It’s April, and spring is stirring. The flowers are sprouting and blooming, and the trees are budding. This is a great season, but a season, nonetheless. One of my favorite authors wrote, and I’ll papaphrase, ‘The hard thing about death is that it never changes; the hard thing about life is that it never stays the same.’
Amen. Our hearts go out to the family of Earl Scruggs. He was a well-respected pioneer whose music resonated in my home as a child. The fact that he was a very nice man was a bonus.
After living on this planet for %^&* years, I will be receiving my Associate’s degree this summer. Some of you may remember that I began classes during cancer treatments in 2005-06. While it has been slow (I’ve been a little busy:), it has remained a lifelong dream. From now until August I’ll be brushing up on my maths getting ready for the heavy-duty stuff this fall. We are scheduling concerts and women’s events beginning in September, as I plan to maintain a light travel schedule along with school. I’ve a friend who did that when she was in her twenties. I wonder if that makes a difference:)))
All of that to say that we will be posting the fall schedule in a few weeks. In the meantime, thank you for your patience!
It’s April, so grab your spade and head outdoors. Dig, plant, weed, nurture, then send us a picture of your handiwork. Next month we’ll post a new picture of Maggie. Our backyard matriarch reigns supreme these days, and she can hardly wait to be featured again.
Remember during this lovely, almost perfect month that it is easy to become focused on circumstances. The things that challenge us, that weigh on us, ‘do not go gently into that good night’. They vie for the best parts of us: our minds and our hearts. David knew something about refocusing:
“Why are thou cast down, O my soul?
And why art thou disquieted within me?
Hope thou in God:
For I shall yet praise Him,
Who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”
We love you!