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Texas author Patrice Starks writes second book after doctors said she had 90 days to live


Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine. (1 Samuel 17:40 NIV)


GIANTS DO FALL 

GIANT FAITH — A native of Athens, Texas, Patrice Starks authored “Five Smooth Stones: Diary Of A Modern Day Giant Slayer,” a spiritually-empowering written work that is currently available for presale ordering.

DALLAS — Six words essentially changed the overall landscape of Patrice Starks’ life.

Seriously.
As Starks recalls vividly, she witnessed her life change considerably some two years ago, to put it more precisely.
“In 2017, six words transformed my life,” Starks, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling when her oncologist informed her that she days on earth were practically numbered to put it more bluntly.
“My oncologist told me I had 90 days to live,” Starks said. “Although each of us has an appointment with death, being given 90 days to live was a blessing.”
Given the turbulent, tear-jerking circumstances surrounding Starks’ situation, who would’ve thought that she’d subsequently view her pending appointment with death as a blessing, of sorts?

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“My children’s father was killed in a tragic car accident on Christmas Day 2000…a healthy officer in the Army,” Starks recalled. “No one expected it.  I also wrote a book about that ordeal and it became a local best seller and a stage play.”

For Starks, a Dallas/Fort Worth-area author, the possibility exist that history could very well repeat itself — much sooner than later.

That’s because Starks has yet another book on the horizon, one that will recall her continuous battle with a potentially fatal illness.

A native of Athens, Texas, Starks authored “Five Smooth Stones: Diary Of A Modern Day Giant Slayer,” a spiritually-empowering written work that is currently available for presale ordering.

FLEXING HER SPIRITUAL MUSCLES — As Starks told MHN this week, what is known as the “companion journal” for her latest books is nearly complete.

Having learned of her cancer diagnosis six years ago, Starks latest book comes approximately 16 years after her initial project: “When Water Was Free” (which took somewhere in the neighborhood of about six months to complete).

Starks began composing “Five Smooth Stones: Diary Of A Modern Day Giant Slayer” in September, or as she specifically acknowledged, during a time she admittedly was angry with former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger for killing Botham Jean, a development that has since garnered a wave of international headlines.

“I wrote both books with the underlying message of encouragement and inspiration,” Starks explained. “I live the life that I talk about.”

REMEMBERING BOTHAM — Botham Jean leads a worship at a Harding University presidential reception in Dallas, Sept. 21, 2017. Starks began composing “Five Smooth Stones: Diary Of A Modern Day Giant Slayer” in September, or as she specifically acknowledged, during a time she admittedly was angry with former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger for killing Jean, a development that has since garnered a wave of international headlines. (Jeff Montgomery/Harding University via AP, FILE)

Given the circumstances surrounding her diagnosis, she had a very good reason to — for a lack of better words — walk it like she talks it.

“When I was told that I had 90 days to live, I trusted God, because at my initial diagnosis in 2013, He told me, ‘This sickness is not unto death,’” Starks said. “It took four years for the terminal diagnosis to be given, but it isn’t like I hadn’t prepared for it. In the middle of all of this, I was also cured of stage four thyroid cancer.”

As for her initial book, Starks said: “I became convicted that if I truly am called by the Name of Christ, that I would have to show love and compassion to (Guyger). Ironically, a year later, that story is now international news. But it is what prompted me to check myself and share a message of healing and emotional well-being with the world. What our minds believe, our bodies will manifest.”

Having learned of her cancer diagnosis six years ago, Starks latest book comes approximately 16 years after her initial project: “When Water Was Free” (which took somewhere in the neighborhood of about six months to complete).

As Starks told MHN this week, what is known as the “companion journal” for her latest books is nearly complete.

“This will complement the book and allow the reader to actively journal his or her thoughts about the virtues and vignettes shared in the book,” said Starks, adding that there’s also an e-book version of her latest written work, with the newest additions scheduled to hit the market sometime in November.

The feedback for Starks’ books has been mostly favorable.


“I totally love how Patrice makes you aware of life’s challenges,” said LaFreda Williams, one of Starks’ most dedicated readers. However, holding onto your faith is the key. She is an advocate for self-care and I believe this book will provide hope.”


Interestingly, Starks announced that she’s creating what is known as a Modern Day Giant Slayer transformational course for people who are ready to move to the next level in life, career, and/or relationships.

“The first eight people to sign up will be offered an introductory rate of $79.00 as a bonus for being a reader of Making Headline News,” Starks said. “Reference this story at www.patricekstarks.com.”

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES — For Starks, a Dallas/Fort Worth-area author, the possibility exist that history could very well repeat itself — much sooner than later. That’s because Starks has yet another book on the horizon, one that will recall her continuous battle with cancer.

By and large, Starks emphasized, among other things, that her books are a true testament of how God has strategically set her aside for His use.

“There’s nothing too hard for God and what He has ordained will be, whether we like it or not,” Starks said. “In ‘Five Smooth Stones,’ I had done a study of David and Goliath and went deeper into the mind of the first giant slayer to ask, ‘What was it about the stones that he chose from the brook?’ He chose five but only needed one. Throughout the book, I encourage readers to arm themselves with virtue stones so that when a giant appears, they are able to handle him with Davidic assurance.”

Talk about making good use of the time with which God has blessed her on this side of heaven.

Seriously.


IN HER OWN WORDS

While each of my works carry life lessons, none of my work is from a “woe is me,” place.  I write in first person and tell the story, to engage the reader, and in most cases, make them laugh.  For instance, hospital gowns are for sick people.  I refused to wear them.  No sir.  My sister-friends threw a pajama party for me, and I was able to wear fun and cute pajamas for each day of the five weeks’ stay at Medical City-Dallas. 
Next…no crying in my room; only if we have laughed ourselves to tears.  I wasn’t dying, and there was no need to go ordering a 100-piece chicken box from Walmart for my homegoing.  Nope.  Not necessary. 
Even after the doctor told me I had ninety days to live, I didn’t worry about dying, because my salvation is secure; I worried about losing my hair and if I’d still be this cute and sassy with a bald head.  The answer to that question is a confident, “YES!”  
After surviving what kills most people in six months, my transformation from a reserved yet stylish diva to a live out loud, I am not afraid to wear red giant slayer began.  I love my life.  I love what I have learned about life, its intricacies, its challenges, but most of all how not just survive, but be revived and live a life of abundance and joy.  I’d love to hear from each of you.  Please visit my online home www.patricekstarks.com and drop me a line.  

