From the Pastor

From the Pastor’s Pen

I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High. ~Psalm 9:2

C.S. Lewis once wrote, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” I wish I had said it first, because this quote describes me to a “T.”
Just the other day, I pulled my tea kettle out from its storing place, heated up water and relished the aroma and taste of a cup of hot tea. Yes, I drink tea all year long, but I go from hot tea when the weather is crisp to cold tea when it is warm outside. Sipping hot tea takes me to another place and time. Give me a good book, a large cup of hot tea and I can be content for hours. I have found it takes a really large cup to get me a few hours of contentment with tea.
On one shopping trip I found (on clearance) a teacup (okay a soup bowl shaped like a teacup) that I thought might be perfect for an hours’ worth of time. I bought it and I do use it. To my dismay it takes two hand to hold the cup to my mouth thus I cannot hold the book at the same time. What a dilemma.
What I have learned from this lesson is it is easier to get up, book in hand, and reheat some water for my smaller empty cup.
This fall season do not fill your cup so full it takes all your
strength to lift it, if you do you will surely miss out on other great
soul-lifting opportunities that may come your way. Enjoy the falling leaves,
the crisper temperatures, the smells of Autumn, but do not overschedule
yourself where you may also miss the opportunity to hear God whispering
to your soul. Refill your cup often with the glory of God’s presence.


Pastor Linda

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