Indie Gospel Artist "Yasmeen" formerly of Sweet Honey In The Rock is overwhelmed by the show of support from Gospel Indie Artists across the nation singing in a benefit concert supporting her battle with Pancreatic Cancer
The Gospel Indie Community comes together to aide one of it's own in a fight for her life... Gospel Recording Artist "YASMEEN" (formerly of the group Sweet Honey In The Rock) is being showered with prayers, love and support as she goes through extensive treatments in her fight against pancreatic cancer. The indie community is rallying with her to keep her encouraged and to aide in medical expenses but they need more help. Join the movement... "A JUBILEE JOURNEY" benefit concert brought to you by A Motivational Moment in honor of YASMEEN. Saturday November 9, 2013 at 5pm in South Atlanta (The Globe 2178 Hwy 138, Stockbridge, GA 30281). Everyone is asked to come out, enjoy some great music, food, fellowship and leave your imprint on the heart of this beautiful soul by signing cards, taping messages and being seen in footage from this memorable day of celebration in her honor.
Award winning artists Nu Purpose, Appointed, Felicia Bryant, Preacher Man & Young King, Daphney Hilton... Christian Comedian Regina "Aunt Mable" Ragsdale, along with Reggie Hicks, Nina Scott, Fretless Scales, Daniel Jackson, Tha Gospel Diva, Rayshawn Carson, The Praising 1, Pauline Key, Tomeka Tiller...and more will lend their talents for this worthy cause.
Hosted by Twanda Black from Kiss 104 FM (Atlanta) and Grammy Nominated... winners of the 2013 Rhythm of Gospel Awards Best Video of the Year Award and Prayze Factor People's Choice Awards Season 1 Grand Finale' first place winners... Christian Rock Band "TRUE WITNESS" will be headlining the evenings festivities.
All proceeds from this benefit concert will aide in the health and wellness journey of gospel recording artist "Yasmeen". For full details visit www.thepgnetwork.org (click the "A Jubilee Journey" banner on the main page). All Media invited for indepth coverage and interviews.
Each year, parents struggle to make wholesome and healthy decisions for their children on Halloween. This year, there are no worries. Just bring your children to the Gospel Skate Party at Forum Roller World in Grand Prairie and your children are guaranteed a great and safe time! Join Pastor Jeremiah and Marguerite Johnson for this super fun time and skate the night away!
GET YOUR GOSPEL SKATE TICKETS...AND A FREE KIDS BUFFET FROM (ANY) GOLDEN CORRAL LOCATION! (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)
Don't miss your chance to roast one of Dallas Fort Worth's media giants as we celebrate Randy Galloway!
Fred and Randy Galloway
Randy Galloway is one of Fred's favorite writers and on-air personalities. He had the pleasure to meet him at Lone Star Park on opening day 2011 in Grand Prairie. Randy has written for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and has been on air on ESPN Radio as well as WBAP. Randy is a fixture amongst sports fans in the DFW area and nationwide.
Randy has been featured on ESPN radio and television Nationally and is the go-to guy for hard hitting topics in sportsdom! Did Randy make that word up? He may have! Randy's vocabulary is intense and expansive. He can make up words and you will scramble to find the definition...either way, when Randy speaks you listen and take notes. He's seldom wrong and if/when he is, you don't tell him...for your own sake! There will never be another 'Galloway', and I'm glad to have been a part of the "Galloway and Company" family for all these years!! 'Fred Willis
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October 23, 2013 – 14 year old Tori Flowers Reported Missing in Forest Hill, Texas – Forest Hill authorities are looking for public assistance in locating Tori Flowers, 14year old female, who was reported missing over 1 week now. Flowers was last seen on October 14, 2013 at approx 11:45 pm at her home where she lives with her grandparents.
Flowers is described as 5’7”, 240 lbs. with long black hair that that has orange highlights and brown eyes. She also has a scar on her upper center lip. She is a beloved granddaughter and friends and family members are pleading with the public to help bring her home.
The Center for Search & Investigations (CFSI) assists & trains families, communities & law enforcement agencies in facilitating the search and location of missing children nationwide in order to safeguard children from abduction, human trafficking & exploitation. The Center for Search & Investigations is pending 501(c)(3) status.
If Anyone has information leading to Tori Flowers’ location, Please Contact: Forest Hill Police Department (817)531-5250, Lisa Edrich (817) 905-3333 Private Investigator CFSI, or Chuck Foreman CEO/Founder CFSI (512)544-9856
What do you when the news is talking about you? What is there to be done when you can identify with a complete strangers’ struggle? Well, all that depends on who you are. If you're a journalist,, you write about it!
Bishop Marvin L. Winans and the Perfecting Church were drug into the news on last week as member and unwed mother Charity Grace was denied the privilege of her child being a part of the church baby dedication service this past Sunday.
There’s no way to not feel something when you read about Bishop Marvin Winans’ refusal to ‘bless’ babies born to unwed mothers. This story is interesting to say the least. It’s another polarizing story because either you agree with the mother that brought this story to secular news or you agree with Bishop Winans.
