We had a really great Easter. Our church has an Easter breakfast before the service, and I took a casserole that turned out better than I was afraid it would. I’m not sure why, but for some reason, the stuff I take to church hasn’t always turned out the way I expected it to. In this case, since I hate the taste of eggs, I made a sausage, hash brown, cheese and onion casserole. (Yeah, I know, real low fat/calories … but it was good!)
The service itself was wonderful. The little ones sang, which is always a joy, and the usual suspects sang during the service. They were great, too.
Pastor’s sermon was really excellent. He’s been doing a verse-by-verse teaching on the Gospel of John and he finished it up this week. I think he was glad that he has taught an entire book, and also, just preaching the Easter message has to be a joy too.
If you pray, pray for me. I’m in the process of letting go of something that matters to me a whole lot, but is probably not the best thing for me, and it’s breaking my heart. Also, beginning (again) today, I’m trying to get my eating under control. I know I could lose a lot more weight and inches if I could just control what and how much I eat. If you know me, help keep me accountable, please. Thanks!
p.s. Youppi! The Canadiens won AGAIN on Saturday. Playoffs, here we come (I hope!)
On Rhapsody, “Free”, Steven Curtis Chapman
Canadiens: When I got a chance to check hockey scores this morning (hey, Plain Dealer, would it kill you to put NHL stuff in the paper? Some of us care more about hockey than just the Lake Erie Monsters!) I was sorry to see Les Habs lost the other night. Win one, lose one … step up and then step back. Man, you guys got to be more consistent! You’re breaking my heart here. 🙂
There’s no games until Wednesday for us and I am rooting for Washington (who’s already in the playoffs as the Division leader) to beat Ottawa Tuesday. No games for Philly until at least Thursday, if I read the schedule right and whoever is playing them better beat ’em. We need to spread the points out a little. Go Habs Go!
Cavaliers: It was really nice to hear the crowd make noise for Z yesterday — it wasn’t just when he came in the game the first time, but all through the game, and having the Cavs win made things even better. Of course, it didn’t hurt that LeBron put on a show — whatever else I may think/feel about him and the chances of keeping him after this season, watching what he can do with a basketball never gets old. He’s just that good.
And in other news … there is someone in my life I love so much. This song’s for you; it’s the only way I will ever be able to say it. And since I don’t think you’ve ever read this blog, you’ll probably never know. But that’s okay …
Contrary to what Mercy said, love doesn’t always make you happy … je t’aime, mon cher mari … laissez-nous essayer de faire ce travail …
I just heard from my dad by email, and as I was catching him up on where my life was, I realized how much of it was in flux. My job is changing, I don’t know where my life is going (I’m really trying …) and it seems likely that since my job is on the west side now, it would make sense for us to move that way, depending on how things stand when the time comes to make that decision.
There are three stable things in my life: my faith, my friends and my writing. I got the nicest message today from someone who said how much she liked my version of Caje and the GA stories. That was immensely encouraging. I wonder sometimes if anyone knows I’m here; getting that kind of acknowledgement is heartening. Plus, when I posted about my job on FB, I got one response that meant the WORLD to me. Silly, I know, but I don’t hear much from this friend and that they said ANYTHING made my whole day …
Oh, yeah. And then there’s that thing I can’t talk about …
some music to cry by …
On Rhapsody, “Moment of Surrender”, U2