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Texas author Patrice Starks writes second book after doctors said she had 90 days to live


Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine. (1 Samuel 17:40 NIV)


GIANTS DO FALL 

GIANT FAITH — A native of Athens, Texas, Patrice Starks authored “Five Smooth Stones: Diary Of A Modern Day Giant Slayer,” a spiritually-empowering written work that is currently available for presale ordering.

DALLAS — Six words essentially changed the overall landscape of Patrice Starks’ life.

Seriously.
As Starks recalls vividly, she witnessed her life change considerably some two years ago, to put it more precisely.
“In 2017, six words transformed my life,” Starks, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling when her oncologist informed her that she days on earth were practically numbered to put it more bluntly.
“My oncologist told me I had 90 days to live,” Starks said. “Although each of us has an appointment with death, being given 90 days to live was a blessing.”
Given the turbulent, tear-jerking circumstances surrounding Starks’ situation, who would’ve thought that she’d subsequently view her pending appointment with death as a blessing, of sorts?

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“My children’s father was killed in a tragic car accident on Christmas Day 2000…a healthy officer in the Army,” Starks recalled. “No one expected it.  I also wrote a book about that ordeal and it became a local best seller and a stage play.”

For Starks, a Dallas/Fort Worth-area author, the possibility exist that history could very well repeat itself — much sooner than later.

That’s because Starks has yet another book on the horizon, one that will recall her continuous battle with a potentially fatal illness.

A native of Athens, Texas, Starks authored “Five Smooth Stones: Diary Of A Modern Day Giant Slayer,” a spiritually-empowering written work that is currently available for presale ordering.

FLEXING HER SPIRITUAL MUSCLES — As Starks told MHN this week, what is known as the “companion journal” for her latest books is nearly complete.

Having learned of her cancer diagnosis six years ago, Starks latest book comes approximately 16 years after her initial project: “When Water Was Free” (which took somewhere in the neighborhood of about six months to complete).

Starks began composing “Five Smooth Stones: Diary Of A Modern Day Giant Slayer” in September, or as she specifically acknowledged, during a time she admittedly was angry with former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger for killing Botham Jean, a development that has since garnered a wave of international headlines.

“I wrote both books with the underlying message of encouragement and inspiration,” Starks explained. “I live the life that I talk about.”

REMEMBERING BOTHAM — Botham Jean leads a worship at a Harding University presidential reception in Dallas, Sept. 21, 2017. Starks began composing “Five Smooth Stones: Diary Of A Modern Day Giant Slayer” in September, or as she specifically acknowledged, during a time she admittedly was angry with former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger for killing Jean, a development that has since garnered a wave of international headlines. (Jeff Montgomery/Harding University via AP, FILE)

Given the circumstances surrounding her diagnosis, she had a very good reason to — for a lack of better words — walk it like she talks it.

“When I was told that I had 90 days to live, I trusted God, because at my initial diagnosis in 2013, He told me, ‘This sickness is not unto death,’” Starks said. “It took four years for the terminal diagnosis to be given, but it isn’t like I hadn’t prepared for it. In the middle of all of this, I was also cured of stage four thyroid cancer.”

As for her initial book, Starks said: “I became convicted that if I truly am called by the Name of Christ, that I would have to show love and compassion to (Guyger). Ironically, a year later, that story is now international news. But it is what prompted me to check myself and share a message of healing and emotional well-being with the world. What our minds believe, our bodies will manifest.”

Having learned of her cancer diagnosis six years ago, Starks latest book comes approximately 16 years after her initial project: “When Water Was Free” (which took somewhere in the neighborhood of about six months to complete).

As Starks told MHN this week, what is known as the “companion journal” for her latest books is nearly complete.

“This will complement the book and allow the reader to actively journal his or her thoughts about the virtues and vignettes shared in the book,” said Starks, adding that there’s also an e-book version of her latest written work, with the newest additions scheduled to hit the market sometime in November.

The feedback for Starks’ books has been mostly favorable.


“I totally love how Patrice makes you aware of life’s challenges,” said LaFreda Williams, one of Starks’ most dedicated readers. However, holding onto your faith is the key. She is an advocate for self-care and I believe this book will provide hope.”


Interestingly, Starks announced that she’s creating what is known as a Modern Day Giant Slayer transformational course for people who are ready to move to the next level in life, career, and/or relationships.

“The first eight people to sign up will be offered an introductory rate of $79.00 as a bonus for being a reader of Making Headline News,” Starks said. “Reference this story at www.patricekstarks.com.”

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES — For Starks, a Dallas/Fort Worth-area author, the possibility exist that history could very well repeat itself — much sooner than later. That’s because Starks has yet another book on the horizon, one that will recall her continuous battle with cancer.

By and large, Starks emphasized, among other things, that her books are a true testament of how God has strategically set her aside for His use.

“There’s nothing too hard for God and what He has ordained will be, whether we like it or not,” Starks said. “In ‘Five Smooth Stones,’ I had done a study of David and Goliath and went deeper into the mind of the first giant slayer to ask, ‘What was it about the stones that he chose from the brook?’ He chose five but only needed one. Throughout the book, I encourage readers to arm themselves with virtue stones so that when a giant appears, they are able to handle him with Davidic assurance.”

Talk about making good use of the time with which God has blessed her on this side of heaven.

Seriously.


IN HER OWN WORDS

While each of my works carry life lessons, none of my work is from a “woe is me,” place.  I write in first person and tell the story, to engage the reader, and in most cases, make them laugh.  For instance, hospital gowns are for sick people.  I refused to wear them.  No sir.  My sister-friends threw a pajama party for me, and I was able to wear fun and cute pajamas for each day of the five weeks’ stay at Medical City-Dallas. 
Next…no crying in my room; only if we have laughed ourselves to tears.  I wasn’t dying, and there was no need to go ordering a 100-piece chicken box from Walmart for my homegoing.  Nope.  Not necessary. 
Even after the doctor told me I had ninety days to live, I didn’t worry about dying, because my salvation is secure; I worried about losing my hair and if I’d still be this cute and sassy with a bald head.  The answer to that question is a confident, “YES!”  
After surviving what kills most people in six months, my transformation from a reserved yet stylish diva to a live out loud, I am not afraid to wear red giant slayer began.  I love my life.  I love what I have learned about life, its intricacies, its challenges, but most of all how not just survive, but be revived and live a life of abundance and joy.  I’d love to hear from each of you.  Please visit my online home www.patricekstarks.com and drop me a line.  

