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MIAMI (PRWEB) January 29, 2015

Author Peta Gayle Oates drew inspiration from her desire to find and fulfill her God-given purpose. This leads her to write devotionals and send them to people on her mailing list. In Every Woman Devotional (published by AuthorHouse), she aspires to help women become women of purpose.

In this book, women will be taken on a journey of three phases that will boost their confidence, their spirituality, and their relationship with God, with themselves and with others, empowering them to excel in all areas. Each phase will have 25 Devotional that consists of a scripture from the Holy Bible, a song and a short prayer. Each page will have a “power pebble.” Designed to empower, motivate, and transform, this book guides readers to fulfill their God given purpose and potential. It will also inspire them to seek God and get to know him at a deeper, spiritual level.

Each day we hear of persons being unfulfilled, Oates says. The book is designed to promote happiness and success through personal empowerment. What better empowerment than that of oneself. It is a guide to oneness with God and opens the way to peace.

With its instructive and easy-to-read devotionals, this book provides readers with positive and uplifting messages, real-life examples and experiences and inspiring quotes and anecdotes that will assist them in setting their mind at ease.

Every Woman Devotional

By Peta Gayle Oates

Hardcover | 6x9in | 198 pages | ISBN 9781496952417

Softcover | 6x9in | 198 pages | ISBN 9781496952578

E-Book | 198 pages | ISBN 9781496952424

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Peta Gayle Oates is a motivational speaker, blogger and radio host. Oates passion to see women empowered and fulfill their God-given purpose led her to write a daily inspirational devotional for ladies in both print and social media. She devotes many hours to sharing herself with families and individuals – spiritually, physically and emotionally. She is a devout Christian woman who lives in Jamaica and attends the New Life Community Church International. This is her first book, designed to empower, motivate, and inspire every woman to become a woman of purpose.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industrys only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.







 


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 28, 2015

Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to announce the successful closing of the $ 7,975,000 Series 2014 Bond issue for Grace Christian Church, Sterling Heights, Michigan, a new client to Ziegler.

Grace Christian Church began in 1980 with a group of 20 people. The congregation gathered in rented facilities until 1986, when the church purchased a 24,000 square-foot elementary school in Warren, Michigan. In 1992, a 108,000 square foot campus on 18 acres of land became available, and the church entered into a lease for the property. When the lease was up in 1995, the church purchased the facility, and the congregation grew in that location to over 800. In 2006, the Church sold its then existing facility and purchased its current 111,034 square-foot worship facility in Sterling Heights. After completing renovations to the building, the grand opening of the new facility was held in 2007. Today, the church has an average weekly worship attendance of 3,000.

In 2007, the church executed a promissory bank note to fund the acquisition and renovation of its current worship facility. In 2013, the church executed an additional bank note and three small individual notes to refinance then existing debt. The bank notes had maturity dates of January 2016, and the church elected to refinance the notes now in order to secure a long-term, fixed interest rate. Proceeds of the 2014 Bonds were used to redeem the bank notes and the individual notes, which lowered the churchs annual debt service by an amount that will save the church approximately $ 123,800 per year.

With a challenging economic environment in Michigan the last several years, and while spending significant time working through applications for a permanent loan structure, Ziegler became a perfect fit for our refinance needs. Our appraisal situation in the metropolitan Detroit area has been volatile for years and it made the process of re-financing our building every three to five years a challenge. The fixed-rate, the long-term amortization, and the fact that we never have to do this again, made the best business sense to our organization. The team at Ziegler walked us through a very aggressive timeline and everything worked out beautifully. As leaders, we have better things to do with our time, so I would highly recommend this strategy for an organization looking for long-term solutions, commented Jerry Weinzierl, Lead Pastor of Grace Christian Church.

For several years, Grace Christian Church had been searching for a permanent solution to their short-term bank loans. The challenging Michigan economy was just one of several hurdles. When we presented Zieglers plan of a long-term fixed-rate bond issue and showed them the significant annual savings that would be realized, the church leadership team was very pleased and moved forward with the process. We completed the financing on a very expedited timeline and it was a pleasure to work with their leadership group, stated Dave Schlosser, managing director in Zieglers religion & education practice.

Since our first financing in 1913, Ziegler has become a recognized leader in providing creative, tailored solutions to religious and educational institutions. Focusing on multidenominational places of worship, charter schools and K-12 private schools, Ziegler offers long-term, fixed-rate financing, tax-exempt financing and short-term, variable rate financing.

For more information about Ziegler, please visit us at http://www.Ziegler.com.

