Gold Sky Over Georgia

Pink and gold dotted the sky in a splash of color. A canopy of green spread across the Georgia Mountains…the first day of summer had yet to dawn, but the world was functioning as if it was.  Nestled in a field below, a wooden cross sat atop a steeple with chipped paint and faded color. …

You Think It’s Over?

Of course not!  Here’s the rest of the story…in photo format! First, we attended the McKamey’s church on Sunday morning… Yep, that’s our group from the bus! On the way home, the bus made a stop in Paducah, Kentucky to visit the National Quilt Museum. Before we left town, Ronnie took us for a ride…

The Prayer Breakfast and The Last Concert

The bus leaves at 8:15 AM…somehow, no matter how tired you are, when those words are floating around in your head, it’s hard to sleep.  Thankfully, on Saturday morning I didn’t sleep through the alarm and my sis and I were ready to be at the bus at 8:15.  I know you’re wondering, why do…

Cavallo’s, Cockroaches and Church

“Does everyone see that green bus up ahead on the side of the church?” Duane asked as we pulled into the Second Baptist of Clinton, Tennessee.  “We’ll go out the side door up yonder where that bus is…and make sure you get on the right Cavallo bus!  There are two here this weekend and that…

Bus Trips and Pork Chops

Grey clouds and drizzling rain joined the morning activities with a gentle patter.  It was a common Thursday afternoon in a little town, the usual travelers coming and going, the townsfolk going about their daily routines…until a green Cavallo tour bus pulled into the Signal station and parked at the curb. A few folks began…

You Waiting On Me? – Bill Shivers

Truelove Quartet is a local group based out of Lebanon, Missouri.  They love fellowship, so when they book a concert in their hometown they bring in another group to sing with.  Towards the end of May, they sang in the Cowan Civic Center with Brian Free and Assurance and I was happy to be there…

Ice Cream, Music and Memorial Day

There’s something about ice cream and Gospel Sings…they just go together, ya know.  On Saturday afternoon I had those two exact things at my fingertips.  A scoop of Vanilla ice cream in a Styrofoam bowl in my hand and a seat under a tent at the very place two quartets and a duo would perform…

Georgia – Where Folks Know How To Talk

“We make 1700 pies every year,” said the lady at the concession stand.  For a moment I thought I missed what she said, surely she said 700 instead of 1700.  Then she continued, “We begin making them in March; once a week twelve of us get together at the church and form an assembly line…

The Tent

“Everybody ready?” asked the driver, “Here we go…”  The golf cart holding myself, my sister, mom, grandma and another lady bumped down the hill to the big white tent.  I was sitting on the back, facing the parking lot and had to turn my head to see where we were going.  The tent was decorated…

Favorite Son

When disaster strikes, the harsh realities of life rush in.  Our eyes are opened and we realize how blessed we really are.  We stand on the sidelines and watch others go through things that we can’t imagine.  If faced with the same circumstance, would our faith hold up?  What would we do, if placed in…