Tamika Hall | Shouting in Stilettos!http://www.blackvibes.com/tamikahall/Tamika Hall is a Gospel Recording Artist, Bestselling Author of more than a dozen books, founder of iWorship96 FM Radio and CEO of TamikaINK (graphics design firm). The Tamika Hall app is your gateway to videos, non-stop music, and her popular blog, "Shouting in Stilettos."en-uscomtamikahallspeaks@gmail.comhttp://www.tamikahall.comiamtamikahall1tamikahallministriesiamtamikahall1115968ca-app-pub-5614911574263464/9421626631ca-app-pub-5614911574263464/3568931435http://www.blackvibes.com/images/bvc/131/27013-photos-tab-header-tam.jpghttp://www.blackvibes.com/images/bvc/131/27024-videos-tab-header-tam.jpghttp://www.blackvibes.com/images/bvc/131/27023-radio-tab-photo-tamik.jpg482668873000000000ff0080B00SAMW4POhttp://www.tamikahall.comWebsiteiamtamikahall12/30/1899 12:00:00 AMtamikahallhttp://www.blackvibes.com/tamikahall/http://www.blackvibes.com/images/users/18000-tamikahall.jpgGod Doesn't Consult Your Past When He Writes Your Future...http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-boss-lady-female-entrepreneur-inspiration-641334/features/blogs/tamikahall-boss-lady-female-entrepreneur-inspiration-641334/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-boss-lady-female-entrepreneur-inspiration-641334/#commentsTue, 18 Apr 2017 01:13 GMTI'm so glad God doesn't hold my past against me<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image1"><img id="bvimg1" src="https://www.facebook.com/images/emoji.php/v8/f5b/1.5/16/1f60d.png" title="" /></div> ??<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image2"><img id="bvimg2" src="https://www.facebook.com/images/emoji.php/v8/f5b/1.5/16/1f60d.png" title="" /></div> ??<div class="content-image" id="divBlogPage_Image3"><img id="bvimg3" src="https://www.facebook.com/images/emoji.php/v8/f5b/1.5/16/1f60d.png" title="" /></div> *Feel free to download, pin, and post quotable!* Visit me online: <a href="http://www.tamikahall.com" target="_blank">www.tamikahall.com</a>75690boss lady, female entrepreneur, inspiration, quotesblogs/4-2017/75690-boss-lady-female-entr-s.jpgIf it Causes Me Stress, I Can't Afford it!http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-boss-lady-female-entrepreneur-inspiration-39334/features/blogs/tamikahall-boss-lady-female-entrepreneur-inspiration-39334/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-boss-lady-female-entrepreneur-inspiration-39334/#commentsThu, 13 Apr 2017 21:29 GMTThe older I get, the more I value my peace. People, places, & things that disturbe my sanity now have a short shelf life in my mental space! *Feel free to download, pin, and post quotable!* Visit me online: www.tamikahall.com75481boss lady, female entrepreneur, inspiration, quotesblogs/4-2017/75481-boss-lady-female-entr-s.jpgIf You Don't Fit In, You're Doing Something Right!http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-quote-boss-lady-192744/features/blogs/tamikahall-quote-boss-lady-192744/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-quote-boss-lady-192744/#commentsTue, 11 Apr 2017 23:52 GMTI used to always feel like I need to fit in. The BEST thing that could have ever happened to me was freeing myself from people. *Feel free to download, pin, and post quotable!* Visit me online: <a href="http://blackvibes.comwww.tamikahall.com" target="_blank">www.tamikahall.com</a>75344quote, boss ladyblogs/4-2017/75344-quote-boss-lady-19274-s.jpgTHREE WAYS TO STAND OUT AT THE NEXT CHURCH YOU'RE INVITED TO (+ VIDEO OF MINISTRY ENGAGEMENT)http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-worship-leader-indie-artist-indie-artist-tips-165169/features/blogs/tamikahall-worship-leader-indie-artist-indie-artist-tips-165169/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-worship-leader-indie-artist-indie-artist-tips-165169/#commentsMon, 19 Sep 2016 18:02 GMTIt's easy to think that it's all about the music; that everything comes down to how tight our vocals, BGVs (background vocalists), and musicians are. Sure, we understand that everything we do is about our Heavenly Father, but let's be real, we want to sound good and receive a great response from those we are ministering to. Sunday I celebrated #ilovemychurch month with Living Waters in Collingdale, PA. It was an honor and when the Pastor spoke to me after service, I was floored by one thing he said.