Monday morning meanderings. Vol.37 (Easter Edition)

March 23, 2008 at 8:11 am 2 comments

Resurrection Sunday

One last post from South Jordan, Utah.  We leave this afternoon to start the 1000 mile plus drive back to Oklahoma.  It has been great fun with Traci, Brandon and the 3 boys.  We will worship together in a few hours, eat an Easter dinner and soon after hit the road.  Thought I would get the 37th edition of the Meanderings out early.

Item one.  Is it just me or did Easter Sunday sneak up on you too.  Perhaps you know why Easter is the one holiday that moves around on the calendar, but if you don’t here is the formula that decides it: Easter is always the first Sunday following the first full moon that is immediately after the Spring equinox.  The first day of Spring was Friday and the full moon was just yesterday, so Easter is today.  Doesn’t often happen so close together but when it does, Easter Sunday sneaks up on you.

Item two.  Traci and Brandon took us to a concert in downtown Salt Lake last night that featured a friend of theirs who often leads worship at their church.  We have been to a small concert of his before and heard him leading worship and enjoyed it a lot so last night was a real treat.  Josh Rosenthal was the artist and he played a mix of songs mostly from his new album Renaissance.   Starting with a solo acoustic rendition of the Beatles Blackbird (don’t think American Idol), a terrific band joined him in what proved to be a really great evening in a beautiful little theater.  I love great guitar and Josh is exceptional but the electric guitar behind him, Ben Robie was also very, very good.  There are a few cuts on Josh’s MySpace page, so give a listen, I think you will like it.

Item three. Our newest grandson, Eyob is doing really well.  He is feeling so much better after recovering from an intestinal bug, brought with him from his native Ethiopia, walking, learning to talk and generally fitting in well.  He doesn’t want to get to far from his mom or dad but he has come so far.  Sometimes Mom can’t see the forest for the trees and gets discouraged with the progress, but we can sure see it.  Sloan and Sean are great and we had a lot of fun with them.  We didn’t do a whole lot but just playing with them is enough.  Sloan lived with us for several months when he was first learning to walk and talk so I feel really close to him and nothing changes that attachment but Sean is such a cutie, he steals your heart too.  Next we head to Washington to see Canyon Paul and his parents!  Yeah!

Item four. Spending Resurrection week in the pseudo holy land of Utah makes you appreciate just how precious the truth of who Jesus Christ was and is.  The heresy of a works salvation is so ripe here you can feel it and the entrapment of millions of people in a religion that looks so attractive on the surface but is so flawed inside, is very sad.  Today I am thankful for a Savior who paid it all, one time, for all time and who beat death to give me the clothes of righteousness that cover me 24/7. 

Hope your day is great and that your joy is full.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Al Viscardi  |  March 24, 2008 at 7:13 am

    Just found your site.
    Praise the Lord!
    Be blessed!
    Al

  • 2. Jaynee  |  March 23, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Thought I’d stop in for an update. Glad things are well with you and the family. Hope your travels are safe. Love to you both. Think of you often ~

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