Carpet Glue, Chicken and Cake!

Well, it’s here, the final day of the Steve Hurst School of Music!  This year seemed like the week went by really fast!  ***sad***  Since it was the 20th Anniversary, Steve decided to end classes at noon and just go into an all-out celebration the rest of the day!  Though the day was considerably shortened…

Thursday at SHS – Mountains, Music and Gold

“Whatever He gives you – take that opportunity.” – Steve Hurst Steve led the morning Chapel service with a short devotion of Psalm 133.  He pointed out that in this short chapter there are two mountains mentioned.  “As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion : for…

Substitute Teachers and Singing Homecoming Style!

The familiar tune of Mansion Over The Hilltop greeted me as I walked into Chapel on Wednesday morning.  Jeff Stice was on stage at the piano creating those beautiful chords and phrases.  (Warning: musical terms!)  Once everyone came in and was settled, we enjoyed a solo from Mary Anne, one of the vocal teachers.  She…

Tuesday At SHS – The Piano Fan Fair and Much More!

Though my mind was ready for another day, my stomach was not…it was crazy to realize that according to the time zone my body was accustomed to, I was getting up at 5:00 a.m. – eating breakfast at 6:00 a.m. – having lunch at 10:30 – and consuming dinner at 3:30 p.m. – and not…

Monday At The Steve Hurst School Of Music

“We get so busy with good things we forget to stop and say, ‘God, the One I love the most is You” – Steve Hurst On Monday I was up before my alarm clock went off!  Excited would be a good word to describe what I was feeling in spite of losing an hour’s sleep…

Steve Hurst School Of Music Kick-Off!

For those who missed my Tweet at the beginning of the week, here’s the skibbies – no, I did not go incommunicado this week! I arrived at the University to find that they did not have internet in the rooms as they did last year!  So, there went my plans for blogging daily.  *** BIG…

Passport To Revival

Reminiscing ~ a great way to remember special memories of the past.  Planning ahead ~ a great way to ensure special memories for the future. Looking back, it’s hard to believe that a year has passed since I first attended the Steve Hurst School of Music last July.  At this time last year, I was…

Book Review: Stories Behind 50 Southern Gospel Favorites

Stories Behind 50 Southern Gospel Favorites (Volume 1) by Lindsey Terry is a collection of your favorite Southern Gospel songs and why they were written.  As Terry interviews the songwriters, you will get to know the writers who are working behind the scenes creating great gospel music, and learn what inspired such lyrical treasures.  Among…

CD Review: Mark Trammell Quartet – Treasures

The release of the Mark Trammell Quartet’s new Cd, Treasures, takes us back in time to the classic songs of the Cathedrals.  This project is the “unofficial” tribute to those two men who Mark sang with in his early career, Glen and George.  These twelve songs are now standards in the genre and have been…

Book Review – The Price Of Freedom

The Price Of Freedom by Simon Ivascu and Wesley Pop is the captivating account of two young men’s escape from Communism. Simon and Wesley escaped their homeland of Romania for a chance at freedom…freedom to believe in Jesus Christ. These young men chose a very tough road to travel, one that could have very well…