The last few weeks have been filled with talk about Miley Cyrus and what she has become. The once wholesome tween icon has fallen far and she doesn’t need our criticism, she needs our prayers. Unfortunately, there are few positive female role models for our girls in the music and entertainment industry and let’s be honest, anyone can fall at any time so we need to monitor our kid’s heroes regularly and continuously dialog with them about our morals, standards and beliefs so that they can notice for themselves when something isn’t right.
Lunch with Moriah Peters
Friday, I had the honor of meeting and enjoying lunch with a young, talented, passionate female musician that I think our daughters should be listening to, Moriah Peters. Honestly, when I was invited to the media luncheon for Provident Media Group at Walt Disney World for Night of Joy, Moriah Peters was the one artist listed that I had never heard of. I did my research before heading to the event and I was impressed with what I read and I looked forward to meeting her. When I arrived at the luncheon I was assigned a table to sit at, there were 4 of us “media” people at our table; 2 radio producers, 1 freelance Christian music critic and me. Each table was assigned an artist for the meal time and then after lunch the artists rotated from table to table in about 10 minute segments to have a chance to chat with everyone (I’ll tell you more about that in another post). Our lunch artist was, Moriah Peters.
Moriah is a 20 year old newlywed, married 60 days on the day we met. She is sweet, fun-loving and passionate about Jesus. When she was 14 years old God impressed upon her heart to not give away her first kiss until her wedding day. At age 17 she started dating her husband-to-be, Joel from For King and Country, and though it was at times difficult, with Joel’s support, she kept her promise to God and to herself and her first kiss was on her wedding day. During her 3 year relationship with Joel she wrote the song “Haven’t Even Kissed” which speaks to the fact that true love is not physical love-it is spiritual. In her just-released video for IAmSecond.com, Moriah shares her story of her stand for purity and the American Idol judge’s rejection of her-not based on her talent but based on her purity!
Moriah Peters in Concert
Moriah performed Friday night on the Rockettower Plaza Stage at Night of Joy. I was in the front row cheering my new friend on and I was impressed. On her CD her songs are lovely, the words are powerful and the message is fresh and pure. In concert those same songs took on a bit more of an edge and she rocked. I enjoyed the entire concert, but my favorite song was “Brave” which is not on her debut album so I am hoping it is on her next one. The audio on this video isn’t the best but here is “Brave” from Friday night. (If you are reading this via email you will want to click over to my site to see the videos).
One of my favorite songs on her album I Choose Jesus is “Bloom” because it has a great message for young girls everywhere. Here is the official lyrics video of “Bloom”.
It is my hope that you will check out Moriah’s work and share it with the young ladies in your life. Our girls need role models who point them to Jesus and Moriah does that very well. Make sure you get social with Moriah on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and her website.
Disclosure: There are affiliate links in this post. I was not asked to write this post, I felt compelled by God to share Moriah’s message and talent with my readers. I was a guest of Walt Disney World for the Provident Music Group Luncheon and Night of Joy. All opinions are 100% mine.