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May 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 10, 2018 – 8:52 am -

May 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

May 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

We are happy to present the May 2018 issue of SGNScoops Magazine. We are just on the verge of the outdoor concert season. Are you excited? We are thrilled that the Singing Echoes are the cover story for this month. The Eppersons have traveled many miles and presented their unique sound for several decades, but one of the main things people know about this group is their summer concert, attended by thousands. Please read their story and find out more about this fine family.

We hope you will open our pages and discover more about gospel trio the Sharps, and Conner and Bailey Hayes, the twins making their mark in the Mylon Hayes family. Craig Harris gives us many great images from the NQC Spring Break and Jade Harrison gives the inside scoop on Micahel Lee. We have special guest writers and our regular writing family within this issue, so don’t miss it!
All of this plus our Christian Country and Gospel radio charts, DJ Spotlight, CD Reviews and everyone’s must-read, the Publisher’s Point. We want to hear what you think of our issue and all of the articles. Please write to me at lorraine@sgnscoops.com.
We trust you will absorb some of the love of Jesus that we have poured into this issue. We ask that you pray for us as we plan each issue as we pray for you, our readers. Have a great month!
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Fast Five With Jamie Lynn Flanakin

Written by scoopsnews on May 27, 2018 – 3:51 pm -

We recently asked Jamie Lynn Flanakin some questions. Read below to find out more about this amazing Christian Country Gal!

 When did your ministry begin?

(Jamie Lynn)   My ministry began when I left everything behind in 2007 and moved from Louisiana to Texas.  I was born and raised in Lousisana and all my family still live there.  It happened when I met my husband in Mississippi and then we got married 3 months later (I know!! Crazy!! Right!!), but we knew the Lord had placed us together.  Well, let me back up a tad.  I have been singing since I was 3 and on stage since I was 6.  My mother and I sang together any chance we had.  I sure do miss those days.  During my teenage and early twenties, I really strayed away from the Lord, even though I was still in church.  Those were some rough days.  The Lord was working on me then and still is today.  Well, after I married Richard, I moved to Texas and my life changed forever.  We began attending New Harmony Baptist Church and soon after I starting singing on Sundays there.  A man named Richard Mabry also attended the same church and immediately said to his wife, “I’m going to work with that girl”.  Bro. Richard wrote a song “When My Room Is Ready”, and Tommy Smith with Canyon Creek Records listened to it after I recorded it and decided we needed to it on the radio.  And well, that’s how it all began.  We has since then released several songs to radio and I released my first CD album last year.  God has opened so many doors and I’m so very thankful for each step.

Tell us about your current single.
(Jamie Lynn)  The song “Free” is the current single we have out and I sure love singing it.  I met Cowboy Row Hall at the ICGMA about 3 years ago and we have been friends ever since.  About a year afterwards we met up again at another event in Texas.  While there he sang me this song and I told him, “You’re singing my life’s song”.  I just had to record that song and he allowed me to do so.  Cowboy Roy wrote this song from a deep dark place of pain in his life and only thought the song was for himself and no others.  Boy was he wrong!  He has severe depression and sorrow, but the Lord freed him of that pain.  Here is a small portion of his testimony:
(Cowboy Roy)

I was severely depressed for 2 years from 2008-2010. I wouldn’t go anywhere or do anything…that time to me is nothing but a blur. Then in the month of March 2010 someone called me on the phone and prayed for me for a half hour. We were both crying and that moment God lifted that depression off of me. The enemy tried to destroy me for he knew what God had in store and he wanted to put a stop to it but his efforts were worthless i thought that my life was over and that i had reached the end…God proved me wrong. When I left Illinois the end of October 2015…. We had made it to Joplin, Missouri and I went in to get a bottle of water at a convenience store….coming back out I was halfway between the store and the car and this breeze hits me…. I said I am out of Illinois and I lifted my hands and said I’m FREE. Over a month later he gave me the words to FREE”

 A brand new song will go out to radio next month. Be looking for it on the Hey Ya’ll Media Disc. The title is “Oh, My God.”

Do you have a job?