If you need a living testimony keynote speaker for your next event, I’m happy to serve you. And I don’t travel with an entourage and don’t require much.  Just a microphone and some listening ears.  — Patrice Starks 


For more information on Dallas/Fort Worth-area Author Patrice Starks, to order her books or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/pkissentaner. Follow her at: https://www.patricekstarks.com/ and https://www.summerschristmaswish.com/. Email her at: gpk516@gmail.com.


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Arkansas author ‘Nahnee’ recalls disastrous season of her young life in her book, ‘Convicted At 16’


Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear (Qur’an 02:286)


BEAUTY FOR ASHES — On the brink of being tried as an adult, considering one of close acquaintances had died as a result of being gunned down, it was, in fact, a rather tumultuous season during which it seemed that life as Author Nahnee knew it was all but nearing a dead end — figuratively, of course. Nahnee is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Convicted At 16.”

DALLAS — For the rising author known as “Nahnee,” such a memorable vision emerged during what undoubtedly was the darkest season of her young life.

“I was given the vision to write this book when I was involved in the shooting and robbery of my two close friends at the age of 15 years old and one of them passed away,” Nahnee told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview this week.
The vision to which Nahnee is alluding is the one that fueled her desire to compose the book entitled, “Convicted At 16,” her newly-produced written work that came full circle during her unlikely incarceration as a minor.
On the brink of being tried as an adult, considering one of close acquaintances had died as a result of being gunned down, it was, in fact, a rather tumultuous season during which it seemed that life as Nahnee knew it was all but nearing a dead end — figuratively, of course.
“While I was incarcerated, I cried every day about how I would someday write a book to tell my story, because people painted the picture of me as a murderer,” Nahnee, a Little Rock, Arkansas resident, explained. “On the side of that, my 14-year-old brother was involved as well, and I felt like if it wasn’t for me, he would of been able to live his life free.”

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A book that is comprised of 186 pages in length (the eBook is 86 pages), Nahnee’s “Convicted At 16” is centered largely on one decision which, according to this gifted writer, has not only taken the life of her close friend, but could very well take away everything that matters to her, as mentioned in a detailed introduction of this book at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48163918-convicted-at-16.

“With a charge of capital murder hanging over her head, 15-year-old Nahnee is forced to take on an adult role as she battles for her freedom,” said a spokesperson for “Convicted At 16.”

As Nahnee explained to MHN, there was no doubt that her life at the tender age of 15 had “took a turn,” she said.

A turn for the worst, to put it more specifically.

But God Whom, much to the delight of this now 27-year-old author, had eventually stepped in and provided for her a way of escape.

“Five years…five months and nine days locked up,” said Nahnee, a Long Beach, California native, recalling how long she was confined between the dreaded walls of a jail cell. “Now I can say I’ve overcame many struggles being incarcerated at 15.”

Interestingly, Nahnee’s book also depicts a development during which she was involved with a man whom, according to this author, controlling, was abusive and manipulative.

Not to mention up to no good.

“He led me to set up robberies on people whom I was good friends of people I knew,” Nahnee recalled. “My book talks about one robbery that almost took place but didn’t, because my brother came home early from work. It also mentions a robbery that did happened an how the guy I was dating made me make the call and give orders to my friend on where to come.”

As Nahnee vividly explained, she had no choice but to do what she was told out of fear that something unfavorable would happen to her.

“There was no way out…and hadn’t been for three years of our relationship,” she told MHN. “I went through peer pressure, neglecting my family, disrespecting my mother and my father.”

All of these things, she acknowledged, her ill-advised decisions had led to a horrific crime involving two of her close friends, both of whom were robbed at gun point, one of whose life was cut short amid a cold-blooded murder.

But God Whom, much to the delight of this once downtrodden woman of distinct beauty, had eventually stepped in and provided for her a way of escape — one she didn’t sense would have come to fruition.

Not on her time watch.


“I have gotten awesome feedback from my book about how people see why I’m so cautious in my everyday life,” Nahnee said. “I struggle with opening up and trusting people. My dignity has been stripped. My freedom has been robbed. People have a better understanding of why I am the way I am and why I move the way I move with grace and caution.”


While she has no current speaking engagements to promote her new book, another book is forthcoming, Nahnee said.

Generally, Nahnee emphasized that her book was assembled, largely to bring about awareness to other millennials, most notably about the consequences for courting someone twice their age.

BEAUTY FOR ASHES 

“I was given the vision to write this book when I was involved in the shooting and robbery of my two close friends at the age of 15 years old and one of them passed away,” Nahnee told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview this week.

“I just want to reach young girls and boys (and to let them know) it’s not okay to date someone twice your age,” Nahnee said. “It’s okay to be different and respect your upbringing. I want people to know that if you are in a legal situation and you are under 18, don’t speak until your guardian is present to sign anything.

“I want people to be aware of their rights and that sometimes you’re tricked into thinking you’re going home, but yet you just opened your mouth that could potentially cause your life to be thrown away.”

Something to which she greatly attest.

But God.


For more information on Little Rock, Arkansas-area Author Nahnee, to order her book or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, call 501.813.7033, or connect with her via social media at: (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/nahneepublications/. Email her at: nahneepublications@gmail.com.


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Georgia author Gina F. Beverly heeds counsel of her Pastor, writes a pair of spiritually-empowering books


And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. (Exodus 33:17 KJV)


KINGDOM WORK 

GOD’S LEADING LADY — For Gina F. Beverly, a Kingsland, Georgia-based author who is a native of New Orleans, her books have emerged amid an assortment of personal life experiences. Beverly’s pair of awe-inspiring written works: “Do You Know Who You Are And What You Are Entitled Too?” and “Dysfunction Breeds Distorted Vision.”

DALLAS — What a difference a few text messages and emails could make in the lives of those who are in dire need of some much-needed encouragement.

No one understands this notion more than Gina Fernandez Beverly whom, to her credit, diligently exercised this trend nearly a decade and a half or so ago.
“Approximately 14 years ago, I began to send out encouraging texts and emails to my friends and family,” Beverly told Making Headline News this week. “The word spread.”
So much so that once her spiritual leader had fielded word of Beverly’s favorable deed that essentially is synonymous to the familiar Biblical passage that is Ephesians 2:3, he subsequently suggested she do more with it, particularly as it pertains to advancing the kingdom.
“One day I sent the text to my Pastor, and after a few months, he encouraged me to write a book on what I was texting and emailing to everyone,” Beverly recalled.

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As for her initial project, it has been widely deemed an “inspirational, empowering, uplifting, and informational” book by a majority of Beverly’s reading audience according to an introduction of this written document at Amazon.com.