About Ziegler:

The Ziegler Companies, Inc., together with its affiliates (Ziegler), is a privately held, specialty investment bank with unique expertise in complex credit structures and advisory services. Nationally, Ziegler is ranked as one of the leading investment banking firms in its specialty sectors of healthcare, senior living, religion, and education, as well as general municipal and structured finance. Headquartered in Chicago, IL with regional and branch offices throughout the U.S., Ziegler provides its clients with capital raising, corporate finance, FHA/HUD, strategic advisory services and research. Ziegler serves institutional and individual investors through its wealth management and capital markets distribution channels.

Certain comments in this news release represent forward-looking statements made pursuant to the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This clients experience may not be representative of the experience of other clients, nor is it indicative of future performance or success. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, in particular, the overall financial health of the securities industry, the strength of the healthcare sector of the U.S. economy and the municipal securities marketplace, the ability of the Company to underwrite and distribute securities, the market value of mutual fund portfolios and separate account portfolios advised by the Company, the volume of sales by its retail brokers, the outcome of pending litigation, and the ability to attract and retain qualified employees.

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McKinney, TX (PRWEB) January 23, 2015

FindUrVoice(FUV) is a group of young passionate artists from BHMusic Studios driven to use their voice to help the voiceless be heard. Collaborating with Traffick911 & The A21 Campaign, they are committed to educating others and raising awareness about the inhumane reality of human trafficking in the United States including those in their own backyard here in North Texas. FindUrVoice kicked off their DFW concert tour November 16, 2014 in Frisco, TX. The next concert on the tour is February 8th, 2015 at Preston Trail Community Church in Frisco, TX.

Every 30 seconds a new victim is put into human trafficking and only 1% of victims are ever saved, reports the A21 Campaign. According to Homeland Security, Texas is the #2 state for the trafficking of our children. With numbers like these we can not be silent. Sohnya Cope, parent of FindUrVoice artist Sydney Cope. This is our time to find our voice and be a voice for the voiceless. A single voice can make a difference. No matter how young that voice is. said Bridgette Hammers, CEO of BHMusic Studios & FUV founder.

FindUrVoice founding artist, Madi Davis, said Human Trafficking is like Ebola you dont think it can happen to you. But after seeing 8 Days(http://www.8daysfilm.org/) she felt the movie showed how it can happen to anyone. It solidified her commitment to FUV and empowered her to educate others to be safer online and to show them how to get involved.

FindUrVoice tour dates, events and locations are being added weekly. The current schedule includes:


November 16th @ Grovers Bar & Grill in Frisco, TX
February 3rd @ J.A.R. Radio, Fishbowl Radio Network, Arlington, TX
February 8th @ Preston Trail Community Church in Frisco, TX
March 22nd and April 11th TBD/locations are still being finalized

Please check our website for more details & updates online http://www.findurvoice.org. FUV artists include Madi Davis, Sydney Cope, Kendall Bowser, Hannah Hathaway, Emylee Herring, Michael Plumlee & Bridgette Hammers have created an event filled with a variety of talent, full-band and acoustic sets.

Philosopher Edmund Burke said it best, The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Listen to our February 3rd Live Radio Interview and come out to the FindUrVoice concert on Sunday, February 8th, 2015 to find out how you to can be a voice for the voiceless. #FINDURVOICE

About FindUrVoice 501(c)3

FindUrVoice was created by Bridgette Hammers to educate and bring awareness to North Texas about the reality of Human Trafficking. It is comprised of passionate young artists driven to use their voices to help the voiceless be heard. Their goal is to help inspire other youth and young adults to find their voice in any area they struggle or find themselves mute. They have committed to educating others and raising awareness about the inhumane reality of human trafficking in the United States including those in their own backyard here in North Texas. http://www.findurvoice.org

About Traffick911

Traffick911, of North Texas, is a team of passionate people driven to stop the sale of American children into sexual slavery for the profit and pleasure of their perpetrators. Traffick911 is committed to social justice and human rights, fighting for the rights of our oppressed American children. They believe the scope of this crime is too large for one organization to tackle alone; it takes all of us collaborating together, working across political, religious and social boundaries. Founded in 2009, Traffick911 is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in and guided by our Christian faith, partnering with fellow abolitionists from all walks of life from around the world. http://www.traffick911.com/

About The A21 Campaign

The A21 Campaign is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization that works to fight human trafficking, including sexual exploitation and forced slave labor. The campaign was founded by Christine Caine, an international motivational speaker, in 2008. Aiming to “abolish injustice in the 21st century,” The A21 Campaign focuses on combatting slavery around the world through educational awareness and prevention, the protection of victim, the prosecution of traffickers, and various partnerships. The A21 Campaign has teams in Ukraine, Greece, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, Norway the United States, South Africa, Thailand and Australia. http://www.thea21campaign.org/

