HOUSTON AUTHOR AND SPEAKER, DALLAS LOUIS, SHARES ADVENTURES AND EXPERIENCES AS STAY-AT-HOME MOM IN “WAITING ON NAP TIME” BLOG

  • Broken Crayons Still Color
  • Summary: Dallas Louis’ mission is to inspire mothers and embrace the role of a traditional mother while showcasing her writing and speaking skills

    Houston, TX. – Dallas Louis, author and mommy blogger at www.DallasLouis.com, is touting the possibilities of a stay-at-home mom while also embracing the role that revolves around children and family.

    Topics on her blog range from cooking to family visits, children’s adventures and much more.

    Louis is passionate when it comes to raising children in a nurturing environment and talks about it in her latest Broken Crayons (book/writing) project.  Broken Crayons Still Color is Louis’ thoughts on rebuilding not only your life, but your children’s life after divorce. The theory is that broken crayons still work and can be melted together for a new beginning. It also discusses how positive influences shaped and molded her when her parents were breaking apart their family.

    Louis’ latest endeavor is her new Middle Grade novel, Connor Blackstone and the Old Oak. This is the tale of Connor Blackstone, a 15-year-old high school freshman who, while mourning the loss of his father gets transported from our time back to 1775 Boston.  Connor Blackstone and the Old Oak is the first book in the Connor series of three. 

    To follow Louis on her blog, go to www.dallaslouis.com, on Twitter at @DallasLouis and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WaitingonNapTime.

    ABOUT DALLAS LOUIS

    Dallas is committed to families and their success. She has a long history working at Trinity Lutheran Church and with Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) in Klein, Texas. Louis authored Girlfriends, Giggles & God, a 31-day women’s devotional in 2010 and The Mommy Diaries: How I’m Surviving Parenting Without Killing Anyone in 2012 to strengthen women in their daily lives.

    To schedule an interview or public speaking engagement with Dallas Louis, contact her publicist: 

    Sandy Lawrence

    281.989.8892

    sandylawrence@perceptivemarketing.com.

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: Perceptive Public Relations
    Contact Person: Sandy Lawrence
    Email: sandylawrence@perceptivemarketing.com
    Phone No: 2819898892
    Address: 13202 Dogwood Blossom Trail
    City: Houston
    State: Texas
    Country: United States
    Website Url: www.perceptivepublicrelations.com


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    HOUSTON SPEAKER DALLAS LOUIS SPEAKS ABOUT IMPACT OF DIVORCE ON CHILDREN

  • My position is about your behavior and choosing to be an adult.
  • Summary: Dallas Louis makes it her mission to educate people about the impact of divorce on children and families

    Houston, TX – Having grown up in two homes after her parents divorced, Dallas Louis makes it her mission to educate people about the impact of divorce on children. Using the analogy of how broken crayons can still color, this Houston author, speaker and blogger, also mom and wife, helps children of divorce see the opportunity to live into their full adult potential.

    During the Easter season, we often focus on beautiful colored eggs as a reminder of the new life that emerged from the tomb after the death of Christ. However, eggs can’t fulfill their purpose until they are cracked open. Whether their ultimate destination is to release a newborn chick or to become food, they don’t fulfill that function until they are cracked. Likewise, while we might enjoy the box full of new brightly colored crayons, crayons don’t fulfill their purpose of making art until they are used. In being used, they are often broken.

    Using the analogy of broken crayons that still color, Louis shares her thoughts about helping children when their parents divorce. She talks about how children are often broken by divorce, but like broken crayons are sometimes melted together, children are sometimes merged into new combinations of families. The melted-together crayons offer new coloring option. So too the divorce and re-marriage of birth parents can form new combinations of families that can enrich a child’s life.

    Divorce is one of life’s more painful experiences for everyone involved. In-laws struggle to know how or if to stay connected to former sons and daughters-in-law. Friends wonder if they should stay in touch with one or the other or neither of their divorced friends. But the real adjustment falls to the children who love both parents and have to shuffle back and forth between them. It is a time of many conflicting and complicated emotions and the situation really can’t be resolved easily. Louis knows this all to well, which is why she longs to engage others in conversations at retreats, church groups, spiritual gatherings or conferences.  “This is something I know. I can help them,” Louis said.

     “In fact, both my husband and I are products of divorce.  Between the both of us, we have had NINE parental influences through the years.  That total includes each time a parent remarried and divorced.  That did not leave us in a love triangle, it left us in a tangled, shapeless mess.”

    After she shared her perspective in a blog she discovered,  “The reader response was incredible to where they said ‘finally somebody is calling everybody out.’ My position is about your behavior and choosing to be an adult. My father used me deplorably against my mother. I don’t understand using children as pawns. It was all over the place when my parents divorced,” Louis said.

    Relying on her faith, for both she and her husband, Jeff, is how they continue to grow as a family with their three children.

    “God holds everything and is the center of all of it,” Louis said. “I’m fallen and sinful. My God is bigger than my sin and has my marriage in the palm of his hand. Your faith can get you through every day and even the worst days of your life.”

