Saturday, April 28, 2007

Walk In Love

"Walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us." Ephesians 5:2

9"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. 11I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command. 15I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 17This is my command: Love each other. John 15: 9-17
We will be having company for the rest of the weekend , but I wanted to take the time to wish you all a wonderful weekend and a blessed Sunday tomorrow.
"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Friday, April 27, 2007


It is another rainy afternoon around the cabin. I've been attempting a painting project, but so far it is all going downhill. I'm not sure what to think about it. I don't seem very 'crafty' lately. Most of my projects seem to be dragging without much progress.

I did note that my creeping zinnias have come up! I've never grown them before and hope they are a success. They are supposed to be very well adapted to heat and humidity, so they should be right at home here this summer! I also have cinnamon basil, curly parsley and purple basil coming up. We've had so much rain lately, that I was sure the seeds had been washed away.

I've been lax on posting this week and I've noticed several other blogger friends haven't been posting as much. I'm beginning to think that I have Blogger's Block!

For a little tranquility, please check out the post over at Peter's blog. I've watched the 'Lark Ascending' video twice and I will tell you that the video is beautiful as well as the music. Thank you for posting it, Peter.

Everyone have a good day and a great weekend.


"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Thursday, April 26, 2007

More Birds

I know, you are thinking, "didn't she talk about birds a lot last week?" Well, yes, I did. The birds I'm talking about today are a little different, and while not as fun to watch, do serve a special purpose.
"A pie bird, pie vent, pie whistle, pie funnel, or pie chimney is a hollow ceramic device, traditionally from Europe and shaped like a bird. Pie birds are "steam vents" that have been placed in the center of fruit and meat pies (while cooking) since Victorian Times (some sites claim a much earlier provenance, e.g. the 1500s).
Pie funnels were used in baking pies and prevent the pie from boiling over in the oven by allowing the steam created when the fruit filling or other contents are cooking to escape from inside the pie. They also supported the pastry crust in the center of the pie, so that it did not sag in the middle, and are hence also known as "crustholders".
Traditionally they were most often made in the shape of a bird or an inverted funnel with arches on the bottom for the steam to enter, but they have always been produced in a multitude of designs. This trend has been particularly noticeable in recent times, due to their increasing popularity as gifts and collectors' items rather than simply utilitarian kitchen tools.
The nursery rhyme
Sing a Song of Sixpence refers to "Four and twenty blackbirds, baked in a pie; when the pie was opened, the birds began to sing" but it is uncertain whether pie vents were designed to look as birds because of this song, or whether pie vents in fact existed earlier and the song was a reference to them. The Oxford English Dictionary comments that the word pie itself (in the culinary sense) may be connected with 'pie' as the name of a variety of birds, in particular the magpie, and also comments on a putative relationship between the similar terms haggis and haggess (another obsolete name for a magpie).
Line the pie dish with pastry, place the "bird" in the center, put in the filling around the "pie bird" then put a pastry top on but allowing the pie bird to stick out of a hole in the pastry. Pinch crust around the bird's shoulder, allowing the head to stick through the pastry. The bird will release steam through its mouth "vent" during baking and help to prevent fruit juices from bubbling over into the oven." Wikipedia

I have only a few pie birds, but I do think they are so sweet and look nice in my glass cabinet in the kitchen. Most pies I bake only have a bottom crust, so I don't get to use them much. I thought I would share my small collection with you as I have recently met several people who have never heard of pie birds.
I saved this little guy for last, as he is not exactly a pie 'bird', but he does have a vent in the top of his head!
Hope you all have a great day!
"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Short, Fun Vacation

Good morning everyone. We had a fun two days away! We spent Sunday afternoon at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. They are having their annual World Fest.

"Each spring the proud citizens of Silver Dollar City welcome international performers from around the world to share their stories and trade traditions with our guests visiting Ozark Mountain Country.
It's a celebration of harmony and goodwill where smiles resonate across oceans, laughter resounds throughout cultures, dance links all people and music is the universal language! "
Silver Dollar City website.
These pretty young ladies were part of the dancers from Scotland.

These girls were the dancers from Ireland.

