Re: Mystical Realms Newsletter for September, 2007
- Thanks for sharing about the MarshNest and its new owners-- God's
presence saturates places; I am entirely convinced of that.
-- Lynn --
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jef.murray" <jef.murray@...> wrote:
> And welcome to my newsletter for September, 2007. Please feel free to
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> of new and exciting news this month!
> Epiphanies =========
> The phone rang. Thinking it was a friend returning my call, I picked
> up rather than letting the answering machine take a message. The voice
> on the other end explained that I didn't know him, but that he and his
> wife were the owners of a house Lorraine and I had built in the 1990s.
> He wanted to know more about the house, and about the folks who had
> designed it.
> Lorraine and I built the MarshNest in 1990, planning to someday live
> in this cottage overlooking the salt marshes of the Gulf coast of
> ..."We just love the place," said the voice at the other end of the
> line. "We feel God so strongly here that we thought we'd like to
> know something about the folks who built it."
> I couldn't explain to the caller the whole of our journey, but it
> struck me suddenly that, perhaps, this was the beginning of his. Our
> giving up of something that we had loved so much so many years ago
> was allowing someone else to take a few teetering steps down his own
> spiritual path. And with this thought, I was overcome once again
> with awe and wonder at the mystery, the mercy, and the magic of
> God's world.
> Nai Eru laitalyë (may God bless you),