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Creekside welcomes Media to Appreciation Night

Written by Staff on July 11, 2018 – 10:36 am -

Media Appreciation Night at Creekside 2018

Media Appreciation Night at Creekside 2018

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. ( 2018) – Vonda Easley, of Hey Y’all Media, invites all media present at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention to a special Media Appreciation Night. This private media-only event will be held after the evening concert on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Vonda Easley would like to treat all media representatives to pizza in the showcase venue following the concert.

Memorial Day Edition Of The Strictly Country Show With Vonda Easley

Vonda Easley

“We are so excited at the number of DJs and media personnel that are making plans to be with us at Creekside 2018,” says Easley. “We just wanted to show each one that their participation in the outreach of our music does not go unnoticed. You are appreciated!”

Media expecting to be present are asked to call Hey Y’all Media to register. Please call (256) 310–7892 or email vondaeasley@gmail.com to let Easley know you are planning on attending this event.

Creekside 2018

Creekside 2018

Creekside features musical showcases, evening concerts, the Jerry Goff Honors, Thea 2018 Diamond Awards and the Red Back Hymnal Choir. Midnight prayer is also planned for each evening.

For more information on Creekside 2018, visit www.sgnscoops.com or www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention. VIP tickets can still be obtained by calling Rob Patz at 360.933.0741 or emailing rob@sgnscoops.com

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Memories of My Dad by Publisher, Rob Patz

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 24, 2018 – 4:38 pm -

Memories of My Dad by Publisher, Rob Patz

Memories of My Dad by Publisher, Rob Patz

Today is my Dad’s birthday and also my Mom and Dad’s anniversary. I remember when dad used to say that he got married on his birthday so that he would remember their anniversary plus he would get double presents.(sound like anyone else you know? Ha ha) My Dad was an Assembly of God Preacher and the best Dad anyone could ever ask for.

This year will mark 14 years since Dad made the transition from this world to his heavenly home that I heard him preach about more times than I could count. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about him or hear his words of wisdom and Godly advice that he would often share. I wish now I would’ve done a lot less talking and a lot more listening.

I had the honor to be with my Dad for the last service that he preached. As we walked out the door to the stage, I asked , “Dad,how are you doing.” He looked at me and said something that is as true today as it was then. He said, “Rob do what you can and let God take care of the rest.”

I sure miss you daddy and I miss your big hugs.
If you still have your Dad, I encourage you to tell him what he means to you.
Time is priceless and memories are made for a lifetime.


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Rob Patz: You can’t get there from here

Written by Staff on June 17, 2018 – 8:48 am -

2018 June SGNScoops Publisher’s Point by Rob Patz

Rob Patz: You can’t get there from here

2018 June SGNScoops Publisher’s Point by Rob Patz

In the world we live in, everyone has GPS on their phone, so you can always find your way. However, I’m sure you also have heard the statement… “you can’t get there from here.”


I think I have probably heard that statement 100 times as I’ve traveled over the years and been blessed with the opportunity to work in Christian ministry. There are many times I’ve stopped at a gas station or store and asked how do I get to such and such town, and on many occasions I’ve heard that phrase.

I heard it recently and it made me start to think about our lives and how we live. How many of us have heard that we can’t get to where we need to go from where we are. How many of us in our life have allowed the roadblocks – whether real or imagined – to block our path? How many times have you said in your own head, “I can’t get there from here?”

Rob Patz

Rob Patz

As I look at my life, and as I come up to a significant birthday in a few months, if you would’ve asked me years ago if this is where I would be at this point in my life, I would’ve definitely said no. I’m one of those people that plans. I have ideas and goals, I make lists every day and I get excited about checking off things from my list when I’ve been able to accomplish things. This was not really where I planned to be.

 

That being said, we can create a plan but that isn’t always what God wants for us. God has a plan for you and for me and sometimes his plan is much different than what we think. I know, for me personally, that I have wondered how I would get to where I truly believe God wants me, from where I am at the moment. If we lean on our own understanding, we think we are never going to be able to accomplish the things that we believe God has for us to do.

Don’t misunderstand, I marvel at where God has taken me so far. He’s allowed me the opportunity to do the things that I have desired, and I am humbled by those things he has allowed me to do. However, being a person of lists and goals, I have not always done everything personally and in business that I wanted to do. In fact, there are times where I have missed the mark completely.

Recently, I was in the St. Louis airport and in my head I was thinking of all the things that I needed to accomplish. Some of those things seemed impossible at the time. There were things in my near future that I felt I couldn’t handle on my own.

