Intended For Evil – Around The World In 80 Books #11

Setting: Cambodia Time Period: 1975 “Intended For Evil” is a deeply moving re-telling of a man’s suffering and survival in the killing fields of Cambodia during the reign of the Khmer Rouge. I have always loved true stories and reading ones like this remind me how blessed I am to live in a country that’s…

Nagasaki – Around The World In 80 Books #10

Setting: Nagasaki, Japan Time Period: 1945 – 2011 My first “real” exposure to the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima were a visit to the Smithsonian in Washington DC two years ago. After walking through that exhibit, reading the posted information and watching video clips, I was both fascinated and sad at the power that ended…

NQC Announces NQC Road Trip Tour

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (May 1, 2019) – NQC – the National Quartet Convention – has announced the creation of a new tour series called, NQC Road Trip. The concerts associated with this tour will take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the Union Performing Arts Center, Oklahoma City, OK, at First Southern Baptist Church and Hallsville, TX, at…

Secrets Revealed – Around The World In 80 Books #9

Setting: Warsaw, Poland Time Period: 1946 “Secrets Revealed” by Roberta Kagan is the second book in her “Proud To Be A Jew Series” set in post WWII Warsaw, Poland. I downloaded this one as an ebook on my Kindle for my “Around The World In 80 Books” reading challenge. Though I didn’t read the first…

Najila – Around The World In 80 Books #8

“Najila” by C. J. Illinik is a sequel to another book called “The Tablets of Ararat.” (I haven’t read the first book yet.) In the story, Najila, her Christian father and Muslim grandmother leaves Baghdad to return to Constantinople. Young and spoiled, Najila has only known Baghdad as her home and has no desire to…

The Only Light In Town…

A long intermission. Missing singers during the last half of the program. That’s how the Second Half Quartet accidentally fell together in 2014 at the Truthseekers Homecoming. When the quartet retired in the fall of 2018, it seemed only fitting that they appear one more time at the event of their birthplace. Saturday night at…

Two Quartets

Friday morning, the Truthseekers Homecoming was a wonderful combination of fellowship, music and teaching. The Truthseekers sang classics like “Everybody Ought To Know,” “I’m Satisfied,” “I’ve Got That Old Time Religion” and many others. After the music, Pastor Andy Lee came to the pulpit and spoke on a passage in 2 Timothy and once again,…

The 35th Anniversary Kicks Off In 3, 2, 1!

Most events start with an evening concert, but if you’re in Marion, Illinois the first third full weekend of March for the Truthseekers Homecoming, the weekend starts on Thursday morning. With coffee brewing at 8:00 AM and fresh donuts from a local bakery, the Thursday morning Prayer Breakfast is the gathering place for both the…

Where We Belong – Around The World In 80 Books #7

Setting: Sinai Peninsula Time Period: 1860-1890 The gorgeous cover of this book caught my eye the first time I saw it advertised and thought it would make a great addition to the “Around The World In 80 Books” reading challenge I’m doing this year. At first, I thought I would place it under Egypt for…

Of Fire and Lions – Mesu Andrews

Ever since I read Mesu Andrews book, “In The Shadow of Jezebel,” I fell in love with the author’s ability to make me think about Biblical stories in new ways.  Ways that make me realize that God intended a godly life to be practical and filled with blessings…sounds boring, right? Well, not when Mesu Andrews…