Christian Voice Monthly

Home Schooled Student Self Publishes 17 Books

Home Schooled Student Self Publishes 17 Books

By Eyesenia Reyes Riverview resident, Naya Shelton is a 15-year-old Christian home-school student whose passion has always been to write. Her interest began when she was nine-years-old. Once the young teen sets her mind on an idea that she is passionate about, she never gives up. Shelton continued to pursue her dream. “Just don’t give(…)

Award-Winning Duo Pair For Local Concert

Award-Winning Duo Pair For Local Concert

By Mike Swift Narrow Gate Productions presents Tampa Bay’s biggest night of inspirational music with Christian music’s leading ladies Natalie Grant and Sandi Patty. The concert is the first of its kind for Grant and Patty and is being considered in the industry one of the Christian concert events of the year. “Natalie and I(…)

Melissa Brethauer Returns Home To Perform In Concert At Nativity Catholic Church

Melissa Brethauer is a hometown girl who is making it big as a singer/songwriter. Brethauer, who is originally from Riverview (graduated from Riverview High School), will return to the area on Saturday, August 10 for a concert at the Nativity Catholic Church Youth Center located at 705 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. The concert will(…)

Live Like You Mean It – “Peace in Surrender”

By Derek Maul A couple of days ago I used the phrase, “Surrender to God is not about giving up, but about giving over.” Here’s the exact quote from my blog ( “Giving it back to God turns out to be a useful plan for life in general. And I’m talking about surrender rather than(…)

Ask Dr. Reba – Let It Go

By Reba Haley Unfortunately, our society perpetuates instant everything. Instant grits, coffee, hair weave, fingernails, weight loss and almost everything is built on instant gratification. However, present instant gratification could result in pleasure for a moment and misery for a lifetime. If we desire healthy marriages, families and children, someone must change. The majority of(…)

Seffner Resident Presents Unique Look at the Bible

By Andria Barrios An insightful take on the most popular book in history has just been released. Richard Mull, a Seffner resident, has spent the last four years studying and highlighting all the ways God speaks to us through His Word. As a result, the God Speaks study Bible was published. “It highlights every person(…)

Kingdom Christian Ministries Kick-Starts New Church

By Libby Hopkins Kingdom Christian Ministries of Lithia (KCM) is a new church that has joined the Brandon community. At KCM, the central focus of its teaching is on the finished work of Christ. “We believe that God’s value for and love of humanity moved him to redeem us and restore us back to him,”(…)

Helping Hands Dollar Thrift Store Holds Nothing Back

By Kayla Hayes Upon appearance, Helping Hands Thrift Store in Plant City looks similar to any other thrift store. It has racks of used clothing, children’s toys, household supplies – a little bit of everything. But, Helping Hands is far from the average thrift store. Everything from expensive, brand-name clothing to unused prom dresses are(…)

Faith & Finance “Grace Giving…No Regrets”

By Ray Lynch How did you react when the housing market recently faltered and your 401K account took a hit? Did you feel less rich? Americans tend to value themselves based on how much “stuff” they’ve accumulated. Their house size and location, the vehicle they drive, and the size of their 401K determine their worth.(…)

“The Voice” Season 4 Contestant Has Local Ties To Joy FM Radio

By Kelly Legg Luke Edgemon from “The Voice” is one of top contestants in Season 4 of the NBC reality singing competition series. Originally hailing from Lakeland, Edgemond is the grandson on Jim Campbell, CEO of Christian Radio Station Joy FM 94.1. The 24-year-old singer was originally on Shakira’s team, however, ended up on Blake(…)