Home of Blackbeard

  The Golden Age of piracy lasted for thirty years…from 1690-1720.  It was said that when a pirate slept he didn’t dream of going to heaven but to his favorite port of Nassau on New Providence Island.  Why?  Nassau was well suited to be a pirate base of operations because its waters were too shallow…

The Shallow Sea

                                                                                                                                                                      Half Moon Cay, or, San Salvador, was the second destination on our tour of the Bahamas.  At 9:00 AM, the announcement was made that you could begin disembarking for the island.  At nine o’clock, I was in the Coconut Lounge eating breakfast and looking out on the turquoise waters.  We agreed the day before…

GIVE-A-WAY: New Music From…?

Last month we gave away a book, now it’s March and time for a new prize…how about some new music?  While I was in Marion, IL for the Truthseeker’s Homecoming, Brian Free and Assurance had their new project, Unashamed with them.  This is their brand new release with ten original songs!  Unashamed is also the…

First Sight of Land

All through breakfast I tried not to be rude, but my eyes kept wondering to the windows on my right hand side where I could snatch glimpses of the sea.  There would be plenty of time to gaze at the endless ocean afterwards.  My two breakfast companions, Bev and her friend, had been telling me…

Ready, Set, Sail!

The taxi took a left hand turn and pulled up to the line of cars waiting to be waved on by security.  Our taxi driver, Christine, informed us to have our boarding pass and passports ready.  A swampy area with murky waters and tall grass surrounded the strip of land our taxi sat on.  Slowly…

CD Review: Your Walk Talks – Mark Trammell Quartet

  Over the years, Southern Gospel Music has come to associate the term excellence with the name Mark Trammell.  From his days with the legendary Cathedral Quartet to the founding of America’s favorite trio, Greater Vision, and then on to his days with Gold City, it is easy to say that quality has followed this…

Photo Album: Singing at Sea

Ahoy there matey!  Be ye interested in a tour of the Bahamas on board The Fascination?  If ye are, click HERE to view the photos! Usually, I leave the photo album till last, after all the reviews are posted.  But this time I couldn’t resist sharing these scenes as soon as possible!  Hope you enjoy!

900 Miles Later…

It felt odd wearing a summer dress in February, but as I walked into the West Jacksonville Baptist Church (WJBC) it felt more like summer.  Then again, we were in Florida…and it sure beat the winter temperatures we left at home!  It was the night before the cruise (Singing at Sea) and one of the…

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…