Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Resonating with the Written Word
"There's no greater power than that which is generated by the combination of ink and paper." As I have said before, I think often of this phrase my grandfather passed on to me. When I was younger, I assumed it to be specifically tied to his love for reporting. Now, as I have grown older, it has come so much more than that to me. The written word, whether it be a news reports, novel, a poem or even lyrics for a song, is something that resonates within each reader. As the words are taken in, they in turn stir up passion, awaken memories, evoke emotion and find completion in the mind and heart of the reader.
Normally, concert or music coverage falls under Leslie's tasks due to the more age appropriate perspective, but this one I wanted all for myself. As a member of the press, I got a pass to attend the Wherever You Are tour with Third Day and David Crowder Band. All I can say is that I was reminded in a big way of the power of those words when they are woven together with a melodic thread. My grandfather's quote resonated in the back of my mind as I experienced talented musicians passionately conveying a message of hope of healing through songs aptly titled "Cry Out To Jesus" and "Mountain Of God."
As our community of Kanner Lake continues to heal from such a difficult summer, we look forward to celebrating hope for our future. As the songwriter in the band wrote:
"Even though the journey's long
And I know the road is hard
Well, the One who's gone before me
He will help me carry on.
After all that I've been through
Now I realize the truth--
That I must go through the valley
To stand upon the mountain of God."
Was this your first 3D show? I bet it won't be your last. :)
From Moses to John, and down through the ages, we who put pen to paper hope to touch the hearts and minds of our readers in a way that will be remembered for a time long beyond our own.
Links to this post:
Bailey Truitt ~ Java Joint owner
Leslie Brymes ~ reporter extraordinaire
Carla Radling ~ realtor at your service
Wilbur Hucks ~ ya gotta love him
Jake Tremaine ~ retired logger
Ted Dawson (S-Man) ~ sci-fi writer
Hank Detcher ~ pastor and friend
Janet Detcher ~ keeps Hank in line
Bev Trexel ~ retired teacher
Angie Brendt ~ Bev's best pal
Sarah Wray ~ Simple Pleasures owner
Jared Moore ~ Kanner Lake Times
LEARN MORE ABOUT KANNER LAKE
A Christian Worldview of Fiction
Mary Ann Diorio
Girl's Write Out
Joy in the Litter Box
A Life in Pages
Pieces of Me
Readin N Writin with Patricia
Robin Lee Hatcher's Write Thinking
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