Concerts

Singing at Sea | Tuesday

Tuesday dawned. It was the first full day of my fifth Singing at Sea cruise and I was looking forward to the first port of call on the trip – Key West, Florida.  But before we could explore the southernmost point of the U.S., my mom and I went up to the Windjammer and had…

Singing At Sea Cruise | Monday

Tampa, Florida dawned bright and sunny the day I boarded Brilliance Of The Seas for the 2018 Singing At Sea cruise. Though it felt strange to be wearing a sleeveless blouse in February, it felt rather good to be somewhere hot.  (When I left home that week, it was 15 degrees.) I’ve been a big…

The Mark Trammell Quartet in Silva

I think we can agree that the best way to start a new year is with Gospel Music. Surprisingly, when 2018 rolled around, I didn’t have to wait long to find a concert to attend.  In fact, I only had to wait five days.  That’s quite unusual for Missouri.  We’re known for having ice that…

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 | 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….

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…

Books

When Jesus Wept – Bodie and Brock Thoene

For Easter, I wanted to read a Biblical Fiction series set in the New Testament.  I wanted something that would connect me to the time period Jesus lived in and maybe even offer new understanding in the way fiction does best.  I chose The Jerusalem Chronicles by Bodie and Brock Thoene and what can I…

Where Hearts Are Free – Golden Keyes Parsons

Where Hearts Are Free brings the “Darkness Into Light Series” by Golden Keyes Parsons to a close by plunging into the theme of what it means to have true freedom.  After living life on the run from King Louis XIV during three years of intense religious persecution, you may think the Clavell family would know…

Numbers (The Bible Study Series) – Warren Wiersbe

Numbers.  It may not be the most dreaded book you come across in your yearly Bible reading plan, but it may cause you to scratch your head and say, “How could this possibly relate to my life?”  Well, you might be surprised. I know I was after reading Numbers from The Bible Study Series. In…