&nbsp; ?Here are three things I picked up from Sunday: <a href="http://www.tamikahall.com/blog/standout" target="_blank">CLICK FOR FULL POST</a>68190Worship Leader, Indie Artist, Indie Artist Tipsblogs/9-2016/68190-worship-leader-indie--s.jpgGRAPHIC TEE +PRINTED MAXI SKIRThttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-african-print-228499/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-african-print-228499/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-african-print-228499/#commentsSat, 17 Sep 2016 17:59 GMTI LOVE color, I mean I LOOOOOVE color, lol. It is the easiest way to make a statement with clothing. Today I ministered at the Delmarva Gospel Explosion and I wanted to rock one of my t-shirts. I went to Shernilla Cox of Netoure's Creations and asked her if she would be able to pull of a skirt with flair and flow. She did...in less than 12 hours, lol.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.tamikahall.com/blog/graphic-tee-printed-maxi-skirt" target="_blank">SEE FULL POST</a>68189Fashion, Style, African Printblogs/9-2016/68189-fashion-style-african-s.jpg10 TIPS EVERY INDIE ARTIST NEEDS TO KNOW FOR THE BEST STUDIO RECORDING SESSION EVER!http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-indie-artists-recording-artists-songwriters-744409/features/blogs/tamikahall-indie-artists-recording-artists-songwriters-744409/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-indie-artists-recording-artists-songwriters-744409/#commentsMon, 12 Sep 2016 13:58 GMT<div class="paragraph" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.5em 0px; line-height: 1.5; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: justify; color: #2a2a2a !important;">If you're an indie artist I'm sure there is a part of you that can't wait to get into the studio, right? Here are a few tips for you to be able to slay your session! My first time in the studio was terrifying and it took me almost three hours to sing a five minute song. My second time in the studio, I was so nervous that I cried and my teary voice could be heard on the recording...so I had to do the same song again, lol. 1. PRACTICE AND MASTER YOUR SONG<div class="paragraph" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.5em 0px; line-height: 1.5; font-size: 16px; text-align: justify; color: #2a2a2a !important;">Practice really does make perfect...or more efficient. The studio is not the time to actually practice how you want to record a song. Walk into the studio ready. Keep in mind that time is money. You will be paying for every hour you are in the studio. I made the mistake of thinking that my paid time did not begin until I was actually in front of the microphone, and that wasn't the case. We do this for ministry, but there is always business side. <a href="http://www.tamikahall.com/blog/recordingstudio" target="_blank">READ FULL BLOG POST</a>68013Indie Artists, Recording Artists, Songwriters, Worship Leaders, Recording Studioblogs/9-2016/68013-indie-artists-recordi-s.jpgPOLKA DOT MIDI WRAP DRESS #SUNDAYSLAYhttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-sunday-slay-fashion-selfesteem-184498/features/blogs/tamikahall-sunday-slay-fashion-selfesteem-184498/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-sunday-slay-fashion-selfesteem-184498/#commentsTue, 23 Aug 2016 13:28 GMTThere is something very romantic about the vintage 1950's era. I have always been obsessed with the style of the dresses! So how about this chocolate polka dot midi wrap dress! -<a href="http://www.tamikahall.com/blog/polka-dot-midi" target="_blank">CLICK TO SEE FULL POST</a>-66754Sunday Slay, Fashion, Self-Esteem,blogs/8-2016/66754-sunday-slay-fashion--s.jpg7 DIFFERENT TYPES OF WORSHIP SONGS TO WRITE (WORSHIP SONGWRITING PT.2)http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-songwriting-indie-artist-776158/features/blogs/tamikahall-songwriting-indie-artist-776158/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-songwriting-indie-artist-776158/#commentsTue, 16 Aug 2016 15:14 GMTI am often asked how I go about writing my songs, and one of the first things I consider is the TYPE of song I want to write. Music is powerful as it appeals to multiple senses at the same time - we hear it, feel it, and depending on the emotion of a song it can transport us to a different time so we, "see it."