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Atlanta-area author Lisa Duffey takes another step toward her destiny in ‘I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.’


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


DALLAS — It was a rather turbulent, tumultuous, seemingly unbearable season in Lisa Duffey’s life, one in which it seemed far too insurmountable to bear at times.

“I got the vision about three years ago but never acted on it,” Duffey, an Atlanta-area author, told Making Headline News this week, recalling the memorable, emotionally-driven developments that led to her contributing to a soon-to-be released book. “It was just too painful. Then I began to see women coming out, talking about their experiences regarding sexual abuse and domestic violence.”


GOD’S VIRTUOUS WOMAN 

DESTINY STEPS — A native of Hempstead, New York, Lisa Duffey is among a dozen authors who assumed an immeasurable platform in the forthcoming book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

For Duffey, hearing other writers display a great deal of transparency regarding situations that essentially have shaped their lives for the better, in many aspects, fueled her desire to follow suit.

A native of Hempstead, New York, Duffey is among a dozen authors who assumed an immeasurable platform in the forthcoming book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

An awe-inspiring, spiritually gut-checking project that is forwarded by Atlanta-area empowerment coach and fellow author Dr. Carolyn Stephens, the sophomore edition of “I Am A Black Woman” is widely known as “One Voice” and addresses a variety of pertinent topics — most notably surviving divorce, sexual and physical abuse, broken identity, and mental illness, among other subjects.

 

For Duffey, that she was afforded the golden opportunity to share of her life-enhancing experiences in the second edition of this book, by all accounts, was a defining moments in the life of a woman who knows full well she’s been set aside for God’s use.

“I was approached by one of the co-authors and found out they were working on this project,” Duffey explained. “That is when I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I was ready to tell my story.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

That’s because not only has Duffey dauntlessly disclosed of her assortment of testimonies while fortifying pure boldness and confidence but, more than anything, it seems that joining forces with a gallery of Christian-oriented authors has become a clear path toward her purpose.

Her destiny, too.


FOR IT IS WRITTEN…

“I chose to write this chapter, because I needed to heal from past hurts — physically and emotionally — and also let other women know that this kind of behavior should not be tolerated from the men in their life,” said Duffey, recalling her stormy, tumultuous past that was mired by her being victimized by a dark season of child molestation.

“I put up with it from age 14 to 30.  As I began to put my story on paper, I realized I had things locked away in secret places in my mind, and as those places were opened, I began to forgive those that had hurt me.”

To her credit, the more she customarily grasped the power of forgiveness, the more she began to gain closure to those things that previously kept her bound.


THE FIGHT WAS FIXED

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS — For Duffey, hearing other writers display a great deal of transparency regarding situations that essentially have shaped their lives for the better, in many aspects, fueled her desire to follow suit.

The more she began to gain closure to those things that previously kept her bound, the more God began to steer her toward her purpose.

The more God began to steer her toward her purpose, the more she began to discover just how much her immeasurable gifts were needed, particularly as it pertains to advancing the kingdom.

Look at her today, a true, big-hearted and devout woman of faith, pressing and navigating mightily toward her destiny for such a spirited, life-changing time as now.

Yep. That’s just like God.


“God has and is still using me to show empathy and compassion for women who have or are going through what I went through,” said Duffey, explaining how “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” has become part of the purpose for which God has created her. “It’s easy to tell someone to leave a horrible relationship when they have not been through one. Since I been through it all, I get it…some women just can’t pick up and leave. They have to stay and endure the hardship and pain. Those on the outside should be there for them and not be judgmental.”


Now that she has steadfastly exercised her faith through the world of authorship, Duffey has acknowledged that other books are on the horizon, much sooner than later.

And with “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” set to be released in the coming months, this brilliant and talent author has already become the beneficiary of an array of favorable feedback.

So much for the rather turbulent, tumultuous, seemingly unbearable season in her life, one in which it seemed far too insurmountable to bear at times.

That was then.

This is now.

