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Beyond the Song: the Williamsons talk about “Every Moment, Every Mountain, Every Mile”

Written by Staff on March 16, 2019 – 11:51 am -

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Jantina de Haan went Beyond the Song to ask the Williamsons about their latest hit, “Every Moment, Every Mountain, Every Mile.”

“When we received the song, ‘Every Moment, Every Mountain, Every Mile,’ we had already pretty much settled on our song list for our latest project, ‘Give Them Jesus,'” said Donnie Williamson. “After listening to the demo given to us by one of the writers, Joel Lindsey, we decided to change the song list so we could add this great song. It spoke to us from the very first time we heard it. After recording it, we learned that it was speaking to other people as well. In fact, a pastor friend of ours in West Virginia said he was really struggling with several things in his life and had decided to resign his church. However, he heard this song on the radio one day and it spoke to his heart. It reminded him that God was still with him and would never leave him nor forsake him and the most important thing – It’s all worth it!

Williamson continued, “So many times when we’re on the road and things get difficult and trying, it’s great to be reminded that we will never regret what we do for him when offering our bodies as living sacrifices. No one who has lived their life for Jesus was ever sorry for it when it came their time to leave this world.”

About the Williamsons

The Williamson Family began singing together as a group in 1969 with Woody and Pinky Williamson and their children Donnie and Tennie. They held concerts and revival meetings in Oklahoma and the surrounding states. The group was reorganized in 1998 as The Homesteaders Quartet. This group officially changed their name to The Williamsons in 2008. Members of the Williamsons today include Donnie Williamson and his wife Lisa, their children Sadie and Olivia Williamson, Darin Hebert, Karl Rice, and Bo Chesser. For more information click here.

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Leslie McKay: Wake Up Call

Written by Staff on March 15, 2019 – 1:05 pm -

Leslie and Dennis McKay of McKay Project and M.A.C. Records

Leslie and Dennis McKay of McKay Project and M.A.C. Records

I imagine most of us are familiar with the term “wake up call.” If you are staying at a hotel, you may request a wake-up call at a certain time and a member of the staff will call your room to ensure that you wake up. Another definition of a wake-up call is something that happens to get your attention or to prompt you to change course, realize or recognize that you need to do things differently, or take stock of your life, etc.

Recently, we were staying at a hotel in Birmingham, Ala. After a long, but fun day of shopping we settled in for the night. The next morning was going to be an early one because we were heading back to Mississippi to be in church. We needed a good night’s rest. However, around 1:30 a.m. we were horrifically jarred from our sleep by the fire alarm going off in our room and the repetition of a woman’s voice telling us that a fire had been detected in the building and we needed to evacuate immediately.

We jumped up and after taking a few minutes to gain our senses, we threw on some clothes, grabbed blankets and headed out the door and down four flights of stairs. I would venture to say that very few people use the stairs in a high rise hotel or even pay attention to where the stairs come out of the hotel. When we emerged, we were in a basement parking garage and near what looked like a loading dock. We could hear the sound of fire trucks approaching. The hotel alarm was still blaring and the woman’s voice was repeating the message over and over to evacuate. We made it to the street level and saw other people like us that had dressed quickly, hair in a “hot mess”, and walking toward the front of the hotel. We followed.

You can imagine what was going through our minds…is it real or is it a prank? If it is real, what did we leave behind? If it is a prank, then I hope they catch who did this because it is not funny.

As we approached the front of the hotel, there was a group of people dressed in formal wear sitting leisurely in the front lobby. We noticed them earlier in the day. They were there to celebrate a wedding. Obviously, from their calm appearance, it was apparent that this was a false alarm and there wasn’t a fire in the building. Wow!

We entered the lobby of the hotel expecting someone to take charge and provide directions, but that didn’t happen. We expected to see firemen enter the building, but that didn’t happen either. After a few minutes, the alarm stopped and people were just standing around looking at each other wondering what to do next. When nothing happened, we went to the front desk where the clerk seemed to be doing business as usual (giving directions to the pizza delivery guy that had just arrived) and asked about returning to our rooms. “Oh yeah, there is no fire… you may go back to your rooms,” was his response. You can imagine that tempers were high. As sleepy people grumbled about the interruption, we entered the elevators and went back to our rooms to attempt to get a few hours of sleep before starting the day.

