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Adventures on the High Sea!

I have just finished reading The Long Way Home, the debut novel of author Judah Knight. 

When you read the book it will be obvious why the author chose the title, The Long Way Home. The story is about the hero and heroine taking the “long way home.” Had Mr. Knight desired a subtitle, “The Long Way Home: Adventures on the High Seas” would have captured the complete story. The hero and heroine, Jon and Meg,encountered a myriad of circumstances while on the seas. A 17th century shipwrecked Spanish galleon, the discovery of gold, worth thousands of dollars, dangers of the sea world and terrorists delayed their trip over and over. These same circumstances will keep you up reading late into the night as the suspense builds from page to page and from chapter to chapter. 

There is romance involved as Jon and Meg renew a friendship that was formed prior to their marriage to their spouses. Now both spouses are deceased, but neither Jon nor Meg are interested in anything more than friendship. As you will discover, God had a better plan..

This book will appeal to male readers who are Vince Flynn fans and it will appeal to women who enjoy reading Christian romance. (Men, there’s not so much romance, so don’t let that turn you away!)

I enjoyed reading this book and I understand from Mr. Knight that a sequel is coming. I can’t wait!

 The Long Way Home

 

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Still My Defender

I sat down at my desk this morning at dark-thirty o’clock. Seriously, no one is up at this hour but me. It’s part of my insomnia . . . which is a different blog for a different day.

When I sat down, it was with a very sad and heavy heart. I have been involved in a situation over the last several months–the details of which are not important for purposes of this blog. Suffice it to say, it’s not been pretty and I learned last night the situation has gone from bad to worse to complete deterioration. During these months, I have relied on Scripture verses like:

” God is my shield; he will defend me. He saves those whose hearts and lives are true and right.” (Psalm 7:10)

“He is my lawyer and defender, and he will rescue me from your power!” (I Samuel 24:15)

“Jehovah himself is caring for you! He is your defender.” (Psalm 121:5)

(All scripture from the Amplified Bible)

As I sat here, sorting through some papers, Aaron Shust’s song, “No One Higher” began playing on my computer. I had not turned on iTunes, I had not turned on Windows Media. I had not turned on Pandora. I hadn’t touched anything, yet this song began to play. And I realized that how the song started doesn’t really matter. What matters is this was God’s way of saying that He is still my defender, and there is no one higher or greater than He is. Selah.