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Houston businesswoman Raevonne Walker’s Cultured Realty growing in unprecedented numbers

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — An accomplished businesswoman who boasts a remarkably solid and immeasurable entrepreneurship tenure, Raevonne Walker is co-owner of Cultured Realty, a Houston-based real estate company she runs along with fellow business partner Janelle Malone.

DALLAS — When Raevonne Walker and her son packed up and relocated from Minnesota to Texas some 15 years ago, what they had ultimately discovered was that such a move was a prodigious blessing in disguise.

Prior to their bolting the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, Walker was informed by doctors that her son, Jahyier, was diagnosed with a rare heart defect, thus suggesting that they relocate to the southern region of the country, considering her son had been hampered by what she described as “some underlying issues.”
Given the severe circumstances surrounding her son’s health, not only was the move essential in many aspects but, much to the delight of Walker, it turned out to be a precursor, of sorts, to her having connected with the divine purpose for which she was created.
An accomplished businesswoman who boasts a remarkably solid and immeasurable entrepreneurship tenure, Walker is co-owner of Cultured Realty, a Houston-based real estate company she runs along with fellow business partner Janelle Malone.
A rising establishment that is located at 2611 Cypress Creek Parkway, Suite A101 in Houston and is less than two months removed from having gone into full operations, one would hard-pressed to believe this company is in its infancy stages, considering it’s already enjoying a considerable amount of growth.

MORE ON CULTURED REALTY: https://www.culturedrealty.com/

During a phone interview with Making Headline News this week, Walker said Cultured Realty has compiled a team of 41 agents since its inception and that she’s hopeful such rapid growth continues.

A company that was founded on February 8, 2020, Walker — who was fixture for years for Keller Williams Realty — emphasized, among other things, that Cultured Realty is aiming to acquire 150 agents by the time the company reaches its six-month anniversary.

“It was a different situation, because with me coming from Keller Williams, I pretty much knew what I wanted to do,” Walker told MHN. (I told my business partner) we have all of what we need to start a company.”

ALL-STAR TEAM — Part of helping agents to diligently discover a better version of themselves falls under the Business Coaching umbrella of Cultured Realty. Through this entity, in fact, Walker and Malone customarily shepherd agents through a wide range of empowerment sessions, many of which are geared toward helping them devise strategic plans to create and achieve specific goals and ambitions, coupled with what Walker refers to as some much-needed “accountability.”

As Walker recalls, her rise to professional real estate success was spearheaded in large part by her son’s unlikely diagnosis, coupled with a whole lot of faith.

“It was amazing,” Walker said of her ceremonious exit from Minnesota to the Lone Star State, a development that had ultimately given way to considerable progress in her son’s health. “He started playing football. He scored the first touchdown for his new high school. He was ranked (nationally) in gymnastics.”

Aside from Jahyier having evolved and flourished as a multi-sport athlete, Walker, meanwhile, began moving ever so closely to her purpose as gifted real estate professional, a God-orchestrated discovery she doesn’t merely take lightly.


“If we wouldn’t have moved, I wouldn’t have started this company,” Walker said. “I wouldn’t have gotten married. I wouldn’t have had two more children. (This move) changed my life completely.”


One of Houston’s finest real estate ventures that boasts a diverse cast of leaders who are committed to building business through strong alliances, Cultured Realty has reaped sustained success, in large part because it thrives off of empowering agents to believe the unbelievable, think the unthinkable, and achieve the unachievable.

How else to explain why its mission is centered largely on Agents building agents with systems that work?

As for the rapid growth within a company whose best and brightest days are seemingly well ahead of it, Walker is confident such a trend is a continuous sign of things to come.


RAISING THE BAR 

MINNEAPOLIS MIRACLE — Given the severe circumstances surrounding her son’s health, not only was the move essential in many aspects but, much to the delight of Walker, it turned out to be a precursor, of sorts, to her having connected with the divine purpose for which she was created.

“To me, it’s not mind-boggling,” said Walker, alluding to the number of agents her company has acquired in such a brief time frame. “The growth doesn’t make that big of a deal to me. The growth in the individual is what’s more important.”

All things considered, part of helping agents to diligently discover a better version of themselves falls under the Business Coaching umbrella of Cultured Realty.

Through this entity, in fact, Walker and Malone customarily shepherd agents through a wide range of empowerment sessions, many of which are geared toward helping them devise strategic plans to create and achieve specific goals and ambitions, coupled with what Walker refers to as some much-needed “accountability.”

“I’m always trying to be better than myself,” said Walker, a progressive, thriving businesswoman whose entrepreneurship reputation is such that she’s thoroughly committed to ensuring that like-minded professionals follow suit.

What a massive difference a relocation has made.

ON THE MOVE — A rising establishment that is located at 2611 Cypress Creek Parkway, Suite A101 in Houston and is less than two months removed from having gone into full operations, one would hard-pressed to believe this company is in its infancy stages, considering it’s already enjoying a considerable amount of growth.

 


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Houston entrepreneur Janelle Malone of Cultured Realty: ‘I had no choice but to use my gifts and follow my passions’


For more information about Houston-area Businesswoman Raevonne Walker of Cultured Realty, to inquire about a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 832.446.3739 or connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/culturedrealty/. Also, send email to: raevonnewalker@gmail.com.


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Baltimore-area author Debrayta Salley relishing God’s amazing grace through her latest book


To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV)


GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS 

AMAZING GRACE — A native of Baltimore, Debrayta Salley is the mastermind behind the spiritually-empowering book entitled, “Grace FULL Seasons Anthology: Stories of Triumph, Victory And God’s Faithfulness Through the Seasons of Life.”

Because of whom she is and because of where God is taking her, Debrayta Salley didn’t just write the vision down and make it plain on the figurative tablet of her heart.

More than anything, she has diligently taken the vision and run with it.
“God gave me a glimpse of the vision for an anthology in 2012,” Salley, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said, recalling the memorable developments that contributed mightily to her latest authorship milestone.
Much to her delight, Salley’s awe-inspiring vision — or her God-mandated topic, per se — didn’t come full circle until sometime in 2018.
A native of Baltimore, Salley is the mastermind behind the spiritually-empowering book entitled, “Grace FULL Seasons Anthology: Stories of Triumph, Victory And God’s Faithfulness Through the Seasons of Life.”

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A MUST READ — A written work that is comprised of 100 pages in length, Salley’s “Grace FULL Seasons Anthology: Stories of Triumph, Victory And God’s Faithfulness Through the Seasons of Life” appropriately issues a pivotal remind to God’s people.

A book that is comprised of six brilliantly gifted authors, Salley’s Christian-based book is roughly a month removed from its much-anticipated release date, a feat that is a true testament of her immeasurable contributions to the Body of Christ.

“The main reason that I brought these ladies together for this writing project was to provide an outlet for them to tell their stories for their personal satisfaction and, most of all, for God’s glory,” said Salley, explaining what was the single, most underlying reason she chose to produce her latest book.