You may be wondering, “Where is she going with all of this?” or “What does this have to do with anything?”  As I returned to bed and began to try and calm my mind to go to sleep. I felt like the Spirit downloaded some info on the inside of me about that whole experience.

Everyone at some point in their life will experience a wake-up call of some kind.

You fill in the blank:
My “wake up call” happened when _________.

It can take a variety of forms. In 2018, my husband was in a restaurant when a car came through the glass wall and hit him (miraculously, he is okay). That is an example of an extreme “wake up call”. The wake-up call could be unwanted medical news, money trouble, job loss or change, a relationship going south, or any number of things. Sometimes a wake-up call is out of our control while other times we bring circumstances upon ourselves. I want to share some thoughts that I had after our recent hotel experience which I think relate to real life when it comes to a wake up call.

McKay Project

Leslie

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE WAKE-UP CALL HAPPENS?

1. Go With It – Move.  We realize what is happening, we take inventory, make the necessary adjustments and we keep moving. That night in the hotel room, we assessed what was happening, got up, got dressed and got out of the building.

In Acts 9 in the Bible, Saul was faced with a wake-up call when he was blinded on the road to Damascus and heard the voice of Jesus. Previously, Saul was a major persecutor of Christians and was on his way to Damascus to kill more Christians when he encountered Jesus. At that moment, Saul was confronted with who he was and who Jesus was. He immediately became willing to do what Jesus instructed him to do. Saul continued on the road to Damascus but the purpose for his trip was dramatically altered and his life was forever changed. Saul became Paul (Acts 13). His wake-up call produced an adjustment in his life that took immediate affect and he kept moving on for Jesus instead of against Him.

2. Stay in Chaos and Confusion. The wake-up call happens and we stay in a state of chaos and confusion; constantly scrambling and trying to keep our head above water.

My daughter and I laugh at my husband. He is a very deep sleeper and when he was jarred awake by the fire alarm he had no idea what was going on. For a few minutes, he was standing up, sitting down, standing up, sitting down, and scrambling just to get awake enough to process what was happening in the hotel room.

In the Bible, Jonah is an example where his wake-up call found him in a state of chaos and confusion that he brought on himself (and others). God told Jonah to go to Nineveh and preach repentance to the people. Jonah didn’t want to go so he ran the opposite direction. He made his own plan and boarded a boat heading for Tarshish.

Jonah’s actions affected more than just himself.  While out to sea, a monstrous storm came up and the crew was terribly afraid because they thought they were going to die. They called out to their gods and even threw their cargo overboard to lighten the ship. In spite of all that chaos, Jonah went below deck and fell asleep. Either that was some serious denial or he really didn’t yet understand the gravity of his situation. Eventually, the members of the crew decided to cast lots to see who was responsible for the awful storm and it fell on Jonah. They woke him up (another wake-up call) and asked him how in the world he could sleep and who he was and what he had done. He told them he was a Hebrew who followed the Lord God of heaven who made the sea and dry land. Jonah told them he was running from God.  The storm got worse and they asked Jonah what to do. He told them to throw him overboard because it was his fault. The crew didn’t want to throw him over and tried to row in spite of the storm but it grew wilder. Reluctantly, they threw Jonah over and the sea became calm.  As if that wasn’t enough, Jonah was swallowed by a great fish. In the belly of that fish, Jonah answered his wake-up call and repented and agreed to do what God asked. He went to Nineveh and preached to the people.

Sometimes we bring the circumstances for our wake-up call upon ourselves by the choices we make and many times those choices affect other people. In the story of Jonah, the crew was affected by his choices. They probably sacrificed valuable items when they threw their cargo overboard in an effort to fix the situation. Even after the crew knew they needed to throw Jonah overboard, they put it off and tried in their own power to row back to land.

