industry are ever so changing. But if any new artists are determined that this is the way they want to go, attending this event will be a help.

“Including awarding these artists for their creativity and hard work in gospel ministry as an independent artist, we have a chance to exhibit our appreciation via the gospel community.”

Interestingly, organizers said artists in attendance will have an opportunity to have their music projects serviced by what is known as its “servicing area,” during which they will pass their respective projects to various radio stations and media personnel on hand for the TGMEA.


“Of course, if the up-and-coming artists perform on any of the events scheduled during the event, (they will be afforded the opportunity) to be heard and identified amongst their constituents and other media affiliates,” said a spokesperson for the TGMEA.


And, just like in years’ past, the TGMEA will include its customary Morning Glory worship to commence each day of the three-day event, as well as a Gospel Music Industry Educational Workshop, Praise and Worship Workshop, Praise Dance Workshop, and a Women of Excellence Forum and Book Release (brunch tickets are $35.00).


GOD’S LEADING LADY 

Also, there will be a Preachers and Ministers Forum, and Ambassadors Annual Meeting, a Valentine’s Day Late Night Soiree (which is $35.00 per couple), a Late Night New Artist Showcase, and the TGMEA finale that is known as CHOIRMANIA.

“We encourage everyone to come witness the various ministries and anointed talents of our delegates,” said a spokesperson for the TGMEA.


For more information about the Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards that will take place February 14-17 in Houston, call Pastor Larry Davies at 281.935.3573, or send email to: larrydavies48@gmail.com or tgmeahouston@gmail.com. Also, connect with the TGMEA via online at: www.tgmeahouston.strikingly.com, and view the various advertisements via Google, Yahoo, Instagram, and Tumbler.


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Little Rock author/evangelist R. M. Hoof’s ‘Broken Alabaster Box’ having a massive kingdom impact


And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment; and stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. (Luke 7:37-39 KJV) 


Because of who she is and because of where God is taking her, R. M. Hoof was willing to do whatever necessary to steadfastly cover her beloved daughter and others — with God, her Helper, steering the way.

Saying if, by chance, her daughter had become victimized by rape, Hoof — just as she was taught as a young child while being raised in a Christian environment — deemed it essential to turn to God for some much-needed sense of direction.


THE PROVERBS 31 AFFECT 

UNSHAKABLE FAITH — A native of Camden, Arkansas, R. M. Hoof of Little Rock is the mastermind behind the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Broken Alabaster Box,” a newly-project written document that is a little more than 11 months removed from its official release.

“I did not want my daughter to feel that if she was raped, that it was her fault or any other woman for that reason,” Hoof told Making Headline News this week.

As it turned out, God, His usual reliable Self, wasted little time guiding Hoof – this devout woman of faith — on a memorable, spiritually-enhancing journey, one whereby she would be afforded the golden opportunity to share of her assortment of testimonies in what has been widely dubbed a kingdom-advancing book.

A native of Camden, Arkansas, Hoof of Little Rock is the mastermind behind the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Broken Alabaster Box,” a newly-project written document that is a little more than 11 months removed from its official release.


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Released officially on January 29, 2018, Hoof’s “Broken Alabaster Box” is comprised of 154 pages in length and depicts the beautiful story of the woman with the alabaster box, a familiar development that is housed in the book of Luke in the New Testament, which Hoof cites has had a major impact on her.

“I once considered myself even lower than this woman, who had committed many sins,” Hoof, a longtime licensed evangelist, explained in a detailed breakdown of her book at Amazon.com. “But whose desire to honor Jesus in her own humble way, drove her to disregard not just the social protocol of the day, but others’ opinion of her. She honored Jesus by anointing His feet with expensive perfume contained in an alabaster box.”

But here’s the real breakthrough, Hoof reveals to the people of God in a book that’s also available at Barnes and Noble online and at Little Rock’s Pyramid Book Store (located at 1001 Wright Avenue).

“We all have an alabaster box that we can present to the Lord,” she said without hesitation.


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A book that Hoof – whose widely known as Renita Hoof — needed somewhere in the neighborhood of eight months to assemble, her authorship debut has been so remarkably impressive that her reading audience has already begun inquiring about whether she will produce other books.


“I have been asked countless times when is the second book coming out. I have been asked to speak at several churches about the book as well. I have been told that it was a page-turner and they could not put it down.” — Author Evangelist R. M. Hoof 


Having announced that she has speaking engagements lined up — “However, there are none at the time pertaining to the book,” she said — other books are currently in the works, Hoof said.

