It looks like another cloudy, unseasonably cool day here in Kansas. I’m thankful for the moisture which is needed to keep things green and growing, but I really miss the sunshine when the clouds stay more than a day or so. This reminds me of what I used to hear as a child when the weather seemed out of the ordinary — that it was a sign of the end times. Actually, I’ve never found the verse that they were referring to, but in case you’ve been told the same thing, there is a verse you might like to know. It was after the flood and God was making his covenant with Noah. Among the promises God made, you may find this one interesting.

Genesis 8:22
“As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.”

Since the earth is still here, we can continue to count on the seasons to keep coming around — even if they do arrive later than we would like.

Life at this Hoover house has been very fast paced lately with end of year school activities, family celebrations  and so many things going on at NewSpring.

A couple of things I especially enjoy being part of at NewSpring are Discovery Reception and Starting Point/Next Step. Last weekend four new Starting Point groups along with two Next Step Groups were launched. It’s an exciting journey getting to know everyone in those groups!

Also, this weekend I’ll be hosting Discovery Reception on Saturday and Sunday. I love meeting people who are coming to NewSpring and this is an opportunity to do just that while sharing with everyone what NewSpring is all about and how to get involved in a ministry — either as a participant or a volunteer. It’s also an opportunity to meet our leadership team in person.

Mark has a great message for this weekend — I get to hear previews as he prepares. This may be his most powerful message ever — and I’m not given to hyperbole.

Hope to see you at NewSpring this weekend!

Mary Alice

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