Isn’t that sometimes how it is? Our world may be in chaos and everyone around us can see what is going on and they are trying to help us, but we have yet to wake up. It wasn’t until Jonah was alone in the belly of the great fish that he surrendered and decided to obey God. The fish spit him out and this time when God told Jonah to go to Nineveh, he went.

The point is not to stay in a state of chaos and confusion but recognize that God only wants the best for us and surrender to Him.

I Corinthians 14:33 tells us that “God is not the author of confusion, but of peace…”

Philippians 4:7 reminds us that “the peace of God, which surpasses every thought will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

3. Do Nothing.  Perhaps the wake-up call produces a fear in us that we can’t overcome and we just stop living. We are paralyzed and too afraid to do anything. We gather our resources around us and hunker down like we are waiting out a storm that never ends. Maybe we even convince ourselves it isn’t real and if we ignore it then maybe it will go away. Remember, the wake-up call should act as a catalyst in many cases to get us to move forward or do something different.

That night in the hotel lobby, no one was gripped by fear and it was obvious that most thought it wasn’t real. We figured that if we just ignored the fire alarm and warnings they would eventually stop. Even the hotel staff continued to conduct business as usual.

In Numbers 13 and 14 in the Bible, the Israelites had left Egypt and escaped from Pharaoh and reached the border of Canaan. God told Moses to send 12 spies into the land of Canaan to scout out the land. It was the land that God promised to give to the Israelites. However, when the spies returned they were so afraid of the giants living in the land that they convinced the people not to move forward. Caleb and Joshua were the only ones of the twelve that believed God’s promise that they could take the land. God was not happy with the people of Israel because of their lack of faith and their complaining. He declared that none of the people over 20 years old would enter the land that he promised with the exception of Joshua and Caleb and their descendants. They wandered another 40 years in the wilderness. Their fear and decision to do nothing resulted in the delay of receiving or moving into the land that God had promised them.

When the wake-up call happens in our lives, it can be scary but we can’t let fear grip us and rule our lives. Fear is a liar and God is not about fear.

II Timothy 1:7 reminds us that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and a sound mind.”

Psalms 27:1 tells us, “The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom should I be afraid?”

Leslie McKay

Leslie McKay

I believe wake-up calls are part of life. Some are more intense than others, but we have a choice as to how we respond. I believe God has a purpose and a plan for each of us and wants the best for us. When those wake-up calls happen in life, I want to challenge you to ask yourself, “What can I learn?” Then…get up, dust yourself off and keep moving forward. Your best days are ahead of you!

By Leslie McKay

Leslie McKay is a writer for SGNScoops Magazine and is also a member of McKay Project with her husband, Dennis. Together they are McKay Project and own M.A.C. Records. Find out more about Leslie McKay here.

 

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Legacy Five Announces Tenor Position Opening

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 14, 2019 – 9:38 am -

Legacy Five Announces Tenor Position Opening

Legacy Five Announces Tenor Position Opening

NASHVILLE, TN — Legacy Five has announced that its tenor, Josh Feemster has submitted his resignation. Legacy Five will continue its tour this spring as they seek to fill the tenor position.

“We are thankful to Josh for his years of service to our ministry,” says Scott Fowler. “We all wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Legacy Five is currently taking applications to fill the tenor position. Applicants are encouraged to submit a video of themselves singing a song in the tenor range to Scott Fowler at scottfowler@legacyfive.com or via Facebook to Legacy Five.

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Southern Gospel Weekend will take place March 21 – 23, 2019

