“Where Y’all Going?”

The Paradise glided along the waterway, slowly leaving Tampa behind.  On two decks in the front of the ship, passengers stood watching the city disappear and the water unfold before them.  Though this was only my second Singing at Sea cruise, I had a feeling that this part of the trip would become tradition.  There’s…

A New Year, A New Trio

Legacy Five’s Celebration NYE is more than just your typical Gospel Sing.  After the singing, preaching and luxurious surroundings of Opryland, we also go to breakfast with Legacy Five the last morning.  The Delta opens its ballroom and serves everything a breakfast menu has to offer.  Buffet style, everyone gathers in line, selects their food…

Midnight Makes The Year New

On New Year’s Eve Day, after the morning session, we had lunch in the Delta and walked the gardens.  It’s a tradition for us.  Nothing initiates the creative process in me like a camera in my hand surrounded by perfect scenery!  We meandered through the walkways and I stopped to snap a photo of a…

Ruth – Introduction

Ruth is one of the most popular love stories in the Bible.  It is often taught how Boaz, the kinsmen redeemer, is a picture or foreshadow of Christ and the redemption He provided for all on the cross.  When I think about it, that’s the only thing I’ve ever heard preached on concerning the book…

Good Morning New Year’s Eve!

“How was lunch this morning?” Scott teased the crowd.  He prayed and then the “don, don, don,” kicked off the intro to He Loves Me So, their first song.  “This is the very first song that this group ever sang and recorded 15 years ago,” Scott informed, “and people are still requesting it, and I…

The Eve Of The Eve…

Water surged straight up into the air; stretching, reaching for the highest places before it fell back into the pool and dissipated into the calm waves.  You could say it is my favorite fountain in the Gaylord Opryland Resort.  After all, being so near the Governor’s Ballroom, it’s the one I see the most during…

CD Review: A New Chapter – Jim Brady Trio

The Jim Brady Trio’s first debut album, A New Chapter, officially releases January 27, 2015 and is one of the year’s most anticipated new projects.  With two of the genre’s most profound songwriters and an accomplished arranger and producer, this new group is set to enter the world of Gospel Music with solid material, tasteful…

2014 in Review

Are you ready to see 2014 at a glance?  Below are some tidbits and interesting facts – hope you enjoy! Highlights of 2014…   The Singing at Sea cruise!  My first cruise too!  I will never forget Monday evening – the ship had sailed, land was nowhere in sight and for the first time I…

Who Said Egg Nog Wasn’t Good?

The second stop on the Home For Christmas Tour happened to be Vilonia, Arkansas…not too far from Branson.  So…why not! From the beautiful day before – when we sailed off into Table Rock Lake with highs in the sixties – we experienced frigid weather in Arkansas.  It was so cold that you could set Egg…

Home For Christmas on the Belle

I stood on the top deck, leaning on the rail and looking below.  A man on the ground was uncoiling a rope the thickness of my arm on the dock – it was almost time to sail!  Ever since the Singing At Sea cruise in February I’ve been looking for an excuse to be out…