My husband and our daughters in the barn on the 'homestead' at Silver Dollar City.
Besides the Celtic Isles program, we saw some Polynesian dancers and a fire thrower. The fire thrower was fun to watch, though he made me nervous! I was so sure he was getting burned! Wish I could have taken pictures of him, but I'm still not adept at working my camera in low lighting. It was so crowded we were unable to see the Chinese acrobats. We attended their program last year and they were very good.
Hope you all had a good weekend and are looking forward to this week.
"This is the day the Lord has made: let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Early Sunday Post

Bronze cowboy at Woolaroc Ranch Bartlesville, OK

I Have Hope
by Dallas Holm

Where do the brokenhearted go
To find a comfort for their pain
So many hurting need to know
The hope there is in Jesus' name

I tried to make it on my own
I kept on drifting far away
But now I finally have a home
In Jesus love I'll always stay

I have joy in the time of sorrow
I have peace in the raging storm
I have faith that Jesus holds tomorrow
I have hope, I'm resting in His arms

I'll carry on 'til Jesus comes
Though trials and snares may come my way
And by His strength the race I'll run
And by His grace these words I say

I have joy in the time of sorrow
I have peace in the raging storm
I have faith that Jesus holds tomorrow
I have hope, I'm resting in His arms

He said He'd never leave me, never let me go
No matter what may come, this one thing I know

I have joy in the time of sorrow
I have peace in the raging storm
I have faith that Jesus hold tomorrow
I have hope, I'm resting in His arms

Last week was a hard week for this country. This song is one that I always listen to on 'hard days' and I hope the words have touched you, too.

Remember to pray for all the families and friends affected by the tragedy last week in Virginia.

Have a blessed Sunday,


"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24


What a sweet new friend, Nancy-Jo is! I found this wonderful packet of goodies in my mailbox this afternoon. Be sure and notice the detail of the embroidery on the beautiful, sweet scented sachet, so pretty! There is also a cute spring card with old-fashioned girls and a maypole, a little blue butterfly and a picture she copied from my blog that she made into a little wall hanging! Thank you so much, Nancy Jo! I appreciate and will treasure all of it.

I have met so many wonderful people since January. It seems I've 'known' all of you longer than that as you let me into your own little blog space and share your everyday lives. It is such fun making so many friends.

I love this quote---"A friend is a gift you give yourself." - Robert Louis Stevenson

All of you, my blogging friends, are very special gifts that I treasure everyday! Thank you all for being part of my life.


"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in in." Psalm 118:24

Friday, April 20, 2007

It's Friday!


Good morning everyone. Several of you asked me to post a picture of my curtains once they were finished--maybe I should say remodeled! I had hoped to find some sort of trim to go on them, but nothing has seemed suitable, so I am leaving them plain vanilla/white. As you can see above, they started out all one piece. I am no seamstress, so it took me longer than it would have taken most of you talented ladies that sew. I will probably take them down when summer is finally here and just leave up the lace, as it makes the room lighter. I'll to put them back up to help keep out the cold air once winter returns.

I hope you are all having a good day and are making some fun plans for the weekend. We will be seeing our daughters this weekend, so we are looking forward to that. The weather is supposed to be in the mid to upper 70s, so we are anticipating a pleasant afternoon outside on Sunday. I hope to have some pictures of our two day trip to show you next week.
Everyone have a great day.
"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Good Thursday Morning

I had another great mail day today! As you can see above, my swap with my blogging buddy, Allison , came today! The plate in front will go perfectly on the wall in my kitchen. I love the colors in it, Allison. The 'open book' with the roses on it is a planter/vase and the snowy picture behind it will be just perfect for my winter decor next year. It will be nice to have something wintry that isn't Christmas-y, too. And the grandma's show and tell book is just precious. I am not a grandma yet, but I hope to use it someday. (I have a grandma plate stashed away somewhere that I can hopefully use someday, too.) She also enclosed a pretty card. Thanks so much , Allison--you did a great job. If you don't get mine in the next few days, please let me know so I can get another package off to you.
Of course, Rowdy had to help open the box. Naughty kitty--he is too curious when something comes!
I have been out planting some basil and zinnias this morning. I'm hoping we have seen the last of our really cold weather. It was 42 degrees outside this morning and it supposed to be in the 70s today. I'm loving all the warmth!
Have a great day.
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it". Psalm 118:24

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Wednesday Afternoon

A Bird

A bird came down the walk,
He did not know I saw;
He bit an angleworm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw.
And then he drank a dew
From a convenient grass,
And then hopped sidewise to the wall
To let a beetle pass.

by Emily Dickinson

We hung this bluebird house on the tree over five years ago. So far, no bluebirds have been interested. But every year we have some kind of bird family living there. Several species have looked it over this year, trying to decide if it is suitable for their future family. Lately there has been a pair of titmice flying in and out of it, so I think that they are the takers for this season.

