Saturday, March 31, 2018

SOL 31/31 & Celebrate This Week

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Melanie, and Lanny
 for hosting this meeting place each day in March
and for nurturing our writing lives.

Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres.

When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
Discover. Play. Build. 

   A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember.

Each week I join Ruth Ayres and a few friends
to celebrate the week. It's a great way to focus
on the positive things that happened in the past week.

Day 31 has arrived!
 I celebrate
the beautiful writing
of my slicer friends,
the delightful connections
we make as we share our lives,
and the growth we experience
from this month of
writing together
for 31 days!

Oodles of gratitude to the folks at TWT 
who bring us together each year for this
challenging, yet fulfilling month of writing.
Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

More celebrations from this week:
Pics from VA

Treat from a friend left on the porch
No note, but her signature ribbon 
and happy packaging gave her away!

Jack is happiest when he's reading, 
preferably with a book in each hand!
Jack's cousins arrive for Easter weekend
(He's the short one with the red ball.)

A sunny afternoon walk with Lance
with lots of stops to snap pics
of blossoms along the way

Five years ago I was inspired by newtreemom's Easter Hymn
and tried my hand at composing a hymn poem.
I share it again (with a few changes in formatting)
 to celebrate the gift of Jesus Christ
this Easter season.

Because I Have Been Given Much
There Is Sunshine in my Soul Today
The Lord Is My Light

Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer
Where Can I Turn for Peace
I Need Thee Every Hour

God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son
I Stand All Amazed
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today


  1. What a perfect ending to celebrate this weekend! "I stand all amazed" -- Happy Easter to you, Ramona! He is reason indeed!

  2. Thanks for all the comments and encouragement this month, Ramona! It's been great slicing with you.

  3. I've enjoyed the journey of this month with you, Ramona. Your Easter hymn is a wonderful testimony to God's love through our Redeemer. Thank you for sharing it again.

  4. Happy Easter! He is Risen! I love your hymn/poem!

  5. Thank you for sharing your lovely poem and all those photos. You have a beautiful family. Happy Easter, Ramona!

  6. Oodles of Gratitude - Yes! Wishing you Happy Easter!

  7. Happy Easter, Ramona. Much to celebrate this day!

  8. Happy Easter! What a lovely end to the month.

  9. Happy Easter, friend. Love the picture of Jack with his books - what a great sight!

  10. Ramona, your hymn is a lovely way to prayer, especially these lines: Where Can I Turn for Peace
    I Need Thee Every Hour
    Happy Easter.
    Love the photos of the boys.
    Love the new photos

  11. So much meaning in every hymn...but right now I Need Thee Every Hour has a message I need. I remember writing my poem. Hymns have been such a part of my faith. Thank you for remembering, too!