Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Blessings!



The Miracles of Easter


The sleeping earth awakens,
The robins start to sing,
The flowers open wide their eyes
To tell us it is spring.
The bleakness of the winter
Is melted by the sun,
The tree that looked so stark and dead
Becomes a living one.
These miracles of Easter
Wrought with diving perfection,
Are the blessed reassurance
Of our Saviour's Resurrection.
Helen Steiner Rice ~



Happy Easter, everyone!

86 comments:

Nonna said...

Beautiful post!!! I hope you have a very happy Easter Renie!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Thank you, Patti. Happy Easter to you, my friend!


Hugs,

Renie

audrey` said...

Blessed Easter to you, Renie, and your loved ones =)

(((HUGS)))

Merle said...

Dear Renie ~~ Lovely poem. Helen Steiner Rice writes some great verses
The pictures look as though Spring is bursting out all over. I hope you have a lovely Easter with your son and grand-daughter. I am looking forward to my trip and seeing my cousins. We have become closer as we get older. Glad you enjoyed the joked. I was amused by the pilot who spoke "blonde." Take care, dear friend, Love, Merle.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

We have nothing that looks like Spring here yet, except for the fact, today the sun is shining, sky is blue and it just makes you feel good all over. But it's still chilly, 34 right now at 10am.

Loved the poem, Helen Steiner Rice has some lovely poems. Happy Spring to you.

Jmkdreak said...

No buds or blooms here yet but soon!
Is your dogwood starting to bloom?
You've said they bloom for Easter.

Happy Spring!!



xox

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie,
"HAPPY SPRING"!!!! You have done a beautiful and lovely post for today. I do hope you are okay up your way. I have seen on t.v. about all the flooding up in your area and I do hope it hasn't gotten close to where you are. It hasn't flooded here where we live at. I have't been out of town this week to see the St. Francis River, but I hear it's flooding as well. I did do a post early this morning. Since the girls have been out of School this week for Spring Break, I haven't been setting my alarm. I've been staying up late at night and sleeping late during the day. LOL. I hope you have a wonderful Easter. Are any of your kids coming home for Easter? Since my DH will be leaving out early on Sunday, me and the girls may go to my Mom's to eat dinner on Sunday. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

deborah wilson said...

Beautiful poem and post, Renie. The pics are lovely. I wish you a Happy Easter!

It looks like your yard is breathing new life - except for the daffodils, mine is still dead and grey. Even at Heritage Park, there was nothing blooming except a small patch of purple flowers near the mill.

Surely next week the warmth will liven everything up..:)

Mississippi Songbird said...

Beautiful Poem.. Thanks for the post, and Happy Easter!

Tina Coruth said...

Renie,

These lovely pictures at once relieved my mind of the worry I had when I heard of the floods in your state.

What beautiful photos you have used to illustrate this beautiful poem! :-)

Happy Easter, my friend!
Hugs,
Tina

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Audrey,

Thank you, my friend. And a blessed Easter to you!

Hugs,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

I love Helen Steiner Rice's poetry, and I thought this one was perfect for Easter.

I am looking forward to my son and granddaughters visit.

Enjoy your time with your cousins. Have a very Happy Easter, dear Merle.

Love and Blessings,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Drea,

No, the dogwoods are not blooming yet. Easter is early this year. They usually bloom the second week of April or so.

Well, Ohio is a bit behind us with the seasons. After all, you just had snow again the other day! :-) But maybe soon. I hope so, sweetie.

xox

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Karen!

Good to see you again, my friend. I'm glad you enjoyed my Easter post.

Our town here, which is 10 miles away, did get flooded. I called the police this morning and asked about the bridge over the river, that I have to cross, and they said it was not closed. So I went to town, but had to stay on the North End! The Current River is mighty high now. The water comes up just under the bridge. It was something else to see. I have seen a couple of floods in this area over the 23 years since I've been here, but I have never seen the river that high! And the roads into the heart of town are all closed because of the flooding. My son Greg is coming tomorrow to go to check on our cabin on the river, which is in Randolph County, about 15 miles from me. He will go on the 4-wheeler. I am afraid to drive there now myself. We're hoping the cabin didn't get flooded, since it's up on a hill, but there is a chance that it did. We'll see tomorrow.

Thank you for coming by, dear Karen. I will come and check your posting in a bit. Have a happy and blessed Easter with your family.

Love and Hugs,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Patty,

Well, the sunshine is nice too, isn't it? Spring will get to Ohio soon. We get an early Spring, but we also get much hotter summers than you do.

Thank you for coming by, my friend. Happy Spring! Happy Easter!

Hugs,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Deborah,

Well, I'm surprised you don't have more blooming. You are much further South, than I am. My tulips are up and almost blooming as well, and the Fire Bush will be blooming in the next few days. Things are progressing beautifully, and I'm happy about it!

