Light the right foot

Construction in the area, on Highway 65, our major highway.

It’s big construction, a big project, adding lanes (more pathways for opportunity, no?) to the road. Like all big road projects it’s got lanes closed down, and will have them closed down for a while. Those places where you were used to moving fair and fast, without hitting the brake, that’s gone for the time being.

So calm down. Take your time. Give a little space to the guy in front of you and be patient as dump trucks and whatever else enter and leave the road. Big picture, think of where this is going. At the end of it all you’ll have suffered minutes of inconvenience and the county will suffer those extra lanes of opportunity.

Think of the time spent in delayed traffic as your donation to the cause.

The pause

Let’s, with all the running around that goes on as Spring comes to the fore, take a minute and catch our breath.

The weather has, by and large, turned, winter coats are put up for the next so many months, we’re getting outside more and in doing so see the rest of you are as well. Kayak rentals are open for the season. It’s Spring, that glorious time of year where - despite the pollen - we get out and get around. Fresh air! Open skies!

But again (and in keeping with the theme implied in the pollen reference) let’s catch our breath for a minute.

This Sunday, April 1, is a day of marked importance for the Christian community. It is also, we’re told, one of those days of the year where churches have record attendance. Good. We make no secret of it, our faith steeling us for all sorts of things, and we certainly enjoy Sunday’s with the church community.

Hence - in this space of the paper where we give advice freely - our encouraging you to load up the family and go to the church of your choice this Sunday. We have a listing of area churches elsewhere in this paper, and just pick the one out near you either geographically or emotionally and have at it.

If you’re not sure about times, call ‘em up. And, knowing churches as we do, don’t get too worried about much anything else but showing up. We expect you’ll enjoy it, and you might even make some new friends. It happens.

Luke 24: 1-12 (NIV)

Jesus Has Risen

24 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8 Then they remembered his words.

9 When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. 11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. 12 Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.