Thank God she appropriately heeded the notable advice of God’s spokesperson, considering Beverly has managed to assemble not one, but two spiritually-empowering books as a result to what undoubtedly has evolved into a flourishing ministry, of sorts.

Beverly’s pair of awe-inspiring written works: “Do You Know Who You Are And What You Are Entitled Too?” and “Dysfunction Breeds Distorted Vision.”

For Beverly, a Kingsland, Georgia-based author who is a native of New Orleans, her books have emerged amid an assortment of personal life experiences.

“Throughout my life, I have had struggles with low self-esteem and self-worth,” Beverly said. “My reason for writing the books is to encourage others struggling with low self-esteem and self-worth.”


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As for “Dysfunction Breeds Distorted Vision,” meanwhile, the overall reaction has essential been the same, considering Beverly’s readers have described this project as a “motivational, empowerment, and encouraging” one to anyone who has had or is currently having a dysfunctional or distorted vision of who they are, as cited at Amazon.com.

Having spent 22 years in the United States Naval Academy before her ceremonious retirement in 2008, Beverly began assembling “Do You Know Who You Are and What You Are Entitled To?” in June 2016 and “Dysfunction Breeds Distorted Vision” in May 2018.

Her initial project has been widely deemed an “inspirational, empowering, uplifting, and informational” book by a majority of Beverly’s reading audience according to an introduction of this written document at Amazon.com.

As for “Dysfunction Breeds Distorted Vision,” meanwhile, the overall reaction has essential been the same, considering Beverly’s readers have described this project as a “motivational, empowerment, and encouraging” one to anyone who has had or is currently having a dysfunctional or distorted vision of who they are, as cited at Amazon.com.

SPIRITUAL TREND SETTER — “Approximately 14 years ago, I began to send out encouraging texts and emails to my friends and family,” Beverly told Making Headline News this week. “The word spread.”

As for the divine message she aspires to send to her audience through her books, Beverly emphasized, among other things, that it starts with one’s truth.


“Always stay encouraged,” Beverly said. “Learn to empower yourself and know and live your truth. Your truth is your truth, and never compare yourself to anyone else.”


A pair of books that have generated an array of favorable feedback — “These books have been empowering and encouraging,” this author said — Beverly is thoroughly convinced that her latest works are a part of the purpose for which God has created her.

“My flaws, mistakes, and internal fights I have had with myself are what the Lord used to help others,” said Beverly, adding that future books are forthcoming once she completes her advanced education.

Beverly is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling at Luther Rice Seminary and Bible College.

“I have had several speaking engagements,” Beverly said of her books. “My current focus is on completing school.”

A former Navy Chief Petty Officer ITC(SW), Beverly is grateful of the fact that God has strategically assigned her through her gifts as an author to empower and advance the kingdom, most notably during a time in which the people need it the most.

A pair of book that have generated an array of favorable feedback — “These books have been empowering and encouraging,” this author said — Beverly is thoroughly convinced that her latest works are a part of the purpose for which God has created her.

“One of my favorite scriptures is Exodus 33:17: And the Lord said to Moses, (your name goes here), ‘This very thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name,’” Beverly said.

Passing along some words of encouragement.

Once again.

Yep. What a difference a few text messages and emails have made.


For more information on Kingsland, Georgia-based Author Gina Fernandez Beverly, to order her books, or schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/gina.beverly.9 or at https://www.facebook.com/GinBeverly/.


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Amid rash of setbacks, Maryland author Lawan D. Ferguson’s ‘Overcoming Adversity’ book is officially released


If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. (Proverbs 24:10 KJV)


PURPOSED FOR PAIN 

GOD’S LEADING LADY — Lady Lawan D. Ferguson, an Upper Marlboro, Maryland-based author, recently unleashed an assortment of spiritually-empowering testimonies, an awe-inspiring trend that came wrapped up in a book entitled, “Overcoming Adversity: Pushing Past the Pain.”

Come hell or high water, say this about Lady Lawan D. Ferguson:

She’s undoubtedly going to find the strength to tell of God’s goodness and mercies, courtesy of a few life-changing testimonies.
Just recently, in fact, this Upper Marlboro, Maryland-based author steadfastly unleashed an assortment of spiritually-empowering testimonies, an awe-inspiring trend that came wrapped up in a book entitled, “Overcoming Adversity: Pushing Past the Pain.”
A book that made its ceremoniously launch in May 2019, but was released approximately a month later, Ferguson’s “Overcoming Adversity: Pushing Past the Pain” singles out the dreaded adversary, during which this writer says customarily unfolds in our lives to keep us paralyzed and from reaching our fullest potential in God, as mentioned in a detailed introduction of this book at Amazon.com.

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“We feel trapped and oftentimes not able to find a way of escape,” said a spokesperson for Ferguson’s ‘Overcoming Adversity: Pushing Past the Pain.’ “Through the roughest of trials and tribulations, we forget that we serve a mighty God who can do all things but fail. ‘Overcoming Adversity: Pushing Past The Pain’ is a book of personal testimonies that will enlighten, inspire, encourage, teach and motivate you to push beyond those difficult times and to trust God when in the midst of it all.”

A 145-page book that Ferguson began assembling two years ago, her latest written work initially was comprised of a dozen authors, a few of whom fell off from the project amid what the featured writer describes as a flurry of “setbacks, restructures, and reorganizations.”

Consequently, that gave way to a brief delay until “God was able to cut out the riffraff,” Ferguson said, thus reconstruct a group with what she dubs a “chosen generation of eight amazing co-authors.”

A book signing for Ferguson’s latest book is scheduled for August 24 at the Holiday Inn Reagan National Airport, located at 2650 Richmond Highway in nearby Arlington, Virginia.


SAVE THE DATE

After forming a strategic team of authors, Ferguson had managed to spearhead and move forward with a spiritually-empowering book that figures to become a fixture in the Body of Christ — much sooner than later.

“This book is to encourage, inspire, motivate, and aid others to trust God in all they do,” Ferguson told Making Headline News this week. “God has called me to be a light in a world of darkness and to have compassion for people and deep passion for (Him). God has called me to be an ambassador for the kingdom, to minister the word of God and to aid others in reaching their fullest potential in a purposed-filled life.”

A book that’s a little more than a month removed from its release, the feedback for Ferguson’s “Overcoming Adversity: Pushing Past The Pain” has been mostly favorable, she said.

“(The) testimonials of the readers are very positive,” Ferguson said. “People are being healed, set free, and delivered as a result of reading these awesome and Holy Ghost-inspired testimonies.”

