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Thursday, April 5, 2012

He has Risen, Indeed!

Happy Easter!  I love all the light decorations that fill our home this time of year.  Although the decor, egg hunts and chocolate bunnies are fun, it is important to remember that all aside they are merely sport.  Easter is so much more!  Christ is ALIVE!  What He did on the cross for me, for you, to save us from the hell we deserve.  It is impossible to fathom.  But now He has risen!  He LIVES!!

I put together this centerpiece by filling an apothecary jar with Spanish moss and grass.  I found the nest outside in the yard and made the tiny eggs from colorful origami paper.  I had seen something similar displayed while shopping at Pottery Barn a couple years ago.

A vintage egg-tree stands guard on my living room side table.  I love the patina on these old hand twisted wire pieces.  I collect anything from wire baskets to cooling racks, and in my opinion the rustier they are the better!

I love these vintage pots.  You probably already guessed, as I have them everywhere!

This is the season of new life.  I see it all around me from my awakening garden to the robins busy making their nests in the pines.  It is everywhere.  I remember once when I was a little girl back home on the farm, my dad woke me up at sunrise one Easter Sunday.  He told me to hurry back to the birthing pen.  I will never forget watching that little calf being born that Easter morning.  I had seen calves born many times before, but just watching this little one take it's first steps as the sun peeked over the barn, brought tears to my eyes.  It reminded me of the new life we receive from God's precious gift to us, His only Son.

The tomb is empty, my friends!  Rejoice!  He has risen, indeed!

Maria ~Rusty Hinge

"God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
2 Corinthians 5:21

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  1. Beautiful pictures Maria....but even more beautiful are your words.

    Have a blessed Easter ~

    I LOVE the egg holder...so cute.

    Sarah xo

  2. Beautiful beautiful post. Yes, He has risen, indeed! Have a wonderful Easter.

  3. So true Maria, and your words are just lovely!!~
    Your photos are wonderful too! I love your vintage wire egg holder!
    Hope you have great day my sweet friend.

  4. Your apothecary jar is absolutely the sweetest thing ever! I know it's wrong to covet but, right now, I feel I MUST have your egg holder! Have a wonderful Easter weekend. ~ Maureen

  5. Oh Maria,

    You are spot on right!

    And your pictures are gorgeous.

    Happy Easter, for He has Risen! Cause for joy and celebration!!

  6. WOW Maria!!!
    What an amazing post...
    Thank-you for your faith filled post , and not to mention the pictures are spectacular!!!
    Drop by my world for a little inspiration as well...
    Happy Holy week...
    Blessings Lori

  7. Wow... I love it! Praise God for Jesus! What an amazing Savior we have! I'm so thankful for His death, burial and resurrection! Thank you so much for encouraging me this morning. I love your blog!

  8. Beautiful post.Yes he has risen indeed.Time for celebration.Beautiful photos.Amazing message.Have a wonderful Easter.

  9. Oh how thankful I am that this world is not our home, because the Lord is risen indeed!! Beautiful, beautiful post. Your tall blue pitcher is wonderful as is the vintage egg tree. Never seen one like that before. It's adorable.
    Have a wonderful Easter,
    Mary Alice

  10. Beautiful post-well said!

    Easter Blessings to you and your family.


  11. Have a wonderful Easter with your family. The photos from today's post are gorgeous!

  12. Wonderful message, Maria! I love your blog. Your photos are just so beautiful and inspiring. Have a happy and blessed Easter!

  13. Beautiful!! Yes he has risen!!! We are sooo Blessed!!!

  14. The photos are beautiful, but the message is INCREDIBLE!!!! Thank you for sharing what's the most important part of this season!

    Blessings to you and your family, Amy

  15. Oh, Maria.....BLESS you for being such an incredible testimony to the love and grace of our Lord and Savior!! All I can say is AMEN and AMEN!!! ♥ Have a joyous Easter, sweetie!

    xoxo laurie

  16. Beautiful post and photos..
    Happy Easter..

  17. Amen! Your post is beautiful...in words and in pictures! Love that egg tree stand.

  18. Such a beautiful post, and Truth! Lovely photos and that French pitcher is just amazing!
    Have a wonderful Easter!

  19. Not sure where my comment went...love your nests and love your blog...I am a new follower of yours..come on over for a visit...phyllis

  20. Love this post. The grain sack runner is great! I am a new blogger and love finding inspiration from other blogs like yours, so thank you!


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