 

June 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

June 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

Then I remembered the song, “God will make a way, when there seems to be no way…He works in ways we cannot see, He will make a way for me…He will be my guide, hold me closely to His side. With love and strength for each new day, He will make a way…” (God Will Make A Way lyrics by Don Moen © Capitol Christian Music Group)

 

In the moment of an almost meltdown, I began to sing that song quietly to myself in the airport. I found comfort in the words of the song and I realized again that even when our natural man says you can’t get there from here, God says, “I will clear a way for you.”


I don’t know where you are today, I don’t know what things have not been fulfilled in your life, I don’t know what goals you haven’t seen come to fruition. But let me tell you that no matter where you are, God can make a way to where you need to be. So don’t let anyone ever tell you that you can’t get there from here.


Hey, I would love to see you in Vernon, Alabama, in September for an awesome weekend of gospel music. Vernon is an event I look forward to every year and I can’t wait for this year. Please make plans to join me and many great artists in Vernon, Alabama, September 7-8, at the Vernon City Auditorium.


Until next month, this is the Publisher’s Point for June 2018.

By Rob Patz

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2018 Diamond Award Top Five Nominees Announced!

Written by Staff on June 4, 2018 – 9:25 am -

Diamond Awards

Diamond Awards

Pigeon Forge, TN – Coastal Media and SGNScoops are pleased to present the 2018 Diamond Award Top Five Nominees! Vote The Diamond Awards began in January with fans nominating their favorite artists Vote HERE

 

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2017 Diamond Awards.

Rob Patz and Jean Grady discuss the 2018 Diamond Awards.

Fans are asked to click on the box below to vote from this top five list for their favorite in each area. Voting ends for the Top Five in September 2018. The 2018 Diamond Awards will be presented in a gala ceremony on October 30, 2018, at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention.

 

Creekside Gospel Music Convention brings national and regional Gospel music to Pigeon Forge from Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. 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. For reservations call Rob Patz at 360.933.0741.

 

Don’t forget to order your Creekside VIP pass today! There are a limited number of VIP bracelets available, for more information contact Patz today.

Jason Crabb at Creekside accepting Diamond Award

Jason Crabb at Creekside accepting Diamond Award

Find out more about the 2018 Diamond awards by visiting the Creekside Gospel Music Convention on Facebook .

 

More information on Creekside Gospel Music Convention can be found on their website or on their Facebook page, or contact Rob Patz at rob@sgnscoops.com.

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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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Hope’s Journey and SGN Scoops Visit West Unity, Ohio

Written by scoopsnews on April 29, 2018 – 12:40 pm -

Hopes Journey and Rob Patz are loaded up and headed home. What an amazing weekend we had with the folks at Living Hope Free Methodist Church in West Unity, Ohio.

On Saturday morning, Vonda Easley brought her “Beautifully Broken” series back to the women of the church at their annual Ladies Day. My heart smiled from way deep to have the honor to sit amongst the ladies and listen to my friend speak the word God gave her. Biblical Truths. What a Blessing this lady truly is to so many.

Saturday evening Steve Bridgmon was in service with us. This guy can sure enough sing. WOW! He is definitely a must see artist. His Christian Country sound and his song “Jesus Still Loves Me” brought home just how much God loves His children. Thanks for letting Vonda and I sing with you on “Born To Climb”. Definitely one of the weekend highlights for me.
Of course, Hope’s Journey sang a few and to watch the move of the Holy Spirit in that place gave a renewed and refreshed feeling to my tired soul. The altars were full of praying saints. The church gathered around a sweet family in prayer. Their loss has left their family broken and with three voids that only God can fill. But their forgiving hearts overwhelmed my spirit so much. Even in such a broken state, their need to forgive trumped it all. God’s Love Wins!

This morning was a continuance of last night. These folks were sitting on ready when we walked in the door. Smiles on their faces, and their arms ready for embrace…Such a loving church and so welcoming to all who enter in. The service this morning was so moving. Vonda brought the little children up to the front of the church and talked to them about the “Love of God” and told them how much God loves them. The HJ band played “Jesus Loves Me ” while Cody led the children in the song. Such a sweet part of the service to hear those babies singing about the love of God.My heart is so full. Altars filled yet again and many tears shed while prayers went up to the Father. I love those kind of altar services.
This was my first trip to this little church. I hope it’s not the last. These folks are on fire for God and God has Blessed this church. Today was the churches “6th Birthday” and what a way to celebrate!

Stay tuned …..In the next couple of months, Rob Patz of SGN Scoops announced he  will be doing a story on Living Hope Free Methodist Church. A special place with special people!

(Written by Rhonda Wooten, Hope’s Journey)

 


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Rob Patz: Get started again in Spring

Written by Staff on April 25, 2018 – 8:42 am -

 

Publisher's Point by Rob Patz

Publisher’s Point by Rob Patz

Publisher’s Point by Rob Patz for April 2018

Welcome to the April edition of the Publisher’s Point. I know I’ve said this before, but I’m going to say it again … I love spring. I love this time of year because it is a sign of new beginnings. If you look around, the flowers are blooming. The sun is out longer throughout the day. It just feels new.

