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I Am Deborah

Israel was traditionally set up to have its men be the rulers on every level. It was unusual for Israel to follow the leadership of a woman. But with God’s anointing and favor, Deborah was called to be God’s prophetess, so much so that her anointing couldn’t be missed by Israel. Despite Israel’s laid down rules, she became their leader and they came to her to have their disputes decided under the Palm of Deborah—note that the tree was named after her. In following her story, you’d discover that she was a straight shooter—never holding back what needed to be said, and was clearly a very confident woman, too. It was on this path that she led Israel to freedom and victory over their oppressor—quite an unusual trend for a woman at the time. Have you, like Deborah, been called to follow a path less (or not) traveled by anyone of your particular quality? Do you fear rejection and possible hatred from the people that you’ve been called to serve?— Are you a woman called …

Interview With Physical Fitness Expert, Theresa Rowe

Theresa Rowe is a fitness instructor and a speaker, a wonderful woman who’s been through a lot and has an amazing story of God’s grace to tell! After surviving a lot of life’s traumas, she has come out on the brighter side much stronger, and with a heart and zeal to serve God and help women who feel lost in the world. She created the Shaped By Faith Fitness program, and has used it ever since as a platform to not only help women get back in shape, but as an opportunity to share the love and Word of God with struggling women. Follow our conversation below and learn more about this amazing warrior woman of God! Miranda ~ Hello Theresa! Happy to have you on TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? Theresa: Hi Miranda, thank you so much for this interview opportunity! I live in Kentucky where the blue grass grows. Actually the grass is a beautiful dark green! My husband, Robin, and I live on a farm with …

I Am Joshua (Part 2)

When you receive a promise of destiny from God, there’s the tendency to rush off in zeal to get started and achieve it all quickly. You might even go ahead and prepare a plan and step-by-step process to get you to where you think you are going (and may even do so forgetting to consult God). You believe that your plan isn’t only fail-proofed, you’re sure that it will get you there without any pain or hitches, and hopefully, will include fame, wealth and bliss. Turns out, God doesn’t necessarily work like that. He is a God of process—He chisels, molds, trims, and cuts our character in ways that could be painful, while teaching us to remain joyful in the midst of the storms in our life. By following Him, we learn the truth that destiny unfolds over time, and it is never in a hurry. Joshua’s journey didn’t start the day he took over from Moses. It started with him learning the ropes as Moses apprentice, and he was so for a long time. …

I Am Joshua (Part 1)

One of the most difficult things in life is to have to fill the shoes of a predecessor that wasn’t only greatly successful, but was deeply loved as well. This was the case with Joshua taking Moses’ place. God, understanding Joshua’s struggle, came to him and encouraged him to be courageous. Thus, a new leader who turned out to be great, too, was born. Do you find yourself in a similar position as Joshua? Are you a new leader taking over from someone considered an icon or legend in your field or organization? In studying God’s Word to Joshua, there are a couple of wonderful lessons to glean: “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you (Joshua 1:5b).” As God was with your predecessor and enabled them to achieve great things, so God will be with you and help you achieve great things too, if you put your trust in Him. “Be strong and courageous…Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do …

I Am Barnabas

Human desire is quick to believe that when God wants to use you to change the world, He’ll do so by putting you on a great platform where everyone will see you, adore you, admire and “love” you. Fortunately, God in His great and supreme wisdom, doesn’t always let it go this way. He may call you to impact the life of one person, who will in turn impact the life of hundreds, thousands or millions in their lifetime. This way, you would have changed the world forever, but still remain an unknown. This is not a bad thing. It’s a place of humility. This was the case with Barnabas. Barnabas, after much prayer, was selected by the Holy Spirit, along with Paul, to become partners in ministry. Along the way, John Mark, a relative of Barnabas who’d been with them but absconded, later came back. Paul wasn’t convinced that they should carry John along any longer. But Barnabas, being an older Christian (with a better understanding of grace) and a man with more patience, …

Album Review ~ Miracle Maker By Open Heaven Band

Genre Contemporary Praise/Worship Release Date September 22, 2017 Rating 4 Stars Review The Miracle Maker album is softly energetic and fun, but doesn’t in any way take away from the exhilarating and soul-lifting nature of the songs. There’s a freshness to this worship album that is sweetly electrifying in a way that inspires one in the continued belief that contemporary music—no matter how many artists/churches and albums are out there—it will never grow old. It’s uplifting to note how remarkably the worship draws one into an atmosphere where the heart and love of God is not only truly felt, but it also causes the listener to surrender with heartfelt worship and awe to God. About Open Heaven Band Open Heaven is a passionate group of singers, songwriters, and musicians based out of the worship ministry of Faith Life Church, located in Columbus, Ohio. With progressive and ambient pop sounds mixed with the power of live worship, Open Heaven brings an upbeat, encouraging experience in their new album, “Miracle Maker,” releasing Sept. 22, 2017 through Dream Label Group. …

Album Review ~ Like No Other By Inspire Church Worship

Genre Contemporary Praise/Worship Release Date September 15, 2017. Rating 4.5 Stars Review Clearly, Inspire Church’s worship crew aim, through this magnificent piece, to testify of our wonderful God as good, faithful, majestic etc., encouraging the children of God to indeed praise His majesty, as well as pledge allegiance to Him, take their place in Him, and stand firm in His grace and power, for God is indeed faithful—this theme resonates generally throughout the Like No Other album, a message that is most timely and needed in today’s world. There’s a heartfelt cry of love toward God, and also a cry for His presence and mercy to rain down on God’s children and the earth as a whole—a uniting and harmonious prayer that not only rings deep in the hearts of all of God’s children all over the world, but also inspires complete surrender to God. About Inspire Church Worship From humble beginnings in 2001 to a thriving multi-site congregation, Pastor Mike and Lisa Kai are passionate about building the Church. They are visionary leaders with …