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Book details
  • SubGenre:Inspiration & Personal Growth
  • Language:English
  • Pages:75
  • eBook ISBN:9781483510637

Now Girl, I Think You Ought to Listen

by Hollis L. Hall

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Basic information about women young and older who may have been affected by life's problems and how to deal with them
I was inspired to write this book because there are too many young women like myself, who were taken advantage of and for me I did not even realize it until years later. Our young ladies need guidance and directions from us who have lived the life that they are currently embarking. It is our responsibility as elders to guide them along a path that leads to success without having extra responsibility. I realize that by no means having a child early in life is a death sentence; it simply delays the success that is waiting some time in the future. Regardless of the circumstances of your birth, you are important and deserve an opportunity to be successful. By the way, none of us said to God, “I want to be born out of wedlock;” “I want to be born to a single teenaged mother;” “I want to be born to a woman who is addicted to substances;” or “I want to be a product of rape or incest.” The point is, we are here now, and we can make the best of what life has to offer.
About the author
Hollis L. Hall was born to Katie Benjamin Newton and Nathaniel King McNair. My birth was not through the benefit of marriage, but of the product of love. God ordained that love and I am present today. I am one of God’s miracles. I grew up with three sisters and two brothers, but as an adult, I learned of another sister and brother on my father’s side of the family. I have been married twice, of which I gave birth to two wonderful children, one from each marriage. I was married to Willie Lee (Tollie) Powe for seven years (daughter Malinda A. “Mel” Powe-Tuzun). My second marriage was to Frank H. Hall, Sr. for eight years (Frank H. “BABIBOI” Hall, Jr). I served in the United States Army for a total of 31 years. Initially I was an Enlisted Soldier, serving as a Telecommunication Center Specialist. Later I became a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. I served on Active Duty, National Guard and Army Reserves. I was an Air Defense Officer, Quartermaster Officer, Human Relations Equal Opportunity Officer, Team Chief, Observer Controller Commandant and Battalion Commander. I am the founder of HMF Community Outreach Center, Inc, the Palmers Crossing Heritage Museum and the Voice of the Community Newsletter. I also work in the field of mental health. I am a member of one of the greatest congregations in Mississippi, Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church, where I serve in many capacities to include Public Relations. I enjoy life and helping people. I believe God’s plan for me is to help people and everyday of my life I strive to accomplish that plan.