Book Review: Where Lilacs Still Bloom

I came upon this book quite by accident.  I was looking for a book to read while I waited on another book.  I came across this book and thought it might be interesting. I had no idea what to expect or if I’d really enjoy it.  When I read that it was about growing lilacs, I wasn’t sure.  I love […]

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Book Review: The Widows Club Series

This was a book I initially picked up for my grandmother to read, but upon reading the book I had a newfound author to read. In The Widows Club, Valentine Denay is struggling with the death of her husband.  Each morning she meets with other widows on her cul-de-sac, including her high school nemesis and new neighbor, Barbie Baxter.  Once […]

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Behind the Hymn: My Jesus, I Love Thee

My Jesus, I Love Thee was written as a devotional poem by a young teen who had recently come to faith.  That teen was William Ralph Featherston. Featherston considered this hymn his “legacy of love.”  His love for God were genuine and true. William Ralph Featherson was born to John and Mary Featherson on July 24, 1846 in Montreal, Canada. […]

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Movie Review: The Song

I had the privilege of seeing an early review of a movie that released on Friday, September 26. Do you get confused at time reading the Song of Songs?  Do you wish you could see what he is saying? Well, with The Song, you can!  The song is a modern day interpretation on the life of King Solomon. Jed, is […]

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Behind the Hymn: Holy! Holy! Holy!

When I was growing up Holy! Holy! Holy! was the first hymn found in the Baptist Hymnal.  I remember often requesting this song at hymn sings, when I was in elementary school.  I’m sure this was because of the ease of finding the hymn. Holy! Holy! Holy! speaks of the power of the Holy Trinity.  The opening phrase, “Holy! Holy! Holy! […]

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Behind the Hymn: Victory in Jesus

Eugene Monroe Bartlett, Sr. is considered to have made a major impact on the development of Southern Gospel Music. He was born on December 24, 1885 in Waynesville, Missouri.  At a young age he relocated to Sabastian County, Arkansas where he grew up.  He was educated as a music teacher at Hall-Moody Institute in Tennessee and William Jewell College in […]

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Behind the Story: He Touched Me

He Touched Me was the song that propelled Bill Gaither onto the national stage. Gaither had been writing songs for years, but nothing struck the chord with the American public the way He Touched Me did.  Gaither stated in an interview that he began writing in “1960” and this was “my fifty-fourth song.” Gaither was accompanying an “old preacher friend” […]

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