Dear Lakisha Johnson,
Dear God: Hear My Prayer has won 1ST PLACE in the category of Christian (Fiction) in the 2019 TopShelf Book Awards!
This is the email I just opened. My first full Christian Fiction novel has been awarded 1ST PLACE in the category of Christian (Fiction) in the 2019 TopShelf Book Awards! Y’all… to say I’m ecstatic, blown away and honored would be an understatement.
Who am I kidding, I am beside myself.
This book, Dear God, was released a year after I purchased the cover. See, I had every intention to release it in 2017 but God said NOPE! I didn’t understand it and I questioned God. “God, haven’t I been faithful? God, what else? God, why me?” All the questions I asked the many months I toiled, the many nights I cried and the days of wanting to just throw in the towel.
But I pressed!
Bible says in Philippians 3:12, “Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.”
God shut me down but it was the best thing for me, even when I couldn’t see it because in 2018, I released 7 books with Dear God being my very first full Christian book. I was nervous because it was different from any I’d written previously. This book didn’t have sex and minimal to no cursing. Yet, it has been one of my best sellers. This book deals with sexual abuse at the hands of a pastor who should have been praying instead he preyed. And while Jayme’s story is one of fiction, this same abuse is happening in houses all across the world but there’s hope. Hope to overcome, hope to press and hope to be restored.
I just want to encourage somebody. Press on, even when you don’t know what the end will be. Press on, even when it hurts and you don’t understand. Press on, especially when it takes you out of your comfort zone. It’ll pay off. I’m a witness. A bold, declaring and decreeing witness.
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Camille has spent the last 18 years fighting herself. A tragic event changed who she was and from that point forward it became Cam vs. Camille.
Cam is the woman who gets what she wants, doesn’t think she’s hurting anybody, put together, no nonsense and unapologetic. If she hurts you, you’ll apologize before her. She is who she is.
Camille is the attorney, the one who can rock 5 inch heels, the business suits, friends and family can count on, handling everything thrown her way but when the lights are off; she’s shattered and bleeding.
Camille’s journey in Shattered is one of brokenness, pain, low self esteem, anger, bitterness and everything else. The shattered remnants of her life are so entangled in her soul, that no matter how much she tries to release them, they are hard to let go.
Until she meets Dr. Melody Scott who ain’t taking excuses. She’ll get you together and then pray for you. She invites Camille to join her at a place she calls The Sobriety House, for the Hagar Experience. A weekend of detoxing and dealing with the things that caused you to run. Dr. Scott tells her, in order to begin the healing, she’ll have to GO BACK to the place that broke her.
Have you read Shattered?
It’s more than just writing, it’s ministry. ❤️
Part 1 – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YCRJMNG
Part 2 – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082311Z3D/
The humiliation and guilt of so many bad decisions; created more dark days and nights of tears and shattered conditions.
The shattered remnants of Camille’s life are so entangled in her soul, that no matter how much she tries to release them, they are hard to let go.
After experiencing tragedy, pain and loss; she decided it was time to get the help she desperately needs. She began to take prayer and therapy seriously and fight for her marriage, all to help her succeed.
And things started to get better.
She received the nomination for judge, her family and friends are good, she’s smiling … Until she comes face to face with the one who’s trying to sabotage her career and it’s the last person she expected. Devastated and hurt, she does what has always worked for her, to hide her pain and run.
In the finale of this Shattered series, Camille has to pick up the pieces of her life, again. This time it’s proving to be harder because she’ll have to give up things, fight against what hurts, admit she hard truths and say goodbye; all while realizing, she has more tears to cry.
This is an old post, I’m not sure why it didn’t post before but … it’s still valid. I’m in the newspaper!
You read this right. I’ve been featured in the Desoto Times – Tribune.
You can read it HERE
Has fear of the past ever kept you stagnant? Ever felt like you were been chased but didn’t see nobody?
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Magnolia is a 32 year old female who was recently asked to lead the congregants of a growing church in Memphis, TN. She thought she’d be happy but as soon as the words, “We want you to lead…” left the mouth of Senior Pastor, Lucas Carrington, fear set in.
It isn’t fear of the position because Magnolia has been under the leadership of Pastor Carrington for five years. It isn’t even fear of being the church’s first woman pastor. Her fear is the secret she’s carrying. Her secret … Magnolia is being chased.
Chased – pursued in order to catch.
Magnolia is being chased by the demons of her past and it is the one thing she can’t get away from. No matter how much she prays and fast or the many times she lays on the altar, she cannot outrun it.
But she’s tired.
Tired of running but afraid of being caught. Will Magnolia finally surrender to stop the chase or will her fear be too hard to face?
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