Lake of the Ozarks Gospel Sing – Part 2

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”  – Proverbs 3:5-6 Every evening Todd would open the concert with prayer and a short Scripture reading.  The familiar verses above were the ones pondered Friday night.  “When…

Up In The Cave…Literally!

Saturday was the last day at the Lester’s Homecoming (a.k.a. The Cave) and was also a full day at the caverns.  Earlier in the day the Lester’s hosted their popular talent contest in the “Little Cave.”  (Which was brought back to the schedule this year by popular demand!)  The winner was awarded $500 and a…

A Song’s 25th Anniversary

Friday was a full day at “The Cave.”  In the afternoon Karen Peck and New River had a matinee in a cave adjacent to the main cavern, this low ceiling place of entertainment has been nicknamed the “Little Cave” and we had a wonderful afternoon there with KPNR!  In the evening, we gathered back in…

An Evening With The Second Half Quartet

The night was about to begin.  In the cave, Duane Garren was leading the congregation in singing an old hymn and the first group to sing, Greater Vision, was walking in from the hall to the stage area.  While Chris Allman walked towards the gate singing along with the crowd, Ali (Duane’s littler girl) hollered,…

Back At The Cave

“Are you going to the Gospel Sing?” asked the lady exiting the hotel in front of me.  Her question was directed to the woman walking beside her who answered, “Yes.”  “Aren’t we all?” the first lady replied. If you’re in Stanton, Missouri during Mid-October the chances are, most folks you’ll run into are going to…

Where Is The Bus?

“Is the whole bus here?” asked little Andy.  It was late June and the Garren’s last bus trip came home on  Sunday, but from the folks gathered under the porch at Beacon Park Thursday evening, one would wonder if a big green Cavallo bus was in the parking lot somewhere.  The evening felt like a…

Give-A-Way: Unashamed of the Fire

Happy Fourth of July!  In celebration of our nations independence we are giving away not one, not two, but three prizes this month!  The first is Jason Crabb’s book Through, an inspirational devotional/autobiography.  Then we are adding one of Brian Free and Assurance’s brand new “Unashamed” wrist bands! And don’t forget!  We are continuing to…

June Giveaway!

In my June Newsletter I alluded to the prize for this month, yet, didn’t give it away completely…did you guess which new CD will be the prize?  Well, let me give you a hint: I purchased it last weekend at the McKameys Hometown Sing…at that point in time, it was only a day old…and this…

Give-A-Way: That’s Why We’re Here

If you’ve been listening to gospel radio lately, you have probably heard the popular song from the Whisnants called “He Can Move That Stone.”  This radio single has done really well for the trio and is proving to be a favorite in concert as well!  This month you can enter for a chance to win…

The Lesters and The Pat Barker Quartet?

Ah, yes.  I know you’re just dying to know what the title of this post is referring to…but alas, you’ll have to read the review to find out!  (I know, I’m mean.  LOL)  It was the second night of the Great Lake of the Ozarks Gospel Sing and if you haven’t already guessed, The Lesters…