Monday, April 02, 2012

 I like these vintage Easter Greetings, someone had a sense of humor.  Note the eggshell 'planter'
And I see it looks like Mom Chicken is doing all the work while Dad is supervisor,  of course Mom's are terribly capable, its true. =<

 Looks like an Easter trip to Grandma's house.  My Gran used to make Easter eggs and dip them in chocolate.  And crochet pretty edges onto store hankies.  And read and read and garden.  She had a special flower bed just outside the cellar door.  I thought I'd died and gone to heaven when we visited her. I loved those visits...just books and needlework strewn about, always flowers in vases and the swing under the apple tree at the side of the house.  You know,  silly me,  when her house went up for sale after everyone passed on....I wanted that house.  It held so many sweet memories.  Instead of family getting it...a relative by marriage sold it.  But we have a pleasant home...and the memories I have, though dim, of Grandma and her homey house,  stay with me even yet.  Who knows what impressions we are making on our grandchildren?  Its something to think about.

 Kittens at play...any kind of egg shell sure wouldn't last long around frisky kitties.  Cats make people smile, don't they! My daughter tamed a wild little kitten one summer and it was the happiest of summers for us.  Little 'Buddy' was always doing something to make us laugh. My Grandmother always had cats...and always one called 'Needles' that they really called 'Needsie'.   A black & white beauty she was.

 Ahhh, the Cross!  The real reason for Easter...those of us who are born again,  want to help others to know of the Cross and how Jesus suffered and died there to take the punishment for our sins.

'Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on  him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death to life.'  John 5:24

I still remember the Sunday morning 30 years ago, when I went forward publicly to accept Christ as my  personal Saviour.  The song that was sung that morning was called...'There's Room at the Cross for You'....the first lines of the song said this...'though millions have come, there's still room for one.  Yes, there's room at the cross for you.'  

I knew without a shadow of a doubt, God was calling me.   Self-righteous sinner that I knew I was...God wanted to cleanse away my sins because of Jesus and his sacrificial death on my behalf.  And I knew for sure I wanted my sins forgiven.  I wanted to go to heaven when this life is done.   And I went forward....and knelt down at the front pew....and prayed,  forgive me dear God, and please save me from my sins, in Jesus name.

'There's a peace in my heart that the world never gave..a peace it cannot take away....' can't remember the song title.  Love it though.          Happy Easter!


podso said...

MaryAnn thanks for pursuing to comment on my blog. Not sure what is up with blogger. By the way I love your Arizona sky pictures. Thats one thing I especially remember being struck with...the skies.

Your vintage cards are sweet. They give such a cozy feeling of the old days.

I hope you read my africa posts...was thinking of you when I wrote them. I have one more for sure to do...another adventure.

My eggs were chalk!

Have a blessed Easter.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So many darling old cards! they have wonderful details don't they? I hope you have a wonderful Easter! Thanks so much for coming by!

podso said...

Yes I have read the Detective series! Very fun. It's a bit more southern Africa than West Africa, but in many ways similar. Africa is Africa! Thanks again for all the comments!

Maple Lane said...

I love this post! The vintage cards are so sweet and your memories are precious. God bless you and yours this Easter.

Val Allen said...

Good evening Maggie Ann, what a delight and privilege to read your testimony, thank you for sharing with us. I am still memorizing Psalms, again thanks to you for sharing. It is my joy and pleasure to walk each day in the park with Bella and say them out.
What an amazing time you must have had in Arizona, the cacti information shows us again how infinite and meticulous is Creation, how awesome our Great Creator is.
Enjoy your Pa lush greenness :0)
Val xx Berkshire UK

Carla said...

Happy Easter!
Love your post!
God Bless!

LDH said...

A super lovely post with the adorable Easter cards and the precious testimony of your following Jesus' call. I became born again 33 years ago. I wasn't searching for God but He was searching for me.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love these vintage images and your stories that went along with them. Have a wonderful Easter weekend. laurie

Everything Changes said...

Beautiful post. Happy Easter to you and yours!

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Marie said...

Loved this wonderful post, Maggie Ann. And thanks for your sweet comments on my blog too. I go to the eye Dr. tomorrow. I had some drops left over from before which has helped a lot.

Christ's loving sacrifice and the fact that He rose again, are what makes it all worth while! That is the perfect thing to share at Easter, and I am happy that you as always share the gospel in your blog! May you have a very blessed Easter!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Sweet post and darling images! Happy Easter!

Renee said...

Love your site--especially the beautiful photo in your header! Thanks for visiting me at Doorkeeper. Blessings!