Featured and Favorite Highlights of 2012

It was Saturday, the 22nd of December 2012 when I checked my mail box and pulled out the January 2013 issue of the Singing News Magazine.  Wow…another year really has come to an end, hasn’t it?  Well, it has!  So, as we launch into another year, I want to pause for a moment and review…

“When You Hear The Music…”

  “You gotta’ be up and fresh the whole time!” exclaimed Gerald Wolfe, describing to the audience in the Mansion Theater how they should respond when the Jubilee 3 taping began.  Taking a moment to gently reprimand the crowd, he pointed out that towards the end of “A Christmas Jubilee,” he was starting to lose…

Christ in the Nativity: Part 4 – The Shepherd

  A lamb bayed in the distance.  In the dewy grass, shepherds dozed off around the crackling fire on a still, silent night while keeping the sheep.  All except one, someone had to keep a watchful eye out for wild animals that roamed the hills at night while the others slept.  He had been sitting…

Elvis, a Sax, the Snow Maker and a Hungry Wig!

The Jubilee tours have brought three of Southern Gospel Music’s most popular groups together for a series of concerts that can’t be topped by anything else in the genre.  Over the last couple of years, Greater Vision, Legacy Five and the Booth Brothers have traveled together, shared the stage and released three unforgettable CD’s.  So,…

Christ in the Nativity: Part 3 – The Camel

The servant gently swung the rug over the camel’s back. After straightening it and making sure the fringe was even on both sides, he lifted the saddle in place. “Strange thing,” thought the servant, “that the magi would be leaving on such on long trip…but to be in the presence of a king would be…

A Christmas Journey…in Nashville, Tennessee!

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving I awoke in Nashville, Tennessee – that evening, I walked into College Heights Baptist Church anticipating the dinner theater that was being held there at seven o’clock.  College Heights is the church that Steve Hurst attends, and many of you know that I’ve attended the Steve Hurst School of Music for…

It Works…

  …You are probably wondering, “What works?”  Well, my answer is simple, the Gospel – no matter what format it’s in, it works.  That idea formed the theme for the Greater Vision concert I attended the night before Veterans Day in Steeleville, Missouri at the Meramec Theater.  As Gerald reminded us many, many times, “You…

From Tennessee To Missouri…the Music Continues!

  The last session of Greater Vision’s Praisefest was on October 31st, Halloween.  A few days later, we were home anticipating another great Gospel music concert down the road in Mountain Grove, Missouri.  This annual concert we were present at celebrated it’s 9th year, and this was our third year to attend.  Previous years, the…

Christ in the Nativity: Part 2 – The Wise Men

The Magi stood with his head tilted upward in the dead of night, gazing at the bright orb shining above him in the sky.  A star like that had never been spotted before…ever.  And the scrolls proved it.  They all had diligently studied the meaning of the unique star and had come to one conclusion…