Last night I had such a wonderful time singing in a new pavilion on Cherokee Lake at Harrell Park surrounded by the mountains. Here I am at sound check. It was full, and I was so happy to get to spend some time with lifelong family friends and make some new friends, too. It was really special because my dad was there.
One of the women there has a great outreach to women in jails, and I hope to get her copies of my new book when it is done, ‘Happiness: No Man Required.’ She explained that most of the women there had gotten in trouble because of getting involved with the wrong men. There are so many ministry opportunities in this area.
I love the people of beautiful East Tennessee. Last night thrilled my soul!
I love Charleston and the people at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Last Wednesday night I gave gifts of hand-carved, wooden trivets from the Great Smoky Mountains, made by my friend, Tim Scholz, and booklets about God’s love, along with my song “Walking in the Light” in 9 gift bags for each of the families of the Christians who were shot. I got to meet the survivors of the horrific night who had to pretend they were dead or would have also been killed. I am going back to give the survivors gifts, too. I went there to encourage them, but they were the ones who encouraged me. God bless them as they keep on “walking in the light.”
I went to Charleston and gave my song “Walking in the Light” to the families of the Christians killed there in person, along with a gift bag of other materials to encourage them. The blessing was all mine. To my surprise, I was asked to sing at the church’s Wednesday night Bible study, in the same room of the shooting with the bullet holes still in the wall. We were all still there praising the Lord together. I love my brothers and sisters there. I will be back to sing on a Sunday morning soon. This song is for Charleston.