Elevation 2019 January / February

Media That Takes You Higher

God’s purpose for our lives is to be in a consistent state of elevation. Through His wisdom, power, and grace He continues to lift us up each day. Stay elevated with us as we bring to you encouragement through books, music, and apps. 

BOOKS

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

by Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth delivers a powerful book with thorough research on what it takes to be successful. Is it talent? Is it effort? Her lessons learned combined with psychological data inspires each reader to show some grit in their purpose. This book reveals how talent sometimes outshines the person who is giving true effort to succeed. This is a great read for those who want to improve personally, professionally and can be applied spiritually.

“Talent—how fast we improve in skill—absolutely matters. But effort factors into the calculations twice, not once. Effort builds skill. At the very same time, effort makes skill productive.”

Music

 

Phil Thompson “My Worship”

Thompson’s music can be found on all digital platforms. This is a great way to start your day!

“No one can worship you for me, here’s my worship all of my worship, receive my worship all of my worship.”

Joshua Rogers “Returning”

I met Joshua a few years ago. He had just won BET’s Sunday Best and was on tour in New York through Maestro Productions. His humility and worshipful attitude is what stood out to me right away. After some years he is back with a new album “Returning,” and I love how he uses a Bebe and CeCe Winans’ sample in the Returning track. His first single off of this project is “Pour Your Oil,” emphasizing our need for the Holy Spirit.

“Let it fall down on me… from the top of my head to my feet… Pour your oil on me…Let it fall down on me….I want your glory…Want your glory”

Apps

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The greatest thing you can do every day is to seek elevation in your relationship with Christ. The Holy Bible, will help lift you closer to Jesus. Whether you use an app, a music player, or a paperback book to draw closer to God, know that He is waiting to meet you.




Elevation 2018 November / December

Media That Takes You Higher

God’s purpose for our lives is to be in a consistent state of elevation. Through His wisdom, power, and grace He continues to lift us up each day. Stay elevated with us as we bring to you encouragement through books, music, and apps. 

BOOKS

In the Trenches: 10 Reasons To Stay In Ministry

by Pastor Joshua C. Nelson

As a pastor I was in the trenches with Pastor Nelson throughout this book. This book is encouraging and captivating as he seeks to shine light at the end of the dark tunnels of our journey. This book is for leaders and provides the tools for staying in ministry through the doubts, criticism, and depression. Nelson’s experience with prayer, dedication, and perseverance will motivate readers to keep digging in their trenches and find the purpose to which God has called them. In The Trenches might have listed 10 reasons not to quit ministry, however, I believe we will find many more!

“The hardest thing about trench digging is that it forces you to go deeper into the trench…”

Walking by Faith and Not by Sight

by Kaysian C. Gordon

Do you have regular appointments with your Heavenly Father? Do you ever feel like you are running on empty? How do you cope? These are some of the questions that Kaysian Gordon answers in this journal. This 45-day journal explores stories from her life as well as stories to impact yours. This is an excellent devotional to start or end your day.

“These pages are filled with some of the lessons that I have seen Him teaching me. Some of these lessons have come from the most random places, but there is a whisper to my heart.”

Music

Kara Nichole

Kara Nichole Robinson’s music is an eclectic blend of contemporary, jazz, rhythm and blues, calypso, and acoustic styles. Songs like “Happy,” “Jesus,” and “He’s Coming Back” inspire us to love and cherish a relationship with God. Robinson’s Stellar Award-winning producer Levester White adds a great professional sound as she represents God to the streets!

Apps

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The greatest thing you can do every day is to seek elevation in your relationship with Christ. The Holy Bible, will help lift you closer to Jesus. Whether you use an app, a music player, or a paperback book to draw closer to God, know that He is waiting to meet you.




Elevation 2018 September / October

Media That Takes You Higher

God’s purpose for our lives is to be in a consistent state of elevation. Through His wisdom, power, and grace He continues to lift us up each day. Stay elevated with us as we bring to you encouragement through books, music, and apps. 

BOOKS

Make Your Voice Heard In Heaven, by Barry C. Black

Dr. Barry C. Black has had many opportunities to pray before many government leaders—during a brief government shutdown, and at the National Prayer Breakfast. U.S. Senate Chaplain, Dr. Black’s book Make Your Voice Heard in Heaven shows us how to pray with power and conviction so that God will hear.

