In all the years I have lived in the upper Midwest, I have never found myself looking more forward to spring than this year. Perhaps it was the unusually long, dark, cold, and snowy winter that we have had this year that has me hoping more intensely for spring. Many of our previous winters of the past ten years I remember as unusually mild. I even remember golfing one year in mid-December. I guess the expectation of more mild winters had many of us unprepared for the good old-fashioned Minnesota winter that all of us experienced this year. Although many like me were weary of this year’s winter, what kept us going was the promise that spring would arrive soon. We know that spring will indeed come like it has every year of our lives. It’s just a matter of when.
Read more: “The Promise of Spring Mirrors the Promise of New Life Found in Christ’s Resurrection”
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The next Great Hall Presentation will be The Post-Resurrection Gospels with Professor Susan Stabile on Sunday, May 4th from 9:45 - 10:45 AM.