OH no, I got Netflix on my iPad (a perk from getting it on our new big screen TV.) I have movies in my lap! I REALLY don't have a life now.
Jer and I are watching the TV series, 24. Woah, we're hooked. So then when Jer isn't watching with me, I switch to Downtown Abbey. I didn't realize there are only two seasons of it and I was just gobbling them up. Now I've run out. Sho-o-o-ot! I don't want to wait 'til fall for season three!
Downton Abbey Movie Still (with edits by me on iPad2)
Maybe I'll get back to my book club reading - -
FCC Book Club Selection for March 2012
- - or maybe I'll find another movie to watch on Netflix from midnight to two in the morning! Yeah, like a Colin Firth movie or something . . . Help, I'm addicted.
If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. ~ Luke 6:32-36
The 40 days of Lent that lead to Easter are the most sacred and spiritually powerful in the Christian calendar. From the Ash Wednesday (Feb. 22 in 2012) reminder to 'remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,' to the the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, to the joyful Easter song of 'Christ the Lord Is Risen Today' -- Lent is a time when Christians are invited to examine our faith, and deepen the commitment to live the Christian life.
Mary Enthroned with Christ in a Prayer Shawl (Icon by Mary Jane Miller)
The artist writes about this icon:
CHRIST sits in his mother's lap upon a Jewish Prayer Shawl. He has been born out of the darkness in Mary's lap, "the God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give light and knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." 2Cor4:6 Mary's hands hold and offer the viewer this gift of her son. He is the teacher extending his right hand in a gesture of peace while in his left hand He holds a scroll which is the evidence of Him being the fulfillment of scripture. The white prayer shawl and the red wine color of her garment echo the Eucharistic elements, bread and wine, while the blue reminds us of the eternal cosmos. The halo is surrounded by the all seeing eyes of God.