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the hunts in prague

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Easter is a big deal if you’re a Christian because Jesus is alive. (Still!) Easter is also a big deal if you’re a pastor, or a pastor’s family, because a lot of prep goes into celebrating that Jesus is alive.

Our church had a beautiful Good Friday service this year, with congregational singing, Scripture readings and a brief sermon. (Sermon #1 of the weekend.) Here’s an audio-only taste.

On Saturday, after a service project in the morning, the Hunts hosted our annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza. Sam’s hands have since recovered.

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We began Resurrection Sunday with a sunrise service in Letna Park. (Sermon #2.) The weather was slightly less punishing than in years past, and the service was beautiful.



We had our regular Sunday service (Sermon #3), and also got to celebrate the baptism of some sweet kids. (Baptismal homily: call it Sermon #3.5.)

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Jesus’ resurrection is our only hope. He took on death for us, defeated it for us, and guaranteed that it can no longer hold us hostage. We loved celebrating these truths with our little church, joining with brothers and sisters all over the world.


Sprucing Things Up

As I shared in my last post, when we came back from the States in June 2011, a handful of friends surprised me with the beginnings of a room makeover.

Amy was the brains behind the effort, and she continued (and continued… and continued…) to help me brainstorm & execute ideas to get our kitchen/den area look more fresh & fun.

My fabulous shopping partners.  Fun fabric isn’t easy to find around here.  But we were determined and found what we needed… tablecloths!!!

Prepping the recycled canvases (recognize that one, Talitha?)

Wall art in process.  They were an ever-changing scene for our morning breakfast time!

More tablecloths.  This time from Texas, and this time for pillows!



My attempt at a ruffle-ish flowery thing. It still needs help.

Old accessories got some new paint.

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And a very patient Amy accompanied me all over the city as I agonized over my rug decision.
[See the rainbow?  That was God assuring Amy that the rug saga was almost over.]

Our final selection.

This would be a great place for a ‘final product’ picture, wouldn’t it?
I’ll work on that tomorrow.