Sunday, April 24, 2011

Up From the Grave He Arose!

Up from the grave he arose;
with a mighty triumph o'er his foes;
he arose a victor from the dark domain,
and he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

1On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' " 8Then they remembered his words.

Luke 24: 1-8 NIV

Have a beautiful and blessed Easter!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Low in the grave he lay, Jesus my Savior,
waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Movie Friday: The Passion of the Christ

Happy Good Friday!  As I was trying to come up with a fitting movie for this day, two immediately came to mind.  I'll feature the other one soon, but for today, my focus is The Passion of the Christ.

I know that this movie is not a classic movie in the sense of being vintage.  However, I do believe that this will be a great classic some day.

As taken from Wikipedia:  "The Passion of the Christ is a 2004 film directed by Mel Gibson and starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus which depicts the Passion of Jesus largely according to the New Testament Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

The Passion of the Christ largely covers the final twelve hours of Jesus' life beginning with the Agony in the Garden and ending with a brief depiction of his Resurrection. Flashbacks of Jesus as a Child, when Jesus worked as a carpenter, the Sermon on the Mount, the saving of Mary Magdalene from being stoned to death, and the Last Supper are also included."

There are many more details in the article that I did not include.  To see more, just follow the Wikipedia link above.
Have a Blessed Day!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Maundy Thursday

So sorry for the long span between posts.  We have been doing state assessments at work this week and last, and when that happens, it seems everything else manages to be put on the back burner.

Today is Maundy Thursday, the day we commemorate The Last Supper. 

Luke 22:7-20

[7] Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. [8] Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover."

[9] "Where do you want us to prepare for it?" they asked.

[10] He replied, "As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters, [11] and say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?' [12] He will show you a large upper room, all furnished. Make preparations there."

[13] They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.

[14] When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. [15] And he said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. [16] For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God."

[17] After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, "Take this and divide it among you. [18] For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes."

[19] And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me."

[20] In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Movie Friday: The Long, Long Trailer

I know that I've shared this movie before, but it's one of my favorites, and as such, it will probably pop up on Movie Friday from time to time.  I had a copy of this on VHS growing up, and I'm surprised that I didn't completely wear that tape out.  I just recently found it on DVD.  I'm a huge I Love Lucy fan, and since this movie features both Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, I enjoy it even more.

This movie was released in 1954, based off the book of the same name written by Clinton Twiss.  Read all of the details here.

Have a great Friday!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


The most interesting find from my box lots puchases over the weekend was the discovery of these three medals in a box of vintage advertising pens.

Please note, by sharing these medals, I am in no way showing any kind of support for the horrible acts of WWII.  I am sharing them today because I am curious about them, and I would like to get more information about them.  As this could be a sensitive topic, all comments will go into moderation immediately for this post.

In the box, I found three Nazi medals.  I showed them to Mick from Everyone Goes to Mick's a couple of nights ago when we were chatting online.  He found them creepy, mostly because I guessed that the most likely way they came to be in the possession of an American is that someone took them off a fallen German soldier during WWII.  However, it could be that they made their way to the States if a soldier took them from a German POW.  This is all just speculation.  I'll never know their true story. 
Anyway, here are the medals:

First up, a German Iron Cross, First Class.  My research turned up the following information: "The Iron Cross is exclusively awarded for bravery before the enemy and for excellent merits in commanding troops."

Second, this medal which when translated reads "Medal for German Social Welfare".  I'm not sure why this medal was awarded.

Finally, I found this medal.  It is dated 1941, but I haven't been able to find any information on it either.  Maybe one of my blog readers will be able to fill in the unknowns.

Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, April 4, 2011

A Small Weekend

Or, maybe I should call it a weekend of smalls.  I purchased a couple of beautiful vintage lamps this weekend (which will have to wait for a later post).  My favorite things that I picked up though were found in several boxes that I bought in the box lots portion of the sale (auction - you all know that I love me a good auction).  Lots of small little things that made looking through those boxes a lot of fun.

I really like the style of this vintage kitchen clock, and the little picture is pretty nice as well.

I have never seen a grater like this before, and the full container of classic Betty Brite bake cups (originally 13 cents!) was fun as well.

I think I might know just the place for the harp shaped thermometer, the garden hose nozel will be very handy this summer, the gold and black vintage stapler will be great on the desk, and the Old Matt's Cabin calendar is a great classic souvenir from the area in which I live.

This Asian fan was still in it's original box and has great artwork.

Odds and ends here - a broach and bracelet, a little ceramic pink flamingo, a couple of wind up watches - one normal wristwatch, and a picket watch that is surrounded by a tire.  You swivel the watch out of the tire (it rotates on an axis) to wind it and set the time.  Best of all, there was a little Kennedy presidential election button in one of the boxes!

This Swank cufflink and tie pin set is something that I can't wait to use!  I love finding vintage cufflinks!

Tomorrow I'm going to share the most amazing box find of all - be sure to check back in on Tuesday!

Have a great Monday!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Movie Friday: Yours, Mine, and Ours

Today's movie is the classic 1968 version of this film (not the 2005 remake).  The original film starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda tells the story of a single mother with many children and a single father who also has a great number of children.  The two meet, fall in love, and create a family with close to 20 children between them, thus the yours and mine part.  The ours part of the title comes in as a surprise later in the movie (I'm sure you can guess what that is!).

I couldn't find a very good clip or classic trailer for the movie, so here's a clip from the wedding.

Enjoy!  Have an amazing Friday!