Christmas Tours and Fruit Cake

After Thanksgiving, a video from the Whisnants began circulating on Facebook telling everyone “how much” the Mark Trammell Quartet love fruit cake; and with their Home For Christmas Tour beginning, they wanted to be sure everyone was encouraged to bring MTQ fruit cake during the tour.  Well, when we went to the Home For Christmas…

Hymn Sing Tour – First Baptist Atlanta

In October, the Gospel Music Hymn Sing went on tour for the very first time and ended just before Thanksgiving with a special DVD taping at First Baptist of Atlanta, the church Dr. Charles Stanley pastor’s in Georgia. I can’t express how neat it is to be able to say that we not only attended…

Grace Revolution Tour – Dallas

Three weeks ago we went to Dallas, Texas for the Grace Revolution Tour.  Joseph Prince, a pastor from Singapore who has a world-wide ministry through his television program “Destined to Reign,” released his new book Grace Revolution and was touring in the United States in November.  When we heard about the tour, we decided to…

BFA, BBQ and Bobbleheads

“Where Lutherans meet, Lutherans eat,” said the Pastor.  The audience chuckled as he went on to explain that after the concert with Brian Free and Assurance, they would have a meal for everyone who wanted to stay.  Squeezed in a pew just a few rows from the front, I couldn’t help but smile.  Brian had…

West of Mississippi

Halloween.  It’s been a few years since I’ve been “out and about” on this holiday.  I’m not afraid of ghosts or anything, but when people start covering their bushes with white strings and giant purple spiders…well, that’s a little more than I can handle!  LOL!  However, when there’s a concert with the McKameys, Inspirations and…

CD Review: Pray Now – Karen Peck & New River

Anointed music stems from a ministry that’s growing – and Karen Peck and New River’s 2015 release, Pray Now, is an example of such progress.  I remember seeing KPNR in concert many times in 2014, and every time Karen shared with the audiences how their pastor had challenged their congregation to say the Lord’s Prayer…

Hymn Sing Tour 2015

Past the cotton fields of Missouri’s bootheel, the natural border of the Mississippi River and into the state of Illinois is the city of Marion.  Sitting on the corner of town square is my favorite theater – The Marion Culture and Civic Center.  Since 2012, when I first attended the Truthseekers Homecoming, this building and…

Canada At Last…

The last port we visited on the Alaska cruise was Victoria, British Columbia. Canada. For quite a while, it was a place that had been on my bucket.  Oh, how good it felt to cross that one off, even if we only were in port a few hours to do it!  The ms Westerdam came…

Gateway to the Inside Passage

Our stop in Ketchikan ranged the hours from 7:00am -12:30 noon.  We were off the ship so early that the carpets in the elevator hadn’t even been changed yet!  LOL! Ketchikan is considered the “Gateway to the Inside Passage” because of its extreme southern location.  When we stepped off the ship, a group of historical…

Remnants of Russia

I smiled.  Lighthouses are one of my favorites.  Seeing a small one sit on the edge of a tiny island as the ms Westerdam glided into Sitka Wednesday morning brought my attention to the number of little land masses rising just above the water.  It seemed like they were everywhere you looked.  Cabins and houses…