February “Firsts”

  There is a distinct feeling you get when you do something for the first time.  Maybe your heart thumps a little quicker or your hands sweat.  It’s not that the thing is scary, it could actually be very exciting, but knowing that the task is at hand can be both exhilarating and something that…

GIVE-A-WAY: Elusive Hope

As you are reading this I’m sailing back to Florida on The Fascination, it’s the fifth day of the Singing at Sea cruise and tomorrow morning we disembark and fly home.  We have visited the Bahamas this week, mainly, the ports of Half Moon Cay, Nassau and Freeport.  It’s my first experience to be on…

From The Word – Revival

  This week I am floating somewhere in the Bahamas on the Gospel Cruise, Singing at Sea.  In addition to the great music we’ll hear while on the open sea, we’ll also hear some good preaching.  One of those preachers is Phil Hoskins.  I heard him for the very first time last summer in Gatlinburg…

CD Review: Love Loud – The Browns

When I first listened to the Brown’s Love Loud project I was impressed with the quality of music and lyrics.  After glancing at the insert and seeing that five of the songs were co-written by at least one member of the Browns…I was impressed again.   Their ability to pen this many songs that say something…

Your Walk Talks Blog Tour – stop #3

I can still remember the first time I sat in an auditorium and watched Mark Trammell sing.  It was back in the mid 2000’s before the “Mark Trammell Trio” morphed into the Mark Trammell Quartet.  As usual, it was pouring down rain outside.  (Somehow it always rains during this particular concert that’s an annual event…

January Jitters!

  It has been quite some time since I’ve written a general post about what’s been happening lately and what new posts you can look forward to in the future.  Shall we play catch up? First off, next Tuesday I’ll be taking part in a very special online event that has NEVER been done in…

From The Word…Happy vs. Blessed

This year I hope to introduce a new series to my readers called “From The Word.”  It will feature YouTube videos of biblical sermons from a variety of speakers to strengthen and encourage our faith.  The first selection is from Mark Trammell where he preaches on the difference between happiness and blessedness.  The video is…

The Celebration Continues…

The night sky glared down through the glass atrium as I rushed through the Delta to get to the Governor’s Ballroom.  Time had slipped away from me at the Opry Mills Mall and now I had to ignore the beauty around me to quickly reach the concert that no doubt had already started.  Yet, the…

DVD Review: Jubilee Christmas

On December 9, 2012 I attended one of the very first Christmas concerts by the Jubilee Gang.  It was an amazing night!  The camera crew came in to film the evening so it could be released on DVD.  Unfortunately, that particular taping never made it on DVD due to issues with the film, but when…

“I’ll Try It”

Applause broke out as Legacy Five walked on stage at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee on New Year’s Eve.  “Y’all know these guys?” Scott Fowler asked with a smile and outstretched arms. “Why don’t we start the evening with prayer,” bowing his head, Scott went on to acknowledge that many will be glad…