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posted Mar 29, 2015, 11:29 AM by Bowmansville UMC


Welcome to a long-awaited spring!  May I take this opportunity to wish you all a joyous and blessed Easter. When I think on all that brought Easter into being, I am so deeply saddened, but also humbled by such love and sacrifice.  May I, and all of us, seek to be worthy of such a gift--perhaps by even small sacrifices we can make for each other... 

We are slowly turning to autumn here, although the temps have still been too high and there has been too much humidity to really make it feel like anything but deep summer--sorry, I know you probably don't want to hear that, given your frigid winter this year, but I just wanted to keep you updated.  Our performance work continues to grow and be a great joy to us, and from the comments we receive, a help and healing to those who hear us.  Please continue to keep our work in your prayers.  

And now, in keeping with my recent theme, here are some additional thoughts for reflection:

 

For April:

·        "There is no better exercise for strengthening the heart than reaching down and lifting up another."    Anonymous

·        "We take for granted the very things which most deserve our gratitude."    Cynthia Ozick

·        "Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles and causes you to bump into people not going your way."    Edna Ferber                       

·        "We attract hearts by the qualities we display; we retain them by the qualities we possess."    Jean Baptiste Antoine Suard

·        "It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are."    Roy Disney

·        "All that is good, all that is true, all that is beautiful, all that is beneficent, be it great or small, be it perfect or fragmentary, natural as well as supernatural, moral as well as material, comes from God."    John Henry Newman

·        "Never undertake anything for which you would not have the courage to ask the blessings of Heaven."    Georg Christian Lichtenberg

·        "Prayer is not the least but the most we can do for another human being."    Anonymous

·        "Want what you have, give what you need."    Anonymous

·       "Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts."    Coleman Cox

·        "Accept my thoughts for thanks, I have no words; my soul, o'er fraught with gratitude, rejects the aid of language:  Lord behold my heart."    Hannah More

 

May these be strength when you falter, hope when you doubt, comfort when you weep, and joy when you feel blessed...

 

Please remember the world's children in your prayers.

Always in Prayer with and For You, Mary

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