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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Great article, doesn't qualify ...

Here is a great article about sisters standing up for their Christian faith as they pursue a career in music. The article is titled, "Church Sisters celebrate love of God through song," written by Rebecca Blanton for the Danville Register & Bee, Danville, Virginia.

Blanton writes:

The two sixth-grade twins withdrew from a previous agreement to sing before Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine when they were told they couldn’t make references to God in their songs.

Being gospel singers, the request put 12-year-old Savannah and Sarah Church in a difficult position. First, the girls said, God and Jesus are what they sing about, and also, they sing specifically in order to share their faith.

“The assistant principal, Cedric Hairston from Dan River Middle School, called and asked us to come sing for the governor at the Commonwealth Scholars program,” the girl’s mother, Stephanie Duncan, said.
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This is an inspiring article about two high school age sisters that seek to honor God in their performances and are blessed because of it. It is also informative about the choices that musicians must make to honor their faith while pursuing a career that is increasingly influenced by American Idol.

Unfortunately, Blanton doesn't reference identifiable scripture in her engaging article, and thus does not qualify for the the Amy Writing Awards. I am going to email her, tell her about the awards, and encourage her to continue writing (and possibly qualifying).

Keep up the good writing, Rebecca!

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