If you need a living testimony keynote speaker for your next event, I’m happy to serve you. And I don’t travel with an entourage and don’t require much.  Just a microphone and some listening ears.  — Patrice Starks 


For more information on Dallas/Fort Worth-area Author Patrice Starks, to order her books or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/pkissentaner. Follow her at: https://www.patricekstarks.com/ and https://www.summerschristmaswish.com/. Email her at: gpk516@gmail.com.


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Dallas/Fort Worth disc jockey Dee Porter’s book depicts her battle with homelessness to landing her dream job


Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you; But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed(1 Peter 4:12-13 NIV)


DEFYING MASSIVE ODDS 

‘LOOK AT ME NOW…HEYYYYY’ — A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Dee “lilD” Porter is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed,” which is a nearly a month removed from its ceremonious release.

DUNCANVILLE, Texas — Dee Porter wasted little time Tuesday morning taking to the airwaves, where she informed her hundreds of thousands of listeners of an awe-inspiring development that, years ago, seemed virtually improbable.

But God…
“I always said that what I went through would make a dope movie, and when one of my friends wrote a book, she really encouraged me to do the same,” Porter, during a recent exclusive interview with Making Headline News, explained, recalling the turbulent, tear-jerking, seemingly insurmountable events that led to her composing her first book. “I toyed with the idea in 2017, and finally got serious in 2018.”
And so it came to pass, the much-anticipated written work by Porter, the ever-so-popular midday disc jockey for  Dallas/Fort Worth’s 97.9 The Beat.
A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Porter is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed,” which is a nearly a month removed from its ceremonious release.

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A book that is comprised of 88 pages, Porter’s “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed” is foreword by Charlamagne Tha God, the co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club With DJ Envy and Angela Yee.

A book signing for Porter’s book is scheduled for October 10 from 7-9 p.m. at Pan-African Connection Bookstore Art Gallery and Resource Center in Dallas, located at 4466 South Marsalis Avenue.

A second book signing will take place October 12 from 3-5 p.m. at Dock Bookshop, located at 6637 Meadowbrook Drive in Fort Worth.

From there, Porter will engage in a nationwide book tour that will commence in Shreveport, Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio, and Cincinnati.

Other cities will be added at dates and times to be announced, Porter said.

A book that is comprised of 88 pages, Porter’s “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed” is foreword by Charlamagne Tha God, the co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club With DJ Envy and Angela Yee.

A book Porter needed just shy of a year to complete — “I began writing it in January 2018 and finished it in December 2018,” she said — “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed” is deemed a “diary,” of sorts, one that depicts the life of a homeless radio superstar in the making, according to a detailed synopsis of this book at Amazon.com.

Widely known as “lilD,” Porter was once a part-time employee for a Cleveland, Ohio-area radio station — she worked one day a week for $13 an hour — yet she couldn’t afford pay rent and was ultimately evicted from her residence. Consequently, she was forced to move into a motel and often had to settle for staking out in her car when she couldn’t afford a room.

A book Porter needed just shy of a year to complete — “I began writing it in January 2018 and finished it in December 2018,” she said — “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed” is deemed a “diary,” of sorts, one that depicts the life of a homeless radio superstar in the making, according to a detailed synopsis of this book at Amazon.com.

Still clinging to massive dreams of ultimately landing a huge break in this ever-so-competitive radio industry, Porter essentially was faced with two options: return to her native establishment of Shreveport and hit the figurative reset button. Or strategically devise ways to conquer homelessness.

As far as she was concerned, the latter undoubtedly was her only recourse.

That’s because instead of returning to Louisiana, Porter sensed it would be in her interest to stay in Ohio and chase her dreams. Even it meant staking out in a motel or often using the back seat of vehicle as a sofa and mattress.


“If you want something, no matter how unattainable it may seem to other people, if you’re willing to sacrifice for it, your gifts will make room for you. Stay focused.” — 97.9 The Beat Disc Jockey Dee ‘lilD” Porter


To her credit, that’s just what she did.

For her valiant efforts, coupled with some proverbial bend-but-don’t-break faith, this vibrant, brilliantly gifted radio personality had eventually captured the favorable results she so desperately sought.

“I know my purpose is to help others realize their worth earlier in life than I did, and this book is part of my purpose by showing people that there’s beauty in the struggle,” said Porter, adding that at least two more books are on the horizon (“I don’t give away the titles, but they’re both autobiographical,” she acknowledged).

“You will make it through. The universe makes a way for those who align their thoughts and actions to their goal. I’m proof of that.”

Still clinging to massive dreams of ultimately landing a huge break in this ever-so-competitive radio industry, Porter essentially was faced with two options: return to her native establishment of Shreveport and hit the figurative reset button. Or strategically devise ways to conquer homelessness.

As expected, the feedback since the October 10 release of “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed” has been overwhelmingly favorable.

“The select people who have read it told me they couldn’t put it down,” Porter said. “Some cried, and overall, they all said they appreciate my transparency.”

As Porter explained, exemplifying transparency, by all accounts, was a foregone conclusion, particularly when she had fully grasped the vision to assemble her book.

“A few people asked why I chose to be so open about the things I’ve been through,” she said. “For me, I’m strong enough to have dealt with it, so I share in an effort to help others deal with their struggles.


SEASON OF THE REBIRTH 

For her valiant efforts, coupled with some proverbial bend-but-don’t-break faith, this vibrant, brilliantly gifted radio personality had eventually captured the favorable results she so desperately sought.

“Homeless have faces,” Porter continued. “It’s not always the face of the alcoholic on the corner or the drug addict in the alley. Your coworker could be homeless. Most of us are a couple of paychecks away from a shelter. If you’re couch-surfing, sleeping in your car, or sleeping in a nasty motel for the week…you’re homeless. Homeless have faces: at one time, it was my face.”

All of which practically sums up why this rising Texas superstar disc jockey deemed it essential Tuesday morning to vividly recall her humble beginnings immediately after taking to the airwaves, where she informed her hundreds of thousands of listeners of an awe-inspiring development that, years ago, seemed virtually improbable.

“Love your neighbor,” Porter said.

For all the right reasons.


For more information on Dallas/Fort Worth-area Author Dee Porter, to order her book or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: (Instagram) https://www.instagram.com/lildonair/; (Twitter) https://twitter.com/lildonair; (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/deeportershow. Email her at: deeportershow@gmail.com.


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Brands Suit Warehouse is one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s finest hubs for stylish men’s fashion

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS

WHAT IT’LL BE? From the latest and up-to-date versions of men’s suits, shoes, neckties, to arguably some of the hottest and most sought after attires for the annual prom seasons, weddings clergymen, etc., Brands is — in playing off of words — committed to staying true to its brand, a movement that has given way to owners Kevin and Nick Ramezani reaping sustained success.

