Prague – Old Town Square

Prague, Czech Republic may not be on everyone’s bucket list, but after spending a week there over Christmas, I’m convinced it should be. The pedestrian city is a walking wonder of history, stunning architecture and unparalleled views. Throw in the festive Christmas season, snowy days and the bustle of shoppers at the Christmas markets and…

Pajamas, Games and Gospel Music

This time of year, Christmas concerts abound. If you prefer a Gospel Music Christmas concert, you might have to seek out one of the popular tours, but if you want a whole weekend of Christmas and Gospel Music, then you would be in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for a Smoky Mountain Christmas. This event, in its…

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,…

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…

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…

GIVE-A-WAY: Merry CHRISTmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!  I can’t believe that it is December already, can you?  So the question is, are you ready for Christmas?  I am!  The house is decorated, the trees are up and the weather has that chill to it reminding me winter is in full swing.  There is only one thing missing – Christmas…

Christ in the Nativity: Part 1 – The Star

The earth was silent.  All creatures of the field were nuzzled in their dens and nests, watching, waiting.  Even the sky, with its twinkling lights hung deathly still in a veil of darkness.  All creation seemed to hold its breath in anticipation of what would take place that night.  Somehow, they just knew… That night…