STAY TUNED — Now that she has steadfastly exercised her faith through the world of authorship, Duffey has acknowledged that other books are on the horizon, much sooner than later.

A new season, accompanied by new memories, accompanied new mercies — with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“It’s been rough, watching my dad beat my mother constantly and trying kill her in front of us,” Duffey said. “Becoming a teenage girl and being beaten constantly, mistreated, beaten up, raped, sodomized…I can go on and on.  I felt hopeless.”

Still, amongst the things that Duffey has ultimately discovered is that in spite of her slew of hell and high water encounters, God had miraculous plans for her life.

“One day, I did a simple equation, 2-1=1,” Duffey recalled. “I realized that if I took myself out of the equation, that meant 1 less headache — the man in my life — and that’s what I finally did after so many years.  At 56 (years of age), I am married to a wonderful man. (I’m a) mother of six wonderful adult children, I have three stepchildren, 10 grandchildren, been on my job as a tax analyst for 32 years, and married to a wonderful man named Keith Duffey.”

Yep. That’s just like God, always providing for us an emphatic, memorable way of escape.


For more information about Atlanta-area Author, Lisa Duffey, or to order her book, schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013254542525. Also, send email to: lblocker27@outlook.com.


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Delaware couple Daniel and Jessica Miller revitalize a credible private transportation service that’s a fixture in Texas


And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 KJV)


Jessica Miller doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s overwhelmingly grateful to God for bestowing upon her an array of blessings.

Amongst those who highlights her grandest of blessings: her newlywed husband, Daniel Miller.

Having exchanged nuptials on November 10, 2018, amongst the Millers’ notable achievements is continuing a credible business venture that Jessica Miller started some three-and-a-half years ago in Humble, Texas.


SEASON OF THE REBIRTH 

IN GOD’S TIMING — A couple who resides in Newark, Delaware, Daniel and Jessica Miller are co-owners of Happy Hands & Feet Transportation. A business that went into full operations in Summer 2015, Happy Hands & Feet Transportation is geared largely toward providing safe transportation service for children at a reasonably affordable rate.

A couple who resides in Newark, Delaware, Daniel and Jessica Miller are co-owners of Happy Hands & Feet Transportation.

A business that went into full operations in Summer 2015, Happy Hands & Feet Transportation is geared largely toward providing safe transportation service for children at a reasonably affordable rate.

A distinctly unique business that is nearing its fourth year of existence, Jessica Miller acknowledged that Happy Hands & Feet Transportation is extremely ideal, considering it allows her the keen flexibility, particularly as it relates to attending church regularly and spending quality time with family.

Especially now that she’s a newlywed.


DELAWARE STATE OF MIND  

FAMILY FOCUS — By and large, it is due in large to love and support Jessica Miller routinely exemplifies for her family that has fueled her fervent desire to start a transportation business that figures to have similar success in Delaware.

“This is very special, because I left Texas for the first time in life while flying for the first time,” said Jessica Miller, explaining the exciting developments leading to her marriage to Daniel in early November. “And (then I) got married to a wonderful man of God, who’s from Philadelphia.”


Together, not only has this couple — whom, prior to tying the knot, had been separated by 1,518 miles — formed a solid, Christian-based union, but their unyielding love has inspired them to collectively establish what could appropriately be dubbed Happy Hands (North) now that a second location is in operations.

SOLID SUPPORT — Interestingly, now that she’s been blessed to marry a big-hearted, godly man who understands the importance of loving his wife as Christ loves the church, it’s safe to assume Happy Hands — North — best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

The Millers, by all accounts, are especially giddy to have relaunched Happy Hands in Delaware, considering Jessica Miller had built a solid clientele in her native establishment, during which she customarily provided services for over 70 families in Texas.

“It’s my passion,” said Jessica Miller, summing up her excitement for the second location of her the family business.


