Thursday, April 1, 2010

i want an easy plateau...

it's been another rough week for us (two car repairs totalling $700, thesis due and NOT finished, a banking mishap, and still no sign of a job) so i'm wishing for some respite and peace.

honestly, i've been feeling like i was in the actual emotional/mental desert with Jesus this Lent, so it makes perfect sense that Holy week would be a really difficult time, too. i don't know how good friday could be anything but dark, which means that the worst may be yet to come.

BUT i don't think i've ever looked forward to Easter and the resurrection like i'm looking forward to it right now. i've really needed to be reminded of Jesus' power over death (and power to give life) with everything going on. "In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!" he says in John.

so, this is me...looking toward the hope of Easter...and taking courage!

but i'm still wishing that we could have an easy plateau where life just flattened out for awhile and we could go paddling lazily on a cool, foggy, mountain lake... ;)

photos from our labor of love

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