Notes from Pastor Mary

January 2017

Note from Pastor Mary:

This picture was taken at my favorite place, Battle Creek Dog Park. Every day of every week, in below zero bluster and in hot humid wilting weather, my dogs and I start our day here. They chase squirrels, roll in stinky stuff and greet their friends. I do other things, like talking with humans and laughing at dog antics. Every day is the same and yet different. Every day begins with commitment to routine and yet holds promise of newness.

The path you see above is not a main thoroughfare; rather it’s a narrow, steep climb into the center of the park. To walk this path is to go deeper into the heart of the woods. It is more solitary and a greater challenge.

For me, the spiritual life is like this path — an invitation to go deeper.

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