God of our lives, it’s raining, again. I mean April showers and all that, but come on? Can’t we catch a break. 
I long to feel the sunshine on my face and a warm breeze.  Inspiration seems to flow so much faster when the light shines. The warm breeze reminds me of your spirit, a walk in the woods grounds me to your creation. 

But here I am, inside, enslaved to a computer screen desperate for inspiration. 

These 50 days of Easter, when you are not quite here yet not quite gone. I stare out my window at the rain soaked trees. They’re brown like the dead of winter, snow rotting leaves still cover parts of the ground, yet green grass stretches its arms to find air. Worms churn the dirt underneath the soil and roots grow stronger by the day. Early bulbs birth their blooms. A sign of resurrection in a gray world. 

What an odd place you created. Showing us the physical signs of these 50 days. Not dead, yet not quite alive. My soul echoes it’s sentiment. 

Send your spirit of revival. May you shake the rust from these cranks so we find a way to live, to inspire, to appreciate this in-between season of life. 


 A rock star from the start, the Reverend Shannon Meacham belted out a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a minor in institutional spiritual matters that most people don’t believe in anyway, from the University of Louisville. Because she couldn’t get enough of the annoying ways people say “Loueyville” she moved across town to Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary for a Master of Divinity, a degree for young idealists and middle age crazies. Before the institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) self-imploded they were kind enough to hand out a piece of paper saying “Go forth and be an underpaid secretary in the name of God.” Shannon is the mother of two exhausting children Maggie and Gus. She currently serves Ashland Presbyterian Church in the safest part of Baltimore, the suburbs. You can find her musings about any and all subjects on her personal blog pulpitshenanigans.com.


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