Concerts

Last Stop…Nashville!

Two weeks ago, the Gospel Music Hymn Sing went on their Fall Tour and I was thrilled that one of the dates was in Nashville. I don’t know about y’all, but when the tour comes within driving distance, it spells road trip! And I couldn’t think of a better reason to hit the road than…

NQC | Sunday Night

“There’s nothing like Eastern Tennessee hospitality,” said Gerald Wolfe at last night’s bonus concert. And it’s true, from the moment you drive into Pigeon Forge and see the Great Smoky Mountains towering above the town, you feel like you’ve come home. For fans of Southern Gospel Music, it is home. Home to the industry’s largest…

New Tenor / New Adventure

If you’re an avid concert goer, then you know the feeling of passing a “welcome to [insert city name]” sign and think, “There’s a town here?” There’s nothing quite like it, eh? Well, the first weekend in September, when the Mark Trammell Quartet had their new tenor with them for the first time, I had…

News

Gospel Weekly | November 11-16, 2019

I enjoyed a wonderful time at Great Smokies Praisefest with Greater Vision in Sevierville, Tennessee this week. (Reviews coming soon!) Until then, here are a few news items from the week! ~ Lynn  Monday evening, Lauren Talley joined Rick Cameron in doing play-by-play commentary for the Mercer men’s basketball game. She also sang the national…

Gospel Weekly | October 28 – November 2, 2019

Big news this week in Gospel Music! Monday, Abraham Productions announced the addition of a new Board Member, Pastor Bill Bailey. President of API, Ray Flynn, said in the company’s press release, “We are very excited to have Bill Bailey as a part of our organization and look forward to the expertise he will bring…

Gospel Weekly | October 14 – 19, 2019

Monday, The Original Dove Brothers signed with Main Street and 65South Records and announced a special Reunion Tour for 2020. McCray Dove stated in a press release that, “Though our schedule for the tour is limited, our desire to record and be creative still burns in our soul. To have a record company that understands…

Travel

Gatlinburg Skybridge

Gatlinburg, Tennessee draws visitors from all over the world and is known as the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Due to my job, I go to the area multiple times a year and with plenty of hiking, food and sightseeing opportunities; I never get bored when I’m in town. This year, my…

Prague – Food At The Christmas Markets

You may be wondering, “Why go to a restaurant when I can eat on Old Town Square at the markets?” Well, if you’re visiting Prague during Christmas, you’ll certainly find enough in the square to try! Here are a few of the things I had at Old Town Square and the other Christmas markets throughout…

Prague – A Walk Along The River

So often, when we walked through the streets of Prague and talked about where we would go next, we’d almost always end up at Charles Bridge at some point in the day. Besides Old Town Square, Charles Bridge is the most tourist populated area of Prague, and with good reason. Following underneath Charles Bridge is…

Books

The Hunted – Around The World In 80 Books #22

Setting: Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand Time Period: Modern Day The co-author of the popular book, “Every Man’s Battle,” Fred Stoeker, has teamed with novelist D.W. Smith for series of books written for men that deal with the same issues as their non-fiction titles. The Every Man Series puts a fictional twist on the situations…

The Constantine Codex – Around The World In 80 Books #21

Setting: Istanbul, Turkey Time Period: Modern Day Archaeological digs. Dangerous religious discoveries. A whirlwind trek around the world. That’s The Constantine Codex in a nutshell. Professor Jonathan Weber and his wife, Shannon find a rather authentic codex that leads them to believe they found a missing piece of the Bible…and it sets the religious world…

All God’s Children – Around The World In 80 Books #20

Setting: Munich, Germany Time Period: 1942 There are so many choices for Germany when it came to choosing a book for my reading challenge, but “All God’s Children” by Anna Schmidt caught my eye on the TBR pile. This novel tells the story of Beth, a German/American who has lived with her aunt and uncle…