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His Eye is on the Sparrow by Lisa Y. Sparrow

His Eye is on the Sparrow Book Tour Lisa Sparrow

About The Book His Eyes is on the Sparrow by Lisa Sparrow

Lisa Sparrow has never felt loved or wanted. Born into a family that she never quite fit into, her childhood was spent alternating between the foster care system and various mental health institutions. How could the very people charged to protect her make her feel so worthless?

From the agony of multiple miscarriages to the pain of never feeling love from anyone, Lisa Y. Sparrow reveals the most intimate of details of her life in the hopes that someone is freed from their own prison of mental illness.


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Newcomer Lisa Sparrow has endured more pain and loss in her life than anyone should be expected to. With her first book, His Eye Is On The Sparrow, she reveals the challenges she has faced in stunning detail. Lisa has learned the hard way that if you stay where you are in life, you’ll never reach your full potential. Her journey to self love and acceptance has been a hard fought battle and one she is led by God to share with her readers.

Lisa is a divorced mother of two wonderful children, Lauren and Leon, and currently lives in Columbus, Ohio. She currently works as clerical support for a local lighting company.

With His Eye Is On The Sparrow, Lisa hopes to shed some light on the subject of mental illness in this country and the process of Although this is Lisa’s first project, it certainly will not be her last. She is currently working on her second book, scheduled to be released in 2014.


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Christians with Pervasive Issues Virtual Book Tour with Annie Brown


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Even as a faithful Christian, there may be times when you feel that there is no hope of escaping issues and themes in your life that ensnare and trip you up time and time again. When a certain pattern of behavior or type of suffering has been following you all your life, it’s hard to believe that you can ever escape from it. Christians with Pervasive Issues shows us that every child of God can be delivered from issues that cause them to be a victim, rather than walking in victory. In compassionate, no-nonsense language, Annie Brown demonstrates that with genuine repentance, using God’s principles, and the right counseling/support, you can overcome anything. Christians with Pervasive Issues gives you the ray of hope you need in order to heal your life, and get closer to God.


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Annie Brown is the mother of four adult children, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. She is a licensed minister and social worker. As a social worker, Annie works the terminally ill, providing emotional support at the most critical time in an individual’s life. It is Annie’s desire that Christians work through their pervasive issues before the end of life, so that the transition between death and eternity can be smooth, and not cluttered with unresolved conflicts.

The Meaning of Pervasive Issues

I WAS GETTING ready for work and suddenly the words “Pervasive Issues” were dropped into my spirit. Can you imagine someone who is not normally a morning person having something so important to deal with? I could not even think of the meaning of “pervasive,” so I could not comprehend what was being said to me. I went on to work, but it did not leave me. I shared what had been dropped into my spirit with my co-worker who is an encourager. He gave me a push to pursue the message the Spirit was conveying, and to understand what God wanted me to write. I could not begin until I did some preliminary homework. I had to figure out what part of speech that “pervasive” was. “Pervasive” is an adjective, which served as a modifier to the noun (issue). Merriam-Webster Dictionary defined it as “spreading through every part.” If an issue is pervasive, it permeates the whole of something. Pervasive issues need to be dealt with within the Body of Christ.

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A Remedy to Get to the Root of the Problem

WHAT IS NEEDED is that the people of God “must” clean out their secret compartments and confess that they need the Lord to deliver them. Confession is made unto salvation (deliverance). If we confess our faults, the Lord is faithful in forgiving us. You may ask, “Why do I have to confess if I was not responsible for what happened to me?”

The issue then becomes whether you have forgiven the person that caused me this harm. If there is no forgiveness, then you become a victim twice: a victim of circumstance, and a victim of bondage. This can be in some ways more dangerous than cancer. This will always be eating away at you. With cancer, at least you know what is going on in your body. Being a victim of circumstance and having an unforgiving heart bring torment. This torment becomes a part of you in such a way that it eats through your mind, destroys your inner peace, and puts your soul in jeopardy because it becomes a heart matter of sin.

Recognizing There Is a Need

EVERY INDIVIDUAL IN the Body of Christ has strengths and needs. Most times the two words strength and weakness are used to describe parts of your abilities to cope. I like the word needs instead of weakness, because weakness denotes that I just cannot help it.

However, the word need helps me to understand that I am insufficient within myself to furnish the supply. In other words, I don’t have what it takes to get this matter taken care of and I “need” help. Help, Lord! The Word of God has declared that God will supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory. Denying our helplessness and unwillingness to take the need to God only prolongs getting deliverance and healing. The Lord revealed that the Body of Christ was compared to harvest time when it is gone and the people are left in dire need.