A written work that is comprised of 100 pages in length, Salley’s Grace FULL Seasons Anthology: Stories of Triumph, Victory And God’s Faithfulness Through the Seasons of Life” appropriately issues a pivotal reminder to God’s people.


KINGDOM CONNECTED 

That is, “In everything, there is a season,” said a spokesperson for Salley’s latest project at Amazon.com. “Whether your current place in life is indicative of the winter, spring, summer or fall seasons, never forget that God walks with us through them all.

“He will never leave you nor forsake you,” Salley writes, steadily reinforcing God’s splendor to His people through her newest book. “He will also extend to you a priceless gift: a measure of grace to sustain and strengthen you through it all.”

Salley’s “Grace FULL Seasons Anthology: Stories of Triumph, Victory And God’s Faithfulness Through the Seasons of Life” is her seventh book dating back to 2010, including four she composed in consecutive years from 2015 to 2018.


“Our decisions and connections must always be God-led, inspired and divinely aligned and never motivated by the quest for recognition or acceptance.” — Author Debrayta Salley


“After writing my memoir in 2012 (Back To The Scene Of The Crime: Breaking Unfruitful Patterns By Bringing Hidden Things To Light), I became aware of just how powerful it is to tell your story in your own words and on your own terms,” said Salley, an accomplished Biblical Life Coach, Inspirational Speaker, and Wellness Advocate. “Not only does it promote  a sense of healing, renewal, and freedom for the writer, but it becomes medicine for someone else that may be encountering a similar situation.”

A book that is comprised of six brilliantly gifted authors, Salley’s Christian-based book is roughly a month removed from its much-anticipated release date, a feat that is a true testament of her immeasurable contributions to the Body of Christ.

As for her latest written work, Salley began assembling her chapter sometime in 2018, then subsequently compiled a team of authors in July 2019, a trend that has given way to a rather intriguing work of art.

“This book is related to my God-given purpose, because it provides a safe space for women to step out of their comfort zones, out of fear, and any shame they may have been holding onto about certain seasons of their journeys,” Salley explained. “(I’m committed to) supporting them in embracing the uniqueness of their stories.”

Salley said other books are surely forthcoming, much sooner than later.

Salley’s “Grace FULL Seasons Anthology: Stories of Triumph, Victory And God’s Faithfulness Through the Seasons of Life” is her seventh book dating back to 2010, including four she composed in consecutive years from 2015 to 2018.

“I have a few book projects that God has downloaded in my spirit, but I haven’t begun to assemble them yet,” Salley said. “Stay tuned. I’m certain that there are many speaking engagements in my future. However, in this current season, my primary focus is on rebuilding my life mentally, physically, and spiritually…shoring up my foundation so-to-speak, so that it’s secure enough to withstand all that’s to come. I’m expecting great things.”

Amongst the biggest reasons, by all accounts, is that more than anything, she has diligently taken the vision and run with it.

With God, her Helper, steering the way.


GOD’S LEADING LADY 

“This book is related to my God-given purpose, because it provides a safe space for women to step out of their comfort zones, out of fear, and any shame they may have been holding onto about certain seasons of their journeys,” Salley explained. “(I’m committed to) supporting them in embracing the uniqueness of their stories.”

For more information about Randallstown, Maryland-based Author/Businesswoman Debrayta Salley, to inquire about her books, a public appearance, speaking engagement or book signing, connect with her via social media platforms under: @deelifmntrcoach. Also, send email to: info@deelifmentor.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 makingheadlinenews@gmail.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

South Memphis’ own Marquita Williams living out her dream as the face of Revenge Body Bar MedSpa

TEN-NES-SEE THIS WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE
RAISING THE BAR — A 2001 graduate of the Memphis’ historic and now-defunct George Washington Carver High, Marquita Williams has made immeasurable strides as a fixture for Revenge Body Bar Medspa, a Mid-South-area venture where women customarily come for company officials describe as “a body that they once had or a body that they never had.”

Although it is one of the city’s most poverty-stricken establishments, a number of individuals are proud to call South Memphis home.

Memphian Marquita Williams undoubtedly is one of them.
“Raised in South Memphis,” Williams told Making Headline News during a recent interview.
To her distinctly unique credit, Williams has, in turn, has made the Bluff City proud, notably as a thriving and flourishing entrepreneur.
A 2001 graduate of the Memphis’ historic and now-defunct George Washington Carver High School, Williams has made immeasurable strides as a fixture for Revenge Body Bar Medspa, a Mid-South-area venture where women customarily come for company officials describe as “a body that they once had or a body that they never had.”

MORE ON MARQUITA’S VENTURE: https://www.revengebodybarmedspa.com/

Located at 3242 Players Club Circle, Suite 4  in Memphis, Revenge Body Bar MedSpa has become widely known as your one stop shop for non-invasive body treatments, weight loss therapy, vitamin shots, and IV hydration therapy.

A company that is nearing its one year anniversary on April 1, Revenge Body Bar MedSpa has become a fixture in the Mid-South, in large part because is it a medical weight loss ran facility, one that’s owned and operated by Williams and an accomplished medical professional.

HOLDIN’ IT DOWN — To her distinctly unique credit, Williams has, in turn, has made the Bluff City proud, notably as a thriving and flourishing entrepreneur.

Much to Williams’ delight, her rise to entrepreneurship success came at the disposal of a variety of like-minded business professionals, most notably fellow Memphian and current Atlanta businesswoman Candance Holyfield, who’s widely known as the “Six Figure Spa Chick.”

“She travels all across the world teaching spa professionals how to create and operate a successful business,” Williams said of Holyfield, who’s believed to be the leader of the largest African-American spa professional venture in the United States called Spa Boss Tribe.

Interestingly, Williams certainly boasts the educational credentials, which have greatly afforded her the golden opportunities to function mightily in her element.

Much to Williams’ delight, her rise to entrepreneurship success came at the disposal of a variety of likeminded business professionals, most notably fellow Memphian and current Atlanta businesswoman Candance Holyfield, who’s widely known as the “Six Figure Pack Chick.”

Williams earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from LeMoyne-Owen College in 2007, and then followed that up with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Baptist College of Health Science.

Consequently, she graduated from Walden University in 2016 with a Master of Science in Nursing, with an emphasis to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.

She’s currently pursuing an MBA at Walden University and is scheduled to earn it later this year.

“As a nurse, I’ve worked countless hours taking care of people,” Williams said. “I knew it was something so much more for me to do than to continue at the bedside. I was tired of the same thing every day.”

Something eventually had to give, Williams said.


“I was missing important things such as family events, activities with my kids, not spending enough time with my kids…basically I was burned out and knew I was underpaid,” Williams recalled. “I started doing my research on what can I could get into doing while utilizing my nursing degree.”


Fortunately for Williams, she ultimately came across a rather unique and effective strategy while weighing her career options.

