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

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


All jokes aside.

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

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

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

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

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

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


And the rest, as they say, was history.

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


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

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

But God…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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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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.

South Carolina entrepreneur Ebony Hughes defies health-related challenges, becomes a fixture for 7 Dimensions

In case you don’t know her, Ebony Hughes would like to introduce herself.

A native of Hemingway, South Carolina, Hughes, 35, is a proud graduate of Hemingway’s Carvers Bay High School.

She would eventually advance her educational endeavors at Coastal Carolina University in nearby Conway, which has greatly enabled her to pursue, fulfill, and carry out her dream as a rising businesswoman.


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MAKING HER PRESENCE FELT — Georgetown, South Carolina-area businesswoman Ebony Hughes has become a fixture for 7 Dimensions, a universally-acclaimed online keto coaching platform, whereby Hughes is responsible for coaching people on achieving their health and fitness goals in seven areas of life.

Credit her seemingly dysfunctional and unhealthy lifestyle as arguably the biggest reasons why.

“After starting my insurance business and working around the clock to grow it successfully, my work and personal life became unbalanced,” Hughes told Making Headline News this week. “Over time, I became over weight. I had to buy larger clothes and I had become ashamed of my body.”

For Hughes, she was determined to see to it that such health-related hurdles were short-lived.

That, after all, practically sums up why she has become a fixture for 7 Dimensions, a universally-acclaimed online keto coaching platform, whereby Hughes is responsible largely for coaching people on achieving their health and fitness goals in seven areas of life.

“My team and I make sure that clients get a customized meal and training plan and follow up with them regularly, most times daily to motivate them to stay on track with their plan and remind them of their goals to keep them accountable,” said Hughes, providing a thorough overview of her business venture.

Amongst the factors that are especially intriguing about Hughes’ business is that because it is an online endeavor, she’s afforded the golden opportunity to have more of a global impact.

 

“I like that my business helps people on an online platform and app so that I can stay connected to my clients and have a more balanced life,” Hughes said of a venture that caters to people of all ages.

Interestingly, 7 Dimensions has evolved and attracted a global presence, in large part because it is committed to helping its clients embrace the notion that this journey has no final destination, according to a spokesperson for 7 Dimensions at https://www.my7dimensions.com/.

“We don’t stop when we find a treasure chest at the end of a rainbow,” the 7 Dimensions spokesperson added. “There are three treasures that you will find almost immediately, and that will grow in power every day you maintain this journey with us: getting healthier, sustained energy, and a love of life that can only come from the natural rush of endorphins blasting your body with every beat of your pounding heart.”

Much to the delight to Hughes, those are the essential and therapeutic benefits she has acquired since joining 7 Dimensions.

Which is to say that she has nowhere to go but up in what has become a globally-acclaimed company.

“I started feeling sluggish and tired,” said Hughes, recalling those during which she struggled with her health. “I just knew that I was sick and no doctor had to tell me this. The craziest part of it all is that I knew better as I majored in health promotion. I knew that I needed to lose the fat.


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“I promised myself that would lose weight and joined a gym, and I lost a few pounds, but I still felt bad and gave up after a while of busting my butt at the gym and eating, what I thought was, healthy foods. A few short months later, I lost my breath and thought that I was going to die on my sofa. I began to pray to the Lord to ask Him to help me live so my children would not find me dead.” — Ebony Hughes 


 

For Hughes, God not only gave her another chance at life but, most importantly, He ushered her into the divine purpose for which He created her, something about which she doesn’t take lightly.

BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER — For Hughes, God not only gave her another chance at life but, most importantly, He ushered her into the divine purpose for which He created her, something about which she doesn’t take lightly.

“I immediately made the decision to see a weight-loss coach,” Hughes said. “I started researching diets and started to understand why I had not lost any significant amount of what. It’s because I was addicted to sugar, and most Americans are as well. I learned that quitting sugar or managing sugar cravings is harder to do than a person trying to quit heroin. After thousands of dollars spent, I did lose weight and I was motivated to help others do the same.”

She’s doing just that with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“I know through my own life experiences of being overweight, sick, and (harboring) low self-esteem, I knew others were going through the same thing,” said Hughes, adding that her children are amongst those who inspired her to achieve her health-related goals. “I believe cultural ideologies, education or the lack thereof, media, and other environmental factors affect a person’s outcome, so I want to be the mediator for as many people as I can help.”

For more information about Georgetown, South Carolina-based Businesswoman Ebony Hughes, or to inquire about 7 Dimensions, call 843.936.1444, or fax 866.939.1079. Also, send email to: my7dimensions@gmail.com.


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Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

New York author Shawn Headley’s new book enjoying instant success with unprecedented sales

I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11 NIV)


At the end of the real day, you’ve got to grasp a thorough concept of what it means to go far beyond start.

That, after all, practically sums up why Shawn Headley has become fully committed to often posing the million dollar question.

That is, “Are you confused about how to get started?

“God gave me the vision to write the book in 2016, but as the book title goes, I didn’t know how to start,” Headley, a Long Island, New York-area author, told Making Headline News this week.


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The book to which Headley is alluding is her informative and compelling project that is entitled, “The Start Is What Stops Most People: 7 Simple Steps To Starting Your Nonprofit Organization.”

A book that officially made its presence on the market a less than two months ago, Headley’s “The Start Is What Stops Most People: 7 Simple Steps To Starting Your Nonprofit Organization” is an extension of her Each One Teach One Mentoring Service, or nonprofit organization.

