Sunday, September 30, 2012

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Full moon hike Sept. 29 with Nashville Hiking Meetup


 I took Jack on the Nashville Hiking Meetup's Full Moon Hike last night. I carried him more than half way because at his age, he is only supposed to get about 40 minutes of forced exercise. (See How Far and How Long Should You Walk Your Puppy?)

This collage shows the early arrivals posing with the full moon behind us, as well as Jack and me at one of the two stops the group makes as it circles Edwin Warner Park.

We had a great time hiking the park by moonlight and flashlight!

For the article and photos, go to:

Full moon hike Sept. 29 combines nature and health - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Wall Street Crime Drama "Arbitrage" With Richard Gere - Movie Review - Yahoo! Voices



Wall Street Crime Drama "Arbitrage" With Richard Gere - Movie Review

"Arbitrage" starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Brit Marling is an independent crime movie full of twists and suspense.

Movie review at: Wall Street Crime Drama "Arbitrage" With Richard Gere - Movie Review - Yahoo! Voices

'Silver Leaves' issue 4 Releases Featuring Christian Art, Poems & Essays | Christian Activities

I was honored to receive notice yesterday that three of my poems had been published in Issue 4 of "Silver Leaves: The Journal of the White Tree Fund." 


'Silver Leaves' issue 4 Releases Featuring Christian Art, Poems & Essays

Issue 4 of the high fantasy artistic literary journal "Silver Leaves" is releasing this month. Titled "Here be Dragons," Issue 4 contains essays, poetry, fiction, and art inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien as well as writers like C.S. Lewis.

Article at: 'Silver Leaves' issue 4 Releases Featuring Christian Art, Poems & Essays | Christian Activities

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fisherman of Men Church Fights for Religious Freedom in Washington, DC | Christian Activities


Fisherman of Men Church Fights for Religious Freedom in Washington, DC

Bishop Clarence Groover, Pastor and Founder of the Fisherman of Men Church (FOMC) located at 3641 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington DC, vows to continue to fight historic designation of the church, which is not in a Historic District.

Article at: Fisherman of Men Church Fights for Religious Freedom in Washington, DC | Christian Activities

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

'Touched by an Angel' boosts ratings for GMC TV - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment | Examiner.com



'Touched by an Angel' boosts ratings for GMC TV


GMC TV, the popular channel for family-friendly entertainment, announced on Sept. 26 that its Sept. 15-16 “Touched by an Angel” premiere marathon generated the highest weekend ratings in the network’s history. “Touched by an Angel” with Roma Downey, Della Reese and John Dye, reached more than 2.8 million viewers over the weekend as part of GMC’s “Calling All Angels” September programming

Story at: 'Touched by an Angel' boosts ratings for GMC TV - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner

Related: GMC TV & 'Touched by an Angel' Earn Strongest Ratings Ever 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dancing with the Stars All Stars: Emmitt Smith & Bristol Palin on Week 1 - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner


Dancing with the Stars All Stars: Emmitt Smith & Bristol Palin on Week 1



Emmitt Smith and Bristol Palin held their own on the All-Stars Season of "Dancing with the Stars." Last night Emmitt scored the leader board high of 24.5 while Bristol turned in a respectable 19.5.


Recap at: Dancing with the Stars All Stars: Emmitt Smith & Bristol Palin on Week 1 - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Lord of the Rings Actor to Play Villain in Upcoming Christian Movie | Christian Activities

John Rhys-Davies photo from Wikimedia Commons
Long-time readers know I am a huge Lord of the Rings fan, so I was especially please to hear this news:

Lord of the Rings Actor to Play Villain in Upcoming Christian Movie

Welsh actor and voice actor John Rhys-Davies of "Lord the Rings" fame has officially accepted a lead role in "Beyond the Mask," a period action-adventure currently filming in the Detroit area.

Article at: Lord of the Rings Actor to Play Villain in Upcoming Christian Movie | Christian Activities

Hot 100 - I'm There!

In September, I was honored with the Hot 100 Award for my page views in August. This means out of hundreds of thousands of writers on the Yahoo! Contributor Network, I was one of the top 100 writers.

