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…

Are You Stuck?

“I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.  He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.” – Psalm 40:1-2 Have you ever been stuck?  Recently, I had a very literal…

Paris, Quartets and Christmas

When I think of going to Paris; images of the Eiffel Tower, beautiful gardens and the Seine River flash through my mind.  The City of Lights.  Instead, the Tennessee hills rolled by my window as we drove into a small town all decorated for Christmas.  I smiled as we passed a mini Eiffel Tower made…

Christmas in Nashville

“At six fifteen we need to run on our feet, hurry, hurry, hurry to get the frozen salad on the tables before people arrive, so we can get the meals on the tables by six thirty,” Debbie Bennett explained to an incomplete group of servers in the basement of College Heights Baptist Church in Nashville,…

The First Thanksgiving

  Samuel Fuller is a name that most people will never know.  (At least the “Samuel Fuller” I’m writing about – there’s bound to more than one in this world ya’ know!)  The reason I say that is, well, I am Samuel’s 11th great-granddaughter.  Samuel was born in 1608 in England, the son of Edward…

Chapel with the Mark Trammell Quartet

Tuesday morning dawned in Louisville and as the sun rose, so did I, ready to meet the day.  Paging through the program book to the schedule page, I checked the time again on the showcase.  10:30-11:30 AM.  Chapel – Mark Trammell Qt. East Hall A-B.  It was going to be a good morning… With a…

NQC – Monday Night

The click of my high heels echoed in the hall quickly becoming lost in the countless sounds of other footsteps, voices and the occasional cell phone ring.  I had just come from the Exhibit Hall and was anxious to weave through the crowd and find a seat in the arena.  The buzz urged me to…