Moving Ever Forward…

The Lenten Season is one of my favorite times of the year. Looking forward to celebrating Easter, contemplating all that Jesus has done for us and seeing everything new. I showed you my Lenten Rose buds a while back and wanted to make sure not to forget to show you the blooms.

My girlfriend Beth gave me this plant for my birthday a few years ago and I’m so glad it has survived despite my brown thumb. It really is a wonderful sight for sore Winter eyes! Thanks Beth!

My Ladies Bible Study group has been praying for me during this “Wedding Season Countdown Crunch” to be able to have some “Mary” moments instead of all “Martha” moments. You can read that story in the Bible in Luke and a longer version in John.

Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:38-42).

Today we are headed to the Venue to drop off items for the day of the wedding like cake toppers, guest book, menu cards, a Celtic Cross, some Marine insignia chargers for the head table, etc. We are also making 4 other stops on the way home. Tomorrow the flower girl arrives from Texas. She’s bringing her parents, too. We are excited to see them all. Another brother and his wife arrive tomorrow. My ring leader sister comes back to her home here in Washington. Our son from Eastern Washington will be traveling over the Cascades to join in all the hoopla. Things are going to get noisy around here! This is only the first small wave…

4 Days till the wedding, 3 days till our all day Clubhouse event on Saturday for friends and family that have traveled from hither and yon.

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods and that you can have some “Mary” moments during this Lenten Season…

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “Moving Ever Forward…

  1. Let the excitement begin! Your rose is beautiful and I will pray with you for some of those “Mary” moments during all the hoopla.

  2. Beautiful pictures of the rose. I hope you have a wonderful time enjoying the family that is gathering for this wonderful occasion. Such a joy to have a happy reunion. All your planning will have paid off and you can visit with the folks!

  3. It’s happening, Ellen, and too soon it will only be a fond memory. You have planned and worked hard, I hope for those Mary moments for you too. I just read that story this week. I have a hard time being Mary.. but that is the better choice. Sending love from Southern CA!

  4. I can’t believe that the big day will soon be upon you! I do hope that you will find your inner Mary – so hard, but so worth it!

  5. I sense the excitement in your post! Relax and enjoy the time. I’m so glad that the flower girl’s parents are able to accompany her 🙂

  6. Beautiful blooms…and great reminder of the Lenten season. Wishing you some ‘Mary’ moments in these final days of the countdown.

  7. I follow your blog through MGCC and enjoy visiting your blog. I also like the way it is set up and have comtemplated using wordpress for a future blog, after seeing yours and other attractive templates. I read that wordpress has had problems with viruses and hackers, have you had any problems?

    This is so very interesting. I love the idea of a Lenten rose, a rose blooming during Lent. It looks just like our Christmas rose, which we call a Christrose in german,as it blooms here at Christmas time. It looks just like this but is white or sort of greenish, it bloomed spectacularly this Christmas in Germany as we had unusually mild weather till end of January. I must see if I can pick one of these up, I love the colour. I checked they are the same buttercup family, the Christrose is called Helleborus Niger.

    Good luck with the wedding plans, I cannot believe you have time to post with all that is going on, sure glad you did. Blessed Lenten season.

    • Cab,
      Thanks for your encouragement. I really like WordPress and my experience has been that they catch 99% of Spam for me. Once in a great while someone gets through but it is very rare. That’s interesting about your Christmas rose. I have seen the white and green variety.
      Blessed Lenten season to you too!

  8. I’m trying to grow this plant, but it’s early days yet. Yours seem to have established well and love your climate! Thinking of you today and have a feeling you are grinning broadly all day.

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