I have been in the top 500 almost every month for the past couple of years, so it felt really good to crack the top 100. Now the pressure is on to keep doing it!



Sunday, September 23, 2012

Women of Faith's Pat Smith Supports Husband Emmitt at Dancing with the Stars Premiere | Christian Activities


Speaker and Founder of Treasure You, Pat Smith supports husband Emmitt Smith at the Dancing with the Stars Season 15 All-Stars premier
Emmitt Smith in 2007 by John Trainor, Wikimedia Commons
Emmitt Smith
 

On Monday, September 24, Women of Faith speaker Pat Smith, will reenter the grand ballroom arena once again, to cheer on her husband Emmitt as he keeps his eye on the mirror ball prize. The former NFL star will compete in the All-Star season of Dancing with the Stars, hoping for the first ever two-time champion title.

Article at: Women of Faith's Pat Smith Supports Husband Emmitt at Dancing with the Stars Premiere | Christian Activities

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Red Caboose Park in Nashville, TN

Hunting Easter Eggs at Red Caboose Park
Bellevue's Red Caboose Park is a fun place to hunt for Easter eggs or to walk your dogs with a play area for children and an exercise path for walkers and joggers.

Red Caboose Park in Nashville, TN

Red Caboose Park is the cute neighborhood park in Bellevue, Tennessee--a suburb of Nashville. There is actually a red caboose in the park as well as a historic log cabin.
Log Cabin at Red Caboose Park

Both the red caboose and the log cabin are symbols of Bellevue's early days and a reminder of Bellevue's heritage.

Two dogs and a big mushroom at Red Caboose Park


Read more about: Red Caboose Park in Nashville, TN

Thursday, September 20, 2012

SOOTHE Moisture Replenishing Cream

 This product came out a few months ago as a new addition to the Soothe Regimen. Because of my sensitive skin, I have not been able to use a moisturizer for years, but I started using this one in May, and I just love it!



SOOTHE Moisture Replenishing Cream

Rich, dewy formula replenishes skin’s natural moisturizing factors as it soothes, hydrates and nourishes. Nearly all of the formula (over 98%) is an exclusive blend of skin beneficial moisturizers, humectants, skin conditioners and protectants that offer effective, long-lasting moisturization. Natural oils and fatty acids provide beneficial omega 3, 6 and 9 while chamomile calms fragile, sensitive skin. Formulated utilizing RF COLD FISSION™, a patent-pending technology ideal for sensitive skin. 50 mL/1.7 Fl.Oz.

Find it here: SOOTHE Moisture Replenishing Cream

Happy Day After Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Also see:Talk Like a Pirate Day was yesterday, and Halloween is coming up in a month. Now is the time to consider a pirate costume!

Pirate & Buccaneer Costumes



Pirate costumes have been popular for many decades but have become even more popular since the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies.

The Pirate Costumes Lens will take a look at some of the best pirate costumes for men, women and children.

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History of Contemporary Christian Music Celebrated at Koinonia Family Reunion in Nashville - Yahoo!


History of Contemporary Christian Music Celebrated at Koinonia Family Reunion in Nashville

Excerpt:

In the 1970s Nashville was already the center of country music and and the home to many churches and Southern gospel music. In the early 70s, urban growth combined with the hippie movement married rock and folk music to Nashville's country and church music roots to give birth to a new sound -- "Jesus Music" -- a phenomena which also took place on the West Coast.
Article at: History of Contemporary Christian Music Celebrated at Koinonia Family Reunion in Nashville - Yahoo!

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Open Letter from Former Muslim Majed El Shafie | Christian Activities



Earlier this year Christian Activities carried an article about Majed El Shafie when he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in July. El Shafie travels to Afghanistan and Pakistan seeking out those persecuted for their religious beliefs, and challenging their governments to change.