A native of the Bronx, New York, Headley has enjoyed what apparently has been instant success since the release her new book.

GPS SYSTEM TO SUCCESS — A book that officially made its presence on the market a less than two months ago, Headley’s “The Start Is What Stops Most People: 7 Simple Steps To Starting Your Nonprofit Organization” is an extension of her Each One Teach One Mentoring Service, or nonprofit organization.

That’s because she immediately sold out of her initial batch just days after fielding it (not including her online orders through Amazon).

More than anything, though, credit her immeasurable body of work through her professional as the biggest reason her book is enjoying sustained success.


“My reason for writing the book is because as I coach individuals, the one thing has been said throughout. I’ve always wanted to start my nonprofit and I didn’t know how and I didn’t know where to begin.” — Author Shawn Headley 


To her credit, all of that has changed considerably in recent years, in large part because Headley’s nonprofit organization experience spans more than eight years.

PUTTING IN WORK — More than anything, credit Headley’s immeasurable body of work through her professional as the biggest reason her book is enjoying sustained success.

For instance, Each One Teach One began with a vision to help givers in the nonprofit industry achieve what they deserve, according to a detailed breakdown of Headley’s organization at https://eachoneteachonementoring.com.

Such perseverance had ultimately led to Headley having established A Stairway To Hope — her very first nonprofit organization — in 2010.

So much for stopping at the very start, considering this progressive and resourceful businesswoman-turned-author needed roughly two weeks to start and finish “The Start Is What Stops Most People: 7 Simple Steps To Starting Your Nonprofit Organization.”


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“The divine message I’m sending with the book is that if you’re arm with knowledge of how to execute your vision, then you can get your dream off the ground,” Headley explained. “The message I’m also trying to give is the start is what stops most people, but through this book, your new beginnings can be less stressful.”

Interestingly, it seems that Headley’s unique analogies and suggestions have inspired countless of people, particularly those who aspire to establish a nonprofit organization.

How else to explain the rapid sellout of her first batch of books?


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“The feedback that I’ve gotten from the book is that it’s comprehensive and the light bulb goes off after reading the book,” Headley said. “I believe God put me on this earth as a giver.”

To her credit, Headley’s professional resume is such that she customarily gives mightily, courtesy of agape love, coupled with a wealth of experience as a nonprofit organization insider, of sorts.

“It started with my own nonprofit organization, A Stairway To Hope, which is a community outreach organization for individuals  and families in need,” said Headley, who has announced a second book is presently in the works and will be released by year’s end. “And now I create more givers by helping nonprofits get off the ground.”

Because, after all, at the end of the real day, you’ve got to grasp a thorough concept of what it means to go far beyond start.

For more information about Long Island, New York-area Author Shawn Headley, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, call 1-347-499-8440, or fax 1-516-285-0350. Also, send email to: eachoneteach1mentoring@gmail.com.


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Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Maryland author Dallas Gordon defies a slew of hurdles, composes a kingdom-advancing book


For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18 KJV) 


Dallas Gordon’s book is a little more than a month removed from its much-anticipated release date and, much to her delight, it’s already having a massive kingdom impact.

According to those who are closely connected to Gordon, a Harford County, Maryland-based author, her newly-produced book entitled, “From Pain To Power: Embrace The Lesson And Reclaim Your Power,” will be the center of discussion during a local Bible study in the coming weeks.

GOD’S LEADING LADY — According to those who are closely connected to Dallas Gordon, a Hartford County, Maryland-based author, her newly-produced book entitled, “From Pain To Power: Embrace The Lesson And Reclaim Your Power,” will be the center of discussion during a local Bible study in the coming weeks.

For Gordon, such an intriguing development undoubtedly is in alignment with the divine purpose she’s convinced that God had for her book since He strategically assigned her to compose it.

“I had been writing this book since childhood, but never published anything until recently,” Gordon, an Owings Mills, Maryland native, told Making Headline News this week. “I was in a really hard season, and was writing my way through it.”

Because of who she is and because of where God is taking her, Gordon not only used her immeasurable gifts as a young writer to help spiritually bail her out of her tumultuous season in the wilderness.

Rather, she used her dazzling writing mechanics to help steer her into a much-needed and intimate fellowship with God.


PURCHASE DALLAS GORDON’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Pain-Power-Embrace-Lesson-Reclaim-ebook/dp/B07GFNSM5H


ROUND OF APPLAUSE — As expected, Gordon’s reading audience has collectively applauded and commended her for obeying God’s Voice by moving forward with a book she had finished writing some time last year.

That, to her credit, practically sums up why her newly-assembled project is having an immediate kingdom impact.

“It was during hard times that it was impressed in my spirit to just write,” said Gordon, explaining how God had gone about giving her the vision to write her book. “During that season, I was so conflicted as to why everything seemed to be going wrong. I could barely utter a word in prayer, so I just wrote.”

For what it worth is, the more she wrote, the more revelation knowledge she began to acquire.

The more revelation knowledge she began to acquire, the more she began to steadfastly build up her spirit man.

The more she began to build up her spirit man, the more she began to witness just why God had strategically handpicked her to produce a life-enhancing, spiritually-driven book for such a time as now.

Never mind that her heart was suddenly broken into pieces along what undoubtedly was a rough and rugged, sometimes seemingly unbearable journey as a young writer.

