Women’s Rights Forum Leads to Solutions in the Workplace

United for Human Rights Florida held their monthly Women’s Rights forum in their headquarters, downtown Clearwater, where women’s rights in the workplace was discussed.

Human Rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

CLEARWATER, FL, US, January 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On January 12, United for Human Rights Florida held their monthly Women’s Rights Forum in their Center in Downtown Clearwater. The forum covered issues specifically on women in the workplace. United for Human Rights is a non-profit organization sponsored by the Church of Scientology.

“Male and female equality has been a part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for 70 years,” said Sanna Heden, Deputy Executive Director for United for Human Rights’ Florida Chapter. “But even today, women are sometimes discriminated against and receive unfair treatment in the workplace. Guests at our forum discuss this topic and its solutions.”

A United for Human Rights volunteer facilitated the forum and brought her more than 30 years of experience in business. She brought up that this is a violation of human right #23, Worker’s Rights, from the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

One guest shared an experience of when she worked at a male prison, she did not run into any problems with the prisoners. When asked by other staff, she said that she respects the prisoners and so they respect her back. This experience led to the discussion of respect in the workplace.

The Women’s Rights Forum is every second Saturday of the month, with the next one on February 9th. It is located at the United for Human Rights Center in Downtown Clearwater.

To attend the Women’s Rights Forum or for more information about United for Human Rights, please call (727) 467-6960 or email cristian@humanrights.com.

United for Human Rights:

United for Human Rights (UHR) is an international non-profit, non-religious educational program which aims to raise awareness on people's 30 human rights as articulated in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. UHR is inspired by the words of Scientology Founder, L. Ron Hubbard, “Human Rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream.” UHR works with Youth for Human Rights (YHR) with the purpose of teaching youth their human rights and so create valuable advocates for tolerance and peace.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
+1 727-467-6860
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

A Shift is Happening

Headshot by Michael Justice

Artwork by Miguel Tully

From “Musical Salvation” by Cameron James Khan

How Taylor Rusch is Making International Waves as He Spreads a Hopeful & Powerful Message of Personal and Planetary Transformation through his Acting and Music

ATLANTA, GA, USA, January 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Taylor Rusch is an Award Nominated Television and Film Actor and Up and Coming Recording Artist. He is best known for his role of Jake in the short film "Musical Salvation", his guest star appearances on ID Discovery Channel and for his recent EP release of original music entitled "A Shift is Happening". His venture into the world of entertainment is largely influenced by a shift that happened in Taylor’s personal life over the past decade, nothing less than a Spiritual Awakening and recognition that he and his vision are only a tiny raindrop in a vast ocean of Divine Potential of which the entire human race partakes of and is connected to.

The Shift was initially set in motion during Taylor’s college years where, though he grew up fundamentally Christian, he began to question so much of what he was taught as he looked more deeply into the life and teachings of Jesus and what it means to be a Christ follower. He could feel the rift between what the church and his peers expected him to believe and the destiny Jesus was calling him to, a lifestyle saturated with the Presence of God and centered around spreading Forgiveness, Unconditional Love and Reconciliation throughout the world, to all people, regardless of race, religion, education, vocation, ethnicity, social background, criminal background, financial status, gender or sexual orientation, proclaiming Heaven on Earth.

Though his acting, singing, songwriting and instrument playing began at a young age, it was not until his mid 20’s when his life was uprooted by undealt with Hurts, Habits and Hangups from his youth that he began to truly see himself as a channel that the Universe desired to use as a vessel of God’s Forgiveness, Mercy, Love and Grace. His Hurts, Habits and Hangups landed him in two inpatient treatment facilities where he began to face his innermost demons and relinquish the mask he was using to hide from God, others and himself.

One evening, while crying out to God in his bedroom at an addiction treatment center, he heard a still, small, soothing and comforting voice speak within his heart, saying “Just wait till you see, you’re gonna be free, chainless forever. Just take up your wings and soar to the sky, light as a feather. Child you belong to me, so be free.” This experience of hearing the still, small, voice of Spirit, though not his first, profoundly impacted and reoriented his life. Wiping tears from his eyes, he picked up the guitar he had brought with him and began writing and composing his first ever single release Chainless Forever, which is now part of his six track EP, A Shift is Happening, available on YouTube, Itunes, Google Play, Spotify, Deezer, and through many other distributors.

