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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Easter Blessings and a Giveaway!

Jesus is Risen!  
(This giveaway has ended.  Thank you to all those who joined.)

St. Alphosus de Ligouri, in "The Passion and the Death of Jesus Christ," commented, "St. Laurence Justinian remarks: 'We have seen Him who is wise infatuated through an excess of love.' We have beheld Him who is eternal wisdom itself, the Son of God, become a fool for us, by reason of the too great love which he bore toward us."

I celebrate God's great love and saving work for me!  Oh, what he was willing to go through for me!  

Blessed John Henry Newman, as quoted in Evangelizo,  comments:

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps 118[117],24)...

This is Easter Day. Let us say this again and again to ourselves with fear and great joy. As children say to themselves, "This is the spring," or "This is the sea," trying to grasp the thought..., let us say, “This is the Day of Days, the Royal Day, the Lord's Day (Rv 1,10 Gk.). This is the Day on which Christ arose from the dead; the Day which brought us salvation”. It is a Day which has made us greater than we know...

We have had enough of weariness, and dreariness, and listlessness, and sorrow, and remorse. We have had enough of this troublesome world. We have had enough of its noise and din...But now there is stillness; and it is a stillness that speaks... such is our blessedness now. Calm and serene days have begun; and Christ is heard in them, and His “still small voice” (1Kgs 19,12), because the world speaks not. Let us only put off the world, and we put on Christ (Eph 4,22; Rm 13,14)... May that unclothing be unto us a clothing upon of things invisible and imperishable! May we grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, season after season, year after year, till He takes us to Himself... into the kingdom of His Father and our Father, His God and our God (Jn 20,17). 

And to celebrate this "Day which has made us greater than we know..." I'm having an Easter giveaway!  Celebrate with me and let me know if you would like to have the chance to win "Easter Angel," this original  5" x 7" mixed media painting (watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil on paper).  I made it especially for you, my visitors and blog friends.  If you follow my blog through Google Friends Connect (in the sidebar) or Google+ (top of the page) or if you shared about my giveaway, let me know in separate comments and get extra entries to the giveaway.  My giveaway ends on May 19, Pentecost Sunday, which marks the end of the Easter Season this year.


A blessed Easter season, dearest visitors and blog friends!  "May we grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, season after season, year after year, till He takes us to Himself... into the kingdom of His Father and our Father, His God and our God (Jn 20,17)."

51 blog hugs:

julienne said...

I love it! Happy Easter to you. I also follow via GFC

Jehanne's doodles said...

Beautiful work! May you have a blessed Easter.

mamapez5 said...

Easter Blessings to you. Your artwork is beautiful, as are your comments and quotes. Kate xx

Manon said...

Happy Easter! Wonderful art work :)
Manonx

Beth Morey said...

Happy Easter!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Happy Easter and lovely creations ~ admire your strength of faith ~ Happy Day ^_^

Patsy Paterno said...

Beautiful! I follow through GFC, Google +, Bloglovin and I follow you also when you call "Kagawaaaaad!" :^) This entry is just for fun! Could not resist! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Gill said...

Happy Easter to you Peggy!

Gill said...

I'm a GFC follower!

Alicia C said...

what a wonderful piece! I will look for the google+ button soon

Anne Manda said...

Beautiful pieces! Happy Easter!

Karen Letchworth said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Peggy. This amazing piece of art is going to be a real treasure and blessing to the winner of your giveaway. Thanks for being so generous, and for sharing your beautiful art in our challenges. You are such a blessing!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Alexandra said...

Love your artwork here. I especially like the passion and intensity of emotions flowing from the first piece. Happy Easter!

Julie-Ann Bowden said...

Beautiful xxx

Create With Joy said...

Happy Easter to you Peggy - beautiful artwork as always!

Create With Joy
http://create-with-joy.com

Dianne said...

Would absolutely love to win this angel--I admire your work so much and love your heart for God most of all.

Thank you for making this available to one of us.

Easter miracles to you!

WrightStuff said...

Happy Easter to you Peggy.

bellefrogworks said...

