We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with God. God walks everywhere incognito. And the incognito is not always hard to penetrate. The real labor is to remember, to attend. In fact, to come awake. Still more, to remain awake.
C. S. Lewis
Source: Letters to Malcolm Chiefly on Prayer
The Woman at the Well - by Janet HudsonPerhaps it is because I come from a land where water is scarce and drought a regular occurrence or perhaps it is because I was born on the last day of Aquarius and the day before Pisces, but water fascinates me. I love it that we have our very own spring here at Dayspring. It was the first spring I had ever seen. I am very moved by its smallness and its power as it forces its way to the surface and trickles down first under the wee stone bridge, then it feeds Alice’s Pond, goes on to the Lake of the Saints and then, I presume, it works its way to the mighty Potomac River, the Chesapeake Bay and the massive Atlantic Ocean. I love watching water flowing on the ground after it has rained. I enjoy seeing how it pools and then makes its way through the places of least obstruction to continue its flow. I enjoy helping it break through wee banks that obstruct it so it can continue to stream downhill. I love playing with water – last evening, sitting beside DayspringCreek, I made boats of sticks and leaves and watched them skim over the rapids. And I enjoy playing in water. This passage in John’s Gospel is one of my very favorites...
9:45 am gather in silence, 10 am service begins
outside in the pavilion in the summer and in the old Farmhouse in the winter (with programs for children ages six and up)
School of Christian Living
Wednesday evenings beginning March 26th
Noon Prayer (contemplative)
weekdays at the Farmhouse 12 - 12:30
6:30 pm Monday at the Silent Retreat Lodge
Quiet Days, Weekend Silent Retreats, Individual Retreats
full schedule at dayspringretreat.org
Seasonal Celebrations, Walks on the Land, Tours
see Earth Ministry website