The Book Launch of Caged Without a Voice by Shaquilla Williams

Can anything Good come from Mount Vernon?
That is a question one might ask if you lived in the Westchester section of New York. With the dark clouds that almost always seemingly exist, with leadership at odds, and fighting almost just as much as the kids, one may overlook the amount of talent that lay in the middle of this town, from the days of Art Carney from the hit show “The Honeymooners”. There is has been an enormous amount of talent that has been born, from 1918 until.
With no end date in sight, this can be a good thing. The world can really use what Mount Vernon seems to continue to birth within its 4 square miles. October 30th at the Steamhouse restaurant located on 128 Gramatan Avenue in Mount Vernon, NY, I had the pleasure of meeting with a Sister friend and Author Shaquilla Williams, who was gathering with her many supporters for the release of her new book; Caged Without a Voice. A story of a Domestic Violence Survivor. A story very seldom told.

Shaquilla, like many young girls who anticipate the day her knight would come in and rescue her from her situation. Instead also like many end up with someone who can sniff out those, struggle with self-love and use it to their advantage. What little light, life, and dreams these young women have, they seek to snuff it out. Not the case with Ms. Williams. She met what she thought was “Mr. Right” when she was 20 years old. They both have 2 beautiful children together, Shaquilla was happy and yet still wanted more, she wanted to further her education, dream too big for him to fathom. Well, I wish I could tell you more, however you must purchase this powerful book for yourself. Only Shaquilla can tell you about her courageous journey. A Journey that will impact and change lives. I am grateful for Shaquilla becoming uncaged and finding her voice.

Shaquilla stands with two Business Women, Gems that flew into Mount Vernon, New York to help get the celebration on the way. Melissa Jakes, CEO of RESCUE Event Planning, Author, and Speaker all the way from Maryland; Desiree Lee, a 10 times bestseller Author, Public Speaker, Publishing Consultant and CEO of AIB (Authors In Business) from Georgia. The energy in the room was strong, fierce and humble. I wouldn’t know all of this if I didn’t Google them. They were not there to promote themselves and they could; no but that night was about their “Little Sister” breaking down big doors! They were standing right beside her on her New Journey. Walking in your Assignment is never easy. Your Journey may not make sense now; however, it is your New Journey you find that each step was filled with purpose. Your Testimony, of how you were delivered has the power of healing for you and those that may need to hear it.

I am honored, to have been chosen to be a part of Shaquilla Williams Journey, she is a Remarkable Woman, Mother, Friend, and Author. Caged Without a Voice can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Books A Million. Can anything good come out of Mount Vernon, New York? I say yes! Shaquilla Williams, Author. Ms. Williams is still in school changing lives, raising children, and working on her Masters! Go ahead, make the earth shake because another Anointed, Strong Woman just stood up from what could have held you down.

John 1:46 But Nathanael said to Philip, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Philip answered, “Come and see”.

From out of your Pain, Power is born…

Author and founder of NewJourneyBookClub

Healing 

The first step to healing is confronting the past, and making peace with it, forgiving not just yourself but those who played apart in what left you broken. 
The second step, seeing the beauty that has contributed to you being the person that you are. 
If we were never broken, we would never experience the love of our Father and Big Brother Jesus.  Those broken places where life was interrupted, were brief pauses to get us to recognize that no matter where our story takes us He is there carefully writing another well written love story which is you, story of Love Strength and Courage to persevere!
#FindingLoveandHealinginthePen

Steps to Healing and Love

The first step to healing is confronting the past, and making peace with it, forgiving not just yourself but those who played apart in what left you broken. 

The second step, seeing the beauty that has contributed to you being the person that you are. 

If we were never broken, we would never experience the love of our Father and Big Brother Jesus.  

Those broken places where life was interrupted, were brief pauses to get us to recognize that no matter where our story takes us He is there carefully writing another well written love story which is you, story of Love Strength and Courage to persevere!
#FindingLoveandHealinginthePen

Being Divinely Connected 

Genesis 18:9‭-‬15 NLT
“Where is Sarah, your wife?” the visitors asked. “She’s inside the tent,” Abraham replied. Then one of them said, “I will return to you about this time next year, and your wife, Sarah, will have a son!” Sarah was listening to this conversation from the tent. Abraham and Sarah were both very old by this time, and Sarah was long past the age of having children. So she laughed silently to herself and said, “How could a worn-out woman like me enjoy such pleasure, especially when my master—my husband—is also so old?” Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh? Why did she say, ‘Can an old woman like me have a baby?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord ? I will return about this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” Sarah was afraid, so she denied it, saying, “I didn’t laugh.” But the Lord said, “No, you did laugh.”

Sara like her husband was indeed able to hear the voice of the God, she was in a place she could hear but unable to receive. She never doubted God for what God can do for anyone else but when it came to her? Well that was different. When it was time for her to pack up and move with her husband she did and showed no resistant. She may have heard too this was to happen.

Now it was time for her to exercise her faith, when she was in the “tent”, a dwelling place, a time before a house of worship was built, for the Holy Spirit to dwell. She received a message what will be done in her life she laughed,  she laughed because she thought she messed up by going against God, by believing He needed her help in making His promise come to past. God doesn’ t need our help, The process is necessary.  

She moved ahead and created situation that taunted her. How many times we done that? Even then a Graceful and Merciful God still Has his hands on us, and Fulfill His Promise.  

Our Laugh can be a sign of disbelief, that God can indeed part red seas, tear down walls, on our behalf. When we stand as children of faith and know that He indeed dwell in us, our giants are defeated because NO WEAPON formed will prosper. What God says is mine I already have. 

Sometimes we have to go down deep away from the distractions, just so we can hear, to be Divinely Connected. Aren’t you glad about Jesus? He went to great lengths to dwell in our heart. In order to be connected without interference we must give up, the stuff that blocks our ability to hear what in fact our Father is saying: Lies, gossiping, back-biting, fornication, drunkenness, doubt, unforgiveness.  Then we can make a clear connection.