Our gratitude is riches, Complaint is poverty,
Our trials bloom in blessings, They test our constancy.
O, life from joy is minted, An everlasting gold,
True gladness is the treasure That grateful hearts will hold.
The richness expressed in gratitude is evident in all corners of Wellspring Gardens … mostly evident in the compassion and willingness to serve and help one another that is constantly being expressed by each resident. The other day, returning from grocery shopping, a resident walking by the garage reached out without hesitation and said, “Here, let me help you.”
Another couple of residents joyfully attend to the daily tasks of loading and unloading the dishwasher, setting the table, making lemonade. Not just doing these daily tasks, but doing so with joy and eagerness which warms our hearts and keep us on bended knees. We invite you to visit anytime to witness this love in action. In the meantime (until your visit) the next best thing might be photos of these expressions. Here’s a sample sharing of our homes which Love built and constantly moves us all forward with endless opportunity to express God’s love for His family of ideas …
A Christian Science practitioner and teacher who works daily for Wellspring Gardens, talked about the “new views” which are always unfolding. With this thought of “News,” some history of that word: Apparently it comes from North-South-East-West (unscrambled first letter of these words to “NEWS.” As I pondered this, this morning, thought also reminded me how Love has no limitation, reaching out to Love’s remotest border, as Hymn 329 in the Christian Science Hymnal expresses:
The heavens declare the glory
Of Him who made all things;
Each day repeats the story,
Each night its tribute brings.
To earth’s remotest border
His mighty power is known;
In beauty, grandeur, order,
His handiwork is shown.
Wellspring Gardens has upheld the expression of home to many individuals, supporting those sincere seekers working through a myriad of needs for thirty years. The challenge might be working through a physical difficulty, mental suggestions, developmental beliefs, working through divorces or just seeking Loves’ peace. Here individuals have the support of an atmosphere free of any limitations, judging, diagnosing, gossiping, etc., while having those workers with skills supporting the needs. We are also being guided to help those who have no religious affiliation (and those who do, but are searching) … whomever God guides our way. Often times, it’s helping in their homes, sometimes it’s over the phone or on email messages, even around the world.
Our Spring & Summer Adventures
Some of our residents traveled to Canyon Lake and Fredericksburg earlier this year for a day of sight-seeing, and several people went together to Houston to attend the Christian Science Youth Summit.
Upcoming events include a trip to Boston for the Annual Meeting of the Mother Church on the weekend of June 4. This year’s theme is “Christ is Calling Us Together,” which is taken from Mary Baker Eddy’s writings: “Our unity with churches of other denominations must rest on the spirit of Christ calling us together. It cannot come from any other source” (Pulpit and Press, p. 21). More information is posted on the Mother Church website, www.christianscience.com.
In August, some of our residents and staff will attend Christian Science Family Camp as campers or chaperones. Campers will swim, canoe, fish, bike, dance, rope-climb, sing, and worship together.
Spreading the word about WGs
Wellspring Gardens and Rainbow Valley together at A/U Ranch in Colorado
At various events during the past couple of years, we have made presentations about Wellspring Gardens. We are often joined by members of Rainbow Valley Resource Network, an organization that helps coordinate efforts to serve Christian Scientists working to overcome beliefs of limitations.