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Shreveport’s Raichal Linnear savoring sustained success as an accomplished entrepreneur


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


BLESSED REGARDLESS 

DALLAS — Raichal Linnear isn’t about to let anything or anyone stop her from living her best life.

Never mind that she’s from inner city Shreveport, Louisiana.

At the end of the real day, Linnear is destined to make every single day count, is determined to broaden her horizon and maximize her potential.
After all, she knows full well she’s owes it to herself to press and navigate toward her purpose.
On purpose.
“I, Raichal, saw a need that I wanted to do more for myself and my family to having a functioning stability to where I can take care of my family and live the lifestyle that’s going to educate myself and learn who is Raichal Linnear as an adult to better herself,” Linnear told Making Headline News this week.

Given the immeasurable strides Linnear has made of late, particularly as a rising entrepreneur, it’s safe to assume she’s steadfastly positioning herself to possess and savor the stability she so desperately seeks.

Linnear, 39, is owner and chief executive officer of Thick Madame Boutique LLC, her Shreveport-based is a profitable organization that centers largely on providing public and government services for plus-sized adults globally.

Talk about stepping outside of her comfort, thus establishing a business venture that figures to garner sustained success, much sooner than later.

A business that is nearing its second year anniversary on September 16, Linnear entrepreneurial resume is also comprised of her assuming the role as a business specialist consultant, whereby she’s aids with a variety of assistance programs such as employment training, educational training and trade, as well as housing assistance programs for plus-sized individuals.

As for Thick Madame Boutique, Linnear’s venture offers an array of business clothing apparels as a retail outlet for business-minded individuals along with royal elegant dresses, as well as casual and African apparels.

Interestingly, Linnear customarily designs her own customized accessories, footwear, and cosmetics.

And then there is Thick Madame Modeling Agency, which is an adult entertainment program exclusively for plus-sized Americans who aspire to delve off into a modeling career as a strategic way to boost their image by way of generating exposure for their branding, Linnear emphasized.

Having credited entertainers Chris Brown and T.I. for inspiring her to start her businesses, Linnear’s said, “Right now, I’m in the progress of having map route to Place Thick Madame Boutique and to see it everywhere. I would love to see it in places such as Atlanta, Georgia, Dallas, Jamaica, Africa, Los Angeles, and Paris.

GOD’S PLAN — Raichal Linnear, 39, is owner and chief executive officer of Thick Madame Boutique LLC, her Sherveport, Lousiana-based profitable organization that centers largely on providing public and government services for plus-sized adults globally.  

Her itinerary includes, among other things, her hosting a business-related shower event and what is known as the Thick Madame Royale Fashion Runway at dates that have yet to be determined.

For what it’s worth, Linnear is overwhelmingly grateful of the fact that God has blessed her to achieve sustained success as a young businesswoman, who’s convinced her best and brightest days are well ahead of her.

“It is important (to esteem others daily), because I want everyone to know that your past does not defined who you are,” Linnear said. “You are the writer of your story. Where there is an ending, there is a new beginning. Push through your pain and see the Light (God) at the tunnel. For everything you go through, there’s a lesson to be learn, a story to be a testimony.”

Appropriately said, by a progressive, thriving businesswoman, one who isn’t about to let anything or anyone stop her from living her best life.

Never mind that she’s from inner city Shreveport.


For more information Shreveport, Louisiana-area Businesswoman Raichal Linnear, connect with her via social media at: www.facebook.com/rlthickmadame80. Also, connect with her via other social media platforms at:

PERSONAL ACCOUNT: www.instagram.com/Raichallinnear80

THINK MADAME BOUTIQUE LLC: www.instagram.com/thickmadameboutiquellc;

JUICY LIPS BEAUTY GLOSSSES COSMETICS:  www.instagram.com/juicylipsbeautycosmetics;

SERENITY RADIO BROADCAST SHOW:  www.instagram.com/serenityradioshow; Twitter: www.twitter.com/raichallinnear; www.twitter.com/rlthickmadame80; www.twitter.com/serenityradio80.


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Shreveport’s own LaTiffany Dunn-Ivory making remarkable strides as Dallas/Fort Worth-area actress


For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)


IN HER ELEMENT 

HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION — A Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman, LaTiffany Dunn-Ivory, 35, is in the prime of an acting career she hopes will attract more of a global presence much sooner than later.

DALLAS — LaTiffany Dunn-Ivory doesn’t have to boast or brag or flaunt, particularly when it comes to her immeasurable career as an actress.

That’s because her resume undoubtedly speaks for itself.
DEFYING ALL ODDS — A professional acting stint that spans a little more than nine years, Dunn-Ivory has gone to great lengths to weather arguably the toughest of obstacles, to clear arguably the grandest of hurdles, all the while steadfastly finding her niche in the process.
“I’ve been acting since 2010, but really knew l could do it professionally in 2012,” Dunn-Ivory, during an interview this week with Making Headline News said, referring to her notable role she landed in the film entitled, “The American Justice with Tiny Lister.”
A Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman, Dunn-Ivory, 35, is in the prime of an acting career she hopes will attract more of a global presence much sooner than later.

To her credit, the acting tenure of this Shreveport, Louisiana native is certainly shaping up to be one that figures to turn heads of several of the industry’s big names directors and producers, in large part because, well, her resume undoubtedly speaks for itself.

A professional acting stint that spans a little more than nine years, Dunn-Ivory has gone to great lengths to weather arguably the toughest of obstacles, to clear arguably the grandest of hurdles, all the while steadfastly finding her niche in the process.

As if that isn’t enough to turn heads, this resourceful, resilient actress — who’s armed with a wealth of swagger and beauty — is positioning herself mightily to garner even more nationwide exposure in the coming months.

HOLDING IT DOWN — A graduate of Homer (Louisiana) High School, Dunn-Ivory’s passion for acting stems all the way back to elementary school days. As she vividly recalls, it was her kindergarten teacher who’s responsible for having inspired her to follow her dreams. Fortunately for Dunn-Ivory, she’s done just that, all the while going after all they say she couldn’t have.

