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Rob Patz: Happy Thanksgiving…or is it?

Written by Staff on November 28, 2019 – 9:37 am -

Thanksgiving

Rob Patz talks about Thanksgiving 2019

Publisher’s Point by Rob Patz for November 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

Can you believe that it is already November? This year has gone by so fast, with so many incredible events, so many new friends, and getting a chance to reconnect with old ones at the same time.

When we get to the month of November and Thanksgiving, I always try to take at least a few hours to reflect on how thankful I am for the opportunities that I have received. This year I was in more states and more events talking about the magazine I love and my passion for this music.

Even more than those opportunities, I am thankful for the old friends who continue their friendships, and the new relationships I’ve made.

I often think about the verse, Psalm 107:1 (NIV) “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”

Happy Thanksgiving from Rob Patz

Rob Patz and Vonda Armstrong at Creekside 2019

During this year I’ve dealt with several hardships, but I’ve always been reminded that we need to give thanks because God’s love endures all the time. Even in the midst of darkness in our life, God is there and his love endures in everything that we go through.

I know there are a lot of you out there who look at the holiday season as a time of sadness. For many of us, this year will bring a change in the norm of how our holiday will unfold. For me, this year will have a large void, as someone who I have celebrated the holidays with my entire life won’t be there. But I take heart and realize that at some point in the future I will be reunited and get to see them again.

Stephanie Kelley and her mom

Stephanie Kelley and her mom, Sharon Kramer

This year at Thanksgiving, it will not be like it has in the past, as Aunt Sharon will not be there to make her gravy. Aunt Sharon embodied a true servants heart to every person she touched. This holiday season for me and my family will be difficult but I realize that she would’ve wanted us to continue to celebrate and continue to serve those around us.

As we move forward into the holiday season, may I encourage you to find joy and to give even when it’s hard, realizing that although some things have changed, God’s love endures forever.

November 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

November 2019 SGNScoops Magazine

Hey, it’s never too early to start planning for 2020. We have multiple events happening next year and we will probably be in a state near you, so check our website for upcoming events at gospelmusicconvention.com

Of course, start making your plans now for Creekside 2020, October 25 – 29, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. If you’d like more information, you can contact me personally at rob@sgnscoops.com or 360-933-0741.

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Thanksgiving 2019: What are you thankful for? Day One

Written by Staff on November 25, 2019 – 9:33 am -

Thanksgiving, ThankfulThanksgiving Day often signals the beginning of the festive season. Many people begin to think of family gatherings, decorations, special food, sports, seasonal music, and yearly traditions. But Thanksgiving Day should be more than all of these things. It is a time to stop our activities, planning, busyness, and to thank the Giver of all good and perfect gifts. Our Heavenly Father has given us so much, and loves us so deeply, that he longs to hear us acknowledge his presence in our lives. Let’s make sure we thank him specifically this year for all of his incredible gifts.

Some of our friends have shared what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving Day. Please enjoy these thankful posts as we lead up to Thanksgiving 2019. Can you relate to any of these expressions of thanks?

Rob Patz writes his Thanksgiving prayer

Thanksgiving Day One

The grace and mercy God pours out on us! — Wanda Kaye Myers Almand

God’s faithfulness in protecting Alexia Dodrill Wardlow and baby Stella throughout her health crisis over the last few weeks! It’s incredible how much God is protecting us when we have no clue what the reality of our circumstances are! God is so good! — Yvonne Dodrill

First and foremost for Salvation. I’m thankful for my healthy family and my soon coming grandbaby. I am very thankful that I get to do what most only dream of and that’s get out there and bring Christian Country music to whomever hears it. Thankful and grateful for all things this year. — Sandy Jarvis

I’m thankful for God saving my soul for his grace and mercy given to me. My children and grandchildren that brighten my days. — Julia Yeager

I’m so thankful that God gave me musical gifts and has made a way for me to use them professionally. I didn’t think that would ever be possible! And I’m thankful for His leading to keep ministering in my local church. He keeps teaching me and showing me things every day! It certainly keeps me grounded and in His Word and in a steady community of believers. And I love working with my students and my pastor.– Jessica Horton

I’m thankful for God’s protective hand … especially on March 29, 2019 when we were involved in a hit-and-run in northeast GA on our way to complete a weekend of concerts. The van suffered almost $3,600 in damage but we were only shaken and sore … dealt with some chiropractic care for a few months, but it could have been so much worse! What the enemy meant to harm us, God protected us so that we can now complete 38 years in music ministry in February 2020 and move into our 39th year, still singing His praises! May we always recognize not only the large protection but even the day-to-day times of protection. — Donna Strong

I’m thankful for salvation and blessed assurance. For every opportunity our group gets to sing and minister to people around the country. God allowing us to do what we love and has called us to is amazing. — Manny Owens

I’m thankful for mercy, grace and courage that the Lord has provided for me and my family this year. He has provided so many wonderful opportunities for us to share the gospel again this year and for that, I am so grateful. I love my family and I am thankful each and every day for their love and support. — Stephanie Reynaud

