Christmas in Nashville

“At six fifteen we need to run on our feet, hurry, hurry, hurry to get the frozen salad on the tables before people arrive, so we can get the meals on the tables by six thirty,” Debbie Bennett explained to an incomplete group of servers in the basement of College Heights Baptist Church in Nashville,…

A Christmas Journey…in Nashville, Tennessee!

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving I awoke in Nashville, Tennessee – that evening, I walked into College Heights Baptist Church anticipating the dinner theater that was being held there at seven o’clock.  College Heights is the church that Steve Hurst attends, and many of you know that I’ve attended the Steve Hurst School of Music for…

Highlights: Steve Hurst School Of Music – Part 2

Every evening at the Steve Hurst School of Music we enjoyed fine concerts from the best in Southern Gospel. Groups like The Talleys, Booth Brothers, Tribute and the Mark Trammell Quartet rank among them, and though I would like for nothing more than to write a detailed description of each, I believe my readers would…

Highlights: Steve Hurst School of Music – Part 1

Well, ya’ll have been waiting very patiently for some posts from my week at the Steve Hurst School of Music – so here we go!!! For the year of 2012, the Steve Hurst School of Music was hosted at the Lee University Campus in Cleveland, Tennessee over the course of one week, July 22 –…

Video Blog – Highlights From SHS!

Here are some evening highlights from the Steve Hurst School of Music.  These by no means represent even the smallest portion of school life – there’s so much more!!!  You’ll watch Joyce read a letter to Steve as he tries to guess “who” the author is – I really giggled at the answer he shouted…

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…