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Favorite Christmas Memory- Ashley Franks

Written by scoopsnews on December 12, 2019 – 9:23 am -

Favorite Christmas Memory

My favorite Christmas memory happened just a few years ago.

Josh and I are enjoying Christmas much more in recent years because our kids are old enough to get excited about what Santa brings!

Just about 2 years ago, Eli (then 3 or 4 years old) woke up before the sun on Christmas morning to go look at his presents! He tried to wake myself and Josh up, and we were attempting to come alive after just a few short hours of sleep.

He finally gave up on us and took off running to the living room, only to smack his head into the side of our dresser on his way out the door because he turned the corner too quickly.

It was not funny then, but we get a good laugh every now and again thinking about that day now!

Josh & Ashley with Priscilla and Eli

Eli Franks! Lol

 

 

 

 


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Favorite Christmas Memory- Gerald Crabb

Written by scoopsnews on December 11, 2019 – 5:00 pm -

Favorite Christmas Memory

I will never forget, I was maybe 5 years old, we lived in Louisville, KY. My Dad had been sick and out of work. It looked as if Christmas would be very slim at our house. A few days before Christmas some good people from a Christian organization showed up at our door with food, candy and gifts for all. It was a very special moment that left a real impact in life of this young boy. I caught the real spirit of Christmas that day!! It’s more about giving than receiving! Thank you Father, for giving us your Son!

Gerald Crabb

Gerald with sister Karen and Pony Pete

Gerald with sister Karen and Pony Pete

 

Gerald and his Dad having a cup of coffee…

 


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Sunset Gallery Music Reaches Agreement With Noted Songwriter, Donna King

Written by Staff on December 11, 2019 – 2:14 pm -

Sunset Gallery Music Reaches Agreement With Noted Songwriter, Donna King

Pictured l-r: Joel Lindsey (Sunset Gallery Music President), Donna King, & Wayne Hahn (Sunset Gallery Music Creative Director)

Joshua Tree, CA – One of Christian music’s most talented songwriters, Donna King, has reached an exclusive agreement with noted publishing company, Sunset Gallery Music. Effective immediately, Sunset Gallery Music will partner with King to begin producing musical collaborations for many of Christian music’s most popular recording artists from multiple genres.

Over the years, King has firmly established her place as a noted songwriter and producer. Her compositions have been recorded by many of the industry’s most talented musicians and singers and she has produced recordings for such popular artists as Tribute Quartet, The Taylors, The Erwins, and Mercy’s Well, just to name a few.
“I’ve known Donna King for many years,” Sunset Gallery Music President Joel Lindsey states. “I have had the privilege of working with her in many capacities. I have always loved how she brings such excitement and elegance to everything she does, so it’s incredibly thrilling for Sunset Gallery Music to partner with her in this beautiful adventure of songwriting! Her pursuit of excellence and her desire to craft great songs for the Kingdom is obvious. We could not be happier to welcome her into our family.”
For King, joining Sunset Gallery Music provides an opportunity to be a part of a writing team that has been honored by countless awards and accolades and years of songwriting excellence.
“I’ve always loved both the dedication to excellence and the family approach that Sunset Gallery takes with their writing team,” King shares. “It is a deep honor to be a part of that family now. I look so forward to all that the future holds.”
More information regarding Sunset Gallery Music is available by visiting facebook.com/sunsetgallerymusic. Additional information regarding Donna King is available online at www.donnakingmusic.com
Sunset Gallery Music Reaches Agreement With Noted Songwriter, Donna KingAbout Sunset Gallery Music
Sunset Gallery Music (BMI) – KeTone Songs (ASCAP) – Imperial Palms Music (SESAC)
Sunset Gallery Music was founded in 2002 in Los Angeles, CA, as an independent publishing and administration company for single copyrights. Since its inception, it has expanded to become the creative home for some of the music industry’s most decorated songwriters. Today, Sunset Gallery Music services and represents an impressive staff of writers including Val Dacus, Jeff Bumgardner, Gene Ezell, Ed Stivers, Rachel McCutcheon, Barbara Huffman, Scott Inman, Marcia Henry, Helga Kaefer, Adina Bowman, Randall Garland, Jim Davis, Jonathan Denney, Keagan Denney and Donna King. Sunset Gallery Music has garnered industry attention with multiple awards and chart-topping singlels from their highly respected roster of songwriters.