WHERE IT ALL STARTED 

DOING IT GOD’S WAY — The Millers, by all accounts, are especially giddy to have relaunched Happy Hands in Delaware, considering Jessica Miller had built a solid clientele in her native establishment when she customarily provided services for over 70 families in Texas.

More than anything, though, Jessica Miller said a transportation business of this nature is ideal, in large part because it provides what she describes as safe and dependable door-to-door pick up and drop off transportation services.

TREND SETTER — A distinctly unique business that is nearing its fourth year of existence, Miller acknowledged that Happy Hands & Feet Transportation is extremely ideal, considering it allows her the keen flexibility, particularly as it relates to attending church regularly and spending quality time with family.

In addition, Jessica Miller credits the founder of JMD Transportation, LLC, as well as It’s On The Way Delivery Services as other local businesses in Texas that have greatly helped enable her to fulfill her entrepreneurship endeavors.

“God gave us all purpose and gifts in our life, especially to help one another,” Jessica Miller told Making Headline News during a March 2018 interview.

By and large, it is due in large to love and support she routinely exemplifies for her family that has fueled her fervent desire to start a transportation business, one that figures to have similar success in Delaware.

ALL LOCKED IN — More than anything, though, Jessica Miller said a transportation business of this nature is ideal, in large part because it provides what she describes as safe and dependable door-to-door pick up and drop off transportation services.

“Having 16 grandchildren, whom had to walk to a school (on a number of) occasions, I don’t want children walking to school,” said Jessica Miller, whose venture accommodates children from pre-kindergarten to high school. “(I love) seeing the smiles on little ones’ faces.”

Interestingly, now that she’s been blessed to marry a big-hearted, godly man who understands the importance of loving his wife as Christ loves the church, it’s safe to assume that Happy Hands — er, North — best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

IN THE NEWS — “God gave us all purpose and gifts in our life, especially to help one another,” Jessica Miller told Making Headline News during a March 2018 interview.

“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,” Jessica Miller, reciting the familiar Biblical passage that is housed in Romans 8:28, said during a March 2018 with MHN.

Because after all, Jessica Miller doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s overwhelmingly grateful to God for bestowing upon her an array of blessings.

Amongst those who highlights her grandest of blessings: her newlywed husband, Daniel — whom, much to her delight, just happens to be her most-celebrated business partner.


For more information about Newark, Delaware business couple Daniel and Jessica Miller of Happy Hands & Feet Transportation, call 832.725.0705. Also, send email to: Jessica@hhaftransportation.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.

New York entrepreneur Jesikah Lei starts business from a shelter, completes dramatic comeback with second venture


STRENGTH UNDER PRESSURE 

DEFYING ALL ODDS — A native of the Bronx, New York, Jesikah Lei is the proud owner of dual businesses as the CEO of Allure-Hair & Lashes and jNewYorkBoutique.

So what exactly did Jesikah Lei do to deserve the various forms of hardships that disrupted her life and resulted in a devastating blow to her faith?

Nothing at all, to be honest.

“I’ve been homeless, raped, beaten, abused…a lot,” Lei, a New York businesswoman, told Making Headline News this week, recalling the tumultuous, emotionally-driven experiences through which she had endured long before she was blessed to become an entrepreneur.

Despite all through which she had gone, one pivotal thing remained the same.

That is, Lei never shied away from her faith in her Creator.

“God was and is my Savior,” Lei says without hesitation.

For Lei, a 42-year-old single mother of two, that certainly proved to be the case in the life of a young businesswoman, who knows full well what it’s like to diligently press and navigate her way through arguably the toughest of obstacles.


WHEN ORDERING JESIKAH’S PRODUCTS: paypal.me/jnewyorkboutique

FOUGHT HER WAY THROUGH — For Lei, one favorable development had ultimately led to another, and before she knew it, jNewYorkBoutique was up and running, in full operation — all while God continued to work behind the scenes, thus preparing her a table in the presence of her enemies in the process.

Heck, even when she was forced to land a job at the tender age of was 14, God was right there.

Even when her young body was violated time and again through physical and sexual abuse, God was right there.

