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Daffodil chorus this Easter morning 💛
Perhaps you feel a bit torn this week, as I do, between the glorious and the mundane, between Holy Week church services and the grocery list we are drawing up for Easter lunch. On the one hand, we stand on a precipice in the year, and a drama of grief and glory will soon unfold. In many of our churches, we will be invited to participate in moments that are at once finished and past but also ever-present: “Now is the judgment of this world, now shall the ruler of this world be cast out” (John 12:31). 

On the other hand, some of us must also remember to buy chocolate eggs for the children’s baskets and the ingredients for authentic southern banana pudding. In my house at least, it’s a family tradition for Easter and only homemade will do. 

If Holy Week seems to have its head in the clouds while we must keep our feet firmly on ordinary ground, consider this: on the eve of his crucifixion, Jesus does not explain his death with a sermon or a parable. Instead, he offers his followers a meal.
#maundythursday #sacredtriduum #springcomestomaplehurst
Am I the only one who just about stops believing in spring every winter? Oh ye of little faith, indeed. 😍
#springcomestomaplehurst #seedtimeandharvest
This magnolia is a heartbreaker. Cold may be coming, but the Queen of my garden looks stunning today. 🌸
Hope 💚 from my new book Seedtime and Harvest: How Gardens Grow Roots, Connection, Wholeness, and Hope
Last night we had a dusting of snow, and today the wind is fierce, but spring is coming. Spring is always coming. 
#seedtimeandharvest #wearegardenmakers

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