A season of newness

A season of newness

As we move past Labor Day, now fully into September, we begin to feel a bit of shifting in the weather. The humidity is improving. The “autumn rains are covering the road to Jerusalem with blessings,” as the Psalms say. There is a turning, a change in the air, a newness about this season.

Making the livin’ easy

Making the livin’ easy

Just hearing the first notes of the song, “Summertime and the livin’ is easy…” from the familiar 1935 opera, “Porgy and Bess,” causes me to want to slow down. It’s a tune that jumps to my mind whenever I even hear the word “summertime.” I imagine that most of us long for summertime moments with some easier living. And we’re in the middle of it right now!