Friday, July 30, 2021

Dr Chen brings creativity to the arts programs in JAX

The Cathedral Arts Project (CAP) has appointed Dr. Lucy Chen as its first Vice President of Advocacy & Community Engagement. She will begin her service on August 23, 2021. Dr. Chen currently serves as Head of Music Programs for the Count Basie Center for the Arts and Director of its Monmouth Conservatory for Music in Red Bank, New Jersey.

She will lead CAP’s advocacy efforts in support of the organization’s vision: for Northeast Florida to lead the nation in providing essential and accessible arts education that recognizes, grows and amplifies every child’s unique skills and strengths. Her responsibilities will include convening the Any Given Child Jacksonville collaborative in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; promoting Jacksonville’s LEAD artlook® map in partnership with Ingenuity and the National Endowment for the Arts; and fostering a network of stakeholders to maximize the impact of advocacy for equity and access to arts education.

Increasing access to arts education is important to Dr. Chen, as private arts education was out of reach for her as a child. “Like many first-generation immigrants, my parents worked long hours juggling multiple jobs to make ends meet,” said Dr. Chen. “Fortunately, the public elementary school I attended offered a plethora of arts programs, which became a treasured outlet for me. While I didn’t know it at the time — I thought the arts were just for fun — I was learning valuable life lessons. Orchestra taught me teamwork, theatre helped me overcome language barriers and gain comfort with speaking in public, and drawing class taught the value of persistence and hard work. Quality arts education instills grit and perseverance and transforms a child’s outlook on life.”

“Dr. Chen has a compelling personal story of how arts education changed the trajectory of her life as a child, an experience that has led her to successfully advocate throughout her career for more children to have access to arts education,” said Rev. Kimberly Hyatt, CAP President & CEO. “Wherever she’s led, Dr. Chen has demonstrated her capabilities by fostering relationships with parents, elected officials and administrators in order to bring quality arts education to more children.”

In speaking about her new role, Dr. Chen said, “The Cathedral Arts Project is an organization that I have long admired. Its quality arts education programs contribute to Jacksonville’s cultural fabric and enrich the lives of youth in Northeast Florida. I’m honored to serve alongside a dedicated team of arts leaders, and excited to share the CAP vision with our Jacksonville community and beyond.”

Prior to her current role at the Basie, Dr. Chen served as Chair of the Music Department and the Honors College at Edward Waters University. She earned her Bachelor of Music from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Boston University.

In addition to her administrative and advocacy experience, Dr. Chen has extensive experience in education, including service as a teaching artist for CAP’s Lift Every Student arts integration initiative. She founded the Keys on Parade group piano program to serve students at two public schools in Duval County. Her education programs have been featured around the country and many of her students have won national and international competitions and awards, including the Royal Conservatory of Music Development Program Award, the American Protégé International Piano Competition and the ABRSM Distinction Award by the Royal Schools of Music.



Dr. Chen is also an award-winning soloist and collaborative pianist who has performed at St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London), Carnegie Hall (New York City) and the Spring of Shanghai Concert Series.

“The creation of this new position is an important part of CAP’s strategy to advocate for Northeast Florida to lead the nation in providing quality and transformative arts education for children,” explained Hyatt.

About the Cathedral Arts Project: The Cathedral Arts Project (CAP) is a nationally recognized nonprofit provider of quality visual and performing arts instruction for school-aged children in Northeast Florida. CAP’s mission is to empower every child’s creative spirit, elevate arts educators in their field and advocate for access and equity in arts education. Learn more at capkids.org.

Clara White Mission and JuCoby Pitman’s recovery


Councilwoman Pitman continues to recuperate in a local hospital and has been urged by this writer, to rest and get her strength back. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

From the office of Clara White Mission:
“Thank you for your concerns and prayers for our staff and CEO. We appreciate those who have reached out. Your support during this difficult time has meant the world to us. Through these hard times we will continue to stand in our commitment to carry on Eartha's work of supporting and uplifting her community through nourishing food and housing.

Each summer we adjust our schedule and crops to the season. With blazing temperatures and 12 hours of sun, it's too hot for most crops. We use this time to plant cover crops and plan for the fall. Our volunteer hours are now MWF 8-noon. Sign-up is still through Eventbrite.

We are thankful for the opportunity to serve Moncrief Creek every last Saturday of the month with a creek clean up. This month the clean-up is on Saturday, July 31st, 9 am - noon in partnership with the Saint Johns River Keeper. Please come and make it as successful as the last! In June, we were able to fill a garbage container full of trash and clear some of the branches and debris caused by weather and time. When we left, we were able to see the creek floor and watch the water flow quicker. This is just the start of a long journey of restoring our creek to its natural spring status. There's still lots of trash to catch and remove from the creek floor. More info HERE.