“My dad passed away a couple years ago during the season of me writing this book,” Gordon explained.” His death was very unexpected and made me realize just how much life isn’t promised. This heartbreak pushed me over the edge and into actually publishing my very first book.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

BUT GOD — Because of who she is and because of where God is taking her, Gordon not only used her immeasurable gifts as a young writer to help spiritually bail her out of her tumultuous season in the wilderness.

Despite the untimely death of her father, despite the assortment of unfavorable situations and circumstances, even when it seemed her faith was bleak and on the brink of evaporating, God has ultimately stepped in and rescued her child as only He could.


“That pain is inevitable, but we can change our perspective and take our power back while doing so,” said Gordon, explaining the slew of developments surrounding a From Pain To Power book that is comprised of 84 pages and was officially released on September 17. “I believe one of my great purposes in life is to lead people into freedom, mentally, spiritually and financially. This book is helping people to live a life of freedom and have joy even in trying times.”


As expected, Gordon’s reading audience has collectively applauded and commended her for obeying God’s Voice by moving forward with a book she had finished writing some time last year.

FAMILY FOCUS — Gordon’s book is a little more than a month removed from its much-anticipated release date and, much to her delight, it’s already having a massive kingdom impact.

“I’m amazed by the positive reactions,” said Gordon, who’s widely also as a motivational speaker and expert business coach. “I’ve received from the book. It’s changing lives one person at a time.”

Interestingly, Gordon’s new book has garnered a favorable media presence, considering she was recently was interviewed on the Mavericks On The Move Show and also appeared on the show, “Accelerate With Valencia Daniel.”


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“I want for people to know that no matter what they’re grieving, whether it is a loss of a business, spouse or loved one, that there is life after losing someone or something,” Gordon said. “Problems happen, but we can walk in victory when we choose the higher road, which is positive thinking. With a strong mindset and faith in God, we can conquer anything.”

Something that, in all likelihood, will be reinforced in the coming week’s when her book becomes the center of discussion during a local Bible study.

Talk about God using His child for His glory.


For more information about Harford County, Maryland-based Author Dallas Gordon, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Dallas Gordon. Also, send email to: info@ecommbizcoach.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.

Texas author ‘Jenni A’s new book is a vital reminder that ‘Women Are Not Always Right’

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES AUTHOR JENNI ARCENEAUX


DALLAS — Just recently, Janice Arceneaux wasted little time sending some well-deserve shout outs to those who have played immeasurable roles in her rise in the ever-so-competitive world of authorship.

Said Arceneaux, uttering the names of her friends and loved ones as if she’s handing out diplomas:

“There are several people,” Arceneaux told Making Headline News this week. “My husband and my besties (best friends), Denni Turner, Sherry James, Beaunca Franklin, and Yolanda Sylvester. I love you all.”

KEEPING IT 100 — Accompanied by the pen name of Jenni A, Houston’s Janice Arceneaux is the mastermind behind the newly-released entitled, “Women Are Not Always Right,” an awe-inspiring written document that made its official presence on the market on October 4.

Oh…especially her beloved companion, whom Arceneaux has customarily dubbed her “biggest fan.”

“Babe, you are my biggest fan,” Arceneaux said.

Accompanied by the pen name of Jenni A, Arceneaux is the mastermind behind the newly-released entitled, “Women Are Not Always Right,” an awe-inspiring written document that made its official presence on the market on October 4.

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A native of Houston, Jenni A’s “Women Are Not Always Right,” addresses a number of notable topics and issues, most notably how women think they are always right when, truth be told, “they are not,” said a spokesperson for Arceneaux’s new book in a detailed breakdown at Amazon.com.

Nearly one month removed from having witnessed her book’s much-anticipated released, Jenni A’s newly-produced project is comprised of 14 pages in length and is available for purchase through e-book and at Amazon.com.

A native of Houston, Jenni A’s “Women Are Not Always Right,” addresses a number of notable topics and issues, most notably how women think they are always right when, truth be told, “they are not,” said a spokesperson for Arceneaux’s new book in a detailed breakdown at Amazon.com.

CHECK YA SELF — While such an intriguing, yet spiritually gut-checking book is seemingly a monumental risk for this new author, one thing’s for certain about Jenni A: She’s all for taking risks, especially given her thought-provoking assessments in her newly-assembled book.

By and large, Jenni A doesn’t shy away from the notion that what it all boils down to is women pausing every now and then and taking a much-needed self-assessment, particularly as it pertains to their relationship with their male counterpart.

Talk about keeping it 100 for all the right and essential reasons.

“They never want to take a look at themselves,” Jenni A is swift to acknowledge, offering some seemingly constructive criticism to the ladies. “They immediately want to point fingers at everyone but themselves, and it’s not right and you know it.”


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SHORT BUT TO THE POINT — Nearly one month removed from having witnessed her book’s much-anticipated released, Jenni A’s newly-produced project is comprised of 14 pages in length and is available for purchase at Amazon.com.

While such an intriguing, yet spiritually gut-checking book is seemingly a monumental risk for this new author, one thing’s for certain about Jenni A: She’s all for taking risks, especially given her thought-provoking assessments in her newly-assembled book.

So buy it now. While supplies last, of course.

HERE’S THE DEAL — By and large, Jenni A doesn’t shy away from the notion that what it all boils down to is women pausing every now and then and taking a much-needed self-assessment, particularly as it pertains to their relationship with their male counterpart.

“My mission is to reach the world and all ethnic and gender groups,” Jenni A emphasized. “I want to inspire women to take a personal inventory (of their lives), to encourage growth.”

Yep. She’s undoubtedly keeping it real, keeping it 100 for all the right and essential reasons.