We always enjoy the birds every summer. I've noticed that the yellow finch are back. They are one of my favorites and I try to keep sunflower seed in the feeders for them. Our indoor cat also enjoys watching them from the window. He especially enjoys the hummingbirds as they zoom close to the window when they see him watching!

Hope you are all having a good day and that spring is 'springing' wherever you are.


"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Nighttime Music


Chuck-Will's Widow.

Our Whipporwill's returned the end of March this year. Several weeks earlier than usual. I really should keep a nature/gardening journal so I can trace these seasonal events, but I am very lax. I know that several years ago, they returned on April 17.

"Nightjars are medium-sized nocturnal birds with long wings, short legs and very short bills that usually nest on the ground. Nightjars are sometimes referred to as goatsuckers from the mistaken belief that they suck milk from goats (the Latin for goatsucker is Caprimulgus). Some North American species are named as nighthawks.
Nightjars are found around the world. They are mostly active in the late evening and early morning or at night, and feed predominantly on moths and other large flying insects.
Most have small feet, of little use for walking, and long pointed wings. Their soft plumage is cryptically coloured to resemble bark or leaves. Some species, unusually for birds, perch along a branch, rather than across it. This helps to conceal them during the day.
The Common Poorwill, Phalaenoptilus nuttallii is unique as a bird that undergoes a form of hibernation, becoming torpid and with a much reduced body temperature for weeks or months.
Nightjars lay one or two patterned eggs directly onto bare ground." Wikipedia

The first night that they return, there is a general excitement here at the cabin. "The Whippoorwill's are back!" We stand in the yard, closing our eyes, listening to their distinctive call, repeating with them "whip-poor-will, whip-poor-will". By evening of the second night, you make sure that your windows are closed and a fan is going so you can sleep. There is a reason that they are called nightjars! After a while, you find yourself chanting, "whip-poor-will, whip-poor-will," over and over and over.

Last night another bird friend and close cousin of the Whippoorwill returned. The Chuck-will's widow. He is a little larger than the Whipporrwill and shout's "Chuck-will's-widow" all night long. Needless to say, we don't get much sleep some nights!

My parents live next door. They both have hearing problems, so they purchased a baby monitor for their cat. He comes to their front door and meows when he wants something. The baby monitor picks up his calls and lets them know that he is there. My mom told me that they've had to shut the baby monitor off. They couldn't stand hearing the Whippoorwill!

Hope all of you got a good nights rest!


"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Sunday, April 15, 2007

A New Creation

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old has gone, the new has come!"
II Corinthians 5:17

Just as this lovely butterfly was once a common caterpillar, so we, too, are changed by Christ's love if we only trust Him.


"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Saturday, April 14, 2007


I have been tagged by Peter! Here are the rules:

1. Go to Wikipedia and type in the month and day you were born. (For me--March 14)

2. List three events that occurred that day:

1. 1794-Eli Whitney was granted the patent for the cotton gin.
2. 1869--Defeat at Titokownru
3. 1964-Jack Ruby was convicted of killing Lee Harvey Oswald.

3. List two important birthdays:

1. 1863 Casey Jones, American born engineer
2. 1879 Albert Einstein, German born physicist, Nobel Prize Winner

4. List one death:

1. Susan Hayward, American actress

5. Tag five friends to do the same: (If they want to!)

1. Sue at Country Pleasures
2. Allison at Alpicks Treasures
3. Betty at Country Charm
4. Nancy Jo
5. Terri at TKAngels and Baseball

Have a great weekend.


"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Friday, April 13, 2007


After my mail arrived, I just had to post again! Some of you may remember that I won first prize over at the Teeny Tiny Cabin. I always love to visit the cabin and read about Claudia's life and see the new creations that she has made, so you can imagine how excited I was to find out I was receiving not one, but two of her lovely crafts. The little spoolie bird is so sweet and goes perfect on my craft table, as well as the pretty little spring nest. Look close and you can see the pretty tag she made that is tied to the bag of vintage buttons--also a treasure to have! I have to tell all of you that my photography does not do justice to her crafts.

Thanks so much, Claudia! As you can see, I already had a little bit of a 'bird' theme going in my little craft area, so they fit in just perfectly!

