Jennifer "Je" Wilford
New author Jennifer ‘Je’ Wilford introduces a heart felt true story, that will capture your attention and touch your heart from the very beginning. In an attempt for self searching, Jennifer surveyed several higher educational programs to assist her in identifying her skills. Wanting to follow in her cousin, Dr. Michael K. Butler’s footsteps, she peeked an interest in medicine. She continued to purse that dream in high school by enrolling in the medical program at Belaire High School in 1988. After graduating in 1992, her interests turned to the field of Architecture Design while attending Southern University in Baton Rouge. Still trying to find her niche, she pursued other venues, such as Pharmacy and Law Enforcement, until she was re-introduced in 2006 to her first love, which is design. However, the gift of Grahic Design did not occur overnight. She began drawing at the tender age of 7 and designed her first T-Shirt at the age of 10.
With God’s direction, she used the talents that he had given to her and took a leap of faith and became the sole owner of Je’Designs, a freelance graphic design and promotional company. Je’ always had a mature level of thinking and writing, but it wasn’t until the sudden death of her mother and father, that she picked up the pen to write again. Not knowing any other way to cope with their death, she counts God as being her source of strength, enabling her to write through her pain. She has stated on several occasions, that God gave her the name, “Blessed Therapy”. ” My mother taught me at an early age that anytime you want something in your life to prosper, you must keep God first. I have always considered it to be a blessing to be able to help others with their problems by simply listening to them and telling them about the changes that I have been through in my life. It helped them, but it was my therapy”.
After living an alternative lifestyle for 18yrs, Jennifer decided to walk away and give her life back to Christ. She states, ” It has been a difficult road, but there is no situation that I can’t overcome, as long as God is with me. I want to see Jesus when I die; and I want to see my parents as well. I’ve learned in life that you will always fear what you don’t know. This time, I turned fear, into Faith and I let God lead the way”. Jennifer currently resides in Dallas, Texas and is a member of the Friendship West Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Fredrick D. Haynes III.
Blessed Therapy: A True Story
Blessed Therapy: A True StoryAuthor:
Jennifer "Je" Wilford
148 pages ISBN:
9781449023225 Buy on Amazon
Blessed: Therapy is the long awaited book of freelance Graphic Designer, Jennifer ‘Je’ Dixon Wilford. After loosing her father in January 25,2008, she lost her mother 10 months later on November 9, 2008. Je’ states that her parents’ death, gave her a chance a new chance at life, because she walked away from nearly 20 years of being in the alternative (lesbian) lifestyle. Looking for direction and peace of mind, she began writing, which became her form of therapy. “Anything that you have and you want it to be a success, you must keep God first”, says Je’. Journey with her, through her eyes, as she takes you on the most difficult path she has ever had to cross in life. You will laugh, you will cry and you will be blessed.
Author and Minister Paulette Harper has made her presence known with her first inspirational book That Was Then, This Is Now, This Broken Vessel Restored has become a National Best Seller.
A heart-wrenching account of one woman’s true story of determination, loss and triumph. In her book, she outlines how a heart attitude of surrender allows God to use a broken vessel for His ultimate plans of Glory.
A native of Pittsburg, Ca, Paulette travels as an Inspirational speaker teaching people how to overcome life’s unexpected experiences by delivering a strong message of hope.
Beyond her writing ability she has a passion to lead people to a clear and precise understanding of how life challenges can become one’s ultimate source of victory by sharing solid, biblical principles that will enable people to find a way out of every trial so they can reach their God given potential.
Paulette resides in Northern California and is a member of New Birth Church in Pittsburgh under the leadership of Pastor Carl Smith.
That Was Then, This Is Now,
This Broken Vessel Restored
That was Then, This is Now, This Broken Vessel RestoredAuthor:
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How could God have a purpose for me amidst this mess? Why do such bad things happen to good people? If you’ve recently asked yourself these questions, Paulette Harper’s That Was Then, This is Now
has the answers. Struggling to recover from a broken marriage and disappointed dreams, Paulette Harper gropes for meaning and understanding, and through her searching, God reveals Himself to her in ways she never before imagined possible. By sharing her struggles with transparency, she illustrates how a heart attitude of surrender allows God to use a broken vessel for His ultimate plans of glory. That Was Then, This is Now
ministers to hurting hearts in every season of life, reminding them that God restores shattered lives, intent on using them for His sovereign purposes.
