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The Paynes – “Ready or Not” (1982)

The Paynes – “Ready or Not” (1982)

“Ready or Not”…we’re moving on to our next group…the Paynes. Their time in the spotlight was relatively short, but they made a lasting impact! Check out this review of their first nationally released album, “Ready or Not”…

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REVIEWS

The Hemphills – “Revival” (1987)

The Hemphills – “Revival” (1987)

One of the most popular albums in the Hemphills’ discography is this 1987 release, “Revival”. After 14 years with the Benson Company, this would be their last album before signing with Homeland Records.

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The Hemphills – “I Can Smile” (1986)

The Hemphills – “I Can Smile” (1986)

Much like the album cover, things were bright and cheery for the Hemphills! With “I Can Smile”, they were back with the Benson Company under newly acquired, RiverSong label, and there were lots to smile about with this album!

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The Paynes – “Ready or Not” (1982)

The Paynes – “Ready or Not” (1982)

“Ready or Not”…we’re moving on to our next group…the Paynes. Their time in the spotlight was relatively short, but they made a lasting impact! Check out this review of their first nationally released album, “Ready or Not”…

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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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VIEWS AND COMMENTARY

SONY’S DEVOTIONS

How about You?

In the Bible study Experiencing God, the question was asked, "What did God do to draw you to Himself, specifically?" The answer that popped into my head as I pondered this was a line from an old Happy Goodman Family song: "I came through tribulation. How about you?"...

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Pursue Righteousness

Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.  ~2 Timothy 2:22 When you think of lust, the first thing that probably pops into your mind is that of a man lusting after a woman, but lust can...

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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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Love Them While You Can

In October of 2022, my brother and I were driving home from a speaking event when I realized it wouldn't be very far out of the way to visit a widow friend that I hadn't seen in a few years. I knew my brother would be eager to get home to his family, but I broached...

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Doubly Good to You

If you find a love that's tenderIf you find someone who's trueThank the LordHe's been doubly good to you   ~Rich Mullins I write a lot about thanksgiving because, for most people, that is not their normal bent. We can receive praise all day long, but it's the person...

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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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