DALLAS — Throughout her tenure in a men’s fashion industry that spans more than four decades, Sebrina Jones has come to embrace one notable trend within the walls of Brands Suit Warehouse.

That is, she has seized the concept that every now and then, some of her most dedicated customer will deem it essential to assist and accommodate other customers.
For Jones, such a pleasant gesture, by all accounts, is what makes her job even more gratifying.
“Yeah…we’re always having customers waiting on customers,” Jones told Making Headline News this week. “They feel so comfortable, they help us. That’s what you call good customer service.”
Not only that, it is due in large part because of Brands’ proverbial guide-you-along concept toward its customers that has contributed mightily it becoming one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s most popular hubs for men’s fashion.
TRIPLE D SENSATION — Located at 4140 West Camp Wisdom Road, Suite C — or roughly a half mile south of the Duncanville city limits — Brands has become a fixture in the greater Oak Cliff district of Dallas.

From the latest and up-to-date versions of men’s suits, shoes, neckties, to arguably some of the hottest and most sought after attires for the annual prom seasons, weddings clergymen, etc., Brands is — in playing off of words — committed to staying true to its brand, a movement that has given way to owners Kevin and Nick Ramezani reaping sustained success.

Located at 4140 West Camp Wisdom Road, Suite C — or roughly a half mile south of the Duncanville city limits — Brands has become a fixture in the greater Oak Cliff district of Dallas.

Brands and Suit And Shoe Outlet offer a variety of brand name men’s fashion attire from Falcone, Stacy Adams, Maurizio, Brand Q, Karl Knox, Renoir, Globe, Gorgio Brutini, Calvin Klein, Steven Land, Verse 9, Encore, and Inserch, among others.

A native of Dallas, Jones, 60, has been employed by Brands since 2009 and, much to her delight, she has developed a close-knit bond with a number of its regular customers.

Prior to joining the Brands team, Jones had already established solid and immeasurable men’s fashion resume, considering she had compiled more than 30 years of professional experience.

“I have a lot of favorite customers,” Jones said. “I have customers who have been with me for over 30 years.”

LEADING BY EXAMPLE — Prior to joining the Brands team, fashion coordinator Sebrina Jones had already established solid and immeasurable men’s fashion resume, considering she had compiled more than 30 years of professional experience.

Prior to its Camp Wisdom location that went into operations in 2006, the Ramezanies’ company was named the Big And Tall Fashion For Less and was housed in nearby Mesquite, Texas.

Brands’ original store, meanwhile, was located in Cedar Hill.

The Ramezanies have since expanded their business, thus adding Suit And Shoe Outlet, which essentially is located across the street from their primary site in the historic Red Bird Village.

Both locations, in fact, offer a variety of brand name men’s fashion attire from Falcone, Stacy Adams, Maurizio, Brand Q, Karl Knox, Renoir, Globe, Gorgio Brutini, Calvin Klein, Steven Land, Verse 9, Encore, and Inserch, among others.

WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED — It is due in large part because of Brand’s customary guide-you-along concept toward its customers that has contributed mightily it becoming one’s Dallas/Fort Worth most popular hubs for men’s fashion.

Interestingly, Jones said that plans are effectively underway for management to erect an online site, where customers can shop and have items shipped to them anywhere around the country.

“Whatever you want, we’ve got it,” said Jones, placing even more emphasis on the company’s key ingredient that is efficient customer service. “We don’t turn you a loose until (you’ve found what you want).”

Every now and then, Brands’ customers might perhaps find themselves becoming the beneficiaries of jokes, Jones acknowledged with a grin.

Interestingly, Jones said that plans are effectively underway for management to erect an online site, where customers can shop and have items shipped to them anywhere around the country.

“We even joke with you,” Jones said a routine gesture that customarily makes her job more amusing.

Fellow Brands’ fashion coordinator Guen Abello Bethley, like Jones, has gone to great lengths to find her comfort zone with a company whose best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

STAR WATCH — Brands’ fashion coordinator Guen Abello Bethley has had the pleasure to accommodating the fashion needs of a host of globally-acclaimed celebrities, most notably Joe Jackson, the late father and manager of pop music icon Michael Jackson, who passed away in June 2018 at the age of 89.

“Working for this company gave me an opportunity to develop my skills in fashion coordinating and store management,” Bethley said.

Credit the fact that she’s also had the pleasure to accommodating the fashion needs of a host of globally-acclaimed celebrities, most notably Joe Jackson, the late father and manager of pop music icon Michael Jackson, who passed away in June 2018 at the age of 89.

“I’ve grown so much as an individual,” Bethley said, “and I am a better fashion consultant and a regional manager because of this company.”


For more information on Brands Suit Warehouse or Suit And Shoe Outlet, call 972.298.0800. Also, send email to: mensgalleryusainc@yahoo.com.


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Texas prep football player Elijah E. Harvey: ‘I just don’t wanna stop playing after high school’

CRUNCH TIME AUDITION 

LOFTY GOALS — The catalyst of a Sandcrab offensive unit as one of the team’s featured rushers, Elijah Harvey said his primary focus is centered largely on helping propel Calhoun to a region title and, most importantly, a lengthy postseason run.

DALLAS — Just recently, Elijah Harvey was asked to assess the overall landscape of his performance as a member of the Calhoun High football program.

As usual, he was rather forthright and straight to the point.
“I think I’ve done pretty good since the coaches switched me from linebacker to outside linebacker for last season,” Harvey told Making Headline News this week.
For Harvey, a speedy 5-foot-10, 215-pound senior, he’s certainly proven to be an integral part of a Calhoun defensive unit that has emerged amongst Texas 5A-2 Region IV District 15’s finest.
The catalyst of a Sandcrab offensive unit as one of the team’s featured rushers, Harvey said his primary focus is centered largely on helping to propel Calhoun to a region title and, most importantly, a lengthy postseason run.
The Sandcrabs enjoyed a 10-4 campaign last year, which ended in a 48–17 loss to district rival Calallen in the region final in San Antonio.
ON THE CLOCK — Fortunately for Elijah, he’s certainly got time — six more regular season games and hopeful a satisfactory postseason run, to put it more precisely — to emerge as a late bloomer amongst college scouts, this after a summer in which his schedule did not allow for him to attend any football camps. (Photo by Kellie Whitaker)

With Calhoun carrying a 2-1 mark into Friday night’s region opener at Gregory-Portland, Harvey also doesn’t shy away from the notion that this undoubtedly is a crucial time in his final prep season.