Over the past five years, the following music tracks came together to form A "Shift is Happening" which when listened to in order are a formula for Personal and Planetary Transformation and “Shift”. They are as follows:

Prelude to Change
Lay Your Weapons Down
Take a Deep Breath
A Shift is Happening
Chainless Forever
A New Age is Dawning

Over the past five years Taylor channeled the messages of these songs for his own personal Healing and Transformation and in the summer of 2017 he recorded them at HomeGrown Studios in Atlanta, GA with professional recording artists, producers and sound engineers Alexander Downtain and Benjamin Humkey. What became of those sacred hours in the studio is nothing less than a Musical Masterpiece of Healing and Hope that is sure to draw multitudes into an encounter with the Lover of All Souls as they experience a Shift Happening in their own lives.

It is with deep gratitude and humility that Taylor Rusch presents this Labor of Love to the world.

Peace and Love be with you always,

Taylor Rusch

Music Manager info :
Samuel Flynn
931-774-7035

Samuel Brock Flynn
Samuel Flynn Pro
+1 931-774-7035
email us here
Visit us on social media:
Facebook
Twitter
Google+
LinkedIn

Taylor Rusch Acting Reel


Source: EIN Presswire

January Swing Dance for Charity in Clearwater Literally For the Birds

Clearwater’s historic Fort Harrison was the site of the monthly Swing Dance for Charity on January 10th. Bringing together dozens of swing dance enthusiasts, the event raised donations for the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary.

…the work that is being done by the Seabird Sanctuary shows that a determined group of people can be effective in taking care of a key part of Florida’s wildlife – birds.”

— Lisa Mansell, Church of Scientology representative

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, January 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Clearwater, FL – On Thursday January 10th at Clearwater’s Fort Harrison, Savoy South Dance Hall kicked off the New Year with the monthly Swing Dance for Charity. Dancers turned out to support the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary and dance to the Flag Band, who performed traditional swing numbers as well as swing-tastic takes on modern pop songs.

The Fort Harrison is the international religious retreat for the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, the sponsor of this monthly event.

After refreshments, career dancer Ms. Arleene Bowles of Savoy South Dance Hall taught new dancers East Coast Swing. East Coast Swing is also known as the “jitterbug” and is said to have evolved from Lindy Hop during the 1940s. Swing dancing has seen a revival since the early 1990’s and has continued to maintain popularity.

Guests were then introduced to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, represented by Keith Wilkins and rescued macaw Nemo. The Sanctuary is dedicated to wild bird rehabilitation and currently has more than 100 birds at its facility that are unable to be released back in to the wild. Nemo suffered from abuse by its former owner and was brought to the sanctuary, where she now acts as the facility’s official greeter.

"In the Way to Happiness, L. Ron Hubbard wrote ‘Care of the planet begins in one’s own front yard’ and the work that is being done by the Seabird Sanctuary shows that a determined group of people can be effective in taking care of a key part of Florida’s wildlife – birds,” said Lisa Mansell, the Public Affairs Director for the Church.

All of the funds donated at the dance that night were given to the Sanctuary to continue their rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

After learning about the Sanctuary, guests crowded the dance floor to swing to the Flag Band. The Flag Band also provided musical accompaniment for the traditional “Cake Walk” which gave guests another opportunity to donate to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary. Three different handmade desserts were awarded to 3 lucky winners – Last Dancer Standing, Best Strut and Best Dressed.

The February Swing Dance will be held on the 21st and will benefit Criminon Florida. Criminon (which means “no crime”) is an international non-profit dedicated to addressing the causes of criminality and restoring the criminal’s self-respect through effective secular education programs.

A donation of $15 includes refreshments, a dance lesson and swing dancing to the Flag Band. The dance lesson starts at 7pm, with open dancing at 8pm to the Flag Band. Partners are not required and experienced dancers will be on hand to assist Ms. Bowles. For more information about the event, please call (727) 467-6860.