For more information about Houston-based Author Janice Arceneaux — prominently known as “Jenni A” — or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Janice Arceneaux. Also, send email to: janice.arceneaux@yahoo.com.


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Allen Dave Funeral Homes & Crematorium amongst Texas’ finest amid Jackson Family Massacre in 2015

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES MR. AND MRS. ALLEN L. DAVE


EDITOR’S NOTE: This the first of a two-part Making Headline News series about Houston-area entrepreneur Allen L. Dave, Jr. 


DALLAS — Allen L. Dave, Jr. fielded the question as if he expected it.

“(That was a) proud moment in our company history to be positioned to help,” Dave, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, explaining in great detail the devastating and disheartening events amid the Jackson Family Massacre that transpired in Houston in August 2015.

On August 8 of that year, then-48-year-old David Ray Conley allegedly broke into his former home and held hostage Valerie and Dewayne Jackson, along with six children, including his own 13-year-old son.

HEARTS OF GOLD — For Dave, 56, that he and his family deemed it essential to offer valiant support for the Jackson family during a horrific and terrifying tragedy that attracted an international media presence and was aired on more than 35 news stations nationwide has been dubbed arguably one of the favorable highlights for a progressive, thriving entrepreneur, whose presence in the death care industry spans more than 15 years. Pictured with Dave is his wife, Micca. 

Over the course of nine hours, Conley reportedly shot and killed the entire family. He then engaged in a shootout with responding police before surrendering.

A week and a half or so later, eight white caskets were erected in front of the altar inside the 2,500-seat sanctuary at Houston’s Fallbrook Church, a commendable yet emotionally-driven deed that was spearheaded by Dave and his wife, Micca, who stepped up and donated $35,000 to provide professional funeral and burial services to the Jackson family.

“We developed a new company policy to never turn a family away and give them every option available,” Allen Dave told MHN. “Every Family, Every Option, Every Time.”


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DOING THINGS IN EXCELLENCE — The President and owner of Allen Dave Funeral Directors And Cremation Tribute Centers, Dave is widely regarded as a National Board Certified Funeral Director and Cremation Specialist.

For Dave, 56, that he and his family deemed it essential to offer valiant support for the Jackson family during a horrific and terrifying tragedy that attracted an international media presence and was aired on more than 35 news stations nationwide has been dubbed arguably one of the favorable highlights for a progressive, thriving entrepreneur, whose presence in the death care industry spans more than 15 years.

The president and owner of Allen Dave Funeral Directors And Cremation Tribute Centers, Dave is widely regarded as a National Board Certified Funeral Director and Cremation Specialist.

WAVES OF LOVE AND KINDNESS — “We developed a new company policy to never turn a family away and give them every option available,” Allen Dave told MHN. “Every Family, Every Option, Every Time.”

Interestingly, Dave in 2010 established Death Care Management & Financial Group, LLC, which subsequently had given way to his being allowed to manage funeral homes in Texas.

Having retired from the Houston Chronicle Publishing Company after a 28-year stint in the circulation and distribution department, Dave is Southeast Texas’ only black owner and operator of crematorium services. 

Owner of four funeral homes, one cemetery, and a crematorium, Dave currently manages six other funeral homes and a second crematorium in Texas and Louisiana. Interestingly, Allen Dave Funeral Homes and Cremation’s mission includes, among other things, providing what company officials describes as “paramount services to the families we serve with dignity, honor, and trust.”

A RELATED STORY: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2015/08/17/120788/funeral-service-held-for-houston-area-family-of-eight-killed-in-domestic-tragedy/

THE PROVERBS 2:3 FACTOR — While the Jackson Massacre undoubtedly was a painful encounter for those affected by the tragedies, Dave doesn’t shy away from the notion that his company went to great lengths to meet a massive and dire need — with God, its Helper, leading the way.

“As a leader in the death industry, we enhance the experience of laying a loved one to rest through a personalized and caring process of education and full disclosure,” said a spokesperson for Allen Dave Funeral Homes and Cremation in a detailed synopsis of the company at http://www.allendave.com. “We are keenly aware of the financial impact death has on a family and will maintain systems and services that minimize cost while maximizing the experience.

“We are committed to the communities we serve through charitable endeavors and educational programs. We will maintain a reputation of quality and trust that will allow us to be the company of choice for insurance, burial, and cremation services. We shall continue rolling out our benchmark red carpet and white gloves services which are second to none.”


CONNECT WITH ALLEN DAVE: http://www.allendave.com/

ALL-PRO TEAM — Owner of four funeral homes, one cemetery, and a crematorium, Dave currently manages six other funeral homes and a second crematorium in Texas and Louisiana. Interestingly, Allen Dave Funeral Homes and Cremation’s mission includes, among other things, providing what company officials describes as “paramount services to the families we serve with dignity, honor, and trust.”

While the Jackson Massacre undoubtedly was a painful encounter for those affected by the tragedies, Dave doesn’t shy away from the notion that his company went to great lengths to meet a massive and dire need — with God, its Helper, leading the way.

“My greatest contribution was to take care of the funerals of eight (individuals) killed in Houston,” Dave said.

Fielding the question as if he expected it.


For more information about Houston-based entrepreneur Allen Dave of Allen Dave Funeral Directors And Cremation, call (713) 480-2966 or 713-634-2707, or log on to: http://www.allendave.com. Also, join the mailing list by writing to:  Allen Dave Funeral Directors And Cremation Tribute Centers at 2103 Cypress Landing Drive, Houston, Texas 77090, or by sending email to: allendaveusa@yahoo.com.


