Thursday, May 16, 2013
Now for a few days of work in Virginia before embarking on trip number two for the high school graduation!
I've had some wonderful family time this last week. I expect to have more wonderful family time next week.
But in the meantime, I'm kind of exhausted.
So, back to being in "gone fishing" mode for a while longer.
Also, I've had to put some restrictions on commenting on this blog for a while. I've been overwhelmed with spam lately. I am sorry to have to do it and I hope that we'll all be back in social interaction mode soon!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I'm going on a road trip starting today, with the ultimate goal of attending my son's college graduation. I wrote about his heading out to this college, after some real bumps in the road at other colleges, here.
I'm happy to say that he is graduating something like second in his class and has been awarded the Winston and Margaret Ehrmann Senior Award for Excellence in Sociology. He has been admitted to Columbia University in New York's master of sociology program for next year. He's gotten his groove back.
Along the way, I'm celebrating my birthday and Mothers' Day and cleaning out my Atlanta yard's ornamental pond and replacing the pump, playing with Miss Kitty, and visiting my own mother. I also hope some of my roses are still blooming. AND, we'll be driving 1700+ miles.
So, I'm taking a break from blogging for a bit! See you on the flip side!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
This area is a great place to live in the spring if one's favorite color is yellow. Many types of yellow wildflowers are blooming en masse along the roadside, in fields, in the medians in parking lots, etc.
Hear my teaching, O my people;*
incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth in a parable;*
I will declare the mysteries of ancient times.
That which we have heard and known,
and what our forefathers have told us,*
we will not hide from their children.
We will recount to generations to come
the praiseworthy deeds and the power of the LORD,*
and the wonderful works he has done.
He gave his decrees to Jacob
and established a law for Israel,*
which he commanded them to teach their children;
That the generations to come might know,
and the children yet unborn;*
that they in turn might tell it to their children:
So that they might put their trust in God*
and not forget the deeds of God,
but keep his commandments;
And not be like their forefathers,
a stubborn and rebellious generation,*
a generation whose heart was not steadfast,
and whose spirit was not faithful to God.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Some have voiced a desire for deeper connection with God through worship, through new engagement with the Scriptures, through exploring spiritual themes in literature.
O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Jeffrey Cox Quintet plays Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man (the 2nd version) live at The Velvet Note jazz club in Alpharetta, Georgia on April 28, 2013.
Thanks to Mike Holiman for the YouTube video.
Musicians: Jeffrey Cox, trumpet and band leader; Jordan Holiman, drums; Morgan Guerin, saxophone; Andrew Sommer, bass; Andres Rovira, piano.
Jeffrey is headed to the New England Conservatory next year; Jordan will study in the jazz program at North Texas; Andrew is going to Juilliard. Andres has another year of high school and Morgan has three more years of high school.
At church, I tell people that our children are not the future of the church - they are the church now. Similarly, these guys are jazz now.