For those that agree with Bishop Winans, that case has been stated well in the news. Many local Pastors have expressed agreement with Bishop Winans’ policy and have stated that they practice the same policy in their church.
What is disturbing about this is that the children get left out, prompting me to ask this question: “Why Can’t the Children Come?"
In Matthew 19:14 Jesus rebuked his disciples and uttered these famous words: “…Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
The church bears the responsibility to receive all people especially children regardless of the circumstances surrounding their conception.
A parent’s decision to bring a child to Christ (not the church, nor the Pastor) is the BEST decision they can make for their child. Amazingly, Jesus didn’t inquire or challenge the parents when they brought their children to Him. Many children were brought to Him for healing and miracles, but these parents merely wanted Christ’s blessing over their children.
Many today are troubled about the conception; but for those parents, the inception of Christ’s blessing was paramount!
Keep the main thing the main thing…FOCUS!
In Luke 10:41, Jesus answers Martha in her criticism of her sister Mary. Jesus answered her, saying: “Martha, Martha thou art careful and troubled about many things, whereas but one thing is needful." In this case, what is that one thing? That one thing that is needful is seeing that the children have an unimpeded path to Christ!
Look at Jesus’ sharp criticism of Martha:
-The wrong thing has your focus: “Mary has chosen the good part…” Lk. 10: 42
In the Matthew text, Jesus invoked the Kingdom of Heaven on the children’s behalf. Noted theologian Matthew Henry spoke of this text saying:
“…the children of believing parents belong to the kingdom and are members of the visible church. For this reason they are welcome to Christ, who is ready to entertain those who, when they cannot come themselves are brought to Him. “
So why can’t the children come?
Well let’s be objective here. These are the established rules at the Perfecting Faith Church. Did this mother know that these rules were in place long before she tried to make arrangements for her child to be blessed at the service?
· Was the mother out of line to decline the offer for an elder to perform the blessing in an office?
· Was she out of line to bring this story to the news?
· Was there enough teaching beforehand that would have provided ample understanding to parents like this young lady?
· Is this another example of religiosity gone wild?
Religiose: especially : excessively, obtrusively, or sentimentally religious (Religiosity is the noun form).
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Looking at all those scenarios and possibilities you have to wonder how and why the decision not to bless babies of unwed mothers is in place to begin with. The purpose of this article is NOT to absolve anyone from the command to live holy before holy God. It in no way places blame on Bishop Winans nor his church and fellowship for not doing so. What this article will do is beg a pertinent question: “What did Jesus do?”
Religiosity in its most extreme measure overlooks Jesus’ response in most cases. In Bishop Winans’ case, certainly there is something in his life that would exclude/preclude him from something that grace has made provision for.
Matthew Henry says of the text in Matthew 7:1-3: “If we be modest and charitable in our censures of others and decline judging them and judge ourselves rather, we shall not be judged of the Lord…As God will forgive those that forgive their brethren, so He will not judge those that will not judge their brethren. The merciful shall find mercy.”
Jesus says of being judgmental, that your judgment of others will be met with the same measure and method in return. Upholding this standard and principle, Bishop Winans has further subjected himself to the scrutiny and prying of watching eyes worldwide.
Romans 14:10 reminds us that we shall all stand before the Lord. James 3 gives believers an overall lesson in how to handle one another! Finally, in Mark 9:42 Jesus issued a warning admonishing anyone causing his “little ones” to fall. It is my personal opinion that policies like this one upheld by Bishop Winans and the Perfecting Church do more harm than good.
Religion and its rules are meant to be broken. It’s not hard to find examples of the rules being broken or altered. Take for instance the Pastor now espousing similar beliefs, now married who happily brought his children (born and conceived out of wedlock) to be blessed with no objection.
What about the Pastor whose policy it is to not support children conceived and born out of wedlock by not allowing a baby shower to be held at the church? This same Pastor made no bones about the church hosting a baby shower for his granddaughter when she became pregnant out of wedlock.
There’s a saying that rules were made to be broken. Not following the Lord’s rules and commandments led to a broken people. Today I thank God for His mercy. He broke the rules for me. He broke His only begotten son for me. Romans 5:8 says that: “…while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us…” Much like helpless babies, Christ blessed us and made salvation available for all that will come to Him.
My story began as a child born out of wedlock. As an adult now 31, I can say without a doubt that God has blessed me and has affirmed me with his ultimate stamp of approval. Whether man chooses to or not, it is GOD alone who does the blessing of children, regardless of the circumstances surrounding their conception. I credit my grandfather Leroy Wilson, Sr, Dr. J.B. Horton and the Rev. Joe A. Foster for their impartation into my life as a young man.
Concerning myself and my sisters, a lot was said about us. Our successes in life are due to God alone. Our mother fought for us constantly and more than that, she covered us in prayer and showed us the way to Christ. She led each of us to Christ individually as our hearts turned toward Him. Both of my sisters are college graduates. As for me, well my life continues to be history in the making! For a little about me, you can visit any of the tabs above or visit the 3john2music site for an in depth look at Jesus' blessing on my life! In the words of famed gospel songwriter Luther Barnes, we're still holding on!
