Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy and Blessed Easter!

Jesus is Alive!  He is Risen!  Alleluia! (See comments on bottom of pictures!!!)

About 2 weeks ago, we had some terrible winds. This was actually a good spot
compared to some others where the visibility was smaller. As we write this,
we're reminded of St.Francis' "Brother Wind" -- he has visited us quite a bit lately.

"Before" picture -- the Blessed Mother Statue
has been surrounded by trees for many years.
It was time to free her from this.
Here's a beautiful day for cleaning the statue of Mary!

New rocks and new plants make the front very beautiful.
Sunsets are one of the perks of living in the Texas Panhandle.

New trees line the front driveway! 

We are still in the middle of finishing our Passion Garden (Outdoor Stations of the Cross) in our backyard.  The Resurrection will be Station XV, of course.  As we are pilgrims in this world on our way to the world to come, the Resurrection is our constant hope.  We are invited to live the Paschal Mystery with Christ.  May we grow every day into more and more beautiful lights of Christ to shine in this world, even in the midst of suffering.  We're not in heaven yet.  "Suffering is the heat that molds us into Christ."  This is true -- May God be praised because of our lives lived in the light of the Resurrection!  Happy and Blessed Easter to you all!