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 12, 2019 – 6:32 pm -

Southern Gospel Weekend will take place March 21 - 23, 2019

Southern Gospel Weekend will take place March 21 – 23, 2019

SGW and MAC Showcase
By Leslie McKay

Southern Gospel Weekend will take place March 21 – 23, 2019, at the Civic Center in Oxford,
Alabama. This free event will feature 25 gospel artists like Mark209, New Ground, Josh and
Ashley Franks, the Diplomats, the Williamsons, the Connells, ClearVision, Hope’s Journey and
many more. Call today to reserve a VIP Ticket or to inquire about the event: 256-310-7892.
Heroes Night will kickoff the event on Thursday night, March 21, 2019. The opening ceremonies
will honor Oxfords heroes, including all veterans, military and first responders. Evening
festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Everyone is invited to this free,
three day Southern gospel event, especially every veteran, military, or first responder. This will a
special time for them as Faith, Family, and Freedom are celebrated.
The three days will feature daytime showcases Friday and Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. and
nightly concerts at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 23, will feature a breakfast with ClearVision
Quartet at 8:00 a.m. Tickets for this pancake and sausage meal, music and message by Pastor
Donald DeLee are only $10 and may be reserved by contacting Steve Dover or Suzanne Peoples
on Facebook.

M.A.C. Records to host showcase at Southern Gospel Weekend
Southern Gospel Weekend is just a few weeks away. Mark your calendar for March 21 – 23 and
make plans to be in Oxford, Ala. at the Oxford Civic Center. The weekend will be full of great
music. One of the highlights of the weekend will be the M.A.C. Records Showcase on Saturday,
March 23 rd beginning at 12:30 p.m.
“Leslie and I are very excited about M.A.C. Records being a part of Southern Gospel Weekend
this year. We are looking forward to the showcase and the opportunity to share the M.A.C. artists
with the folks at Southern Gospel Weekend. We have a great group of artists that we believe in
and are very proud of. We hope everyone will make plans to check out the M.A.C. showcase on
Saturday,” comments Dennis McKay, Owner of M.A.C. Records.
Artists of M.A.C. Records

Jesse Reece from Ethelsville, Ala. – Christian country singer/songwriter signed with M.A.C.
Records. His newest self-titled project, “Jesse Reece,” has been released and features all original
songs written by Jesse with one song being co-written with Gerald Crabb. Jesse is a musician,
singer and speaker that reaches across all generations and touches the hearts of all people from
the youngest to the oldest. Check him out on Facebook at Jesse Reece @jesse.reece.7.
Jessica Horton from Columbus, Miss. – Americana/Roots singer/songwriter signed with M.A.C.
Records. Jessica made her debut at the 2018 Vernon event and has been going strong since last

year with radio releases and appearances at various events. She is in the studio finalizing her first
project, “Both Feet In,” that is scheduled for release in spring of this year. Her current radio
single, “Pictures,” is currently in both the Christian country and Southern gospel charts. Check
her out online at www.jessicahortonmusic.com or connect with her on Facebook at
@jessicahortonmusic.
McKay Project from Columbus, Miss. – Award winning Americana and Christian country duet
signed with M.A.C. Records (they own M.A.C. Records and Studio 115A in Columbus, Miss.).
Dennis and Leslie McKay are a husband and wife duo that love Jesus, love each other, and love
performing live music. McKay Project’s newest radio single, “Love You Like Mary,” is
climbing the Christian country charts. You can find them on You Tube and all the major music
outlets. Check them out on Facebook @mckayproject.

Carol Barham from Vernon, Ala. – Christian country singer/songwriter signed with M.A.C.
Records. Carol has written a number of songs that have appeared in both the Christian country
and Southern gospel charts. Her newest single, “God, Oral Roberts and Billy Graham,” is
climbing the charts and quickly becoming a fan favorite. Carol is in the studio working on new
music and is scheduled to have a new project available later this year. You can find her music
online at all the major music outlets. Find her on Facebook at Carol Barham Ministries
@carolbarhamministries.

Rhonda Richardson from Columbus, Miss. – Rhonda is the newest addition to the M.A.C.
Records family. She just launched her solo ministry this year. Previously, Rhonda was co-
founder of the group, Trinity 3, and enjoyed five great years traveling, singing, and doing
ministry with the group. She is currently working on her first solo project at Studio 115A in
Columbus with Dennis McKay of M.A.C. Records. Check her out on Facebook at Rhonda
Richardson Ministries @rhondarichardsonministries.

