Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Just so you know, my family has decided that the skulls on "Golgotha" were not just creepy, they were totally weird...As Meg said " We're not pagans, you know." Oh well.I'll take them off and throw them back into the yard. Apparently, I'm no artiste..I guess it all comes from living too large on the Internet!!!!!Happy Easter!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I would like to share the story of my Mary Garden. This statue of Our Sorrowful Mother was a gift to me on Mother's Day from my husband. We wanted to set it up in our yard and so we put it in a wheelbarrow to try it out in different locations.When we came to the spot in the above picture, we noticed the three trees growing near to each other.When we tried the statue here, it immediately reminded us of the three Crosses at Calvary, the center one for Jesus with the thieves on either side.The tree on the right has a large natural open area that reminded me of the tomb, with the rock that sealed the entrance until the Resurrection.The Pieta depicts the moment when the body of our Lord was taken down from the Cross and placed in the arms of His Sorrowful Mother.On Good Friday, I add a red drapery to symbolize the Blood that was shed for my sins.The bulbs coming up are red tulips.
Larry then created wooden display frames for each one of them. We had a local printing shop engrave metal plaques stating the number and title of the station. He stained each one 3 times to protect it from the weather.When we bought this house, there was already a wooded walking trail around the edge of the property. When we installed each station, we were able to find large trees equidistant and all on the left hand side of the trail. The second year that they were up, we installed small wooden crosses under the stations because we found out that although the picture is optional, the cross is necessary.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I sauteed some green peppers and onion. I now do these separately after being told by a good cook that it makes a difference. A full bottle of Sweet Baby Rays was poured over the meat and veggies and the BBQ was put in the oven at 350 for 1/2 hour to heat up.
Dear Father in Heaven,Thank you so much for the gift of food. Please provide for the needs of all your children throughout the world. In the name of Jesus, the Lord, Amen.
It worked well and the new ATV was able to pull the tree off the path.
The little guy enjoyed time outside with his Daddy.
He tried to help out by adding sticks.
Friday, March 26, 2010
After the morning Mass, our Homeschool group had the opportunity to assist the parish by swapping out the missalettes.This is a task that needs to be done 3 or 4 times per year. Our group approached the pastor to volunteer our services the last time it needed to be done.What had previously taken the Senior citizens (maybe just a few of them) a week to do, was accomplished in an hour and a half by countless kids and their organized Moms! Fr. was so impressed that he now considers this to be our job. It was an honor and a pleasure to help.