Dear friends,

Recently Tom and I went to Safari Park with Tawfik, who will be 3 years old in June.  This was the first time he had ever encountered large animals outside of a picture book.  He was all wide eyed and awestruck with the lions, giraffes, and gorillas. It was delightful for us to see him take it all in.  It made Tom’s and my trip to Safari Park all that much

Many of you have had similar experiences with children and I invite you to reflect on those memories. Maybe it was even as recent as our Bunny Breakfast or Easter Sunday.  Remember the joy you experienced as they discovered new sights and sounds.  For those who haven’t shared time with a child, I invite you to reflect on an event you shared with someone that was joyful and perhaps childlike. I hope you are smiling. This Sunday, on the third week of Easter, we will remember who we are as children of God. And as children of God, I hope you’ll do something fun or silly, because God loves to see us enjoy life.

With Joy,