Jane is a contributing author on an anthology, Queens Who Defied the Odds which was released on September 18, 2021 and has made Amazon #1 Best Selling List in Women’s Christian Living. Jane also appeared on Dr. Veirdre Jackson’s Podcast Living Strong, The Flip Side of Adversity in August. The topic of discussion was “You Still Can” Strategies to “Not to Quit.”
She is a dedicated member of the Christian Hope Baptist Church where the Rev. Stephen W. Howard is the Pastor. She has been a member for 38 years. She is a Deaconess and a Sunday School Teacher of the Adult Class and Vacation Bible School Adult Class.
She is an active participant of WOW (Women of Wellness) and attends many of their workshops, seminars, and conferences. She looks forward to the WOW Conference to be held in April of 2022. Jane currently lives in Philadelphia, and she enjoys the great outdoors, cooking, traveling, reading, and networking.
Queens Who Defied the Odds, Resiliency Is Not Just Surviving but Thriving is an Anthology about 22 Woman who faced adversity and gained understanding of the personal challenges they faced. We overcame these challenges and gained powerful tools which help them to survive and thrive. In my Chapter I talked about how I survive being in a coma for two weeks. In short, I was hospitalized with a simple case of pneumonia, but it was far worst than I could ever image. I slipped into a coma after suffering a seizure/stroke. I was in that coma for about two weeks or more not knowing if I would live or die, let alone wake up again. As I laid there, my brother Moses passed away from cancer. But I was reminded that there is power in the name of Jesus, healing power, comforting power in times of hardship. I realize it was Jesus who had the power to break the chains that were binding me. When I woke up from the coma my doctors stabilize my condition, and I was transferred to a rehabilitation center. I worked extremely hard for I had to relearned everything. I mean I had learned how to walk, dress, wash, and eat myself. For me, the hardest part of rehabilitation was learning how to walk again. During this time one Scripture kept coming to and that was Isaiah 41:10 ESV. Why, because I was fearful. I really did not know what the future held for me. I want to leave you with these words of encouragement. First read Hebrews 11:1 ESV which says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” I had faith my God would leave or abandoned me. Just because I could not see him at work in my life, I had faith to believe he would answer my prayers. Max Lucado says, “Meet your fears with faith and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., says, “Faith is taking the first steps even when you do not see the whole staircase.” Having faith can make your connection with the Lord stronger. My faith has never been stronger. God is always watching over you as he was watching over me in good times and in bad.