He is risen! A wonderful Easter to you and yours. That is a very lovely angel!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

The Lord is risen in deed, Alleluia! I love your portrait of Christ, as well as your beautiful angel. Blessings!

Dianne said...

A lovely angel painting...happy Easter to you!

Netty said...

Beautiful words and artwork.
Happy Easter and HPPF. Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

EVA said...

Two lovely paintings. I especially love the bottom one.

Happy Easter!

Shelley L. Snyder said...

The painting is beautiful, and wouldn't mind winning it! I follow on GFC as well.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fabulous artwork! I hope you had have a happy easter!

I really adore this angel and yes would be happy to win!

xxx Susi
with an invitation to you to our new theme for april over on
ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

Melisa said...

This post made me tear up...but with a smile on my face, too. It's so hard to fathom a love so pure but luckily I don't have to understand it, just believe in it and accept it.

Kaleena said...

I love this! It is absolutely GORGEOUS! What a beautiful reminder of this wonderful time.

mamapez5 said...

This is a second comment just to say I am also a follower. Blessings. kate x

ferrelli said...

Happy Resurrection Day! I love your art and your love of God and His word. Blessings!
Sue

JKW said...

Beautiful art and wonderful commentary. Blessings, Janet PPF

missy k said...

It's a truly beautiful piece - please include my in your giveaway.

Easter Greetings to you too.

Karen x

Antonia Rapheal said...

Beautiful!

The road MAP. said...

I am not in for the price. The painting are beautiful what do you use? Is it paint or water colours.

Elisa said...

i would love to have your painting. thank you for being a blessing peggy. Happy Easter!

Elisa said...

I have followed you under my name elisa at google plus:)

Elisa said...

tweeted your giveaway:)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING!

xxx Susi

hope to see you on
ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

Hayley Tennyson said...

I love your journals, you're art work is truly beautiful, thank you for sharing with us, I hope you will include me in your giveaway, many blessings peggy.
Hayley x

Melinda Cornish said...

It is beautiful.....I love the bible verses you included in your post. what a blessing. I already follow your blog!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love this - it's so beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win. Not sure how I missed it earlier.
Rinda

Maria said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!

martinealison said...

Une très jolie oeuvre pour accompagner votre belle publication.
Gros bisous

froebelsternchen Susi said...

HAPPY PPF!GORGEOUS ARTWORK AGAIN!

ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

martinealison said...

Joyeuses Pâques à vous également...
De très belles oeuvres pour illustrer cette dernière publication.
Gros bisous

~Sue C said...

Your art pieces are amazing. Beautifully done. SueC

Gill said...

This is gorgeous Peggy!
May 19 would have been my mum's 99th birthday!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Kim T said...

Dear Peggy ... I am in AWE of your work, it is so inspiring, lovely and honestly gives me such joy & hope! I would love to know if your artwork is for sale? Our church supports a home for troubled girls, my friend & I decorate composition notebooks for them to use as journals for their therapy sessions, we use beautiful papers, stickers, inspirational verses, quotes and I would love to somehow share with them your artwork. We donate 150-200 a year to New Life (girls home). Look forward to hearing from you and again ... your artwork is so precious!

Donna B said...

I follow by google connect and I am posting about this on my blog http://journalingbyfaith.blogspot.com/
Love your work, you are such an inspiration!

Jona Panesa said...

its so beautiful!!! You know I am a follower!

Mrs.D said...

Peggy, your blog is so inspiring. Your paintings are wonderful but your delight in the Lord is even more wonderful and encouraging. It lifts my spirit to read what you write.
God bless you.

Ana Bone said...

Your artwork is truly a gift to us all! I am the troop coordinator for a girls' scouting group that focuses on Christ, the girls' relationship to him and the growth of their Catholic faith. I am working on an event for our girls that includes outdoor activities tying those activities with saints and their lives. I have loved your artwork for a while and was wondering if you would be so kind to contact me at ahgwv82@gmail.com. I would like to request your permission to use one of your drawings in our event patch. The patches will not be sold and we will not profit from them in any way. The event itself has a fee because we have to feed them and provide the camping facilities. There is no profit there either. The patches are given to the girls as a reminder of their participation and the lessons learned during the event. I appreciate your consideration.

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