“I ran across IV Hydration therapy and I was shocked that this could be done outside the hospital doors,” Williams said. “I found me a class to take and went from there. But even at that moment, I knew that wasn’t the only thing I wanted to do.”

That, to her credit, is why she still deemed it essential to keep her options open.


BLUFF CITY SENSATION

A company that is nearing its one year anniversary April 1, Revenge Body Bar MedSpa has become a fixture in the Mid-South, in large part because is it a medical weight loss ran facility, one that’s owned and operated by Williams and an accomplished medical professional.

“As I began my weight loss journey in becoming a healthier me, I ran across non-invasive lipo procedures,” Williams explained. “I did more research on it. I was like, ‘Okay, people really could use these procedures.’ They are safe and an alternative to surgery, (so I said) ‘Let me get into this ASAP.’ Found my classes and went from there.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Today, unlike never before, Williams is not only walking in her divine purpose but, most of all, she’s garnered a new, carefree lease on life.

“It is important to inspire others, because my purpose is not for me, it’s for the people,” Williams said. “I want people to know that if you can think it, you can achieve it. It all starts with a desire.”

Well and appropriately said by one of South Memphis’ own.


For more information about Mid-South Businesswoman Marquita Williams of Revenge Body Bar Medspa, to inquire about a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Revenge-Body-Bar-966153626923653/ or Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/revengebodybar/. Also, send email to: 901revenge@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 makingheadlinenews@gmail.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Georgia author Dr. Estella Dior’s “You Were Destined To Survive” impacting a generation one life at a time


I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18 NIV)


SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST 

A MUST READ — A book that was officially released in October 2019, Dr. Estella Dior’s “You Were Destined To Survive” depicts the lives of a number of women, many of whom have not only survived some of the most horrific traumas anyone can experience, but much to their delight, they were blessed to have overcome that through which they had endured.

While addressing the media Saturday morning, Dr. Estella Dior wasted little time issuing a rather direct message, coupled with a pivotal reminder to her fellow sistas.

So ya might wanna take heed.
“The single reason was to uplift and empower others (women) to know your past doesn’t determine your future,” Dior during an exclusive interview with Making Headline News, said, explaining vividly what fueled her fervent desire to become an empowerment author.
A Brunswick, Georgia-based author who’s had to press and navigate her way through a rash of obstacles — notably molestation, rape, teen pregnancy, and depression, among other turmoil — Dr. Dior deemed it essential to share of her spiritually-empowering testimonies with the recent release of her book entitled, “You Were Destined To Survive.”
A book that was officially released in October 2019, Dr. Dior’s “You Were Destined To Survive” depicts the lives of a number of women, many of whom have not only survived some of the most horrific traumas anyone can experience, but much to their delight, they were blessed to have overcome that through which they had endured.

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According to a detailed introduction at Amazon.com, Dr. Dior’s book is appropriately described as a “compilation of stories,” many of which will take readers on a ride through the lives of 12 women who have gone to great lengths to share what this brilliant writer describes as their “darkest secrets,” or those “dark moments” that subsequently led them to truly walking and living in their light.

“One thing each of these women has in common is that they are true overcomers and they refuse to allow the toughest circumstances keep them down,” said an Amazon spokesperson for Dr. Dior’s “You Were Destined To Survive.’ “The only time you’ll find these women kneeling is to pray and give thanks to God for bringing them so far.”

A book that is comprised of 177 pages in lengths, Dr. Dior began composing “You Were Destined To Survive” sometime in January 2017 and needed somewhere in the neighborhood of a year and a half to complete a project that will be on display during her upcoming book signing April 4 at 6 p.m. EST at the newly-erected La Quinta by Wyndham Brunswick/Golden Isles, located at 100 Capital Square Drive in Brunswick.

When asked what the single is, most underlying reason she elected to write “You Were Destined To Survive,” Dr. Dior, a native of Miami, said: “In life, we all have struggles called survival moments. But that’s when God will reach way down to pull you from your valley experiences.”


MORE ON DR. DIOR: https://www.officialestelladior.com/

A Brunswick, Georgia-based author who’s had to press and navigate her way through a rash of obstacles — notably molestation, rape, teen pregnancy, and depression, among other turmoil — Dr. Dior deemed it essential to share of her spiritually-empowering testimonies with the recent release of her book entitled, “You Were Destined To Survive.”

Dr. Dior’s “You Were Destined To Survive” is her third published work to date.

In 2005, she made her authorship debut when she wrote “Everyday Grace, Everyday Miracles.” Consequently, she released “Diary Of A Street Princess” in 2013.

Now that she’s approximately six months removed from having witnessed the release of Book No. 3, chances are Dr. Dior will write and release other books as a strategic way to encourage and empower the masses, not to mention as an effective way to advance the kingdom mightily.


“This book is the sole purpose of God creating me, to empower, uplift and share my journey,” said Dr. Dior, adding that her memoir entitled, ‘I had To Die To Live Again’ is presently in the works. “The feedback has been amazing and (readers have told me) it’s helping and empowering and really inspiring them.”


Interestingly, a vital portion of Dr. Dior’s story includes having once been incarcerated with Alice Marie Johnson, whom actress Kim Kardashian reportedly helped garner clemency after she was sentenced to life in prison for a nonviolent drug offense in 1996.

“I also did time with Mint Pearl Thomas, and Tina, which are D. Thomas’ mother and grandmother,” Dr. Dior recalled. “To witness God move in these women’s lives, to be given life and two life sentences and to see day light. (This is why I want to) help express the stories I’m sharing, that even in our survival moments, (God’s) there.”

So ya might wanna take heed.

Interestingly, a vital portion of Dr. Dior’s story includes having once been incarcerated with Alice Marie Johnson, whom actress Kim Kardashian reportedly helped garner clemency after she was sentenced to life in prison for a nonviolent drug offense in 1996.

REAPING A HARVEST GOD PROMISED HER
A book that is comprised of 177 pages in lengths, Dr. Dior began composing “You Were Destined To Survive” sometime in January 2017 and needed somewhere in the neighborhood of a year and a half to complete a project that will be on display during her upcoming book signing April 4 at 6 p.m. EST at the newly-erected La Quinta by Wyndham Brunswick/Golden Isles, located at 100 Capital Square Drive in Brunswick.

For more information about Brunswick, Georgia-based Author/Businesswoman Dr. Estella Dior, to inquire about her books, a public appearance, speaking engagement or book signing, call 912.215.1657 or connect with her via Facebook under: https://www.facebook.com/mrswrightkeys. Also, send email to: EstellaDior5.0@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 makingheadlinenews@gmail.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

North Carolina author Danielle Wallace featured book comes amid toxic, ‘unhealthy romantic relationship’


I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18 NIV)


GRACE TO OVERCOME 

HEALING THE RIGHT WAY — North Carolina author Danielle Wallace proved she was very much up for her God-mandated assignment when she appropriately exercised her faith by composing “Signs Of A Toxic Relationship,” a life-changing, destiny-shifting book she assembled prior to her disheartening divorce.

