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

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


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

At least, she sensed she was.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Yep. That’s just like God.


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

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

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

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

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


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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.

Houston entrepreneur Derrell Noris bolts Corporate America, becomes Co-Founder of a booming business prior to age 30

During a weekend interview with Making Headline News, Derrell Noris recalled the time, during which he studied computer engineering at the historic Prairie View A&M University.

That he took seriously his academic studies at PVAMU, today, he can boldly profess, among other things, that he is walking in his purpose as an accomplished entrepreneur, most notably through his immeasurable craft as a software engineer.

A professional tenure that spans approximately six years, Noris is the proud Co-Founder of Fresh Tech Solutionz, a Houston-based company he established in December 2016 along with fellow businessman Bardiya Shadmehr

Located at 1301 Fannin Street, Suite 2440 in the greater Houston Metroplex, Fresh Tech Solutionz is widely known for developing affordable mobile apps and websites for businesses as a unique way to enable companies mobilize business processes and, most importantly, increase customer engagement.

DREAM TEAM — A professional tenure that spans approximately six years, Houston’s Derrell Noris is the proud Co-Founder of Fresh Tech Solutionz, a Houston-based company he established in December 2016 along with fellow businessman Bardiya Shadmehr.

“I created Fresh Tech Solutionz because I was doing mobile development in Corporate America and figured that I could do this for myself,” Noris said.

The wealth of experience he garnered as a Corporate America professional had ultimately given way to Noris taking what he describes as a “leap into entrepreneurship on faith,” a development that fueled his desire to bolt the comfortable confines of his corporate gig only to venture off and do his own thing.

Given the favorable strides he’s made since the inception of his business, it’s safe to assume that leaving Corporate America was surely a risk worth taking.

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“I’ve started my first business,” Noris, 29, said. “I wanted to make mobile apps available for small businesses who think that they can’t afford them.”

Not only that, Fresh Tech Solutionz is widely known for offering an a variety of amazing features and its apps that are comprised of a slew of dazzling features to further enhance your brand and connection with your audience.

According to a spokesperson, Fresh Tech Solutionz also offers:

  • Easy Customization: We make it easy for you to make adjustments to your app on the fly from our intuitive dashboard.
  • Automatic Updates: We update your app with the latest technologies consistently and at no extra cost to you.
  • Selective Push Notifications: Send targeted messages to the right people through the use of selective Push Notifications.
  • Top Notch Support: We will help you through every step of the process.
  • Loyalty Programs: Give your customers every incentive to become a repeat customer and,
  • Mobile Shopping: Our multiple ecommerce integrations will make it easy for you to sell more products.

When asked what’s so appealing about his business, Noris said, “Most small business owners think mobile app development costs too much. Our entire business model makes mobile apps affordable for the little guy. I love being able to provide a service to small businesses that allows them to compete on the same level as the big companies.”

Wait, there’s more, this young businessman acknowledged.

“Another perk about working at Fresh Tech is that I get to hear all kinds of wonderful ideas,” Noris, a Houston Channelview High School graduate, said. “We sign a lot of non-disc.”

Interestingly, Noris’ company has been afforded the golden opportunity to network in various establishments around the country, most notably in Brooklyn, New York, Miami, San Antonio, and Austin, Texas, during which he served as a vendor at SXSW.

All things considered, he’d be remiss if he did not give credit to arguably the No. 1 person who has greatly aided him in fulfilling his entrepreneurship dreams.

“My beautiful wife, Crystal Noris, is my biggest inspiration for me,” Noris said. “I am also lucky to have a circle of friends and family that include a lot of successful entrepreneurs. Being surrounded by greatness really inspires and motivates me to be great.”

NATIONAL IMPACT — Interesting, Noris’ company has been afforded the golden opportunity to network in various establishments around the country, most notably in Brooklyn, New York, Miami, San Antonio, and Austin, Texas, during which he served as a vendor at SXSW.

By and large, that Noris has managed to start a business prior to turning 30, thus savor some early success in the process, it’s safe to say that his best and brightest days are well ahead of him.

That’s what’s up for this young, thriving businessman from the East side of Houston.

“There are a lot of people who have ideas of starting their own business, but haven’t done so for whatever reason,” Noris said. “I want to be an example, showing that it is possible to make the leap and be successful. I encourage anyone that is on the edge to take the leap and stop waiting for the right time. The right time is now, so go ahead and take the leap. And please contact me if you need any help, encouragement, or advice on how to get started.”

 

For more information about Fresh Tech Solutionz, call Call 713.893.8125. Also, Derrell Noris can be reached via email at: apps@freshtechsolutionz.com.

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter 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.