&nbsp; I truly believe that whenever you write a song you should be intentional about what you are doing. I have written a few songs in my day (smile). Some&nbsp;songs come to me in a few minutes, others may take months to complete. Regardless of the time, I am very intentional. Songwriting goes beyond a song being categorized as a "Praise" or "Worship," song.&nbsp;I decide if the song is going to teach, celebrate, declare war, invite, or encourage. &nbsp;So, let's explore seven different types of songs. *<a href="http://www.tamikahall.com/blog/worshipsongwriting2" target="_blank">CLICK FOR FULL POST</a>*66340Songwriting, Indie Artistblogs/8-2016/66340-songwriting-indie-art-s.jpgHOW TO ROCK YOUR FIRST TELEVISION MINISTRY EXPERIENCEhttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-television-branding-music-ministry-1792518/features/blogs/tamikahall-television-branding-music-ministry-1792518/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-television-branding-music-ministry-1792518/#commentsWed, 10 Aug 2016 14:59 GMTSo, I woke up this morning and realized that exactly one month ago I was in Atlanta prepping for my first national television experience! What an incredible experience to travel and share the airwaves with Dr. Kishma George and Evangelist Trina Seymour As you can imagine for everything that went amazingly right, there were many things that went wrong (that's a story for another day, lol). I am grateful that everything that was right had to do with the television appearance. I'm going to share a few things that you can do to prepare for your first/next television experience! CLICK TO READ FULL POST66018Television, Branding, Music Ministryblogs/8-2016/66018-television-branding--s.jpgHOW TO LEGALLY RECORD COVER SONGShttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-indie-artists-recording-artists-songwriters-438407/features/blogs/tamikahall-indie-artists-recording-artists-songwriters-438407/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-indie-artists-recording-artists-songwriters-438407/#commentsFri, 29 Jul 2016 13:18 GMTAs an artist, there is a certain joy that comes with making something from scratch and calling it your own. I mean, to see the creation and fulfillment of something that started off in your mind is an amazing feeling. While it is always a point to make original music for the masses, there are times that you want to give your take to classic hit songs. Because we live in a world where anything is possible, you have the liberty to record a cover song and to legally make money from it. So let's review some elements to understand this process better. <a href="http://www.tamikahall.com/blog/coversongs" target="_blank">-CLICK TO READ FULL POST-</a>65424Indie Artists, Recording Artists, Songwritersblogs/7-2016/65424-indie-artists-recordi-s.jpgShould You Write Worship Songs? (Worship Songwriting Pt.1)http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-indie-artists-recording-artists-songwriters-316157/features/blogs/tamikahall-indie-artists-recording-artists-songwriters-316157/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-indie-artists-recording-artists-songwriters-316157/#commentsWed, 27 Jul 2016 04:45 GMT<div class="paragraph" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.5em 0px; line-height: 1.5; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; color: #2a2a2a !important;">I grew up in a house where music did not have an ethnicity, age... it was Kingdom music. At any given time you might hear,<a href="http://www.shirleycaeser.com/" target="_blank">&nbsp;Shirley Caeser</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amygrant.com/" target="_blank">Amy Grant</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vickiewinans.com/" target="_blank">Vicki Winans</a>, or&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sandipatty.com/" target="_blank">Sandi Patty</a>. Back then, it didn't matter to me if a song was classified as Gospel or Contemporary Christian, I was captivated by the lyrics and how they made me feel. <div class="paragraph" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.5em 0px; line-height: 1.5; font-size: 16px; text-align: justify; color: #2a2a2a !important;">I say, "Kingdom Music," because at the end of the day, what we sing and write should be to build the Kingdom of God. One genre is not better than the other when we concern ourselves with the message. Folks will often approach me and talk about the songs swimming in their head and many express not feeling, "good enough," to write their own