Open Letter from Former Muslim Majed El Shafie

Excerpt:

These protests are not spontaneous reactions to a film. These protests were planned by extremists far in advance to mark the anniversary of September 11th and the film is a convenient and cynical excuse to manipulate ordinary, uneducated Muslims to participate in these appalling expressions of hatred.
 Read the full letter at: Open Letter from Former Muslim Majed El Shafie | Christian Activities

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Third Day prepares for release of ‘Miracle’ on Nov. 6, 2012 - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner



Third Day prepares for release of ‘Miracle’ on Nov. 6, 2012

Christian rock band Third Day is preparing for the release of "Miracle" -- a 12-track mix of rock anthems with life-affirming lyrics infused with a modern-day flair. In addition, "sing-along gang vocals" are promised.

Find out more: Third Day prepares for release of ‘Miracle’ on Nov. 6, 2012 - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner

'New' Audio Adrenaline announces return to music industry with 2013 project - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner


'New' Audio Adrenaline announces return to music industry with 2013 project

Audio Adrenaline formed in the late 1980s at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky. After a remarkable 16-year career, in 2006 Audio Adrenaline announced they were saying good-bye to the music industry with their farewell album, "Adios."

Continued at: 'New' Audio Adrenaline announces return to music industry with 2013 project - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner

Islamic Influence over Pentagon Grows | Christian Activities


Islamic Influence over Pentagon Grows

In April 2012, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dooley, a highly decorated combat veteran, was publicly condemned by General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and relieved of his teaching assignment because of the negative way Islam was portrayed in an elective course titled, "Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism."

Article at: bytheway | Islamic Influence over Pentagon Grows | Christian Activities

Monday, September 17, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

More Muslim Violence in Libya, Tunisian, Sudan, Yemen and other Islamic Countries | Christian Activities



More Muslim Violence in Libya, Tunisian, Sudan, Yemen and other Islamic Countrie

I have been watching with great sadness as Islamic protesters are once again wreaking havoc across the Middle East. This time the ensuing terrorism is because of an independent film made in the US and posted on the internet that portrays Mohammad as a womanizer. The Muslim response has been to attack U.S. and German embassies, to burn American flags, and to hold violent protests in Libya, Tunisian, Sudan, Yemen and other Islamic countries where people have been killed and wounded.

Some of the acts of Islamic terror occurred on the anniversary of 9-11.

Article at: More Muslim Violence in Libya, Tunisian, Sudan, Yemen and other Islamic Countries | Christian Activities

Also see: 9-11: Looking Back a Decade Later

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lunch with Friends at Ruby Tuesday, Green Hills



The first Ruby Tuesday opened near the campus of the University of Tennessee in 1972 the year my class graduated from high school. I remember eating at the one in Green Hills in the late 70s and 80s with friends. When a Ruby Tuesday opened at the Bellevue Center Mall. I ate there all the time with friends and my brother.

Yesterday I returned to Ruby Tuesday on Hillsboro Road with my high school friends Mary Ann and Melody where we enjoyed the meal and looking at the window at our alma mater, Hillsboro HS. Since we gals reconnected at our 40th high school reunion, it was only fitting to eat across the street from our old school.

It was a trip down memory lane and a delicious meal all in one. And with the Ruby Tuesday Garden Bar, it was also a fairly healthy meal.

You can read about it at: Healthy eating at Ruby Tuesday

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

'Thank You, Billy Graham' Tribute Project Re-Release Available Today | Christian Activities



'Thank You, Billy Graham' Tribute Project Re-Release Available Today

Pat Boone has honored an American icon, Reverend Billy Graham, with the tribute project "Thank You, Billy Graham." Available in stores today from Boone's Lamb & Lion Home Video label, this heartfelt multi-artist musical tribute DVD and bonus music CD is being re-released to pay homage to the life and ministry of Reverend Billy Graham.

Article at: 'Thank You, Billy Graham' Tribute Project Re-Release Available Today | Christian Activities

9-11: Looking Back a Decade Later



I saw the impressive Twin Towers in 2000 with my friend Chevy and again in February of 2001 with my brother Mike.

I remember...


Memories of 9-11: A Decade Later

This lens was created in 2011 for the tenth anniversary of 9-11 and will take a look back at the horrific events that changed our world forever, and the many different ways we remember 9/11.