  (Jamie Lynn)   I do have a full time job.  I work for Brookshire’s Grocery Company out of Tyler Texas.  I am the coordinator for the Space Management department at the corporate office.  I am praying if it’s the Lord’s Will to remove me from that job and go into the ministry full time.  I also love working in my garden and landscaping (which is a very new hobby of mine). 

Share your Testimony?
(Jamie Lynn)    I gave a little bit of my testimony above, but just know that the Lord could have given up on me and He did not.  I’m so thankful I serve a Lord who keeps forgiving and shows a ton of mercy and grace to me.  When I married my husband Richard, the Lord also gave me a daughter.  She is my step-daughter, Tylar, whom I love dearly as my own.  We lost her mother about 9 years ago to cancer and it has been a struggle.  We have had many struggles and heartaches along the way, but the Lord has made us stronger through each trial.
How can your product be purchased or a concert be booked?
(Jamie Lynn)  You can reach out to His Music Ministry – Richard Mabry (903)262-8280 for bookings.
I am also on Facebook @jamielynnflanakinmusic
Thank you Jamie Lynn for sharing about your ministry with SGN Scoops!

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“Rooted” with Billy Huddleston

Written by scoopsnews on May 27, 2018 – 7:51 am -

Compassion Recognized

Mark 1:40-42

Today, a leper comes to Jesus.

With nowhere else to turn. No place else to go. This broken creation makes his way to the Master Artist.

Have you ever noticed that wherever you find Jesus, you usually find crowds of people? Except for those solitary times of prayer—there are always crowds of people—and usually at least twelve guys somewhere in the shadows.

Many times, we see hundreds. Sometimes there are even thousands. There’s just something about Jesus that seems to draw a crowd. Today would be no different. Jesus has been advancing the Kingdom. Matthew puts this event in chapter eight, right after the Sermon on the Mount. If that’s accurate then the crowd would have surrounded Jesus.

Do you see it?

Jesus is surrounded by the multitude.

Everyone seems to be captivated by His presence. That is, everybody except for the group of people toward the back. They’re whispering, pointing. What’s the distraction?  

You’re there. You’re part of the crowd. Go ahead. Turn around and see what’s happening.

Looking in the direction where one is pointing, you see him. He’s hobbling toward the crowd—toward you. You can’t help but notice hisunkempt hair, torn clothing, and covered face.

Gasp!

It’s a leper.

“Hey! What’s he doing here?”

“Someone lasso the trash and drag him back to where he belongs!” You notice those around you covering their noses, and you smell it, too—the odor of decaying flesh. The stench of rotting skin is unmistakable. Several begin to gag.  

But the leper continues. He’s not looking at the crowd.

He’s focused on an audience of One.

The people know if they breathe the same air, touch the same ground then they, too, will be defiled. So they back away.

But look! As the multitude parts . . . Jesus stands firmly in place, unwavering. Undaunted. Unafraid.

This leper continues toward Jesus with hishead cast down, ashamed of his condition andfearing for his life. Watching from a distance, you see him fall on his face before Jesus.

We listen as he begins to worship at His feet. We hear him as he begins to speak. Listen to his trembling voice. What’s he saying?

Compassion Requested

If You are willing, You can make me clean” (Mark 1:40).

Notice, he’s not saying, “If You’re able.” In fact, there’s no question of ability in that statement. He obviously believes that Jesus has the ability and the authority to restore his life.

In the context of this day, the people would have believed the following. He’s getting from God exactly what he deserved. This is payment—a penalty for his sin. God had removed His hand of mercy from this pitiful man’s life.

See, that’s how the people could justify their lack of compassion. If God didn’t love this man,why should they? But, the leper believes if Jesus is the Promised One—the One who acts on God’sbehalf—then He could, should He choose, extendHis hand of mercy. He could show compassion, and love, and restore his broken life.

Compassion’s Response

How would Jesus respond? Keep watching.

“Then Jesus, moved with compassion . . .” (Mark 1:41).  

Can we pause here for a moment? When we read that Jesus is “moved with compassion” we need to know that this is really strong language. “Moved with compassion” in the Greek language is splanchnizomai. It’s pronounced: Splangkh-nid’-zomahee. And it means: to be moved as to one’s bowels; to feel deep sympathy for; to be moved with compassion. The bowels were thought to be the hub of love and pity.

