What a couple of days of sunshine and 50 plus degree temperatures will do for the general attitude and whole spirit. It was a pleasure to stand outside in relative warmth. There were many crocus and daffodil blooming, of many different shades. Yes it seemed like there was singing, a song in the heart at least. And that kind of singing can be pretty sweet as well.
And on this day the singing, of one sort or another, continued into the evening. Folks gathered at the church by late afternoon. There were youth making pancakes, dealing with some challenges, but working away with some excellent leaders. And a crowd gathered. As per usual we ate, got loud, laughed, were simply present in this place.
And then there was was some singing. Our youth choir sang, Kevin played, it was a continuation of the days joy and beauty. We are rich folks. May we recognize our blessedness, see the beauty of the flowers, and sing all the more.
"Thank you, merciful God, for the bounty of your creation - for the gifts of the field and vine that nourish our bodies, souls and hearts. Sustain us by the assurance of your grace given through our Lord, Jesus Christ. May our lives reflect your presence and may you be our priority. Amen."
Wednesday 6:30 pm Ash Wednesday Service
Saturday Daylight Savings Time, don't forget to move your clocks forward