Ed Lindsey for Congress, kith/kin: I realize that I never posted this last year … and actually the primary date was changed again and IS May 20. So, Georgia friends, get out and VOTE.
As edlindsey.us says, “Federal Court sets primary date for Congressional races in Georgia for June 3, 2014. Bring it on. We are ready!”
U.S. District Judge Steve Jones on Thursday ordered Georgia’s federal election calendar turned upside down, moving the date of the all-important primary for U.S. Senate and other contests from the traditional mid-July to June 3 – the earliest such date in Georgia history.
Read the order here.
The calendar change, which currently affects federal contests only, also expands the primary runoff period from three weeks to more than two months – which could substantially increase the cost of running, particularly for four Republicans now in next year’s Senate contest.
28 Things That Happened After The Harry Potter Books Ended:
BONUS: JK Rowling’s hand-drawn family tree.
Small world, UGA ’85 classmates, kith/kin: Small world … I had lunch with Lila Bradley the other day, and she grew up in Brunswick with my “cuzzin” Jane Lou! I love it when my worlds collide. And I loved catching up with my law school friend and look forward to our next one in July.
Unapologetically Episcopalian, MORNING PRAYER: Starting my day with this site’s morning post is one of my favorite morning rituals. Thank you, Unapologetically Episcopalian, for this gift every morning! And I’m Presbyterian!
~ MORNING PRAYER
• Opening Sentence
Christ has entered, not into a sanctuary made with hands, a copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. Hebrews 9:24
• Collect of the Day ~ Second Sunday of Easter
Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
• A Collect for Saturdays
Almighty God, who after the creation of the world rested from all your works and sanctified a day of rest for all your creatures: Grant that we, putting away all earthly anxieties, may be duly prepared for the service of your sanctuary, and that our rest here upon earth may be a preparation for the eternal rest promised to your people in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
• A Prayer for Mission
Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
• For Joy in God’s Creation
O heavenly Father, who has filled the world with beauty: Open our eyes to behold your gracious hand in all your works; that, rejoicing in your whole creation, we may learn to serve you with gladness; for the sake of him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Cambridge Singers perform John Rutter’s setting of “For the Beauty of the Earth”