Friday, September 28, 2012


You're familiar with that saying, "the more things change the more they stay the same". The world we live in is ever changing to make life easier and more efficient. However, nothing can alter or change our relationship with the Lord. From everlasting to everlasting, He is God and that's it! He doesn't change, He doesn't sleep, He doesn't take a vacation and He doesn't forsake His children.

As for Brotherhood, we are "chomping at the bit" to get our fall ministry in full swing. However, we are patiently waiting on God's direction. Not easy - but necessary to follow in His will. We had a wonderful September opportunity to minister in song at a local church. Brotherhood was just part of the service but we're confident, by the congregation's response, to return for a full blown concert soon! We immediately felt God's presence as the people entered into worship without hesitation, praise God! Having all the wives present was an extra special treat, too! That's a rare occasion and we appreciate them so much.

With Dan & Mel out of town, Phil's busy with evangelism (he loves it!) and John & his wife had a blessed vacation drive back home to NYC and surrounding areas. The time spent together on the road was just as enjoyable as their NY stay. He is also working on new material for Brotherhood - more great songs are on the way! On a special senior night dedicated to old time gospel music, John served as song leader. Choosing old hymnal favorites, the crowd had a grand old time singing at the top of their lungs! To spice it up, John went around and poked the mike in front of many to catch their singing ability. Good voices everyone!

You're now caught up and we pray you are inspired to do something for Him today. Remember that "little is much when God is in it".

Be blessed and be a blessing!

Friday, September 14, 2012


I'll be on vacation for awhile and wanted to send this out ASAP. The dog days of summer are over (I think) and looking forward to a blessed fall season. The Bible says, "don't look to the left or the right; just keep your focus straight ahead." We should always press towards the mark of the high calling of God. What is that calling? Well, first, it's being part of God's big family through salvation. And then, it's how can you serve God. If you're not sure, why not ask Him for help and guidance? If we love the Father we surely must desire to do whatever we can with the gifts He gives. It could be a prayer warrior, a caring shoulder, a neighbor's help, a listening ear, an elder, a teacher or... a minister (you never know).

Brotherhood has been called to minister in song but that's not for everybody. We enjoy sharing God's loving message to whomever regardless of age, culture, etc. We had wonderful, new concert experiences in August that God prepared. Wide spread announcements (incl. TV) fanned the flame as we held concerts at Upsala Presbyterian (Sanford) and the Full Gospel Businessmen's (FGBM) dinner meeting in Titusville. Had a surprise visit by my good friend, Max Pickering from The Pickerings. This family gospel group has been singing for a LONG time. Like Max has said - "longer and older than asphalt!"

There was a great response from people who truly enjoy good gospel music - old and new. They had no problem joining in as they knew many of the songs. God moved in a very special way at FGBM as we had individual prayer at the conclusion. Clyde was a gentleman who had severe shoulder problems with little movement. Phil sensed in his spirit that God was touching Clyde. A few days later, Clyde called to report he was healed as arm movement had returned - praise God!! Being able to reach into new territories always has unknown/ untold rewards and blessings. We look forward to what else God has in store for us - we'll just wait and see!

Be blessed and be a blessing!