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This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Videos on YouTube:
encouragement from a lot of fans, several videos of The Shannons, are
now on YouTube for your viewing.
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He’s Everything to
Way Down Deep
Feel That Feeling
Jesus and John
He Saw It All
I’m Going Home
Mercy Walked IN
He's On My Side
Don't Sit in my Pew
I Cast My Bread Upon The Water
I'll Be Home With Bells On
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History of Thanksgiving
In the United States, Thanksgiving Day
(also known as Turkey Day) is a national holiday to express gratitude
for the things we are thankful for in our lives.
It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. The period from
Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Day is often referred to as “The Holiday
The day is often celebrated by people gathering at home with family or
friends for a holiday feast. Custom is to eat big meals, watch football
games, parades, music concerts and etc. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated
in many cultures and has been since ancient times.
George Washington, as
President of the United States,
on October 3, 1789 made the following proclamation and created the first
Thanksgiving Day designated by the national government of the United States of America:
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the
providence of Almighty GOD, to obey his will, to be grateful for
his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor,
and whereas both houses of congress have by their joint
committee requested me to recommend to the people of the United
States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by
acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of
Almighty GOD especially by affording them an opportunity
peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day
of November next to be devoted by the people of these states to
the service of that great and glorious being, who is the
beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that
will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our
sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of
the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation,
for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable
interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the
course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of
tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for
the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled
to establish constitutions of government for our safety and
happiness, and particularly the national one now lately
instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we
are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing
useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various
favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our
prayers and supplications to the great LORD and Ruler of Nations
and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions,
to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to
perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually,
to render our national government a blessing to all the people,
by constantly being a government of wise, just, and
constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and
obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations
(especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless
them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the
knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the
increase of science among them and us, and generally to grant
unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he
alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of
New York the third day of October in the
year of our LORD 1789.
the song, “Amazing Grace”.
(Born 1725, died 1807) wrote hundreds of hymns, but Amazing Grace is
probably the most recognized song through out the world. It was written
in the later part of 1772 and it first appeared in print in Newton’s Olney Hymns in 1779, but was believed
he had initially written it for a sermon he’d preach on New Year’s Day
1773. He left behind sermon notes, which corresponds to the flow of the
John Newton’s biggest influence in his life was his
Mother. She was a Godly
person and although she was in fragile health, she devoted herself to
the nurturing of his soul.
She would have him memorize Bible passages and
hymns. She died when he was seven years old, he later said, “He
remembered her tearful prayers for him”.
After his Mother’s death, he alternated between
boarding schools and the high seas.
While he was with the British Navy, he deserted and
was later captured.
According to history, he was on many voyages, saw
many dangers and toils. He later recalled that on the night of March 9,
1748, he was awakening by a brutal storm that had descended too suddenly
for the crew to foresee. The next day on March 10, 1748 in great
distress he cried out to the Lord.
He later wrote, “The Lord came from on high and delivered me out
of deep waters”.
He saw many years of slow spiritual growth but, in
the end he became one of the most powerful evangelical preachers in
What a lot of people may not know, that the most
famous hymn of all wasn’t originally titled “Amazing Grace”, but was
actually called “Faith’s Review and Expectation”. It was based on Newton’s study of 1 Chronicles 17:16-17, a
prayer of King David in which he marvels at God’s choosing him and his
When John Newton wrote the song, he would have
never guessed that it would be so popular.
It is a favorite for both Christian and non-Christian supporters,
in part because many assumed it to be his testimony about his own
conversion while on his slave ship.
Amazing Grace as we know it today has four verses,
but according to history he wrote several other verses also. Below are
the extra verses that have been noted in history.
It sums it all up as “Divine Grace”. Thank you, Mr.
John Newton for writing the song, “Amazing Grace”! It was, is and always
be the No. 1 song of all time.
