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We are The Sowell Family Pickers from Hempstead, Texas!

Our family is a bluegrass band serving our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with the mission of sharing the Gospel through music and ministry.  We have been abundantly blessed by the Lord with the gifts and talents of music and a genuine love for people of all ages, young and old.  Invite us on over for fun, family-oriented music & entertainment!

Our hope is to bless your heart
& feed your soul!!!
 

Merry Christmas! 

"Merry Christmas!" How often those words are flung at us during the month of December. But when you look around, this season doesn't seem very merry. So what's missing? What could be the secret ingredient that would make Christmas merry? The knowledge of what Christmas is really about. Now some of you maybe thinking,"Hah! Heard that junk before. What's the big deal?" Well, think about it this way, let's say you were invited to a birthday party. You go, but you have know idea who is being celebrated. There's a lot of people there, and the place is glowing with lights, streamers, and balloons galore. You join in the fun, only it's not really that fun because you still don't have any idea whose birthday it is. Suddenly, in walks the birthday person, and it's...your favorite sport player or singer or whatever (trying to all inclusive here, fill in the blank). And you're like,"Oh. My. Word." Then he or she walks up and starts talking to you, you, just a normal person. That's when you really start enjoying yourself. Right? Of course! Now that you understand the meaning of this birthday party, you're ready to celebrate wholeheartedly. Christmas is the same thing; it's a worldwide celebration of Christ's birth. Jesus, the Son of God, the longed-for Messiah, the King of kings and Lord of Lords, became a small helpless baby. He entered into this world to ultimately lay down His life for us dirty rotten sinners, self-righteous jerks, stubborn atheists, and "nones". He died the most cruel death ever invented knowing that thousands would reject Him. He offers the best gift of all, eternal life with Him in a brand new Heaven and earth where there is no more pain, sorrow, or death. He gave up everything for us. That, my friends, is the true meaning of Christmas, That is why we celebrate. It's not about selfishly anticipating what you want to get or stuffing yourself full of junk food. It's about the miracle, the wondrous, unfathomable miracle of Christ's birth. He's calling to you, offering you what you can never attain on your own. Will you receive it? Will you break the mold and focus on others this Christmas season instead of yourself? Will you finally understand the amazing secret behind the  noisy, commercialized, and sometimes repulsive mood surrounding Christmas? That depends on you, my friend. How will you celebrate Christmas this year?  

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Here's our family performing at
the 15th Annual KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Contest at Silver Dollar City!

(Please share with your friends!!!)