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More or Less Church

Joanna Depue "DJ/Deacon J" writes original songs and liturgies, does daily Farm office work and records Barbara's eMos on The Geranium Farm. A singer and dog trainer she utilizes healing touch in her private massage practice. PLEASE share YOUR original ideas for worship, special liturgies, prayers, songs, sermons and noteworthy blogs right here.
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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Where does a young person fit into the Church?

We talk a good game about how 'our youth is the Church of the future' - forgetting that our youth is the Church NOW. Here is a group worth looking into, giving structure, goals, an identity and support in their journey into adulthood and fulfilling their baptismal vows in a particular way. I encourage you to look into what this group is and does - and to support it as you are able.

Friday, March 20, 2009

First Day of Spring on The Geranium Farm!



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A Lighter Lilt in Lent

The following giggle was sent to Debbie of Hodgepodge by Geranium Farmer K.M. Johnson. Thanks for this on the eve of Spring! We could all use a breath of fresh air!

Shirley and Marci

A mom was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school.
He didn't want his mother to walk with him. She wanted to give him the
feeling that he had some independence but yet know that he was safe.

So she had an idea of how to handle it. She asked a neighbor if she
would please follow him to school in the mornings, staying at a distance, so
he probably wouldn't notice her.

She said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it
would be a good way for them to get some exercise as well, so she agreed.

The next school day, the neighbor and her little girl set out
following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor girl he
knew. She did this for the whole week.

As the two walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy's
little friend noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed to do
every day all week. Finally she said to Timmy, 'Have you noticed that lady
following us to school all week? Do you know her?'

Timmy nonchalantly replied, 'Yeah, I know who she is.'

The little girl said, 'Well, who is she?'

'That's just Shirley Goodnest,' Timmy replied,'and her daughter Marcy.'

'Shirley Goodnest? Who the heck is she and why is she following us?'

'Well,' Timmy explained, 'every night my Mom makes me say the 23rd
Psalm with my prayers, 'cuz she worries about me so much. And in the Psalm,
it says, 'Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my
life', so I guess I'll just have to get used to it!'

Ah - that we all could know in our hearts that steadfast Presence!

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