Gospel Music Roundup!
Summary: Look, Listen, Love, and Live. That's what Southern Gospel does within the listener's heart. I hope your visit here finds for you more than you hoped for, and that Hope finds you, as well. Take the time and drop a line to the artists you like, or leave a comment here for them. Remember, the Lord Lives in the praises of His people, and that means you and I. If you love southern gospel music, stop by, give a listen and better yet, tell me what youd like to hear!
Jesus knew what it was like to give everything of Himself for another- He did it for us all. He knew the pain of loneliness and rejection and the humiliation of being wrongly accused. We failed Him who had come only to bring us closer to the Father. Continue reading →
To Download this episode, if you like, simply Right-Click on the “Download” link then select “Save Link As.” This will download the full MP3 to your computer! There is a spirit of unrest in the land- and no, it’s … Continue reading →
Kicking it up into the tall gears, this week on Gospel Music Roundup, with some high-energy gospel music from great Gospel Quartets and so much more! Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, … Continue reading →
Time to head ’em up, Move ’em out, Round ’em up, and ENJOY the wonderful Grace of Jesus, our Lord, Master, Savior and King! This is Gospel Music Roundup, and this episode brings you even more of the great Western … Continue reading →
1 John 3:2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He … Continue reading →
He didn't seek vengeance, nor did He lay out exclusions as to who would qualify for this Grace. He told them and us to reach, preach, and teach.
"Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it." I Timothy 6: 6 & 7
One of the things I have loved best about being in the Family of God is the way we all love to sing His praises! No matter where I go, I find people who want to sing in praise. It doesn't matter the style, the format, the accompaniment or the lack thereof, by the grand cathedrals or the mountain stream, the man in tune with his Creator loves to sing His praises, and cannot help but to do so! This edition of Gospel Music Roundup takes a walk on the western side, riding the trails and sauntering through the streets of heaven, singing like we're a part of the grand heavenly choir. so far, the only person missing is you, so fork your bronc, saddle up and spur your faith into action, joining in the praises of His people! Psalm 22:23-28 23You who fear the LORD, praise Him; All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And stand in awe of Him, all you descendants of Israel. 24For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from him; But when he cried to Him for help, He heard. 25From You comes my praise in the great assembly; I shall pay my vows before those who fear Him. 26The afflicted will eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the LORD. Let your heart live forever! 27All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, And all the families of the nations will worship before You. 28For the kingdom is the LORD’S And He rules over the nations. Lottie Collier Dirt Road Turns To Gold Michael Crawford Eagle's Wings Belinda Gail The Old Rugged Cross Curly Musgrave Curly's Song Eric Gordon Sweet Jesus Instruments Of Faith I Still Believe Kelly Lee James Did You Take Time? The Crownsmen I wanna Know The Burneys I've Never Been Sorry The Inspirations Heaven By And By The Missourians There Is A River Wendell Austin Dirty Windows Destin Don Jesus Fletcher Jowers Old Campmeeting Ground Dale Mackay In The Sweet By And By Michele Cupit There's A Healer In This House Dave Berland He Keeps Me Singing
This episode of Gospel Music Roundup is a Highlight On Hymns, those old classics sung for generations in congregations all throughout the United States and the world. No other worship music has endured the test of time, but the old classic Hymns and Convention songs. Not to knock modern worship music, but all too often we hear these modern songs for a short season, and then they are "rotated out," to be replaced by still newer, fresher songs. While many will try to proclaim the death of the old-fashioned hymns, they seem to push forward beyond the hype and remain a constant favorite of young and old alike- I don't know how many times I have sung a classic hymn in a church service, only to be approached by someone younger than myself, exclaiming how cool the song was, or even wondering if I had written it! I could only hope to someday pen something that is sung through multiple generations or even centuries; But that hope is nothing compared to the Hope that is already in me in Christ Jesus! Ephesians 5:15-21 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, 19speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; 21and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ. Featured in this Episode: Dave Berland Wonderful Grace Of Jesus Palouse Cowboy Poets Church In The Wildwood Buck The Big Man The Ole Country Church The Missourians It Is Well With My Soul The Boatwrights Faith Of Our Fathers Still Waters I'll Fly Away Medley Phillip Andrew Newman What A Friend We Have In Jesus Pure Heart Blessed Assurance Paul Wheater The Old Rugged Cross Lori Bianco Just A Closer Walk With Thee John Eric Anderson Are You Washed In The Blood? Dave and Linda Byers Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior Brian Mace Learning To Lean Faith Of Joplin Nothing But The Blood Mark High Consider The Lilies And of course, SO much more!
