Saturday, July 23, 2016
"God is with me?" asked Gideon in surprise. "Then why are we having such troubles?"
"You shall save Israel," said the angel. "For God has chosen you to lead your people." "Me?" cried Gideon. "But who will listen to me? I am no one! I am the least of the least."
"God will go with you," said the angel.
Thousands of men came to help Gideon. But God said, "That's too many. Send hack any who are afraid." So Gideon let 22,000 men leave. Now 10,000 remained.
"You still have too many," said God, and He showed Gideon whom to send home. Now only 300 men remained! God told Gideon's army to surround the Midianite camp. When Gideon gave the signal, they smashed jars, waved torches, yelled loudly, and blew their trumpets. The startled Midianites grabbed their swords and fought against themselves. Then they ran! God used Gideon's tiny army to win the battle!
Walking with Jesus every step of the way.
He's got a blessing waiting for you today,
It's a beautiful morning, it's a wonderful day.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Carroll Roberson is a well-known evangelist, gospel singer-songwriter, and author. He is founder and president of Carroll Roberson Ministries in Ripley, Mississippi where he lives with his wife, Donna. They have two sons, Shane and Brandon.
The New York Times named Anne one of the five most influential evangelists of her generation. She's been profiled on 60 Minutes, and has appeared on TV programs such as Larry King Live, The Today Show, and HannityLive.
When troubles come, and my heart burdened be.
Then I am still and wait here in the silence.
Until You come and sit awhile with me.
You raise me up so I can stand on mountains.
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas.
I am strong when I am on your shoulders.
You raise me up to more than I can be.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Penrod is a graduate of Liberty University. Starting in the 1980s, he worked as a studio singer, backing up voices such as Carman, Steve Green, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Garth Brooks, James Ingram, and Phillips, Craig & Dean. He was also a member of the Christ Church Choir (as was another future Gaither Vocal Band member, Jonathan Pierce). During his years in the studio, he met Bill Gaither for the first time. He also made regular appearances on Music City Tonight as a background singer.
After accepting the position with the Gaither Vocal Band in 1994, Penrod became internationally known for his powerful vocals and broad singing range. He has performed in Gaither Homecoming concerts all over the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Europe, Australia, and Africa. In 1998, he performed a duet with the Cathedral Quartet's lead singer Glen Payne on their Farewell Celebration video.
His album, The Best of Guy Penrod, reached No. 92 on the Billboard 200 on August 6, 2005. The Gaither Vocal Band's 2006 release was entitled Give It Away, followed by Lovin' Life in 2008.
In a press release on January 13, 2009, Bill Gaither announced that Penrod would be leaving the Gaither Vocal Band and starting a solo career. In August 2009, he released his debut solo album, Breathe Deep, on the Servant Records label. Produced by veteran country music producer and studio musician, Brent Rowan, the album consists of positive country music with Christian undertones.
In 2012, Penrod became the new host of Gospel Music Showcase, a popular Daystar Television Network program that focuses on southern gospel music. It can be seen every Saturday at 5:30 pm ET.
He and his wife, Angie (Clark), have eight children—seven boys and a girl (the youngest). They live on his family farm in Tennessee. All their children are home schooled.