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The Hemphills – “In Action” (1973)

The Hemphills – “In Action” (1973)

The Hemphills’ only release for 1973, was this live gem, that was originally released independently before being picked up by Heartwarming Records. It’s a wonderfully raw and genuine live album, showcasing the Hemphills “In Action”!

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The Hemphills – “Sweet Zion’s Song” (1972)

The Hemphills – “Sweet Zion’s Song” (1972)

For their last album on Canaan, the Hemphills released “Sweet Zion’s Song” during the second half of 1972. A mix of newly penned Hemphill tunes along with popular cover tunes of the day, it was a unique mix of songs, all done in typical Hemphill style!

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HISTORY

My 2022 SGMA Hall Of Fame Nominees

My 2022 SGMA Hall Of Fame Nominees

The Southern Gospel Music Association is currently accepting nominees for the Hall Of Fame. Each member of the SGMA is asked to submit two living and two deceased individuals for consideration. Three of my 2022 nominees are the same as my 2021 nominees. (My other...

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My 2022 SGMA Hall Of Fame Nominees

My 2022 SGMA Hall Of Fame Nominees

The Southern Gospel Music Association is currently accepting nominees for the Hall Of Fame. Each member of the SGMA is asked to submit two living and two deceased individuals for consideration. Three of my 2022 nominees are the same as my 2021 nominees. (My other...

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VIEWS AND COMMENTARY

The Convoluted Cathedral Quartet Catalog Condundrum

The Convoluted Cathedral Quartet Catalog Condundrum

The Cathedral Quartet is among the most well-loved and respected gospel groups in history. There isn't a quartet singer today who isn't familiar with the rich history of the Cathedrals, and you would be hard pressed to find many fans who don't own at least SOMETHING...

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SONY’S DEVOTIONS

He Brought Me Through

He brought me through Praise God, He brought me through He's done everything my Lord said He would do Through impossibilities, He's given victory He'll do the same for you; He brought me through. (as sung by Gold City on their Pillars of Faith CD) It didn't come to...

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Are You Ready to Go?

Life is moving faster than it ever has before What tomorrow brings us isn't certain any more I grew up listening to this song from Evie, but I will say if this was true back in the 1970s, it's even more true now. Scrolling through Facebook, I caught an old Gaither...

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Sins of Omission

I'm sure everyone is familiar with sins of commission. These are the sins that we willfully commit. Maybe we aren't mindful at the time that we are sinning or maybe we don't care, but they are the sins that can be seen. Sins of omission, on the other hand, are harder...

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Wisdom of the Aged

Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who stood before his father Solomon while he still lived, and he said, “How do you advise me to answer these people?” And they spoke to him, saying, “If you will be a servant to these people today, and serve them, and answer...

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Palm Sunday Thoughts 2023

Palm Sunday. The day we remember the throngs of people who worshiped Jesus as they waved palm branches, shouting, "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!" Yet it wasn't long before these same people were shouting, "Crucify Him!" How could their adoration so...

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Man Makes His Plans

On Tuesday, my brother and I were driving home from New Jersey. We were scheduled to stay with friends in Ohio but not long after we crossed the Ohio border, my brother felt like we could make it home. We both liked that thought since we could then have Wednesday to...

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Remember!

"If you should say in your heart, 'These nations are greater than I; how can I dispossess them?'--you shall not be afraid of them, but you shall remember well what the LORD your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt."  ~Deuteronomy 7:17-18 Remembering. It seems like...

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Turn Your Burdens to Prayer

I confess that I am guilty of taking way too many burdens upon myself. Family members who don't know the Lord, others making bad decisions, some having financial difficulty ... you name it, I feel it, and it can literally affect my health. In Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus...

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We Are So Blessed

We are so blessed by the things You have done,The victories we've won, and what You've brought us through.We are so blessed; take what we have to bring.Take it all everything. Lord, we bring it to you.. If you think about it, the first couple lines of this verse...

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Listen to Our Hearts

When words are not enough to tell you of our love Listen to our hearts I've realized lately that "I love you" often sounds insufficient to express how I feel about the people I love. How much harder is it to tell my Savior how much I love Him! I'm glad that the Spirit...

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Pray for the Persecuted Church

Voice of the Martyrs has called an International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church today and throughout the month of November. I don't think it was coincidental that my daily Bible reading this morning was Psalm 70. As I read the Psalms, my focus is typically on...

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