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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 …

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 …

Album Review ~ Control (Vol. 1) By Joel Vaughn

Category Religious/Christian/Inspirational Genre Pop Release Date July 27, 2018. Rating 4.5 Stars Review Timely. Deep. Sincere…are just a few words to describe Joel Vaughn’s remarkable forthcoming release, Control Vol. 1. The maturity with which Vaughn speaks his truth is inspirationally amiable and garners respect. It takes growth and humility to confess one’s truth and messy experiences in such a way that in the end, it highlights peace, gratitude, hope, and joy…and, yeah, it’s no wonder Vaughn chooses to close the album with a number titled Joy. Every song is clearly prayerfully written, packed with powerful candor, and track arranged in a manner to speak a message of life, peace, hope, and rest that can be found only in Jesus. In the midst of this awesomeness that chronicles a peculiar season where God pulls down pride, false humility and lovingly builds this individual with the perseverance that fosters character, and adds the peace, rest, and joy that comes only from genuine faith brought forth from drilling trials, please pay attention to track #4, Back Where I …

Artist Scoop ~ Interview With Music Group, God’s Chosen

God’s Chosen is a special group of charming ladies that love God and are clearly passionately about His work on earth, particularly in the ministry of music/singing. Each woman is amazingly strong in her faith in a way that inspires the other members of the group, as well as people who’ve encountered them and/or their work. The passion in their voices—individually and collectively—is contagious, entertaining and courageous! They released their wonderful album, self-titled (read the TBAP review here) today, and in celebration of that, took the time to chat a bit with TBAP, letting the world have a little peek into their lives. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello! So good to have you on TBAP! Please tell us a bit about God’s Chosen. Also, how did you choose the name for your group? GC: God’s Chosen consists of three ladies (Keisha, Sarah, and Zebrina). We are women who are deeply in love with God, committed to ministry, and die-hard fans of Gospel and Christian music. The name came about quite haphazardly. It was the …

Album Review ~ Moments By UPPERROOM

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Rock/Worship Release Date May 18, 2018. Rating 4 Stars Review Passionate shouts of worship from the voices of Abbie Simmons, Meredith Mauldin, SarahBeth Smith, and Elyssa Smith, showcase hearts that are sincere in their worship of God, boldly displaying their faith through music as they invite and lead others to do the same. The depth of passion is unmistakable and most prominent in UPPERROOM’s music as it offers a glimpse that let’s one believe they’ve indeed dined with Jesus and are willing to share what they’ve received in abundance—this is the heart and desire of the Master! That all would come to Him and receive life and the passion to truly live.

Movie Review ~ I Can Only Imagine By Kevin Downes Production & Mission Pictures International

… a film by the Erwin Brothers The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe’s beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness. Category Religious/Christian/Inspirational Genre Drama Release Date March 16, 2018. Rating 4.5 Stars Review From a place of despair and depression, to a journey that would lead to the mountain top of renewed hope, faith, love, and forgiveness, as well as a destiny found in God alone—this is the inspiring but untold true story before now, of Bart Millard, lead vocal of Mercy Me music band. “How long did it take you to write this song,” Amy Grant asked. “Uhm…about ten minutes, I guess,” Bart replied. “No.” Amy shook her head. “It took a lifetime, Bart.” And you could see understanding dawn on Bart’s face as Amy’s words took hold and sunk in. As Bart’s story unfolds, it clear that in the place of surrender, God grinds Bart’s pain, makes a clay of worth out of it, and then builds …

Movie Review ~ Samson By Pureflix

Category Religious/Christian Genre Epic/Biblical Release Date March 16, 2018. Rating 4 Stars Review Samson movie by Pureflix is a storyline particularly written to depict the life of the judge, Samson of Israel, with the purpose of drawing out the journey of a man which began from a place of self-imposed mediocrity to one of faith-based triumph. For the first time, Samson’s story is laid out in the manner that mirrors the faith which earned him a place in the “Hall of Faith,” as presented in the Book of Hebrews by the Apostle Paul of the early Christian Church. A touching story of pain, loss, regret, and ultimately, salvation, with the Scriptural aim to instill hope in believers, the story of Samson in this movie reveals the boundless nature of God’s grace capable of reaching into the deepest pits of failure to redeem whomever God chooses to show mercy, while also displaying the ever manifold power of His wisdom that is able to restore any broken destiny to its fullest potential in the midst of the …