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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.


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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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Washington, DC-area author Kinite McCrae’s unorthodox connection to God gives way to an inspiring new book


Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8 KJV)


 

As it pertains to her faith walk, Kinite McCrae is…well…let’s put it this way:

Her walk with God is somewhat unconventional, to say the least.

By and large, McCrae isn’t whom many would deem “your typical” Christian story.

For starters, she was not raised in the church, nor did she grow up in a Christian-oriented community.

MASSIVE KINGDOM IMPACT — A native of Washington, DC, Kinite McCrae’s “I Am A Christian…This Is Why: A Logical Response To The Skeptic” will make its debut on November 18, a book that will be available for purchase on Amazon.com and on her personal website at https://www.authorkinite.com/.

Come to think of it, in fact, she spent her early adult years mostly skeptical about what she described as “organized religion,” not to mention the authenticity of the Bible until she consequently decided to embark upon a rather unorthodox journey, one that was centered on her having studied world religions in a search for truth.

What she had eventually discovered was that, well, only what we do for Christ will last.

That’s because during her in-depth spiritual journey, she had ultimately come to grips with the notion that Christianity is, in fact, logical and intelligent and that conclusion had eventually given way to her to accepting Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.


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Interestingly, that McCrae had made peace with God was a life-changing development, of sorts, an awe-inspiring occurrence that had proved to be the precursor to her present ministry, one that inspired her to compose the book entitled, “I Am A Christian…This Is Why: A Logical Response To The Skeptic.”

A book whereby God has infused within her the vision to compose some five years ago, McCrae’s “I Am A Christian…This Is Why: A Logical Response To The Skeptic” has been deemed what this writer has dubbed “a quick read,” one that provides what she labels to-the-point arguments, evidence-based answers, not to mention one that raises logical questions as a strategic way to provoke readers to engage in critical thinking, all the while assuming the desire to go further in their search for truth.

“Life happens and in my busyness, I put it on the back burner until this year, the Holy Spirit would not let me rest until I finished this book,” McCrae told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “After I returned from my mission’s trip to Africa, I was so inspired, I was able to finish in about two weeks.”

Much to her delight, McCrae is just days away from witnessing her newly-produced book make its much-anticipated presence on the market.

A native of Washington, DC, McCrae’s “I Am A Christian…This Is Why: A Logical Response To The Skeptic” will make its debut on November 18, a book that will be available for purchase on Amazon.com and on her personal website at https://www.authorkinite.com/.

When asked what was the single, most underlying reason she chose to produce her new book, McCrae said, “Most Christians know what they believe, but have difficulty explaining why they believe, which are two different questions with two different answers. I want to help equip Christians to logically and intelligently explain the why behind the what. (Furthermore), I want to help the skeptic or the person that’s on the fence by answering some of the difficult or confusing questions about Christianity.”

For what it’s worth, McCrae has gone to great lengths through her soon-to-be-released book to remind God’s people that we serve an “intelligent God” and an “intelligent Spirit” which means we should be able to defend the faith both intelligently and spiritually, she acknowledged.


WHO IS KINITE McCRAE? https://www.authorkinite.com/

HARVEST SEASON UNFOLDING — Much to her delight, McCrae is just days away from witnessing her newly-produced book make its much-anticipated presence on the market.

“After all, He said, ‘Come let us reason with one another,’” said McCrae, reciting the familiar Biblical passage that is Isaiah 1:18. “And the word, ‘reason,’ requires an exchange of intellect and ideas.”

A little less than two weeks away from its official release, McCrae is extremely grateful of the early favorable feedback of her book.

“It has been amazing,” McCrae said of the hoopla and buzz surrounding her newly-assembled written work. “I’ve had so many people tell me that I have explained things in a simple and logical way, a way that they never thought about before or had explained to them in all their years of church. And now they finally understand. I’m so humbled by that, because I know that the revelation truly comes from God, but that He would use me…all I can say is what is man that He is mindful.”

