NAKED CAKE — for a church baby shower? Yes, please!

Hello, Friends!   It's been a whirlwind since we last met here, but I'm stopping in for a minute to say "hello" and share a few quick pretties with you.   Today's inspiration began with nursery bedding chosen by our pastor and his wife for their first baby.     When asked to decorate for the church shower, I almost laughed. After all, my pretties are in storage as we continue our house-building adventure.   But when I learned the Mommy-to-be had chosen a woodland theme, I knew I was in luck! ... Keep Reading...

BREAKING THE SILENCE: On the third day . . .

Picking up where we left each other . . . Contemplating the crucifixion of Jesus and His sacrificial death. Pain. Grief. SILENCE.   I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell.     The third day He arose again from the dead.   He ascended into heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.   I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, ... Keep Reading...

What’s so GOOD about Good Friday?

Good Friday:  The term we Christians use to acknowledge the day Jesus died on a cross.   Willingly.     His crucifixion amidst jeers and and hatred was the beginning of a series of days that would forever change history.   It was part of a plan of unbelievable love for mankind — every one of us . . .     . . . but it began with immense personal pain and selfless sacrifice.     Jesus, the human image of the holy God, fulfilled his life's purpose by dying on a brutal cross, taking on the sin of the world for all eternity.   Sin is real. Sin has consequences.     Sin can be forgiven — covered by the blood of Jesus.   That's ... Keep Reading...