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Letitia Scott Jackson’s DFW-based Keeping Families Connected nonprofit organization becoming a national fixture


“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me.” (Matthew 25:40 NIV) 


DALLAS — Letitia Scott Jackson took to the airwaves over the weekend for all the right reasons.

Appearing on Dallas/Fort Worth’s 97.9 The Beat, Scott Jackson wasted little time offering some rather profound, spirited words of encouragement to the station’s thousands of listeners across the Metroplex.

ALL IN THE FAMILY 

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW SEASON — A Dallas/Fort Worth-based non-profit organization that Leititia Scott Jackson erected approximately four years ago, the strategic mission of Keeping Families Connected is centered in large part on enriching the lives of young people, most notably through events, as well as by way of providing educational resources, mentoring, and counseling services.
Said Scott Jackson in a rather forthright suggestion. “If you woke up this morning and didn’t thank God for waking you up, you are out of order.”
To grasp a thorough concept of why the opportunistic Scott Jackson deems it essential to embrace virtually every opportunity that’s afforded to her, look no further than how God has gone about moving on her behalf during a time when it seemed countless of others had written her off.

Wrongfully convicted only to wound up emerging victorious during her case that unfolded in the Texas Fifth Circuit Courts, Scott Jackson had become greatly inspired to establish Keeping Families Connected.

STAY CONNECTED: https://www.keepingfamilyconnected.org/

A DFW-based nonprofit organization that Scott Jackson erected approximately four years ago, the strategic mission of Keeping Families Connected is centered in large part on enriching the lives of young people, most notably through events, as well as by way of providing educational resources, mentoring, and counseling services.

“We believe that family matters most,” said a spokesperson for this thriving, flourishing nonprofit organization in a detailed overview at https://www.keepingfamilyconnected.org/.

A native of Houston who was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, Scott Jackson is thoroughly convinced that her organization is steadily becoming a fixture throughout the region but, most importantly, she’s convinced it aligns solely with the purpose for which she was created.

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — Appearing on Dallas/Fort Worth’s 97.9 The Beat over the weekend, Scott Jackson wasted little time offering some rather profound words of encouragement to the station’s thousands of listeners across the Metroplex.

“My mission is for Keeping Families Connected to become a household name worldwide and eventually be able to provide free prison transportation in other states as the need is so great,” Scott Jackson told Making Headline News this week.

In order to better aid and promote her organization — particularly on national platforms — Scott Jackson has announced that she and her staff  will be launching a Keeping Families mobile app, which is scheduled to go into effect as early as June 1, 2019 during its Third Annual Creations of Fashion For A Cause Runway Show.

This yearly event, Scott Jackson said, is designed for children from various walks of life, particularly teens and young adults from Keeping Families Connected, during which they will participate in modeling, as well as meet and interact with professional models.

In order for better aid and promote her organization — particularly on national platforms — Scott Jackson has announced that she and her staff  will be launching a Keeping Families mobile app, which is scheduled to go into effect as early as June 1, 2019 during its Third Annual Creations of Fashion For A Cause Runway Show.

For Scott Jackson, the startup of her organization comes amid arguably the darkest chapter of her life.

“I couldn’t see my kids, because they were left with caregivers, who couldn’t afford to bring them to see them,” said Scott Jackson, recalling the tumultuous developments that fueled her desire to establish her nonprofit. “My daughters were in Louisiana and I was in Texas.”

Still, after the dust had ultimately settled and Scott Jackson had emerged victorious by winning her case, it wasn’t long thereafter that God had emphatically showed her why He had entrusted her to endure, yet conquer so much heartache and pain, both of which she emphatically outlasted.

Look at her today, walking fervently in her purpose as an accomplished businesswoman, who’s also widely known as a published author, public speaker, musician, and humanitarian.

To her credit, she birthed Keeping Families Connected out of “a personal desire,” one that would enable her to customarily make meaningful contributions to the lives of those who are incarcerated while being separated an extended period time from family members.

MAKING MUCH NOISE — Interestingly and to her credit, Scott Jackson’s Keeping Families Connected is, by all accounts, an effective institution, considering it’s also committed to rebuilding families and fostering life skills in youth and young adults from broken homes, Scott Jackson emphasized.

“Ever since (she was wrongfully convicted), she wants to spread the hope of redemption and connection one interaction, a letter to an inmate, and one prison visit at a time,” said a spokesperson for Scoot Jackson’s organization. “She also has a passion for speaking to youth and young adults about making the best choices now based on her own past experiences. She has been blessed to build several businesses and mentor students and members of her church to define their own success.”

“My mission is for Keeping Families Connected to become a household name worldwide and eventually be able to provide free prison transportation in other states as the need is so great,” Scott Jackson told Making Headline News this week.

Interestingly and to her credit, Scott Jackson’s Keeping Families Connected is, by all accounts, an effective institution, considering it’s also committed to rebuilding families and fostering life skills in youth and young adults from broken homes, she emphasized.

