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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on August 29, 2020 – 6:40 am -

Creekside Hey Y'all media bash

Vonda Armstrong of Hey Y’all Media

Happy Saturday Morning,!

 

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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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on August 8, 2020 – 8:41 am -

Vonda Armstrong

Hello Everyone! Hope you had a great week. Have you had an opportunity to speak words of life into someone this week? I would have to say that I have failed at it this week, but I had a friend speak words of love, hope, and kindness into me and it truly changed my week.
My Mother is in a nursing home facility in my hometown of Heflin, Alabama,  and the dreaded virus made its way there. I let fear overtake my thoughts and really just made myself miserable.  I should have been trusting Jesus I know, but the human came out and it could have ruined my entire week, but God.

1 Peter 3:10 says

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.

The Bible teaches us that the tongue is very powerful.

I asked myself, “Vonda, what kind of words are you speaking?”  I prayed and asked God to give me words of life to speak.

John 6:68 · Then Simon Peter answered him · Lord; · to whom shall we go? · thou hast the words of eternal life

That scripture jumped out at me! We, as Christians have the words of Eternal Life , no matter what comes our way!

Dear Jesus,

I pray today for the person reading this. I pray that you will give them words of life. Someone is Dying to hear them.
In Jesus name,

Amen

 

 


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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on July 18, 2020 – 4:58 am -

If we all were sitting in a room and I walked around to each of you this Saturday morning and asked you to share your story, each one would be somewhat different.  Some would be unbelievable. Some pretty ordinary, but the truth is, “We All Have A Story.”
That story is your testimony. Have you ever had a chance to tell your story to someone and it changed their life?  Your story was written to be shared.
I hope you have a great weekend and I want to challenge you to find someone to share your story with today.  Has God done some pretty amazing things in your life? I dare you to share it and watch Him move.
For a long time I kept my story to myself, because of some pain that was in my past.

God convicted me to share it. I’m glad I did! I found out that broken people help broken people .
Feel free to share in the comments below. You never know, your story could end up in SGN SCOOPS MAGAZINE.  There is enough bad on Social media. Can we flood it today with good?

Our God can change Broken into Beautiful!


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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on July 11, 2020 – 6:24 am -

Vonda Armstrong

Jesus is no respecter of persons. It didn’t matter who they were, what they were dealing with, where they came from: He touched them all. That’s Kingdom prerogative. That’s Kingdom Authority. That’s Jesus. That’s the Master Artist at work.

(Sundown)

Eventually the day comes to an end and we’re turning it over in our minds:

Jesus is the source of authority. He has authority over the realm of truth.  He displayed his authority over the spiritual realm.  Physical realm?   Yep, authority their too.

Emotional,  relational?   He has authority over every realm.   Hey is the source of authority.

I wonder: what’s keeping you down?   What consuming you?    Tell him at once. He’ll come to where you are. He’ll reach down to you. There’s no P it today. He stronger than the bully and arm of addiction. He’s more powerful than any reft of relationship. He’ll reach all the way down to wherever you maybe. Go ahead, tell him. At once!

( this was taken from the book “Masterpiece” written by Susie Shellenberger and Billy Huddleston)

Susie Shellenberger is a former public high school teacher and youth pastor visit her website@susieshellenberger.com.

Billy Huddleston is in demand as an international speaker and maintains an extensive schedule of speaking 48 weeks a year. His music  is played nationally on Southern Gospel radio, as he currently has a weekly radio program. Visit Billy @billyhuddleston.com.

 


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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on July 4, 2020 – 1:48 pm -

 

I Still Believe in America

Happy Independence Day everyone.  I’m visiting my kids in Savannah, Tennessee this weekend. Spending time with family is important and I pray each of you are having a great day.
Last week during my radio show, someone messaged me right after I played the National Anthem and said, “thank you for playing that, I still believe in America.”
That statement stuck with me and I will never forget it.  Freedom isn’t free and I do believe in my country and most importantly believe in God.

I love this poem written by Kelly Strong.

Freedom Isn’t Free

by Kelly Strong

I watched the flag pass by one day
It fluttered in the breeze
A young Marine saluted it,
And then he stood at ease

I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He’d stand out in any crowd

I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers’ tears?

How many Pilots’ planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers’ graves?
No, Freedom isn’t free

I heard the sound of taps one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill

I wondered just how many times
That taps had meant “Amen”
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend

I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives

I thought about a graveyard
at the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, Freedom isn’t free!

I still believe in America, don’t you?

Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

 

 


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Weekend Word- Even Me & YOU

Written by scoopsnews on March 7, 2020 – 7:29 am -

 

Vonda Armstrong

Hello Friends,

I’m in Oak Gove, Louisiana at Bill Bailey’s Gospel Weekend .

Triumphant Quartet sang this song last night. What a message that we all need to here.

Check out these lyrics!

I’ve heard it all my life, even had it memorized
But it was only words to me, red letters on a page
Just something people say, ’til it brought me to my knees
Those words in John 3:16
For God so loved the world He gave, gave His only Son away
A way to save a wretch like me, me the one who needed grace
Grace to cover every stain, stains that He no longer sees
It’s amazing to believe that God so loved the world means even me
How could He see my sins and forgive me even then
Who would pay that kind of price, I’ve seen what mercy does
He found me where I was, and He gave His life for mine
For God so loved the world He gave, gave His only Son away
A way to save a wretch like me, me the one who needed grace
Grace to cover every stain, stains that He no longer…

John 3:16 , says For God so loved the world.
Insert your name today. For God So loved ________.
It’s personal and He did it Yes for Even Me and YOU!

Watch Video HERE

Happy Weekend …
For More information on Bill Bailey Events: HERE

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Weekend Word by Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on January 19, 2020 – 6:00 am -

Vonda Armstrong

Happy Sunday everyone.
Boy, has it been a week. Yesterday I was at my father- in law’s home-going service so I’m a day late writing this.

My father in law’s health has been declining over the last year . I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone that loved living more than him, but it was hard on everyone in the family visiting and seeing him declining. Just 3 hours before he  took his last breath, he was smiling and “cutting up” just like he always was.

The words to this song were used by Pastor Tal Vardaman in the message.

Jack’s Dad was a good man. He was a smart businessman and well liked. The funeral  was flooded with visitors, but none of that is the reason he will spend eternity in heaven.

He graduated to his heavenly home because he had accepted Jesus as his personal Savior.

As the song says doctor, lawyer, beggar, or just a little child, It makes God no difference who walks down the aisle.

The Ground Is Level at Calvary…..

Here’s Perfect Heart singing “The Ground Is Level”

Mark Lanier (former singer with The Bibletones and Perfect Heart) is the writer of this amazing song.

 


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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on December 28, 2019 – 6:54 am -

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. — Proverbs 22:1

In a business world where large profit seems to be whats important, a commitment to having a good name is most commendable. 

The temptation to seek gold or silver (profit) as our top priority is the same today as it was in Solomon’s day. Greater profits may come by way of dishonest weights, selling a sick animal, falsifying records, and more. But when you get caught, your business will also be ruined.

Too often our testimony is hurt by the way we do business. Too often we put a Christian symbol on our business card and yet deal with others dishonestly. Our good intentions and promises must be followed up with actions of integrity—in all we do. Christ’s name is at stake, not merely our reputation.

Jesus calls us to honesty. Honor­ing him, we can sing, “Lord, I lift your name on high,” and mean it. Are you honoring God in all you do?

 

Lord Jesus, empower us with your Holy Spirit so that we may live lives of integrity in all our relationships. We ask this in your name. Amen.

 

Loving God and Loving Each Other….

 


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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on November 16, 2019 – 6:53 am -

Vonda Armstrong

Happy Weekend Everyone! Yesterday I played a song on my show , “Who I Am Today.” The song was written by Victoria Shirey Bowlin and a well written song I might add.

Victoria Bowlin Signs Exclusive Recording Agreement With 65/40 Records

Victoria Bowlin 

I interviewed Melissa Evans, (who recently singled the song),  on the show and we talked about one of the lines in the  song, “ I want to thank you for the doors you closed along the way.”
I’ve been thinking about that since yesterday and singing the tune In my head since we hung up the phone from the interview,

We often thank God for opening doors, but what about the ones He closes?

We should thank him for not allowing us to step into places not meant for us.

Thank you for the times you said No.

Remember the big Yes is the reason He says NO. He has a plan for you!

Don’t forget the roadblocks.

Thank you Lord for steering me in the right direction at times when I was headed the wrong way.

Thank you Lord for closing doors I need to walk away from or stop banging  on and thank you Lord for songwriters Like Victoria that write the songs that remind us of things like this..

 

 


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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on November 9, 2019 – 5:14 am -

 

Vonda Armstrong

Happy Saturday! November is the month we are reminded to be thankful. What are some things you are thankful for? Post them in the comments below.

 

1 Chronicles 16:34 says Oh give thanks to the Lord for He is good, for His mercy endures forever.

 


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