|Desert monsoon storm|
|a summer garden|
|Salt Lake City mountain view|
|my God-daughters stopping to smell the flowers while on a hike|
|Highway 12, Southern Utah, north of Escalante|
"...now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away."
Welcome, beloved preacher and pals of preachers! Welcome to the party. Are you considering preaching of the love-text from Song of Solomon (Song of Songs?)....or are you going with its partner text, Psalm 45? Perhaps you are preparing to enter the "Season of Creation" and will introduce it as proposed by the Process and Faith Blog:
It’s also possible to use the text as a launching pad into exploring the interdependent relationships between humans and the flora and fauna of our world, since the poetic similes of the text refer to various creatures as points of comparison.
This may be where I go with the text....preparation for the Season of Creation which we will begin next week.
But, perhaps you are drawn to Deuteronomy, Psalm 15 or James?
Or maybe you are relieved to be back to the Gospel of Mark? Grateful to finally be finished with the long set of John 6 readings. (I'm grateful I was on vacation for a couple of those Sunday's and only had to reflect on blood and flesh, bread and wine, twice)...(not that there's anything wrong with blood and flesh, bread and wine, as an Episcopal priest I use those words every Sunday....but, even still...)
Regardless of where you are going, and especially if you have no idea where you are going...
We are here for you! A Labor of Love Labor Day weekend party! Plenty of food and drink to keep us energized and focused. We have ideas to share and any other support you may need. Pull up a chair! Can I get you a cup of coffee? I have espresso or regular-fair trade. Let the party begin.