Buy at Amazon

Music

Naturally 7 “Both Sides Now”

A capella virtuosos, Naturally 7, released their seventh studio album recently. The group’s positive music brings impact in spiritual melodies social consciousness. An added feature is the guest appearance of Kevin Olusola (Pentatonix) on cello. Olusola’s instrumentation is the only one you find on this album. Naturally 7’s vocals provide all the sound effects that any of their albums needs. Be encouraged today with the Naturally 7 sound!

Buy on Amazon

The MEGA Project presents: Sherice Tomlin “Get Your House In Order”

McGuire Entertainment Group has released its first single from the compilation album, The MEGA Project. The goal of the project is to minister to souls world wide while presenting talented Christian independent artists. Sherice Tomlin is the first to deliver the live version to “Get Your House In Order.” This song is smooth, catchy and puts a praise in the atmosphere. The message in this song is simply for us to get ready for the Lord’s return. Our time is short. The Lord is about to crack the sky, my friend, will you be ready to meet Him?

Buy on Amazon

Apps

Water For the Thirsty brings you a refreshing taste of the Word of God. Each day they provide devotionals, Bible verses, and elevation for your spirit. The Word is simply refreshing! www.waterforthethirsty.com

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The greatest thing you can do every day is to seek elevation in your relationship with Christ. The Holy Bible, will help lift you closer to Jesus. Whether you use an app, a music player, or a paperback book to draw closer to God, know that He is waiting to meet you.




Sherwin Gardner: Forget the Format Gospel

Sherwin Gardner was born and reared in a little village, Brandeville in Trinidad and Tobago. His testimony is birthed from his mother’s decision to defy all odds by the doctor and still carry him.

Before he was born his mother fell ill, so the doctors had her take a drink that would reveal what her issues were. The doctors discovered that she was 20 weeks pregnant with him. Despite advice from her doctors to abort, she chose to hold on to his life and let God handle the rest. Since then, God not only favored Gardner’s mother, but the rest of the world with such talent.

As he contemplated this testimony, he wrote what became the single on his album called “Because of You,” both glorifying God for sustaining his life, and thanking his mother for being faithful to keep his life.

Shifting the Stage

Gardner now resides in Antigua and Barbuda and serves as the media and worship director for the St. John Pentecostal of Antigua and Barbuda with Pastor Steve Matthews. His church ministry supports his media ministry. “I’ve developed that throughout the years,” he acknowledges, “and being a part of church ministry helps with stage presence.”

Gardner began working on that stage presence in 1994 as a five year-old. When he was a teen he performed reggae and soca gospel. In 2002, he signed with Lion of Zion Entertainment, a premier record label in gospel reggae and traveled the island circuit. This provided him the opportunity to produce 15 albums until his current new album “Greater.” His “Greater” project mixes American and Caribbean influences, with the biggest influence coming from a sense of spiritual leading. “It was a time to shift and I heeded the voice of God.”

“Hope of Nations” and “Because of You”, his favorite cuts, speak life into every circumstance.

Gardner travels between New York and Trinidad working on his new album the “Right Now Experience,” and he is pulling from his musical inspirations such as Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, and Byron Cage. “I wanted to understand their pattern of success and their appreciation in the gospel music industry.”

Frustrated with Gospel Format

Gardner said he is focused on relationships and the sound from heaven to God’s people. Whereas some can get frustrated with the music industry, he believes it is because sometimes there is so much music that sounds the same. He questions whether it is really from God or just a format.

“I try my best not to follow those formulas,” he said. “First you really have to keep working, to maintain a standard and quality. You have to live what you sing. The world is so social and easy to shift, [but] you have to make sure you live Christ.”

While he is writing and producing for others such as “We Will Not Be Shaken” for Bethel Music, and “Hope of Nations” by Gates Praise, Gardner adheres to one, solid principle. “[R]emember the times we are living in. We need to have a strong relationship with Christ. We don’t know when He’s coming back, but must live every day for him.”




