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CD Review: Mark Bishop & Forget The Sea

A new sound – created by instruments associated with an old style.  Lyrics that speak to the struggles of this day and age – told through words that take you back to a place of simplicity and country life.  A Gospel Music veteran introducing another generation to the music, picking and power of a well-placed…

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Southern Gospel Picnic – Mark Bishop and Legacy Five

“Mark Bishop has been known down through the years for great Gospel Music,” said Duane Garren, emcee for Echo Hollow.  “You keep asking for him and we keep bringing him back – Mark Bishop!”  Mark walked on stage and kicked off Wednesday night at the Southern Gospel Picnic with his #1 song, Listening For The…

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Last Days at Sea

Fifteen minutes after we returned to the ship, The Paradise left Cozumel.  The idea of being on a seven hour excursion when you’re only in port for eight hours can cause some anxiety, but since it was a Carnival excursion it was Carnival’s responsibility to get us back to the ship.  Therefore, they couldn’t leave…

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CD Review: This Is What It’s All About – Mark Bishop

I purchased my copy of this CD the first weekend Mark Bishop had it with him on the road over Memorial Day Weekend in Carnesville, Georgia.  Since then, I’ve listened to this project more times than I can count and am here to say that Mark is still writing great songs and recording tasteful music…

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Georgia – Where Folks Know How To Talk

“We make 1700 pies every year,” said the lady at the concession stand.  For a moment I thought I missed what she said, surely she said 700 instead of 1700.  Then she continued, “We begin making them in March; once a week twelve of us get together at the church and form an assembly line…

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Meramec Cavern Photos

I hope Monday is setting a positive tone for your week!  I’m very pleased to let ya’ll know that there is a new photo album up!  Last October we attended the Lester’s Homecoming at the Meramec Caverns for the first time and had a blast!  (This Gospel sing is more commonly know as “the cave”…

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Finding Jesse James in a Gospel Singing…

The realization hit me once again – I was sitting in the middle of a cave!  Our seats for Thursday night at the Lester’s Homecoming were in the middle of the ballroom, I’ll tell you what, no matter where you sit in the cave, the experience is unforgettable!  Our emcee, Mr. Duane Garren, began the…

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Easter 2012 – Seven Things About The Blood…

“It’s the river of forgiveness to wash away our sin…” So far, we’ve learned what would happen if we took the blood out of Easter and the Passover.  Yesterday, we saw what would happen if we took the blood out of the Bible.  Today, I want to focus on what happens when you put the…

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A Thanksgiving Playlist

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Here in Missouri we had a beautiful day to be thankful for this year!  As my family  sat down for our Thanksgiving meal, my Grandpa reminded us all that last year on Thanksgiving Day we had the first snow-flurries of the season!  After stuffing ourselves beyond what is probably not healthy, lol,…

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The Final Night – NQC Saturday Evening

I walked into Freedom Hall just as our host, Michael Booth, was instructing the crowd in four different types of applause that our NQC stage staff wanted to record for the NQC video.  First up, we were asked to do a “light applause,” and to demonstrate the lightness of the matter, Michael “floated” around the…