Monthly Archives: March 2011

Deliberating About Discipleship

“Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32And if not, while the … Continue reading

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Early CCM Spotlight: Don Francisco

“The Steeple Song” was one of the best songs that framed out the CCM movement in a more definite direction.  Don Francisco became the master of the story– he would narrarate the word in popular songs.  This happened at the … Continue reading

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To Give Beyond Giving

“Calling his followers to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow gave more than all those rich people.” Mark 12:43, NCV   Heaven uses scales that earth knows nothing about.  Jesus calls out to His disciples, and … Continue reading

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Early CCM Spotlight– Wendy & Mary, Again

*****   “Welcome Home,” Just really felt I wanted to imprint these guys on to your heart.  There is value in letting music like this to saturate your heart.  I must tell you, seldom has there been a duo like … Continue reading

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Early CCM- Spotlight on Wendy & Mary

“If I Could Love You Better” One of the early and blessed CCM duets was Wendy & Mary.  They were together just 5-6  years but cranked out 5 or 6 albums.  Their music operated off of relatively simple melodies, but their lyrics … Continue reading

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Early CCM- Spotlight on Nancy Honeytree

*****    Another incredible blast from the past.  “Rattle Me, Shake Me.”  This is one of the best from one of CCMs greatest–Nancy Honeytree.  I think I can date this about 1974. Of course, I hope that it blesses, and … Continue reading

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Early CCM: Spotlight on Evie

***** “Clean Before My Lord.”  This is a song by Evie, c. 1975.  It carries potent memories, as she was a major artist in Contemporary Christian Music.  This particular song, “Clean Before My Lord,”  is just coming out of the … Continue reading

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