A Christmas Spectacular at the Fair Barn

The sun sank behind the hills of North Carolina, causing the lights inside the Fair Barn to cast a warm glow on all who entered the historic building in Pinehurst. It was the last day of November, an official start to the holiday season and a time for the community to come together for a…

Greater Vision – Burlington, NC

New Hope Baptist Church is known for being the starting place of the Burlington Revival – a three month revival with Evangelist C.T. Townsend that took place two years ago…which people are still talking about.  In addition, fans of Gospel music will recognize Burlington as the hometown of Greater Vision’s tenor, Chris Allman.  But, the…

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

When you read a lot of Christian Historical Romance novels, there’s something you come to expect in every story – a happy ending.  Then you come to a book like Great Expectations.  Written over a hundred years ago, well, you understand that it’s a little different than what you’re accustomed to coming out of today’s…

Girls and Guitars Tour – Greenwood, SC

The doors opened at six o’clock for the Girls and Guitars concert in Greenwood, South Carolina at Rice Memorial Baptist Church.  Though the sky had darkened and the temperature turned chilly, it didn’t keep folks from lining up around the building.  And it’s no exaggeration to say “lined up.”  The line ran the length of…

The City of David – Hershel Shanks

Do you know what it’s like to rummage through your old stuff and pick something up and say, “Ooo cool!  I didn’t know I had that!”  That’s what it felt like when I discovered The City of David among some old books while cleaning my basement.  In March, I visited Israel for the first time;…

Tribute Quartet – Maiden, NC

Tis the season…for concerts on the East Coast!  Last weekend I was in Alabama for Pat Barker’s “One Night Only” concert and this weekend I found myself in South Carolina for Abraham Productions’ “Girls and Guitars Tour.”  However…there just happened to be a concert the night before in Maiden, North Carolina with Tribute Quartet.  What…

One Night Only – The Quartet and The Concert

Last Thursday night I did something I have never done before…   I drove 9 nine hours one way for a single night concert!   But in the end, I don’t feel odd admitting that.  As concert promoter/singer Pat Barker stood on stage and asked the crowd how many states were represented, places like Texas,…

Great American Solar Eclipse 2017 – Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg, Tennessee has always been a favorite place of mine and when the Monday of the solar eclipse rolled around, I was already in town and decided to stay and watch this moment in history! With tours going to Cades Cove and other places in the national park, I thought Gatlinburg might be pretty busy….

MTQ Homecoming 2017

The key was inserted in the lock; in seconds, the glass door was opened and Gospel Music fans rushed into the air conditioned building to the sanctuary of the church. At that moment, nothing was more important than getting that seat. No one stopped to say hello to their favorite artist. No one stopped to…