About the Fort Harrison:
Since completing construction in 1926, the Fort Harrison has been the home to many events for charitable organizations. The latest owner, the Church of Scientology, completed a top to bottom restoration of the Fort Harrison in 2009, and since then has hosted over 320 community events there. Scientology is an applied religious philosophy, founded by L. Ron Hubbard. The Church makes its facilities available to non-profit groups as a service to the community.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
+1 727-467-6860
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

HAPPY VOLUNTEERS REMOVE trash FROM THE PINELLAS TRAIL SAVING PLANTS, ANIMALS AND WILDLIFE FROM HARMFUL TOXINS

On January 12th, 2019 The Way to Happiness volunteers cleaned up along their Adopted Mile on the Pinellas Trail, Clearwater

Man has reached the potential capacity to destroy the planet. He must be pushed on up to the capability and actions of saving it. It is, after all, what we’re standing on.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, January 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On January 12, 2019, over one dozen volunteers from The Way to Happiness (TWTH) Association of Tampa Bay, headquartered in downtown Clearwater, removed 60lbs of trash from their adopted-mile of the Pinellas Trail as part of their campaign to “Safeguard and Improve the Environment”. The volunteers were assisted by Keep Pinellas Beautiful which provided equipment to clean undergrowth, ditches and grass land running along the trail thus removing harmful litter and toxic trash.

According to TWTH Association, the biggest source of litter in America is cigarette butts, listed as number one of America’s 10 Most Littered Items followed by Food Wrappers, Plastic Bottles, Plastic Bottle Caps and Plastic Grocery Bags. Cigarette butts take at least nine months to decompose, leaching toxic chemicals such as arsenic (used to kill rats) and lead into the environment, leading to land, water and air pollution.

“It is especially important to keep our communities clear of litter, as Pinellas County is surrounded by bodies of water into which toxins from litter leach creating deadly effects on all living organisms”, said Ms. Tanja Cranton Executive Director of The Way to Happiness Association Tampa Bay. “A community that allows littering is promoting a message that residents do not care about their environment. But a community that discourages littering, improves community appearance and its residents’ quality of life.”

In 1980, long before “global warming” was a household phrase, Mr. Hubbard wrote in The Way to Happiness, the booklet on which TWTH Association was founded: “Recent discoveries by space probes to Venus have shown that our own world could be deteriorated to a point where it would no longer support life. And it possibly could happen in one’s own lifetime. Cut down too many forests, foul too many rivers and seas, mess up the atmosphere and we have had it. The surface temperature can go roasting hot, the rain can turn to sulfuric acid. All living things could die…Man has reached the potential capacity to destroy the planet. He must be pushed on up to the capability and actions of saving it. It is, after all, what we’re standing on.”

The next cleanup of TWTH Association of Tampa Bay’s adopted mile of Pinellas Trail will be held on Saturday, March 30th. Volunteers will meet at 10:30am at The Way to Happiness Center at 33 N. Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater FL 33755. Community members are invited to join in, please call: (727) 467 6961.

Thanks to the support of the Church of Scientology, TWTH Association opened up its Community center and office on July 11, 2015. The center is open to the public daily from 10am – 10pm and offers free tours, workshops, seminars and educational materials to the community.

About The Way to Happiness:

The Way to Happiness book was written and published by L. Ron Hubbard in 1981 as a nonreligious, common-sense guide to better living. Its purpose is to help arrest the current moral decline in society and restore integrity and trust to humankind. It is available in 112 languages, with some 115 million copies distributed in 186 nations. The campaign to distribute the book has been embraced by more than 257,000 groups and individuals and millions around the world have received the materials free of charge thanks to the continued sponsorship of the Church of Scientology. The Way to Happiness holds the Guinness World Record as the single most-translated nonreligious book and fills the moral vacuum in an increasingly materialistic society.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
727-467-6860
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Matt Mattero Ministries and Impressions to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

CARBONDALE, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Music is the universal language. It transcends all people, generations, cultures and religions. Music is the perfect vehicle to connect with our spirituality. When a song reaches you when you need it most, it’s like going to heaven.

Musician and impressionist Matt Mattero can impersonate over 100 actors and singers, recontextualizing contemporary rock, pop, reggae, country and folk songs for Christian and secular audiences. Some have even likened Mattero to a “Gospel Weird Al.” He also can impersonate cartoons, do sound effects, use different dialects, emulate various instruments as well such as drums, bass, guitars, strings, trumpets and horn sections, vocoder, wah-wah pedal, lead guitars, flute, recorder, organ, and synthesizers. He also writes commercials, jingles, movie soundtracks, he does voice overs, and also is a keynote motivational speaker, webmaster, graphic artist, audio and video producer, director and paralegal.

