Goodbye October

  The leaves have begun their descent from the trees, the colorful hues faded to earthy brown and their vibrant texture shriveled up as they crush under our feet.  Fall is here.  One of my favorite times of the year too!  It signals the end of one season and the beginning of another…which reminds me,…

Pre- NQC Update

I should really be packing for NQC instead of writing, but I didn’t want to leave without posting an update.  After all, it’s been a little while since the last post!  So “what’s up?” The first thing I would like to let y’all know is the September issue of SGN Scoops is out.  My column,…

Ready, Set…September!

Has two months without a newsletter and sporadic concert reviews left you feeling like Lynn has fallen off the face of the earth?  Though sometimes she feels like it, I promise I’m still here!  I’ve been traveling a lot this summer and keeping up with this site and other responsibilities was a near impossibility.  So…

Nothing A Bus Can’t Overcome

Forty years ago today, a fifteen year old boy stepped out on a stage for the first time as a professional singer.  From that moment forward the course of his life was set.  He couldn’t drive yet, but that didn’t deter him.  He lived in North Little Rock, Arkansas and that job was in Memphis,…

SGN Scoops June Issue

The June issue of SGN Scoops is here!  I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to announce that this issue begins a new chapter in my life that I’m so excited about, Rob Patz has invited me to become a staff writer with a monthly column!  The theme is called “Event Planner” and will…

June Newsletter

Raindrops blurred my view of the landscape as I looked out the bus window.  It was almost like the heavens knew it was the last day of the trip and wept for the inevitable goodbyes.  All around me were those who had been my (and my sisters!) companions for the past five days…a few napped,…

Seasons

 “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1 A few weeks ago I sat in the bleachers at a Gospel Sing and watched a season come to pass.  The only problem was…I didn’t want it to end.  As I looked down on what would be…

Land of the Lakes and Sun

Have you ever noticed how photos portray writers?  Nine chances out of ten the photo had him (or her!) seated on a nice cushy chair, pen in hand, expensive looking leather bound notebook sitting on their lap with a gaze directed out a window lost in thought.  Oh, and don’t forget a coffee mug on…

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…

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…