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!

All Hymn All For Him

All Hymns For HimThis episode of Gospel Music Roundup is a Highlight On Hymns, those old classics sung for generations in congregations all throughout the United States and the world.  No other worship music has endured the test of time, but the old classic Hymns and Convention songs.  Not to knock modern worship music, but all too often we hear these modern songs for a short season, and then they are “rotated out,” to be replaced by still newer, fresher songs.  While many will try to proclaim the death of the old-fashioned hymns, they seem to push forward beyond the hype and remain a constant favorite of young and old alike-  I don’t know how many times I have sung a classic hymn in a church service, only to be approached by someone younger than myself, exclaiming how cool the song was, or even wondering if I had written it!
I could only hope to someday pen something that is sung through multiple generations or even centuries;  But that hope is nothing compared to the Hope that is already in me in Christ Jesus!

Ephesians 5:15-21
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16making the most

of your time, because the days are evil. 17So then do not be foolish, but understand

what the will of the Lord is. 18And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but

be filled with the Spirit, 19speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual

songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20always giving thanks

for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; 21and be

subject to one another in the fear of Christ.

Featured in this Episode:

Dave Berland                Wonderful Grace Of Jesus
Palouse Cowboy Poets            Church In The Wildwood
Buck The Big Man                The Ole Country Church
The Missourians                It Is Well With My Soul    
The Boatwrights                Faith Of Our Fathers
Still Waters                I’ll Fly Away Medley
Phillip Andrew Newman            What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Pure Heart                Blessed Assurance
Paul Wheater                The Old Rugged Cross
Lori Bianco                Just A Closer Walk With Thee
John Eric Anderson                Are You Washed In The Blood?
Dave and Linda Byers            Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
Brian Mace                Learning To Lean
Faith Of Joplin                Nothing But The Blood
Mark High                    Consider The Lilies    

And of course, SO much more!