Sunday, April 12, 2009

In Spirit, Not In Person

Krista and I were both feeling awful today, though in completely different ways. Krista was having intestinal problems again. There may be some more to it than that, though, because even after the laxative started working she was still feeling bad. She said tonight before going to bed that she feels like she might be dehydrated, even though she has been drinking a good amount. The doctor said that cutting back on the steroids can cause feelings of weakness. Perhaps that is what is going on. Her temperature and blood pressure are fine, but if she's continuing to feel bad in the morning I'll call UCLA to see if there's anything extra we should do.

My awful feeling was either from exhaustion or fighting off something. I slept most of the day, and felt a lot better by the late afternoon. My mother is coming up tomorrow and that should help out with much of my load. Plus, Cheryl has organized it so that people are starting to bring us some meals tomorrow as well. I've been trying to keep up with it, but there is just so much to do that I am not able to do everything. Krista wants to start helping me out, because she sees how much there is to do, but she's been having a rough weekend. We expect weekends to be rough on her, though, because of this antibiotic that she takes only on Saturday and Sunday that is notorious for making patients feel awful.

We missed out on the Easter service, but we did get to see last week's message rebroadcast on the local cable channel. The boys got excited when they saw the Easter banner over the stage. They said, "Cory made that!" Apparently they really enjoyed watching Cory Steffen making art on the computer -- and he did an incredible job on it too! So, though we weren't there in person, we were in spirit.

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' " Then they remembered his words.
(Luke 24:1-8)

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