Much to her delight, Dunn-Ivory’s itinerary is becoming quite congested, considering she’s scheduled to appear in a variety of plays, including:

  • “Something Else To Talk About” on April 28, during which she will play the character “Cheryl” 

  • “Insincere Twins” on June 1, a red carpet premiere during which she will assume the role as the character “T’s Receptionist.

  • “Skin Deep” on June 15, during which she will play “Nurse Paula” and,

  • “Black DIAMOND” in July (on a date to be announced), a red carpet premiere during which she will assume the role as “Fiend.”


A graduate of Homer (Louisiana) High School, Dunn-Ivory’s passion for acting stems all the way back to elementary school days.

As she vividly recalls, it was her kindergarten teacher who’s responsible for having inspired her to follow her dreams.

Fortunately for Dunn-Ivory, she’s done just that, all the while going after all they say she couldn’t have.

TEXAS TWO STEP

AND THE WINNER IS — For her immeasurable contributions to her selected industry, Dunn-Ivory has positioned herself to become the beneficiary of yet another accolade. She is a nominee for Best Supporting Actress in the upcoming Church Stars Awards, which will take September 28. Voting begins in July.

Look at her today, functioning fervently in her distinctly unique element with God, her Helper, steering the way, thus allowing her remarkably brilliant gifts to make room for her.


“I remember it like yesterday, sitting in the back of Mrs. Gearhart’s class, just singing (R & B entertainer) Karen White’s Superwoman like I was at home and she walked to the middle of the class and asked me to step outside,” said Dunn-Ivory, recalling a Kindergarten memory that essentially changed her life. “l thought l was in trouble for interrupting her class.”


But what Dunn-Ivory had ultimately discovered was that it was only a brief, impromptu counsel by her teacher, one that essentially jumpstarted her quest to connecting with the purpose for which she was created.

Interestingly, Dunn-Ivory has shown virtually no signs that she intends to slow down anytime soon, not in the prime of an acting career that seems well on path to giving way to even greater success.

“She walked me to in Ms. Emerson’s class and was like, ‘You have to hear her voice,’” Dunn-Ivory explained. “So l sang for her. Next thing you know, we’re going from classroom to classroom and I was justa singing. In that moment, l realized a star was born and I nurtured my gifts.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Interestingly, Dunn-Ivory has shown virtually no signs that she intends to slow down anytime soon, not when she’s in the prime of an acting career that seems well on path to giving way to even greater success.

A former Grambling State University student who relocated in September 2005 to the Dallas/Fort Worth-area, Dunn-Ivory’s work has been seen in Oklahoma, Texas, her native home state, as well as in several establishments outside of the United States.

“The competitiveness (in this industry) has taught me that for every ‘No’ at an audition, the ‘Yes’ is around the corner, and it’s up to me to go get it and show that I deserve it,” Dunn-Ivory said. “I’m also a firm believer that what’s for me, no one can take that away, so I continue to strive daily and go get what’s already mine.”

For Dunn-Ivory, it’s a foregone conclusion that acting and assuming various roles essentially comes natural to her.

As if anyone should really be surprised.

As Dunn-Ivory vividly recalls, it was her kindergarten teacher who’s responsible for having inspired her to follow her dreams. Fortunately for Dunn-Ivory, she’s done just that, all the while going after all they say she couldn’t have.

“The fact that in each character or role I play, I leave the audience with an inspirational impression that could be life changing to them,” Dunn-Ivory said. “I love being a tool to bring people’s visions to life.”

For her immeasurable contributions to her selected industry, Dunn-Ivory has positioned herself to become the beneficiary of yet another accolade.

She is a nominee for Best Supporting Actress in the upcoming Church Stars Awards, which will take September 28.

Voting begins in July.

A former Grambling State University student who relocated in September 2005 to the Dallas/Fort Worth-area, Dunn-Ivory’s work has been seen in Oklahoma, Texas, her native home state, as well as in several establishments outside of the United States.

Now with plans of ending a five-year hiatus in the singing studio, Dunn-Ivory emphasized, among other things, she’s just giddy in that she’s been blessed to walk in her purpose.

THIS GIRL IS ON FIRE

SHE AIN’T DONE — Now with plans of ending a five-year hiatus in the singing studio, Dunn-Ivory emphasized, among other things, she’s just giddy in that she’s been blessed to walk in her purpose.

“It’s imperative that I inspire others, because every step I have made, I earned it,” Dunn-Ivory said. “There was a time when that thing called sickle cell anemia had me down for years. The devil intended to take me out. But God. Here l am today, a healthy 35-year-old, inspiring those around me that life ain’t easy. It’s challenging, but also what you make it to be. You have to power to create your path, and if you can vision it, you can achieve it.”

She would know.

Especially since her resume undoubtedly speaks for itself.

Something about which she doesn’t have to boasts or brag to flaunt.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth actress LaTiffany Dunn-Ivory, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/latiffany.dunn. Also, send email to: latiffanydunn83@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.

Breast Cancer Survivor Establishes Global Presence Offering Transformational Health and Wealth Services


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS NEW YEAR 2019 SPECIAL REPORT


What better way to kick off the New Year than by establishing a plan to upgrade your health and financial status?

That’s what breast cancer survivor and Detroit-area businesswoman Nicole Pettiway has become most noted for doing — strategically helping busy professional men and women achieve and sustain their health and wealth goals.

“I believe all women and men deserve to have vibrant health and financial freedom,” Pettiway told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

CHANGING A GENERATION 

MAJOR MILESTONE — Detroit native and breast cancer survivor, Nicole Pettiway, 49, used her mentoring experience of more than two decades and four years of coaching experience to launch The Health and Wealth Company, LLC — a progressive business venture that offers professional men and women transformational health and financial services so they can experience lasting lifestyle changes.

Detroit native and breast cancer survivor, Nicole Pettiway, 49, used her mentoring experience of over two decades and four years of coaching experience to launch The Health and Wealth Company, LLC — a progressive business venture that offers men and women transformational health and financial services so they can experience lasting lifestyle changes.