Earlier this week, Danielle Wallace staged to her Facebook timeline a rather empowering, spirited post.

Said Wallace before her nearly 500 social media followers: In God, when you rise above your situation, the enemy is powerless.
Talk about a remarkably befitting, dauntless declaration by a devout woman of faith whom, to her credit, has grasped a thorough understanding of what it means to rise above arguably the toughest of situations.
So much, in fact, that Wallace proved she was very much up for her God-mandated assignment when she appropriately exercised her faith by composing “Signs Of A Toxic Relationship,” a life-changing, destiny-shifting book she assembled prior to her disheartening divorce.
A book that was officially released on March 15, 2018, Wallace’s “Signs Of A Toxic Relationship” is an awe-inspiring, tear-jerking, attention-grabbing written document that figures to enlighten and empower the woman inside you to read about how to recognize a toxic relationship, according to detailed introduction at Amazon.com.

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A book that was officially released on March 15, 2018, Wallace’s “Signs Of A Toxic Relationship” is an awe-inspiring, tear-jerking, attention-grabbing written document that figures to enlighten and empower the woman inside you to read about how to recognize a toxic relationship, according to detailed introduction at Amazon.com.

Moreover, in Wallace’s “Signs Of A Toxic Relationship,” you will learn how a person ends up in such relationships in the first place.

“I will speak on how to heal,” Wallace emphasizes. “I also will speak on how to not repeat a cycle of unhealthy romantic relationships. Learn what a toxic relationship is. Then grab a hold of the wisdom on healing and much more. Learn to identify what is toxic and break unhealthy cycles.”

A book that is comprised of 27 pages in length, Wallace deemed it essential to produce her first book during which she was involved in what was a toxic marriage.

Following her marital dissolution, Wallace began to pick up the piece from the broken relationship, a trend that had ultimately given way to her having made her authorship debut.


“God had given me the vision to write this book after coming out of a bad marriage, having to start over with three small children,” Wallace told Making Headline News this week. “I chose to produce this book to help other women…to enlighten them, motivate, and provide inside wisdom about noticing the signs of a toxic relationship and also how to get out.”


Fortunately for Wallace, she was blessed to have vacated a relationship that could have very well led to a premature death, to put it more direct and more precisely.

“I began writing the book in November of 2017,” said Wallace, who needed roughly two months to assemble “Signs Of A Toxic Relationship.”

“God had given me the vision to write this book after coming out of a bad marriage, having to start over with three small children,” Wallace told Making Headline News this week. “I chose to produce this book to help other women…to enlighten them, motivate, and provide inside wisdom about noticing the signs of a toxic relationship and also how to get out.”

In addition to her featured project, Wallace wrote “Born to Win” and “7 Days Of Encouraging Declarations,” both of which are spiritually-empowering messages, of sorts, she said are centered largely on helping women know that no matter how hard life becomes in the wake of turmoil and conflict in relationships, there’s always hope amid the toxic encounter.

The feedback since the release of Wallace’s latest book, as expected, has been overwhelmingly favorable.

“The feedback that I have garnered has been encouraging,” she said. “Many have gained motivation from my story.”

Interestingly, Wallace has announced that other books are forthcoming, including one she plans to release by the end of the year entitled, “My Testimony.”

Owner of Creative Services Residential Janitorial, Wallace said she’s also open to speaking engagement and public appearances to share of her life-changing story as a strategic way to empower the masses, particularly women who have endured domestic violence.


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Fortunately for Wallace, she was blessed to have vacated a relationship that could have very well led to a premature death, to put it more direct and more precisely.

“I speak as requested at different events or I either am asked to sing,” Wallace said. “I would love to speak more to women out here to help enlighten uplift and share my story of courage. The inspiration for me to share after an encounter of being in a store and passing out and my heart stopped…even after overcoming, I was still able to move on in strength with three small kids.”

Most importantly, she was blessed to have risen above her situation.


For more information about North Carolina-area  Businesswoman/Author Danielle Wallace, to order her books or to schedule her for a public appearance or book signing, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100042480180107.


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Accomplished New York entrepreneur DeShanda Carter: ‘I just want women to know together is better’


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Simply amazing.

Much to the delight of DeShanda Carter, it would be especially befitting to assess her progressive, thriving business venture with those two words.

For Carter, there are a variety of reasons Simply Carter Corp has become a constant fixture throughout the New York metropolitan area.
“My personal mission for doing this work is to empower women of all ages,” Carter, 45, told Making Headline News this week. “Let them see the grind of the everyday women trying to make it…get empowered by the everyday woman.”
Widely regarded as the parent company of Carter’s Diva Glam Mobile Party — which specializes in hosting parties and other events for girls of all ages — Carter’s endeavor also includes what is known as Simply Carters Kids, which is believed to be the only U. S. children’s car service with its own security app.

MAKING DREAMS A REALITY

HEART FOR PEOPLE — For DeShanda Carter, there are a variety of reasons Simply Carter Corp has become a constant fixture throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Also, under the Simply Carter Corp’s umbrella is Simply Carter Events, which customarily offers its array of intriguing photo booths.

And, then there is the Carter Brand, a flourishing venture that offers a variety of all natural and homemade skin care products.

A native of Harlem, New York who was raised in the nearby Bronx, Carter is a product of the historic New York City school system.

A devout woman of faith and accomplished author, who has always exemplified an entrepreneurial mindset, Carter’s Simply Carter Corps has become known for serving women of various walks of life, most notably through empowering and helping them discover their true passion in business.

“I just want women to know together is better,” said Carter, explaining why it is imperative to esteem others daily. “We don’t always have to do it alone.”


MORE ON SIMPLY CARTER CORP: http://www.simplycartercorp.com/

A devout woman of faith and accomplished author who has always exemplified the entrepreneurial mindset, Carter’s Simply Carter Corps has become known for serving women of various walks of life, most notably through empowering and helping them discover their true passion in business.

As Carter recalls, she was left with no choice at one point in time to fortify her vision on her own, a trend that, in turn, had ultimately catapulted her to her divine purpose.

“I did it alone because no one else saw my vision…and maybe it wasn’t meant for them to see,” Carter said. “I believe differently. I may not see your vision, but I will support and encourage you until the end.”

A retired New York City Department of Correction Captain, Carter was enrolled in college for two years before she eventually delved off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship.

To her distinctly unique credit, she’s been nothing short remarkable.

Not bad for notable actress and longtime member of the Screen Actors Guild, who has appeared in the major motion picture, Dangerous Minds, as well as a host of stage plays and made a number of television appearances.

Having adopted a keen passion for writing and singing, this multitalented businesswoman’s reputation is such that, well, she’s been all about her business — first in Corporate American, now as an entrepreneur.

“There was no competition in mind when creating my brand,” said Carter, whose Simply Carter Corp caters to women of ages. “I just want women to win. When they look at me, I want them to see the potential in them.”

