March 2015 Newsletter


Dear Readers:

March is known as the month that comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb; the winds blow extra hard and the season between winter and spring seem to be in a game of tug-of-war. Yet in the midst of this fight, the wind is blowing (usually with unpredictability), shifting everything around us, a clear signal that change is not only coming, but it is here.

On the coldest of days, there is a sense of newness in the air…you can smell it, and you can feel it…whether we are experiencing nothing but clouds, or there is sunshine on our faces. God’s special favor that He is blowing into the lives of His people has been waiting all “winter” to grace His people in this season.

No matter what these winds seem to bring as they blow, whether it is obvious chaos, trouble or affliction, know that change is coming. Whenever there is going to be a major change in the weather, note that the wind begins to blow rapidly in every direction, swirling whatever is in the atmosphere and taking it to places unknown until what is ushered in becomes settled. That is what God is doing with us in this season.

The winds come to remind us that in this life there are times and season that we have to go through some things as God works on us, but we are reminded in His Word that after we have suffered a while, there will come a time of calm in peace: “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.” 1 Peter 5:10

Do not fight against the process of the winds that are blowing in your life, for in due season He will restore, support and strengthen you.

Author Sharel E. Gordon-Love

Sharel was busy so far in March!

Joining Omarey Williams, Host of African American Profile radio broadcast at Rowan College 89.7 WGLS-FM on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Call-in number is 856-863-9457 and the link is

Main speaker at the Women's Month Honor Awards Ceremony and Book Signing for Sifu Edward Anderson, Thursday March 5, 2015 at the Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ - 5:00-8:00 p.m.

H. M. Trey's Corner


Hello readers and booklovers!

It’s an exciting time for me as a writer due to the fact that I am working with a full head of steam and a dream to be the best writer I can be. I am just months away from the release of my third novel, She Will Be Loved. She Will Be Loved is slated to be released by late spring. Along with She Will Be Loved, I am also a contributing writer in the anthology The Soul of a Man II, which is slated to be released on Father’s Day this year. Currently I am working on my fourth novel, Reflections Lost, and a short story as well. Readers continue to enjoy my novels The Wedding Man and Window to the Soul of a Man. Window to the Soul of a Man is my most recent release and debut title under Peace in the Storm Publishing.  Speaking of Window to the Soul of a Man, I have the pleasure of it being the featured book of the Month for Mbs Bookclub, which is an honor for me. I continue to strive to write novels that people can relate to and almost can build a personal relationship with the characters of the book because of the realness of which I write. Please check out my work and feel free to reach out to me…I would love to hear from you!

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Elissa Gabrielle’s New E-Series!

Senator Hunter Series

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Love, lust, murder and politics ultimately collide in part one of the Senator Hunter Series. Famed politician, Senator Keith Hunter has been accused of the murder of his intern. The leak of an illicit affair shines a bright light on the powerful, iconoclastic senator and he must place his life in the hands of famed defense attorney Alana Carrington. Full of twists and turns, things aren’t always as they seem in the world of politics and romance can even be found while trying to balance the scales of justice.

Sharel E. Gordon-Love’s New E-Series! Saved to Serve Series

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Grin and bear it was usually how First Lady Catrice Greene was able to make it through considering she never wanted to be a First Lady to begin with. Growing up a PK (preacher’s kid) she knew firsthand the types of issues and drama that can plague a church, and the pastor’s family in particular. Besides, why suffer through what it seemed her mother did?

Unfortunately this time tolerance is not the key and not one thing was funny when a serious accusation about Pastor Carlton Greene touched up close and personal. Instead of starting and ending where it began, it had a rippling effect throughout the congregation. But what should be done about the very thing that God says in His Word that He hates? Sweep it under the rug, pretend it did not happen, or act like it is the norm? 

“Messy” will not just bring you church drama, but will address it and find a resolve that will bring healing and love.

Welcome to Real Life, Real Faith Magazine

"Empowering You to Empower Yourself"

Mission Statement: To encourage, inspire and enlighten people, women in particular, to view all of life's experiences in a realistic and spirit-lifting manner. To provide insightful and intellectual tools necessary to acquiesce through the good and bad events and challenges in life. To aid and facilitate in the ability to find balance – mentally, physically and spiritually – in order to connect with one’s inner spirit and identify truth; thereby becoming more in tune with one’s authentic self.

There are some incredibly powerful articles on Health and Wellness, Everyday Wisdom, Love and Happiness, Politics, Entertainment and more. Please also be moved by our feature cover story on Esther Renee Wright ; "Drugs, Demons and Deliverance."



Coming 2015

"We’ve all got battle scars, you know. Some not as bad as others, but scars nonetheless. Mine you’d never know I had unless I’d told you about them. Some scars you can’t see with the naked eye; they just exist and you learn to live with them. Like mine, acquired over time from a mundane, disappointing existence here in Serenity. Funny how you can be surrounded by so much beauty, yet still find yourself searching for the beauty in life. I thought becoming a nurse would change things for me. But it didn’t. Not at first, anyway. Not until I met Francesca. She was so beautiful and surprisingly uncomplicated…the kind of woman you’d think had it all figured out, whatever that means. But you never know what people have gone through or where they’ve been in their lives…in their hearts. I’d soon learn, though. And I’d come to understand the purpose of our encounter. Some things are just meant to be, you know; some paths…they’re meant to cross. Crossing paths with Francesca changed my life. And The Ruby Ring, well, let’s just say that it opened my eyes to life’s true beauty and gave me the strength to go on."  
~Kellie McGirt, RN

In the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York lies a small town called Serenity, where Kellie McGirt lives and works as a home duty nurse. Kellie’s humdrum life takes a turn when the agency she works for places her on a case to care for Francesca Ralston, a terminally ill, middle-aged woman and accomplished photographer. While tending to Francesca’s needs at her bedside, Kellie stumbles upon an old manuscript, The Ruby Ring, that opens her eyes to a promise made long ago, and she finds herself in a race against time to see to it that the promise is kept.

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When We Were One by zaji


A race of women have lived in relative peace for centuries. But strange forces have come through the ages to finish what was started.

The opposing forces have their eyes on these special sisters who are unaware of what is on the horizon. These visitors will do anything to acquire the secrets of this ancient culture.

These women are unique in many respects, but none of their abilities can outweigh their ancient methods of reproduction. This, and the very thing that makes them strong, are what the visitors seek.

The sisters must go back through the annals of cycles gone to learn what they’d forgotten. It is in the past that they might be able to save their future.

When We Were One takes readers on a tour through memories of days gone. It is a journey that uncovers the soul of women and the spiritual miles they’ve trod. When We Were One honors nature and the vastness of the many universes that speckle the darkness.

This story honors women and their relationships. And it honors men and their connection to women.


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