I'm too Blessed to be depressed, and too annointed to be disapointed

I'm too Blessed to be depressed, and too annointed to be disapointed

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Big Outdoor Gospel Singing

There will be a "Big Gospel Outdoor Singing" on Friday and Saturday, June 19 & 20, 2009,in Hazard, Ky at the Perry County Park! Free Admission! Bring your lawn chairs! There will be concessions. Bring out the family, Church group, friends and neighbors! Over 25 groups from around the county will be there!
We, Change Of Heart will be there and hope to see you there. Come out and meet us and some more of your local favorite groups.
Singing sponsored by Porch Lite Group, Hazard, KY.

Also hear these groups on internet radio at www.live365.com/porchlitegroup

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

UFO's, Super Hero's and Jesus

Hey there, it's been a few weeks since I was able to add to the blog. I've been very busy doing things that are not as fun as being on the computer. You know, stuff like taxes, a new job, snow, tornado, high water, winter sickness and yucky things like that. I also got to see the mysterious light in the sky (UFO?) on Friday night that has been on the news. It was between two satelites crashing in outterspace or a meteor. Now, I don't know about you but the government always blames unexplained sightings and lights on satelites, military, or meteors. We all know it's those little green men from other planets!!!
I could really have some fun with this subject but, this is a southern gospel blog not sci-fi. And as far as I can tell there is no one but ole' Groove out there reading this anyway. And he gets lots of hits on his blog page cause he writes about Super Hero's. Marvel Comics characters and such. People eat this up. It's entertaining, fun, and all of us have a little desire in us to be a Super Hero!
Jesus should be our FIRST and Only true Super Hero. He laid down His life to sacrifice just so that you and I could have eternal life in heaven. He suffered the ultimate death for us without uttering one single complaint. He rose from the dead in three days, conquering death, hell, and the grave and is still alive today after over 2000 years. Now tell me, Is He Awesome, or what?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy New Year....

I just wanted to wish everyone a Blessed New Year! We need to pray for our Nations Leaders that "Someone" up there will pray for guidance. It is hard for me to feel great about what is coming. So many of the people that have been voted and appointed into place, have such liberal views that it scares me. I am Pro Life. I believe in Prayer. I think when they took God and disipline out of school that we did a greater harm to our children than a spanking. I believe that Jesus is the reason for the season. That is why I did not spend any of my money that says "In God We Trust", at any of the stores that would not wish me a "Merry Christmas." And every clerk that told me Merry Christmas, I thanked them for saying it instead of Happy Holidays. I got a lot of smiles. You may not approve of my blog today, God Bless You anyway.
"For God So Loved the World, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16
This may not even get read.....I have no idea if anyone reads it, but it's here for anyone to read. I've planted a seed.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Room in the inn, and room in the end.

Today is Christmas. The day we celebrate the birth of Jesus. The Son of God. Emanuel. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Over 2000 years ago a baby was born in a manger, a barn if you will, where all the cattle and livestock were kept. Not a very sanitary location for a baby to be born but there was no room in the inn, and there was no hospital on the corner. There was no mention of a doctor or midwife. Tho I'm sure that God provided the right person to assist in the birth of His Son. The local inn was full, I wonder if the inn keeper had any feelings for this expecting woman. If he had know this was truly the Son of God, would he have given up his bed?
The town was supposed to be crowded, so I'm sure there were plenty of people in the streets that saw this woman, who was very pregnant, ride in on a donkey . I wonder if any of the women that saw her had compassion. If they did, they didn't offer any help. No one offered to give her their room, or to share it with her.
Then in the stable there were the animals. I want to believe that they knew who this little baby was and how important this birth would be. Have you ever spent an evening in a barn? It's peaceful. The small sounds from the animals can lull you to sleep. The warmth they give is soothing. God took Mary out of the hussle and bussle of the crowded city and gave her a warm and cozy stable where the attendants therein watched in wonder at the amazing birth that was to happen. I can just vision sheep, cows, donkey and doves in the rafters watching as that little baby was born. What a glorious thing they saw and couldn't tell about it. We on the other hand can tell about it. We as Christians have experienced Christ. But do WE tell about it?
Are we caught up in our own hussle and bussle, too busy to observe the coming baby, or now, our coming King. He is coming again, have we made a reservation for Him?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Watch Night Service

Watch night services seem to be a thing of the past. Oh, you hear about them here and there but not like you use to. When I was a teenager (well maybe it wasn't so long ago, lol) you could locate a watch night service at about any church along the road. You would have to book even the local groups months in advance to get a good singing together. Most services would start around 8pm and you'd hear gospel music well after midnight. Just because the clock struck 12 didn't mean we had to rush out the door. One watch night service I remember lasted well past 1 am. The church house was full and no one was complaining. Good ol' hand clapping, foot stompin, shoutin style singings. We'd have one of the good local groups to sing, there'd be singers from the church, and usually a young group of teenagers trying to get started. We were all brought up on southern gospel like the Inspirations and the Florida Boys and don't forget the Chuck Wagon Gang, we all wanted to sing like them. Their songs were great and had a message. Listening to them is how we learn to sing parts. Harmonize. All the boys wanted to be a bass singer.
People just seem to have other things to do now days. Wonder how surprised we'd be if the Lord came back on New Years Eve and found us where we were? Guess what, He KNOWS where we are!

So are any of you going to a watch night service this year? Who is singing? Where is it? Let's get the word out and maybe instead of watching a stupid ball drop we can lift our spirits by feeding on the Spirit of the Word in song. Comment back, I want to hear from you!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas Gospel concerts!

Christmas is only a few weeks away and I am in no way ready! It doesn't even seem like November let alone almost December. But it's coming, unless the Lord comes back first!
So, with the Christmas season upon us we can find several evenings of great gospel singings here and there. A couple of "Gaither Homecoming" style singings in our area are as follows:
December 8th - Hopewell Baptist Church, Corbin, KY
December 12th - Knox Co. Middle School. Benefit for the Angel Tree (for the kids).
Barbourville, KY
Several groups and soloist will be at both events. If you or your church are having any kind of special singing or service let me know and I will post it for you. Whether in Kentucky or clear across the globe.
This is a holiday we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Go out and celebrate His birth, support your local gospel groups. Help their causes. Share the good news about a living savior and His promise of eternal life. Go out and spend an evening or two, sit back and relax and enjoy some good old Gospel Singing.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sinuses and singers

It's fall and the weather is changing. Eighty degrees today 50 tommorow. Plays havoc on your sinuses, especially here in the mountains and valleys of SE Kentucky. Early winter and Spring are a singers nightmare. You never know from day to day if you are gonna be struck with sinuses and post nasal drip. Which by the way leads to sore throat, hoarsness, and stopped up ears. That's what I have. Stopped up ears, itchy throat, some sneezing which leads to the drip. No hoarseness or sore throat yet thank God. I am taking claritin and xst. Tylenol. drinking plenty fluids, and have been in bed now for over 24 hours. (this is why I am up at 11:50 pm doing a blog). Anyone have any of their own remedy's they use out there? Oh yeah, and hot TANG is good. Let me know, maybe there are other readers that could use your help too. Just post a comment.