Book Club

Press Forward & Shift to a Higher Level with Featured Author Jo Anne Meekins

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Promo J. Meekins 2.2015Author Jo Anne Meekins and her “Living a Vocal, Valued and Victorious Life” three book series on healing and ‘upgrading’ brought so much excitement and interest to the January Cider Enterprises Book Club Conference Call that we only got to ‘skim’ the surface. We were so engaged that we actually only discussed Volume 1, “How To Uncover, Heal & Release Painful Life Experiences.”  Thank you Jo Anne! I had to put Jo Anne on the spot, even before the call ended, and request her return for February because there was too much to discuss in just one call.

In this second interview, Jo Anne will share more about her mission to Empower Women to speak their truth out loud, value themselves, and BE victorious over unfavorable circumstances and situations.”  This series is a must have for reference and referral.

  • Vol. 1: How To Uncover, Heal & Release Painful Life Experiences
  • Vol. 2: How to Press Forward & Shift to a Higher Level
  • Vol. 3: How To Know God Better & Love Yourself More

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Cider Enterprises Book Club 2015 begins with Author Jo Anne Meekins

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Profile photoCider Enterprises Book Club Conference Call continues its “Third Season” of live interviews with more of the “most talented” authors and the theme, “2015: FAITH FILLED PROMISES MANIFESTED.” On Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 7PM (CST), Min. Jo Anne Meekins is the featured “over-comer” author this month.

In this interview, Jo Anne will share about her mission to Empower Women to speak their truth out loud, value themselves, and BE victorious over unfavorable circumstances and situations,” as illustrated in her prescriptive book series, “Living a Vocal, Valued and Victorious Life.”  This series is a must have for reference and referrals to ‘medicine free’ ways to help us live a better life. They provide some very impactful directives for starting off 2015.

  • Vol. 1: How To Uncover, Heal & Release Painful Life Experiences
  • Vol. 2: How to Press Forward & Shift to a Higher Level
  • Vol. 3: How To Know God Better & Love Yourself More

Jo Anne Meekins book seriesThe books are available at a 15% discount for limited time with code – LT9ZZGZQ in this eStore only.
Also, both the paperbacks and eBooks are available here on amazon.

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Closing Out the Year End Goals with Expert Author Naleighna Kai

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Naleighna KaiI make it a practice to hang out with what I call the “Big Dogs,” people who are experts in what they do. One such expert is Ms. Naleighna Kai, Cider Enterprises’ featured author this month.  Ms. Kai will impart her expert knowledge of the publishing industry through our discussion of her book, “Baring It All: The Ins and Outs of Publishing.”  Ms. Kai also demonstrates expertise in writing, organizing, and promoting. She is the CEO of Macro Marketing & Promotions Group, the founder of Macro Literary All-Stars (M-LAS), and the brainchild behind the annual Cavalcade of Authors events! Baring It All

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Dr. Barbara King: The King is coming to transform your life!

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Dr. King Library of Congress jpegJoin Rev. Dr. Barbara L. King and me on the Cider Enterprises Book Club Conference Call, as we discuss her book– “Transform Your Life.”  Due to the King’s schedule, we will host our LIVE phone conversation on MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 at 7 PM (CST).  The call will be REPLAYED on the Book Club’s regularly scheduled day and time on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 at 7 PM (CST).  Our call-in number is 567-314-9503, access code 20112#.

“Transformtransform your life Your Life” is our ‘harvest’ of insightful information for living a principled, high quality life.  Dr. Barbara provides everyday examples of attitudes, actions, and beliefs for our conscious attention and offers multiple exercises to help us better understand who we are.  Feelings are explored in depth and one significant result of its exploration is that we can easily see how the simple acknowledgement of feelings can assist our progress toward different thoughts about those feelings and ourselves.

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An Expression of Gratitude for Author Ernest Abdullah’s Insightful Contributions

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ERNEST 4_1Is there ever too much gratitude? For me, there can never, never, ever be “too much” gratitude.  The feeling of successful accomplishment, as endorphins flowed through my brain and gave me an overall state of peace and tranquility, is truly a presence to be sought.  My October interview with author Ernest Basim Abdullah on the Cider Enterprises Book Club Conference Call was one of those perfect peaceful accomplished moments in time.  “The Game of Life and How To Play It” was so orderly and eloquently discussed by Ernest that I am still receiving compliments and comments about the insights he contributed to the call.  THANK YOU Ernest Abdullah!

