Concerts

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Brian Free & Assurance in Anna

The cement steps led up to a church built of grey stone; steeple towering above us, much like the sun in the heat of the day.  A gentleman opened the front door and welcomed us inside with a smile.  It had been a while since I visited a church where coming through the front door…

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Second Half Quartet at Memphis Quartet Show

The stage was dim and darkness flooded the rows of seats closest to the stage.  Hanging above the center of the stage, one word hung illuminated in shamrock green – Memphis.  I had not attended The Memphis Quartet Show in 2015 and did not have plans to go this year either, but special circumstances allowed…

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Sea Days

The murky water below churned as the ms Paradise glided through the dark waves.  Along the horizon, the sky and water only had one color.  Black.  It was just after six o’clock in the morning and I was determined to see that orange ball pop over the horizon on Tuesday.  Being early in the week,…

News

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Triumphant Quartet Welcomes Aaron Dishman

Triumphant Quartet has announced the departure of GW Southard, their pianist of two years. GW responded this evening on Facebook: “I like to thank everyone for the countless messages. I would also like to thank Triumphant Quartet for giving me the opportunity to pursue a passion of mine and Eric Bennett for being a great…

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Two New Projects Available From Award-Winning Group, The Nelons

Hendersonville, TN (August 12th, 2016) – Daywind recording artists, The Nelons, are excited to announce the release of Stronger Together and Family Harmony, both available today! After nearly two years of writing, song-selection and recording, the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame members were faced with the challenge of selecting which of the eighteen recorded…

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Daywind Music Group Celebrates 2016 Dove Award Nominations

I’m always proud to see our Gospel Music artists represented in the Dove Awards.  Karen Peck & New River’s single, “I Am Blessed” is one of my favorites and I’m thrilled to see it recognized.   Congratulations to all the nominees! Hendersonville, TN (August 10th, 2016) – During a press conference held this morning at…

Travel

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Bald Knob Cross – Southern Illinois

Jim and Mary Snider are some of the most excellent hosts you will meet in the promoting business.  The Truthseekers’ Homecoming, held at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center, is a place where you feel at home the moment you step in the building; a feeling that all of the Truthseekers lavish upon each attendee. …

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Coba – Mayan Ruins

Cozumel is Mexico’s largest island and the second port of call on our cruise to the Western Caribbean, but when our ship docked, we had no intention of exploring the island.  At least, not this year. In fact, we didn’t even walk to the end of the pier. Just on the other side of our…

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Grand Cayman

I stood on the deck of the ms. Paradise and watched Georgetown, Grand Cayman come into view.  Other cruise ships were already anchored in the blue waters closer to the island, and soon, ours would join them so we could be ferried from the vessel to shore.  The sun beat down on me as I…

Books

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Reapers – Bryan Davis

When I first heard Bryan Davis announce his new book, Reapers, I was unsure if the storyline was one I would enjoy.  A Christian story about taking people’s spirit’s from their dead bodies?  In addition, the book has also been likened to the popular series, The Hunger Games; one I thought was quite gruesome.  Then…

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The Fiddler – Beverly Lewis

I’ll say this up front – I’m not a big “Amish Fiction” person.  I’ve read Beverly Lewis’ “Summer Hill Secrets Series” (teen fiction) and had my pleasant fill of the Amish setting.  I enjoyed and would recommend that series, especially to teens, but my natural tendency is to lean towards historical fiction or something with…

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Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman

The title caught my attention.  What was the author saying with such a title?  That we shouldn’t share the Gospel with people?  The teaser from the back cover explained why and the concept behind the book kept me coming back for more. Author Randy Newman poses the question, “Have we been approaching evangelism with the…