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"We have nothing to offer each other, except a haven." — K. Nafziger

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January 2017

I miss winter. I miss the challenge of negative temperatures. I miss snow covering everything in sight.

That being said, it would be a shame to not stop and express gratitude for the first blooms of “spring” on the forsythia bushes in our front yard.

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“Light dawns on a weary world”

I have just returned from Laurelville’s Music and Worship Leaders Retreat. This was the eighth time I’d attended, and every year is wonderful. (And every year, I always experience an emotional low on Monday, but you can’t have the low without the joy of the weekend.)

One highlight this year was learning the hymn, “Light Dawns on a Weary World”, with the hope of Isaiah 55 at the conclusion:

We shall go out with joy, and be led forth in peace,
As all the world in wonder echoes shalom.

(If there are song leaders among my readers, you’ll be interested in Mary Louise Bringle’s story of the hymn text.)


Here’s another little taste from the weekend:

(My people.)


shalom
Shalom

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