Elevation 2017 November / December

Media That Takes You Higher

Friends, we want to elevate your thinking and relationship with God by recommending a resource that will inspire you. Let us rise together! 

 

BOOKS

Not A Fan, by Kyle IdlemanZondervan

This book is for everyone who claims to follow Christ. It gives great insight to individuals regarding their level of commitment to following Christ. Idleman shares this point that I found to be powerful: “The biggest threat to the church today is fans who call themselves Christians, but aren’t actually interested in following Christ. They want to be close enough to Jesus to get all the benefits, but not so close that it requires anything from them.”

Music

Ricky Dillard and New Generation are back for Dillard’s 10th project in 25 years of music ministry, aptly titled “10” for Entertainment One Music. Cuts “Any Day Now” featuring BeBe Winans, and “I Survived It” preach hope and perseverance.

New artist Sherwin Gardner’s debut album “Greater”—find it on Amazon Music—streams praise and worship to listeners. He proclaims to his God that it is “Because of You,” that he can breathe, sing, live and lift his hands! His praise to God invites hearts to do the same.

Apps

Kahoot is a great app for making learning, and teaching fun. Create quizzes or Bible Trivia games through this platform. Give other players a personal identification number (PIN) and they can play in the same room or even from a distance. This is a cool family fun feature.

Send your information for review to: info@mcguireent.com


The greatest thing you can do every day is to seek elevation in your relationship with Christ. The Holy Bible, will help lift you closer to Jesus. Whether you use an app, a music player, or a paperback book to draw closer to God, know that He is waiting to meet you.




Elevation 2017 September/October

Media That Takes You Higher

Friends, we want to elevate your thinking and relationship with God by recommending a resource that will inspire you. Let us rise together! 

BOOKS

The Fierce Urgency of Prophetic Hope
By Wendell L. GriffinGriffin offers a refreshing perspective of
last day events in the context of social
justice. He challenges churches or organizations
to discipleship, and to making
the gospel practical to those who really need it.
The Crooked Christmas Tree
By Damien Chandler
Damien Chandler is a pastor, songwriter,
and now an author. As I read his description
of his children picking out the worst tree and
dressing it up, it reminded me of “A Charlie Brown
Christmas”. Chandler addresses the unexpected,
while exploring family values, sharing his testimony,
and the glorious and inspired solutions to odd
circumstances. God truly sees us as that

Music

Tracey Neal has released her EP
for Restored Ministries. Her songs
“Jesus,” “Excellent,” and “Awesome” are spiritual,
catchy, and will have you claiming the power of
Jesus by the end. Her music has a contemporary gospel
feel to it while appealing to audiences across the
board. Her personality and passion in ministry drives
Jermaine Dolly has hit the scene
with a creative tune from the theme
song of “Three’s Company”, and
makes it work for those of us opting
to sit church out. You’ve got to hear how his eclectic
style drives this message in music. “Come and knock
on this door, He’s been waiting for you…”

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The greatest thing you can do every day is to seek elevation in your relationship with Christ. The Holy Bible, will help lift you closer to Jesus. Whether you use an app, a music player, or a paperback book to draw closer to God, know that He is waiting to meet you.




Elevation 2017 March/April

Media That Takes You Higher

Friends, we want to elevate your thinking and relationship with God by recommending a resource that will inspire you. Let us rise together! 

BOOKS

Book New Normals

New Normals by Pastor Debleaire Snell

New Normals takes a pointed and fresh look at how to have lasting spiritual and personal change.

Book Deadly Emotions

Deadly Emotions by Dr. Don Colbert

Colbert offers a clear definition of deadly emotions—what they are, where they come from, how they manifest themselves, and their impact on the systems of the body. He gives balanced and professional information regarding the relationship between health and diet, and mental and emotional health.

Music

Music Jeff Roberson

Jeff Roberson and NuLife

“The Journey” is a worship and praise experience that includes the energetic and soulful song, “Lord You Know Everything”. I’ve seen Roberson perform this live, and I am reminded that God is in charge of everything. Download this album today.

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The greatest thing you can do every day is to seek elevation in your relationship with Christ. The Holy Bible, will help lift you closer to Jesus. Whether you use an app, a music player, or a paperback book to draw closer to God, know that He is waiting to meet you.




