Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Easter signs

It has been ten days since Easter morning (Alleluia!) and the princess and the pastor have been seriously experiencing some Easter glory.  No, not just sugar-induced, spirit-inspired highs (although that certainly has helped)...we are facing A LOT of uncertainty yet almost every day I have gotten a glimpse, or a whole eye-full of God’s faithfulness.  

A top 10 of sorts (in chronological order, not ranking all the awesomeness)...
10. Easter morning -- He is Risen!

9.  Spend Easter afternoon basking in the sun
         (if you live in MN, you know how amazing that was!) 

8.  Be blown away by the kind-hearted people who... 
     sit and drink wine, have heavy conversations, haul heavy things, watch the princess in a pinch

7.  Preach an Easter message at, scary and encouraging

6.  Spend a night in a cozy cabin with all the college ladies
         ...laughing, game-playing,talking, drinking and more talking

5.  Spend a night in a cozy cabin with college roomie
            ...eating popcorn and talking about EVERYthing imaginable

4.  See godson profess his faith and be confirmed...inspiring!

3.  Spend a day with the princess full of smiles and working hard on those worries

2.  Eat first picnic of the season with the princess, temps above 60!

1.  It has been almost a year since my dear friend B passed away, yet not a day passes that I don’t think of her, or hear her laugh, or think of all the inappropriate jokes she would be cracking.  This year, each time I hear the Easter message -- He is risen! I feel a deeper sense of blessed assurance and a very tangible sense of gratitude for the gift of life everlasting.  I am celebrating Easter this year, even while mourning, and am quietly witnessing that Christ is risen and so will we, so will B.  Alleluia!

Christ is Risen! He is risen, indeed! Alleluia! Amen!

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