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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)


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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.


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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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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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