Christian Author Spotlight: Ashley Porter

As a Self-Published Christian Author we have to find ways to put our work out there; I want to help those in the same boat as me!

Today starts something that I would love to continue throughout 2018 and beyond! Put a spotlight on my fellow authors and showcase their work.

First up is Ms. Ashley Porter; you may be asking yourself; who is she?

There’s no escaping the calling over your life. No one knows that better than Ashley Porter who not only embraces her divine purpose, but helps others do the same.

Through blogging, motivational speaking/ teaching, empowerment coaching/mentoring; Ashley is committed to breaking generational curses and reclaiming family unity.

This dedication affirmed her decision to start Virtuous Visionaries, where she mentors and coaches women who are ready to thrive in their purpose. Ashley founded Goal Getters Empowerment Association in 2013 which is focused on youth.

Ashley enjoys traveling, loving and laughing with her son, Daniel. She’s a multi-talented soul with many skills.

Her book is called Basic Training: How to Prepare for your Spiritual Quest.

What does Ashley say about her book and why she wrote it?

This book is a literal answer to a prayer. In 2014, a friend of mine mentioned she believed in a “higher power” but was unsure about the Bible because people wrote it. She was they type of person with an answer for everything so instead of arguing, I said to myself “I got something for her!” I went home that night and I prayed and I asked God to show me how He used people to write the Bible so I can tell her the truth- within the next 6 days I wrote the entire book.

I also asked Ashley; who did she plan to reach with writing her book?

The target market for this book is pretty broad, this book is for any and everyone. Regardless of age, gender, background this book is a tool to equip and reposition the reader to be in alignment with their God given purpose.

If you’re reading this then Ashley has a special message for you:

If you have a pulse, you have purpose. However, identifying and preparing for your divine calling is not a simple task.

You will need faith, the currency of the kingdom, because when our faith grows, we gain access to kingdom knowledge; but not before we go through a series of tests.

Based on the word of God, Basic Training serves as a light to your path, helping you realign with God’s desires by first moving you out of your own way.

Each chapter trains you to further develop the necessary tenacity, discipline, courage and patience to survive periods of discomfort and doubt.

When people enlist in any branch of the military, they have to go through basic training. This also holds true for your Christian walk of faith.

You will be tested and required to step up and out of your comfort zone to become the best possible you.

What is God trying to tell you through your current season in life?

You can visit her website here: http://www.virtuousvisionaires.com/

And purchase her book as well!

Thank you Ms Ashley Porter for allowing us to showcase your book.

©️2018 Tamara McCarthy Enterprises used with permission (Ashley Porter)

If you are a Christian Author and would like to be featured send an email to tamaramccarthyenterprises@gmail.com

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2017 Has Taught Me….

With each new year that comes and goes; I believe it’s necessary to have reflection. Reflection of how to go forward, what you learned from the previous year and what you can do to be a better person.

How else do we expect to grow and change our outlook if we don’t do a self-evaluation?You see it can’t always be about someone else! What did you do? What didn’t you do?

You see for me I didn’t speak up enough; I just allowed things to play out as they may. Could I have said something? Yes, but many times I chose not too. I for one like my peace and keeping my sanity in check. What was it for you? What did you let slide; or did you speak your mind? How far did it get you?

I have never been a fan of new year’s resolutions; why? Because life always happens and by February all those resolutions are out the door! But one thing that I have incorporated over the years is looking at how my year went and what I could change going forward.

In 2017, I can honestly say I learned lots about me and people around me.

#1. I learned that I wasn’t made to fit in but I was created to stand out.

This one right here was a biggie for me! You see people will always try to control you if you let them! They want you to play by their rules, be who they want you to be; and I learned that has never and will never be me. God has uniquely made you for a special purpose; don’t allow people who don’t know how to handle that; derail you!!

#2. That if you want to know who is really in your corner; break something!

Wow, this was a real challenge for me that I didn’t even sign up for! But hey, I made it through!!

Being a single mom with a broken ankle-foot; was absolutely no fun! That is a story in itself! I have never been one to have a large number of friends; weirdly, I like it that way.  But I really found out during this challenge that the small number I thought I had was just a mirage! Sisterhood is something I have always enjoyed writing about because it is being flung around like an old high school jersey.  When will women really take a stand and unite for the greater good? Friendship seems like a thing of the past; that has been replaced for networking and somebody’s next come up! How far can you get me up the ladder? Who are you connected to; that I can connect with? Is that what we have been reduced to? It’s time to change that circle; maybe expand it out a little bit….

#3. That NO MATTER WHAT GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.…..

Look you don’t have to believe it; or in HIM. But when I tell you 2017 has been thus far one of the most challenging years for ME. My life could’ve gone so many different ways with the obstacles, challenges, trials and tribulations that came my way; BUT GOD, kept me through every last one! When people walked away; HE still had my bad! When people told me no; HE said YES!

So you see; this is just a couple of the things that 2017 has taught me and I am so very excited to still be here and I am eagerly awaiting  to see what 2018 has in store! What about you?

What has 2017 taught you?

What have you learned?

And what will you change going forward?