When your birthday falls in Holy Week, odds are you are going to spend a good part of it in church. This new 12 year old got up at 6:30 to serve for the presanctified with his "middle name sake", who also shares his birthday! Many years to both!
Follow that with birthday shopping with Dad for a new bike (his knees were hitting his chin on the old one :)
The afternoon was spent turkey hunting, and boy did he bring home a big one! Not sure I want turkey for Pascha though, this one might have to hit the freezer. The birthday dinner will wait for next week, tonight's menu is bean soup!
"Behold, the Lord will pass by, and before the Lord, a great and powerful wind will be rending the mountains and shattering the rocks; but the Lord will not be in the wind. After the wind, an earthquake, but the Lord will not be in the earthquake. After the earthquake, there will be a fire, but the Lord will not be in the fire. After the fire, there will be a sound of a gentle breeze, and the Lord will be there."
But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she may help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful; and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Luke 10:40-42