Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Belated Easter...





HAPPY BELATED EASTER TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

What a special week HOLY WEEK it was for us...
I think there were a total of 11 services for Greg last week, including a funeral... and he has 2 funerals tomorrow as well...

By the end of the week Greg is HAPPY, but a bit tired...
By the end of the week after keeping littles in the church pew for 4 days in a row... we are HAPPY and a little tired too... but we wouldn't have it any other way...

This year if I had to sum up Easter it would be to say we are BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE...
Over and over again through out the week I just kept thinking we are so blessed to be in this place... God knew EXACTLY what He was doing when He brought us here almost a year ago... He went before us and smoothed the way... And we are so thrilled to be serving in ministry here:)  God is so good and faithful!

This year I was also  amazed  to experience how another church does Holy week... Visually it was like my eyes woke up to how the Lord can use all that we can see in worship... We had the Jesus Painter here on Thursday and even the banners used on Good Friday and Easter opened up my eyes to appreciate the beauty of the sacrifice of Jesus and well as His amazing ability to set us free from Sin... Wow... ( I will try to post a picture of our Easter Sunday banners... Wow..they are painted by our children's minister... so neat)  But you can see the ones used above on Good Friday... I don't know... but they made me see my sin in a different way... my sin that put Him on that cross...  my sin that was a part of that crown of thorns on His head... I have always known that the Lord uses music to greatly minister to my heart... but never realized how amazingly He can use whatever He chooses to use to impact our worship... It was a blessing...

We drove up to my parents to spend the day with my 3 brother's families... Lots of laughs, hugs, cousin time, and relaxing... After a super busy week it was such a treat to not have to do any work and just be pampered a bit:)  My mom is amazingly good at that... I know it can't be super easy to pull off a beautiful, delicious Easter meal for 28... but she does it so graciously...


1 comment:

Tesha Papik said...

So glad to read you had a blessed day! Your family looks beautiful in their Easter colors. What a blessing that you can drive to your moms house now:)