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May 2020 SGN Scoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 19, 2020 – 11:50 am -

It’s May and we are happy to present the online issue of SGN

May 2020 SGN SCoops Magazine

May 2020 SGN SCoops Magazine

Scoops Magazine. We hope this month provides entertainment, encouragement, and maybe even some introspection.

11th Hour has become one of Southern Gospel’s favorite trios, and Dixie Phillips provides an exceptional article on these vocalists. Find out everything you wanted to know about Amber, Logan, and Jaquita.
Gospel Music lost a pioneer in April and John Herndon pays a special tribute to the late Gary McSpadden. Also featured are Zane and Donna King, HighRoad, Randy Miller, and the Old Time Preachers Quartet.
All of this plus monthly radio charts, music reviews, updates, and a special article discussing the artists’ response to COVID19 by Charlie Griffin.
We trust you are doing well and keeping safe as areas move out of isolation and slowly back to our new normal. Take care and remember that God is everywhere and provides healing and comfort. Have a little talk with Him today!
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Top 20 New Release Show to Air on SGMRADIO This Week…. You are invited to tune in!

Written by scoopsnews on April 21, 2020 – 5:47 pm -

These are The SGN SCOOPS TOP 20 NEW Releases as picked by the SGN SCOOPS

Reporting Stations this month.

A Special Radio Show will air on SGM RADIO this week, Thursday at 6:00 PM CST.


Tune in to hear the Top 20 songs with Host, Jack Armstrong.



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March 2020 SGN Scoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 19, 2020 – 2:01 pm -

March 202 SGN Scoops Magazine

March 202 SGN Scoops Magazine

March is here and so is our latest edition of SGN Scoops Magazine. We hope that you will read it cover-to-cover and enjoy every feature. Read SGN Scoops Magazine HERE

Our cover story this month is the Browders. This family has been heating up the gospel music charts in the last few months with songs from their latest album, Authentic. Justin Gilmore introduces us to each member and shares their stories.
Other stories we are sharing this month include Exodus, Canaan Coffman, Tonja Rose, Kenny Smith, and Sammy Ward. Special thanks to our publisher, Rob Patz, for talking to the renowned Paul Heil.
Bill Dykes talks to Dr. Charles Keen, Vonda Armstrong talks to DJ Brian Rothwell, and the Coastal Events Update showcases Southern Gospel Weekend, in Oxford, Alabama.
All this, plus radio charts, the Publisher’s Point, and the Editor’s Last Word. We do hope you enjoy everything that we have gathered from the world of gospel music to share with you this month.
We also hope that you have read about Jesus Christ, how to experience faith in him, and how real people live their faith in this world.
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New Year’s Day Traditions…. What Are Yours?

Written by scoopsnews on January 1, 2020 – 9:09 am -

Happy New Years!

According to Southern Living Magazine,  you will have good luck for the entire year if you have the traditional New Year’s  Day meal. That means a meal of greens, “hoppin’ John”, black-eyed peas, and cornbread.

What are you eating on New Years Day?

Tell us your plans and traditions.

May God richly bless you and your family in 2020.


Check out this cool video of New Years celebrations that took place all over the world. (CNN YOU TUBE)

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February 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 13, 2019 – 2:23 pm -

February 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

February 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

We are happy to present the February issue of SGNScoops Magazine! It’s been a very wintry month so far, so we hope you have a moment to sit with a hot drink and read this month’s presentation of great gospel artists.

Joseph Habedank has had a rough road on his way to success in gospel music. Read all about his story and the sickness he is still battling everyday, as he talks candidly with John Herndon. Download HERE
This month, we also talk to Evidence Quartet, Surrendered, and Christian Country sweetheart, Tonja Rose. Les Butler is back with Bluegrass artist, Danny Roberts, of the Grascals. Our Bluegrass Gospel section also features Daniel Thrailkill, of the Trailblazers. We hope you enjoy all the variety of talent that each of our terrific writers unveil for you.
Don’t miss Charlie Griffin’s discussion on the Purpose of Southern Gospel, as well as our radio charts, the DJ Spotlight, music reviews, and the Creekside Update. Rob Patz is back with another challenging Publisher’s Point, and the Editor’s Last Word rounds out the features. Don’t miss a page! Download HERE
Thank you for your interest in SGNScoops magazine. We are always interested to hear what our readers think about the magazine and the website. If you have any questions, comments or ideas, please send them to our editor at lorraine@sgnscoops.com. We hope you have read about the love of Jesus in this month’s issue, and are ready to spread his love during this month of cupids and hearts.
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“25 Days of Sharing”- Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on December 25, 2018 – 4:13 am -

December is a time for sharing. At Christmas, we (Christians) celebrate The Greatest Gift of All, Jesus . We have been talking with many industry leaders, artists, pastors, promoters, etc. and asking them questions.  


