Happy Resurrection Sunday! He is not dead, He is risen! Christ has conquered death, so that if we believe in Him, we can live through Him.
“And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen:” Luke 24:5-6a.
On Saturday night, we celebrated Sedar. Having a Sedar is a great time to stop and remember how God has worked through Israel in times past, and how Jesus fulfilled the law and the prophets of the Old Testament.
When no real lamb bone is available…
Since we were given tickets to a concert at Severance, we enjoyed a concert last night with some friends who also came. Severance Hall has some spectacular architecture. It was fun showing our friends around, as it was their first time.
Matthew and I went for a photography trip to Acacia Reservation, which is one of our local metroparks. Acacia used to be a golf-course, so it is a great location for clear views of the sky. The sunset was spectacular, and the lighting made for some great photographs.
People are constantly changing in their expressions and appearances. Landscapes are slowly changing. Cats are somewhere in between. While cats change more often than seasonally, they are normally ready to enjoy the little things in life – such as a good nap. There is a lesson of contentment to be learned from cats.
In this case, Nutmeg (our cat) was quite happy to watch me take pictures of her. For this picture, I set up a flash on the side of the bed and aimed it at the joint between the wall and the ceiling. This lit up the background. To light up the cat, I had one flash to the camera right, and another flash that was reflected with a golden reflector from the camera left. This helped enrich the colors of Nutmeg’s fur.
Yesterday morning we had an additional 4.5 inches of snow. In the middle of our front yard, we had a total of 12.5 inches of snow, and in the drifts it was much deeper. We’ve been getting a lot of exercise shovelling. Unfortunately, we only have about 2 inches of heavy slush left now – and it’s disappearing quickly! The weather is warming up rapidly, at least for this week. We’ll likely be back in winter next week.
On Thursday, we had another parent’s night out, where the students at our church take care of the younger kids so the parent’s can spend some time alone together. The theme for this time was “God helps the humble,” and the theme verse was James 4:6, “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”