CD Review: As We Speak – Greater Vision

Greater Vision’s 2015 release, As We Speak, is a combination of refreshing music and lyrics that are challenging, meaningful and encouraging.  Each song enhances the sound that makes Greater Vision so beloved among their fans; whether it’s a rich orchestra behind a ballad like “This Is Mercy” or a rousing tune like “Preacher, Tell Me…

Further Reading…

If you’re a subscriber to the Singing News, you may have noticed a new feature (that will appear occasionally in the magazine) in the June issue called “What’s New?”  This column was designed to showcase new products like DVD’s, books and other unique items that aren’t released as often as CD’s, but are still of…

A Memorial To Remember…

The last night of the Indian Creek Memorial Day Weekend Gospel Singing featured a line-up with The Kingsmen, Whisnants and Brian Free and Assurance. For me, the three days we spent in Georgia went by too quickly and I tried to keep the thought of packing up and driving back home at bay.  Like each…

Book Review: The Reckoning

The Reckoning is Mary Lu’s fifth book in her Legacy of the Kings Pirate Series (an absolute favorite of mine!  BTW!)  This installment of the series has an unexpected twist; beginning in our modern day world of 2015 and time traveling back to 1694, just a few years after the previous book, The Ransom, ended. …

Southern Gospel Auctioneer

The golf cart zoomed from the grass lot downhill to the tent.  This afternoon, the sun kept its warm rays shining down on us as a cool breeze wafted our way.  There was already a line of folks waiting to enter the tent and the concession stand had quite a lengthy line as well.  It…

Freezing In Georgia

Over Memorial Day Weekend we packed up and drove to Carnesville, Georgia for the Indian Creek Memorial Day Weekend Gospel Singing.  We attended this sing for the first time last year (2014) and fell in love with the area, church staff and atmosphere the weekend promoted.  This year they had fantastic talent lined up and…

The Whisnants…and Friends

Yesterday afternoon, I stood on my front porch and watched three baby raccoons cackle as they made their way across my yard.  Mentally, I was trying to keep track of what needed done before I left to drive to a concert, but with three adorable masked fur balls in my yard I was a bit…

Lake of the Ozarks Gospel Sing – Part 2

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”  – Proverbs 3:5-6 Every evening Todd would open the concert with prayer and a short Scripture reading.  The familiar verses above were the ones pondered Friday night.  “When…

Lake of the Ozarks Gospel Sing – Part 1

No tornado sirens…no high winds…and no “gathering in the lobby of the hotel.”  Whew.  C. S. Lewis once said that nothing happens the same way twice.  Something I was grateful for this year at the Great Lake of the Ozarks Gospel Sing in Osage Beach, Missouri.  Last year was…quite the adventure.  😉 This year, we…

CD Review: Once Upon a Hymn – Michaela Brown

What makes a good hymn project?  A male quartet?  A trio?  Family harmony?  After listening and enjoying Michaela Brown’s 2015 release, Once Upon a Hymn, I’m convinced the answer is simply, a violin. I have been a fan of the violin and fiddle since a young age, but in Gospel Music it seems like the…