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A RETURN TO NORPOL PROVINCE

By | Chip's Blog

A few years back, one of my best pastor friends was genuinely disappointed in me when he first heard about our musical, “SAY NICKLAUS.” He later admitted to me that he told his wife,”Chip’s gone and written a ‘Santy Claus’ play.” I’m glad he had enough confidence in us to go ahead and bring his church to the production…because “SAY NICKLAUS” turned out to be one of his favorites. It is one of mine too, and I am am so…

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OUR GREATEST SUCCESS!

By | Chip's Blog

There are days in your life that you know you will never forget. Saturday was one of those for me. It was the last performance of “Sinai, The Mountain of God,” one of the most powerful productions we have ever staged. It was also the last performance of a concert that seemed to deeply touch so many who attended. But that was not what made it so memorable. Our daughter, Jency, our son-in-law, Thomas, and our new grandson, Orynn were…

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SAYING “SO LONG” TO SINAI

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When we began doing productions in 2007, Glenn and I thought we would be able to stage the plays multiple times over the years. When we would close the curtain on the final weekend of a play, which is something like saying goodbye to friends you have grown to love, we would take heart in thinking that there would be a day when we would gather everyone and do it all again. That isn’t the way it has worked out….

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The Unborn Children of God

By | Chip's Blog

I wrote last week about a man who was birthed into the family of God in his late seventies. We attended a funeral service yesterday for man who came to Christ just a few years ago. He was 99 years old when he passed away. In both cases, what a blessing it is that these men came to know the Lord, but I can’t imagine facing all that life throws at you in the course of a long life, and…

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An Unborn Child of God No More

By | Chip's Blog

We know that the Lord does special things at Ragtown, most of which we never hear about. But we talked to a pastor’s wife today who told us a wonderful story that I want to share. She and her husband are dear friends of ours, and last Friday night they came to the theater. Their church had come as a group the previous weekend, but the pastor, who has for months been suffering serious back pain, did not feel up…

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If They Would Just Come One Time…

By | Chip's Blog

Every time Robin and I have occasion to take a cross country trip in the car, we see church after church whose members have traveled to Ragtown. We are just amazed and grateful that such a thing could happen. It is so encouraging and so humbling to realize that people are driving from such distances…two hundred miles, three hundred miles, and even further to attend our productions. And it is even more encouraging when we hear reports that the whole…

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Ragtown Gospel Theater…It’s Been A Bumpy Road

By | Chip's Blog

As amazing as it is to us, every week we hear from people who have just now heard about Ragtown Gospel Theater. They had no idea we even existed. I don’t mean people from a hundred miles away. I mean people from Lubbock. From Snyder and Ralls, Brownfield. People from just up the road. Recently we heard from some folks who for years had lived within a thirty or forty minute drive of Post. They just retired and moved across…

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INDEPENDENCE

By | Chip's Blog

These are the words of a song that I wrote in 2009. I started to write an Independence Day blog this morning, but decided that these words express everything I might have to say about the current state of things in America. Independence blessed America With our cherished Liberty Purchased with the blood of men Who gave it so courageously For the sake of lives they could only dream Generations yet to live Free of bondage, free of fear To…

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Sinai, The Mountain of God Opens Friday

By | Chip's Blog

Our new summer production, “Sinai, The Mountain of God” opens this Friday. I am getting to see this one from a very unique perspective. Normally, when Glenn has assembled his cast and begins rehearsals, I am in the vicinity. I hear and see bits and pieces as it develops, throwing in a word or two of input from the writer’s perspective. No so this time. I am going to get my first opportunity to see it, just like you, this…

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Have I Told You About When I Met Gloria Gaither?

By | Chip's Blog

Attending Gloria and Bill Gaither’s songwriting workshop was an amazing experience. For those two icons of gospel music to be willing to offer their experience to others who share a similar calling is astouding in itself. Putting together a group of other Grammy and Dove award winning songwriters, who were equally enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge, made every minute of the four day event a blessing beyond anything I might have expected. I have to tell you this story though….

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