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Woody Campbell was born and grew up on a tobacco farm in Mount Pleasant, Florida. His parents provided him and his siblings love and guidance instilling in them the importance of a good education and becoming the best they could be. He attended Northwestern University of Evanston, Illinois on a football scholarship and graduated with a BA Degree in Arts and Sciences. Woody is considered one of the first black football players to pioneer College Football for black athletes in the State of Florida.
Woody was drafted by the Houston Oilers where he was an All Pro Running Back. After leaving professional football he became the first Black sportscaster in the city of Houston. He is a member of the Retired National Football League Players Association and retired Vietnam Vet.
Woody has enjoyed a successful career as a middle manager in corporate America where he was often sought as a mentor and advisor to the many associates he has worked alongside. Today, Woody enjoys motivating and inspiring others through his speaking and writing.
Fade to Black
Title: Fade to Black 96 Pages ISBN 978-09645493-9 Publisher: Against the Wind Buy on Amazon
Who are we? Who decided that we were “African Americans?” How did the world conclude that to be our designation? As children growing up we were called, with apparent acceptance “Colored people.” By the time the Civil Rights Movement was ushered in by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we were elevated to the respectable status of “Negro.” In college, I saw us move to “Afro American” and then to the preferred “Black American,” which I thought represented the result of the efforts of slain martyrs like Medgar Evers and Dr. Martin Luther King, who perished so that we could be known as Black Americans. They died so that we could move forward and share in the fruits of our labor in America. For many years, I have been troubled by the apparent fact that we as Black Americans of African descent—whose ancestors had not immigrated willingly to America—have been unable to settle on a definitive identity. I am unable to understand why this has not been done before. I feel that there are thousands, if not millions of people who feel as I do but for some reason, perhaps the fear of expert opinion, have not demonstrated their opposition. For all of those people let me state without hesitation that I believe we are Black Americans of African descent. The African American designation is by definition and logic, a misrepresentation.
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No one challenges traditional roles and stereotypes more than Arlether Wilson. After spending more than ten years in foster care she moved back to Fifth Ward, a poverty stricken community in Houston, Texas where no one was expected to excel. While her life story is similar to many African American women, it is surprisingly distinctive. Arlether has always been an achiever and attributes her drive, determination and will to survive to her unyielding faith. As the oldest of three children she was expected to grow up fast and relinquish much of her childhood. Then just when she thought the generational cycle of teen pregnancy was broken she became pregnant and was forced to drop out of school during her senior year.
During her journey Arlether encountered many struggles, but none as arduous or impactful as homelessness. In the end it proved to be a great learning experience, even though several people tried to discourage her by telling her that she would never succeed because of her family history. Fortunately, Arlether was determined to defy their beliefs and follow her own dreams. Her life changed after Black American poet, essayist and lecturer, Nikki Giovanni visited Phillis Wheatley High School. That was the first time that Arlether was inspired to write.
After her divorce she applied and was accepted into the police academy, where she graduated number one in her class. Three years later she was promoted to sergeant and later excelled to the rank of captain. During her tenure as an officer Arlether also earned her Master Peace Officer Certification, which is the highest certification an officer can attain. Then in 1998 she was honored as “Officer of the Year” and later earned several congressional commendations.
Arlether is a veteran officer and has gained a wealth of experience, which includes being a certified Child Abuse and Family Violence Investigator. But she didn’t stop there. In 2001, Arlether graduated from cum laude from the University of Houston and later earned her Masters Degree in Behavioral Science.
Then in 2005, Arlether was offered a position with another agency where she created and manages a Victims’ Services Division. Today, Arlether is an advocate for abused women and children throughout her city. She believes that it is important to take an active and supportive role in one’s community, and not just sit back and “point fingers”. Therefore she is an avid volunteer for many charitable organizations. She is the Texas Ambassador of w.o.m.e.n.EO. Inc., which is a national women's organization that mentors women and girls.
Although Arlether has an unusual background for a writer, she is the debut author of an inspirational memoir, Rewriting the Script, which is available in bookstores and online.
Despite all of her accomplishments, Arlether is most proud of being a good mother to two wonderful young adults. She is presently working on her doctorate and her next book.
Rewriting the Script
Rewriting the ScriptAuthor:
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Arlether's debut novel, Rewriting The Script
is not just another story about a girl surviving life in the streets. It's much more than that. It is a soul stirring and motivational story of a girl abandoned and abused in the foster care system. After being placed back into a community plagued by crime, drugs, violence, and prostitution she decided to choose a different path. Life was difficult. However, she was determined not just to survive, but to change the course of her family's history. Rewriting The Script
is a heartwarming story of desperation, grief and triumph. This courageous girl's story confirms that it is possible for anyone to Rewrite Their Life's Script.
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