Almost Spring Bouquet

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


This little bouquet was my creative outlet during John's nap, and put the biggest smile on my face. 
Today is the first day of Lent, and the countdown to my favorite celebration of all!

Good Friday and Easter -- the days of God's overpowering acts in history, acts in which God's judgment and grace were revealed to all the world -- are just around the corner. Judgment in those hours in which Jesus Christ, our Lord, hung on the cross; grace in that hour in which death was swallowed up in victory. It was not human beings who accomplished anything here; no, God alone did it. He came to human beings in infinite love. He judged what is human. 
And He granted grace beyond any merit.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer // Meditations on the Cross

16 comments:

  1. Those poppies are absolutely beautiful! I'm jealous you are able to collect them wild like that :) Happy almost spring my dear! xoxo

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    1. Happy almost Spring to you too! So close!

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  2. Amanda, is there anything you can't do? That bouquet is amazingly beautiful. Wish it was standing on my kitchen table right now :) The weather outside is rather dreary and I could use something to cheer me up ;)

    Also love that last paragraph! Is that a book you would recommend? You know I'm always looking for good additions to our ever-growing library.

    xx

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    1. Ah you're so sweet. Thank you! Wish I could send them to you all the way across the world.
      Yes, I definitely recommend it -- I read it every year before Easter and just devoured it again this week. It makes me think deeply. Which is a good thing :) Do you have any good recs? I just ordered a few new books but like you am always looking for more!! Hope you're doing well, friend!

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  3. This floral piece is absolutely adorable! You are so creative! Blessings to you and your family :)

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    1. Thanks, Tara! You too.

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  4. that quote is so powerful, thanks for sharing it and your beaauutiful arrangement! you have a gift!

    xo mk

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  5. This is such a gorgeous arrangement! The bright flower, the beautiful vase... :)

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  6. lovely flowers and lovely post about Easter -- I think I'm more excited about Easter this year than I was at Christmas. Combination of hopefully warmer weather... and close to meeting baby I guess! :)
    love, lanneybear

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  7. Hello Amanda,
    Lovely photos. Thanks for book recommendation, I have just ordered it. I can recommend two excellent books - Captive in Iran (Maryam Rostampour) and Joni & Ken (Joni Eareckson Tada).
    - Hilary

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    1. Thank you, Hilary!! I appreciate the recs. Ordering them!

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  8. oooh that is so beautiful!!! flowers make me so happy. and my my you are such a good arranger, but i am not in the least bit surprised about that!!

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  9. I just found your blog through Hayden Reis and I love it! XO

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  10. Ahhh this is gorgeous! And I'm loving that table, what a fun and bright color. Might have to steal that idea for our backyard! :)

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