“I love to wow people with my impressions and my music,” says Mattero. “I reel them in through my impressionsm, then I hit them with the Gospel and they get saved by the Holy Spirit.”

Mattero says God called him to his ministry from his previous career in law of 23 years. Today, Mattero’s ministry boasts quite a following; more than 400,000 people have come to know Christ through Mattero’s 28 albums and his raucous performances.

“I wanted to be an attorney, but God called me into ministry instead and that's what I've been doing ever since and loving it!” says Mattero.

A classically-trained concert pianist from age seven, he can play not only classical music but also jazz, pop, rock, reggae, country and folk music styles. Today Mattero can play 14 different instruments some well or others not too well. These instruments include chromatic harmonica, regular harmonica, jaw harp, bass, timpani, saxophone, clarinet, drums, recorder, oboe, piano, organ, synthesizers and 2 more. Blessed with absolute perfect pitch. Mattero can listen to any song on the radio, walk over to his piano and play it or sing it. He has a seven-octave range and can sing like many famous gospel and secular artists both women and men vocalists. Ever prolific, Mattero says it's not unusual for him to write 10 songs in one day.

“I never attended Juilliard or any of the schools as i absolutely despised and hated college, except for getting my paralegal diploma. I learned everything with hands on technology as he stated, if you do not use it you will lose it and that is why I remember everything I know each and every day” says Mattero, “but my piano teacher told me I was going to make it as a concert pianist like Oscar Levant. She put me right up there with him and Liberace.”

Mattero can preach with fire and brimstone one moment then launch into a singular rendition of “Come on Jesus, Light My Fire,” a parody of the Doors hit or sing like gospel artists the late Keith Green, Steve green, or Carman Licciardello.

“We're going to set the world on fire for Jesus. I preach from His word. God just leads me to work,” says Mattero. “When I think about all the talents that He has manifested in me, it blows my mind. I give God all the glory because it's all about Him and not about me. He alone is worthy. and He has me exactly where He wants me to be, proclaiming His name to millions of people worldwide.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Matt Mattero in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on January 18th at 4pm EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Matt Mattero Ministries and Impressions, visit www.mattmatteroministries.org

Lou Ceparano
CUTV News
(631) 850-3314
email us here
Visit us on social media:
Facebook


Source: EIN Presswire

Godinterest Relaunches its Upgraded Publishing Platform

Godinterest Logo

Godinterest Logo

Godinterest

Godinterest

Faithful Believers in Constitutional Freedoms and Online Privacy Celebrate!

God is awesome. Let’s share that knowledge with the world–one story at a time.”

— Dean Jones

LONDON, CENTRAL LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Team at Godinterest is proud to announce the relaunch of its open publishing platform Godinterest.com, and pleased to once again become the publishing resource for so many thousands of our faithful online writers, readers and faith-based, global thought leaders.

Originally launched to great success in 2012 as an open online forum and publishing platform for an increasingly neglected faith-based global community, Godinterest.com has now upgraded its services and relaunched to further explore and celebrate the community’s Freedom of Expression through the direct promotion of their Freedom of Religion.

Godinterest Founder, Designer, Project Manager and grateful Christian Dad, Dean Jones, had this to say in reference to the relaunch-
“Godinterest gives occasion to a whole new set of conversations about religion in public life and represents the possibility of a common conversation among a diverse set of voices. ”

And while the entire team is eagerly anticipating spreading the word of our faith-based contributors with even greater ease, success, and global access for all, the Core Principles of Godinterest have always been and will remain-

• We firmly believe that all bloggers have the right to political speech, the right to express their political opinions, and should always maintain the right to express their political values.
• We firmly believe in protecting and promoting our freedom of religion or belief, even in the face of any and all governmental, administrative and/or non-state acting opposition.
• We further believe that our bloggers have the right to maintain their privacy, along with the option to remain anonymous if they so choose.
• Godinterest does not and will not ever exercise editorial oversight over the sites hosted on our service.

Godinterest is Here to Share the Good News of Our Faithful Contributors
In an overwhelmingly liberal dominated, global media maelstrom with increasingly “progressive” agendas, many of the largest internet platforms are currently being held hostage by an aggressively thuggish PC culture, which is now openly suppressing articles in defense of conservative values. Godinterest recognizes this blatant bias against even the most moderate conservative thought and is, therefore, always open to encouraging, promoting and openly publishing thoughtful, articulate and reasonable voices from the Right. The Godinterest editorial team is also always open to developing mutually productive partnerships with all of our faithful Christian denominations throughout the world in a sincere effort to multiple our forces in the ongoing struggle to share, promote and protect our common values.

