Bruised, Broken, and Blessed
Bruised, Broken, and Blessed: Life Changing Stories That Will Ignite Hope, Elevate Personal Growth, and Confirm Your Greatness is a collection of short stories from storytellers, entrepreneurs, and life coaches bonding together to transport individuals from a place of brokenness to blessed.
This book contains stories written by a dynamic and diverse group of women, men, survivors, veterans, and actors. These stories represent the journey of women and men who have experienced life’s failures, disappointments, and losses, but had the resiliency to continue pressing forward towards their breakthrough. Life requires you to not only elevate your mindset, but to grow through, fail forward, and take that mighty leap of faith even when the pain is unbearable. Always remember that in life, you will face some experiences that will break and bruise you, but never stop realizing that your blessings are on the other side of the storm!
Co-Authors include: Sang Thi Duong, Jasmine York Ball, Michael Simmons, Briana McKnight, Ontaria Kim Wilson, Dennis LA White, Summer Fitch, Anissa Zabriskie, Kenneth R. Nelson Jr., Roberta A. Albany, Latisha Stephens, Carnell Poteat, and Tyressa Ty
Caring Desires, Scorned Egos
By Cruical & Artie
Just as the rays of the sun join together in dance, the heart clings to poetry to survive.
In Caring Desires, Scorned Egos, authors Crucial and Artie usher readers through the veins of an embattled nation wrought with social injustice, brokenness, romantic disenchantment and the everyday adversities we encounter in between. Intriguing prose such as “Juneteenth” deliver the sometimes painful challenges of co-existing, while “My Sun” is a soul-stirring serenade nodding to life’s simple pleasures, leaving readers thirsting for more of the spirit-reviving passages uplifting their souls.
The feast of prose simmering between the pages of Caring Desires, Scorned Egos is a therapeutic synergy of culture, artistry and love. Both Crucial and Artie victoriously waded through the fire, and have surrendered their hearts through their pens to create a striking collection of unforgettable poetry overflowing with hope, healing and restoration.
Charles and his Gee’s Bend Quilt
By Tangular Irby
When Charles schedules a playdate with his friends Lucius and Robert, they have no idea they’re about to travel back in time to Gee’s Bend, Alabama to discover the origin of the beautiful quilts in Grandma’s house. It doesn’t take long for the boys to learn Grandma’s quilts are more than pretty pieces of fabric stitched together to keep them warm; the history behind the family treasures is rich, and bursting with love.
Charles and his Gee’s Bend Quilt is a journey through art and adventure, stitched together through the eyes of young Charles, who dreams of creating a quilt of his own one day. Will his friends support Charles’ dreams of making a quilt? Has he learned enough to do it? And what surprise does Grandma have for the boys that will change everything?
Collect The Cash
By Dee Bowden
The sale is not complete until the money is in the bank…but you must collect it first.
Collections are uncomfortable for everyone involved on both ends of the unfinished transaction – the flustered customer dodging the persistent calls of companies with outstanding invoices for goods or services rendered, as well as corporate employees tasked with the job of acquiring the money businesses are owed. In Collect the Cash: The Sale is not Complete Until the Money is in the Bank, financial expert and author Dee Bowden teaches the business of collections doesn’t have to be miserable – but it must be done. In Collect the Cash, Dee shares her personal blueprint that has propelled her into success for over 10 years in the B2B (business to business) collections industry, boasting $13 million dollars (and counting) of outstanding debt recovered for corporations and government agencies.
Combining personal anecdotes with proven methods of tangible solutions, Collect the Cash is a practical guide teaching businesses at every level to collect their money with ease, ensuring that every invoice is paid in full or ensuring that no money is left behind.
“Confidence Unlocked” is based on a true story that goes into ones life’s journey to finding and fulfilling purpose.
This nonfiction shares her testimonies of surviving a domestic violent relationship, lack of but wanting daddy’s girl relationship, seeking love in the wrong places, attempting to turn to man for self-healing, depression, battling insecurities, becoming the abuser, failed engagement, single parenting, being hurt by the church, backsliding, losing her faith and self-identity. The story begins by not embracing self-love. Falling for a male that she believed to be the one. The beginning was beautiful, a love that she’s never experienced nor wanted to let it go. As time progressed
she began to accept verbal, physical, mental, and emotional abuse. Since then, turning to man for self-healing. Failed relationship after relationship, struggling with insecurities, blaming self not knowing self-worth, and lack of confidence. Battling with stress and depression began addictions, developing medical conditions. She began to turn her back on God, not understanding purpose through her pain, until she’s had enough of a dark shallow life.
Fearing the judgement of others she kept so much bottled in, carrying adequate amount of hurt. She embraced the chapters of her life being able to grow and learn from her relentless mistakes. The pain she wore began to turn and show her glow of healing letting that hurt go. This is her journey through truth, change, freedom, testimony, this is her “Confidence Unlocked”.
