Hero Interview from Her Abundant Joy by Lyn Cote

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This week I’m hosting Jill Elizabeth Nelson with Calculated Revenge and Lyn Cote with Her Abundant Joy. If you want to enter the drawings, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (May 30th) evening.

Hero Interview from Her Abundant Joy by Lyn Cote:

1. Carson Quinn, tell me the most interesting thing about you. My family is different from almost every other Texas family I know. My mother and father, Dorritt and Quinn, raised me to judge people not by anything on the outside—not skin color, fancy or less than fancy clothing, speaking with an accent. I think they did right. But it made us different from others, a lot different.

2. What do you do for fun?
As a Texas Ranger for the past six years (1840-46), I haven’t had time for much fun. I guess the best part of the day is sitting by the campfire at night and relaxing with other Rangers. Even though most of us are lonely for home.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?
I really don’t put things off. Matters neglected just make for more trouble in the end.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?
I never talk about this but I’m afraid I’ll die in some skirmish with Mexicano bandidos or renegade Comanche and I’ll never know what it feels like to settle down, have a family, have someone to love.

5. What do you want out of life?
I want to have what my parents have—love, a place of my own, family and friends nearby and peace. Unfortunately the pattern for my life was set when I was only fourteen. I fought in the Texas Revolution and am still defending Texas.

6. What is the most important thing to you?
Protecting my home, Texas, and those I love.

7. Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?
I don’t get much time for reading. I like to read the Psalms of an evening or when I’m ranging on a Sunday far from any town or settlement. I especially love Psalm 37. My mother taught it to me when I could barely talk.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
That I didn’t have to fight to help Texas survive. I regret all the men I’ve killed. And I wish that the Mexico Army hadn’t just crossed the Rio Grande. Now I must fight again—when I’ve just met a special woman. Her name’s Mariel. Sounds pretty, doesn’t it? Maybe I’ll never get the chance to find out if we could have loved one another.
Yet I’m trusting in the promised in Psalm 37: 37-39 and hoping that I will find peace in this world, not just the next.

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.

But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.