Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Easter & The Garden


I love the new life springing up in our garden,
the lush greeness, the exuberant efflorescence, the wafting scents in mild evenings.
Isn't Spring filled with so much optimism and hope?


And, to me, Easter feels like the absolute pinnacle of all that I adore about this time of year.
The ultimate meaning of new life.


I am so grateful for the eternal hope that I have because of my king, Jesus, through his agonizing death and
glorious resurrection.


Although I don't often talk explicitly about
my Christian faith on Modern Country Style,
it's absolutely central in every aspect of my life.
I hope you have a wonderful Easter.



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70 comments :

Chris said...

May I add my fervent Amen. I am so grateful for the hope that only comes through Jesus Christ.

rachelsjunkinthetrunk said...

Oh yeah! This was beautiful!Thank you for posting yet another message full of love and light.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Sarah ~ I am blessed to be your sister . . .because of Easter.

Fondly,
Glenda

Stitchfork said...

Happy Easter and enjoy the family time!
xo Cathy

franca said...

Wonderful garden.
Happy Easter to you!
Franca

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

Such a lovely post Sarah...
Wishing you a lovely Easter,
Susan x

Pamela Gordon said...

I too, share your faith in Jesus and wish you a very blessed Easter! Pamela in Canada

poindextr said...

peaceful Easter wishes to you and your family, Diane

Marie said...

Hi Sarah - Your garden is looking beautiful indeed!

I wish you a very happy Easter dear girl.
-Marie

Vicky said...

Happy Easter!

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At The Picket Fence said...

Oh Sarah! You brought tears to my eyes and I just love that this Eternal connection we have adds, that much more depth to what I already consider a pretty special friendship. You have blessed me today my friend! :-)
Vanessa

Room Seventeen said...

Spring is beautiful... Lovely pictures!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

There's my Sarah Sarah!

Your garden is beautiful as are your words, today! I'm so thankful for a risen Savior! We are blessed!

Hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family way over there across the pond :)
XOXO
~M

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Have a wonderful Easter Sarah xx

Debbie @ OtRD said...

Beautiful garden! Spring is such a wonderful time of the year.

Happy Easter!

Al said...

Have a joyous celebration. Your purple clematis vine is just lovely to see.
www.skylarkmanor.com

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

We are similar, you and I, in that neither of us blog a whole lot about our faith, but it is the core of who we are, and what a wild and precious life we have both been given, and at what cost. Drinking in the joy that is Spring and Easter with you. xxx

Brandi said...

Hi Sarah, May your Easter be blessed with a lot of happiness!

MariCrea said...

Love your garden...
Happy Easter my dear friend
Mari

Meera @ firstsense said...

And a happy Easter to you, sweetie!

Meera xx

Blondie's Journal said...

Have a wonderful and blessed Easter, Sarah!

XO,
Jane

Erin S. said...

Thanks for the lovely pictures and the beautiful message. I love springtime for all the same reasons. Easter is one of my favorite holidays--it epitomizes hope!

Holly said...

Happy Easter, Sarah, my sister in Christ!

Carla @ Hammers and High Heels said...

Beautiful post :) I hope you have a lovely Easter with your family!

alison said...

amen and amen...thanks for the encourage words of the reminder of the only new life that truly matters...have a wonderful easter with your family.

blessings,

alison

Sunshine and Lavender said...

What a beautiful sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful pictures. ( I am sure you can tell I love flower pictures from my blog content!)
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

XO~ Alison

Susan T said...

Have a wonderful Easter Sarah

XX Sue

It's me said...

I hope you have a wonderful easter too Sarah !!...love love Ria....xxx...

the fishermans cottage said...

Your garden is lovely Sarah, have a great Easter with your family x

sarah atmyyellowhouse said...

You always seem to get to me with your words...it is a time of hope and I wish you all the blessings in the world this Easter time.
sarah xo

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

HE IS RISEN INDEED.

and this has made all the difference in my life as well.

love to you this easter, friend.

michele

Leah - The Inside Story said...

Wishing you a very happy easter Sarah and I agree spring is full of hope and optimism. Have a lovely weekend!! Leahxx

Olive Cooper said...

He is Risen Indeed my friend. I think your faith and joy shines through!

Teacup Moments said...

oh wow, sarah, see this is just one of the reasons why i am drawn to you. we are quite similar! i also don't blog much about my faith, but it's essential to my life.

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

I love knowing that I have a sister in Christ over in England. Your inner beauty shines through in your posts. Thanks for sharing this today, Sarah.

Happy, happy Easter!

Cindy said...

Beautiful garden and beautiful words of hope! May you and your family have a lovely Easter, dear Sarah.
Love and hugs, Cindy

A Rosy Note said...

