Southwind Hills Enchanted Forest wedding film | Norman, Oklahoma engagement story

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We knew from the moment we met Emily & Blake that their wedding day would be so fun, and also so relaxed. (Plus Emily and I have both stopped on a busy highway to rescue a stray animal, so we had a bond from the start.) They wanted to truly soak in the day and not rush through it. Starting with fishing for the boys and a luncheon for the girls was the perfect way to do this. They were able to have some real quality time with their families and wedding party, while also sharing their sweet engagement story. When ceremony time came, everyone headed to the beautiful enchanted forest at Southwind Hills, a really lovely spot on the property that feels like you’re deep within the woods. They wrapped up a perfect day with dinner, signature drinks, and dancing inside the barn.

Cinematography | PenWeddings
Photography | Holli B. Photography​
Rehearsal Dinner | Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club​
Rehearsal Dinner Florals | Trochta’s Flowers and Garden Center​
Ceremony & Reception | Southwind Hills Barn Venue​
Planning | Kristen Neal at Southwind Hills
Florals | Lori Harbin at Southwind Hills
Cakes | Amy Cakes, Norman Oklahoma​
Catering, Rentals & Decor | Southwind Hills
String Quartet | Oklahoma Strings Quartet​
DJ/MC | M&M Productions​
Hand Lettering | Kiah Bailey
Hair Stylist | Ashley Kirby with blo.​
Invitations & Stationery | Minted​
Bride’s Gown | Allure Bridals​ from Moliere Bridal​
Bride’s Accessories | BC Clark Jewelers​
Bride’s Shoes | JIMMY CHOO​
Groom’s suit, shoes & accessories | Steven Giles Clothing​
Groomsmen & Father’s suits | Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc.​
Bridesmaids’ Dresses | Jenny Packham​
Bridesmaids’ Gifts/Earrings | Kendra Scott​
Wedding bands | BC Clark Jewelers
Champagne Favors | Beaus Wine Bin​
Custom Water Bottles | Total Beverage Services​

Music, “Nothin On You Kid” by Bootstraps​, licensed through Songfreedom​.

“Unsettling the Seas” by The Tide Rose​, licensed through Soundstripe​.

Freedom Biker Church Asheville on AMC’s RIDE w/ Norman Reedus

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AMC’s RIDE w/ Norman Reedus paid a visit to Freedom Biker Church in Asheville, NC. Check out the awesome feature they put together on a Sunday morning with our brothers and sisters down south! No Doubt!

The Holy City, Jerusalem – The spectacular voice of JESSYE NORMAN – Soprano.

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Born: September 15, 1945 – Augusta, Georgia, USA

The exceptionally gifted black American soprano, Jessye Norman, received in 1961 a scholarship to study at Howard Univversity in Washington, D.C., where she had vocal lessons from Carolyn Grant. She continued her training at the peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore and at the University of Michigan, where her principal teachers were Pierre Bernac and Elizabeth Mannion. In 1968 She won the Munich Competition.

Biographyby Joseph Stevenson

A prominent American soprano, Jessye Norman was the daughter of a schoolteacher and an insurance broker. She started singing spirituals at the age of four at Mount Calvary Baptist Church; one Saturday while doing her chores she heard an opera for the first time, broadcast on the radio. She became an instant opera fan and started listening to recordings of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price. Nat “King” Cole was also a major inspiration for her.

When she was 16, she started studying at Howard University in Washington, where her voice teacher was Carolyn Grant. She sang in the university chorus and had a job as soloist the Lincoln Temple United Church of Christ. In 1965 she won the National Society of Arts and Letters singing competition. She continued her studies at Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where her most important studies were with Elizabeth Mannion and Pierre Bernac.

In 1968 she won the Munich Competition, leading to her operatic debut as Elisabeth in Wagner’s Tannhäuser in Berlin. A major European operatic career quickly developed: she appeared as Meyerbeer’s L’Africaine at Maggio Musicale in Florence in 1971, Verdi’s Aïda at La Scala in Milan in 1972, and as Cassandra in Berlioz’s Les Troyens at London’s Covent Garden the same year. These roles are all princesses and bespeak a major part of her stage persona, a commanding and noble bearing, partly due to her uncommon height and size. But this is even more a function of her unique, rich, and powerful voice. She has an uncommonly wide range, encompassing all female voice registers from contralto to high dramatic soprano.