A business endeavor that is steadily making a strong case to attract more of a national presence — Carter has put her entrepreneurship mechanics on display in Atlanta, among other establishments — it’s safe to assume that Big Apple-area businesswoman’s best and brightest days are well ahead of her.


SIMPLY CARTER CORP MEDIA KIT: http://www.simplycartercorp.com/media-kit/

“It is important to inspire others daily, so they can be encouraged to live out their passion,” Carter said. We only have one life to live.”

So why not make it a simply amazing one — much like Simply Carter Corp?



A retired New York City Department of Correction Captain, Carter was enrolled in college for two years before she eventually delved off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship.

For more information about New York  Businesswoman/Author DeShanda Carter of Simply Carter Corp, to order her books or to schedule her for a public appearance or book signing, call 845.682.0222 or log on to: http://www.simplycartercorp.com/. Connect with her via social media at: www.linkedin.com/in/Deshanda-Carter.


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Memphis author Raquel Granger’s connection with God in prison miraculously changed her life, she writes in her new book


The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10 KJV)


CLEARING MASSIVE HURDLES

CONQUERING ALL ODDS — A native of Memphis, Raquel Granger is the mastermind behind the spiritually-empowering book entitled, “The Day I Met Life,” a life-enhancing, emotionally-driven written document that recently made its ceremonious release.

Raquel Granger figured she’d cap off 2019 by updating her gallery of social media followers on the status of her newly-assembled book.

“I’ve been patient,” Granger on the morning of December 31 staged in a Facebook post that was accompanied by the hashtag: #I’mInThere.
Given the awe-inspiring developments surrounding her book, it’s safe to assume that #I’mInThere means this rising Mid-South author’s best and brightest days as a writer are well ahead of her.
A native of Memphis, Granger is the mastermind behind the spiritually-empowering book entitled, “The Day I Met Life,” a life-enhancing, emotionally-driven written document that recently made its ceremonious release.
Granger’s “The Day I Met Life” depicts the memorable developments in the life of a then-13-year-old girl, who was left to outlast and conquer life amid the tragic death of her mother, Brenda Faye Henry, who died after a battle with AIDS in August 1993.
“It’s a compelling story about how I struggled with sin, strongholds, and generational curses,” Granger told Making Headline News this week.

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As if Granger’s mother having passed away at the tender age of 37 wasn’t enough to shatter her spiritually and mentally — and probably physically — this author had at one point in time found herself thrust within the walls of a jail cell because of some ill-advised decisions that essentially had brought her life to a streaking halt.

Fortunately for Granger, though, she had come to know God during her incarceration.

“God gave me this vision during my time in prison,” Granger explained. “In such a hard place, I learned to confess my sins…forgive myself for all I had done in my life.”


REMEMBERING BRENDA HENRY (1956-1993)
Granger’s “The Day I Met Life” depicts the memorable developments in the life of a then-13-year-old girl, who was left to outlast and conquer life amid the tragic death of her mother, Brenda Faye Henry, who died after a battle with AIDS in August 1993.

Interestingly, Granger had come to a point during her incarceration where she sensed she had no choice but to sellout completely to her Creator, a development that, in turn, had ultimately given way to her having acquired the very thing she needed the most: a new lease on life.

“In prison, I was baptized,” Granger recalled. “God not only saved me, but He also conditioned my heart to trust Him in all my ways. I was seeking God for deliverance, healing from all the pain I endured from my past.”

Much to her delight, it wasn’t until Granger had turned her life over to God that He subsequently commenced to showing her all sorts of signs and wonders, she explained.


“He used people to speak to me,” Granger said of her spiritual connection with the Lord. “After facing answered prayers that I sent up to God, then I begin to realize the promise from God would take time. I was in a hurry to get home to my children…get back to life.”


For what it’s worth, Granger emphasized her new book is dedicated exclusively to single mothers whom, like her, have struggled with the strongholds life often deals them.

“I chose to write this book to be a blessing to single mothers and young women who experienced the death of their mother or parents of with HIV or AIDS, or those who were just left without structure and guidance,” Granger said. “(This book is for) women that had to grow up fast and became a mother at an early age. “(This book is for) women who have suffered abuse from family members and men, as well as those getting tangled in toxic relationships and mental illness.”

LEADING BY EXAMPLE — For what it’s worth, Granger emphasized her new book is dedicated exclusively to single mothers whom, like her, have struggled with the strongholds life often deals them.

As expected, the feedback since the release of Granger’s book has been overwhelmingly favorable.

“I’ve received great feedback,” Granger said, adding that she’s very much open to speaking engagement nationwide to share of life-changing story. “The most important thing that was said to me was, ‘Let your voice be heard. Have faith! Speak life!’ (I was encouraged to) prophesy from God speaking into my life, from many men and women of God.”

Aside from being a new author, Granger is approximately a year removed from having started a business.

A graduate of Manassas Park High, Granger is owner of Legacy Pro Cleaning Service here, a venture that was spearheaded through Jan Pro of Memphis.

“I had to invest in myself and build my business so that it can provide financial stability (for me and my family),” Granger said.


GOD’S PLAN…GOD’S PLAN 

A few months removed from having made her authorship debut, Granger is especially grateful of how God is about to allow “The Day I Met Life” to open an array of doors for her.

“I began writing once I was out of prison,” Granger said. “It took years for me to spill out all the hurt and pain I kept in for so many years. It was hindering my walk. I was holding grudges against the family for the lies and horrible things that were spoken over my life.

“I wanted a way out, so I continued to write to release the pain. In 2019, I completed my book after giving up and starting over so many times over the years. The more I wrote, the more I remembered from my childhood to show the world how I grew up and survived.”

With God, her Helper, leading the way.

Yep. She’s certainly #InThere.

That’s for sure.

“It’s a compelling story about how I struggled with sin, strongholds, and generational curses,” Granger told Making Headline News this week.

For more information Mid-South-area  Author/Businesswoman Raquel Granger, to order her book, to schedule a public appearance or book signing, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/raquel.henry.334. Send email to: brendafaye1993@yahoo.com.


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Former TCU football player Charles Jones advancing the kingdom mightily as Senior Pastor of New Creation Fellowship Church


Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV)


TOUCHDOWN JESUS

GOD’S RED ZONE — Former Texas Christian University football player Charles Jones is savoring his rightful and well-deserved place as the Founder and Senior Pastor of New Creation Fellowship Church, the awe-inspiring ministry he organized in February 2011 amid deep concern for his family, friends, and the community.

FORT WORTH, Texas — There’s nothing like a praying mother.

