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Walk Like A King and Queen

Walk Like A King or  Queen

As we celebrate Black History Month remember –Inventors, entrepreneurs, financial wizards, and those who had a great impact on social changes and social justice. Their dreams can be achieved by those of you who make the bold decision to apply your knowledge, your energy and your talent to humanitarian goals. Think of how those we honor today gave to make a difference for others.
If it is encouraging, let him encourage;
if it is contributing to the needs of others,
let him give generously; if it is leadership,
let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. Romans 12:8 NIV
#BlackHistoryMonth #CelebrateGiftsofBlackpeople

As we celebrate great African American men and women this month I want to recognize today and thank those whose foundation we walk upon. Those who pressed forward and did not allow challenges and pain to stop them.

Victory of Spirit- Black Quotations- Persevere- Don’t Quit
“You never know which key unlocks the safe” .Bryant Gumbel, former Morning News Host #persevere
Success is achieved by those willing to persevere beyond the point where the majority stop and turn back. Today is your day.
God has given you talents, gifts and His Word. Take another step closer to your goal. Hold fast to the hope, the Word, to “doing” your dream if God put it there. (Hebrews 10:35-39)

I thank God for men and women who have grabbed the baton to make the world a better place and are stepping forward to make the dream work and  to pursue their individual dreams. Take for instance husband , father, mentor , leader , instructor and businessman  Jessie A. Cole , Jr.

Jesse A. Cole, Jr.  stepped up to the challenge of  training and working with young males to provide guidance and direction.  Cole’s book Walk Like A King: The Young Man’s Guide To Conquering The World was written specifically with the young man in mind  to answer questions about: Integrity, Self-Control, Goal Setting, Love, Personal Hygiene, Spirituality, Community Service and Education. The book addresses real life issues with practicality and offers clearly outlined solutions from a male perspective. The imbedded workbook gives the reader an immediate opportunity to implement what they’ve learned and they can track their development with ease.

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Respected as “a voice for today’s generation”, Jesse has proven that he is a thought leader and a source of substance. He has published several books on personal development and executive produced the Maximize Your Greatness dvd project. Jesse uses his influence to help teenagers live the type of life that is far above what they could ever imagine. His message helps youth to transform their attitude, boost their self-esteem, overcome peer pressure and enhance their leadership ability. For over a decade, Jesse has worked as a youth counselor, basketball coach, and certified deputy instructor. His motto is K.I.N.G: Keep Investing In The Next Generation.

Jessie was inspired to write the book because of the lack of male presence in the lives of the young men I work with. He found that young boys and men  are so hungry for direction and it seemed as if they were receiving little guidance, Therefore Jessie decided to step in and provide hope and fill the void.

 

When Jessie wrote the book “Walk Like A King” Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday was approaching, Black History month was a the next month .Jessie thought about the men who had deposited into his life. Believing that black young men and men of color need to feel like they belong to something bigger than themselves, the concept of “walk like a king” rose up in his spirit. A king represents not only royalty, but power. So in essence, Jessie tells  young men that they have the ability to walk in power.

Jessie shared that he has had the privilege of seeing his father and other great men walk out there manhood before him. He stated, “I’ve seen them at their highest points as well as their lowest. And the way they handles the pressure of manhood was kingly. Because of their examples, I am able to do the same and deposit back into the next generation of young kings”.

I encourage you to walk like the King or Queen God designed you to be a blessings as others.

 

Go to Jesse Cole’s website www.WalkLikeAKing.com

JesseSpeaks@gmail.com

“What you want to become depends on your willingness to become it.”

– Jesse A. Co

Linda D. Fegins, The Prayer Leader, ldfaygo@gmail.com

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Their Darkest Hour by D.C. Wiggins- Domestic Violence the Silent Killer

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About “Their Darkest Hour”

Their Darkest Hour is a short fiction novel that looks at the multiple social identities of a woman (as wife, caregiver, supporter, employee as just a few of the roles.) Their Darkest Hour also deals with the hidden shame of domestic violence. Inspired by true events, Their Darkest Hour tells a story of disappointment, pain, temptation, and betrayal. Will this couple learn the importance of truth and wisdom as they experience their darkest hour?

Their Darkest Hour by D. C. Wiggins, is 50% off during October only on http://www.smashwords.com/ with coupon code YV97D. This is in honor of domestic violence awareness month.

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About the Author

Dr. De’Andrea Wiggins is committed to helping you grow spiritually and excel professionally. She is the author of “Their Darkest Hour” and co-author of “Reboot Global Breakout: Small Group Study Guide”. Dr. Wiggins has been an educator since 1996 and has seven years of experience in diversity and inclusion. A dynamic speaker and expert facilitator, Dr. Wiggins has presented at corporations, universities, and churches across the United States and Canada.

Dr. Wiggins is the Interim Director for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is also the vice-president of the Virginia Park Community Investment Associates. Dr. Wiggins serves as the Pastor of Small Groups for Impact Church, under the direction of Pastor Keenann R. Knox. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University in African-American studies. Additionally, Dr. Wiggins holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Theology, and has earned a Doctorate of Religious Education from Destiny Christian University.