We also have our community council meeting coming up on Thursday, July, 29th from 6-8pm. Join us as we plan Fall events, Creek clean ups and youth programming. More info provided below on our social media pages.

White Harvest Farmer's Market: Our Market will be closed July, August, and September. We will resume October 2nd 2021 through June 25th 2022! Our weekly market is on hiatus over the summer. We will be donating what we grow to the Clara White Mission and our beekeeping partner, Mika from The Herban Bee will be selling some of our crops at the DIG Local Farmers Market on Penman Rd along with her honey and soap products!

We are excited to begin selling our produce at our farmers market next year in our new space! We are currently in the stage of laying the foundation for the metal Quonset Hut to sit on. We will keep you updated through the summer on our progress.

We are excited to be able to invite more farmers to be part of the market and get more fresh, healthy produce out into our community!

On Saturday, July 31st, we are hosting another creek cleanup. This time, with the help of the St. Johns River Keeper! We want to send another thanks to the Cleanup Cruiser for the mobile cleanup van! We are excited to host these events every month. We're happy to say we are making progress on the waterway with better water flow and less trash. With all the rain coming this month, we are expecting more debris to wash down the creek. Come prepared with rain boots, waders and clothes that cover your skin! There are bugs so bring the repellant. Registration is required. See you there!

For the months of July - September, we change our hours to adjust to the hotter months of the Florida summer. They are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8-noon. We hope you can still join us for our weekday volunteer hours.”

White Harvest Farms
5348 Moncrief Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Rebecca Louise Law’s: ‘The Journey’ at the Cummer

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has commissioned British installation artist, Rebecca Louise Law, to create and implement a site-specific installation, using flowers and natural materials, exploring the relationship between humanity and nature. The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, July 30, 2021, and run through January 9, 2022.

A proponent of sustainability, Law will incorporate 1.2 million flowers from her previous installations around the world in the creation of the Museum’s installation, which also requires more than 1,200 community volunteer hours to install.

“I want this installation to be a physical and participatory experience. After exploring the intimacy of the womb and the sensation of being consumed and cocooned in nature, I would like to explore the momentum of life,” said Law. “From the second we are formed in cells we are moving and changing, within a world that is also evolving. The motion of walking through nature and witnessing its many forms from life to death. This rhythmic cycle that we are all participants of, fascinates me. This installation will be a short journey through nature, with its many forms and scents, stimulating the senses to the extreme.”

“Law’s site-specific installation, The Journey, is a timely invitation to immerse ourselves in nature’s abundant splendor and soak in its awe-inspiring beauty,” said Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., the Museum’s George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director and CEO. “In recent months, most have at times felt fragile, depleted and vulnerable. Law’s poetic installation, incorporating millions of delicate dried and fresh flowers that have been painstakingly linked together by hand, is an apt metaphor for our shared quest to emerge stronger and more resilient than ever. This exhibition promises to activate our senses and ignite collective joy. We are privileged to present an original installation by this internationally acclaimed artist, whose work introduces new dimensions to the Museum’s emphasis on art, gardens, and education.”

Law uses both dried and fresh flowers in her work to illuminate the time-bound and natural process of decay, which is an integral part of her practice. Inspired by the dried flowers that hung in her attic as a child, Law’s “sculptures” are suspended from above and held together with copper wire, which are assembled by volunteers.

The volunteer effort began in mid-July, with community members assisting with stringing together garlands of flowers and taking some ownership over the installation — an aspect of the project that the artist feels passionate about.

“The Cummer Museum is thrilled that so many community members jumped at the opportunity to take part in the installation of Rebecca’s exhibition,” said Holly Keris, the Museum’s J. Wayne & Delores Barr Weaver Chief Curator. “While community participation has always been an important component of her work, whether actively by wiring flowers or more passively through physically and emotionally immersing themselves in the finished product, it has taken on a new level of significance during the pandemic. I hope visitors experiencing this installation will take a moment to delight in the abundance of the Earth, marvel at the interconnectivity of people and nature and our individual roles within our community microcosm and contemplate our collective journey over the past year.”

About Rebecca Louise Law: Based in the Snowdonia National Park in Wales, Law has been commissioned to create installations at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, Chandran Gallery in San Francisco, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London and in New York City’s Times Square, among other venues. Her work has been exhibited at a range of galleries and at major institutions, including the Royal Academy and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.


Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
   
829 Riverside Avenue
   Jacksonville, Florida 32204
   (904) 356-6857
   
Hours of Operation & Admission

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, performs the Music of Emerson, Lake & Palmer


The Florida Theatre is pleased to announce that "Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy" has been added as a special guest for the Alan Parsons Live Project show at the Florida Theatre. Carl Palmer is among the most renowned drummers in rock history and a founding member of both Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Asia. Palmer will present bold, new arrangements of the best-loved instrumental music of ELP, and other composers. Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy is a red-hot power trio that features Palmer on drums and percussion; guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick.

Rock and Roll’s audacious, virtuosic progressive rock icons Emerson, Lake and Palmer were best known for classic songs like “Lucky Man,” “The Barbarian,” “Tarkus,” “Hoedown,” “Trilogy,” “Karn Evil 9” and more.

“I will deeply miss Keith and Greg, both of whom the world lost in 2016,” said Palmer. “It is now down to me to carry on flying the ELP banner and I will be playing that great music with my band for many years to come. The outpouring of support from ELP’s fans has been astounding, so, I felt I owed it to them to continue the music we made as a group.”

Headlining the show is Grammy award-winner Alan Parsons, who worked as assistant sound engineer on the last two albums by The Beatles. His band, The Alan Parsons Project, garnered commercial and critical acclaim for such certified Billboard Top 40 hit singles as "Eye in the Sky," “Time” and "Don't Answer Me", and “I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You”, among other successes. It was Alan Parsons’ genius as a sound engineer for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon that brought him to the attention of the music world but he has gone on to enjoy success as a producer, songwriter and performer.

The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre is sponsored by Community First Credit Union. For a complete list of upcoming events or to buy tickets visit the Theatre’s official website, floridatheatre.com. Please read about COVID-19 precautions HERE!

“Alan Parsons Live Project
°°°featuring special guest
°Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy”

DATE: Sat., Sept. 11, 2021
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
TICKETS: $49.50 - $99.50 **All tickets for the original performance on March 24, 2020 will be honored on the new date of September 11, 2021 so patrons should hold on to their tickets.**

LOCATION:The Florida Theatre
      128 East Forsyth Street.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 355 - ARTS (2787)


One night only with 'QUEEN'


“One Night of Queen”
, performed by Gary Mullen and The Works, and featuring the hit songs “Killer Queen,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and more, is a spectacular live concert that recreates the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. This show will be for one evening at the prestigious Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville, FL.

“One Night of Queen” is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time.  Fans of Queen will delight in this note-for-note experience of mega-hits such as: “We are the Champions,” “You’re My Best Friend,” “Radio GaGa,” “Under Pressure,” and many others. One Night of Queen will Rock You!

Gary Mullen won ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. He began touring on his own, and in 2002 formed a band The Works to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, Gary Mullen & The Works have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. They have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. Today, Gary Mullen & The Works are the world’s premiere Queen tribute band.

**Please be aware that the Pit Seating is not available for this performance** Check about COVID protocol HERE!

One Night Of Queen
DATE: Mon., Aug. 23, 2021
TIME: 8 p.m.
TICKETS:
$25 $45 **All tickets for the original performance on May 1, 2020, July 27, 2020, and May 22, 2021 will be honored on the new date of August 23, 2021, so patrons should hold on to their tickets**

LOCATION:The Florida Theatre
      128 East Forsyth Street.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 355 -
ARTS (2787)

‘Katt Williams World War III Tour’ soon in JAX

Comedy titan and Emmy® Award-winning actor, Katt Williams, announces his World War III Tour is coming to Jacksonville. Performing at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on August 27 at 8 p.m., Williams brings his unparalleled talents to the stage with new material that blends sidesplitting comedy with thought-provoking social commentary.

With a career spanning over 20 years, Williams has earned a worldwide reputation as one of today's top entertainers, having developed a career seeded with thousands of sold-out arenas, an expansive list of starring roles on the small screen and memorable performances in major box office hits. His latest project, the comedy horror film “The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2,” follow-up to the 2016 indie hit “Meet the Blacks,” premiered June 11 and stars Williams along with Mike Epps, Snoop Dogg and Danny Trejo. The film earned numerous accolades on opening weekend including: #1 Comedy in North America, #1 highest-grossing new independent film release, and biggest opening for a feature film in less than 1,000 locations since March 2020.

