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Posted 10/27/16 at 9:23 PM | Cindy Navarro

Lindsay Huggins Makes a Difference with Music


Music is a powerful thing. It can heal, inspire, empower, and even help us to express our emotions. While not all music available to us has a positive message, one artist is seeking to make an impact on needy youth by providing a way for them to study and create music of their own.

Lindsay Huggins is Christian artist in the Nashville, Tennessee area. Her main performance focus is vocal music, but she also studied instrumental music as a child, beginning with piano around the age of five, and flute in the school band during her sixth grade year.

Music has been a large part of Lindsay’s life. She grew up in a musical family, singing and performing in church with her parents and sister. That love for music took her to Nashville after high school, where she earned a degree in music business and continued her venture for a career in music. What began as a typical desire to be in the limelight turned into something deeper. Growing in her faith and appreciation for the affect music has in her spiritual journey, Lindsay knew that her calling was more than just singing feel-good music. For the past nine years, she has traveled in Gospel music ministry, sharing the Hope and Good News of Jesus Christ in song. FULL POST

Posted 10/24/16 at 11:24 AM |

Hip-Hop artist, Andalé, releases new single "Phenomenal,"produced by Grammy Award winner Dirty Rice

Acclaimed Christian hip-hop artist Andalé (pronounced un-da-lay) has released a new song entitled, “Phenomenal,” his first since signing with G.Favored Entertainment Group in partnership with Dream Records and Capitol Christian Distribution.

Produced by Grammy Award winner, Dirty Rice (Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Derek Minor), “Phenomenal” is a song that Andalé says is one of the “best songs I’ve ever written.” He describes it as a “fun, high energy and unique way of expressing how phenomenal God truly is.”

After his 2014 album Smoke and Mirrors, Andalé took a hiatus from music that included serving as pastor of a small church for a year and a half. He is currently in the studio working on his forthcoming album Elizabeth Road.

Andalé says he is excited to be releasing new music through his new partnership.“All artists have one thing in common, a desire to be heard,” says Andalé. “I'm excited because this partnership now allows my music to be heard on a much larger scale.” FULL POST

Posted 10/20/16 at 7:34 PM | Mark Ellis

Hillsong NYC pastor has frank talk with Oprah about having a personal relationship with God, placing Jesus first

By Mark Ellis

Her cultural and spiritual influence on America is immense. As the richest self-made woman in the U.S., her spiritual path veering into New Age influences has received sharp criticism from some Christians. But in a rather deep discussion with Hillsong’s pastor in NYC, nothing was held back as he boldly described the need to put Jesus first.

The 41-minute program with Pastor Carl Lentz aired October 16th on Super Soul Sunday, Oprah’s self-help TV show designed to let viewers “awaken to their best selves.” The show has featured an eclectic mix of prominent people, including Maya Angelou, Elie Wiesel, Ram Dass, Marianne Williamson, and Coach Phil Jackson.

It seems a close friend of Oprah had talked up Hillsong’s 8,000-member community in the heart of Manhattan and extolled its rock star pastor who preaches in nightclubs and theaters throughout the city.

Lentz began by telling Oprah his core mission is soul transformation. “If you get your soul right, your behavior will change,” he noted. “This is not behavior modification. You can change your behavior and still have a rotten soul.”

Oprah said she was struck by the fact that his approach de-emphasized “religion” in favor of a relationship with God. FULL POST

Posted 10/6/16 at 6:50 AM | Dylan Moran

Christians Get Reformed and Get into Gaming Industry in New York

The Christian Reformed Church started as a noteworthy part of the change advancement by John Calvin in the mid sixteenth century and was remote made to North America by Dutch vagrants in 1848, according to the gathering's site. Two exotic strippers in New York city have made a significant change in their decisions now making the change to be godly. It disengaged from the Dutch improvement to wind up its own specific American substance in 1857. With its Calvinist guidelines and unmistakable American headway, the Christian Reformed Church contains philosophical differentiations from other Christian requests.

Individuals are getting reformed by getting to be Christians:

After a time of persevering advancement in the midst of the season of 1963–1992, enlistment totals have since seen a persisting rot, regardless of the way that the number of spots of love has developed. In 1992, at the stature of its interest, the Christian Reformed Churches had 316,415 people in 981 places of love in the United States and Canada. In 2012 support had dropped to 251,727 people in 1099 blessed spots, meaning lost 65,000 people in the latest 20 years. FULL POST

Posted 10/4/16 at 12:26 PM | Mark Ellis

American Idol star Jason Castro publicly confesses porn addiction, puts Jesus first

Jason Castro in "I Am Second" video

By Mark Ellis

He was one of four finalists during the 2008 season of American Idol, then the singer’s rendition of “Hallelujah” went to the number one spot on the iTunes singles chart.

