March 2021

From just one of God’s servants to all of you in our small part of the world, Greetings! May the grace of God Almighty bless your comings and your goings. May the Holy Spirit continue to fill your sails and carry you forward.

March is a peculiar month for me. It is, as you know, the only month that contains the order to move out; March 4th. As a matter of fact, March fourth is actually, officially National Do Something Day. (Who comes up with this?) Be sure to mail early and mail often. For the entire month, a brief internet search garnered twenty five March Month Specials. Starting from the more serious to not so much; National Brain Tumor Awareness, National Colon Cancer Awareness (I was aware the nation had a cancer, but I
wasn’t sure where.) March is Women’s History Month, Youth Art Month, National Craft Month, National Celery Month and Mustache Month (for you Air Force types).
March is a month of continued cold and more snow no doubt. It comes with the territory, so I’m not complaining, just observing. But, the days are getting longer, there will be more warmer temperatures, and we will soon be looking for crocuses. Spring is on the way and it won’t be long until you can complain about the heat (if you are into that sort of thing). You
may be wondering if there is a point to this pondering. Well, there sort of is a point. March is not particularly my favorite month, but it does some crucial things in transition. It speaks of changes, new growth, brighter and longer days, and hopefully better days. It is the harbinger of Easter this year, and for that I thank March.

So buck up everybody! Hold on for one more month and Spring will spring! Remember that when one door closes another one opens. (That’s a good thing unless you are talking about a car.) If you have to suffer from March Madness, make sure you don’t hurt anyone, ok? If you need a pick me up, here: What March flower grows on your face? (Tulips). What falls a lot in March but never gets hurt? (Rain). What can you see in the middle of April and March, but you can’t see at either end? (the letter “r”). What is Irish and comes out during March? (Paddy O’Furniture). All right, you are on your own. Enjoy the month! Remember that almost all of the days in March do not belong to the 2021 calendar year. No. They don’t, they are Lent.

Love ya, Pastor Brian