That’s because Harvey admittedly is auditioning for the chance to play football at the collegiate level. He especially remains hopeful he does the necessary things that would subsequently draw the attention of scouts and recruiters.

Surely, there’s still a lot of football left to play, although he’s approaching every week as if he’s got something to prove.

In actuality, he does. And he knows it.

“Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday morning,” said Harvey, alluding to his arguably his crucial days of the week during which he enhances his conditioning schedule.

Besides playing on the amateur circuit years ago, Elijah’s older brother, Malik also is amongst a few fellow family members who have inspired him to stick with football.

According Harvey’s father, Leonard Harvey, he sensed that dating back to his son’s amateur playing days, he was destined to go a long ways on the gridiron.

“When he was small, he used to carry a football are a basketball everywhere he go,” Leonard Harvey recalled. “When he was five years old, what we have called CCYFL is like Pop Warner. I knew he was good, but as a parent, you always think your kid is good.”

The more Elijah’s parents began to sign him up to play at the competitive level, the more his football mechanics were noticed by people outside of the Harvey household.


“When other people start telling you how special your kid, is my first response was (I was) happy that he found something he loves so early in life,” Leonard Harvey said of his son’s football skills. “But then as a parent, I was scared every game, hoping and praying he doesn’t get hurt.”


All things considered, placing his son on field has been a risk worth taking, in large part because as far as Elijah is concerned, he simply could go on without football.

Now we know why, given he diligently boasts lofty aspirations of playing beyond high school.

So far, so good for this multi-sport athlete who, much to his delight, has drawn interest from at least school: Southwestern University in nearby Georgetown, Texas.


FOR STARTERS

According Harvey’s father, Leonard Harvey, he sensed that dating back to his son’s amateur playing days, he was destined to go a long ways on the gridiron.

Could other schools come calling with so much football left to play, with so much more to prove by a kid who’s been playing competitive football for nearly all of his young life?

“(They will be getting a) hard-working player who’s always ready to practice and have fun,” said Elijah Harvey, when asked what kind of player would a college inherit if it extends to him an offer. “I’m as serious as I can be and I will be ready for any moment they need me in.”

Besides playing on the amateur circuit years ago, Elijah’s older brother, Malik, is amongst a few fellow family members who have inspired him to stick with football.

With Calhoun carrying a 2-1 mark into Friday region opener at Gregory-Portland, Harvey also doesn’t shy away from the notion that this undoubtedly is a crucial time in his final prep season. (Photo by Kellie Whitaker)

Fortunately for Elijah, he’s certainly got time — six more regular season games and hopefully a satisfactory postseason run, to put it more precisely — to emerge as a late bloomer amongst college scouts, this after a summer in which his schedule did not allow for him to attend any football camps.

“I always tell him that there is no limit and that anything is possible,” Leonard Harvey said of his son’s display to this point. “I tell him he can do anything and that he has to work for it, has to be coachable.”

Especially long before Friday nights under the lights.


For Harvey, a speedy 5-foot-10, 215-pound senior, he’s certainly proven to be an integral part of a Calhoun defensive unit that has emerged amongst Texas 5A-2 Region IV District 15’s finest.

“(I tell him) when others are at home watching games, you have to be outside practicing, getting better, always wanting to get better and never being satisfied where you are.”

Talk about being rather forthright and straight to the point to his son, a kid who boasts a never-say-die attitude on and off the field, a trend he’s confident some college program will ultimately embrace.

“I love the game,” Eiljah Harvey said. “I just don’t wanna stop after high school. I wanna see how long I can keep this going for myself. Everything about it, I know I can do it, so why stop now when I can prove myself to more people?”


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

 


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


GETTIN’ SPIRITUALLY FIT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


Let the church say Amen.

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

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


THUS SAID THE LORD…

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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Houston-area author Nicole Michelle advancing the kingdom mightily through her immeasurable writing gift


And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose; For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters; And those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified; What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:28-31 KJV)


PROVERBS 31 AFFECT 

WOMAN OF MANY HATS — Once a catalyst in the Corporate America sector — during which she assumed the role as an Executive Director with an international public accounting firm, which was accompanied by a multiple six-figure income — Nicole Michelle has proven to be a crafty author, of sorts, given she has assembled three books to date. Three of her most prized written works: “Overcoming Mediocrity,” “Prayers Of The Righteous That Availeth Much,” and “COMMON WEALTH: Looks Just Like You.”

DALLAS — Prayer. Purpose. Power.

To her distinctly unique credit, these are just a trio of spiritual superlatives that greatly sum up who Nicole Michelle is.

According to a detailed introduction at https://nicolemichelle.com/, Nicole Michelle is widely regarded as an accomplished evangelist, one who has been appropriately dubbed a “multi- dimensional” Proverbs 31 woman whom, much to her delight, firmly believes when much is given, even more is required.

Once a catalyst in the Corporate America sector — during which she assumed the role as an Executive Director with an international public accounting firm, which was accompanied by a multiple six-figure income — Nicole Michelle has proven to be a crafty author, of sorts, given she has penned three books to date.

Three of her most prized written works: “Overcoming Mediocrity,”Prayers Of The Righteous That Availeth Much,” and “COMMON WEALTH: Looks Just Like You.”


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For Nicole Michelle, each of her awe-inspiring books is a thing of beauty, in large part because these projects are steadily having a massive impact, particularly in the Body of Christ.

“In 2012, I went through a prayer desert where I literally could not pray,” Nicole Michelle told Making Headline News this week. “(I’m) a prayer warrior and an intercessor….but I could not pray.  The only words I could utter were, ‘Lord, bless the mess.’ That is what my life was at that time, a mess. But God turned my mess into my message.”

Interestingly, what this Christian-based author had ultimately come to discover was that uttering “Lord, bless my mess” was a sufficient enough dialogue with the Father that would give way to her acquiring the much-anticipated breakthrough she so desperately sought at the time.

IN HER OWN WORDS — “’Prayers Of the Righteous That Availeth Much’ is dedicated to the believers, individuals, intercessors, and prayer warriors who struggle to pray when the cares of life become overwhelming,” Nicole Michelle said.

“God spoke to me and said, ‘If you could not pray as the prayer warrior and intercessor that you are, what about my other children?’” Nicole Michelle recalled. “God downloaded over 350 prayer topics to me and I released my first volume of 110 prayer topics in February 2017.”

Not to be outdone, it was because Nicole Michelle had exemplified unwavering faith that God, in turn, ceremoniously bestowed upon her the fruit of her labor by allowing her to release the sophomore volume of financial devotionals in April 2019, a development that ironically unfolded on her 45th birthday.