Interview Questions with Dr. De’Andrea Wiggins ( D. C. Wiggins author of Their Darkest Hour) by Linda Fegins

What would you like readers to take away from your book?

I want my readers to feel hopeful after reading Their Darkest Hour. I want them to know regardless of the circumstance they find themselves in, there is hope, forgiveness, and new beginnings.

What inspired you to write about the issues of domestic violence?

I was inspired to write this book because domestic violence is often difficult to talk openly about. This short novel provides the backdrop for deeper conversations to take place as individuals and groups explore the complexities of domestic violence and the roles of women at home and in society.

How can we help to address this issue of domestic violence?

It’s challenging because many people hide behind a mask as if all is well, when internally they are screaming to be free. How can you help? Prayer is our first line of defense. Pray that God’s will be done. Pray that all negative soul ties are broken. Pray that any areas of vulnerability are filled with the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Pray that by the Holy Spirit, you are shown how to be of greater assistance while protecting the person’s well being. Also mento young women and men about the proper roles.

Mentor a young lady so that she understands her worth and knows not to accept any type of abuse in relationships. Mentor a young man so that he understands what it means to be a “suitor”, a gentleman, and a covering for a woman. Confront societal norms which accept or condone verbal, physical, or sexual abuse. Things will only change if you change. The time to do it is now.

What is your current book project?

My current book project is entitled “Almost Doesn’t Count”. It is also a fiction novel, yet this one looks at the obstacles urban youth face growing up in the inner city and completing their education.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

I come up with ideas for my books based on real life experiences. Fiction allows readers to explore their own feelings through the lives of the characters.

What are three things you wish you’d known before you reached where you are now?The three things I wished I had known before I reached where I am now is that (1) everyone needs mentors (2) create and follow a disciplined savings plan for the future (3) you don’t “go through” for you, but your testimony can bless someone else.

What did you learn while writing this book?

While writing Their Darkest Hour, I learned to just write, then revise later. It’s most important to get the information down first, then make corrections and even deletions later.

If you could have dinner with three authors to talk with about their writing ,living or deceased , who would you invite and why?

If I could have dinner with three authors about their writing, I would want it to be Ted Dekker, Frank Peretti, and Jerry Jenkins. These are all fiction authors who are Christians, yet their work is so compelling and rich with descriptions that encapsulate you in the storyline. I love to read their work. Good writers are also good readers!

Dr. De’Andrea Wiggins can be contacted at:
http://about.me/DrDee

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Their Darkest Hour by D.C Wiggins- Silent Killer Domestic Violence

Their_Darkest_Hour_cover

About “Their Darkest Hour”

Their Darkest Hour is a short fiction novel that looks at the multiple social identities of a woman (as wife, caregiver, supporter, employee as just a few of the roles.) Their Darkest Hour also deals with the hidden shame of domestic violence. Inspired by true events, Their Darkest Hour tells a story of disappointment, pain, temptation, and betrayal. Will this couple learn the importance of truth and wisdom as they experience their darkest hour?

Their Darkest Hour by D. C. Wiggins, is 50% off during October only on http://www.smashwords.com/ with coupon code YV97D. This is in honor of domestic violence awareness month.

DCWiggins

About the Author

Dr. De’Andrea Wiggins is committed to helping you grow spiritually and excel professionally. She is the author of “Their Darkest Hour” and co-author of “Reboot Global Breakout: Small Group Study Guide”. Dr. Wiggins has been an educator since 1996 and has seven years of experience in diversity and inclusion. A dynamic speaker and expert facilitator, Dr. Wiggins has presented at corporations, universities, and churches across the United States and Canada.

Dr. Wiggins is the Interim Director for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is also the vice-president of the Virginia Park Community Investment Associates. Dr. Wiggins serves as the Pastor of Small Groups for Impact Church, under the direction of Pastor Keenann R. Knox. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University in African-American studies. Additionally, Dr. Wiggins holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Theology, and has earned a Doctorate of Religious Education from Destiny Christian University.

Interview Questions with Dr. De’Andrea Wiggins ( D. C. Wiggins author of Their Darkest Hour) by Linda Fegins

What would you like readers to take away from your book?

I want my readers to feel hopeful after reading Their Darkest Hour. I want them to know regardless of the circumstance they find themselves in, there is hope, forgiveness, and new beginnings.

What inspired you to write about the issues of domestic violence?

I was inspired to write this book because domestic violence is often difficult to talk openly about. This short novel provides the backdrop for deeper conversations to take place as individuals and groups explore the complexities of domestic violence and the roles of women at home and in society.

How can we help to address this issue of domestic violence?

It’s challenging because many people hide behind a mask as if all is well, when internally they are screaming to be free. How can you help? Prayer is our first line of defense. Pray that God’s will be done. Pray that all negative soul ties are broken. Pray that any areas of vulnerability are filled with the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Pray that by the Holy Spirit, you are shown how to be of greater assistance while protecting the person’s well being. Also mento young women and men about the proper roles.