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Favorite Christmas Memory- Rob Patz

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My favorite Christmas memory is when I was six years old.  My mom and dad aunt and uncle and my little cousin Stephanie went out the first weekend of December to get Christmas trees for our homes. We got caught in a blizzard.  It looked like a winter wonderland. Mom had brought hot chocolate and cookies along which we enjoyed very much. We cut down fresh trees and by the time we got home with the trees, the area looked like a winter wonderland.  I remember Dad bringing the tree into the house and the snow outside looked incredible. This is a special Christmas memory of our beautiful tree, but it was the time with family, singing Christmas carols in the van as we came home, that I will always remember…

I hope you will take time to read each of these special memories that have been shared with us.  We will post some each day leading up to Christmas Day. Remember, Jesus is the reason for the season.

Rob Patz, Publisher SGN Scoops Magazine

 

Here is a picture of me as a young boy with my parents.  And one of some of my favorite ornaments on our tree.

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Favorite Christmas Memories… Starts tomorrow, December 11,2019

Written by scoopsnews on December 10, 2019 – 1:33 pm -

 We have been busy gathering Christmas Memories from some of your favorite gospel music peeps! And tomorrow…. be watching for the first posts.  We will be posting these each day leading up to Christmas Day……

Out first Christmas Memory is from our very own Publisher here at SGN Scoops, Rob Patz.
Don’t miss it!

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A Southern Gospel Christmas: Christmas Memories from Your Favorite Artists

Written by Staff on December 9, 2019 – 6:46 pm -

A Southern Gospel Christmas: Christmas Memories from Your Favorite Artists

Santa is with Matt Fouch on his couch celebrating Christmas

It’s that time again. Christmas is a time when family and friends come together and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the greatest gift to humankind. While I enjoy opening presents, listening to music, and eating great food, I have realized more and more that none of that matters much compared to Jesus and family.

 

Over the years my family has struggled financially and experienced loss, but we always manage to have a fun and meaningful holiday season. I will always cherish being with family playing games, eating food, and going to look at Christmas lights. It is my hope that reading the following memories from your favorite Southern gospel artists will get you in the spirit of Christmas and remind you to cherish the time you have with family and friends. 

Merry Christmas…

 

Matt Fouch (Legacy Five): “Being able to now be the head of my family and read the story of Jesus birth on Christmas Day to my family.”

 

Christmas

Inspirations

Matt Dibler (Inspirations): “My favorite Christmas memory was a tradition we had. Every Christmas Eve we would turn out all the lights and use only candles and the lights from the Christmas tree. We would sing Christmas Carols and read the Christmas story from Luke 2 and have family prayer. I think of it every year..”

 

Jeff Collins at Christmas

Jeff and Vickie Collins

Jeff Collins (Producer): “I have several great Christmas memories, as my parents made Christmas very special for my sister and I throughout our childhood. But there was one particular year that was extra special. I was around 11 or 12 years old and had asked Santa Claus for a minibike. After what seemed like years, Christmas Eve arrived, and I was hoping and praying Santa would make my wish come true. Lo and behold, on Christmas morning when Mom and Dad let us come down the hallway and around the corner to the living room, there sat my minibike. I was so happy. I was itching all morning to get outside to ride it, but first we had to open all of our presents, eat breakfast, and then finally go outside. 

We finally got the bike out in the carport and Dad says, ‘Start her up, Jeff.’ This minibike was a bare-bones kind of minibike with a basic Briggs and Stratton lawn mower engine. Anyhow, I started pulling on it, trying to start it. I pulled until my arm was like Jell-O. No start. My dad pulled on it for another 30 minutes. A neighbor was there by then, pulled on it for 30 minutes. Man, was I getting frustrated. I should mention here that there is an on and off switch between the handlebars and the seat. We had it in the ‘on’ position. Another neighbor had showed up by now. It was getting close to lunch. He reached down and haphazardly turned the switch to the ‘off’ position, pulled the engine, and it started. Just like that. But finally… I got to ride my minibike. I was one happy 11 year old.”

 

Arthur Rice of SGMA

Arthur Rice

Arthur Rice (Kingdom Heirs): “In the fall of 1987, my dad had a brain aneurysm. I was with the Kingsmen at the time and they had folks praying all over the country. He came out of the surgery great and the only paralysis was his memory. He didn’t know who we were or what had happened. Just before Christmas he said it was like he heard a switch in his head go on and he started remembering us little by little. He was able to come home for Christmas and shortly after that all his memory returned. The Lord gave us 14 more years with him. It was a very thankful Christmas.”

