All posts filed under: Personality

What a personality is built on and why and how its uniqueness is useful to the writer/artist.

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 ~ 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 …

Artist Scoop ~ Interview With Music Artist Ayiesha Woods

Grammy Award-nominated artist, Ayiesha Woods is a familiar name in the Christian Music neighborhood. She’s the amazing voice behind the 2006 hit song, Happy. With three full albums, a holiday project, Christmas Like This, an early 2017 EP release, The Runaway Project, and her latest single, Stop, Woods has continued to shine in the Christian Music Industry. Taking some time with TBAP, Ayiesha got personal, allowing the world to have a peek into her life. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Ayiesha! Glad to have you visit TBAP today. Ayiesha: Hello, Thanks for having me! Miranda ~ What led to you having a personal relationship with Jesus? Is there a particular redemption story? Ayiesha: Many years ago, I had the opportunity to visit a very charismatic, lively ministry after having been raised early on in a conventional, religious setting. I walked in and saw people worshiping The Lord—singing and dancing in the aisles. Some were crying; some were knelt at pews. Flags were waving, banners were on display, the orchestra was playing upbeat contemporary worship, …

I Am Caleb

Caleb and Joshua were the only two spies out of the twelve sent into Canaan to return with a positive report despite what they’d witnessed. The other ten are historically known to have swayed the Israelites with their negative opinion, such that, it angered God enough to punish Israel by swearing that the adult generation would never taste the goodness of the Promised Land, but instead, would die in the desert. What can we glean from this? Know who you are, know God’s Word, and hold on tightly to the truth no matter what, because even after you’ve acknowledged and accepted God’s Word, bad company, given the time and right circumstances, could persuade you into believing something other than what you profess. Typically, it’s when you’re by yourself again—away from all the noise—that you realize the error in letting yourself be swayed by what you knew to be untrue. Sadly, this lack of show of strength and faith may result in decisions that you may not be able to come back from—like the Israelites who, …

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 …