A native of Washington, D.C., Ferguson is an accomplished licensed minister and an ordained deaconess, who serves as a trustee at Christ Creative Baptist Church (or CCBC) in nearby Temple Hills, Maryland.

As for her notable authorship tenure, she’s made valiant contributions to other collaborative and bestselling projects: “Perfectly Imperfect: Seeing Yourself Through The Eyes Of God” (released in July 2016); “I Survived: Written By Survivors for Survivors” (released on April 5, 2019).

She founded and established leadership to the CCBC Women’s ministry, “Sisters Aiding In Transforming Sisters” (or S.A.IN.T.S.), which strategically focuses on and aids in cultivating, redesigning, transforming, encouraging, motivating, uplifting, and empowering women in their individual and spiritual lives.

Widely known throughout the Body of Christ as Lady Ferguson, this devout woman of faith is married to the Reverend Dr. George St. Anthony Ferguson, who is the Founder and Senior Pastor of CCBC.

A 145-page book that Ferguson began assembling two years ago, her latest written work initially was comprised of a dozen authors, a few of whom fell off from the project amid what the featured writer describes as a flurry of “setbacks, restructures, and reorganizations,” which consequently, gave way to a brief delay until “God was able to cut out the riffraff,” Ferguson said, thus reconstruct group with what she dubs a “chosen generation of eight amazing co-authors.”

Her educational resume includes having earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Theological Studies, a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Acquisitions, and a Master’s certificate in Government Contracts.

Interestingly, Lady Ferguson has served over 28 years in federal government and is presently a licensed coach, as well as a financial aid and college mentoring coach.


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Widely known throughout the Body of Christ as Lady Ferguson, this devout woman of faith is married to the Reverend Dr. George St. Anthony Ferguson, who is the Founder and Senior Pastor of CCBC.

As for her notable authorship tenure, she’s made valiant contributions to other collaborative and bestselling projects: “Perfectly Imperfect: Seeing Yourself Through The Eyes Of God” (released in July 2016); “I Survived: Written By Survivors for Survivors” (released on April 5, 2019).

As for her latest book, Ferguson is especially grateful of the notion that it is as good as advertised.

“(I just want? to help someone get through a rough time in life by sharing encouraging testimonies of triumph over adversity,” she said.

Well said by this, a true overcomer in Christ.


For more information on Upper Marlboro, Maryland-based Author Lady Lawan D. Ferguson, to order her books, or schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/lawan.ferguson. Email her at: Ladylawanferguson@gmail.com.


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Tennessee author Reverend Dr. Sonja Deloatch addresses colleagues, millennials in ‘Soulful Prayers’


Give praise to the LORD, proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done. (Psalm 105:1 NIV)


CALL TO DISCIPLESHIP 

DIVINE CONNECTION — As Reverend Dr. Sonja Deloatch explained, that she had the backing of a solid supporting that aided her mightily with regards to putting her authorship gifts on display also fueled her desire to contribute to Cheryl Polote-Williamson’s “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God.”

DALLAS — No one has to pump Reverend Dr. Sonja Deloatch up to strike up a conversation about all of the hoopla surrounding the globally-acclaimed, bestselling winning written work that is “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God.”

I am excited about my collaboration with Cheryl Polote-Williamson in our new book #SoulfulPrayers,” Dr. Deloatch wrote in a recent social post before her 5,000 Facebook followers. “It’s ALMOST TIME! #SoulfulPrayers is an essential book for every believer––no matter where you are in your relationship with Him.”
And just like, Dr. Deloatch issued an essential reminder to the masses about an awe-inspiring, spiritually-enhancing book that is steadily have a massive in the Body of Christ — this amid less than a week removed from his much-anticipated released.
“It has been a long time; however, I was pressing the idea of writing, because I struggle that no one wanted to hear what I have to say,” said Deloatch, recalling the developments that preceded her quest to contribute to Soulful Prayers. “However, when I lost my husband, my heart just sunk.  Doing that course, I would see post of others who lost their husbands and I heard it clear this title: “A Conversation With God’ that did not include me.”

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A book that was officially launched during a nationally-acclaimed ceremony here last weekend, “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God” is forwarded by award-winning and bestselling author/businesswoman Cheryl Polote-Williamson.

As Dr. Deloatch explained during an interview this week with Making Headline News, that she had the fervent backing of a solid supporting cast that aided her mightily with regards to putting her authorship gifts on display also fueled her desire to contribute to Polote-Williamson’s ‘Soulful Prayers.”

“(For one, I had) someone who was doing the editing,” Dr. Deloatch said. “That took a lot of stress off of me. “Learning how stop and proof read a document has always been hard for me. However, I had to learn that much of what I was facing…the additional voices in my head of trying to get it so right that I could not cut it off.”

Once Dr. Deloatch had commenced to exercising her faith through her gifts as a Christian-based writer, God — with His usual reliable Self — was there to provide to increase.


SEASON OF THE REBIRTH 

As Dr. Deloatch explained, that she had the backing of a solid supporting cast that aided her mightily with regards to putting her authorship gifts on display also fueled her desire to contribute to Polote-Williamson’s ‘Soulful Prayers.”

How else to explain why it had taken this Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based writer somewhere in the neighborhood of about 15 minutes to compose her portion of a book that figures to have a global impact much sooner than later?

“Many people would say to me, you always seem to have it together,” said Dr. Deloatch, explaining the divine message she’s sending to her reading audience through her selected prayer. “I learned early as a child how to mask my emotions…and was told when I would say things, I was too loud, too strong-minded…a big personality.”

More than anything, Dr. Deloatch acknowledged, the prayer to which God assigned her to assemble for Soulful Prayers, is a spiritual road map, of sorts, for her colleagues.

Once Dr. Deloatch commenced to exercising her faith through her gifts as a Christian-based writer, God — His usual reliable Self — was there to plant to increase.

A native of Nashville, Dr. Deloatch is the Senior Pastor of Winters Chapel African Methodist Episcopal in Lebanon, Tennessee.


“I believe this prayer is looking at our clergy persons,” Dr. Deloatch explained. “I have been in the AME Church all my life, and I trusted that whatever my Pastor said was the truth. He appeared to me to be a strong man, had a direct line to God and whatever I needed, he would get my message to God. However, now that I am a Pastor, I have my own relationship with Jesus, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”


“I know now that I am not perfect and my job is to introduce others to Who God is,” Dr. Deloatch said. “For clergy (men and women), we need to be real with God and not some superficial mask, preaching the Gospel. That we are human and we bring the word to all those who want to hear it, we (also) are servants and we suffer just like Jesus, Who wept for the lost. He wept for us and we are caring a burden of life and pain like others.”

