Springing Forward

It’s that time again! We get to set our clocks ahead one hour this Saturday night so we will start our day an hour earlier on Sunday. Now, you might not be as excited about this as I am, but I will tell you that at our house we start the weekly countdown right after Christmas. It goes something like this….. on January 2nd, Mark says, “I can tell the days are already getting longer.” or “Just think, if it were summer we would still be waiting for the temperature to cool down at 8 pm.” or “This time next month, the sun will still be high.” This goes on all through the winter months.

Why? Maybe because winters in Kansas get very long and cold and the time change is the first event that really marks spring for us — even if it is accompanied with snow and/or the blustery north wind which we now expect to greet us most everyday. Just the fact that the sun is high in the sky at 5:30 or 6:00 pm is encouraging. So, at our house, setting the clocks forward brings a celebration even if it does mean losing an hour of sleep. ……….Ready to celebrate?

This Sunday is also Discovery Reception which is an opportunity for getting acquainted with all the NewSpring ministries up close. We have a record breaking number registered — 53! The last Discovery was just six weeks ago and we had a large group then. It’s really amazing how God is bringing so many people to NewSpring and how excited they are to get involved. If you would like to attend Discovery, it’s not too late to register online — come join us!

Mary Alice

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