Fortunately for McCrae, God has already shown her much favor through a book that has yet to hit the market.

“I’ve already spoken at several conferences leading up to this launch, where I’ve had the opportunity to encourage and exhort woman, men and, youth,” said McCrae, whose official book launch is November 18 at 12 p.m. EST and will be hosted by her church (located at 3801 West Braddock Road in Alexandria, Virginia, inside T. C. Williams High School Minnie Howard Campus).

“All are welcome (to attend the book launch),” said McCrae, requesting that those who plan to attend to RSVP at www.authorkinite.com, considering lunch will be served. “Also, they don’t have to wait until 12 noon to show up; all are welcome to join us that morning for worship services, which begins at 9 am with breakfast.”

Also, McCrae announced that her forthcoming book is the first of the “I Am” series and that additional written documents are in the works, which will explain what she describes as other Bible difficulties, most notably heaven, hell, and life after death.

“I discovered early on that my spiritual gifts are exhortation, teaching and leading,” McCrae said. “So I would say that with this book, I will exhort, teach and through the work of the Holy Spirit, take part in leading many to Christ.”

Never mind that her walk with God has been somewhat unconventional, to say the least.


For more information about Washington, D.C.-area Author Kinite McCrae, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media under: Facebook: authorkinitemccrae; Instagram: @kinitemccrae; Twitter: @authorkinite. Also, send email to: authorteam2@gmail.com, or call 703-577-7029.


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South Carolina author Ayan Mobley’s new book provides a unique twist to military life for single mothers

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Amongst Ayan Mobley’s resolutions heading into 2018 was to start and finish her first book.

Much to her delight, she’s done just that, having composed a rather informative and compelling project that figures to impact single mothers from various walks of life.

“The reason for producing my book was to share awareness concerning life as a single parent, as well as an African-American female drill sergeant from the perspective of a child,” Mobley told Making Headline News this week.

MOBLEY’S MAKING MUCH NOISE — A project that is uncharacteristically short in length — 28 pages to be technical — Ayan Mobley’s new book entitled, “My Mommy Is A Drill Sergeant,” is a little more than a month removed from its much-anticipated release and, to her credit, it has already created an awe-inspiring buzz.

The book to which Mobley is alluding is her recently-released written document entitled, “My Mommy Is A Drill Sergeant.”

A project that is uncharacteristically short in length — 28 pages to be technical — Mobley’s “My Mommy Is A Drill Sergeant” is a little more than a month removed from its much-anticipated release and, to her credit, it has already created an awe-inspiring buzz.

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A MUST READ — To her credit and because of the divine calling on her life, it’s safe to assume that Mobley’s testimonies are having influential impacts amongst military moms around the country — and even outside of the United States.

“I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from people in my own demographic, as well as others who are not familiar with the lifestyle of a military family,” Mobley, a native of Washington, D. C. who currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina. “Women in the military still seem to be a new concept for many people.”

That black women have found their way into various branches of the military is something that should never be taken for granted, much less overlooked, Mobley hinted.


“Black female drill sergeants in the Army were not as common as they are right now, and being a single parent as a drill sergeant is completely new. Most people are amazed by the amount of activities that a person in my position accomplishes in the course of a day or what my job entails.” — Drill Sergeant Ayan Mobley 


RAISING THE BAR — That black women have found their way into various branches of the military is something that should never be taken for granted, much less overlooked, Mobley hinted.

That Mobley is afforded the luxury to juggle her assortment of duties as a well-respected drill sergeant and a devoted mother, it is due in large part to her valiant contributions regarding these trends that essentially have brought about a renewed sense of enthusiasm for a number of women, particularly those whom likewise serve their country as single mothers.

“I never thought in a million years that I would be a drill sergeant or be able to be a great influence on others,” Mobley said. “Sometimes, God causes you to have certain experiences so that you can be a testimony to others.”

To her credit and because of the divine calling on her life, it’s safe to assume that Mobley’s testimonies are having influential impacts amongst military moms around the country — and even outside of the United States.