And because Dr. Deloatch doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s completely sold out to God Almighty for the rest of her days on this side of heaven, rest assured that as it pertains to possessing and retaining a solid prayer life, she’s destined to routinely enlighten the world of just how mandatory talking to God is, especially during these perilous times.

“I know now that I am not perfect and my job is to introduce others to Who God is,” Dr. Deloatch said. “For clergy (men and women), we need to be real with God and not some superficial mask, preaching the Gospel. That we are human and we bring the word to all those who want to hear it, we (also) are servants and we suffer just like Jesus, Who wept for the lost. He wept for us and we are caring a burden of life and pain like others.”


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Because Dr. Deloatch doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s completely sold out to God Almighty for the rest of her days on this side of heaven, rest assured that as it pertains to possessing and retaining a solid prayer life, she’s destined to routinely enlighten the world of just how mandatory talking to God is, especially during these perilous times.

For what it’s worth, Dr. Deloatch emphasized that the message that she and her colleagues in the Body of Christ preaches to God’s people is especially vital for today’s youths.

“The young people — these millennials — want to see the authentic self of us,” said Dr. Deloatch, adding that the feedback since the release of “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God” have been overwhelmingly favorable. “(This book) has provided a platform to start a conversation with God. It has brought me to place of deeper understanding about a more personal relationship with Christ Jesus.”

An “understanding” she’s especially destined to pass along and put on display not just before those in the Body of Christ, but for those who aspire to establish a wholesome, more meaningful relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


For more information on Murfreesboro, Tennessee-area Author Reverend Dr. Sonja Deloatch, to order her book, or schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/sonja.deloatch. To order to her book, log on to https://form.jotform.com/91496003963158. Also, send email to: jamaso0203@gmail.com.


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Soulful Prayers contributor Tilda Whitaker savoring best of both worlds an entrepreneur, author


Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves. (Philippians 2:3 KJV)


COACHING SENSATION 

DESTINY STEPS — A self-proclaimed “military brat” who is a native of Albany, Georgia but currently resides in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Tilda Whitaker is the proud founder and chief executive officer of P4 COACHING INSTITUTE, her credible, flourishing nonprofit organization she founded in 2015.

DALLAS — To her credit, Tilda Whitaker is doing just what God strategically assigned her to do with the vision to which He introduced her.

She’s steadfastly running with it.

Some four years and counting to be more technical.

A self-proclaimed “military brat” who is a native of Albany, Georgia but currently resides in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Whitaker is the proud founder and chief executive officer of P4 COACHING INSTITUTE, her credible, flourishing nonprofit organization she founded in 2015.
Four years removed from having officially gone into operations, Whitaker’s P4 COACHING INSTITUTE is widely known for routinely offering strategic training, most notably for individuals who boasts inspirations of delving off into the ever-so-competitive life coaching industry.
In addition, Whitaker’s Christian-based nonprofit organization has become a fixture for rewarding its clients with what is known as Christian Mentor certifications as a strategic way to enable them to start nonprofit organizations, particularly as ministry leaders, among other endeavors.

MORE ON P4 COACHING INSTITUTE: https://www.p4cinstitute.com/

Under the certified coach umbrella of Whitaker’s organization, for instance, this course’s primary focus is geared largely toward the basic life coach training and incorporates what is known as the “core content” in coaching, according to detailed introduction at https://www.p4cinstitute.com/certified-life-coach.

Moreover, this course provides students with core coaching competencies, techniques, and professional practice standards and, as a result to completing this course, students will become a professional certified life coaches.

When asked how her competitive drive in life propelled her to establish such an intriguing and innovative business venture, Whitaker said: “I wanted to help leaders find their innate ability to mentor, coach, and train while they lead with integrity, authority and credibility.”


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Four years removed from having officially gone into operations, Whitaker’s P4 COACHING INSTITUTE is widely known for routinely offering strategic training, most notably for individuals who boasts inspirations of delving off into the ever-so-competitive life coaching industry.

A thriving, progressive endeavor that caters to individuals and groups — or “multi-generational audiences,” Whitaker emphasized — ranging in ages 28 to 55, Whitaker is thoroughly pleased with the overall landscape of P4 COACHING INSTITUTE, whose best and brightest days are well ahead of it.


“(I thrive off of) guiding leaders to plan, process, and produce with purpose globally,” Whitaker, an accomplished minister of the Gospel, said. “I get to witness amazing people evolve in their lives purposefully.”


An alumna of the historic North Carolina Central University, a historically black college in Durham, Whitaker has also found her niche as an accomplished author.

Whitaker is amongst more than four dozen authors who made credible contributions to the newly-released book entitled, Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God.”

A book that was officially launched during nationally-acclaimed ceremony over the weekend in Texas, “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God” is forwarded by award-winning and bestselling author/businesswoman Cheryl Polote-Williamson.

Armed with a little more than two decades of experience as a thriving businesswoman, Whitaker itinerary includes:

  • Serving as a speaker at the Christian Business Owners Summit on September 14 in Savannah, Georgia.

  • Also, she will host her annual COACH CON ’19 from October 4-5 in Rocky Mount (for more details about this event, log on to: www.p4coachcon.com).


GOD’S LEADING LADY

An alumna of the historic North Carolina Central University, a historically black college in Durham, Whitaker has also found her niche as an accomplished author. Whitaker is amongst more than four dozen authors who made credible contributions to the newly-released book entitled, “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God.”

All things considered, coupled with the divine calling on her life, Whitaker relishes the notion that through her longstanding endeavor, God has strategically set her aside for His use — both as an a successful businesswoman and author.

“I believe God gives us all a life purpose, which includes helping others in some capacity,” Whitaker said. “This is mine. It’s part of my calling in life.”

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A book that was officially launched during nationally-acclaimed ceremony over the weekend in Texas, “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God” is forwarded by award-winning and bestselling author/businesswoman Cheryl Polote-Williamson.

To her credit, she’s doing just what God strategically assigned her to do with the vision to which He introduced her.

She’s steadfastly running with it.

Talk about savoring the best of both worlds.


For more information on Rocky Mount, North Carolina-area Businesswoman Tilda Whitaker, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/tilda.whitaker. To order to her book, send payments to: Paypal.me/p4cinstitute/25. Also, send email to: info@p4cinstitute.com.


