Spring is my favorite season, and goes away all too quickly in the area we live. Echoing what I pray for myself, I pray for each of my readers you will not miss spring. Take the time to savor the budding trees, emerging plants and bulbs, and greening grasses. Along these lines, my new favorite word is renascent which means “being reborn; springing again into being or vigor.” (Dictionary.com, 2016) This week I am particularly enjoying watching my day lilies push out of the ground with their leaves first crumpled over and then gradually strengthening each day. May you also pause this Holy Week to reflect on the new life we have available through Jesus Christ, and how the Holy Spirit renews, strengthens, and sustains us.