STANDING OVATION — “I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from people in my own demographic, as well as others who are not familiar with the lifestyle of a military family,” Mobley, a native of Washington, D. C. who currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina. “Women in the military still seem to be a new concept for many people.”

“Being a drill sergeant as a single parent is one of the hardest task that I have completed to date, and without His grace and mercy, I would not have been able to accomplish the things that I have accomplished, and been able to have the necessary experience, and know how to be inspired to write a book about my experiences and share what I have been through with others,” Mobley said. “Raising a child alone should never stop you from being the best you can be, and I have been able to do it with God’s help.”

Now for this notable disclaimer, Mobley acknowledged.

“I know that God has so much more in store for me,” she said without hesitation. “I do plan to make my children’s book a series that’s geared toward letting everyone have a glimpse on what it feels like for a child to grow up in a military community especially as a minorities. I am also in the process of creating a blog entitled, ‘Military Mocha Mommy,’ which is a blog that shares resources and experiences about raising children as an African-American female service member.”

For what it’s worth, Mobley is especially grateful of the fact that she has been blessed to carry out her long-awaited vision in the form of a book, which is continuous, yet brief page-turner.

“The divine message that I am sending to my audience is the importance of family and the importance of children knowing what their parents do for a living and the fact that we set the example for our children,” Mobley said. “Our children are watching and emulating everything we do.”

Mobley also has announced the startup of her forthcoming organization called, “Military Mocha Mommy,” which will center largely on providing support and resources for military mothers and their families.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS — That Mobley is afforded the luxury to juggle her assortment of duties as a well-respected drill sergeant and devoted mother, it is due in large part to her valiant contributions regarding these trends that essentially have brought about a renewed sense of enthusiasm for a number of women whom likewise serve their country as single mothers.

As for her itinerary, Mobley will be on hand for the Child Youth Services of Fort Jackson on September 24, during which she will be hosting a presentation and reading her book.

Also, Mobley said additional speaking engagements and round table discussions are presently in the works.

For more information about Columbia, South Carolina-based Author Ayan Mobley, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: Facebook/Military Mocha Mommy; Instagram/@military_mocha_mommy. Also, send email to: ayan@militarymochamommy.org.


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New York Celebrity/Relationship Therapist Vladimire Calixte: ‘I really want the professional athletes to inquire about Therapy For Black Men’

“I really want the professional athletes to inquire about my new Therapist Directory TherapyForBlackMen.org, because strength still needs support.”  — New York Businesswoman Vladimire Calixte

 

Vladimire Calixte can be appropriately described as a number of things.

Game changer is surely one of them.

HAVING A GLOBAL IMPACT — A native of Haiti who migrated to the United States at the tender age of eight, Vladimire Calixte is widely known for her sustained success as a New York City-based entrepreneur, a tenure that spans nearly two decades.

“I am so excited and honored to be on the cover of Bronze Magazine May Issue,” Calixte told Making Headline News this week.

Much to her delight, there are a variety of reasons why Calixte’s countenance is such that she’s harboring an array of excitement, all while waiting with great expectancy the immeasurable success that figures to come her way in the foreseeable future.

A native of Haiti who migrated to the United States at the tender age of eight, Calixte is widely known for her sustained success as a New York City-based entrepreneur, a tenure that spans nearly two decades.

“My own past challenges and emotional pain inspired me to do this work,” Calixte said.

The work to which Calixte is alluding is her valiant, well-publicized contributions as a Celebrity and Relationship Therapist, as well as an accomplished Author and Transformational Speaker in the Private Practice industry known as Life Rebuilding.

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A New York City-based establishment in which Calixte is the proud founder of the Therapist Directory called Therapy For Black Men, amongst her notable responsibilities is centered largely on helping men of color find a wide range of resources aimed at helping them in their search for a multiculturally-competent therapist.

“I engage individuals, couples, and families in therapy,” Calixte explained. “As such, I work with children, adolescents, women, men, couples and families from all walks of life, including celebrities, politicians and professional athletes.”