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Soulful Prayers author Dr. Eric Holmes reminds the masses that ‘Prayer still works’


These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33 KJV)


POINTING TO THE HEAVENS 

GOD’S FAITH STEPPER — If anyone can greatly attest to how essential prayer is, it’s Dr. Holmes, this devout man of valor, who were amongst more than four dozen authors who made eloquent contributions to the newly-released book entitled, “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God.”

DALLAS — Every time you turn around, there’s Dr. Eric Holmes, displaying his customary signature smile, all the while encouraging someone’s heart in the process.

He did it once again late Monday night, courtesy of a spirited social media post.

Said Dr. Holmes on his Facebook timeline before his 3,700-plus social media followers: “Prayer still works.”
He got that right.
Not only that, if anyone can greatly attest to this kingdom-enhancing notion, it’s Dr. Holmes, this devout man of valor, who were amongst more than four dozen authors who made eloquent contributions to the newly-released book entitled, “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God.”

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A book that was officially launched during nationally-acclaimed ceremony over the weekend here, “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God” is orchestrated by award-winning and bestselling author/businesswoman Cheryl Polote-Williamson.

A book that was officially launched during nationally-acclaimed ceremony over the weekend here, “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God” is orchestrated by award-winning and bestselling author/businesswoman Cheryl Polote-Williamson.

For Dr. Holmes, his valiant contributions to a book that has created a national buzz comes in the wake of his already successful authorship success, a trend that’s accompanied by the sustained success of his written work entitled, “The Power of The Seed,” his 2015 released project that has become a fixture throughout Baltimore and the surrounding areas.

As for his latest authorship heroics, Dr. Holmes wasted little time buying into the visionary of the face of “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God.”


HE’S GOT A SEED IN THE GROUND

FOR STARTERS — For Dr. Holmes, his valiant contributions to a book that has created a national buzz comes in the wake of his already successful authorship success, a trend that’s accompanied by the sustained success of his written work entitled, “The Power of The Seed,” his 2015 released project that has become a fixture throughout Baltimore and the surrounding areas..

“Once (Polote-Williamson’s) vision was shared with me, it connected in my spirit, because I am a prayer warrior,” Dr. Holmes told Making Headline News this week.

Once Dr. Holmes had become spiritually empowered to contribute to a book that figures to garner a continuous massive presence throughout the Body Christ for years to come, he then commenced to executing a strategy to accomplished God’s will.

Interestingly, he needed only a few weeks to make it all come full circle, having assembled his chapter just in time for it to be edited and reviewed by the start of the New Year.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

And just like that, Dr. Holmes had appropriately taken yet another monumental step in the purpose for which he was created, a purpose that, fortunately for him, is a true testament of how he’s been used by God for such pivotal time as now.

Yes, brothas and sistas. Prayer still works.


“It was the timing and season of God,” said Dr. Holmes, a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “And He allowed me to be apart and the experience I went through to be able to share (my prayer).”


As expected, the feedback for “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God” has been nothing short of remarkable, a trend that undoubtedly will linger amongst followers of Christ for quite some time.

To God be the glory.

As expected, the feedback for “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God” has been nothing short of remarkable, a trend that undoubtedly will linger amongst followers of Christ for quite some time.

Not to be outdone, though, Dr. Holmes has announced that other books are forthcoming.

“I have another book coming very soon,” said Dr. Holmes, referring to his written work entitled, ‘My Next Season Is Due Season.’

As for his itinerary, Dr. Holmes has several radio and televisions interviews scheduled, during which he will promote his books and conduct book signings.

To his credit and much to his delight, he announced that he has submitted the essential paperwork to the Enoch Pratt Libraries which, in turn, will enable him to generate book reviews.


AFTER YOU’VE SUFFERED A WHILE…

Dr. Holmes has appropriately taken yet another monumental step in the purpose for which he was created, a purpose that, fortunately for him, is testament of how he’s been used by God for such pivotal time as now.

Not only that, he emphasized he plans to enhance the promoting of his books on various social media platforms, which has given way to his reaping a considerable amount of authorship success.

“It was a divine assignment,” said Dr. Holmes, “and it will reach a nation, and everyone is in need of prayer.”

He got that right.

Once again.


For more information about Baltimore-area Author Dr. Eric Holmes, to order his books, or to schedule him for a public appearance or book signing, connect with him via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/eric.holmes.79462. Also, send email to: elynnk1306@gmail.com.


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Georgia author Angela Kinnel advancing the kingdom mightily through her work in Soulful Prayers


Pray without ceasing; in everything, give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18)


OH SWEET WONDER 

HOW GREAT THY ART — To grasp a broader concept on why God has strategically allowed Angela Kinnel to thrive and flourish in her element through the ever-so-competitive world of authorship, look no further than the national hoopla surrounding her latest achievement as one of a slew of writers who collectively assembled “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God.”

DALLAS — Another book, another massive step toward the God-mandated destiny for accomplished author Angela Kinnel.

To grasp a broader concept on why God has strategically allowed Kinnel to thrive and flourish in her element through the ever-so-competitive world of authorship, look no further than the national hoopla surrounding her latest achievement as one of a slew of writers who collectively assembled “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God.”
A book that was officially released on June 29 here, Kinnel were amongst more than four dozen authors who contributed to a Christian-based written work that was spearheaded by award-winning author/businesswoman Cheryl Polote-Williamson.
“Once Cheryl presented the concept of the book, I knew that I had to be a part of it,” Kinnel told Making Headline News during a weekend interview.

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A book that was officially released on June 29 here, Kinnel were amongst more than four dozen authors who contributed to a Christian-based written work that was spearheaded by award-winning author/businesswoman Cheryl Polote-Williamson.

A native of Dawson, Georgia who currently resides in nearby Hampton, Kinnel was responsible for having composed the prayer entitled, “When A Parent Returns To God,” a dialogue with God Almighty that’s centered largely on the transition of a parent.

“It only took me a day to write it, because it was a prayer that I’d prayed to God already after going through my mother’s transition,” Kinnel explained. “Through this book, I’d like for my audience to know that grief is a process. But they don’t have to go through it alone. God is the Only One Who can guide you through your good days as well as your bad days.”

For what it’s worth, Kinnel essentially encourages her reading audience through this newly-produced that even while enduring the loss of parent, God is faithful and just that He’s still able to do “exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” as the Apostle Paul specifically reminds us, according to Ephesians 3:20.


“You don’t have to figure out how your life is going to go one without your parent,” Kinnel said. “Place all of your trust in God. He has you covered. I want (my reading audience) to know that the pain never goes away, but God restores you to where you can live on and look forward to seeing your loved one again. Yield to Him.”


A devout woman of faith in her own right, Kinnel can greatly attest to the notion that God undoubtedly is using her to advance the kingdom, most notably as a Christian-oriented author.

