About Two Sisters

Hey Everybody!

Two Sisters' Southern Gospel Gazette is run by two sisters - Modesty and Mercy.  We've pretty much been listening to southern gospel music for as long as we can remember, and in appreciation of all the artists and those in the industry that keep it alive we started Two Sisters' Southern Gospel Gazette to share our love of it with others.
Here are links to where you can keep up with us on social media

About Modesty :  We were raised listening to SGM and attending concerts, and we've never stopped.  One of my many favorite songs that I've taken as life-goal is, "When the World Looks at Me", written by Roger Bennett-- as the songs says, "I want the world to see Jesus when they look at me".  
I have two and a half years of TaeKwonDo training, a year of Jiu-Jitsu, and recently joined another TaeKwonDo class in order to continue and reach Black Belt.  I love photography and have a photography business that includes a lot of SGM - Memories by Modesty.  I like music, reading, cooking + baking, candles, blogging, traveling, spending time with family and friends.  Quiet, sometimes sarcastic (Me?!?  Never!  Lol), love a good joke, and a bit of an OCD/perfectionist.

More about me...
  • Favorite meal out : Machine Shed, The Old Mill, Mama’s Farmhouse, Pottery House Cafe
  • Favorite food I've cooked : Homemade Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Pot Roast with Mashed Potatoes and Rolls, etc.
  • Favorite food from childhood : Mac n 'Cheese
  • Favorite drink on a hot summer day : Vanilla Coke Zero, Iced Tea
  • Favorite movie of all time : The Anne of Green Gables Series has always been a favorite of mine.  I love the old classics and musicals.
  • Perfect day out - what, where, with whom : Anywhere with family/close friends makes for a perfect day.
  • Favorite color : blue, brown.  Generally prefer pastels/neutrals over bright/bold colors.
  • Favorite hobby activity that makes me get lost for hours - Martial arts and Photography.
  • The coolest natural wonder I've ever seen : Arches National Park in Moab, Utah.
  • The favorite dessert I've ever eaten : Homemade banana pudding, homemade chocolate zucchini cake.
  • What bug or critter am I most scared of : I used to be FREAKED OUT about bugs, but not much now.  
  • My favorite household chore : Probably dishes.  
  • The best cup of coffee I've ever had : I don't drink coffee... never liked it!
  • The most unusual pet I've ever had : Chinchillas... quite an interesting pet, that's for sure.
  • Favorite piece of jewelry : Can't go wrong with pearls! 
  • The most important tool in my craft/ hobby stuff : TKD - BoStaff, Photography - my Camera.
  • The coolest handmade gift I ever gave anyone : A handmade Bulletin Board.  
  • Favorite perfume : Eternity Aqua by Calvin Klein
  • Favorite outdoor smell : Horses and saddles/leather.  The smell of rain is another favorite (yes, it's odd - I know).  
  • Favorite dinner my mom made growing up : Cheesy Spaghetti
  • My favorite moment as a sister : Sharing secrets or inside jokes with my sisters.  
  • My favorite moment as a daughter : My parents and I do a lot of yard-saling, checking out thrift stores, etc. together.  
  • My favorite cooking or kitchen smell : Freshly Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies (with walnuts of course)
  • Favorite ice cream ever and from where : Rocky Road and Cherry Pecan from Braum's is the best ice cream!
  • Favorite famous person I've admired, living or dead, whom I'd like to meet : Gipsy Smith - a British Evangelist that I've always liked.  
  • The most competitive activity I do : Martial Arts (TaeKwonDo/Jiu-Jitsu)

About Mercy : Hey y'all!  
I'm 18 years old. I currently take voice lessons and hope to someday sing SG. I also know basic piano knowledge as well as being able to play guitar a little bit. 

 I love reading about History and other Countries.
I hope to someday travel abroad someday.
While not a professional, I love interior decorating.  I've repainted several rooms in our house as while as decorating them. 

Along with running this blog I also run a blog entitled Moments With Mercy where I interview authors, actors, actresses etc.

If you'd like to keep up with me you can follow my personal Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/mercy_lyman/

Here are a Few of My Favorite Things 
  • Favorite restaurant: Paula Deen's Kitchen and Pottery House Café.
  • Favorite place to shop : Kohl's and Marshalls.  I also like thrift shopping.
  • Favorite drink on a cold winter night : Coffee! Then again, I drink coffee all the time ;)
  • Favorite book of all time outside of the Bible :  Currently it would be - Through Deep Waters (by Sarah Sundin), and Unspoken ( by Dee Henderson).
  • Perfect day out - what, where, with whom : NQC -  National Quartet Convention, But anywhere with friends and family!
  • Favorite color : Blue and Pale Pink.
  • Favorite TV Show : When Calls The Heart, (Signed, Sealed, Delivered),  Ellery Queen,  Sue Thomas FBEye, 
  • Favorite movie - Princess Bride, The Sound Of Music, That Funny Feeling.  I love old Hollywood so pretty much anything from the 40s to the 60s is good with me!
  • Favorite song : Let's just say I have far to many "favorite" songs to put them all! Recently is one I've had on repeat is "Paved With Grace" by The Old Paths so I'll just put that. :)
  • The coolest natural wonder I've ever seen : Grand Canyon
  • The most fun road trip I ever took... where and with whom : Pigeon Forge, TN for NQC.
  • The best cup of coffee I've ever had : I like Starbucks coffee, Heine Brothers & Burg Coffees.
  • The most treasured book in my library : Bible
  • Favorite perfume : Wonderstruck Enchanted.
  • The happiest moment I can remember : While some of my happiest moments have been at events like NQC, Memphis Quartet Show or the Singing At Sea Cruise honestly just hanging with friends is my favorite.  (Whether it be at a concert or not.)
  • The favorite place I have ever traveled to where I'd spend my whole life if I could? : Pigeon Forge, TN.
  • My favorite cooking or kitchen smell? : Italian food!!!
  • Favorite ice cream flavor? : Butter Pecan and Vanilla.
  • Favorite famous person I've admired, living or dead, whom I'd like to meet? : Ronald Reagan, George W Bush, Sue Thomas. A lot of the old actors/actresses and jazz singers would be cool to meet.
  • Favorite Christmas Song? : Christmas Auld Lang Syne sung by Bobby Darin and A Merry Little Christmas sung by Judy Garland.
  • Favorite Instruments : I really like piano, guitar and drums.
  • Favorite Sports : Tennis.
  • Favorite Soloist : Jeff Stice, Mark Bishop, Joseph Habedank, Danny Funderburk and Channing Eleton.
  • Place I want to visit some day : Europe, Canada, Washington D. C
  • Famous person I've met? : Ted Cruz and Rick Perry.  I've also met Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly from the Irish group Celtic Thunder.
  • If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?  If it was another Bible name probably Esther. Other then that I'm not sure.
  • When do you find yourself singing? Literally ALL the time!  Whether I'm practicing in my room or singing along with a cd, singing is one of my absolute favorite things to do!
  • Favorite hobby or activity? : Singing, tennis, reading.

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