Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cross Wall

In the little hallway where our "guest quarters" are, we have a small wall of crosses. We enjoy receiving them and buying them. Each cross on our wall has a story or a special meaning - they aren't just casual purchases. The oldest one we have, I received as a gift for high school graduation - so it's about 12 years old. We love the beauty they bring to our home, but also what they symbolize - our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and the amazing sacrifice He made for us!

Here is a picture of the wall...We have about 20, but hope to hang many more - all with a special meaning behind them. Our newest cross is this one is hanging on the upper left - directly to the left of the "BLESSED" sign. It's this one...This cross was handmade by dear friends, Fred & Martha Camarillo. As you can see, it is made from nails and the circle represents a crown of thorns. Isn't it amazing? It is such a treasure to have this cross made by them. Their son, Freddy, was a very good friend of mine in high school. We had several classes together and helped each other out, he was also the cartoonist/illustrator for our school newspaper when I was the Editor and we graduated together in 1997. He was a great guy - so full of life and laughter! Sadly, Freddy went to be with the Lord several years ago (actually 11 years ago this month) - he died in August 1998. Since then, I have stayed in touch with his family and they are wonderful, Godly people. Fred and Martha have a business now (METANOIA - METAL ART) where they make these crossess. There are some like the above, but they have other designs as well. On their website, their mission is to "witness to as many people as possible and to spread God's word" - so awesome. If you are interested their website is... http://www.bestmetalart.com/home.html

Thank you for this wonderful addition to our cross wall - God Bless You!

Until we meet again...
Riley

1 comment:

  1. Hey!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment about Miss Avery!! Your blog is so cute, I need to keep reading and catch up!! Love it!

    LOVE the cross wall, I have been wanting to do something like that! It's beautiful! ;)

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