Magic Moments-on Sunday

Today in church psalm 116 and Peter 1:17-23 seemed so appropriate for me.

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Morning mist on Shady Brook

This afternoon a gentle rain with all the blossoms springing forth and the leaves unfurling gave a stillness to the grey day like a soft rustle of silk. I am restless, caged in impatience, waiting for some special signal. Something within me is about to unfurl.

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supporting one another in mutual love and growth

We witnessed the Baptism of little Elijah Ryan and promised as a congregation to support him in the life of Christ.

I am groping for my connection here and I read into every bit of scripture my own personal interpretation. I wasn’t brought up in the church. But these words from Peter (usually not my favorite) seemed to sing for me: “Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart. You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.”

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Looking out my studio window

I know I have to be myself, for myself, from myself so that I may have the strength to love others deeply from the heart. I know that I must genuinely love myself to realize this goal and that part of that, a major part, is believing in my worth even when I have reason to feel lost and lonely-finding the inner strength to know I can, yes I can bring joy to my  life and the lives of others. And that I want to.

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The plein air group gets underway

Try the link below for more information on our newly formed en plein air group.

https://litchfieldhillspleinairsketchersandpainters.wordpress.com

 

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Magic Moments-in song

R    you there?

“You are the wind beneath my wings

Today was Gospel Sunday at ST. John’ Episcopal Church and the choir celebrated by singing Gospel Hymns: “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”, “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me”, “Every Night When the Sun Goes In”,” There is a Balm in Gilead”, “Elijah Rock”, “Sometimes I feel Like a Motherless Child”, “Take me to the Water”, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand”, -lots of rhythm and soul.

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photo by Zachary Webster

 

I love this community and being able to sing in the choir. Best of all they accept me, the Black sheep in the flock, (Unitarian faith and all). I do live with the optimistic hope that we can all live with the common goal of having compassion for and understanding of each other. Our need, Man’s need for Faith, Love, and Hope transcends all religions.

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Now I’m off to pick up more paint and paper and to collect some paintings that have been on exhibit.

 

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Angel in the dust