September 11, 2001 was one of those pivotal moment in American history that changed our country forever in the same manner Pearl Harbor did, and yet some are already beginning to sweep the tragic events of that day events under the carpet of neglect...

More at: Memories of 9-11: A Decade Later

Monday, September 10, 2012

Can You Find the Mimosa Tree?


Can you spot the mimosa tree in this photo? If you can, CONGRATULATIONS! You are doing better than one of Nashville's "professional" tree removal companies.

I have given the Nashville-based tree preservation and removal company one week to remove the tree they talked me into "removing" and letting them cut down last year.

This year they have failed to return calls or keep appointments for two months after I called them and told them the tree had come back. Now this "professional" tree removal company tells me they can't find the tree which just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Today they said their guy came out Friday when we did NOT have an appointment and couldn't find the tree. Now the owner says he is washing his hands of it.

If they don't take care it it this week, I will be posting the name of this professional tree preservation and removal company which offers "full service" in Middle Tennessee but who CAN'T FIND TREES or honor their word.

They may listen to trees, but they sure don't listen to their customers.

Christian Activities Celebrates 20 Years October 2012 - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

 Twenty-five years of Christian Activities Publications and 20 years of Christian Activities Magazine!

  
Christian Activities Celebrates 20 Years October 2012



Founded in October 1992 as a monthly print newsletter, Christian Activities is an online Christian arts and entertainment publication based in Nashville, Tenn. October 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of Christian Activities.

The Christian music and events publication was Nashville's first nondenominational magazine, designed to help local denominations network and fellowship by providing arts and entertainment news, an events calendar, and articles of interest to Christians and others interested in Christian music and arts, and bring to attention to the activities of Christians in Tennessee. The new publication was called Christian Activities Nashville.

Read more at: Christian Activities Celebrates 20 Years October 2012 - Yahoo! Voices

The magazine was moved to a new server in January of this year with a new look, a new logo, and new functionality.
Happy 20th/25th anniversary, Christian Activities!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Nashville Doll Club Celebrates 15th Anniversary


The doll club I founded in 1997, the Belle Meade Plantation Belles Barbie Doll Club, celebrated our 15th anniversary on September 6 at Shoney's in Bellevue. Four of the women in the picture have been in the club all 15 years.

It doesn't seem like very long ago I was contacting "Barbie Bazaar" magazine about finding out how to get a fan club started and then contacting Mattel to get the application.


The club was originally founded as a Barbie fan club but grew over the years to include other fashion dolls. Now the club is 15 years old. They have been 15 fun years!

Whether it's baseball cards, fishing, dancing or dolls, hobbies are a great way to socialize and blow off steam. I recommend them highly!

Find out more about the club's anniversary at:  Belle Meade Plantation Belles Barbie Doll Club celebrates 15th anniversary - Nashville Doll Collecting Examiner

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Pimping the Puppy: Putting Jack to Work

This is my handsome little puppy, Jack.

He is much too cute not to take advantage of it. I plan to put him to work, promoting my products!

I have already put Jack to work selling eye cream. Keep in mind, I had a new puppy in the house and was not getting much sleep when this video was shot, so my eyes are almost as dark as Jack's!

Now I am putting Jack to work selling my book. The book may be currently out of print, but don't you think I can sell a ton of books if I let Jack do the work?

I feel quite confident people would much refer to see his cute little face, so Jack is now in charge of my P.R. department!

Nashville City Civitan Club installs 2012-2013 officers - Nashville Civitan Clubs | Examiner.com



Nashville City Civitan Club installs 2012-2013 officers

The Nashville City Civitan Club installed their new officers for the 2012-2013 year during a ceremony at the civic organization's meeting at Swett's in West Nashville on September 5. The officers were installed by Leslie Ann Benmark, outgoing Area Director and current Valley District Civitan Governor-Elect.

