Posts Tagged ‘Easter’

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Project 365: Weeks 14 & 15

April 19, 2012

Things have been a little stressful here in Snipe Wife land. Funny, I need to take a break and I get 100+ hits in a single day. Can’t say that it is anything I’ve written–I think there has been a great deal of news coming out of the Academy, etc., and I happen to come up in searches now. Either that it is the dang spam referrer traffic again. Either way I am excited to have a few new visitors, including some with maritime ties. (Welcome aboard, MG!)

So, weeks 14 & 15. In the week leading up to Easter I went over to our church building and took pictures of some things around the building.

Spring Break was good for me and the children. We went to various places. I’ll try to label and not give away too much information. Hard to stay anonymous for too long!

With two weeks worth of photos, I’m just going to insert a gallery. Hopefully they are in order… no such luck. Just enjoy.

Not included is the church sign which read this week: “I AM THE RESURRECTION. I AM THE LIFE.”

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One Month: April 2012

April 3, 2012

Oh My! I guess the joke was on me–I forgot to post about my One Month Goals! (I don’t feel all that bad as Jen on the Edge herself didn’t post until today!)

March Review

1. Finish figuring out how to track everything and make an understandable budget. Um, well, I spent way more than I planned to but now I can see how that happens. As I type this I am getting ready to finally install Quicken and hopefully April will be better.

2. Turn 38 with a bang! My birthday was great because I am surrounded by Vivacious women. Bummed I didn’t get to see SoccerMom or finally me Jen on the Edge, but one day I will. My scrapbooking weekend was awesome as usual. Can’t wait for next year. While I did not top my all-time high of 81 views … and really considering that was a weird day with spam referer traffic … I did get my 38th, 39th, 40th AND 41st follower during the month of March. Thank you guys!

3. Lose weight. Oooo not so good. Actually, I think I finally broke the cycle and was trending downward this past week but then I had dinner at Castiglia’s, finished off both daughters’ Blizzards, lunch at Chili’s (for a great cause–raising funds for Relay for Life), and celebratory Rita’s gelatis to celebrate two wins for a great start to this spring soccer season. So if I can behave the rest of this week… oh who am I kidding Easter is on Sunday.

April Goals:

1. Have a fun and stress free Spring Break. Not sure what we’ll do but day trips and time with the grandparents will be the order of the day.

2. Get caught up on Spring Cleaning. Just a little at a time. Make list for home repairs and what not for DH and I to conquer together (whether by proper budgeting or as a family project).

3. Take the dogs for more walks. And allow this time to clear the head. It will be good for the soul.

For the blog that started this all, check out JenontheEdge.

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Personal: John 14:1-4

April 24, 2011

My thoughts here are for my edification. I have definite opinions that are, for lack of better terms, of a conservative bent and will most likely offend on some level readers of this blog. My intent is not to offend. Nor is it to open up to debate my personal beliefs. If my beliefs cannot be respected, please do not continue reading this post and come back on another day.

Every Sunday we celebrate/commemorate/memorialize the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ and we partake in the communion of the bread and fruit of the vine. Still, Easter is a bit special–at least this year it is. I want T1 and T2 to really think about the importance if this day because they felt so strongly the need to be baptized this year.

Normally because Easter is one of the three holidays I am not obligated to be with the family and can celebrate it however I want (the others being 4th of July and Halloween) I pack up the children for some quality alone time. This usually includes a “homecoming” of sorts at the congregation I attended in college, complete with delicious food and egg hunt for the children. This year due to a recent operation my mother needs me, needs to see the children. So we are bringing Easter to her.

I wanted to post about what the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ means to me. When I partake of the communion I always pray that I hope DH feels the communion of saints gathered on the Lord’s Day even though he is at sea. Hope seems to be a recurring thought as I contemplate writing this. Even the minister’s sermon will be on the Hope of the Resurrection and a new 6-week study is starting on the topic.

When I struggled after T2’s birth I was told by a lifesaving friend to find a verse in the Bible that speaks to be and hold on to it with all my being. I found John 14:1. The entire chapter is so uplifting and is a favorite of many.

Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way where I am going.

And he made all this happen by submitting to the will of the Father and dying on a cross for all. He prepared a place for us and purchased it with his blood and he freely gives us the keys to the kingdom–we just have to be obedient and accept the grace and mercy our just God gives.

What wonderful hope that should give us all. He paid a debt he did not owe and I owed a debt I could not pay. Amazing grace, how sweet the sound! One day he is coming and he will take us with him!

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