I have two favorite poets, Dr. Suess, whose poems always rhyme–and Mary Oliver whose poems never do. I’ll leave Dr. Suess and his words and stories–both frivolous and profound–for another time and bring to Sunday ‘Words of Mark and Mary’–‘Proctor and Oliver’, that is. Both showing up one way or another at 10:00.
I started listening to Mark Proctor when he showed up in my life with guitar and bass and his renditions of Buffet, Chapin, Simon, Garfunkel, and James Taylor. I was soon to find out, his original music spoke to my heart, as well. “Somebody’s knocking, who can it be? Should I take the time to look out and see? Is it just the wind always trying to be free? No, somebody’s knocking, deep inside of me.” Come on Sunday, and you may sense some of your own inside ‘tapping.’
When it comes to Mary Oliver, it was her words of nature that grabbed me first. The out of doors always does. But when her life and lines made their shift to other spaces of life–things in some ways dark and deep–I added her to new places of my heart. “This isn’t a playground, this is Earth, our heaven, for a while.” You’ll meet her written thoughts Sunday.
So, see you then, and don’t forget Sunday, March 10, when following church we’ll have the Annual Meeting. All are welcome, and if you are a member of the church and would like to serve on the Board, please give your name to Rhonda Shipley or ask a Sunday Greeter to take you to one of the other Board Members. Your leadership is welcome!!
Remember God goes with you everywhere you go.
Blessing and peace,