About BH Music Studios

Founder of My Minute Song and the Artist Development and Performance Training (A.D.A.P.T.) Program. BH Music Studios is one of the most competitive and successful music studios in North Texas. Built from the ground up by owner/CEO Bridgette Hammers’s own passion. Bridgette is enthusiastic about teaching her students about the gifts of music, voice, and performance. http://www.bhmusicstudios.com







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Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) January 21, 2015

In the Spirit Entertainment, LLC – announced today that Marcus D. Wiley will host the ‘In the Spirit National Talent Competition’. We are searching for independent artists 18 or older and know they have what it takes to be a national star. Various talents are invited to audition: comedians, dancers, mime, musicians, and poets. Auditions for the event are held on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 11:00 AM EST to 6:00 PM EST. Finalist are selected by judges and selected for the live star-studded competition held on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 4:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST. All finalists will perform live, onstage In front of an audience and celebrity judges. Star-studded VIP reception will be held on March 1st 2015 from 3:00 PM EST to 4:00 PM EST.

The venue for the two-day event is held at the beautiful Hillside International Truth Center, 2450 Cascade Road, Atlanta, GA 30311, Bishop Dr. Barbara King.

Marcus D. Wiley is a premiere entertainer whose class of comedy surpasses the status quo. Deeply rooted in old-time religion, he offers a contemporary flair on Christian living. Wiley is best known for his masterful composure of music that moves your heart and truths that stir your soul with a signature style laced in laughter.

This co-host of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show and Texas Southern University professor proves life is a journey best spent with a smile, and hes sure to bring many along the way.

‘In the Spirit’ Entertainment, LLC is a partnership dedicated to seeking and exhibiting new and exciting talent that will bring artistic attributes of inspiration and entertainment in major cities across America. In the Spirit’ is a pleasing series of organized competitions that will set a standard at the highest level of talent showcases. Our showcases will be harmonized to set the tone in the inspirational arena. In the Spirit competition is a suitable social event for fellowship and togetherness under one accord. “We are excited to bring great inspiration to Atlanta Georgia. Are you ready Atlanta?” Colleges, Organizations, Churches, we are coming to you for the biggest entertainment and social event of the year!”

Auditions and performances for the first season will be held in four different cities: Atlanta Georgia, Detroit Michigan, Washington DC, and Los Angeles California.

In the Spirit Entertainment, LLC will have a unique platform to create positive change in our world and we put our ethics to practice through multicultural showcases, partnering with eco-friendly companies, charitable giving and bridging communities together at our social setting.

This production will be recorded for presentation to TV networks. All releases must be signed by each contestant before entry.

Registration begins January 19th, 2015, Ticket sales, vendor sales and all other updates can be found on our website at. http://www.inthespiritcompetition.com

Media and Production Contacts:

Antoine Tatum antoine(at)inthespiritcompetition.com-678-852-7784

For: In the Spirit Entertainment:

Terry Staples

 


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DALLAS (PRWEB) January 15, 2015

Have you ever felt inferior and overwhelmed by an authoritative figure, either in your school, work atmosphere or even church? Author Rebecca Kaddi writes a new book about a local pastor who betrayed her and many within her community, creating chaos within the family dynamics.

Kaddi had an affair with a local pastor, however she believes God delivered her and restored her relationship with her husband, and now she wants to warn others of the characteristics of deceitful pastors.

Untold Story; Beware of Fake Pastors: My Encounter with The Pastor, was written to create awareness on the techniques this pastor used to deceive church-goers and to inform how anyone can be deceived or destroyed by authoritative figures who take advantage of those within a community. Kaddi is also creating awareness of how the devil can play a part in broken relationships and marriages happening in our society today, by exposing how deception can come even from the least expected areas and people in our lives.

Kaddi now encourages other women facing similar situations to free themselves from their perpetrators and inspires husbands to understand and help their wives refocus their attention to the family responsibilities, as planned by God.

I want this book to encourage believers and open the eyes of unbelievers concerning God’s plans and to understand how the devil recruits people into his kingdom through those closest to them, said Kaddi.

Kaddi wrote this book to also encourage friends and families of lost and loved ones to never stop praying for them, in hopes to encourage and strengthen other relationships and marriages.

By the grace of God, my marriage was restored but many marriages have been destroyed by this same man using the same strategies, said Kaddi. I wrote this book to help restore marriages, build relationships and bring people to God.

For more information, visit http://rebeccakaddi.com.

Untold Story; Beware of Fake Pastors: My Encounter with The Pastor

Author: Rebecca Kaddi

Retail price: $ 11.95

ISBN: 978-1-4908-4142-7

Available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and WestBow Press

About the author

Author Rebecca Kaddi is a registered nurse who resides in Mansfield, Texas. She currently attends Crossroads Christian Church in Arlington, Texas, with her family. She received her bachelors degree in nursing from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Ariz.

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