Even when she vacated grade school prematurely, God was right there.

Even when she had given birth to her first child as a teenage mother, God was right there.

And, amongst the things this devoted single mother-turned-businesswoman has discovered is that God is still very much right here today unlike never before.

A native of the Bronx, New York, Lei is the proud owner of dual businesses as the CEO of Allure-Hair & Lashes and jNewYorkBoutique.

Talk about making a dramatic comeback for the ages.


“I actually started my business while living in a shelter five years ago. All I had was an idea, a prayer, and a plan.” — Jesikah Lei


As it turned out, that was just about all she needed to jumpstart a business that is benefited her mightily — this after all the hell and chaos and unnecessary foolishness she had to endure.


WHEN ORDERING JESIKAH’S PRODUCTS: paypal.me/jnewyorkboutique

“Once I received a call for my Section-8 apartment,” I knew at that moment God had answered my prayer,” said Lei, giving God His rightful credit. “Now, the plan? No so much, yet (Lei is laughing now) “So, I started doing my research on how to start my very own online boutique.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

And, for Lei, one favorable development had ultimately led to another.

And before she knew it, jNewYorkBoutique was up and running and in full operations — all while God continued to work behind the scenes, thus preparing her a table in the presence of her enemies in the process.

ROUND TWO — As her Lei’s Allure venture, it is a business she established some two months ago and is still “growing in product,” Lei said.

As her Lei’s Allure venture, it is a business Lei established some two months ago and is still “growing in product,” she said.

“I joined many Facebook groups for support and learned purposes as well,” said Lei, explaining the essential steps needed to establish her business. “A new journey for a new me.”

For Lei, it was just the much-anticipated fresh start she needed, considering even during her season in the wilderness, her support system seemed practically nonexistent, she explained.

Still, when the dust had settled, God was right there — had been there, really, from the outset.

“I had to think of a plan to get myself and my son out of poverty, and I knew that fashion had always been a passion of mine, so, I decided on opening my very first online clothing boutique,” Lei said.

Much to her delight, her business went into full operations in July 2018.

Much to her delight, it had been flourishing ever since.

For the record, Lei would be the first to admit that she didn’t need anyone to feel sorry for her. Credit her idea, prayer, and a plan as the reasons why.

“I said, ‘Enough is enough,’” said Lei, explaining her motivation for choosing to turn to entrepreneurship. “I knew that God would hold me down.”

Indeed He has. He’s been holding her down ever since.

Talk about making a dramatic comeback for the ages.

“My son’s kids and granddaughter are the reason for it all,” Lei says of her sustained success as an entrepreneur. “I knew that I had to succeed and accomplish my goals.”

Today, Lei has deemed it essential to empower other girls and young ladies to never place their dreams by the wayside.

BUT GOD — “I’ve been homeless, raped, beaten, abused…a lot,” Lei, a young New York businesswoman, told Making Headline News this week, recalling the tumultuous, emotionally-driven experiences through which she had endured long before she was blessed to become an entrepreneur.

“It’s important for all females — young and old — that no matter the struggle, hurt, or pain, you can do all things through faith and (you’ve) just got to believe in yourself,” Lei said. “Someone out there is listening and will bring light into your dark days.”

Just as God had done for her.


For more information about New York Businesswoman Jesikah Lei, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/jessika.lee.146. Also, email her at: jnewyorkboutique@gmail.com.


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North Carolina businessman Aaron Jones benefiting mightily courtesy of his immeasurable writing talents


PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

MAN WITH THE PLAN — A native of the Bronx, New York, Aaron Jones, 34, is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based businessman as the owner and chief executive officer of called Divine Lit, an up-and-coming venture that is widely known for publishing high quality fiction and non-fiction literature.

Just recently, Aaron Jones hosted what was known as the Divine Lit Holiday contest, during which winning contestants would become the beneficiaries of an autographed copies of his August 2018 released book entitled, “Illusions Of Happiness.”