Article at: Nashville City Civitan Club installs 2012-2013 officers - Nashville Civitan Clubs Examiner

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Gifford's SCANDALOUS: The Life & Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson on Broadway - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner



Gifford's SCANDALOUS: The Life & Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson on Broadway

Television host, actress, singer, playwright, songwriter and author Kathie Lee Gifford is best known for her 15 years on "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee." She has also been a repeat host/announcer for Nashville's Dove Awards. Now Gifford has joined forces with David Pomeranz and David Friedman to write a musical, and this fall, two-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello (Parade, Mamma Mia!, Sister Act) will star in their new Broadway musical SCANDALOUS: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson.

Article at:  Gifford's SCANDALOUS: The Life & Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson on Broadway - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

'Outlaw Country' with Mary Steenburgen, Haley Bennett, John Hawkes and Luke Grimes - an Extra's Take - Yahoo! Voices

Even with my black cowboy hat on and one early-morning application of sunscreen for sensitive skin, I was in the full sun all day shooting for "Outlaw Country," and I ended up with a very dark tan on my face and neck except right under my chin. The sun mask I achieved that day has left me with a noticeable white patch under my chin two years later. I wish I had worn a stronger sunscreen and reapplied during the day...
I am in the very warn red jacket and black hat.

'Outlaw Country' with Mary Steenburgen, Haley Bennett, John Hawkes and Luke Grimes

It was October 5, 2010, and I had received a casting call to be an extra for a new FX original series pilot called "Outlaw Country." with Mary Steenburgen, Haley Bennett, John Hawkes and Luke Grimes. The movie extras were instructed to meet at the Dickson County Fairgrounds in Dickson, Tenn. early in the morning.

More at: 'Outlaw Country' with Mary Steenburgen, Haley Bennett, John Hawkes and Luke Grimes - an Extra's Take - Yahoo! Voices

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The Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton Not a Jason Bourne Movie - a Review - Yahoo! Voices


The Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton Not a Jason Bourne Movie

In case you haven't heard, there is a new Bourne movie out without Jason Bourne in it. Trading on the success of the Jason Bourne films, "The Bourne Legacy" is the fourth installment in the Bourne film series, based on Robert Ludlum's series of books. However, "The Bourne Legacy" film bears scant similarity to the novel, and Jason Bourne only appears in the movie a few times through mention and his picture on television. In fact, "The Bourne Legacy" film is a side-story or possibly a spin-off with a new character very similar to Jason Bourne.

Movie review at: The Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton Not a Jason Bourne Movie - a Review - Yahoo! Voices

'October Baby' Releases Sept. 11 Hoping to Cash in on Faith Film DVDs Long Shelf Lives | Christian Activities


'October Baby' Releases Sept. 11 Hoping to Cash in on Faith Film DVDs Long Shelf Lives

 The faith-focused film "October Baby" surprised Hollywood with a No. 8 box office opening against tough competition and went on to post more than $5.3 million in ticket sales, strong numbers for an independent movie. Even with the big-budget "Hunger Games" opening the same weekend, "October Baby" earned the No. 3 spot for per screen average sales.

Article at:  'October Baby' Releases Sept. 11 Hoping to Cash in on Faith Film DVDs Long Shelf Lives | Christian Activities

Also see: October Baby explores abortion from a survivor's perspective - a movie review - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

In the News September 4, 2012

Free Screening of Documentary that Exposes Human Trafficking -- Christian Ministry to Show Film 'Nefarious: Merchant of Souls'

Life Legal Defense Foundation Says Bill Morphed from Boat Paint to Humans


The U.S. Postal Service honors the sacrifices of the men and women who serve in the U.S. military with the issuance of the new Purple Heart Medal Forever stamp, first issued as a 37-cent First-Class stamp in 2003.

Cleaning Ladies Rule when 'The Carol Burnett Show: The Ultimate Collection' Comes to DVD - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com


Comedy Rules when 'The Carol Burnett Show: The Ultimate Collection' Comes to DVD

For those who grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, "The Carol Burnett Show" starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway was a staple of family entertainment.

Article at: Comedy Rules when 'The Carol Burnett Show: The Ultimate Collection' Comes to DVD - Yahoo! Voices