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Hurricane Ike gives way to Texas entrepreneur Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor organizing Home Staging Lens

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES DR. SHANTUAN COLEMAN 


DALLAS — For Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor, September 13, 2008 was the day that changed her life.

For practically the rest of her life.

“I lived near where it hit landed,” Dr. Taylor recalled.

That about which she’s alluding is Hurricane Ike, a powerful tropical cyclone that swept through portions of the Greater Antilles and Northern America, wreaking havoc on infrastructure and agriculture, most notably in Cuba and Texas.

Having resided approximately 40 miles from the shore in Houston, Dr. Taylor’s home was inundated with four feet of water.

A TRUE TREND SETTER — Amongst the reasons Dr. Shantuan Taylor was fortunate to recover from the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Ike is due in large to her bend-but-don’t-break faith, which had ultimately given way to her organizing Home Staging Lens.

“I evacuated prior to the flooding of my home, but upon her return I was devastated by what I saw,” Dr. Taylor told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “The house was flooded. I had holes in the roof, broken windows, and the smell of a destructive storm throughout my house.”

Still, despite a natural disaster that strengthened to a peak intensity as a Category 4 and claimed at least 195 lives, Dr. Taylor somehow managed to discover a silver lining in the wake of a such a life changing occurrence.

“I was blessed. Many others were not,” Dr. Taylor explained. “The (home) had flood insurance. In order to put my house back together, I redesigned the floor plan, totally remodeling the structure and rebuilt it and fell back in love with my house. It was much better than when I originally built it.”


MORE ON HOME STAGING LENS: http://www.homestaginglens.com/

Amongst the reasons Dr. Taylor was fortunate to recover from the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Ike is due in large to her bend-but-don’t-break faith, which had ultimately given way to her organizing Home Staging Lens.

A progressive, resourceful business she started while collaborating with Kevin Peterson of Zilla Builders, LLC, these entrepreneurs had eventually incorporated Dr. Taylor’s lofty ideas, thus bringing her vision to life.

The rest, as they say, was history.

Having made landfall on September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike was a powerful tropical cyclone that swept through portions of the Greater Antilles and Northern America, wreaking havoc on infrastructure and agriculture, most notably in Cuba and Texas.

“Zilla Builders liked her work so much, they subcontracted the design work to her and used her home as a model to woo other potential customers,” said a spokesperson for Home Staging Lens in a detailed synopsis of this venture at http://www.homestaginglens.com. “This partnership was very lucrative.”

Since the startup of Home Staging Lens, Dr. Taylor has enjoyed an array of sustained success.

This, much to her delight, is indicative of how God could miraculously turn tragedies into much-anticipated triumphs.

BUT GOD — Still, despite a natural disaster that strengthened to a peak intensity as a Category 4 and claimed at least 195 lives, Dr. Taylor somehow managed to discover a silver lining to such a life changing occurrence.

“I turned a bedroom into a walk-in luxury closet with pedestal dresser, shelving for shoes, boots, belts, jewelry, display cabinets, and garment casings,” said Dr. Taylor, recalling some of her grandest highlights as the face of Home Staging Lens. “I remodeled my game room into a three-tier media room, equipped with starlight ceiling, surround sound, a theatre room reclining chair, a theatre room columns, and built my TV, lighting, and speakers in the walls. I laid wood flooring throughout the house with the exception of the bedrooms and bathrooms.”

When asked what she likes mostly about her business, Dr. Taylor said, “It brings out my creativity. I like the transformation and the awareness in the eyes of my clients during the makeover reveal.”

A DR. SHANTUAN RELATED STORY: https://makingheadlinenews.com/2018/07/06/notable-authors-dr-shantuan-coleman-and-dr-delmar-lees-taylors-new-book-providing-crucial-information-for-those-pursuing-doctoral-degrees/

Now we know why, especially amid September 13, 2008, the day that changed her life.

For practically the rest of her life.


For more information about Businesswoman Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor’s Home Stage Lens, call 1-888-808-4179 or 214-876-3713, or log on to: http://www.homestaginglens.com, or email her at: shantuan@browngirlempire.com. Also, write to: Home Staging Lens Headquarters at: Post Office 307, Alvarado, Texas 76009, or connect with Dr. Taylor via social media at: Facebook: @DrShantuan or Shantuan Coleman Taylor; Twitter: @DrShantuan; Instagram: @DrShantuan.


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South Carolina Pastor TrVera Williams leading God’s people to make a ‘U Turn’ for Christ

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES PASTOR TRVERA WILLIAMS 


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


Just after midday EST on Thursday, TrVera Williams took to her Facebook page, where she staged a rather intriguing and thought-provoking video.

The footage before her gallery of social media followers read: YOU ARE NEXT IN LINE FOR A MIRACLE.

Ahhh…just the ideal message by this devout, big-hearted woman of faith whom, to her credit, is being used by God to advance the kingdom unlike never before, for such pivotal time as now. 

“When the Lord placed in my spirit to transition, I just didn’t see how that would work,” Williams, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, explaining in great detail the events that had ultimately given way to her establishing a ministry. “Being single and the sole bread winner, my questions were: How am I going to pay my bills and what am I going to do with the business bills?”

