DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Today's Book of the Day, "Please Don't Jump" by Deloris E. Jordan, is a series book filled with life lessons and sage advice. Suicide is final; and along with it, those living suffer the consequences. I know because I have lost three people dear to me in my life to suicide. The pangs of regret are neverending and you find yourself asking, "Why didn't I do something?" Survivors can't blame themselves. However, we can become alert and arm ourselves with information. If you are struggling with depression or have suicidal thoughts, reach out to someone, immediately. There is help. This book will also help you. If you know of someone suffering from depression or having suicidal thoughts, please speak with them and offer help and encouragement and give a copy of this book to them. No one should suffer, and there is help. Order your copy today!
Sometimes life hurts—a lot! Overwhelmed by its challenges and painful moments, there are days when just breathing itself seems to require more energy than we have to expend. It is in such times of despair and great exhaustion that we are pushed to the edge with thoughts of throwing in the towel and surrendering to whatever, or whoever can ease the pain or be a distraction. Sometimes giving little or no thought to what the consequences will be. Beckoning us away from that edge of dire distractions with a message of hope, resiliency, and the understanding that God has not allowed us to be confronted with any situations that we cannot overcome, Deloris E. Jordan uses this book which is filled with real-life experiences to encourage us to not give up on living. Turning our attention to our inner strength, she speaks of learning how intentional God was with gifting each of us life while reminding us that no one's life is perfect, but everyone's life has a purpose. Having jumped off the edge several times in pursuit of death when overwhelmed by her life, the author writes earnestly of surviving those dark moments, finding peace, and becoming immensely grateful to still be alive. As with her first book, In My Family Shadows, she grants readers an internal view of her personal struggle for survival with uncompromised transparency.
Deloris E. Jordan shares her name with her mother, who is also an author. With each author writing from their perspective roles as members of Michael Jordan's family, Deloris writes with a profound understanding of the comfort that can be provided to others through soothing words of encouragement. In addition to authoring books, she uses her voice as an inspirational speaker to share sentiments of hope, while paying homage to her Christian faith. The owner of YASTYS.COM, a company that offers a line of "visual" encouraging products, she is also the founder of Let's Start A Conversation, a nonprofit that brings individuals together to engage in encouraging and meaningful conversations. The mother of three and grandmother of five, Deloris resides in Pennsylvania, where she is also a licensed real estate agent.
I can not thank Deloris enough for her “truth-telling”. As I read intently through each page I was deeply encouraged and began to receive peace for my own situations. A real spiritual exchange took place as I read her story and how she accepted God's final say in her life. The courage it takes to tell such a sensitive truth with the intention of encouraging other souls is nothing short of the Spirit of the living God residing within the beautiful vessel, which is Deloris E. Jordan.
As a woman of faith who faces life struggles in many ways myself, I stand on the shoulders of women like Deloris who yield beautifully to the life-changing power of our Heavenly Father. We truly are blessed to have Deloris here with us on planet earth. I’m sure I am one of many who are thankful that God's plans were greater than hers. Do yourself a favor and buy this awe-inspiring book now. It serves as a witness and testimony to a life worth living.