“GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN”

  The song, “Go Tell It On The Mountain” is a Negro spiritual attributed to John Wesley Work, Jr., an alumnus and faculty member at Fisk, the university for freed slaves, and was included as a Christmas hymn in a 1940 book, “American Negro Songs and Spirituals.”   To black slaves in the United States, […]

SOMEONE WITH SKIN ON

I want to share with you my favorite Christmas story. This is a repeat from my book, “Max Speaking – Devotionals From My Heart.” You will find it on page 31 in the book. I hope that you will enjoy the story of Christmas again, as I enjoy telling it. A little girl had been […]

“O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM”

Some of the most beautiful music is played and sung at Christmas time.  I have been interested in the daily devotional written by Cheri Cowell as she has given us some history of these Christmas songs.  She writes about one of my favorites, “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Phillips Brooks was inspired by the sight […]

“O, THE WONDER OF IT ALL”

I read a recent article on George Beverly Shea, who is known as “America’s Gospel Singer.”  He was born in Canada February 1, 1909.  He is 103 years old.  He lives in Montreat, North Carolina.  According to the Guinness Book of Records, Shea holds the world record for singing in person to the most people ever, […]

Hurting People

There are hurting people everywhere.  Everyone is struggling.  How do we help?  Sometimes, we just don’t know what to say or do to help.  I thought the following six ways would be helpful in bearing someone else’s burden. 1. Be there.  Everyone needs a friend just to be with them in time of need 2. […]