The Health and Wealth Company is geared towards empowering men and women with the skills and support to achieve vibrant health as well as tools to make wise economic decisions through private or group coaching programs and workshops. These online or local programs use two strategic frameworks: 7 Keys to Vibrant Health and 6 Keys to 6+ Figures, with the mission to empower “health-conscious and financially focused men and women” to take control of their health and finances in order to achieve and sustain their health and wealth goals. Pettiway tailors her programs to fit the health or financial goals of her clients.

Pettiway’s journey to pursuing a business venture in the health and financial industries stemmed from overcoming adversities in her own journey.

“The blueprints I share with my clients are the same blueprints that I used on my own journey with overcoming breast cancer and getting on the road to financial freedom,” said Pettiway. “…by providing transformational health and wealth coaching programs that use the blueprints for vibrant health and financial freedom.”

Pettiway’s global recognition as a Health and Wealth Coach, was said to be in large part due to her natural ambition, drive, leadership skills, and desire to serve others, which combined has fueled her desire to serve through a venture that is attracting a global presence.


APPLIED KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

“I was raised to be the best at my craft and to be self-sufficient,” Pettiway said. “With those traits and my upbringing, I had no choice but to succeed.”

Pettiway’s fervent quest to raise the bar as a thriving businesswoman undoubtedly has benefited her greatly since first setting foot into the world of entrepreneurship.


MORE ON THE HEALTH AND WEALTH COMPANY: https://thehealthandwealthcompany.com/


“I have never been afraid to go against the norm when I believe in something wholeheartedly. I am certain this is why God started preparing me in 2016 for what has become my next assignment. Until 2016, I was on a forward trajectory to becoming a C-Level Executive in Corporate America with a stellar career, awards, and accolades behind me,” said Pettiway.


Pettiway ultimately discovered God’s altered plans to strategically reassign her to the world of entrepreneurship — which, as she found out, wasn’t a bad path after all.

POISED FOR A TURNAROUND — Pettiway’s global recognition as a Health and Wealth Coach, was said to be in large part due to her natural ambition, drive, leadership skills, and desire to serve others, which combined has fueled her desire to serve through a venture that is attracting a global presence.

“In 2016, I was introduced to personal finance in-depth, both as a consumer and an entrepreneur,” said Pettiway, recalling the time she joined myEcon, the Personal Financial Success Company.

“My position as an independent contractor with myEcon gave me my first exposure to entrepreneurship and I fell in love (with it).”

“I was personally mentored by multi-millionaires and personal finance experts,” Pettiway said.  “Being able to vastly improve my finances and help other families do the same became my new passion and pursuit.”

ON CENTER STAGE — For what it’s worth, even when adversity surfaced, even when it seemed that Pettiway’s life — as precious and fragile as it is — had endured a horrific, tear-jerking roadblock, there was God, working behind the scenes providing her a way of escape.

“It was at this time when my career goals shifted from working in Corporate America and helping businesses thrive to helping improve the lives of families across America using what I call ‘the secrets of the wealthy’,” said Pettiway.

For what it’s worth, even when adversity had surfaced, even when it seemed that Pettiway’s life — as precious and fragile as it is — had endured a horrific, tear-jerking roadblock, there was God, working behind the scenes providing for her a way of escape.

“God wasn’t finished with me yet,” said Pettiway, recalling the challenges of 2017, during which she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “This became the biggest battle of my life. Through divine intervention, I was exposed to alternative and holistic medicine, and I made the decision to forego chemotherapy and radiation and use my body’s natural ability to heal.”

“This required substantial changes in my lifestyle – a total mind, body, and spirit makeover,” Pettiway continued. “I believe God knew that I would be up for the challenge, so I forged ahead and made massive changes in my life. I had surgery to remove the tumor, and I am blessed to proclaim as of August 2018 that I have no signs of cancer in my body.” Losing 82 pounds and getting back to her high school size was an added bonus of Pettiway’s breast cancer journey.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Today Pettiway is basking in the glory of her entrepreneurial element with God, her Helper, leading the way. Nicole’s flourishing business and inspiring healing journey is fully supported by her loving husband Hermen, and their two adult children Kevin and Kirsten.

Having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix early in her career, Pettiway took the leap later in her career to become a Certified Functional Health Coach through the Institute for Functional Health Coaches.

GOD’S PLAN — As Pettiway discovered, God altered her career-related plans only to strategically reassign her to the world of entrepreneurship — which, as she found out, wasn’t a bad path after all.

As a long-time Portfolio Manager, she is also a certified Project Management Professional (or PMP) through the Project Management Institute and serves as a mentor for the We Build Character Leadership Program and for Detroit Cornerstone Schools.

“On my healing journey, I immersed myself in holistic medicine by reading books, articles, and journals, attending conferences, meeting with experts in the industry, and joining a number of holistic healing support groups,” said Pettiway, whose business venture accommodates health-conscious men and women.

“I started blogging about my journey to raise awareness that our bodies are magnificently designed and that we are capable of overcoming chronic illnesses through natural means.”


DESTINY STEPS 

APPLIED KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — Having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix early in her career, Pettiway took the leap later in her career to become a Certified Functional Health Coach through the Institute for Functional Health Coaches. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (or PMP) through the Project Management Institute and serves as a mentor for the We Build Character Leadership Program and for Detroit Cornerstone Schools.

“God revealed my next assignment, which was to become the person I needed on my healing journey – a health coach,” Pettiway said. “I have a passion for both health and wellness and personal finance.”

It wasn’t long thereafter that The Health and Wealth Company was born.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Pettiway expresses her passion for helping others. “I love witnessing the transformation of my clients as they shift their mindset, unlearn the things that were hindering them, and propel forward on the road to vibrant health and financial freedom.”

“As a breast cancer survivor, I believe that people can overcome chronic illness and attain optimal health by learning the root causes and applying holistic and integrative solutions. As a person who was once drowning in debt and in bankruptcy, I believe that people can attain financial freedom by learning and applying what I call ‘the secrets of the wealthy.’”


