As we stretch toward you on cold and dark days, surprise us with your presence. Remind us that as bare branches against winter sky give way, in time, to buds and sunshine, so we too will blossom and thrive. Amen.
Jennifer Garrison Brownell serves as pastor at First Congregational Church -UCC in Vancouver, Washington. She contributed to the Revgals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit and is the author of the not-really-about-a-triathlon memoir Swim, Ride, Run, Breathe: How I Lost a Triathlon and Caught My Breath. She blogs at There Is a River.
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