Friday, October 24, 2008
There is something in our heart that tells us that somethings we do are wrong. Something that lets us know that 'wetin we dey do sef, we as humans we no try at all'. In the long run, we know that somethings make sense and some don't. We realize that there is more to life than drinking, smoking, drugs and illicit sex.
Truth is...we realize that there is total freedom in our maker. We realize that He is our complete source and no one can fill that void He created in us...I am not trying to be reilgious or spiritual...
Truth is...God is our all
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
GRAMMY-winning, multi-platinum artist Casting Crowns celebrates its sixth consecutive RIAA milestone today with the Gold certification of its third live DVD/CD release, The Altar and The Door Live. This project, released on Aug. 19, captures the band’s monumental 2007-2008 headlining tour in 5.1 Surround Sound, which closed as one of Christian music’s top-attended tours of all time with nearly 500,000 fans attending in more than 80 cities.
This certification comes on the heels of the band’s fourth American Music Awards nomination, announced Tuesday, and the release of Casting Crowns’ first Christmas album Peace On Earth. The new album reached No. 1 on iTunes Christian albums chart, and is currently No. 3 on iTunes overall Holiday albums chart topping new seasonal releases from Faith Hill and Elvis Presley. Peace On Earth also debuts at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, and No.1 on both SoundScan’s Christian Retail chart and Christian Seasonal Overall charts, as the highest charting Christmas album of the week.
This holiday season, the band will headline the 14-city “Casting Crowns Christmas Celebration” with full orchestra and choir, Nov. 28 – Dec.14. The tour will also feature Natalie Grant, Denver & the Mile High Orchestra, Avalon, Michael English, and pureNRG.
Both of the band’s previous live DVD releases Live From Atlanta (2004) and Lifesong Live (2006) have reached RIAA Platinum status, along with its 2 Platinum albums Casting Crowns (2003) and Lifesong (2005), and current Gold album The Altar and The Door (2007). For more information on Casting Crowns and for concert listings, please visit www.castingcrowns.com.
About Casting Crowns
Casting Crowns, with lead singer Mark Hall, led the 39th Annual GMA Dove Awards with seven wins including Group of the Year for the fourth consecutive year, and Song of the Year for its No. 1 hit “East to West.” The group’s third studio recording The Altar and The Door achieved an historical debut at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart with 130,000 first-week copies sold, making it the highest debut in the country that week and the second highest CD seller of any kind in America. The album sailed to RIAA Gold status in 10 weeks, securing Casting Crowns the No.1 position on Billboard’s year-end chart as the top-selling Christian music artist of 2007. The band won a GRAMMY Award in 2006, an American Music Award in 2007, and has eight consecutive No.1 songs at Christian radio.
Lead singer Mark Hall is a full-time youth pastor, serving his 17th year in youth ministry as a student pastor at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church in Atlanta. All seven band members remain active in student ministry in the Atlanta area and tour part-time around their local church duties.
Go Casting Crowns!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Here are some of them...
“Being able to create something from the ground up has been a dream. Hopefully this DVD will show there are different sides to everyone, and that if you experience new things, you will grow as a person. It's for everyone, even people that might say they are not creative, because sometimes it's not about the end product but the journey to get there. Be creative, be open minded, and enjoy life.” --Raven-Symoné on her new DVD ‘Raven Symoné Presents’.
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces people into thinking they can’t lose” – Bill Gates
“Be happy in your body... it’s the only one you’ve got so you might as well like it” – Keira Knightley
“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song” – Maya Angelou
“Never settle for less than your dreams, somewhere, sometime, someday, somehow, you’ll find them” – Danielle Steel
“I seek not yours, but YOU (GOD)” – Paul the Apostle
“The average man sees sex, thinks and dreams sex, but is totally ignorant of God’s purpose for sex” – Lester Sumrall from the book ’60 Things God said About Sex”
“Inspiration is a value of inestimable value” --Dr David Oyedepo
“In Christ, you can do all things. In Christ, your weakness is made perfection. In Christ, your ability to love, to forgive to heal, to transform is unlimited” --Laurie Beth Jones from the book ‘Jesus in Blue Jeans’
“You a hustler, pimp, tell me what’s your title? America has no more stars, now we call them idols’ –Kirk Franklin from the song ‘Lose My Soul’
“Your faith may be small but the God in whom you placed your faith is huge” – Anonymous
“I have to stay in constant communication with GOD, unless I’ll get ugly real quick” – Lisa Kimmey-Winans on the TV Show ‘Gospel Today’
“Some Christians haven’t even attempted to think about whether or not they would die for Jesus, because they haven’t really being leaving for him” – DC Talk from the book ‘Jesus Freaks’
“Everything is wrong until God sets it right” – Dr A.W. Tozer
“At the beginning of every act of faith, there is often a seed of fear. For great acts of faith are barely born out of calm calculation” – Max Lucado
“The best relationships are between two people who care more about each other’s good than their own momentary pleasure” – Joshua Harris from his book ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’
“Read as if it all depends on reading. Pray as if it all depends on praying and enter the examination hall, trusting God like you have never before” – Captain Moyo at the 2007 YWAP Booth Camp Kaduna
“Happiness is from the flesh, joy is from the Spirit sp follow the Urim and the Thummim of your heart which is righteousness, peace and joy” – Rev Bob Alonge at the 2007 YWAP Booth Camp Kaduna
“Every Individual has 500 untried skills” – Barr. Anago at the 2007 YWAP Booth Camp Kaduna
“When God steps into a virgin situation, he takes all the glory. God presents the best gifts in the worst packages” – Pastor Paul Adefarasin from the message ‘The First Christmas’
“God uses the least likely to do the most mighty” – Pastor Paul Adefarasin at the 2007 DOXA- It’s Your Time Conference
“Get on fire for God and the world will come and watch you burn” – Dr Daniel Olukoya
“Nothing is more disastrous than to study faith, analyze faith but never actually to make the leap of faith” – Vance Harner
“The most common mistake Christians make in worship today is seeking an experience rather than seeking God” – Rick Warren
“The Son of God became the Son of Man so that the sons of men can become the sons of God” – Pastor Paul Adefarasin from his message ‘The First Christmas’
I hope you loved the quotes. Watch out for more on this blog.
Till then... I am The Talkaholic