Must have been some of contest, given the overwhelming response from a gallery of participants.

“I want to send a sincere thank you to Shawn Ravenell Pendergrass,” Jones wrote in a January 4 Facebook post. “She was one of two winners who participated in the Divine Lit Holiday contest and won an autographed copy of Illusions Of Happiness.”

Much like a rather delightful Pendergrass, who was seen in a photo holding Jones’ book, that essentially has been the general consensus amongst this author’s supporters who deemed it essential to purchase his latest written work.

A native of the Bronx, New York, Jones, 34, is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based businessman as the owner and chief executive officer of called Divine Lit, an up-and-coming venture that is widely known for publishing high quality fiction and non-fiction literature.


“So far, my business hasn’t taken me anywhere in the country…yet,” Jones told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “However, I plan on doing book tours in the near future and look forward to meeting new people who discover my work for the first time.” — Aaron Jones


Not only will those with whom Jones cross paths be afforded the golden opportunity to build a solid working rapport with a young businessman who’s striving diligently to enhance his brand, but like Jones, they will have the luxury of having their published work be thrust on what is shaping up to be a national platform.

“What I like most about being in my business is that I maintain 100 percent creative control over my work,” Jones said. “Working with words to bring a story to life is an underrated art form. To see a project go from inception, to notes, to sentences and paragraphs, and form a 200-hundred-page manuscript complete with a vivid cover that catches the eye are very rewarding to me.”


BUY AARON JONES’ BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Illusions-Happiness-Sincere-Jones/dp/1532368399

A MUST READ — A book that is comprised of 364-pages in length, Jones’ Illusions Of Happiness depicts the life of a man name Anquan whom, according to this writer, “isn’t happy.”

By and large, seeing the stunned and amazed looks on the faces of his clients are priceless, Jones acknowledged.

“However, the most fulfilling part is when people hold that book in their hand and consume the hard work that went into it and actually enjoy it,” Jones said. “That’s the part that keeps me going.”

And if things continue to hold up and take shape for this thriving, progressive businessman, then chances are, the mission that headlines his venture is destined to come full circle.

Much sooner than later.

“My personal mission with my business and my writing is to create manuscripts that people will not only enjoy for their entertainment, but tell captivating stories that will inspire, transpire, and impact people’s lives in a positive way,” said Jones, whose business accommodates persons of young and middle age adults.

LEADING THE CHARGE — Not only will those with whom Jones cross paths be afforded the golden opportunity to build a solid working rapport with a young businessman who’s striving diligently to enhance his brand, but like Jones, they will have the luxury of having their published work published thrust on what is shaping up to be a national platform.

As for Jones’ Illusions Of Happiness,” his featured project has amassed a slew of rave reviews since its much-anticipated debut last spring.

A book that is comprised of 364-pages in length, Jones’ Illusions Of Happiness depicts the life of a man name Anquan whom, according to this writer, “isn’t happy.”

While in his twenties, in fact, Anquan elects to separate from his wife, Janessa, a development that transpired after two years of marriage.

“His reason for doing so is simple. He isn’t happy,” said a spokesperson for Jones’ book in a detail introduction at Amazon.com. “Can you blame him? It wasn’t what he envisioned for his life.”

Consequently, the plot eventually thickens in a book that has been dubbed a constant page-turner by a large contingent of Jones’ reading audience.

That’s because Anquan begins to test the dating market in search for what he believes is an ideal mate, or a younger more attractive woman, Jones reveals. “Children are grounds for automatic disqualification,” the Amazon spokesperson is quick to point out. “Armed with his two chauvinistic and womanizer friends, he begins his quest, but quickly discovers that finding his dream wife isn’t easy and that he doesn’t fit the criteria of the females he’s attracted to. Feeling dejected and confused, he begins to question if leaving Janessa was the right decision and contemplates on if he should go back to her before it’s too late.”

HOLDING IT DOWN — If things continue to hold up and take shape for this thriving, progressive businessman, then chances are, the mission that headlines his venture is destined to come full circle. Much sooner than later.