In addition-
• We are committed to continuing to join hands with other conservative groups in the vital battle to protect and preserve our constitutional rights to free speech online.
• We are also committed to celebrating our Freedom of Expression through promotion of our Freedom of Religion, which remains an inalienable Constitutional right guaranteed and protected by the 1st Amendment- “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
• All Godinterest users also deeply respect our Right to Privacy, as established and protected by the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution.
• We at Godinterest further acknowledge that our user’s online privacy–and their option to remain anonymous–is a sacred principle that we must always cherish and protect.

The Godinterest.com Upgrade
At its core Godinterest has always been an open online publishing platform where faith-based believers from all walks of life can read important, insightful stories on the topics that matter most to them, as well as positively interact with other believers across the globe. Our platform is also a forum where all of our faith-based contributors can also openly share their thoughts, ideas, opinions and values with a world that is increasingly being denied their point of view.
Now-
• Our bloggers and writers will be able to create multi-user blogs which promote convenient interaction.
• Our bloggers and writers will be able to create websites with time-stamped entries.
• Any user can now create up to 50 blogs per account
• All blogs are hosted by Godinterest and accessed from a subdomain of Godinterest.com.
• Blogs can now also be served from a custom domain privately owned by the user (ex: www.example.com) by using our DNS facilities to direct a domain to Godinterest's server.

We at Godinterest look forward to a blessed and rewarding future for all of our contributors, users, readers, and all of the faithful everywhere around the world!

Dean Jones
Godinterest
+447939024086
email us here
Visit us on social media:
Facebook
Twitter
Google+


Source: EIN Presswire

Georgia Public Policy Foundation Celebrates National School Choice Week Jan. 22

Join experts Ashley Berner, Ben Scafidi in a discussion of education options for Georgia's children

ATLANTA , GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — If no two children in a family have the same personalities and needs, imagine what it's like for the children in a classroom. Children have different personalities, learn at different paces and understand in different ways.

It's why National School Choice Week is held every year: to celebrate options for children to achieve and excel no matter their academic needs. And it's why the Georgia Public Policy Foundation's event is one of 40,000 events and activities across America celebrating National School Choice Week 2019 from January 20-26.

You're invited to a Foundation Policy Briefing Luncheon on Tuesday, January 22, in the Empire Room, 20th Floor of the Sloppy Floyd Building in Atlanta, opposite the Georgia State Capitol. Register here for "National School Choice Week: A Capitol Choice."

The speakers are Dr. Ashley Berner, deputy director at the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Education Policy, and Georgia Public Policy Foundation Senior Fellow Dr. Ben Scafidi.

Berner has published articles and book chapters on the relationship between educational structure and state funding in democratic nations, religious education and citizenship formation, and teacher preparation in different national contexts. Palgrave MacMillan published “Pluralism and American Public Education: No One Way to School” in 2017. She consults regularly on projects that examine the academic and civic outcomes of different school sectors. She is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University Law School. She holds degrees from Davidson College (Honors A.B.) and from Oxford University (M.Litt. and D.Phil. in Modern History).

Scafidi is a professor of economics and Director of the Education Economics Center at Kennesaw State University. He is also a Friedman fellow with EdChoice. His research has focused on education and urban policy. He is author of the study, “Georgia 2020: Educational Opportunity for All K-12 Students in Georgia,” published in 2018. Scafidi is author of

This event is open to the public and includes lunch. Registration is $35. Register now to celebrate choice for Georgia's children!

Benita Dodd
Georgia Public Policy Foundation
4042564050
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Musician Stephen Watts, Founding Member of Contemporary Jazz Band Dotsero Releases First Contemporary Christian CD

Watts plans to go on tour sharing his music and his testimony. "Through All Generations" is designed for both Christians and struggling addicts.

By taking me, a modern-day prodigal, and letting people see the error of my ways, maybe I can inspire young people, Christians, believers and non-believers to take an honest look”

— Stephen Ray Watts

DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Jazz musician Stephen Ray Watts, founding member and saxophonist in the Denver-based Contemporary Jazz band Dotsero, is playing a different tune. Watts transitioning from contemporary jazz to the world of Contemporary Christian Music after a life-changing experience with Jesus Christ that helped him find recovery from alcoholism almost ten years ago.

