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Janice Crow

Boots or Dancing Shoes?

April 3, 2017 0

I’m not a big clothes hound….at least not now.  Time was when I “needed” matching purse and shoes, appropriate jewelry  and properly painted nails to feel put together.  A teenage friend years ago called me […]

The Songwriter

Common Miracles

April 2, 2017 0

My Dad had a passion for cars. New cars, old cars, big cars, small cars, just any kind of car. He worked as a mechanic for over almost 40 years for United Airlines, at the […]

The Red Back Hymnal

The CHURCH HYMNAL: “At the Cross”

April 2, 2017 0

The CHURCH HYMNAL:  “At the Cross”   “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18).   […]

Historic Proportions

Mike Helwig

April 1, 2017 0

“Years ago when I was with the Stamps, the group was in rural Mississippi, in the wee hours looking for a place to stop for the night. Then road manager/primary driver, Jack Howell and I […]

Janice Crow

Pizza, Pepperoni and Promises

March 4, 2017 0

Okay, I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I can pick up on a pattern. I notice things. There are certain foods that cause me to dream weird, crazy, disturbing dreams….every time. Now […]

The Red Back Hymnal

The CHURCH HYMNAL:  “Cleanse Me”

March 2, 2017 0

On December 8, 2016 – just over three weeks from the intended January 2017 publication of this article – I entered a St. Louis hospital for major surgery.  My urologist/ surgeon claimed I had a […]

Historic Proportions

Jimmy Jones: The Common Man

March 1, 2017 0

“Please let us understand that the hope of America lies in our faith in God and the common man.” – Jimmy Jones One of the first southern gospel singers I had the privilege of seeing […]

The Songwriter

Song Formulas

February 3, 2017 0

Brock Speer once told me that his Father G.T. Speer, had a formula for songwriting that he used on several of his compositions. Songs like I NEVER SHALL FORGET THE DAY, & THE DEAREST FRIEND […]

The Red Back Hymnal

I’ve Never Been Sorry

February 1, 2017 0

 Bennett Cerf –– one of the founders of the Random House publishing group, as well as longtime panelist on the 1950s to 1970s TV game show, “What’s My Line?” –– once told of a young […]

Janice Crow

Love By Committee

February 1, 2017 0

It all started out so well. Creating a decorative box to put valentines in seemed like a worthy endeavor. I still don’t know how I mustered the courage to raise my hand, and the outcome […]

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