For more information about Detroit Businesswoman, Nicole Pettiway of The Health and Wealth Company LLC, connect with her via social media at: 
Facebook: https://facebook.com/thehealthandwealthco;

Instagram: https://instagram.com/thehealthandwealthcoach

Also, send email to: nicole@thehealthandwealthcompany.com


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Charlotte author Sherry Surratt Beam recalls having conquered suicide attempts, domestic abuse in forthcoming book


Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you. (1 Peter 5:7 KJV)


Oddly as it might seem, God deemed it essential some 11-plus years ago to use Sherry Surratt Beam’s tumultuous situation as His strategic way of introducing her to a vital portion of her vision.

Beam, as it turned out, knew full well that since God was behind it all, she had better take it all in stride.


BEAM OF LIGHT IN DARKNESS 

 QUEEN OF EXCELLENCE — A native of Queens, New York, Sherry Surratt Beam is amongst a of gallery of contributing authors who put their immeasurable testimonies on display in the book entitled, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises.”

“The vision had been there for years,” Beam, a Charlotte, North Carolina author, told Making Headline News this week of the memorable developments that had given way to her sharing of her life-changing testimony in a forthcoming new book. “God spoke this into my spirit four years after my legal separation in 2007. I couldn’t imagine this, because who am I and who would really care about my trials?”

What Beam had come to discover is that a slew of individuals had collectively grasped an interest in hearing of — and reading about — an emotionally-driven, tear-jerking testimony, one that much to her delight, has changed her life for the better.

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

A native of Queens, New York, Beam is amongst a gallery of contributing authors who put their immeasurable testimonies on display in the 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” is will officially make its presence on the market on December 17.

For Beam, she was rather forthright and direct when explaining her reasoning for electing to contribute to an awe-inspiring book that is comprised of a gallery of gifted writers.

“The major purpose of this book is to help others heal,” Beam said. “Being in an abusive situation, there are more than one victim. The veil of shame and bitterness has to be shredded. People need to know there is help and hope for a satisfying future. I will not take my calling lightly until the silent voices are heard.”

Having made her authorship debut through “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises,” Beam is especially grateful that she has been blessed to be thrust upon the ideal spiritual platform to not only share before the masses the trials and hurdles about she’s had to clear but, most importantly, she’s grateful that God has strategically favored her for such a time as now.

“The divine message is, ‘Never give up,’” Beam explained without hesitation. “God says He’ll never leave you or forsake you. I know that to be true. We have to be still at times, drown out all of the distractions, and hear Him.”

Amongst the reasons we must shift our focus to God is because in some cases, Beam hinted, we tend to shy away from the spiritual gesture that is housed in Proverbs 3:5-6.


“We tend to lean to our own understanding of others. He orders our steps, not ourselves. When we lean to our own understanding and veer from His path, we open ourselves up to suffer the consequences of that choice. God is still faithful. If we become quiet and seek His voice, He’ll lead us out of our wilderness.” — Sherry Surratt Beam


Much to her delight, coupled with the divine purpose for which God created her, Beam can dauntlessly profess that she’s conquered her season in the wilderness in flying colors.

BEAM OF LIGHT — Having made her authorship debut through “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises,” Beam is especially grateful that she has been blessed to be thrust upon the ideal spiritual platform to not only share before the masses the trials and hurdles about she’s had to clear but, most importantly, she’s grateful that God has strategically favored her for such a time as now.

Yep. That’s just like God.

“I know what I went through in life was not in vain,” Beam said. “Each chapter I lived through is something I would never imagine for my life. The drug addiction in my 30’s, domestic abuse for 12 years of my life. Last but not least, depression and two suicide attempts.

“God delivered me from it all…when I fell to my knees and cried out,” Beam continued. “That’s why I live to sound the trumpet for those who can’t or are too afraid.”

VISION UNFOLDED — What Beam had come to discover is that a slew of individuals had collectively grasped an interest in hearing of — and reading about — an emotionally-driven, tear-jerking testimony, one that much to her delight, has changed her life for the better.

Interestingly and to her credit, Beam’s valiant contributions to “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises” figures to help create a buzz surrounding Brown’s ninth published book.

“I’ve been promoting (the book) in (the Charlotte) area,” said Beam, who is scheduled to partake in a podcast entitled, “Life Strategies With Monique,” which is hosted by fellow “I Rise” contributor Monique Pettaway. “There have been an overwhelming show of support. To God be the glory. I have an unbelievable empathy for God’s people. He doesn’t want us in bondage to anything. We can overcome through love. It’s just that simple.”


For more information about Charlotte-based Author Sherry Surratt Beam, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: https://www.facebook.com/sherry.beam.12. Also, send email to: sbeam717@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.

 

Houston entrepreneur Sherry Burks making her presence felt through the popular London Kouture Virgin Hair

Canton, Mississippi is a small, rural Madison County town that is widely known as the place where the prominent gospel group, The Canton Spirituals, was established.


REPRESENTING THE “SIP” IN TEXAS

REPRESENTING THE MAGNOLIA STATE — A proud native of Canton, Mississippi, Texas businesswoman Sherry Burks is widely known for being a fixture for London Kouture Virgin Hair, an up-and-coming venture she is afforded the golden opportunity to provide efficient and reliable customer service, particularly as it relates to educational and quality hair.

Much to the delight of accomplished Houston entrepreneur Sherry Burks, she can likewise greatly attest to notion that Canton — which is comprised of roughly 13,189 residents according to the latest U. S. census — has produced some amazingly gifted people.

A proud native of Canton, Burks is widely known for being a fixture for London Kouture Virgin Hair, an up-and-coming venture she is afforded the golden opportunity to provide efficient and reliable customer service, particularly as it relates to educational and quality hair.

For Burks, the mastermind behind the popular London Kouture brand, that she has found her niche in the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship has benefited her mightily in recent years, in large part because starting her own business had always been one of her grandest long-term ambitions.

“I’m from a small town, Canton, Mississippi, and I didn’t have a role model,” Burks told Making Headline News this week. “I was self-driven to be an entrepreneur.”


