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Chris Tomlin – Awake My Soul

Kellie Pickrel


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If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet Bob and Sylvia Jordan and hear their music and experience their ministry, you have really missed something.  Bob and Sylvia (neither pictured above) sang at Jean’s Mens Bible Class this past Sunday.  They travel throughout the U.S. singing  for the Lord, charging nothing for their appearance, and give away free CD’s.  If you would like to learn more about their music ministry, download free mp3’s, donate, or check their calendar, click on Bob and Sylvia Jordan under blogroll at the right.

A Turkey In Carthage

As I was transferring some LP’s the other night I came across a song I had written in the ’60’s entitled “I’m Going Back To Lubbock”, recorded by Charlie Sloan for Cowtown Records.  The tag line was something like, “Lubbock where the trees are green, the prettiest women you’ve ever seen, and no one there ever treats you mean in Lubbock.”  What was I thinking?  There may be some pretty women and nice people in that part of Texas, but there ain’t no trees.

People in that part of the state think a tree is two feet tall, two feet in diameter, and tumbles across the road when the wind comes sweeping across the plain.

I have been invited to Turkey a few times but it’s much to close to Lubbock.  After spending a semester in west Texas, I came to appreciate Mac Davis’ title “Lubbock In My Rear View Mirror.”

On the other end of the spectrum, I have been blessed with the honor of performing at the Texas Music Hall Of Fame, an awe inspiring stupendous edifice located in the piny woods of the east Texas city of Carthage where there are lots of trees.  Older and wiser and after meeting several pretty women and many nice people in this east Texas community, I think my song title should have been “I’m Going Back To Carthage.”

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