Friday, October 12, 2012

Author Spotlight - Norma Jarrett

Norma L. Jarett is my guest today in the author spotlight.


Inspired by faith based fiction bestselling novels Sunday Brunch and Sunday Brunch Diaries by Norma L. Jarrett. Brunchspiration is a fun, faith filled, witty encouragement filled devotional for anyone seeking an uplifting word! With personal and real world examples of contemporary culture, author Norma will have readers laughing, smiling and crying as she delivers Brunch wisdom - girlfriend style! Norma's books have gained attention in Essence, Ebony, USA Today, Upscale, Southern Living and other media.

Book Link:
Here is an excerpt from Brunchspiration:

Here is just a little "taste" of Brunchspiration for your motivation...

Thanks to YouTube, no faux pas remains private. How many times have we seen the video of a beauty pageant contestant or a singer taking a tumble? How about the much publicized Ashley Simpson lip sync flub on Saturday Night Live? It happens. We all may have had one of these moments, but often you and God have the last laugh.
I am convinced; if you are on your purpose path there will be some less than stellar moments. There will be moments when you want to just melt, cry, or do both. If you are lucky, they won’t be recorded on social media. News flash! We are all human. The minute we send another person’s failure into the viral stratosphere, we are sowing seeds of judgment for ourselves. No one is exempt. Embarrassed moments may occur if we aren’t as prepared as we thought. Or maybe we didn’t listen to Him because we were too busy basking in the light of our own glory. Other times we need a little piece of “humble pie”. God is in control.
In these situations, we can be honest, laugh at ourselves and learn the lesson. We can grow as we go. Let others on the sidelines, who have nothing to do with your purpose, watch. Let them have a good laugh. Pretty soon, you and God will have the last laugh when those who laughed will be trying to connect with you to get a hook up. Besides, you’d be in good company:
  • Oprah Winfrey was ridiculed about her hair, her weight, her marital status…you name it. I’m sure she’s having the last laugh now.
  • Bishop T.D. Jakes was preaching prosperity when he could barely put food on the table. I’m sure he could have a big laugh, but he is too busy with his worldwide ministry, his books, his speaking engagements, and his film company.
  • Many people ridiculed and laughed at a then little known Senator Obama. He has been called everything in the book. He is laughing all the way into the history books, as a great president, despite the naysayers, opposing party member, and the doubters and….yes, the racists.
  • Michelle Obama was painted in a negative light, made fun of, and talked about. They mocked her features…she is having the last laugh as one of the most poised, intelligent , beautiful and yes, photographed first ladies in our nation’s history.
  • India.Arie was mocked because of her hair. They laughed about her lyrics in Video. She can have a laugh because her song, I Am Not my Hair is a timeless “self love” anthem for women with all hair textures.
When we have moments when we ask, “How am I going to come back from this?” Or highly embarrassing incidents when we know we are doing the right thing, God has a plan. He wants us to have thick skins because we are going to need it. The higher you grow, the more resilient you need to be. Victory shows less mercy and success is not for weaklings! A Brunch Lady knows how to dust herself off and try again! She uses failure as momentum for future success!
Copyright 2012 Norma L. Jarrett


Jackie H. said...

Sounds like a wonderful book Norma!

Sharon Cunningham Cooper said...

Love the excerpt and I'm looking forward to checking out the book! Much success to you, Norma!

Monique DeVere said...

"Success is not for weaklings!" I love that! I think it's one of those gems that will end up on the wall in my study.

Thanks for sharing this fab excerpt with us, and God's favour with sales.

Hugs x

Norma Jarrett said...

Thank you ladies!!! I hope you enjoy and please post a review on Amazon after you read it and spread the word. We need to saturate the world with "light" a la "girfriend style" Many thanks to Chicki & have a blessed day! Norma L. Jarrett, Author of Brunchspiration: A Quotable Devotional, Sunday Brunch & The Sunday Brunch Diaries

Dorcas Graham said...

You are so right, Norma. There are so many twists and turns in this journey. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us!! I look forward to reading this!!

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