U-TURN INTO MORE SUCCESS — A native of Jamestown, South Carolina, Trvera Williams has made some pretty remarkably and progressive strides as the Founder and Senior Pastor of U Turn For Christ Evangelistic Ministries, Inc., which will be celebrating five years of existence in what has been deemed Harvest Celebration 2018, a three-day, power-packed event that will take place November 16-18.

As Williams consequently found it, because her calling to the ministry essentially was God’s will, it was also, by all accounts, His bill.

Yep, that’s just like God.


“The Lord told me that He would take care of me and that I was not to go get another job, but my job was to get up every morning, get dressed and go upstairs and spend time with Him. Initially, fear and anger were present, because I didn’t understand why God would take something away that He told me to build.” — Pastor Trvera Williams 


That Williams has steadfastly obeyed the Voice of God has benefited her mightily since she ceremoniously delved off into ministry full time.

SOLID CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION — Having grown up in what is known as the Jehovah Holiness Church, Williams and her family, she explained, were affiliated with the First Born Church Of The Living God, a denomination that is based in Waycross, Georgia.

A native of Jamestown, South Carolina, Williams has made some pretty remarkably and progressive strides as the Founder and Senior Pastor of U Turn For Christ Evangelistic Ministries, Inc., which will be celebrating five years of existence in what has been deemed Harvest Celebration 2018, a three-day, power-packed event that will take place November 16-18.

A non-denominational institution that Williams founded in November 2013, U Turn For Christ is housed in the historic Berea area of Greenville, South Carolina, which is part of the Greenville, Mauldin, and Easley metropolitan statistical areas — a town that is comprised of roughly 14,295 residents, according to the latest U. S. census.

“He then said He was taking it away, but, instead, I was trading in my business, Serenity Rehab And Wellness Center, for something better,” said Williams, recalling the infancy stages of her ministry.


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Interestingly, U Turn For Christ’s regular worship services took place in the gymnasium of Williams’ place of business in Winter 2013.

Today, however, this up-and-coming ministry’s present site is located at 6243 White Horse Road, Suite F in Greenville.

A church whereby this clergywoman is widely known for emphasizing the spirit of excellence throughout the Body of Christ and in the community, Williams’ professional ministerial resume is such that she isn’t just known for being a solid and notable pastor.

To her credit, coupled with the divine purpose for which she was created, Williams is widely known also as a godly mentor to a host of leaders, particularly those whom likewise have been called to the ministry.

ADVANCING THE KINGDOM — In 2017, Williams witnessed the release of her book entitled, “A Journey With A Promise,” an awe-inspiring written document that is comprised of poems, as well as recording an inspirational scripture and Prayer CD entitled, “Worship In The Word With Anointed Keys.”

Credit her notable and rich upbringing in the church as amongst the reasons Williams is yet witnessing her destiny unfold right before her eyes.

“Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, you can do all things through Christ Who strengthens you, be who God has called you to be,” said Williams, explaining what were amongst the key and strategic values her parents taught her as a child.

Having grown up in what is known as the Jehovah Holiness Church, Williams and her family, she explained, were affiliated with the First Born Church Of The Living God, a denomination that is based in Waycross, Georgia.

The daughter to a mother, who was an evangelist and father, who was a deacon, Williams practically grew up in the church.

GOD’S LEADING LADY — For what’s it worth, that Williams had begun preaching the gospel at the tender age of 16 essentially was a prelude to what is taken place at this stage in her life, a trend that was highlighted by her officially accepting her calling, thus selling out solely to God in 1999.

“I grew up, singing in the choir, being active in the youth department, on speaking programs for youth district meetings,” said Williams, once of a product of the historic Church of God In Christ. “(I also) transitioned into playing the drums and then the keyboard of which I continue to play.”


For what’s it worth, that Williams had begun preaching the gospel at the tender age of 16 essentially was a prelude to what is taking place at this stage in her life, a trend that was highlighted by her officially accepting her calling, thus selling out solely to God in 1999.

How else to explain why she was next in line for a miracle all along?

“My mother says that when I was younger I would preach to my stuff animals,” Williams jokingly said, but with a straight face.

LET US GO INTO GOD’S HOUSE — A non-denominational institution that Williams founded in November 2013, U Turn For Christ is housed in the historic Berea area of Greenville, South Carolina, which is part of the Greenville, Mauldin, and Easley metropolitan statistical area, a town that is comprised of roughly 14,295 residents, according to the latest U. S. census.

Much to her delight, she routinely preaches before people from various walks of life, people who are discouraged and wounded and spiritually incarcerated, people who are in dire need to change the overall landscape of their lives, all the while drawing closer to God in the process.

After all, this is what making a U-Turn for Christ is all about.

“This testimony shows me how I thought I believed and trusted (God), but I saw that I believed as far as the bank account and the pay day, because I knew with my profession, I would not be jobless,” said Williams who, last year, witnessed the much-anticipated release of her book entitled, “A Journey With A Promise,” an awe-inspiring written document of poems. “But this test has helped me stand and continue to build U Turn For Christ Evangelistic Ministries on a sure foundation.”

APPLE OF GOD’S EYE — Much to her delight, Williams routinely preaches before people from various walks of life, people who are discouraged and spiritually incarcerated, people who are in dire need to change the overall landscape of their lives, all the while drawing closer to God in the process. After all, this is what making a U-Turn for Christ is all about.

A solid, faith-based foundation that undoubtedly will stand the test of time with God, its Helper, leading the way.

“Throughout the transition period and for about six months,” said Williams, “not one bill went unpaid, and many bills were written off, all because my faith came up.”

Indeed it deed.

For five years and counting.

