Well, I have been asked by our director (Michael O'Hara) and his co-writer (Robert White Johnson) to travel down to Nashville next week for a recording session. It is my understanding that we will be laying down background vocals as well as solo tracks. It should be a very fun couple of days, filled with a ton of work to be done. I'm sure it will be vocally challenging, not to mention physically and mentally draining.
Meanwhile at practice we have been working on some of the staging a bit and have begun to introduce some more acting during several of the pivotal songs. As we rehearse these songs, the necessity of the actions become more apparent and the message is more visual. The staging compliments the message quite nicely while not stealing away from the lyrics being sung.
The next few weeks will be exciting and probably a bit stressful, but they will be totally exhilarating as well. The cast of the "Isle of Dreams" will be around town and on the road, performing at various churches, functions and then in the theatre on April 15th. I am excited about the many opportunities to minister and present this message, and I look forward to seeing what God is going to do for us, to us and through us.
Lisa and I are still walking through the process of buying the house. This past Saturday we had both the building inspector and termite inspector visit the house, and the results of those inspections were as good as can be expected. Naturally, there are things to be fixed/worked on, but there wasn't anything that was too huge of an obstacle to overcome. Yesterday we called and received a quote from our insurance company for home owner's insurance, and have set up an appointment to talk further with them tomorrow. We are also waiting to hear back from the mortgage broker today regarding the next steps in the loan process. One step at a time seems to be the motto of our lives at this point. It's a good life lesson, applicable to both an emotional standpoint as well as a spiritual one.