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

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

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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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Beyond the Song: The Dodsons sing “In the Fire”

Written by Staff on July 2, 2019 – 2:27 pm -

The DodsonsJantina de Haan Baksteen goes Beyond the Song to talk to Joseph Dodson about “In the Fire.” Joseph and his wife, Lena, make up the Dodsons, a couple that many are growing to love.

Joseph shares with Jantina his inspiration for writing this tune in this look Beyond the Song.

Jantina: It all started when Vonda Armstrong dedicated the song “In The Fire,” by the Dodsons, to me on  the Strictly Southern Show.

I wanted to know more about that song and contacted Joseph Dodson.

I asked Joseph some questions and he was graciously willing to answer.

Jantina: Joseph, please tell us a little more about yourself for the readers of SGNScoops.

The DodsonsJoseph: The Dodsons, husband and wife duo, both 21 years old, are based out of Tollesboro, Kentucky. We met in church. Currently, I am an Assistant Pastor at Living Water Community Church in Maysville, Kentucky.

Jantina: Why did you write the song “In the Fire?” What does it mean to you personally?

Joseph: I had been going through some things in my own life and after going through them God gave me the rest of the words to this song. This song is a testimony of mine.

Jantina: What is the message you want to share to the audience, or listener of this project?

The DodsonsJoseph: Just know that whatever you are going through, God will bring you through it. He is always by your side and will never leave you because he is with you “In The Fire.”

Jantina: Have you written more songs?

Joseph: Yes I have written 11 or 12 more

Thank you Joseph for sharing with us today.

We hope you enjoy this presentation of “In the Fire.”

2019 Creekside Gospel Music ConventionThe Dodsons will be appearing at Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Oct. 27 – 31, 2019. For accommodations, tickets, VIP tickets, and other information, please call Rob Patz at 360-933-0741.

For more information on the Dodsons, please click HERE.

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Mark Your Calendars Now For This!

Written by scoopsnews on March 31, 2019 – 2:41 pm -

(From BloodBought Gospel)

You Are Invited!

GET READY! For our Annual Anniversary sing.
This is going to be a fantastic evening of some of THE BEST Gospel music you’ll hear anywhere.
Make plans now to attend & help us celebrate another year in music ministry.

Your Friends,


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