Author: Miranda A. Uyeh

Actor Scoop ~ Interview with Actress Sharonne Lanier

The brilliant and lovely Sharonne Lanier is one of the leading ladies of Faithflix’s Summer of ’67 movie (read the TBAP review here). Her sparkling screen presence is incredibly difficult to miss, even when a secondary character, and her vibrant faith is all kinds of lovely contagious as she talks about Jesus as her Lord and Savior without missing a heartbeat. Sharonne gladly shared bits of her faith, life journey, and career with TBAP today in way that displays her passion and the joy that comes from doing what she loves. Her honesty and bright personality are both refreshing and inspiring and invites a listener to participate in the genuineness of the arts. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Sharonne! Glad to have you visit TBAP today! Please tell us a bit about yourself. Sharonne: Thank you for having me! Hmm…what can I say? I love God, I love my family and friends, and I love acting! I’m particularly passionate about faith-based and family-oriented films. The world is becoming such a dark place and I …

Article ~ Peace: Which Do You Choose—God’s Or The World’s?

According to the Livio English Dictionary, peace is a state of quiet and harmony, free of oppressive and unpleasant thoughts and emotions. We, humans, all want peace, but we don’t often realize that there are two kinds of peace—temporary and permanent. The temporary peace is one we gain from our environment—the outside world. It’s the kind we gain when we think we’ve gotten everything that we desire, and believe that everything around us is in place the way that it should be for us. The problem, however, is that this peace only lasts for a short while, leaving us insecure, scared, and unsure of what is to become of us when our environment changes into one that is less stable, desirable or pleasant. The second, the permanent kind, we cannot give ourselves nor can we receive it from our environment and the outside world. It comes only from the Holy Spirit when we allow Him to come into our lives and stay inside us (in our hearts). Unlike the temporary peace that we gain because …

Movie (DVD) Review ~ Paul, The Apostle of Christ by AFFIRM Films

Category Religious/Christian Genre Bible Epic Release Date June 19, 2018. Rating 5 Stars Review A touching and stunning story of the friendship and brotherhood of Apostle Paul and Dr. Luke (the writer of one of the gospels and some of Paul’s letters). This scripted story of Paul aims to and shines bright Christ’s love, faith, and hope that is able to overcome all tragedies and sufferings, and demonstrates the unfailing joy that sustains the souls of true believers in such sufferings, inspiring them (and us) to persevere because, our hope is alive and undying even in the darkest of times, and that God’s joy, indeed, is the source of our strength—what a powerful theme for such a time as this!  In applaud of the DVD version, it is worth mentioning the special features on the DVD that accompanied the motion picture, because, they not only showcase the other wonderful works by AFFIRM FILMS (previews), they also bring to light the elements that helped visually amplify the story and its message in a fashion that pierces the soul—and …

Actor Scoop ~ Interview with Actress, Mimi Sagadin

Mimi Sagadin is a familiar face both on the Christian and mainstream scene. She’s been an actress for nearly thirty years, and has a heart to impact the world positively for God and His kingdom. Mimi recently starred in the movie, Summer of ’67 (read the TBAP review here), and as one of the leading ladies. Graciously taking some time to chat on TBAP, she’s revealed her views on film and life, and allowed us a peek into her life. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Mimi! Glad to have you visit TBAP today! Please tell us a bit about yourself. Mimi: Hi Miranda. Thank you for the opportunity to be interviewed by you; I appreciate the opportunity. Foremost, I am a follower of Jesus, wife and mother. I have been married for thirty-two years and have two sons. I have been an actress for nearly thirty years, getting my start doing improv and sketch comedy. I have performed on many different stages in Chicago, including children’s shows at the infamous, Second City. Aware of …

Book Review ~ How To Be A Perfect Christian By Babylon Bee

About The Book With a biting, satirical style reminiscent of The Onion, How to Be a Perfect Christian takes a humorous look at the quirks of cultural Christianity while subtly challenging the reader to search for more than a cultural faith. Written in the trademark style of The Babylon Bee, this book humorously satirizes cultural Christianity while peppering in subtle challenges to the reader. Through humor and sarcasm (and a handy meter to rank your “holiness” as you progress through the book), readers will be called to find a more biblical understanding of the Christian faith, all while poking fun at the quirks of the modern, American Christian community. Category Religious/Christian/Non-fiction Genre Humor Rating 4.5 Stars Review Warning: This book is not for everyone! If you’re overly complacent, this book will confuse you. If you’re the slightest bit legalistic, it will offend you. Read at your own risk!  *winks & giggles* In How To Be A Perfect Christian, The Babylon Bee goes the whole nine yards—humor, irony, and exaggeration—to produce this highly satirical piece meant to poke fun at …

Artist Scoop ~ Interview with Actress, Bethany Davenport

Bethany Davenport is one of the leading ladies in the movie, Summer of ’67, releasing today (read the TBAP review here), a story about love and war, and puts the spotlight on the loved ones left behind by the brave soldiers called up to fight for their country. Bethany plays the role of Kate, a role that puts her in a character role that displays a deeply emotional journey of love, romantically and for family, as well as a journey of trust in God. Kate, in real life, is active, fun and showcases her love for life as a triathlete and sling aerialist, of which the former helped her land a role in an upcoming movie! Kate took the time to chat with us on TBAP today. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Bethany! Delighted to have you visit TBAP! Please tell us a bit about yourself. Bethany: Thank you for having me! There’s not much to tell. I am married and I have two adorable kitties! I love to be active, but I also …

Trusting The Trinity With Your Destiny…Because Jesus Did, Too

TRUST THE TRINITY WITH YOUR DESTINY…BECAUSE JESUS DID, TOO!  I believe that as a baby, Jesus wasn’t born with the knowledge that He was the Son of God. Joseph and Mary, being humble and obedient servants of God, at one point or on various occasions, likely told Jesus about the unique events that surrounded His birth—the visit of Angel Gabriel (Luke 1:38); the Spirit-inspired greeting of Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, to Mary when Mary visited her (Luke 1:39-45); Joseph’s dreams (Matthew 1:18-25; 2:13-15); the Star that travelled from the east and brought the magi to them in the manger (Matthew 2:1-2; 9-11); the visit of shepherds who were led to them by a choir of angels (Luke 2:8-20); the prophecies of Simeon and Anna (Luke 2:25-38); and finally, the killing of the newborns-to-two-year olds by Herod (Matthew 2:16-18). These were stories probably passed to Him from His earthly parents, but the revelation of Who He was, as God, likely came gradually over time from God Himself. This is denoted in the story …