Concerts

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…

America’s Largest Hymn Sing | 2019 Edition

Water lay in puddles where the rain had left it on Monday afternoon. Though some have mixed feelings about rain and outdoor events, I was thankful for the afternoon’s downpour at Silver Dollar City’s Southern Gospel Picnic. For one, if you were in a theater, you were safe and sound from the rain and two,…

MTQ Homecoming | Golf, Lunch and Singing Saturday!

For some folks, Saturday morning dawned early. Early enough to be at the clubhouse at Silver Lakes Golf Course at 8:00 AM where the Annual Golf Tournament was getting ready to kick off. Now keep in mind, I’m not a golfer…but everyone at Homecoming Saturday night heard how Randy’s team beat Mark’s team by two…

News

Gospel Weekly | September 16 – 21, 2019

Happy Saturday! I’m currently on my way to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for the National Quartet Convention which starts Sunday night. It’s going to be an exciting week! Until then, here are a few announcements made in the world of Southern Gospel Music this week… – Lynn On Monday, Ed O’Neal of the Dixie Melody Boys…

Gospel Weekly | September 9 – 14, 2019

Good morning, everyone! Hope you have some great plans for the weekend! Before those plans take you away, you might be interested in some news from the world of Southern Gospel Music this week. Keep reading, and enjoy! – Lynn  Darren Lore of the Lore Family has been signed on as a songwriter at Crossroads…

NQC Announces NQC Road Trip Tour

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (May 1, 2019) – NQC – the National Quartet Convention – has announced the creation of a new tour series called, NQC Road Trip. The concerts associated with this tour will take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the Union Performing Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK, at First Southern Baptist Church and Hallsville, TX, at…

Travel

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…

Prague – The Prague Castle

Across the river from Old Town, The Prague Castle dominates the skyline on top of the hill. If you think the structure is imposing from that distance, just wait until you stand on the steps of St. Vitus Cathedral and look straight up. It’s stunning. If your walking there, give yourself plenty of time. We…

Books

Great Stories In Czech History – Around The World In 80 Books #14

Setting: Czech Republic Time Period: Ancient up to Present Day Last Christmas, I had the opportunity to travel to Prague, Czech Republic for vacation. While I was there, I shopped in a bookstore on Wenceslas Square where this book begged me to take it home so it could teach me about the history of Bohemia….

Conspiracy In Kiev – Around The World In 80 Books #13

Setting: Kiev, Ukraine; Jungle Venezuela; Paris, France Time Period: Modern Day This novel is a tragic story of an FBI agent who was sent on a field assignment in Kiev for a presidential visit and came back forever changed… At first, Miss Alex DaLuca didn’t want to brave being back on the field, but the…

The Peacemakers – Around The World In 80 Books #12

Setting: Vietnam and US Time Period: 1970’s I had reservations about reading The Peacemakers, it wasn’t my typical genre and I wondered if the story would keep my interest. Man, was I wrong about that! I fell in love with this book from the first chapter and now I want to go back and read…