We took Lily to get her summer cut today. They have a new groomer and when I went to pick Lily up, I found that summer cut for her meant....shaved!! My poor Lily looks pathetic!!! good thing she can't see herself and good thing hair grows back!!!
I left today to meet my mom for the annual Butterfly Festival where we
have a garden in honor of my Aunt. I could not believe this lady got on
the plane with ONE curler in her hair...the rest of her hair was
completely straight. weird! What was even funnier was me trying to snap
the picture unnoticed!! :)
We had a follow up evening for our 40/40 prayer retreat at church
tonight. We had a potluck dinner and then shared what God taught each
of us during this time of fasting and prayer. What a blessing!!! We
ended the evening with communion.
This picture was actually taken last
night. Jason and I both have whirly pops (I gave him his for Christmas)
and we had them out making popcorn for the family......with LOTS of
butter and parmesan cheese! yum!!
What a wonderful Easter service we had!
But the best part was the baptisms at the end. This lovely lady is
someone I really look up to. She was sprinkled as a baby and has been a
believer since she was a child. She has always been fine with that but
in the last month or so, she said that the Holy Spirit just wouldn't
leave her alone and she felt God wanted her to be baptized. She told me
she was a bit annoyed at first and told God "really? at my age? and I
have to get my hair wet?!" But I LOVE what an example she was to each
of us that no matter our age...God still uses us and still desires our
obedience!!! It was beautiful and there wasn't a dry eye in the place!
This is Steve's birthday cake for tomorrow....about as chocolatey as you can get!!!
I also spent the day, yesterday and today, molding ice cream. This is a tradition in my home (since I was a little girl) and we are having several small kids over for Easter dinner....should be a big hit!
Our worship pastor read John's version of the crucifixion. The power of God's Word...it is so difficult to hear what our savior went through for us. But as dark as that day was, when death and Satan thought they had won.....little did they know that Sunday was coming!!!
We kicked off our new Women's ministry program tonight. We had 45 ladies show up...wow!!! The theme was Jesus, the Bread of Life. I started the evening teaching them how to make artisan bread. Everyone took home their own dough.
We then moved to the atrium where we learned how aspects of the seder point to Jesus and ended the evening taking communion together where we crushed our own grapes....very powerful!!
Alyssa and I came home today and saw this strange bug/bird? flying around my flowers. It looked like it was part bee (because it had bright yellow and black strips on it's rear end) and part hummingbird, only it flew much slower. We were fascinated by it. Finally I remember to go get my camera but it was gone by the time I got back...ugh. So we went in and started googling it. It turns out it is a "clear winged hummingbird moth". I had no idea there was such a thing!! And now am so sad I didn't get a picture!!!
I am a woman in mid-life who loves the Lord and her family!! I am the mom of 3 absolutely amazing kids (23, 21, 19) who make my life happy, crazy, busy.....perfect! I am also a pastor's wife. I try to live each day looking for where God is working so that I can join him there.
I am attempting to take one photograph each day of this next year. My hope is to be able to slow down and see the small things, become a better photographer and to be reminded of the many blessings God sends my way!