Also, just in case you didn't know, 13 Plum Knitting has a Facebook page! I don't know why I haven't ever put that on here (actually, I do, and its because I couldn't figure out what the link was, but Val from CCWD totally helped me out with that one! THANK YOU!), but I supposed now is as good a time as any! I'd love if you cruised over there in a bit, and "liked" my page!
Now on to the FUN stuff! My in-laws came down for a visit this weekend. My mother in law and I had considered taking Flower shopping. However, we decided that we just didn't want to deal with all the back to school crowds that would be there. Personally, I
|Check out those totally awesome Chucks! More about the statue later!|
|Its a little difficult to photograph a 190 foot cross. I was laying on the ground!|
|Shroud of Turin replica. I'd love to see the real thing, but its no longer on display anywhere.|
Flower really touched my heart a couple of times, and really brought to mind the verses of Matthew 10:13-16.
"And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them."
|Mary in anguish, with Barb Wire Man looking on.|
One of the stations showed Mary on her knees, looking up at Jesus as he was carrying the cross. Flower asked why she looked so sad, so I explained to her that she was in anguish, because she was watching her Son walk to where He was going to die. She teared up, and said she couldn't imagine how sad she must be. I looked at my two kids and thought the same thing. Honestly, I can't think of a single person I love enough to sacrifice my children for...yet that is exactly what God did for us.
|Self explanatory, I believe.|
|The three crosses, the repentant thief, Jeshua, and the unrepentant thief|
|The kids at the base of the cross. You can tell how enormous it really is!|
After we left, we all went out to eat at this awesomely good Mexican food place called Tacos Garcia. That is one of the best things about living in the Texas Panhandle. Next to Mexico, we have some of the most authentic, delicious Mexican food there is! Tacos Garcia is also the place Barb Wire Man took me for our first date, so we go there as often as we can!
|My kids rock.|
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Until then, be blessed! Prayers for a great week for all!