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.
Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt
By Tangular Irby
When Pearl schedules a playdate with her friends Sallie and Ella, 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 girls 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.
Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt is a journey through art and adventure, stitched together through the eyes of young Pearl, who dreams of creating a quilt of her own one day. Will her friends support Pearl’s dreams of making a quilt? Has she learned enough to do it? And what surprise does Grandma have for the girls that will change everything?
Find out what happens in the heart-warming tale, Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt.
Rediscovering Dad and Discovering Myself: A Journey Through the Impact of Alzheimer’s
By Brandon Burke
Brandon Burke grew up not always having the closest relationship with his father. However, as life would have it, his father’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in 2015 afforded the opportunity for Brandon not only to become closer to his father but also to become his steadfast caregiver. Through this disease, Brandon has found his passion and inspiration to help others who are in similar situations by sharing his experiences. Brandon tells the story of his relationship with his father growing up, leading up to him being diagnosed, and he hopes to shed some light on a devastating diagnosis and his family history of Alzheimer’s.
“It is my hope that this book will provide a path for Alzheimer’s caregivers to follow so that they will know they are not alone; shed light on the role of caregivers who are often unsung heroes when it comes to serious and/or terminal illnesses; bring more awareness to the world about the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease; and highlight the bond between father and son,” Brandon relates.
Rediscovering Dad & Discovering Myself: A Journey Through the Impact of Alzheimer’s is a compassionate and insightful journey with Brandon Burke, as he comes to understand the immense impact that his father had on his life.
Coming November 2020
“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”.
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.
Please!! Don’t Say You Love Me
By Seant’a Conyers
A four-letter word, with Goliath sized power.
Love can ignite fires, strike pain or even launch wars. Loving someone right or loving them wrong can mend broken hearts, and even leave scars. In Please! Don’t Say You Love Me, breakout author Seant’a Conyers explores the various aspects of love and why we should understand the impact when it’s properly used or abused. When wielded like a weapon, love inflicts unbearable pain in the heart that’s desperate to own it, whether it be friendship, love of family, or simply…being in love. Love isn’t a whisper – it’s a roar. Tucked between these pages, you’ll find exactly what love has to say…about love. Do you know what love is?
Son, You Matter
By Derrick Washington
Meet 7 year old Ahmad. A boy who idealizes his father and loves chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. It’s a special day for him because after school, Ahmad is going for his favorite ice cream with his favorite person. What seems like a normal day changes quickly into one that transforms the way Ahmad views his father, ice cream, and life all in one moment.
Heart Works: Mindful Things from the Heart
By Tonia Slaton
From Tonia Slaton, comes this debut collection of poetry that explores the movement from broken heart to healing, love, and moving on.
In Heart Works: Mindful Things from the Heart, Mrs. Slaton examines just how gentle, yet fragile our heart muscle is. Through beautifully crafted stanzas, Tonia reveals the comfort in pain and the freedom in moving on. As you flip each page, you will be reminded that healing is the best gift that you can give to yourself.
Uplevel Your Life
By Toni Moore Esq
There is something deep within the belly of your soul that you’re responsible for manifesting on this side of heaven. Whether you call it your brilliance, id, purpose, or gift, you’re responsible for using what you have to manifest pieces of Heaven on earth. Whether you grew up from a wealthy family or in poverty, God planned and purposed for you to manifest greater things. Now the question is, will you allow more to come through you than what was given to you?
From bruised and broken pieces to blessed and bankable, Women’s Empowerment Speaker, Toni Moore, shares her unapologetic guide to pushing through the shadows of hurt, shame, and poverty to manifest her version of ‘happily ever after.’ True to her brand of being real, raw, and relatable, Toni shares a story of how someone who comes from nothing can unapologetically manifest greater no matter what.
If you’re ready to break free of the status quo, make change possible, and manifest greater on this side of Heaven, then now is the time to Uplevel.