Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Shrove Tuesday

From Wikipedia

Shrove Tuesday is a term used in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Australia for the day preceding the first day of the Christian holiday season of Lent.
The word shrove is the past tense of the English verb shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one's sins by way of Confession and doing penance. Thus Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the shriving that English Christians were expected to do prior to receiving absolution immediately before Lent begins

Today my girls Easter dresses arrived. I snapped some quick pictures of them opening their parcels.

The top Picture is our nature table: Complete with our crown of thorns, to remind us of our Lord's suffering on the cross, our branch ready to be used as our Jesse Tree which tells the story of God's plan of salvation throughout the Bible. A simple Easter book & our Snowdrop fairy. (The snowdrops are still out in force in our garden)

Have a blessed day...


Mam said...

Thank you! My son (8) asked this morning what 'shrove' meant when I was in the middle of something and couldn't do anything about looking it up then I forgot. Here I am surfing at lunchtime, I followed a link from your comment on Jo's Boys to your blog, and there's our answer!!

Given the type of day we're having I think we all need to shrive here (yet again)! Hey ho.

Hazel xx

Lynn said...

(Given the type of day we're having I think we all need to shrive here (yet again)! Hey ho.)

oh, Hazel, I know that feeling! LOL!

Valerie said...

Very pretty and simple. Beautiful!

Leah said...

LOVE this Lynn - thanks for the note!

Lynn said...

thanks, Valerie!
Leah, you are most welcome.

Jeanne said...

The Easter dresses are a lovely touch!


Lynn said...

Jeanne, yes it was, I couldnt have planned it better!
Im off to hunt out some sock yarn I have that I know will match perfectly.....

Jeanne said...

Just dropping in to see how Lent is going!!


Jeanne said...

Hello there!

It is a while since I heard from you!!

Just popped in the see how your beautiful family are getting on.