 

Mark Trammell Quartet

Mark Trammell (Mark Trammell Quartet): “The year my dad and mom went without Christmas so they could buy my first bass guitar. I didn’t know it until years later. Priceless lesson in unselfish lifestyle.”

 

Brandy and Josh Feemster and friends

Josh Feemster: “I think it would have to be the last Christmas with my grandma. She was so much fun. This particular Christmas she stayed at our house. My dad, brothers and myself went to a Christmas event without my mom and grandma. She just wasn’t feeling well so they decided to stay home. This particular trip was memorable because of the sleeting going on during the drive,kinda rare in Alabama in December. Anyway, it was Christmas Eve and when we got back to our house Santa had already been there. All of our presents were out and Grandma convinced me that she helped him unload them. She was the greatest. We had a great time and I’ll never forget eating her chicken and dressing one last time the next day. Within a month she was in heaven. I don’t really remember what toys I got but I’ll always remember how happy she was to be with us.”

 

ChristmasLisa Williamson (The Williamsons): “When I was 16, my family and I were going through a pretty tough time. My mom had broken her ankle so our spirits were down. We hated to even ask, but my sister Rachel and I really wanted a PlayStation for Christmas. We didn’t want to get our hopes up, but we sure were hoping to see that thing under the tree on Christmas morning. A week or so before Christmas, Mom came into the living room on her crutches wearing a brand new tee shirt. The back of it had a very bright, colorful, and recognizable logo…PlayStation. We kept asking her where she got her shirt, but all she would do was smile. Needless to say, we opened a PlayStation on Christmas morning.”

 

Randy and Caroline Crawford

Randy Crawford (Formerly of The Kingsmen): “Not so much a memory as it is something I miss. My grandmother on my father’s side always used to have a “sock” for us grandkids. It truly was a sock. But it was filled with fruits, candy, and old fashioned peppermint stick candy. We used to cut a hole in our oranges and suck the juice out through the peppermint candy. I miss my grandmother so much, and love she put into our ‘socks’.”

 

Ben, Maria, Elizabeth Wolfe

Maria Kramer Wolfe (The Kramers): “My favorite Christmas memory, or tradition, is putting up the Christmas tree while listening to traditional Christmas music and baking Christmas cookies. I love family time the most, so getting together with family during the Christmas season is a rich blessing.”

 

Steve Ladd

Steve Ladd (The Old Paths): “My favorite Christmas memory is my first Christmas as a father. Christmas took on a whole new meaning to me since then… my children’s face and the excitement made me not care if I ever got another gift.”

 

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Tammy Burns (Troy Burns Family): “My favorite Christmas memory was 1974. My oldest brother got married right after Christmas and our whole family was together for the last time on this earth. It seemed like it was the happiest time we had ever had with family and friends. That next year my little brother, Tommy, went home to be with the Lord after battling cancer for 12 years. He was only 12. I will always cherish that Christmas.”

 

Judy Nelon: “Rex and I had been dating a while. We spent a few days with his 98-year-old mom and his other family members in his hometown Asheville, N. C., during Christmas. It was the sweetest time. We exchanged gifts and it was interesting –  we gave each other exactly the same Christmas card, he bought his in Atlanta and I bought mine in Nashville. It said ‘Only You.’ We knew from the start we were a match. As he was driving me back to Nashville we stopped in Waffle House. He asked if I had expected a engagement ring for Christmas and I was honest and said. ‘Yes, I did.’ He said, ‘Okay then, will you marry me?’ He had plans for a ring but he couldn’t wait. He was the funniest, sweetest and most unique man. I’ll always love Rex Nelon.”

 

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Les Butler

Les Butler (Butler Music Group): “Christmas 1971, I was nine. My parents bought me an upright piano. Little did I know that instrument would play such an integral part in my life.”

 

Riley Harrison Clark (Tribute Quartet): “Every year while growing up in Oklahoma, my family went to Silver Dollar City for Christmas. So many memories were made and even more funnel cakes were eaten. Going there is a Christmas tradition I will never forget.”

 

Stephen Adair (Dixie Echoes): “One year my dad was in the hospital after a series of strokes during the Christmas season. He was still in the hospital on Christmas Day, so my mom and I packed up all of the gifts that were under the tree and took them to his hospital room. We had Christmas there complete with hot chocolate, the Macy’s Christmas Day Parade, and the best hospital food we could find. We were together, and that’s what made that Christmas so special.”

