We have finished Lent and are at Easter! This year seemed much more of a wilderness space than usual. There have been numerous mass shootings and marches during this time. The news that the world brings us seems filled with
scandal, death, drugs, and all of the things that make up a good soap opera or a reality television show!
As we leave this season of contemplation and wilderness, we need to remember what we have learned about ourselves and God during this time. We need to remember that we are born children of God and children of the Light; it is only when we forget whose we are that we live in the darkness that is the way of the world. Since we are headed into the beautiful spring of the year, take time to get outside and commune with nature and our Creator; take the time to stop and smell the roses (or any other flower of your choice); take the time to be with your family, your friends, and anything or anyone who brings you joy; and take the time to challenge your boundaries and learn something new. We are never too old to grow and change into everything that God has created us to be.
In an effort to help us along the path of growth and challenge, we are beginning a book recommendation section. Reading can be a great way of taking time with yourself and finding joy in the world, as well as learning something new. If you have a book that you enjoy (and it doesn't have to be religious), email me at email@example.com and we will get it into the next newsletter. Please include the author along with the title.
Blessings on a beautiful spring season.
Credo by William Sloane Coffin
Tuesday Morning: Musings and Meditations of a Parson by R. David Steele
The Gift of Years, Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Pastrix by Nadia Bolz-Weber
Fully Awake and Truly Alive by Rev Jane E. Vennard
The Leavers by Lisa Ko
An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor
Traveling Light by Max Lucado
Rev. Nancy's Notes