SPIRITUAL GPS SYSTEM — As it turned out, God, His usual reliable Self, wasted little time guiding Hoof – this devout woman of faith — on a memorable, spiritually-enhancing journey, one whereby she would be afforded the golden opportunity to share of her assortment of testimonies in what has been widely dubbed a kingdom-advancing book.

“Beyond The Brokenness and And Raising David and Deborah; Warriors,” said Hoof, revealing the names of her forthcoming written works.

When asked in what ways is her latest book apart of the purpose for which God has created her, Hoof said, “My ministry is to broken men and women. My heart has always gone out to them. It wasn’t until after the birth of the book that I realized my true call and purpose. The plan was then revealed.”

All things considered, coupled with the divine calling on her life, Hoof’s God-orchestrated plan has come full circle and, most importantly, it is steadily advancing the kingdom in the process.

THEY WANT MORE — A book that Hoof – whose widely known as Renita Hoof — needed somewhere in the neighborhood of eight months to assemble, her authorship debut has been so remarkably impressive that her reading audience has already begun inquiring about whether she will produce a second book.

“Broken Alabaster Box was birthed through the pain of a young woman who did not see herself through the eyes of God,” Hoof emphasized. “My vision was blurred and obscured. I only saw myself through the lens of my assailants.”

But God…

MASSIVE KINGDOM IMPACT — When asked in what ways is her latest book apart of the purpose for which God has created her, Hoof said, “My ministry is to broken men and women. My heart has always gone out to them. It wasn’t until after the birth of the book that I realized my true call and purpose. The plan was then revealed.”

“I had no self-worth and my self-esteem was only predicated on what someone else thought of me,” Hoof recalled. “Jealousy and insecurity ran ramped in my mind. Strong holds held my thoughts captive. It was only until I began to have a real relationship with God was I set free.”

That’s because of who she is and because of where God is taking her, she was willing to do whatever was necessary to steadfastly capture and sustain the abundant life that Christ came to give us — with God, her Helper, steering the way.


For more information about Little Rock, Arkansas author, Evangelist R. M. Hoof, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: https://www.facebook.com/renita.hoof.3. Also, send email to: RMJacksonHoof@uams.edu.


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Houston’s Tamara Washington overcomes the spirit of fear, makes her authorship debut as a result


For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)


DALLAS — Tamara Washington, at one point in time, admittedly was uncomfortable.

Very, very uncomfortable, she recalls.

“I didn’t feel comfortable sharing with those around me,” Washington, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said, recalling her assortment of challenges as it pertains to sharing her personal testimonies. “So it made things more challenging to overcome. Now, I’m seeking to encourage someone’s heart so they would know they’re not alone.”


GOD’S LEADING LADY 

SMILING HER WAY THROUGH — In making her authorship debut, Tamara C. Washington has appropriately disclosed her testimonies and valiant contributions to book entitled, “I Rise: Living Beyond The Bruises.”

Fortunately for Washington, she’s been afforded the ideal platform whereby she has displayed a great deal of transparency.

In making her authorship debut, Washington has appropriately disclosed her testimonies and valiant contributions to book entitled, “I RISE: Living Beyond The Bruises.”

A book that is forwarded by accomplished Flint, Michigan-based author, empowerment extraordinaire, and Kilgore Publishing founder Precious S. Brown, “I RISE: Living Beyond The Bruises” made its presence on the market on December 17.


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“I’ve had the desire to write a book for a long as I can remember,” Washington, a native of Cade, Louisiana — “Some the greatest things have come from some of the smallest places on the map,” she said of her rural hometown — who currently resides in the Houston area. “I recall having the desire to write a book as early as my adolescent years. So what was simply a desire has become reality.”

As for the divine message she aspires to send to her reading audience through “I RISE,” Washington emphasized, among other things, that, “It is nearly impossible to have healthy relationships with others when you’re separated from yourself within.”

Now that her published work has come to fruition, not only has Washington broken out of her comfort zone — both in the natural and spirit — but, to her credit, she’s going to great lengths to help others with similar personalities to follow suit.

CREATING A LEGACY — Now that her published work has come to fruition, not only has Washington broken out of her comfort zone — both in the natural and spirit — but, to her credit, she’s going to great lengths to help others with similar personalities to follow suit.

“I began writing the book for the purpose of helping people,” Washington explained. “I’ve often had the experience of feeling alone when going through life’s situations.”

In a detailed breakdown of “I RISE: Living Beyond the Bruises” at Amazon.com, this awe-inspiring and compelling written document is a collaboration of  women, each of whom have worked diligently to overcome insecurities, shame, identity crises, uncertainties and more.