And just like that, she had steadfastly found her niche in this, the ever-so-competitive authorship industry.

“I wanted to circumvent any other prayer desert,” said Nicole Michelle, explaining in detailed the purpose for her books. “My books are meant to be catalysts that allow individuals to jump start their prayer life through daily devotional time with God.

“’Prayers Of the Righteous That Availeth Much’ is dedicated to the believers, individuals, intercessors, and prayer warriors who struggle to pray when the cares of life become overwhelming,” Nicole Michelle added.

Interestingly, what this Christian-based author had ultimately come to discover was that uttering “Lord, bless my mess” was a sufficient enough dialogue with the Father that would give way to her acquiring the much-anticipated breakthrough she so desperately sought at the time.

As for “COMMON WEALTH: Looks Just Like You,” this Houston-area author emphasized, among other things, that this project was designed to allow individuals to become what she appropriately describes as their “best financial self,” a rather unique and essential disposition that aligns with 3 John 1:2, she acknowledged.

A beloved mother, mentor, executive business woman, humanitarian, philanthropist, publisher, and an independent certified speaker, Nicole Michelle’s authorship talents were initially put on display sometime Fall 2016.

Subsequently, her first volume was released in Spring 2017, followed by the ensuing volume approximately two years later.

Not to be outdone, it was because Nicole Michelle had exemplified unwavering faith that God, in turn, ceremoniously bestowed upon her the fruit of her labor by allowing her to release the sophomore volume of financial devotionals in April 2019, a development that ironically unfolded on her 45th birthday.

To her credit, she’s since been as good as advertised as a rising and gifted author.

To God be the glory.

“I want the readers to know that they can stay connected to the Father through prayer and that they are able to tap into God’s power and achieve the lifestyle of health, wealth, and abundance that God has desired for us as believers,” said Nicole Michelle, explaining the divine message she aspires to send to her reading audience through her books.”

A beloved mother, mentor, executive business woman, humanitarian, philanthropist, publisher, and an independent certified speaker, Nicole Michelle’s authorship talents were initially put on display sometime Fall 2016.

As expected, the overall feedback since the release of her books has been favorable, for the most part — not to mention spiritually empowering.

“I have had First Ladies tell me that the prayer devotional literally saved their marriage, because they could spend their devotional time in prayer and privately deal with their issues and concerns by getting naked before God,” Nicole Michelle said. “Love covers a multitude of faults. God knows the evidence, but He conceals it from the enemy and your enemies. God also has a witness protection program that will change your identity once you have been purged and cleansed with His Word.”

“I want the readers to know that they can stay connected to the Father through prayer and that they are able to tap into God’s power and achieve the lifestyle of health, wealth, and abundance that God has desired for us as believers,” said Nicole Michelle explaining the divine message she aspires to send to her reading audience through her books.”

Additional books are forthcoming, said Nicole Michelle, a native of Missouri City, Texas.

She has, in fact, announced the future releases of four devotional volumes that will be centered on “Faith, Family, Healing and, Deliverance,” she said.

As expected, the overall feedback since the release of her books has been favorable, for the most part — not to mentioning spiritually empowering.

“My tests have become my testimonies,” Nicole Michelle said. “God has given me a ministry of transparency and allowed me to share with others the knowledge that I have garnered over the years. Knowledge is power and it is important that we utilize the resources around us to tap into that power.

Additional books are forthcoming, said Nicole Michelle, a native of Missouri City, Texas.

“My gift has made room for me and allowed me to share the good news of the Gospel across this nation.”

Thanks in large part to:  Prayer. Purpose. Power.

Which, of course, are just a trio of spiritual superlatives that greatly sum up who Nicole Michelle is.


For more information on Houston-area Author Nicole Michelle, to order her books or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, call 832–930–4500 or connect with her via social media at: (Instagram) https://www.instagram.com/officialnicolemichelle/; (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/thenicolemichelle/;  (Twitter) https://twitter.com/onicolemichelle; (Linkedin) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-michelle-cpa-98776036/. Email her at: info@nicolemichelle.com.


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North Carolina author Angel McClain McCaskill embraces her God-mandated vision, courtesy of a new book


But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5 KJV)


GOD’S BELOVED SURVIVOR 

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST Having gotten news of her breast cancer diagnosis in August 2007, Angel McClain McCaskill deemed it necessary to keep a journal throughout her memorable, life-changing journey, a trend that allowed her to recall a slew of things, all while having virtually no indication that God was strategically positioning her to assemble a book entitled, “From A Survivor’s Eye.”

The very moment God had given to Angel McClain McCaskill the vision, she did exactly what He essentially commanded her do.

She steadfastly ran with it.
And, what’s even more astounding is that McCaskill wasn’t merely about to allow her unlikely breast cancer diagnosis to stop her from living her best life.
“God gave me the vision after a powerful forefront women’s conference last July,” McCaskill, during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, said, recalling the remarkably compelling events that have contributed mightily to her endeavor as an accomplished author. “My mentor, Lady Leah McNair, went into prayer with me, and five months later, we had a book.”
And the rest, as they say, was history.
Thanks in large part to McCaskill’s act of obedience unto God, coupled with the fervent prayers of her spiritual leader — as well as other intercessors — God has greatly empowered her to become the mastermind behind the spiritually-empowering book entitled, “From A Survivor’s Eye.”

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An intriguing, life-altering written work that was officially published in January 2019, McCaskill needed somewhere in the neighborhood of just under a half of a year to compose a book that has already begun to generate of array of favorable reviews from her reading audience.

Having fielded news of her breast cancer diagnosis in August 2007, McCaskill deemed it necessary to keep a journal throughout her memorable, life-changing journey, a trend that allowed her to recall a slew of things, all while having virtually no indication that God was strategically positioning her to assemble a book.

Yep. That’s just like God, ushering His children to their destiny, as only He could.

For what it’s worth, McCaskill — who’s “open to speaking engagements and book signings” — considers herself thorough blessed that God had strategically set her aside for His use for such a notable and memorable time as now.

For McCaskill, a native of York, South Carolina who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, while she’s undoubtedly endured her share of turmoil and hardships through her breast cancer diagnosis, amongst the things about she relishes the most of how God’s continues to provide her a way of escape.

“No matter what you face — it doesn’t have to be breast cancer — God will get you through it,” said McCaskill, explaining the divine message she’s sending to her reading audience through her book. “I promise you. We all have survived something and with the help of the Lord (and) you can too.”

