Friday, June 5, 2015
June, a lovely month, fair and sunny, a time to be in the garden,
digging the warm soil, swatting flies for more exercise, anticipating
the bounty of summer fruits, flowers and vegetables, all fresh and
colorful. A run on sentence that hints of the run on activities of warm
weather. As a child it seemed to me that literary genres spent so much
descriptive effort on the seasons, wrapping them up in sentimental
drama. Why? I was probably too busy running, swimming, climbing, and
exploring to understand. Now, as an older adult, I feel more in touch
with the near at hand, which includes the warm air on my skin and fresh
in my lungs, the perfumes of the earth, the chirping of a chorus of
birds, and the tastes of many warm berries plucked from a bush.
Likewise a bit of poetry emphasizes my feelings for the season. It must
have been thus for those poets of yester year.
Church activities have slowed, perhaps for the good, so we may
get in touch with the nature about us and revive our spirit in the world
in which God has placed us. Pastor Blaine takes a vacation, and we
welcome Nancy Newlon and Mel Hurst in his place the first two Sundays of
the month. Maybe something will come up the Sunday of Father*s Day,
though I don*t want to spoil any surprise. The dads may be busy in the
fields anyway, and might miss their own party. We shall see, and take
it from there. * It*s summertime (soon), and the livin* is easy**
Monday, June 1, 2015
Schools out- summers is here and for many an opportunity to take a
Some may go to our United States National parks such as Grand
Canyon, Yellowstone, Sequoias* and view the beauty of God*s creation.
Others may enjoy visiting historical sites, Gettysburg, The Alamo,
Custer*s battlefield, Lexington and Concord to see some of the places
learned in History classes.
Still others will pursue the amusement parks and take in Six Flags,
Dollywood, Disneyland in California or Disneyworld, Universal Studios
and Sea World, thrill at that the rides especially the roller coaster.
Finally many families will include some of each of the above in
their vacation plans.
Whatever, whenever, and wherever your plans may take you remember
not to take a vacation away from God. Pray for safety, give Him thanks
for His creation, ask for patience in the car, enjoy the special moments
with family and yes even read a verse of Scripture that might be
meaningful for the day. Such as "In all things give thanks." God
after all never takes a vacation from you or me; he*s always with us.
So enjoy your summer and if you take a vacation include God in your
Pastor Blaine will be absent from the pulpit June 7th and 14th as he takes a
much needed vacation. Please look ahead and join us on the 7th as Nancy
Newlon shares her presentation on her trip to Jerusalem. Welcome Pastor
Mel Hurst as we gather for Worship and fellowship on the 14th.