All things considered, Jones — who relocated from New York to the Carolinas as a teenager — is just delightful of the fact that his entrepreneurship dreams have become realities.

“I really can’t name any one person that inspired me to do this,” Jones said. “The only thing that’s certain is that I’ve always had a gift with words. Growing up, English was my favorite subject and I would always get excellent grades on book reports and essays. I guess I was tired to wasting my talent and finally decided to use it for the betterment of myself and for society as a whole.”

He’s doing just that.

And that, of course, isn’t an illusion.


For more information about Charlotte, North Carolina-area Author Aaron Jones, or to schedule him for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with him via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.nesbit.37. Also, connect with via email at: ajones8488@yahoo.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.

 

Conway, Arkansas author Christel West discovers her divine purpose through her ‘Journey Back To Me’ book


Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10 NIV)


Christel West had just about had enough.

“I had lived a life being and doing what everyone else wanted or thought I should be and in,” West, a Conway, Arkansas businesswoman, told Making Headline News this week, explaining in great detail the notable events that led to her delving off into the authorship industry. “Doing so, I lost me, so I had to take the journey back to find who God created me to be.”


HOW THE WEST WAS WON

VISION UNFOLDED — A book whereby she grasped the vision to assemble some three years ago, Christel West’s “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within” is widely described as a book for individuals, particularly those who aspire to break a reoccurring cycle and refrain from going in West describes as “circles with their lives,” according to a news release at http://www.abnewswire.com.

It was, by all accounts, due in large part to the fact that West deemed it essential to shift her focus to God for a divine sense of direction that she had ultimately recaptured her life back.

And, to her credit, she spoke extensively about her assortment of personal experiences in her informative, awe-inspiring book entitled, “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within.”

A book whereby she grasped the vision to assemble some three years ago, West’s “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within” is widely described as a book for individuals, particularly those who aspire to break a reoccurring cycle and refrain from going in West describes as “circles with their lives,” according to a news release at http://www.abnewswire.com.


PURCHASE CHRISTEL WEST’S BOOK HERE: www.christelwest.com

“Humans have long been known to revisit history for answers. Christel West is certain that this expository book will motivate readers to journey back through their childhood, and gather all the pieces of their lives — to discover what’s true about life,” said a spokesperson for West’s ‘The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within.’ “She hopes that the insight obtained as readers go through her book will help them uncover all the lies that hold them prisoner and how they can choose to come face-to-face with them and find their liberation.”

A book that made its official release in Summer 2018, West began writing her story sometime in 2016.

KEEPING IT 100 — West spoke extensively about her assortment of personal experiences in her informative, awe-inspiring book entitled, “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within.”

“I thought I would call it, ‘Who Told You That You Were Naked,’” West said.

As it turned out, though, God had other ideas for a title for West’s written document.


“Later on, the spirit revealed that was a chapter that would be written in the ‘Journey Back To Me’ and a question the spirit needed me to answer. I finished writing my story I’m June of 2018, and it was officially published on July 31, 2018.” — Author Christel West 


Nearly five months removed from its much-anticipated release, West’s “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within” has been mostly favorable for West, a native of Detroit who also functions as Life Coach and Motivational Speaker and the Co-Founder of T.R.U.E., a non-profit organization she oversees with her husband, Marco West.

An acronym that stands for Teaching Restoring Understanding Establishing your T.R.U.E. Self, T.R.U.E, routinely conducts individual and group workshops through its True Self Outreach, one that is geared toward establishing, e-establishing, and healing the family structure, Christel West said.


MORE ON CHRISTEL WEST: www.christelwest.com

As for her book, West said, “The feedback has been about the courage that I had to embody, to share such personal things about my life like being molested and not knowing how to be intimate with my husband, because I had disconnected from my emotions due to this trauma that happened at the age of 12.

“I have been told, ‘Thank you’ from several people, who just needed answers, because without the understanding, we remain in the cycle.”

