Thoughts for May 2017


May starts with the International Workers Day on May 1st. We are thankful for the good work that workers provide every day. We also celebrate the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 4th. The first Thursday in May is a time for focused prayer for our nation and our world. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on May 5th. May is a month for celebrating mothers. Mother’s Day is May 14th. Whether our mothers are still living or have passed on, let us take time to thank God for the gift of mothers. May is a month to celebrate Memorial Day, on May 29th. It is a day for remembering those who died serving in the United States Armed Forces. Take time to thank active military personnel for their service. May is a month for enjoying outside spaces and places in temperate climates. Take time to breathe fresh air, enjoy the outdoors, and delight in the beauty of the creation around us. Whatever events we celebrate in May, let us celebrate God’s gracious gifts to us, and, especially, the gift of life. Blessings, Chaplain Nancy