Song for Sunday

And my whole life I lay down…

I love Robin Mark. He is an Irish worship leader, song writer and math professor! I’ve met him a couple of times. Such a sweet, gentle man of God. Here’s a picture of him and my granddaughter back in 2012…

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She was only 8 then! He said no way I looked like a grandma 🙂 Sadly I do now. The girl at the movies gave me a senior ticket without even asking 😦 My heart was crushed!

Robin wrote a very good book about worship in 2007 and spoke about the ‘troubles’ in Ireland and growing up in Belfast during them. Warrior Poets of the 21st Century 
He preached a sermon on worship years ago at his church in Antrim. I loved it. He mentioned a book by A.P. Gibbs, Worship – the Christian’s Highest Occupation. He had come across a copy laying in a box at a used book store. It was published in 1950. I went on a search for it and got a copy. I started reading it finally a few months ago. Excellent! I have learned so much. He also mentioned a sermon by someone named Paris Reidhead, (I know what a name!), Ten Shekels and a Shirt. I found it online, good sermon! You can listen if you like by clicking the link.

Ann Cleeves

I’ve just finished watching the latest series of Vera on Britbox. I LOVE Vera! I’m working through the books now. Recently started following Brenda Blethyn and Ann Cleeves on Twitter. Ann mentioned an interview on Desert Island Discs and I listened and discovered her husband was diagnosed Bi-Polar in mid-life! He had dealt with depression all his life. He was in psychiatric hospital several times before he was accurately diagnosed. I, of course, found this very interesting! She talks about laying next to a husband she felt like she didn’t even know. I can definitely relate to that! Here are a couple radio interviews with her…

Desert Island Discs     and     Australia Radio Interview   and a short article.

Bello has brought back her older series from the 1990’s, the Inspector Ramsay books! I’m looking forward to getting my hands on them! They are based in Northumberland also. There are six of them.

She is also writing the first book in a new series, Twin Rivers series featuring Matthew Venn. It’s set in Devon.

The interview on Australian radio is lengthy but so good!

Book Shopping 📚

We are in Hilton Head SC again. We came down over Thanksgiving. It’s a quick get away to warmer weather and Bossman likes to golf here. I love the thrift shops! There quite a few and consignment shops with lots of nice, name brand stuff. St. Francis had a BOGO sale on their books! Here’s what I picked up…

Looking forward to The Gathering, it’s set in Maine!

The Gathering, set in the mountains of western Maine, continues the set of country mysteries featuring Lee Heaward and Hod Cole. The scene is Indian Pond at the foot of Indian Mountain where the Adirondack type lodge is run by A.E. Gibbons, a former art student turned frustrated innkeeper. Characters include Motorboat, a trucker and A.E.’s admirer, Enough Peabody, the yardboy whose curiosity is his downfall, Peggy the kitchen helper, Robbie, the last of the “Swampers” and a basketmaker, and Howard, a rescued pony.

Looming above the lodge, the mountain works it’s magic with the country people who join together to search for a lost boy. It is Hod Cole who finally solves the mystery. The Gathering is not only a country mystery, but a testament to people’s goodness in time of need.

Doesn’t it sound interesting?

Only found one Charles Wysocki puzzle 😩 but it is a tough one to find, Country Spyce. We only paid a dollar so if pieces are missing I won’t mind. It’s for sale on eBay without a piece guarantee for $49 plus shipping! Will he really sell it?

Picked up two new Talbot dresses and a Talbot black blazer all for just $16 too! Thrilled!

Heard a thump one day and went to investigate and there was a Red Shouldered Hawk sitting on the deck rail eating a lizard! By the time I got the camera on he had swallowed it 😩 but I was so excited! Check it out!

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There are yellow-rumpled warblers everywhere here in the trees along the pond at the back of the condo. I’ve never seen them before. I’ve tried to get a pic for you, but they are very skittish and move too quickly among the trees. Click the link to see one.

Jarvis Park is a lovely place to walk here and we always go to see the water birds and alligators. Lots of activity this time of year! We saw eight alligators sunning on the banks of the pond and there were masses of anhingas!

A few other natives enjoying the sun…

Turtles warm themselves each morning right next to our deck at the condo.

Love these old oaks with moss!

Our week comes to an end and we are off home tomorrow. We’ll be back in May though. It’s starting to feel like home here!

So glad Bossman is sorted out and feeling more his old self again! I’m feeling more relaxed and myself now too. Have you been to Hilton Head before? If so do you have a favorite place to eat? We love Local Pie! Wood-fired pizza at its best! This is a lovely place to ride bikes and walk. The beaches are nice, wide, hard sand beaches perfect for riding bikes on.

I’m off to now to sit and read while Bossman is golfing. I’m reading The Battle of the Villa Fiorita by Rumer Godden. Love her books!

Later gator! Sorry, I couldn’t resist 😁

Song for Sunday

 

Sacrifice, a very meaningful song. The soldier that sacrificed his life so we could be free. Free to choose to worship the one true God who sacrificed His only Son for us!

He was 21 in 1944
He was hope, and he was courage on a lonely shore
Sent there by a mother, with love beyond her tears
Just a young American who chose to rise above his fears
And as I watch him struggle up that hill
Without a thought of turning back

Chorus:
I cannot help but wonder
What did he die for, when he died for you and me
Made the sacrifice so that we could all be free
I believe that we will the answer each to heaven
For the way we spend a priceless liberty
Look inside and ask the question
What did he die for, when he died for me

To the darkest day in AD 33
Came the mercy and compassion of eternity
Sent there by a Father with love beyond his tears
Blameless one the only son to bear the guilt of all these years
And as I watch him struggle up that hill
Without a thought of turning back

Chorus:
I cannot help but wonder
What did he die for, when he died for you and me
Made the sacrifice so that we could all be free
I believe that we will the answer each to heaven
For the way we spend a priceless liberty
Look inside and ask the question
What did he die for, when he died for me