“For four years, we have been providing free breakfast, lunch, and transportation to prison facilities throughout the state of Texas for (people), especially kids that have incarcerated parents and individuals that have incarcerated loved ones,” Scott Jackson said.

Talk about being in total alignment with the purpose for which she was created.


COMING FULL CIRCLE 

SEASON OF THE REBIRTH — To her credit, Scott Jackson birthed Keeping Families Connected out of “a personal desire,” one that would enable her to customarily make meaningful contributions to the lives of those who are incarcerated while being separated an extended period time from family members.

“My life’s trials and tribulations set me up for this journey,” Scott said. “I lost my mom, my dad, and my only son to death, and I really feel that God was removing all of my leaning posts so that I could find my connection and my calling in life and, more so, to help me maximize my potential.”

To her credit, she’s doing just that.

And, what’s remarkably astounding is that she’s nowhere out of order.

Not by a long shot.


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For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Letitia Scott Jackson of Keeping Families Connected, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/tetiascott. Also, send email to: keepingfamiliesconnected2015@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.

Tampa businesswoman Jenelle Harris’ She EXIST organization steadily attracting more of a national presence

EXISTING WITH A PURPOSE

MISSION UNFOLDING — A Tampa, Florida-based mental health and business corporation, Jenelle Harris’ She EXIST’s mission is centered largely on ministering on what Harris refers to as “The Power of Her Testimony.”

DALLAS — Jenelle Harris would be the first to admit that she undoubtedly has a heart for women of various walks of life.

So much, in fact, that she’s established a notable platform that is centered largely on helping women to discover the best version of themselves.

“(I love) being able to provide a platform for other women’s accomplishment, partnering with other leaders and sharing some amazing testimonies and challenges in life,” Harris told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “And with doing this, we will be able to create a team that will help others with their goals. I love being a leader, because it also shares the values of authenticity and soul living.”

To her credit, Harris’ keen leadership skills have been put in display, particularly through her She EXIST organization.


MORE ON She EXIST: https://sheexist.org/

A Tampa, Florida-based mental health and business corporation, She EXIST’s mission is centered largely on ministering on what Harris refers to as “The Power of Her Testimony.”

As Harris eloquently explains, there are a variety of reasons for creating an organization that is starting to attract more of a national presence.

Harris is also is the mastermind behind newly-produced CD entitled, “She EXIST,” a project she co-produced with Moses The Mantra and is powered by BlackPeri LLC.


“I think it is important to be an asset to your community, your society, and the work place,” said Harris, when asked why it is imperative to esteem others highly than herself. “I think teaching and educating positivity is always needed. We’ve heard the saying, ‘It takes a village to raise kids and it will take a team to build teams.’”


Much Harris’ to delight, her organization is steadily expanding, meaning it’s safe to assume that She EXIST’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

“(It) continues to grow, as those who are broken find a sense of peace while healing and telling their story,” Harris said.

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Interestingly, Harris’ She EXIST is designed specifically as a speaking platform, of sorts, most notably for women to share their stories with other women or, as she acknowledges, “to encourage and uplift those who are broken and have given up on life.”

“Throughout these sessions, you can feel the positive vibes and energy from the women who present telling the story,” Harris said.

What’s even more astounding for Harris — an accomplished marketing consulting and motivational speaker — is that her credible organization will be hosting what is known as the “Expanding Your Territory” event on June 22 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Powered by She EXIST, this nationally-acclaimed networking conference will take place at the Raleigh Elks Lodge No. 735, located at 5538 Lead Mine Road.

Tickets for this event can be purchased at https://sheexist.org/.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Harris is an accomplished author, who has been featured in the book entitled, “Diamonds In The Rough: A Woman’s Guide To Living An Empowered Life.”

A book that’s written by Charmaine Powell, “Diamonds In The Rough: A Woman’s Guide To Living An Empowered Life” will be available soon at Amazon.com.

As for She EXIST, Harris’ organization accommodates mostly individuals and groups ranging in ages 16 to 75.

“The tool that I have is for everyone and this is the authenticity that I admire,” Harris said. “Everyone needs leadership and everyone needs empowerment, spiritual awareness, and spirituality intelligence.

“My goal is to inspire everyone with connecting to their inner selves, because oftentimes, we are connecting to a bill, to a toxic relationship, or to a bad environment,” Harris continued, adding that arguably her greatest inspirations are globally-acclaimed ministers Sheryl Brady, Bishop T. D. Jakes, and Bishop Duncan Williams, as well as her beloved grandmother. “When you begin to live from your soul daily, you will begin to detach from negativity and start to condition your mind with what makes sense. Your visibility will be clear your reaction will be a sense of action to make a change.”

Besides her upcoming event in June, Harris — whose work-related experience spans more than 17 years — is scheduled to appear on “I Am Enough” talk show that’s hosted by Wanda D. Hollis April 21. In addition, she will be featured in the April issue of Maline Pride’s Black Wall Street magazine.