It’s referring to a deep inner emotion that’sgenerated from the seat of passions. It’s an arousal of emotion that results in response. This is coming from the place where anger is born, where frustration exists or indignation is found. But, it’s also the birthplace of tender affections such as love and care. Jesus is moved by a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow, so much so that it’saccompanied by the strong desire to alleviate suffering.

In other words, it broke His heart.

He saw the isolation. He recognized the hurt, the pain.

Jesus was moved by the leper’s condition.

This strong phrase (“moved with compassion”) is used almost exclusively in Scripture to describe what happens inside Jesus.At least eight times in the Gospels we run across this phrase. We see it four times in Matthew, three times in Mark, and twice in Luke. It’s referring to what’s going on inside of Him.

Please.

A leper comes to Jesus. Begging. Pleading: “If You are willing. . . .

What would Jesus do? With the Father’s heart pounding in His chest, He. . .

“. . . stretched out His hand and touched him,”

Jesus does the unthinkable.

And He does it without hesitation!

He reaches out and touches the unclean. Canyou see how far compassion is willing to go?

What others were afraid of, Jesus was not.

When all society was willing to throw this man away, Jesus would not.

When everyone else turned their backs, Jesus could not.

He touches the untouchable! He reaches down, takes the man by the face and lifts it so they’re looking eye to eye. When he looked into Jesus face he saw the Father’s heart and heard as He . . .

“. . . said to him, ‘I am willing; be cleansed’” (Mark 1:41).

I want to.

I am willing.

Be clean.

Compassion’s Result

As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him,

and he was cleansed” (Mark 1:42).

Life is restored. Jesus didn’t receive what the man had when He touched him. The leper received what Jesus had. Real life. Restoration. The outcast is now part of community. His life is changed.

It was the Father’s tender heart pounding in His chest.

It moved Him.

It’s what He wanted to do.

It’s what He’s still doing.

Touching the unclean places of our lives.

Making whole what we’ve broken and tried to hide.

He places His holy hands onto our tear-stained faces—and lifts our eyes to meet His.

And He makes us whole.


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Weekend Word- “Fear Less, Pray More” by: Vonda Easley

Written by scoopsnews on May 26, 2018 – 5:15 am -

Weekend Word

No matter your age, there’s likely something that you fear.  It could be fear of the unknown, aging, being alone, losing a loved one, rejection or something more.

God’s word says “Be strong. Take courage…because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6

A prayer for you today:

Heavenly Father, it is so awesome to know that we can dwell in Your loving presence. Thank you for providing a place where fear has no power over us because Your mercy ensures forever. Touch the person reading this today Lord and give them peace and wisdom to get through this day..

In JESUS name……. Amen!

 

Until next week……

Happy Saturday Y’all!

V


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Bristol Revival With CT Townsend Update

Written by scoopsnews on May 25, 2018 – 4:49 pm -

C.T. Townsend

CT Townsend

From CT Townsend:

Thank you to all our friends who have been so kind to reach out, encourage, and pray for Bristol. Just wanted to update you on the meeting so far.

We have had a tremendous week with a full tent every night. We haven’t had a night with under 2500 people yet. We praise the Lord for how this community is backing the meeting. You can definitely tell that people are praying & hungry to see God move.

17 more people walked the aisle last night, and professed that they trusted Christ! That’s 64 People who have trusted Christ, under the tent, in only 4 nights. The most amazing thing about that is, that for the most part this week, the Lord had directed me to preach to the church, and people are still getting saved. Praise the Lord!

From soul-winning efforts in the streets, to services under the tent 135 people have professed Christ here in Bristol! AMEN!

Last night a sweet lady walked up to me so burdened. She testified to me about her son, and how he needed Christ. She told me how he wouldn’t come to church with them, but that he was coming that night. She wept and asked me to pray for her 34 year old son. Last night during the invitation people were being dealt with on the altars, and I heard a commotion from the right side of the tent, and here he came! That woman’s son, with the whole family following him. I personally jumped off the stage and had the privilege of leading him to the Lord. Seeing that mothers face was priceless. Glad God still answers prayers!

Please keep praying that God will continue working and moving in this area. We sure need it!

God bless!