What a beautiful post Sarah! Many blessings to you my friend. Your garden looks wonderful. I hope you have a Happy Easter!

Hugs ♥ Tricia

Holly said...

Lovely! I am not very religious but I think you captured the meaning of the holiday wonderfully and with grace and your garden looks divine!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Yes!

Your clematis is just beautiful, BTW :) Happy Easter to you and your family! XOL

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Ooh this is a very lovely place! happy Easter to you too!

Sarah x

WobiSobi said...

Very well said. I <3 you. Happy Easter! Hugs, Anne

Privet and Holly said...

Happy Easter, Sarah!
Our belief in Jesus
is a great deal like
our belief that spring
will come, each year,
isn't it? The trees
still look like winter
where I live, but I
KNOW that underneath
is the promise of what
is to come.....Have a
blessed holiday!
xx Suzanne

Marlis said...

Have a very blessed Easter.. I too liken spring to the rebirth of Christ Jesus. Thank you for sharing.

Susanne said...

Last summer, the area I live in suffered an extended drought. Everything turned brown and dry, and our lawn, trees and plants were suffering. We worried whether they would return this spring. What a glorious joy to look out my kitchen window today and see.....green! New life appearing where once we thought everything was dead. A vivid reassurance that God's promises of the resurrection are real and true. " Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime." (Martin Luther) Happy Easter!!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Yes, this is a time of promise and rebirth and it is expressed beautifully in this post. Have a lovely Easter...your garden looks wonderful.

High Street Cottage said...

My Dear Sarah, is there anything better than a gorgeous Garden in the English Cotswolds?
I think not, well perhaps, just the one where the lady of the house is a charming woman who can sew, cook, craft, and is a good Mum, and supportive friend.
xxx tami

blessedmom's simple home said...

Beautifully said Sarah!! Have a glorious Easter :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

le@thirdontheright said...

happy days dear Sarah :) enjoy your spring while we transition into winter - I love autumn - it's a delight - many hugs le xox

michelle said...

Hello Lovey! This is so beautiful, your words, your garden and your photos. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter to you my friend!!!
Hugs!!
XO

Jeff said...

Thanks for the thoughts. He is risen, indeed!

Katherines Corner said...

Beautiful, I join you in celebration of our Saviors resurrection. Happy Friday,Happy Good Friday, Happy Earth Day, Happy Jelly Bean Day ( yes it's actually jelly bean day)Hugs from Katherine. P.S have you entered my giveaway?

heather yalin said...

Happy Easter to you! your garden represents it well!

Jenn Erickson said...

Sarah, your garden is beautiful and your words inspiring and poetic!

Happy Easter!

Jenn

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Beautiful clematis! I was looking for one today. Happy Easter,have a great weekend!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Beautiful post. Happy Easter to you!

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

Such beautiful images! Happy Easter to you my darling! xxx

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Wishing you and your family a very blessed Easter.

Robynne's Nest said...

Happy Easter Sarah, just back from Paris with a zillion photos to download...so you know what I'll be doing all day....that and a mountain of washing! Robx

Sylvia said...

The clematis is beautiful!

Happy Easter...
Sylvia

Spots and Stripes said...

Your garden is gorgeous. Beautiful photos. Amber

Jenni said...

Hello Sarah!

This was a beautiful post and it touched my heart. :) And truly, what an amazing sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for us! I hope you had a lovely Easter with your family!

Blessings to you~
Jenni

Young Adventures... said...

Sarah,

I adore your garden! It is absolutely beautiful. I hope you had a wonderful Easter with your family. He is risen!!!

vosges paris said...

Hello
Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend )

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Such a beautiful post Sarah. I hope you and your family had a glorious Easter.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful photos. The last one just takes my breath away.

Happy White Wednesday!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a beautiful post. God Bless. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, marty

Heaven's Walk said...

To a fellow sister-in-Christ ~ may God bless you for your testimony! ♥ What a blessing that spring always brings not only to our gardens but to our hearts, also. :)

xoxo laurie

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

Love it! I hope to get my garden looking this nice! I planted roses,some pretty ground cover, and a bunch of hydrangeas last year! I've also been letting the periwinkle take over part of the bed, as well as letting the wisteria cover an old chain link fence. I want to have a Mad Hatter themed tea party in my garden soon! Now following! Hope you'll visit me!

~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com

Amanda said...

Thank you for sharing such a lovely post, Sarah! You are a blessing!
Best Wishes,
Amanda

tweed.girl said...

I am slowly reading through your archives, having been drawn in by your link on re-modelaholic I think. I normally read design/decor/craft blogs from the US so it is lovely to find a fellow Brit with the exact taste in decor I love (and I am a tweed-lover too.)
Finding this post as I wended my way through your archives was lovely.
Thanks for posting this, from another Christian girl.

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