“I started as a young girl at the age of 17, working as a HHA, helping elders in their homes…one-one-one care, and that inspired me to do more and to be more,” Harris said. “I was also working as a security guard, doing a grave yard shift in the projects in Harlem with no reservations going back to a city called Brooklyn.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Look at her today, walking fervently in her purpose, functioning mightily in her element.

With God, her Helper, leading the way.


For more information about Tampa, Florida Businesswoman Jenelle Harris of She EXIST, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/patricia.seiforth.


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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.


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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.


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“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.”


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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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Having ‘started from the bottom,’ Kansas City’s Kimberly Young has become one of America’s finest fashion designers

Kimberly Young is originally from Shaw, Mississippi, a small, rural establishment that rest in the famous Mississippi Delta and is comprised of 1,952 residents, according to the latest U. S. census.

Though she was raised in a small, Southern town, Young’s entrepreneurship track record is such that she’s having a massive impact, all the while functioning mightily in her element.


REPRESENTING THE ‘SIP’ 

REMEMBER HER NAME — Widely regarded as an emerging designer in the ever-so-competitive fashion world, Kimberly Young (right) is the mastermind behind the Kyoung Collection. Also, she is the fashion producer of Kim Young Production and the Battle Of The Strut TV Show, as well as a Kansas, City, Missouri-area radio personality for both 1590 AM and 106.1 FM, whereby she is a motivational speaker.

Widely regarded as an emerging designer in the ever-so-competitive fashion world, Young of the mastermind behind the Kyoung Collection.

Also, she is the fashion producer of Kim Young Production and the Battle Of The Strut TV Show, as well as a Kansas, City, Missouri-area radio personality for both 1590 AM and 106.1 FM, whereby she is a motivational speaker.

An assortment of awe-inspiring endeavors that have benefited her mightily in recent years, Young credits her sustained success to the guidance of her spouse, parents, and grandparents, all of whom instilled in her the importance of establishing a solid work ethic.

SOLID SUPPORTING CAST — An assortment of awe-inspiring endeavors that have benefited her mightily in recent years, Young credits her sustained success to the guidance of her parents and grandparents, all of whom instilled in her the importance of establishing a solid work ethic.

“My education, my parents, grandparents, and husband have empowered me to be my best,” Young told Making Headline News this week.


A compelling fashion resume that spans a little more than three years, the Kyoung Collection undoubtedly has taken shape and is steadily evolving a national trend, considering Young’s unique brand has become fixtures in such places as New York City, Atlanta, St. Louis, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Kansas City, her current place of residence.


HERE’S MORE ON KIMBERLY YOUNG: https://www.facebook.com/Kyoungproductions/

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — A graduate of the University of Central Missouri University in nearby Warrensburg, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work, Young later earned a Master’s Degree in social work from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

According to a number of fashion experts, many say that Young had  “started from the bottom three years ago” but “now look where she is.”

“She is one of K.C.’s hottest fashion designers,” said a spokesperson for Kyoung Collection. “She is doing things people have only dreamed of doing. She is going places and leaving her prints where ever she goes. (She) seeks to fulfill her vision to successfully market her work all over the globe.”

ON TOP OF HER GAME — According to a number of fashion experts, many say that Young had  “started from the bottom three years ago” but “now look where she is.”

Interesting and to her credit, each of her uniquely-assembled styles is accompanied by a one-of-a-kind motto.

Because after all, “Fashion is what you see on the runway and in catalogs,” Young said.

A compelling fashion resume that spans a little more than three years, the Kyoung Collection undoubtedly has taken shape and is steadily evolving a national trend, considering Young’s unique brand has become fixtures in such places as New York City, Atlanta, St. Louis, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Kansas City, her current place of residence.

A graduate of the University of Central Missouri University in nearby Warrensburg, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work, Young later earned a Master’s Degree in social work from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

A former student at Dillard University in New Orleans, Young earned her Certification from John Casablanca, during which she attended a modeling career center, where she studied advance modeling, etc.


THIS GIRL IS ON FIRE

NATIONAL IMPACT — Young is originally from Shaw, Mississippi, a small, rural establishment that in the famous Mississippi Delta that’s comprised of 1,952 residents, according to the latest U. S. census. Though she was raised in a small, Southern town, Young’s entrepreneurship track record is such that she’s having a massive impact while functioning mightily in her element.

Also the owner of the Kyoung Collection Boutique at the new Hy-Vee Arena in Kansas City, Young upcoming public appearances include:

The Annual KYoung Kids and Teens Fashion Week in Kansas City March 10.

Also, Young will host her Battle Of The Strut Modeling Competition Show on a network to be announced in 2019, she said.

“I’m inspired to do this work, because I want to see people when they hit the runway,” Young said. “They came to slay and forget about their daily issues.”


For more information about the Kansas City Businesswoman Kimberly Young of Kyoung Collection, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/Kyoungproductions/. Also, send email to: kimyoung43@icloud.com.


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


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


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

Very, very uncomfortable, she recalls.

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


GOD’S LEADING LADY 

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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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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