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November 2015
November 23, 2015

November 23, 2015

“Count your Blessings” is one of around 1500 hymns that were written a long time ago, by Johnson Oatman.  Oatman’s father was a great singer, but young Johnson, who admired his dad’s gift, was not a very good singer himself.  Yet, he contributed wonderfully in music ministry, as God called him to write songs.  Other […]

November 16, 2015

November 16, 2015

Just a Closer Walk with Thee No one knows the author of the hymn, “Just a Closer Walk with Thee;” and little is known concerning its origin and date.  However, we do know it became popular in the 1930’s, among African American churches in musical conventions; and became nationally known in the 1940’s when Southern […]

November 9, 2015

November 9, 2015

Just a Little Talk with Jesus In 1937, during the Great Depression, C. Cleavant Derricks, learned to depend on God, by way of prayer; and therefore wrote, “Just a Little Talk with Jesus.”  But, who?   Who should have a little talk with Him?  A person who is lost should have a little talk with Jesus.  […]

November 4, 2015

November 4, 2015

I Need Thee Every Hour In 1872, Annie Sherwood Hawks, was a 37 year old housewife and mother, doing her daily tasks, when suddenly she became filled with a sense of nearness to the Master.  She thought, how could anyone live in this life without God.  With those thoughts in her heart and mind she […]