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Preserved by Purpose:   Face to Face

“I have a what on my where?”  I asked my doctor as she reexplained what I’d obviously been too preoccupied to hear.    Honestly, I knew I’d heard it right but, I was just hoping she’d say something different the 2nd time.    By the time I collected my thoughts, the reality of what she said was literally staring me in the ... Read More »

Transformance’s Economic Empowerment Center Blossoms

These days, it sure seems like the world could use a good story. A positive message or something to be proud of. I’d like to think I have a small contribution to share regarding our nonprofit’s ability to serve others. As the interim CEO of Transformance, formerly Consumer Credit Counseling of Greater Dallas, I’m proud to share the news that ... Read More »

Goodbye Mr. President

Every four or eight years, a new President is inaugurated and the existing President has to exit the White House. But today, it’s not just any president exiting the White House, but the first African-American president of our United States – Barack Hussein Obama II. As I reflect over his eight years as President, and listen and read the many comments ... Read More »

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® To Perform at Cedar Hill MLK Tribute

Grammy award winning a cappella group SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK®, will headline a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Sunday, January, 22, 2017, at the CHHS Performing Arts Center.  The City of Cedar Hill is inviting everyone to this free event aimed to bring our diverse community together to remember and celebrate the life and legacy of ... Read More »

Women Rule: Brilliant Sally Nystuen Vahle is a cold, miserly and gloriously redeemed Scrooge in Christmas Carol at Dallas Theater Center

Reviewed by Martha Heimberg A female Scrooge, darkly dramatic sets and an outstanding ensemble make this season’s A Christmas Carol one of the most memorable ever at the Dallas Theater Center. An excellent and diverse cast of familiar faces and beautiful children give the show a strong every-man vibe. Steven Michael Walters directs DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty’s 90-minute adaptation ... Read More »

Up Close with Pastor Frank Hammonds

Pastor Frank & Denine Hammonds are planting a powerful, anointed ministry, Miracles Do Happen Ministries located in Denton, TX.   The couple has been married for 35 years. They have one lovely daughter Towanda Hammonds. It is the mandate of Pastor Frank Hammonds to annually host the Apostolic Prophetic Activation Conference (APAC). His assignment is to stir up the gifts in ... Read More »

VASHAWN MITCHELL’S ‘SECRET PLACE: LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA’ DEBUTS AT NUMBER ONE ON BILLBOARD’S TOP GOSPEL CHART

VaShawn Mitchell’s ‘Secret Place: Live In South Africa,’ soars to the top spot on this week’s Billboard Top Gospel Chart.  This is Mitchell’s seventh album and it is his first number 1 debut. Mitchell’s passion for equipping the next generation of worshippers is evident on ‘Secret Place: Live In South Africa.’ The sounds of relevant worship have elevated this project ... Read More »

Best-Selling Author Priscilla Shirer Continues Popular Tween Fiction Series

One day, New York Times bestselling author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer’s son asked, “Mom, will I ever be in a battle?” That one question was the inspiration for her kids’ series, THE PRINCE WARRIORS. The Prince Warriors, first book in the trilogy, reached the number one position on both the ECPA and CBA Juvenile/Children’s Bestselling Lists, prompting series fans ... Read More »

SMU to honor Dallas Police Chief David Brown in 2017

Dallas Chief of Police David O. Brown, who in July helped lead the city through the anguished days following the ambush shooting deaths of five police officers will receive the 2017 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility at a March 21 luncheon. “Chief David Brown has demonstrated by his words and ... Read More »

Jazz violinist Michael Ward joins the State Fair Classic weekend celebration in Dallas

Jazz violinist, Michael Ward visits Dallas on September 30th in celebration of the State Fair Classic Grambling vs Prairie View football game. As a veteran in the world of jazz, Michael Ward has shared the stage with Spyro Gyra, Fatburger, George Duke, Dave Koz, Wayman Tisdale, Marion Meadows, Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum and many more. His sound is uncanny. It ... Read More »