Ordinary Wonders II

by Melodius Monk      
Recently I was cleaning the filters on the church air system. It was a very busy day, and I was trying to get them rinsed quickly in between a few other time-sensitive afternoon jobs, and feeling rather stressed in general.  I needed to give the filters a few minutes to dry, I had to teach a music lesson at 4:00, and was running out of time.  I raced out a garden hose and started spraying the filters in the grass out of the path way so as not to leave a mess for foot traffic.  Standing there spraying I noticed intriguing blossoms on the tree in front of me. I walk by this several times a day but have never taken the time to stop and really look.  There’s so much variety and variation on the branches and leaves, not to mention the bees carefully hovering, and the birds swooping in and out gracefully.  If I can keep my eyes open, I wonder what other marvels might catch me by surprise today?

It’s a “Golding Diamond Day”

Today is a “Golding Diamond Day”!  I haven’t thought of that phrase for years.  One of our founders, M. Cay Andersen, would use it to describe just such a day!  The air is crystal, birds are riotous with song, and every plant, tree and flower is bursting with intense color.  These are the beautiful Cape days before the humidity comes!

It’s also a “Golding Diamond Day” because Jesus is helping me see some things about myself (along with the help of my sisters!).