Simple + Southern Sunday No. 23

 “Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and joy are in his place”

‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭16‬:‭27sss24
Seems like this time of year, each thing in nature shows up and makes a statement and declaration of arrival.  Not that each one hasn’t been around all winter, but just not showing off and demanding our attention quite as much as now.  Each bit of creation has its own special way way of saying “here I am, notice me!”. And we certainly do!  The splendor of Spring awakens something in us and stirs our emotions.  Perhaps new life outside is God’s display of new life that is available for the inside; the inside of our heart and soul that is.  New life that is only found in Christ.

Maybe it was early spring when David sang the song recorded in
1 Chronicles 16:

“Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! “
‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭16‬:‭33-34‬

 The stately neoclassical First Baptist Church building in our
downtown was dedicated in 1927! Patio peach trees are in full bloom along our driveway!
The cooler temperatures have prevented their usual
spring showing!

 Braden all decked out for his Easter photos!The rustic barn at J & D Farms is ready for wedding season!
It is the perfect venue!  Seth and Allison were married here! What a treat on Thursday evening…lemon tart with strawberry
coulis at Chez Fonfon!  Bliss!  The Yoshino Cherry tree-one of the prettiest blooming trees! Our kitchen island with a little touch of springtime!
Buckets of colorful blooms always get my attention!
The blooms on the Yoshino Cherry are breathtaking!
 The historic Pitman Theater was built in 1947.  As a 12 year old, I
spent many Saturday afternoons watching Frankie Avalon and
Annette Funicello in “beach party” movies, while eating a Zero candy
bar and drinking an Upper Ten (Did I just reveal my age?).
It now serves as an event venue.

The water wall is a popular outdoor spot in our downtown!

“I was glad when they said to me,
‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’”
Psalm 122:1

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    • Kim, thank you so much! My style may be somewhat different from the farmhouse look which is so popular now, but we don’t all have to be the same, it is ok to have your own personal style! Blessings, Pam

  1. Bethany says:

    What are the specifics (type of stone, manufacturer, name of stone color, etc.) of the stone on your kitchen island?

    • Bethany, thank you for your questions and for reading! The stone is granite and it was installed in 2003. I will look back on my records and find the name and origin of the stone. I can’t remember right now! I will get back with you! Blessings, Pam

  2. Allie says:

    So much prettiness! You’re so right about spring and awakening. On these first few warm and sunny days of the year, I can’t help but smile.

  3. So much prettiness! I couldn’t agree more about the connection between spring and awakening. On these first warm and sunny days of the year, there are moments when I’m completely taken over by bliss.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Oh my, Braden is absolutely darling! What sweet Easter photos :) Your other photos are simply lovely, my friend. Each one is full of Spring beauty. Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

  5. Jann Olson says:

    I absolutely love this time of year! The cherry blossoms are gorgeous! Braden is too darn cute. Just gotta love those little grandchildren!! Each photo was delightful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. You find and take the most beautiful photos, I feel like I was on a mini trip.
    Braden is darling in his Easter Duds!!

    Thanks for sharing on Friday Features this week.
    Have Happy Easter!
    God Bless

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