Concerts

One Night Only – The Quartet and The Concert

Last Friday night I did something I have never done before…   I drove 9 nine hours one way for a single night concert!   But in the end, I don’t feel odd admitting that.  As concert promoter/singer Pat Barker stood on stage and asked the crowd how many states were represented, places like Texas,…

MTQ Homecoming 2017

The key was inserted in the lock; in seconds, the glass door was opened and Gospel Music fans rushed into the air conditioned building to the sanctuary of the church. At that moment, nothing was more important than getting that seat. No one stopped to say hello to their favorite artist. No one stopped to…

Memorial Day at Indian Creek – Saturday Night

The last day of the Indian Creek Baptist Church Memorial Day Gospel Singing was also the warmest day, but with Thursday and Friday’s beautiful weather, who could complain?  And with the Mylon Hayes Family, Jonathan Wilburn and the Blackwood Brothers Quartet appearing on stage?… Well, it was bound to be a great evening! Before the…

News

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…

Changes For Wilburn & Wilburn

Hendersonville, TN (July 3rd, 2017) – Chart-topping duo, Wilburn & Wilburn, has announced changes for the upcoming season.  Jordan Wilburn, one half of the father/son group, has decided to step back from an intensive tour schedule to focus on his young family.  His father and recent GMA Hall of Fame inductee, Jonathan Wilburn, will honor…

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

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…

Carolina Gold – Dorothy Love

Carolina gold.  At first glance, you may associate the title with the golden beaches of South Carolina’s coast, or maybe a dazzling sunset over the Atlantic’s shoreline.  Though the title of this historical romance does not exclude those things in its meaning, you might be surprised to learn that the warm and fuzzy feeling the…

Spiritual Warfare – Joseph Prince

Spiritual Warfare may be one of the smaller volumes written by Pastor Joseph Prince, but a lack in pages doesn’t mean a lack in great illustrations or teaching.  The “armor of God” in Ephesians chapter six has always been a popular topic among churches and authors in Christianity; and I’m sure we’ve all heard it…