Trust me, spring will come- after the ice and the cold! The Japanese magnolia is beginning to have tiny hard buds; frequently it blooms in February. Even the daffodils are beginning to poke their leaves. I thought I'd include photos from the past just to give us all hope.
After the first two weekend retreats in December, the remainder of the month was about reaching out. Mary and I sang in the Columbus Sings Messiah; Mary was in charge of Corpus Christi's Angel tree and we delivered the donations of the parish; we went to see our old friends, Jean Haspeslagh and Elaine Fish who are in Emeritus Care Center in Hattiesburg and, of course, led the music at our Christmas celebrations at our parish. What a rich and full time.
Last month we had our semi-annual Advisory Board meeting and were pleased to announce and celebrate God's faithfulness through the many retreatants and activities of last year and to plan for 2014.
As we began February, Columbus Air Force Base brought their RCIA group and other retreatants are finding their way here to be touched by the Lord in extended days of silence. Vincent de Paul group was here last weekend and has been energized by their sharing and prayer to continue their charitable work in Columbus.
This coming weekend our Dwelling Place Community and Associates will gather for prayer, community building and planning.
As you read this letter, may the Spirit lead you to spend some time in prayer here or inspire you to assist us in various ways to continue this ministry.
Mary is putting out a plea for yarn that anyone might have left over from projects, completed or abandoned.
Help her Honduran mission project. Just bring them to the Dwelling Place next time you come or send them.▲▼
May 9, 2014
Lee Home, Columbus
From 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Come enjoy the good food and live music by Joe St. John and Larry Priest
The ticket price is $100 and admits 2.
Our Grand Prize is $2500 with additional surprises and cash prizes along the way.
PUT ON YOUR FLIP FLOPS AND HEAD FOR THE PARTY
For more info call The Dwelling Place
Prizes will be given out throughout the evening to the lucky winners who are present.
You need not be present to win the grand prize.
Tickets are now on sale.
Someone may be contacting you.
You can even buy your ticket through our online PayPal service. ----->
Soon our address will read:
2851 Dwelling Place Rd. Brooksville, MS 39739-9796
When we receive notice from the post office, possibly within the month, we can begin using this address.