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Mining Diamonds

Lessons of Love, Faith, and Triumph

Dr. Augustus G. Parker III with his wife, Cheryl, navigated the turbulent waters of medical school, residency, and ultimately a successful medical practice in Columbus, Ohio, and Charlotte, North Carolina. Throughout the years, they delicately mined three gifted and caring children who followed in his footsteps in becoming physicians, totaling four doctors within two generations. With humor and humility, Mining Diamonds contains sage advice and shares the importance of strong family values and community service. Tried and tested, follow Dr. Parker’s journey of love, faith, family, and perseverance.



Rivers of Grace

Poems of Redemption & Restoration

When Melanie Houston started on a fresh journey of writing, it began with one poem. From one season to another, her path intersected with women and men who inspired her to paint with a poetic flow, creating Rivers of Grace. In this first volume, her poetic river takes you to places that are peaceful as well as those that evoke passion and sentiment. Bringing fresh revelation and speaking to social and spiritual matters of the heart, Rivers of Grace is a compelling chronicle of thoughts and insights. It allows the reader to hear the voice of God and embrace portions of His essence as He communicates His love and grace.



My Afrikah Hair

Ancient shores. Nostalgic memories. The gifts of praise and prayer. A tug of the hair that becomes an enduring love, and Grandma’s history. Using hair as a model and a metaphor, My Afrikah Hair is a journey and a movement of a rich and beautiful heritage. For the young of heart and young at heart, this book speaks to children of all ages. It’s a young child’s bedtime reading, a historical commentary, and a timeless collector’s edition to be treasured for generations to come. Embrace each page, and enjoy every watercolor and tea stain reflected throughout this collection of extraordinary art. Inspire a young child to learn to triumph in every circumstance. This is not merely a book, it is a movement.


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When the Devil Is Beating His Wife

A Christian Perspective on Domestic Violence & Recovery

There is an old saying, “When it’s raining and the sun is shining, the devil is beating his wife.” Dr. Iris Cooper and Melanie Houston have co-authored a 90-day plan for women who are survivors or victims of domestic violence to free themselves from all abusive relationships. Follow Joy, Eva, and Kaitlyn as they move from relationships that appear normal but are cloaked in abuse, to peace and freedom. Important tips for recognizing and safely exiting abusive relationships are also provided along with inspirational scriptures. When the Devil is Beating His Wife is a must-read for anyone experiencing abuse or knows someone who is.


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Melanie Houston

Inspiring Writer and Award-Winning Author

Grace. Faith. Peace. Melanie L. Houston endeavors to live life with these words in mind. With a testimony of the faithfulness of God, she established Alabaster Box Media Group, a boutique Christian multimedia publishing group, in 2013. Melanie’s passion is to marry art and literature while speaking to contemporary spiritual and social issues.