 

If you look back at the first few months of the year, I challenged you to begin this year as a “new you” and a “new year.” How have you been doing? I wish I could say that I have taken all of the things that I wanted to implement into my new year and that I have successfully done that. Unfortunately, that is not the case. I have done some things, just not everything. However, I also feel that, besides the first of the year, spring is like a time of resetting things in your life.

I was thinking about new things lately, and I was challenged by the fact that, sometimes, when we start something new, we are the only one that can see it. Maybe God has given us a vision for something that, down the road, others will catch a hold of but haven’t yet.

 

I think of Noah. He didn’t just start building the ark one day before it started to rain. In fact, he was ridiculed for his actions, but he knew what God had in store.

 

There are times in life where we have to truly seek God and know that He has, and will, do a good work in us. The Bible reads in Philippians 1:6 (NIV), “Being confident of this, He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”


I have to be honest with you. Lately, I have a new project that I desperately want to do, but at the same time, I have been very reticent to do it out of fear that those around me would think it was dumb or not worth doing. I know I should just take the leap of faith and do it because I truly believe God has put it in my heart. At the same time, I’m not totally sure that I can pull it off, though I know the Word says we can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us.

 

Creekside 2017 newspaper

Creekside 2017 newspaper

I guess I look at it kind of the way I look at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. When I started it, a lot of folks thought I was completely crazy. They said that there wasn’t room for another event in our industry of the type I was suggesting. But God has allowed it to grow, expand and change.

 

I find it interesting that God planted a seed of what I was going to do. Over time, that vision has changed or evolved. The truth of the matter is, a little over seven years ago when He wanted me to get started, He didn’t give me all of the pieces. He gave me the vision, but He wanted me to put feet to that vision.


When I was a freshman in high school, my dad gave me a book by Robert Schuller. One of the quotes in the book that has stuck with me ever since is this, “Starting means you’re halfway to the finish.” What he means is, by putting the effort together to start a project, you are at the point where you are already close to completion.


So what vision is God giving you? What project has He laid before you, that you’re worried that others might find ridiculous, funny, or strange? Let me challenge you … it’s spring 2018. Grab your vision and move forward.


That is the Publisher’s Point.

By Rob Patz

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The Legacy of Billy Graham

Written by Staff on March 28, 2018 – 4:59 pm -

Nancy Reagan Has Passed Away

2/5/1981 President Reagan Nancy Reagan and Billy Graham at the National Prayer Breakfast held at the Washington Hilton Hotel

Rob Patz’ Publisher’s Point for SGNScoops’ March 2018 issue

Welcome to the March Publisher’s Point. As I sit and write this, I have been trying to put into words my emotions about the loss of Billy Graham.

It is amazing to look at the impact that one man had on our world. Dr. Graham never wanted to over complicate a very simple and true message, that Jesus died on the cross for you and for me, and that if you accept Him as your personal Savior, one day you will see heaven.

Sunday Sermon: Who is Jesus? by Dr.Billy Graham

Dr.Billy Graham

I think of how amazing it must’ve been when Dr. Graham crossed over, and for the first time, got to see exactly what he had been preaching about. I read one quote that said that this world was not his home, that he was just a traveler passing through here. I think we should all live that way.

So many of us, me included, work so hard to accumulate possessions here on earth. We want to be able to say, “This is mine,” when in reality, none of this is ours. Everything that we are given is a gift from God. How we use those gifts is a completely different story.

I truly believe as an outsider looking in, that Dr. Graham, throughout his life, took the gifts that God had given him and created a legacy that will last forever.

The last few days have made me realize that the only thing that we leave on this earth is what we do for Christ. That will last forever. It has challenged me to do more, to enjoy more, to seek God more. At the end of the day, I want to leave a legacy of pointing people to Christ and His cross and challenging those around me to do the same.

As we know, March ushers in spring and new beginnings, and I want to challenge you during this month to pray about what God has for you to do, and for the rest of this year. What legacy will you leave? What impact will you have, and what is the plan God has for you?

Rob Patz and Chuck Day

By the time you read this, Southern Gospel Weekend in Oxford, Ala., will have come to a close for another year. I do want to invite you to join us for Christian Country Expo in Cookeville, Tenn., from May 3-5.

Of course, I also want you to be with us for Creekside 2018 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., which kicks off on Oct. 28.

March 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

March 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

May this be a year that we all strive to point people to the cross and leave a legacy that will enhance the kingdom.

This is the Publisher’s Point.