If anyone can greatly attest to this notion, it’s Charles Jones.
Consider, for instance, how during his youth, Jones recalls vividly the days during which his mother had steadfastly gone to great lengths to ensure her family’s single-parent household was covered, both in the natural and the spirit.
“I learned how to be strong watching my mom battle through some difficult seasons in life,” Jones told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “There were many times as a single mother she made sacrifices to ensure we were covered. She went without to make sure we had.”
For what it’s worth, it is due in large part to those valuable, life-altering lessons Jones had embraced as a young lad that, by all accounts, have greatly shaped the overall landscape of his life, a life that has catapulted him to the divine purpose for which God created him.
Fast forward a few decades later, and here’s Jones, savoring his rightful and well-deserved place as the Founder and Senior Pastor of New Creation Fellowship Church, the flourishing ministry he organized in February 2011 amid what he described as “a deep concern” for his family, friends, and the community.

MORE ON NEW CREATION FELLOWSHIP: http://www.ncfcogic.org/home.html

Located at 2126 Amanda Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas, New Creation Fellowship is a Church of God In Christ-affiliated institution which, since its inception, has emerged as a thriving, progressive church by which God is manifesting Himself through the evidence of signs, wonders, and rapid ministry growth, according to a detailed introduction at http://www.ncfcogic.org/home.html.

For Jones, 42, his rise to finding his niche in what has become a commendable and well-respected Pastoral tenure had surfaced amid humble beginnings. It was, in fact, because of the influential impact of his mother, coupled with the strict Christian-based principles of his grandmother that essentially had paved the way to the former Texas Christian University football player shifting his focus from the gridiron to the pulpit.

For what it’s worth, it is due in large part to those valuable, life-altering lessons Jones had embraced as a young lad that, by all accounts, have greatly shaped the overall landscape of his life, one that has catapulted him to the divine purpose for which God created him.

“I witnessed her struggle, felt her pain, but every day was another opportunity for her to go out and do what was necessary to provide and survive,” said Jones, recalling his mother’s massive impact on his life during his youth. “We had nothing, but she refused to allow us to look like what we were going through. She pushed my dreams of being an athlete, while praying that the streets, gangs and drugs wouldn’t swallow me up.”

Interestingly, as Jones explained, even when recurring injuries reduced his effectiveness to play for a high-profile Division 1 football program — thus “halted my aspirations as an athlete,” he acknowledged — there was that one person besides God who had — for a lack of better words — proven to his ride or die soulmate.

That one person: Elect Lady Jennifer Jones (or “Lady J”), Jones’ beloved companion to whom he’s been married for 19-plus years. The couple share five daughters (Katelyn, Kylah, KaLeah, Kendall and Charlize), each of whom like their parents, are actively involved in ministry.


THE LEADERS OF NCF: http://www.ncfcogic.org/leadership.html

“I started preaching in the latter part of 2000, and he was called to ministry shortly after, if I’m not mistaking,” said Jones, whose first sermon was given at church of his wife’s father, Superintendent Ray Lee Smith the Greater Rose Hill Church in Terrell, Texas.

“It’s crazy,” Jones said, explaining the constant pursuit of his wife back during his undergraduate days. “I chased her for two years on campus and she wouldn’t give me the time of day, but in my moment of isolation and when I was battling suicidal ideations, God used her to minister to my brokenness.”

And just like that, not only did Jones witnessed what apparently was a spiritual makeover, of sorts, but God had ultimately blessed him to find his good thing in the process — all because, well, this young preacher had demonstrated enough meekness to embrace a process he appropriately likens to the Biblical character Jonah.

“She took me to church and I saw God clearly,” Jones said of his first real encounter with his wife. “Everything I had gone through had been my belly of the fish experience. All my life, God had been navigating and ordaining things to spit me out on the banks of my destiny.”


IN THE PRESENCE OF ROYALTY

The Joneses share five daughters (Katelyn, Kylah, KaLeah, Kendall and Charlize), each of whom like their parents, are actively involved in ministry.

It wasn’t long thereafter that Jones had officially hung up his helmet and cleats and subsequently commenced to calling audibles for God.

“I accepted my call a few months after that,” Jones explained. “This is the PG (parental guidance) version of my testimony.”

Regardless of how Jones labels his testimony, what matters, really, at this stage in his life is that such an intriguing and tear-jerking memory is what essentially had spearheaded his quest to press and navigate toward a destiny that was accompanied by his heaven-mandated assignment — the birthing of his ministry.

“New Creation Fellowship Church is a vision inspired by God,” Jones said. “In essence, (it is) a Macedonian call that was necessary on my way to heaven…one that was birthed with the purpose of strengthening the nucleus of family, community and the total man, first naturally then spiritually.”


“My wife and children have been awesome supporters of the ministry. It can be a burden at times because they have to share me with so many people, but we’ve learned to balance well over the years. Elect Lady Jones has been very instrumental and an intricate part of what we’ve accomplished. She is a phenomenal visionary and has an eye for development and design. Everything you see, walking into our ministry, she designed it. She took an old school baptist church and modernized it.” — Pastor Charles Jones


 

Since erecting his ministry, Jones undoubtedly has made his presence felt, not just throughout his congregation, but his family, considering his father is now serving in the ministry.

Since erecting his ministry, Jones undoubtedly has made his presence felt, not just throughout his congregation, but throughout his family, considering his father is now serving in the ministry.

“I started preaching in the latter part of 2000, and he was called to ministry shortly after, if I’m not mistaking,” said Jones, whose first sermon was given at the church of his wife’s father, Superintendent Ray Lee Smith the Greater Rose Hill Church in Terrell, Texas. “(My biological father’s) ministry wasn’t a result of mine. I thank God he got saved and (God) called him, though.”

Ironically, Jones served fervently in Smith’s ministry for a little more than a decade which, to his credit, essentially served as a sign of things to come.

For Jones, 42, his rise to finding his niche in what has become a commendable and well-respected Pastoral tenure had surfaced amid humble beginnings. It was, in fact, because of the influential impact of his mother, coupled with the strict Christian-based principles of his grandmother that essentially had paved the way to the former Texas Christian University football player shifting his focus from the gridiron to the pulpit.

“Superintendent Smith nurtured my gifts and instructed us in the way of holiness,” Jones said. “I’ve never known anyone like him. It has always been a pleasure to sit at his feet and much of the favor I have is a direct result of my connection to him. If we serve well, God will bless us.”

For Jones, God has surely blessed his family and exalted his ministry for such a pivotal time as now.

Eight years and counting to be exact.

“My servitude transcended the pulpit and Sunday morning services,” Jones said. “God told me to make His life easy, hold Him up and do whatever was necessary in order for Him to facilitate vision.”

Just as his praying mother had taught him back in the day.

If anyone can greatly attest to this notion, it’s Charles Jones.

AT LAST — “It’s crazy,” Jones said, explaining the constant pursuit of his wife back during his undergraduate days. “I chased her for two years on campus and she wouldn’t give me the time of day, but in my moment of isolation and when I was battling suicidal ideations, God used her to minister to my brokenness.”

For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Pastor Charles Jones New Creation Fellowship Church, or to schedule him for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 817.707.8445, or connect with him via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CDJones23/. Also, send email to: cdjonesministries@ncfcogic.org.