His first contemporary Christian album, entitled, “Through All Generations”, a 2 and 1/2 year project recorded in Colorado, has stretched both his musical prowess and his faith. Uncharacteristically Watts wrote lyrics, sang on selected melodies and harmonies, played instruments other than his saxophone, and partnered with vocalists to create an album that explores the darkness of human struggle and a return to the light of God.

Watts admittedly a “seasoned alcoholic” in his early teens, was fortunate enough to have been raised in a Christian home by, unknowing, yet loving parents who encouraged him to pursue his love for music, follow his passion and keep Jesus close.

His career exploded as his disease progressed. A failed marriage with his son’s mother, followed by many other broken relationships. For years he tried to manage his addiction, coordinating his life, relationships, parenting and work around which days he would allow himself to drink.

Like many addicts, he started reasoning and bargaining with his demons, making promises he could not keep causing inner anguish, guilt, and shame. “It’s never a good situation where you’re physically trying to plan your life around an addiction,” Watts said.

In 2008 Watts was in his darkest hours, witnessed by people closest to him, hallucinating and calling out to Jesus for help and forgiveness. His rabbit hole of emptiness became overwhelming, and it became apparent that “(alcoholism) was killing me and I needed to get help.”

He spent four days in a detox center and immediately got involved in Alcoholics Anonymous.

It was his love of Jesus Christ that helped him acknowledge, admit, and somewhat manage the addiction.

In Watts’s opinion, alcoholism is a progressive disease that never ends. “Addiction is a very selfish and self-centered physical and mental obsession and problem,” Watts said of the emotional hurts his addiction caused his loved ones.

A core principle of the AA “Big Book” is to acknowledge a higher power. “I think it’s divinely put together because one of the biggest assets of the program of Alcoholics Anonymous is this idea of being able to surrender and turn one’s life over to a higher power of one’s own understanding.”

Watts wants to use his experience with a successful recovery, his faith in his higher power; Jesus Christ, and his life-long love of music to bring peace to those who are struggling and help them see that there is hope for recovery.

His freedom has given him a new outlook and new purpose in life. The new album, though inspired by his personal struggles with alcoholism and recovery, is not overtly about addiction, but rather about the human struggle to wade through life’s darker times to find the light of the world, Jesus Christ. Watts kept his lyrics more faith based and Biblically inspired so he could reach a larger audience in the hopes that his personal message could reach people who don’t even know they need help.

“By taking me, a modern-day prodigal, and letting people see the error of my ways, maybe I can inspire young people, Christians, believers and non-believers to take an honest look at the secrets that they have in their life that are hurting them,” Watts said. “If I can bring out the idea that I was in the throes of alcoholism and addiction and say, I went into these dark places, but Jesus brought me out, and I’m not ashamed to tell you that now I am “all in” to be a witness for what Jesus Christ has done for me.”

In the Bible, there is a story about the son of a wealthy man who demanded his father give him his inheritance. Upon receiving his inheritance, the son went into the world and squandered his money with drinking, gambling, and riotous living. The son eventually ran out of money and returned to his Father’s home to ask for a job as a servant. The father welcomed him home with love and forgave all his poor choices. The story of the prodigal son represents Christ’s love for the church. Watts considers himself a “modern-day prodigal son,” and wants to use his story of recovery to help others return to a place of peace and acceptance.

After releasing his album, Watts plans to go on tour sharing his music and his testimony. Since his music is designed for both Christians and struggling addicts, he will continue to tour at churches, addiction recovery meetings, Bible Colleges, and at recovery centers in Colorado, around the country, and around the world. Watts plans to visit Voice of Life Radio in Dominica this Spring 2019.

“I will break the ice with a small performance where I just play music,” Watts said of his experience with a recent tour. “I’m sharing much more than a message of recovery, but a reality based on truth. My higher power is Jesus Christ. This is what I believe took my obsession (with alcohol) away, but I had to do the work to be able to show my sincerity and that I was true to this ultimate surrender.”

