Rooted in trust

Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit. (Jeremiah 17:7-8)

In what ways does God help us stay “rooted” in a complicated and anxious world?


Photo of the stream behind the church

Fool’s Spring

This week we had a patch of lovely warm weather. It was downright balmy. Someone on social media called it “fool’s spring,” which sums it up perfectly. (Bring out your shorts and flip-flops if you want to, but you’d be a fool to pack up your coat in the attic!)

All foolishness aside, we did see some beautiful flowers pop up: some adorable blue speedwell, and some rich red camellia. I’m hopeful for more color when the “real” spring arrives. — Kerri