Concerts

A Christmas Spectacular at the Fair Barn

The sun sank behind the hills of North Carolina, causing the lights inside the Fair Barn to cast a warm glow on all who entered the historic building in Pinehurst. It was the last day of November, an official start to the holiday season and a time for the community to come together for a…

Greater Vision – Burlington, NC

New Hope Baptist Church is known for being the starting place of the Burlington Revival – a three month revival with Evangelist C.T. Townsend that took place two years ago…which people are still talking about.  In addition, fans of Gospel music will recognize Burlington as the hometown of Greater Vision’s tenor, Chris Allman.  But, the…

Girls and Guitars Tour – Greenwood, SC

The doors opened at six o’clock for the Girls and Guitars concert in Greenwood, South Carolina at Rice Memorial Baptist Church.  Though the sky had darkened and the temperature turned chilly, it didn’t keep folks from lining up around the building.  And it’s no exaggeration to say “lined up.”  The line ran the length of…

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

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….

Fort Sumter – Charleston, South Carolina

I held onto the ticket as I watched the staff photographer snap a picture of the family in front of us. After our turn in front of the camera, we wound through the stanchions that separated the line of people on the dock. The Spirit of Charleston bobbed in the water to the left and…

Mount Rainer – Washington

In 2015, I sat by the window on a flight leaving Seattle, Washington.  Below, Mount Rainer stood in all her snow-capped splendor as I snapped multiple photos on my iPhone.  Seeing it from the sky was magnificent and I never thought anything would top that experience…until I saw the mountain from the ground. “Admission to…

Books

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

When you read a lot of Christian Historical Romance novels, there’s something you come to expect in every story – a happy ending.  Then you come to a book like Great Expectations.  Written over a hundred years ago, well, you understand that it’s a little different than what you’re accustomed to coming out of today’s…

The City of David – Hershel Shanks

Do you know what it’s like to rummage through your old stuff and pick something up and say, “Ooo cool!  I didn’t know I had that!”  That’s what it felt like when I discovered The City of David among some old books while cleaning my basement.  In March, I visited Israel for the first time;…

Unmerited Favor – Joseph Prince

After reading several of Prince’s books like Power of Right Believing, Destined To Reign and Grace Revolution (just to name a few) I wondered, Is Unmerited Favor going to really be that different?  I mean, you can only talk about grace so much before you start repeating yourself, right?  Not so.  Unmerited Favor takes you…