Elevation 2017 January/February

Media That Takes You Higher

Friends, we want to elevate your thinking and relationship with God by recommending a resource that will inspire you. Let us rise together! 

AUDIO / VIDEO

Riverside Project

    The Riverside Project is the latest from G. Favored Entertainment Group and The Riverside Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nashville, Tennessee under the leadership of Pastor Furman Fordham. Glyne Griffith produced the  project that features the Riverside Worship Arts ministry along with vocalists such as Joey Kibble of the multi-Grammy award-winning group Take 6, Stellar-nominated artist Terrell Hunt and Karima Kibble of Virtue to name a few.

    The project also includes exceptional guest appearances by Michelle Prather of the Kurt Carr Singers, chart-topping gospel balladeer Earnest Pugh, and Lecresia Campbell. Production was led by award-winning producer Roger Ryan along with Chad Hammonds and Melvin “Maestro” Lightford. The project features original songs written by the members of Riverside.

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Elevation 2016 November/December

Media That Takes You Higher

Friends, we want to elevate your thinking and relationship with God by recommending a resource that will inspire you. Let us rise together! 

AUDIO / VIDEO

www.theyovercameby.com

Jason and Derrica Moore founded Overcomers—a ministry that seeks to create an environment where people of all Christian faiths, backgrounds and cultures can come together to share their faith-based experience with others. Candid, personal testimonies are in video and internet radio formats, and tune into Fachtv to see the TV channel. Each individual testimony is captured to encourage, inspire, motivate and create positive thoughts of change in the lives of each viewer or listener.

Listen live at: http://tunein.com/radio/They-Overcame-By-Radio-s251983/

 




Elevation 2016 September/October

The goal of Elevation is to take your mind to a higher place by introducing resources that will help you soar! If you have a book, an app or new music, write me at pastorwesley2@gmail.com for review!

Here are some new resources to consider in your journey of purpose.

BOOKS

 Overcomers by Donnell Josiah

“Overcomers” by Donnell Josiah

This book is a 31-day devotional with the purpose of helping readers develop mastery of specific skills that are essential for personal development. This book is filled with personal testimonies of failures and the drive to overcome and build on success. This book will move readers to be confident in who they are and what they can achieve. Donnell Josiah is a producer, husband, engineer and gospel promoter. This book will encourage the overcomer in all of us.

  MUSIC

Summer’s Love Letters - Summer Pearson

Summer’s Love Letters • Summer Pearson

Summer reveals her heart connection to God in an album that will minister to your soul as she pours out from hers. Summer is also a great radio host for www.briteradio.com.

 Better by Hezekiah Walker

Better • Hezekiah Walker

This album is out and continues the trend of heavy gospel with contemporary flavor from Bishop Walker. After finishing his reunion concert at the Kings Theater, he has released a new project with artists such as: Carl Thomas, Eric McDaniel and more. His music only gets better!

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You Deserve It • JJ Hairston

JJ follows through with his fourth album and it is still on another level. This artist comes with humility, energy and praise all at the same time!

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The Glory AlbumChriston Gray

Here in one album is Christian Contemporary, Rap, and R&B. Produced by Kirk Franklin, Christon has a great platform to grow.

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Songs for the Heart  • Denise Josiah

Denise pours out ministry from her heart to yours! Songs like The Promise, God Meant It For Good will give you a great perspective on the favor and the blessings of God. Denise comes with traditional and contemporary style to reveal the true character of God. Books

  APPS

 Fooducate app photo

Fooducate  |  The goal of the app is to allow the user to quickly reference and compare foods. You can search with a barcode scan or search field and find out information about food you buy at the store. The app will also give you suggestions of alternatives that may have a healthier composition, lower sugar, or fewer GMO ingredients. The Fooducate app is available for free at Fooducate.com.

 Full Circle app photo

Full Circle Ministries  | Check out this app designed by Pastor Paul Graham of the Restoration Praise Center in Bowie, MD. This app features Bible Boot Camp, a bi-Monthly online morning devotional, Advent Mingle for singles building a connection and events sponsored by Full Circle Ministries. Download this app for free today!