Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Week

This is the week we stop to think about Christ on the cross, sent by God, to die for our sins.  Maunday Thursday services last night, and Good Friday this evening and then the joyous Easter morning.  Jesus was discovered, not in the grave, but risen and alive and walking in the garden.
The youth at our Church did a reenactment of the Last Supper, and how it may have been.  Dressed in robes denoting the era, they sat around a table, and repeated the words that were said that night so many years ago.  They did a wonderful somber portrayal, with Judas being dismissed at the end, as he was that night.
It was sobering to watch and to remember the words of the Bible.
Holy Communion was then offered to the congregation, with the 3rd to 6th graders taking first communion with their families, after previously taking classes to learn what communion means....the Blood and Body of Christ.
My hope and prayer for all of these young people is for them to remember this night, hold it in their hearts as they face the world and their life in it.

Friday, April 15, 2011


April 15th and we have snow in SD again.  15 inches in some places.  We had 6 or 7 here.  It is a little hard to tell how much, as there was rain first, and then the snow melted in places, like the driveway, etc.  But there is a lot on the yard and the pasture.  The weather promises to be cold next week too, 24 degrees tonight, then in the 30's at night next week.  The interstate must be snow covered, as I 90 is partly closed.  Some idiot ran the Sheriff of Hansen Co. down as he was assisting with pulling someone out of the ditch.  I think there should be a HUGE fine for these people who will not slow down when they see flashing lights.  This is not the first time someone has been run over, hurt or killed in SD because a driver cannot or will not drive the conditions.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


We had to replace part of the ceiling in our downstairs bathroom, and once that was done, it called out for some fresh paint on the walls.  I had a small can of yellow, that I had been "persuaded" not to use when the kitchen got painted last fall.  So, the thrifty person that I am will need to use this can of paint, just a quart.  Roger is against the yellow paint, even to use downstairs, the room is very small--paint it white, he said..  Son Troy, via Skype, is also skeptical about the yellow.   I suggested maybe even some stripes or a rainbow to jazz it up, and neither of them thought that was a good idea. :)  Oh, I guess they stated it more strongly than that!  5 year old Alex thought stripes that might be cool.   Anyway, I now have it painted, two coats, and Roger has not come down yet  to look, so he is going to be surprised to find....2 yellow walls.  One of these walls is opposite the mirror, so I hope it reflects more yellow in the room.   I did paint the other walls a light brown.  This bathroom was put in in the 1960's, and was poorly done, so fresh paint can do nothing but help the cause.   This room does not get used except by Roger and I, and occasionally by our kids or grandkids to shower, so whatever paint is put on is better than what was there.  I am anxious to put back down the rug that covered the ugly tiles on the floor.  This is giving me incentive to move on to a few other projects!