Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Enough Time?

Will there ever be enough time again? That was my thought this morning as I was rising to see my son off to Oklahoma. We enjoyed a great visit and he seemed content to just hang around with us; but it only lasted five days. I guess that's too short. We're thankful we had them; but will there ever be enough time again?

Monday, March 12, 2007

Open Window Day

My windows are open today. It is so nice outside and the birds are putting on quite a concert for me and anyone who will listen. Even my cats are impressed. The bradford pear trees are bushier than I've ever seen them here, looking like puffs of white cotton from a distance, and it's just smelling like Spring. So many blessings to count, name them one by one. Maybe some pictures later.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace by John Newton

"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,That saved a wretch like me....I once was lost but now am found,Was blind, but now, I see.

T'was Grace that heart to fear.And Grace, my fears relieved.How precious did that Grace appear...the hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares...we have already come.T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far...and Grace will lead us home.

The Lord has promised good to me...His word my hope secures.He will my shield and portion long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,And mortal life shall cease,I shall possess, within the veil,A life of joy and peace.

The world shall soon dissolve like snow,The sun refuse to shine;But God, who called me here below,Shall be forever mine.

When we've been here ten thousand years...bright shining as the sun.We've no less days to sing God's praise...then when we've first begun.

"I am a great sinner, and Christ is a great Savior." - John Newton

Monday, March 05, 2007

Safe in Frankfurt! ---Acappella news from the road

Rhonda! Everything worked out perfectly and thank the Lord bc we honestly didn't think we'd make it...we flew into LaGuardia late with1:15 to drive to JFK (normally 30mins), recheck our luggage, gothrough security, and get on our international flight! AA had 3lincoln town cars waiting (rode in style) to take us to JFK and wewent fast, really fast. They dropped us off right at the terminalwhere we found no line at all for Singapore airlines (to ouramazement) so we moved like crazy and got there as the last people onboard. And let me just say..Singapore airlines is the nicest any ofus have ever ridden. It felt like 1st class, so we felt lucky. Nowwe're in Frankfurt, it's the middle of the night so i can't sleep.Our hotel and everything has worked out, had a nice authentic Germanmeal tonight, and took a long nap, so everyone's in pretty goodspirits. We even sang for a few places we've visited already. God'sbeen good to us on our trip...Just wanted to update you that thingsare going well. Off to Italy tomorrow. ciao for now,Jordan

Note: Original flights booked on American were cancelled due to weather related problems in Chicago.

Friday, March 02, 2007


We had a wonderful weekend up in Noblesville, Indiana; singing at the Praise & Harmony workshop with Keith Lancaster, praise singers from Madison and the kind family at Green-Valley. My sister, Monda, flew in from Arkansas and I from Atlanta, meeting up at the Indianapolis airport where Eve D. picked us up and played out hostess for the weekend, with Rex, as host, of course.

This is my return visit as I went up for last years workshop as well, and could tell that the singing has received emphasis and practice, it showed. They'd had the new songs from the Glorious God project for a couple weeks, which hasn't released yet, and had been practicing them already. We sang some older songs along with the new ones and it was a great weekend of praising God with the sweet harmony of our lips and powerful message of His Word.

We enjoyed the Saturday night concert with Vocal Union and reuniting with our long time friends in that group as well. It was particularly meaningful to my friend, JoAn D. who is presently in a battle with pancreatic cancer. She is enjoying some victories as the chemo has cut the cancer numbers in half and she is planning a Tulsa Workshop excursion. Our prayer is that the numbers continue to improve and she encounters a full recovery at the hand of God. Her doctor used the word miracle to describe her progress this week. We praise God for that.

My flight on Delta made it back to Atlanta with only a small delay Sunday. Monda on the other hand got to enjoy another night in Noblesville as the American Flights were cancelled. We managed to find her a Delta flight out on Monday morning and safe travel on home to Little Rock. A wonderful weekend enjoyed by all, with just a bump or two along the way, to keep us guessing:)