Sometimes it is so easy to let little annoyances in our lives get in the way of accomplishing the tasks that are (and should be) our main goal or objective. This, in turn, sidelines our attention to the point that while we could have gotten the project done on time, we wind up late with the project and find that the item we were trying to fix could not be fixed to begin with. For me, working with web sites and pages is something I love to do. But, occasionally, I find there is some minor defect on the client's page and spend who-knows-how-much time trying to trace down the problem. In the meantime, the content for the page is not there, and then I may have to take off to an appointment, so it winds up needing to be done- Late. No, not just late, even LATER. While the client may never even know this, it still ends up bothering ME that I spent so much time on something that really wasn't mine to fix. In the above-mentioned page, it was in the coding, and I don't mess with that. Life's little interruptions have acquired a nick-name: Squirrel! This is loosely based on an animated talking-dog character in a movie that would interrupt his own speech, suddenly jerking his head in another direction and saying,"SQUIRREL!" Trust me, it's funny when you see it. We, as Christians, have but one mandate: Spread the Word. Mark 13:10; And the gospel must first be preached to all nations. The Word is the "Sword of the Spirit" mentioned in Ephesians 6:17, our first line of defense against the arrows of the enemy. By spreading the word to believer and non-believer alike, we are seed-planting, edifying the body and proclaiming our victory in Jesus. You never know who will need to hear what you need to say. Sometimes those around us have been praying for encouragement and guidance; That very encouragement can come from the very word you feel the need to share, be it in person, by phone, or by social media sites. Ephesians 5:14 We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15 See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people. 16 Rejoice always; 17 pray without ceasing; 18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Do not quench the Spirit; 20 do not despise prophetic utterances. 21 But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; 22 abstain from every form of evil. There is no doubt that sharing the Gospel is what Gospel Music is all about, and as such so is Gospel Music Roundup. This week's podcast is bringing you some awesome Bluegrass Gospel Music- Perfect for playing out for all to hear- and for those who might ask- or even not ask- YOU can share, filling in the blanks about the message here. In This Episode:
Philippians 1:3-6 NASB I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it untilthe day of Christ Jesus. It has been quite a week here at Gospel Music Roundup! Many changes are in the making, and as much as I would like to take control of it all, I have to rest in knowing the perfection of His will in my life only moves forward as I give Him the reins! I have been offered a few things that, clearly, God has placed there; For, as soon as I said "Yes!" all the minions of the underworld seemed to rise up against me. But I know, as I trust in Him, His power will overcome all the stumbling blocks that satan tries to put in my way. Just as God has given me the objective, my every step must rely on contact with Him, and following His commands. Today was a day we honored the Fallen of our American Military. Those dedicated soldiers who placed themselves in harm's way and paid the ultimate price. So many of them had no idea what was about to happen; still others may have known the extreme danger they were in, and did their best to see to their objective in spite of the danger. Some even knowingly laid down their lives, that others might live. They may not have been involved in the planning of their mission; they were simply following their leaders' commands. But each of them knew the purpose of their calling and took a certain pride in accomplishing their missions. Our calling, all too often, seems to get sidelined by non-essential tasks and mundane chores that busy our hands, but don't build the Kingdom; Accepting Christ came with two mandates: John 15:12-17 nasb “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. 14“You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15“No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16“You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. 17“This I command you, that you love one another. and Matthew 28:17 “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” So, we are left with this: Love each other, and bring people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, teaching those people to do the same; to LOVE EACH OTHER. But to this end, we tend to put everything else on earth ahead of this calling! Visiting the sick has been replaced with mowing the lawn or weeding the garden or cleaning the gutters. Helping the widow and the orphan has been sidelined by rushing home to watch TV with the family. Feeding the hungry has been replaced with Parties, barbecues and other celebrations that are by invitation only. We rationalize away "Work day at the church" with "I don't have time to even work on MY house! How can I be expected to work on God's?" The list of excuses is endless. But until we STOP busying ourselves with things that have no effect on the Kingdom, we are simply miring ourselves in the creation of wood, hay and stubble that won't stand the test of FIRE. IN MEMORIUM to our Leader, Jesus Christ, and his laying down of His life for US, the tasks he whispers in our ears need to become priority! In This Episode: Terrance Allen Battleground Tim Keesee Christian Soldiers
