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The Dogwood....

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The Dogwood....
The Dogwood....

In celebration of the Resurrection this week....

The Legend of the Dogwood

In Jesus' time, the dogwood grew,
To a stately size and a lovely hue.

'Twas strong and firm, it's branches interwoven.
For the cross of Christ, its timbers were chosen.

Seeing the distress at the use of this wood,
Christ made a promise which still holds good.

Never again shall the dogwood grow,
To be a large tree, to be used as so.

Slender and twisted, it shall always be,
With cross shaped blossoms for all who will see.

The petals shall have bloodstains, marked in brown,
And in the blossom's center, a thorny crown.

All who see it will remember Me.
Nailed to the cross from the dogwood tree.

Protected and cherished this tree shall be,
A reminder to all of My agony.

© Shawn Jennings
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Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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    Absolutely gorgeous Shawn. WOW!


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4/22/2011 2:24:59 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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I have always adored the Dogwood. Never knew this about it! Beautiful work.


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4/23/2011 3:22:14 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Shawn, this is so beautiful. You did a great job capturing it.


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4/27/2011 8:53:22 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful! It is so wet here I have not been able to get any pictures of the ones here.


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4/28/2011 8:31:12 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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This certainly deserves to be a finalist and a winner - good luck!


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7/28/2011 6:54:00 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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A First Place Gold, Shawn. Good Luck!!!

UB.


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7/28/2011 11:59:48 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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huge congrats on your gorgeous finalist!!!


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7/29/2011 6:04:32 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this beautiful finalist!


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7/29/2011 7:32:21 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Beautiful in every way, Shawn! Congratulations!


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7/29/2011 12:31:38 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Congratulations on your first place win Shawn.


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7/29/2011 1:09:03 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Am I right or what....A FIRST PLACE GOLD...is it then. Very well deserved, Shawn!!!

UB.


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7/29/2011 1:11:46 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on your win Shawn!


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7/29/2011 1:23:37 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Congratulations, Shawn!


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7/29/2011 1:27:46 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous winner, congratulations!!!


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7/29/2011 1:56:33 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Congratulations on your First Place Gold Win!!!


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7/29/2011 2:24:23 PM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Congrats on your win with this beautiful floral image.


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7/29/2011 2:54:15 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Shawn on your fabulous First Place Win!


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7/29/2011 3:28:21 PM

 
Theresa Marie Jones
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Bravo, job well done!


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7/29/2011 3:49:13 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Totally gorgeous Shawn!!! Big congratulations to you on this wonderful First Place Winner!!


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7/29/2011 4:03:48 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Fabulous winner! WTG Shawn! :-) k


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7/29/2011 4:22:04 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Way to go n the Gold!!! Wonderful! Congrats!


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7/29/2011 4:24:57 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your first place winner, Shawn.


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7/29/2011 4:29:48 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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You always depict nature at its finest, Shawn! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER! Deb


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7/29/2011 5:05:20 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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GOD BLESS YOU SHAWN
I LOVE THIS and am so thankful it "WON"


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7/29/2011 5:19:47 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on your 2nd Place Gold Shawn , I love it!!! Love your history of the dogwood too!

jo ann c.


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7/29/2011 5:31:22 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congratulations on your beautiful WINNER Shawn! I love it!


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7/29/2011 5:34:07 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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AWESOME....Congratulations on your first place win!


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7/29/2011 5:47:30 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Huge congratulations on your gorgeous First Place winner, Shawn!!


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7/29/2011 6:40:18 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on this Awesome Winning image, Shawn!


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7/29/2011 7:25:06 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned First Place Winner, Shawn!
Love it AND the poem!


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7/29/2011 10:35:26 PM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Congratulations Shawn on this Beautiful Winner ~ GT


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7/30/2011 1:38:35 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Awesome, Shawn..a first place on a resubmit...I'm glad you did! Congrats!


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7/30/2011 5:44:15 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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So beautiful, Shawn. Also, the addition of the poem. Congratulations!


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7/30/2011 5:52:42 AM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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Well done Shawn! A big Congratulations on your First Place Gold Medal win!!!


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7/30/2011 7:00:42 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulations on your Gold Meddal, Shawn! WTG!


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7/30/2011 7:25:19 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big congratulations,Shawn.


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7/30/2011 7:48:47 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your winner...beautiful


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7/30/2011 8:38:49 AM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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Congratulations Shawn on this beautiful Winner!


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7/30/2011 4:29:22 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Shawn on your Win!!!


Dominick


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7/31/2011 11:58:05 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congrtulations on your beautiful winner!!


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8/1/2011 9:24:18 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Truly beautiful, Shawn. Huge congrats.


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8/3/2011 10:14:19 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Imagine it. Feel it. Receive it. Congratulations, your entry was very special and thanks for sharing it with all of us. Merna Nobile


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8/5/2011 11:59:37 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Perfection! Congratulations on your win Shawn!


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8/9/2011 12:22:35 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Fantastic winner and legend, Shawn!!! Huge congrats!!!


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9/27/2011 8:10:23 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Wow! This image is even more stunning by what you shared!...have never heard that legend. Moving & beautiful, Shawn. Congrats on your recognition with this beauty of a shot! =)


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5/3/2012 4:59:56 AM

 
Frank P. Luongo
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Absolutely Wonderful Photograph.

As a Christian, the photo and spiritual words are very moving,

Well Done!


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