It's Country Gospel.
It has up tempo songs and some slow soothing favorites.
The anointing of Jesus Christ on Gladys life puts a special touch to the music and words of these songs.
She ministers to the world for her Lord Jesus Christ.
That's what Gospel Music Is about.
Telling others about Jesus in Song.
When I was twelve years old I accepted the Lord as my personal Savior.
Mom and Dad taught Sunday School and were real active in the church.
My father died when I was just eighteen.
Soon after Daddy's death Momma quit going to church and we all kind of went out into the world.
After being married a few times and lost in the world, I met a lady named Lucy.
She lead me back to Jesus.
I got rebaptized due to the fact I didn't feel that I had been saved before.
I proceeded to take me and my children to church every time the doors were open.
While I was going to church and having so called "religion", my husband, who was an alcoholic, and I were drinking, smoking pot, committing adultery and Lord only knows what else.
I thought because I was a good person and was not hurting anyone else and gave my tithes faithfully plus went to church all the time, that I was doing it right.
Little did I know I had missed the mark by a mile.
My knowledge of how to take Jesus with me was not there.
I didn't really know how to get into His word.
Well, after ten years of marriage, my husband and I separated.
Feeling defeated once again, instead of turning to God, I turned to the pleasures of the world.
I began to drink more than probably ever before and staying out all night in the bars and waking up, then going back for more.
I had turned my back completely on God.
My children were now getting older and getting into drugs, fornication and things of that sort.
Even though I had taken them to church, I had failed to show them really how to live a Godly life.
I don't believe I really knew how.
Instead of trying to find out more about being a Christian I just simply gave up.
After one bad marriage after another, I began to really understand how the woman at the well felt.
While I was still out in the world, I met my soon-to-be-husband, though at the time I had no idea.
I loved him more than Peter loved the Lord.
I soon found out the truth in God's words-that sin is only fun for a season.
How true it is.
Even with signs of reality showing in my face, I continued to drink and do other things.
Finally, I decided to do something about it. I began attending church. My husband did not like that idea at all. Because of this, I found myself trying to please God. While attending Evansdale Methodist Church, I became very fond of the minister and his wife.
He happened to be the same minister that married my husband and me.
Because I missed a lot of services, I asked the minister's wife how could I stay close to God when unable to be at church.
I was really trying but was falling and just could not seem to keep it together. She gave me a bag of tapes and told me when I could not come to listen to one of the tapes. I did as she told me and found out it did help, yet I was still not where I needed to be. I was called to the bedside of my baby brother in 1991. He had been an alcoholic and drug addict for years and the doctor had given him only about two years to live if he did not stop doing it.
Within a few months after that he was back in the hospital and it was there, when my brother passed away in my arms, that I realized just how weak my faith was.
I feel that if my faith had been stronger I might have saved my brother from the fate of hell. I knew when I went to pray in the chapel just before he passed on that God was not going to answer my prayer.
I can still remember to this day how empty it was in that chapel. Just prior to my brother's death, I had been going to treatment with my youngest son who had gotten into a lot of trouble.
All the trouble that is usually a consequence of doing drugs.
I had prayed to God and promised to turn my life around if He would please help my son.
After God delivered us out of that terrible mess, I told my son that I had promised God that if He would help him out of this mess, I would not drink again.
Well, one time he saw me having a drink and he came up to me and said, "Mom, didn't you promise God that you were not going to drink again?" Even though this message came from someone who is not saved, it went all the way home and hit me like a ton of bricks! With so many broken promises, I wondered how God could love someone like me.
I started going to Wildwood Free Will Baptist Church in 1991.
It was there that I really started a true relationship with God.
With the help of two ladies, I sang my first song, Love Grew Where The Blood Fell.
After that, people started encouraging me to sing more.
Wow! It was hard to believe that God still loved me and had mercy on me even after all I had done.
By His grace I have been saved, and I believe it was for me He died. I had not had a drink in about four years when my last husband left me.
I drank a half of a glass of wine but refused to go back to where God had brought me out of.
I really had a hard time after he left but, praise God, He has been with me all the way! I would not be where I am today without Him.
I also thank God for sending my daughter to me who has been a big comfort. She too is a Christian.
Little did I know, but my daughter told me that because I took her to church so many years ago that I had planted a seed.
That seed is what caused her to seek Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior.
I praise God for that.
My sons are still not saved and I pray daily that they too might come to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. As people listen to what I say and the words in the songs that I sing, I hope that their lives are touched and they grow closer to God.
If I can at least reach one soul for God, all the struggles and heartaches will have been worth it. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Power In A Song
2. I Need A Touch
3. What You've Done For Me
4. Victory In Jesus
5. He Holds Me So Close
6. Restless Hearts
7. Inside Your Heart
8. All I Know
9. Standing On The Promises
10. It Is No Secret