Monday, August 10, 2009

Jeff Street Youth Sunday

Mikaela Reyna
Originally uploaded by paynehollow
Yesterday, our teens led the service at our church. My wonderful 13-year-old daughter, Sarah, and her very good friend, Riley, co-wrote the sermon and Sarah preached it! How about that? (I'm told that Riley did the bulk of the writing, fyi).

Needless to say, I'm very proud of her and all of our fantastic kids. You can see some photos, hear some music and read the sermon at the Jeff St blog...

It was also the last Sunday before two of our kids leave for college. Shameka and Robert are leaving this week, both going to Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, KY. We love them so very much and want them to be sure to study hard, be good, enjoy themselves and visit home every weekend. Or at least some combination of the above.

My own son, Jordan, doesn't leave for college until the end of this month. And speaking of proud, Jordan has really taken off on his song-writing and performing these last few months. His songs demonstrate a depth and poetry beyond his mere 18 years. You can see him singing a song at our church's coffee house down below. The song he's singing is called, You Belong in Louisville - or at least that's what I'm calling it. I think he's still working on the title.

I just about couldn't be more delighted with my kids and all the kids in our community.

If the snow should ever fall again
I'll shake the dust from my cold heart
Look out my window as far as I can
At all the miles that hold us apart

The road is as long as I can see
It dips and curves around dusk and dawn
The rocks and gravel that took you from me
I know that it goes on and on

I wish that you were closer so I could sweep you off your feet
I wish that you were closer so I could say you're beautiful
I wish that you were closer 'cause I do believe that you belong in Louisville...

~Jordan Trabue, 2009


John said...

Okay, I'm a dumbass. I should have kept scrolling and read the previous post before asking.

rockync said...

Dan, after a long day of being assaulted by all sorts of negative, hostile media screed, I love coming here just to absorb the love and compassion emanating from your Jeff St community.

Dan Trabue said...

Well, thanks for the kind remarks, Rocky. Come by anytime.

And sorry for not making it more clearer, John, on where to find the video… Glad you found it.