Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A NEW, New Thing

 Just a typical afternoon at Brenda's.  
Nothing says comfortable like a coffee table.

Uncle Gary came to town, and showed us all of his pictures.
No really.  All of them.
Including some of these awesome lakefront ones.

Brad had a few suggestions for  a new fish.
 Meet Mo.  One Mo Beta.

Bets on how long he'll be here?
You know those photos you find on your phone, 
but you can't remember why you sent them!? 
Scarf. Flame. Brenda. Trouble.
"Let your light so shine..."  
Anniversary of Baptism - March 11, 2013


So remember when I posted this photo way back in January 2012?  
Well, it made a repeat appearance in my life.  Goody.

My right eye was swollen - correction, my orbit was swollen again.
Something was really wrong.

My glass eye wasn't fitting well, and my new eye was painful and irritated.
Turns out it was Pink Eye.  Or Pink Orbit.  Or whatever we're calling it.

Appointments that  brought me right back to 
the chapel where the whole eye journey began.

SERIOUSLY. Here?  Again?  
This must be a NEW, new thing.

Thank goodness for prayer.  And color.  And dear friends

 Yup.  I was really hoping to sport this patch again.  NOT.

 Well-coordinated for Lent, right?  Blech.
So fun to try and explain "I'll be fine" to everyone again.

See, I am doing a new thing...

 ...now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
 I am making a way in the desert...

...and streams in the wasteland.  Sigh.

The Preschool Princess pauses for a pic!

 PEEEEEEEEEEEEPS!  Thanks, Uncle Gary and Aunt Kathy! 
The total antithesis of the meaning of Easter...but still yummy!

Found this graphic for Holy Week - what a story this tells!

 The Annual Easter Vigil at Epiphany Lutheran Church.
The 5th of 10 services during Holy Week.

Melissa and I.  Self-portraits never work!
 Sarah and Sue Ann

Here's Theo and...a moose?  
And you don't even WANT to know what's under the sheet he's holding. 
Think black and white, inflatable and Sea World.  

 Putting the pins in the Paschal Candle.  
(The candle itself is inscribed with a cross, the current year and the Greek letters alpha and omega to remind us the Lord is present now and forever.  The five pins are pressed into the arms and center of the cross, symbolizing the five wounds of Christ.)

 "The Light of Christ..."    
Moving from outside into the Sanctuary.

 Too beautiful not to capture on our way inside.

 The parting of the Red Sea - Exodus reading.

 The most amusing Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego I've ever met!

 This photo from 9News is of the Sunrise Service at Red Rocks!
If you squint, you can see Rev. Janet behind the pulpit!

 Alleluia!  He is risen!  
He is risen, indeed!  Alleluia!

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