I love Gloria Gaither's quote here. Are you praying about what the 2015 chapter in your story will include? Whether we resolve to exercise more, break a bad habit or begin a good one, we will all benefit if we ask God to increase our love for others this year.
He has created us to be so wonderfully different from one another, as we explore in our Jan/Feb issue. We all know that these differences are not always easy! Yet Jesus made it clear that loving one another is very important. We printed a portion of a wonderful poem from Reuben Welch, titled "We Really Do Need Each Other," in the current issue, and we have published the entire poem here. It is quite long, but it's well worth the read and offers inspiration as we begin this year.
A thought from the Word...
|Prayers are appreciated for contemporary gospel music legend Andraé Crouch, who is battling serious health issues and was hospitalized on January 3. He was hospitalized in early December as well, resulting in the postponement of a planned tour. Click here to read more...|
|The country music world has lost one of its most beloved personalities this past week. Grand Ole Opry star Little Jimmy Dickens died on Friday, January 2, at a Nashville area hospital. Read more by clicking here.|
|Actress Donna Douglas passed away on New Year's Day in her home state of Louisiana. This sweet Christian lady was best known for her role as "Elly May Clampett" on "The Beverly Hillbillies." Click here for more about Ms. Douglas's life and faith.|
|The 57th Grammy Awards will be held February 8 in Los Angeles, and we are excited that two Gaither Homecoming groups are nominated. The Gaither Vocal Band received a nomination, and so did the Martins! In addition, our friend T. Graham Brown is up for Best Roots Gospel Album for Forever Changed. And, Glen Campbell is in the running for Best Song Written for Visual Media with his song "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," from the documentary, I'll Be Me, which follows Glen on his farewell tour and presents an honest look at the artist's experience with Alzheimer's.|
|Our Jan/Feb issue of Homecoming explores the diverse range of personality types God has created (including those colorful personalities within the Homecoming family!) Other features are Gloria's compelling interview with Glen Campbell's wife Kim and how she is coping with her husband's journey with Alzheimer's; plus, fans of the Happy Goodman Family will be excited at the debut of brand-new trio, Goodman Revival! For ordering information, just click here!