In the end, everything will be okay. If it’s not okay, it’s not yet the end. -Fernando Sabino
Hang On to the Vine!
Just want to say how nice it feels to be finally home! The last few months have been quite a roller coaster of ups and downs. I have been grateful for the many uplifting and encouraging songs but one, in particular, got us through lots of doubtful, confusing, and even painful days. “Hang On Little Tomato” is a song about just listening to His advice and hanging in there when “change is hard and not so nice”.
Now we have our very own little tomatoes growing on the back porch and their yellow blossoms continue to give me hope and encouragement as we move forward to create a sanctuary of peace in our new home!
“Hang On Little Tomato” -by Pink Martini
The sun has left and forgotten me It’s dark, I cannot see Why does this rain pour down I’m gonna drown In a sea Of deep confusion
Somebody told me, I don’t know who Whenever you are sad and blue And you’re feelin’ all alone and left behind Just take a look inside and you will find
You gotta hold on, hold on through the night Hang on, things will be all right Even when it’s dark And not a bit of sparkling Sing-song sunshine from above Spreading rays of sunny love
Just hang on, hang on to the vine Stay on, soon you’ll be divine If you start to cry, look up to the sky Something’s coming up ahead To turn your tears to dew instead
And so I hold on to his advice When change is hard and not so nice You listen to your heart the whole night through Your sunny someday will come one day soon to you
(“Pink Martini is a musical group that was formed in 1994 by pianist Thomas Lauderdale in Portland, Oregon. Describing itself as a “little orchestra,” its music crosses genres such as classical, latin, jazz and classic pop.” WikipediaMy life was culturally and joyfully enriched seeing them in concert at Wolftrap last summer with my good friend. Thanks for introducing me, Kathryn!)
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I am passionate about creating Missional Relationships that encourage disciples to personify Christ's message. As a minister in a Community of Christ congregation in Virginia I am learning everyday what it means to be vulnerable, to risk, to experiment, to share in a world that needs the redemptive healing of Christ.
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