A beautiful Easter day
Sunday, April 08, 2012
Just wanted to write a few words to reinforce my commitment to staying on track before I "hit the hay" for the night. It's fairly early but I had a full day and my TV is in the bedroom so that's where I'm going before I get tempted to ruin my day with extra food.
I was very blessed to have my daughter and grandson in church with me this morning. My GS even liked the sermon about carrying the weight of our sins, vs giving the burden to Jesus. The pastor did a really good object lesson with a 20 pound barbell, lifted once by a little boy, and then by a young man who did weight lifting. Even the weight lifter was limited by the length of time he was able to hold the barbell over his head, the barbell representing the weight of our sins. So the lesson was to leave our sins at the foot of the cross, because Jesus died for that purpose: That we could be free from the burden of sin, and cleansed from sin by the blood that he shed at Calvary.
After church we went to the Olive Garden Restaurant and had a delicious lunch. I had planned on ordering the Apricot glazed chicken, on the recommendation of Dr. Oz (from his show), and it was wonderful. It came with a side of asparagus, broccoli, and chopped tomatoes. I ordered the salad bowl with light dressing, and it was so light that it was barely there, which was just perfect! Then we came home and had GS's favorite flavor ice cream, which I had bought especially for him and saved for 4 days in my freezer; an Easter miracle!! After a brief visit, my daughter and grandson left and I changed into comfy clothes, called a friend who had been too ill to go to church, and just relaxed . I had a light dinner of cereal, blackberries, and almond milk, which is one of the perks of living alone and not having to cook for anyone else!
Hope everyone had a lovely day. Blessings to all my dear Spark friends.