Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Kutless Alpha/Omega CD

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About Kutless:
Since signing to BEC Recordings in 2001, Kutless has transformed from a new rock band to a staple artist in the industry that has multi-format, top-charting hits, sold millions of records and more than eight million streams. Launched by original members Jon Micah Sumrall (lead vocals) and guitarist James Mead, the band formed first as a modern rock/worship band at Warner Pacific College in Portland in 2000. Kutless has two RIAA Gold-selling albums for Strong Tower and Live from Portland. The band has had 12 No. 1 radio singles across all formats including their major hits "Strong Tower,” "What Faith Can Do" and "Carry Me To The Cross.”
After more than 15 years together and reaching fans around the world, Kutless continues to be focused on sharing the Gospel with a younger generation that is searching for answers.
“We really believe that music can make a difference in people’s lives,” shares Jon Micah Sumrall. “Music is an incredibly powerful tool that can break down walls and allow us to communicate a message of hope to people who may not listen otherwise. We are still recording and performing because we really do believe it makes a difference. We hear stories all the time from people who share with us how a concert or a song has radically impacted their life, and it’s these types of testimonies that keep us going year after year.”
In 2012, Kutless formed EOTA Ministries (End of The Age) to expand their evangelistic outreach around the globe. EOTA is the non-profit arm that aids Kutless in hosting large, free outreach concerts and events. In 2015, they partnered with other organizations to bring concerts to Kiev, Ukraine and other cities for six events - the largest of their kind in that country. The next year, Kutless returned to 11 cities in Ukraine as well as in Belarus, a communist country, where more than 100,000 heard the Gospel and over 40,000 commitments to Christ.

With their upcoming album ALPHA / OMEGA, Kutless has created a collection of rock and worship songs of both original and cover tracks that are true to who the band has been for the last 17 years. They wanted to create a project that would engage the Christian community and have the greatest impact. The songs are true to who the band is at their core - rock and worship. ALPHA / OMEGA features a new version of “Strong Tower” as well as the debut radio single “King of My Heart.”
Sharing from my heart:

As I started listening to the CD I realized that I know all of the songs.  We sing them in church and my children are in sign language at our home school co op and they signed Great Are You, Lord at our last semester showcase. Our semester showcase is a time of sharing what the kids have learned in our home school co op.  When they signed Great Are You, Lord it was so powerful and the words just spoke to my soul.

You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken
Great are You, Lord
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only
Great are You, Lord
All the earth will shout Your praise
Our hearts will cry, these bones will sign
Great are You, Lord


They were so beautiful and a delight for everyone that saw them.  I was so excited that this song was on the CD.  I also love Your Great Name, You Are Love, Strong Tower, King of My Heart, Cornerstone, Your Love Awakens Me, Shepherd of My Soul, Gave It All, and No Wonder.  Ok, so I actually love ALL the songs on here! If you're looking for a great praise and worship CD then this is the one for you.  I can already tell it's going to be a favorite as I'm driving down the road praising the Lord.

Social Corner:
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Friday, November 17, 2017

The Star Movie

THE STAR MOVIE


In Sony Pictures Animation's The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.



Sharing from my heart:


Many people have heard the Nativity story but have you ever heard it from the animals point of view? I have a feeling this will be a huge hit with children and adults this holiday season. The characters are adorable, lovable, fun and will easily capture your heart. I was a little nervous that the animals might take over the story and take away from the story of Jesus's birth but that was not the case. The director was Tim Reckart and when he was interviewed he said, “The goal was to create characters that were based on clues we have in the Bible that also gives each character an opportunity to have an arc.”
Reckart did take some creative liberties because it's an animated film but he was very cognitive of the Biblical story and stuck with it. After watching The Star I feel it really does portray the true meaning of Christmas in a clever way that's endearing and relatable to children.

Opening in theaters today November 17th, 2017 you won't want to miss this one. Take your children or grandchildren and enjoy a PG movie that's sure to become a classic must see Christmas film.

I was impressed with the all star cast and thought I'd share some of those famous names so you can pick them out as you're watching the movie. I was driving myself crazy trying to place several of the voices so here's a cheat sheet for you.


STEVEN YEUNBo the donkey
GINA RODRIGUEZMary
ZACHARY LEVIJoseph
KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEYDave the dove
KELLY CLARKSONLeah the horse
ANTHONY ANDERSONZach the goat
AIDY BRYANTRuth the sheep
VING RHAMESThaddeus the dog
GABRIEL IGLESIASRufus the dog
PATRICIA HEATONEdith the cow
KRISTIN CHENOWETHAbby the mouse
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMERKing Herod
and TRACY MORGANFelix the camel
and TYLER PERRYCyrus the camel
and OPRAH WINFREYDeborah the camel

SOCIAL CORNER:
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The Star Movie official site 

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