According to detailed synopsis at Amazon.com, McCaskill’s “From A Survivor’s Eye” is what this Christian-based writer describes as a “powerful book” of breast cancer survival.

“Follow the journey of Angel McCaskill, from discovery to healing and wholeness. You are guaranteed to be enlightened and inspired to persevere through any challenge in your life,” said an Amazon spokesperson for this author’s book she’s garnered since her book’s release.

“So many wonderful remarks and positive feedback…from men and women, saying how inspired they are from reading and they are ready for another one,” said McCaskill, adding that she plans to compose a 30-day inspirational journal in the foreseeable future.

For what it’s worth, McCaskill — who’s “open to speaking engagements and book signings” — considers herself thoroughly blessed that God has strategically set her aside for His use for such a notable and memorable time as now.


PROVERBS 31 FACTOR

Thanks in large part to McCaskill’s act of obedience unto God, coupled with the fervent prayers of spiritual leader — as well as other intercessors — God has greatly empowered her to become the mastermind behind the spiritually-empowering book entitled, “From A Survivor’s Eye.”

“It was finished after my treatments, surgery, and recovery,” McCaskill said. “And it wasn’t until I realized that I had a book.”

How remarkably astounding for this devout woman of faith whom, to her credit, wasn’t merely about to allow her dreaded breast cancer diagnosis to stop her from living her best life.

Period.

In that order.

Amen…and Amen.

Yep. That’s just like God, ushering His children to their destiny, as only He could.


SAVE THE DATE


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For more information on Charlotte, North Carolina-area Author Angel McClain McCaskill, to order her book or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her https://www.facebook.com/ammccaskill.  Email her at: Angel_mccaskill@yahoo.com.


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New Jersey Pastor Dr. Laura Anderson defies rash of odds en route to accepting her God-mandated calling


“He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.” (Proverbs 21:21)


GOD IS WITH HER

GOD’S LEADING LADY — A native of Farmersville, Alabama, Apostle Dr. Laura Anderson, 55, is the Senior Pastor of Emanuel Healing Deliverance Cathedral, her Bayville, New Jersey-area ministry that is located at 91 Atlantic City Boulevard.

During the infancy stages of her teenage life, Apostle Dr. Laura Anderson wouldn’t be what most would describe as a typical teenager.

Consider, for instance, her notable upbringing in the church.
“Received the Holy Ghost and baptism in Jesus Name at the age of 14,” Dr. Anderson, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling arguably one of the memorable spiritual moments of her life, during which she had effectively sold out to Almighty God within the walls of Apostolic Fountain Ministry Birthing Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
And the rest, as they say, was history.
Consequently, that Dr. Anderson had deemed it essential to live for Christ, by all accounts, had given way to her spiritual gifts being discovered in ways unimaginable, particularly by her then-Pastor, James Whitmore, who recognized her gift of the prophesy some two years later.

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A ministerial tenure that spans nearly four decades, Dr. Anderson became a Prophet in 1980. Her Pastoral tenure commenced in 2000.

“(I was being) used by God mightily at a young age,” said Dr. Anderson, who eventually served in what was known as missionary outreach, all the while exposing her immeasurable talents as a playwright and youth advisor.

Years later, Dr. Anderson began to steadily have a valiant impact in the Body of Christ, a trend that ultimately led to her becoming an ordain elder, as well as what was known as an office prophet, during which she was afforded the golden opportunity to display her administrative skills.

A native of Farmersville, Alabama, Dr. Anderson, 55, is the Senior Pastor of Emanuel Healing Deliverance Cathedral, her Bayville, New Jersey-area ministry that is located at 91 Atlantic City Boulevard.

For Dr. Anderson, her rise to evolving as a fixture in the Body of Christ comes amid a rash of unfavorable circumstances through which she’s managed to persevere and conquer.

“When chosen for the nursing administrative position, pastoral office, because of such negative influences in my life — verbal, sexual, physical and mental abuse of dyslexia and other learning disability — I was a woman who struggled with academic challenges,” Dr. Anderson recalled. “(I was) told I would never be nothing and was tormented by the spirit of apathy and abandonment.”

Still, such turmoil never in any way, shape, or form deterred this devout woman of faith from pressing and navigating toward the purpose for which God created her.


FAITH & FAMILY FOCUS 

Having initially began witnessing God set her aside for His use in ministry a little more than two decades ago, Dr. Anderson is a part of a family of resourceful preachers including her husband, Pastor William Anderson, her brother, Mikelin Oliver, her daughter, and her daughters, Prophetess Precious Lester and Elder Takola Gonzalez, both of whom work alongside her in ministry.

If nothing else, she was destined to become an even bigger and better version of herself with God, her Helper, steering the way.

“After embracing my call to the office as a Pastor, I experienced the withdrawal of those I supported and I called family and friends,” Dr. Anderson said. “(It was a) betrayal of covenant, which causes great emotional pain.”

At times, Dr. Anderson explained, such a tear-jerking, seemingly uncontrollable sequence appeared downright discomforting and uncalled for — for the most part.


“Many reneged on their promises, and I found myself in a dessert place alone, rejected, lonely, suspicious of not knowing who I could trust,” Dr. Anderson said. “I began to doubt that God had chosen me to lead His people.”


But what she had ultimately found out was that God’s ways were far more superior to hers — and anybody else’s for that matter.

“When I allow God voice to overpower all of my doubt, torment, shame and false influence, He taught me to trust Him every step of the way,” Dr. Anderson said. “I began to see it wasn’t what others thought about me or even what I thought about myself. I realize God chose and predestined me for the mandate that He put on by life, not man.”

SHE’S SOLD OUT — That Dr. Anderson had deemed it essential to live for Christ, by all accounts, had given way to her spiritual gifts being discovered, particularly by her then-Pastor, James Whitmore, who recognized her gift of the prophesy some two after she had become baptized with the precious Holy Ghost.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Through her immeasurable gifts to the Body of Christ, Dr. Anderson founded Laura Anderson Ministries in 2007, which is widely regarded as an international evangelist ministry, of sorts.

Nearly a decade later, she was officially installed as Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Healing Deliverance Cathedral, a milestones that has greatly enabled her to execute Doctrines Of Divinity, all the while assuming the illustrious offices of Epistle Bishop and Affirm Apostle.

Through her immeasurable gifts to the Body of Christ, Dr. Anderson founded Laura Anderson Ministries in 2007, which is widely regarded as an international evangelist ministry, of sorts.

Having initially began witnessing God set her aside for His use in ministry a little more than two decades ago, Dr. Anderson is a part of a family of resourceful preachers including her husband, Pastor William Anderson, her brother, Mikelin Oliver, her daughter, and her daughters, Prophetess Precious Lester and Elder Takola Gonzalez, both of whom work alongside her in ministry.