    To follow Louis on her blog, go to www.dallaslouis.com, on Twitter at @DallasLouis and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WaitingOnNapTime

    ABOUT DALLAS LOUIS

    Dallas is committed to families and their success. She has a long history working at Trinity Lutheran Church and with Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) in Klein, Texas. Louis authored Girlfriends, Giggles & God, a 31-day women’s devotional in 2010 and The Mommy Diaries: How I’m Surviving Parenting Without Killing Anyone in 2012 to strengthen women in their daily lives.

    To schedule an interview or public speaking engagement with Dallas Louis, contact her publicist: 

    Sandy Lawrence

    281.989.8892

    sandy@perceptivepublicrelations.com

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: Perceptive Public Relations
    Contact Person: Sandy Lawrence
    Email: sandylawrence@perceptivemarketing.com
    Phone No: 2819898892
    Address: 13202 Dogwood Blossom Trail
    City: Houston
    State: Texas
    Country: United States
    Website Url: www.perceptivepublicrelations.com


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    Chair of Educational Leadership Department Pays Tribute to His Mother and Her History In Faith, Family, Friends, Freedom – The Life and Legacy of Daisy Harris Wade

  • Harris was pleased to be able to write this personal and poignant account of his mother’s life.
  • Summary: Harris’ tribute chronicles mother’s life as an icon and civil rights activist

    Houston, TX – Dr. Anthony Harris, Chair of Department of Leadership at Sam Houston State University and author of 6 books ranging from a children’s book to a two-part novel, wrote Faith, Family, Friends, Freedom – The Life and Legacy of Daisy Harris Wade to tell the story of his mother and her strides as a civil rights activist.

    Chronicling the life of Daisy Harris Wade is a notable read at any time and particularly following Black History Month, where the focus on how she participated in a tumultuous time in America’s struggle during the Civil Rights Movement.

    Set in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Harris uncovers the story of how Wade stood on the solid foundation of her Christian faith, love of her family, devotion to her friends, and an unwavering commitment to the struggle for freedom and civil rights.

    Harris was pleased to be able to write this personal and poignant account of his mother’s life. He also invited family members and friends to share their memories of her as well.  The result is a stunning collaborative project illustrating the depth and breadth of a well-lived life spanning 83 years.                       

    ABOUT Anthony J. Harris

    Anthony J. Harris, a college professor, lecturer and author, was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and was an active participant in the local Civil Rights Movement. He has also been a champion for ethical leadership for the greater part of his life.  Dr. Harris has published a of scholarly articles and 8 books including Fruits of a Disgraced Legacy, It’s What’s on the Inside, Gifts of Moments: Being Somebody to Somebody, and Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round. In his books, he draws upon life lessons learned through love, injustice, leadership, and power.

    Dr. Harris has been featured on PBS in the documentary, Freedom Summer and conducts keynote addresses on topics pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement, the educational success of young black males and leadership. Since 2008, Dr. Harris has served as Professor of Education at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. He and his wife, Smithenia, have two adult children, Ashley and Michael.

    For more information, to schedule an interview or receive a review copy of the book:

    Contact Sandy Lawrence, Publicist

    sandy@perceptivepublicrelations.com

    281-9898892

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: Perceptive Public Relations
    Contact Person: Sandy Lawrence
    Email: sandylawrence@perceptivemarketing.com
    Phone No: 2819898892
    Address: 13202 Dogwood Blossom Trail
    City: Houston
    State: Texas
    Country: United States
    Website Url: www.perceptivepublicrelations.com


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    DIVORCING FAMILIES SUBJECT OF TALKS BY HOUSTON AUTHOR AND BLOGGER

  • “God holds everything and is the center of all of it,” Louis said
  • Summary:Dallas Louis Talks About Churches and Support for Divorced People In Broken Crayons Still Color Ministry

    Houston, TX – Houston author, blogger, and family advocate, Dallas Louis, has a mission to enlighten parents and spouses about what happens when divorce becomes a permanent part of their child’s life. She would also like to see churches understand and embrace the opportunity they to be a source of comfort and consolation to all the members of a divorcing or divorced family.

    When people are in emotional pain they often turn to churches for support. When that pain is caused by divorce, churches can do more to assist couples and their children. In addition to the pain caused by the conflicts that led to the divorce, faithful church members may also experience deep shame that they were unable to honor their marriage vows.

    When a spouse is missing from family life due to divorce there are multiple long-term challenges to contend with year after year. Children are often thoroughly confused and conflicted about what they can and cannot say to a parent about the other one. For people who’ve been active in a faith community together another challenge is deciding who stays and who leaves the church.

    Often the response of the church community adds pain to an already excruciatingly painful situation. Though divorce is unfortunately common in the current century, some churches still cut divorced individuals off from the community. This is a double loss – as the individuals lose an important part of their emotional support system and the church loses the time and efforts of a loyal member.

    Louis believes the church can be a haven for people who struggling to put their lives back together. First and most significantly, the church is the source of the good news that no matter how difficult life may be today, God has not forgotten or abandoned either one of them.  Additionally, the church community is an ideal place to be accepted just as one is, whether sad, depressed, angry, resigned, or any other emotion.