 

Christmas

Bob Sellers

Bob Sellers (Soloist): “When I was about 10 years old, my parents asked my sister and I to clean out our closets of any toys, clothing, etc. that we could live without (only good stuff), and we took it to this one room cinder block home where a family with about six or eight kids lived. My dad had cut them a load of firewood and we gave them that, plus all the stuff my sister and I had put together. I’ll never forget the look on those kids’ and their parent’s faces. They were about our same age, and although we were far from wealthy, they looked at us and my parents like we were angels or something. I guess to them we were, at least that year. I’m thankful for godly, loving parents who instilled the true meaning of Christmas in me.”

 

Nic Holland (Poet Voices): “Probably my last Christmas with my mom before she died, 2003. We knew she didn’t have long to live and enjoyed every second of just being together. I have no memory of one single present I got that year but my time with Mom I’ll never forget.”

 

The Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys

Duane Allen (Oak Ridge Boys): “My wife gave birth to Jamie, our baby girl, on Dec. 13. Early on Christmas morning, Norah Lee slipped out of bed, dressed Jamie up real pretty, put her in her little portable bed and placed her under the Christmas tree. Then, Norah Lee came back to the bedroom, woke me up and led me to the living room to see my Christmas present.”

 

Scott Brand (Gold City): “I couldn’t possibly narrow it down to one. Christmas is my favorite time of the year. When I was a kid, my grandparents, along with my great grandmother, would come spend four or five days with us around Christmas. The Brand tradition was to cook a ham in Coca Cola all night on Christmas Eve. I can still to this day smell that cooking through the house. Just family getting together and keeping traditions alive would be my Christmas memories as a kid.”

 

Jordan Family Band

Randa Jordan (Jordan Family Band): “I was eight years old, and money was something we never had much of. I knew that Daddy and Mama didn’t have enough money to go out and buy me and my brother new toys, and yet somehow I was okay with that. I was a dreamer, and I enjoyed the most simple things that surrounded me. We lived in what seemed like to me the most wonderful apartment in downtown Rome. Two stories, hardwood floors, a screened in back porch, huge living room, and the front yard was next to the busy road where the town’s bus and trolley would pass throughout the day. I loved that apartment so much. The staircase was huge to me and I loved dressing up and and walking up and down them like a princess out of a fairy tail book. The morning of Christmas, 1989, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but my brother and I woke up, and at the direction of Daddy and Mama, we waited on the big staircase till they instructed us to come into the living room. Bubbling with joy and wearing my little white gown and house shoes, I walked into a living room that was covered in gifts. Clothes, toys, games everywhere. The couches and chairs were covered, items set up all across the floor and gifts under the tree. It was like a dream. Dad and Mom had went “yard sale-ing” and “goodwill-ing” and loaded up without spending much at all. That was one of the best days of my life.”

 

Sarah Davison (HighRoad): “When I was a young girl we had a huge snowstorm come through – probably 13-14 inches of snow – and it was so heavy that we lost power for several days including Christmas Eve and Christmas day. I remember Dad firing up the wood stove and Mom making homemade soup on top of the wood stove. We played board games and got some old hymnals out and gathered around the piano. It was the most quiet, peaceful Christmas I can remember and by far my favorite one too.”

 

Christmas

Nathan and Amber Nelon Kistler

Amber Nelon Kistler (The Nelons): “My favorite Christmas memory is sitting around the table playing games with my whole family and grandparents at their house. Then eating the dinner my grandmama cooked …twice a year… Thanksgiving and Christmas.”

Compiled by Justin Gilmore

First published by SGNScoops Magazine in December 2018

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Christian Country Music, Inc. to Further Promote Christian Country Music to the “Now Generation”

Written by Staff on December 9, 2019 – 3:17 pm -

Richard and Linda Wilson

Christian Country Music, Inc. President and Founder, Linda Wilson with her husband Executive Vice President Richard Wilson

New Project Launched for Christian Country Music Industry

FORT WORTH, TX – An exciting new project has been launched whose mission is to help promote and support the Christian Country music industry in a big way – Christian Country Music, Inc.

President and Founder, Linda Wilson along with her husband Executive Vice President Richard Wilson, also founded the Texas Country Music Association in 2011, which has met with great success and accomplishments. Now, they have put into place a plan to energize the Christian Country Music industry throughout the US and worldwide.

“The Texas Country Music Association has always promoted and will continue to promote Christian Country Music in our projects, including three awards at the annual Texas Country Music Awards,” says Wilson, who spent a combined 20 plus years leading worship in church.

