Hymn Sing Tour 2015

Past the cotton fields of Missouri’s bootheel, the natural border of the Mississippi River and into the state of Illinois is the city of Marion.  Sitting on the corner of town square is my favorite theater – The Marion Culture and Civic Center.  Since 2012, when I first attended the Truthseekers Homecoming, this building and…

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…

Beacon Park 2015

The grey clouds hanging above the hotel seemed to grow darker as noon approached.  The moment I stepped in the shower, the tornado sirens blared their warning of woe.  Not exactly a good day for an outdoor Gospel Sing, eh?  But over the years, both the fans and proprietors of Beacon Park learned to conquer…

CD Review: Walk of Faith – The Whisnants

What does it mean to live and walk by faith?  If you have the Whisnants new CD, Walk of Faith, you’ll hear a definition in every song.  Whether it is learning not to worry, witnessing to a friend or embracing how much God loves you – the whole project sums up the very subject. A…

CD Review: As We Speak – Greater Vision

Greater Vision’s 2015 release, As We Speak, is a combination of refreshing music and lyrics that are challenging, meaningful and encouraging.  Each song enhances the sound that makes Greater Vision so beloved among their fans; whether it’s a rich orchestra behind a ballad like “This Is Mercy” or a rousing tune like “Preacher, Tell Me…

Southern Gospel Auctioneer

The golf cart zoomed from the grass lot downhill to the tent.  This afternoon, the sun kept its warm rays shining down on us as a cool breeze wafted our way.  There was already a line of folks waiting to enter the tent and the concession stand had quite a lengthy line as well.  It…

Freezing In Georgia

Over Memorial Day Weekend we packed up and drove to Carnesville, Georgia for the Indian Creek Memorial Day Weekend Gospel Singing.  We attended this sing for the first time last year (2014) and fell in love with the area, church staff and atmosphere the weekend promoted.  This year they had fantastic talent lined up and…

The Whisnants…and Friends

Yesterday afternoon, I stood on my front porch and watched three baby raccoons cackle as they made their way across my yard.  Mentally, I was trying to keep track of what needed done before I left to drive to a concert, but with three adorable masked fur balls in my yard I was a bit…

Lake of the Ozarks Gospel Sing – Part 1

No tornado sirens…no high winds…and no “gathering in the lobby of the hotel.”  Whew.  C. S. Lewis once said that nothing happens the same way twice.  Something I was grateful for this year at the Great Lake of the Ozarks Gospel Sing in Osage Beach, Missouri.  Last year was…quite the adventure.  😉 This year, we…

CD Review: Once Upon a Hymn – Michaela Brown

What makes a good hymn project?  A male quartet?  A trio?  Family harmony?  After listening and enjoying Michaela Brown’s 2015 release, Once Upon a Hymn, I’m convinced the answer is simply, a violin. I have been a fan of the violin and fiddle since a young age, but in Gospel Music it seems like the…