By Rob Patz

First published by SGNSCOOPS in March 2018

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Rob Patz asks if You are Missing the Mark

Written by Staff on February 28, 2018 – 5:10 pm -

February 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

February 2018 SGNScoops Magazine. Publisher’s Point by Rob Patz

Publisher’s Point by Rob Patz

Welcome to the February edition of the Publisher’s Point. So how was the first month of the year? Did you complete everything you wanted to accomplish? Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions? Are you on the path to a successful 2018?


Okay, right now is a moment of transparency. To be completely honest with you, I haven’t kept either of my resolutions. One was to exercise. Now, I’m not saying I haven’t exercised at all, but I haven’t exercised with any consistency.

 

I blew the other resolution too.  I was going to be more organized. Yeah, that one hasn’t worked out too great either. In fact, I probably will lose this Publisher’s Point at least once before it actually makes the magazine. If that doesn’t make you laugh, nothing will.

Sometimes in life, we set standards and goals for ourselves, both of which are sometimes not attainable. I’m not saying we shouldn’t strive for high standards, or for lofty goals … far from it. I think we should always dream bigger than we can imagine, because we serve a God who wants us to set goals that are beyond our normal beliefs.

 

However, I do want to talk about something that has been weighing on my heart, and that is missing the mark when you set goals and standards. I’ll be honest with you … over the last month, I have struggled with my own self-worth. They say, in life, you can be your worst critic, and there have been times when I have questioned my own decisions. I’m not saying we shouldn’t question our own decisions. Again, this is something that we need to pray about.

When I wrote last month’s Publisher’s Point, I didn’t realize how the words that God had given me would come to such life, when I said, “2018 is a new year and new you.” As I have watched circumstances and events unfold in my own life over the last 30 days, it has made me realize that I may miss the mark I have set for myself.

 

Rob Patz with Mark Trammell, Nick Trammell and Pat Barker

Rob Patz with Mark Trammell, Nick Trammell and Pat Barker

I sometimes struggle to even see the mark, but I know that God is with me. I know that He cares very much for me and for what I’m doing, but He hasn’t brought me to this point to leave me. I do know that He alone is who I should focus on.

 

For so much of our life, we want to set these great and grandiose New Year’s resolutions. Please listen to me … I do think that we should all set goals. I think we should have things that we want to accomplish, because without goals – especially written down – we will never accomplish anything. But what I’m saying is that our first and foremost thing in life should be to immerse ourselves in what Jesus wants.


This month, I want to encourage you to know that if you are a Christian, you serve a God who is closer than a brother and who sees everything that you’re doing. He knows what you’re striving for. He knows that, at times, you’re going to miss the mark that you have set. Remember, He may not make the goal that you believe you should reach.

 

He is the God of grace, the God of love, and the God of peace. He loves you regardless of what you are striving for and wants you to make His goals your standard for your life this year.

Make plans to join me in Oxford, Ala., from March 1-3.We are going to have an awesome time. God is going to move, and we believe that lives will be changed. See you then.

 

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

 

By Rob Patz

First published by SGNScoops Magazine in February 2018

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Chapel Valley Hosts #1 Celebration For The Hyssongs

Written by Staff on February 12, 2018 – 12:10 pm -

Guests of honor from all over the country attended this special dinner party to celebrate with The Hyssongs. Rob Patz, Publisher of SGNScoops and CEO of Coastal Media Group, presented the group with a plaque recognizing their No. 1 song in SGNScoops’ Top 100. Also attending was Vonda Easley, Advertising and Social Media head of SGNScoops, and owner of Hey Y’all Media.

Rob Patz presenting the Hyssongs with plaque recognizing their No. 1 song in SGNScoops Top 100

Rob Patz presenting the Hyssongs with plaque recognizing their No. 1 song in SGNScoops Top 100

Richard shared from his heart, “Many from the Gospel music industry attended the celebration party. We are honored to call them friends. A major part of the event was to recognize those that are behind-the-scenes. The musicians are sometimes forgotten, however, we know that without them our albums would not be the same. It was neat to have them come forward individually and receive a plaque recognizing their amazing, God-given talents.”

The Hyssongs’ previous radio single “Let the Hallelujahs Ring,” written by Lee Black and Kenna Turner West, topped the SGNScoops’ Top 100 in July of 2017.

The Hyssongs have been singing together as a family for more than 21 years. They travel the United States and abroad sharing the Gospel, singing and playing their instruments for the glory of God.

“This was an unforgettable evening and a joy to spend it with so many friends. We appreciate them coming and celebrating our #1 song with us,” said Susan Hyssong. Congratulations to Dell, Susan, and Richard Hyssong!

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Source: Chapel Valley/Marcie Gray

 

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