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…

Christmas in Nashville

“At six fifteen we need to run on our feet, hurry, hurry, hurry to get the frozen salad on the tables before people arrive, so we can get the meals on the tables by six thirty,” Debbie Bennett explained to an incomplete group of servers in the basement of College Heights Baptist Church in Nashville,…

Chapel with the Mark Trammell Quartet

Tuesday morning dawned in Louisville and as the sun rose, so did I, ready to meet the day.  Paging through the program book to the schedule page, I checked the time again on the showcase.  10:30-11:30 AM.  Chapel – Mark Trammell Qt. East Hall A-B.  It was going to be a good morning… With a…

NQC – Monday Night

The click of my high heels echoed in the hall quickly becoming lost in the countless sounds of other footsteps, voices and the occasional cell phone ring.  I had just come from the Exhibit Hall and was anxious to weave through the crowd and find a seat in the arena.  The buzz urged me to…

The MaKameys and the McCune’s

  A mixture of yellow, red and orange whizzed by as I drove down highway 60 towards Mountain Grove.  It was a beautiful fall day.  When you plan on attending a Gospel concert, you should always allow extra time for road construction…as I should have done last Saturday.  Suddenly, I had plenty of time to…