Summer's here! And with it comes bare toes wiggling in the grass (or sand), cold watermelon, swimming, juicy tomatoes, picnics ... and mosquitoes! (But let's not think about that.) We hope that this season brings many blessings your way.

We'd love to know: What is your favorite summertime treat? To answer, just click here and leave a comment. And, here's a fun summer recipe that you may have seen in our May/June issue ... Patriotic Fruit Pizza! Sounds perfect for a July 4th celebration.

A thought from the Word...

Psalm 119:103
How sweet are your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

The Gaither Vocal Band and the Oak Ridge Boys have been having some fun on Twitter, after the groups played on consecutive nights at the Blue Gate Theater in Shipshewana, Indiana. Evidently the GVB guys found a cardboard cutout of the Oaks at the theater, and they saw the chance for some "Kodak moments." Click here for more!
Between performances with the Talleys, singing backup vocals for many artists (including a very recent recording session for Ivan Parker's upcoming album!), working on a new solo CD and writing a new book, we don't know how Lauren Talley Alvey does it all! And in May, another honor was added to her long list of accomplishments ... read all about it here!
To all the ladies, if you are anywhere near Nashville, Tenn., and could use some spiritual refreshing, don't miss the 2nd Annual Something Beautiful conference held this week, June 26-28! Host Melissa Brady welcomes wonderful singers including Allison Durham Speer, Solveig Leithaug, the Talleys and more, as well as gifted speakers such as Christian businesswoman and philanthropist Anne Beiler, owner of Auntie Anne's Pretzels (you may have seen her last year on ABC's "Secret Millionaire"). Click here for details and a video preview!
Only 12 days left to enter the Great American Giveaway, sponsored by the National Quartet Convention! You could win VIP access to NQC 2014 in Pigeon Forge, four nights' lodging, four tickets to Dollywood, $300 to Tanger Outlets and more! This prize package is well worth the few minutes it takes to enter, so don't miss out! Details here...
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