A ministerial tenure that spans nearly four decades, Dr. Anderson became a Prophet in 1980. Her Pastoral tenure commenced in 2000.

HE WAS THERE ALL THE TIME — For Dr. Anderson, her rise to evolving as a fixture in the Body of Christ comes amid a rash of unfavorable circumstance through which she’s managed to persevere and conquer.

“I continue to soar, knowing God does not call the qualified; He qualifies the called,” said Dr. Anderson, who interestingly survived — and “defeated” — a premature death 1986 amid a battle with depression. “I’m glad I responded to the call. Yes, I believe He called and chose me with all of my imperfects to make perfect (His will.)”

For nearly 40 years — and counting.


ABOUT APOSTLE DR. LAURA ANDERSON

(Bio Submitted by Apostle Dr. Laura Anderson)

Apostle Laura V. Anderson is the celebrated Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Healing Deliverance Cathedral, Inc. and Director of Life Changing Bible Institute situated in the progressive city of Bayville, New Jersey. Apostle Anderson’s aspirations are for the power of God and demonstration of God’s love, healing and deliverance.  It has been shown through her how to compel men and women to draw nigh to the Father. She became one of the youngest missionaries at the age of 16, under the tutelage of the late Pastor James Whitmore and Bishop William Bonner of the Apostolic Faith Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ. She has a heart for the lost souls. Her ministry roles has reached far becoming part of the outreach street services, anointed playwriting, producing and directing plays that is known for penetrating to the very core of humanity’s existence; thus bringing healing and deliverance to those who were impacted in an overwhelming way not only reaching souls within the church but also within the community at large.

Apostle Anderson Christian journey grew as she continued in her Christian life to take a more formidable shape in her early adult life acknowledging she was born a prophet to the nation. During this time Apostle Laura developed an ear for the voice of God and she became even more creative in winning souls. She joined Victory First Presbyterian Deliverance Church in Atlantic City, NJ under the leadership of Drs. Charles R. and Diana L. Lyles. Where she served as an Elder, Financial Advisor & Treasurer, Church Administrator, and Women’s Department.

October 26, 2015 Apostle received Episcopal Consecration to the office of Bishop also Affirmed as Gods Holy Apostle. October 2015 she received her Doctor Degree , and was awarded in the Township of Berkeley by Major Carmen F. Amato Jr. with a Proclamation Aware in April, 2013.  Apostle Laura V. Anderson is submitted to Holy Apostolic See of Bishop Anthony W. Gilyard, in Elizbeth, NJ.

Apostle mandate and vision has reached far beyond the four walls of the cathedral to crossing over, developing and opening an Outreach Center for mentally, physically and sexually abused woman in 2016. As having 30 plus years in nursing, case management brought about a greater understandingly her call, purpose, passion for leadership and shepherding the flock of God! Many testimonies follow the ministry of this vessel as she travels throughout the United States preaching the word of God. She has traveled to Africa and Puerto Rico. The impact that she has within the Kingdom of God is unprecedented.

“He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit has to say to the Church”


For more information on Bayville, New Jersey-area Author Dr. Laura Anderson of Emanuel Healing Deliverance Cathedral, call 732.608.0171 or connect with the church via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emmanuel-Healing-Deliverance-Cathedral/288487481312539. Email her at: ehdm815@gmail.com.


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Georgia author Gina F. Beverly heeds counsel of her Pastor, writes a pair of spiritually-empowering books


And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. (Exodus 33:17 KJV)


KINGDOM WORK 

GOD’S LEADING LADY — For Gina F. Beverly, a Kingsland, Georgia-based author who is a native of New Orleans, her books have emerged amid an assortment of personal life experiences. Beverly’s pair of awe-inspiring written works: “Do You Know Who You Are And What You Are Entitled Too?” and “Dysfunction Breeds Distorted Vision.”

DALLAS — What a difference a few text messages and emails could make in the lives of those who are in dire need of some much-needed encouragement.

No one understands this notion more than Gina Fernandez Beverly whom, to her credit, diligently exercised this trend nearly a decade and a half or so ago.
“Approximately 14 years ago, I began to send out encouraging texts and emails to my friends and family,” Beverly told Making Headline News this week. “The word spread.”
So much so that once her spiritual leader had fielded word of Beverly’s favorable deed that essentially is synonymous to the familiar Biblical passage that is Ephesians 2:3, he subsequently suggested she do more with it, particularly as it pertains to advancing the kingdom.
“One day I sent the text to my Pastor, and after a few months, he encouraged me to write a book on what I was texting and emailing to everyone,” Beverly recalled.

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As for her initial project, it has been widely deemed an “inspirational, empowering, uplifting, and informational” book by a majority of Beverly’s reading audience according to an introduction of this written document at Amazon.com.

Thank God she appropriately heeded the notable advice of God’s spokesperson, considering Beverly has managed to assemble not one, but two spiritually-empowering books as a result to what undoubtedly has evolved into a flourishing ministry, of sorts.

Beverly’s pair of awe-inspiring written works: “Do You Know Who You Are And What You Are Entitled Too?” and “Dysfunction Breeds Distorted Vision.”

For Beverly, a Kingsland, Georgia-based author who is a native of New Orleans, her books have emerged amid an assortment of personal life experiences.

“Throughout my life, I have had struggles with low self-esteem and self-worth,” Beverly said. “My reason for writing the books is to encourage others struggling with low self-esteem and self-worth.”


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As for “Dysfunction Breeds Distorted Vision,” meanwhile, the overall reaction has essential been the same, considering Beverly’s readers have described this project as a “motivational, empowerment, and encouraging” one to anyone who has had or is currently having a dysfunctional or distorted vision of who they are, as cited at Amazon.com.

Having spent 22 years in the United States Naval Academy before her ceremonious retirement in 2008, Beverly began assembling “Do You Know Who You Are and What You Are Entitled To?” in June 2016 and “Dysfunction Breeds Distorted Vision” in May 2018.

Her initial project has been widely deemed an “inspirational, empowering, uplifting, and informational” book by a majority of Beverly’s reading audience according to an introduction of this written document at Amazon.com.

As for “Dysfunction Breeds Distorted Vision,” meanwhile, the overall reaction has essential been the same, considering Beverly’s readers have described this project as a “motivational, empowerment, and encouraging” one to anyone who has had or is currently having a dysfunctional or distorted vision of who they are, as cited at Amazon.com.

