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February, 2019


Pastor Jan’s Corner . . .

Mary Oliver, Pulitzer Prize-winning nature poet, passed away in January, 2019, at the age of 83. Oliver is known as one of the most well-read American poets of modern time. (I love her work!) One of her poems speaks of prayerful gratitude:

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“It doesn’t have to be the blue iris.

It could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones.

Just pay attention. Then patch a few words together –

and don’t try to make them elaborate.

This isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks,

and a silence in which another voice may speak.”

  (Mary Oliver, "Praying")

May we remember to listen for God’s voice

in the midst of the very ordinary days of our lives.

Pastor Jan



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