Sunday, February 26, 2012

Something Around My (Mom's) House: Our Lamb Has Conquered

This "Something Around the House" is from Wasilla where as Chari mentioned I (Willa) am staying at my Mom's house!

This glass ornament is hanging on the back bay window of my parents' house in Wasilla.    After I took the picture I started wondering what the inscription stood for.     If you look here,  you see that it is the Moravian seal and says:

Vicit agnus noster, eum sequamur 
 ("Our Lamb has conquered, let us follow him.").

 The image itself is very old, dating back to the Middle Ages.

I thought it was timely for the Lenten season!   And how Eucharistic it sounds, though the Moravians unfortunately are among our separated brethren.

I don't know where my parents got the seal --  when my father worked in the Alaskan bush when I was a toddler, my parents had several Moravian friends, so maybe it was a gift from one of them. 

You can see beyond the Lamb the outdoor landscape which is very bleak and grey.   It has been snowing pretty steadily the past week here in Wasilla.     On the bright side:   snow keeps the air way warmer!  Whenever the snow stops, the temperature drops, or is it the other way around!   Another bright side:  Wasillans don't get the same kind of snow that Sierran Californians do!   They have totalled maybe 6-8 inches in this past week, where we might easily get 5-10 times as much in the same time interval?

Now I had really planned to blog frequently during Lent, but instead, Chari has been doing most of it, in addition to her job and homeschooling.   I hope to participate more frequently now but it may be sort of scattered and impressionistic, like this post has been.  

I love getting the chance to spend quality time with my Mom -- though I miss my boys who are with their father down in the Lower 48.

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us!

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1 comment:

  1. That is gorgeous Willa. You and your mom are in my prayers. Maybe I'll try to capture a pic of the Madonna plaque a friend made for me out of glass - will have to wait for the right lighting...


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