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“Today there are thousands of people sitting in church pews every Sunday who look like they’ve got it together on the outside but are broken on the inside. People who want to grab a Christian brother or sister by the shoulders and shout, “I’m not together! I’m in trouble! My relationship with God is terrible! I feel like a fake!” Instead, they pass out another bulletin or stack another chair, afraid to reach out, because everyone else looks like they have life’s problems whipped”

Michael English from the book “The Prodigal Comes Home

Stained Glass Masquerade” by Casting Crowns



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  • Mary · March 4, 2008

    I just ordered the book online. I’m sure I will not put it down until it is done.

  • Aaron · March 4, 2008

    Mary you will love it! If you ordered it from the library I just returned it yesterday so you should get a notification soon. I thought of you many times when he referred to “in the South it’s referred to as”. He also talks about a lot of Southern Gospel bands and mentions several contacts and places in Kentucky.

    One “Southern Term” he referred to was when the concert was going well, he said that they “throw babies from the balcony”. I pray they don’t do that literally (ha-ha)…that would be gross.

    Let me know what you think of it when you’re done.

  • Michelle · March 5, 2008

    love that song by Casting Crowns!

  • Mary · March 5, 2008

    How funny!! I’m so excited now that you have given the Southern reference. The Annual KY Southern Gospel Convention is held in our little hometown, Scottsville. Southern Gospel is rich back home. As for the “throw the babies from the balcony” I’ve never heard that. I will ask some of the fellers I know who have been part of that convention since dirt. That requires me hanging out at the local grease pit, drink some coffee, tell a funny story, enhale lots of smoke, to find these guys. They are the good ‘ol boys.

  • Aaron · March 5, 2008

    He, in fact, does mention that festival and Scottsville. Just don’t sit under the balcony 🙂

  • Mary · March 5, 2008

    That is so cool!! We don’t even have a balcony!!

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