Saturday, April 3, 2021

Easter Blessings, A Flower Cross and a Bulldog

 

I love to see flower crosses in churches. Some years ago I was a member of a church that created one each year at Easter, and during the service we could all go up to the front of the church and add flowers. A symbol of hope and beauty.



Bull dogs make me smile. 

Years ago when I was in college (yes, many years ago) I visited Jerusalem at Easter and walked the Way of the Cross, it is amazing that you can walk in such an ancient city, and walk where Jesus walked, possibly your feet touching the same stones or road he walked upon. It is a deep religious experience.

Jesus is risen. The Victory is won. Sins are forgiven. Praise God for His Son. Jesus promises all who follow him that he is preparing a home for us in heaven.

"God's power was at work in Christ when God raised him from the dead and sat him at God's right side in the heavens." Ephesians 1:20

[Added on April 5: My adult sons and I attended church indoors for Easter. It was very joyful. Our church is now open for indoor services and the new young lead pastor, the praise/worship band, and the congregation were all energized to meet in person and worship together. What joy. Then my sons and I had an Easter feast at my house and we all pitched in with preparation. We had roast boneless leg of lamb cooked by me, Colt prepared coleslaw, Lane prepared baked asparagus wrapped in prosciuto, we also had baked yams and wild rice. I made a side dish of plain yogurt with lots of fresh mint from my garden. Delicious and a happy day. The guys each took home food for the next day and I have plenty left for today. I hope your day was joyful too].



28 comments:

Mari said...

I like those flower crosses and the idea of everyone adding one to it.
Happy Easter!

Pradeep Nair said...

May this Easter Sunday bring in lots of happiness, peace, and good health! Happy Easter!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Happy Easter.....
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Lady Locust said...

Happy Easter 🌸 Those are beautiful floral crosses!

Sandra said...

That cross is absolutely beautiful and I have never seen a church with flowers on the cross the only time I saw one is at a funeral a few times I saw them but never in a church like this and they're absolutely gorgeous. Yes Bulldogs make me smile

Granny Marigold said...

The cross made of flowers is a good idea.
I hope you have a Happy and Blessed Easter.
The Lord is risen, He is risen indeed.

Kathy G said...

I've never seen a flower cross. What a lovely idea!

Marie Smith said...

Happy Easter. Blessings to you and your family!

Kathy said...

What a wonderful experience to be able to walk in Jerusalem. A dream of mine for many years. The cross made of flowers is absolutely beautiful!

happyone said...

What a lovely tradition with the cross of flowers.
Happy Easter!!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful cross! I hope you have a happy and blessed Easter!

dori said...

This flower-cross is a wonderful symbol for the mystery of resurrection!

Linda Reeder said...

My sister's church always had a cross full of flowers. I loved it.
Happy Easter.

Ann said...

That cross is really pretty. The bulldog is simply adorable. love that pink bow.
Happy Easter.

Wanda said...

What a lovely flower cross. I like that tradition. Cute bulldog guarding his eggs Have a blesed Easter.

Betsy said...

Amen! Happy Easter! He Is Risen!
Blessings,
Betsy

Bless said...

Happy Easter!

Jennifer said...

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The Feminine Energy said...

Happy Easter to you too! Have a beautiful day! ~Andrea xoxo

Inger said...

A beautiful and meaningful cross. Happy Easter to you and your family.

David C Brown said...

Thankfully we don't need to go to Jerusalem to "follow in his steps"!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

My husband's aunt in Jerusalem who is 90 years old keeps asking when we will come visit again. We usually go at least once or twice a year. Sure hope this pandemic eases up soon so many of the restrictions can be lifted. Blessings to you and yours.

Jeanie said...

That flower cross is a stunner! Happy Day After -- I took yesterday off!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I have a flower cross in my home for Easter. Even though our churches have been open for some time, I do not feel it is wise and safe enough to attend especially since I have auto immune disease..I hope you had a great Easter!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Jane the Booklady said...

I love the thought of a cross of flowers. When I went out for an Easter walk I saw a simple wooden cross set up in a village with a huge bucket full of all sorts of Daffodils. It looked so bright and hopeful.
I'm so glad you had a happy ester with your family, Jane x

Billie Jo said...

The flower cross is beautiful!
I have never seen one before.
Happy Easter!

Katie Isabella said...

YOU have made my entire day with your post. I love the topic, for certain and the pictures are beautiful.

Thank you for visiting Katie Isabela and me as well. We are both grateful.

HUGS

Jenny the Pirate said...

The only place I have ever seen a flower cross is in a cemetery, where everything is made of stone! But they are beautiful even there. I'm so glad you were able to attend Easter services with your boys. Your dinner sounds wonderful. xoxo