Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"6 Months," "Better than Shaun Groves," plus New Blogging Format update

Howdy friends!

It's been 6 months at Hill Country Bible Church - Northwest. It has been quite a journey so far and I'd like to write more about it. Before I do though, you can help me with my blog post about it.

When I write about my first six months at HCBC-NW, I would like to answer any questions you may have. Simply leave a reply of your question(s) here at my blog comment section or email me at ajordan.music@hcbc.com and I will happily answer your questions.

"Better than Shaun Groves?!"
You may have heard about the weekend illness that attacked the Jordan Family (My wife wrote about it on myjordanfamily.blogspot.com).
I was blessed not to fall ill to the crud. When Elias went down I told Jennifer, "I'm not going to get sick...(my Pentecostal/Charismatic friends will like what I said next)...I'm rebuking this illness in the name of Jesus...(my Contemplative/Conservative friends will like what I did next)...and I began using every immunity booster I've ever purchased. Props to Airborne, Echinacea, Elderberry extract with VirusBloc, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Sovereign Silver, Acai,soap and water, apple juice...

When Jennifer gave me word that Elena was ill on Sunday morning, in addition to missing my 1st Sunday at HCBC (I am not legalistic, I just LOVE attending church here - so that was a bummer), on my 6-month/half-anniversary date (I get corny over things like this) I did not immediately remember that Christian Recording Artist Shaun Groves would be leading worship at our church that day. I would have been crushed that I missed a star, unless what happened...happened!

What I will ALWAYS remember about this date is the fact that my sick precious 2-year-old daughter, whom former co-worker Matt Mehaffey once said "...had me wrapped around her finger before she was born," crawled up into my lap in her rocking chair in her room at around 9 a.m. - the time when our 1st service begins - and stayed there until around 12:15 p.m., approximately the time our 2nd service ends, as I rocked her, hugged her tight, sang to her and occasionally dozed off with her.

I can't get this moment out of my mind perhaps because I know one day she will be a teenager and may not even acknowledge my existence! It was a sweet and unrepeatable moment in time. So, while I would have love to have been at church under the worship leadership (sermon) of my awesome senior pastor Tim Hawks and (music) guest artist Shaun Groves, and while I would rather my family never be ill, I will treasure the moment I had on Sunday for all of my days. I'd have to say, having my little one in my arm was, to me, better than Shaun Groves!

New Blogging Format Update
Finally, I have obtained some recordings of myself on saxophone, but I don't know how to edit DVD's down to make it fit my blog. Can anyone help me?

In the meantime, I am gathering my devotional thoughts, so once I learn to edit DVDs I should have one kickin' blog!

Thanks for being my friend!


Ki said...

One of my favorite memories with Evan, Ryan, and Gracie was the three of us up all night with the stomach flu. We all sat cross-legged, chatting, puking, and, remarkably, laughing. Crazy as it seems, as much as I detest being sick like that, I would not trade that memory for anything! Love ya, friend! Kirsten

Willow said...

That will be a morning your daughter will always remember and even during those times when she thinks you're dumber than a rock,(teen years),you will be the first one she calls when she made the cherleading team, got an A on that report, or some creep in an attempt to get her to notice him, hits her on the head with a book,(actually happend to Meghan). My kids still call me when they don't feel well and I still make them soup. No matter how old they get, they are always your precious gems.

Jackson said...

Sweet Daddy moments!!! love ya