Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hallelujah

Jesus Christ is Risen today
Hal - le - lu - jah,
Our triumphant Holy Day
Ha-a-a-a-a-le-lu-jah.
Who did once upon the cross
Su-u-u-u-fer
to redeem our loss.
 
This song is my Easter song of praise.
It was a tradition in my church in America
to sing it every Easter morning.
It is not sung in the churches I've attended
in Holland but it echoes in my spirit.
 


 
On Palm Sunday Enno and I visited the historically designated
Museum Town of Kolhorn
which used to be on the sea.
With the innovation of dikes in the Netherlands
it now is situated among tulip fields.
Our friends, Frank and Louise took us for an outting
to see it. Amazingly beautiful.



 
 









 
 







Will these churches come alive on Easter morning?
The first one is now an art gallery.
 
 Every home is a garden extending to the canal.
 
 



 


 
 




 

 
 

I feel so uplifted when I visit these little villages and have
a connection to people of the past and their hard work ethics
with determination to survive the harsh elements here.
 

They not only survived but thrived for
thousands of years.
The beautiful flowers are
evidence.
 
Have a Joyful Easter
 
 
 
I watched two church services on television this morning.
One was a Protestant service from Jerusalem
and the other a
Catholic one from Belgium.
Both were beautiful.
Enno doesn't like to go to church here
but will with me in America.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Lamb

 The lonely lamb
 
 Separates  himself
 
 Leaves his family and
 
 Says goodbye to his brothers.
 
 
Tells John to behold his mother.
 
Is slaughtered.
To take our place.
 



Friday, April 18, 2014

Thousands of Tulips

Enno and I are on our way to Callantsoog and have just passed Amsterdam driving north.
The  tulip fields are beginning here, near Haarlem.
Fences keep the cars from driving into the canals which is easy to do
if you're looking at the tulips.
 

 Now we're on the highway in North Holland that
follows the canal from the North Sea to Amsterdam.
 
 The cows have been released from their winter homes in the barns.
This land gets bitter winters with the wind.
Trees are no barriers.
 

 One can see the dunes in the distance.
The sea is on the other side.
 
 A little village of bulp farmers is on the road the coast, not far.
 

 
Linking to Good Fences.
 


Friday, April 11, 2014

Fences for Climbing Vines

 
Good Fences
are for Climbing Vines
that cast strong shadows on the
garden house..
 
 
In the eaerly morning if the sun is shining in Holland
it brings out the beautiful colors of the
new growth.
 
 
 
This is Enno's time.
 
 

 
 
 
Connecting with
Good Fences
 
http://run-a-roundranch.blogspot.com