Here is the final video.

Merry Christmas from all of us at SGN Scoops…..

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 18, 2018 – 6:52 pm -

June 2018 SGNScoops Magazine

You’ve heard that SGN Scoops now has a printed form of our digital magazine. You can get your copy for the low price of $2.50 per issue or $25.00 per year. We are currently including a SGN Scoops Cd with over 15 amazing artists in this deal. Offer will be good until June 30th so take advantage of it today.

Filled with artist pictures, features and our Top 100 Southern Gospel and Top 40 Christian Country, this condensed version of our monthly magazine is a great way for you to have a material copy of one of the leading magazines in Southern Gospel and Christian Country. Please click on this link for more information. And remember, for more Southern Gospel and Christian Country news, follow SGN Scoops on Facebook HERE 

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March 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 8, 2016 – 9:31 am -

March 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

March 2016 SGNScoops Magazine

Happy Spring and welcome to the Easter edition of SGNScoops Magazine. Just as we celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ each and every edition, you will find evidence of the Good News in the features of March 2016. Enjoy the inside look at Brian Free and Assurance who just became a trio and Craig Harris finds out what else has changed with this award winning group. Brian Free himself has been in Gospel music since the ’80’s, and his history is outlined by Charlie Griffin.
Other great artists featured are Phillip and Sharlenae Collingsworth, Jaquita Lindsey of 11th Hour, The Griffiths, Josh Allen of the Allens, Hope’s Journey, and Aaron Perkins of the Taylors who is currently featured in a faith based film, Providence. Ralph Moore tells us of traveling over a million miles with some of the top acts in Gospel music.
Monthly columns are included to uplift and encourage you, by Dusty Wells, David Staton, Laurette Willis, Selena Day, Kelly Nelon Clark and Jennifer Campbell. You’ll enjoy reading the updates on Southern Gospel Weekend, Christian Country Expo and Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Vonda Easley gives us her monthly DJ Spotlight and Randall Hamm reviews the latest releases. All this and our countdowns on the top Christian Country and Southern Gospel songs in the nation.
Be sure to read it all, but more than that, be sure to take time this month to think of what Jesus Christ did for you when He suffered on the cross, died and then rose again to bring us new life, salvation, healing and eternity with Him. Happy Resurrection Sunday!

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What Is Your Scent? By Kelly Nelon Clark

Written by Staff on September 12, 2014 – 8:21 am -

kelly 2Magnolia blossoms and honeysuckle blooms almost immediately take me back to my childhood. For just a moment I can smell their sweet fragrance in my head. My neighbors had a beautiful magnolia tree in their yard and on our way to the creek behind their house the smell of that flower would follow us. I would stop each time to take it in. I had never smelled anything so lovely.

Have you ever thought how the sense of smell has so much value in our life? I mean it brings back so many memories to us. Would life be quite as rich without it?

I can’t imagine having to give up my sense of smell. Did you know that a recent study at Rockefeller University states that our noses are far more sensitive than we ever thought?  According to the study, researchers determined that we can actually detect more than one-trillion smells. That’s a lot of memories!

What are some of the fragrances that you recall? What meaning do they have to you? Here are a few of my life memories:
The sweet honeysuckle has a beautiful smell and also has a sweet taste. I spent many a day in the summer sipping on a honeysuckle.
Something I never drank, and still do not, is coffee. For someone who doesn’t drink it I love to smell it and it forever reminds me of being at home with my mom and dad and the percolator every morning. I woke up every morning to that wonderful smell.
I have always been afraid of shots. My brother and I would go to great lengths as children to avoid them. The smell of alcohol still to this day brings back that fear of the needle. I think I have anxiety attacks just thinking of it.
One of the worst smells is the smell of a skunk. But for me I relate it to my times on the road in the bus. We were always hitting a skunk but the smell does not bring up bad memories but rather good times spent with friends and family. And everyone on the bus hollering out “Skunk!”


IMG-20140704-00397The power of scent turns each breath that we take into a puff of the world that’s ours alone. It’s personal to our memory and to our stories.