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Virginia entrepreneur Tortica Anderson’s business vision comes full circle amid darkest season of her life


Then the LORD answered me and said, “Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run. (Habakkuk 2:2 NASB)


GOD’S VISIONARY 

RAY OF SUNSHINE — Widely known as a woman who’s armed with an immeasurable, progressive vision, Tortica Anderson is the proud founder and CEO of A Family Affair Event Management LLC, an awe-inspiring endeavor that has given way to her having possessed more than 18 years in her chosen profession.

In case you don’t know her, Tortica Anderson would like to introduce herself.

Widely known as a woman who’s armed with an immeasurable, progressive vision, Anderson is the proud founder and CEO of A Family Affair Event Management LLC, an awe-inspiring endeavor that has given way to her having possessed more than 18 years in her chosen profession.
A native of Triangle, Virginia — a small town near Quantico Marine Base — Anderson’s A Family Affair Event Management offers a vast array of services, most notably event planning and production, team building and event management.
Also known as a community outreach advocate, co-author, an aspiring motivational speaker, and philanthropist, Anderson has established a rather impressive track record in her featured profession, one that includes putting on bridal and fashion shows, fundraisers, conferences, galas, trade shows, networking events, as well as corporate and community outreach events — most notably, Warner Theatre, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Hilton Mark Center, Morias Vineyard, Rosemont Manor, Greenock Manor, Effingham Manor Winery, and The Richmond Amtrak  Station.

MORE ON ANDERSON’S AFA: https://www.familyaffaireventmanagement.com/

For Anderson, who currently resides in Stafford, Virginia, her rise to entrepreneurship success emerged amid humble beginnings.

“I lost my father in 1999,” Anderson told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “After his health had declined over the years, at that time, I thought that was the worst thing I had ever experienced. Little did I know, (I had no idea) what I was in store for (for me).”

Fast forward to 2005, Anderson had given birth to her daughter, Amiyah Shakyra.

During her pregnancy, in fact, Anderson had endured her share of difficulties, including complications from diabetes, all while savoring what she described as a thriving career while closing in on the age of 40.

A little more than a decade removed from its inception, it is due in large to Anderson’s wealth of experience in her selected line of work that, in turn, has fueled her desire to press and navigate toward her destiny — with God, her Helper, steering the way.

“I carried my angel full term, but unfortunately, she was born stillborn,” said Anderson, recalling what unfolded on November 8, 2005. “My life, as I knew it changed that day.”

A year or so later, Anderson had given birth to another daughter, T’kiyah Serenity, whom she describes as a “smart, witty and compassionate little girl.”

“She is the calm to my storm and my renewed faith,” Anderson said her youngest daughter’s presence.

Anderson is the mother of, T’kiyah, 12, Reynaldo, 29, and the late Amiyah, all of whom she describes as “my biggest fans, considering they motivate me to continue to pursue my passion & happiness.”

Speaking of renewed faith, Anderson’s rise to becoming a successful businesswoman was essentially discovered some 18 years ago when a family friend offered her the opportunity to plan her “all-inclusive” wedding.


WALKING IN HER DESTINY 

“The wedding was a success and exceeded their expectations,” Anderson recalled. “Within no time, what started as a hobby shortly became her vision.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Much to her credit, Anderson’s A Family Affair Event Management has evolved mightily in recent years and, to the delight of her clients, it has become a continuous success.

Interestingly, since Anderson’s business has gone into full operations, this Virginia-born entrepreneur has been afforded the luxury of serving as a lead coordinator for weddings, holiday parties, and a number of special events, especially when she wasn’t working her Corporate America gig.

LEAST SHE FORGET — Speaking of renewed faith, Anderson’s rise to becoming a successful businesswoman was essentially discovered some 18 years ago when a family friend offered her the opportunity to plan her “all-inclusive” wedding.

In fact, it seemed that Anderson’s unexpected layoff from her job had ultimately become a blessing in disguise.

“I had grief from losing my dad and other close family members…the lost of Amiyah, a failed marriage due to grief, lack of communication and  the lay off in 2010 during which at the time, my mother’s health declined and I became her primary care giver just months before the layoff,” Anderson said. “The layoff caused a financial burden, but I had to heal and rebuild. My mother was my priority and I still care for her today. Unwanted advances by two different clients promising award-winning opportunities made me revert into a shell, questioning myself and my abilities.”
But God…

“What seemed like bad timing was inevitably God’s timing as it had afforded me the opportunity to focus on cultivating AFA,” Anderson says with a victorious smile.


A little more than a decade removed from its inception, it is due in large to Anderson’s wealth of experience in her selected line of work that, in turn, has fueled her desire to press and navigate toward her destiny — with God, her Helper, steering the way.

Also known as a community outreach advocate, co-author, an aspiring motivational speaker, and philanthropist, Anderson has established a rather impressive track record in her featured profession, one that includes putting on bridal and fashion shows, fundraisers, conferences, galas, trade shows, networking events, as well as corporate and community outreach events.

“I formed A Family Affair Event Management LLC later that year, but getting into the industry was a struggle for me, but I was committed to being successful and happy,” Anderson said.

More than anything, achieving a sense of happiness, coupled with a renewed sense of faith was absolutely essential, particularly during Anderson’s fervent quest to garner entrepreneurship success.

Thank God she doesn’t mere look like what she’s been through.


“Before my father died in 1999, my brother, dad, and myself had plans to open a towing business. His health deteriorated quickly and he passed in August. My brother and I have an unbreakable bond, and the love for our father, so even though we were grieving, we were determined to continue our father’s legacy and opened the business in December of that year, as well as I had a commercial office cleaning business. Our bloodline is strong and our father taught us respect, loyalty to our family, diligence, morals, values, perseverance and honor. Entrepreneurship didn’t really start with the event planning. It was years before in 1998.” — Entrepreneur Tortica Anderson 


“I was rebuilding, learning, healing and contemplating my next move to build my empire and a legacy for my children,” Anderson said. “I was committed to proving that I deserved a place in the industry.”

“When I look back on all of my responsibilities — physically and financially — I don’t know how I’ve made it this far,” Anderson continued. “I know God has a purpose for me. My journey hasn’t been the easiest, but my faith and trust in God brought me through it. Finding balance within my responsibilities was a challenge…no time for myself, self care was minimal, mind was cluttered and as I continued to pray for strength and clarity, God brought be out of the clouds and into the light.
“Having an authentic heart can be mistaken for a weakness, so you always have to work twice as hard to prove yourself among your peers, colleagues and in the industry. I finally value myself and demand others to do so as well, but it took years to honestly feel this way. I am still learning, but I have accepted the challenge. There is a standard by which AFA operates, which took years to develop.”

 

So far, so good for Anderson, one of the event planning industry’s best kept secrets.

More than anything, achieving a sense of happiness, coupled with a renewed sense of faith was absolutely essential, particularly during Anderson’s fervent quest to garner entrepreneurship success.