That’s because Kinnel’s immeasurable authorship resume includes the books:

  • “Identity: Who Do You Think You Are?”  — a project she co-authored with Robert Johnson in 2016, which breakdowns our identity in Christ

  • “Soul Talk Volume 2: Soul-Stirring Stories Of People Who Let Go and Let God”  — a written document she co-authored with Polote-Williamson in 2018. In this book, Kinnel addresses what is known as “Stop Cheering And Get In the Game,” whereby she eloquently discusses how she overcame depression and began to cheer for herself toward, all the while pursing my dreams and,

  • “Rise, Pray & Slay: Strategies To Heal The Land” — a project she co-authored with Linda D. Lee earlier this year. In this book, Kinnel speaks from the subject entitled, “From Fear To Faith,” during which she discusses how she overcame the fear of becoming who God created her to be.


THIS IS HOLY GROUND 

Because of whom she is and because of where God is taking her, Kinnel doesn’t shy away from the notion that her latest written work is synonymous with the purpose for which God has created her.

As for her valiant contributions to “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God,” the feedback since its release has been overwhelmingly favorable, Kinnel said.

“I had a young lady walk up to me at the book launch in tears,” Kinnel recalls. “She told me that she identified with my prayer, because she’d lost her mother back in 2015.  All we could do was hug each other. She also said that it encouraged her to keep trusting God through her pain.”

Because of whom she is and because of where God is taking her, Kinnel doesn’t shy away from the notion that her latest written work is synonymous with the purpose for which God has created her.

“This book has allowed me to minister to the broken-hearted through my personal prayer,” Kinnel said. “I’ve been called to minister to the body of Christ and God has allowed me to do so through books. If what I’ve shared thus far touches at least one soul, then I’ve done what He told me to do.”

REMEMBER MOM — A native of Dawson, Georgia who currently resides in nearby Hampton, Kinnel was responsible for having composed the prayer entitled, “When A Parent Returns To God,” a dialogue with God Almighty that’s centered largely on the transition of a parent.

A few days removed from the ceremonious release of her latest project, plans are currently underway, during which Kinnel will be afforded the golden opportunity to promote “Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication With God.”

Interestingly, Kinnel announced: “I am in the planning stages right now of writing my first book solo. I hope to release it by Spring 2020.”

In addition, Kinnel will be a guest speaker at the Glambitious Atlanta Entrepreneur Conference on August 24, during which she will be speaking on the subject, “Faith And Work,” as well as offer copies of her books, she said.


For more information about Georgia Author Angela Kinnel, to order her books, or to schedule her for a public appearance or book signing, log on to: https://aktheauthor.net/. Connect with her via social media at:

Facebook: Angela Kinnel

Instagram: @iamangelkay

Twitter: @angelkay74. Also, send email to: a_kinnel@yahoo.com.


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Florida author Shemeka L. McNair’s choosing to ‘wait on God’ has resulted in her gifts making room for her

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Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. (Psalm 27:14 KJV)


WAITING FOR GOD’S APPROVAL 

TRUSTING THE PROCESS — Florida author Shemeka McNair’s featured written work is entitled, “Impatiently Waiting: Don’t Rush Love,” a 170-page project that jumpstarted her authorship debut when it was ceremoniously released in 2016.

Just before midday EST on Saturday, Shemeka L. McNair took to her Facebook page, where she staged before her social media followers a rather forthright and riveting post that essentially had come wrapped up in a self-declaration, of sorts.

Said McNair in on her timelime:
This year, I will shake hands with million dollar investors. They will fund my vision in its entirety. Then I will become a millionaire and I will shake hands with people like me and I will fund their vision. Not only will I soon be a millionaire I will produce other millionaires for the Glory of God! I walk in this type of favor!! I am anointed for this.
Talk about shooting her spiritual shot. Talk about keeping it 100.
Talk about some making an emphatic, dauntless, in-your-face profession, one that figures to change not just the life of McNair but, most importantly, virtually an entire generation.
If, by chance, God deems it essential to bring that about which McNair has publicly declared to fruition, in all likelihood, she’ll be exchanging pleasantries with millionaires, who will surely express interest in her gallery of books.

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One in particular is McNair’s featured written work entitled, “Impatiently Waiting: Don’t Rush Love,” the 170-page project that jumpstarted her authorship debut when it was ceremoniously released in 2016.

“I wrote the book, because I was single for so long time and, at a certain point in my wait, I became tired of waiting and begin to make really (ill-advised) choices in men,” McNair, a native of Magee, Mississippi, told Making Headline News this week. “I lowered — basically got rid of — all of the standards I had and I just started to go with the flow of the dating scene. I bumped my head and had my heart broken so many times, I lost count.”

As McNair vividly explained, it wasn’t until God had her strategically confined inside of her vehicle that greatly enabled her to — for a lack of better words — see a light bulb moment, particularly it relates to her unfavorable decision-making in dating.


“One night, in the year 2011, I was sitting in the car, crying over a relationship and I begin to ask God, ‘Why is this happening to me? Why does this keep happening to me?’” — Florida Author Shemeka McNair 


As she consequently found out, God — His usual reliable Self — had provided her with some much-needed sense of direction.

“I heard a Voice say, ‘Write about it,’” McNair explained. “What type of response is that? I’m crying and You tell me to write about it. As time passed, I begin to journal about whatever I was going through in the relationships and courtships.”

LISTEN UP — As for the divine message she’s sending to her audience through “Impatiently Waiting: Don’t Rush Love,” McNair said, “If you can wait, you can have whatever it is you want. When we rush we have everything we don’t want…like the wrong partner, toxic relationships, and situations we should have never been a part of. We all have a due season. We just have to enjoy, not despise our wait, because it will always be worth the wait.”

And before she knew it, she was on path to assuming the role of an author, a trend that has given way to this Orlando-based writer and businesswoman assembling three additional books, one of which is presently in the works and about to be headed for the printer.

Aside from an “Impatiently Waiting” book that has caught the attention of actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, who’s famously known for her childhood role as Rudy Huxtable in the classic NBC sitcom, “The Cosby Show,” McNair also authored:

“Behind the Scenes Of Success,” which was released in December 2017, or approximately 10 months after the first one. Then in January 2019, she published “On the Road To Recovery.”

As McNair can boldly admit today, she’s grateful to God for having assigned her to speak along such a thought-provoking, spiritually-empowering topic for such a time as now.

