Wednesday, May 05, 2004

How have I not read anything by Davis Bunn before?

Right now I'm in the middle of "Elixir," by Davis Bunn. (I believe he was formally known as "T. Davis Bunn," but he apparently dropped the "T" somewhere along the way.) And I'm asking myself, how have I missed out on reading anything by this terrific author? Not only is the suspenseful story carrying me along and keeping the pages turning; I'm really liking the main character, a guy named Taylor Knox, and I'm truly impressed by Bunn's powers of description and turn of phrase, which at times are nothing short of beautiful. He also has a way of permeating a story with spiritual meaning without hitting one over the head with it.

I love discovering authors that are new to me. I also love learning about things I had never even heard about. Much of this book takes place in St. Augustine, Florida, and Taylor Knox is of Minorcan descent. I had never heard or read about Minorcans, but apparently much of St. Augustine was settled by these Spaniards who originally were indentured slaves to the wealthier Spaniards that settled Florida. Interesting!

Listening now to....

...a lovely song by Andrew Peterson, "Holy is the Lord":

Wake up little Isaac
And rub your tired eyes
Go and kiss your mama
We’ll be gone a little while
Come and walk beside me
Come and hold your papa’s hand
I go to make an altar
And to offer up my lamb

I waited on the Lord
And in a waking dream He came
Riding on a wind across the sand
He spoke my name
“Here I am”, I whispered
And I waited in the dark
The answer was a sword
That came down hard upon my heart

Holy is the Lord
Holy is the Lord
And the Lord I will obey
Lord, help me I don’t know the way

So take me to the mountain
I will follow where You lead
There I’ll lay the body
Of the boy You gave to me
And even though You take him
Still I ever will obey
But Maker of this mountain, please
Make another way

Holy is the Lord
Holy is the Lord
And the Lord I will obey
Holy is the Lord
Holy is the Lord
And the Lord I will obey
Lord, help me I don’t know the way

Wow...great to know the Lord "made another way," huh?

Cindy and Smitty?

Checking out the 101qfl website...which is partially back up, after months of being MIA...I came across this pic of myself with Michael W. Smith, which I have literally never laid eyes on before:

I think it was taken when Smitty was in our booth during GMA week back in 2002. Hmmm.

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