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The Isaacs Set to Release All-new Recording of Classic Favorites

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 25, 2018 – 9:07 am -

 The Isaacs Set to Release All-new Recording of Classic Favorites

The Isaacs Set to Release All-new Recording of Classic Favorites

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —GRAMMY®-nominated and award-winning family group The Isaacs have just re-recorded some of their classic hits and most-requested songs.  Favorites: Revisited by Request (Gaither Music Group), an audio recording set to release on June 1st, features the intricate, family harmonies that have made them a household name among gospel, bluegrass and country music lovers and led them to performances on some of the world’s most-celebrated stages.

“When you sing a song for years and years it naturally changes,” stated group member Sonya Isaacs Yeary.  “You’ll emphasize a word differently, or a harmony part might change a little bit.  An inflection or a way that you say it or sing it might change.  You just get comfortable with a song, and the more you sing it together the better it gets.  The more we sing these songs the more we enjoy singing them.”

That list of songs includes such signatures as “It Is Well (Elisha’s Song),” “I’ve Come to Take You Home,” “He Understands My Tears,” “Stand Still” and more including “Is Not This the Land of Beulah,” which Ben Isaacs described as a song he relates to in a new way these days.

“That song, to me, is timeless; but I think as I’m maturing and getting older I’m understanding more about the Land of Beulah and heaven and where I want to be in my relationship with God.  When you’re younger you don’t always focus on the future.  You focus on the ‘right now.’  I see that song in a new way now.”

The group put a bit of a new twist on the barn-burner “He Ain’t Never Done Me Nothing but Good.” “That song will go with us to the grave,” stated Becky Isaacs Bowman with a smile.  “We can’t go a night without singing it.”

“We added a couple of musicians to this recording of it,” Sonya described.  “Gordon Mote played piano.  Aubrey Haynie played fiddle.  Russell Carson played banjo…they smoked their solos on this track!”

“In the studio, the only thing we did with these songs is that we made them just a touch more current,” stated Ben.  “They are still the same melodies.  They are the same songs, but we just made them a little more musically what we are today.  We tried to keep them as original and traditional-feeling as we could.”

No collection of Isaacs’ favorites would be complete without selections that feature their un-comparable a cappella arrangements, which garner consistent standing ovations in venues ranging from concert halls and churches to bluegrass festivals.  Fans will enjoy their requested rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as well as “I Have a Father Who Can.” 

Another track that is special to The Isaacs is “From the Depths of My Heart,” a hit penned by Sonya and Ben.  “This year is the 25th anniversary of this song,” stated Lily Isaacs.  “It was a number one song in gospel music for several months when we first recorded it.  We thought, ‘How cool would that be to re-record something after 25 years?’  A lot of the fans that we’ve met in the last 10 or 15 years may have never heard it.”

“Looking at this selection of songs, it’s exciting to think that 25 years later, the lyrics that we penned then and the lyrics that we chose to sing 25 years ago still stand the test of time,” added Bowman.  “I can’t say there’s one song on this record I’m ashamed of or embarrassed of or that I theologically disagree with today, and that’s important.  These songs we sang and believed in 25 or 30 years ago when we were establishing our careers still stand the test of time.”

Time has been good to Lily, Becky, Ben and Sonya.  The Isaacs are one of the most recognized groups on the Bill Gaither HOMECOMING Video Series, and they continue to enjoy a heavy touring schedule that includes appearances on The Grand Ole Opry as they seamlessly blend bluegrass, southern gospel, folk and country music styles.  In addition to their own accolades, they have performed and recorded with such legends as Dolly Parton, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Paul Simon, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Randy Owen, Trisha Yearwood, Ralph Stanley, Mark Lowry and many more.

This new release comes on the heels of two 2017 GMA DOVE Award nominations for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year and Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year in addition to a 2016 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album.

Favorites: Revisited by Request is distributed by Capitol Christian Music Distribution and Universal Music.  It will be available at retail and digital outlets worldwide including iTunes, Amazon, www.gaither.com and www.theisaacs.com.  It is available for pre-sale now at www.amazon.com, www.gaither.com and www.theisaacs.com.