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How to Play The Game of Life – written by Ernest Basim Abdullah

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Fall is officially here and my featured author for October 16, 2014 is Mr. Ernest Basim Abdullah. His book “The Game of Life and How to Play It” will have me cozying up to some powerful lessons during this time. Ernest wrote his book more than 20 years ago, sent a copy to his sister in another city and forgot about it.  As a repatriate of hurricane Katrina, Ernest left New Orleans with only his self.  In working through the process of re-inventing his life, Ernest assessed the intangibles within himself to create his new life.  He remembered he had already written the guide he needed.  His sister had her copy so he revived it and published it earlier this year.  To purchase book, click on book title above or photo of book below.

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Cider Enterprises Monthly Book Club’s 3rd Season of Questions Answered

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“OVER-COMERS” discuss and share their stories with conference call participants – SEPTEMBER THROUGH DECEMBER 2014

LISTEN  AND TALK TO AUTHORS FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN ENVIRONMENT AND INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO JOIN IN

The third season of the Cider Enterprises Book Club Conference Call (CEBCC) is set to begin on September 25, 2014 at 7PM with the remarkable and talented Charles Holt. I’m so excited. I am unabashedly a mid-westerner and like school, I start in September, after Labor Day. It is no accident that the CEBCC begins in September and continues through April. For me, it’s my cycle of learning and my brain seems better able to focus on concrete goals during this time. This is when new and exciting endeavors can orderly begin for me.

This time span carries three fourths of the year within it and encompasses many traditional, family and religious aspects of my life. I feel extremely purposeful coming from a summertime filled with nature-filled experiences on beaches, parks, gardens, and trails, balconies and porches. These types of places allow the free flow of connections with my dreams and hopes and I am more able to clearly visualize and explore them. These relaxing and bountiful spaces of abundance are just the perfect backdrop for me to see beyond my natural eyes that what I desire.

This new season’s authors continue the mission of the Cider Enterprises Book Club to feature “Over-Comers”. These are stories of situations and circumstances that have been overcome by the authors and they have been able to share their very individual and personal stories of how they did it. They offer lessons on family growth in love, understanding and forgiveness for each of us.

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FREE YOUR MIND AND THE BEST WILL FOLLOW – PT 2 CONFERENCE CALL – BOOK CLUB

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LaShun Pace’s powerful song “He Keeps On Doing Great Things For Me“, describes my life as His beloved child.  In the last Cider Enterprises blog I talked about the merits of our featured author and book for Cider Enterprises Book-Club Conference Call – to be held today, Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 7PM until 8:30 PM CST.  Our free Teleconferencing Line is 218-548-7274, Access Code 2012211#.   Our “Overcomer” this time is – Myrtle D. Russell.  She will personally join us and accentuate her powerful messages in  the  book.  We look forward to hearing her own words about her life and her works.

Myrtle D. Russell, author of FREE YOUR MIND AND THE BEST WILL FOLLOW “A Step-by-Step Guide to Living Your Dreams” has provided an instructive and practical tool for transforming your life.  I like to keep things in an orderly way Cider Myrtle

in my life and as I was evaluating goals for 2013, Myrtle’s book was gifted to me (Thanks!)  It perfectly complimented the studies I had been pursuing on how to use the tools I have been learning to live a better life.  My daily prayer group, The Love Journey, Inc., facilitated by Janine A. Ingram, has been helping me to better understand my own worthiness and deserve-ability, to define it and meditate on affirmations that express in spoken words.  My pastor, Bishop Carlton Pearson,   has also been giving a similar message on a global level – we are worthy and deserve all the goodness; and along comes Myrtle with an easy guide for those who may not even have a spiritual grounding.  The world is thirsting for tools and communities of people who offer life changing ways to peaceful and fulfilled living.

Myrtle begins the book describing what she means by the term “traveling wounded’.  She says “Many of us are living with unresolved childhood issues that prevent us from fully expressing who we really are and keep us from living the lives we deserve to live”.  She asks the important questions, “What’s holding you back?  What keeps you from living your dreams?  Have you stopped dreaming?  Her answer is conclusive – “Whatever your issues are, you can bet that your thinking played a major role in the outcome”.  She helps us to change old patterns of thought by starting with the commitment to make a change.  There must be committed time to solving our problems that has no allowance for ‘turning back’.  It also contains a “willingness to trust the process and not sabotage our progress”.  Just an hour a day can lead to consistency and focus.  Writing your goals down is ‘key’ in actualizing the mental commitment.  All my spiritual guides value the importance of getting it in writing.   It cements’ the agreement.  In FREE YOUR MIND AND THE BEST WILL FOLLOW Myrtle provides a sample contract to allow for your own areas of change.  Journaling becomes the record of your commitment and it gives all the needed room for expressing emotions and thoughts.