As her operatic career developed, she also made important recital debuts, including London and New York in 1973. She made an extensive North American concert debut in 1976 and 1977, but did not appear in opera in the United States until 1982. This was with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, in a double bill as Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Queen Jocasta in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex. Her Metropolitan Opera debut was as Cassandra in 1983, the opening night of the Met’s centennial season.

Her interpretation of Strauss’s Four Last Songs is legendary. Its slowness is controversial, but the tonal qualities of her voice are ideal for these final works of the great Romantic German lieder tradition. She also sings the Gurrelieder of Arnold Schoenberg, and the same composer’s Erwartung. She sang that opera on a memorable double bill at the Met with Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, which was broadcast nationally. She has also appeared on live broadcasts of season-opening concerts of the New York Philharmonic.

In addition to the direct and emotionally expressive qualities of her singing, her performances also impress through formidable intellectual understanding of the music and its style, as well as first-rate musicianship. She studies the languages of the music she sings, and has been acclaimed in her singing of Mussorgsky songs in the original Russian, in the German Romantic lieder repertoire, and in French music from Berlioz to contemporary composers.

An enthusiastic Girl Scout cookie seller, she is a life time member of the Girl Scouts of America. Jessye Norman resides in New York State.

AMERICAN MASTERS | Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You | Trailer | PBS

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Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear’s name is synonymous with the sitcom. The first documentary about the 94-year-old television legend, American Masters — Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, premieres nationwide Tuesday, October 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS

“Jesus Shall Descend” Bishop Norman Wagner & Voices of Pentecost

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This is track 6 from the album “That’s The Day We Are Looking For”.
Lead by Diane Baker
Norman L. Wagner was born on January 14, 1942 in Youngstown, OH. He accepted the call to salvation at the age of 14. Bishop Wagner’s spiritual gifts were nurtured by the leadership of his spiritual father, Bishop Raymond L. Robinson, who was the pastor of Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church in Youngstown, OH. Bishop Wagner’s mother, grandparents, aunts and uncles were charter members of Calvary. Bishop Wagner, a consummate worshipper, lived and loved for worship, thus coining the phrase “Worship is A Lifestyle” – NLW. His manner, his deportment, his conversation was evidence that worship was indeed a lifestyle and he led his life with excellence. He was known as a preacher’s preacher, teacher’s teacher, songwriter, singer, author, administrator par excellence, musical arranger, producer and dynamic choir director. It was once said that this theologian wore his anointing and his relationship with God like a well-tailored garment. His knowledge of the scripture was unparalleled.

A natural born leader, he held many positions within his home church and organization, the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. At the age of 23 he acknowledged the call to minister the Word of God. Bishop Wagner, supported by his loving wife – Rita Helen Wagner whom he married in February of 1964, later left his successful management position with Strouss Department Store to embark upon the evangelistic field full time. He later was elected by the people and called by God to become the pastor of Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church, which he renamed Calvary Ministries International. Through his leadership this small church grew to become an international ministry boasting over 2,500 members, one of the largest congregations in the city of Youngstown. Bishop Wagner was recognized as the pioneering influence in Black gospel television. In 1976 he created Tel-A-World Ministries and became the executive producer of “The Power of Pentecost”, a locally produced and nationally distributed gospel television program. The Power of Pentecost was chosen to represent the Armed Forces Radio and Television Network, reaching over 57 foreign countries weekly. Always committed to enhancing the quality of life for all members of the community, Bishop Wagner spearheaded the construction of Calvary Towers, a 3.2 million dollar, 7 story, 70 unit [HUD 202, Section 8] senior citizens’ complex. A man with the heart for young people and his community, he instituted the “Sons of Thunder Little League Football Team” which has been in existence for almost 30 years. This outreach ministry helped to shape the lives of the young people who came through this program, producing not only professional athletes, but outstanding professionals in business, politics, education and the like. Bishop Wagner envisioned a leadership conference to equip leaders for destiny, thus founding Pentecost In Perspective International in 1985. This conference is one of the oldest of its kind and has served as a source of inspiration, instruction, education, revelation and training for pastors, church leaders, business and political leaders.