“As you turn the pages of this book, you will gain hope and encouragement to overcome the obstacles you face,” said a spokesperson for Brown’s book, which is her ninth published work to date.

For Washington, while her contributing piece to “I RISE: Living Beyond the Bruises” is her first published work, it certainly isn’t her last, she acknowledged.


“I plan to write multiple books to elaborate on several topics that were briefly mentioned in ‘I RISE.'”  — Author Tamara C. Washington 


RISING STOCK — A book that is forwarded by accomplished Flint, Michigan-based author, empowerment extraordinaire, and Kilgore Publishing founder Precious S. Brown, “I Rise: Living Beyond The Bruises” made its presence on the market on December 17.

Much to her delight, Washington has become the beneficiary of an array of positive feedback since the release of “I RISE.”

“I anticipate receiving lots of feedback” said Washington, adding that her grandest supporters have been her local church, as well as her Pastor and spiritual father, Apostle Dr. W. E. Brown.

“I would also like to give special thanks to the leaders of Covenant Temple Churches Worldwide for their unconditional love, support, prayers, and guidance throughout the years I’ve been a part of their ministry,” Washington continued.

MORE TO COME — For Washington, while her contributing piece to “I RISE: Living Beyond the Bruises” is her first published work, it certainly isn’t her last, she acknowledged.

For what it’s worth, amongst the factors about which Washington is mostly proud is this anthology has created an international buzz since its much-anticipated release.

“(This book) will reach many all over the world,” Washington said. So this project has given me the ability to share my testimony with the word of the Lord in mind. My desire is to reach the hearts of many that they, too, would ask the question: ‘What must I do to be saved?’”


For more information about Houston-area Author Tamara Washington, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: https://www.facebook.com/tamara.cares.948. Also, send email to: twstandingstrong@gmail.com.


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Thanks to a former NFL player, Duncanville’s Barak Gurnell has found his niche and passion in football


TEXAS CLASS 6A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW


DUNCANVILLE, Texas — Tamara Gurnell was going on and on Wednesday morning about how her son, Barak Gurnell, doesn’t routinely watch football.

“He doesn’t watch a whole lot of football,” Tamara Gurnell told Making Headline News. “I could turn it on a game and he’ll go in another room. He’s just not into watching football like that.”


EYE OF THE PANTHER 

HEART OF A CHAMPION — A little more than two years removed from having become thoroughly active in competitive football, Barak Gurnell has made some pretty immeasurable strides for a Duncanville High team (15-0) that has re-emerged as a national standout and will square off against Houston’s North Shore (15-0) for the Texas Class 6A championship Saturday at 7 p.m. CST at AT&T Stadium.

That certainly isn’t the case for her son on the field.

A little more than two years removed from having become thoroughly active in competitive football, Barak Gurnell has made some pretty immeasurable strides for a Duncanville High team (15-0, ranked No. 8 nationally by MaxPreps.com) that has re-emerged as a national standout and will square off against Houston’s North Shore (15-0, ranked No. 10 nationally by MaxPreps.com) for the Texas Class 6A championship Saturday at 7 p. m. CST at AT&T Stadium.

Led by former Dallas Skyline coach Reggie Sample, Duncanville is ranked No. 1 in Texas Class 6A, according to MaxPreps. North Shore is ranked No. 2.

A 6-foot-3, 285-pound senior defensive tackle, Gurnell has practically held his own and made a name for himself as a marquee player for a Panther defensive unit that denied perennial power Allen of a second consecutive state title with a 44-35 win in the state semifinals.


“Football has become a very important part of my life in a very short period of time and I honestly can’t see going to college without it. It pushes me to be a better version of myself every day.” — Duncanville senior defensive tackle Barak Gurnell 


STOCK IS RISING — What a difference two years have made for a young, gifted kid whom, to his credit, has managed to attract interests from a host of college, a trend he expects to increase much sooner than later.

Football alone isn’t the only factor that has greatly inspired Gurnell to maximize his potential as he continues to lobbies for a full ride scholarship as a member of a nationally-ranked Duncanville team that’s loaded with Division 1-caliber players and is back in the state championship for the first time in two decades.

Amongst those who essentially spearheaded Gurnell’s quest to consider football is former NFL player Roderick Lewis.

A former Dallas Bishop Dunne Catholic and University of Arizona star, Lewis, 47, played four professional seasons for the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans from 1994-1997.

PIVOTAL EXTRA POINT — Amongst those who essentially spearheaded Gurnell’s quest to consider football is former NFL player Roderick Lewis. A former Dallas Bishop Dunne Catholic and University of Arizona star, Lewis, 47, played four professional seasons for the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans from 1994-1997.

