"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.



Getting ready for an early Easter breakfast with friends,


wishing you all a glorious Easter Day!

"I am full of wishes, full of desires,
full of expectation.

Some of them may be realized, many may not, but in the midst of all my satisfactions and disappointments, I hope in you.

I know that you will never leave me alone and will fulfill your divine promises.

Even when it seems that things are not going my way, I know they are going your way and that in the end your way is the best way for me.

Oh Lord, strengthen my hope,
especially when my many wishes are not fulfilled.

Let me never forget that your name is


Henri Nouwen

"This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life."

John 3:16 (The Message)


Sue Marrazzo said...

Nice Post...and I hope you have a Happy Easter!

Nancy said...

Oh how I wish I were going to be joining you....I love Henry Nouwen and all his books..
Beautiful cross and my dear sweet friend, hope you have a blessed day.....

Chrysalis said...

Hi Mary - hope you're enjoying a wonderful, blessed Easter. Greetings from a sunny (but cold!) Worcester UK Easter Sunday morning. Hugs, Chris x

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Blessings and happy Easter to you, Mary! Have a beautiful, joyful day! Love, kathy

Bevie said...

Mary when I saw that darling little yellow bird by the flowers I couldn't help but smile for I have the one you gave me on my mantle....I love this post so much sis...I have one of her crosses too...(((hugs)))

Bevie said...

meant to say Meredith's crosses...dah!!! heheheh