Nearly five months removed from its much-anticipated release, West’s “The Journey Back To Me: Uncovering The Treasure Within” has been mostly favorable for West, a native of Detroit who also functions as Life Coach and Motivational Speaker and the Co-Founder of T.R.U.E., a non-profit organization she oversees with her husband, Marco West.

Because of who she is and because of where God is taking her, amongst the things about which West has found especially intriguing that her reading audience has possessed the pivotal things they so desperately sought prior to crossing paths with her book.

“People have found hope and encouragement from my story,” West, reciting the words to the familiar passage that is housed in 3 John 1:2. “So many want prosperity and good health, but haven’t done their soul work. If we are going to live healthy, long, prosperous lives, we have to rid ourselves of the toxic feelings and emotions that has caused us to self-sabotage and live in wilderness, finances, relationships, etc.”

Remarkably and appropriately stated by this brilliantly amazing author, one who had just about had enough.


For more information about Conway, Arkansas Author Christel West, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: https://www.facebook.com/christel.morganweaver. Also, connect with her at: www.christelwest.com.


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


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


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

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


THE PROVERBS 31 AFFECT 

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

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

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

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


BUY R. M. HOOF’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Broken-Alabaster-Box-Renita-Hoof/dp/0692063900

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

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

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

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


MORE ON AUTHOR R. M. HOOF: https://www.renitahoof.com/

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But God…

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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


BEAM OF LIGHT IN DARKNESS 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

Yep. That’s just like God.

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES HEATHER LYN 


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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And the rest, as they say, was history.

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

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

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

So much for Diet Pepsi.

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

To her credit, she’s doing just that.


For more information on Pittsburgh-area Businesswoman  Heather Lyn, connect with via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/Heather22515.


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Alabama author Monique Pettaway-Ray savoring the ‘abundant life’ Christ came to give us through a new book

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


Monique Pettaway-Ray was in the process of living her best life.

At least, she sensed she was.

As Pettaway-Ray recalled like yesterday, she was approximately six months removed from having exchanged nuptials with the man of her dreams.

POINTING TOWARD THE HEAVENS — A native of Saraland, Alabama, Monique Pettaway-Ray is amongst a gallery of accomplished authors who have joined forces to compose the book, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises” which is scheduled to be officially released in December.

As if that wasn’t enough to bring her to all smiles, she had eventually landed a rather commendable entry-level position as a middle school science instructor in Huntsville, Alabama.

Life, as she knew it, was the life she sensed she fully deserved, was the life she had worked so diligently to reap and possess with God, her Helper, leading the way.

Then just like that, the enemy — just as he always does — had ultimately showed his true colors, considering Pettaway-Ray’s life had suddenly “imploded,” according to a spokesperson for her book entitled, “Incarcerated But Free: How To find Freedom From Your Mental Prison.”


BUY MONIQUE’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Incarcerated-But-Free-Freedom-Mental/dp/1462027393

LEAD OFF HITTER — Having made her authorship debut a little more than a decade ago, Pettaway-Ray’s “Incarcerated But Free: How To find Freedom From Your Mental Prison” took somewhere in the neighborhood of about five years to compose.

That’s because her newlywed husband was consequently convicted for murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

“A vital part of her life was ripped from her and Monique didn’t know how to cope,” according to a spokesperson in a detailed breakdown of her September 2007 released book.

Fast forward some 11 years later, Pettaway-Ray, a longtime educator for the Mobile (Ala.) County Public Schools System, has deemed it essential to collectively share of her assortment of life-changing testimonies through another awe-inspiring project along with a host of other writers.

A native of  Saraland, Alabama, Pettaway-Ray is amongst a gallery of accomplished authors who have joined forces to compose the book, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises.”

ONE PRECIOUS, GODLY GIFT — An empowering, kingdom-advancing written document, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises” is forwarded by Flint, Michigan-based author Precious S. Brown and is scheduled to make its official release on the market on December 17.