Sue at Country Pleasures challenged everyone to post their crafting area several months ago and I have finally made my area to work in. It's just a corner in my living room, but I can enjoy being close to the stereo and computer while I'm working.

Everybody have a great day. And, thanks again, for the special spring birds, Claudia!


"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Friday Morning

Good morning to you all. It is a cool rainy day today, so I'll be staying inside. If we get severe storms, I'll be shutting down my computer and living with just the radio for a while.

There has been a lot of talk on a gardening forum I visit about butterfly/hummingbird gardens. Do any of you have one? I recently ordered a book from Amazon called The Butterfly Garden, by Matthew Tekulsky. It is an older book, but seems very informative. It includes sections on what plants to put in your garden, how to build butterfly hibernation boxes so the butterflies will remain in your garden through the cold months and how to actually raise them yourself.

The book does stress that butterfly 'food' varies from region to region according to what grows in your area, so you should check with your local gardening club or nursery for any local information.

I think that instead of raising them, I prefer to just have plants that attract them to visit my garden, as apparently, many species of birds are the enemy of butterflies. I'd like to keep birds coming to my garden, too.

I've noticed that the hummingbirds have already returned to our area. We are in for some cold this weekend, so I hope they know how to hide and keep warm.

All of you have a great weekend--and stay warm if you live in any still snowy areas!


"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Sweet Bread

Good morning! Real life seems to be pushing its way into Blogger life today, but I thought I would take the time to share a recipe my sister-in-law recently gave me.
3/4 cup of butter
1 8oz. pkg cream cheese--softened
2 C sugar
2 large eggs
3 C all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups of mashed bananas
1 C chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

BEAT butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light & fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended after each addition

COMBINE flour & next three ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in bananas, nuts and vanilla. Spoon batter into two greased and floured 8x4 inch loaf pans.

BAKE @ 350 degrees for one hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and sides pull away from pans. You may have to shield the bread with aluminum foil the last 15 minutes to keep from browning too much. Cool in bread pans for 10 minutes, then remove and finish cooling on wire racks. Cool at least 30 minutes before slicing--if you can wait that long!

Have a great day.


"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Monday, April 9, 2007

Mountain Cemetery

This lone and nameless grave has a few wild flowers decorating it.
We wonder whether this damage was done by time or vandals.

Good afternoon! I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter and were able to spend some of your time with friends and family.

The weather here was cool, in fact, cooler than any Easter I remember, but it was still a beautiful day. After morning church services, we enjoyed a pot-luck dinner with the congregation. Too much good food was served! No Easter egg hunt, as all the church's children are now too old for such. There are new people moving into the are all the time, so maybe soon there will be some more little ones at our church.

After we came home from church, we changed clothes and drove down the road to a local cemetery. The county recently put a drive up to the old gate so that you could get inside. The poor cemetery has been neglected for years, as you can see in the photos above. Now that there is a way to get inside, there are several people (including us) who are wanting to get it cleaned up and back in some sort of order. There are several Civil War veterans buried in there, both Union and Confederate. Two of them are my great-great grandfathers. One fought for the Union, one for the Confederacy. There are also numerous graves with only rocks for their headstones. Unfortunately, no record was kept of those buried in there, so many graves will remain nameless.

After a tangled walk through the little cemetery, we went for a short drive around the area, enjoying the blooming dogwoods and the green of spring that is finally sprouting up everywhere.

I hope all of you enjoyed your weekend and that your week is off to a good start.


"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Easter Morning

1On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' " 8Then they remembered his words. Luke 24:1-8

Have a joyous Easter with your family and friends. Remember that He Is Risen!!!

The picture is of "The Christ of The Ozarks", Eureka Springs, AR.


"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Friday, April 6, 2007

Time To Think!

Well, I had a big surprise this evening when I clicked around to some of my favorite blogs. It seems that my good friend, Early Bird, was awarded the Thinking Blogger Award. And she truly deserves it! And, she has awarded it to me, along with four others!

The object of the award is, if you receive it, you then award 5 other bloggers that "make you think"... and I just happened to be one of the honored five that she picked! She is such a sweetheart and I am truly honored that she thought of me! I am fairly new to blogland and just getting started in this network of friends. I've met so many wonderful, interesting, sweet people and I am loathe to only pick five of you! In my heart, you all deserve to be awarded, as you all "make me think" and add much to my life!

