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…

November Give-A-Way

As I look out the dining room window, a bright yellow maple tree reminds me that Fall is in full swing.  I love this time of year and can’t keep the stereo silent.  The beauty outside just beckons me to keep the music playing whether I‘m at home, in the car or outside.  One of…

The MaKameys and the McCune’s

  A mixture of yellow, red and orange whizzed by as I drove down highway 60 towards Mountain Grove.  It was a beautiful fall day.  When you plan on attending a Gospel concert, you should always allow extra time for road construction…as I should have done last Saturday.  Suddenly, I had plenty of time to…

CD Review: Quartet Style – Booth Brothers

“We cut a record!” Michael Booth exclaimed, holding up a CD with enthusiasm at the end of one of the most anticipated concerts this year. (2013) When the Booth Brothers and Gene McDonald came together at the Memphis Quartet Show and sang as the “Booth Brothers Quartet” earlier this June, fans eagerly awaited this new…

GIVE-A-WAY: September Surprise!

Hello everyone!  I just returned home from a GREAT week in Louisville, Kentucky at the National Quartet Convention, and now I’m “stocked up” and ready for the September give-a-way!  This give-a-way will be different than any other we’ve done so far this year.  I’m so excited!  One lucky winner will not receive just two, but…