Sunday greetings everyone, and happy Father's Day to everyone who is able to celebrate!

summer winterToday is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. It's the first day of summer, which is exciting because it means that there are still 2 months of nice weather ahead, but I know the days will start getting shorter tomorrow, and in a couple of months it will be really noticeable that fall is just around the corner.

Of course, for those of you in the southern hemisphere, today is the shortest day. Tomorrow you can awake knowing that you made it over the dark hump and that the days are soon going to be noticeably longer.

I think you have it a bit tougher than us northerners because our winter solstice is December 21. Christmas and New Year's do help to break things up. But then again, maybe you feel sorry for us that we can't enjoy the nice weather at Christmastime!

Whether the sun is coming or going for you, I pray that God's face of blessing will shine on you wherever you are.

Which brings me to today's video share. I don't know if you enjoy watching talent shows like America's Got Talent or not, but I sure do. This past week, the story of one of the singers on the show impacted me and millions of other people. Before you watch that video, however, please read the singer's guest post on Ann Voscamp's website. The written words of Jane Marczewski (Nightbirde) are just as impactful as the ones she sings.

Enjoy the rest of today's mailing!

~ Pastor Tim