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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on October 17, 2020 – 7:16 am -

Happy Saturday Friends!

Hope you had a great week.
Yesterday, I played this song on my radio show. It’s the new radio single for Chris Golden.  When the show was over, a lady called and thanked me and said she knew I played it for her.

Her son had been in trouble and this Momma was hurting. She said,” no matter what, he’s still my son.”

Wow, I saw God and a perfect illustration of his love for us.

So today, I wanted to share it with you…
Until next week……. What if it were your son?

YOUR SON – J. Layne / M. Narmore (Kinfolk Hollar, BMI / Oven Music Inc. BMI)


Watch Video HERE



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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong…. I Saw God Today

Written by scoopsnews on October 3, 2020 – 4:04 am -


2 Corinthians 4:8

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Yesterday, I was driving into Heflin, Alabama to do my radio show at WPIL 91.7 FM.  Anne Murray  and  I were singing “loud” , “I sure could use a little good news today.”   Actually, Anne was singing and I was backing her up with some “southern gospel harmony.”    As I was driving  along and taking in God’s beautiful creation all around me,  the world had the  appearance of a great day in the making!

I left early to grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant.  I pulled in, put the car in park, and walked in and ordered my food.

Then everything changed…..

My car came out of park, rolled backwards, hit 2 cars , yet ended up on a curb, parked perfectly parallel to the main road.

There were cars zooming up and down highway 78, a  busy Heflin Street that runs through the small town.

I remember running out and praying under my breath that no one was hurt.  And guess what, No one was hurt!

There were scratches and dents in the vehicles but no one was hurt.

As I walked to my car, that I could not have parked that way if I tried, all I could say was Praise God.

I’ll have to admit, I was shook up, BUT the radio show had to go on. Throughout the day, the wreck never left my mind and I kept whispering this prayer, Lord, what was this all about?

Later in the day, I received a message from someone that watched it all happen while I was about to bite into a delicious breakfast and get to the station.

Someone that hasn’t always had things easy and from time to time has wondered if God  was even present in his life.

He just wanted to assure me that God was driving my car and that he saw it and he believes . I believe it happened for him. This life is not about me or you, it’s about others that need to believe.

Are you struggling today? Is your world crashing in all around you? Are you colliding with others along your way?   

Let me encourage you today. God cares about you. You matter so much to Him. He has been there through every trial and he is with you right now.

The same Jesus that came on the scene of my accident today will come on the scene for you.  He is there.  Will you look for him today?

I’m the smallest things, I believe you will find him.


“Whispered Prayers”

Written by: Jeff Steele

Artist Karen Peck & New River



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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 November 30, 2019 – 6:17 am -


Vonda Armstrong

Happy Saturday! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. It was a week of fun with my grandbabies for me and I loved every minute of it.

However, I woke up yesterday and took a trip to Urgent care in Savannah, Tennessee . I have been experiencing foot and hip pain for several weeks  and it seemed to just be getting worse.
Seems I may have damaged a tendon around my ankle. The doctor gave me meds and I was a happy camper until he looked at me and said, “you have got to rest.”  “Rest, I replied, What’s that? “

I don’t know if any of you are this way or not but when I set my head to get something done, I have the tendency to not  rest until it’s completed. And how am I supposed to train myself to think differently at 53 years old?

God’s word says in Psalm 127, that God “gives to His beloved in his sleep.” The nights that I sleep well lead to mornings when I am most refreshed and days that I am most productive.

So today I’m asking you to pray for me that I do better on the resting so I can be more productive for Him.

Do you have any prayer requests? If so, please post them in the comments below. I would be honored to pray for you. The older I get, I realize that true friends and the little things in life are at the top of the “Things that Matter” list.

And speaking of things that matter, YOU are on that list as well! You matter. I don’t know what you may be going though, but “If it matters to you, It matters to the master.”

If you are that person today, this song is just for you.
Listen to the testimony of Olivia Collingsworth and this great song by The Collingsworth Family!
Until next week,

Bye Y’all!



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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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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on October 19, 2019 – 6:32 am -

Happy Saturday Everyone!
It’s that time of year. The weather is beginning to cool down finally. It’s football weather. I have two boys that are football coaches so my life has consisted of lots of bleacher sitting.  I was at Michael’s (the oldest) game last night. His Mom and I are friends by choice and she allowed him to be a part of my life for 28 years. I am grateful. But God allowed him to be a part of my life forever.

Coach Easley #2 and 3 won last night so that made for an exciting night. I’ve been in Alabama this week visiting Momma and even worked a couple of days at my old job in Dr. Kennedy’s office!  I am so blessed with many friends and lots of family.

I remember when my kids were younger, we took a trip to roof a house for World Changers. We all seemed to catch on to the theme of the week which was “Love Wins” I’m here to tell you it does every time!

Our family Is blended, but it is blended with sweat, tears, and most of all, Love.

I encourage you today in whatever situation you are in, love the ones God gave you!  For one day, he will need them back…..

Happy Fall Y’all!