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TEXAS-SIZED IMPACT — For Burks, her sustained success as a well-established business owner goes back to her childhood days as a youngster in the small town of Canton, where God had strategically handpicked her to accomplished big things in Texas — and beyond.

To her distinctly unique credit, Burks never shied away from her monumental dreams of becoming her own boss. Heck, if nothing else, all she’s done since erecting her London Kouture Virgin Hair venture is see to it that she steadfastly do things big in Texas — and beyond.

“I’ve visited many cities,” Burks said of a London Kouture Virgin Hair business that is steadily attracting more of a global presence. “My favorite is Los, Angeles, Atlanta, and Las, Vegas.”

Interestingly, that Burks has successfully gotten her business off the ground and on what is shaping up to be a global landscape, she has been destined to add yet another endeavor to her immeasurable entrepreneurship repertoire.

“My personal mission is solely to start a non-profit organization to help ladies of all ages across the world,” said Burks whom, just last week was a guest speaker on www.Gospelnation.com, during which she discussed her rise as a notable entrepreneur and advocate for young ladies who aspire to start their own business.


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YOU GO GIRL!!! To her distinctly unique credit, Burks never shied away from her monumental dreams of becoming her own boss. Heck, if nothing else, all she’s done since erecting her London Kouture Virgin Hair venture is see to it that she steadfastly do things big in Texas — and beyond.

For Burks, her sustained success as a well-established business owner goes back to her childhood days as a youngster in the small town of Canton, where God had strategically handpicked her to accomplished big things in Texas — and beyond.

“I started working when I was 16 years old,” Burks said. “I realize at that moment I will own a business one day.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

STRAIGHT OUTTA OF CANTON — Much to the delight of accomplished Houston entrepreneur Sherry Burks, she can likewise greatly attest to notion that Canton — which is comprised of roughly 13,189 residents according to the latest U. S. census — has produced some amazingly gifted people.

 

Look at her today, functioning mightily in her element — with God, her Helper, steering the way.


For more information on Houston-area Businesswoman Sherry Burks of London Kouture Virgin Hair, connect with via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/londonkouture.virginhair.5.


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Pittsburgh’s Heather Lyn overcomes soft drink addiction, establishes a credible health and wellness venture


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES HEATHER LYN 


Heather Lyn would be the first to admit that she’s had her share of obstacles.

Still, she’d be the first admit that never did she allow them to deter her from living her best life.

“I’ve spent most of life sick,” Heather Lyn told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “Oftentimes, things would happen to me that even the doctors couldn’t explain, yet understand.”

 

Diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, as well as an assortment of what she described as “physical incapabilities,” Heather Lyn recalled like yesterday how these seemingly insurmountable hurdles had eventually given way to gaining a considerable amount of weight or, as she tells it, the “heaviest I ever was.”

“No matter what I tried, nothing would take even one pound off of me,” Heather Lyn recalled. “I had a strong addiction to Diet Pepsi, an addiction that could not be broken.”

For Heather Lyn, a native of Pittsburgh, even a host of family members and close acquaintances couldn’t help lure her away from a soft drink obsession that contributed mightily to her unsatisfactory weight increase.

Then suddenly, something rather intriguing happened, something that had ultimately changed the overall landscape of her life.

“One day while talking to a friend on the West Coast, she introduced me to a product that I just had to learn more about,” Heather Lyn explained. “I told her if it’s really that good, I had to have it.”

For Heather Lyn, not only was the weight loss product “really that good,” but much to her delight, it has benefited her mightily.

Now today, Heather Lyn has emerged as progressive, thriving businesswoman, whereby she customarily encourages others to elevate their health, wealth, and happiness.

“I instantly jumped on the website and placed my order,” Heather Lyn said some health and wellness products for which she’s aiming to garner some favorable leads. “I could not wait to get this product into my hands.”

And now that this health-empowering product has altered her life for all the reasons, she’s now on a quest to help others reap and savor similar results.

“On a bright and sunny Saturday morning, I drove down to the local gas station to get my 52 ounce Diet Pepsi. I felt like I needed the jolt to get my day started,” Heather recalled. “When I returned home, the UPS driver delivered my package that I was anxiously awaiting for.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

“I ripped that box opened, and I followed the instructions to get this product into my system,” Heather Lyn said. “I was busy, preparing for our upcoming move and I really wasn’t thinking of anything else. Later in the day, it dawned on me how many cups of water I drank that day, while my Diet Pepsi sat idle…how many boxes I had packed, how much progress I made.”

Now that she’s fervently adopted a new lease on life through her globally-acclaimed health and wellness products, she’d be remiss if she did not encourage others to follow suit.

“For the first time in 30-plus years, I felt amazing,” Heather Lyn said in wonderment. “Knowing what this product did for me in such a short time, I knew that I could not keep this from anyone. I had to share it with everyone I knew.”

So much for Diet Pepsi.

“We all have a gift,” Heather Lyn said of a flourishing business venture she established earlier this year. “We were put on this earth with a mission. My mission is to help others elevate their health, wealth, and happiness.”

To her credit, she’s doing just that.


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Oklahoma City author Tohnyonah Jackson’s bend-but-don’t-break faith gives way to a life-changing book

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14 NIV)


All jokes aside.

Tohnyonah Jackson is a little more than two years removed from having witnessed the much-anticipated release of her very first book.

BEND BUT DON’T BREAK FAITH STEPPER — And so it came to pass on May 31, 2016 that Tohnyonah Jackson, a native of Oklahoma City, had officially made her authorship debut with release of her spiritually gut-checking written document entitled, “Bending But Not Breaking.”

And boy, it’s surely one that is steadily advancing the kingdom for such a time as now.

“I used to tell my friends I was going to write a book, but it was in a joking way,” Jackson told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “It didn’t manifest until after my grandfather on my dad’s side of the family passed away in August of 2013, a few days after my first grandchild was born.”

For Jackson, it also was a seemingly dark, turbulent season of her life, during which God had deemed it essential to place her faith on trial unlike never before.

