I wore sandals yesterday. We hit 75 degrees. Two days ago the low was 24. That's how it goes around here, toying with me, a hint of spring, then cold again. But as you can see, the window sill is filling with plants - giving an avocado seed another try (last time we couldn't get it to sprout), there are several bean plants, as well as my grape vine from last year that is waking up. And the wheat grass? Getting ready for the presentation on the Mystery of Life and Death in the atrium!
I never thought we would really be in our new temple before Lent, but this morning as we headed to liturgy for Saturday of Souls, parishioners were met with a sign on the old doors directing us to the new temple for services!
The new icons are delayed due to the death of our iconographer's assistant, but the building is amazing!
It was a special moment to be a part of,
so glad the crocodile hunter was able to serve in our first liturgy!
"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