Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday

Jesus didn't rest between Thursday night and friday- everything continued throughout the night, from the last supper to the Garden, and then straight on into being arrested and put on trial.
Friday was a very big day. there was alot of detail about that day that is so important.

that is where we begin for friday morning very early- about 1:30am.
First 2 trials of Jesus (1:30 am)


Trial 3

Scourging of Jesus

His walk to the cross Friday morning 9am -12pm

The Crucifixion

The Criminals

"It is Finished" Friday 3pm-6pm

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The beginning of the End

Tonight is the night that really began Christ's walk to the Cross
Tonight was the last supper that he partook in with his disciples, before he was taken to the cross.

Tonight began the long hours before he went to the cross. Late in the evening he was put on trial, beaten and then eventually hung.

Here are some posts that I went into much more detail.

These are the things that happened thursday night.  My next post will be on what happened on that friday .

Drama in the Upper room

Gethsemane (thursday night)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

the start of passion week

Here we are at Monday and Tuesday of Passion week.
A week that we remember Jesus and the suffering that he went through when he sacrificed his life for us.

Often times we focus on palm Sunday  and then skip to Friday (Good Friday) However I do  find it interesting to see what happened during the whole week of Passion Week.

Here is a post that I wrote last year on the Monday and Tuesday before Jesus died.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Palm Sunday

This Sunday (March 24th) is Palm Sunday. The day that Jesus came riding into town and everyone is praising him. However just a few short days later- They were condemning him to death.
I wrote last year on this- I actually wrote it the day after Palm Sunday.
I think that this day is important to Passion week beecause we can see of how quickly the peoples emotions changed after they realized the Jesus was not the type of King that they though he was going to be....
here's my post from last year - If you'd like to take a look :)


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring is in the air

Happy First day of Spring! I love spring. I think it is my favorite season, while I really do enjoy each new season - well certain aspects of the season: winter: bundling up and wearing cute scarves, drinking hot chocolate. staying inside by the fire (although for Texas, this doesnt happen very often- we didnt have much of a winter...again this year... I have winter clothes that i havent worn in several years... i like them, they fit, just they are very warm clothes and it didnt get that cold)
anyways- love spring because im able to get outside, enjoy the sunshine, the flowers that are blooming.. baseball season begins.
Summer- While the heat gets me (110 degrees.. no thank you.)I am thankful for the a/c, love being able to drink on lemonade (mmm) sit on the porch in the evenings, listening to the crickets and cicadas.and baseball season is in full swing, so catching a game or two is always nice.)
Fall- love fall too. the cooler air moves in and im able to get out those cute scarves and cute jackets.)
spring is so nice- after being couped up - able to see life begin again.
this past week has been super nice here in DFW. The temperature has been so nice and nice and sunny so lovely.
I love being able to go down the road and seeing the grass turning green and the trees all in bloom (my allergies do not like those, though)
I love seeing new flowers pop up (Just ask my fiance) last week I was examining his garden. (well the area that I have actually 'claimed' - because I want some flowers for me to tend. - I planted a few things last year. I had planted some seeds =--  lo and behold they are beginning to come up. i was so excited, that they are growing. :) i will have to make sure and take care of it this spring though. THis weekend we plan on getting some flowers for some pots that we have at his house- and I am so excited about that.
I wanted to share some photos with you guys from 3 years ago. - in 2010 me, and a friend of mine, , went to go visit another friend,  in East Texas. One day that we were there we stumbled on this gorgeous wild flower field. The pictures really dont do it justice. it was so nice :)


I haven't seen any bluebonnets yet... but now that it is officially spring i bet that they will be poppin' up here pretty soon. Bluebonnets only will last for a few weeks before they die. For me, it is always so nice to see them when driving. :)
Love the newness and the freshness of the springtime.
Anyways- ok- that's really all I wanted to say - .
Happy Spring, Everyone! :)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Preparing for the Passion Week

Hard to believe that we are coming up on Palm Sunday this week, and then Good friday & Easter next week.
This time of year has been very touching to me the past few years, because - as I have said before- Jesus went through so much, and I really feel like we should gain a deeper understanding of what exactly Jesus went through during that time of his life- the last few days of his life.
As Christians I feel like we should have a better understanding of what "Jesus dying on the cross" really entailed for him.

I found a great infographic that has the timeline of Jesus' walk the cross.

While I have done some studies on the passion week and what Jesus went through, each year I feel like I gain a different perspective on it all.
Over the next few days I will begin to 'repost' my posts from last year that I wrote- Because I still feel like they do have alot of meaning, but I will also post something that God has revealed to me from over this last year.
I hope that you will stay tuned over the next few days for the passion week :)


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Never Will I leave you, Never will I forsake you.

Hebrews 13:5

"Never will I leave you, Never will I forsake you." - Hebrews 13:5

God will NEVER leave us. and He will NEVER forsake us.

It struck me the other day when I had heard someone say that God wouldn't be there for them if they turned him away  too many times--  Which I think that God states here- NEVER will I Leave you, Never will I forsake you....

No matter how many times we 'leave' God. He is always there- forever- for all of eternity. God was the past, He's the present and He is the future. He is always there. Even  if you dont want him there- he's still there- you just need to reach out and connect with Him. He is waiting for you to have a relationship with Him. He is waiting for you to deepen your relationship with Him.

No matter what we are going through we can depend on him, no matter what we pray to him, he will never leave us. God loves us. We are to depend on him through all circumstances. I know that through some things it is hard to remember that God is there, and God is there to love us and to help us through it.... After all He has the ultimate plan. :) He wont let us down. :)