New Release Tuesday
What's New in Christian Music
Introducing The City Harmonic
by The City Harmonic | Genre: Praise & Worship
by Generation Unleashed | Genre: Praise & Worship
by Jesus Culture | Genre: Praise & Worship
Modern Hymnal 2.0
by Various Artists - Worship | Genre: Praise & Worship
Birds And Microscopes And Bottles Of Elixirs And Raw Steak And A Bunch Of Songs
by Norma Jean | Genre: Hard Rock
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Turkey Countdown: 2 DAYS
History of Sweet Potato Casserole (About):
It's a perenial favorite - the gooey marshmallows covering the sweet, brown sugary sweet potato puree. The smell, even more than the taste, means that Thanksgiving is here!
Sweet potatoes are the root of a vine in the morning glory family and native to the New World tropics. Its history dates back to 750 B.C. in Peruvian records. Columbus brought the sweet potato to the New World from the island of Saint Thomas. During the Revolutionary War, General Cornwallis (Red Coat) had the cooks at the Colonial Inn in Hillsborough, NC fix his family's yam recipe. That is how the sweet casserole made its way into American cookbooks.
Again, this root is a fall harvested veggie, which is why it ends up on our tables come holiday time.
ARTIST OF THE DAY
This GRAMMY and multi-Dove award nominated band is known for powerful songwriting. While the music is modern rock and anthemic - the lyrics show uncommon depth and discernment. With three full length albums and a new worship EP under their belt, the quartet from Baytown, TX shows no signs of slowing down.
“During the past year, God has caused a total shift in our thinking and the way we approach our ministry,” says Leeland keyboardist Jack Mooring. His brother, the band’s principal songwriter, lead singer and guitarist, Leeland Mooring begins to explain, “For awhile, we were just this band from Baytown, Texas, and all we saw was our little church where God had been doing awesome and incredible things. But He’s really been opening our vision to all the hurting people, especially the poor, around the world and making it clear we should help by being a part of spreading His kingdom.”
With passion and conviction Leeland has transformed its sound into a call to action; asking followers of Christ to be the hands and feet of God. The band’s quest for insight continued as they befriended renowned teenage abolitionist Zach Hunter, toured with activist-rockers Third Day, collaborated with social justice advocate Michael W. Smith, partnered with Christian relief organization Food for the Hungry, took outreach trips to Africa and Asia, and attended Hillsong Church’s 2008 Conference in Australia.
When Leeland’s not on the road, band members continue to lead worship at the Baytown, Texas church the Mooring’s parents began pastoring six years ago. The band also serves regularly in their community’s Gulf Coast emergency preparedness programs and at a local food pantry which feeds hundreds of people each week.
Latest Album: Majesty: The Worship EP
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Q: What was Esther's Hebrew name?
A: Hadassah (Esther 2:7)
I'm not sure where "Hadassah" ranks on the popular girl names list ... but I'm thinking towards the end ...