The new recording will be advertised as part of a special television offer on DISH TV, DirecTV, RFD-TV, Gaither Television Network, TBN, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN. It will air in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV.  It will be promoted via a social media campaign, positioned in retail/e-tail outlets everywhere, featured in the Gaither Catalog Collection and on the Gaither web site and aired on the “HOMECOMING Weekly” program on Sirius XM’s enLighten channel.

For further information regarding The Isaacs, visit www.theisaacs.com or https://www.facebook.com/TheIsaacs/.

Favorites: Revisited by Request CD Song Listing:

1. The Star-Spangled Banner

2. It Is Well (Elisha’s Song)

3. He Never Failed Me

4. Is Not This the Land of Beulah

5. He Ain’t Never Done Me Nothin’ but Good

6. He Understands My Tears

7. I’ve Come to Take You Home

8. I Have a Father Who Can

9. By His Stripes

10. Stand Still

11. From the Depths of My Heart


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11th Hour Welcomes Logan Smith

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 24, 2018 – 12:28 pm -

11th Hour Welcomes Logan Smith

11th Hour Welcomes Logan Smith

We are excited to announce the third member of 11th Hour!!! He is no stranger to gospel music. Let’s show some love for LOGAN SMITH.

Logan, a pastor’s son from Covington, Georgia, has had a full-time ministry for 11 years. He got his start in music after listening to Vestal Goodman in Gaither Homecoming Videos and finding inspiration to sing. While his music preserves a rich and traditional sound, the 21-year-old has been able to bring a fresh feel to his original, chart-topping songs. Logan has released 7 solo albums, performed with the Gaither Homecoming Tour, and was a nominee in the 2017 Singing News Fan Awards Top 10 Young Artist and Top 5 New Artist categories. He’s toured all across America, Canada, and has headlined two Norwegian tours.

Logan states, “I’m so excited for this new season in my life and ministry. God has a perfect plan for all of us and I’m glad he’s put my with these talented ladies. We’ve only been on the road together a few weeks and it’s been incredible to watch what God is already doing. I’m grateful to have this opportunity. The best is yet to come. I look forward to seeing you all somewhere on the road, soon!”

11th Hour states, “We look forward to this new season with Logan. He brings a fresh new sound along with energy that’s undeniable and contagious.”


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The Jordan Family Band Tells A Story with ‘Reach’

Written by Staff on May 24, 2018 – 10:02 am -

The Jordan Family Band features, from left, Josh Jordan, Randa Jordan, Hutch Jordan, Grant Jordan, Keenan Atkinson and Alex Jordan. 'Reach' will be available from Skyland Records on July 13.

The Jordan Family Band features, from left, Josh Jordan, Randa Jordan, Hutch Jordan, Grant Jordan, Keenan Atkinson and Alex Jordan. ‘Reach’ will be available from Skyland Records on July 13.

Arden, NC. (May 24, 2018) – Gospel group the Jordan Family Band is returning this summer with stories to tell and a hope of spreading God’s word far and wide. The family’s latest album, “Reach,” available July 13 from Skyland Records, tells of the power of God even in the darkest of times. With reminders to always live as an example of Christ, the Jordan Family Band sends a powerful message of what can be accomplished with a little faith.

“When we began the groundwork for this new record, we carefully chose songs we felt were divinely given to us, whether it by our pen or through friends of our ministry. We had no selfish endeavors! We wanted to not only ‘Reach’ the world and those who feel like their situation is helpless, but also the tired and discouraged Christian who is on the brink of giving up!” says Josh Jordan. “It’s not just an album title, ‘Reach’ is our new vision — He reached for us in our most desperate state and delivered us, and He will do the same for you. ”

The group’s first single, “You Better Get Right (Or Ya Gonna Get Left),” features Alex Jordan and Randa Jordan on vocals and has the country gospel feel the family is known for. The upbeat song cautions against thinking we’ve got plenty of time left on Earth and stresses “getting right” with God so you don’t get left behind when Christ returns.

“Shouting In The Middle of My Storm” is another track that highlights the group’s vocal versatility with Josh and Randa Jordan on lead. “I’ve got peace in the middle of my sorrow / There is joy, coming tomorrow” is a reminder that faith can let you rejoice no matter where you are or what’s going on because God has your back.

