In the midst of a trying economy and the failing housing and employment industry, one local author seeks to offer hope for the future. Tenita Johnson, author of 100 Words of Encouragement: Tidbits of Inspiration, knows first-hand the effects an economic downturn can have on any family. But after being unemployed for nearly two years, she decided to get up and do something about her current situation.
Johnson began sending words of encouragement as daily emails to five close friends. The positive feedback she received prompted her to compile 100 of the words of encouragement into an inspirational book. Biblically based, 100 Words of Encouragement not only offers hope to make it through the current state of this economy, but to persevere through any trying situation one may encounter in life. For example, author Kimberly Brooks describes the piece as “a must-have resource for encouragement regardless of the season you are experiencing in your life!” The written compilation also emphasizes the belief that if you can condition your mind to think positively, eventually your circumstances will follow.
Tenita Johnson has over 15 years of writing and editing experience. Her writing career began with the Detroit News & Free Press high school journalism program she participated in while at Communication & Media Arts High School in Detroit, MI. While participating in the program, she also served as editor of her high school newsletter and wrote numerous short stories and poetry. She graduated magna cum laude of her high school graduating class and was also listed in the 1996-1997 edition of Who’s Who Among American High School Students.
Tenita attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, best known for its profound journalism school, and studied print journalism. While in college, she not only worked for the city of Columbia’s newspaper, The Columbia Missourian, but also the on-campus newspaper The Maneater and Vox Magazine. It was during her time at the Missourian that she not only served as a reporter for the education and religion beats, but she also served as a daily copy editor in the newsroom. In 2001, she graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism with an emphasis in News/Editorial.
After graduation, she moved back to Detroit, MI and completed an internship at The Michigan Chronicle as a copy editor. She has also been employed as an editor at various companies such as AT&T Yellow Pages, Gale/Cengage Learning and Raytheon Professional Services. In 2007, Tenita completed her Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing at Colorado Technical University.
She is most known for putting others’ thoughts onto paper in a very creative, intelligent way. Tenita is also known for her keen eye for grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors. She is the CEO of So It Is Written, LLC editing and writing company. She is a member of Greater Grace Temple (City of David) in Detroit, MI and resides with her husband and two sons in the surrounding Metro Detroit area. For more information or inspirational motivation, please follow Tidbits of Inspirations from Tenita Johnson on Facebook or you can contact her directly at [email protected].
Who’s in the Driver’s Seat?
You don’t need a GPS system with God as your guide. Let Him be your guide for everything and you are guaranteed to always be in His will, never be lost or involved in a head-on collision. Keep God in the driver’s seat and you are always headed in the right direction. Your destiny is the destination and since He is the one who created it, knows your beginning and ending, He’s the best one to lead you there. Take your hands off the steering wheel in life and let Him drive; you’ll get there a lot quicker.