“In doing so, we realized the need to get more active in Christian Country Music and specifically put projects and programs in place to assist the ministers, artists, songwriters, musicians, churches, fans and businesses involved in the industry reach the “Now Generation.”

She adds, “More than ever, our country and world need the message of faith, hope and Jesus, and we will do our part by helping those involved in active on-the-ground ministry of Christian Country Music.”

Christian Country Music, Inc. Executive Vice President Richard Wilson says, “This has been a long time in the making. There have been years of planning and many prayers for direction. The time is right now.” Mr. Wilson, who traveled with his family’s evangelistic music ministry in his younger days, is a drummer and vocalist. His all-time favorite artist of any genre is Kenny Hinson, who laid much of the groundwork for the Country sound in Christian and Gospel music.

Christian Country Music, Inc. President and Founder, Linda Wilson along with her husband Executive Vice President Richard Wilson, “There are many different types of individuals involved in the Christian Country music business, and it’s Christian Country Music, Inc.’s goal to aid in the success of not only artists, musicians and songwriters, but also the media whether radio, television or print, the businesses that produce music, tv shows and videos, and also those who work diligently behind the scenes to make it all happen – all for the enjoyment and benefit of the listeners, on a completely nationwide and worldwide basis,” Linda Wilson states.

“By building relationships, we can accomplish much. Our vision is to be an effective and encouraging resource to support and enable everyone out there making the music, ministering to lives and those behind the scenes that do so much in the industry. Our goal is not to replace any other of the fine organizations active today, but rather to come alongside and support those who are like-minded and have the same passion to reach the world with the Good News through music and ministry.”

According to the Wilsons, Christian Country Music, Inc. will blanket all styles of faith-based music that land under the “country music” genre. “We want to reach the “now generation” and that includes many styles of faith-based country music.” says Richard Wilson.

Some of those styles might be not only the traditional sound of Christian Country but what some may call Country Gospel, as well as Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Blues, and even some newer styles such as Outlaw Country Gospel and musical styles along the lines of Texas Country and Red Dirt Country with Christian faith-based messages.”

CCM, Inc.’s growing membership as well as the directors and advisory council members will continually work together to assist, promote and support the industry and its artists by creating programs, opportunities, marketing and promotion of its members and the Christian Country Music industry as a whole.

There are already many projects and alliances in place to energize the Christian Country Music industry and many artists have already taken part. “We’re really happy and proud to have artists such as Del Way, Curtis Grimes, Justin Todd Herod and Tommy Brandt and others as CCM members, and others are coming alongside daily,” says Linda Wilson, “and the alliance in Texas Country with Joe Kelly at CDX expands now to help promote Christian Country nationally and worldwide.”

Joe and CDX just launched the Positive Country Chart, the first and only digitally monitored airplay chart for Christian Country Music, as well as a single distribution service to Christian radio. “Linda and Richard Wilson have done incredible work for years in the Texas Country Music industry that included a lot of Christian Country as well,” says CDX’s President Joe Kelly.

“We are proud to have our alliance in Texas Country. I am very excited that they have now launched Christian Country Music, Inc. and their great work will continue to grow and expose faith-based music. CDX Positive Country is positioned and very excited to work hand in hand with CCM, Inc. and are in tune with their mission. Onward and upward.” Joe and CDX already have long-standing presence in faith-based music, as well as the reputation of being the best resource for single distribution to radio stations in the Country and Texas Country markets.

“These will be very effective tools for Christian Country artists just as they are for Texas Country.” says Linda Wilson.

Christian Country Music Radio was launched by CCM, Inc. at www.christiancountrymusicradio.com, along with many other effective resources for members to use such as professionally produced music videos that will broadcast on Texas Country Network which launched in October 2019 at www.texascountrynetwork.com and Texas Country Network’s ROKU Channel.

More information about Christian Country Music, Inc., its purpose, plans, projects, goals and membership are available on www.christiancountrynow.com.

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Local Comedian Appears on The Huckabee Show

Written by Staff on December 9, 2019 – 9:37 am -

Mickey Bell

Comedian Mickey Bell performing on the Huckabee Show

Every 28 seconds, someone in America is attempting suicide.  It is also the second leading cause of death for people ages 15 to 24.  And we are now entering into a holiday season when it seems to be the most prominent time for those dealing with depression to have more bad days than they have good days.