But since his late teens he had been harboring an “awkward” secret: “I hate to say this. It’s embarrassing, but I was addicted to pornography,” Jason Castro declared on an “I Am Second” video.

“The show was two-and-a-half-months of intense stuff that was cool and it was easy to stay busy, but as the tour started I found myself more and more in a lonely place,” he recounted on the video.

He said he wasn’t prepared for the power and potency of the images available on the Internet. “It started out small, every now and then, but then it kept growing,” he said.

“By the time I was on this tour I was looking at stuff every day, multiple times a day. FULL POST

Posted 10/3/16 at 5:17 PM | Cindy Navarro

PR Expert Cheryl Wicker to Speak at Film Festival

Cheryl Ariaz Wicker

Christian publicist, Cheryl Wicker, a multi-talented creative freelancer, whose resume includes PR expert, TV/film producer, casting director, actress, host of “Christian Movie Connect” and Media Correspondent for several events and conferences has branched out to use her expertise and knowledge gained in the industry to launch a new coaching program for professionals who want to learn to effectively do their own publicity. After speaking with several potential clients who needed her advice for marketing their products, but whose budgets would not allow them to hire her agency, Wicker created “Amplify: How to Get Your Message Heard Through Free Media Exposure” to teach them how to do their own PR during a 6 week program using virtual workshops and coaching calls. FULL POST

Posted 9/9/16 at 1:08 PM | Brian Wallace

The Full Pokemon Lineup Is Not Available Yet

If you're playing Pokemon Go, you might be frustated that you can't catch those last 6 Pokemon. Don't worry- no one has been able to find them yet.

Posted 9/7/16 at 12:03 PM | Karen Farris

Sex, Violence, and Cussing Be Gone

Just what every home needs—an explicit filter on Hollywood. VidAngel takes the garbage out for you—all the bad language and graphic scenes—leaving you with a family-friendly film.

As VidAngel CEO explains, “We created this company because—as parents and consumers—we understand deeply the surging demand for filtering content to suit the needs of families.”

VidAngel has a library of over 2,500 TV and movie titles available—for multiple devices like smartphones, computers, and AppleTV.

The service even allows users to pick their filter strength. The best part is the cost: users purchase the video online for $20.00 and can sell it back for a credit of $19.00 if viewed within 24 hours. That’s $1.00 for filtered entertainment. FULL POST

Posted 8/26/16 at 11:23 AM | Veronica Hanks

Top 7 Free Online Games for Gaming Enthusiast

In this digital era, the world of online gaming is expanding like never before. Whether you are looking for an action-packed adventurous game or a good brainteaser, you can easily find it online. If you are one of online gaming enthusiasts and don’t have bucks to satiate your gaming desire, this blog is for you. Here we’ll enlist some of the best and free online gaming websites that give you great pleasure without burning a hole in your pocket.

1. Miniclip Games

Miniclip is one of the popular online gaming websites to find some good and exciting games that’s too free of cost. Some popular games of this website include Sudoku, Heli Attack 3, Runescape, and many more. One amazing feature of this gaming website is that you can compete against other players from around the globe. On Miniclip you can also compile games statistics such as rankings and high scores. In addition, you can create your own avatar with clothing and other accessories to represent you in games. FULL POST

Posted 8/26/16 at 12:54 AM | Dylan Moran

How to Use Roulette Odds for Planning Your Bankroll to Christ

Managing your bankroll is not a way to beat roulette odds but it will make you stay longer in a game. This buys you more time to spend on the wheel. See a great page about American roulette table odds if you need to learn the basics of how to play.

Any roulette strategy should always provide for a decent bankroll management strategy. But no matter how great or effective your strategy is, putting everything you have in one spin is not ideal. There is and will always be room for error and you do not want to be blindsided by that. The only way and perhaps the most effective gameplay is to manage your bankroll.

Although good bankroll management will not improve your roulette odds, it could prevent you from losing money that you can’t afford to part with.

Why Roulette Odds Affect Your Bankroll FULL POST

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