Category Archives: Southern Gospel Music

Thank You Lord For Saving My Soul – Seth and Bessie Sykes


Foreword:  Since the original posting of my article, Thank You Lord for Saving My Soul, on January 14, 2011, and a subsequent update on July 14, 2012 the article has been read by internet users thousands of times. I suppose … Continue reading

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Parading Your Own Glory – The Consequences of Hezekiah’s Pride

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Eighth Article in the Series The Fall of a Godly Nation Parading Your Own Glory – The Consequences of Hezekiah’s Pride Background: King Hezekiah of Judah had trusted God to heal him of his deathly illness (see God Listens and … Continue reading

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Lest Any Man Should Boast – Sennacherib Blasphemes Jehovah

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Seventh Article in the Series The Fall of a Godly Nation Lest Any Man Should Boast   –   Sennacherib Blasphemes Jehovah Background: I have done my share of boasting and bragging over my life.  Reflecting back, most of my boasting was … Continue reading

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Intentional Deceit

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Fourth Article in the Series The Fall of a Godly Nation Intentional Deceit – The Lies and Intimidation of Sennacherib Background: The year is 701 BC.  The holy city of Jerusalem is in a terribly fragile condition.  While a generally … Continue reading

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Background: As part of a Bible Study at Pine Lake Baptist Church in 2013, Dr. Keith Pisani, Pastor, referred to a number of Scriptures to illustrate a point.  My wife Charlotte recorded the cited Scriptures for me so that I … Continue reading

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Successful Execution of the Wrong Plan


Third Article in the Series The Fall of a Godly Nation Successful Execution of the Wrong Plan – Hezekiah’s Tunnel Background: Revisiting a portion of the second article in this series, Revival Before the Fall, King Hezekiah was a descendant of … Continue reading

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“God Came Down To Our Place” – a Christmas Devotion

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Background: Because of my current medical condition, we are not able to attend church services in person right now.  If you follow my articles regularly you know that we recently moved from our home of twenty-seven years to a new … Continue reading

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Brokenness

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Background: A person with a spirit of brokenness as presented in Psalm 31:12 can be viewed as one who: 1) is emotionally distressed over sorrow, or sin; 2) possesses a contrite spirit; 3) is a softhearted vessel before God. Quoting the … Continue reading

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If I Were the Devil

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Background: Beginning in 1964 famous ABC Radio daily news commentator Paul Harvey (1918 – 2009, and whose tag line still rings true in my ears:  “And now you know … The Rest of the Story!“) penned and presented the first … Continue reading

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From Persecutor to Persecuted

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The Positive Result of Unjust Persecution Aimed at Christians Background: I started thinking about this topic after reading an August 14, 2013 article in World Net Daily, a conservative news organization founded in 1997. Bob Unruh, a long-time Associated Press … Continue reading

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