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Spring Bedazzled Souls

Dear Ones,

yellow flowersThese past fews months the rains and the rainbows have returned.  And the greenness has returned to the hills which are bedazzled with bright orange poppies, delicate pink and white cherry blossoms, the songs of sparrows and thrushes, and the gentle caress of the sun. The earth itself seems to be returning to new life and we feel it in our souls.

We spring forward this Sunday with daylight savings time – waking up an hour earlier to greet the new day and to enjoy an extra hour of sunlight in the evening. Choir- take note! 🙂

We invite you to rise and shine an hour earlier and join us this Sunday as we reclaim a deeper understanding of the meaning of the Ten Commandments; beyond the Cecil B DeMille and Mel Brooke’s version.

We also invite you to mark your calendars to celebrate the Vernal Equinox on Wed March 18th at 6:30 pm and reclaim the earlier traditions associated with Easter. I encourage you to read the details below.

In honor of spring I share with you the inspiring words of Mary Oliver in her poem entitled, “Such Singing in the Wild Branches”.

It was spring
and finally I heard him
among the first leaves—
then I saw him clutching the limb

in an island of shade
with his red-brown feathers
all trim and neat for the new year.
First, I stood still….read more

Blessings upon your week,
Laurie

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