Fall into JESUS …..He will never LEAVE!

Love this song by The Bowling Family…

It’s fitting for my Saturday rambling….




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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong- What Will Heaven Be Like?

Written by scoopsnews on October 12, 2019 – 6:48 am -

What will Heaven be like?

I like what has to say about heaven.

“There will be no misunderstandings or tiffs or tension among us. Our relationships will be so much healthier in heaven than here. Down here we have problems even with our closest friends. You know what that’s like. Someone says something to you, and you aren’t sure how to interpret it. You react to it— perhaps overact. You say to yourself, “I wonder what he meant by that? I wonder why she said that?”

In heaven there will be none of that. Our relationships will be open, honest, interesting, loving, and uncomplicated by sin or our sinful natures. We will dwell with God, the angels, and one another in perfect compatibility and refreshing intimacy.”

The truth is that we all will have an appointment with death. And we must be ready.

The lyrics in this song by Eagle’s Wings says it best.

“Pain is a stranger, there’ll be no danger, it’s glory forevermore.”

Happy Saturday!



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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong- “I’m Reminded”

Written by scoopsnews on October 5, 2019 – 6:58 am -

Creekside Hey Y'all media bash

Vonda Armstrong of Hey Y’all Media

Mark 6:31 (KJV)

 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

Happy Saturday Folks! Another week has flown by. I find myself again on Saturday morning writing my Weekend Word . I guess an organized person would have it sitting in drafts and waiting to be posted but those of you that know me well, KNOW that isn’t me! LOL

Can I just be transparent for a moment? Life has been somewhat overwhelming lately.  My Mom and my in-laws are all in their eighties and all having health issues at the same time. I find myself running in every direction trying to be what I need to be for everyone. Lately, my busyness from my jobs (plural)  and other daily responsibilities have caused me to neglect what is most important and vital.

How could that be? What I do is ministry right?

Well, Even the duties God has called us to do can be put higher up on the to do list than those things that is of lasting significance. Our Lord knew this. Throughout the Bible, God often used the most simple things to teach us important spiritual things.

In Mark 6:31, He was talking to the Disciples. The stressful and strenuous work of the Kingdom had caused them to neglect their own needs/body etc.  The Lord knew this and and with compassion and gentleness he said, Come away to a quiet place for a time of rest.

We need to hear the same voice and provide ourselves with rest and refreshment.  Ministry at times is stressful and strenuous. Life’s pressures can take a toll on our relationship with the Lord.

Do you have a favorite place to rest? I have a quiet place and a sign in my bedroom. I’m a visual person and when I see it, I am reminded that I need to rest.  Its a simple yet important reminder.

Hope you have a great weekend and may we all keep our eyes fixed on Jesus everyday, knowing that He will provide nourishment and rest for our souls…

And speaking of reminders, let me leave you with this song by The Dodsons from Tollesboro, Kentucky. Real People. Real Ministry.  Check them out HERE



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Weekend Word With Vonda Armstrong

Written by scoopsnews on August 3, 2019 – 9:09 am -

Vonda Easley and her mom, Margaret Turner

Vonda Easley and her mom, Margaret Turner

Hi friends,

I’ve been in Alabama this week visiting my Mom. When I first arrived to see her, I noticed she was crying. One of her friends, Mr. Sanders had passed and she was very sad.

My mom is in the nursing home in Heflin, Alabama. Mr. Sanders “took a liking” to Momma and always was so kind to her.

He never missed an opportunity to smile or tell her she was pretty when he saw her.

I think we could all learn a lesson from Mr. Sanders. A lot of people are going through things. In fact, I think if we knew the struggles others face, everyone would be a little more kind to one another.

I love the message in this song. It simply says everybody’s going through something……

And I sure love the sweet lady singing it!

Happy Saturday!

Let’s Be Kind!




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Weekend Word – Right From The Heart

Written by scoopsnews on June 29, 2019 – 6:11 am -


“I say to you, that many shall come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 8:11

Years ago, more than one generation often lived together in the same house, or at least close to each other. Family reunions, as we know them today, were pretty much an every day event for those folks. But, as time moved on and families became fractured and scattered, the family reunion became a popular way for families to come together once a year and catch up with one another, eat good food, and watch all the kids play.  Today, for those of us fortunate enough to still have close family ties, family reunions can be a lot of fun. (Or they can be total misery!) Whether they’re good or bad depends on you, members of your family, or both.

But today, I want to talk about the ultimate family reunion – one that we will all want to attend! I’m speaking of what happens when Christians die. Not only do we get to be with Christ, we also get to be with those who have died in Christ before us and are enjoying the eternal family reunion in heaven – a reunion where everyone gets along. Won’t that be something? Well, it won’t be if you miss it!

The good news is that we can be sure we make the ultimate family reunion by believing and knowing Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. And when we step over from this life to the next, He’ll welcome us home with the greatest family reunion we can imagine.

I’m looking forward to that ultimate family reunion. I hope to see you there one day.

From (Right From The Heart Ministries)


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