Let us look at Jeremiah 8:20, which stated, “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved [delivered].”


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You Are God’s Masterpiece

Uniquely and divinely created for the Glory of God

“You Are God’s Masterpiece” helps you grow in the knowledge and understanding that you are intricately designed by God and are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made by God.


We  must dedicate our bodies as a living sacrifice,holy and well-pleasing to God.  This sacrifice is ongoing throughout our lives.  We must follow God’s will and ways for our lives, rather than our own will and ways.  We  must be guided by God ad His Word.  Our submission and obedience to His Word will bring about positive change in our lives spiritually, mentally, and physically.  God’s Word is our source for change; our tool to effect change in others; and our guide for empowerment and prosperity.

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.“  (Proverbs 23:7)

Your thoughts dictate your actions and your attitudes.  It is important to align your thoughts with God’s thoughts found in His Word.  When I speak positively, passionately and in the present tense, then this activates the forces of my human spirit to lay hold of the spirit and power of God.



Hanging On By The Scratch Marks My Nails Left Behind (Raw Faith)

Foreword by Pastor Charles Carrin and Dr. Corey Cameron

You—one person—an individual, can literally change this whole world with love. By focusing on love, making a choice to love, feeding all that is positive, good, and of the light with exuberance and abundance instead of feeding the negative and evil things of the darkness. You can literally change the world and yourself. One relationship–one interaction–one decision at a time.

If you are experiencing the dark night of the soul in affliction year after year, it will present you, as it has me, with opportunities not found in most other life circumstances.

This is a life story of being in the fire, where I currently remain, where my heart for the Lord has become increasingly insatiable. A deepened intimacy has developed and continues to grow even through this very moment, and will continue beyond. As you read, this is my hope and prayer for you as well.

Despite the impossibilities and suffering with no promise for an end, Elizabeth’s faith remains.

Listen to Elizabeth’s interview on Breathe Again Radio

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Release Your Power

Eight Strategies for Becoming Who You Really Are

Releasing Your Power (that power from God that is put within you ) will give you everything you need to get  to where you are supposed to be in life. You were created to be GREAT! Letting go of past setbacks, failures and obstacles will empower you to become who you really are. You have the power! The only thing standing in your way may be the lack of motivation,energy encouragement, dedication and confidence. You have the power to overcome them and release your SUCCESS!

Find out how to release your power and become the success you want to be.

Author: Lilisa J. Williams



From The Chaos To the Call


Experience how low self esteem tried to destroy a young woman’s life, through sexual promiscuity and being lost in the church. This story will remind you that your past definitely does not determine your future, as you are able to witness the power of deliverance as a prodigal daughter returns to her forgiving Father. If you can handle transparency you can surely handle the transformation that can only come from an almighty God.

Author: Natalie C. Flemons


My Heart Speaks

My Heart Speaks by Larie Norvell is inspired by Luke 6:45.

My Heart Speaks shares Larie’s journey to spiritual maturation through cancer, sexual abuse, having children, and other various tests of her faith, character, and sanity.

These things have taught Larie that a life of “mess” has a MESSage.

An inspirational compilation of spiritual lessons and life experiences from a young woman who attempted to live a “Perfect” life.  Larie has come to understand that she is not perfect and by publicly acknowledgeing this, she hopes to encourage others to know the same.

Purchase your copy here.

Theresa Pinkney’s Debut CD – “Me Against the World”





There is definitely a message in Theresa Pinkney’s music.

Her debut CD, “It’s Me Against the World” takes us on journey of hope and inspiration.

The CD does not just speak to the saved, but to the world. The project is a mixture of pop,R & B and gospel flavored tunes with strong inspirational messages.

She reminds us that God is always with us in “Never Alone” and brings back to our memory all of what God has assured us of in “Promise”.

Theresa’s vocals are like an encouraging word (s) coming from a friend.

And that is just what it did for her friend who passed away from Breast Cancer in early 2011.

While undergoing chemotherapy her friend would listen to her CD and be comforted by the various songs. “Promise” was her favorite.

“Follow Me” has an upbeat tempo and makes you groove.” If Jesus was on Twitter, would you Follow Him?” “Count it All Joy” makes my head groove and think on all the blessings that surround us.

“Pressing On” is the perfect song to start your day. We are all “pressing towards the mark”.

Theresa wants to leave listeners with one message: BOLDNESS

“I want people who listen to my project to learn to walk in boldness and not fear. I want people to shine their light as bright as they can; don’t ever let anyone dim your light. Don’t conform to the world; let the world conform to you.”  – Theresa Pinkney

Meet Alex Holt & Free Worship









On August 23 the world will know what the Hampton Roads area has been experiencing for years.

