Sunday, March 4, 2012

Another Cross

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 I'm joining in Floss's A Pause in Lent. The cardinal virtue focus this Sunday is generosity.

Christ's generous grace poured upon me lights the way and reveals what it means to give.
 "You cannot work on crosses without your love of God expanding, then exploding into the public arena." ~ Ellen Morris Prewitt (Making Crosses)
 "Give free outlet to your love for the generous Lord of love, kiss the Cross and the icons, adorn them with flowers; if only evil be crushed with silence, the good will be allowed to breathe freely.  If what is given in love is received in love, the scope of love is increased and enlarged, and this is the aim of your work."  ~ Tito Colliander (Way of the Ascetics)
 Life is His generous gift.

  Atticus is full of life at one month old. 
 Sitting with cousins on Granny and Grampy's sofa is love.
 Four happy children is love.
He who came and suffered and calls me to take up my cross and follow Him no matter what hardship that may hold, He is the Life and He is LOVE.


magsmcc said...

Can evil be crushed with silence? I suppose it depends on what power fills that silence. Mind you, if I took time to even think first then maybe the little evils I do could be crushed. Whole generosity requires you to be wholly free, doesn't it?

Farm Girl said...

So very, very lovely, I love the pictures today. You have been incredibly blessed. It just gives me such joy today Pom Pom. :)

The dB family said...

He is the Life and He is LOVE. What a gift! So are your photos! Those precious grands and that wee babe is one month already!? Oh, the hair!! I had babes like that too. Oh the sweetness! God is good!!


M.K. said...

What wonderful pics! Look at that couch full of grands :) That must absolutely be the most wonderful thing to see. I can't imagine! You are very blessed.

Betty said...

Lovely pictures of small people, it must be lovely to have such a close knit and accessible family! I have just been in Devon for the weekend with my oldest brother and his children - (he's a one parent family), God gave generously, I visited a tiny 16th century church and wrote in the visitors book "the song 'I bow down' comes to mind" - (you are Lord in this place). Bettyx

Brad M said...

Lovely lovely, what a wonderful and blessed day! Thank you for welcoming us into your home. I relished every minute of it!

Lisa Richards said...

Will you just look at Atticus! He's growing up so fast! All your snuggly little ones under one quilt. It's so wonderful for cousins to grow up together! I remember great times with my cousins. Now they are all far away. You are blessed!

Beautiful crosses, Pom! I have to read some more of Way of the Ascetics. Tomorrow is a day off; maybe then!

Blessings to all!

The Provincial Homemaker said...

Great photos and some words to think about.

wayside wanderer said...

Nothing demonstrates earthly life quite like family does. What precious treasures you have.

no spring chicken said...

You're right! God and family equals the blessing of love...

Atticus is precious as are all of the other beauties lined up on the couch. Don't know how that happened with all of those ugly kids of yours! ;)

You really do have a beautiful family and I enjoyed seeing them all today. Have a blessed one!

Blessings, Debbie

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Great post...and the Cross...wonderful quotes, and making them

Family...yes! Amen

Gigi said...

I think the theory behind making crosses is so interesting and so true. Yours are wonderful!
Your sweet family looks so happy and I know you're pleased as punch to have the addition of a new grand. Little Atticus is adorable!


Left-Handed Housewife said...

Beautiful, wonderful pix! And have I mentioned how much I love the name Atticus? He's a handsome rascal, that one!


GretchenJoanna said...

This Lent I also am trying to be like God in His generosity. He give us freely of His mercy and grace -- can we imagine how much grace that is?? I tend to be stingy with grace and give freely of advice, which can usually be translated criticism or judgment.

I love to think of you crafting crosses out of everything! and the cousins on the couch are such a bundle of pinchable sweeties -- how do you stand it?

libbyquilter said...

i know your spirit to be a completely generous one Pom.
a beautiful post. amazing to see Atticus looking so much more 'grown' one month~!!~time flies.


Gumbo Lily said...

I haven't made a cross in a while. I'll look and ponder upon yours. I loved seeing your grands and your own kids. YOU are blessed. Lil Atticus is so handsome.


Anonymous said...

Hi there,Pom Pom,Such a beautiful post.I thank the Lord every day for My precious family and My wonderful life. Love all your piccies Your family is beautiful.So much toadstool Love,Toadstool sister! Fabulous.Hope you are having a wonderful week,lots of love,juliex

Chris said...

Hi Pom Pom, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Carolyn Phillips said...

The pictures really bring out the meaning in the words.

Attic Clutter said...

HI pom ..
thanks on my willow lights(:)
Love the grand babes pic and I see you call yourself Granny too (:) love it..hugs p