Kenny Gardner from Columbus, Miss. – Southern gospel and Christian country singer signed
with M.A.C. Records. Known to many as “Kenny G” and that happens to be the name of his
latest project: “They Call Me Kenny G.” Kenny is a powerhouse singer that has been around
Southern gospel music all of his life. His style reminds many of the late Kenny Hinson who was
a dear friend to Kenny Gardner. Check him out on Facebook at Kenny Gardner
@kenny.gardner.334.

Amy Richardson from Starkville, Miss. – Powerful southern gospel singer/songwriter with
M.A.C. Records. Her original song, “Sweet Whispers”, has remained in the charts for several
months. She and her husband, Bobby, own New Journey Radio and stay busy traveling and
sharing the gospel through music and the word. She is on Facebook at Richardson Ministries
@richardsonministry.

For more information about M.A.C. Records, visit them on Facebook at M.A.C. Records/Studio
115A (@musicstudio115a) or email info@macrecords.net. For more information about Southern
Gospel Weekend events and lodging contact Vonda Easley at 256-310-7892.


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Jessica Horton: Do you believe in Amazing Grace?

Written by Staff on March 11, 2019 – 3:09 pm -

Jessica Horton

Jessica Horton

Amazing Grace: “How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed.” 

Grace. As a small-town Southern girl, I was raised hearing that word around every corner. Down my high school halls I could hear, “Well, we need a ‘hail Mary’ in math, but he’ll graduate by the grace of God.” In the office at work I might hear, “We’re burning at both ends but by the grace of God we’ll make the deadline.” At home I heard more than once, “We’ll make the bills in time…by the grace of God.”

When you think about it, we might as well just say, “by the skin of our teeth” because the phrase is so common and inadequate. Don’t get me wrong – God is most definitely working and applying grace to every aspect of our lives! He fills in our shortcomings more times than we will ever know. But we cannot forget how precious His gift truly is.

When I met Jesus, and I accepted Him into my heart, the “old” man was washed away, and the “new” man was born. My sins, great and small, were forgiven in an instant.

God didn’t think about it. He didn’t weigh the pros and cons. He didn’t look at my past and have critical comments about my ability to make better choices in the future. He took the payment, made by Jesus, and marked my transgressions “PAID IN FULL.” As the old song says, He “overlooked my fault and saw my need.” How precious!

So, what will we do with this new heart full of gratitude? Extend this grace to others. I will never forget what God has done for me and what He continues to do in me every day. We are all sinners in need of God’s constant grace. Therefore, what is so freely given to us, may we give to others as a testament of God’s “Amazing Grace.”

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the precious gift of Your grace. Make us more aware of Your presence and the way You move in our lives every day. Give us hearts that love Your people the way the You love them. Amen.

Scriptures:
2 Corinthians 5:17
Romans 3:23-24
Ephesians 2:8-9
Romans 6:14
1 Peter 4:10

By Jessica Horton

Jessica HortonSGNScoops welcomes talented gospel music artist Jessica Horton to our team of writers. We hope you have enjoyed her first article and will encourage her to write more by visiting her facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/jhorton51110 or her website at https://jessicahortonmusic.com/

Jessica Horton is a singer/songwriter from Columbus, MS. She was raised in classic country and gospel, and the soul and sound of these classics often find their way into her music. Her songs feature the acoustic guitar, dobro, mandolin, and other roots instruments. On stage, Jessica brings a live aspect to her show by playing guitar and including singable old-time hymns and gospel songs. Off- stage, Jessica spends a lot of time with her husband, David and her church family. She serves as worship leader and youth director at Shaeffer’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Columbus, MS… (for more click here.)

(bio from https://jessicahortonmusic.com/bio March 1, 3:55pm)

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Beyond the Song: Scotty Inman of Triumphant talks about “Even Me”