Within the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. he held various positions. He became the Northern Ohio District Youth Chairman, Youth Chairman of the International Pentecostal Young People’s Union, District Elder with the state of Ohio, and General Secretary. During the 1988 summer convention of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., he was consecrated Bishop and made Diocesan of the 31st Episcopal District {Continent of Europe}, an under-served region at that time. Under his leadership, the European Council of Nations (ECN) was established. Bishop Wagner, along with his team established over 35 churches as well as accepting into its diocese several established churches.

In 1998, Bishop Wagner was elected to the Office of Presiding Prelate of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., the oldest and one of the largest Apostolic organizations in the world with well over 1.5 million followers worldwide. He served in that capacity for two full terms and later became the Bishop of the 13th Episcopal District (State of Texas) within the organization.

Bishop Norman L. Wagner was a man of compassion, integrity, excellence and vision. His love and desire for all men to excel and be blessed is apparent in the many sacrifices he and his wife have made, but more importantly, the products of humanity that have been produced. His favorite call was being a husband to Rita Helen and father to their two miracle daughters, Christian Joy and Camille Antoinette (Kent Barrett). They have two beautiful granddaughters, British Milan and Dream Harmony. Bishop Norman L. Wagner departed this life on January 30, 2010 at the age of 68, a couple of weeks after heart surgery.

Life.Church Norman and Fort Worth Launch Weekend – Life.Church

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Wherever you are in life, you have a purpose. Life.Church wants to help you find your next step. Our hope is that your journey will include joining us at a Life.Church location throughout the United States or globally online at Find locations, videos, and more info about us at or download the Life.Church app at

At Life.Church, we also love partnering with local pastors and church leaders around the world who share our passion for leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. That’s why we created the Life.Church Open Network, a free network for church leaders to access resources, trainings, apps, and an online community just for them. Visit to join and be part of something bigger than yourself.

Pastor Jon Norman | 021218

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The Church LV Website: The Church LV is a multicultural, multigenerational church, located in Henderson, Nevada that is Following Jesus and Fulfilling his Mission. The Church LV on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: Pastor Benny Perez: Watch the Church TV Show here: Church Sunday Live Stream: SevenLV Youth Ministry: Children’s Ministry at the Church Las Vegas: The Church LV did not begin in a building; but in the hearts of two ordinary people willing to do extraordinary things to see the Las Vegas valley changed. The Church began as a small gathering in the home of Pastors Benny and Wendy Perez, and today it is recognized as one of the fastest growing churches in the nation. We are determined to build a church, which creates a friendly and inviting atmosphere for you and your family. Whether you are single, married, divorced, or a grandparent we believe that there is a place for you here at The Church. You will find that each service is unique, fun, creative, and relevant to your life with a message from Pastor Benny that is both humorous and life changing. Our children’s programs are age appropriate and fun. Our well trained staff will ensure that your children have an enjoyable and exciting experience that will have them wanting to come back week after week!

Union Baptist Church 8AM Choir Singing “Emmanuel”

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Union Baptist Church
4608 South Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Rev. W. Samuel Walton, Pastor

This is just a clip of the 8AM Choir singing “Emmanuel” on Sunday, May 4, 2008 as we were celebrating the 5th anniversary of our 8AM worship service.

Norman Underwood, Reflections on Georgia Politics

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ROGP 029. Norman Underwood interviewed by Bob Short, May 15, 2008.

Norman Underwood discusses the political careers of Georgia Governors Carl Sanders, Jimmy Carter, and George Busbee, as well as the major campaigns and issues that characterize the political atmosphere of late twentieth century Georgia. Some topics include the end of the county unit system, race relations, education policy, and shifts in party politics. As a student at George Washington University, Underwood worked as an intern for Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr. After earning his law degree in 1966, Underwood was hired by Carl Sanders’ law firm, Troutman Sander, LLP, becoming a partner in 1973. He served as George Busbee’s campaign manager in the 1974 gubernatorial election, and served as Busbee’s executive secretaary when he was governor. He was appointed as a judge to the Georgia Court of Appeals in 1979, and Zell Miller later appointed him to the Judicial Selection Committee. After his years in public office, Underwood returned to Troutman Sanders, LLP as a senior counsel.

From the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. For more information, see: