Concerts

Memorial Day Weekend – Saturday Night at the Tent

Memorial Day Weekend came to a close at Indian Creek Baptist Church with three great artists on Saturday night – Gold City, Tim Lovelace and Triumphant Quartet.  Once again, we were blessed by hearing from one of the campers as the evening began. He opened the evening with the Pledge of Allegiance. After a few…

Memorial Day Weekend – Friday Night at the Tent

If you miss lunch on purpose so you can eat at the “food shack,” you might be in Carnesville, Georgia over Memorial Day Weekend.  Indian Creek Baptist Church hosts a three day Gospel sing and one of the things they’re known for is their cooking! In front of the tent is what we affectionately call…

Memorial Day Weekend – Thursday Night at the Tent

If you’ve been attending an event so long you can’t remember what year you started going, I guess that makes it a tradition, right?  Because that’s the case when Memorial Day Weekend comes around – I know I’ll be in Carnesville, Georgia at the Indian Creek Memorial Day Weekend Gospel Singing.  Not only does Indian…

News

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…

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…

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

Michal – Jill Eileen Smith

Ever read a Bible story and go, “Oh, that person!  Why are they acting like that?” For years, that’s been my opinion of David’s wife, Michal.  We only get a short glimpse of her in Scripture, but it isn’t a favorable impression…at least not to me.  But opinions can change, and that’s happened when I…

Redeeming Grace – Jill Eileen Smith

Earlier in the year I read Sarai by Jill Eileen Smith and really enjoyed it, so I decided to dig into another one of her books, Redeeming Grace.  The Biblical story of Ruth is my favorite.  I’ve always viewed it like an ancient Cinderella, where loss and heartache turns into true love and the couple…

The Reckless – Mary Lu Tyndall

Frederick and Reena couldn’t be more different than night and day.  He’s a preacher, she’s a pirate and together, they make an odd couple.  Odd, because one is trying to follow God and the other is running as far away as they can from Him.  Throw in an old map that’s scattered among the Caribbean…