Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter means project viewing

I got to visit the youngest daughter and crew for Easter. We went to her in-laws for dinner. Its always wonderful! Makes me feel guilty that I don't manage to have family gatherings like that!

Besides good food and good company, I got to see the boys' animal projects, at least some of them. Brody loves his goats. Coy gets involved too but not as much as his big brother, at least not yet.

We also visited the pig pen. It was hot and those little porkers were complaining about it mid afternoon. Got a shot of Brody trying to persuade one of them to go get on the scales. Behaved like a typical woman about that!

Fair time will be fun this year, that's for sure!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday services at our church are my favorite service all year long, I think even more than Christmas Eve. That one is so special but full of twinkling lights and lots of music and people dressed up, at least some of us. Lots to catch the eye, ear and mind!

But Maundy Thursday is so simple, so focused and without distractions! Our pastor does it alone even to playing the keyboard for the singing. Two hymns, gospel scripture about the last supper, prayer and simple communion. Broken loaf and the goblet of wine on the table at the front of our little sanctuary. Everyone goes forward when they want, alone or with a family member, breaks the bread and dips into the wine. No music, just silence! Time to really think about what it all represents without any disruption.

I took the photo as I was leaving the parking lot! Really caught the radiance of the moment I think!