One year later... This is the podcast I sent out on memorial day, 2011, one week after the tornado that ripped through Joplin on May 22, 2011. SOME MORNINGS, I struggle just to get out of bed. Yet, who am I, to bemoan the creaks and the pops and the stiff joints, when Jesus suffered a thousand times more than I. No, today is not a day to think about my pain or my suffering. These dwindle to nothing, in the light of the suffering that God went through in allowing His Son to go through the humiliation and death of the cross. Of Jesus who suffered at the hands of the very sinful men He was dying to save... My suffering even dwindles when I think how many of our peoples have suffered and died for the freedom we have to celebrate our God and our Savior. Yes, in light of all these I am nothing. So let us join together in praise and worship of a wonderful Lord and Savior, whom so many have fought for the right for us to worship and believe in. A blessed Memorial Day to you. In God We Trust “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness—these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.” – George Washington “God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.” –Thomas Jefferson “[I]t is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People in a greater Measure, than they have it now, they may change their Rulers and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty.” – John Adams “...The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that ‘except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.’ ” – Benjamin Franklin “Were my soul trembling on the wing of eternity, were this hand freezing to death, were my voice choking with the last struggle, I would still, with the last gasp of that voice, implore you to remember the truth: God has given America to be free.” – Patrick Henry “And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.” – Abraham Lincoln “Let us look forward to the time when we can take the flag of our country and nail it below the Cross, and there let it wave as it waved in the olden times, and let us gather around it and inscribed for our motto: ‘Liberty and Union, one and inseparable, now and forever,’ and exclaim, ‘Christ first, our country next!’ ” – Andrew Johnson “We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation, without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic. Where we have been the truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity.” – Franklin Roosevelt “Without God, there is no virtue, because there’s no prompting of the conscience. Without God,
Recently, I have been going through a number of health issues; mostly due to high blood pressure and the problems it causes, plus a medicine conflict that about shut down my kidneys. This landed me in the hospital for a week, and as a result, I have discovered that I have had a minor stroke. My eyes also were affected, and so goes the existence in these earthly vessels we call bodies. Still, amidst it all, I can see the wonders of God at work! One of those wonders was how He speaks to us through His Spirit, when we are quiet and listen. His gentle voice is amazing at healing our hearts and curing our worries. He is trying so hard to tell us just how much more peace we can have if we only trust HIM. That word: TRUST. Five letters. In scrabble it's only worth 5 points; yet, we seem to cling to it, refusing to let it go when help is at our very doorstep! Luke 12:35-40 “Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit. 36“Be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks. 37“Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them. 38“Whether he comes in the second watch, or even in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves. 39“But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 40“You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.” In trusting God, we are to be ready to stay fast amid the turmoil and troubles, Satan will try to sway you from the path, and discourage you from fulfilling the ministry that has been appointed you. I know I will see Jesus, either when He comes or when He calls me to HIM, and that is what matters most to me. In this episode: Tim Kessee Thank you lord Faith of Joplin Draw Me Nearer Windy Mountain Bluegrass Band Long Black Train Won Heart I've Had Enough Grandpa's Neighbor I Gotta Cross Palmetto State Quartet Not any more Belinda Gail Medley Bodie Enter Christ Sons of the Shepherd Dear God Kendall Chaffee Band Fill Me Lori Bianco Just a Closer Walk Blessed Assurance Ministries As Soon As I Touch Calvary Cowboy Bob Wallace Jesus Walks The Shore With Me John Paulus A Few More Miles Rebecca Jo Huesby Alright And of course, SO MUCH MORE! ENJOY your gospel!
This Mother’s Day Edition of Gospel Music Roundup is in direct appreciation for Mom. Always there when we fall Ready to pick us up or steer us clear of trouble. They feed us, clothe us, protect us, They feel our pain when we hurt, and always seem to know what’s best for us. Mothers are ALWAYS RIGHT: Even if you disagree, you know they are. I recall in the Film, “The passion of the Christ” the scene where the young Jesus trips and falls And it was Mama who came running to hold him. More power than ten thousand angels… More love than mere man can fathom. Our comforter when we sorrow, our nurse when we are injured Our protector when the world comes against us. And finally, at that dreadful moment when they must LEAVE us, their concerns are not for themselves, but for the ones they leave behind. Mamas. Emissaries of our Lord, Our Savior and our King. Used mightily of Him, Yet seem to be so successfully clandestine that we never fully realize how much they are there, until they aren’t there anymore. Take the time to hug your Mama today, even if it’s just over the phone. If she has gone on ahead of you, take the necessary steps to ensure you see her again on the other side. It’s what she would have wanted, And you know, she’s always right! In this edition of Gospel Music Roundup: Dave Berland Dale Harper David James Jason Elkins Mark High Blackshear Bluegrass Gospel BK Minor Dotson Family Quartet Rusty Blake Mary Alice Vanderwater Kathy Wedvik The Crownsmen The Benge Family And of course, so much more…
we tend to say "Yes" with our mouths, but internally we start formulating a list of things that have to "fall into place" before we can undertake this mission the Spirit has placed on our heart. We have to finish school. We have to get our finances in order. We have to wait until the kids are older and out of the house. The list goes on and on, and that list is not a bucket list, it's an "Excuses list."