|Our Hawthorn Crown of Thorns|
I love our liturgical year.......I love the fact that we can and have so many opportunities to grow closer to Jesus as we look at his life in the Lent and Advent seasons.We are also fortunate that we can look at the lives of the saints who lived their lives for Christ and have been examples of how much God loves us and can use us for His Glory.
|Soaking the Hawthorn for the crown|
How I had great plans for the things I would research and have ready for our family. Alas even now I have not made the Gratitude books for our children to use.
|Our Palm Crosses from last year ready to be burned|
Perhaps this is to the best - as I just want to do it all!!!!
I want to use every opportunity to show and for our children to experience the wonder of God and how he is present in our lives and our Church Year.
Burning the Palm Crosses
I see this Lenten season as a time for me to slow down and not to try to do and achieve so much. This is so hard for me! I want to create: create memories, create projects, to offer our children and our home- actual home made projects and gifts.
|Last years palms ..gone|
I want to do so much but physically am not able to do it...and for some reason I am emotionally tired as well. For all my great Lenten preparations and sacrifices I desire to make I have not even started well.
|Ashes to the wind|
To let go!
To rest in the security of His Arms and be at peace with where I am and the lack of what I can not do.
To truly just be at the cross and endure with Him.
Blessings to you and your homes,