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Set your DVR: Bishop T.D Jakes and Deepak Chopra featured on new episode of “Super Soul Sunday”

Bishop T.D Jakes and Deepak Chopra
Don’t forget to tune in or set your DVR to OWN this Sunday. Two of the world’s most well-known spiritual leaders, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Deepak Chopra, will be featured on an all-new episode of the Emmy Award-winning series “Super Soul Sunday” on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network this Sunday, July 1 at 11 a.m. ET/PT.

In these never-before-seen lectures, Bishop Jakes takes us on an electrifying journey of self-realization to show us how to maximize our lives by changing the way we think. Then, Chopra explains why he believes there is a spiritual solution to every problem in the world. He’ll walk us through the steps of becoming fully aware of our own power and energy in order to find solutions to obstacles that hold us back.

A rebroadcast of “Oprah and Caroline Myss: Intuition, Power and Grace” will also simulcast on-air and online July 1 immediately prior to the Bishop Jakes/Chopra episode at 10 a.m. ET/PT on OWN, Oprah.com and Facebook.com/OWNtv.

Preview: Bishop T.D. Jakes and Deepak Chopra on Living from the Core

In a special “Super Soul Sunday,” watch what you didn’t see from the Toronto stop on Oprah’s Lifeclass: the Tour. Discover what Bishop T.D. Jakes and Deepak Chopra have to say about living from your core.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I absolutely love this quote. Simply stated, when you have no reason to believe..you have to believe!

MLK quote

Rejoice and Shout: An in-depth look into the roots of black gospel

Rejoice and Shout
Rejoice and Shout, is a documentary feature about the evolution of black gospel music over a 200 year span. This is an amazing documentary on African American Christianity, focusing on the earlier days filled with spirituals and hymns to the modern day inclusion of urban hip hop elements.

The film closely focuses on more than a dozen artists, including Mahalia Jackson, Andrae Crouch, The Clara Ward Singers, The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Golden Gate Quartet, The Staple Singers, and Reverend James Cleveland.

Rejoice and Shout also allows greats interviews with some of gospel’s leading authorities such as Anthony Heilbut, Jacquie Gales Webb, Bill Carpenter and Smokey Robinson.

This film really gives you an opportunity to learn about the roots of gospel music. I guarantee that no matter what age, race, or religion you are, this documentary will definitely move you to a point you never knew existed.

About the Director

Don McGlynn, 55, has made more than a dozen musical documentaries since his first film in 1982: “Art Pepper: Notes from a Jazz Survivor.” McGlynn currently lives in Denmark with his wife and children. In a recent interview, McGlynn recalled that he was first introduced to gospel as a young boy when he saw Mahalia Jackson on television.

“Then I started seeking it out more in particular,” McGlynn added. “Among the greatest shows I’ve ever seen and certainly the most intense show I ever saw was James Cleveland with his choir (in the early 1980s). I literally thought the walls were gonna come down, it was so intense!”

McGlynn, coupled with producer Joe Lauro’s collection of more than 20,000 individual musical performances, which ran more than 10,000 hours long, was able to bring us a never before seen look into a part of history that yearns to be embraced.

Rejoice and Shout has received rave reviews from critics across the nation. Be sure to support this documentary and check it out as it comes near you. I especially enjoyed the inclusion of the 1960s footage of the Staples Singers. So I say, thank you Mr. McGlynn.

Check out the trailer for Rejoice and Shout below:

The list of play dates are as follows:

On Screen

Hudson, NY: Time and Space Limited
Denver, CO: Denver Film Center/Colfax
Arlington, MA: Regent Theatre
Chicago, IL: Lawndale Cinemas 10
Los Angeles, CA: Royal
Little Rock, AR: Market Street Cinema
Edina, MN: Edina 4

Opening

7/28/2011
Santa Fe, NM: CCA Cinematheque

7/30/2011
Bellingham, WA: Pickford Film Center 3

8/1/2011
Juneau, AK: Gold Town Nickelodeon

8/2/2011
Huntington, NY: Cinema Arts Centre

8/4/2011
Miami, FL: O Cinema

8/5/2011
Hartford, CT: Real Art Ways Cinema
Shreveport, LA: Robinson Film Center 2

8/21/2011
Norfolk, VA: Naro Expanded Cinema

9/15/2011
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Cinema
Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Cinematheque

9/22/2011
Henderson, NC: Marketplace Cinema 6

10/21/2011
Permbroke HM19, BM: Tradewinds Auditorium at the Bermuda Underwater

Book Review: Points of Power: Discover a Spirit-Filled Life of Joy and Purpose by Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Adams Points of Power

About the book

Yolanda Adams has really done a good deed with this book. Those who listen to The Yolanda Adams Morning Show knows that every morning on the show, Yolanda gives what she calls “Points of Power”. Simply stated, a point of power is what she refers to as a quick study to guide you and help you understand the great love God has for you. For me, her “Points of Power” have provided a powerful mechanism of inspiration to start off my morning and continue to put into perspective and practice throughout my day. I was so excited to hear about the release of Points of Power: Discover a Spirit-Filled Life of Joy and Purpose because I knew that it would be a good reference of inspiration for many people.

Points of Power: Discover a Spirit-Filled Life of Joy and Purpose is one of the best inspirational books I have read. Reading the book was almost like a daily trip to bible study. What I like most about the book is that it does not simply state a inspirational message, but goes much further by giving specific biblical and real life examples about how the Point of Power was put into practice, allowing you to realize the power of God’s words. Yolanda Adams then further engages the reader by providing “10 Pensive Points” and a “Point of Prayer” at the end of each point given, so that you can reflect on and realize how God’s power and word’s affect your own life. How awesome is that? It is an ideal read for those who seek encouragement and inspiration or just want to grow in their understanding of the power of God’s words. I hope you take the time to purchase this book for yourself or for someone you love. God bless!!

You can purchase a copy of Points of Power: Discover a Spirit-Filled Life of Joy and Purpose by CLICKING HERE.

Inspiration Minute:1 John 4:4

Prayer Works

1 John 4:4

4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.



Now this verse has helped me through a lot of situations. Often times, you will find that the closer you get to God the more battles you have to overcome. This is a natural progression. My Bishop once told us that as he got elevated in the church, he got more demons trying to block his path. But as you grow closer to God, you will notice that your strength and ability to deal with the problems that surround you will grow as well. That is what my relationship with God does for me.

It changes the way negativity affects me. It helps me to be more optimistic about my future and appreciative of the lessons of my past. When I put God first in everything that I do, everything ALWAYS fall into place. Now, that is not to say that I get everything that I WANT, but surely I do have all the things that I NEED!! And when people try to push me into the wrong direction or test my faith, I always think to myself, their is NO situation that I cannot overcome because…Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world!!!!