Thank you for the nice comment, Deborah. Happy Easter to you and yours!

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Stephanie,

Have a very Happy Easter!

Bunny Hugs, ;-)

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Tina,

There is plenty of flooding 10 miles away, but none in these hills where I am.

Thank you for the lovely comment, my friend. I hope your snow is gone!

Happy Easter, dear Tina!

Bunny Hugs, :-)

Renie

Beemoosie said...

Happy Easter to you Renie! What beautiful pictures!!! We are still loooking at snow up here!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I celebrate the awakening of the sleeping earth with you, although you certainly have more Spring colors that I have at the moment.

BClark said...

Dear Miss Renie, I wish you all joy at Easter. I am so glad your yard is celebrating Spring for you!! Hope the bunny treats you good.
Barbara

Renie Burghardt said...

Beemoosie,

And a Happy Easter to you, Bonnie!

Hugs,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Happy Easter, Mr. Nick. Hope the Easter Bunny is good to Alex!

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Barbara,

Thank you for the visit and good wishes. Yes, Spring has sprung, and I am happy about that. Happy Easter, dear Barbara!

Bunny Hugs,

Renie

GardenGoose said...

hi Renie,
stopping by to wish you a lovely Easter day.
thanks for stopping by to visit my blog. I always enjoy your visits very much.
Tina

Hope said...

Hi Renie,

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very blessed and happy Easter weekend. I'll try to catch up later!

Hugs,
Hope

deborah wilson said...

Renie,

Sent you an e-mail, check gmail.

I went to the store today and bought Envy a big blue Bunny for Easter, blue and purple are her favorite colors. Tomorrow I have to find Kristen and David something. David will be easy, all he ever wants is a truck!

Renie Burghardt said...

Gardengoose,

Thank you for coming by.

Happy Easter, Tina!

Hugs,

Renie




Happy Easter, Hope!

I hope you're doing well!

Hugs,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Deborah,

Hope you found a big blue bunny for Envy!

Got your email. Thanks a million!

Happy Easter.

Renie

Mary said...

Oh Renie, your photos of your yard are perfect to illustrate the poem. I love Helen Steiner Rice and have for years.

A blessed Easter to you and yours, my friend.

Hugs,
Mary

Glo said...

I love all your pictures...I love Spring and flowers. Have a blessed Easter.

Hugs,
Glo

Renie Burghardt said...

Mary,

I love Hele Steiner Rice as well!

I was happy to see some things coming to life in the yard, just in time for Easter.

Thank you kindly for coming by. Have a Happy and Blessed Easter, my friend.

Hugs,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Glo,

Me, too! I love flowers and Spring as well!

Happy Easter, my friend.

Hugs,

Renie

ancient one said...

Happy Easter Renie! Your pictures are so pretty and full on spring!! My nose is telling me it is spring. I'm sneezing constantly! LOL

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Ann,

Happy Easter!

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie,
I just wanted to drop by and wish you a "HAPPY EASTER" and to remember that "HE IS RISEN"!!!! I'm sure you have Family there with you today and I hope you enjoy your time with them. I also hope that the waters are receding near you. My DH and his Uncle left out this morning going up thru that way. My DH said someone told him Saturday that US Hwy. 63 was open up thru Hardy now. I did do a post for today. Me and the girls don't have any plans for today. I think they may go to Church, but I'm not feeling too good, so I'm going to stay home. Take care my friend and have a great Easter. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.
P.S. How is your friend, Eileen doing since she hurt her arm?

2 LMZ FARMS said...

Just wanted to drop in and hope you and yours have a blessed Easter Sunday.
Laura

Renie Burghardt said...

Karen,

Good to hear from you, as always. Hope you feel better.

Hugs,

Renie









Laura,

I always enjoy your visits. I hope your Easter was blessed!

Hugs,

Renie

Mountain Mama said...

Seeing the daffodils and other blossoms sure lifts my spirit. I do love spring!!!
I hope you had a wonderful Resurrection Day celebration Renie. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Bev,

I had a wonderful Easter, and I hope you did as well.


Hugs,

Renie

Margaret Cloud said...

Beautiful picture and lovely poem and so true. May you and your family have a nice Easter.

Granny Annie said...

Our weather has been so crazy I would not have guessed that poem would fit this Easter but it does as things have brightened and we welcome the resurrected life and new beginnings. Lovely choice for a post Renie.

Mountain Mama said...

I'm wishing you a blessed Resurrection day Renie.
I pray all is well with you and yours.
Hugs.

hippo chick said...

Happy Easter to you, dear Renie. How blessed we are that we have a risen Saviour.

~hippo hugs~

Patty said...

Hope you had a Happy Easter. And home this week is a terrific week with your family there.

Jo said...

