Esh Family Tribute

The Esh Family -  singing gospel and spreading the good news of salvation through Jesus ChristJohn and Sadie Esh were dedicated Christians, serving God and their community with unfailing passion. Their faith permeated every area of their lives; John Esh was a man of prayer who had a passion for the Glory of God and showed it in everything he put his hands to. This vision was transfused to family, friends, and anyone who came into touch with him on a personal level.

Leading their family in supporting themselves by hard work, the family built storage sheds at home, creating quite a reputation for quality work. They were actively involved in their Mennonite community, often being first to respond to needs observed around them.

The Eshes were singing together, even when their family was still quite small. Growing, eventually, to a tribe including twelve children who loved to bless the people in their community with their songs. Soon, they produced their own albums, writing many of their own songs. During this process, Sadie became enthusiastic about distributing their music, faithfully responding to telephone and mail order requests for their CDs. Even after their deaths, it is through these recordings that they continue to bless people.

The Esh children also launched out into Christian missions, as they grew. Sadly, this also brought the Esh family their first major confrontation with the sting of death; While on one such trip to the Ukraine, Johnny Esh was killed in a snowmobiling accident. It was through this experience, the Esh family learned to see God’s love in the midst of grief.

We have this confidence- the Eshes who died now live in paradise. For the remaining family, tragedy has made both their faith and their love for God more precious than ever, envisioning their family as rejoicing in eternal bliss. Determined, not to be sidetracked by temporal pain, but to look for the beauty that is God revealed through the veil.

If you would like to learn more about the Esh Family, visit their website,

Esh Family gospel
John Eric Anderson
Grandpa’s Neighbor
The McDougal Kids
Greg McDougal
The Missourians
Country Cousins Music
Still Waters
The Victorymen
The Revelators
The Burneys
David James
And SO much more!

When Life Closes In

When Life Closes InRecently, I have been going through a number of health issues;  mostly due to high blood pressure and the problems it causes, plus a medicine conflict that about shut down my kidneys.  This landed me in the hospital for a week, and as a result, I have discovered that I have had a minor stroke.  My eyes also were affected, and so goes the existence in these earthly vessels we call bodies.  Still, amidst it all, I can see the wonders of God at work!
One of those wonders was how He speaks to us through His Spirit, when we are quiet and listen.  His gentle voice is amazing at healing our hearts and
curing our worries.  He is trying so hard to tell us just how much more peace we can have if we only trust HIM.
That word:  TRUST.  Five letters.  In scrabble it’s only worth 5 points; yet, we seem to cling to it, refusing to let it go when help is at our very doorstep!
Luke 12:35-40
“Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit. 36“Be like men who are
waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that
they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks.
37“Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he
comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them
recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them. 38“Whether he
comes in the second watch, or even in the third, and finds them so, blessed
are those slaves.
39“But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what
hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be
broken into. 40“You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour
that you do not expect.”
In trusting God, we are to be ready to stay fast amid the turmoil and
troubles,  Satan will try to sway you from the path, and discourage you from
fulfilling the ministry that has been appointed you.
I know I will see Jesus, either when He comes or when He calls me to HIM,
and that is what matters most to me.


In this episode:

Tim Kessee            Thank you lord
Faith of Joplin            Draw Me Nearer
Windy Mountain Bluegrass Band    Long Black Train
Won Heart            I’ve Had Enough    
Grandpa’s Neighbor            I Gotta Cross
Palmetto State Quartet        Not any more
Belinda Gail            Medley
Bodie                Enter Christ
Sons of the Shepherd        Dear God
Kendall Chaffee Band        Fill Me
Lori Bianco            Just a Closer Walk
Blessed Assurance Ministries        As Soon As I Touch Calvary
Cowboy Bob Wallace        Jesus Walks The Shore With Me
John Paulus            A Few More Miles
Rebecca Jo Huesby            Alright

And of course, SO MUCH MORE!

ENJOY your gospel!