Myrtle D. Russell’s “…Step-by-Step Guide to Living Your Dreams” offers that “Pain is inevitable…but suffering is self-inflicted and can be avoided when you free your mind and align with the divine spirit…”  Forgiveness is a monumental tool to freedom.  Self-love is described as “an inside job which means first you have to be happy, and then you share your happiness with others”.  Nothing outside will fill the ‘empty space’ within.  “Show yourself Some Love” is more than a chapter title in the book and using the ‘butterfly’ activities inside will help you to do it.  Many more invaluable tools are in FREE YOUR MIND AND THE BEST WILL FOLLOW “A Step-by-Step Guide to Living Your Dreams”. 

Make enough time to purchase or download your copy today,  Thursday, January 31, 2013.  Join us from 7PM until 8:30 PM CST.  Our free Teleconferencing Line is 218-548-7274, Access Code 2012211#.  Have your personal questions and comments ready for Myrtle on our greatly anticipated Cider Enterprises Book-Club Conference CallVisit MyrtleRussell@Facebook.com page to find out more of her accomplishments.   Contact me at 312-437-1411 or email ciderenterprises@yahoo.com and simply say “Yes, I’ll be Listening”.

Peace and Love

Claudette Redic

“FREE YOUR MIND AND THE BEST WILL FOLLOW” A Step-by-Step Guide to Living Your Dreams

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Kurt Carr – That’s Why I Praise Him features the 2013 beliefs I’m focusing on. There is so much to give praise for.  I’m chronicling my own Gratitude Journal daily. I have a number of passions and finding the time for them becomes a creative process. Much of my time for reading occurs while on buses, trains or waiting at appointments and events. But my unending love of reading allows me to pursue it in fun ways today. I look for, find and promote authors who have overcome something in life. I love their stories as inspiration for ordinary people like me. They provide hope, encouragement and that “sure thing”- the necessary work, to make their changes.

My “voice of thunder” on the Cider Enterprises Book-Club Conference Call would like you to embrace my featured “Overcomer”, Myrtle D. Russell. Call in on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM CST. Our free Teleconferencing Line is 218-548-7274 , Access Code 2012211#.

Myrtle D. Russell, author of FREE YOUR MIND AND THE BEST WILL FOLLOW “A Step-by-Step Guide to Living Your Dreams”, is a long term sister-friend. We also have a wonderful niece in common. Even with a view of a person’s life, you really have to leave room in your perception of them for the unseen. Myrtle’s dynamic book revealed so much that I had no clue about that was going on in her life. Rightfully so, this is the time that Myrtle chooses to reveal to us, her journeys.  She has a pin-pointed, principled way of helping others to heal their pasts and live their dreams, now.  Cider Myrtle

Myrtle has spent more than thirty-two years of service as a nurse, an educator, an administrator, and a lifestyle coach. She says”… when it comes to promoting health and well-being, I have seen, heard, read, and experienced enough to know that if you keep doing it the same old way, you end up with the same results – a broken system, broken parts, and broken people”. In this wonderful and insightful book to help those of us looking for a guide, a tool, a process, or a coach to help us realize our dreams, FREE YOUR MIND AND THE BEST WILL FOLLOW” does it. It is a simple, easily understood map for doing just that – changing your life and living your dreams. This powerful “Step-by-Step” guide, if followed, will give you a proven path to actualizing your dream. I appreciate Myrtle‘s” wholistic” approach to a balanced and better life.

Her first ‘unwritten’ principle reminds us that every individual of strength and might, “walking in their own authority”, has a spiritual grounding. This grounding may or may not be practiced in a religious setting, but its’ observance or acknowledgement certainly conveys a set of seriously held beliefs – that there is Power out there. Myrtle describes her love of butterflies and a major point of interest about them is that, “…Maybe the caterpillar knows that desire, coupled with hard work, leads to fulfillment, so it gently and patiently emerges as a butterfly…marking the end of restrictions..” Myrtle uses the butterfly symbol throughout “FREE YOUR MIND AND THE BEST WILL FOLLOW” to have us “…pause, do the work, and patiently and gently be ready to be transformed”.

No better guide is available to us right now other than “A Step-by-Step Guide to Living Your Dreams”. Get your copies on Amazon.com and other on-line book sites. You can download the e-book and be prepared to join Myrtle on the Cider Enterprises Book-Club Conference Call on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM CST. Our free Teleconferencing Line is 218-548-7274 , Access Code 2012211#.

Let me know you’ll be with us by contacting ciderenterprises@yahoo.com and simply say, “Yes, I’ll be Listening”.

Peace and Love

Claudette Redic

Qualities of Heroes

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The 3rd  Book Club Conference Call is set for Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7 PM.  We are discussing Bishop Carlton Pearson’s book  God is not a Christian, nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu… The Call In Number is  1-218-548-9465 and the Pass code is 201211#.   See the Book Club Questions 3-15-12 here.Bishop Carlton Pearson

I must say that I have had an insightful and fascinating journey  thus far, exploring  and discussing with people who love.  Bishop’s premise is that “This book is not necessarily about believing in God, just a discussion of what you believe about God and why you believe it.” The Book Club Conference Call has allowed us to delve into our various, yet important, responses.