As for the divine message she’s sending to her audience through “Impatiently Waiting: Don’t Rush Love,” McNair said, “If you can wait, you can have whatever it is you want. When we rush we have everything we don’t want…like the wrong partner, toxic relationships, and situations we should have never been a part of. We all have a due season. We just have to enjoy, not despise our wait, because it will always be worth the wait.”

As McNair can boldly admit today, she’s grateful to God for having assigned her to speak along such a thought-provoking, spiritually-empowering topic for such a time as now.

McNair’s “Behind the Scenes Of Success” was released in December 2017, or approximately 10 months after her first book.

“Many people have said to me that I will write books, but I didn’t know how or where to start,” McNair said. “So I just started to write down what I thought I should be writing until one day in 2015, I was visiting a church and the pastor asked me to stand and he said to me, ‘I see you journaling. I see you are writing a lot.’”

Surely, such a public prophesy essentially was God speaking to McNair through one of His spokespersons.

McNair’s “On the Road To Recovery” debuted in January of this year.

To her credit, it’s a good thing she took heed to that which God revealed to her.

Continued the Pastor: “God said for you to hurry up and write the book and he will send the finances.”

STAR POWER — McNair’s “Impatiently Waiting”has caught the attention of actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, who’s famously known for her childhood role as Rudy Huxtable in the classic NBC sitcom, “The Cosby Show.”

And just like that, McNair’s authorship tenure was officially underway, an awe-inspiring development that given way to four books — and counting.

“That put a fire under me and I was trying to write, but didn’t know what I should be writing,” McNair said.

Once she had finally found her niche as an accomplished author, God, in turn, had provided the increase.

GLIMPSE OF GOD’S GLORY — If, by chance, God deems it essential to bring that about which McNair has publicly declared to fruition, in all likelihood, she’ll be exchanging pleasantries with millionaires, who will surely express interest in her gallery of books.

“I have received great feedback from everyone,” McNair said of her assortments, especially the first one. “They feel the book is real and relatable. Even men have said the book was a great read.”

Chances are, those millionaires with whom she will eventually cross paths will share the same sentiments.


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Texas ‘Living Legend’ Bishop John Lewis Johnson to be honored for 60 years as Senior Pastor of Greater Progressive COGIC


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 NIV)


60 SHADES OF GRACE 

FORT WORTH, Texas — Bishop John Lewis Johnson.

Clearly, such a name ought to ring a bell, should have by now undoubtedly become a fixture throughout the historic Church of God In Christ, a religious-based organization that is widely regarded as the largest Pentecostal church and the fifth largest Christian church in the country.
To grasp a thorough concept of why Bishop Johnson should have garnered a well-respected, unprecedented presence in the national church at this stage in his ministerial tenure, look no further than his immeasurable, well-publicized track record as one of Texas’ oldest clergymen, who is the Senior Pastor of Greater Progressive Church of God In Christ in Fort Worth.
To his distinctly unique credit, Bishop Johnson’s pastoral career is nearing an unprecedented six decades, an awe-inspiring, unfathomable feat that will be commemorated during his 60th Pastoral celebration on Friday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. CST at Dayspring Family Church, located at 618 North Belt Lane Road in nearby Irving.

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TO GOD BE THE GLORY — To his distinctly unique credit, Bishop John Lewis Johnson’s pastoral career is nearing an unprecedented six decades, an awe-inspiring, unfathomable feat that will be commemorated during his 60th Pastoral celebration on Friday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. CST at Dayspring Family Church, located at 618 North Belt Lane Road in nearby Irving.

A gallery that will be comprised of his membership, colleagues, family members, and a host of well-wishers will collectively engage in a celebratory praise and worship service, during which they will pay homage to 93-year-old Bishop Johnson, who has been the face of Greater Progressive COGIC dating back to May 23, 1959.

The service will be highlighted by a featured speaker, Superintendent Melton R. Timmons, the Senior Pastor of Jones Valley Community COGIC in Tyler, Texas.

Timmons serves as Secretary for COGIC’s National Board of Trustees.


THE CHURCH’S HIGHEST OFFICE 

All things considered, Bishop Johnson has surely earned the right to be celebrated for his exceptional body of work as one of God’s beloved spokesperson, one who has evolved as a beacon of light in his own right, particularly in the national church.

Having sold out completely to God on February 15, 1949 at the tender age of 23, it was within the walls of the very historic church he pastors that he surrendered his life to Christ.

A little more than a year later — April 26, 1950, to be technical — Bishop Johnson had graciously accepted his divine calling to preach the Gospel.

To his credit, he’s been on God’s battlefield ever since, considering his ministerial resume includes having served under the leadership of the late Elder D.C. Littlefield, during which he was the Greater Progressive COGIC’s Assistant Pastor for just shy of a decade.

Interestingly, Bishop Johnson was officially ordained as an Elder in 1959, a milestone that had ultimately given way to his ceremoniously appointment by the late Bishop F. L. Haynes as Senior Pastor of Greater Progressive on May 23, 1959 (he was installed by the late Bishop D. L. Smith).


Following a notable presence in the Texas Northeast First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction — a stint that included having assumed roles as trustee and chairman of the Board of Superintendents, as well as a Program Planning Committee member — Bishop Johnson was promoted to Administrative Assistant to the Office of the Bishop on December 29, 1992. Consequently, he was consecrated as an Auxiliary Bishop by Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake Sr. during COGIC’s 109th National Holy Convocation on November 13, 2016.


Years before assuming his heavenly promotion to the highest office in the church, Bishop Johnson was the beneficiary of an honorary doctorate by Dallas’ Paul Quinn College on October 17, 1990.

Three years later, he was recognized by a host of delegates in the Fort Worth Community when he was deemed a “Living Legend.”

Bishop Johnson is the former husband to the late Mother Alma Katherine Johnson, a union that lasted 65 years before her demise.

Labeled a “gospel giant” by his peers and colleagues, Bishop Johnson’s unparalleled preaching tenure spans nearly seven decades, a stint that’s also accompanied by 49 years as a District Superintendent and 44 years as a Jurisdictional Administrative Assistant.


WELL DONE 

MASSIVE TRACK RECORD — All things considered, Bishop Johnson has undoubtedly earned the right to be celebrated for his exceptional body of work as one God’s beloved spokesperson, one who has evolved as a beacon of light in his own right, particularly in the national church.

A pastoral career that will reach 60 years as of May 23, Bishop Johnson currently serves as a Senior Advisor to Texas Northeast First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Prelate, Bishop J.E. Hornsby.

Clearly, such a name ought to ring a bell, should have undoubtedly become a fixture throughout the historic Church of God In Christ.

For 60 years…and counting.


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