You know how much I enjoy sharing new authors with you! Before I get into my guest, I hope you'll take note of the "Love Them Cowboys" contest in the margin of my blog. I along with 14 authors are giving away lots of prizes so check it out!
Now on to my guest.....
Although I've mentioned Healthy Life Press before, today's guest is brand new to our blog so please give Robert a huge welcome!
Taking the 'Trane to School
I drive my eldest daughter to kindergarten every morning. It is the best part of my day. We spend most of our time listening to music and talking about what's special in our lives. I am continually surprised by the music that appeals to her at five years old. The Beach Boys' seminal Pet Sounds is currently unremarkable to her. Meanwhile, she is enthralled by hard bop and free jazz. John Coltrane's spiritual awakening, embodied in A Love Supreme, is as much a masterpiece to her as it is to jazz critics.
Coltrane wrote in the liner notes of this album that:
"God breathes through us so completely...so gently we hardly feel it..."
After I drop off my daughter and as I make my way to work, I often think about Coltrane's “Psalm”, the fourth and final piece on the record. On the track, he speaks a devotional prayer – also in the liner notes – through his saxophone. I think about the peak experiences in my life, the moments in which I've been able to offer just the right silence, just the right word, or just the right action. To the extent I've shared something good with the world, in my writing or otherwise, I am not the author. It has been my experience again and again that it is only when I step back that He works through me, and that I do good.
What a lovely post, Robert and definitely moments and memories to treasure! Thanks for sharing.
Robert Jones, like most parents, is a developing storyteller. He reads to his daughters nightly (and whenever they ask) and draws on analogies to explain complex ideas. He has also learned to improvise silly characters in even sillier situations to wrest his children from otherwise inconsolable moods. His stories are becoming books because of the insistence of his children that his characters be brought to life. While he wishes he could spend his days engaged in such important endeavors, he supports his family by working as a general manager for an eCommerce company.
Robert's first book, Happiness: A Lesson with Lulu, is available through Healthy Life Press, amazon.com, and wholesale to booksellers at Ingramcontent.com/retailers.
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This sounds like a wonderful book for children and grandchildren so I hope you'll support this young father and new author by grabbing a copy and I hope you'll join me each week for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.
Until next time, take care and God Bless!