An empowering, kingdom-advancing written document, “I Rise, Living Beyond The Bruises” is forwarded by Flint, Michigan-based author Precious S. Brown and is scheduled to make its official release on the market on December 17.

During a recent interview with Making Headline News, Pettaway-Ray was complementary of Brown for obeying the Voice of God by establishing a notable platform for her and other authors to tell of God’s goodness through their slew of trials and tribulations.

“I chose to be a part of this book, because there are so many people who are living in their own mental prison who don’t have a support system or guidance to help them overcome their pains,” Pettaway-Ray said. “This book will help women find healing and support they are seeking.”

All things considered, amongst the things about which Pettaway-Ray found especially intriguing was Brown’s keen ability to fortify agape love, coupled with her willingness to display transparency.

FINDING HER SPIRITUAL NICHE — Pettaway-Ray, a longtime educator for the Mobile (Ala.) County Public Schools System, has deemed it essential to collectively share of her assortment of life-changing testimonies through another awe-inspiring project along with a host of other writers.

“I began the journey of writing this book when I teamed up with Precious Brown of Kilgore Publishing,” Pettaway-Ray explained. “She told me about her vision of this current book and when I heard the title, I truly felt in my spirit that this was a book I definitely wanted to be a part of, because I believe everyone has a story and that everyone’s story can inspire hope and change someone’s life.”

Having made her authorship debut a little more than a decade ago, Pettaway-Ray’s “Incarcerated But Free: How To find Freedom From Your Mental Prison” took somewhere in the neighborhood of about five years to compose.

As for her latest project, it didn’t take as long, in large part because all things considered, God had already showed Himself strong amid the enemy having shown his true colors.

IN AWE OF GOD — As for Pettaway-Ray’s latest project, it didn’t take as long to complete, in large part because all things considered, God had already showed Himself strong amid the enemy having shown his true colors.

“Before God called me to the ministry, I was broken, hurt, and confused. It was only after I rededicated my life to Christ that God began to reveal to me His purpose for my life. Since then, God has delivered me from my pain and now I am on a mission to help women overcome their challenges and be healed from their past hurts. — Monique Pettaway-Ray


“Because when a woman can be healed from her hurts, she is free to live that abundant life that Christ promised in scripture.”

The abundant, much to Pettaway-Ray’s delight, is something by which she has thoroughly possessed even after having endured arguably the darkest season of her life.

Yep. That’s just like God.


BUY MONIQUE’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Incarcerated-But-Free-Freedom-Mental/dp/1462027393

NOT TODAY, DEVIL — The abundant, much to Pettaway-Ray’s delight, is something by which she has thoroughly possessed even after having endured arguably the darkest season of her life.

“The message I am sending to people is that regardless of what you have been through or what experiences you have had, you can still be a vessel used by God,” Pettaway-Ray said. “You just have to realize that there are gifts and talents that lie deep inside and God just wants us to be willing to use those gifts for his glory.

“A gift is not a gift unless you give it to someone,” Pettaway continued. “God expects us to use our gifts for the purpose of helping others. It’s never too late to fulfill passion, purpose, or the power that God has placed inside of you. God only wants a willing vessel.”

Pettaway-Ray would know for sure, considering she’s a vessel who has deemed it a foregone conclusion to be used by God Almighty.

For more information Mobile, Alabama-area Author Monique Pettaway-Ray, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/monique.pettaway. Also, send email to: mvpettaway@gmail.com.


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

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


All jokes aside.

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

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

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

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

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

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


And the rest, as they say, was history.

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


PURCHASE AUTHOR THONYONAH’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Bending-But-Breaking-Tohnyonah-Jackson/dp/1498457878#customerReviews

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

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

But God…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

What a difference obeying the Voice of God has made.

All jokes aside.


For more information about Oklahoma City-based Author Tohnyonah Jackson, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/author.tohnyonah.5. Also, send email to: tohnyonahjackson@yahoo.com.


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