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS SALUTES TORTICA ANDERSON:


For more information on Virginia Businesswoman Tortica Anderson of A Family Affair Event Management LLC, call 703.629.0840 or connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AFAeventmanagement/. Send email to: T4afamilyaffair@gmail.com.


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Mississippi author Evangelist Melinda Walker’s spiritually-empowering book is having a massive kingdom impact


Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you; But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. (1 Peter 4:12-13 KJV)


ALABASTER BOX OF BLESSINGS 

GOD’S LEADING LADY — Mid-South author Evangelist Melinda Walker thought it necessary to share of her assortment of life-altering testimonies in a book entitled, “Right When The Caterpillar Thought Her Life Was Over, She Became A Butterfly.”

For Melinda Walker, 2018 essentially was a year in which she witnessed a much-anticipated defining moment, of sorts.

For starters, that is when God strategically breathed on her the unction of the Holy Spirit.
As a result, Walker was able to appropriately breathe again, an awe-inspiring development that had greatly enabled her to embrace the divine purpose for which she was created.
“(God) gave it to me (the vision) in 2018 right after I launched my first Anthology, ‘Breathe,’” Walker, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the memorable developments that had ultimately given way to her composing a rather compelling, spiritually empowering book.  “I was finally able to breathe.”
So much so that Walker thought it necessary to share of her assortment of life-altering testimonies in a book entitled, “Right When The Caterpillar Thought Her Life Was Over, She Became A Butterfly.”

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An anthology that is comprised of more than 10 women, each of this accomplished writers have deemed it essential to join forces and share of their respective testimonies, many of which were mired by heartache, pain, abuse, rejection, abandonment, not to mention the appropriate steps in how they were blessed to overcome them.

A book that is comprised of 235 pages and is nearly two months removed from its ceremoniously release, Walker’s “Right When The Caterpillar Thought Her Life Was Over, She Became A Butterfly” recalls specifically how godly women often experience situations and hardships in life, causing them to go into their shell and run from life, as mentioned in a detailed introduction at Amazon.com.

“Rarely do they have the opportunity to release the weight and walk free,” said an Amazon spokesperson for Walker’s “Right When The Caterpillar Thought Her Life Was Over, She Became A Butterfly.”

An anthology that is comprised of more than 10 women, each of this accomplished writers have deemed it essential to join forces and share of their respective testimonies, many of which were mired by heartache, pain, abuse, rejection, abandonment, not to mention the appropriate steps in how they were blessed to overcome them.

IT’S ALL GOOD — A book she needed somewhere in the neighborhood of a half calendar year to assembled, Walker’s “Right When The Caterpillar Thought Her Life Was Over, She Became A Butterfly” has been as good advertised, given it has drawn an array of favorable feedback.

“If you have experienced this, you know how it can haunt you,” added an Amazon spokesperson. “You may even find yourself in one of the stories.”

For the record, Walker sure did. And because of that, one thing for which she can boldly attest is that, well, the truth has set her free.

Free from her tumultuous past.

Free from being a victim to the adversary.

Free from bondage.

Free in that, much to her delight, she can stand dauntlessly on God’s battlefield and tell of His goodness and mercies.

“There are stages to life and just as the caterpillar went through the stages in her life to transform into a beautiful butterfly, so shall we as women,” Walker said in response to the feedback she’s garnered since her book’s release. “We go through the toughest things in life. The last stage is the cocoon stage and that’s when we have to choose to live.”

Because after all, that is what transforming from a caterpillar to a butterfly is all about.

“(God) simply spoke to me and said, ‘Right when you thought it was over, I allowed you to go through a metamorphosis and I caused all things to work together for your good,’” Walker recalled. “He used all my ugliness for His good and He told me to allow women (with similar) testimonies to join me as we gave hope to hopeless situations in the lives of many women.”

By and large, a renewed sense of “hope” undoubtedly seemed to be the featured theme, of sorts, for Walker’s “Right When The Caterpillar Thought Her Life Was Over, She Became A Butterfly.”


“I wanted this book to make women know that He will take all their pain and bottle it up in this alabaster box and He would use it for His glory,” Walker explained. “I want this book to demonstrate the power of God, the power of forgiveness and the power of deliverance. I want people to know God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all we can ask or think according to the power that worketh in is. He’s able!”


A book she needed somewhere in the neighborhood of a half calendar year to assembled, Walker’s “Right When The Caterpillar Thought Her Life Was Over, She Became A Butterfly” has been as good advertised, given it has drawn an array of favorable feedback.

“There are stages to life and just as the caterpillar went through the stages in her life to transform into a beautiful butterfly, so shall we as women,” Walker said in response to the feedback she’s garnered since her book’s release. “We go through the toughest things in life. The last stage is the cocoon stage and that’s when we have to choose to live.

A book that is comprised of 235 pages and is nearly two months removed from its ceremoniously release, Walker’s “Right When The Caterpillar Thought Her Life Was Over, She Became A Butterfly” recalls specifically how godly women often experience situations and hardships in life, causing them to go into their shell and run from life, as mentioned in a detailed introduction at Amazon.com.

“It is the ugliest stage…no life, no joy, depression and giving up is easy but if we decide to complete this cycle and allow the transformation to take place we too will transform into a beautiful butterfly,” Walker continued. “Don’t give up and trust the process. I’ve received feedback that this book has challenged, healed and brought clarity in many areas of the lives of many women thus far.”

So far, Walker has written a trio of books to date with more on the horizon much sooner than later, she said.

A native of Bogalusa, Louisiana, Walker currently resides is Hattiesburg, Mississippi.


AND THE BIBLE SAYS…

A devout woman of faith, Walker is widely known as a wife, mother, author, health and wellness coach, life and purpose coach, ghost writer, and vision pusher.

She is the youngest daughter of two girls. Having graduated high school in 1991 and completed two years of college, Walker subsequently relocated to the Magnolia State, where she was eventually united in Holy Matrimony with her husband of 26 years.

The couple has since been residents of Hattiesburg and have three children together.

DEFINING MOMENT — For Melinda Walker, 2018 essentially was a year in which she witnessed a much-anticipated defining moment, of sorts. For starters, that is when God strategically breathed on her the unction of the Holy Spirit.

Interestingly, Walker is a licensed evangelist at the Outreach Fellowship Revival Center, where she serves faithfully under the leadership of Pastor Jessie Holloway and wife Teresa Holloway.

As for her latest book, Walker said she overwhelming grateful that she acted out of complete obedience unto God.

“This book allows me to show women that God can take something out of nothing and He can use our past for the present and our pain for purpose,” Walker said. “Everything we went through was necessary to bring out the best version of who God created us to be. Every woman has a purpose and this book allowed me to help them tell their truth and stand in it.”

With God, their Helper, steering the way.


For more information Mid-South-area  Author/Businesswoman, Evangelist Melinda Walker, to order her books, to schedule a public appearance, book signing, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/melinda.walker.9085. Send email to: abundantlife2018@gmail.com.


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