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Lessons for Life by Way of Heart Surgery

Lessons for Life by Way of Heart Surgery

Leading up to about three months ago, I was in pretty good health (or so I thought).  Like most fifty-something year old men, I was working during the day and spending time with my family in the evenings—good old, normal life things.  Then, in the span of just a few weeks, I went from “normal […]

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When Ministry Hurts

When Ministry Hurts

It was my day off, and I needed it. Our church had been experiencing revival and growth. Now the enemy doesn’t like revival. So we had weathered some storms along the way, but I thought we were sailing on to smooth seas now. I was wrong. The tempest was coming. I got up with lots […]

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Introducing: It All Happened in the Country, 20th Anniversary Edition

Introducing: It All Happened in the Country, 20th Anniversary Edition

A message from the writers: Dennis and Nan Allen. There’s nothing more fun to write than a musical for children. Even though it’s been 20 years since we wrote and recorded It All Happened in the Country, we still smile (and sometimes laugh out loud) when we listen to it again. Writing a project like […]

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Are You Ready to See Your Fixer Upper? – Part 2

Are You Ready to See Your Fixer Upper? – Part 2

This is part 2 of a blog series from Rick Briscoe.  If you haven’t read part one, you can find it here.  Communicate a clear VISION. I love the way The Message translation puts it: Proverbs 29:18: “If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; but when they attend to what […]

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Are You Ready to See Your Fixer Upper? – Part 1

Are You Ready to See Your Fixer Upper? – Part 1

Effective Church Choir Leadership for a “Repurposed” Generation Like so many others, my wife and I have become fixated with the HGTV hit show, “Fixer Upper.” Yes, Chip and Joanna Gaines have inspired many of us to discover renewed value and purpose for what, at first glance, appears to be broken down, abandoned and of […]

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10 Quick Tips for a Better Rehearsal

10 Quick Tips for a Better Rehearsal

By Marvin Copaus Whether you’re leading rehearsal for a church choir, orchestra, or praise team, the way you approach that rehearsal will go far in determining how well things go. Here are some tips to make sure they go well. 1. Plan at least four to five weeks ahead. This gives your group plenty of […]

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The Importance of Worshipping When You Don’t Feel Like It

The Importance of Worshipping When You Don’t Feel Like It

by Lauren Bruce “I hate this song, so I’m just not going to sing.” “I can’t lead others in worship when I’m not worshipping.” I have said both of these things on more than one occasion. And you know what? God still lets me worship Him. I’m still allowed in the throne room. Believe me, […]

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The Power of the Unexpected Touch

The Power of the Unexpected Touch

Do you remember the last time God unexpectedly touched you? We all desire for His presence in our lives daily. But sometimes, He chooses an unexpected moment or an unusual circumstance to really reach us deeply. One of those times happened to me in December of last year. I was deeply stressed out about a […]

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The Story Behind The Crimson Gospel with Missy Robertson

The Story Behind The Crimson Gospel with Missy Robertson

Missy Robertson shares the heart and stories behind the new release The Crimson Gospel. Be sure and check it out on our website here. Being born to a dad who is a Gospel preacher and to a mom who is a Master’s-educated choral director, I can safely say that I have been encouraged my entire […]

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10 Complete Myths Surrounding the Birth of Jesus

10 Complete Myths Surrounding the Birth of Jesus

Jesus was born in the year 1 A.D. – Your calendar says it has been 2,016 years since Jesus was born. However, Jesus was probably born 3-7 years before the selected year of 1 A.D. The Gregorian calendar was set by intelligent men roughly 1,500 years after the event. They made an educated guess using […]

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