Since performing his first stand-up show as a teenager, Williams has been taking the comedy world by storm. He quickly developed a unique style of standup that highlights articulate and sharp dialogue, rooted in conversations reflecting the American political landscape. By 1999, he had cultivated a loyal fan base and was performing on some of the most notable comedy stages in the nation. After conquering the stage, Williams shifted his focus into film and television. In 2002, Williams made his onscreen debut as a guest star on “NYPD Blue.” Soon after, Williams began to consistently book television appearances, before landing his first feature film role as Money Mike in “Friday After Next.” Following his breakout performance in the sequel to “Friday,” Williams captured the attention of directors, producers, and audiences in a major way, eventually racking up an extensive list of memorable onscreen appearances including “Father Figures,” “Norbit,” “Scary Movie V,” “Epic Movie,” “Bastards,” “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” “The Boondocks,” “Wild 'n Out,” and his guest role in “Atlanta,” which earned him a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.  Celebrated for his brilliance and ingenuity on stage, Williams is also known for his epic standup specials, including “The Pimp Chronicles,” “It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’,” “Katt Williams: Pimpadelic,” “American Hustle,” “Priceless: Afterlife,” “Kattpacalypse,” and most recently, “Katt Williams: Great America” on Netflix.

The World War III Tour is presented by North American Entertainment Group Inc., one of the leading independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States.

Katt Williams: World War III Health & Safety Policies are found HERE!

Katt Williams

DATE: August 27, 2021
TIME
: 8 p.m.


TICKETS: $59, $75, $99, $125, $250 (plus applicable service charges)

LOCATION: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
      
300 A Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 630-3900

About Katt Williams:
Katt Williams is a comedian, actor, rapper and social activist who’s over-the-top, often polarizing brand of humor has made him one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world with a career spanning over 20 years and thousands of performances. In 2018, Williams returned to television with his critically acclaimed Netflix comedy special, “Katt Williams: Great America,” filmed in Jacksonville, FL. That same year, Williams earned a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his guest role in “Atlanta” on FX. His latest project, comedy horror film “The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2,” the follow-up to the 2016 indie hit “Meet the Blacks,” premiered June 11 and stars Mike Epps, Williams, Snoop Dogg and Danny Trejo. The film earned numerous accolades on opening weekend including: #1 Comedy in North America, #1 highest-grossing new independent film release, and biggest opening for a feature film in less than 1,000 locations since March 2020. With ratings gold HBO Specials ("The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1," "It's Pimpin' Pimpin'," "Kattpacalypse," "Priceless: Afterlife," "Katt Williams Live," "American Hustle"), Williams remains as one of the top touring comedians in the country as he embarks on his national World War III Tour, while adding to his list of on-screen achievements (“Friday After Next,” “Norbit,” “Epic Movie,” “Bastards,” “The Boondocks,” “Wild 'n Out”). To keep up with Williams, follow him on Facebook @KattWilliams and Instagram: @kattwilliams.

Monday, July 12, 2021

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat’ in JAX

The Florida State College at Jacksonville High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience is celebrating its 15th year providing theatre opportunities to 7th–12th graders in the First Coast area. This summer, more than 40 student performers and technicians will train with professional theatre artists in preparation for their production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat”.

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”

Appropriate for all audiences and groups, Joseph is performed hundreds of times a year by schools across North America, the U.K. and around the world.

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat
DATES:
      TIMES:
Fri., July 23, 2021   7:30 p.m.
Sat., July 24      7:30 p.m.
Sun., July 25      2 p.m.
Fri., July 30      7:30 p.m.
Sat., July 31      7:30 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 1       2 p.m.

LOCATION:  Wilson Center for the Arts:
       Florida State College at JAX So. Campus
        11901 Beach Blvd.
        Jacksonville, FL 32099

TICKETS: “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, purchase online at fscjartistseries.org or call the Wilson Center for the Arts Box Office at (904) 646–2222, Monday - Thurs. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or email them at wilson-center@fscj.edu. $25 for Reserved Seating. $20 for Florida State College at Jacksonville students and employees (with valid ID)
Limit 4 discounted tickets per valid ID. Parking is always free at the Wilson Center.

MOSH to host ‘Rock the Moon’ event


MOSH will host a celebration of science and music with a “Rock the Moon'' concert and Planetarium experience on July 17. The Northeast Florida Astronomical Society (NEFAS) and local rock band Skyview will join MOSH in advance of the 52nd anniversary of the historic U.S. moon landing.

The event will include a happy hour Q&A with local astro-experts from NEFAS and a Bryan-Gooding Planetarium experience, with a live debut performance of Skyview’s latest EP, “Magnificent Desolation,” synced with lasers, lights and video to complete the immersive experience.

