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Posted 8/9/16 at 4:45 PM |

Former P.O.D. guitarist to release new instrumental CD

Former P.O.D. guitarist Jason Truby has released a new instrumental CD entitled "Hymns.". Renowned for his innovative finger-style guitar techniques, Truby says the project was specifically produced with the purpose to help people who are going through trauma or sickness, and was originally his wife’s idea.

“I have performed finger-style covers of hymns in my live sets over the years,” says Truby, “and one day my wife mentioned the idea of a therapy-type album. I know that suffering can consume a lot of thought and energy, so this album was arranged with peace and healing in mind. We started with the idea of distributing it to cancer patients, and now want to make it available to anyone who may be going through grief, recovery, divorce or any other difficulties.”

Truby was a member of the rock band P.O.D. from 2002 to 2006, writing songs for the band’s self-titled album which quickly went to Platinum sales status. Truby also penned the title song for the “Matrix Reloaded” movie as well as a song for the Dove Award-winning soundtrack for “The Passion of the Christ.” Truby later teamed up with acclaimed guitarist, Phil Keaggy, for several solo albums, as well as played on a finger-style guitar album with the legendary instrumentalist, Chet Atkins, and classical guitarist, John Williams. Truby also produced the Grafted compilation CD to benefit Project Zero, a non-profit foundation specializing in adoption and foster care. Grafted included various artists from all genres including Tiffany Thornton, star of Disney's "So Random" and "Sonny with a Chance;” Caitlin Evanson, violin player for Taylor Swift; Keaggy; and Stu Garrard from Delirious, among several others. FULL POST

Posted 8/5/16 at 2:55 AM | Lara Sen

Top Reasons For Traveling To Brazil Now Despite The Zika Scare

Summer is in full swing and there has never been a better time to get out of the house and explore the world. Gas prices remain at minimum levels and this makes traveling at this point in time an even smarter choice. Of course, consumers will need to find a worthwhile location, which is beautiful, full of excitement, and budget friendly. This is why everyone should consider taking a trip to Brazil. Although the Zika Virus will undoubtedly keep some people at bay, others shouldn’t be bothered in the least. What makes now a better time than ever to travel to Brazil?

Well, if you’re going to be traveling within the upcoming weeks, you may very well get the opportunity to be a part of the Rio Olympics. The media has created a lot of controversy regarding the 2016 Summer Olympics, but this is simply an excuse to grab television ratings. The event will bring together athletes from over 206 nations, with the opening ceremony being held on August the 5th and the closing ceremony taking place on August the 21st. The Olympic Games always manage to spark tourism within the host country and Brazil will be no different. For a once in a lifetime experience, be sure to leave for Brazil as soon as possible. The event is taking place in Rio de Janeiro, so be sure to schedule your trip accordingly. FULL POST

Posted 7/29/16 at 8:30 PM | Lori Minutoli

What I Learned from Dee-1


We’re all motivated by love on some level, whether we’re passionate about good things or evil things the love of it moves us to action. It’s the love of nature that guides me to make conscious decisions about how I care for it. It’s the love of stories that keeps me reading books and the love of God that keeps me focused in all areas of my life. I have a deep appreciation and love for people who choose to do the right thing and who realize that they have a purpose in life. David Augustine, also known as Dee-1, is an example of a person with this type of integrity for God.

Dee-1 is my favorite hip-hop rapper. Not that I listen to rap music on the daily nor that I even understand much of the hip-hop culture, lyrics or movement, but as far as Dee -1 is concerned I am a genuine supporter and I’m here to tell you why. It’s all about his purpose- to bring glory and honor to God with his music. In fulfilling his purpose, he created the Mission Vision Movement which is a mind-set or a lifestyle that keeps God number one, encourages individuals to use their God-given talents to make a better existence for people and includes the three fingers up expression to symbolize #1 Be Real, #2 Be Righteous, #3 Be Relevant. Think about those three for a minute. FULL POST

Posted 7/9/16 at 10:33 AM | Karen Farris

Dating Naked

VH1 Dating Naked

Gee thanks, VH1. Your show, Dating Naked, rated as appropriate for children as young as 14-years-old, is filled with extremely graphic content—as the program’s title implies.

