there are three very significant festivals that happen in the church calendar . . .
one . . . Christmas, the gift of God's one and only son, who came to earth.
two . . . Easter, Christ's powerful triumph over sin and death.
three . . . Pentecost, the gift of the Holy Spirit, which gives us faith to believe and trust in Christ as our Saviour.
so . . . to help my church celebrate this festival, a group of us collaborated on a sketch that I had done (over 23 years ago).
A huge shout out goes to Craig, who helped build the structure. Ingrid for cutting the fabric. And to Matt, our Minister of Worship Arts who did most of the construction of the art piece. Thanks Matt for letting me "cut-loose" with all of my creative energy and crazy ideas.
Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
wedding bells were ringing for matt and mellissa this past saturday. in michigan, you never know what the weather will be like in may.
this past saturday turned out to be such a lovely day. i was second shooter bill chardon. bill and i went to art school together, he went on to own his own business, and i went on to become an art teacher . . . this is where we met again. i taught both of his girls in elementary school. and then his family attend the same church were i go.
. . . back to matt and mellissa . . .
seems that they all of matt and mellissa's friends have gotten married at the same church . . . so in keeping with the tradition of friends, they too got married at plymouth heights crc.
the flowers that decorated the church were done by a friend.
tender . . . that's how i would describe rachel. a woman full of compassion. when trying to arrange a time for this session, rachel had mentioned that she was going to be giving her bone marrow. so naturally, i wanted to know all about this . . .
she told me first of a sad story . . .
then she told me how it touched her . . .
it touch her in such a way that it urged her deep down to do something.
rachel has gone through many test in order to be a bone marrow match to someone 61 years old and who lives half way around the world.
tony you are one lucky man.
rachel will always be tender . . .
she will always be there to comfort you . . .
thank you for sharing something so tender to your heart.