Carter’s Garden Blog


Sunday Reflections… He is Risen ✝️

Happy Easter Morning! He is Risen! 

Mark 16 –

Jesus has risen! 

1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body.
2Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb
3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”
4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.
5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.
7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’

 

Have a blessed, reflective day. ✝️

 

“Blessed are those who have not seen and have yet believed.”

   ~ John 20:29



Peace ✌🏻 & Love ❤️ 

Mark Carter



Today Is Good Friday

He said “It is finished”, we didn’t understand that It had just begun. Be thankful for His sacrifice on this, Good Friday.

 

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. – 1 Peter 2:24

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf in springtime.  ~ Martin Luther

 

Peace & Love, 

 

Mark Carter



Sunday Reflections…

Today is Palm Sunday. 🌴🙏🏻

“Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

 This is a great day to read about it – Start with Matthew 21:1-11. Lots more to read about the progression that lead to this day. The timeline is Amazing! 

“No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.”

  ~ William Penn



Blessings, Peace and Love to all ❤️

 

 Mark C.

 

 



Good Friday. What does it mean to You?
April 19, 2019, 6:47 am
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He said “It is finished”, we didn’t understand that It had just begun. Be thankful for His sacrifice on this, Good Friday. 

Love and Peace,

Mark C.



“Fear Not: For, Behild, I Bring You Good Tidings Of Great Joy” – The Christmas Story

The day is finally here! Merry Christmas! The food, family & fun go hand in hand this time of year. But, it’s easy to loose sight of what Christmas is really all about.

This old Peanuts story tells “What Christmas is All About” in a really cool way that has touched many people over the years. If you follow Charlie Brown you know about Linus and his security blanket. He clings to it! But notice that Linus actually puts down his blanket while he recites the Christ story from the Bible (Luke 2:1-20). When he says “Fear Not” he drops his blanket 😊 Faith gave him strength over his fears…

 

Merry Christmas! Peace on earth & good will towards men!

Mark Carter 🎅🏻



Sunday Reflections…

I’ve said it many times, Sunday’s are special days… Every one of them! Walking in the garden this morning, as I do most every Sunday morning I thought about what today means, as well as the coming week. Today is ‘Palm Sunday’, aka; The day of The Triumphal Entry. Today is the day that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the back of a young donkey. He was greeted by the people as Savior & King! They famously shouted “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of The Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” -Matthew 21:1-9.

The cross on the donkeys back is a famous legend. I have heard many people call them ‘Jerusalem Donkeys’. Have you heard the Old legend? –
‘All purebred donkeys are born with a cross on their back. A legend says it is the gift our Lord gave to the humble donkey that carried Him into Jerusalem. According to the legend, the little donkey so loved his Master that he followed Him to Calvary. Grief-stricken at the sight, he turned away but remained at his station at the foot of the cross. The shadow of the Cross fell upon him and from that day all purebred donkeys wear the Master’s Cross on their backs.’

Jesus walked and Prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane during the last days of his life. He knew what was about to happen to him and I’d like to think that he chose a Garden to spend his last days in to give him the Peace, Clarity & Strength that he needed leading up to his arrest and Crucifixion (on Good Friday).

There is going to be a LOT of Reflection for me during this week and I hope to do much of it in my garden. I truly do find peace and a clear mind outside in the garden. I hope you do too.

The blooming plants and feeling of Spring in the Garden bring Peace & Calm to the mind & Spirit.

 

Peace,

~ Mark