Besides being another provocative reality show, Dating Naked highlights singles going out to drink and talk about sex.

Throughout the hour-long show viewers hear trashy dialogue and view soft-porn frontal nudity (slightly blurred—but still revealing).

One Million Moms thinks sponsors of shows like this should reconsider their advertising dollars. OMM makes it easy to let your voice be heard. Contact the sponsors of this atrocious “entertainment”—something easily viewed by children at such a formative stage in their lives. They don't need another warped perspective on sex, dating, and relationships.

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Posted 6/30/16 at 3:38 PM | Brian Wallace

Moving Excuse Generator Gets You Out Of Moving Your Friends

No one likes to move, especially if you're helping someone else move. As much as you'd like to be there for your friends, at some point you have to say enough is enough. Check out this moving excuse generator for a laugh!

Posted 6/29/16 at 5:01 PM | Sunny Shell

The Atheist Delusion: Movie Review and Interview with Ray Comfort

Since September 26, 2011 Living Waters has produced six award, and soul-winning movies: "180" (2011), Genius (2012), Evolution vs. God (2013), Noah and the Last Days (2014), Audacity: Love Can't Stay Silent (2015) and in August 2016, Ray Comfort, Founder and CEO of Living Waters will release their latest film, The Atheist Delusion: Why Millions Deny the Obvious. FULL POST

Posted 6/28/16 at 4:06 PM | Mark Ellis

LeBron James credits ‘Man above’ for historic NBA finals win

LeBron James drives to the basket

By Mark Ellis

Against all odds, the Cleveland Cavaliers came back from a 3 to 1 deficit against the Golden State Warriors to win Cleveland’s first NBA championship in 52 years. Playing with a peace that surprised his teammates, LeBron James credited the “Man above” for his presence of mind.

After the final buzzer sounded, LeBron dropped to his knees on the court, bowed his head down, and began to weep tears of joy and gratitude.

“It was definitely like a Rocky fight,” LeBron told Sports Center after the game. “We’re the first team to come back from a 3-1 deficit, so this is special,” he said.

With LeBron’s inspired leadership, the Cavaliers defeated the Warriors 93-89 in Oakland to win the title. To eke out a victory in the final minutes on Golden State’s home court was a huge challenge, because the Warriors seldom lost in front of their zealous fans. FULL POST

Posted 6/28/16 at 1:40 PM | Brian Wallace

Will Electronic Books Outpace Print Books?

When you sit down to unwind with a book, is it in electronic or digital format? Learn more about the future of books from this infographic!

Posted 6/28/16 at 1:38 PM | Brian Wallace

Soon Social Media Will Be In Your Face (Literally)

The future of social media will probably include virtual reality. Learn more about recent advances in virtual reality and augmented reality from this infographic!

Posted 5/23/16 at 3:34 PM | Karen Farris

Victoria’s Financial Secret

Due to continued sluggish sales, executives at Victoria’s Secret, the premier sexy clothing retailer, will no longer carry clothing, shoes, and accessories in their stores.

Even those barely-there swim suits are on the chopping block. Perhaps the purveyor of skimpy attire is losing market share because women are realizing their bodies aren't for sale.

Perhaps a new generation of shoppers prefer to keep hidden what Hollywood and Victoria’s Secret has blatantly exposed.

Now the cleavage inspired VS intends to only sell lingerie—bras and undies which are typically off-limits to the eyes of the general public. One can hope this is a general trend towards more modesty on the part of shoppers, but it appears to be a more desperate move as Victoria's Secret hopes to remain fiscally solvent during this prolonged recession. Many American homes are tightening their belts and high-priced skimpy attire just isn't worth it.

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