Concerts

The Only Light In Town…

A long intermission. Missing singers during the last half of the program. That’s how the Second Half Quartet accidentally fell together in 2014 at the Truthseekers Homecoming. When the quartet retired in the fall of 2018, it seemed only fitting that they appear one more time at the event of their birthplace. Saturday night at…

Two Quartets

Friday morning, the Truthseekers Homecoming was a wonderful combination of fellowship, music and teaching. The Truthseekers sang classics like “Everybody Ought To Know,” “I’m Satisfied,” “I’ve Got That Old Time Religion” and many others. After the music, Pastor Andy Lee came to the pulpit and spoke on a passage in 2 Timothy and once again,…

The 35th Anniversary Kicks Off In 3, 2, 1!

Most events start with an evening concert, but if you’re in Marion, Illinois the first third full weekend of March for the Truthseekers Homecoming, the weekend starts on Thursday morning. With coffee brewing at 8:00 AM and fresh donuts from a local bakery, the Thursday morning Prayer Breakfast is the gathering place for both the…

News

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…

Jim & Melissa Brady Announce Touring Changes For 2019

NASHVILLE, TN (December 28, 2018) — Jim and Melissa Brady have announced touring changes for their ministry. As of 2019, Layke Jones will no longer be traveling with Jim and Melissa. Jim and Melissa will continue to travel and perform the songs their fans have come to know and love including hits from their latest…

Gary Casto Announces Changes to Tribute Quartet

Nashville, TN (December 19, 2018) – Gary Casto announces a major change to Tribute Quartet. Riley Harrison Clark, who has been with the group for almost 9 years, will be leaving the group to pursue a solo career at the end of December. The last two concerts to feature Riley will be on December 29…

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

Intended For Evil – Around The World In 80 Books #11

Setting: Cambodia Time Period: 1975 “Intended For Evil” is a deeply moving re-telling of a man’s suffering and survival in the killing fields of Cambodia during the reign of the Khmer Rouge. I have always loved true stories and reading ones like this remind me how blessed I am to live in a country that’s…

Nagasaki – Around The World In 80 Books #10

Setting: Nagasaki, Japan Time Period: 1945 – 2011 My first “real” exposure to the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima were a visit to the Smithsonian in Washington DC two years ago. After walking through that exhibit, reading the posted information and watching video clips, I was both fascinated and sad at the power that ended…

Secrets Revealed – Around The World In 80 Books #9

Setting: Warsaw, Poland Time Period: 1946 “Secrets Revealed” by Roberta Kagan is the second book in her “Proud To Be A Jew Series” set in post WWII Warsaw, Poland. I downloaded this one as an ebook on my Kindle for my “Around The World In 80 Books” reading challenge. Though I didn’t read the first…