Author: Miranda A. Uyeh

Bearing The Marks Of Christ

Every day the world becomes bolder in its rebellion against God and the order in which He created life to exist. It seemingly extends a hand of friendship with the aim to seduce you into its lifestyle, using alluring tactics that promise solidarity, peace and freedom. Sadly, within the world’s version of these very elements lie a web that entangles and causes one to compromise Scriptural principles, and therefore, rebel against God. Galatians 6 exposes the truth of what the world does. Verse 12 says, “Be circumcised that you may not be persecuted.” Back in Paul’s day, being a circumcised Jew meant you truly belonged to society and could be welcomed into the elite group. Today, the rules are different. Christians are required to be more tolerant and receptive of things that Scripture forbids. Refusing to be socio-culturally “circumcised” may put you in a position to be persecuted. According to the second half of verse 17, however, we’re told that we bear the marks of Jesus Christ in our bodies. Yes, so we should be …

NEWS ~ Hope Rising Album By Central Music Releases Today

Buy/Stream Los Angeles, CA (November, 2017) — DREAM Worship is proud to announce the release of Central Music’s new album, Hope Rising.  The team lead by worship pastors, Nathan Del Turo, Adrian Darsee, Ty Winder, Jaimie Geideman, is a team of people with a heart for Jesus.  Starting several years ago, the church led by Pastor Cal Jernigan, decided that they would be a church that would allow music to help bring people into the presence of God.  The 10 song album was produced by multi-grammy award winning producer, Glenn Tabor III out of his studio Gat3 Studios.  Pastor Nathan Del Turo talks about their experience writing and recording this album below: “The writing process for this album was a great! These songs were collectively written by 14 of our worship leaders here at Central. I’m extremely proud of this team! Their commitment to Jesus and their passion to write are inspiring to me. These songs were written out of the valley and mountain top moments in our church, over this past year. I hope that when …

Album Review ~ Hope Rising By Central Music

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Praise/worship Release Date November 15, 2017. Rating 4 Stars Review Hope Rising by Central Music, as the title implies, inspires hope and faith in the hearts of its listeners and to give glory to God. The music, in a beautiful way, is generally soft, and its lyrics, as gentle as its instrumentals are soft—a lovely combo to produce a different kind of Contemporary Praise/worship. Central Music certainly has something good going on here. There is a lot of Contemporary Praise music out there, but Central Music has succeeded in creating a delightful and lovely sub-genre that has its own unique signature. About Central Music Central Music is made up of a team of people from one church, in many locations. We decided several years ago that we wanted to be a church that truly leans into worship. The heart of Central Music is to bring our people and others into the presence of God through music. We do this through Nights of Worship, our Weekend Services, and writing/recording original worship songs. …

Scoop ~ Interview With Celebrity Marriage Counselor, Tina Konkin

  Celebrity marriage counselor and relationship expert, Tina Konkin, is the Founder and Director of Relationship Lifeline. Tina has counseled many celebrity and high profile couples, and her organization has seen a success rate of over 90%. She has appeared on Dr. Phil and The Real House Wives. In September, she released her highly anticipated book, Love, Sex & Money: The R3 Factor of Great Relationships, which she co-authored with her late husband, Ron. Tina took some time to share with the world on TBAP about her life, work, and faith. Follow our conversation below! Miranda ~ Hello Tina! It’s a pleasure to have you visit TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? Tina: I am a mother to three, a grandmother to three, the Founder and Director of Relationship Lifeline, and a coach to many. As an author, relationship expert, counselor, and conference speaker, I have facilitated hundreds of seminars for youth, adults, couples, and families for over 30 years. Coming from a background of abuse and abandonment, my passion …

NEWS ~ The Emotional Wound Thesaurus By Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi Releases Today

The seventh installment in The Emotional Thesaurus series by co-authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi releases today. The book, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Psychological Trauma, will help writers better craft characters with emotional wounds so that they are relatable to readers. Find out more details about this book below. About the Book Readers connect to characters with depth, ones who have experienced life’s ups and downs. To deliver key players that are both realistic and compelling, writers must know them intimately—not only who they are in the present story, but also what made them that way. Of all the formative experiences in a character’s past, none are more destructive than emotional wounds. The aftershocks of trauma can change who they are, alter what they believe, and sabotage their ability to achieve meaningful goals, all of which will affect the trajectory of your story. Identifying the backstory wound is crucial to understanding how it will shape your character’s behavior, and The Emotional Wound Thesaurus can help. Inside, you’ll find: • A database of …

NEWS ~ DREAM Label Signs Christian Pop Group, Mass Anthem

Los Angeles (September, 2017) – DREAM Label Group is excited to announce the signing of Nashville pop group, Mass Anthem, to its growing roster at DREAM Records (Matthew Parker, We Are Leo, Landry Cantrell).  Mass Anthem is comprised of brothers, Tyler Sowards, Chad Sowards as well as Joey Atansio. “Mass Anthem has a passion for young people and the struggles they face on a daily basis. We want our music to be relevant to pop culture, but also bring a positive message and encourage people in their faith.  All of our music is written from a place of honesty and struggles we have actually faced. We want kids to know that we have been where they are, and they can come out the other side stronger.  We hope that when people hear our music, the lyrics speak to them and into their story.” – Chad Sowards, Mass Anthem “We do music because we have a story to tell of Gods redeeming grace and the freedom we experience in Him. It’s a message of hope that many young people are so desperate …

Song Review ~ Mirage By Platon Emil & Stefan Nixdorf (Feat.Landry Cantrell & Kristen Hicks)

Kristen Hick’s, sister to Kelsey (wife of Landry Cantrell), joins Landry Cantrell and producers, Platon Emil & Stefan Nixdorf on a new track titled, Mirage. Genre Pop Release Date October 20, 2017. Rating 4 Stars Review Mirage speaks of a place of darkness, but also of awakening. The metaphorical presentation, while emphasizing a phase of life where a person exists in a delusional world, also speaks of a moment of revelation: when things are made clear. Though the lyrics don’t directly point to one of Christian, it’s candor message reflects what everyone goes through at one (or more) point in their life. The instrumentals are soft and easy on the ears and do not overpower the singing, making it an overall pleasant song. Listen to Mirage