2017 February – Rob Patz – Publisher’s Point – SGNScoops Magazine
Do you ever get scared of what is going to happen? Do you ever wonder if you are really going down the right path that God has selected for you? These are some of the things I’ve been thinking about this month as I am writing my Publisher’s Point.
There are times where I really wonder if where I am is exactly where God has selected for me to be, but I know in the end I have His hand on my life. If we pray, God is going to reassure us and give us peace. As for the first question, do I ever get scared? I would have to say almost on a weekly basis! Does that make me a less of a person? I don’t think so. I think it shows that I am mindful of what God has and what He is going to do.
I do worry a times that I will get headed in the wrong direction. I like to do things right away, I like things to be accomplished immediately so that I can move onto the next task. I’m goal driven. I like to say I can check that off my list of things to do today.
Unfortunately, we as Christians don’t always get clear answers right away. Sometimes, God asks us to wait, as He says, “Peace, be still.” Probably the hardest thing for me to do is to sit still.
I was in an airport recently and if you know about travel, there is a lot of downtime. For most people, they sit at the gate and wait. Unfortunately, that isn’t me. I walk up and down the main aisle because I don’t like to sit and I don’t like to wait.
I think this year that is one of the things that God is trying to teach me. He is teaching me that there are times where you have to wait, you have to sit still, you have to have the peace that comes from just being still. That is something I’m working on. I’m not sure I will ever be completely comfortable sitting and waiting, but I am starting to understand that God at times needs us to stay in one place to learn something!
I’ve started to pray almost daily that God will give me peace in the midst of my waiting. Are you at a point right now in your life where you are waiting? It’s God asking you to be still for a moment.
I would love to tell you that over this past time that I’ve been dealing with this, that it’s gotten easier, but that wouldn’t be the truth. While I sit here and wait, I learn to be thankful for the things that are around. Please don’t ever miss an opportunity to be thankful for that moment, even if God has you sitting at the gate, waiting to board your next adventure.
God is still in control. Until next month, this is the Publisher’s Point.
P.S. Don’t forget, I want to see you in Oxford, Alabama, March 23rd through the 25th. Over 30 great Southern Gospel artists in one location! More news inside SGNScoops.
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WPIL in Heflin, Alabama will be hosting a monthly conference at the station. The first one is scheduled for February 18, 2017 from 9 am -11 am CST. The station is located at 256 Brockford Rd in Heflin, Alabama.
This Ladies Conference, “Beautifully Broken” will be presented by Vonda Easley, DJ and host of the popular Strictly Southern Show which airs every Friday morning at 9am CST.
“We just announced the Beautifully Broken conference a couple of days ago and at this time we only have a few seats left. I believe God is going to help some ladies and that is truly why we are doing this,” states Vonda.
Rob Patz, station owner adds, “I knew when I acquired the station that God had big plans for it. We want to utilize every inch for His glory. I’m glad the new Women’s Conferences have caught the interest of so many. I’m excited about the future of WPIL!”
Listen to WPIL HERE
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Welcome to 2017. I know I’m not the first person to tell you that, but I want to be one that welcomes you to a brand-new year. I’m always excited about the start of a new year because of the world of opportunities that comes along with it. Some people call it a fresh season; I love how that sounds.
If you look back in my family’s history, two generations ago we were farmers in the Midwest and that meant working hard to create an income for my family. My great-grandfather and my grandfather would spend time during the winter preparing for the next year. So I want to ask you: What are you preparing for? What is God working on in your life and what has God put on your heart as far as this season? I don’t know for sure; every year is a new season, but for my analogy, it will be I think that 2017 is going to be a year of great blessings, not only for me but for SGNScoops magazine and for WPIL. At the midpoint of 2016, we had the opportunity to acquire the radio station and that was an exciting new season for me, but I can look back on my life and how God was preparing me for this season.
I was a 20-year- old boy sitting in the control room in the State of Washington and I asked God if He would allow me the opportunity to own a radio station. At 20 years old, you want things right away. But God had a better plan. God allowed me over the last 25 plus years in Christian media
and ministry, to learn what it would take to truly own a radio station and what it would take to make that become successful. I have been blessed in the last six months to watch as the station has grown and as the community has given us their support. Also, you can tie that into the fact that I had no knowledge of running a magazine until I started SGMRadio in 2003. At that time God prepared me for what I would do when I bought SGNScoops by allowing me to meet writers who would contribute monthly to our website. He taught me about managing stories and about creating interest. In 2009, God allowed me the opportunity to acquire SGNScoops magazine. At that time, He had already paved the way for the writers and the understanding of how to generate enthusiasm in a website. I’m very fortunate for all of the seasons, but the reality is, God is working already on my next season. So I want to challenge you today to start praying and asking God about your next season. What does He have in store? What is He planning for you and where are you going to go? You might say, “Rob, I don’t have any clue as to where my next season will be!” Well, it’s going to be exciting! Let’s all pray together for each other that God will reveal our new seasons and what it is that He has for us. I pray for each and everyone of you that read the magazine, so if you have a prayer request, please email me email@example.com.
Hey, before I close for this month in the Publisher’s Point, I do want to talk to you about a great event. Coming up in Oxford, Alabama, March 23 through the 25th, we are going to have three great days of Gospel music. It is going to be a blast and if you want a VIP ticket, it is well worth the money. Contact me and find out about the over $60 worth of gifts you will receive for your
$25 VIP ticket. I look forward to seeing you there.
Until next month, happy new year! And this is the Publisher’s Point.
