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Pastor's Note
From the desk of Rev. Danny Barrett

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Easter is now past and now what do we do? The season of We practice what we have learned for Lent and Easter. This is Eastertide, so we reflect upon our Journey so far. These past few months we have been conversing about Discipleship. We have learned that Discipleship is not always easy. It can be challenging and disappointing. So, what can we do to make our life better? Stop worrying about yourself and look for ways to serve and take the burden that leads you to a better walk with Jesus.

One of my favorite authors is a young man named Mattie J.T. Stepanek. He was one of Jerry's Kid with MDA. His book Journey Through Heartsongs is a series of poems that he wrote while he could still write and speak. I especially love his writing of hope in the face of horrible circumstances. Let me share with you one of those poems. It is Called The Language of God.

Do you know what
Language God speaks?
God speaks Every-Language.
That's because God made
Everyone and gave
Everyone different languages.
And God understands all of them.
And do you know what is God's
Favorite language?
God's favorite language is
not grown-up language,
But the Language of Children.
That's because Children
Are special to God.
Children know how to share,
And they never lose
Their Heartsongs.
April 1999

Can we talk and live like a child of God? I leave that answer to you.

Be Blessed
Danny B