I am thankful first for my salvation. I am amazed by God’s grace! I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for true love and true friends. I am thankful for my health. Those are just a few things. There are many more! The older I get the more I realize that it’s the little things in life that truly matter. — Vonda Armstrong

I am thankful for Gods continued provision in our life. I have a roof , clothes, shoes and more than enough food on our table. God provides extra so we can give to others and I am thankful for that also. — Carl Woodring

I’m so thankful for faith in a great God, for the healing He is pouring out in my body and my life! When the Doctors say one thing….God’s Word says I am healed and I strongly believe the report of the Lord! I will sing of His Love and goodness all of my days! Nothing can ever take my song from my heart! What a blessing it is to praise Him through this storm! I am blessed beyond measure! Jesus is the love of my life and my eternal hope! — Bonita Eileen

I am thankful for the plan of salvation that Jesus gave as He died on the cross. I am thankful for a Christian home and a husband that loves me inspite of my flaws. For a beautiful physical and spiritual family, and friends. A home and my health. — Betty Jones

I’m so thankful for Gods continuing blessings upon my life and ministry.
I’m thankful for my health. I’m thankful for my families health. Most importantly I’m thankful for the blood that Jesus shed for each one of us and for salvation! — Brenda Denney

I am thankful for all of God’s blessings, both good and bad, without them, I would not be the God fearing husband and father that I am today. God protects me through it all. He gives me strength, wisdom, courage, and love. In return he gets a broken me, and asks for nothing more! — Scott Evans

We hope you have enjoyed these expressions of thanks. Stay tuned for more gratitude tomorrow!

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Happy Monday Song! God is Big Enough for Any Problem You May Face Today,,,,,

Written by scoopsnews on April 15, 2019 – 9:00 am -

Joseph Habedank

Hello Friends,

Hope you have a great day! Remember, when we are weak He is strong!

 

God is Big Enough For any problem you may face today….. Happy Monday!

 

Here’s a great song by Joseph Habedank!


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Weekend Word by Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on April 13, 2019 – 5:19 am -

Luke 15:4-5 King James Version (KJV)

What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

When I was a young girl growing up in Heflin, Alabama, I remember hearing many bible stories in Sunday School.

Jesus taught in stories or parables. Have you ever wondered why? I have, so I looked for the answer and found it.   A parable is basically an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. When Jesus started telling parables to the people, His disciples asked the obvious question, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” (Matthew 13:10)

Jesus Answered!

Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given . And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive, for the heart of this people has grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their heart and turn, so that I should heal them’ (Matthew 13:11,14,15)

The parable of The Lost Sheep is a wonderful story told by Jesus to illustrate the love and compassion that God has for those who are His.

The parable is found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and is in response to Jesus being criticized and attacked by the religious leaders for “eating with sinners”. I love the part when Jesus stops the crowd and begins to tell a story of how a shepherd left his flock of 99 sheep to go find one lost sheep. 

This parable displays a beautiful meaning of God seeking out the  sinner who is lost  and rejoicing when they are found. We serve a Good Shepherd whose heart is for us to be found, rescued, and renewed.

I am so thankful He found me! Has He found you?

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! You know I always like to leave you with a song so I couldn’t find one more appropriate than the Crabb Family singing “Shephard ‘s Call.”

Until next week, Jesus loves you and so do I!

Vonda

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Did You Know?

Written by scoopsnews on January 24, 2019 – 7:38 am -

No matter how wonderful your ministry/business service is, if you don’t advertise, nobody will know about it. The goal of any advertising program should be to cost-effectively reach the largest audience possible and attract new people and open new doors. If done correctly, advertising can be a wonderful investment for you.

DID YOU KNOW?

Our reach at SGNSCOOPS MAGAZINE is 44,000 downloads per month digitally.

DID YOU KNOW?

We are in the Top 1% of internet visits per day worldwide?

DID YOU KNOW?

We have an email list now of over 19,000 people?

DID YOU KNOW?

We are running a HUGE SPECIAL in January. When you buy one month, you get the second free, plus we do a Fast Five story that we push on social media to help create new interest.

So if it’s press releases, ads, or a consultation to work out a plan just for you, we at SGNScoops care and would love to help.

 

Please contact Vonda Easley Armstrong at 256-310-7892 or Rob Patz at 360-933-0741

Email vonda@sgnscoops.com or Rob@sgnscoops.com

Rob Patz and Vonda Easley


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SGNScoops welcomes Les Butler

Written by Staff on December 3, 2018 – 1:26 pm -

Les Butler playing and singing at Hominy Valley

Les Butler playing and singing at Hominy Valley

Seattle, Washington  (Dec. 3, 2018) SGNScoops Magazine has built a solid core of readers since it’s inception as a digital magazine in 2009. During that time, artists from a broad spectrum of Christian music have been featured, including Balsam Range, Zach Williams and the Isaacs.