I hope you had a Blessed Easter Dear Renie. I wanted to stop by and leave you a comment so you would have a link to my blog. I share my blog posts on FB but everything moves so fast on there not many get to read it.

Have a beautiful rest of the week.

Midlife Mom said...

Love all of Helen Steiner Rice's poems! So fitting for Easter Sunday! Hope you had a wonderful day with your son and granddaughter, we did here with our grands, kids and FIL who lives right next door. Small crowd for us but I enjoyed the casualness of it and everything was all cleaned up by 2.

Did I read that your friend hurt her arm?????? Hope that is better by now!!!

Love from north country! xoxox

Beth Dunn said...

Love the poem!
xoox
SC

Reader Wil said...

Hi Renie! How are you? I got your invitation to become your friend at Facebook. Well I am already your friend, but I am no longer doing facebook. At this moment blogspot is enough for me, for I am very tired and I had a complicated year behind me and it's still not solved. But it will be okay in a few months, I hope.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Renie
I think of you often wondering how you are and what your up too.
Hope your Easter weekend was blessed and you got to be with family.
Miss you
Maggie

Margaret Cloud said...

Stopping by to wish you a happy Mother's Day, have fun. Hope you have a nice week.

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Mountain Mama said...

It's been a while since you posted. I hope you are ok. Hugs!!!

Janice Thomson said...

Hi Renie! Hope all is well with you.

Sandy said...

Felt like waving at you! Hope all is well and you are enjoying spring time.

Margaret Cloud said...

Coming by to wish you a nice Memorial Day. Hope you have been doing fine.

Steel Magnolia said...

You are so dear to have stopped by my blog. My postings have been slow coming for the past month (son's college graduation and my life love relocating from Kentucky to our home in Maine), but my writing fingers are itchy to get caught up. I love your writings and sentiments. Have a wonderful day. Cheers!

Alice

Reader Wil said...

Hi Renie, how are you? Are you in good health? Is everything okay?This morning I was reminded of you by Facebook with the request to accept you as a friend. Well of course I will accept you as a friend, only I am not on Facebook anymore. I even don't know my password anymore. I only do Blogger. I had a very tiring winter with a lot of problems, but a good thing was that my daughter from Australia was here with the family. I enjoyed every minute of it. Hugs, Renie! Wil.

Granny Annie said...

I don't remember you going this long between posts before. Hope all is well.

Reader Wil said...

Hello Renie! How are you? It's been a long time since you wrote on blogger. Are you okay? I hope you are in good health and doing well! I missed you.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie. Thought I would take a break from my FB games and maybe try blogging on Sunday's. I'm out visiting some of my favorite blogs right now. I did make a new post this morning. Hope you are enjoying the cooler temperatures. I know I am. We finally got some much needed rain this past week as well. We even had tornado warnings for us on Thursday night. They sounded the sirens here. We headed out to the School's Storm Shelter and on the way, hubby and the girls did see a tornado rotating in a field. It was really scary but it never touched down here. Take care my friend and have a great Sunday.

Love ya my dear friend.
Karen H.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie. Sure have missed seeing a post from you on here. I have started back blogging once a week now. Who knows, it may turn into full time again. Hope all is well with you up in your neck of the woods. Fall has finally arrived here in full force this morning. I bet all of the leaves are really showing their true colors up your way. Sure would like to see some pictures. Take care my dear friend and have a great Sunday and coming week. GOD Bless you.

Love and hugs,
Karen H.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Ms. Renie. I just wanted to drop by and wish you and yours a "HAPPY THANKSGIVING" for Thursday. Looks like we have a strong cold front moving in on Wednesday. Might even see some flurries they are saying. Who knows? Take care my friend and have a wonderful week.

Love and hugs,

Karen H.

Sandy said...

Hope all is well with you. How is MacKenzie>?

Deborah Wilson said...

December 24th, 2010


Merry Christmas, Renie!

Reader Wil said...

Dear Renie! Happy New Year!

Reader Wil said...

Hi Renie! I saw that you has a message for me on facebook. The problem is I cannot find it. I don't know how it works. Apparently there is an older address, which I don't use any more. My new address is: wil.francois@gmail.com

DeanO said...

Ms. Renie - indeed such a lovely time of year. Beautiful pictures

Renie Burghardt said...

Thank you, Dean O! I seldom visit Blogger anymore. I did enjoy your blog. Are you on Facebook?

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Patty said...

Hard to believe it will soon be one year since you last posted on your blog.

Grandma's scrapbook said...

Good Morning Ms.Renie,Beautiful poem and post! I hope you have a very happy Easter Renie!

Connie Arnold said...

That's beautiful! I love Helen Steiner Rice poems. Hugs and blessings to you, Renie!

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Pia said...

hi renie! still remember me? was reading my old posts and comments and i saw yours. so i decided to drop by and say hi and see how you are. miss ya!

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