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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Let's Look Retro! Cowboy Christian Music

Eddie Arnold
♫ "Cowboy's Dream"
Tex Ritter
♫ The Thief of the Cross" 

♦ The Cowboy Dictionary 

Roy Rogers and Clint Black
♫ "Hold On Partner"
Cowboy Copas
♫"Don't Shake Hands"

Marty Robbins
♫ "When It's Lamp Lighting Time In The Valley"
Rex Allen
♫ You Saw Me Cring In The Chapel

Wylie Gustafson
Wylie and the Wild West
♫ "Round Up Time in Glory"
The Rider's In The Sky
~Tribute to Gene Autry~
♫ "Silver Haired Daddy of Mine"

♦ The Book of Obadiah
Shortest Book of the Bible

♫ Rhonda Vincent
"I Will See You Again"

♦ Reading from the Book of Obadiah
Problem of Edam was national pride, 
they rejoiced at the calamity of Isreal.
Thier security was their rock fortresses 
and being on a trade route.

The Louvin Brothers
♫ "You'll be Rewarded Over There."

Obadiah 1:8

The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.
Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.
The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.
If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes?
How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought up!
All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.
Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

The Primitive Quartet
Reagan Glenn Riddle
♫ "The Chicken Eatin' Preacher"


Friday, August 27, 2010

Just Be Kind Anyway!

Blackwood Brothers
♫ Learning to Lean

My 5 Personal Tenets of Faith
If you are kind and considerate of others, 
some will accuse you of having selfish motives. 
But be kind anyway.

And you may spend years building something 
that someone elase can tear down overnight. 
Build anyway.

And if you find happiness and serenity, 
there will be those that will be jealous of you, 
but be happy anyway.

The good that you do today may very well be 
forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

And most importantly give the world your 
best. Even if it's not good enough 
give your best anyway.

(Adapted from the Paradoxical Commandments by Dr. M. Kent Keith) 

Bill Monroe
♫ I Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore
Clint Howard
♫ I Just Got to Heaven And I Can't Sit Down
Carl and Pearl Butler
♫ Dreaming' of a Little Cabin 
Frank "Hylo" Brown
♫ Will the Angels Play Their Harps For Me?
Rickie Skaggs 
Sharon and Cheryl White
♫ Talk About Suffering

Romans 8:18
For I reckon that the sufferings of this 
present time are not worthy to be compared 
with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

James 1 1-2
James, a servant of God and of the Lord 
Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are 
scattered abroad, greeting. My brethren, 
count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this,that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

Brad Paisley
♫ Farther Along
Mark Lowry
♦ Christian Humorist
Don Edwards
♫ The Master's call
Brother Claude Ely
♫ There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down

1 Thessalonians 4:13
But I would not have you to be ignorant, 
brethren, concerning them which are asleep,
that ye sorrow not, even as others which 
have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus
died and rose again, even so them also 
which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
For this we say unto you by the word of the 
Lord, that we which are alive and remain 
unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent 
them which are asleep. For the Lord himself 
shall descend from heaven with a shout, with 
the voice of the archangel, and with the trump 
of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be 
caught up together with them in the clouds, 
to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we 
ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one
another with these words.
The Marshall Family
♫ Gloryland 
Empire Jubilee Quartet
♫ Get Right Church
The Issacs
♫ Not Afraid

James 4:13
Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow 
we will go into such a city, and continue 
there a year, and buy and sell, and get 
gain:Whereas ye know not what shall be on 
the morrow. For what is your life? It is 
even a vapour, that appeareth for a little 
time, and then vanisheth away.For that ye 
ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall 
live, and do this, or that.

Matt 24:44
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an 
hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Ricky Scaggs and Tony Rice
♫ Talk About Sufferin' 

Faron Young
♫ I Won't Have To Cross The Jordan Alone

Eddie Arnold
♫ When My Saviour Carries Me Home


Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Banjo Faces the South....

The farmer is close to God. 

Bill Futch, in Liberty County, GA, raises 3 maybe 4 gardens a year! 
Growing things is bout a 6-week process, so he starts 
planting/growing/watering/harvesting in March and goes till November! 
See – the south is the place to be! 
You ought to see Bill’s watermelons! 
Hush my mouth! They “beat all!"

