Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Power of Prayer!

Hey, I know I haven't posted in a while so here is going to be a long post and well maybe the longest ever! So I have went to youth challenge, school, and student council state convention. Well, there is more to come about my student council state convention to tell later. Yet, my pastor has had me do a few Wednesday night sermons. I have done one called Loving God, Loving Each Other, The Power of Prayer. I also have done a few devotionals at JC Alive. The next one for JC Alive is called Steps to a Victories Prayer Life. Well something was brought to my attention while listening to Adventures in Odyssey. I love AIO. They are amazing and there facts on stories are always right and suitable to me. I was listening to It Is Well on Life Lessons on Friendship. I also listened to The Other Woman on Welcome Home series. Well it is well tells of who wrote it and all he and his family went through. If you don't know the story here is a summary. He went through what Job went through. Okay there is that. After he went through that he penned the song IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL. Great hymn. Few years or so after that Horatio Spafford the man who penned it went through some more struggles. He got sick with depression and a mental break down. He died int he middle east thinking that he was the Messiah. He was dear friends with D.L.Moody. His family and friends prayed for his healing. Yet, he didn't get better. So that fact that the man who penned one of the greatest hymns in the world never was healed of his anger or his depression.

Ya, He was sick I believe he made it to heaven. His family was upset and so was he. His prayers and his family and friends prayers werent answered. That is upsetting to someone who went through as much as he did. Yet, God don't answere our prayers on our time but in his time. God is a God of prayer answering. It happened in Gods time. We need to remember that Gods timing may be differnet than ours so keep a clear head. Remember

Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Matthew 21:22 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
22And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

1 Chronicles 4:10b And God granted him that which he requested.

James 5:18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.

James 5:17-18 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.

God Bless

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

WOW! I'm Back

Well well well, after a long blog silence there is now that redeeming hope that I will blog more now than ever. I can see it now you all are going ooh no. So yes, I am back to blogging. I haven't blogged since I got some major news.

I have preached THREE times since school has started. Daniel, has asked me to do some Wednesday nights. So I kindly did. Also youth challenge was just hear and well it went fast. I had a blast. The speakers were phenomenal. I loved it. The music was top notch. Also, I got some help.

Also, I got to talk and catch up with my old friend MATT THOMPSON! He is a unique individual. I am still planning on going to South Africa. That trip will also talk over the time of ICHA and CYM Youth Camp. So, I have to miss those. Yet, I am excited for the whole thing.

School, is going great by the way. Well my ride for school is here bye all.


Saturday, September 13, 2008

News in the Southern Gospel world!

Here is some good and bad news in the world of Southern Gospel.

N'Harmony is back.
Six years ago, N’Harmony disbanded when lead singer Shane Dunlap became the original lead singer for Signature Sound Quartet. They just announced that they are returning.
The lineup of the new N’Harmony is lead singer Shane Dunlap (N’Harmony and Signature Sound) is Tenor Brent Mitchell (Mercy’s Mark), Baritone Chris Whitaker (Won by One and Crystal River), and Bass Will Van Wyngarden (Journeymen Quartet). Dunlap said, “I have been thinking about a return for along time, but I wanted to find the right guys with the same exact goals. Every single guy in this group has their priorities in order.”
They are finishing a project of Southern Gospel favorites and will begin touring in mid-October. Clips of the group can be heard at

from Southern Gospel Blog


Christian Davis is back. He is doing some solo dates. As well as some Christian Brothers Quartet is back. He has them doing some dates this fall.

Here is a sad note on gospel music

Ray Bolts ,
Ray has come out of the closet. He is a gay. Please pray for him. That God will deal with him.

Well for now
God Bless.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Lets talk new Southern Gospel CD's!!!!

Okay my blog name has all to do with Southern Gospel. Here is a bit of that for you. Here is a list of CD's I so what to buy or can't wait to get.

1. LeFever Quartet - Nothin' But Good
2. Ernie Haase and Signature Sound - Dream On
3. Ernie Haase and Signature Sound - Influenced
4. Greater Vision - Not Alone
*5. Dove Brothers - Life
*6. Dove Brothers - Never The Same
7. Gold City - Moment Of Truth
8. The Browns - A New Day
9. Triumphant Quartet - Look to God
10. Talley Trio - Life Goes On
11. HisSong - On The Way
12. Ivan Parker - Inseparable
13. The Christ Family - Liven With The Light On
14. The Kingsmen - When God Ran
15. Booth Brothers - Room For More
16. Legacy Five - God's Been Good

* I have some of these songs. They are very good. The best the Dove Brothers have ever put out. Kudos to this group.

I can't wait till they are all out or till I have money to get them.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Back to school and lots more.

Well hello my dear readers! Hope all is well with you! I haven't blogged in awhile i guess because I am lazy. Yep that is it. Well I have some news and clues and well just news for you.

I started school on Monday August 19. It was great. I have all the classes I wanted. Here is my schedule for the first semester.

1.Music Theory
3 Study Hall/Lunch

I had to pic a name in Spanish. My Spanish name is Enrique. Here is a little Spanish I know. Me llama Enrique.

Well school is great I love music theory. That is my favorite. I should be coming out of that class singing better and hearing better music and playing piano and writing music better.

Well for now

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Time to Rewind and Find the Longing of the Heart!!

Okay, well the title to this post sounds dumb or wacky. So hope all is doing well. I want to ask you for your prayers for my family we are going through some tough times.

I also want to apologize for the dumb post I just had up. My computer froze and well it posted it while it was doing the pictures. I will get pictures up here soon. I promise.

Well now time to elaborate on my post title.

"Time to rewind and find the longing of the heart"
I have had some bad and good things happen in my life. Most of you know. I am not from a Christian home and things can get rough from a day to day basis. That is one reason I ask for your prayers. Another is when things good wrong what do I do? I feel I need to share where my heart is on this. God has helped me a lot this past year. I had Had and anger issue. God has taken that from me and I asked for a more tender heart. Well, he gave that to me. I wounder if he gave me a too tender heart at times. When things go bad I pray. A Gaither Vocal Band song comes to my mind. "I'm Not Gonna Worry", that song has helped me out lately for the problems at home. I shouldn't have to worry about it at all but I do. Mom gets stressed, I get upset and worried about what we are gonna do. I feel God has helped us in the last few years. I just want to take my self back and Praise and Thank God for all the things he has done for me.

Until Then

Monday, August 4, 2008

Camp's are over and well here is some new news to some of you!!!

Camp went smoothly. I worked my tail of while being there. They kept us teens very busy either with dishes and or cleaning. It was fun. I was put on the usher list so I was an usher all week. I got up at 7:30 am every morning. We had teen prayer meeting at 9:15 every morning and teen service Monday-Thursday with Bro. Andrew Stroud. He was great.

I went with Daniel Edwards to the retirement center and I preached. My sermon was entitled LOVING GOD, LOVING EACH OTHER. It was fun and all the elder really enjoyed it.

Well here is some news that is going to take place next summer of '09.
1. Going to South Africa
2. CYM youth camp
3. IHCA youth camp
4. VBS
5. Family Camp