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The Hemphills – “Ready to Leave” (1974)

The Hemphills – “Ready to Leave” (1974)

1974 was the start of really big things for the Hemphills, as their music really began gaining some major traction. “Ready to Leave” was a tremendous album for the group and was only the beginning of great thing!

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HISTORY

StowTown Records Vault Series

StowTown Records Vault Series

On Friday, November 27th, 2020, StowTown records surprised SG fans by releasing a digital remaster of a long-out-of-print record by the Cathedrals, Smooth as Silk. This album, originally released as a table project in 1979, is noteworthy for being the first full...

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VIEWS AND COMMENTARY

Are Digital Compilations Pointless?

Are Digital Compilations Pointless?

One side effect of this digital revolution is that every song released is essentially a single. This is where I can’t help but question if compilations are now outdated.

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#NewsNuggest: 4-1-2023

#NewsNuggest: 4-1-2023

NEWS OF THE WEEK After months of speculation and inquiries, Gold City officially announced this week that Brian Free and Ivan Parker have departed from the group. New members will be announced "soon." The Booth Brothers, Jim & Melissa Brady, and Buddy Mullins'...

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SONY’S DEVOTIONS

Looking Forward

"Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus" (Philippians...

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Come Worship the King

Still through the cloven skies they come With peaceful wings unfurled And still their heavenly music floats O'er all the weary world; Above its sad and lowly plains They bend on hovering wing. And ever o'er its Babel sounds The blessed angels sing. ~from It Came Upon...

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There’s Power in Prayer

I've been thinking lately of some of the prayers that God has answered for me--both recently and in times past. I can also think of some that He hasn't, but I am increasingly convinced of the truth of James 4:2: "You do not have because you do not ask." It's also true...

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Thankful for God’s Mercy

In reading through Exodus, I am struck by God's mercy--even to Egyptians who had no regard for Him whatsoever. Emphasis is often placed on the plagues that God sent their way, but more often than not, He warned them of what was to come if they continued to disregard...

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Thankful for Memories

When people list what they're thankful for, the most common responses among Christians are God, salvation, and family, and I would affirm that I am thankful for those things. But I also realized last week that I am thankful for the gift of memories. If you have had a...

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Overcoming Fear

In reading through Genesis for the umpteenth time in my life, I slowed down to better focus on the Patriarchs of the faith. Abraham is the one that many look to as the father of faith, but did you know that Abraham also had fears? I find it interesting that this man...

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Are You a Hypocrite?

The biggest reason people give for not attending church is that it is filled with hypocrites, but I wonder what they mean by that. Sure, there are people who live one way at home and then go act spiritual on Sunday mornings, but there are also a lot of church...

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Sin Is Not in the Struggle

I write a lot on forgiveness, not because it's easy but because it is necessary. This week, God showed me someone else I need to forgive, but I confess that I have a long road ahead. Whenever something comes up that I think I've conquered but apparently have not, it...

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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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