Dallas Bay blessed me with a month's sabbatical for 20 years of service. That month coupled with 4 weeks of vacation has afforded me of an unheard two months free time in 2010. That is allowing to do some things I have been wanting to do for a while, but just couldn't find the time. So I scheduled my first two weeks beginning after spring revival about a week ago. I am taking the 8 weeks in 4 groups of two. So last week I spent a few days in South Carolina hunting for the elusive and almost mythical Eastern turkey. I will include a picture of my first long beard below.
This week I am in Destin Florida attempting to finish a book I started more than a year ago, Solomon's Prayer. This thing has given me fits. Every time I would start to edit the text something would happen to take me away. The publisher quit calling and just said to get back with him when I got back on track. Well, here I am on the gulf coast with my Bible and an unfinished book. I got a great deal on a room and have a beautiful view of the ocean from my 9th floor balcony. When I arrived I just asked the Lord to give me the fortitude to stay on task with deep sea fishing and golf just a few yards from my door. Well, He has come through again. It has done nothing but rain since I arrived. That isn't entirely accurate. The weather has also been dominated with high winds, lightning and tornado watches. The Lord sure knows how to keep me on task. I just hate it for all the others in the hotel. Maybe if I stay on task we can all get out and enjoy some rays before I have to leave. I'll talk with you soon.