Hello again and welcome to today's edition of the Homecoming Magazine newsletter! We hope you are all doing well as we approach the end of the month...can you believe it's already the end of January, 2012?  If you'd like to get those creative juices flowing this week, read below about the brand-new "The Song Says It" Devotionals page at homecomingmagazine.com. Also, don't forget to enter for a chance to win Billy Graham's latest book!  And while you're waiting for your March/April issue of Homecoming Magazine, take a minute to say hello on Facebook and Twitter (@Homecoming_Mag)...we'd love to hear from you.

A thought from the Word:

Lamentations 3:22-24  Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."


Enter for a chance to win a copy of evangelist and bestselling author Billy Graham's latest book, Nearing Home: Life, Faith and Finishing Well (Thomas Nelson). In this moving narrative, Graham shares the lessons he has learned about growing older and the transitions of life, and he exhorts us to spend our time on Earth well. Readers will come away with a greater understanding of Reverend Graham's faith, passion and struggles, and they are sure to feel encouraged and uplifted.  One entry per person, please, and your entry must be received by Monday, February 6th; to enter, click here!

Inspired by Gaither songs? Enjoy writing? We'd love to have more of your creativity and inspiration on our website, so we will soon be unveiling our new section, "The Song Says It" Devotionals.  We will be featuring a different Gaither song every two weeks, and we would love for you to send us a short devotional based on Scripture and inspired by the song lyrics. Each time, we will choose one or more entries to post on our website (www.homecomingmagazine.com). The song choice this time will be "Because He Lives," and you can send your entry to the Web Editorial Staff by clicking here. Have fun, and we can't wait to see how the Lord inspires you!

Get your Gaither event tickets on pre-sale now! New pre-sale events include concerts at Merrillville, IN and Richmond, VA, as well as the Lakeland Gaither Fest taking place January 2013.  Tickets will go fast, so get yours before it's too late! Click here for more information.
If you haven't heard of Homecoming Radio yet, you're missing out! Now broadcast on over 2,100 stations worldwide, the show features hosts Bill Gaither, Mark Lowry, Kevin Williams, Phil Brower and Tori Taff having a great time and playing your favorite music from the Gaither Homecoming tours. Plus, you don't want to miss Kevin's "Wonderful World of Weird & Wacky Words," now, do you? You can read more about it by clicking here!