When asked how her competitive drive in life has greatly propelled her for your business venture, Calixte appropriately provided a whole new twist to such an inquiry.

GAME CHANGER — Calixte is Celebrity and Relationship Therapist as well as an accomplished Author and Transformational Speaker in the Private Practice industry known as Life Rebuilding.

“I wouldn’t say a competitive drive, but a deep passion to help others live a powerful life by supporting and challenging them to become emotionally free,” Calixte said. “That’s what ultimately sent me on the path to opening up my own practice. Furthermore, because of my private practice, I am able to support more people in their healing journeys via several platforms such as writing my books, speaking, as well as radio and television.”

A progressive and thriving business venture that is starting to attract more of a global presence although it is based in America’s largest city, Calixte has certainly paid her dues, particularly with regards to savoring sustained success and establishing solid rapports with celebrity athletes.

Interestingly, she boasts the essential educational credentials to function mightily in her element for such a time as now.

Having earned a Sociology degree from Hunter College, Calixte followed up that milestone by earning a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from the historic New York University.

Interestingly, she is currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor as well as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and her presence in the psychology industry spans more than a decade, during which she has helped various clients around the world overcome addiction, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, and sexual abuse and PTSD.

Also, Calixte is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

As for her wealth of experience in her selected field, Calixte routinely works with children, adolescents, women, men, couples, and families from all walks of life, including celebrities, politicians and professional athletes, she acknowledged (“I really want the professional athletes to inquire about Therapy for Black Men.”)

MORE ON THERAPY FOR BLACK MEN:  https://therapyforblackmen.org/

 

“I am a big proponent that our actions affect seven generations,” said Calixte, adding that her own past challenges and emotional pain inspired me to do this work. “My work is supporting people to heal from wounds and traumas, which will greatly impact their lives seven generations over. I know what it feels like to muster the courage to be imperfect and be ok with that. I know what it feels like to grow up without a father. My mom did her very best as a single mother; however, my father’s absence was painful for me for a long time. I know the feeling of “emptiness” and “worthlessness” because my father chose not to be in my life.”

For what it’s worth, fortifying an array of transparency to those whom she assists has proven extremely beneficial, thus contributed mightily to Calixte’s success.

“Living that experience was a source of hurt, anger, and feelings of diminishment,” Calixte recalled. “I have journeyed from pain to inner peace. Also, at age 14, we had a fire in my apartment on a very cold January day. The bed that I was sleeping on caught fire. I could have died. We ran out of the apartment with nothing but the clothes on our backs.

“Everything was completely destroyed,” Calixte continued. “So when a client comes to me and states, ‘I am down to nothing’ or ‘I am having empty feelings.’  I can look into this person’s eyes and know exactly what he or she is feeling because I have been there. It’s that connection. That is what gives purpose to my life.”

INTERNATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED — Calixte’s immeasurable body of work practically sums up why she has been invited by Euro Mental Health to be its Keynote Speaker at the Annual Congress on Mental Health in July 2018 in Paris, France.

Not only that, Calixte’s immeasurable body of work practically sums up why she has been invited by Euro Mental Health to be its Keynote Speaker at the Annual Congress on Mental Health in July 2018 in Paris, France.

Oh, and let’s not forget the other dazzling honor whereby she will be thrust on the cover of Bronze Magazine’s May issue.

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“By the grace of God, I am honored to be named the No. 1 Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York by Thumbtack for 2018,” said Calixte, who has also announced that she will be hosting a nine-city book tour for the forthcoming re-release of her award-winning book entitled, Naked and Transparent: Six Vital Tools for Knowing Yourself and Attracting Healthy Relationships.

“My work enables people to become aware of their narrative identity,” Calixte added. “I am a big proponent of knowing who you really are. When you know who you really are, it will change the way live and the way you love. Similarly, it will give you an unparalleled sense of clarity.”

Spoken like a true game changer.

