December 2016 Newsletter
Hello everyone! By now we have spent time with family and friends enjoying a great Thanksgiving meal and fellowship. There is much to be thankful for…life, health, family, and so much more. But the greatest blessings has to be our freedom to worship and the gift of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. As most of you know, I am not one to preach or quote a lot of scripture. But in preparing for this newsletter I came across scripture I want to share. So many times we dwell on the “things” we are thankful for and do not consider where our blessings come from. 1st Chronicles, Chapter 16, David says, “Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works. Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually. Remember his marvelous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgements of his mouth”. Are we truly thankful or do we pay homage with our lips and not fully give thanks in our actions and deeds? In this season of Thanksgiving and the upcoming Christmas season, let’s all dedicate ourselves to fulfilling the scripture above. Let’s be thankful, call on his name, sing praises unto him, let the world know of his goodness and power. The part about seeking his strength and his face continually struck home with me. For more great reading, let me suggest the Book of Psalms. Some of my favorites are Psalm 96, 100, 116.
Creekside Gospel Music Convention Update:
In case you missed it somehow, the Pine Ridge Boys were honored with an award this year in Pigeon Forge. Although we did not win in the Top Traditional Quartet category, that award went to a very deserving Gold City Quartet, we did receive the 2016 SGN Scoops Publisher’s Choice Award! We were totally surprised and very honored to receive this prestigious award. God is really working for us.
We followed up a great week in Pigeon Forge with a Robert York Production concert in Kennesaw, GA. Sharing the stage and later the dinner table with The Chuck Wagon Gang, and Jerry and Jan Goff was really a blessing and thrill. We will again team up with The Chuck Wagon Gang, January 28th in Boiling Springs, SC…make plans now to attend.
Our travels have taken us to North Carolina and Ohio of late. We even experienced a snowy weekend in Ohio! This week we journey to Georgia and then back to South Carolina. We even get to share a few songs at our home church, Inman First Baptist, this Sunday morning (11/27). It is always a great pleasure to worship with the fine folks at Inman First Baptist Church!
Our new radio single “I’ve Got a New Song to Sing” is receiving a lot of air-play and climbing in the charts and we thank God for that. Please continue to call the radio stations and request this song.
In December, we will only sing once as we take the month to celebrate Jesus birth and spend time with our families. As promised, we will complete our new CD and have it ready for you before we start again in 2017. Six songs are already completed and I think it is the best work the Pine Ridge Boys have ever done. You will want one of these CDs. Why not go to our website (www.pineridgeboys.com) and pre-order yours today!
For those of you who wish to have us at your church or event, please contact us NOW. Our calendar is quickly filling up. There are many in the works, so act now to make sure you get your preferred time.
Until next time…Have a safe and wonderful Christmas and the Pine Ridge Boys will see you soon!!!!!
Ivory, Jonathan, Wayne, Larry and Mark