songs. I wanted to start this songwriter series to share how I write my songs as well as to encourage you to dive into the depths of your heart and do the same. <a href="http://www.tamikahall.com/blog/worshipsongwriting1" target="_blank">-CLICK TO READ FULL POST-</a>65412Indie Artists, Recording Artists, Songwriters, Worship Leadersblogs/7-2016/65412-indie-artists-recordi-s.jpgHi-Lo Maxi Dress #SUNDAYSLAYhttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-1917477/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-1917477/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-1917477/#commentsMon, 25 Jul 2016 04:43 GMT<div class="paragraph" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.5em 0px; line-height: 1.5; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; color: #2a2a2a !important;">This has to be one of my favorite pieces in my closet. It's modest enough to wear to church or ministry engagements, and casual enough to wear to family functions. <div class="paragraph" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0.5em 0px; line-height: 1.5; font-size: 16px; text-align: justify; color: #2a2a2a !important;">This Spense Hi-Lo Maxi Dress came from JcPenny last year. The fabric is breathable and the train flows elegantly as I walk. <a href="http://www.tamikahall.com/blog/hi-lo-maxi-dress-sundayslay" target="_blank">-CLICK TO READ FULL POST-</a>65411Fashion, Styleblogs/7-2016/65411-fashion-style-1917477-s.jpgGraphic Tank + Polka Dot Chiffon Maxi Skirthttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-1138157/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-1138157/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-1138157/#commentsSun, 24 Jul 2016 04:39 GMTToday was definitely 100 degrees (literally!). I must be one of the only women on the planet who doesn't own any shorts so I opted for the&nbsp;<a href="http://rockyourfaith.storenvy.com/products/16154850-my-purpose-came-before-your-opinion" target="_blank">MY PURPOSE CAME BEFORE YOUR OPINION</a>&nbsp;Tank from my line and a Chiffon Polka Dot Skirt. I mean who doesn't love to feel a skirt whipping around their legs?&nbsp; <a href="http://www.tamikahall.com/blog/graphic-tank-polka-dot-chiffon-maxi-skirt" target="_blank">-CLICK FOR FULL POST-</a>65410Fashion, Styleblogs/7-2016/65410-fashion-style-1138157-s.jpg5 AMAZING USES FOR HONEY EVERY SINGER, ACTOR, PREACHER AND BUSINESS OWNER SHOULD KNOWhttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-indie-artists-vocal-health-recording-artists-193117/features/blogs/tamikahall-indie-artists-vocal-health-recording-artists-193117/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-indie-artists-vocal-health-recording-artists-193117/#commentsSun, 24 Jul 2016 04:34 GMTHey you! I'm so excited about today's post because it&nbsp;I love discovering natural ways to cure age old problems. Let's face it, there are chemicals infused in everything nowadays and to put it frankly, "I'm over it!" So after dealing with an illness for the last four weeks that included a horrible cough, I ended up in the doctor's office with a loved one yesterday. I was shocked...SHOCKED AND APPALLED I tell you to discover that a few teaspoons of honey helps soothe a cough. So, I know that was pretty dramatic, but it's really how I felt when the doctor chose to, "prescribe," honey as needed instead of a strong cough medicine. <a href="http://www.tamikahall.com/blog/honey" target="_blank">-CLICK TO READ FULL POST-</a>65409Indie Artists, Vocal Health, Recording Artistsblogs/7-2016/65409-indie-artists-vocal--s.jpgPretty Powerful: Floral Jumpsuit + Black Blazerhttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-1863517/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-1863517/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-1863517/#commentsFri, 22 Jul 2016 04:25 GMTI had a meeting today and I wanted a look that was both pretty and powerful. I opted to pair a Floral Jumpsuit I got from Peebles with a classic black Blazer (a staple item for every closet). This is a one piece I love the fact that it is constructed like a wrap jumpsuit. <a href="http://www.tamikahall.com/blog/pretty-powerful" target="_blank">-READ FULL POST-</a>65408Fashion, Styleblogs/7-2016/65408-tamikahall-fashion-st-s.jpgLet Your Faith Be Louder Than Your