Music By Laurel Jean

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day Music and Ministry

Here I am, sharing Music and Ministry with the children of Rockville Presbyterian Church, Wadmalaw Island, SC.

It was great helping this congregation celebrate Father’s Day, Vacation Bible School Graduation and the beginning of summer, all in one service! One of my most memorable conversations from yesterday (June 21) took place with Andrew, age five. He “gave me the silent treatment” when I asked his age and grade in school, so I started naming off various grades. When I said “high school”, he impatiently blurted out, “Do I look like I’m in high school?” (Now, that’s really a keeper!)

Pastor Mark asked Miss Audrey, Zack, Ethel and me to join his Sunday School class, Prior to yesterday’s Worship. In addition to participating in an inspirational discussion of Colossians, we were given an opportunity to share more about the outreach and Children’s Chaplaincy that are such an important part of this Ministry.

Talking about “my” kids, I thought of T, with whom I was blessed to work only the day before, and B, who I’m told placed fourth in her division of this year’s National Braille Challenge. It is such a joy to know these and the other young people whom God has placed in my life!

So many reasons to celebrate Father’s Day, and give thanks to my “Heavenly Dad”!

Colossians 1:17: “He (Jesus) is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”

God bless you, and keep His Song in your heart!

Laurel Jean

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God continues to bless me with a busy and fulfilling life. Even after thirty-plus years, my music and ministry keep going and growing. Blind from birth, I am n avid user of Braille and the long, white cane, in addition to a variety of mainstream and access technology. While my blindness does not define me, I consider it to be a unique gift from God. With this gift comes my opportunity to serve as an advocate on behalf of my fellow members of the Blindness community, living and serving among blind and sighted folks of all ages, on all walks of life. To learn more about my music, ministry and outreach, please visit my Web site, and be sure to stay tuned to my Blog!