Written by Staff on March 11, 2019 – 6:46 am -

 Scott Inman of Triumphant Qt on the song Even Me'' 1 What does the song mean to you personally. 2 Why you picked it for this new album 1. I believe The lyric speaks to everyone. We’ve heard the verse John 3:16 over and over and we see the word, “world” and forget to realize God sent His son to die for “each one of us; you and me”. Me, with all my Shame, failures, and stains. If you were the only one, he would’ve died for you. It’s truly amazing to believe that “God so loved the world” means, even me. 2. We actually had all songs picked for the album and at the last second kenna turner west texted and asked if we were still looking for songs. I told her not really but if she had something we just couldn’t turn down, to send it on. She proceeded to send us our first single (written by: kenna turner West, Jeff Bumgardner & Jason cox) from the album. Funny how that works! I can’t imagine this album with out the song “Even Me” on it. As soon as we heard the demo we all looked at each other without hesitation and said “that’s going on the album”. This song is already making a mark and ministering to so many people and we pray that’ll Continue for many years to come

Scotty Inman of Triumphant talks about “Even Me”

Jantina de Haan went Beyond the Song to talk to Scotty Inman of Triumphant about their new song, “Even Me.” Inman says that the words are very personal.

“I believe the lyric speaks to everyone. We’ve heard the verse John 3:16 over and over and we see the word ‘world’ and forget to realize God sent His son to die for ‘each one of us; you and me.’ Me, with all my shame, failures, and stains. If you were the only one, he would’ve died for you. It’s truly amazing to believe that ‘God so loved the world,’ means, ‘Even Me.'”

This song wasn’t originally included in the recording list.

“We actually had all songs picked for the album and at the last second Kenna Turner West texted and asked if we were still looking for songs. I told her not really but if she had something we just couldn’t turn down, to send it on. She proceeded to send us our first single (written by: Kenna Turner West, Jeff Bumgardner and Jason Cox) from the album. Funny how that works! I can’t imagine this album with out the song ‘Even Me’ on it. As soon as we heard the demo we all looked at each other without hesitation and said, ‘that’s going on the album.’ This song is already making a mark and ministering to so many people and we pray that’ll continue for many years to come.”

Triumphant Quartet consists of Clayton Inman, Scotty Inman, David Sutton, Eric Bennett; the same line-up they have had for over 15 years. For more information on Triumphant visit their website HERE.

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SOUTHERN GOSPEL DOWNLOADS WEBSITE LAUNCHES

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 9, 2019 – 2:56 pm -

SOUTHERN GOSPEL DOWNLOADS WEBSITE LAUNCHES

SOUTHERN GOSPEL DOWNLOADS WEBSITE LAUNCHES

Mobile, Alabama,  — Scott Washam, owner of Southern Gospel Downloads
announces the launch of a brand-new website. Southern Gospel Downloads offers the most
competitive online digital store and digital media options in the Southern Gospel industry. No matter if
you are a full-time artist, a regional favorite or a pastor who is wanting to market your media in a
digital outlet, Southern Gospel Downloads has a perfect, cost effective solution for you.
There are a few artists that have been with us from the beginning. Mickey Bell had this to say, “When
I released my first book, I Am David, the only place it was available was Southern Gospel Downloads.
Every order was taken, processed and delivered on time.” Mickey found that Southern Gospel
Download had the perfect solution for his media needs. Cami Shrock has also participated as a pilot
customer and has been using Southern Gospel Downloads for almost a year now with no issues.
“This product is one of the best of its kind”, said Shrock. In the last few weeks, we have added more
new clients to the roster. We also want you to be a part of the team.
No matter what your digital market needs are, Southern Gospel Downloads has a solution for you.
We offer an online store where you can sell your music, a personalized link to our website where you
can direct your customers to shop and our one-of-a-kind MDCards (Music Download Card). Monthly
plans begin at $9.99 per month. MDCards can be purchased as low as $.99 each. They replace the
need of flash drives or other types of digital options on your product table. This is a more secure
option for you and for your fans.
Contact us today for a quote to fit your digital needs or to find out more information about Southern
Gospel Downloads. We are here to help you.


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Weekend Word- In The Morning When I Rise

Written by scoopsnews on March 9, 2019 – 5:52 am -

Weekend Word from SGNScoops

Weekend Word from SGNScoops

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.” Mark 1:35

Starting our days with God means leaning on HIS strength rather than OUR strength throughout the day. It means staying focused on who we are and why we’re here. It means following the example of Jesus and starting every day with God – first things first.

