Not one to celebrate or indulge in rumors or to maximize the chat sessions at the local barbershop/beauty salon, but here's a few topics that's circulating in my mailbox and around my ears this week.
The Big One happens to deal with the Presiding Bishop of the Churches of God In Christ (COGIC) denomination, Bishop Gilbert E. Patterson. The word is out that local radio stations in Memphis, where his church rests, that he is battling with cancer and was actually diagnosed with it two years ago. The conversation is so heavy that it is becoming a mighty conversation piece on the PRAYZEHYMN Message Board. Gospel sources have yet to confirm this. We will be investigating this one, folkz.
Other tid bits are leaking out about more potential mergers in the next few weeks. Verity/Zomba, don't you have enough!
A Caravans Reunion album is said to be in the works, which will feature Shirley Caesar, Albertina Walker, Dorothy Norwood and Casetta George. Haven't this been in rumor control for a number of years? We will see if this is evidently the truth as time rolls on.
The Thompson Community Singers, also known as the Tommies, are getting back together? We will have to see about that. Rumor has it that they have even rehearsed a few times. Now the big question is if Jo Ann Brunson still runs things. Hmmm.
And another one. PRAYZEHYMN closes its doors for good? Well, I thought about it. I really, really did. But I love God too much to give this up. But I was just that close to giving it all up. Gosh, I guess the testing of my faith really does give birth to patience and then experience and then perservance and then hope (Rom.5:3-5).
Well that's enough of the rumors. If you want more, I advise you to tune into EXTRA. Check your local stations for listings and air time (lol).
P.S. This entry has been edited on September 15, 2005.