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Fresh views and perspectives on what talent is all about and how to use it!

God’s Promises & Your Heart Desires Vs Your Dreams

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will grant you your heart desires” (Psalm 37:4). “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all other things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). Careful observation shows that your heart desires are often connected to the talents that are inside of you; that’s because God didn’t just bless you with those talents, but He supplied the heart desires to go along with them. What typically remains to be discovered is the path to take in life, and the direction to follow. Being human, there’s the tendency to pick the obvious sociocultural option that is most popular. For instance, if I love music and I can sing, then God “must” be calling me to be a music artist who will turn superstar someday; if my school’s theater director tells me that I’m a “natural” and excellent in plays, then God “must” be leading me to be a big time actor who will be recognized with accolades across the world someday…and so on. Fortunately for us, …

Scoop ~ Interview With My Daddy Is In Heaven Main Cast, Jenn Gotzon Chandler

Jenn Gotzon Chandler is a friend and a sweet and talented person! A top actress and main cast in a lot of award-winning and notable Christian/inspirational movies, Jenn has gone on to become a producer alongside her husband, Jim E. Chandler. The two, a lovely pair and dynamic duo, through Jenn’s new company, are producing a movie, The Farmer And The Belle, which respected critics predict will be a hit and a Christmas Classic! Though this isn’t Jenn’s first visit on TBAP, we recently caught up, and Jenn has let me in on what she’s been up to lately, especially on her role in the new movie, My Daddy Is In Heaven, where she plays the main cast as Rebecca Crownover. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Jenn! It’s super awesome to have you back on TBAP! What have you been up to lately? Jenn: Thanks Miranda! Adore you to pieces. What have I been up to??? Learning how to be a better wife for my hubby, lol, I’m making a new salmon recipe in …

Album Review ~ Cliff & Antoinette Murray

Category Religious/Christian Genre Urban Praise Release Date April 20, 2018. Rating 4.5 Stars Review There’s a quintessential loveliness to the manner in which Cliff and Antoinette express their music, such that simple but deep melody marries the beautiful complexity of rich singing. As they aim to do one thing—bring down to earth the glory of God—their passionate voices ring to heights that are clear, true, and inspiring, accompanied by an organic ambiance from the sweet native sounds of the piano and semi-acoustics. This album—self-titled as Cliff & Antoinette Murray—is a classy combination of the ever dependable contemporary, the enchanting impressiveness of classic music, with a lovely twist of semi-Acapella tucked in all the right places, and in such a way that celebrates and showcases the striking progressive nature and journey of music from the past to present. This is what music is all about! And the Murrays—a dynamic duo—don’t hold back from start to finish, so that the soft smoothness with which Antoinette opens the album is rightly matched with a powerful close that would …

Entertainment Scoop ~ Interview with Lead Singer, Chad Sowards, of Mass Anthem Music Band

Mass Anthem recently signed with DREAM Label, and has an album out, Through People Like Us. Speaking with lead singer, Chad Sowards, on behalf of the group, Chad tells us a bit about the band’s experience so far in the music industry, and how the group has maintained its zeal to do what God has called them to do. Also shedding light on some of his personal principles, Chad presents some inspiring words that not only sets the band apart, but would also set any heart ablaze! Miranda ~ Hello! Glad to have you visit TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about Mass Anthem? Chad: Happy to be here! Our purpose as a band is to speak life over and into people. The best way we know how to do that is through music. We love touring, experiencing new cities, and meeting new people. We always set out to create music that will inspire people and encourage them on their walks with the Lord. Miranda ~ What led to the choosing of …

Album Review ~ Your Love Remains By The Rock Music

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Worship/Praise Release Date March 16, 2018. Rating 4 Stars Review There’s a calm attitude to the worship and praise of The Rock Music’s Your Love Remains album. Its simple lyrics carry the ever profound message of God’s goodness, love, and faithfulness—and this simplicity doesn’t in any way belie the depth of this message. An interesting observation worth mentioning is the light music/instrumentals that Rock Music is uniquely known for, which blends softly and beautifully with the melody, so that neither—melody and music—is too much for the other, but both are powerfully combined and enough to inspire heartfelt worship in the heart of the listener. If you’re in the market for an album with a gentle atmosphere that perpetuates serenity and tranquility in heart and in spirit, and to depths that run deeply enough to calm the soul in the midst of genuine worship, Your Love Remains by Rock Music is your ticket to such a worshipful experience—as its wonderful lyrics simply but firmly remind the child of God of their place …

Interview with Martin Midgård Hagen, Lead Singer, Radiate Worship

Radiate Worship is the amazing worship team from Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Bergen, Norway. Known for their amazing songs that have been translated into other languages and shared by their Scandinavian neighbors, Radiate Worship recently joined the DREAM Label Group family of artists who make delightful music with a heart to serve God and influence the culture of the world in a positive way. In an interview with Martin Midgård Hagen, the lead singer of the group, Martin reveals to TBAP the culture and the ideals of Radiate Worship. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello! Glad to have you visit TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about Radiate Worship? Martin: Hi! Big thanks for reaching out! Radiate Worship is a worship band that emerged from the worship ministry of our church, Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, Bergen, Norway, a church that many of us were been born into and, others have found it to be their home later on. From my experience, I’d say we have been blessed with a leadership that has given …

Entertainment Scoop ~ Interview With DREAM Records GM, Lance Brown

It’s an honor to introduce this guest on TBAP, Lance Brown, the man behind much of the success of DREAM Records Group! Lance is a partner and GM of DREAM Records, and has being on the Christian music scene for 20 years. He is responsible for the success of many artists, older and upcoming, and has worked with teams of Grammy-nominated professionals across the board to produce the best music on the Christian music scene. Lance took the time to share with TBAP a bit about his life, personal beliefs, and work ethic. Miranda ~ Hello Lance! Honored to have you visit TBAP today. Please tell us a bit about yourself. Lance: Thank you. Well, my name is Lance Brown. I’m on the partners at Dream Records. I’m a health nut, I make funny posts on Facebook, I’m a proud father, and I’m dedicated to the one who rose from the grave. Miranda ~ How did you become a Christian? In what way do you believe your personal journey as a Christian/Executive producer inspires those …