Conquering Co-Parenting: Overcoming Chaos and Stress While Sharing Custody
By Aleka Melson
Some parents find themselves in situations that they more than likely never envisioned for their lives. Children find themselves feeling as though they have to choose between their parents. Co-parenting can be difficult and chaotic for everyone involved, but author Aleka Melson offers solutions for parents entering the co-parenting world.
In her new novel, Conquering Co-Parenting: Overcoming Chaos and Stress While Sharing Custody, the author offers tips and strategies for parents to reflect on their personal turmoil and work on ways to conquer the unwanted chaos. This book can serve as a tool and positive reinforcement for any parent looking to escape the adverse effects of co-parenting. Ms. Melson offers parents an alternative to toxic co-parenting and presents an opportunity to learn how to conquer the unhealthy statistics of unsuccessful parenting. Also, she advises how to build up confidence and self-esteem, giving your children every advantage for being raised in healthy environments.
“The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.” ~ Jane Blaustone
Cooking with Ms. E: A Book of Recipes and Family Memoirs
Finally, a cookbook touting an array of delectable recipes from the Gullah-Geechee culture and southern cuisine, sprinkled with personal memories exploding with flavor on every page!
Inspired by family traditions and scrumptious meals slowly simmered in love, in Cooking with Ms. E: A Book of Recipes and Family Memoirs, the incomparable Ms. Evelyn Braxton shares the origins and secrets behind some of her most famous gourmet dishes. Walking readers through simple to prepare southern cuisine, Ms. E makes cooking delightful, while reminding us how good, home-cooked meals contribute to the wholeness of the family.
Cooking with Ms. E: A Book of Recipes and Family Memoirs, is highlighted by dazzling photography and transparent, vivid accounts of Ms. E’s lifelong connection to family and cooking. From breakfast to entrées, vegetables to desserts, Cooking with Ms. E is perfect for families who are ready to reintroduce love and tradition back into the kitchen. Anyone who knows Ms. E knows she never puts food on the table without love served on the plate. Dive into these pages and see why she’s embraced as one of the best cooks in the south!
Copyright Compliance for Churches
Are you a church leader making costly copyright mistakes?
With the increasing popularity of virtual worship services, church leaders need to know basic copyright principles to avoid infringing activities that create legal risks.
Written for church leaders, but easy for congregation members to follow.
Don’t Give Up Too Soon: 10 Ways to Help You ReSET Your Energy, Mindset, Wellness & Tranquility
Don’t Give Up Too Soon: 10 Ways to Help You ReSET Your Energy, Mindset, Wellness & Tranquility, author, wellness coach and positive motivation trainer Tinesha Boswell, provides a powerful spiritual guide—proven to improve your mindset and reduce stress levels caused by life, poor lifestyle, and missing peace.
As a Mom and woman with diabetes, Tinesha knew that she had to find a way to maintain a positive attitude and healthy lifestyle. Over the years, she developed a daily routine around her core values to help her be mindful, choose healthy habits and build her core strength from the inside out.
In this book, Tinesha’s “Completion Strategy” will help you:
•Replace negative self-talk with meaningful content
•Set intentions to focus on the areas of your life that require nurturing
•Take simple steps each day to maintain health and wellness
•Find the courage to remove destructive habits
By developing a positive mindset that focuses on Mind, Body, and Tranquility, you will be empowered to make personal declarations that reflect your new life. You will be inspired to take actionable steps and celebrate your wins. Tinesha’s guide is an excellent tool to help you refocus your energy, causing you to change your attitude and altitude for years to come.
“Don’t curse your past, don’t nurse your past, don’t live in the past, don’t rehearse your past, but in all things allow God to reverse your past.”
Embracing Your New Normal: A 21 Day Devotional to Support and Encourage You as You Keep Living
Grief is a personal journey. No two stories are the same. Processing the death of a loved one is a significant and life-altering situation, each causes one to wonder how to continue living.
In Embracing Your New Normal: A 21 Day Devotional to Support and Encourage You as You Keep Living, speaker, panelist, intercessor, and preacher Teraleen R. Campbell takes you on her personal journey of how she learned how to live life, again.
Enjoy The Day, This Way
Some days are filled with pain, trauma and heartache. Then there are those where laughter and smiles prevail. But no matter the season or circumstance, we can always find a reason to enjoy the day!
In Enjoy The Day, This Way, author Patricia Wynn-Mason shares the wisdom and insight that guided her to a more joyful living. Patricia pens affirmations for each day of the week, encouraging readers to identify with the hope-filled sentiments and employ the motivation each entry provides to rise from the ashes and find the power to live each day, joyfully!
Sometimes, it’s not that we’re having a bad day…the flame just needs to be rekindled. Are you ready to conquer setbacks, adversity, self-doubt and more? Then get ready to Enjoy The Day, This Way!