Living on Purpose
Season Four Reflections, Gratitude, Praise and Next Season Projections
Cider Enterprises Book Club concluded Season Four on their April 20th conference call with featured author Dr. Lewis Baskins and Betty Muhammad, discussing his book “Uncover the Missing Peace.” And just like Tasha Cobbs expresses in her song, I’m gonna “Put A Praise On It” in appreciation for all of the authors, readers, listeners and technological support I received during this season. I offer up praise in gratitude for the many creative thoughts and ideas I harnessed to showcase the great works of Season Four’s authors. Each author had life-altering experiences that revealed their overcoming spirits. To Asadah Kirkland, Kathleen Robinson, Carla L. Hawkins, Wanda Jenkins Clemons, Kajara Nia Yaa Nebthet, King Teasdell, Zakiyah Ameedah, Dr. Janice Fortman and Dr. Lewis C. Baskins – my sincere thanks to each of you. Your presence in this season met the goal.
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A Month for Manifesting Miracles and Love
In light of the annual Valentine’s Day hoopla and romance energy that permeates the atmosphere, February – that sacred time of the Aquarius – is an opportune month for manifesting miracles and love. It is also the month we celebrate Black History and my birthday on the 11th (Yeah Claudette!). And because I am ever the romantic optimist and cheerleader for the underdog, it is imperative that I make room for joyful periods during the cold winter months. So, I am happy to announce that Cider Enterprises Book Club is featuring author Zakiyyah Ameedah (Zee) and her book, “Jamaica: A Memoir of Miracles, Manifestations, Love,” on the February 16th conference call at 7 pm.
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“Mama Never Told Me” by Carla L. Hawkins
Carla L. Hawkins, author of “Mama Never Told Me,” is the featured guest for Cider Enterprises Book Club Conference Call on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7 pm CST. Carla’s new release gives praise and an account of her ‘now’ just in time for this Thanksgiving season. From the perspective that there were “things Mama should have told me, but never did,” Carla’s story pours out the trials and triumphs that operated her life over as a child though adulthood.
I personally know Carla as a Mother, Wife, acclaimed Actress, Educator, Producer of the Destination Manifestation Sunday evening prayer call, and a very valued member within my spiritual community. Now as a first time author, Carla has once again shown me why she rightfully and respectfully is an over-comer. I see this tall, beautiful, statuesque, humble and poised person as living proof that in spite of what Mama didn’t tell her, she discovered enough on her own to successfully maneuver her way to the truth of her being. Read the rest of this entry »
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Fourth Season of Cider Enterprises Book Club Returns September 15
Welcome back to the Cider Enterprises Book Club Blog. The fourth season of our Conference Call begins on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7PM Central Standard Time with a NEW CALL-IN NUMBER at 218-548-7622, Access Code is 20112#.
Our focus on ‘Over-Comers’ will feature several Chicago based authors and promoters who tell their stories of overcoming Chicago’s Literary Desert. And in recognition of the 100th year of the Great Migration, we will also feature personal stories from authors who’ve experienced a time period when ‘failure was not an option.’
Our first guest of the season is Asadah Kirkland, the Soulful Chicago Book Fair founder and promoter. Asadah and her book, “Beating Black Kids,” was also featured last season on the Cider Enterprises Book Club. Since then, she has elevated her status and increased her accomplishments to produce the first Black Literary Art Fair. To her credit, Asadah not only sold the City and corporate sponsors on the idea, but she additionally gathered an overflow of quality authors from a multitude of genre’s to the extent that Soulful Book Fair is already set for 2017! Read the rest of this entry »
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Journey to Greatness and Dynamic Revelations with Coach Linda
Coach Linda Washington is our featured author on the Cider Enterprises Book Club Conference Call on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Coach Linda’s book, “Journey to Greatness: A Spiritual Guide on How to Step Into Your Greatness, Own Your Personal Power & Create the Life You Want,” will close out the third season of authors, who share their personal stories on over-coming obstacles in life. These author stories are testaments to my love of books, the ease and convenience of telephone technology to connect authors with readers, and my purpose to continue engaging people in meaningful conversations.