Yep, that’s just like God.


For more information about Pastor TrVera Williams of U Turn For Christ Evangelistic Ministries, Inc. or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under TrVera Williams. Also, send email to: pastortlw@yahoo.com.


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Mid-South Corporate America professional Tonia Wynette relishing her vision as a Life Coach/Motivational Speaker

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES TONIA WYNETTE 


We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive about things like this. We must not just please ourselves. (Romans 15:1 NLT)


Just recently, on a Friday morning just after 10 a. m. CST in the third week of September, Tonia Wynette had just arrived to work and was in the process of getting settled in.

Just as she was about to begin her day, she suddenly began to hear from God unlike never before.

For what it’s worth, this accomplished and resourceful Corporate America professional had no choice but to pause and lend her ear to that about which was directed toward her.

DESTINY STEPS UNFOLDING — A native of Piperton — a rural town that is housed in Fayette County, Tennessee and is comprised of roughly 1,445 residents, according to the latest U. S, census — Tonia Wynette announced recently her strategic plans to carry out her long-awaited vision as a Life Coach/Motivational Speaker.

“With obstacles comes progress,” a dear friend told Wynette during a phone conversation as she tuned in with pure wonderment.

And just like that, Wynette essentially was introduced to the purpose for which God created, was officially introduced to a lofty, God-mandated assignment she sensed would ultimately come to fruition at some point in time.

As it turned out, that point in time is now.

“I’ve always been a nurturer…a bit selfless. I love making others feel good,” Wynette told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “It breaks my heart when I hear people talk down on themselves. If I see sadness in your eyes, I feel obligated to help you to see that there’s something to be grateful for, something to smile about.”

It is due in large part to Wynette’s bend-but-don’t-break faith, coupled with her fervent desire to esteem others highly than herself, that she is thoroughly convinced she’s destined to tackle and embrace yet another awe-inspiring venture at this stage in her life.  

A native of Piperton who grew up as a P. K. (widely known as a Preacher’s Kid) — a rural town that is housed in Fayette County, Tennessee and is comprised of roughly 1,445 residents, according to the latest U. S, census — Wynette announced recently her strategic plans to carry out her long-awaited vision as a Life Coach/Motivational Speaker.

For Wynette, 39, it is an endeavor that essentially had been in the works for some time. Now she’s persuaded the time has come to exercise her faith because, after all, faith without works is dead.

FAITH ON TRIAL — For Wynette, 39, it is an endeavor that essentially had been in the works for some time. Now she’s persuaded the time has come to exercise her faith because, after all, faith without works is dead.

“(I aspire to) help uplift and build others, to create an atmosphere where you can come and be yourself. “(I want to) to help you become comfortable with being who you are, to offer a safe place to show your vulnerabilities, and to do all within my power to help rid you of all of the hurt, pain, resentment, uncertainty, low self-esteem, etc., that holds you back and keeps you from being the person God intended you to be.” — Tonia Wynette 


If anyone can greatly attest to all sorts of spiritual roadblocks, Wynette undoubtedly can. In fact, given the awesome assignment to which she has been introduced, she doesn’t seem to mind sharing before the world her assortment of past hurdles and obstacles, these seemingly discomforting occurrences that have molded and developed and positioned her to possess the best that God had in store from her from the outset.

SHE’S STILL STANDING — It is due in large part to Wynette’s bend-but-don’t-break faith, coupled with her fervent desire to esteem others highly than herself, that she is thoroughly convinced she’s destined to tackle and embrace yet another awe-inspiring venture at this stage in her life.

“Being a person who’s experienced physical, emotional, verbal and financial abuse, a person who was once shunned for being who I truly am — that (actually) was hurt, anger, and resentment fueled me — but after much prayer and support from those closest to me, love, peace, and forgiveness has sustained me,” Wynette said. “I’ve been encouraging and building individuals that I see or feel are in need of it from as early as high school. Professionally, I’m just starting.”

What better time to start than now, especially considering she’s thoroughly convinced that it was God Who was working diligently behind the scenes on her behalf all along?

“This is something God has put on my heart and in my heart, but if I must give credit to any human being, it’d have to be my father, Pastor Tommie L. Watkins,” Wynette said. “He is the most selfless person I know. He’s spent his years, from as early as I remember, leading, helping, encouraging, praying for and building others up.”

Interestingly and to her credit, Wynette seemed destined not only walk in the footsteps of her father but, most importantly, to help advance the kingdom with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“There are people going to their graves everyday with gifts that have yet to be utilized, hearts filled with love that they were too afraid to give,” Wynette said. “There are hurt people, broken people, depressed people, people who can’t and don’t realize their worth simply because of abuse, depression, and low self-esteem. This shouldn’t be.

THE PROVERBS 31 FACTOR — Interestingly and to her credit, Wynette seemed destined not only walk in the footsteps of her father but, most importantly, to help advance the kingdom with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“God has a purpose for your life,” Wynette continued. “Gifts created just for you. I want people to see it. There are no nobodies on this earth. God created everybody to be somebody special. I just want to be one of the tools He uses to get that message across for as far as He allows my voice and physical presence to reach.”

And just like that, she’s effectively embracing the purpose for which God created, effectively embracing a lofty, God-mandated assignment she sensed would ultimately come to fruition at some point in time.

As it turned out, that point in time is now.

