February 2012 Newsletter
Winter has been displaced this year. I am looking for it everywhere but I truly do not see it. We hope for gentle summer rain throughout the year as we had last year. Rain in summer cools the world, while sun in winter makes us warm and cozy!
In 2012 the cocoon of safety and comfort with which we fill our home still holds strong, but when I listen to the circus that has become the world, I continue to think it is a miracle!
I was heartened when I listened to Martin Luther King Jr. during January.
We have been celebrating the legacy of a man whose values – justice, courage, and non-violent protest changed our culture. As the “Occupy” movement teeters on the brink of violence, I ask you to pray that they will bring in effective correction on Wall Street without anarchy or violence. If they succeed it will be in no small measure by the example set by Martin Luther King Jr.
Times are rough out there, and as we read of hungry children who struggle in the bad economy, I wondered if you know that despite the meaningful change this amazing man brought to America, he was not always able to support his family? Much of the money he received from donors was used for travel and to get his message out, such were his priorities. His supportive wife, Coretta, a thought leader in her own right, and a singer would perform concerts and use the proceeds to feed the family. She gave him all of her support. She carried his ideas forward even after his assassination.
Yes there are some Creative Home Makers who are very special!
“Sun time” by Ralph Hartwig.
(a new artist we are carrying)
Our present struggle is mainly economic. What may surprise you is that towards the end of his life MLK focused on economic issues:
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Until next month!
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