Penny the Traveling Clothespin Doll shares her adventures at home and abroad.

Celebration of New life!



 Hello folks, this is Penny!  I have returned from my great trip to Oklahoma.  It was very special, and I look forward to when I can gather the pictures together here for you to see.  I was glad to find that after my absence the farm was a little more advanced toward springtime.  And now in celebration of Easter, I would like to share with you some pictures of the early flowers I found.

Easter is the celebration of the Giver of Life!  The triumphant resurrection of Jesus after He poured out His life in love for us on the cross.  I like to celebrate Easter with sunshine and the grand old hymns that tell our Savior’s story in poem.  Let me share some with you…      Now, if only I could include the swelling music!! 



 In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see; 
For twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died
To pardon and sanctify me. 
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross….
( The Old Rugged Cross,  by George Bennard)
See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down;
Did e’re such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
(When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,  by Isaac Watts)
“Man of Sorrows”, what a name,
For the Son of God who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim!
Hallelujah! what a Savior!
(Hallelujah! What a Savior!,  by Philip Bliss)



 Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.
(Jesus Paid It All, by Elvina M. Hall)
All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife,
But He made something beautiful of my life.
(Something Beautiful, by Bill and Gloria Gaither)


 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!
(Christ Arose!, by Robert Lowry)

Is there a dark domain in your life?

Lives again our glorious King;   Allelujah!
Where, O death, is now thy sting?   Allelujah!
Dying once, He all doth save:   Allelujah!
Where thy victory, O grave?   Allelujah!
(Christ the Lord is Risen Today, by Charles Wesley)


 He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?  He lives within my heart!
(He Lives, by Alfred H. Ackley)
I know that my Redeemer liveth,
And on the earth again shall stand;
I know eternal life He giveth,
That grace and pow’r are in His hand.
(I Know That My Redeemer Liveth, by Jessie B. Pounds)
Let every kindred, every tribe,
On this terrestial ball,
To Him all majesty ascribe,
And crown Him Lord of all.
(All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, by Edward Perronet)




Soar we now where Christ has led,   Allelujah!
Following our exalted Head;   Allelujah!
Made like Him, like Him we rise;   Allelujah!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies.   Allelujah!
(Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, by Charles Wesley)
Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus,
Deeper than the mighty rolling sea;
Higher than the mountain, sparkling like a fountain,
All sufficient grace for even me;
Broader than the scope of my transgressions,
Greater far than all my sin and shame;
O magnify the precious name of Jesus,
Praise His Name!!!
(Wonderful Grace of Jesus, by Haldor Lillenas)



I thought this quote from our daily calendar would be fitting here:
” As Jesus stepped into the garden, you were in His prayer.
As Jesus looked into heaven, you were in His vision…
His final prayer was about you. His final pain was for you.
His final passion was you.”
-Max Lucado

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