Golden Hour

enchanted forest coverGolden hour at Windy Ridge. Hazel in the Mirabel Gown playing a part in a little movie we are making.

 

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Easter Sunday

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(photos of Easter Sunday at Windy Ridge)

When our pastor said the prayer Sunday morning he reminded us of Mary Magdalene’s encounter with our risen Savior and I was compelled to go back again and read the scriptures telling her story.

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Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).

(John 20:11-16)

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Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

I love that sentence.

Can you imagine the miraculous hope in that one word? Can you imagine the beautiful and divine revelation in that one word?

Oh, I can! In that one word it is finished! In that one word I am saved! In that one word burden is lifted, prophecy fulfilled, promises kept!

How dark the night must have been for Mary Magdalene. How glorious that morn!

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!”

I love that sentence.

Mary’s one word answer. Master.

He must have said, “Mary,” or else she could not have said, “Rabboni.” -Charles Spurgeon

April Moon

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HOSANNA!

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Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey— riding on a donkey’s colt.  (Zechariah 9:9)

Prophecy fulfilled on that Palm Sunday years ago!

HOSANNA!

from the Hebrew phrase “hoshiya na” found in Psalms 118:25 which means “Save, please!”

Over the years it turned into a shout of exhalation filled with expectant hope. “Salvation is here!”

It makes me think of when I was a little girl and I had fallen from a tree at the end of our gravel road and fractured my arm. Frightened and in pain, I remember the road seemed extra long that day as I frantically raced home. As soon as I saw my father I yelled “Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!” and it was a cry of joy knowing that I was safe and he would take care of me.

That’s how I think of “Hosanna!”

Except infinity times better.

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Ruffle Pants

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The Antique Silk Ruffle Pants featured in the December issue of BC Magazine

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Heirloom Lace Bonnet

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Beautiful baby Anna in the Heirloom Lace Bonnet.

Photo by Bohemian Secret

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Bus Conversion: Floor

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We are officially behind schedule on the Windy Ridge bus. At the last minute we decided to rip up the existing floor and replace it. We replaced the insulation and layered on top plywood, another layer of rigid insulation and topped that with hardwood plywood. We also built up the engine compartment to allow for a bigger engine in the future if need be. There has been a lot of ripping, sawing, drilling, welding and fastening going on around here.

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The floor is done. The plumbing is done. Now onto wiring. Will this be the week we post an ad titled  ”partially converted bus for sale”? I think we can do this, right? Ha.

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So Many Fish

Lucky us, we were serenaded all the day long as our friends, Jed & Lucas, played their new single and we shot video.

You can support local talent and buy their new single on iTunes. :-)

Silk & Lace

Mirabel Gown available: here

We Bought a Bus

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We have a wedding to go to on the opposite coast about 3000 miles away. It is a tricky thing to haul a large family that far so we decided to buy a bus. Cousin just so happened to have one parked in the woods not far from here. She is a 1989 MCI coach bus and in the next 20 weeks we will be converting her into a traveling home.  We have 40 feet to work with and will need to get very creative to fit our family. We are all very excited to see what we can do. You can follow along live, here, and I will also be posting our journey on this blog.

MCI coach bus conversion

The first thing we did was scrub the outside. Next, we gutted it—-all the seats, overhead compartments, plastic, trim, bathroom—-gone.

The next step is the hardwood floor. I have always dreamed of this, haven’t you?

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