Amazing grace! How
sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch
I once was lost,
but now am found,
Was blind, but now
“Twas grace that
taught! my heart to fear,
And grace my fears
How precious did
that grace appear,
The hour I first
Thro’ many dangers! toils and
I have already
“tis grace has
brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead
The Lord has
promised! good to me,
His word my hope
He will my shield
and portion be,
As long as life
Yes, when this
flesh! and heart shall fail,
And mortal life
I shall possess,
within the veil,
A life of joy and
The earth shall
soon! dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to
But God, who called
me here below,
Will be forever
When we’ve been
there! ten thousand years,
Bright shining as
We’ve no less days
to sing God’s praise,
Than when we first
Shout, shout for
Shout, shout a loud;
All shout glory
Shannons NQC 2013
The Shannons Recent Pictures
Chris, Stacey, Shawn, Wilma and James
Shannons” A Prayer, A Dream, Faith and Determination
Shannons, a Southern Gospel family based out of Muncie, Indiana
have been singing Gospel music for over 35 years, and still going
strong. The members are James, Wilma, their two sons Shawn and Chris,
and their daughter-in-law Stacey.
With one Guitar, a prayer, a dream, and a lot of faith and
determination, deifying the Nay-Sayers, who said, “It wouldn’t last”
James and Wilma stepped out with a prayer in their heart, and started
singing as a duet. In the late seventies, they were joined by their
oldest son Shawn, who started playing bass guitar and singing. He is now
the manager of the group.
the mid eighties, their youngest son Chris joined in singing some, and
playing the bass guitar. Shawn started playing the piano at that point.
Their daughter-in-law, Stacey, joined the group in 2000. She sings,
plays the keyboard, and has been known to do instrumentals playing her
violin on occasions. The newest
member, Lexiana Faith Shannon, will be on stage in no time, if history
is any indication of what is to come?
What you notice first about The Shannons is the heart-felt sincerity
they have for each other, and the happiness they make you feel when you
are around them. Their hearts are definitely filled with a lot of love,
and that speaks volumes, as to why so many fans across the nation come
out to hear them sing. The messages in their songs are joyful, strong
and very heart-touching. You can see why they are so loved by their
2006, when recording one their projects, a CD entitled “From the Heart”
The Shannons record producer in Nashville Tennessee at the time, Eddie
Crook, made a quote inside the liner which stated, The Shannons
epitomize the term “Family Group” led by James and Wilma, they are
blessing people everywhere with their sincere, spirit-filled singing.
However, The Shannons will be the first to tell you, that life hasn’t
been a bed of roses, just like everyone else; they have had their share
of troubles and trials. The Shannons said, “We’ve had to come through a lot of
adversities on this journey, but we never let it get us down, we kept
pressing on, because we knew God was leading us in the right direction.”
Shannons have traveled all over the country including Canada, singing and ministering in
Churches, Auditoriums, Festivals, Fairs and etc. To date, The Shannons
have recorded 14 Albums, 4 DVD’s, and writes most of the songs they
record, and many of their songs have been recorded by other Gospel
The Shannons have had several national releases, which made
many of the Gospel Music Charts. “Sanctified (Written by James and
Wilma), Daddy, Nicodemus, He’s Everything To Me, Feel That Feeling,
Trading My Cross For A Crown, Heaven’s Tour, (All written by James and
Shawn), and Way Down Deep. The “Seeker” made it to number 4 on the Radio
Active Air-Play back in September 2008. Their current single, “He’s On
My Side” has been released to Radio stations, and is doing very well.
Wilma in her own right has gained much national notoriety, not only for
her singing, but for her Cook Books. She has received honors from
several Women’s Christian Organizations, Cook Books of America,
Traditional Southern Cooking, and has been given the “Woman of Faith”
award twice. Wilma has authored 12 Cook Books, including “A
Doggy-Delight Cook Book” and “A Heart-Healthy Cookbook”.
Many of her recipes have been
featured both in local and national newspapers, and magazines.
of her friends, a DJ from Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Dan Dixon, gave her
the nickname “Cook Book Lady” and it stuck. Now when The Shannons are in
concert, usually before the night is over, someone will ask her, if
she’s the Cook Book Lady, they hear about on the radio.
Shannons are actively involved in many charity organizations including,
The American Heart Association, where Wilma is an active Advocate, Go
Red for Women, The American Cancer Society, The American Diabetes
Association, The American Stroke Association, and many others.
When The Shannons were asked, what does their ministry mean to them, or
how they would like to be remembered?
They replied by saying, “All we want is to be a light to the
world, and if just one person sees Jesus in us, and comes to know him,
then we have been successful.”
more information on The Shannons, check out their website
Source: National Gospel 2011
“Friendship isn’t about who you have known the
longest, It’s about those who came and never left your side.”
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