“I battled with God, because that’s not what I wanted to do. I was trying to get into nursing school…test after test, fail after fail. I didn’t understand why I was not passing the tests, missing by 1 to 5 points. Later I realized I wasn’t being obedient and had to write.” — Author Tohnyonah Jackson 


And the rest, as they say, was history.

And so it came to pass on May 31, 2016 that Jackson, a native of Oklahoma City, had officially made her authorship debut with release of her spiritually gut-checking written document entitled, “Bending But Not Breaking,” a 62-page, self-published project that depicts the life of a young girl who wanted to be loved by her family, but according to the writer who’s widely known as “Author Tohnyonah,” she wound up discovering that love in her family came disguised in abuse, alcohol, drugs, staying in the homes of several family members.


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A MUST READ — A 62-page, self-published project that depicts the life of a young girl who wanted to be loved by her family, but according to the writer who’s widely known as “Author Tohnyonah,” she wound up discovering that love in her family came disguised in abuse, alcohol, drugs, staying in the homes of several family members.

As if those personal encounters weren’t enough to rattle and disrupt the life of this young girl, Tohnyonah recalled having been molested as a child, a development that had ultimately led to her being adopted by another family, which unfortunately had given way to her further being molested and abused.

But God…

However, despite her assortment of struggles and turbulence, Author Tohnyonah steadfastly clung to unwavering faith, believing that God had a strategic plan for her life from the outset, a plan to prosper and not harm her, a plan that would ultimately blossom into a life-changing testimony for the ages, a plan that would catapult her to the purpose for which God created her.

“In this book, (Author Tohnyonah) sees that God’s loving provision doesn’t give more than one can handle,” said a spokesperson for Jackson’s book in a detail breakdown at Amazon.com.

THE ROMANS 8:18 FACTOR — Even upon the sudden deaths of her beloved mother and close aunt, Jackson sensed that she had to carry out of her God-mandated assignment to compose her book.

For Jackson, her quest to assemble her first book came courtesy of her abstaining from leaning unto her own understanding and seeking and consulting God for a sense of direction.

“I didn’t know what to write until I asked and the Holy Spirit, Who said, ‘The beginning,’” Jackson explained. “And so I did.”

Even upon the sudden deaths of her beloved mother and close aunt, Jackson sensed that she had to carry out of her God-mandated assignment to compose her book.

“I didn’t understand why (they passed away), because I was being obedient (to God),” Jackson said. So from August 2013 through May 2016, through all the losses, my book was released the day before my birthday, May 31, 2016.”

SHE’S STILL STANDING — Despite her assortment of struggles and turbulence, Author Tohnyonah steadfastly clung to unwavering faith, believing that God had a strategic plan for her life from the outset, a plan to prosper and not harm her, a plan that would ultimately blossom into a life-changing testimony for the ages, a plan that would catapult her to the purpose for which God created her.

Much to Jackson’s delight, it is a book that has garnered a slew of rave reviews.

“The message is you do not have to live in your past. Whatever God has taken you through, there is a purpose, so trust the process,” Jackson said. “While writing there were a lot of obstacles that fell in the way to discourage me, but as I wrote, chains were being broken. I was being released from the bondage of hurt, guilt, depression that I didn’t realize I was depressed.”

That’s not all to which Jackson had come to grips amid her season in the wilderness.

“(I learned to embrace) self-love and, most of all, I was gaining more love for God,” Jackson said. “I realize God created me for a special purpose starting with my name (she’s now chuckling). I live by I am fearfully marvelously made.”

All of which sums up why 2019, like 2016, figures to be a season of even more manifested blessings for this brilliantly gifted writer.


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DOING IT GOD’S WAY — For Jackson, her quest to assemble her first book came courtesy of her abstaining from leaning unto her own understanding and seeking and consulting God for a sense of direction.

“I haven’t had any speaking engagements, but my vision for 2019 is to start going to speak in different cities to young teenage mothers, young girls in foster care, and young women and girls that have been sexually (abused) and feel like they can’t love,” Jackson said.

What a difference obeying the Voice of God has made.

All jokes aside.


For more information about Oklahoma City-based Author Tohnyonah Jackson, 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/author.tohnyonah.5. Also, send email to: tohnyonahjackson@yahoo.com.


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Mid-South entrepreneur Coral Harris-Thomas’ Snatch Me Now venture creating a national presence

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES CORAL HARRIS-THOMAS


Honey, let Coral Harris-Thomas tell ya…

“When I first put my garment on, I was waiting to see what it was gone do for me,” Harris-Thomas, a Mid-South-area businesswoman, said in a rave review of her products at https://snatchmenow.com/.  “It felt good, it looked good, and my stomach was flat. Oh, but when I looked in the mirror…I’m trying to tell you, I was amazed at how I had just dropped three dress sizes. My posture was straight, and when I walked, it felt as if the garment was carrying me.”

Some pretty remarkably compelling comments by an accomplished businesswoman, who has become a fixture for the internationally-acclaimed venture that is Snatch Me Now.

YOU GO GIRL!!! A business that has become ever-so-popular, in large part because of its body shapers, undergarment, and women’s clothing, Coral Harris-Thomas’ Snatch Me Now specializes largely in helping woman enhance their overall beauty.

A business that has become ever-so-popular, in large part because of its body shapers, undergarment, and women’s clothing, Snatch Me Now specializes largely in helping woman enhance their overall beauty.

Harris will be hosting an event on October 6 at 12:30 p.m. CST, during which she will promote her products. This assembly will take at Home2 Suites by Hilton Memphis-Southaven, located at 6750 Southcrest Parkway in Southaven, Mississippi in the DeSoto Room.

Snatch Me Now’s featured product, at least at this particular time Harris-Thomas told Making Headline News this week, is the Rebirth Body Shapers.

“We also offer Coral’s Cosmetics, too,” said Harris-Thomas, introducing the product that bears her name.

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A STEP ABOVE THE REST — A business that has become ever-so-popular, in large part because of its body shapers, undergarment, and women’s clothing, Snatch Me Now specializes largely in helping woman enhance their overall beauty.

