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The singer and his friend Chase Mooreland went duck hunting during a winter storm, and both of them were found deceased.
Craig’s wife, Helen, took to Instagram with a truly remarkable statement of Faith: Craig was found today. We can finally rest knowing that he is at Home in Heaven with his Father.The night of the accident he had fought his way out of the water and up a hill before the stages of hypothermia set in.
He experienced no pain in his final moments and simply felt like he was falling asleep. They found him lying in the shape of a cross looking up to his Father. Thank you to every single person who prayed for him and our family during this time. There was not a more peaceful way for him to go into the arms of our Lord, and I know your prayers had a role in making that happen. I know he saw Jesus at that moment when he laid down and walked arm in arm with Him into a better Everlasting Life. “I love you with all my heart Craig Michael” Helen Strickland
The news of Craig’s death is so shocking, it’s no wonder his fans are so distressed on Twitter. Craig had been missing, along with friend Chase Morland, 22, after heading out on a duck hunt at Kaw Lake in Kay County, Oklahoma. It was announced that Craig’s body was found within the original search area, in a place called Bear Creek Cove. The Backroad Anthem singer and friend Chase were caught in the middle of Winter Storm Goliath during their trip, and their boat capsized. It’s a tragic event that took two lives when they were far too young, and Craig’s fans are inconsolable.
– Extracts from CMTT and Hollywood Life
It is a fact that the major studios who control corporate radio are losing ground to the Independent Internet radio stations. They have masterminded a plan to make royalty payments totally un-affordable to 99% of the current Internet Radio stations who are keeping the dreams and aspirations of the Independent Artists alive. The royalty companies have already threatened to increase the royalties way beyond affordability and will implement it as soon as they can get it passed by law in January.
For years songwriters have been complaining that they do not get compensated for the airplay they receive on the radio. Yet with all the increases coming, it is our opinion that the amounts of royalties they believe they will collect will not transpire and if it does the artists independent or major can bet their bottom dollar that they will not receive a penny of it.
When they voiced their opinion it was in the hope or desire that the Performing Rights Organizations could find a way to monitor the repeated airplay on their songs and give them the few pennies they were promised when turning over their songs to that particular organization. They were just looking for a more efficient accounting of their royalties and not a full scale war on the radio stations.
“The result of this hostile action against Internet Radio will not fix the royalty problem but rather will make it worse. The major recording companies know their corporate radio stations are not playing Independent Music, yet they want to destroy the Internet radio heroes who still do so. Only the corporate companies will possibly gain out of this hostile action no one else” The RADIO MONITOR NETWORK [RMN]
You might want to know why we feel this way? It is because if a radio station must pay top dollar for each song it plays then why not only play the Major stars and just ditch the unknowns? Radio stations have always survived on its listening audience. Internet Radio has been giving the struggling artist a platform to broadcast their music for years. They did this as good Samaritans. If the increase in fees passes in 2016 these “Good” guys will disappear and once again the Almighty Dollar will have destroyed a wonderful thing.
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Including good health, financial security, special music happenings, and a joy you have never felt before. Be ready to accept the place you are at…..read more below, Pastor Joel pin-points many areas we all can relate to at one time or another . Trust the Lord Jesus with everything ! I am encouraged and inspired when I hear a great sermon, read a book with truth and Godly wisdom and most important to read the Holy BIBLE and memorize scripture.
Today I am focusing on Pastor Joel Osteen’s book “Become A Better You”. Lots of real meat and blessings, and guidelines in his book. Like all the books Pastor Joel has written, he speaks truth, and is an encourager for living a good life, and lots of Godly truths to make you a better person. I feel it is beneficial in 2013 for it to be a year of growth and understanding yourself more, and relaxing from the pressures surrounding you. I hope you will seek God’s face more, be inspired by scripture in the holy Bible.
Question ??? Do you know someone who is not happy with where she is in life? She is frustrated because she is not married and her internal body clock is sounding an alarm, or she or he have been married, and now divorced or their mate died? Or he or shee is upset because somebody is not treating him or her fairly on his career path. They seem constantly worried, trying to reason things out, trying to change things that only GOD can change.
I believe that we create much of our own unhappiness and frustration by constantly resisting and fighting against situations and circumstances occurring in our lives. We don’t understand why our prayers are not being answered, why things aren’t changing sooner. “Why has this happened to me?” Consequently, we live with unrest and uneasiness on the inside.
Learn to relax and accept the place where you are. Admittedly, it may not be a great place right now. We all have things we want to see changed, things we want to happen sooner. If we really believe that God is in control and is directing our steps, then we must believe that we are exactly where we are supposed to be. We needn’t be wrestling with life and resisting our circumstances all the time.
Yes, we should resist the enemy ; we should resist sickness and other robbers of joy. Now, that doesn’t mean that every minute we must be fighting and struggling. Some people seem to wear themselves out, constantly praying, resisting, and rebuking . They may beg, “Please God you’ve got to change this situation. Change my husband. I don’t like my job. My child won’t do right”. Now turn all of that over to God. Your attitude should be “God I’m trusting You. I know that You are in control of my life. I may not understand everything that is happening. but I believe You have my best interests at heart. I’m not going to go around resisting and struggling. I’m going to relax and enjoy life”. Friend, if you can sincerely pray such a prayer, it can take an enormous amount of pressure off you.
The Bible says to “Be still, and know that I am God”. ” Notice you need to get still. You need to be at peace with where you are right now. Things may not be perfect. You may have some areas in which you need to improve. But as long as you are living with worry and stress, you are tying the hands of Almighty God. If you could get to a place of peace, God could fight your battles for you. He can turn your negative situations around and use them for good.
Scripture records, “Those who have believed enter in to the rest of God.” Being in God’s rest means that although you may have a situation that you don’t understand , but you are not constantly trying to figure it out. It means you have a dream in your heart, but you are not in a hurry, you’re not frustrated because it hasn’t come to fruition yet. In other words when you are really in God’s rest, you know that God has you in the palm of His hand. No matter where you are, you accept it as the place God wants you to be. Why don’t you just relax and say ” God, not my will but Yours be done. I’m turning this over to You. I believe you have my best interests at heart.”
… I love to decorate my home for the holidays. I hang twinkling white lights and fresh garlands around the front door. The Christmas tree all ten feet of it is filled with ornaments old and new, and under is a hand-carved creche, made for small hands to rearrange the stable, animals who await the arrival of Baby Jesus. Crystal, ceramic and wooden angels of all shapes and sizes fill he fireplace mantel. Then as quickly as it all began, Christmas is over and the time comes to take down the decorations and look toward the new year.
When all of the boxes are back in the attic, I sit down on the sofa and open up my journal, ready to write down my resolutions. I’ve thought about my goals and how I’ll achieve them, it’s all clear and organized in my head. I pause for a moment and look around the living room, which looks bare now that it is free of its holiday trappings. I, too must get back to the basics. So I begin from my heart and start with a prayer.
Lord, a brand new year is before me. I offer myself to YOU and ask YOU to guide me during this year ahead. Work through me, Lord: guide my steps, lead my way and inspire my words so others see YOU through me. And, Lord, no matter what lies ahead for me this year, I want to pray without easing, love my fellow men and honor YOU with my heart and my soul Amen
………. My most important resolution, Lord is to walk hand in hand with YOU each day of the year.
……….. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the; old has gone, the new has come ! ii Corinthians 5:17
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