Dear Ones of St. Peter’s!
It feels a little bit like the first day of school today. My mind was buzzing, up early, ready to start this day and this next season. It was pleasantly the “correct” temperature for a September morning, which has helped the illusion of fall, school, and new beginnings. I am eager to hear how this summer has been for you all and to share my sabbatical adventures with you.
It’s not what I would have called the most restful sabbatical in the midst of a pandemic, climate change, and political tensions rising daily, but the time away was still good and I believe just what my spirit needed. So thank you for this time away to reconnect with God in ways I didn’t know I needed.
This week I’ll be catching up with Lori, email, and pastoral care updates, so please bear with me as I soak in three months of news.
One of the practices I’ve been doing this summer is Florilegia, where you collect sparklets throughout the day or week, or from the book you happen to be reading; it’s a word or a phrase that sticks out to you. This morning I woke up with a song from this summer in my head, and I’m letting it be my sparklet for today. “Standing like a tree with my roots dug deep, my branches wide and open.”