 

For more information about Relationship Therapist Vladimire Calixte, MA, CRC, LMHC of Life Building, she can be reached at:

111 W. 23rd Street, Suite 500, New York, New York 10011

(Phone) 646.749.0566

infor@lifebuilding.com

www.LifeBuilding.com 

 

 

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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.

 

Longtime Maryland real estate professional Michelle Larkin has been nothing short of amazing during her illustrious career

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:58)

 

To grasp a thorough concept of why longtime businesswoman Michelle Larkin’s reputation is such that she routinely demonstrates having a heart for people, look no further than her illustrious career, one that spans 15 years.

ABOUT HER BUSINESS — A native of Annapolis, the capital of Maryland that is located in Anne Arundel County — a historic establishment with a population of roughly 537,656 residents, according to latest U. S. census — Accomplished Maryland Businesswoman Michelle Larkin has become a fixture in the mortgage business and, given the immeasurable strides she’s made over the past decade-and-a-half, it’s safe to assume that her best and brightest days are well ahead of her.

“I tell my clients, ‘Believe in your dreams, and they may come true. Believe in yourself, and they will,’” Larkin told Making Headline News during an interview this week.

In Larkin’s case, “Believe in your dreams,” by all accounts, are the operative words for one of Waldorf, Maryland’s finest managers/loan officers in the ever-so-competitive real estate industry.

A native of Annapolis, the capital of Maryland that is located in Anne Arundel County — a historic establishment with a population of roughly 537,656 residents, according to latest U. S. census — Larkin has become a fixture in the mortgage business and, given the immeasurable strides she’s made over the past decade-and-a-half, it’s safe to assume that her best and brightest days are well ahead of her.

“I started my career as a realtor, then realized that I loved the money side of real estate, then pursued my mortgage originators license,” Larkin said.

The rest, as they say, was history.

SPREADING THE LOVE — Because Larkin, this beloved and passionate East Coast-based real estate professional remained steadfast, immovable, and always abound in the work of the Lord, knowing that her labor — and, of course, her labor of love — in the Lord was never in vain, she’s yet living out her dream, all the while helping others fulfill theirs in the process.

Since earning her mortgage originators license, this young, vibrant, resilient real estate professional has been nothing short of impressive.

Never mind that Larkin for a number of years prior to finding her niche in her professional had to persevere as a single mother.

“I have seen that struggle,” Larkin said. “I wanted more for my children, but also wanted to help and inspire others as well.”

To her credit, it was due in large part to Larkin’s unyielding love and support for others — mostly notably during her days as working in sales — that someone, in turned, deemed it essential to provide her with the necessary advice and drive she needed to take a leap of faith.

What a monumental leap it was.

“I was inspired by a co-worker to pursue real estate,” Larkin said. “This was in 2003. I love the end result of real estate, to see folks that thought they could not ever have a piece of the American Dream actually have that dream. Your home is where you will spend most of your time, raise your children, make memories, etc. It is a special life purchase.”

And, because Larkin, this beloved and passionate East Coast-based real estate professional remained steadfast, immovable, and always abound in the work of the Lord, knowing that her labor — and, of course, her labor of love — in the Lord was never in vain, she’s yet living out her dream, all the while helping others fulfill theirs in the process.

Credit Larkin’s former co-worker, Fran Shirey of nearby Grasonville, Maryland, as whom she labels “the No. 1 person” who reminded her time and again that she believed her.

FAMILY FOCUS — Larkin’s father, Ernest Wallace, an Annapolis-based entrepreneur, as well as her three sons and her uncle, the late Anthony Wallace, each have played in integral role in her sustained success in the real estate industry throughout the years.

“That has been 15 years ago,” Larkin said.

Larkin’s father, Ernest Wallace, an Annapolis-based entrepreneur, as well as her three sons and her uncle, the late Anthony Wallace, each have played an integral role in her sustained success in the real estate industry throughout the years.

