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?
“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”.
Show Up Positive
“Misery loves company until people grow tired of being miserable.”
Remember your excitement when you accepted the job offer or started your business? Do you recall when teamwork and camaraderie made your day more fulfilling? If you are ready to get back to that work-life you loved, Positivity Influencer Rita Ernst advocates you stop waiting and generate it yourself.
Since 2020, Rita Ernst has leveraged her expertise in organizational psychology to craft solutions for business owners and staff members that break through the hostility while restoring pride, teamwork, and profits. Through her ground-breaking training and lessons, she reveals how to intentionally cultivate positive thoughts and behaviors instead of automatically reacting from the trappings of a depleting cycle of frustration and discontent.
A Thought For The Week
By Tonia Williams
Life was already hectic for some of us. The emotional toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has turned so many of our lives upside down. With all that is going on in the world we need some positive thoughts to get us sometimes, through our day. This book provides inspirational thoughts along with a scripture to get our week started.
Most people start their week on Mondays although the first day of the week is Sunday. But for your thought for the week, you can utilize it on Mondays along with the supporting scripture to start your week on a positive note.
There are 52 weeks in a year. Let us get started. Stay prayed up, continue to keep God first, and have a blessed week.
Fresh Courage to Believe
Fresh courage to believe is a note of encouragement…to those short on hope, struggling to see beyond a painful past or difficult circumstance, or in need of a renewed vision for their lives…those who have fearlessly summoned the courage and strength to take bold steps in the direction of their destiny, despite looming uncertainty…creatives waiting patiently to receive that second wind that will breathe new life through artistic inspiration…anyone trying to find their footing as they transition to a new phase of life, or someone just having a bad day. In one way or another, each piece seeks to remind readers how their unique experiences can serve to strengthen their resolve; how those experiences collectively represent the sum total of their life’s journey, reflecting key elements of God’s ultimate plan for their lives.
Passing As Straight: Beautiful Women Whose True Sexuality Went Undetected by a Judgmental Society
By Kinyatta Gray
How many times have you felt invisible in a room full of people? How many masks have you worn to hide your true identity? How many heterosexual relationships did you engage in pretending to be in love? What was your biggest fear when finally letting your family and friends know, you are a beautiful feminine lesbian?
Passing As “Straight: Beautiful Women Whose True Sexuality Went Undetected by a Judgmental Society, compiled by Author Kinyatta Gray, brings to life a book that takes a deep look into the individual, personal and complex stories of lesbians whose true sexuality went undetected to prevent labeling, judgment, or even death. Six courageous women will share real life situations where they had to make the dreadful decision of hiding their sexual identify to find acceptance, respect, and love from those who truly matter.
This book is not meant to define who’s right or wrong, but rather examine this very real issue and the choices that lesbian women must make about love! Our intention is to provide a heartfelt resource for women who wake up daily having to navigate through a society pretending and hiding who they really are. You are not alone! We all have been there! But, as you read through these pages, you will find the comfort and strength to know exactly how to live unapologetically and uniquely who you are.
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.”
30 Days: Surviving the Trauma and Unexpected Loss of a Single Parent as an Only Child
By Kinyatta Gray
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things we will ever have to face. But, imagine being the only child of an adopted mother and with no biological family to lean on when God calls her home. October 21, 2018 – the day Kinyatta’s life as she once knew it would forever be changed, leaving her to embrace a new perspective on earth, alone.
In this memoir, 30 Days: Surviving the Trauma and Unexpected Loss of a Single Parent as an Only Child, Kinyatta reflects on a 30-day period that changed the course of her life. She’ll uncover some of her deepest pain, greatest joys, unspeakable trauma, and how she allowed love to heal. Kinyatta’s honesty is brutal, but her truth is the only vessel that gives her hope to continue living the life that memorializes her mother’s legacy.
Whether you’ve lost a spouse, child, parent, sibling, relative, or friend, Kinyatta desires to meet you in your grief and walk with you there. This amazing read composed of brief chapters is designed to be digested one chapter per day, giving you bite-sized bits of comfort, encouragement, and healing over some time. You do not have to read it this way, of course. Read in the way that is most natural and helpful for you. Everyone grieves differently, but the one thing that is the same is that we all grieve after losing someone we love.
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!