Concerts

Singing At Sea Cruise | Friday

It’s the last day of a cruise, how do you spend your time?  Plan every hour down to the minute and pack in as much as you can?  Find a chair on deck and relax? I’ve found that the answer varies from cruise to cruise, and this year, I took a more relaxed pace on…

Singing At Sea Cruise | Thursday

Thursday morning, my alarm went off at an ungodly hour.  The only thing that kept me from hitting the snooze button was three excursion tickets to Chichen Itza predominantly displayed on the counter in front of the mirror.  Now that was worth getting up for… Unfortunately, the Windjammer wasn’t open at 6:00 am to eat…

Singing At Sea Cruise | Wednesday

Sea days.  Some like to sleep in, some like the fact that you don’t have to be anywhere and can just relax, and then some like to use the extra hours on the water to see as much singing as they can.  This year, the latter was me. My host group had a private concert…

News

For The First Time in 15 Years, Poet Voices – The Quartet – Returns!

Nashville, TN (December 12, 2017) – Just in time for Christmas, gospel music lovers are receiving a gift. Today, Phil Cross has announced the return of his popular group, Poet Voices, as a quartet – the first time in 15 years! Beginning January 2018, Poet Voices will embark on a brand new tour with some familiar…

Trevor Conkle Joins Mark Trammell Quartet as New Pianist

Gadsden, AL – After five years of looking for the right man to sit at the keyboards, 2017 Singing News Top Five Traditional Quartet nominee, The Mark Trammell Quartet announces today that nineteen year old Trevor Conkle from Arab, Alabama will be that man. Mark says, “We are thrilled that Trevor expressed interest in being…

‘A QUESTION OF FAITH’

LOS ANGELES – July 10, 2017 – On Saturday, July 1st, 2017, Silver Lining Entertainment presented their faith-based film, A Question of Faith, as the closing film at MegaFest 2017, the internationally acclaimed four-day faith, film and family festival. With more than 1000 MegaFest attendees coming out to see the film, the turnout far exceeded…

Travel

Singing At Sea Cruise | Chichen Itza

There’s something about touring an ancient ruin that can cause your heart to skip a beat.  The reality of walking among the same structures that a civilization built with their hands thousands of years ago, wondering what the people who lived there would think if they saw a bus load of tourists walking around their…

Singing At Sea Cruise | Key West

This year, my February cruise took me to the ports of Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico.  Our first stop was in Key West, via Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas.  We came into port at 11:30 am and were cleared to leave the ship by noon.  During the afternoon, we visited the Southernmost Point,…

Great American Solar Eclipse 2017 – Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg, Tennessee has always been a favorite place of mine and when the Monday of the solar eclipse rolled around, I was already in town and decided to stay and watch this moment in history! With tours going to Cades Cove and other places in the national park, I thought Gatlinburg might be pretty busy….

Books

Live The Let-Go Life – Joseph Prince

We’ve all seen the t-shirts, tote bags and coffee mugs that boast, “Too blessed to be stressed.”  Maybe you even have one. (I do, too!) But after we pour the caffeine into our favorite mug, or, look in the mirror wearing a cute shirt, reality begs for an answer to the question, “How do we…

Behold The Man – Bodie and Brock Thoene

The last book in the Jerusalem Chronicles, Behold The Man, was such an eye opener for me.  Set during the time of Christ’s earthly ministry, it’s written from a Roman point of view and had this theme, “What did Rome think of Jesus?”  Honestly, every time I’ve read the gospels, it never occurred to me…

Take This Cup – Bodie and Brock Thoene

Take This Cup is the second book in the Jerusalem Chronicles, a biblical fiction series set at the time of Christ.  If you read my review of the first book (When Jesus Wept) you may remember I began this series for Easter and really enjoyed it.  The writing style and characters drew me into the…