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When You Miss Easter

Easter kind of snuck up on me this year. My daughter’s birthday was on Good Friday. I’ve been battling an infection for the past two weeks, and I’ve been swamped with work. I’ve burned the candle at both ends, and Easter just appeared as an afterthought. We didn’t dye Easter eggs. We didn’t read the … Continue reading »

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Easter Reminders: The Cross and the Stone

I wrote this post a couple of years ago, but its message resonates today. Always remember that the cross and the stone must go together because one without the other means very little. A cross and a stone. Those are the images of Easter. One represents death. The other life. Without one, there is no … Continue reading »

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What Makes Good Friday Good?

It’s Good Friday. I’ve always thought that was an interesting name for the day we remember the death of our Savior. To most people death means the end of something — the end of a life, the end of a dream. Death and good usually aren’t placed in the same sentence. Yet, Good Friday is … Continue reading »

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5 Ways to Get Your Kids Talking About Easter

Last week, we went on our annual pilgrimage for Easter dresses. My older daughter picked out her first dress from the juniors department. My younger daughter got one that sparkles from head to toe. It’s one of the few times of the year that I can get both of them in a dress. We all … Continue reading »

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Did Jesus Really Rise From the Dead?

Although there’s nearly a foot of snow on the ground here, it really is Easter week. Next Sunday, we’ll celebrate the greatest miracle of all — the resurrection of Jesus. Without the resurrection, there is no salvation. Without the resurrection, Jesus was just another guy who claimed to be God. Without the resurrection, we remain … Continue reading »

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First Friday: The Broken Cross

Today is Good Friday. The day that we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. And today, I get to introduce you to my friend Sara Cormany. Sara is a gifted writer whose writing touches my heart every time I read it. She has graciously agreed to fill this space on the first Friday … Continue reading »

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Easter Reminders

A cross and a stone. Those are the images of Easter. One represents death. The other life. Without one, there is no need for the other. The cross Over the years, the cross has lost it’s gruesomeness. We’ve prettied it up. We wear the reminder around our necks, we hang it on our walls. When … Continue reading »

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The Truth of the Resurrection

The women rose at sunrise, gathered their supplies and walked solemnly toward the tomb. I like to imagine it was a gorgeous sunrise, but the women were most likely too miserable to notice. All of a sudden, there was an earthquake, and a fierce-looking angel appeared. Even the Roman soldiers guarding the tomb, the most … Continue reading »

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A Costco Dinner and the Last Supper

We had supper at Costco last night. Nowhere else can I feed my entire family, including dessert for $11.17. But the cheap meal isn’t the reason we ate at Costco last night. Our Costco meal came about because of my quest to protect our family dinner at all costs. You see, on Monday nights, both … Continue reading »

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Memory Monday: Focusing on Easter

On the way home from church yesterday, I asked my kids what they talked about during their classroom time. “We talked about hope,” they replied. Ok, not a bad thing to talk about the Sunday before Easter. “What was the Bible story about?” I asked. I got blank looks. “Did you talk about Jesus entering … Continue reading »

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