 


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Final day of voting for this round of the Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on March 8, 2019 – 9:34 am -

Diamond AwardsPigeon Forge, Tenn. (March 8, 2019) – SGNScoops Magazine has announced that the 2019 Diamond Award Nominations will be ending TODAY on the SGNScoops website. Everyone is invited to the website to enter the Nominations area and list their top ten favorite picks for each Diamond Award category. Vote HERE. But the nominations end tonight.

Creekside event t-shirts available now

Creekside Gospel Music Convention

SGNScoops, host of the Diamond Awards, is presenting the 2019 Diamond Awards on October 29, 2019 during the 8th Annual Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Many vocal performances and surprise guests will be included in the gala evening. Fans are encouraged to make their plans to attend today.

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2017 Diamond Awards.

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2019 Diamond Awards.

The Diamond Awards are completely voter-driven, starting with nominations, from which the Top Ten lists are calculated, allowing voters to select their three favorites in each category. That will bring us to the Top Five lists, allowing voters to select their three choices to bring us the winner of the 2019 Diamond Award in each category. Vote HERE

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2019

Creekside Gospel Music Convention 2019

Don’t forget to order your Creekside VIP pass today! There are a limited number of bracelets available, so please contact Rob today at 360.933.0741. This VIP bracelet will grant the wearer preferred seating at each concert including the 2019 Diamond Awards, special gifts and passes to backstage events, all for only $25. If you are interested in purchasing your $25 VIP ticket call Rob at 360 933 0741.

Rob Patz with Diamond Award winner Kenna West

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The Inspirations tell stories of God’s presence on Right Where He Is

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 8, 2019 – 7:54 am -

The Inspirations tell stories of God’s presence on Right Where He Is

The Inspirations tell stories of God’s presence on Right Where He Is

Arden, North Carolina  — Carrying on their long ministry, The Inspirations are returning with Right Where He Is, a collection of gospel music that tells of the many places Christ can be found in everyday life.

Jesus shows Himself to us through life’s great battles, in the middle of sorrows and trials, or through the kind smile of a stranger. All of these are stories The Inspirations tell on this album, due out from Horizon Records on April 26.

“Picking the right songs is one of the hardest things about being an artist. We literally go through hundreds of songs to get to the 10 or so that are on an album,” says Archie Watkins, The Inspirations’ tenor vocalist. “We feel this album has the strongest lineup of songs we’ve had in a long time. Each one has a great message.”

Right Where He Is starts with “He’s Coming Again,” a song about the Resurrection story that sets the scene of amazement at the power of Christ, and the joyful anticipation of His return. The album continues with a mix of tales about personal experiences with God and retellings of Bible stories illustrating His ability to see people through valleys and over mountains.

“Lord I Want To Be A Blessing” encourages people to share Christ’s message through service, with a helping hand or friendly smile. “She Gets Another Prayer Through Again” is the story of a woman who overcomes the devil’s best efforts to derail her life by talking to God like a friend.

A true quartet tune, “Wouldn’t Change The End” features bass vocalist Marlin Shubert, and compares stages of life to the pages of a book, reminding us that at the end is heaven.

“That’s Right Where He’ll Be,” the first single to radio and the song that inspired the album title, is upbeat and joyful. Nothing will stop God from helping those in need. “Where there’s a life in need of changing, that’s right where He’ll be,” say the lyrics, written by Rebecca Peck.

“There’ll Never Be A Giant” is the David and Goliath story, reminding anything is possible with God. The album closes with “Judas Kissed The Door,” written by Sandy Knight, who’s penned some of Southern Gospel’s biggest hits. It’s a cautionary tale of what can happen if you let the temptation of Earthly riches take over and you lose your chance at salvation.

With Biblically backed lyrics and traditional arrangements, The Inspirations stay true to the foundations of quartet music that have led to success for more than 50 years. Right Where He Is is cohesive from start to finish, delivering what fans of the group have come to expect.

“We want to thank all the writers who sent us so many wonderful songs,” says Watkins. “We are very excited for everyone to hear this album.”

Pre-order Right Where He Is HERE.


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