Monthly Archives: March 2010

March 31

With Easter this coming weekend, I noticed these palm-like looking plants near my apartment.  A reminder that while Christ was celebrated with a grand entrance, just five days later, he was heckled, tortured and killed by those same people.  What a difference a few days make.

March 30

Who doesn’t love getting mail?  I know I do!  It’s like Christmas morning every day when you get home from work to see what’s in your mailbox.  Usually, it’s disappointing – bills and ads, but those rare occasions when you get something you ordered or even a handwritten card or note make those days that aren’t so great worth it.

March 29

As the sun was setting today, I captured this tree, still bare, from our apartment balcony.  I really like the way the branches contrast against the sky – almost to the point of being a silhouette.

March 27 & 28

Since I missed taking a photo today, I chose two from yesterday since I had so many good ones that I liked.

Yesterday was the annual women’s Easter Brunch at the Crystal Cathedral, where I work. We had amazing time – great food, incredible worship from Freddie Colloca (one of the youth pastors) and the rest of the Hispanic Ministry worship band, and an inspirational message from comedian Kerri Pomarolli.

The two photos I chose are just a great illustration of what God was doing in the lives of the women who attended the event (both of these happen to be during worship).

March 26

Today I was able to get off work early.  When I called my husband, as I normally do when driving home from work, he was at Yard House in Long Beach for happy hour with his dad and said that I should head down there.  So, after we had half-off appetizers and ciders, we headed home.  I took this with my iPhone as we were driving back to the freeway.  They have a lot of the barricades and fences set up for the Long Beach Grand Prix in a couple weeks and I liked the way the setting sun looked behind the fence.

March 25

This is another plant on the walkway by my apartment.  I like the “furry” appearance of it (though I’m sure it’s not very furry if you touch it!).

March 24

I’ve been wanting to do a journaling exercise with the RUBY girls since January and it felt like the time was right and I think the girls really got a lot out of it.  When we told them their time was up and they had to go back to class, they were very quiet and reluctant to leave.  I’m hoping it’s because they were really into what they were writing and that God was working in their lives!

Today’s photo is one of the girls laying on the floor in the hallway as she journals.  While I’m not thrilled with the technical aspects of the photo, I really like the mirror and reflection in the image.

March 23

Today is Tuesday.  That means it’s Bible Study at work.

I usually have my camera with me, but don’t take photos during the study, but I was specifically asked to take photos of the lesson today.  It’s the first time I’ve stayed for the entire lesson and God has such a unique way of speaking to us – because the lesson was something I definitely needed to hear!

I won’t rehash the lesson, but it was based around the story where the woman reached out in a crowd of people and touched the robe of Christ and was healed.  We got to reach out and grab our own tassels and reflect on what we needed to be healed from – and then celebrate what God had released us from.  This photo is one of the ladies who went outside during the reflection time.

March 22

John has a whole bunch of plants (mostly succulents) and this is one of them blooming – the plant is completely covered!  It’s beautiful, and I don’t think John’s noticed, but the plant is our wedding colors! 🙂

March 21

I love spring.  It’s only the second day of spring, but it’s definitely in the air!  We were over at my parents’ house this weekend and my mom has several fruit plants in her backyard.  The peach tree is totally covered in these bright pink blossoms – which means there’s going to be a lot of peaches soon!

This second photo is for the one I didn’t take yesterday (March 20).  It’s a plum tree in my mom’s backyard.  It’s not nearly as full as the peach tree, but I especially liked the way the white popped against the wooden fence in the background.