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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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Was there a better year for Gospel Music than 1985?

Was there a better year for Gospel Music than 1985?

Was there a better year for Gospel Music than 1985? The Cathedrals were in the middle of the Danny & Mark years. Gold City was in the Brian & Ivan years. The Kingsmen had Anthony and Big Jim. For those with nostalgia for the 1950s and 1960s, Jake, James, JD,...

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SONY’S DEVOTIONS

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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Creation Declares God’s Glory

As I write this, I am in North Carolina looking across the ripples of Lake Hickory while I wait for my sister to get ready so that we can take a walk. It's a gorgeous Sunday morning. Having been in some roasting temperatures this past month, it's nice to have a...

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Surrender Your Weakness to the Lord

As the congregation sang, "I'm not afraid to show You my weakness," I paused. That is not a line that I can honestly sing. Although God sees my weaknesses more than anyone, I find myself wanting to please Him just like I do my earthly family, and I forget that I am...

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Testify of His Mercy

"O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good; for His mercy endureth forever." ~1 Chronicles 16:34 I am 3/4 of the way through a business trip with my family and then I plan to take some trips to visit friends and family. I left on July 5 and don't know when I will be...

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Do You Have a Biblical Worldview?

I am amazed at how often I hear statements from professing Christians that are based on modern thought and not on the Bible. I'm not talking about different interpretations of doctrine but excusing actions which Scripture clearly speaks against. Gone are the days of...

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He’s Still Alive

If you knew Him like I know HimYou would know that He's aliveIf you felt Him like I feel HimResurrection deep insideYou'd know He's living, and death has died! If you attend a traditional church, there's a good chance that you sang the following words this morning: I...

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Press On Anyway

My mom passed away in January. A friend's dad died the next day. In the last couple of weeks, I met some young ladies who lost their mom the same week we did, found out that a friend died last month, and discovered that a man we knew years ago is in jail for murder....

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Two Are Better Than One

"Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor.For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.But woe to him who is alone when he falls,For he has no one to help him up." ~Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 In the first line of these verses, I picture...

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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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