Posts From Sony Elise

Sony Elise

Sony has been an avid southern gospel fan since she first heard The Happy Goodman Family on a cassette in the mid-1980s. She is the co-founder of Family Renewal and the owner of Sony Elise Editing Services.

Thankful That He Came

Last night, I was thinking how easy it is to stay focused on the cares of life and the things that are not going well instead of realizing how much

The Importance of Communicating Well

Communication. Everyone knows that this is important in relationships, but many don’t seem to know how to communicate well. Or maybe they just don’t want to take the time to

Count Your Blessings

Are you heavy laden with a load of care? Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear? Count your many blessings; every doubt will fly And you will keep

Do All As Unto the Lord

Lord, help me not to be discouraged now and then When work I’ve done brings someone else to fame Help my spirit soar past the need to be adored Lord,

Choose This Day Whom You Will Serve

Our worship leader prayed for the persecuted Church this morning and, as he did so, I couldn’t help but think of what I have heard about the persecuted Church praying

Are You Really Living?

The sermon this morning was on Philippians 1:21: “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” As I listened to the message, I wondered how many Christians¬†truly

What Is Worship?

Yesterday, as I watched Gerald Wolfe lead the hymn sing at the National Quartet Convention, my mind wandered back to a time when most churches sang these rich songs. I

Dealing With Relational Stress

If you have lived for any amount of time, you have probably been through a breakup of some kind. Whether it was a spouse, a close friend, a boyfriend or

Are You Selfish?

I believe one thing almost everyone deals with is selfishness. In a lot of things, one person’s struggle may not be his neighbor’s but, in the area of selfishness, this

Who (or What) Are You Serving?

“And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. … But as for me and my house, we will

Walk In Unity

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! … For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore” (Psalm 133: 1, 3b). “Therefore if there

Jesus is Ever Near

The last few weeks, I have been in California, and I have a little over a week until I return home. Although I travel a lot and usually plan a