Interestingly and much to her delight, it’s seems that Harris-Thomas was built to delve off into the world of entrepreneurship, in large part because, well, it’s in her bloodline.

“I am a fourth-generation entrepreneur, so I am competitive by nature, because I have been around business owners all of my life,” said Harris-Thomas, a doctoral candidate at Cambridge (Massachusetts) College, who also boasts a wealth of experience in the education sector.

Demonstrating a servant’s heart through her business venture is especially vital, Harris-Thomas acknowledged, in part because she’s afforded the golden opportunity to enrich and impact someone’s life, all the while helping to enhance their beauty in the process.

C’MON, Y’ALL, C’MON — What’s even more intriguing is that Harris-Thomas’ Snatch Me Now venture is committed to snatching people from various walks of life — young and old.

“I like the fact that I am helping others the most (through) my business,” Harris-Thomas said. “When women put on the garment, their confidence increases. When the ladies get made up, they light up like Christmas trees.”

What’s even more intriguing is that Harris-Thomas’ Snatch Me Now venture is committed to snatching people from various walks of life — young and old.

“My business caters to people of all ages,” Harris-Thomas said. “My daughter is 11 years old and she is my youngest client. Today, my oldest client is 81 years old.”

Talk about having a monumental impact, courtesy of a booming business that has allowed this progressive, thriving businesswoman to put her immeasurable entrepreneurship skills on display in a variety of places around the country, most notably in Minnesota, Alabama, Texas and, of course, her native home state of Tennessee.

“I have been to a lot of places, because the makeup line division was started by my mother when I was five years old,” Harris-Thomas, the No. 1 sales distributor for the month of August for Rebirth Body Shapers, explained. “My mother was a traveling vendor, so I traveled across country with her every summer.”

Surely, it’s safe to assume that Harris-Thomas has gone to great lengths to ensure that her assortment of business ventures savor sustained success.

Just as her mother taught her years ago.

HEART OF GOLD — Demonstrating a servant’s heart through her business venture is especially vital, Harris-Thomas acknowledged, in part because she’s afforded the golden opportunity to enrich and impact someone’s life, all the while helping to enhance their beauty in the process.

“My mission is to snatch up ask many ladies as I can to help them enhance their natural beauty,” said Harris-Thomas whom, aside from her mother (the late Cora Barley Harris) was greatly inspired by Rebirths CEO Dorothy Cook to pursue her dreams as an entrepreneur.

“They are both strong black women that are great leaders,” Harris-Thomas said.

To her credit, Harris-Thomas is especially grateful of the notion that she’s afforded the notable task of instilling in her daughter the same life-enhancing qualities she acquired from her beloved mother.

So honey, let her tell ya…

“Women go through some much on a daily basis, so it is important to me to uplift as many women as I can on a daily basis,” Harris-Thomas said. “It makes me feel like I am walking in my purpose.”

Just as the late Cora Barley Harris had envisioned all along.

For more information about Mid-South-area Businesswoman Coral Harris-Thomas or to inquire about her Snatch Me Now products or other services, call 901-493-9030. Also, send email to: coralaharris@aol.com.


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Actress Kim Coles to headline a host of speakers during Know Your Worth Women’s Conference Oct. 6

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES AARON JORDAN, JR. 


Another major announcement, another major celebrity invite to an event that will be hosted by accomplished Mid-South-area businessman Aaron Jordan, Jr.

During an interview this week with Making Headline News, Jordan, Jr., a longtime media mogul, announced that actress, comedian, and game show host Kim Coles will be the keynote speaker during his Fourth Annual Know Your Worth Women’s Relationship Conference on October 6 at 6 p.m. CST.

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Powered by the slogan, “Come Walk The Purple Carpet” this conference will take place at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, located at 700 Cool Springs Blvd in Franklin, Tennessee.

Tickets to the Know Your Worth Women’s Relationship Conference can be purchased at Kyw2018.eventbrite.com.

Jordan, Jr. said he and Coles had initially crossed paths two years ago and eventually formed a solid friendship.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Coles, 56, is widely known for having starred as Synclaire James–Jones on the classic Fox series, Living Single, from 1993 to 1998.

Prior to joining the cast of Living Single, she made regular appearances on Fox comedy television series, In Living Color, from 1990 to 1991.

“I’m very excited,” Jordan, Jr. said of his upcoming conference. “Kim and I became great associates two years ago, which turned into a good friendship.”

Earlier this year, Jordan, Jr. hosted what was known as the Know Your Worth 2018 Rock Your Mind Tour, during which renowned actor Darrin Henson — who appeared in such shows as Stomp The Yard and Soul Food — was his featured guest.

As for his Know Your Worth Women’s Relationship Conference, Jordan, Jr. said this year’s event figures to be just as pleasurable and informative as in previous years.

“This event is for the celebration of women from all walks of life,” said Jordan, Jr. a native of Memphis who currently resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. “(We’re) providing a platform to help women foster their inner pain and turn it into a positive release.”

Besides Coles, Jordan, Jr.’s conference will include four other notable speakers, most notably an appearance by spoken word artist Tia Smedley.

Amongst the reasons Jordan, Jr. said he felt inspired to hold his conference annually is because of the overwhelming feedback from those who previously attended it.

Widely known as “Mr. Know Your Worth,” Jordan, Jr. has traveled the country, during which he routinely empowers the masses with his wealth of knowledge, most notably subjects on dating and relationships.

Interestingly, he has created a relationship workshop series called “Revamp” which can be seen at www.aaronjordanjr.com/revamp.

An award-winning author, speaker, relationship expert, and radio personality whose entrepreneurship tenure spans more than seven years, Jordan, Jr. has authored two books to date: “The Power Within, A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes,” which was released in July 2014, and “A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes” (Extended Version/Second Edition), which officially hit the market in June 2017.

RAISING HIS STOCK — During an interview this week with Making Headline News, Mid-South businessman and media mogul Jordan, Jr. announced that actress, comedian, and game show host Kim Coles will be the keynote speaker during his Fourth Annual Know Your Worth Women’s Relationship Conference on October 6.