In my last post I shared with you what I believe and in so doing, I let you know that my spiritual  identity is that of a OverComer!  I believe in the great stories of others who have traversed tremendous odds and achieved significance for themselves, but more importantly, for the good of many.  Recognizing that I am a signal and as my energy is expressed through me and as me,  I send out the good news that – what we seek is seeking us, and dreams can be achieved.

Why do I  believe this, you ask, and  my answers are because I have  an inner-knowing ‘proof’ and in story after story there is ‘proof’ that a most High God favors  even the least of us.  I have historical ‘proof’ in Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Gandhi, Fannie Lou Hamer, and living ‘proof’ in my own mother, Doris Redic.  I am living right now in engaged connection with individuals who are each, to me, a living hero – expressing the universal Christ Principle of giving and doing so in Love.  Let me share my lights of hope with you.

Donna V. Werner, The Werner Business Group, www.wernerbusinessgroup.com is inspiring, always energetic and a storehouse of resources to help people. She teaches health and financial wealth and has a check-list for both to help you make informed assessments.  She has volunteer time for Seniors, girls on the street, and so much more.  Donna’s fervent prayers are heard.

Janine Ingram, a praying woman, AUTHOR, INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER, VISIONARY AND LIFE COACH AUTHOR OF “BORN TO BE RICH” INSPIRATIONAL BOOK OF THE YEAR, www.borntoberich.org and www.janineaingram.com.    Janine inspires people to take their actions and talents to God each day in a 6 AM Prayer Conference Call  – The Source, with individuals from across the globe.  The number for this powerful time of prayer is  1-712-432-0900 and the Pass Code is 772719#.  Janine is also a community activist and business woman who offers tangible solutions for the improvement of our family and financial quality of life.

Syron Smith, Founder,  National Block Club University – (NBCU), www.nationalblockclubuniversity.com, provides a systemic way to create todays’ village, block-by-block.  NBCU’s  blue-print uplifts communities with plans for each person to have safe places to meet with learning centers for all.  The “Daily Living Habits” promotes our togetherness and helps to build real global connections for our communities.  The NBCU  Conference Call connects a selected zip code, a career focus club, a suburb and an African country.  They share concerns in one call at 7 PM –  Monday through Friday.  The call in number is 1-570-633-0091 and the pass code is 864123#.

JOY Sigur Ramza,  contact her at neighborshipofjoy@yahoo.com, is as the name states, JOY!  An artist, musician, creator of “Speak Life – Be Supreme” a divinely created, decorative ‘little sack’ of meditations to provide the words needed to speak life to yourself and others.    Always organizing and proactive in her community, Joy has data-base development skills  and visual enhancement talents that are par non.  Joy uses those gifts to help community organzations.

Phillip Jackson– Founder, The Black Star Project, www.blackstarproject.org  lives, breathes and takes action in his belief that “Those who control the education of the children, controls the future of that race.”  He directs his primary focus to African-American men and boys,  but Phillip certainly adds great contributions to women, girls and the larger community.  He promotes education as the key to change for us and takes leadership in providing services and information to both large and small entities within the city and nationally.  He expands awareness of today’s social injustices and offers examples of what can be done about them.

Naomi Davis, Esq. Founder of BIG, Blacks in Green, naomidavis@20thward.org ,  is running for 20th Ward Committeeman in Chicago.  Naomi is also an environmental activist and promotes economic development for communities of color.  Her political campaign  is convincing, and after working briefly with her, I believe that even in this unpaid position she will continue to be responsible and dependable.   She will take care of voter registration turnout, forums and other diverse political participation for the good of all.  Naomi restores belief in elected officials with integrity.

Dororthy “Mama Sunshine” Lyles can be contacted at cosmicdiva1us.  Mama Sunshine, a vocal and storytelling artist in her own right, has a special ability to summon the music and the musicians together in the universe who give us gifts that take us to a higher consciousness.  Her arrangements of talents are designed to invoke our ancestral and eternal energy – one with another.  Indeed, she knows that music carries our heavy emotional loads and her presentations give us release and renewal.

These people, and the issues they have addressed over time, are examples of good.  They are my personal reasons for why  I believe we can each be a OverComer.  Visit their links and read more of their personal stories and learn about the true qualities of heroes.  They are living expressions of the sharing, caring nature of the Christ Principle.   Each of them seem to know that the Potter continues to put OverComers back together after each set-back and against the greatest odds.

Peace and Love,

Claudette Redic

Psst!!! —- I do not  know any of my heroes religions, just their spirits.