January 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Jordan Family Band on the cover of January 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

“Reach” closes with “Old Glory Waves,” a patriotic tune featuring the Voices of Lee, a 15-member a cappella ensemble from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.

With energetic vocals and vivid, narrative lyrics, the Jordan Family Band hopes to “Reach” listeners from all walks of life and spread the gospel.

Pre-order “Reach” HERE before its release July 13 from Skyland Records.

About the Jordan Family Band
The Jordan Family Band is a family group from Georgia with a country gospel feel, that seeks to encourage, uplift, praise and ultimately to see souls saved. The group consists of Josh and Randa Jordan and their sons, Hutch, Alex Grant and a family friend who is like an adopted son to them, Keenan Atkinson. In 2017, the family released their first recording, “Joshua 24:15” on the Skyland Records and watched it propel quickly into iTunes Christian genre’s Top 10 album chart. It debuted on the Billboard Christian chart at #12, then their first single climbed to #28 on the Singing News Gospel chart. The second release from the album, “My God Is Faithful” peaked at #34 on the Singing News Top 40 and also become the only Southern/Country Gospel song of 2017 to enter into iTunes Single Top 10 in the Christian genre as it peaked at #8. The family garnered more than 18 million social media views through Facebook, YouTube and Instagram throughout the year, with an acoustic video of “My God Is Faithful” gaining more than 1.5 million views in just a few days. The JFB was nominated in the first round of the 2017 Dove Awards for New Artist Of The Year and was recently awarded AGM’s Breakthrough Artist Of The Year Award in 2018.

Jordan Family Band

Jordan Family Band

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

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Sail away with Rob Patz

Written by Staff on May 23, 2018 – 2:30 pm -

Sail away with Rob Patz

Sail away with Rob Patz

May 2018 SGNScoops Magazine Publisher’s Point by Rob Patz

Welcome to the month of May. I hope that you have had a fantastic spring to this point, and if you are a mother, I want to wish you a happy Mother’s Day, as I want to wish my mom a wonderful, blessed day as well.

 

My mom has always taught me that ‘nothing works unless you do.’ She also says a statement that I have taken to heart, which is: If you don’t act on your faith, God cannot move in your circumstance. Stop and think of that for minute. If you don’t take steps of faith, God cannot move.

 

Put it this way: If you were a captain of a sailboat and you wanted to sail across the inlet, you wouldn’t just untie your boat from the pier and sit there and hope that your boat will cross the inlet. The truth of the matter is, the captain has to have faith that with his action of unfurling the sail, the wind will carry him across. So if we look at our faith that way, it’s great to say we have faith, but if we don’t unfurl the sail of our faith, God cannot move us in the direction that we need to go.

 

Sail away with Rob Patz

Rob Patz

I have to be honest with you. I thought by this point in my life, I would have everything handled. I would be able to tell you exactly what every detail of my life was going to be like for the next 10 years.

 

If you’re one of that kind of people, my hat’s off to you. But my life, which I have to say I am blessed to live, has had more turns in it and more changes than I ever could have imagined. I am so fortunate to realize that God is writing my history each day. Sometimes my story is much different then I would have imagined it to be, but every day I get up excited, realizing that my new story is even better than what I could have imagined.

 

I know many of us struggle with finding out where God wants us, or where he’s leading us. Many of us have watched relationships disintegrate, or jobs disappear, and we sit there wondering what the future holds. Now I’ll tell you this: If your life is the sailboat and you are the captain, it is time for you to untie your boat from the pier, unfurl your sail, and let God breathe into your situation. So many of us are worried to really, truly, pray God‘s will for our life, when in reality, if we do that, God will set us on the course to the other side of the inlet.

 

May 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

May 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Hey, I want to make this your special invitation to join me for Creekside 2018 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This year, I am coming expecting a blessing, as we have C.T. Townsend preaching for us.

 

Also, if you would like to subscribe to the print newspaper that we put out each month, you can contact me, and I can help you with your subscription. rob@sgnscoops.com

 

Until next month, this is the Publisher’s Point.

 

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Sunday Drive Carries Faith ‘A Million Miles’

Written by Staff on May 23, 2018 – 7:56 am -

Sunday Drive's latest album, 'A Million Miles,' is available for pre-order now and will be released July 13.

