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Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Week

Easter Week is here and I chose the letter "R" and the word "Resurrection" for my Alphabet Day post. This image of the letter R reminds me of the promise of God. The rainbow represents God's Word that said He would never destroy the earth with water a second time. The clouds reminds me of Jesus being risen through the clouds into His heavenly home.
I set  my heart and my mind on the Word of God, our world is increasingly getting more difficult and I put my trust in God .

As a child my mother made sure we celebrated the Easter season every year. She was a faithful servant of God and her faith never wavered when I was young. She prayed and taught me how to pray. Someone I know was in a difficult situation during the night and she said she began to pray but wasn't sure she even knew how to pray. I believe God hears our prayer. He does not require we use specific words or dramatics. He only asks for us to trust Him and believe that He will answer those prayers in His time. We like everything quick fast today. Food, driving to places we need to go, even carrying on conversations, people rarely take their eyes off their phones. we should stop and think of of Jesus and all He did for every single human being. He did not die for a specific group of people. He died for all. We are so busy judging others for things they say or do we never set our hearts and minds on Jesus.
I find myself worrying too much at times. I know I am my father's daughter as my dad took everything to heart. He worried about the car breaking down on the road, needing new carpet in the house, caring for my mom after he would be gone. I find myself thinking every much like he did. Oh he loved God, he knew Jesus died for all, but it is something built into some of us that is hard to shed. So he prayed and I pray today. Trusting God wholeheartedly for some is a life long process.
Not the best photo but here are Easter baskets for Jayden and Michael. I tried to fill them with some good snacks as Michel is allergic to peanuts so it makes it tough designing a basket for him. Hopefully the boys will like their matchbox cars too.
This is a very traditional sLOVEnian breakfast. Growing up in BoJontown my mom prepared all the wonderful dishes. We colored eggs on Good Friday and mom bought fresh horseradish to serve with the ham she baked. she baked potica (the nut filled breads) the week before Easter. She served kolabasi fresh from Franks Market  and we enjoyed these foods for breakfast and lunch and dinner. Addyson and Harrison took their baskets home already.
Saint Mary's Catholic Church was where I spent my childhood and it was a very good one. I attended the school which was located across the parking lot.  Although the majority of teachers were nuns they did value us and wanted us to learn. Today children can not even write in cursive so they remove it from schools! How will you ever sign your very first paycheck or change jobs and have to sign your final check at one company to move to another?  This was not true in the Catholic school system. I can not comment how they have changed throughout the years but I know what a fine education I had. We also learned the three "R's" Reading, Religious Education and Respect! I think that education and the various people I attended school with helped shaped me. I keep in touch with many of the kids from my school days even today. We had to respect each other so we learned to get along no matter any difference we had. It was a very happy time.
I hope each one of you will celebrate Easter and have a beautifully blessed weekend.
Stop by  Pink Saturday and share some pinks today.

12 comments:

Sandee said...

And you are a faithful servant of God and it shows.

Have a blessed Good Friday and Easter too. ♥♥♥

Debbie Harris said...

"Jesus, Lamb of God, worthy is your name" Amen!
I LOVED this post, Anne.
You so beautifully shared with us the beauty of your mother's faith, a women of prayer, bless her.
Your dad sounded like an awesome guy who cared about the things pertaining to every day life, even with a little worry.
Your schooling sounded to be so well rounded and it shows through your life here on your blog.
I appreciated what you had to say about the education system not teaching cursive, it will have a sad effect down the road.

Your Easter wishes shared here were all so beautiful and God honoring, thank you for the beauty.

Easter Blessings to you and your family as you celebrate and worship our Risen Savior.

God bless you,
Debbie

Debbie Harris said...

"Jesus, Lamb of God, worthy is your name" Amen!
I LOVED this post, Anne.
You so beautifully shared with us the beauty of your mother's faith, a women of prayer, bless her.
Your dad sounded like an awesome guy who cared about the things pertaining to every day life, even with a little worry.
Your schooling sounded to be so well rounded and it shows through your life here on your blog.
I appreciated what you had to say about the education system not teaching cursive, it will have a sad effect down the road.

Your Easter wishes shared here were all so beautiful and God honoring, thank you for the beauty.

Easter Blessings to you and your family as you celebrate and worship our Risen Savior.

God bless you,
Debbie

Debbie Harris said...

"Jesus, Lamb of God, worthy is your name" Amen!
I LOVED this post, Anne.
You so beautifully shared with us the beauty of your mother's faith, a women of prayer, bless her.
Your dad sounded like an awesome guy who cared about the things pertaining to every day life, even with a little worry.
Your schooling sounded to be so well rounded and it shows through your life here on your blog.
I appreciated what you had to say about the education system not teaching cursive, it will have a sad effect down the road.

Your Easter wishes shared here were all so beautiful and God honoring, thank you for the beauty.

Easter Blessings to you and your family as you celebrate and worship our Risen Savior.

God bless you,
Debbie

Daniela said...

Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter,
from the bottom of my heart

XOXO Daniela at - My little old world - (Dany)

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful testimony to your mom and her love for her family--at Easter and always.

My grandgirls go to a Catholic school and I will say they are some of the best behaved kids we see. They are all respectful, polite and kind-hearted. Of course, that begins at home, too. xo Diana

ps- they all know how to write in cursive. lol

The French Hutch said...

Your post makes my heart sing, I loved every word. Happy Easter to you and yours. Blessings......

Ann said...

Thank you for your sweet comment about my Easter photo from "eons"ago!! I
feel so fortunate to have a strong faith that was cemented in my life as a child. Looks like you are ready for Easter with the baskets.Hope you have a wonderful service Sunday as you worship our Savior.
Ann

Nonnie said...

What a beautiful post. Our mothers. We were blessed indeed to have mothers who taught us about Jesus and to love Him. My Dad also worried and I have a tendency toward it and have to remind myself not to worry. The food and the baskets are wonderful. Great traditions. Happy Easter to you and your family.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

First I wanted to thank you for stopping by my little blog! That Diana is just the best. Always there to support a friend.

I couldn't agree more with your post today. God is the only answer and His word is the truth. I wish more of the world would remember or learn that lesson.

My two boys went to Catholic school as well. They are now 22 and 24. Best education there is even without all the money and extra stuff there is in public schools. I remember one summer we sent the boys to a summer program at the public school. They had to ride a bus (which they never did to their little school) and find their way around this big school. When the teacher asked them which school they go to, they said Our Lady Queen of Peace. The teacher said he knew it because of how well behaved they were! What does that tell you???

For Lent, instead of giving up something, I try to develop a good habit instead. This year I've been trying to do a bible study every morning. It has been hard but I've so enjoyed it!

Have a wonderful Easter!!
Bonnie

Edna B said...

I'm busy catching up with my blog reading this morning. I'm wishing you and your family a Happy Easter. Hugs, Edna B.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Anne!
I hope you had a lovely Easter!