A graduate of Memphis Whitehaven High School, Jordan earned a Marketing Degree from the University of Phoenix in 2013.

For more information about Aaron Jordan, Jr.’s Fourth Annual Know Your Worth Women’s Relationship Conference, write to: Know Your Worth, LLC, P.O. Box 330711, Murfreesboro, TN 37133. Also, call (615) 208-3261, or send email to: knowyourworthradioshow@gmail.com.


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Beaumont, Texas author Shelly Lee defies odds as a single parent, earns degree and writes two compelling books

In case you don’t know her, Shelly Lee would like to introduce herself.

DESTINY STEPS — Accomplished Beaumont, Texas author Shelly Lee has produced two books over a span of a little more than a year. Lee’s “The Sheldra Series: An Unknown Love (The Sheldra Series-Book One) (Volume 1) was released on Aug 2, 2017, a little more than a year after her first written document went public.

For starters, Lee was raised in the small, rural East Texas town of Bon Wier which, according to the latest U.S. census, is comprised of somewhere in the neighborhood of about 1,005 residents.

A proud alum of Newton (Texas) High School, where she had compiled a perfect attendance record from the time she enrolled as a freshman until she earned her diploma, this single mother of two eventually advanced her education, a trend that was culminated with her earning Associate and undergraduate degrees from Lamar Institute of Technology and Lamar University, respectively.

A woman of devout faith who is a proud product of the historic Church of God In Christ, Lee was raised with the proverbial “PK” label — or Preacher’s Kid — considering she is the daughter of a now deceased preacher.

“I have been a single parent since my children were conceived,” Lee told Making Headline News this week. “My daughter is 23 and attending college.  My son is 21 and a high school graduate, seeking a better job.”

As if those notable accolades aren’t enough evidence to suggests, among other things, that Lee has gone to great lengths to defy arguably the toughest odds as a single parent, here’s yet another remarkably brilliant achievement she has assumed to complement that of a college graduate: Lee is an accomplished author and, to her distinctly unique credit, she has been nothing short of amazing since she began writing books.

For the record, it all started when she was a young Christian girl within the four walls of her neighborhood church.

“As an adult growing up in church and hearing messages from God, I kept tablets of sermons that I heard and of messages that God gave to me,” Lee explained.

As a result to such an intriguing strategy, Lee’s solid preparation had eventually clashed with her golden opportunity which, fortunately for Lee, had given way to her witnessing the release of her very first book entitled, “God Spoke and I Listened.”

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“In November 2015, God told me it was time to birth the book.” Lee said. So I began writing.”

Much to her delight, Lee needed less than a year to compose “God Spoke And I Listened,” which was officially released on August 2, 2016.

Much to her delight, Lee needed less than a year to compose “God Spoke And I Listened,” which was officially released on August 2, 2016.

An awe-inspiring written document that is comprised of 130 pages, Lee’s “God Spoke And I Listened” is dedicated mostly to people who want God to speak to them, or for those who sense that God don’t merely converse with them.

“I am a firm believer that God speaks, and this book is my testimony that He does,” Lee explained in a detailed breakdown of her book at Amazon.com. “When I was growing up, preachers always said, ‘Pray and ask God…He will speak to you.’ I found it a bit scary to hear God speak, but I was always curious.”

As Lee specifically recalls, she was somewhere around the age of 23 or 25 when she initially heard God speak to her, “of all people,” she acknowledged with a straight face.

As Lee specifically recalls, she was, well, somewhere around the age of 23 or 25 when she initially heard God speak to her, “of all people,” she acknowledged with a straight face.

“He gave me my first inspirational message,” Lee explained. “So if you are still waiting on God to speak to you, I am a witness that He will. Just keep praying and waiting.”

Speaking of waiting, it wasn’t long after Lee had made her authorship debut that Book No. 2 had surfaced on the market.

Lee’s “The Sheldra Series: An Unknown Love (The Sheldra Series-Book One) (Volume 1) was released on August 2, 2017, a little more than a year after her first project went public.

A proud alum of Newton (Texas) High School, where she had compiled a perfect attendance record from the time she enrolled as a freshman until she earned her diploma, this single mother of two eventually advanced her education, a trend that was culminated with her earning Associate and undergraduate degrees from Lamar Institute of Technology and Lamar University, respectively.

In this book, Sheldra Griffing, the featured character, is described as a woman on a mission, as well as  considers herself “an 8” when it comes to looks, education, and responsibility (on a 10-point scale, of course). Interestingly, she does her best at whatever task is given to her considering she is a businesswoman, not to mention a mother and daughter. “Sheldra loves the Lord and does her best to abide by His Word,” said a spokesperson for Lee’s second book in a description at Amazon.com. “So what is Sheldra’s problem?

“The only thing Sheldra has issues with is men,” the spokesperson said forthrightly. “Her first issue is that she desires to be married but has no prospects. She often wonders will it ever happen for her. Her second issue is that she grew up in a single parent home without a father. Sheldra could not understand why her dad did not have a relationship with her. Many nights she cried on her pillow because she did not know her dad. Follow Sheldra’s story, as she experiences a short lived relationship with a father she never knew in an unknown love.”

As expected, the feedback, Lee said, has been pretty much what she expected: favorable.

Moreover, she’s especially pleased that she’s finally walking in the purpose for which God created her, a purpose that includes advancing the Kingdom through her immeasurable gifts as a writer.

“I feel that writing is my God-given (talent),” Lee said. “His purpose is for me to encourage and inspire others through my writing.”

Lee would be remiss, she said, if she did not pay homage to her biggest supporters.

An inspiring and touching written document that is comprised of 130 pages, Lee’s “God Spoke And I Listened” is dedicated mostly to people who want God to speak to them or for those who sense that God don’t merely speaks to them.

“I would like to thank all of my family and friends that believed in my dream and helped me to achieve it,” Lee said. “May God continue to bless each of you.”

Just as He has done time and again on her behalf.

Talk about a thorough and inspiring introduction of a devout woman of faith.

 

For more information about Author Shelly Lee, connect with her via social at:

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