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It is a beautiful sign that renewed life is upon us .

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 Ce intimplare , sa citesc cartea lui Andrei Plesu *Parabolele lui Iisus. Adevarul ca poveste*, care cuprinde o multitudine de explicatii  studiate si structurate de autor cat se poate de serios, chiar sub valul de flori al legendei copacului  dogwood  . Cartea abunda in formulari memorabile (cum ar fi: * Parabolele sunt efectul rastignirii intelectului divin pe lemnul limitelor ratiunii omenesti*), care imi provoaca mici furnicaturi si pentru cateva clipe imi innobileaza compozitia  airului ce-l respir facandu-mi-l mai pretios . Si imi zic : parca as  vrea sa fiu recunoscatoare cuiva dar nu stiu cui  . Ridic ochii din carte si ii odihnesc   pe  legenda .Stiu cui sa-i fiu recunoscatoare….

Many years ago, a dogwood tree grew on a hill outside Jerusalem. In those days, the dogwood tree was as tall and mighty as an oak, and this tree was the tallest of all the dogwoods, and extremely proud of its strength.

“Something wonderful is going to happen to me,” it said to anyone who would listen. “I’ll probably become the mast that holds the big sail on a grand ship, or the main timber supporting a great house.”

Unfortunately, the huge old dogwood was cut down to become the cross to which Jesus was nailed. The tree was horrified. All its dreams of glory were smashed, and it groaned in agony as two boards from its trunk were nailed together.

Jesus took pity on the tree, even as he carried it to Calvary. “You will never be put to such use again,” He told it. “From this day on, your shape will change, even as will the world. You will become slender and sway easily with the breeze. And instead of acorns, you will bear flowers in the shape of a cross… with two long and two short petals. In the center of the outer edge of each petal, there will be nail prints… brown with rust and red with bloodstains to show the world how you have suffered.”

“Last of all, the center of your flowers will be marked as though with a crown of thorns to remind people forevermore, that you and I spent our last moments together.” And so it was. And so it is.

In Jesus’ time, the dogwood grew
To a stately size and a lovely hue.
‘Twas strong and firm, its branches interwoven.
For the cross of Christ its timbers were chosen.
Seeing the distress at this use of their wood
Christ made a promise which still holds good:
“Never again shall the dogwood grow
Large enough to be used so.
Slender and twisted, it shall be
With blossoms like the cross for all to see.
As blood stains the petals marked in brown,
The blossom’s center wears a thorny crown.
All who see it will remember Me
Crucified on a cross from the dogwood tree.
Cherished and protected, this tree shall be
A reminder to all of My agony.

The Dogwood would only bloom for a very short time before and after the date of the crucifixion, the flower would have just 4 petals representing the hands and feet of Christ, they would be marked with a hole and the blood of Christ and the center of the flower would be circular raised and represent the head of Christ wearing the crown of thorns.

And so it is today, the Dogwood is a small twisted tree, it blooms at Easter and the flower….well look for yourself.

The pink dogwood is said to represent the blushing of shame for shedding innocent blood. The weeping dogwood represents a heartfelt cry over this tree’s being used to crucify Christ.

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Santa is coming to town..

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…21 de zile pana la Craciun-pline de reclame , atractii,decoratii si o sarbatoare ce le cuprinde pe toate *Chrismahanuwhatthehelliskwanza*…

Pe langa maratonul listelor de cadouri, de bucate , de ce sa fac ,  de ce sa nu fac , de ce vreau , de ce nu vreau , de ce imi propun  si nu , adica surprisele acelea: *n-aduce anul ce- aduce ceasul* or cam asa ceva , citez din memoria scurta   trebuie sa-mi gasesc timp sa-mi pregatesc mintea si  trupul si contul la banca pentru toate festivitatile ce se rostogolesc  in trei saptamani ramase.

Prima cu decoratiile , a doua cu party& cooky iar ultima;*da-ne noua Doamne sarmalele noastre si cozonacii cei de toate zilele Craciunurile* .

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Colindele deja imi suna prin cap cu zurgalai si jingle bells caci poza de familie  a acestui an nu o sa fie  , decat daca  as face un colaj la *ohh my lordandtyler* dar atatea drumuri sunt pe lista  iar* Saint Nick*  este deja la usa cu incaltarile : mai in desordine , mai in ordine , mai in picioare – fiecare cum s-a priceput .

Eu ma pregatesc sa urc pe culmile Himalaie – de unde cateodata imi vine sa nu mai ma intorc- sa nu-i iau pe  juniori de la *slap the bang* or pe adulti de la ofertele cu cookies-candies si pupicuri nu direct pe buze .  Oh, my *LordandTylor*, imi sangereaza urechile ! Mai bine fac un colaj.

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