Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cherry Blossoms and Other General News

Posted by Tim
Our cherry tree has blossomed! In about a month and a half we will have thousands and thousands of cherries on the large tree in our backyard. This will be the third time we have been blessed with a yield since moving into the house. Unfortunately, we did a very poor job of harvesting the first two times around. We have higher aspirations this year. If you live in the Springfield area and like cherries, please bring a basket to the house around Memorial Day and take as many as you'd like. We'd love to share.

In other news, we have about a month before we plant our community garden. Sometime over the next couple weeks we will be tilling up the land next door. If you are looking for an exercise in faith, try planting a garden. The plight of the Israelites during drought and Jesus' parables on farming really come to life when you haven't seen rain in three weeks during July. I never prayed while watching for clouds so often in my life. There is also something about watching plants grow out of the ground that is deeply spiritual. Witnessing God bring life out of the dirt is nothing short of miraculous.

Our bible study works its way through Acts on Thursday evenings. About 8 or 9 of us gather to study the Early Church and learn a little bit about a community of Jesus followers who turned the world upside down. We have a pretty diverse group of perspective and opinion which provides us with plenty to think about every week. Please come join us if you're in the area. We would also welcome anyone to join us for dinner (see the "visit" tab), or just drop by if you're in the neighborhood. We love catching up with old friends or meeting new people.

I think that's all for now...

Grace and Peace from Mulberry Street.

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