Simple + Southern Sunday No. 74

“He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭53:3‬

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“Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
  Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above,
  To bear it to dark Calvary”

“Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭53:4-6‬ ‭

Ornamental Patio Peach Tree

Rows of Bradford Pear Trees

The Bradford Pear is beautiful in spring and fall, but is very invasive!

Noccalula Falls in the distance!

Cute little Carter is a great helper!

Now, this is a cabbage patch!

Oreo is sick and staying in the hospital for several days!  Home soon, hopefully!

Orange cake with cream cheese icing and Curaçao anglaise;  strawberry cheesecake with chantilly cream, strawberry jam, and coulis topped off with a cappuccino!

Snowball Bush is about to burst open with loads of blooms!

Redbud Tree is one of the first to bloom!

“Down on the farm”!

Up close with the Patio Peach

Springtime in our town!

Now this would be a great place for morning coffee!

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

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  1. dolores says:

    …Y todas las primaveras la Naturaleza se viste de luz y color y nos regala el milagro de la vida.
    Muy hermoso, querida Pam, como siempre hermoso y delicado mensaje en esta semana en que rememoramos la pasión de Cristo y el milagro de su Resurección, centro de nuestra fé.
    Con cariño

    … And every spring dresses nature of light and color and gives us the miracle of life.
    Very beautiful, dear Pam, as always beautiful and delicate message in this week when we remember the passion of Christ and the miracle of His Resurrection, center of our faith.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Dolores, gracias, mis friend..This es una semana especial como recordamos lo que sucedió el Viernes Santo y luego al celebrar la resurrección de Cristo en este momento! Estoy muy agradecido por su amor! Te deseo una semana de alegría! Con amor, Pam

      Dolores, thank you, my friend..This is a special week as we remember what happened on Good Friday and then as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection on Sunday! I am so thankful for His love! Wishing you a week of joy! With love, Pam

  2. It’s so easy to celebrate a new life in Christ when we are surrounded with all the new life of Spring! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful slice of your life today! And for always sharing your faith in Christ! He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords! I am so thankful for the love He poured out for us on the cross!
    love and blessings, Pam~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

    • Everyday Living says:

      Lynda, what encouraging comments from a fellow believer! This is a special week, and I wish you much joy as we celebrate God’s goodness and mercy He so richly has given! Blessings, Pam

  3. Kim says:

    Spring is springing everywhere! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures again. And scripture is always nice! I hope you two have a blessed day today. (Issues on the blog again, so no Sunday post today. :-( The enemy is up to his tricks – again. But he’s not going to win!)

    • Everyday Living says:

      Thanks, Kim! So sorry you are having blog issues! Satan is definitely out to destroy, but our God will not be defeated!

  4. Alice says:

    Oh no! Oreo get well soon! Love your Spring pictures especially the redbud with it’s pretty pink flowers against the dark wood. Here in Colorado it snowed this weekend and we have 8 inches in our yard. But as sure as the Lord brings Winter, He will bring us Soring also. We don’t have redbuds, dogwoods, or Azaleas but the fruit trees will flower and I see the tops of the tulips and buttercups coming through our frozen ground.

    Happy Spring everyone!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Alice, I always look forward to your comments! Our sweet little Oreo did not make it and we have been extremely saddened! He was 8 years old and had been a special pet. I hope your snow melts soon and Spring’s blooms will be evident! Blessings, Pam

  5. Blooming trees are gorgeous. Love the pasture pic.
    Have a great Sunday.
    Thanks for your email. After whining about the change on my blog I am going to take the attitude that the change will be good for me to stretch a little and learn new systems. I also realize the need to improve my computer organization and proper naming of files so I can find them. It’s good to share ideas and how others do things.

  6. Carole says:

    I am so sad to hear about your dear sweet Oreo I have a dear sweet Queenie as well and I pray for your grief. That The Lord would just give you comfort. Oh how we love our fur babies

    • Everyday Living says:

      Carole, thanks for your sweet, comforting words. Oreo was the sweetest cat, we always laughed because he acted like a dog. He followed us everywhere we went outside and you could tell him to roll over and he would. Yes, we do love our fur babies and become so attached…they are part of our “everyday living”! Blessings!

      • Carole says:

        I understand my precious Queenie was a rescue and her love for me so sweet and pure I am tremendously thankful to God for her sweetness in my life. I am very sad for you I hope you can have a better day today

      • Everyday Living says:

        Carole, your Queenie sounds like a perfect companion! Oreo’s mother was a stray that came to our house and we started feeding her. She gave birth to kittens a couple of months after she arrived! Oreo was the only survivor and she disappeared and we never saw her again. We found out from the vet that Oreo had a common heart disease found in cats that shows up quickly and takes their life. We were so relieved to know that our vet was with him and even administered cpr when he died! Thanks so much, it helps to know that you understand! People who never have pets don’t realize the love that you have for them!

  7. All of the blossoms are so beautiful! I do hope sweet Oreo comes home soon.

    Thank you for linking up this wonderful post on Thoughts of Home on Thursday. May you have a glorious Easter!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Thank so much, Laura! Our sweet little Oreo passed away last Sunday. We have been saddened and miss him terribly! But, we have much to be thankful for, We Serve a Risen Savior! Happy Easter!

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