Life is but a breath and then it is gone.  Yes, I sludge through each day’s tasks and muddle through trials.  I rejoice through each success, victory and blessing.  Overall, life is good – each day is new and full of mercy. 


But, what if we could take a peek and know our end?  Would I change my behavior?  Try and gain more toys?  Offer a helping hand more readily?  Pay closer attention to God’s voice?  What would I do?  The options for choices are endless, good and bad…and I have made my fair selection of both.


Not knowing is a good thing.  It makes me look at each day in its uniqueness.  It makes life a journey of faith ~ knowing God holds the number of my days in His hands.  After all of these years, I have found it is the safest place to be; He is fully trustworthy.  What comfort!  What joy!


BUT, what if it were today?  Above all else, I’d want my family to have no doubt – I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU, deeply, strongly.  You are precious to me!! 


Tomorrow we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection Day!  ALLELUIA!!!  My favorite celebration ~ because through His death and resurrection, He gave me the gift of an awesome new life!


Happy Resurrection Day!!





…and then one day, in the fullness of time  ~ we will obtain ours!




April 6, 2009


Alleluia!!! This is my favorite time of year!  Not only do the reemerging flowers fill my heart with joy…it is the time of my favorite celebration.   Our Lord’s resurrection!  What better celebration is there ~ victory over evil, newness of life, redemption from sin and His promise of eternal life? 


It is time to celebrate!


I find this year unique because it parallels the Jewish Passover period exactly as it did the year Jesus was rejected, crucified and resurrected.  It is amazing to look closely at each day in Scripture and see the fulfillment of the prophecies made about Him.  Those prophecies continue to be fulfilled even to this year.


Wednesday has an additional celebration added to the Passover period this year.  It is “The Blessing of the Sun,” it is celebrated every 28 years.  A fascinating study in and of itself…and it falls in the middle of what is called “Holy Week.”  Amazing!


So with anticipation I finally saw the tiny heads of my tulips, alliums, and daffodils pop up and now I wait for them to bloom into fullness.  I am even more joyful as I celebrate Jesus, His gift to us and await the day of His promised return!!