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Busy Signal

When God gives you a call, does He get right through? Or does He get a busy signal? Keeping the line clear takes work sometimes. Decluttering of noise, of distractions and desires, and thoughts vying for our attention. Too often the urgent overtakes the critical. Spiritual triage falls forgotten in the wasteland of looming work deadlines and constant barrage of social media notifications. And our souls shrivel. But Busy Is Good! Western culture reveres busyness as the measure of success. The laws of supply and demand insist that the less time someone has for us, the more it is worth pursuing their attention. The heavier someone’s workload, the better their skills must be. And the more exhausted we are chasing our version of a dream, the more applause we should earn. Because, busy is good! But is it really? Our excuses make sense. I mean, especially in the entertainment and film industry, you gotta hustle. Gigs often present themselves at the last minute, requiring shoving everything else to the side in a sprint to prepare …

DOVE. ORG FOUNDER, DICK ROLFE, JOINS ‘THE FARMER AND THE BELLE TEAM.’

New York, NY (January, 2018) – The #2Actors production team of Jenn Gotzon Chandler (Oscar-nominated “Frost/Nixon”) and Jim E. Chandler (“Stranger Things”) is thrilled to announce the addition of Dick Rolfe of rolfeconsulting.com as their newest team member. Rolfe has joined to assist them in networking for financial partnerships in production and distribution for “The Farmer and The Belle.” “Dick’s expertise, faith and public relations serve our movie franchise with a unique approach as our producer’s rep,” Gotzon Chandler states. A veteran of the media and entertainment industry for over 25 years, founder and former CEO of The Dove Foundation, Rolfe is a highly sought-after resource for networking and brand marketing. Now Rolfe is uniting his thousands of media contacts with his extensive experience in film, television, publishing, and digital media to aid professionals in taking their businesses to the next level. “The film’s story reflects the best of human nature and how we should all relate to the true meaning of Christmas. It appeals to me because its focus on family and faith is …

NEWS ~ DREAM Label Signs Norwegian Electronic Worship Group, Radiate Worship

Los Angeles, CA (January, 2018) — Norwegian Electronic Worship team, Radiate Worship has signed with DREAM Label Group’s worship division, DREAM Worship (Life.Church Worship, NewSpring Worship, New Hope Oahu).  Lead by Pastor Martin Midtgård Hagen, the worship ministry of Radiate Church started in 2008, focusing on it’s fresh expression of groundbreaking worship. “We’re excited to sign this agreement with DREAM and are looking forward to see what the time ahead will bring. We hope our music will reach further than ever before, and that God will continue to work in the lives of everyone who’ll tune in and listen to it!” – Radiate Worship “When I heard their song, Trust, I was immediately hooked on them.  Their fresh approach to worship and their heart for sharing Christ with their country is so incredible, I wanted to sign them immediately,” said DREAM Label Group GM, Lance Brown.  “DREAM has prided itself on providing music that makes the listener feel joyous and energetic, and this group will do that for you when you hear them.” The group went into …

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 ~ 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 …

NEWS: Music Artist, Landry Cantrell Gets Married!

A huge congratulations to DREAM Records music artist, Landry Cantrell, and longtime girlfriend, Kelsey Hicks, who on September 30th, got married. The exchanged wedding vows in front of friends and family in the backyard of their new home. Kristen Hicks, Kelsey’s sister, had this to say: “The wedding felt like a dream. There was no dry eye as everyone was emotional to see two best friends unite as one. I’m so happy for them and can’t wait to see what the future holds for Kelsey and Landry.” Cantrell also voiced his happiness: “Kelsey and I are so extremely happy, and can’t wait to begin this next chapter of our lives together. Life feels brand new again, and I’m so excited to see what God has in store for us!” View more photos from the wedding on Landry’s socials: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Instagram. Cantrell, whose new album Projections, released June 16th this year (read the TBAP review here), saw his first single, Before You, gain much popularity with over 25M national audience listeners. Listen to Before You  

I Am Daniel

When you’ve been selected along with your peers for an enviable position, the natural tendency is to want to empress your superiors. You wouldn’t want to do anything that would jeopardize your chances. And if your moral compass isn’t what it should be, you might even consider compromising certain ethics and principles to make sure that your position is secure. But Daniel wasn’t like that at all. He took note of the fact that the food and wine being supplied to them were sacrificed to the Babylonian god before being served on the king’s table, and knew that to eat it would be to defile himself before God. Aware that it might offend the king and his eunuchs, he took the bold step of requesting for vegetables and water instead. In the end, along with Shedrach, Meshach, and Abednego, he offered a solution that worked for all and honored God. Daniel understood that if God could grant him the favor of being selected by the king, then God could also keep him in the king’s …