Saturday, October 13, 2007

Saturday Resurrection

I went to a Mass of Resurrection today at Holy Spirt, my previous parish. It was for Sandra Shuler, wife of Deacon Tom Shuler. The church was packed to capacity with family, friends and colleagues all united in the power of the Holy Spirit. With sad hearts we sang and gave thanks to God for the many gifts given to Sandra, and the gift she was in each one of our lives. You can read all about her life below in the obit from the AJC.

Just one thought on her funeral: there was a photo of Sandra, her daughter and granddaughter on the cover of the liturgy program. The three of them dressed up, play dress that is. All smiling and enjoying one another. You can barely see that Sandra does not have much hair (a sign of difficult treatments for her cancer), but I am sure it did not matter to them one bit, for they were with the ones they loved. It just made me think how much of life we spend worrying about this and that and the troubles we have but here Sandra was, faced with death near and a body worn with "treatments" with a smile and joy with those she loved. So lets not let another day pass, no matter our problems, without enjoying the many gifts God has given us and let us live in that Love each day, living our lives to the fullest.

Keep Tom and his family in your prayers.
Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.

Sandra Nelson Shuler, 59, of Atlanta, died October 6, 2007, of metastatic breast cancer. At the time of her death Sandra was assistant professor of nursing at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing at Mercer University where she had been on the faculty for over 25 years. She was one of the founding faculty members when Georgia Baptist became a baccalaureate nursing school. Prior to that she was on the faculty at Emory University in Atlanta. Her teaching career began at El Centro Community College in Dallas, Texas, after serving as staff nurse at Children's Medical Center in Dallas. Sandra was an active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church where, for many years she directed the parish's faith inquiry (RCIA) program. She is survived by her husband, Deacon Tom Shuler; daughter and son-in-law Ashley and Adriaan Lengkeek; grand-daughter Sophia Corkill; parents Kelly and Jeanne Nelson of McAlester, OK; and brothers Joe Nelson and John Nelson.

Friday, October 12, 2007

OLM Homecoming

I went to the OLM Homecoming this evening. All were in fine form. Here are the photos of all the fun. Enjoy.

Clear Ice....neat-O!

Here is how to clear up that ice.

Big Fish Tank

I went to the Georgia Aquarium today and had a great time. I really enjoyed all the touch exhibits, notice my enjoyment. This is part of a perssonal effort to be a tourist in my own area. Any ideas where I should go?

If LOLcats had a translation

Ok, just in cases uz need a Bible in LOLcats here it is, OH MY!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Len's Other work.

Len, the guy who did our new St. Matthew, also did a piece for me. I told you he has been doing Zombies so here are my "kids" Rosie the Zombie and Lilly and Ooti scared of her...*

*no animals were harmed in the creation of this post

Conversion of St. Matthew

Here is our newest St. Matthew being created before you own eyes. Enjoy


Someone told me they think this fits me perfectly. What????

I love LOLcats

There is are these fun picts on the internets of cats and what they are thinking, me loves 'ems lots. Here is a good one that I really like. Enjoy128340436056562500unosaywecul.jpg

Cozumel Fun @ Senor Frogs

Here is one photo from last weekends cruise to Cozumel. We had a good time. Looks like after talking with a few folks we will try for three trips next year. One Women's Trip, One Men's Trip and One Combined Trip (maybe an Alaskan cruise?) If you have any ideas leave them in the comments below.

Food Science...Yummy!

I think this would be a good place to start. I love this sort of thing, especially eating the unique things that would come from science like this. Enjoy.