Weather permitting, local NEFAS experts will take viewers outside to look at the stars and experience a telescope demonstration after the concert.

An onsite bar and band merchandise will be available for purchase, as well as an opportunity to meet the band after the event.

DATE: July 17, 2021
TIME: Doors open at 7:30 p.m., concert begins at 8:30 p.m.
COST: Tickets are available for preorder here
    $20 for members, $25 for non-members

The Museum of Science and History (MOSH)
1025 Museum Circle

 Jacksonville, FL 32207
 (904) 396-MOSH (6674)

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Michael Bublé finally back on tour


Michael Bublé
, the multi-Grammy winning multi-platinum entertainer, is scheduled to re-start his hugely successful tour beginning in Jacksonville, Florida on August 13th with stops in Boston, San Francisco, Las Vegas and other major markets. A full schedule of tour dates follows this release. Tickets are on sale now and all previously purchased tickets will be honored.

“I couldn’t be more excited to get back on the road to entertain my fans live and in person. When my touring family last performed, we did not know when or if we would ever get the chance to get back on stage. Like the rest of the world, this has been a very emotional time. During this past year, I loved being a full-time dad but I missed what felt like a party every night where we were able to celebrate the best way I know how, ‘singing my songs to you.’ It seems more important than ever that we can share the music as we all heal from this past year. I can’t wait to see everyone,” commented Bublé.

Bublé is currently in the studio working on a new album scheduled for release next year. This Christmas will be the 10th anniversary of the release of his historic multi-platinum Christmas album.

An Evening With Michael Bublé 2021 Tour Dates:
Aug. 13, 2021 – JAX – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Aug. 14, – Greenville – Bon Secour Wellness Arena
Aug. 17 – Charlotte – Spectrum Center
Aug. 18 – Raleigh – PNC Arena
Aug. 20 – Cincinnati – Heritage Bank Center
Aug. 21 – Cleveland – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Aug. 24 – Boston – TD Garden
Aug. 25 – Albany – Times Union Center
Aug. 27 – Uniondale – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Aug. 28 – Atlantic City – Boardwalk Hall
Sept. 9 – Allentown – PPL Center
Sept. 11 – Louisville– KFC Yum! Center
Sept. 13 – Grand Rapids– Van Andel Arena
Sept. 14 – Milwaukee – Fiserv Forum
Sept. 16 – Moline – TaxSlayer Center
Sept. 17 – Des Moines – Wells Fargo Arena
Sept. 19 – Oklahoma City – Chesapeake Energy Arena
Sept. 20 – Austin– Frank Erwin Center
Sept. 21 – Ft Worth – Dickies Arena
Sept. 24 – Las Vegas – T- Mobile Arena
Sept. 25 – Anaheim – Honda Center
Sept. 28 – Fresno – Save Mart Center
Sept. 29 – San Francisco –Chase Center
Oct. 1, 2021 – Salt Lake City –Vivint Arena

“Michael Bublé tour”

DATE: Fri., Aug. 13, 2021
TIME
: 8 p.m.


TICKETS: Vary from $65 $142

LOCATION: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
      
300 A Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      
(904) 630-3900

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Helping others by hearing God

Watching the rain bands come and go (Hurricane Elsa came and went without any damage near us here in northern FL). Our hummingbird even dropped by to let me know that everything is going to be alright.


God is so great. I had a wonderful time ministering to a Lady on the phone who I didn’t know. If you’ve ever called a company, and don’t get an answer right away, you could wait a bit. Instead of using my computer, I wanted to explain what I wanted to a person. I tenaciously stayed on an automated call for 1 hour/33min (got some laundry and ironing done while waiting). After hanging up I called the number again and a young man picked up after a 3 minute wait. That’s when I got transferred right away to a lovely Lady. I took my time and explained why I called. I wasn’t rude and I needed to explain that some older people need to be helped by a timely phone call. I could hear her typing all my information and concerns.

Some kind of way, we started talking about the COVID vaccine and how we both had our shots, yet she didn’t go out much. She too wears a mask out in public even though the mask mandate has been lifted in Las Vegas where she works from her home. She let me know that she felt anxious when wearing a mask. I was led to pray for her and she received the prayer and let me know that she was a Christian and that our meeting was not by chance, but Devine appointment.

Even though I lost time out of my day, it was not wasted. I did what God wanted me to do and got my laundry done. 

After praying for our safety from the storm and thanking God for safe travels, it’s time to get some dinner and relax. Have a good evening and a blessed week.