That is why you will find Comedian Mickey Bell on the road helping people laugh through their pain.  And it was his ability to make others laugh that got the attention of Governor Mike Huckabee who host a weekly television show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
“It was so exciting to meet Governor Huckabee and be a part of his show,” says Bell. “To only be doing comedy for one year and to already have those doors open for me is nothing short of God elevating and accelerating.”
While comedy may get him on the stage, it’s his testimony of dealing with depression that is leaving the lasting impression.
Comedian Mickey Bell and his family posing for a picture with Governor Mike Huckabee. (L-R Governor Huckabee, Logan, Wendy and Mickey)

Comedian Mickey Bell and his family posing for a picture with Governor Mike Huckabee. (L-R Governor Huckabee, Logan, Wendy and Mickey)

Mickey Bell knows full well what depression feels like. His experience with the illness came to the forefront after being dismissed as pastor of a baptist church in Alabama. It was his sinful decisions that caused the fallout and led to a series of events that would change his life forever.

“I never would have imagined that I would be dealing with something like depression,” says Bell. “I thought if you could laugh about things, there was no way you could be depressed.”
But after walking through the lowest time in his life, he was contacted by Dr. Barry Cosper who serves as the Director of Missions for the Bessemer Baptist Association in Alabama who not only encouraged and mentored Mickey, but he got him the help he needed.
Weekly trips to meetings and psychologists, Bell started on his journey to realizing how depression worked and how he could learn to adapt to the lifestyle of not allowing it to overtake him. And he is spending his time now helping others have more good days than bad.
Mickey Bell/ Huckabee Show

Mickey Bell

“Reverse the Course of Depression,” is the latest book by Mickey and is set to be released nationally on December 23rd.  It’s a book that not only addresses issues that others don’t want to really talk about but Bell also shares with you how he deals with the symptoms that come with the illness.

“You would never tell a cancer patient to ‘just get over it’ so why do we think it’s okay to say that to someone battling depression?” Bell said.  Mickey serves as pastor for the people at Grace Church Bessemer each weekend but travels during the week all over the nation sharing his message of hope and brighter days.
During this holiday season, if you find yourself crying more than you laugh or you know someone that is battling the illness of depression and you just don’t know what to say to them, consider ordering your copy of Mickey Bell’s book.  You can find out more information by visiting www.TheMickeyBell.com/author.

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Weekend Word with Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on December 7, 2019 – 5:41 am -

Christmas is for the hurting.

Happy Saturday Friends!

Yesterday I was in the checkout  line and I overheard a lady  tell the cashier that her little girl cried when she left for work that morning. She added, “ I told her that if we were gonna have Christmas, then I had to go to work.”

I was thinking NO, that’s not true! Although I am guilty of saying the exact same thing to my children when they were younger, it just hit me at that moment how wrong that statement is.

Did you know that Christians celebrate Christmas to remember that Jesus came to save a world in need.  That’s why.

The reason God sent His Son was to heal those who are hurting. In our songs, we sing about the “prince of peace” and the “wonderful counselor .”  These are promises for healing .

So …..Christmas is for those who are hurting.

If we dress  up Christmas as a holiday only for those who can afford it?  Then we will never get the true meaning.

Christmas is not on layaway friends!  The price has been paid In full!

Three passages lay the foundation for God’s plan of healing hurts. 

Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

Romans 12:15: “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

Let give some gifts with real meaning this year….

Kindness

Compassion

True Friendships

The gift of Jesus

A meaningful card with a special message

Visit the nursing home

And many more……

Letting others lean on you and offer them Godly Counsel…..

In closing,

Go buy your presents and have a wonderful time at Christmas with your friends and family but remember what Christmas truly is……. it’s not presents, but rather Presence….. “God’s Presence in our lives.”

Love you all!

Until Next week…..

Vonda

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Master’s Voice releases video for new song, “Thinking Outside The Grave”

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 6, 2019 – 7:41 am -

Master's Voice releases video for new song, "Thinking Outside The Grave"

Master’s Voice releases video for new song, “Thinking Outside The Grave”

Arden, North Carolina (December 5, 2019) — Master’s Voice has released a video for their song “Thinking Outside The Grave” after a premiere by Hallels. The song is from Master’s Voice upcoming album, Solace, to be released by Sonlite Records on January 10, 2020. It is now available for pre-order.

The haunting “Thinking Outside The Grave” serves as a warning to not be shortsighted and remember life continues after death, a theme that runs throughout Solace.

With powerful and moving moments, Master’s Voice brings hope to the weary and finds peace in the gospel. As a collection, Solace is a statement of being content with God’s plan for all life and a reminder of the glories Heaven promises after death.

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