Week after week families gathered right after their Sunday dinner to cheer on their favorite contestants on BET’s Sunday Bet Season 7. Every week we either let go a sigh of relief that our favorite was still in the competition or felt disappointed to see a talented person go. But when it’s all said and done, we all knew that there could only be one. One winner to take home not only the cash prize and record deal with Kirk Franklin’s Fo Yo Soul/RCA Record Label, but the title, (in our best Kirk Franklin voice) Sunday Best!
Beating out his competition Candace Benson, Geoffrey Golden made history last night as the second male to have won the female dominated competition! Congrats to you Geoffrey! We’re definitely looking forward to hearing your music!
JWil Music is back!
The poet, speaker and lyricist, JWil is a walking brand! A Bellwether, just as his clothing line, Bellwether Fashion suggests. JWil has committed himself to the music scene for a while now serving his listeners with thought provoking rhymes, EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. He may have been gone for a minute focusing on his clothing line, but we knew sooner or later he’d be back with some new music to make us do a self- check!
So go ahead and press play on his new single, “Fear No Evil” produced by Tone Jonez and if you like what you hear, enjoy more free music at www.jwilmusic.com
“Sometimes I can be my worse critic, pointing out my imperfections, keeping myself bound by the lessons of my past, re-living the hurtful thoughts of my memories, being unforgiving to myself for making the wrong decisions, to others who have hurt me, or simply just not meeting the expectations I have set for myself. It can seem impossible to face the reality of my own truths, staring my situations face to face, and tackling them one by one. The only person that hurts in my world of regret is me; I’ve got to take hold of my current state of thinking I’m losing control…..”
~Deliver Me from Me, By LaToya Early
We’re always looking for someone else to blame, it’s never our own fault! We’re always pointing fingers at why WE aren’t who we want to be. We never take a look at what WE did wrong, it’s always what someone else didn’t do for us. It’s time for a self-check! We question why we haven’t reached our goals or why we seem so stagnant in our current situations and we look for others to blame for our own complacencies, but sometimes you could be the reason you’re being held back. There are so many reasons you could not be where you want to be in life, when was the last time you set down and “Faced the reality of your own truths”? – Self-Check!
- Laziness/Procrastination- These two walk hand and hand. Some might say “I’m not lazy, but I do procrastinate a lot” well lets define Laziness: desiring to want more with the inability to accomplish tasks due to lack of discipline,Procrastination: desiring to want more, but due to lack of discipline you display the inability to accomplish tasks. Sounds similar? Don’t justify your procrastination, the longer you wait, the longer you won’t be! Now, whose fault is that? – Self-Check!
“4 Lazy People want much but get little,
but those who work hard will prosper.”
Proverbs 13:4 NLT
- Lack of Confidence- If you read the above passage again, you will see that we are our worse critics; we point out our imperfections and place limitations on ourselves. Know you are your biggest supporter. What gift God has given to you NO man can take away. Be confident in yourself; know that you were created on purpose with a purpose. No one can stop you from being great but you! – Self-Check!
“10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged,
for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10 NLT
- Unforgiveness- As long as you hold that grudge, the longer you will lack. You must forgive those who have done wrong against you, don’t be bitter be better! Use what they did to help you not hinder you. Prove them wrong! Who do you need to forgive? – Self Check!
“14 If you forgive those who sin against you,
your heavenly Father will forgive you.
15 But if you refuse to forgive others,
your Father will not forgive your sins.”
Matthew 6:14-15 NLT
- Waiting on the next person- Don’t sit and wait for someone else to do something for you to do what you know you need to do. It’s no one else;s responsibility to make you great, but you. Yes, we all need to be a team, but don’t wait for the team to come ask you play, get up and go join the team.
“33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else,
and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.
Matthew 6:33 NLT
You must use each obstacle and struggle as an advantage, don’t allow your experiences to hinder you from your blessings. Pray about it, forgive those who have hurt you, forgive yourself, love others and strive daily to be the best you can be! I know it can be difficult, but you can do it. When you start to feel defeated, – Self Check! God made you with a purpose, fulfil your purpose and allow Him to maximize Himself in you. You are amazing!
Be Blessed, xoxo
A Righteous GIRL
Whenever artists get together, we expect nothing less but a night of worship!
Join JRS Events and Management LLC for their Artist Showcase on September 5 at 7pm! This Showcase will feature all of JRS clients including Kristie Dortch, Blessed Generation Ministries, Aaron Johnson and The Levites and so many more! But the most exciting part of the event, is that it is hosted by our founder, Paris L. France right here at Show and Tell Gospel! So definitely come out and show your support!
The JRS Events and Management Artists Showcase will be held at Praise City Worship Center Detroit Campus on 4844 Mcclellan Detroit, MI 48214. Show struts at 7pm so as always, get there early!
If you’re an artists and are in need of management, public relations, or more, visit JRS website at www.jrsproductionsandpr.com to see how you can become a client!
Fans of Adia have great cause to celebrate tonight!
For, just days before it’s set to impact Billboard charts, the gospel belle’s new album “Behind Enemy Lines” has been made available to stream in full, thanks to our friends over at Xist Music.