Since I am limited to five, for now, I pick:

A new friend from Scotland, Portraitofpeter. He will always make you think when you visit his blog! He is very fond of music and poetry and I always enjoy his posts!

You will also like Tracey, if you haven't visited her blog. She leads a very interesting life on her farm and has many posts concerning her sheep and the wild Mustang horses that she has adopted.

Mikki Jo and her husband have built a cabin across the street from their permanent home to use as a 'getaway'. In the coming weeks we will be enjoying learning about her adventures in occasional 'pioneer living'--making us 'think' about what our life would be like without our own modern conveniences.

Beemoosie is always working on a new quilting project and letting us in on her adventures in 4-H leadership projects, as well as sharing her words of wisdom!

Finally, one of the newest friends that I've found is at Yahweh's Retreat. She lives on Hatteras Island with her sons. She not only shares her everyday island life, giving us a glimpse of the uniqueness of the area, she also shares many special posts on life in general, reminding us that God is always with us whatever we may be going through.

Now, the five of you--reward your blogging friends that 'make you think'!

Thanks so much to ALL my blogging friends for the care and friendship that you have shown to me in these past three, going on four months. It seems I've just met you and at the same time, have known you for a long time! Thanks for all that you contribute to my day--every day!

"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Thursday, April 5, 2007


It feels like winter this morning! We are back in the 40s and by Easter morning it will be back below freezing. I've been chiding myself for not getting my petunias potted and put outside, but I guess it is good that I've been procrastinating, for once! They will have to spend several more days inside to keep from being killed off by a freeze.

Today I am on the run, getting some household shopping done, looking for trim for my curtains and buying some paint. I hope to get a little swap shopping done at the same time.

Hope you all have a great day


"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

What's In A Name?

I have been going to Petit Jean State Park since I was a child. One of my favorite things to do when I was younger was to visit the site of Petit Jean's grave. I doubt that this is really a grave. In fact, the entire story is probably not true. There are several legends of Petit Jean, but this has always been my favorite:

"The Legend of Petit Jean, and how the mountain received its name, begins in the 1700's with the story of a young French Nobleman, Chavet, who lived during the period of the French exploration of the New World. He requested permission to explore a part of the Louisiana Territory, and for a grant to claim part of the land. The King granted Chavet's approval.
Chavet was engaged to be married to a beautiful young girl from Paris named Adrienne Dumont. When told of his plans, she asked that they be married right away so she could accompany him. Thinking of the hardship and danger on the journey, Chavet refused her request, telling her upon his return if the country was good and safe, they would be married and go to the New World.
Adrienne refused to accept his answer, and disguised herself as a boy and applied to the captain of Chavet's ship for a position as a cabin boy, calling herself Jean. The girl must have been incredibly clever in her disguise, for it is said that not even Chavet recognized her. The sailors called her Petit Jean, which is French for Little John.
The ocean was crossed in early spring; the vessel ascended the Mississippi River to the Arkansas River, to the foot of the mountain. The Indians on the mountain came to the river and greeted Chavet and invited the sailors to spend time on the mountain. Chavet, Petit Jean, and the sailors spent the summer atop Petit Jean Mtn. until fall approached and they began preparations for their voyage back to France. The ship was readied and boarded the evening before departure.
That night, Petit Jean became ill with a sickness that was strange to Chavet and his sailors. It was marked with fever, convulsions, delirium, and finally coma. Her condition was so grave at daylight that the departure was delayed. During the illness, Petit Jean's identity was, of course, discovered. The girl confessed her deception to Chavet and begged his forgiveness. She requested that if she died, to be carried back to the mountaintop that she had spent her last days on, and be buried at a spot overlooking the river below. The Indians made a stretcher out of deerskins and bore her up the mountain. At sundown, she died.
Many years later a low mound of earth was found at the point we now call Petit Jean's Grave. Her legend is said to give the mountain and the overlook an enchanting and delightful quality that draws visitor's back again and again." Quoted from Petite Jean State Park Website.
I hope you have enjoyed this story!

Have a great day.


"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Palm Sunday

Matthew 21: 1-11
1As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2saying to them, "Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away."
4This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: 5"Say to the Daughter of Zion, 'See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.' "
6The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. 8A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Hosanna in the highest!"
10When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, "Who is this?"
11The crowds answered, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee."

Have a blessed Sunday and remember the importance of the week ahead.

The picture of the Eastern Gate was taken on the grounds of The Great Passion Play, Eureka Springs, Ar.


"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24