After nine years and six months of consecutive sobriety, Watts acknowledges that his disease is still alive. He continues to attend AA meetings and he relies heavily on the strength he finds in his faith. He hopes his testimony and his success in battling and arresting the addiction, “One day at a time” will help others find hope.

Watts will release his album and begin touring in early 2019. Watts has also been reaching out to God’s children via his internet radio / live stream broadcast entitled DOTSERO PRAISE FELLOWSHIP, on www.kuhsdenver.com and facebook.com/stephenraywatts, and Dotsero Praise Fellowship Youtube Channel, with a New Podcast scheduled to begin also in 2019.

The CD will be distributed online and in hard copy at religious music / book stores, and at live performances everywhere Dotsero and Stephen Ray Watts perform worldwide.

Michael Perini
Perini & Associates
+1 719-651-5943
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Creative Media Industries Institute at GSU in Production of New Television Series Exploring Faith in Sports

13-show pilot, "Beyond the Game," will feature athlete interviews and analysis.

The 13-show pilot, Beyond the Game, is conceived for Sunday morning fare and will feature athlete interviews and analysis by these veteran co-hosts.”

— Press Release

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — GSU and its Creative Media Industries will have a rare opportunity to participate in the production of a new television series hosted by sports commentators Tony Dungy and “JB,” James Brown on February 1-2. Two-time Super Bowl champion athlete and a coach Tony Dungy is the author of several books on faith and family, as well as an analyst on NBC’s Football Night in America. James Brown, also well-known in the sports industry, is host of The James Brown Show, The NFL Today, and Thursday Night Football on CBS and the NFL Network.

The 13-show pilot, Beyond the Game, is conceived for Sunday morning fare and will feature athlete interviews and analysis by these veteran co-hosts.

Produced in cooperation with Andrew Wommack Ministries, Inc., headquartered in Woodland Park, Colorado, initial interviews are scheduled February 1-2 around the 2019 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl events, where the best athletes in professional football will be gathered.

Andrew Wommack Ministries is an international teaching ministry, founded by Andrew Wommack. Andrew and his team present biblical insights for everyday living through conferences, in churches, on radio, and on television, as well as developing materials to help people understand their spiritual identity. www.awmi.net.

For more information, please contact Public Relations at PublicRelations@awmcharis.com or call 719.464.5619.

Eileen Quinn
AWMI
719-635-2111, Ext. 22081
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Pastor Gene Lingerfelt Teaches on Prayer

Gene Lingerfelt

Dr. Gene Lingerfelt

ARLINGTON, TEXAS, USA, January 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The New Year is the perfect time for resolutions. As we begin a new year, resolve to do the things that will take your life to a new level. One of the most important things you can do every day, besides spending time in the Word of God, is to spend time in prayer developing a personal relationship with God. And the best thing is to start every day with prayer. What better way is there to start your day?

“In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” -Psalm 5:3

Just like you might have a goal to work out and get in better shape, for goals to be realized they must be achievable. So just as you couldn’t start working out by working out several hours every day, don’t make unrealistic goals with prayer or any spiritual discipline. You might start by regularly praying 5 or 10 minutes every day for several weeks. Then, once you have done that successfully for awhile, you could then double your prayer time to 10 minutes or 20 minutes every day. Then later, you could again increase your daily prayer time to half an hour or an hour every day. The key is to be consistent. Doing the right things consistently is what will forever change your life for the better.

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” -Mark 11:24

Prayer works but for prayer to work in your life, you must learn what the Bible says about prayer, and then you must pray accordingly. There is a right way and a wrong way to pray.

Here at Faith Christian Center, we are starting the New Year off with a renewed commitment to focus on the things of God. This includes increasing our commitment to pray every day. Pastor Gene Lingerfelt believes that by living a life of prayer, you can connect to God on a deeper level, and build a relationship with the Lord that will last.

The best way to pray is according to the Word of God and the best thing to pray is by praying God’s Word. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor and theologian during World War 2, taught his students to pray by teaching them to pray the Psalms.

If you will make a commitment to pray and if you will pray daily, along with spending time in God’s Word, your spiritual life will go to a new level in 2019.

These resources on prayer by Dr. Gene Lingerfelt are also available on Amazon.
“A Book of Prayer”
“Prayer and Confession for 2018”

To learn more about Pastor Gene Lingerfelt and Faith Christian Center, click here.

Bryan Powers
Web Presence, LLC
+1 7863638515
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire