Chapel Time: Day Thirty

I worked on my own tonight in the Chapel and made exceptional progress.  However, once again, I disappeared into time and ended up alone for three hours painting, instead of the intended one hour.  I painted the sky to the ceiling…that was most invigorating since I was about nearing the top of my highest ladder.  I ragged a wash of sienna brown over a good deal of the exterior background.  I need to build up several layers of rich pthalo blue and umber in order to write again in gold.  I had my camera batteries charging at home, so will have to update my photo album here tomorrow.
At 7, I attended Mass.  It was beautiful…absolutely awesome!  A special lady attended with her three family members and was confirmed and received her first Communion tonight.  We received under both species…making it particularly wonderful.  I asked this family if they would take a few minutes and come into the Chapel…they each wrote their names on the wall in gold.  I explained that over time, their names will remain beneath many layers of paint…but when they return they will know that on this special day they had placed their names in a single location, together.
Isaiah 43: 1

But now thus says the Lord,

he who created you, O Jacob,

he who formed you, O Israel:

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;

I have called you by name, you are mine.

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;

and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;

when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,

and the flame shall not consume you.

For I am the Lord your God,

the Holy One of Israel, your Savior


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