As Tamara Gurnell recalled, Lewis was rather direct when suggesting that her son — who already exhibits the size of an NFL defensive lineman — should serious consider giving football a try.

“My friend, Rod Lewis, hadn’t seen Barak for some time until his daughter’s 17th birthday party,” Tamara Gurnell explained. “Rod’s face lit up with excitement and he began to pat Barak on the back and chest, commenting on how big he had gotten.”

As it turns out, it seemed that divine intervention essentially couldn’t keep Barak Gurnell off of Lewis’ mind days after the two had crossed paths.

MOM KNOWS BEST –— Come Saturday night, amongst the things that will likely come to mind for Gurnell when he sets foot on Texas high school football’s biggest stage is how his willingness to embrace wise counsel has ultimately allowed his gift to make room for him.

“A few days later, Rod called me to discuss Barak’s future, highly encouraging (him) to consider football as a viable option to add to his high school portfolio,” Tamara Gurnell recalled.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

That’s because not only did Barak Gurnell heed the pertinent advice of Lewis but, much to his delight, it’s safe to assume that competitive football, by all accounts, has become an integral part of his life.

Come Saturday night, amongst the things that will likely come to mind for Gurnell when he sets foot on Texas high school football’s biggest stage is how his willingness to embrace some wise counsel has ultimately allowed his gift to make room for him.

Yep. What a difference two years have made for a young, gifted kid whom, to his credit, has managed to attract interests from a host of college, a trend he expects to increase much sooner than later.

“I have spoken to Lyon College over the phone and Texas State University (scouts) in person,” said Gurnell, adding that Oklahoma State and SMU have expressed interests in his services.

REMEMBER THE NAME — A 6-foot-3, 285-pound senior defensive tackle, Gurnell has practically held his own and made a name for himself as a marquee player for a Panther defensive unit that denied perennial power Allen of a second consecutive state title with a 44-35 win.

Surely, Gurnell’s short list of schools, in all likelihood, will expand, considering just this past summer, he attended camps at SMU, OSU, Baylor, TCU, the University of Houston, Rice University, and Texas A&M Commerce, among others.

“There will be no problems off the field,” said Gurnell, when asked what direct message he’d like to send to college scouts and recruiters. “I always make sure to conduct myself in a respectable fashion and that my grades are never a problem. Right now, I’m preparing for the state final game against North Shore, and I plan to continue to lift weights through the winter and do some conditioning once it gets warmer.”

If nothing else, for a youngster who’s a relatively newcomer to football, Gurnell certainly has become knowledgeable of the prerequisites essential for landing an athletic scholarship.

“The coaches give honest feedback,” Tamara Gurnell said of her son’s constant progression to the sport. “Essentially, Barak is a diamond in the rough. Because he is so new to the sport, the learning curve is massive.”

All things considered, one would be hard-pressed to discover just how “massive” of a curve it is, given the sustained success Gurnell has enjoyed in such a brief timeframe.

“He is a quick study, and in football, intellect is key,” said Tamara Gurnell, sounding very much like a prep football insider. “(The Duncanville coaching staff) believe he will be offered a (partial) scholarship, if not a full one, mainly because there is limited film due to his late start in the sport. They believe he will surely be an asset, because of his character and great grades.”

PUTTING IN WORK — If nothing else, for a youngster who’s a relatively newcomer to football, Gurnell certainly has become knowledgeable of the prerequisites essential to landing an athletic scholarship.

Something even a former NFL player had recognized at a birthday party.

Speaking of party, expect the Gurnells to host one if the Panthers upend North Shore Saturday night in Arlington, which is roughly two towns over from Duncanville.

Heck, expect them to throw an even bigger party if Barak Gurnell pulls off the unthinkable by signing a National Letter of Intent in the foreseeable future , which undoubtedly would be a massive, remarkable feat for a relatively newcomer to the sport.

“I will be proud (if he earns a football scholarship), because he is one step closer to his independence,” Tamara Gurnell said. “I am enjoying the man he is becoming.”

A youngster who already exhibits the frame of an NFL defensive lineman.

Talk about impressive.


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Dallas/Fort Worth author T. L. Adams’ ‘Get Rid Of Your Stupid List’ book is a constant page turner


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES AUTHOR T. L. ADAMS


DALLAS — T. L. Adams is a writer.

A pretty darn good and resourceful one, to be more technical.

To her distinctly unique credit, she has a few good reasons why she has appropriately adopted a passion for writing, most notably through the ever-so-competitive authorship industry.