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A Three-Part Celebration: The Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Johnnie Colemon
February is a month of great celebration for me primarily because of my born day on Feb. 11th. Yes, it’s My Birthday month! In addition, I will also be engaging in “A Three-Part Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Johnnie Colemon,” my beloved Spiritual Mother and one of the greatest ‘over-comers’ I’ve ever had the opportunity to personally learn and grow from. The Cider Enterprises Book Club Conference Call will be concluding this three-part celebration with a discussion about Rev. Dr. Johnnie Colemon’s thought-transformation series “It Works If You Work It.” Rev. Coleman’s five-part study contains simple, yet powerful affirmations; and more importantly, she shares her beliefs about these affirmations. In retrospection, I find it even more amazing to note the alignment of her study with Universal Truths. Join us in part three of the celebration on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 at 7 pm CST, by calling 218-339-9469, access code 20112#.
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2016 – The Year of Completion
I declare 2016 as “The Year of Completion!” In keeping with tradition for a New Year, I also have a few predictions, expectations and desires for 2016. I predict that: Entrepreneurship will be more greatly influenced by the politics of the youth and women; and many economic engines will be ignited by their direct action to create more accessibility and accountability in the existing systems. I expect that I will attract more clients seeking excellence of service through the Cider Enterprises Business Coaching and Consulting network of partners. I desire that the physical evidence of “Sistah’s Home – The Place of Love in Action!” is manifested here this year.
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Holiday Blessings to You!
Holiday blessings to you! I am ecstatic about the upcoming holidays. It becomes a period of disassembling from the regular schedule and honing into live time with family and friends. This is another blessing in time for me – I get to give and I do receive.
Likewise, The Cider Enterprises Book Club Conference Call is delightfully blessed and honored to host featured author Rev. Sheila McKeithen – “Twelve Steps to Your Healing” this Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. From 7:00 to 8:00 PM (CST), Rev. Sheila will share ’the good news about her overcoming’ and her own unique “twelve steps.” Her fresh and simple approach to healing will prosper and encourage those open to the reality of divine health as a birthright. Her ‘program’ offers the perfect message of our oneness with The Healer.
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Graduation Reflections About My Business Development Process
Reflections about my business development process abound during this season of graduations. I am proud to be a graduate of the Sunshine Enterprises Community Business Academy. It confirmed my 2014 affirmation that “I AM more than enough!” and my conviction that “I deserve the best.” Completion dispelled the fears I had erected: I am too old to learn; I might have a hard time adjusting to a rigorous twelve weeks of study; would I be able to apply the information obtained to help myself and others too? And I can proudly declare, “Yes I can!” I practice and apply the things I learned about business for myself first and then with others. You see, I have to walk the talk and now feel fulfilled in getting my own house in order.
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Featured Guest Identifies Herself as a Christian Witch During Our Book Club Call
The Cider Enterprises Book Club Conference Call featuring Rev. Valerie Love was too hot to handle after she un-apologetically and unabashedly identified herself as a Christian Witch. Her statement left me speechless for a moment and had me pacing the floor of my home in quick time! Questions raced through my brain … What was I thinking featuring a Witch? What would my callers say?
In doing my research on Rev. Valerie, I had chose to ignore this ‘Magikal’ information she provided on her social media sites. I assumed that since she had so many other things she did “on the regular,” any call inquiries would be satisfied with the ‘traditional’ aspects of her work. After all, as a seasoned woman of many uplifting practices, products, thoughts and events, I knew Rev. Valerie had enough ‘good stuff’ to demonstrate being an “overcomer.” And based on the reports I had received from the many people I follow, I also knew she was able to tell her stories with love and enlightenment.
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