Sunday Drive’s latest album, ‘A Million Miles,’ is available for pre-order now and will be released July 13.

Arden, NC. (May 23, 2018) – With songs about strong belief, grateful praise and reliance on faith, Sunday Drive’s latest project “A Million Miles” carries a resounding message that God is never too far away. With a classic country style and upbeat lyrics, the gospel group reminds listeners that following Christ leads to a joyful life, despite the ups and downs we all face. Visit Sunday Drive’s website here.

The group’s first single “Living In The Middle Of His Will” talks about how life gets sweeter in the place of peace found through following Christ. The title track, “A Million Miles,” says “On the wings of an angel band / His mercy reaches across the span / To lift me up to the Savior’s face / A million miles is not too far for grace.” It’s another moving reminder that no low is too low for God to find you and pull you back up.

“We are so excited about our new recording ‘A Million Miles.’ We reached out of our songwriting box and asked some of the greatest writers in Gospel music for some songs and did they come through,” says Jeff Treece. “The title cut ‘A Million Miles’ is written by our good friend, Mark Bishop. Our first single ‘Living In The Middle Of His Will’ is written by Dianne Wilkinson and Lee Black. It also includes original, easy listening, classic and comedy songs. Come take a trip you will never forget — ‘A Million Miles’ by Sunday Drive.”

“A Million Miles” will be available July 13 from Sonlite Records. Pre-order it now HERE.

About Sunday Drive
Jeff Treece, Misty Treece, and Dusty Treece make up the award-winning trio that is Sunday. Their God-given talent has garnered them numerous awards including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and many others. Sunday Drive has performed at The Grand Ole Opry, Silver Dollar City, Dollywood and The National Quartet Convention and performed with artists like The Oak Ridge Boys, The Gaithers, Big Daddy Weave, David Crowder Band, The McKameys and many more. Sunday Drive has a unique ability to communicate through song and humor creating an experience and journey audiences won’t soon forget.

About Crossroads:
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, Crossroads Publishing Group and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ life-changing music.

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MIDWEST GOSPEL MUSIC CONVENTION

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 22, 2018 – 12:54 pm -

MIDWEST GOSPEL MUSIC CONVENTION

MIDWEST GOSPEL MUSIC CONVENTION

The Midwest Gospel Music Association is excited to announce that it will be partnering with Blessed Hope for the 2018 Midwest Gospel Music Convention to be held at Journey of Hope Community Church in Taylor, Michigan, on June 1-2.

Blessed Hope Christian Church, located in Lincoln Park, Michigan, has long provided assistance to the community through its outreach programs.  They truly act as the hands and the feet of the body of Christ through its many forms of service to those in need.   They have been regularly providing meals since 2006 and also provide a food pantry, counseling, and other assistance programs.

As Christians, it’s imperative that we show the love of Christ to the world around us — not just through words but also through actions.  We want to win the lost, but how can we expect them to hear our words that Jesus cares for them when they are feeling alone and wondering where their next meal will come from?  The Midwest Gospel Music Convention is thrilled to offer this opportunity to feed both the body and the soul of those in need.

We are asking that all those coming to the concerts bring canned items for the food pantry at Blessed Hope.   For every item you bring you will receive an entry into the nightly drawings for some great prizes.  The more items you bring, the greater your opportunity to win — and help out a worthy cause in the process!

The Midwest Gospel Music Association was founded in 2015 as an avenue for both regional and national artists, as well as churches, to network for ministry purposes.  This is the fourth annual convention which continues to grow and impact the community.

Slated to appear in this year’s event are artists from several states and representing the genres of Christian Country, Southern Gospel, and Contemporary Worship.   This is a two day event specifically designed to minister to those who attend no matter their background, age, denomination, or their current circumstances.  God is the same yesterday, today, and forever — and for everyone.  He still heals; He still saves; He still delivers.

Over twenty artists.  Two days.  One message.

If you would like to donate to Blessed Hope food pantry and are not able to attend the concerts, or if you would like more  information on partnering with the Midwest Gospel Music Association, please email midwestgospelmusicassociation@gmail.com


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