This year we had Easter orchids along with our Easter lilies, and the orchids are still happily in bloom!
Happy First Week of Easter!
I love the fact that in the liturgical Church we celebrate Easter for a "week of Sundays" so that it's not over when the lilies fade away.
This was our first Easter without any of our children. Wayne and I each had Easter services at our respective congregations (Cantonese-speaking Lutheran churches) and then -- novel idea -- we rested on Easter Sunday afternoon!!!
|Andy!!! The delightful son of the only "pastoral couple" students at LTS...|
Welcome to Hong Kong, Valerie and Blake!
So you see the good Lord fills up our lives with wonderful folks even when our "bio-family members" are far away. (We are very grateful for Skype, however, and were able to connect with almost everyone back in the USA as well as in Korea, where eldest son is located.)
|This coming Sunday (The Second Sunday of Easter!) I'll be doing the second in a series of Bible studies with Muslim, Christian, and secular Indonesian domestic workers-- we are talking about Mary, Jesus' mother, who is famous in Christian and Muslim circles. We are discussing being a woman, mother, virgin, widow, pray-er, sufferer, friend and beloved one [not necessarily in that order!!!] Assisting me is one of my "personal" angels (=God's messenger) LTS student Sondang Napitupulu (Thanks Sondang!!!)|
May All SEVEN weeks of Easter be filled with new views of the Risen Lord!