I’m amazed at how many church people there are in the deep South. 

Draw a 500 mile line from Savannah to Mobile - that’s an imaginary 
line that travels thru “holiness nation”! Sanctified people have taken over down there!

The strong agrarian economies of Alabama and Georgia are also 
home to many huge military installations. These factors combined
with that great deep south/southern gospel/camp meeting mentality 
have always made it a traveling preachers paradise! 

Oftentimes revivals are well attended by [far from home] soldiers 

and their families. It’s no surprise that Lady Pastor Lucille Floyd, 
now in her eighties, has had such success at Fort Stewart in Hinesville. 

At my last count - there are over 60 thousand people at Fort Stewart!

You can still find lotz of modest ladies with hairdos and plain faces 
in churches below the Mason-Dixon! And the young people still 

say “yes Sir” and “yes Mam!”

When church Yankees retire and move to Florida they move one state too far! 
Now I know that Albany and Dothan and Bainbridge are not quite as warm 
as Fort Myers but the commonness of the people causes me to love it.

And you gotta love the music of the South! 
How they sing!

I started holding revivals around Savannah when I was a teen-ager for 

Pastor C.M. Butler. And I’ve never forgot my first dose of Southern hospitality.

When Mr. Carrier invented the AC it increased the population of the deep south exponentially. I've made the 21-mile trek down thru Atlanta many times and when you come out on the south side of Atlanta, it’s like being awakened to warm and mild forces. And the north/south balance of Georgia and Alabama is so neat! Cool mountains at the top and warm low country at the bottom!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Are you a Martha Tending to the Good and Neglecting the Best?


Luke Chapter 10 
Are you a Martha?

Mike Snider
♫ If My Nose Was Runnin' Money

♦ Slice of Life in the Life of Jesus

Luke 10:38
   Now it came to pass, as they went, that
   he entered into a certain village: 
    and a certain woman named Martha
   received him into her house.
   And she had a sister called Mary,
   which also sat at Jesus' feet, and
   heard his word. But Martha was
   cumbered about much serving, and
   came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou
   not care that my sister hath left me to
   serve alone? Bid her therefore that she
   help me. And Jesus answered and said
   unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful 
   and troubled about many things: But one
   thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen
   that good part, which shall not be 
   taken away from her.
♦ Ancient story with contemporary lessons in it.

Matthew 6:34 
   Take therefore no thought for the morrow:
   for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.
   Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Hank Williams, Sr.
♫ "House of Gold"

♦ Jesus did not rebuke Martha for her work...but for her worry.

Connie Smith
Barbara Fairchild
Sharon White
♫ "Where Angels Fear To Tread"

Proverb 3:5
   "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and 
     lean not unto thine own understanding.

Matthew 6:34 
   Take therefore no thought for the morrow:
   for the morrow shall take thought for the things
   of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
♦ The GOOD things in life are the
   enemy to the BEST things in life."

♦  Deuteronomy 8:3
    And he humbled thee, and suffered thee
    to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which
    thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know;
    that he might make thee know that man doth
    not live by bread only, but by every word
    that proceedeth out of the mouth of the
    LORD doth man live.

♫ Chet Atkins
    Georgia Camp Meeting

John 11:5  
   Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister,
   and Lazarus.

Matthew 6:33  
But seek ye first the kingdom
   of God, and his righteousness; and all these
   things shall be added unto you.
♫ Kenny and Amanda Smith
   "Shoutin' Time"
♫ Les Paul and Mary Ford
    "The 90 and 9"

♫ Blue Highway
     "Seven Sundays in a Row"
♫ Mike Snider
   "Putting on the Dog"

♦ God's Work vs God's Will

James Gordon Lindsay (1906-1973) 
was a revivialist preacher, author, 
and founder of Christ for the Nations.

♫ Ricky Skaggs
   "Seven Hillsides"

Amos 3:7
   Surely the Lord GOD will do
   nothing, but he revealeth his
   secret unto his servants the prophets.

♫ Pat Boone
   "The Old Rugged Cross"

Titus 3: 5-7
   Not by works of righteousness which we have done, 
   but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing
   of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
   Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
   That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs
   according to the hope of eternal life.

♫ Johnny Paychek
   "The Day is Almost Over" 

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