    Many churches offer some version of a Divorce Care program, which is a tremendous gift to newly divorced people. Such programs provide a confidentially safe place where participants can fully express the wide range of emotions typically experienced after a divorce. Additionally, such a program introduces participants to others who really can understand what they’re experiencing.

    Churches who make the effort to support divorcing members not only prove faithful to their mandate to heal the broken hearted, they also lay a foundation for future leaders who can become part of a team of members who reach out to future people whose lives are in shambles because of a divorce.

     “God holds everything and is the center of all of it,” Louis said. “I’m fallen and sinful. My God is bigger than my sin and has my marriage in the palm of His hand. Your faith can get you through every day and even the worst days of your life.” Churches that teach this with actions as well as words can be a tremendous source of hope and healing for their divorcing members and families.

    Louis launched her speaking ministry in January 2017 – “Broken Crayons Still Color.” She plans to dedicate her ministry to speaking to churches, retreats, women’s conferences and organizations to bring this message of hope. Louis and her husband, Jeff, both come from divorced families. They are committed to “still color” as they show love and family to their three teenagers.

    To follow Louis on her blog, go to www.dallaslouis.com, on Twitter at @DallasLouis and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WaitingOnNapTime.  

    ABOUT DALLAS LOUIS

    Dallas is committed to families and their success. She has a long history working at Trinity Lutheran Church and with Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) in Klein, Texas. Louis authored Girlfriends, Giggles & God, a 31-day women’s devotional in 2010 and The Mommy Diaries: How I’m Surviving Parenting Without Killing Anyone in 2012 to strengthen women in their daily lives.

    To schedule an interview or public speaking engagement with Dallas Louis, contact her publicist: 

    Sandy Lawrence

    281.989.8892

    sandy@perceptivepublicrelations.com

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: Perceptive Public Relations
    Contact Person: Sandy Lawrence
    Email: sandylawrence@perceptivemarketing.com
    Phone No: 2819898892
    Address: 13202 Dogwood Blossom Trail
    City: Houston
    State: Texas
    Country: United States
    Website Url: www.perceptivepublicrelations.com


    Source: www.PRExhibition.com

    AFRICAN AMERICAN PROFESSOR, LECTURER AND AUTHOR, DEBUTS LATEST BOOK, That Which You Do Most Often… Is That Which You Do Best!

  • “Too often young men in high school and middle school struggle to make wise choices and good decisions about so many issues, including athletics, friendships, and academics”.
  • Summary: Anthony J. Harris details how teens and adolescents place greater importance on athletics instead of academics

    3 Mar, 2017 – Houston, TX – Dr. Anthony Harris examines the lives of teens and the influence of athletics versus academics in his latest novel, That Which You Do Most Often…Is That Which You Do Best!

    Harris is familiar with the examination of culture in society today.

    As a college professor, lecturer and author, he has published 8 books, including two children’s books and a two-part novel, an autobiography of his experiences growing up in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement. He was also featured in the PBS Documentary – Freedom Summer.

    His new release discusses and demonstrates both the negative and positive consequences of placing relative importance on either priority.

    During Black History Month, Harris hopes to share his message of enlightenment on this topic where teens are affected throughout all cultures and in America.

    “Too often young men in high school and middle school struggle to make wise choices and good decisions about so many issues, including athletics, friendships, and academics. This book provides an action-packed account of Terrance, a high school freshman, who struggles with balancing his dreams of becoming a professional athlete and being a good student, brother, and son. He discovers that his decisions can make the difference in life and death; success and failure; and joy and sorrow,” says Harris.

    Find That Which You Do Most Often…Is That Which You Do Best! on Amazon.com and barnes https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=altar+journal&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8arnesandnoble.com. 

    ABOUT Anthony J. Harris

    Anthony J. Harris, a college professor, lecturer and author, was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and was an active participant in the local Civil Rights Movement. He has also been a champion for ethical leadership for the greater part of his life.  Dr. Harris has published a of scholarly articles and 8 books including Fruits of a Disgraced Legacy, It’s What’s on the Inside, Gifts of Moments: Being Somebody to Somebody, and Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round. In his books, he draws upon life lessons learned through love, injustice, leadership, and power. 

    Dr. Harris has been featured on PBS in the documentary, Freedom Summer and conducts keynote addresses on topics pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement, the educational success of young black males and leadership. For seven years, Dr. Harris served as Professor of Education at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. He currently serves as Chair and Professor of the Department of Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University. He and his wife, Smithenia, have two adult children, Ashley and Michael. 

    For additional information Dr. Anthony Harris or to schedule an Interview:

    Contact publicist Sandy Lawrence:

    281.989.8892

    sandy@perceptivepublicrelations.com 

    Contact Detail:

    Company Name: Perceptive Public Relations
    Contact Person: Sandy Lawrence
    Email: sandylawrence@perceptivemarketing.com
    Phone No: 2819898892
    Address: 13202 Dogwood Blossom Trail
    City: Houston
    State: Texas
    Country: United States
    Website Url: www.perceptivepublicrelations.com


    Source: www.PRExhibition.com