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Heflin, Alabama The Strictly Southern Show with Vonda Easley has launched a new website, www.strictlysouthernshow.com, to serve as an informational site about the show. The site was created by hausofjaydale. You can Listen Live from the Strictly Southern Page.
The show airs on Fridays from 9:00 am- 11:00 AM (CST) at WPIL 91.7 FM in Heflin, Alabama. Tomorrow’s guest will be Georgia Promoter, Mr. Robert York . Be sure and listen to hear about some exciting upcoming York events. The next event will take place January 28th with The Booth Brothers.
During The Strictly Southern Show, Vonda plays a mixture of Gold Classic Southern Gospel Hits, Today’s Best Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and gives the local news and events for the surrounding counties. Vonda Easley starts the show with a big Hey Ya’ll! She will warm your heart and make you feel at home. You just never know what might take place on the show. The last half hour, Rob Patz, owner of Sgn Scoops Magazine, joins Vonda for Creekside and Southern Gospel Weekend News. You will not want to miss a single show once you listen once. The show ends in prayer so submit those prayer requests each week.
The website is designed to be a resource for listeners to easily submit their prayer requests and song requests for the upcoming program and to log on directly to the show.
Station Website HERE
Strictly Southern Show HERE
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There was a lot of celebrating going on yesterday for SGN Scoops. A little extended Birthday celebration for our Publisher, Rob Patz and a celebration that our editor got to make the trip to the convention from Canada.
We also were celebrating our new SGN Scoops “printed” Newspaper. Have you subscribed yet? It’s $25 per year for 12 issues and you can stop by booth 904 and subscribe at NQC and pick up a free cd!
More NQC Updates HERE
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It’s Rob’s Birthday! We at SGN Scoops and Coastal Media, want to wish him the best Birthday ever.
Always a leader, always a friend, We love you Rob!
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (August 29, 2016) – Rob Patz, publisher of SGNScoops, is pleased to announce the addition of Melody Harden to the Events team. Harden will be responsible for Group Sales and Tour Buses for events such as Creekside Gospel Music Convention and Christian Country Expo.
SGNScoops presents Creekside Gospel Music Convention from October 31st
through November 3rd at Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge. Tickets are free but must be reserved. For ticket information visit the website at www.creeksidegospelmusiccon
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Leslie and Dennis McKay of M.A.C. Records are pleased to announce the Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend, September 9th and 10th in Vernon, Alabama.
“I am so excited to return to Alabama for another great weekend of Gospel Music,” says Rob Patz. “These weekend events are becoming widely known for exciting music, quality artists and terrific fellowship. I hope all of our friends return for Vernon Alabama’s Gospel Music Weekend!” Some of the artists include Trinity 3, Chris Golden, The Hinson Family, McKay Project, Capstone Quartet, Hope’s Journey, and Kenny Gardner.
Two days filled with Christian Country and Southern Gospel music will also include a talent search for beginning Gospel/Christian music artists. The prize package includes a six-song EP Valued at $3,000, which includes studio time, engineer/producer, mixing/mastering of project, and two final copies of the mastered project on CD. This incredible package also includes advertising in SGNScoops and song promotion by Hey Y’all Media. Prize package does not include studio musicians or product/CD’s.
“We are thrilled to partner this year with SGN Scoops Magazine to bring back the Gospel Music Talent Search to my hometown of Vernon, Alabama,” says Dennis McKay, owner of M.A.C. Records. “Last year’s talent search was a great success and we appreciate the support and enthusiasm that everyone showed to us and to those that participated. Last year’s winner, Shane Cruse, will be releasing his project in the next few weeks and he has released his single, “I Held On” to radio. We will be looking forward to working with the next winner and are very excited about being able to offer an even larger prize package this year. So, don’t hesitate; get your registration sent in and make plans to be with us in Vernon.”
Artists and fans are invited to visit the Facebook page for more information, at https://www.facebook.com/macnightofworship/ For more information on participation in the Gospel Music Weekend or the talent search, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Dennis McKay at 662-889-2829 or Rob Patz at 360-933-0741
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Nashville, Tennessee (July 13, 2016) – Rob Patz joins Roger Spears in Nashville today to begin taping the new season of Harmony Road TV.
The staff of Harmony Road welcomed Rob Patz of SGNScoops and Coastal Media as they began work on new shows featuring special guests and great music.
Be sure to watch for Harmony Road this fall. For all the latest updates on Harmony Road television visit the Harmony Road Facebook page.
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I have not seen this many votes so soon in all my years of being involved in the Diamond Awards!
Wow, it’s going to be an exciting year.
Have you voted for your favorites?
SGNScoops is proud to release the Top Five nominees for the 2016 Diamond Awards. Vote HERE The Diamond Awards will be presented on November 1st at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. The Diamond Awards gala is a special time of honouring artists and industry personnel who give so much of their lives to this music we love. The evening is full of wonderful music, surprise guests and memorable moments, all made special through the MC talents of Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff.
Vote today for your favorite artist from the Top Five nominees at http://www.sgnscoops.com/2016-diamond-awards and make plans to attend the 2016 Diamond Awards ceremony as the best in today’s Gospel music are celebrated.
Creekside Gospel Music Convention brings great national and regional Gospel music to Pigeon Forge from October 31st through November 3rd. Be sure to reserve your tickets at www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com and your space at the Convention headquarters, the Ramada Inn. Rooms are filling up fast so book your place today. Rates start as low as $182 per person (based on double occupancy.) For reservations call Rob at 360.933.0741 or contact Salina Clay at email@example.com or by phone at 256.239.7716.
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 2016 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 or for information on purchasing online go to www.sgnscoops.com/can-vip-25-creekside-2016
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