Thursday, July 18, 2019

A beautiful intense busy good day (and now I am tired!)

A bit after 7 AM, I was cutting up the watermelon and packing the cake.
Crazy grey clouds and hard rain on drive to our faraway church for their feast day!
Then God stopped storms from coming during liturgy and the lunch! 
It was so hot/humid that when I left the AC in the church 
and went outside, my glasses steamed up! 
It was a good day.
I helped with the women in doing meal prep after Holy Communion.
The blue icon above is very old and is called the Kursk Root Icon.
It's very special and the woman in the centre is Jesus' Mother,
who is rightly called (as Jesus is God) the Mother of God... 
I would love to tell you more about this and how I came to see
Christ's Mother this way... 
I am tired now so not going to write more.
Was a busy intense week!
I pray each of you has peace in whatever you are in right now.
God bless you!


Tracy said...

Hi, Elizabeth! Good to catch up with you a bit! So glad to see all the good happening/being enjoyed, etc.--a very busy summer for you! And you new food & entertaining blog is delicious and delightful! How AMAZING and beautiful that blue icon... what a wondrous window to God and piece of art too! Contemplating and praying with/on The Mother of God is such an enriching part of the spiritual life, isn't it?! It's been "another week" here and all sorts again lately, so I'm behind... again! God is giving us "extra"s this summer to handle. ;) God bless you, my friend! ((HUGS))

Pom Pom said...

I love your enthusiastic heart when you are busy all day! You reminded me that I miss eating cake. Oh well. Rest now, good girl.

Sophy said...
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elizabeth said...

Hi Sophy: I have just emailed you from my roosje blog yahoo email address. :)

Pom Pom, thanks! I am resting as much as I can!

Tracy, thanks!! Bless you!!! I know that life sure can throw us a lot of curve balls!!! God BLESS and KEEP you!!!

Granny Marigold said...

Oops! Lost my comment somehow. I'll try again.
I'm glad the rain stopped so you could enjoy your time with your far-away church family!!

Diana said...

I've had my glasses steam up like that, in fact several times this summer so far, too... all this Kansas heat and humidity has been crazy! That stuff will exhaust you so fast. Just be sure to not overdo and take cool breaks often. Hugs and blessings to you, Elizabeth! ♥