Alex Holt & Free Worship will release their debut album. We  stand in expectation for what God is doing in the lives of these young people on fire for the Lord. Join them for their release concert on August 20th at Freedom Fellowship in Virginia Beach. Click here for details.

Alex is extremely busy  promoting his new CD. He recently  took some time to answer a few questions for Breathe Again Magazine.

Let’s get to know Alex Holt & Free Worship.

Age : 24

Residence: Chesapeake, Virginia

Church Home: Saints Community Church of God In Christ

BAM: What age did you start to sing?

AH: 17

BAM: Tell me about the CD?

AH: The Album is called SING LOUD, I love the title because when I think of something that is loud it demands attention. We are pushing all of the attention to Jesus with this album and that will always be my desire. SING LOUD is a compilation of songs that God allowed me to pen through successes, failures, hurt, and a desire to grow closer to him. I wrote most of the songs on this album with the intentions of them to be sung by anyone. God blessed with a group of amazing singers and musicians that were able to help take each song to the next level with harmonies, riffs, and chords that really amazed me. This record is for any and everybody, if your a seasoned saint, a new christian, or even on the edge deciding if you want to give your whole life. It will touch your heart and make you want to give all you have to the one who created you, which will make you want to tell the world of his love by SINGing LOUD!


BAM: What’s your favorite song on the CD?

AH: My favorite song right now is track #10 its a song we did with Stellar Nominee Travis Greene called Yeah x3. It has a Beach Boys meets Earth, Wind, and Fire type of feel. It talks about everything the Lord is to us, and when you don’t have any words to describe your excitement we just say YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!

BAM: Tell me about the group?

AH: The group Free Worship are young people God connected me to who shared the same tenacity and fire for God. The singers consist of: Tamarra Wilkes, Wendy Levie, Lauren Green, Tierra Wilkes, Phillip “PJ” Green, Desmond Harrison, Zachary Brunson (Keys), A.J. Knight (Bass), Chris Jernigan (MD AND Drums/Percussion). I love these guys because they share my heart and vision for world wide ministry and our kingdom assignment which is touching youth and young adults lives to give everything they have to God now. No one in the group is over 25 years old and I know that God has us together for a reason, we are changing the world!!

BAM: How did you get started?

AH: Actually by accident! I was a freshman at Hampton University (  20 yrs old ) and God put on my heart to do a youth conference for the youth at my church. So I put together a youth praise team which consisted of friends, I had my first two songs written so with nervousness I presented it to them. It went over really well, over 500 young people came to my first real conference. They were touched by the songs that we ministered and from that point I knew this is what I wanted to do. I asked my friends if they wanted to join with me in this calling and the rest is history.
BAM: Who are you trying to reach?

AH: Youth and young adults to age 30. I believe that this generation will prepare the world for the second coming of Christ and it is our assignment to build this age group to have a relationship with Jesus Christ so that they can spread that love to the world.

BAM: With so many sounds and artists out there, what makes Alex Holt & Free Worship different?

AH: The thing that I know makes us really different is our unique sound and anointing, I really believe that it is the thing that changes the hearts. People will come to me after concerts and tell us when we were ministering, they would just cry because they felt the presence of God when we lifted our voice. Words like that I don’t take for granted because it’s by God’s grace that he has given us a uniqueness through a genuine relationship with him.

BAM: How can they purchase the album ?

AH: On Aug 23, 2011 the album will be available everywhere digitally and in Christian bookstores.

BAM: How can the world learn more about Alex Holt & Free Worship ?

AH: You can find us all over the web and also check us out every 2nd Sunday at 1906 Campostella Rd, Chesapeake Va  23324 for a youth and young adult experience called RENEWAL. This was launched in order to offer our demographic more than just music. We experience God in the most unique ways at these services, We have Relevant teaching by amazing ministers, special guest musical artist, and area youth groups come with us to experience the unique presence of God where we are all Renewed.

You can find us at Twitter – @alexandfw,  Youtube, reverberation, Facebook, Myspace, and you can get to all of these links by visiting our website

Does God Really Hear My Cry?


Does God Really Hear Me When I Cry? A Life Transformed by Linda A. Haywood, is Linda’s testimony of how God is able to take any situation and reverse what Satan meant for evil and bring it to God’s good pleasure.

Amid broken promises and dreams deferred, Linda struggled with substance abuse, mental health issues and toxic relationships. In the midst of her pain, God stepped in and provided her with new meaning and renewed hope.