Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Today is Resurrection Day!


First here are a few Facebook posts collected over the season and then I will tell you about today.

March 21, 2013

One of my favorite church seasons is upon us! Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, (although Holy Saturday I have never done anything special on, but it is part of the calendar) Resurrection Day, and Ascention Sunday! A few years back I attended my first Good Friday Service. It made a huge difference on what I thought about Passion Week. I had grown up with the typical Sunday school story of Easter and then after class teachers and students would talk about Easter egg hunts. After this service the whole idea and thought process about this time of year changed.

Actually I think this is my favorite church season. Palm Sunday is my particular favorite out of the whole bunch.

Sunday can't get here fast enough! (We are also joining that day as well. Two reasons!)


Monday, March 25, 2013

Biking with Grandma, Veteran's Memorial



Last Saturday my two oldest youngest siblings and went riding our bikes. We started out at 10:15 with my brother running beside us as we rode. He is training for a half marathon this November. We spent an hour and a half and only went about three miles. He will get better the more he practises... still he is way faster than me! We stopped at a bridge an looked at the small river below. We saw a big fish! About a foot long and pretty fat.

When we got back to the house we packed a lunch. Sandwiches, tangerines, carrots, and there were supposed to be pretzels but I forgot. We brought some more water and then headed back out at twelve o'clock or so.

It was a quick ride to town, probably about thirty minutes. We zipped through downtown and headed for the docks. There we had our lunch as we dangled our feet over the edge.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dinner Time Shakshuka: Recipe

A while back someone shared a link on Facebook to a recipe for Shakshuka. It is a breakfast dish from Isreal and it is delicious! I have made it several times since then and tonight I made it for supper. I usually do make it for breakfast.

Here I'll show you how I made a dinner version. As these are very general directions you should go check out the original one first at The Shiksa in the Kitchen.
This isn't the best picture, but you can see what it is like. There is an egg missing at the bottom. I forgot to take a picture before I took out the two-year-old's portion to cool.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Singing with Baby

He loves it when I sing this for him. It always changes because he asks for different things. The song started out being only about what we saw when we went on a walk but then he started wanting to sing about boats and his friends. He is a cutie. At the end you might notise him pointing to the keys. That is because he wants me to sing and he is pointing to the the cracks in between the keys because he wants me to sing about that.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Wine and Psalm Roar 2013

I didn't take any pictures because I had forgotten my camera. This one was taken by Pastor Stout.

Click here to read what Pastor Uri wrote up about it.  :)

The Psalm Roar was last night, March 8. It was really great. I loved the singing. There was food and wine and plenty of laughs and smiles. We got home around ten o'clock that night. There were three churches that came together that night to sing praises.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Zippidy Doo Da



Lately I have really, really been enjoying my life. This stop in Florida (I am still a bit cautious to presume I know how long) has given me some time to breath. I think of it as a longed for oasis in the middle of a wilderness. While travelling through the wilderness God gave me the ability to endure it but now that we've gotten to this place of rest I don't ever want to leave it. If we must go on we must, but I just think I am in paradise right now.