Pastor’s Message – April 27, 2021

What Is Bringing Us Joy In April

Once a month, I enjoy sharing with you about my latest favorites in music, movies, TV shows, books, and podcasts. One of my favorite questions to ask friends when we get together is, “What is bringing you joy lately?” I love hearing the variety of answers to this question! In sharing what brought me joy, I hope you will reflect on what has brought you joy, too.

A Burning In My Bones: The Authorized Biography of Eugene Peterson by Winn Collier (book): If you enjoy reading The Message translation of Scripture, then you are well familiar with the voice of Eugene Peterson. He was an amazing writer and translator of Scripture, but he primarily saw himself as a pastor. He died in 2018, but this biography is full of light in the life of a man so led by the Holy Spirit.

The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers by Valerie June (music): I think we can all agree that the weather here in West Point recently has been heavenly. Every night I love walking outside and looking up at the moon and stars, which have been so visible in clear skies. Singer-songwriter Valerie June’s music is what that perfect night sky sounds like in music. She’s a Memphis native whose work I’ve long admired, but this latest album has made me a fan.

Parks and Recreation (TV show): Yes, this show has been off the air for a while now. Yes, I still laugh out loud at it, even though I know what’s going to happen. We all have our favorite, go-to shows, and Parks and Rec is at the top of my list. I recently bought the whole series on DVD, not only because it was fairly cheap but also because if my internet and cable went out and all I had were DVDs, this is a show I would want. We all need a reason to laugh in our back pocket, and this show is mine!

all good things to each of you,
Dr. Darian

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