It would take half of Pastor Shirley Caesar's catalog to fully express my gratitude for everything my mother has done for me! I write this article in gratitude for it and as an expression of love for all she taught me, especially in the face of hard times! I love you, Valerie Mitchell and above all else, I'm eternally grateful for showing myself and my sisters the way to Christ!!
From Hammond Organ USA- Hammond Organ USA announces the formation of a Hall Of Fame to commemorate the Pioneers who have advanced (and continue to advance) the musical legacy of Laurens Hammond's iconic instrument.
We want Hammond fans worldwide to help in the selection process, by choosing and voting from a list of over 100 candidates, casting your choices on Hammond's official Facebook Hall of Fame page.
Voting begins October 6 and ends on November 30, 2013. The top 25 will then be referred to our Blue-Ribbon Panel of music industry journalists, artists and executives who will confirm and elect the "freshman class".
The Hammond Hall of Fame finalists will be inducted at a special ceremony/concert to be held at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel during the Winter NAMM show in January 2014.
The Hammond organ is a pillar of church culture. Regardless of the instrumentation featured on gospel recordings, the church signature sound is completed by the Hammond Organ. Whether the model is the A,B,C,L or M that churchy sound can only from a Hammond organ or module.
Of course, no Hammond setup is complete without a Leslie rotary speaker. The combination of the two are incredible and have changed the way the world enjoys music. Some of the most innovative sound pioneers have played gospel music. For example, the way Billy Preston stood up and improvised on the pedals is unlike any other! Artists like Preston,Moses Tyson, Jr., Wendell Lowe and Ralph Lofton have shifted the organ from the background accompaniment to a solo instrument.
The dean of jazz organ, Jimmy Smith stands as the quintessential solo organist. Contemporary artists like Joey Defrancesco keep the jazz solo tradition alive. The organ doesn't belong to the church but that humming Leslie sound sure will bring Sunday morning to mind in a hurry!
Musicians like Chester Thompson and Booker T. Jones captivated listeners of all genres with R&B and soul bands throughout the country. Even the most casual music lovers know "Green Onions" when they hear it. As far as Thompson goes, His work with Santana was probably his most popular work, being featured on many the group's greatest hits!
These incomparable artists in their own right form the first class of Hammond Organ USA Hall of Fame nominees 2013. To assemble the first class of Hammond Hall of Fame honorees, Hammond Organ USA is employing the power of social media. The entire voting process will play out via the Hammond Organ USA page on facebook.
Scroll through the name cards below to see the names of some of the greatest names to ever grace the organ bench.
The Arsenio Hall Show, distributed by CBS Television, is looking to hire some interns in the production finance department that also work with the entire team.
Hired interns will have the opportunity to get a hands-on learning experience as they learn company policies and help identify and resolve issues.
Positions are available in accounts payable, purchasing, residuals, etc, and so students should have an interest in finance/accounting. Other positions at CBS Television are available in business, sales and finance as well as other departments and range from internships to full-time permanent positions.
The Arsenio Hall Show, a revived late-night talk show that was very popular back in the 90's, recently returned to prime time television after 19 years off the air. CBS also produces other critically-acclaimed programs such as Judge Judy, Dr. Phil, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!
Other shows include Rachael Ray, The Doctors, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, NCIS, Criminal Minds, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, Hot in Cleveland and Undercover Boss.
Legendary Grammy Award, Stellar Award and Dove Award winning singer, songwriter and Queen of the Hammond B3 Organ TWINKIE CLARK is back with an epic new gospel music release.
A legendary member of The Clark Sisters and respected solo artist in her own right, Twinkie Clark’s LIVE & UNPLUGGED (produced by Larry Clark) was released this week as a CD/DVD set.
This is the second release with her nephew and son of the Dr. Denise Bradford, Larry. The project is released under the auspices of the Larry Clark Gospel brand.
LIVE & UNPLUGGED captures the essence of Twinkie’s definitive musicianship, bravura songwriting and vocal stamina. The project includes the radio hit ‘God Gave Me Favor” which has held rank in the Top 30 Gospel Radio charts; “There is A Word” and “Speak Lord” which features her sister and group mate, Karen-Clark Sheard.
This collectors CD/DVD combo has an added bonus. The Clark Sisters are featured on "Hallelujah Remix". Twinkie has produce hit after hit, blessing congregations and nations both near and abroad. With LIVE & UNPLUGGED, Twinkie proves to continue to elevate gospel music with her rich, timeless sound, while still proving to be relevant and influencing today’s generation of gospel artists.
Watch "Speak Lord"
Cast Your Vote Today!!
The Gospel Queen of the B3 has received a nomination for the freshman class of the Hammond Organ Hall of Fame. Click on the picture and follow the link to cast your vote for Twinkie Clark in the inaugural Hall of Fame vote!
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