“Writing about my life and short stories are therapy to me,” Adams, an accomplished author who’s widely known as ‘Tynisa Adams,’ told Making Headline News during a recent interview.


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SHE’S AIN’T STUPID — A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Dallas/Fort Worth-area author T. L. Adams is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Get Rid Of Your Stupid List: Seven Reasons You Are Successful And Still Single,” a 112-page written document that officially hit the market in July 2017.

As Adams acknowledged, it wasn’t until after her divorce that she consequently returned to dating, a trend that essentially fueled her fervent desire to compose her assortment of experiences in the form of a book.

“After my divorce was final, I knew I had to write about my experiences,” Adams said.

She did just that, having produced a book that not only details her slew of life-changing encounters, but also one that is enabling others to assess the overall landscape of their lives — particularly as it relates to interpersonal relational skills.


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A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Adams is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Get Rid Of Your Stupid List: Seven Reasons You Are Successful And Still Single.”

Armed with a wealth of beauty, Adams is a divorced mom of two children whom, as a gifted author, deemed it essential to share before the world a variety of issues, particularly as it pertains to dating – most notably various forms of pain, frustration, and disappointment.

“Her mission is to help women self-reflect and look at the real reasons that have kept them single,” according to a spokesperson for Adams’ ‘Get Rid of Your Stupid List!’ in a detailed breakdown of her book at https://www.archwaypublishing.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-001111710. “She presents a series of principles she has adopted in order to change her way of thinking and behavior in order to achieve different results. Adams breaks down the various factors that have kept her and other women single, and she shares dating tips that helped her make better choices and life lessons she learned on her dating journey.”

BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER — As Adams acknowledged, it wasn’t until after her divorce that she consequently returned to dating, a trend that essentially fueled her desire to compose her assortment of experiences in the form of a book.

But understand this notion also: Adams emphasizes, among other things, that she isn’t merely pinning blame on men as to why she’s presently single.

So don’t get it twisted.


“The book was written to encourage, motivate, and help others reflect on their decisions when it comes to dating. One thing that sets this book apart is that I am not blaming men as to why I am single. I blame myself. I use my story from being married to now divorced, starting over with dating to help others who has had to start over too.” — Author T. L. Adams


All things considered, “Get Rid Of Your Stupid List: Seven Reasons You Are Successful And Still Single” is not a man-bashing book, Adams acknowledged without hesitation.


DON’T BE SO STUPID

IT’S ALL GOOD — As expected, Adams has become the beneficiary of some favorable feedback since the much-anticipated release of a Get Rid Of Your Stupid List book that is comprised of 112 pages in length.

“This book comes from a counselor’s perspective,” Adams said of a book that officially made its presence on the market on July 13, 2017. “This book will help you reflect your decisions when it comes to dating and relationships. This book will show you the bad decisions I have made and what I am doing now to make better decisions when it comes to dating.”

As expected, Adams has become the beneficiary of some favorable feedback since the much-anticipated release of a Get Rid Of Your Stupid List book that is comprised of 112 pages in length.

Having earned both an MBA and a Master’s in Counseling and currently pursuing a Doctorate in Psychology, Adams doesn’t shy away from the notion that her first book undoubtedly is a part of the purpose for which God has created her.

“I believe that this book is a part of the purpose for which God created me, because it is an avenue to share my personal experiences, going through a divorce and starting over in the dating scene,” Adams said. “I share my failures and job loss, (which is) my motivation to push myself the way I do. We all have a story to share and publishing a book, talking about my dating life will help others avoid the mistakes I have made by choosing the wrong guys (I chose) in my life.


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ISN’T SHE LOVELY? Armed with a wealth of beauty, Adams is a divorced mom of two children whom, as a gifted author, deemed it essential to share before the world a variety of issues, particularly as it pertains to dating – most notably various forms of pain, frustration, and disappointment.

 

“I believe that going from married to single is a hard transition in itself, but I believe that in everything (I’ve done), I have learned many lessons throughout this process that I wanted to share with others.”

She’s done just that, courtesy of what undoubtedly is a must-read book, one whereby she’s holding herself accountable as to why she’s single — at least for the time being.

“In my book, I own that I am the reason I am single,” Adams said without hesitation once again. “As I talked with different females, I realized there is a trend of successful single women. I was trying to figure out what the problem was. It came down to the list. Our list has prevented us from being in relationships because we are looking for Mr. Perfect, and we need to realize that it does not exist.”


For more information Dallas/Fort Worth-area Author Tynisa Adams, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/tynisa.adams.1. Also, send email to: tynisaadams@hotmail.com.


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