This week I'm on vacation with my family at St. George Island in Florida. This is the first family vacation we've had at the beach since the pandemic hit in March of 2020. This will also be the first time that our adult children will be able to join us, as well. I am looking forward to this time, and hopefully we'll be able to dodge the hurricanes.
We have been coming to St. George since our kids were young. We like it because it is quiet and filled mainly with beach homes. There are a few restaurants, a supermarket or two, and a couple of hotels -- but the rest are homes and white sand. From the very first time we went there, we would rent bicycles for the week. I can still remember when our kids were small enough to be pulled along behind our bikes. Most days we just hang out on the beach, rest, read, walk, eat shrimp fresh out of the gulf from the night before, and decide which day trips along that part of the Panhandle we will take this year.
We are heading back Saturday in order to be there Sunday for the “Welcome Back” Concert with Timothy Miller at 10:00 a.m. in the Great Hall. I am looking forward to this very much. In my conversations with Timothy, I have discovered he's a really interesting guy. His father was a preacher. He attended Morehouse where he is now on the music faculty, and we found out we know some of the same folks in the music world.
I have asked him to sing “God Bless America” during the 10:00 a.m. concert, which he has agreed to do. As we have said, many of you will know Timothy from the Sunday Braves’ baseball games when he sings “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch. However, he is creating a wide range of music for our enjoyment. He will also be singing during the 11:00 a.m. service before he heads to the Braves game that afternoon. So, invite your friends, and if you cannot make it, we plan to simulcast the concert online at 10:00 a.m. Just go to the JCPC website to find the link. See you Sunday!