Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in spirit, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5:3-12

Oh Lord,

Teach me to seek You and reveal yourself to me when I seek You.

For I cannot seek You unless You first teach me, nor find You unless You first reveal yourself to me.

Let me seek You in longing, and long for You in seeking.

Let me find You in love, and love You in finding.

~Saint Ambrose of Milan

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Name: Erin Yonke

Location: Aurora, IL

Info: I'm happily married to my husband and champion pro-life activist, Matt. I stay home with my three small boys; Ambrose (11/06), Peter (3/08), and Joseph (9/10).

Thursday, April 19, 2007

I am making an icon of St. Michael the Archangel.

Slowly, but surely, that is.
Here's a picture of my work yesterday:

And today:

Also, my self-esteem boost for this week was when a nice old man told me that I looked just like Rose MacGowan. I was only slightly offended (or just creeped out) when I googled her and found mostly nude pictures.

After I posted about Ambrose's delay in rolling, he's started doing all the time, especially during diaper changes. Do you think he will thank me for this picture later in life? I just love those rolls!!

A few pictures...:-)

Comments on "I am making an icon of St. Michael the Archangel."


Blogger Mimi said ... (April 20, 2007 10:01 AM) : 

Wow! Your icon is beautiful!


Blogger ukok said ... (April 20, 2007 10:19 AM) : 

I came by way of Renee,and I have to tell you that your icon is just awesome!

....and what a cute little baby too :-)


Blogger erin said ... (April 20, 2007 12:36 PM) : 

Thank you both--you are too sweet! There's still much to do, but I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Wait till you see Renee's is absolutely phenomenal!


Blogger Sarah said ... (April 20, 2007 10:02 PM) : 

haha was that so when we google ambrose yonke we will get our share of nude pics as well?

wow i had no idea you painted. cool.


Blogger erin said ... (April 21, 2007 8:39 AM) : 

sarah~ lol, you know it! I just love naked babies, and it's really a shame he was born in the winter and I had to keep him dressed all the time! :-p This is one of my few experiences with painting, medium of choice would really be charcoal or colored pencil, but i'm pretty sure thats against the rules of creating icons. As it is, it's quite the experience.


Blogger Kristen Laurence said ... (April 24, 2007 9:24 PM) : 

What beautiful handiwork!


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