It all began with Missions Sunday. Our special speaker was Marvin Newell. I have a book he wrote, it survived the house fire. Though somewhat damaged, it remains a very inspirational read.
Here he compiled the stories of all the Moody Bible Institute graduates who have been martyred.
For lack of a photo for Monday, I will show you the finished harpist sculpture as some have asked to see it.
If you have the time you could watch a time lapse [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ_4dYfsndY] which condenses the 200 hours of the the process into 6".
|Leah enjoying a swim after the session|
In the evening I attended the monthly writer's group. Our guest was a young Taylor student who writes primarily for children (upper elementary age). She already has two books published.
It is always interesting to learn from another writer's journey.
All throughout the week Mike and I were preparing for the celebration on Saturday: washing windows, mowing the lawn, hanging pictures (Mike), among other things; cleaning floors, food purchase and prep (me), among other things. Some of those other things involved the usual, such as volunteer and exercise activities, as well the occasional, like helping dear friends.
Among the many errands Friday, I stopped to visit Viola. We shared a light lunch--a huge orange each.
Saturday Leah came over and we spent hours together preparing for the fiesta--an open house/wedding shower for Kayla and Matt. They found a house for rent and will be moving in May. Many people wanted to bless them as they begin life on their own.
The younger ones enjoyed playing outdoors most of the time.
The weather has been so beautiful. Our woods is greening and closing in on us.