Bus Power

Dark foreboding clouds hung in the sky and unleashed a downpour that kept me from driving the speed limit.  The windshield wipers were on high and everyone (well, the sensible ones!) was driving slow.  We had just crossed over the Illinois border and drove right into the storm.  I glanced at the clock on the…

The Sea That Leads Home

The last day of the cruise was a full day at sea.  We were on our way home.  This was sad for me because I so wanted to spend more time exploring the Bahamas!  But even the best vacation must come to an end.  On a brighter note, I was determined to enjoy every minute…

Home of Blackbeard

  The Golden Age of piracy lasted for thirty years…from 1690-1720.  It was said that when a pirate slept he didn’t dream of going to heaven but to his favorite port of Nassau on New Providence Island.  Why?  Nassau was well suited to be a pirate base of operations because its waters were too shallow…

The Shallow Sea

                                                                                                                                                                      Half Moon Cay, or, San Salvador, was the second destination on our tour of the Bahamas.  At 9:00 AM, the announcement was made that you could begin disembarking for the island.  At nine o’clock, I was in the Coconut Lounge eating breakfast and looking out on the turquoise waters.  We agreed the day before…

First Sight of Land

All through breakfast I tried not to be rude, but my eyes kept wondering to the windows on my right hand side where I could snatch glimpses of the sea.  There would be plenty of time to gaze at the endless ocean afterwards.  My two breakfast companions, Bev and her friend, had been telling me…

Ready, Set, Sail!

The taxi took a left hand turn and pulled up to the line of cars waiting to be waved on by security.  Our taxi driver, Christine, informed us to have our boarding pass and passports ready.  A swampy area with murky waters and tall grass surrounded the strip of land our taxi sat on.  Slowly…

900 Miles Later…

It felt odd wearing a summer dress in February, but as I walked into the West Jacksonville Baptist Church (WJBC) it felt more like summer.  Then again, we were in Florida…and it sure beat the winter temperatures we left at home!  It was the night before the cruise (Singing at Sea) and one of the…

The Celebration Continues…

The night sky glared down through the glass atrium as I rushed through the Delta to get to the Governor’s Ballroom.  Time had slipped away from me at the Opry Mills Mall and now I had to ignore the beauty around me to quickly reach the concert that no doubt had already started.  Yet, the…

“I’ll Try It”

Applause broke out as Legacy Five walked on stage at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee on New Year’s Eve.  “Y’all know these guys?” Scott Fowler asked with a smile and outstretched arms. “Why don’t we start the evening with prayer,” bowing his head, Scott went on to acknowledge that many will be glad…

Paris, Quartets and Christmas

When I think of going to Paris; images of the Eiffel Tower, beautiful gardens and the Seine River flash through my mind.  The City of Lights.  Instead, the Tennessee hills rolled by my window as we drove into a small town all decorated for Christmas.  I smiled as we passed a mini Eiffel Tower made…