SPIRITUAL TREND SETTER — “Approximately 14 years ago, I began to send out encouraging texts and emails to my friends and family,” Beverly told Making Headline News this week. “The word spread.”

As for the divine message she aspires to send to her audience through her books, Beverly emphasized, among other things, that it starts with one’s truth.


“Always stay encouraged,” Beverly said. “Learn to empower yourself and know and live your truth. Your truth is your truth, and never compare yourself to anyone else.”


A pair of books that have generated an array of favorable feedback — “These books have been empowering and encouraging,” this author said — Beverly is thoroughly convinced that her latest works are a part of the purpose for which God has created her.

“My flaws, mistakes, and internal fights I have had with myself are what the Lord used to help others,” said Beverly, adding that future books are forthcoming once she completes her advanced education.

Beverly is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling at Luther Rice Seminary and Bible College.

“I have had several speaking engagements,” Beverly said of her books. “My current focus is on completing school.”

A former Navy Chief Petty Officer ITC(SW), Beverly is grateful of the fact that God has strategically assigned her through her gifts as an author to empower and advance the kingdom, most notably during a time in which the people need it the most.

A pair of book that have generated an array of favorable feedback — “These books have been empowering and encouraging,” this author said — Beverly is thoroughly convinced that her latest works are a part of the purpose for which God has created her.

“One of my favorite scriptures is Exodus 33:17: And the Lord said to Moses, (your name goes here), ‘This very thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name,’” Beverly said.

Passing along some words of encouragement.

Once again.

Yep. What a difference a few text messages and emails have made.


For more information on Kingsland, Georgia-based Author Gina Fernandez Beverly, to order her books, or schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/gina.beverly.9 or at https://www.facebook.com/GinBeverly/.


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Memphis entrepreneur Tiffany Roberts believed to be second black woman to own a security firm


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


TEN-NESSEE THE DREAM

HARVEST SEASON UNFOLDING — Surely, Memphian Tiffany Roberts, a single mother of four (Dyllon 15, Jayden 12, Ean 9 and Journi 19 months), won’t find herself stressing any longer, especially if her newly-erected Maximum Protection Agency LLC security company manages to become a fixture throughout the Mid-South and the Tri-State area.

Memphian Tiffany Roberts found herself on the right side of history on Friday.

Before her hundreds of social media followers, Roberts announced that she has delved off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship.
“Well, it’s official. I own my own security company and the best is yet to come,” Roberts wrote in a Facebook post that subsequently generated nearly 500 likes and a slew of congratulatory comments. “No more stressing.”
Surely, Roberts, a single mother of four (Dyllon 15, Jayden 12, Ean 9 and Journi 19 months), won’t find herself stressing any longer, especially if her newly-erected Maximum Protection Agency LLC security company manages to become a fixture throughout the Mid-South and the Tri-State area.

“In my business, this is not law enforcement, but I look at it as a step closer,” Roberts, 35, told Making Headline News late Friday night. “I like the fact that I can help others gain the experience and knowledge about security and law enforcement. I believe that for some it, it is just the beginning if they would like to further their career.”

According to Roberts whom, in recent months, has done some extensive research on African-American women who own similar businesses, she said she is believed to be only the second U. S.-born woman to have become the owner and CEO of a security company.

According to a report at http://financialjuneteenth.com/n-one-security-first-ever-black-woman-owned-security-firm-offering-security-services/, Atlanta’s Mary Parker of All-N-One Security is the first ever black woman to own a security firm, a company that currently employs more than 200 hundred workers.

STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM — For Roberts, it seemed that law enforcement has always grasped her interest, something she said has proven beneficial to her starting a security firm. Prior to starting Maximum Protection Agency, Robert was a district manager for a local security company, during which she acquired an array of knowledge in her selected industry.

For Roberts, a Memphis Kirby High School graduate who holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Remington College, while she’s admittedly appreciative of the public’s reaction in the wake of her newly-established business, she’d be the first to admit to that she’s now has shifted her focus to something much bigger.

“I’m driven by change,” said Roberts, who’s approximately five months away from earning her undergraduate degree. “I have worked, quit a few jobs, and I did not like the operations. I always find things that could be better and always saw how I would implement things to make them better.”

Much to her delight and to her distinctly unique credit, she’s done just that, having put in the essential work, coupled with having met the necessary requirements, all of which have greatly enabled her to fulfill her long-awaited dream as an entrepreneur.

“Daily I would say to myself, ‘Be the change that you want to see,’” Roberts said. “I have always been a go-getter and just needed the extra push from people. Knowing what you want is just a thought until you’re really tired and something has to give. I always knew that I was a boss and I pushed myself until I believed it.”

A company that is headquartered in Memphis, Roberts is presently devising ways to set up branches in every U. S. state.


HISTORIC MILESTONE 

According to Roberts whom, in recent months, has done some extensive research on African-American women who own similar businesses, she said she is believed to be only the second U. S.-born woman to have become the owner and CEO of a security company.

Interestingly, Roberts deemed it essential to issue a notable reminder to other single mothers, particularly those whom, like her, aspire to make their dreams a reality.

“My mission is to show single mothers and other minorities that we are more than just workers,” Roberts said. “If you have dreams, believe in yourself and help them come true.”

For Roberts, it seemed that law enforcement has always grasped her interest, something she said has proven beneficial to her starting a security firm.

Prior to starting Maximum Protection Agency, Robert was a district manager for a local security company, during which she acquired an array of knowledge in her selected industry.

It wasn’t much longer thereafter that she decided to “branch off and do my own thing,” she said.


“I believe that people should do what they love doing,” Roberts said. “My mission is to bring about a change in the community. Turning on the news and seeing crime (in the Mid-South) grow, I know that running from my city will not help change the situation. But I know that raising my children here, I have to change the things around them so that they can have hope.”


Aside from being an ambassador in her native establishment, more than anything, she’s destined to continue to set an example for her children, Roberts emphasized.

For Roberts, a Memphis Kirby High School graduate who holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Remington College, while she’s admittedly appreciative of the public’s reaction in the wake of her newly-established business, she’d be the first to admit to that she’s now has shifted her focus to something much bigger.

“I have to show my children that their mom went after her dreams and left a legacy for them,” said Robert, who also said that while expanding her company, a book is on the horizon. “So my mission is to be the best mom that I can be for them.”

Well said by this thriving, progressive single mother of four whom, to her credit, has found herself on the right side of history.


For more information about Mid-South-area Businesswoman Tiffany Roberts of Maximum Protection Agency LLC, or to inquire about becoming a customer, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/tiffanysorite.roberts. Also, send email to: maximumprotectionagency@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.