He is Risen

And the truth of these words brings joy to my heart and gratitude to my lips. He is RISEN! He is RISEN indeed! Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and...
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A Heart Waits Heavy

My heart waits heavy this Saturday.  It’s Easter and I am surrounded by family.  The cottage doors flung wide open and  laughter, food and memories seep into the wood of the walls for safe keeping. The fireplace is crackling.  The sun is shining, its light bending around the naked trees.  And yet, my heart feels heavy. This waiting.  It is madness. Mary mother...
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Broken – Five Minute Friday

Broken bread, a last meal Broken will, a Father’s plan Broken heart, betrayal’s kiss Broken promise, words of denial Broken religion, misplaced fear Broken justice, hands washed and a criminal freed Broken skin, flogged with a lead Broken pride, jeering and mocking Broken tree, felled for death Broken vessels, iron ripping flesh Broken bones, but not for Him, a prophecy fulfilled...
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Doubt Stings

It’s Holy Week and I can’t get Peter out of my mind.   A man whom Jesus, just week’s previous to Passover, called His rock.  A bulwark, a cornerstone on which He would build His church.  A man who so adamantly and in faith recognized Jesus for who He was, the Son of Man, the Messiah.  A man who, because of His faith, Jesus blessed with a legacy, a...
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Five Minute Friday – Remember

Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker today for Five Minute Friday.  A stalwart of fearless sisters leaving bravery all over the internet.  Won’t you join us? The dock stretched long across the lake, mist rising off the water and the sounds of early morning beckoned me closer.  The gentle waves lapped against the hull of the old row boat that bobbed and dipped upon the...
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