With Fred “Blaze” Crawford at the helm of production, and guest appearances from Eric Dawkins andJessica Reedy, Miss Adia is sure to make a splash with her debut effort.
Jessica Reedy is back!
Miss Reedy is back with new music in the form of her new singles “Grace” and “Hold On,” lifted from her highly anticipated sophomore release!
The new singles were preceded by the project’s lead single “Better” which was produced by Khirye Tylerand Jon Jon Traxx. Reedy describes Grace as a song of acknowledging what I’m not and what I know God will always be, and the funky soulful “Hold On” features Jessica’s mother, Mary Reedy.
Hit ‘play’ and get into the latest from Jessica Reedy below:
Well if you were ready for new music from Earnest Pugh, here it is!
His new EP “Just Worship” will be released September 2 online and in stores everywhere! With hits like ‘Rain On Us” and “I Need Your Glory” we know this EP from Mr. Pugh will not disappoint!
Dove and Stellar Award nominated gospel crooner Earnest Pugh has just polished off his latest work of art – “Just Worship” (P-Man Music/Central South Distribution) – a specially priced Extended Play (EP) collection of praise and worship songs that will release on August 26, 2014.
The set will be propelled by Pugh’s new radio single, a dynamic re-arrangement of Israel & New Breed’s classic tune “Alpha & Omega.” The soul-stirring paean is now making its way up the playlists of the leading gospel radio stations around the globe.
Boasting production from Keith Williams, Michael Bereal, Cedric Thompson, Robert Ellis and Steve McCoy, this live set of seven songs flows as a continuous worship service that listeners can use to create an atmosphere of divine reverence wherever they may find themselves during the day. The set closes with a bonus recording of Pugh’s recent Top 20 radio smash “All Things Through Christ” featuring Bishop Rance Allen.
The five-octave singer just recently wrapped a run of the “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” stage play in Atlanta and he’s now preparing for a big production in the fall when he stars in legendary theater director Mike Matthews’ new play “Danger at My Door” that opens during the Detroit Opera House’s Broadway series October 2-5.
Pugh is also busy with his EPM Music Group label where he’s establishing the careers of recording artists such as Angel Davis, Keith Williams and Charles Butler & Trinity.
Visit the artist online at http://www.earnestpugh.com for more information on Earnest Pugh or his exciting artists.
Calling all youth and young adults! If you’ve felt like your battery has run low, come on out to Crossroads Youth and Young Adult Conference and be recharged for Christ!
This weekend, August 29 – August 31, come expecting a weekend full of substance and strength! Some of the most powerful Youth and Young Adult Pastors in the city of Detroit have gotten together to be a part of the vision for this conference! “We want to make sure that none of us are captivated by a lie that promotes inconsistency in our faith walk,” says Pastor Jeremy Moseley, conference host.
This year’s conference theme is “You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too” inspired by gospel artist, Jonathan McReynolds’ song, “No Gray”. But this doesn’t mean you can’t have good clean Christian fun and at this conference there will be tons of teaching, fun, faith, food and fellowship! Musical guests Darius James and Kiara Dowdell will be ministering as well as, spoken word from Brandon McNaire.
The conference will be held at Bethel Temple Baptist Church located at 5024 28th St. Detroit, MI 48210. Service starts on Friday at 7pm so as always, make sure you get there early!
Fashion is forever changing, and every season there’s a new fad; out with the old and in with the new. But one thing that will never go out of style is being blessed and Staying Blessed!
New clothing line, Stay Blessed Apparel has one goal, to show that being blessed is a lifestyle! A lifestyle to embrace! So we decided to sit down with the owners of SBA, Chris Grace and Dre Thompson and get the scoop on this new brand!
SATG: Why did you all start Stay Blessed Apparel?!
SBA: The main inspiration behind Stay Blessed Apparel was showcasing positivity, spiritual awareness & self empowerment through fashion.
SATG: What is the vision behind this brand?
SBA: We saw a problem and wanted to be a solution in changing the mind state of our youth and help them embrace their faith through our designs. Currently, our team consists of Chris Grace and Dre Thompson. We are the sole owners and are working to expand our brand . The goal of our clothing company is to show that being blessed is a lifestyle that Christians & Non Christians can relate to. Being appreciative of life & everything that comes with it. Our designs seek to capture the essence of what Staying Blessed is all about.
SATG: What products do Stay Blessed Apparel offer and how much are they?
SBA: Currently Stay Blessed offers T-shirts and Hats that start $15-25, and hats going for $20-30.
SATG: How can somebody purchase Stay Blessed Apparel?
SBA: Checkout our website at www.stayblessedapparel.com and follow us on Social Media at:
Facebook: Stay Blessed Apparel llc
SATG: Where will Stay Blessed Apparel be in the future?
SBA: In the future Stay Blessed Apparel plans to be in retails stores across the country, home based, or possibly exclusively internet driven sales.
And there you have it folks!!! As always ya’ll know we need you all to make sure you support Stay Blessed Apparel and begin to embrace this lifestyle we walk with Christ!