Butler with Isaccs at Larry's Diner

Butler with Isaccs at Larry’s Diner

Rob Patz, owner and publisher of SGNScoops Magazine, has brought on staff a strong voice in gospel music, to feature highlight the Bluegrass side of Christian music. Les Butler, of Butler Music Group, will begin writing for the magazine in 2019.

Midnight Jamboree: Les Butler and Jimmy Fortune

Midnight Jamboree: Les Butler and Jimmy Fortune

“Although I’m mostly known as a Southern gospel guy, my Bluegrass roots run deep; very deep,” says Butler. “I grew up on Flatt and Scruggs, Live from Carnegie Hall. Earl was the first to show me his three-finger banjo roll. I’ve played and toured with Dailey and Vincent.  I’ve been blessed to host a national award-winning syndicated Bluegrass Gospel show for over 20 years. Yes, I guess it’s safe to say that in addition to being a Southern Gospel guy, I am also a Bluegrass guy.”

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Les Butler at TNN

“We are thrilled to have Les Butler come on board SGNScoops,” says Patz. “Les and I have known each other for some time, and I’ve wanted to add his exceptional talent to the magazine for awhile. We both feel the time is now right for him to share this part of his life with us.”

Les Butler Interviewing Marty Raybon

Les Butler Interviewing Marty Raybon

Butler continues, “I’m pleased to announce that I will be writing a monthly Bluegrass gospel column, ‘Les Butler and Friends,’ for my friend Rob Patz starting in the January issue of SGNScoops Magazine.  I think you’re going to enjoy getting to know some of my Bluegrass buddies!”

March 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

March 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Les Butler and friends will be added to the SGNScoops Magazine’s regular features beginning next month. More information can be found at www.sgnscoops.com.


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“25 Days of Sharing” at SGN Scoops

Written by scoopsnews on December 1, 2018 – 6:35 am -

December is a time for sharing. At Christmas, we (Christians) celebrate The Greatest Gift of All, Jesus Christ.

Over the next few weeks we will be talking with many industry leaders, artists, pastors, promoters, etc. and asking them questions.  They will “share” the answer to the question in 10 seconds or less. We are asking for their best advice on many different topics.

Our first question goes  to Pastor and Promoter friend Bill Bailey.

Bill, you are one of the Top Promoters in Gospel Music.

What advice would you give to anyone about promoting a successful concert in 10 seconds or less?

Answer Below:

 

 


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“25 Days of Sharing” at SGN SCOOPS

Written by scoopsnews on November 25, 2018 – 2:22 pm -

December is a time for sharing. At Christmas, we (Christians) celebrate The Greatest Gift of All, Jesus Christ.

Over the next few weeks we will be talking with many industry leaders, artists, pastors, promoters, etc. and asking them questions.  They will “share” the answer to the question in 10 seconds or less. We are asking for their best advice on many different topics. Be sure to check out the video each day in December at www.sgnscoops.com.

Join us for 25 days of sharing at SGN SCOOPS and remember to remember that Jesus is the Reason for the Season.

We will begin the video posts on December 1st with this question we asked Pastor and Promoter, Bill Bailey.

Bill, you are one of the Top Promoters in Gospel Music.

What advice would you give to anyone about promoting a successful concert in 10 seconds or less?

Don’t Miss the answer!


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Subscribe To SGN Scoops

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 7, 2018 – 8:29 am -

Subscribe To SGN Scoops

Subscribe To SGN Scoops

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 August 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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Weekend Word: There is Power in Prayer

Written by Staff on July 21, 2018 – 7:49 am -

 

Power in Prayer

Power in Prayer

    Weekend Word

Weekend Word From SGN Scoops “Are YOU a Person Of Prayer?”

“‘Now Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower.’ So, Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees. … It came about at the seventh time, that he said, ‘Behold, a cloud as small as a man’s hand is coming up from the sea.’ And he said, ‘Go up, say to Ahab, “Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.’”

1 Kings 18: 41, 42 & 44

What does it take to become a person of  prayer and faith like Elijah?

  1. Righteousness. (James 5:15) To be righteous means to be right with God, walking with and trusting God – even when it isn’t popular. James tells us that the prayer of a righteous man accomplishes a lot.
  2. Persistence. (James 4:2b) Elijah prayed persistently in God’s will – and this is key. Too often we pray for things we want rather than things God wants. It comes down to the motives behind our prayers – is it about ME or about GOD?
  3. Faith. Elijah prayed with great faith. From overcoming the prophets of Baal (850 of them to 1 of him), to informing the King of Israel that he better hurry on home before getting caught in the storm when it hadn’t rained in over three years – Elijah had incredible faith.

Today, what our homes and families, churches and communities need now more than ever before are people who pray powerful prayers.  Just like Elijah, an ordinary man who believed in an extraordinary God. You too can become a person of powerful prayer. (Right From The Heart Ministries- One Minute Devotions)

 

There is power in prayer!

 


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