Thursday, April 1, 2010


Claudia from Dipity Road invites us each Friday to share a bit of beauty and I found Beauty this Good Friday in our little Dogwood at full bloom

There Is A Legend
At the time of Crucifixion the dogwood had been the size of the oak and other forest trees. So firm and strong was the tree that it was chosen as the timber for the cross. To be used thus for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the tree, and Jesus nailed upon it, sensed this.
In His gentle pity for all sorrow and suffering Jesus said to the tree:
" Because of your regret and pity for My suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used as a cross. Henceforth it shall be slender and bent and twisted and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross--two long and two short petals. And in the center of the outer edge of each petal there will be nail prints, brown with rust and stained with red, and in the center of the flower will be a crown of thorns, and all who see it will remember."

Behold the wood of the cross,
on which has hung our salvation:
come, let us adore.


  1. I love this story. I liked the story of the priest you left on my comments. Such a special time this week is in our church. All the blessings of Easter to you and yours.


  2. What a wonderful story. I don't believe I've ever heard it bedore. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs and Easter blessings

  3. We have them down here in Georgia too and I've heard the beautiful story - thanks for reminding me about it. sandie

  4. A lovely Easter story. Thank you for sharing. What a lovely easter custom although I don't want to think about what happens to all those cracked eggs at the end of the day. Do they eat them? Thank you for stopping by and visiting.

  5. Beautiful.....
    Easter Hugs!!

  6. Beautiful...I haven't read this story for a while. Hope you have a grand weekend!

  7. Good Morning Sweet Mollye...
    Oh Sweetie, I love your Dogwood tree in full bloom. So elegant and beautiful.

    I did not know this story of the Dogwood, or if it had been shared with me before I do not remember. I have always loved the coloring of the blooms, and now I know why. How beautiful Mollye. Thank you for sharing with me. I will NOT forget this story.

    I love your picket fence around your yard. It is so beautiful. Looks like "Home". A walk in the country.

    Have a beautiful day sweetie. Please remember that you are so loved. You have touched my life since the day you walked into it, and will continue touching it with the beauty you have given to my home. I see you when I look in almost every room, as I moved everything around in each room so I would have a little Mollye everywhere. I see new things in my book each day. I love looking and touching. Thank you sweet Friend. I do love you. Many hugs this morning, Sherry

  8. gorgeous dogwood, mollye! and thanks for sharing the story associated with it. have heard it in years past, but so nice to read again!

    easter blessings to you and yours,
    terry lee

  9. Beautiful story about the Dogwood. I never knew....Hmmm; this is why I must tune in daily to Miz Mollye ya know !
    Love Lori

  10. I like the story - I'd never heard that one before. We have dogwood here, but I'm not sure it's the same plant.

  11. Hello!
    I have never heard this before. What a lovely story. Thanks for your email and kind and encouraging words. You are one friend I definately don't want to be missing!
    Easter Blessings!

  12. Love the dogwoods and your dancing Easter Chickie! Happy Easter to you too!

  13. Love it. Love Dogwood trees. We got to really enjoy them on Spring break a few years ago. I bet you have a bunch where you are there. Happy Easter

  14. What a beautiful story -- Ms Molly

    Such a perfect one for the season.

    I really appreciate you participating with us on FFB -- you certainly found some beauty.

    Have a blessed Easter.


  15. Hi my sweet friend.

    Thank you again for my Easter treat! You made me feel loved.

    May you have a Blessed Easter!

    He is Risen!


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