We can choose each day how we live before the Lord. What scent will we bring to Him? Will He be ashamed of us or will He be pleased with our lives? I’m praying today that the smell that I bring before the Lord is pleasing and a sweet savor to Him.

“For we are unto God a sweet savor of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish” (II Corinthians 2:14,15).
Written by Kelly Nelon Clark of The Nelons.

Kelly Clark is a monthly writer for SGN Scoops digital magazine.

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Four Days of Waiting by Dr. Jeff Steele

Written by Staff on September 5, 2014 – 1:02 pm -

sunset oneHow long can four days last? Jesus loved to visit the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Sometimes when the crowds got to be overwhelming, the road got to be a little too long and He needed to just get away for a while, Jesus loved to retreat to their home for some old-fashioned rest and relaxation.

He loved these three people as well. Mary used to challenge Him with theological questions about what He taught. Then to demonstrate that she had an innate belief in what He said about Himself, she was known to have broken open an alabaster box and poured expensive perfume on Him as an act of worship. Yes, Jesus loved Mary.

He sure did love Martha too. Everybody loves a good cook and Martha was really a super cook. She could take a pot of turnip greens, throw a chunk of ham in there and change it from greens to greens! Jesus loved that. Come to think of it, I do too.

Lazarus was His good friend. They laughed together, probably fished together, discussed the sports and politics of their day; yes, Lazarus was a good and trusted friend. I see why Jesus loved their place so much.

One day though, as it does in every home, crisis came. Lazarus got sick. Not just a little sick, really sick. In fact if you read the story from back to front you know that in fact Lazarus died from his illness. Mary and Martha sent a message to Jesus: “Lord, the one you love is sick.” They expected Him to come.

Well, they sent Him the message about a sick relative and He didn’t come. He didn’t call; He didn’t even send a card that said He was remembering them in prayer. In fact, the silence from Jesus to their request was deafening! They must have been confused, especially when Lazarus died. There was still no word from Jesus.

“He ate our food, now He can’t even send us a word to let us know He got our message,” Martha must have said. I’m sure Mary must have wondered aloud, “He acted like He enjoyed my company, He knew I believed in Him and now He is nowhere to be found.” Perhaps their thought was that they overestimated their friendship with Him. Maybe they or He overestimated His ability to actually do all the things He talked about, and now that a real situation existed that would ‘put Him to the test,’ He just steered clear to avoid embarrassment. They must have wondered about all of these things.

All they knew was that they had a need that only He could meet and He was not anywhere to be seen.

You’ve been right there, haven’t you? “Lord, I have not missed a Sunday. I’m a teacher, a deacon, a committee member, I give, I sing in the choir and I’ve supported missions. Nobody’s been more faithful than me and now I have a need, and I’ve asked you for help, and You haven’t come!”

For Mary and Martha it was four days after Lazarus died before Jesus showed up. They were asking, and some of you are asking: “How long can four days last?”

Four days. The time between when we KNOW we have a need that only God can meet and the time when He shows up to do something about it.

There are several things you can know during your four days of waiting: Number one: You can know that He IS coming. He may not come when you WANT Him to come but He IS coming! So while you’re waiting don’t come out of the prayer closet, don’t throw away your Bible, don’t stop coming to church, don’t stop serving or sharing or participating in the work. Just know that no matter what it looks like or feels like, Jesus is on the way and He WILL be there and when He gets there you want to be found ready and waiting for Him.

Number two: You can know that He already KNOWS what He’s going to do when He gets there. Just like He may not come when you want Him, He also may not do what you have asked Him to do when He gets there. If He doesn’t then rest assured what He does will be better than what you asked for in the first place.

Mary and Martha sent word and asked for a healing. Jesus, knowing what He was going to do when He got there, knew that a resurrection beats a healing any day of the week! They didn’t get what they asked for – they got something better! And as a result after Lazarus was raised, the scripture says many got saved!

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Dr. Jeff Steele

Number three: What you go through during your four days of waiting will end up being for YOUR good and God’s glory. Paul said in Romans 8:28 that all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose. Hang on, pray on, believe on and press on. Even in the four days of waiting that many of you are in right now, remember that He’s coming, He knows what He’s going to do when He gets there, His plan is better than ours anyway and He has promised and He is bound by that promise that everything in our lives (good, bad and ugly) is working out for OUR good and His glory!

Written by Dr. Jeff Steele, a monthly columnist for SGN Scoops digital magazine. For current issues, visit http://www.sgnscoops.com/

Published by SGN Scoops in August 2014.

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