Concerts

The 12 Actors of Christmas

Saturday morning at Smoky Mountain Christmas began with another morning devotional from, Billy Huddleston. At 9:30 AM everyone was in their seats as Billy opened the morning in prayer. Saturday morning he wrapped up the thought from Habakkuk by briefly explaining how Jesus’ birth fulfilled the past promise, present promise and one day, the future…

Elvis and A Dancing Hall of Famer

Friday morning, I was up bright and early for the morning Bible Study at Smoky Mountain Christmas. The devotion was led by Billy Huddleston and started at 9:30 AM. After opening in prayer, Billy asked when was the last time you read or heard a sermon preached from the book of Habakkuk. “That’s right!” said…

Pajamas, Games and Gospel Music

This time of year, Christmas concerts abound. If you prefer a Gospel Music Christmas concert, you might have to seek out one of the popular tours, but if you want a whole weekend of Christmas and Gospel Music, then you would be in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for a Smoky Mountain Christmas. This event, in its…

News

Jason Crabb and Rascal Flatts Unite to Bring Epic Performance to GMA Dove Awards

GRAMMY® award winner JASON CRABB was joined by some very special guests during his performance at the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards this past Tuesday, October 16, 2018 – multi-award winning superstar vocal group, RASCAL FLATTS. Flatts’ member JAY DEMARCUS produced Crabb’s latest release, Unexpected, and the group joined Crabb to perform “You Chose To Be My Friend” featuring a duet with…

Daywind Records Announces Signing of Michael Booth

NASHVILLE, TN (October 15, 2018) – Multi-award-winning Booth Brother, Michael Booth, has signed an exclusive solo contract with Daywind Records. Michael joined Daywind Records on his new venture as a solo artist while remaining an integral part of the recent Singing News Trio Of The Year, the Booth Brothers. The Booth Brothers will embark on a 70-city tour at the…

The McKameys Announce Retirement in 2019

The McKameys have always been one of my favorite groups.  Their heart and genuine care for the music and people they sing to can be seen in every concert. Though I always hoped I wouldn’t see the day they would leave the road, I’m glad that they are following the Lord’s leading in their lives…

Travel

Andrew Johnson Historic Site – Greeneville, TN

Tucked away in the rolling hills of Eastern Tennessee is a timeless piece of American history.  And when I say tucked away, I mean, tucked away! The two lane leading into Greeneville, Tennessee curved around beautiful countryside fields before it led me into the small town that was home to our 17th President, Andrew Johnson….

Nathaniel Russell House – Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina is an antebellum home lovers dream.  All over the historic district, you can tour homes that display Charleston life in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s.  On Meeting Street, the Nathaniel Russell House reflects the wealth of the Russell’s, who built what would become one of the nation’s most important examples of…

The Heyward- Washington House | Charleston, SC

Charleston, South Carolina has become one of my favorite places to visit.  Downtown, you literally can walk past history and enjoy things like Starbucks or Five Guys in the same step.  The atmosphere makes for an unforgettable visit and this year, my crew was in the mood for a relaxing day walking around town, with…

Books

Egypt’s Sister – Angela Hunt

I have always enjoyed Angela Hunt as an author from the few books I’ve read from her.  Whether it be Pilgrims forging their way in the New World in “Roanoke,” or adventurers sailing across the ocean in “The Golden Cross,” I always thought her books were lively and interesting.  “Egypt’s Sister” was the first Biblical…

Flood – Brennan S. McPherson

If you read my review about the first book in the “Fall of Man Series” on Goodreads, you’ll know that I didn’t have a high opinion of the approach the author took with Cain’s story. However, Flood was the complete opposite…seriously, I couldn’t put this book down! The characters were believable and the plot was…

The Liberty Bride – Mary Lu Tyndall

There are two time periods I can’t get enough of when it comes to Mary Lu Tyndall’s novels – her pirates and her romances set during the War of 1812. Luckily for me, the sixth title in the “Daughters Of The Mayflower” Series, “The Liberty Bride,” was set in those turbulent times between America and…