“Last but not least, my clients, who put their trust in me guiding them through one of the biggest purchases, if not the biggest purchase of their lives,” said Larkin, paying homage to her biggest supporters.

A proud graduate of Annapolis’ Broadneck High School, Larkin advanced her education by enrolling at American InterContinental University in Atlanta. Currently, she is enrolled at Strayer University, where she is pursing a law degree to complement her real estate and business-related ventures.

EXERCISING HER FAITH — To her credit, it was due in large part to Larkin’s unyielding love and support for others — mostly notably during her days as working in sales — that someone, in turned, deemed it essential to provide her with the necessary advice and drive she needed to take a leap of faith. And what a monumental leap it was.

Interestingly, Larkin offers a grant program, which covers 3.5% down payment to her clients.

This program, she said, is an in-house grant entity and prospective home buyers must possess 640 credit score to qualify. Also, she said there are no outside classes to attend and prospective home buyers must be qualified while qualifying for a home loan.

“There is no age limit; any adult over 18 can purchase a home,” Larkin said.

She also announced that she will be hosting a forthcoming home buyer and personal credit workshop in her native home county of Anne Arundel, an event that is available for anyone who would like to improve their personal credit, purchase a home, and take advantage of her down payment grant program.

The workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mason Realty located at 7452 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Suite 201B, in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Also, Larkin has a host of workshops scheduled starting in March and will run through September, during which prospective home buyers can acquire home owner’s information for free.

“I love helping and educating people about the home buying and financial process,” Larkin said. “Many come to me with challenged credit and other issues, and helping them navigate and change their world is gratifying.”

Much like her illustrious career, one that spans 15 years.

And counting, of course.

 

For more information about Waldorf, Maryland-based Real Estate Professional Michelle Larkin  (NMLS#460681), connect with her via Facebook under “Michelle Larkin.” Also, she can be reached via email at: larkinmichelle2015@gmail.com>

 

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Columbia, Maryland-based businesswoman Christy Johnson’s inspiring non-profit organization aiming to have a global impact

VOICE HEARD AROUND THE WORLD — A native of Mississippi, Maryland-based businesswoman Christy Johnson is the President and Founder of Finding Your Destiny, Inc. a Columbia, Maryland-based non-profit domestic violence and suicide prevention organization she organized months after her daughter’s death.

For countless Americans, September 11 is a date by which they will recall and reflect upon for years to come.

For Christy Johnson, however, September 10 is a date that undoubtedly will cause her to unleash tears for the rest of her life.

To be technical, it all transpired on September 10, 2013.

That was the date that sent shock waves throughout Johnson’s family when she learned that her daughter, then-19-year-old Destiny, was murdered and left hanging in a closet as a result of domestic violence.

Even after having buried two children — first Destiny then Mark — Johnson, during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News, spoke at length about how she steadfastly had to rely of unyielding faith in God to press and navigate her way through arguably the most downtrodden times of her life.

“My inspiration comes from God first and then my daughter, Destiny, and my son, Mark, in heaven,” Johnson said. “God shows me every day that He will provide my every need. God told me He chose me to do this work. Therefore, I cannot stop advocating for those who are being abused and murdered every day.”

To her distinctly unique credit, Johnson — with God, her Helper, leading the way — has gone above and beyond to be a voice and a beacon of light for those who have endured and, perhaps witnessed their lives cut short amid domestic violence.

A native of Mississippi, Johnson is the President and Founder of Finding Your Destiny, Inc., a Columbia, Maryland-based non-profit domestic violence and suicide prevention organization she established months after her daughter’s tragic death.

“Immediately, I began my organization because I knew the pain I felt I did not want another mother or father to feel,” Johnson said.

In addition, Johnson is widely known as an activist for individuals who have experienced or are presently being mistreated and suffering various forms of abuse.

