Winter is almost gone PTL!!!
Psalms 104:33 I will sing praise to the Lord as long as I live, I will sing praise to God while I have my being.
Mary and I hit the ground running this year, and we started our year in Texas. While there, we were able to spend some glorious moments with my adopted Dad, Bro. Clyde Spain. We always park our rig at their place while we sing in the Dallas / Ft. Worth Metroplex. We knew exactly why the Lord had us there, as Bro. Spain had a couple of very serious health episodes; and we were there to be with him while he was admitted to the hospital. Mom Spain kept telling us, “I don’t know what we would have done if you and Mary were not able to be here.” It was a God thing, proving He always does things in His timing.
As we are into our year, we have been so blessed to see the Lord work. We traveled on through Texas into Arizona for our series of missions conferences and concerts. All who know us know we truly love missions. God has been moving in the Faith Promise conferences, and people continue to step out a little further by faith for missions. I am so glad the Lord has allowed me to start singing a song I recorded many years ago entitled “This Ship's Made to Sail.” Bobby Wills, one of the most talented musicians I have ever worked with, has been helping me with new arrangements to some old and new songs. These songs will be on a new project I am planning to do later this year.
I want to say thanks for all the notes I received concerning the project released the end of last summer. It was another wonderful blessing to have found the old master to the 1982 recording of “There is Still Power in the Blood.” It was a lot of work to get the tracks re-mastered, but the effort has paid off, as many say it has been a blessing. Tracy Dartt originally produced this project and wrote the new dedication for this updated version 37 years later.
We thank the Lord for the decisions made in the meetings. One song people come and mention to me is a song called “Compared to Calvary.” Many forks are hurting these days, and many sometimes begin to feel like NO one understands or cares. The lyrics to this song seem to reach down into hearts and put everything in proper perspective. The chorus says this:
Compared to Calvary, my cross is not so heavy,
Compared to Calvary, my load’s not hard to bear,
And it makes me ashamed that I ever complained,
I’ve had it easy Lord, Compared to Calvary.
Yes, compared to His suffering on the cross, we all truly have it easy. Praise His name, He chose to accept His suffering so we would never have to suffer hell.
Mary and I want to say thank you so much for love, prayers, and support. We pray we might continue to be used as faith ambassadors for the cause of Christ as we travel and sing the Gospel wherever go.