Friday, May 09, 2008

Captivated

Cast dinner last night...Blake Rowden, Lucy Wilkerson, me, Mark McLaughlin

Ruben Delgado (production manager), me, Mindy


Hayden and Taryn Escobar--two of our dancers, married and love what they do! They came to us from The Dixie Stampede where they danced and were stunt horse riders (including jumping through hoops of flames. I am not kidding.)


cast and production staff-- (L-R) April Holloway, Bree Trois, me, Jason Kennedy, Mark McLaughlin, Kelly Evans, Blake Rowden, Ruben Delgado, Megan Gleckler, Lucy Wilkerson, Taryn and Hayden Escobar.

Over the course of the rehearsal process we've lost THREE cast members due to medical injuries or complications. It's been so difficult. Last night we had a farewell dinner before we leave tomorrow to take the cast to the ship...pictures to come. We fly to Charleston and then sail to Bermuda. I've never seen Bermuda and I am excited to experience it! Honestly, I'll just be glad to get this cast ON the ship!

As we've been searching again for songs for the upcoming ZOE record, Amy reminded me of this song by Christy and Nathan Nockels that I have LOVED! (Christy and Nathan lead worship at our church and have a group called Watermark. If you don't have a Watermark CD or two, you're really missing out.) The words really ministered to me again today. I hope it's an encouragement to you today. Happy Friday!



Captivate Us-- Watermark

Your face is beautiful And
Your eyes are like the stars
Your gentle hands have healing
There inside the scars
Your loving arms they draw me near
And Your smile it brings me peace
Draw me closer oh my Lord
Draw me closer Lord to Thee

(chorus)
Captivate us, Lord Jesus
Set our eyes on You
Devastate us with Your presence
Falling down
And rushing river, draw us nearer
Holy fountain consume us with You
Captivate us Lord Jesus, with You

Your voice is powerful
And Your words are radiant bright
In Your breath and shadow I will come close and abide
You whisper love and life divine
And Your fellowship is free
Draw me closer O my Lord
Draw me closer Lord to Thee

(chorus)

Let everything be lost in the shadows
Of the light of Your face
Let every chain be broken from me
As I’m bound in Your grace
For Your yoke is easy, Your burden is light
You’re full of wisdom, power and might
And every eye will see You

Captivate us, Lord Jesus
Set our eyes on You
Devastate us with Your presence
Falling down
And rushing river, draw us nearer
Holy fountain consume us with You
Captivate us Lord Jesus, with You

2 comments:

Ky said...

Captivated would be a great Conference title. Praying for you brother. Hope to talk to you soon.

Ky

Tracye Dukes said...

This song is one of my absolute favorites!! Thank you for sharing it... and telling us what is going on in your world :0)
Praying for more of all that is wonderful for you and the cast!!!
xoxoxo, tray!