Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Today I'm loving the spring, such a wonderful time of renewal.
I love this photo, it's right at the bottom of the
Weigela in the garden.
By next month it will be a mass of green,
and shortly after be full
of the most luscious cerise flowers,
but for now it is still almost bare.
Yet, tucked away at the bottom is the signs of new life.
Sweet little Grape Hyacinths
promising that new life can, and does,
spring up even in the most unlikely places.
(Btw, the little fellow you can see is Peter,
a very reliable little chap)

The spring season helps me so much,
reminding me that we have life,
and can have it in abundance,
even when the times seems dark.
Today's verse from Bible Gateway,
is a reminder of that too.
Whatever we do, whatever we go through,
we can still have
the hope of new life.

“For if, when we were God's enemies,
we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son,
how much more, having been reconciled,
shall we be saved through his life!”

We have been doing our monthly swap at Shabby Chic Cafe,
and this month the theme is Spring/Easter.
And it was my turn to have gifts from the very talented Mitmot.

I really have been blessed,
so many lovely goodies,
I couldn't possible choose a favourite.
A lovely handmade card,
with such inspiring words.
2 gorgeous china mugs,
a beautiful fabric heart and broach
that have been cleverly turned into chickens,
a stunning fabric bucket
(that is already full of my smaller bits of fabric)
Beautiful painted and lacquered eggs,
and delicate hanging eggs,
and Galaxy chocolate eggs (mmmmm)
Cute chick napkins, and Easter stickers
and the scrummiest tote bag!

Everything is so pretty and spring-like, the bag will definitely be
coming shopping with me this week!
Thank you again Mitty,
(you can see more of Mitmots lovely work
at her blog, Etsy and Folksy)

With love and blessings in Christ

1 comment:

mitmot said...

Bless you Elaine for your lovley words - glad you enjoyed the swap :-) MM xx