Doubt! #WEDINTHEWORDhttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-faith-bible-study-fear-1862407/features/blogs/tamikahall-faith-bible-study-fear-1862407/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-faith-bible-study-fear-1862407/#commentsThu, 21 Jul 2016 04:22 GMTWhen the enemy tries to make us feel ashamed of our past and fearful of a successful future, God has a few promises that He hands down to His children: <a href="http://www.tamikahall.com/blog/loudfaith" target="_blank">-READ FULL POST-</a>65407faith, bible study, fear, courageblogs/7-2016/65407-faith-bible-study-fea-s.jpgFoods to Avoid Before Leading Worship?http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-food-worship-indie-artist-tips-1279407/features/blogs/tamikahall-food-worship-indie-artist-tips-1279407/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-food-worship-indie-artist-tips-1279407/#commentsWed, 20 Jul 2016 04:19 GMTIt is imperative that Worship leaders take care of their voice. The position can be extremely demanding depending on the number of services one has to lead on a given Sunday or even through the week. Many vocal coaches suggest that singers should stay away from cigarette smoke, coughing and clearing your throat, and excessive and loud talking. <a href="http://www.tamikahall.com/blog/foods-to-avoid-before-leading-worship" target="_blank">-CLICK TO SEE FULL POST-</a>65406Food, Worship, Indie Artist Tipsblogs/7-2016/65406-food-worship-indie-ar-s.jpgBlack Jumpsuit + Infinity Scarf #SUNDAYSLAYhttp://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-2008367/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-2008367/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-2008367/#commentsMon, 18 Jul 2016 04:13 GMTFor today's #SUNDAYSLAY I pulled this look together by accident. So, yesterday I decided to cut my grass and I woke up incredibly sore. I don't know what I was thinking, I haven't cut grass since I was nine years old! I usually love dressing in layers, but it hurt to lift my arms over my head so I pulled out the classic black jumpsuit because it was one piece and I figured it would be the easiest to put on, lol. I pulled out this black and white polka dot&nbsp;infinity&nbsp;scarf to give the outfit some flair. I threw the scarf around my neck and it slipped over one shoulder...FASHION MAGIC! <a href="http://www.tamikahall.com/blog/black-jumpsuit-infinity-scarf-sundayslay" target="_blank">-CLICK TO SEE FULL POST-</a>65405Fashion, Styleblogs/7-2016/65405-fashion-style-2008367-s.jpgI Woke Up Blessed Like This! (Graphic Tee + Jeans and Stilettos)http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-1566557/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-1566557/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-fashion-style-1566557/#commentsFri, 15 Jul 2016 04:10 GMTI designed, "I Woke Up Blessed Like This,' because I believe there are many perks to being a King's Kid and one of those is He blesses those He loves. Never apologize for being blessed! <a href="http://www.tamikahall.com/blog/i-woke-up-blessed-like-this-graphic-tee-jeans-and-stilettos" target="_blank">-SEE FULL POST-</a>65404fashion, styleblogs/7-2016/65404-fashion-style-1566557-s.jpg5 Lessons to Learn from Your Haters (#WEDINTHEWORD)http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-bible-study-joseph-haters-1272337/features/blogs/tamikahall-bible-study-joseph-haters-1272337/Posted by tamikahall0http://www.blackvibes.com/features/blogs/tamikahall-bible-study-joseph-haters-1272337/#commentsThu, 14 Jul 2016 04:04 GMTHey There, Worshipreneur! ? Ever wonder why haters exist in our life? I mean, all of us have them and encounter at the points in our life when we need support the most (ever notice that?). &nbsp; Today marks the first of the #wedintheword series here on&nbsp;<a href="http://tamikahall.com/" target="_blank">TamikaHall.com</a>&nbsp;and we're looking at the life of Joseph Genesis 37-40. As a quick recap, we know that Joseph was a dreamer, he was favored by his father and received a coat of many colors. Out of jealousy, his brothers (haters) sold him into slavery in Egypt. We know the end of the story, God was with Joseph and he ended up in high position and blessing the very people who hated him. Let's look at the lessons we can learn from Joseph's haters. <a href="http://www.tamikahall.com/blog/5-lessons-to-learn-from-your-haters-wedintheword" target="_blank">-CLICK HERE TO READ FULL POST-</a>65403Bible Study, Joseph, Hatersblogs/7-2016/65403-bible-study-joseph-ha-s.jpg