The Tale of the Whale

According to today’s title, you may have thought it meant a story about a whale or maybe the whale’s physical tale – either way, you’re correct!  Orca whales were seen off the starboard side of the ship all morning and into the afternoon as we sailed toward Alaska. If you would have told me that…

Alaska Bound

Dink.  The crew member handed back my passenger ID card as I stepped onto Holland America’s ms Westerdam for the first time.  The feeling of being on a ship again was exhilarating!  Pulling my carry-on luggage behind me, my mom, sister and I weaved around the hallways of the ship to our stateroom.  This was…

The Marion Move to March – Sold Out!

A dilemma.  That’s what I found myself in almost one year ago when I learned that two of my favorite Gospel Sings were booked for the exact same dates for 2015.  For the last several years, February weather had given The Truthseekers a few surprises during their Homecoming.  Last year, a tornado wiped out the…

Good Morning New Year’s Eve!

“How was lunch this morning?” Scott teased the crowd.  He prayed and then the “don, don, don,” kicked off the intro to He Loves Me So, their first song.  “This is the very first song that this group ever sang and recorded 15 years ago,” Scott informed, “and people are still requesting it, and I…

The Eve Of The Eve…

Water surged straight up into the air; stretching, reaching for the highest places before it fell back into the pool and dissipated into the calm waves.  You could say it is my favorite fountain in the Gaylord Opryland Resort.  After all, being so near the Governor’s Ballroom, it’s the one I see the most during…

GIVE-A-WAY: Hymns and Family

Spring has finally made an appearance in Southern Missouri and I can’t express how wonderful it feels to be able to say, “It’s hot outside!”  Okay, so it may not be hot, but the warmth is a much welcomed change to the frigid temperatures we’ve experienced through the winter.  The weather has been quite different…

Photo Album from Praisefest Branson! (2013!!!)

The second weekend in March has become home to Praisefest Branson – a three day event hosted by Legacy Five and Greater Vision in Branson, Missouri.  This year the Gospel Sing boasted its second anniversary, bringing in special guests such as Jeff and Sheri Easter, the Mark Trammell Quartet, the Collingsworth Family, Ken Davis and…

We Need Each Other – Tracy Stuffle Benefit Concert

I remember the first time I saw the Perry’s in concert.  It was the inaugural year of Silver Dollar City’s Southern Gospel Picnic, we sat in the center section of Echo Hollow as the sun dipped below the horizon and Tracy, Libbi, Nick Trammell, Joseph Habedank and Matthew Holt took the stage.  It was a…

Monkey Islands and New Songs at Praisefest

If you read the review of the morning session, Friday Morning Standing Ovations, you’re probably wondering what poor group had to follow in the evening!  It couldn’t be just anybody…but, what do you think,… maybe the Collingsworth Family would do?  Well, that’s exactly who we had for the third session and second night of Praisefest…

Photo Album: Great Smokies Praisefest (2012)

    Last October, we had the privilege of attending The Great Smokies Praisefest hosted by Greater Vision in Sevierville, TN for the first time.  Over the course of three days we enjoyed Legacy Five, the Mark Trammell Quartet, the Booth Brothers, Geraldine and Ricky, the Collingsworth Family, Mike Speck, the Kingdom Heirs, Dr. Charles…