WHAT ABOUT FINDING YOUR DESTINY? http://www.findingyourdestiny.org

Moreover, amongst her notable goals is to serve people of various races and both sexes. Also, Johnson’s key objectives, particularly through what she describes as “societal transparency,” is to empower, transform, and rebuild the lives of women and teen girls through Finding Your Destiny, Inc., especially by way of Biblical principles or a spiritual avenue, of sorts, for teaching about domestic violence, suicide, and other forms of abuse.

“My personal mission for the work I do is to educate, regenerate, create, transform, and heal broken hearts, minds, and souls of those affected by domestic violence and other forms of abuse,” Johnson explained.

Interesting enough, Johnson’s immense contributions through her non-profit organization have allowed her to diligently put her advocacy gifts on display outside of the United States, most notably in the United Kingdom.

“My mission for the trip to London, England was to bring resources and to educate those living in silence about my programs and book I wrote on the violence residence in London face every day,” Johnson said.

All things considered, Johnson consequently authored two books in the wake of arguably the darkest hours of her life: “From Rattled To Recovery: The Faces Of Domestic Violence Domestic Violence,” and “That Which Is Beyond Death.”

“The books are very valuable because they provide phone numbers, websites, addresses, hotlines, and emergency action plans for safety,” Johnson said.

GLOBAL BEACON OF LIGHT — Johnson is widely known as an activist for individuals who have experienced or are presently being mistreated and abused. Moreover, amongst her notable goals are to serve people of various races and both sexes. Also, Johnson’s key objectives, particularly through what she describes as “societal transparency,” are to empower, transform, and rebuild the lives of women and teen girls through Finding Your Destiny, Inc. — especially by way of Biblical principles, or a spiritual avenue, of sorts, for teaching about domestic violence, suicide, and other forms of abuse.

In addition, Johnson emphasized that she’s aiming to create partnerships with other organizations that share similar objectives and missions geared toward to fighting domestic violence.

Credit her beloved children from heaven above for providing her with the continuous support and inspiration she needs to function daily in her God-given assignment.

PLEASE DONATE TO THE CA– USE: https://www.gofundme.com/domestic-violence-org-help-needed

“I know Destiny and Mark are interceding and helping me stay strong, focused, and determined to fight domestically and internationally,” Johnson said.

Ironically, Johnson has organized an internship program through her non-profit organization as a way to reach back and aid others in fulfilling their dream and joining the fight against domestic violence.

“The internship teaches about crimes and consequences, criminology, advocacy, victimology, restorative justices, crime scenes, victims of crime, victim questioning and domestic violence,” Johnson explained.

LISTEN TO  CHRISTY’S PODCAST INTERVIEW: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/russell-price/2017/07/28/russell-price

While Johnson’s organization has proven time and again to be an effective avenue for combating domestic violence, she emphasized, among other observations, which the justice must be served for present and future victims which, according to her, wasn’t the case for her daughter.

“The justice system failed to charge Destiny’s murderer for his crime,” Johnson said. He was allowed to walk free and he murdered another woman. The injustice I received and felt was so devastating that I created an internship program through my organization for criminal justice to inspire every student to do the right thing for victims of victimology. I encourage my students to always display these three values: integrity, empathy, and respect for all crime scenes, families of murdered victims, and for victims.”

As for her itinerary, Johnson’s organization will host a major event on October 6 to commemorate the life of Destiny, as well as domestic violence survivors and other murdered victims whose lives were cut short due to domestic violence.

MORE ON CHRISTY: http://www.thenationalblackunitynews.com/newspaperpage10christi.pdf

In addition, Johnson emphasized that Finding Your Destiny plans to “open heaven” during her forthcoming event as a way to send everlasting love and peace to every person murdered by domestic violence and other forms of abuse.

“This is going to be a national and international movement on Oct 6, 2017,” Johnson said.

A development that in likelihood, figures to bring smiles to the faces of Destiny and Mark — all while her pride and joy look on from heaven above.

 

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For more information about Finding Your Destiny, Inc. Director Christy Johnson or to schedule her for live interviews, call 443-896-8979 or send email to: Christy@findingyourdestiny.org

 

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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.