For more information about Mid-South-area Life Coach/Motivational Speaker Tonia Wynette, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under Tonia Wynette. Also, send email to: tonia.watkins@ymail.com. Also, connect with via Instagram at: @simplybeautiful38


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Shreveport’s Myoshi Thomas conquers prison life, discovers her godly purpose through her new book


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES MYOSHI THOMAS 


For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11)


Myoshi Thomas is a little less than two weeks away from the much-anticipated release of her very first book.

Judging by the continuous buzz and hoopla that have surfaced surrounding her remarkably compelling project, it would be hard-pressed to believe that Thomas’ awe-inspiring book, “Against All Odds: From The Jail Cell To Leather Chairs, My Story God’s Glory,” has yet to find its rightful place on the market.

“To be honest, it was spoken over my life many years ago and it took me about seven years to just do it,” Thomas, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “Seven years to just step out on faith and just trust God. The number seven represent completion.”

MORE ON AUTHOR MYOSHI THOMAS: http://www.myoshirobinsonthomas.com/

HERE’S THE 411 — Judging by the continuous buzz and hoopla that have surfaced surrounding her remarkably compelling project, it would be hard-pressed to believe that author Myoshi Thomas’ awe-inspiring book, “Against All Odds: From The Jail Cell To Leather Chairs, My Story God’s Glory,” has yet to find its rightful place on the market.

Much to Thomas’ delight, she didn’t just complete an informative and emotionally inspiring book. Rather, she produced it in impressive fashion.

A book that will officially hit the market October 20 during a launch that will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST at Broadmoore Branch Library in Shreveport, Thomas’ “Against All Odds: From The Jail Cell To Leather Chairs, My Story God’s Glory” is centered mostly on what Thomas describes as the importance of one’s destiny amid hardships or, in a nutshell, the importance of getting the most out of life — thus living on the larger side of God — after having served time in prison.

In the coming weeks, Thomas will kick off her six-month national book tour that will begin with book signings in Shreveport and will include a visit to New York City October 26-27. Buyers can request presale orders, she said. 

A MUST BUY — A book that will officially hit the market October 20 during a launch that will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST at Broadmoore Branch Library in Shreveport, Thomas’ “Against All Odds: From The Jail Cell To Leather Chairs, My Story God’s Glory” is centered mostly on what Thomas describes as the importance of one’s destiny amid hardships or, in a nutshell, the importance of getting the most out of life — thus living on the larger side of God — after having served time in prison.

“The divine message that I am sending to the audience is that sometimes, we have to take a bold step and create our own destiny. I want others to know that there is life after prison. I decided to do what I call my dosage of C’s. I decided to Challenge myself to Change and be Consistent.” — Author Myoshi Thomas 


What it all boils down to, according to this devout woman of faith, is devising ways in the natural and spirit to reconnect with the purpose for which God created us.

“I want (my readers) to know that if they won’t give you a chance make them notice you, then you create your own lane and succeed,” Thomas said. “I want them to know that if you believe it, you will achieve it.”

But in order to achieve it, Thomas acknowledged, we must become greatly committed to keeping Christ the Focal Point of our lives, especially after God has provided for us a way of escape.

“The main thing is keeping the Main Thing — Jesus,” Thomas said.  “To just do it and, if it is in alignment with what God has for you, get ready, get ready, because God will bring it to pass. (This book will teach us how to) change our mindset and go after what others say we can’t or won’t have. If I would have listened to what they were saying to and about me, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

For Thomas, arguably her grandest battle and obstacle when she was released from prison was herself. In other words, she had admittedly found it difficult to come to grips with the fact that she — of all people — had once settled for room and board within the walls of a jail cell.

But God…

“I didn’t know how my story impacted others until I started sharing my story,” said Thomas, speaking as if to imply that confidence and self-esteem are at all-time highs. “For a long time, I used to be ashamed of myself and the fact that I spent time in prison until one of my coaches, a mentor and midwife, Kim Clayton, started inviting me to speak at her events.”

START SPREADING THE NEWS — In the coming weeks, Thomas will kick off her six-month national book tour that will begin with book signings in Shreveport and will include a visit to New York City October 26-27.

They were, as Thomas recalled, life-enhancing, empowerment events that essentially provided her with the ideal platform and scenery to open up about her past checkered life.

But God…

“From there, others started asking me to come share my story, and it was amazing to me how they were saying my purpose is to be inspiring to others and to encourage them to get out of their own way,” Thomas said. (You’ve got to) trust the process and allow God to use you. I never imagined that my life would be life-saving for others…that my story of when all odds were against me, I was the underdog.”

FROM PRISON TO THE PALACE — For Thomas, arguably her grandest battle and obstacle when she was released from prison was herself. In other words, she had admittedly found it difficult coming to grips with the fact that she — of all people — had once settled for room and board within the walls of a jail cell.

To Thomas’ credit, because she was committed to embracing a godly life after life in prison, she’s appreciative of the notion that unlike never before, God is steadfastly using her for His glory.

Because, after all, we serve a God Who finds great pleasure in exalting and elevating underdogs.

“I am that light and hope for ex-felons who think they can’t get a college degree, own successful business, or always look down upon because of past mistakes,” Thomas said. “The reason I wrote this book is to encourage, equip, and empower females, to let them know that our past does not define us, to use the bricks that are thrown at us to build our pathway…to know that no matter how many ‘No’s’ comes our way, a ‘Yes’ is in the making.”

Yes! Who wouldn’t serve a God like that!

For more information about Shreveport, Louisiana Author Myoshi Thomas, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Myoshi Thomas. Also, send email to: mthomas551@gmail.com. 


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Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.