The Joys of Summer

“I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” ~e.e. cummings

We are thankful for the beauty that surrounds us, that gives us inspiration and recharges our spirit. The beauty of the natural world is especially bountiful in the summer, and it’s no wonder that we’re drawn to the cool rivers and lakes, the refreshing mountain air.

We’re lucky enough to share family property in Ferry County. It’s 100 miles away. Far enough that we get to see dozens of beautiful birds and elusive forest critters like bluebirds, beaver, fishers and moose. After night fall, we hear coyotes and see bats. And the stars! It is hard to beat the sight of the mighty Milky Way!

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Many of us in Spokane get away in the summer to embrace nature and we adjust to this summertime flow by holding only one Sunday service at 10 am. We hope to see you often this summer but we do understand the draw of our natural surroundings this time of year. And, why not? Because “If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand,” says the wise Buddha.

Contact Terri in the business office if you’d like to set up an automatic withdrawal or credit card payment for your tithes this summer: 509-838-6518.

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