Every Day in His Presence – Dr. Charles Stanley

I have this tradition.  Every year, I use a different devotional for my morning quiet time.  In 2016, I read Every Day in His Presence by Dr. Charles Stanley, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and one of my favorite preacher/authors.  After spending a year with this beautiful volume, I’ll give a brief outline…

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…

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…

Mountains of God

John Muir lived from 1838-1914.  As a Naturalist, he made four trips to Alaska where he was the first Euro-American to explore Glacier Bay and document what he found there.  On those trips, he had a young missionary by the name of Samuel Hall Young as a companion.  Young wrote the book Alaska Days with…