All photos by Bungie
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that Josh took a holiday and we went to Edinburgh Castle one day and Botanic Gardens another day. Here are some pictures I promised from the Gardens and with River Leith Walk. More on flikr. Take a look...
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Here is the site for the photographer's pictures of the Easter play. Josh is in a few (see if you can spot him) and I am in one, walking behind Jesus as he is carrying the wood beam.
Monday, April 17, 2006
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Thank you for your prayers for the play. We could not have had more perfect weather, and we have gotten so many wonderful responses from people at the play. They said that it was very powerful.
Josh and I are still pretty wiped out (I just got up from a wee nap and Josh is still napping). We are also a little sunburned from being outside most of yesterday and half of Friday.
Saturday morning was perfectly sunny and the temperature was very pleasant. By the time we were beginning the play it got overcast, but this was not so bad as we didn't have to squint at the sun. Everything went pretty smoothly except for a few mic problems. Speaking of mics, it was pretty tricky switching them out there in from of 4,000 people! The crucifixion was powerful and I almost teared up. I did hear a few sniffles out in the audience. After the play it started to sprinkle just as we went inside to change. Perfect timing!
I was just listening to this song and thought it was good to reflect on today:
Friday, April 14, 2006
We have a tech rehearsal today with mics. It will go as long as it takes. Josh and I have to be there early to get into costume for a photo shoot and he has to practise raising the cross. We get there at noon (6am for most of you, so pray as soon as you read this!), we start rehearsal at 2 and go til we can get through it.
Tomorrow we have to be there at 8:30 and rehears until 12ish. We have lunch together at a nearby church. We then have a photo call at 2 and the performance is at 2:30! Two and a half hours later we will be done! We then have a cast party at a local pub.
It is going to be a very tiring 2 days and we will be wiped out for Easter Sunday. Our church is having an early service, then meeting at a local cafe for brunch. We will do a very small dinner at home with a gammon and some veg (whatever I can scrounge up, as I did not plan ahead enough to go grocery shopping).
Please also pray that we will be able to contemplate through all of this. We have really enjoyed going to holy week services in the past, but could not do it this year as we are busy with rehearsals. I guess it is just one of those years that we are helping to provide something others can be blessed by rather than recieving the blessing, though I know we will be blessed, too.
Thank you for your faithfulness.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
The picture below is the ceiling in the sitting room in Mary, Queen of Scots' apartment. It is said that this is where she gave birth to her son, James VI.
The '1566' painted on the right side is the year of his birth.
As always, there are loads more pictures on flickr. More coming, too, from our walk along the River Leith...
Saturday, April 08, 2006
As for the earlier mentions hail and rain, it was very appropriately sunny during the beginning of the play, then during the trail and crucifixion it proceeded to hail for about 10 minutes, then it turned to rain for about 10 minutes, then it got bright and sunny again at the resurrection. :)
Friday, April 07, 2006
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Sam and Emma and I have been getting together to read The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer. For our last meeting with Emma I wanted to treat them with Chicago-style deep dish pizza. MMM! As you can see in the above picture, Emma is the comedian. We will miss her humor and quick whit.