Mentor a young lady so that she understands her worth and knows not to accept any type of abuse in relationships. Mentor a young man so that he understands what it means to be a “suitor”, a gentleman, and a covering for a woman. Confront societal norms which accept or condone verbal, physical, or sexual abuse. Things will only change if you change. The time to do it is now.

What is your current book project?

My current book project is entitled “Almost Doesn’t Count”. It is also a fiction novel, yet this one looks at the obstacles urban youth face growing up in the inner city and completing their education.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

I come up with ideas for my books based on real life experiences. Fiction allows readers to explore their own feelings through the lives of the characters.

What are three things you wish you’d known before you reached where you are now?The three things I wished I had known before I reached where I am now is that (1) everyone needs mentors (2) create and follow a disciplined savings plan for the future (3) you don’t “go through” for you, but your testimony can bless someone else.

What did you learn while writing this book?

While writing Their Darkest Hour, I learned to just write, then revise later. It’s most important to get the information down first, then make corrections and even deletions later.

If you could have dinner with three authors to talk with about their writing ,living or deceased , who would you invite and why?

If I could have dinner with three authors about their writing, I would want it to be Ted Dekker, Frank Peretti, and Jerry Jenkins. These are all fiction authors who are Christians, yet their work is so compelling and rich with descriptions that encapsulate you in the storyline. I love to read their work. Good writers are also good readers!

Dr. De’Andrea Wiggins can be contacted at:
http://about.me/DrDee

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Jesse A. Cole, Jr.- A Man of Valor Teaches Young Males to Walk Like a King

 Jesse Cole Author of  Walking Like A King  Interviews with  Linda Fegins

This month we celebrate Father’s Day. We honour fathers, who may not be perfect, but who love their children, train their children, protect their children and have good relationships with their children. We thank God for earthly fathers who are loving, kind, protective, wise,  and who walk  humbly, yet with power and grace. We also thank God for men who serve as mentors, leaders and father figures to young men who may not have a relationship with their father.

Jesse A. Cole, Jr. while not a father yet, has stepped up to the challenge of  training and working with young males to provide guidance and direction.  Cole’s book Walk Like A King: The Young Man’s Guide To Conquering The World was written specifically with the young man in mind  to answer questions about: Integrity, Self-Control, Goal Setting, Love, Personal Hygiene, Spirituality, Community Service and Education. The book addresses real life issues with practicality and offers clearly outlined solutions from a male perspective. The imbedded workbook gives the reader an immediate opportunity to implement what they’ve learned and they can track their development with ease.

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About the Author

 Respected as “a voice for today’s generation”, Jesse has proven that he is a thought leader and a source of substance. He has published several books on personal development and executive produced the Maximize Your Greatness dvd project. Jesse uses his influence to help teenagers live the type of life that is far above what they could ever imagine. His message helps youth to transform their attitude, boost their self-esteem, overcome peer pressure and enhance their leadership ability. For over a decade, Jesse has worked as a youth counselor, basketball coach, and certified deputy instructor. His motto is K.I.N.G: Keep Investing In The Next Generation.

1. Jesse what inspired  you to write this book?

I was inspired to write the book by the lack of male presence in the lives of the young men I work with. They are so hungry for direction and it seemed as if they were receiving little guidance, so I figured that I would step in and fill that void.

 

2. Tell me the significance in the title of the book.

There are multiple layers to why I chose this title.  At the time that I was writing this book, Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday was approaching, Black History month was a few months away and I was also thinking about the men who had deposited into my life. Also, our young men need to feel like they belong to something bigger than themselves, and a king represents not only royalty, but power. So in essence, I’m telling the young men that they have the ability to walk in power. I was meditating on all of these things and the title just presented itself. After that, I created the outline and finished writing the book within 30 days of having the title.

 

3. What in your experience has lead you to want to help young men walk like kings?

I have had the privilege of seeing my father and other great men walk out there manhood before me. I’ve seen them at their highest points as well as their lowest. And the way they handles the pressure of manhood was kingly. Because of their examples, I am able to do the same and deposit back into the next generation of young kings.

 

4. Identify your favorite writer/writers and why.

My all time favorite writer is King David and Solomon. There is so much wisdom in Psalms and Proverbs.  All of the writers that I read today (John Maxwell, T.D. Jakes, David Cottrell, Russell Simmons, Daymond John, Dave Ramsey) all have traces of King David and Solomon in their writing. 

 

5. What advice would you give new writers?

The advice I would give new writers is to stay true to your core values, be creative with no apologies and never be afraid to learn something new, take risk. 

 

6. What are two great marketing tips/strategies you have learned to apply?

I have learned to never be afraid to not do what everyone else is doing. Think outside the book, Yes, I said “book”. When it comes to marketing, there is no blueprint, just ideas that have worked for other people. Find the “purple cow” in this gumbo pot we call marketing/promotion. The purple cow is the idea that no one else ever thought of, but it works great for you.

 

Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=esdV4nRLiWs#t=27s

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jHHkSUio-_Q#t=0s

Jesse Cole

Teen Life Strategist

www.WalkLikeAKing.com

JesseSpeaks@gmail.com

“What you want to become depends on your willingness to become it.” 

 – Jesse A. Cole, Jr.

 

 

 

 

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